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November 2012 Archives

SUNDAY November 25

0730 Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week has just ended in Ontario's schools. Ottawa's Megan Landry knows all about bullying. But she's taken her own experiences and channelled them into something positive---her music. Megan is a Grade 11 student at St. Pius X High School in Ottawa. She talked with Mary Ito about her song, "Stronger" which she wrote about bullying and which has become a YouTube sensation.
Listen audio (runs 10:27)
Learn more about Megan's music at her YouTube channel and her
Facebook website.

0800 Citizen Talin joined Mary with an early Christmas gift. It's her guide to presents for people who are REALLY hard to buy for. You can hear her recommendations by visiting Citizen Talin's column.

0830 Carly and Charlsie Agro will watch the Grey Cup later today. But the CBC Sports host and CBC Toronto reporter (respectively) have more than just a love of the CFL to inspire them. Their grandfather, Hamilton lawyer John Agro, played a pivotal role in the creation of the Canadian Football Leage Players' Association. Carly and Charlsie talked with Mary about their grandfather and their own appreciation of "3 down" football.
Listen audio (runs 10:38)
You can watch Carly on CBC News Network and Charlsie on
CBC Toronto News.

Citizen Talin's Gift Buying Guide


Citizen Talin has a list...and it contains some interesting gift suggestions for those hard-to-shop-for people on your holiday list. Talin shared her suggestions with Mary Ito.
Listen. audio (runs 11:30)
You can contact Talin with your consumer questions or concerns by e-mailing her at Citizen Talin .

Night

That's the name of Holly Cole's new album. It's an eclectic collection of songs by artists as diverse as Tom Waits, Gordon Lightfoot and Terry Jacks. But WHY is it called..."Night"? Holly will explain when she joins Fresh Air host Mary Ito this coming weekend.

What's On for November 25

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

50 Shades of Shopping/Ottawa
Gingerbread Cookie Factory/Etobicoke
Gingerbread Cookie Factory beneficiary/Trillium Health Centre
Jake's Gigantic Give/Toronto
African Children's Choir concert 1/Kingston
African Children's Choir concert 2/Kingston

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Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is fast approaching. Our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks takes place on Friday, December the 7th. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be all kinds of live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

SATURDAY November 24

0730 The couple that "plays" together...stays together. And the couple in question comprises musicians Daniela Nardi and Ron Davis. They're married to each other...and Daniela's latest recording is "Espresso Manifesto: The Songs Of Paolo Conté"...which Ron helped her record. They joined Mary Ito talk about their musical collaboration.
Listen audio (runs 9:08)
Daniela and Ron will be on stage on November 27 at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto for a performance of Daniela's "Espresso Manifesto: The Songs Of Paolo Conté". For all the info, check out Daniela's website. While you're at it, give Ron's website a look-see, too.

0800 Trilby Kent has just won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award for her novel for young readers, "Stones for my Father". The Toronto-born author currently lives in London, England. But she was back in her hometown to receive her award...and she joined Mary to talk about her book.
Listen audio (runs 11:03)
Learn more about "Stones For My Father" at the Random House website.

0830 Financial planning is important...but often ignored. Now might be a good time to give it some consideration. This is Financial Planning Week. And Laurie Campbell, CEO of Canada Debt Solutions, joined Mary to talk about the value of getting your financial future in order...now.
Listen audio (runs 11:05)
Learn more at the Financial Planning Week and the
Credit Canada Debt Solutions websites.

What's On for November 24

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Grey Cup Festival/Toronto
Ontario Youth Acapella concert/Toronto
Kinsmen Santa Parade/Caledonia
Santa Claus Parade of Lights/Elora
Swedish Christmas Festival/Toronto

Would you like us to feature YOUR event? Let us know about it!
Just click on What's On to send us the information.

Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is fast approaching. Our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks takes place on Friday, December the 7th. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be all kinds of live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

Beating Bullying With Music

Ottawa high school student Megan Landry had first-hand experience with bullying. But she turned a negative into a positive...by turning to music. Now she's written a song that's becoming an anti-bullying anthem. And Megan Landry will be Mary Ito's guest this coming Sunday on Fresh Air.

SUNDAY November 18

0730 Ever since the TV show Mad Men hit the air, there's been a revival of interest in vintage clothing of the 40s, 50s and 60s. Two women who know about and are fans of those eras' fashions are Dr. Alexandra Palmer, senior curator in Textiles and Costume at the Royal Ontario Museum, and Victoria Dinnick,owner of Gadabout Vintage Clothing in Toronto. They joined Mary to discuss the appeal of retro clothing.
Listen audio (runs 9:35)
Victoria will be giving a talk at 1 pm today (Nov 18) at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. Her lecture is titled "Looking Pretty: How the 1950's Celebrated the Female Figure." And Alexandra is also part of the lecture series at the Bata Shoe Museum---her's takes place in January. But before then, you can visit the clothing and textile exhibition called BIG which is currently on at the ROM.
Learn more at the Bata Shoe Museum and
ROM websites.

0800 Moray Tawse is the founder of Tawse Wines. And he must be doing something right. His winery has just been named Winery of the Year---for the third year in a row---at the Canadian Wine Awards. Moray joined Mary to share the secrets of his success.
Listen audio (runs 9:45)
Learn more about Moray's wines at the Tawse Winery website.

0830 Neil Hetherington was the youngest person to become CEO of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate. For the last 12 years, he's headed the Toronto branch. Now he's preparing to take over the New York City brach. Neil joined Mary to tell her why.
Listen audio (runs 7:57)
Learn more about what Neil does at the Habitat For Humanity website


What's On for November 18

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

OTTAWA KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW
Vintage Clothing Show/Ottawa

100th Grey Cup Festival/Toronto
Santa Claus Parade /Toronto


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Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is fast approaching. Our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks takes place on Friday, December the 7th. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be all kinds of live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

SATURDAY November 17

0730 Torontonians Kim Bagayava and Mike Dell (media producer and musician, respectively) have a hit YouTube video on their hands. It's called "Kati And Me" and it recently won third prize at Toronto's EstDoc Film Festival. Kkim and Mike vame in to the Fresh Air studio to tell Mary all about it.
Listen audio (runs 8:53)
You can view Kati And Me here.

0800 Torontonians Magdalena Vanderkooy and Marian Booy are hiking the Bruce Trail. All 885 kilometres of it. But they're doing it on the weekend installment plan. They talked with Mary by cell phone as they prepared to add to their total.
Listen audio (runs 7:31)
You can follow their progress by visiting their
Bruce Trailwomen website.

0830 Millbrook native Serena Ryder is about to release her first album in four years. Harmony comes out on November 27th. But Serena previewed a few songs from it when she jcame in to the Fresh Air studio to talk with Mary.
Listen audio (runs 11:52)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
Learn more about Harmony at Serena's Facebook page.

What's On for November 17

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival/Toronto
Vaughan of a Kind/Vaughan
Christmas Craft & Gift Sale/Mount Forest
Interwoven Roots/Thunder Bay

Would you like us to feature YOUR event? Let us know about it!
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What's On to send us the information.

Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is fast approaching. Our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks takes place on Friday, december the 7th. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be all kinds of live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is the donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

What's On for November 11

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

War Horse offer for Canadian veterans
War Horse at Princess of Wales Theatre/Toronto
Discovery North Bay Museum/North Bay
Festival du Film Francophone de Hamilton article in Hamilton Spectator
Festival du Film Francophone de Hamilton

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SUNDAY November 11

0730 Mary Ito talked with McMaster University political scientist Henry Jacek about the lessons that Ontario politicians can learn from the recent U.S. elections, given that it's likely that we'll see a provincial election next spring, once the Liberals have chosen their new leader.
Listen audio (runs 11:41)

0800 Remembrance Day phone-in: Mary asked Fresh Air listeners to call in to talk about what Remembrance Day means to them.

