May 20, 2014 1:06 pm
Updated: May 20, 2014 1:09 pm

BLOG: Morning News Rewind – May 20

The beautiful voice of Madison McLean filled our studio as she did a preview of Jesus Christ Superstar!

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On Tuesday’s Morning News, Joelle brings up the topic of youth literacy on the Breakfast Buzz while Jessica learns about cleansing in Healthy Living and chats with the Fireside Singers as they get ready to perform Jesus Christ Superstar.

Amy from Food to Fit looks at the cleansing trend

In a nut shell, a cleanse is too good to be true.

A lot of my friends are really into cleansing, but according to Amy they don’t really do anything. You are virtually starving yourself, which yes makes you lose weight, but not in a healthy way.

Amy suggests the old fashioned way if you want to detoxify – eat clean, and workout.

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Saskatoon Literacy for Life conference

The Saskatoon Literacy for Life conference was held early this month, and every year the event draws esteemed speakers and authors to talk to youth about literacy and the importance of learning for life.

That’s why I was excited to have the award-winning author (and a presenter at the conference in 2012) Arthur Slade with me on the Breakfast Buzz today.

We touched on the importance of instilling imagination and the love of reading in youth at an early age; Arthur is the epitome of what happens when you treasure literacy.

With 17 books published, and many more on the way, he is already a winner of a Governor General’s award for his novel, “Dust.”

Another reason I brought Arthur on the show was to touch on a recent incident at the Toronto Public Library. A complainant asked that the Library remove the Dr. Seuss book, “Hop on Pop,” for its promotion of violence against fathers.

Let’s note here folks, at the end the book says to NOT hop on pop. Maybe he didn’t read all the way through.

In any case, as a writer for the younger generations, Arthur explained that the banning of books in this realm is all-too-familiar territory. Other notable cases include Harry Potter, Harriet the Spy, The Wizard of Oz, Charlotte’s Web… shall I go on?

In the end, the Toronto Public Library decided to keep the book on its shelves, and all’s well that ends well.

The Fireside Singers preview the upcoming performance of Jesus Christ Superstar

I have seen a performance by the Fireside Singers, Les Miserables, back in December and WOW, Saskatoon has some crazy talented people.

Their spring performance Jesus Christ Superstar is this Friday and Saturday, May 23rd and 24th at TCU Place.

Check out Maddie’s performance on the show this morning, if you don’t like theater… you will now.

Jessica and Kevin preview Wednesday’s Morning News

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