On March 2, 2015 in front of a packed audience of 2,500 at Calgary’s Jack Singer Concert Hall, Stuart McLean recorded CBC Radio’s hit show Vinyl Cafe, wherein he spoke about Canada, Calgary and the Ismailis.
He specifically spoke about what makes this country and this city special, highlighting the first Muslim mayor of any major city in the West, Naheed Nenshi, as one example, and the Ismaili community’s 2014 Stampede “Break-the-fast” as a second.
The recording aired on April 18, 2015.
PODCAST: Portion about Mayor Nenshi and Calgary’s Ismailis begins at approximately the 3:23 mark, and continues till around the 8:00 mark.
The Vinyl Cafe is enjoyed by two million listeners every week on CBC Radio in Canada, almost 100 public radio stations in the United States and Sirius Satellite Radio channel 169. The show features stories, essays and music (both live and recorded). Stuart McLean, a best selling author having penned 11 books, has been host of Vinyl Cafe for over 20 years.
Vinly Cafe web-site: http://www.cbc.ca/vinylcafe
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