0830 Alison Fryer from The Cookbook Store in Toronto came in to talk about the hot cookbooks for autumn.
Listen audio (runs 11:21)

Here are Alison's favourite fall cookbooks:
Modern Flavors of Arabia by Suzanne Husseini **
Jerusalem by Yotam Ottoenghi & Sami Tamimi **
The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook from the Ontario Home
Economics Association, edited by Mairlyn Smith
The Book of Kale by Sharon Hanna
Canada's Favourite Recipes by Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird
Vintage Cakes by Julie Richardson

**The main spice ingredients to have on hand for cooking
Middle Eastern or Ottolenghi style of cooking include:
sumac
pomegranate molasses
cardamom
Za'Atar
Tumeric
Cumin
Tahini

Visit the The Cookbook Store website for more cookbook suggstions.
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Hikers Ahoy!

The Bruce Trail stretches almost 900 kilometres. Most hikers have favourite sections. But two Toronto-area women are hiking the Trail...in its entirety. Now THAT'S a hike! We'll meet Magdalena Vanderkooy and Marian Booy on this coming Saturday's Fresh Air.

Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is less than a month away. It's our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

SATURDAY November 10

0700 Steve Patterson is well-known to CBC Radio listeners as host of "The Debaters". But Steve is also a stand-up comedian in his own right. He's currently criss-crossing Ontario with his This Is Not Debateable tour. You can find out where he'll be...and when...by visiting Steve's website.

0730 Holiday shopping can take a real bite out of your budget. Fresh Air's personal finance columnist, Hilary Doyle (AKA "The Thousandaire"), joined Mary Ito to share some budgeting tips.
Listen audio (runs 9:38)
Here are the websites that Hilary suggested to assist you when you're holiday shopping:
Red Laser
Coupon Sherpa
Free Shipping Canada
Shopwise Canada

0800 How soon is too soon to start the Christmas/holiday merchandising season? Mary put that question to Brynn Winegard. She's an assistant professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Toronto's Ryerson University.
Listen audio (runs 10:01)

0830 There's been a lot written recently about the new era of singlehood. Singles are growing in numbers both here and around the world and.... no thanks, they don't want your pity because frankly, they're single by choice!! University of Toronto sociologist Scott Schieman joined Mary to talk about the pros (and occasional cons) of the single state.
Listen audio (runs 13:54)


Remembrance Day

November the 11th IS Remembrance Day. It has special significance for many Canadians. And on Sunday's Fresh Air, we'll ask you what Remembrance Day means to you. We'll invite both your e-mails and, in the 0800-0830 half hour, we'll take your phone calls.

What's On for November 10

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Royal Winter Fair Horse Show/Toronto
Reel Asian Film Festival/Toronto
YouTube of ukelele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro
Fifty Shades Workshop/Stratford

Would you like us to feature YOUR event? Let us know about it!
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Sounds Of The Season

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season is less than a month away. It's our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks. It runs from 5:30 in the morning to 6:30 in the evening. There'll be live entertainment with a great selection of musicians. Fresh Air will be on stage in Glenn Gould Studio between 1:00 and 2:15 p.m. Mary Ito's guests will be singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, with the Eddie Bullen Trio. Everyone is invited...and admission is a donation of a non-perishable food item. For more information (including the complete day's schedule), visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

Christmas Comes Early...

At least, Christmas and holiday marketing has certainly come early. But how soon is TOO soon for merchandisers to try to get us into the holiday buying spirit? Brynn Winegard from the Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto will join Mary Ito this weekend to tackle this oh-so-topical question. That's Saturday, just after World Report at 8 o'clock.

What's Cookin'?

If you're looking for the latest trends from the culinary world, tune in to Fresh Air this coming weekend. Alison Fryer from The Cookbook Store in Toronto will be Mary Ito's guest. And Alison will review what's hot (and tasty) on the fall and winter cookbook front.

