With George Froehlich
Friday, April 27, 2018
With George Froehlich
Friday, April 27, 2018
Good morning :
—It’s Friday. Time for a little fun. How old do you behave? Take this quiz and find out, I did.
—Chicken is great and I love cooking with it. And here is one of my favourites.
— So proud to be a Canadian. The horror of the Toronto massacre has caught the attention of one of the world’s top news organizations. And we were cited as dealing with evil in the right way.
And in the U.S. they were stunned about how calm our police were.
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AMAZON WANTS TO RULE EVERYTHING AND IT’S NOT OVER YET
Amazon – the major American company is on a quest of world-wide domination that will affect all of our lives.
Already its world-wide workforce is larger than many small countries.
And it is getting into areas that years ago no one thought was possible.
Did you know that Amazon is in the movie business, getting into the health-care sector, intends to establish its own banking system.
Runs a streaming TV service that shows NFL football, movies and a lot more. Sells computer cloud storage to major corporations.
Is already in the food business through its purchase of Whole Foods.
And it intends to change the food business where it become an amalgamation of e-commerce and storefronts that will be totally automated.
A smaller version of that was unveiled by by Amazon earlier this year in Seattle to much success.
It’s almost at the point where you name it and Amazon is either in it or intends to get in it.
Today Amazon is the world’s largest retailer. And it employs more than 550,00 people.
And its owner and majority shareholder Jeff Bezos always has stayed away from the limelight but now he no longer can.
And there also is a dark side to the company and how it treats its employees.
WHAT IT MEANS
Amazon is feared for its sheer size. Yes, you can get great shopping bargains and other services but companies all over the world fear Amazon.
Every Monday and Thursday George Froehlich brings you interesting, unique and fascinating people that share their stories and perspectives.
DAVID PICOSKI – ROAMING THE WORLD, THE GARTH BROOKS ENCOUNTER, 10 WEEKS IN WAR-TORN LEBANON, BUYING LOVEBIRDS IN CENTRAL AMERICA, HIS SON AND JEREMY IRONS, THE WORLD’S HOT SPOTS
David Picoski used to be away from home as much as 250 days a year.
He travelled the world.
That was his job.
His job was that of a sound recordist for what was one of the most prestigious public affairs programs in the world – the CBC’s, The Journal.
David was a member of the Journal’s documentary unit.
His assignments took him all over the world – often he was away as much as two months at a time.
He lived in London, England for 20 weeks; 10 weeks in Beirut.
If there is one common theme in David’s life it is travelling.
He spent a year in New Zealand and for one year he travelled throughout Asia.
Mexico was another one of his travel destinations.
He journeyed by motorcycle with a friend. They had met in Thailand and then again in Jackson, Mississippi. And then Mexico was their next destination.
In this edition of Cool Conversations David talks to George Froehlich about;
Actor Jeremy Irons and what he did with his son prior to being interviewed.
What’s it like to sit down to a great lunch in Beirut and not far from you artillery shelling was busy trying to destroy the area.
What’s it like to live in a new country for months and weeks. How do you adapt or do you?
What was country singer Garth Brooks really like.
And what about the time he was in Central America with legendary CBC journalist Ann Medina and they went shopping at the local market and bought a couple of lovebirds.
And where was he when he heard about his first child.
Why he loves cooking.
And a whole lot more.
CANADIANS RECEIVING JOBLESS BENEFITS HIT AN ALL-TIME LOW
THE WORLD’S FIRST LONELINESS MINISTER AND HOW SHE WILL DEAL WITH WITH THIS NEW REALITY IN OUR SOCIETY
AUSTRALIA’S BARRIER REEF SUFFERS FROM IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE
REMODELLED BODIES FOR THE OCEAN
CUBAN CIGARS ARE MADE IN A UNIQUE WAY IN UNIQUE FACTORIES – READING AND ROLLIN’
Cuban cigars are the best in the world.
But did you know they are made in factories – factories that are distinctive and using a tradition that started in 1865.