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December 2012 Archives

Sounds Of The Season Continues...All Over Ontario!

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.

SUNDAY, December 30

Guest host Karen Gordon presided over an all-music edition of Fresh Air for the final Sunday in 2012. You can review her music selections by clicking on the "Music Playlists" button in the Menu (on the right hand side of this page).

Sounds Of The Season Continues...All Over Ontario!

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.

SATURDAY, December 29

Guest host Karen Gordon presided over an all-music edition of Fresh Air for the final Saturday in 2012. You can review her music selections by clicking on the "Music Playlists" button in the Menu (on the right hand side of this page).

SUNDAY, December 23

0730 Everyone seems to wish for a "white" Christmas...but Gill Deacon is an advocate for a "green" holiday season. Gill is the author of "There's Lead In Your Lipstick" and "Green For Life". She dropped by the studio to tell guest host Karen Gordon how to make your festive season more environmentally correct...without losing that holiday feeling.
Listen audio (runs 11:42)
There's always plenty of green conversation at Gill's Green For Life website.
You can also follow Gill on Twitter: @gilldeacon

0800 It's the little cidery that could. It's called Spirit Tree Estate Cidery. And you'll find it in the Caledon Hills, north of Brampton. That's where co-owners Nicole Judge and Tom Wilson are creating a wide range of "hard" ciders that pay homage to the origins of this heritage beverage. And Tom elaborated when he talked with Karen.
Listen audio (runs 11:36)
Learn more about what's on offer at the Cidery by visiting the Spirit Tree Estate Cidery website

0830 The big day is almost here...and that means plenty of time in the kitchen preparing Christmas dinner. Karen asked two experienced foodies---Marion Kane and Mairlyn Smith--to offer some basic advice on dealing with the challenges of that major meal.
Listen audio (runs 17:43)
Marion Kane is a self-described "Food Sleuth", writer and broadcaster. Her latest book is "Share: Delicious Dishes from Foodshare and Friends". Proceeds from the sales of the book feed back into FoodShare's program.
Mairlyn Smith is a writer, broadcaster and home economist. Her latest book is
The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook".
You'll find plenty of specifics about all the foods mentioned in their conversation with Karen at Marion and Mairlyn's websites.
websites.

A Musical Salute to 2012

Fresh Air guest host Karen Gordon will say "so long" to 2012 with two special all-music editions of Fresh Air this coming weekend. There'll be great tunes aplenty with a special emphasis on the music that captured Fresh Air's fancy in the year-gone-by.

What's On for Dec 23

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Jazzin' The Holidays/Ottawa
Jazzin' The Holidays/Ottawa Sexual Assault Centre
Free Holiday Skate/Ontario-wide
Winter Magic Festival/Toronto
Winter family Fun Fest/Sudbury

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 Continues...All Over Ontario

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.

SUN Dec 23

The audio for some/all of these items will be available immediately after the show in a re-posted version of the programme entry for this day and date

0730 Everyone seems to wish for a "white" Christmas...but Gill Deacon is an advocate for a "green" holiday season. Gill is the author of "There's Lead In Your Lipstick" and "Green For Life". She dropped by the studio to tell guest host Karen Gordon how to make your festive season more environmentally correct...without losing that holiday feeling.
There's always plenty of green conversation at Gill's Green For Life website.

0800 It's the little cidery that could. It's called Spirit Tree Cidery. And you'll find it in the Caledon Hills, north of Brampton. That's where co-owners Nicole Judge and Tom Wilson are creating a wide range of "hard" ciders that pay heritage to the origins of this heritage beverage. They elaborated when they talked with Karen.
Learn more about what's on offer at the Cidery by visiting the Spirit Tree Cidery website

0830 The big day is almost here...and that means plenty of time in the kitchen preparing Christmas dinner. Karen asked two experienced foodies---Marion Kane and Mairlyn Smith--to offer some basic advice on dealing with the challenges of that major meal.
Marion Kane is a self-described "Food Sleuth", writer and broadcaster. Her latest book is "Share: Delicious Dishes from Foodshare and Friends". Proceeds from the sales of the book feed back into FoodShare's program.
Mairlyn Smith is a writer, broadcaster and home economist. Her latest book is
The Vegetarian's Complete Quinoa Cookbook".
You'll find plenty of specifics about all the foods mentioned in their conversation with Karen at Marion and Mairlyn's websites.
websites.

