Daybreak Alberta
with Russell Bowers

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 Russell Bowers 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: High Performance Rodeo | CBC Canada Reads Longlist


Chris dela Torre spoke to Ann Connors, the new artistic producer of Calgary's High Performance Rodeo. They talked about her experience taking over from the late Michael Green, who died in an auto accident last February. She also previewed just a few of the many shows up and runnning this month.

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Chris also spoke to Ann Jensen, senior producer of CBC Books. She previewed this year's CBC Canada Reads Longlist, and it's theme of "starting over". The longlist includes Alberta author Tracey Lindberg and her debut novel, "Birdie" -- as well as 2014 Daybreak Alberta guest Michael Crummey and his book,"Sweetland". Explore the entire Canada Reads longlist over at CBC Books. The shortlist (and the on-air discussion around it) will be revealed in March.

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January 03, 2016: The Playlist

soul_clap_v4__39417.1430154624.500.750.jpg6:10am: Suzanne - Leonard Cohen

6:26am: Constant Craving - MAPL Quintet

6:55am: Stand By Me - Ben E. King

7:10am: Run - Andy Brown

7:26am: Ballad of Old Bill - Pharis & Jason Romero

7:47am: Dreams (live) - Fleetwood Mac

7:55am: Spirits - The Strumbellas

8:10am: Multi-Love - Unknown Mortal Orchestra

8:26am: Mama Won't Let You - Biggy Twiggy Band

8:38am: Emotion - Carly Rae Jepsen

8:52am: Kee-Mo-Sabee - Sonny Oliver & The Statics

8:56am: Vacation Island - Kid Koala