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January 2014 Archives

SUNDAY January 26

Host: Mary Ito

0630 Aparita Bhandari offered-up a Sunday edition of her What's On column---links to her selections are in the What's On posting for this date.

0730 Vocalist Leanne Storms and drummer Steve Waller are two quarters of the Ottawa band The Nellotones. They've just released their debut CD---"In Play". All the proceeds from the CD's sales will go to support OrKidstra which exists to give children from under-served communities the opportunity to learn and make music together and the chance to benefit from the individual skills and community values that are inherent in music-making. Learn more at the OrKidstra website.

0800 Dr. Mike Evans has tackled back pain in his latest YouTube whiteboard video.
Listen audio (runs 10:16)
Watch all of Mike's whiteboard videos on his Doc Mike Evans' YouTube channel.
And check out Dr. Mike's My Favourite Medicine website for more information on this and other health-related topics.

0830 Writer Loretta Gatto-White says that even though food is important in Italian culture, the food is really about relationships and connecting with others. Loretta is co-editor of Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses. (Guernica)
Listen audio (runs 10:47)
Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses. is published by Guernica.
Learn more at Loretta's publisher's website.

Back Pain

Dr. Mike Evans has tackled back pain in his latest YouTube whiteboard video.
Listen audio (runs 10:16)
Watch Mike's whiteboard video on his Doc Mike Evans' YouTube channel.
And check out Dr. Mike's My Favourite Medicine website for more information on this and other health-related topics.

What's On for January 26

Here are today's What's On selections:

Play Again/Meaford Hall
Reframe Film Festival/Peterborough
Lowville Winter Games/Burlington
Floral Arranging/Ottawa Chapter of the Ohara School of Ikebana

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SATURDAY, January 25

Host: Mary Ito

0630 What's On columnist Aparita Bhandari recommended events to attend around the province. Links to the events are in today's What's On listing.

0730 Outdoors enthusiast Kevin Callan extolled the virtures of getting involved in outdoor winter activities because it's the best way to truly appreciate a Canadian winter.
Learn more about what you can do outdoors this winter at Kevin's Happy Camper website.

0800 Christine Tizzard, host of CBC TV's Best Recipes Ever , talked about food trends to look for in 2014.
Listen audio (runs 6:41)
Best Recipes Ever airs weekdays at 3 p.m.
For more information about the show...you can check out the Best Recipes Ever website.

0830 Anyone with an electronic gadget needs a password. Independent technology analyst Carmi Levy looked at the challenges that we face in coming up with passwords that are both effective AND memorable.
You can follow Carmi on his Twitter feed.

What's On for January 25

Here are today's What's On selections:

Robbie Burns Dinner/Fergus
Polar Bear Winter Festival/Campbellford
Colores de Latinoamérica '14/Sunfest in London

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SUNDAY January 19

Host: Mary Ito

0630 "What's On" columnist Aparita Bhandari offered events and activities to attend around the province.
You'll find links to Aparita's "What's On" recommendations in today's "What's On posting on the Fresh Air website.

0730 Shlomo Schwartzberg is a film critic, teacher, arts journalist and co-founder of the website Critics At Large. He talked about the influence of the films of Steven Spielberg on the world of cinema.
Listen audio (runs 9:07)
Shlomo is offering a series of lectures on the work and influence of Steven Spielberg, titled "Defining Greatness". It's at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto. It begins on January 20 and runs through March 17.
The details are at the Centre's website.
For current film reviews by Shlomo, you can visit the Critics At Large website.

0800 Natalia Tukhareli is a bibliotherapist and founder of "Read to Connect". It's a non-profit organization that offers book therapy to community groups. She talked about it's healing powers.
Listen audio (runs 7:45)
For more information on bibliotherapy, you can visit the Read To Connect website.

0830 January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Dr. Tiffany Chow is a behavioural neurologist at the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. She talked about the importance of early detection through recognition of the symptoms.
Listen audio (runs 7:56)
Tiffany is also the author of "The Memory Clinic: Stories of Hope and Healing for Alzheimer's Patients and Their Families" published by Penguin.
Here are the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.

