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December 2012 Archives

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Friday

Building on a mystery. We'll hear how a school repair in Haida Gwaii unearthed a suprising discovery of unidentified mammal bones.

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Film Reviews:

Django Unchained, Les Miserables and This is 40

Ken Eisner, Vancouver film writer, reviews 3 new films.

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Kind-hearted efforts in Lund

Tracy Pihl lost all his possessions in a recent fire but his family is starting to recover because the community has chipped in to build him a new home and replace his things.

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Music of Angels

A choral work "Snow Angel" is by Victoria composer Sarah Quartel. Starting Sunday the piece will be performed at the First Metropolitan United Church in Victoria.

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New president of UVic named

Being the boss at the University of Victoria is a big job. But Professor Jamie Cassels is up for the challenge.

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Steven Point

Commissioner Wally Oppal's Missing Women report called for an immediate response. We talk to Steven Point who has now been appointed to help the government address those recommendations.

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Food Matters:

Gift cookbooks

Picking up that last minute cookbook gift for your foodie friends. Food Matters columnist Don Genova has some recommendations.

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Christmas tree maintenance

Making conditions just right. We hear from a Christmas tree specialist about what goes into growing your minature holiday front room forest.

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The Balkan Babes

Bringing the Balkans to Victoria. Local choir The Balkan Babes are back with a brand new album. We meet a couple of them.

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Rob Gordon

A regional police force is one of the key recommendations in the Missing Women's Commission of Inquiry. We hear from a criminologist who has added his voice to many others calling for a regional force.

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Big trees in danger

Seeing the trees for the forest. We find out how big trees are in more danger than ever before.

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Chris Hadfield blasts off

Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield takes command of the International Space Station this week. We find out what his friends and family think of the mission when we speak with Hadfield's long time friend and Quirks host Bob McDonald.

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A Charles Ross marathon

Finding the precious for a good cause. Victoria actor Charles Ross is performing his One Man Star Wars and Lord of the Rings shows in support of Intrepid Theatre this week.

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The Missing Women Inquiry report

It's nearly fifteen hundred pages and blames blatant failures on the police. CBC reporter Terry Donnelly gives us the lowdown on the final report from the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry.

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Friday

Ken Eisner is s a movie writer based in Vancouver. Today he reviews 3 movies: Django Unchained, Les Miserables and This is 40.

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Christmas book suggestions

Making a list of books! Our B.C. book reviewer Nikki Tate-Stratton recommends some great reads to put under the tree.

 

Afternoon Tea: A Timeless Tradition  by Muriel Moffat

Following the Last Wild Wolves by Ian McAllister

Long Beach Wild: A Celebration of People and Place on Canada's Rugged Western Shore by Adrienne Mason

The Wind River Variations by Brian Brett

Vancouver Island vs the World by Donna Marie Lynch

The Beachcombers at 40: Bruno and the Beach by Marc Strange

Seasonings: Flavours of the Southern Gulf Islands by Andrea and David Spalding

The Zero Mile Diet by Carolyn Herriot

British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas by Derek Hayes  

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One Voice

A few months back Simon Fraser University sponsored a music project that saw artists from around Vancouver singing Ruth Moody's song One Voice. Fifteen artists performed the song, and it was all stitched together into a beautiful, and colourful video.  The musical director for that video was Adam Dobres from Sooke. That video just won first place in the Music Video category at the 2012 My Hero International Film Festival.

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Middle East expert Andrew Wender

Voting for the future. We find out why this weekend's referendum in Egypt is such a big step for Egyptian democracy.

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The Connecticut school shooting

Dealing with tragedy. Twenty eight people are dead after a gunman opened fire ata school in Newtown Connecticut. We speak with local reporter Dave Owens.

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A navy Christmas

HMCS Ottawa is back in harbour. We find out what that means for navy families.

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Monday

B.C. books reviewer Nikki Tate-Stratton will come by with another stack of book suggestions, this time for the adults on your gift list.

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Film Reviews:

The Hobbit and Hyde Park on the Hudson

Katherine Monk reviews "The Hobbit" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson."

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State of the Arts:

State of the Arts examines The Makehouse

State of the Arts columnist, Jennifer Chrumka, introduces The Makehouse - a sewing studio in downtown Victoria that will teach you how to make your own wardrobe.

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Deer culls into dinner

Environmentalist, Guy Dauncey, thinks we shouldn't just kill deer. We should make them into dinner.

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Andrew Weaver and playing politics

BC Green party candidate, Andrew Weaver, says he received a call from an NDP insider asking him not to run.

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Belmont School Foodbank drive

Students at Belmont Secondary are gathering 10, 000 food donations throughout their neighbourhood to support their local food bank.

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James Lunney reacts to F-35 fighter jet costs

Nanaimo Alberni MP, James Lunney, reacts to new findings that F-35 fighter jets will cost the government upwards of 45 billion dollars.

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MLA Ron Cantelon not seeking re-election

Another Liberal MLA has decided to not seek re-election in 2013. We hear why from Parksville-Qualicum representative, Ron Cantelon.

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Food Matters:

From one big island to another

Food Matters columnist Don Genova tells us how the Hawaiian agriculture industry faces many of the same challenges we have here on our own island.

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Putting an end to Nascar Corner

Making the Malahat safer. B.C.s's transportation minister has called for an engineering review of a deadly corner of the highway. We hear from Minister Mary Polak.

