Metro Morning Radio Show Gets A New Co-Host (For A Day)

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Clare MeuniceListeners of the popular Canadian morning radio show, Metro Morning on CBC Radio One, heard a new voice co-hosting the show last week with regular host Matt Galloway.

Thirteen-year-old Clare Meurice won a contest to land the one-day hosting gig. Meurice reported the weather, introduced some songs, reviewed a movie and chatted with Galloway.

TKN asked Meurice via email how she felt about the experience and what she will take away from it.

“I was very nervous! When I arrived at the studio I was basically shaking, but then people started telling me what was gonna happen and I started to get less nervous and more excited; everyone was really nice!”

At one point during the show, Galloway asked Meurice some questions about living in Toronto. Meurice had to come up with her answers quickly and respond thoughtfully, which can be difficult even for professional reporters. She handled it like a pro.

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian institution. Image: Wikipedia
The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is a Canadian institution. Image: Wikipedia

“I quite enjoyed that part because I feel like since I didn’t know that (Matt Galloway) was going to ask me those questions, I spoke more normally than if I was reading a script and I think that’s a very good thing when you’re on the radio,” said Meurice in an email.

She said she may consider a career in journalism because she found it interesting, “to be right in the middle of all the news and everything that’s happening in the world!”

Related Link
Meurice said her favourite part about the morning was chatting with Matt Galloway about how she won the contest. You can listen to that interview, on the CBC’s website, here:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/programs/metromorning/introducing-metro-morning-s-co-host-for-a-day-1.3505544

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
By Jonathan Tilly

Writing/Discussion Prompt

If you had won the opportunity, would you have wanted to go to the CBC and co-host Metro morning? Why or why not?
If you could spend a day volunteering with someone in their job, what job would it be? Why?

Reading Prompt: Comprehension Strategies
How might being familiar with “Metro Morning” help your understanding of today’s article?
How might experiences listening to the radio affected your understanding of today’s story?
And if you don’t often listen to the radio, how might that have changed the way you understood today’s story?

Primary & Junior
Identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand texts (OME, Reading: 1.3).

Intermediate
Identify a variety of reading comprehension strategies and use them appropriately before, during, and after reading to understand increasingly complex texts (OME, Reading: 1.3).

Language Feature: Exclamation Point ( ! )
The exclamation point is a punctuation mark that tells the reader to read with excitement, enthusiasm, or with authority. In today’s article, there are no less than three exclamation points used by Clare Meurice.

What does this tell you about the experience the Meurice had?

How do you use exclamation points in your writing?