Daybreak Alberta
with Chris dela Torre

CBC Radio One: Weekends 6:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta, featuring interviews with newsmakers, artists and provocateurs from the province and beyond. Host Chris dela Torre presents the music, people and events that make up life in Alberta, from jazz standards and indie music to home renovation tips and fine wine. Follow us on Twitter @daybreakalberta for access to free swag and exclusive giveaways during the show.

THE INTERVIEWS: Marina Endicott | Ted Morris

Marina-Endicott.jpgMARINA ENDICOTT

Chris dela Torre spoke with Alberta author, Marina Endicott. The Giller Prize-shortlisted writer is launching her fourth novel, Close To Hugh, with a reading today at Audrey's Books in Edmonton. She spoke about the 'weird' experience of releasing a story to the public after its formative years in the shadows. She also described how past success can be a burden to the creative process, and previewed the difficult story she plans to tackle next.

In addition to this weekend's book launch, Endicott is also appearing at the St. Albert Library on May 31 and at a Wordfest event in Calgary on June 1.

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Unfortunately for some pet owners, this lovely spring weather can mean flea, tick or heartworm season for our furry friends. Our resident veterinarian Ted Morris tells us why some owners are choosing alternative treatments over traditional medications...and whether these unconventional options are truly effective.

Ted is a small animal veterinarian (and standup comedian!). You can find him on his website, Real Pet Tips

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May 24, 2015: The Playlist

rufus thomas walkin the dog.jpg6:10am: Famous Blue Raincoat - Leonard Cohen

6:55am: I'm So Tired - The Beatles

7:10am: Angels of Fenway - James Taylor

7:24am: Hey Joe - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

7:27am: Start a Fire - Lucas Chaisson

7:38am: Pretty Things - Mo Kenney

7:51am: Where I'm Going - Mermaids Exist

8:10am: You Really Got A Hold On Me - Anne Lindsay

8:25am: Walkin' The Dog - Rufus Thomas

8:39am: REALiTi - Grimes

8:54am: Hurricane (Johnnie's Theme) - Lord Huron