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: Brett Belchetz | Tessa McWatt

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Daybreak Alberta host Chris dela Torre spoke to emergency room doctor, Dr.Brett Belchetz. He told us about the controversy surrounding heart surgeon and medical TV star, Dr. Mehmet Oz (pictured above). A group of doctors are hoping to have Oz removed as Columbia University faculty for his so-called disdain for evidence-based medicine.

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Chris also spoke with author Tessa McWatt about her new book, Higher Ed. It weaves together the stories of five different people, each looking for a very different kind of love. McWatt is a Toronto-based Governor General's Literary Award-shortlisted author who also teaches Creative Writing at East London University in England. McWatt is appearing this weekend at Calgary's Spur Festival and later this week at The Banff Centre. Higher Ed is published by Random House Canada.

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April 25, 2015: The Playlist

arthur conley.jpg6:10am: Chasing The Snooze - Pal Joey

6:44am: The Accident - Woodpigeon

6:52am: Without You - Tobias Jesso Jr

7:10am: Breakfast At The Figaro - Ben Wilkins

7:27am: Sweet Soul Music - Arthur Conley

7:40am: Showman's Life - Ron Casat

7:53am: Forecast Said Forever - Amy Metcalfe

8:10am: Hurricane (Johnnie's Theme) - Lord Huron

8:26am: Little Lies - Fleetwood Mac

8:47am: Alone, Together - The Strokes