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A Death Cafe

Dying to go. We meet the man behind the Death Cafe in Victoria.

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Mr Rankin goes to Ottawa

Handling his first day on the job. We'll find out how rookie MP for Victoria, Murray Rankin spent his first day on Parliament Hill.

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Riding the Cyclone to Broadway

The Victoria musical Ride The Cyclone could headed for Big Apple. We'll hear about the new and improved version and what it might take for this local play to hit the big time.

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Replacing the F-18s

The F-35 fighter jet is still the favored plane to replace the F-18s for the Canadian military. We find out why from defence expert David Pugliese.

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Wednesday

Two big islands, two similar problems. Don Genova is on the Big Island in Hawaii, and he'll tell us that weather aside, that island shares some of the same agricultural concerns as Vancouver Island.

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Chicago's pedestrian plan

Putting an end to all pedestrian fatalities. That's exactly what Chicago plans to do, by overhauling their city's streets. We'll talk to transportation czar Gabe Klein about the city's new pedestrian plan
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Support for the homeless

The Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) is sending a new team into the streets to support Victoria's homeless and drug-addicted.

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Sharing through song

Soprano Eleanor McCain joins the Victoria Symphony this weekend for a very special holiday concert.

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Understanding the spirituality of dying people

Researchers at University of Victoria have created a guide to help hospice workers understand the spirituality of dying people.

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Film Reviews:

The Impossible and Playing For Keeps

movie reviewer Katherine Monk will be by with a look at a new romantic comedy all about a soccer star.

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May I Be Frank?

A chance visit to a vegan restaurant changed Frank Ferrante's life forever. He joins me in studio to tell me about the documentary which follows his journey.

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Pedestrian safety

Designing our way to safety. With all the traffic accidents involving pedestrians lately we hear how smart city planning can make our roads better for everyone.

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Food Matters:

Kitchen gadgets

Shopping for your favourite foodie. Food Matters columnist Don Genova takes a look at some kitchen gadgets that make great gifts.

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More on Truth and Reconciliation documents

Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission claims Ottawa is withholding millions of documents on residential schools. We'll hear the Federal Government's side of the story.

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CBC Food Bank Day

The 26th Annual CBC Foodbank Day is todayJo-Ann Roberts is in Vancouver for a joint broadcast of All Points West and On the Coast from 3 pm to 6 pm

During the program we'll take donations from listeners on the phone. Prizes are up for grabs and the details can be found on the CBC Foodbank page. 

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Rhodes Scholar Tara Paterson

University of Victoria student Tara Paterson is the 2013 Rhodes Scholar for BC. The Oxford-bound woman will be here to talk about winning one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world.

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Truth and Reconciliation document request

Canada's Commission on residential schools is going to court over millions of documents it says the government is withholding. We get the details from lawyer Julian Falconer.

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Fired Ministry of Health employee

Fired Ministry of Health employee Ron Mattson is suing the government. We'll hear from him and get an update on the case from the Tyee's Andrew McLeod.

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Bookclub:

Island Santa

Telling true stories of generosity. A new children's book remembers a floating sleigh that delivered Christmas presents around the Gulf islands.

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Shelley Fillipoff

A mother who's daughter is missing talks about her search on the streets of downtown Victoria.

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George Dyson

Influential science historian George Dyson is receiving an honourary degree at the University of Victoria. We hear how spending some formative years on the west coast shaped his thinking.

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A CBC Christmas Carol

It's become a cherished Christmas tradition. The annual CBC Victoria reading of Charles Dickens'  A Christmas Carol and fund raiser for the Our Place Society. 
 
Your readers this year are Jo-Ann Roberts, Gregor Craigie, Shelagh Rogers, Arthur Black, Bob McDonald, Khalil Akhtar and Kelly Nakatsuka.
 
Wednesday December 5, 2012
7:00PM
Alix Goolden Hall
907 Pandora Ave
Victoria, B.C.
 
Tickets are $15 and $5 and are available at Our Place on Pandora, Lyle's Place on Yates or online at eventbrite.com. There'll be plenty of free parking courtesy of McCall's Funeral Home who have kindly donated use of their parking lot for the evening.
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Our Place expands it's services

Digging into a hot meal. For the first time in its history, Our Place is providing weekend lunches. We find out why.

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The Dave Barrett years

Heading back into B.C's political history. We hear about a new book on the Dave Barrett years of provincial politics.

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A tuba Christmas

Blowing hot air for a good cause. We check in with Gene Dowling who has been organizing Tuba Christmas celebrations in Victoria for over three decades.

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Time For Wine:

Labelling and marketing

Judging a wine bottle by it's label. Time for Wine columnist Troy Townsin takes a look at marketing B.C. wines.

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Recommendations:

Forbidden Fruit Winery Pearsuasion 2011 - $18

Rollingdale Winery Organic Chardonnay Icewine 2011 - $100 (200ml bottle)

Dirty Laundry Hush Rosé 2011 - $20

Black Sage Road Cabernet Franc - $22

Fort Berens Estate Winery Chardonnay 2011 -$18

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Bookclub:

Gift books for younger readers

B.C. book reviewer Nikki Tate-Stratton has some gift ideas for the young readers on your list including a few sasquatch tales!

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Sebastian Sasquatch by Sylvia Olsen

One Year in Coal Harbour by Polly Horvath.