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: Ronnie Burkett | Gerry Rasmussen

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It's been many years since he's lived here, but Ronnie Burkett has always kept his Alberta roots close. This past week, the acclaimed puppeteer was one of three artists named Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Distinguished Artist. It's considered one of the highest arts honours in our province, and comes with a $30,000 prize.

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Chris also spoke with Edmonton cartoonist, Gerry Rasmussen. Take Me To Your Leader is a collection of Rasmussen's unconventional and somewhat controversial portraits of various Alberta leaders, including political figures like Jim Prentice and Alison Redford, and cultural icons like Wayne Gretzky and Joni Mitchell. It's showing at the Modern Painters Gallery in Edmonton until May 30.

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May 17, 2015: The Playlist

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5:57am: Cissy Strut - The Meters

6:10am: No, Nothing - Will Currie & The Country French

6:28am: When We Were Grown - Tom Olsen & The Wreckage

6:38am: It's My Way - Buffy Saint-Marie

6:53am: Black Caffeine - Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell

7:10am: Jimmy Choos - Rickie Lee Jones

7:23am: Son of a Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield

7:38am: Never Been a Captain - The Barr Brothers

8:10am: Julia - The Fast Romantics

8:25am: Riverman - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

8:38am: Saturday Night - Yukon Blonde

8:53am: Love's In Need of Love Today - Stevie Wonder