Daybreak Again: April 28/29, 2012
It's been a frustrating season for those who wanted to see a Canadian team in the Stanley Cup final. With the Senators going down to defeat this week at the hands of the New York Rangers, and the Vancouver Canucks falling to the Los Angeles Kings, none of our country's teams are left vying for the Cup.However, some big name U.S.-based teams have faltered, too, including the Bruins, Blackhawks, and Red Wings are all done. So now, it's the battle now of ... well, less storied teams. To put this all in perspective, and to provide thoughts on the off-season for the Flames & Oilers, Russell spoke with Eric Francis, a Calgary-based newspaper columnist, radio host and member of Hockey Night In Canada's Hotstove Panel.
The Alberta Readers Choice Award is back for 2012 and once again 5 books will compete for your vote to be your choice as the best Alberta book of the past year and will win a $10,000 prize to be announced in June. The voting begins on May 1 and continues until May 31. We're going to feature all 5 authors in the running on Daybreak, starting with Tim Bowling, an award-winning author of 3 novels and 10 poetry collections. His novel In the Suicide's Library is a compelling story of his search for the life and legacy of Weldon Kees, an American poet, painter and film-maker who disappeared in 1955. widely believed to have jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. So, following a chance find in a used book, it leads Bowling through U.S. literature in the 1940's and 50's. Russell spoke with Tim Bowling following his reading from In the Suicide's Library.
Finding the Words is the name of a new series airing on CBC Radio One and online about the people who are fighting to preserve native languages in the Treaty 7 area of southern Alberta. Those languages are in danger of disappearing and as CBC producer, Frank Rackow explained, the series will celebrate the efforts to preserve and restore these languages.
Drama and situation comedy is getting harder and harder to hear on the radio so one Alberta theatre group is keeping the artform alive with live performances. Radio Nights has been staging live radio plays for audiences over the last five years and on May 4, they conclude their season for 2011/2012 by featuring two new one-act radio plays. One is a comedy about a man stuck in a rut and the other is a drama about conversation performed by the Ellipsis Tree Collective. Maureen Jones is co-ordinator for Radio Nights and she joined Russell in the Daybreak studio.
He's run 250 marathons in one year and he's helped a set a Guiness record for playing netball for 61 hours. Now, Martin Parnell is playing lacrosse for 24 Hours as part of the mission he's on to complete ten quests over five years to raise one million dollars for Right to Play and help twenty thousand kids. Martin Parnell took a break from his Lacrosse Quest 24 to chat with me in the Daybreak studio.
On Daybreak, we've been having a discussion around the subjects of Religion and Science. Pastor John Van Sloten of Calgary's New Hope Church has been joining me for those conversations and he's the author of The Day Metallica Came to Chrurch: Searching for the Everywhere God in Everything. So far, Russell & John have discussed kidney function and the science of Epigenetics and e've talked about how John feels those disciplines reflect morality and faith.
Pastor John van Sloten joins me in the Daybreak studio again this Sunday.
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