SATURDAY, December 22

0730 Outdoors enthusiast Kevin Callan brought in a list of gift suggestions for people who enjoy getting away from it all. He shared his list with guest host Karen Gordon.
Listen audio (runs 11:19)
Here are Kevin's suggestions:
1. Exped Dreamwalker - sleeping bag
2. Darkfin Gloves - webbed gloves that increase maneuverability, flexibility, and speed in the water
3. Biolite Stove - stove that runs on small sticks, pine cones, etc. and creates power for your i-pod or i-phone.
4. Canada Goose - jackets and hats
5. InReach - satellite text messaging system
6. Chota Hippies - unusual looking hip wader boots
7. Traditional Northern Made Anorak - a canvas pull-over for winter trekking
8. GoZero - solar powered lantern
You can also see Kevin's suggestions in a video at his Happy Camper website.

0800 TVO's "Saturday Night At the Movies" host Thom Ernst joined Karen with a very personal list of new "Christmas Classic" films.
Listen audio (runs 10:45)
Thom chose:
1. Joyeux Noel (2005)
2. Love Actually ( 2003)
3. elf (2003)
4. National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation (1989)-
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
6. Arthur Christmas (2011)
Honourable Mentions:
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Edward Scissorhands (1990) Gremlins (1984) Rise of the Guardians (2012)
There's always a good movie on TV on Saturday nights---just check the SNAM website for the current playbill.

0830 She's got a list...and it's got gardening gifts aplenty on it. Fresh Air's favourite gardener, Marjorie Harris, joined Karen to share her selection of holiday goodies for green thumbs.
Listen audio (runs 11:40)
For all the gardening gift suggestions, visit Marjorie's website.

Cider House Rules

It's the latest thing. It's the explosion of demand for "hard" cider. And Spirit Tree Cidery is on the leading edge of producing new versions of this heritage beverage. Co-owners Nicole Judge and Tom Wilson will elaborate when they join guest host Karen Gordon on Sunday's Fresh Air.

What's On for Dec 22

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Daily Flag for Daily Bread/Toronto
Christmas Trimmings Workshop/Toronto
Christmas LineUp/Toronto
Farmers Market/Cobourg
Jimmy Rankin concert/Cobourg
Rockin' Christmas/London

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 Continues---All Over Ontario

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.

SAT Dec 22

The audio for some/all of these items will be available immediately after the show in a re-posted version of the programme entry for this day and date

0730 Outdoors enthusiast Kevin Callan brought in a list of gift suggestions for people who enjoy getting away from it all. He shared his list with guest host Karen Gordon.
Here are Kevin's suggestions:
1. Exped Dreamwalker - sleeping bag
2. Darkfin Gloves - webbed gloves that increase maneuverability, flexibility, and speed in the water
3. Biolite Stove - stove that runs on small sticks, pine cones, etc. and creates power for your i-pod or i-phone.
4. Canada Goose - jackets and hats
5. InReach - satellite message system
6. Chota Hippies - unusual looking boots
7. Traditional Northern Made Anora - a canvas pull-over for winter trekking
You can also see Kevin's suggestions in a video at his Happy Camper website.

0800 TVO's "Saturday Night At the Movies" host Thom Ernst joined Karen with a very personal list of new "Christmas Classic" films.
Thom chose:
1. Joyeux Noel (2005)
2. Love Actually ( 2003)
3. elf (2003)
4. National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation (1989)-
5. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
6. Arthur Christmas (2011)
Honourable Mentions:
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), Edward Scissorhands (1990) Gremlins (1984) Rise of the Guardians (2012)
There's always a good movie on TV on Saturday nights---just check the SNAM website for the current playbill.

