Past Episodes: May 2013 Archives
Saturday May 25, 2013
Now you can hear the entire Daybreak show, not just the interview bits. Enjoy!
This week on Daybreak, its interview with Chef Ted Reader on great summer grilling and a feature conversation with SCTV legend, Dave Thomas.
Plus music from Ian Tyson, David Clayton-Thomas, Toto, Of Monsters & Men, Paul McCartney, Ann Vriend and more.
HOUR ONE, Daybreak May 25, 2013
Music from CCR, Doc Walker, Ian Tyson, David Clayton-Thomas and Martha Johnson, plus the Saturday Papers, the Ad Guy and Wedding Pictures up the ante.
HOUR TWO, Daybreak May 25, 2013
Music from Toto, Tegan & Sara, The Commitments and Corb Lund.
Plus a preview of the CBCMusic.ca Festival, the Couch Potato Report, Think Golf tips and remembering the Calgary Flames Stanley Cup win.
HOUR THREE, Daybreak May 25, 2013
Music from Of Monsters & Men, Ann Vriend and Paul McCartney.
Plus grilling with expertise from Chef Ted Reader and a feature chat with comedy legend, Dave Thomas.
HOUR ONE, Daybreak May 26, 2013
Music from Supertramp, Gordon Lightfoot, Mike Oldfield, John Mellencamp, Stan Rogers and Berna-Dean Holland
Plus the Sunday Funnies featuring Stuart McLean & The Vinyl Café and Jim Gaffigan
HOUR TWO, Daybreak May 26, 2013
Music from Dire Straits, Erica Viegas, Old Man Luedecke, Ron Sexsmith, Roy Brown and Taylor Swift.
Plus food columnist Khalil Ahktar, You Heard It Here First and the 10th Anniversary of the BSE Crisis.
HOUR THREE, Daybreak May 26, 2013
Music from Robert Palmer & UB40, Carrie Day, Ali Fontaine, Ennis and Ian Tyson.
Plus music column Same Title/Different Song, author Judy Schultz and actor Esther Purves-Smith from The List.
Dave Thomas - Full Version
He started out as an ad-man but when a young Dave Thomas turned his sights to making people laugh, it launched a career in which he has never looked back. He was a co-founding cast member of the legendary SCTV television series. His creation of Bob & Doug McKenzie with fellow comedian, Rick Moranis, made him and the characters household names in Canada. Dave Thomas has gone to memorable roles on shows like Arrested Development, plus plenty of voice work on animated shows like The Simpsons and Family Guy. This coming Fall, he'll be a script and producer on the crime drama, Bones. Yet another turn in a very productive and eclectic career, a career which has roots in Alberta. In the early 80's, SCTV was produced by ITV in Edmonton, before it took off and transferred to the CBC for the rest of its run. Dave Thomas returned to Edmonton to receive a Special Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alberta Media Production Industries Association, also known as The Rosies. Here's the full conversation Russell held with Daybreak's Russell Bowers.
Saturday May 18, 2013
Edmonton's Northern Light Theatre closes its season with their production of An Accident by American playwright Lydia Stryk. The show features two of the city's busiest actors, Melissa Thinglestad and Michael Peng and runs until May 25th. Daybreak's Nola Keeler sat down with Michael Peng, an actor who had his own challenges in taking on this show.
The 20th Anniversary of the Women's Words Summer writing week is coming up May 31 to June 9 in Edmonton. The event has been encouraging women with stories to tell, especially new writers, as they are all given the opportunity to work with published and award-winning winning authors to develop the skill of writing. One of those writers is Margot van Sluytman. She's the author of Sawbonna, a book about her own journey of healing through writing, as well as a conflict resolution specialist, specializing in the criminal justice system. Margot will be offering a workshop at Womens Words in using storytelling to provide resilience in your life and she spoke with Russell about the course.
When you watch stand-up comedy, either live or on TV, most times it looks pretty effortless to be on a stage and making people laugh. Behind the scenes, it's many hours of writing and testing out material before its ready for the big stage. Alberta comedian, Donovan Deschner, has taken on a very public challenge for himself as over the course of the last year, he's been writing and performing at least 5 minutes of new material in a comedy club. That's such a rare feat, that the event, 260 Minutes is being considered for a Guiness World record. Donovan Deschner will be headlining at the Edmonton Yuk Yuks club on May 24 & 25 and joined Russell in the Daybreak studio.
Categories: Books, Comedy, Past Episodes, Theatre
Saturday May 11, 2013
It's a bit of a cliché... you meet a Newfoundlander and then the inevitable question, "Oh do you know So-And-So from Newfoundland?" In the case of Russell Bowers and the members of the Canadian folk-pop trio, Great Big Sea, they actually do know each other, going back over 20 years to the pubs of St. John's. This past year, Great Big Sea has been celebrating two decades since the release of their eponymous debut CD. They have been on a North American tour that included four sold out shows at the Jubliee Auditoriums in Edmonton and Calgary back in March. Alan Doyle, Sean McCann and Bob Hallett were in the Daybreak studio to look back at these 20 years, play some music from the new Double CD and Box Set called XX - plus, if you listen in to this interview, you have an opportunity to win a copy of the double disc set, exclusively online.
Kenna is a talented career woman whose life gets turned upside down when her fiancé betrays her, and to compound that, her boss makes unwanted passes at her. So, she decides to quit the job, the man, and head out to the ranch. However, even in the tranquility of the Alberta foothills, Kenna still finds intrique, emotion and a threat to all she's worked for. That's the premise of a new novel from Alberta writer, Sandra Anderson. Open Spaces Open Hearts is just out and for those who've read it so far, they find action, mystery and a love story inside the pages. Sandra Anderson joined Russell in the Daybreak studio.
Canadian country artist Jamie Stever has been writing songs with a number of hit songwriters as well as performing with names like Gord Bamford, Chantal Kreviasuk and Jann Arden. Stever was also part of CBCmusic.ca's Country songs that celebrate summer last year. Add to that, he's a singer with a conscience. Portions from the sales of Jamie's newly released CD will go to benefit Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). Daybreak's Nola Keeler met up with Jamie as he was passing through Edmonton.
The boys of summer are back as the baseball season is well underway. For fans of the sport who also enjoy a good read, things are also looking up. The recent Jackie Robinson movie 42, had the highest opening weekend ever for a baseball movie and a total of 15 books about the sport are expected to come out before the all-star break in July. Daybreak's books columnist, Erin Balser, has a preview of three of them.
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