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UnSpun with Jody Vance and George Affleck — Episode 139

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.

Down to the wire in the federal election! Jody and George try to figure out where things went wrong (or right) for the various candidates; then on to the sad state of Alberta; and finally, is Vancouver going to get a handle on the crime wave hitting downtown? — maybe. All that and more — in only 30 minutes.

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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, CBC journalist, and comedy writer, George is also an avid traveler, having lived in Sweden, Denmark, the UK, Taiwan, and Israel.

Theme song: Piers Affleck

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  • Last week's UnSpun was all about ch-ch-ch-changes.
  • Jody Vance's column this week has an outside-the-box idea to address overflowing hospitals, and why they're overflowing - while still ensuring Canadians can access healthcare.
  • This week's #BCPOLI Hotstove looked at BC's ongoing cruise ship woes, the election, and much more.