Jim Brown has been a journalist for more than thirty years. He is best known for his work on CBC Radio, most recently as host of the weekly current affairs program The 180, and often as guest host of The Current, As It Happens, q, and The Sunday Edition. Prior to joining the CBC, Brown worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and filmmaker. His first film, Radiant City, which he co-wrote and co-directed, won a Genie Award for best documentary in 2008 and was named one of the ten best films of the year at the Toronto International Film Festival. His latest film, The Future is Now!, premiered in 2011 at the Hot Docs film festival. Brown lives in Calgary.
Standing at the foot of the scantling…was a thick, freckle-faced man whose prison cap could not hide his flaming head. It was ‘Red’ Ryan.” — Ernest Hemingway