The Nellotones

Lawyers by day...musicians by night. That's The Nellotones. This Ottawa-based combo specializes in a combination of jazz and the blues. And they've earmarked the proceeds from their debut CD to OrKidstra, a program that provides musical instruments and training to children in under-served communities. Two members of The Nellotones will elaborate when they join Mary Ito this coming Sunday.

What's On for January 19

Here are today's What's On selections:

Christian McPherson at the Dusty Owl Reading Series
Snow at Canadian Museum of History
The Three Sisters at Peterborough Theatre Guild
Soup Concert Elora Festival Singers
Winter Birding in Haldimand County
Newtonville Chili Dinner

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SATURDAY January 18

Host: Mary Ito

0630 Aparita Bhandari dropped by with "What's On" suggestions for a Saturday in January.
All of Aparita's recommendations are linked in the What's On posting for today.

0730 Some movie "misses" can turn into "hits" on a second look. That's what Thom Ernst has noticed. Thom's a Toronto-based film critic. He examined the phenomenon of "misunderstood movies".
Listen audio (runs 9:25)
Check out the Reel Thom Ernst website for more on the world of film.

0800 Choosing a GOOD contractor for your home reno can be tricky. Jorge Rodriques is president of J-B Rodrigues and Associates, building contractors and consultants in Toronto. He offered advice on what to look for.
Listen audio (runs 8:01)

0830 Stephen Fearing and Tom Wilson are two thirds of Blackie & The Rodeo Kings. They (and fellow band member Colin Linden) have just released the latest Blackie album. It's called "South".
Listen audio (runs 14:01)
NOTE: Copyright restrictions prohibit inclusion of the music originally contained in this item.
Stephen, Colin and Tom will begin a major tour of Ontario on January 22nd. All the details are on the Blackie & The Rodeo Kings website.

What's for January 18

Here are today's What's On selections:

London Food and Wine Show
IMAX Festival Sudbury
Stratford Winterfest

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Blackie And The Rodeo Kings

Two members of Blackie And The Rodeo Kings---Tom Wilson and Stephen Fearing---will be Mary Ito's guests on this coming Saturday's Fresh Air. They'll talk about the band's new album---"South"---and share a few tracks from it.

What's On for January 12

Here are today's What's On selections:

Japanese New Year in Halton
Animal Tracking on Snowshoes in Gatineau Park
Milton Film Festival

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SUNDAY January 12

Host: Mary Ito

0730 Dr. Ted Marras---an assistant professor of respirology at University of Toronto and a staff physician in respiratory at the University Health Network in Toronto---talked about the onslaught of colds, coughs, sinus problems and more serious chest infections.

0800 Marcel Danesi is Director of the Program in Semiotics and Communication Theory and Professor of Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto. His latest book is "The History Of The Kiss". It's published by Palgrave Macmillan.

0830 David Morley is the president of UNICEF Canada. He reflected on a career of 35 years of humanitarian work.
Learn more about what David does by visiting the UNICEF Canada website.

What's On for January 11

Here are today's What's On selections:

Niagara Ice Wine Festival
Art Gallery of Algoma
New Year's Levee in Guelph
D'Eve Archer at the Woolwich Arrow

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SATURDAY January 11

Host: Mary Ito

0730 Toronto born singer songwriter Robin Dell'Unto talked about her new album "Little Lines".
Learn more about her music at Robyn's website.

0800 Toronto Star personal finance columnist Ellen Roseman talked about effective but simple ways to get debt under control and strategies to put in place so you don't get into debt in the first place.
Learn more at Ellen's website.

0830 In 2013, University of Toronto professor Andy Orchard was installed as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo Saxon at Oxford University in England. It's the chair that J.R.R. Tolkien---author of "The Hobbitt" and "Lord Of The Rings"---held for 20 years.He shared his experiences to date.


Ellen Roseman, Robyn Dell'Unto and Andy Orchard

Toronto Star personal finance columnist Ellen Roseman, singer-songwriter Robyn Dell'Unto and University of Toronto professor Andy Orchard---who's currently on loan to Oxford University---are among Mary Ito's guests on Fresh Air this weekend.