Daybreak Alberta
with Russell Bowers

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

Wake up to the weekend with Daybreak Alberta and find out what Albertans are up to when they leave the workweek behind. Host Russell Bowers connects Albertans with one another through news, weather, music and stories from across the province.

Daybreak Again: March 1/2, 2014

calewf.jpgIt's a lot to take on, to try and represent the variety of females in all walks of life, but the Every Woman Organization does take on that ambitious goal. Each year, as part of the celebrations for International Women's Week, the Every Woman Festival tells stories and looks to inspire woman to go further. This year, the organization has also released a compilation of female singer-songwriters from all over Alberta and the world. The next Every Woman Festivals are coming up on March 12 and 13 in Edmonton and Calgary and two of the organizers came in to talk to Russell and play music from the new CD.

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kaboom.jpgIn the past couple of weeks, former sketch comedy stars, Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers have made headlines by taking over coveted late night talk shows. For many young comics, the brights like and big stages of TV can seem very far away, but you have to start somewhere. The comedy troupe, Kaboom Hooray, are just 3 years into their career and are about to take their next step by heading to Toronto to take part in the prestigious Sketch Fest. The festival is a staging ground for comedy acts and Kaboom Hooray are hoping it will open other festival doors for them. Jeff Kubik & Ian Wallace are two of the members of Kaboom Hooray joined Russell ahead of a fundraising performance in Calgary.

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olympics.jpgCanadian athletes who've come home from Sochi with medals around their neck have some tough choices to make now: Train for the next winter games, or call it quits. Either way, these athletes put in thousands of hours to make the podium. But the return on their investment isn't always guaranteed. Russell Reimer is the president of a Calgary-based athlete agency and he represents a number of Olympians, including Calgary's own Jon Montgomery.

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XOXOJes.jpgAhead of the Oscar Awards, Russell sat down with Alberta-based and award-winning culture blogger, Jes Fralick, to get her thoughts on what can expected at the prestigious film awards.

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Daybreak Again: February 22/23, 2014

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Following Team Canada's stunning victories in both the men's and women's gold medal finals, Daybreak backfill host Chris dela Torre reached Paul Carson, vice president of development for Hockey Canada. They talked about what those performances mean for ice hockey's governing body in Canada.

 

 

 

 

 

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tribecalledred.jpgChris spoke to Ian Campeau (aka DJ NDN) of A Tribe Called Red. The Ottawa-based DJ collective toured through Alberta this week, fresh off a Juno nomination for Breakthrough Group Of The Year. They talked about the group's outspoken views on the appropriation of ethnic imagery in popular culture -- from sports teams called the Redskins...to the Montreal band Arcade Fire and it's use of Haitian images on its current album.

 

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maryjoanna grisso.jpgDaybreak's Nola Keeler spoke to American actress MaryJoanna Grisso, currently starring in a touring production of West Side Story. Grisso stars in one of the show's key roles -- that of the doomed lover, Maria. The show finished up its six Edmonton shows this past weekend.

 

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Picture 47.pngTravel columnist Kim Gray of the blog Toque & Canoe dropped by with the final installment of our Canadian winter travel series. Here, she takes us winter storm watching from the shores of Pacific Rim National Park and Tofino on BC's Vancouver Island. Photo by Sander Jain, courtesy of Tourism Tofino.

 

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The annual spring thaw might feel a long way off....

But that doesn't mean you shouldn't be on the lookout for trouble with your home's foundation.

Our home reno columnist Jorge Rodrigues dropped by to tell us how to spot signs of trouble, so you're not dealing with water damage instead.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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