Dare To Enter the 49th Parallel

Be prepared to be engaged, enraged and entertained when you enter the 49th Parallel Forum!

The 49th Parallel Forum is a show structured around full contact debate on issues of the day featuring views from Canada and the USA!


Jon Hansen (Canada)

Jon is also the host of the highly acclaimed PI Window on Business Show on Blog Talk Radio (BTR).  As a BTR Network featured host, Jon has welcomed leaders and bestselling authors from the world of business discussing both timely and thought provoking topics.  The PI Window on Business Show airs throughout the week between 12:30 and 1:30 PM EST and 8:00 to 9:00 PM EST.

Jon Hansen is also an author of the critically acclaimed book, “Your Show Will Go Live in 5 Seconds (Confessions of a Blog Talk Radio Host) which provides an informative and comprehensive outline as to how both individuals and organizations can leverage Internet Radio and PODcasting to establish a sustainable brand in the emerging world of social media.

Jon’s second book “What Are You Waiting For? So Act Already! (The Unsociable Business of Social Networks And Why The So Act Social Network Will Change The World),” is currently available in both hard copy and eBook format through Lulu, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

His third book, which is a collaborative effort with television’s Cop Doc Dr. Richard Weinblatt, will be released in early 2011.  Titled Tasers, Abortions and Parenting: Behind The Curtain Of Policing America, this book has already received great advanced release reviews as it provides a unique and at times controversial view of law enforcement in America and around the globe.

Jim Bouchard (United States)


Referee (and voice of reason):  Alex Armstrong

Alex Armstrong is the Executive Producer and Talent Booker for the 49th Parallel Forum and the Black Belt Mindset Radio Network.  She is also the “sexy and sonorous voice” of the Think Like a Black Belt Show, and the 49th Parallel’s “voice of reason”.

Her alto voice is: smooth, warm, silky, professional, informed, strong, confident, trustworthy, comforting and compassionate. She can also be funny, sarcastic, enthusiastic, motivating and energetic.

As a voice over artist, Alex works frequently on radio and television commercials, audio books, business presentations and corporate videos, educational videos and e-Learning, podcasts, telephone system recordings, and voicemail.

Classically trained as an actor and singer, Alex has an impressive command of the language, and brings an intelligent approach to any project.


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