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: Bonnie McFarlane | Brian Brennan on Rick McNair

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On today's show, Daybreak Alberta host Chris dela Torre spoke to Bonnie McFarlane. For the last two decades, the Cold Lake, Alberta-born standup comedian has had a successful stateside career, including recurring appearances on Late Night With David Letterman. McFarlane is playing a rare show in her home province as part of the YYC Comedy Festival later this month.

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Writer and historian Brian Brennan brought us the final installment of his "Alberta Rogues & Rebels" series - his weekly profiles of Alberta-based figures from our provincial history, as profiled in his new book, Rogues & Rebels: Unforgettable Characters From Canada's West. Brian ended his series with a segment on Rick McNair, the late playwright and groundbreaking former artistic director for Theatre Calgary. Brian will be launching his book Thursday Oct 8 at Owl's Nest Books in SW Calgary. For details, visit the Owl's Nest website.

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October 04, 2015: The Playlist

Jeff-Lynnes-ELO-Alone-In-The-Universe-579x560.jpg6:10am: Cigarettes and Coffee - Otis Redding

6:27am: Mother Nature's Son - The Beatles

6:38am: Roll Roll Roll - John Wort Hannam

6:52am: Straight In A Heap - Steph Copeland

7:10am: Aching Heart - Scarlett Jane

7:27am: Fire - Bruce Springsteen

7:38am: All I Need - Rosie & The Riveters

7:51am: When I Was A Boy - Jeff Lynne's ELO [album cover pictured]

8:10am: Made To Break Your Heart - Los Lobos

8:24am: Superstar Wonderful Weirdos - Alanis Morissette

8:39am: Factory Flaws - Young Galaxy

8:54am: Cause I'm A Man [HAIM Remix] - Tame Impala