Past Episodes: April 2013 Archives
Saturday April 27, 2013
The Leacock Associates, the people who organize the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour have announced Cassie Stocks as the winner of its 2013 prize. Dance, Gladys, Dance, published by Alberta publisher, NeWest Press will see the Edmonton-born author celebrated at the annual Leacock gala dinner in June. The novel tells the story of Frieda, a young woman and artist who finds herself at an impasse in life. While looking through the paper for a job, she sees a classified ad selling a old phonograph player. Frieda ends up meeting Gladys, the ghost of an elderly woman who long ago gave up on her dreams of being a dancer. Russell Bowers spoke with Cassie Stocks from a busy airport in Toronto.
Almost a Love Story is a new stageplay tracking the story of a young man and his search for answers following some shocking revelatuions about his recently deceased father. Theatre columnist Louis B. Hobson will be leaving the reviewing up to someone else as the play he's written will get its debut at Lunchbox Theatre. Hobson has been a playwright in the past, and he also teaches English, in addition to his duties as Theatre Critic for the Calgary Sun. Russell spoke with Louis B Hobson about the show.
It's often been speculated upon, but now three writers and a comic book artist have brought the idea to the written word and drawn image. The graphic novel, USNA was unveiled at the 2013 Comic and Entertainment Expo. Co-Writers Allan Stanleigh, David Longworth and Harry Kalensky teamed with Alberta artist Dave Casey to present a chilling tale of Canadian rebels who fight back against American occupation. Allan Stanleigh came by the Daybreak studio to discuss the graphic novel and the struggles of self-publishing.
Spring has hit Canada later and colder than usual. However, one way of keeping yourself warm is thinking about your summer vacation. According to personal finance columnist, Nisha Patel, now is the perfect time to plan that summer holiday. Whether you're staying close to home or embarking on an exotic adventure, your vacation doesn't have to break the bank. Nisha spoke with Russell and offered some links to great vacation planning websites.
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Sunday April 21, 2013
Abysmal wages and working conditions and government ignoring the growing frustration from workers leads to a general strike. The year is 1919. That's akso the setting for the musical Strike! presented by Workshop West Theatre in Edmonton and the Alberta Federation of Labour. The musical runs April 24-28 at the Timms Centre for the Arts. We have two pairs of tickets to give away to the opening night. Before we do that.. Fred Zbryski plays one of the main characters in the show, Mike. He spoke with Russell about the show.
The Calgary Creative Arts Ensemble is the city's newest jazz big band comprised of 17 musicians who collaborate with local, national and international performers, composers and educators in order to bring exciting, dynamic new music to Calgary audiences. They staged a concert at Central United Church to feature the music of Candian composer, Kenny Wheeler. Jon McCaslin and Mike DeJong from the group dropped by Daybreak to preview the show.
In their first season they featured special guest trumpeter Sean Jones (Lincoln Centre Jazz Orchestra, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter), saxophonist Ralph Bowen (Art Blakey, Horace Silver, Blood Sweat and Tears), as well as regional composers Dean McNeill (Saskatoon) and music by Michelle Gregoire and David Braid.
Justin Bieber won't be there but he is up for five 2013 Juno Awards. Carly Rae Jepsen will be there and she's in contention for four trophies. A lot of Alberta's best are in the running as well, including for one of the biggest awards of the night. Eric Alper is a promotional director with E-One Music, and he's in Regina this week-end for the Junos. Eric also has a website, thatericalper.com where he blogs about the music industry. He joined Russell Bowers on the line from his hotel to preview the Junos.
If you wake up feeling some mornings, you're not alone. Most of us have at some point suffered from fatigue, be it mental or muscular. In fact, some people have such severe fatigue that it merits a trip to the doctor's office. However, it can be hard to tell the difference between chronic, medical fatigue, and the normal sleepiness so many of us often feel. To help us sort through both typical and troubling tiredness, Daybreak's house doctor, Mike Evans dropped in to chat about his latest health video.
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Saturday April 13, 2013
You probably see road signs like Children Crossing, Sharp Turn all the time - even signs that indicate male and female washrooms - and you don't give them a second thought. Painter, Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon has given these signs a lot of thought, so much so, that she's created a series of artwork that explores how people interact with signage in our day to day lives. Her latest exhibit is on at Elevation Gallery in Canmore and she also has work on display at a number of galleries in the province. Eleanor Lowden Pidgeon came in for a chat on Daybreak with Russell Bowers.
For the first time in 15 years, there will be a new executive director at the Edmonton Arts Council. Paul Moulton will be taking over the helm of the arts funding organization in May, replacing the retiring John Mahon. Daybreak's Nola Keeler sat down with Moulton to talk about what the Edmonton arts scene and how he hopes to make a difference.
We've often heard about the value of doing a good turn for others and no organizatuion is as closely tied to that idea as The Scouts. April 13-21 marks Good Turns Week and Scouts hope that everyone will do for one another. One of the Scout leaders in this province is 18-year-old Michael Deng and the Calgary youth has been a scout for over ten years. He joined Russell to chat about doing a good turn for others.
News has broken that an airline based in Eastern Canada is looking at expanding its market to the West. Porter Airlines flies out of Toronto Island currently, mostly servicing Ontario and the Eastern seaboard. They have announced plans to buy new jets and start flying to Calgary, Edmonton and other points. Alberta comedian Marcus Beaubier has flown with Porter in the past and he dropped in to tell Russell about his experience.
If you visit in the grocery store today, take a good look at the cashier that rings through your order. They could be an endangered species! And not just cashiers - greeters, stock clerks and salespeople may all be replaced by a variety of futuristic new technologies breaking into the retail landscape. To help guide us through this brave new store of the future, Daybreak's resident retail expert, Doug Stephens, spoke with Russell.
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