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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 109

Welcome to UnSpun - The Orca's current events podcast and YouTube show. Every week, Jody Vance and George Affleck unspin the latest news in local, provincial, federal politics, and much more.

Jody and George talk about the staggering numbers of opioid-related deaths in the past year and how we should be doing more; then, it’s Strathcona Park for which George’s latest opinion piece has people talking about tent cities and the future of Vancouver’s mayor; and finally, it’s Valentines week — let’s show some love.


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Jody Vance is a born and raised Vancouverite who’s spent 30 years in both local and national media. The first woman in the history of Canadian TV to host her own sports show in primetime, since 2011 she’s been working in both TV and radio covering news and current affairs.

George Affleck is a former Vancouver City Councillor, retiring in 2018 after seven years and two election wins. He has also owned his marketing agency, Curve Communications, since 2000 and works with a variety of clients in the private and non-profit sector. George can also be seen writing columns for Vancouver is Awesome, and a guest host on CKNW. A published author, a former CBC journalist and comedy writer, George is also an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.

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  • Last week's UnSpun talked school safety plans, vaccine rollout, and party plans in pop-up nightclubs and football-watching venues galore.
  • This week, Jody Vance wrote about lessons we shouldn't have to teach our daughters about basic self-defence and always, ALWAYS being aware.
  • George and Jody talk about stolen property at Strathcona Park; last September, Vancouver City Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung wrote the housed and unhoused residents there simply can't wait anymore.