0830 She's got a list...and it's got gardening gifts aplenty on it. Fresh Air's favourite gardener, Marjorie Harris, joined Karen to share her selection of holiday goodies for green thumbs.
For all the gardening gift suggestions, visit Marjorie's website.

New Holiday Classic Films

"A Christmas Carol"..."It's A Wonderful Life" They're emblematic of films that people watch each and every holiday season. But what are the NEW holiday classic movies?
TVO Saturday Night At The Movies host Thom Ernst will be here with HIS list of holiday movies that he believes qualify. He'll join guest host Karen Gordon this coming Saturday.

SUNDAY, December 16

0730 There's more to video games than teen-aged boys playing Call of Duty on an Xbox in their basement. In fact, gaming increasingly defies sterotypes as different types of people play on different platforms. Alison Harvey is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto who specializes in digital culture and video games. She joined Mary Ito to talk about the REAL face of gaming.
Listen audio (runs 9:37)
Learn more about what she's up to by following Alison's Twitter account.

0800 Paper and spine books have been with us for centuries. But digital books are fast closing the divide. Adam Hammond is a post doctoral fellow at the University of Toronto and teaches a course called "The Digital Text". He joined Mary to elaborate on the pros and cons of real versus digital books.
Listen audio (runs 10:23)
Learn more at Adam's Digital Text U of T website.

0830 It's called behavioural economics. And it's a new tool to improve people's health. Dr. Mike Evans explained when he joined Mary for his last "house call" of 2012. Have a listen at Mike's column

Behavioural Economics

Dr. Mike made his last "house call" of 2012 to talk about a new way to improve people's health. It's called "behavioural economics". And Dr. Mike explained the rationale behind BE to Mary:
Listen audio (runs 11:41)
By the way, the two books that Mike mentioned are "Nudge" by Cass Sunstein and Richard Thaler and "Slow and Fast Thinking" by Daniel Kahneman
And check out Dr. Mike's website for more information on this and other health-related topics.

Sounds Of The Season Continues...All Over Ontario

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.


SATURDAY, December 15

0730 Sitar legend Ravi Shankar died earlier this week. Fresh Air's World Music columnist Reuben Maan dropped by to review Ravi's illustrious career. And you can hear Reuben's conversation with Mary Ito at his World Music column.

0800 T'is the season to share a glass of wine. Natalie MacLean is author of "Unquenchable---A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines". She joined Mary with some wine suggestions and advice for the festive season.
Listen audio (runs 11:55)

Here are Natalie's Top Three wine suggestions for the holidays:
1. Sparkler: Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Cuvee Catharine Brut Sparkling Rosé V.Q.A., Niagara, Ontario
2. White: Tawse Sketches Of Niagara Riesling V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
3. Red: Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir V.Q.A., Niagara Peninsula, Ontario
For more wine info, check out Natalie's website.

0830 They're a "winning" couple. Ted Sargent of the University of Toronto has just been given the Steacie Prize which is awared each year to a person who's 40 or younger and who's made an outstanding contribution to research in Canada. And Ted's wife, Shana Kelly, who's also a U of To professor, won the award LAST year. They joined Mary to talk about the synchronicity of it all.
Listen audio (runs 11:07)
Learn more about Ted winning the award at the U of T website.

Ravi Shankar


He was a music legend. He was the master of the sitar. And he was able to effortlessly play with jazz, classical and popular musicians, alike. Ravi Shankar died this past week. And our World Music guy, Reuben Maan, offered an overview of this amazing musician's life to Mary Ito.
Listen audio (runs 10:01)
NOTE: Copyright restrictions prohibit inclusion of some of the music originally contained in this item.
And check out Reuben's posting about Ravi on the CBC Music website.

