Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 40 – Harold Koh

This week Bob speaks with Harold Koh, currently a professor of international law at Yale University, but formerly the legal advisor to the State Department in the United States under Barack Obama.

They discuss Harold’s previous work with the US government and the current state of the world.

Harold Koh is an American lawyer and legal scholar. He served as the Legal Adviser of the Department of State. He was nominated to this position by President Barack Obama on March 23, 2009, and confirmed by the Senate on June 25, 2009. He departed as the State Department’s legal adviser in January 2013, and returned to Yale University as a law professor, being named a Sterling Professor of International Law.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 39 – Covid and Mental Health with David Goldbloom

This week Bob speaks with David Goldbloom around COVID and mental health. David shares his expertise on how pandemics affect mental health and outlook. 

Dr. David Goldbloom, OC, MD, FRCPC (born 1953) is a Canadian psychiatrist, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto, author, lecturer, and mental health advocate. He is currently the Senior Medical Advisor of the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and a psychiatric consultant.

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David Miliband – Political Stripes – Episode 38

This week on Political Stripes Bob speaks with David Miliband about his history of public service, current events around the world, and his new role as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the International Rescue Committee.

David is a former British Labour Party politician,[1] who was the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from 2007 to 2010 and the Member of Parliament (MP) for South Shields from 2001 to 2013, he and his brother, Ed Miliband, were the first siblings to sit in the Cabinet simultaneously since Lord Edward Stanley and Oliver Stanley in 1938.

In 2013, David resigned to take up his current role with the International Rescue Committee.

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Racism with Che Marville – Political Stripes 37

This week on Political Stripes Bob speaks with Che Marville. Che shares her stories on feeling racism growing up in Ontario, as well as the overall experience of race while she ran both provincially and federally for the NDP.

Che Marville was born in London England but moved to Ontario at 4 years old. After university, she worked at the Ontario Science Centre on an exhibit called “The Question of Truth” that explored the relationship between bias and science.

Che has run both provincially and federally for the NDP, and currently, she is a purpose-driven Performance Coach specializing in personal and professional development through mindfulness training of the subconscious mind and the physical body. In addition, she is an instructor for both Mediation and Yoga.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 36 – Minister Karina Gould

On this week’s Political Stripes, Bob speaks with the Honourable Karina Gould, Minister for International Development on her work during the pandemic, the governments response in Canada, as well as Canada helping to coordinate an interconnected global response that will help develop a more resilient future.

Minister Gould was first elected to parliament during the 2015 elections. She was named the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of International Development and La Francophonie within the Liberal government.

In 2017, she was named Minister of Democratic Institutions, succeeding Maryam Monsef. These appointments made her the youngest female cabinet minister in Canadian history.

After winning reelection during the 2019 election, she was appointed as the Minister for International Development (MID) As MID she is leads conversations with the DGWHO Tedros Adhanom. 

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 35 – LEx Conversations

This week Bob was a guest on Stephen Hurley’s podcast LEx Conversations.

The focus of the conversation was around modern leadership and Canada’s interconnectedness with the world. 

The website for Stephen’s show can be found here https://www.leadersx.org/

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 34 – The economic effect of Covid 19

This week Bob speaks with Trevin Stratton who is the chief economist and Vice president of the Canadain Chamber of Commerce. Their conversation is on the economic effects of COVID 19 on the Canadian economy from the perspective of small businesses. 

The discussion also includes some thoughts on what all levels of government can do to help in the recovery process as the economy begins to open up again. The show provides great insights into what’s happening right now with businesses and the path to strengthening the economy in the future.

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 33 – Update on Covid 19

This week on Political Stripes, Bob discusses the ongoing effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and discusses the slow process of reopening the economy. 

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Oscar Peterson Tribute with Mike Daley – Political Stripes with Bob Rae Episode 32

This week Bob Rae talks with Mike Daley about the great Oscar Peterson. Bob had the pleasure of being a friend of Oscar’s, and Mike shares stories of how talented Oscar Peterson was as a musician, how his contemporaries revered him, and that his music still lives on.

If you’d like to know more about Oscar Peterson, you can watch Mike’s event on Hot Docs about Oscar. Here’s a link to register https://boxoffice.hotdocs.ca/websales/pages/info.aspx?evtinfo=125510~fff311b7-cdad-4e14-9ae4-a9905e1b9cb0&epguid=8533b035-0c76-4133-bf01-9b9878c87b37&

To learn more about Mike and his music, events, etc. visit https://mikedaleymusic.com/

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Political Stripes with Bob Rae – Episode 31 – Interview with Ralph Benmergui

This week we’re sharing an interview that Ralph Benmergui did with Bob for his podcast Not That kind of Rabbi. 

This interview covers some of Bob’s history, religion, and current events.

Ralph Benmergui is a Canadian television and radio personality, a writer, an ordained spiritual director, and a strategic advisor in political, environmental, and academic realms. His podcast “Not That kind of Rabbi” can be found on all major streaming services.

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