April 6, 2018: My top 3 Ottawa Today interviews from this week

Jay Wilson, Chair of DEBRA Canada

Chair of DEBRA Canada, Jay Wilson, joined me to discuss the life of Jonathan Pitre who passed away at the age of 17. A couple hours after Jonathan was born the doctor’s noticed blisters on his skin and he was eventually diagnosed with epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a painful skin condition that causes the skin to blister and tear. Wilson has known Jonathan and his mother Tina for years and asks for support for DEBRA and Jonathan’s family in this hard time. Listen here for the full story.

Dr. Wornie Reed, Virginia Tech professor

Virginia Tech professor Dr. Wornie Reed joined me to discuss the life of Martin Luther King Jr. Reed heard King speak almost 40 times and believes that history misunderstands the message that King would have wanted to leave behind. He explains that King is often described as a dreamer and a peacekeeper which fails to understand the complexities of his work. Listen here for more.

Rev. Anthony Bailey

Parkdale United Church Rev. Anthony Bailey joined me to discuss the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s death. Bailey believes there’s a risk in putting King up on a pedestal because it stops people from being accountable for making a change because they put too much responsibility on one person. He thinks that King’s humanity and his capacity to learn new things is what made him great. Listen here for the full story.

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