What's On for Dec 15

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Girls Learning Codes/Toronto
Girls Learning Codes scholarships
Beat Nation at The Power Plant/Toronto
Holiday Pops/Thunder Bay Symphony
Victorian Christmas/Toronto

Justin TimeForChristmas's Santa Sightings...and More!

Winterfest/Toronto
Santa Paws/Ottawa
Santa in Fergus
Fanshawe Pioneer Village/London
Science North/Sudbury
Salvation Army Free Christmas Dinner/Sudbury: Tickets phone 705-673-1175 Contact: David Carey
Flight Of White/Cambridge
Christmas Fantasy/Trenton
Festival of Carols/Elora
Victorian Christmas/Hamilton
Christmas Panorama/Simcoe

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 Continues...All Over Ontario

CBC Toronto's Sounds Of The Season annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. The Toronto Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to the CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season website.

CBC Windsor, Sudbury and Thunder Bay are also collecting food and funds for area food banks.
You can make donations of non-perishable food as well as financial donations to the Windsor Sounds Of The Season campaign through the end of December. Full information is at the CBC Windsor Sounds Of The Season website. CBC Sudbury's Sounds Of The Season campaign is accepting financial donations through December 31. Please visit the CBC Sudbury Sounds Of The Season website for details. And in Thunder Bay, the campaign to raise funds for food banks is called Music For Food. It's also continuing to accept financial donations throughout December. Visit the CBC Thunder Bay Music For Food website for details.

And please view the special CBC Toronto Sounds Of The Season
slide show that was created by CBC Toronto web master Dwight Friesen.

Gaming Galore

Gaming isn't just for teen-aged guys. Everyone is into gaming...and the fastest growing market is adult women. Alison Harvey studies the evolution and impact of gaming. She'll join Mary Ito this coming weekend to talk about her findings.

SUNDAY December 9

0730 Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird have many years of experience in the kitchen. They've written many cookbooks through the years. And now, they've pooled resources to create a new cookbook called "Canada's Favourite Recipes". They joined Mary Ito to talk about their exploration of Canada's culinary heritage.
Listen audio (runs 7:53)
"Canada's Favourite Recipes" is published by Whitecap Books.
Learn more about the book at the Whitecap website. You'll also find links to Rose and Elizabeth's websites there as well.

0800 University and college students are coming home for the holidays. But life on Canadian campuses has become increasingly stress-inducing and instances of depression and other mental anxieties are on the rise. So how can parents detect signs of stress in their children? Dr. David Wolfe is with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he spoke with Mary Ito.
Listen audio (runs 10:44)
Learn more at the CAMH website.

0830 Fresh Air's books panel--- books columnist, editor and publicist Becky Toyne and CBC Books producer Erin Balser---came by to talk about their take on the 2012 literary scene. They avoided the traditional "best of" lists and came up with their own memorable printed page moments.
Listen audio (runs 9:41)
You'll find more book "talk" at the CBC Books and Becky's websites.
And for Becky's book recommendations, visit her Fresh Air column.


2012 Books In Review

Fresh Air's books panel--- books columnist, editor and publicist Becky Toyne and CBC Books producer Erin Balser---came by to talk about their take on the 2012 literary scene. They avoided the traditional "best of" lists and came up with their own memorable printed page moments.
Listen audio (runs 9:41)
You'll find more book "talk" at Becky's website.
And here are Becky's "Class of 2012" reading recommendations (complete with URL addresses):

Straphanger, Taras Grescoe
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/1554686245

Londoners, Craig Taylor
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/0062005855/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

You Aren't What You Eat, Steven Poole
http://www.randomhouse.ca/books/225722/you-aren-t-what-you-eat-by-steven-poole

The Faster I Walk The Smaller I Am, Kjersti A.Skomsvold
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/1564787028/ref=redir_mdp_mobile

The Holy or the Broken, Alan Light
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/1451657846


What's On for SUN Dec 9

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

A Christmas Carol Reading/Toronto
Chanukah at City Hall/Toronto
Oryst Sawchuk Art Exhibition/Sudbury
Westboro Holiday Food Fair/Ottawa
Charity E-Waste Pick Up/Ottawa

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 our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks. The 2012 edition took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. Our Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to Sounds Of The Season website.

