Kirk LaPointe

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Getting to know political figures

As a journalist, you don't really get to "know" political figures. Even if they've known you for years, I think they have in the...

Donald Trump & My Show

Largely but not universally speaking, Donald Trump strikes Canadians as the embodiment of what can be wrong with power: bossiness, unapologetic and unlistening, aggressive...

Bromides about public life

I'm sorry, but it is a cheap and easy dig to suggest that political figures are in it for themselves. I've spent nearly four decades...

Let the discussion begin…

One of our obligations as a program, and as a station, is to serve the public interest and deliver vital local information as we...

Music & Me

I saw The Beatles live when I was six. The home record player was our entertainment. I was hard-wired early to love current music,...

Boxing Therapy

I don't believe I've ever thrown a punch at someone in my life. But every Sunday for about the last three years I have spent...

The Great Escape: Behind The Mask

I am off in an hour or so to play goal. I've been doing so for three decades now, putting about 30 pounds of...

Thirty-Five Years Later

A note of gratitude. Thirty-five years ago today, my life changed --- perhaps was saved --- by running. I was a year or so...

Significance Of 12/3

March 12, 1987, saved my life. Which is why I am writing about it well in advance. That was the day I took up running. Three-and-a-half...

Why I Am Getting Tired Of My FitBit

I bought enthusiastically into the movement of fitness trackers about a year ago. I wanted more data on what I was doing. I bought a...
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