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About Duane Stephenson:
Duane Stephenson's heartfelt lyrics, sincere vocals, insightful commentaries and deeply rooted spirituality continue to make roots reggae a global force that lives on in the 21st century.
His smooth vocals also led him to fronting The Wailers (the most successful reggae band of all time, selling 250 million albums). Stephenson wrote the single "A Step for Mankind" with The Wailers to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme. The track has become the anthem for global hunger eradication.
August 4, 2012Music
Duane Stephenson simultaneously represents both the past and the future of Jamaican music, both as The Wailers (of Bob Marley fame) frontman and as a successful solo artist.
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About Anne-Marie Mediwake:
News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6pm weeknights on CBC Television. In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA's Woman of the Year at the Consumer's Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement. Mediwake's portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC's local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton's state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. Recently, Mediwake has brought viewers insightful interviews with former governor general Michaëlle Jean, humanitarian Stephen Lewis, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu. Mediwake says her natural curiosity and passion for storytelling is rooted in her Scottish-Sri Lankan ancestry.
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About Dwight Drummond:
News anchor Dwight Drummond is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television. Dwight has been covering news in Toronto as an anchor and reporter for over two decades. An Ontario Scholar and graduate of Ryerson University's Radio and Television Arts programme, Dwight has done "just about every job there is to do in a newsroom" as he worked his way up through the industry. Dwight has also received a number awards for his police reporting and awards and commendations for his community work. He was honoured with the Men of Excellence Award, the Distinguished Men of Honour Award and the African Canadian Achievement Award for excellence in media.
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