SATURDAY December 8

0730 Andrea Curtis is the author of "What's For Lunch?". It's a book about how schoolchildren eat around the world. And Andrea joined Mary Ito to talk about introducing children to the importance of nutrition and knowing where their food comes from.
Listen audio (runs 8:50)
"What's For Lunch?" is published by Red Deer Press.
Learn more at Andrea's and the What's For Lunch?" websites.

0800 Mary presented Part One of Fresh Air's special Sounds Of The Season recording. It featured singer Barbra Lica performing before an audience in Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto. The Sounds Of The Season campaign to collect food and funds for food banks continues thjrough the 31st of December. All food and onies collected will be distributed through the Ontario Association of Food Banks. You can learn more and make an on-line pledge at the Sounds Of The Season website.

0830 Mary presented Part Two of Fresh Air's special Sounds Of The Season recording. It featured singer Rita Chiarelli performing before an audience in Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, as well as a conversation with Gail Nyberg, executive director of the Daily Bread Food Bank. The Sounds Of The Season campaign to collect food and funds for food banks continues thjrough the 31st of December. All food and onies collected will be distributed through the Ontario Association of Food Banks. You can learn more and make an on-line pledge at the Sounds Of The Season website.


Best Books 2012?

Well, not exactly. Fresh Air's books panel---Becky Toyne and Erin Balser---will offer a slightly different review of last year's literary landscape. Catch their idiosyncratic take on what was hot...and what was not...on Sunday's show.

What's On for SAT Dec 8

Here are Mariel's What's On selections:

Allen Gardens Christmas Flower Show/Toronto
Mozart's Magical Castle at Casa Loma/Toronto
Carollers World Record Challenge/Toronto

Justin's Santa Sightings File
Staffordville
Whitchurch/Stouffville
Wellington County Museum
Port Hope
Burlington
Keene
Mississauga
Sudbury
London
Kingston


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 our annual, all-day celebration to collect food and funds for area foodbanks. The 2012 edition took place on Friday, December the 7th. But it's just the beginning. Our Sounds Of The Season campaign will continue throughout the month of December. You can make a donation of a non-perishable food item in the collection bins that are located at the entrances to the CBC Broadcasting Center in Toronto. You can also make a monetary donation by going to Sounds Of The Season website.

SUN Dec 9

0730 Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird have many years of experience in the kitchen. They've written many cookbooks through the years. And now, they've pooled resources to create a new cookbook called "Canada's Favourite Recipes". They joined Mary Ito to talk about their exploration of Canada's culinary heritage.
"Canada's Favourite Recipes" is published by Whitecap Books.
Learn more about the book at the Whitecap website. You'll also find links to Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird's websites there.

0800 University and college students are coming home for the holidays. But life on Canadian campuses has become increasingly stress-inducing and instances of depression and other mental anxieties are on the rise. So how can parents detect signs of stress in their children? Dr. David Wolfe is with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and he spoke with Mary Ito.
Learn more at the CAMH website.

0830 Fresh Air's books panel--- books columnist, editor and publicist Becky Toyne and CBC Books producer Erin Balser---came by to talk about their take on the 2012 literary scene. They avoided the traditional "best of" lists and came up with their own memorable printed page moments.
You'll find more book "talk" at the CBC Books and Becky's websites.
And for Becky's book recommendations, visit her Fresh Air column.

Sounds Of The Season

Fresh Air's portion of Sounds Of The Season will be recorded on the stage of Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto on Friday, December 7 from 1 - 2 p.m.
Please join Mary Ito and special guests singers Barbra Lica and Rita Chiarelli, as well as Daily Bread Food Bank executive director Gail Nyberg. If you can't be there in person you can listen to this hour-longspecial on Saturday's Fresh Air in the 8 - 9 a.m.portion of the show. For more info about Sounds Of The Season---which runs all day long at CBC Toronto, visit the Sounds Of The Season website.

