Remembering The Tragically Hip’s Gord Downie with Talia Schlanger of World Cafe

Gord Downie of Tragically Hip | photo by Andrew Chin | via NPR Music

In May of last year, Gord Downie announced that he had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and that he was going on tour with his band. Courage. The Tragically Hip played its last show of that tour on August 20, 2016, in Kingston, Ontario. It was broadcast on television and online by CBC, and nearly 12 million people saw it. That’s about 1 out of every 3 Canadians. I was there in person and I’ll never ever forget it. Continue reading →