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Climate of Fear – Conversations that Matter with Stuart McNish

Veteran journalist Stuart McNish interviews Michelle Stirling, Communications Manager for Friends of Science Society.

Stuart McNish – Bio

For more than 25 years Stu has been involved in video journalism and storytelling. His on-camera career began at Shaw Cable in North Vancouver in 1988 where he hosted a half hour news-magazine program.

After completing his diploma in Broadcast Journalism at BCIT, he began his career in daily news working at what was then CKVU (now City) and at the same time at Equity Magazine.
In the fall of 1989 BCTV (now Global) recruited Stu and asked him to join the team at the NewsHour with Tony Parsons.

Over the course of his career at BCTV he produced close to 2,000 stories. Memorable series were the Nanaimo Commonwealth Holding Society, Leaky Condos, the Forest Practices Code and his coverage of Delgamuukw.

While at BCTV Stu’s work was recognized by the Jack Webster Foundation when he was presented with the award for Best Television Reporting.

In 1998, Stu left the station to start Oh Boy Productions. Over the past 18 years the company has produced a number of news magazine programs including North of 49, Empowered Health and currently Conversations That Matter which Stu hosts.

In addition, the team at Oh Boy has produced thousands of videos for a wide range of clients in business, Not for Profit, government, sports and for campaigns ranging from political to fundraising and referendums.

Stu says, his entire career has been devoted to telling stories that matter. All of the work he has done has lead to the creation of Conversations That Matter a weekly interview show that is broadcast on numerous media outlets.

Over the past six years more than 300 episodes of Conversations That Matter have been publishing on TV and on the Postmedia group of newspaper websites across Canada.

In addition Simon Fraser University embraced the show and lends its’ name to the program through the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue.

The show has expanded to a channel of associated programs that include health, genomics, salmon, politics and now, “Food for Thought” an examination of Canada’s food supply.

Stu says, “This is the most important work I have done”.

Stuart McNish

1 Comment

  1. Russ Barss

    Great interview and discussion.
    Lots of interesting facts and info for mainstream Canadians who need a more balanced view of the Climate Emergency.

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