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John Cody’s Race Against Time

John Cody

John Cody

Faced with a cancer diagnosis that would rob him of his voice forever, veteran music man John Cody furiously worked to put together the songs and guest players for his album Hard Won: The Final Recordings.

I spoke to Cody just before he was set to have his throat surgery for Samaritanmag.

The interview appeared shortly after the album came out.

To read it click here.

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Jeff Burrows Continues To Do 24 Hour Drum Marathons

Jeff Burrows

Jeff Burrows

Back in late-May Tea Party drummer Jeff Burrows pulled off his eleventh 24 hour drum marathon to support local charities in Windsor, Ontario.

Such an outlandish feat deserved some attention so I spoke to him about it, as well as his new drum tech-for-hire scheme, for Samaritanmag.

To read the story go here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Prince, Chance The Rapper, Blue Rodeo And More

Prince

Prince

Here are some of the stories I wrote for charity ‘n’ entertainment site Samaritanmag in May:

Country Singer Miranda Lambert Helps 60 Dogs Get Adopted

Blue Rodeo Show to Help Parry Sound Health Centre for Locals and Cottagers

Former Prince Associates Create Foundation To Continue His Charitable Work

Chance The Rapper Org SocialWorks Teams with Audio Company Landr

Ariana Grande’s Star-Studded One Love Manchester Concert Raises Millions For Terror Victims

Red Nose Day USA To Feature Julia Roberts, Celebrity American Ninja Warriors, Love Actually Cast, More

Nine WE Day 2017 Dates Announced, Including Toronto, New York, Vancouver

UK Musician Tim Arnold’s New Music Video to Support Equality

WATCH: Big Sean’s “Light” Video Condemns Senseless Violence

Lea DeLaria, Gavin Crawford and More Part of LGBTQ-Positive We’re Funny That Way Fest

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Habitat For Humanity New Campaign Focuses On U.S.

Habitat For Humanity's Home Is The Key campaign.

Habitat For Humanity’s Home Is The Key campaign.

At a time when housing costs are rising dramatically and it’s becoming increasingly difficult for the average family to simply live, Habitat For Humanity’s latest Home Is The Key campaign is creating awareness about how incredibly valuable safe, secure lodgings can be to families.

In April I spoke to Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford about this for Samaritanmag.

To read the full story click here.

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Unity Fest, Planned Parenthood Music, Alessia Cara, More

Unity Charity

Unity Charity

Here’s a recent batch of news stories I wrote for the charity ‘n’ entertainment site Samaritanmag:

WATCH: Heineken Worlds Apart Campaign Brings Ideological Opposites Together For Beer

WATCH: All That Remains Recruits Benghazi Veteran for PTSD Awareness Video

Royal Family Use London Marathon to Support Mental Health Charities

Hip Hop-focused Unity Charity Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Björk, Mary J. Blige, Margaret Atwood, More Part of Massive 7-Inch Series For Planned Parenthood

Malala Yousafzai Wants Canadians to Support Education for Girls

Adele, Pearl Jam, Dolly Parton Cover Brandi Carlile To Support War Child

Former U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to Speak at Toronto’s Spirit Of Hope

WATCH: Alessia Cara Sing and Hug at Sydney Children’s Hospital

You Could Meet Daniel Craig, Win an Aston Martin by Supporting Landmine Removal

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Rihanna, Disobedience Awards, More

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

Rihanna gets humanitarian award

In the latest batch of news stories I wrote for charitable entertainment site Samaritanmag Rihanna gets a humanitarian award, a thousand days of protest songs are declared and disobedience is rewarded.

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Are You Disobedient for the Good of Society? Nominations Open for $250K USD Award

Honey Nut Cheerios Free Seed Campaign Launched to Protect Bees

Staples Gives Almost $200k to Five Canadian Charities

March Is Music Therapy Awareness Month

Rihanna Gets Harvard University Humanitarian of the Year Award

Adele, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Items Part Of Grammy Foundation Auction

1000 Days Of Protest Songs Set to Mark Next Four Years

Guess Who’s Protest Song Enters Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

What Is The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)?

Former Great Big Sea’s Séan McCann To Perform At National Music Centre for Bell Let’s Talk Day

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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Madonna, Prince Harry, U2, More

Madonna marches on Washington.

Madonna marches on Washington.

Here are some of the news stories I wrote for charitably-minded entertainment site Samaritanmag in January:

Read Madonna’s Women’s March on Washington Speech

Arcade Fire and Mavis Staples Release Charity Song To Support American Civil Liberties Union

Watch Video: Prince Harry Visits Botswana, Signs on to Help Protect Rhinos

Buffy Sainte-Marie to Receive Allan Waters Humanitarian Award At Juno Awards

U2 Private Concert, Tea With Bono and Julia Roberts Raffled Off to Support AIDS Charity

9 Civil Rights Museums To Visit For Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Hockey Team to Honour The Tragically Hip, Auction Custom Jerseys for Gord Downie Fund

What Is The Committee to Protect Journalists Meryl Streep Mentioned At Golden Globes?

KIND Foundation Gives $1.1 Million USD To Seven People Doing Good

Little Big Town to Help Launch Music in Our Schools Tour

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