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Past Episodes

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A Carol of nuclear fears, Do You Hear What I Hear

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The key message of this Carol is to pray for Peace.

It was written during the Cuban missile crisis in October of 1962.

It makes sense when the author, like so many at a pivotal point in history, feared the ravages
of nuclear war.

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Silent Night, 100 years ago

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One hundred years ago this Christmas Eve, two men sang to stop a war, at least temporarily.

That story is part of the well loved carol, Silent Night.

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Deck the Halls, Drinkin' tune turned Carol

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Yet another drinking song gets the Christmas treatment.

We look at the history of decking those halls with Celtic spirit.

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The somewhat sordid history of Jingle Bells

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Jingle Bells was penned by James Lord Peirpont, who died 1893.

It has become the most famous Christmas song in the world.

But you might be surprised at what the song is really about.

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Once in a lifetime view of native group of seven

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(courtesy Gillianne Richards and CBC)
There is a chance you've never heard of them. 

They called themselves the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporation who became the Indian Group of Seven.

An exhibition in Kelowna offers viewers a once in a lifetime chance to learn about these artists and their work.

Our arts columnist Gillianne Richards explains the exhibit.

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Helping thousands with eating disorders

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Last year, there were 1,585 hospitalizations for an eating disorder among females. Girls aged 10 to 19 accounted for more than half of those. Photo Credit: CBC

If you had a child with a mental health problem, like an eating disorder, you would do anything to help.

If that meant raising a million dollars, constructing a building and creating a program from scratch, so be it.

Christa Akins is the founder of PEACE in MIND.

It stands for Parents Empowered and Children Encouraged.

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The art of Make-up

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courtesy Gillianne Richards

For centuries we have sought pouty lips, smoky eyes, rosy cheeks and even false eyelashes.

Art columnist Gillianne Richards talks make-up and gives a make over with a few tips for the fall season.

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Kelowna's Mayoral Candidates Forum this Friday

This Friday October 31 st., CBC Radio Kelowna and Castanet Media present an all Mayoral candidates forum for those running for the mayor of Kelowna.

The forum is being held at the Streaming Cafe in downtown Kelowna, but it is also being streamed live from the Streaming Cafe starting at noon on Friday.

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Vernon, homelessness and MP Colin Mayes

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Courtesy CBC.ca

Barbara Levesque speaks to Chris Walker on her concerns about the comments of MP Colin Mayes on homelessness.

She is the executive director of the John Howard Society of the North Okanagan and Kootenay Region.

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The plans for the old Kelowna Secondary site

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Old Kelowna Secondary school grounds also known as Central Greens(courtesy Google streetview)

For years, the former site of the Kelowna Secondary School sat empty.

Part of it was used as a snow dump, part as a dog park.
   
Now, the city has sold the last five parcels of land to Al Stober Construction for more than six million dollars.

Steve Kumpf is the company's General Manager. 

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