SUNDAY November 4

0700 CBC Radio's The Debaters is coming to Toronto for two nights of recordings. Host Steve Patterson and a cast of guest comedians will be at Glenn Gould Studio on November 13th and 14th. Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. You can get ticket info at The Debaters website.
Note: Be advised that live tapings run approximately 3 hours and sometimes contain mature themes and adult language considered offensive by some.

0730 Mark Rheaume from the CBC Music Library offered a country music-themed edition of his monthly "Mark's Music". You can learn more at Mark's column.

0800 Dr. Mike Evans joined Mary to talk about the health perils of smoking.
You can hear that conversation at Dr. Mike's
Your Health column.

0830 Sandra Martin works "the dead beat"...literally. That's because she's a features obituary writer at The Globe And Mail. She's also the author of the just-published "Working The Dead Beat: Fifty Lives That Changed Canada". Sandra elaborated when she spoke with Mary.
Listen audio (runs 13:22)
"Working The Dead Beat: Fifty Lives That Changed Canada" is published by House Of Anansi Press.
Learn more at the Anansi website.

Smoking and your health

Dr. Mike Evans' latest YouTube video deals with the negative effects of smoking. Mike and Mary discussed it when he dropped by the Fresh Air studio.
Listen audio (runs 11:14)
You can see Dr. Mike's new video about the impact of smoking on your health at his
YouTube website.
And check out Dr. Mike's website for more information on this and other health-related topics.

Mark's Music November 2012

Links to artist websites will open in a new window.


Artist: Nick Ferrio
Album: Introducing Nick Ferrio and His Feelings
Song: Kollnischer Park
Website: Nick Ferrio


Artist: Lowlands
Album: Huron
Song: Embers
Website: Lowlands


Artist: Matthew Mutch
Album: Steeltown Pilgrim
Song: Can't Stop These Tears
Website: Matthew Mutch


Artist: Trent Severn
Album: Trent Severn
Song: Snowy Soul
Website: Trent Severn

What's On for November 4

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Free Thinking Film Fest/Ottawa
Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon Concert/Nepean
Sleepwalk Guitar Festival/Toronto
Day Of The Dead/Toronto
Dandom Act Of Kindness Day

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SATURDAY November 3

0700 CBC Radio's The Debaters is coming to Toronto for two nights of recordings. Host Steve Patterson and a cast of guest comedians will be at Glenn Gould Studio on November 13th and 14th. Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. You can get ticket info at The Debaters website.
Note: Be advised that live tapings run approximately 3 hours and sometimes contain mature themes and adult language considered offensive by some.

0730 Words can play a huge role in determining who wins the US presidential election. That's what Colleen Ross told Mary Ito. Colleen is the creator/producer of Babel, the program about our changing English language, which aired this past summer here on CBC Radio. She's also the language columnist for cbc dot ca.
Listen audio (runs 6:07)
If you like to explore the intricacies of our language, visit the Babel website to hear this past summer's episodes...and also check out Colleen's
Word Of Mouth
website for her columns on language.

0800 Citizen Talin paid Mary a visit to talk about the importance of updating your will. You can hear that conversation by going to Citizen Talin's column.

0830 Rick Blechta is a man of many talents. He's an author, a musician, a graphic designer, a foodie , an enthusiastic gardener...and an avid baseball fan. Rick's latest volume of crime fiction is called The Fallen One. And he joined Mary to talk about it...and other things as well.
Listen audio (runs 13:20)
The Fallen One is published by Dundurn Press.
There's plenty of info about all of Rick's pursuits at Rick's website.

Where There's A Will...

Citizen Talin talked with Mary Ito about the importance of making and regularly revising your will.
Listen audio (runs 8:52)

What's On for November 3

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

The Maker's Hand/Picton
Haliburton Highlands International Film Festival
Breast Fest Film Festival/Toronto
Girls Holiday Weekend/Midland

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