SUNDAY December 2

0700 Tom Jackson is touring his Huron Carole throughout Canada. It's his annual series of concerts which bring together Canadian singers and performers in aid of the Canadian Association of Food Banks. Tom explained why he initially started the Huron Carole, and revived it several years ago, when he joined Mary Ito. The Huron Carole will take place tonight in Thunder Bay at the Community Auditorium. For details, visit the Huron Carole website.

0730 It's the first Sunday of the last month in December. Cue Mark Rheaume from the Music Libary. Take a trip to Mark's column to hear which Ontario musicians he profiled.

0800 Dr. Karen Yeates of Kingston has just received an almost $2 million award from Grand Challenges Canada for her medical work in Africa.
Dr. Yeates is an assistantt professor in the Deptment of Medicine at Queen's University and co-founder of the university's Office of Global Health. She joined Mary in studio to talk about her passion for her work in Tanzania.
Listen audio (runs 11:30)

0830 Holly Cole is a self-professed night owl.That may be why she called her new album...Night. Holly joined Mary to elaborate.
Listen audio (runs 12:52)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
If you'd like to see Holly perform songs from it live...she'll be on stage at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa on December the 20th...and then at the Winter Garden Theatre in Toronto on January the 19th.
For more on Night and other musical matters pertaining to Holly Cole, check out Holly's website.

Holiday Cheer

Just in time for the entertaining season...wine expert Natalie MacLean will join Mary to talk about wines for the holidays. And, yes...she'll offer suggestions...and, no, they won't be out of the stratosphere, price-wise! That's this coming weekend on Fresh Air.

Mark's Music December 2012

Links to artist websites will open in a new window.


Artist: Michele Mele
Song: Winter Wonderland (digital single)
Website: Michele Mele


Artist: Adam Harden
Album: Songs From The Ending Road
Song: First Call
Website: Adam Harden


Artist: Julian Fauth
Album: Ramblin' Son
Song: If Your Mind
Website: Julian Fauth


Artist: Les Stroud
Song: Arctic Mistress (digital single)
Website: Les Stroud

What's On for Dec 2

Here are Danielle's What's On selections:

Winter Warm Up Poetry Festival/Toronto
European Union Film Festival/Ottawa
Northwestern Ontario Aviation Heritage Society/Thunder Bay
Home Suite Hope/Oakville

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.

SATURDAY December 1

0730 Today is World Aids Day. Mary Ito talked with Monique Doolittle-Romas, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian AIDS Society about what's been accomplished to date...and what remains to be done.
Listen audio (runs 6:25)
Learn more at the World Aids Day-Canada website.

0800 It's called "showrooming". And more and more shoppers are doing it. Doug Stephens knows how it works...and why it's great for consumers and NOT so great for many retailers. Doug's the president of Retail Prophet, a retail business consulting company...and he was Mary's guest.
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If you'd like to know more abut what Doug does, check out his Retail Prophet website.

0830 The holiday season has truly begun...but it wouldn't BE the holidays without holiday MUSIC. And whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza...or just the official arrival of winter...there's something comforting about that seasonal soundtrack. Mary was joined by three musicians to talk about the good (and occasional bad) of holiday tunes. Emilie-Claire Barlow released her jazz-themed Winter Wonderland CD a few years ago. Ian Thomas is one quarter of Lunch At Allen's---and that quartet has just issued its first seasonal album---it's called Zuzu's Petals.
And Liam Titcomb has a couple of Christmas singles to his name...including his brand new tune Generosity.
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Learn more at Emilie-Claire's
Liam's
Lunch At Allen's and
Ian's websites.

What's On for Dec 1

Here are Danielle's What's On selections:

Christmas In Cambridge
First Light
NAME
Hanukkah Fundraiser/Peterborough
Lego Challenge/Sault Ste. Marie

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