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For the week of Nov. 15, 2020:

On this edition, host Bob Mackin is joined by Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith, author of Monsters of River and Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden’s Compulsive Angler.

Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith on a Fraser River catch-and-release sturgeon trip in 2008.

Smith’s book contains two chapters about rod and reel adventures in British Columbia: catch-and-release sturgeon fishing on the Fraser River in Chilliwack (the morning after falling off stage) and trout fishing at Skitchine Lodge near Kamloops.

Smith tells the story about his first floatplane ride, encounters with a bear and a moose, and rolling down the highway, with Kim Mitchell on the stereo.

“I just had the best couple weeks of my life, just fishing every day,” Smith said.

Also, hear highlights of a Nov. 9 media freedom web forum exploring disinformation and attacks on reporters’ credibility.

University of B.C. journalism professor Peter Klein cautioned that the end of Donald Trump’s presidency may not be the end of tough times for reporters in the U.S.

President-elect Joe Biden served under Barack Obama, whose administration routinely targeted whistleblowers and blocked freedom of information disclosures.

Plus Pacific Northwest and Pacific Rim headlines and commentary.

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