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SATURDAY January 21


0730 Shannon Butcher knows a thing or two about late nights. She's a singer...so she's had a few of them. But lately her reason for staying up late has more to do with a new arrival in her home. Shannon joined Mary to talk about combining motherhood with jazz singing...and she even brought 6-month old Charlotte in for the conversation.
Listen audio (runs 10:03)
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Shannon will be in concert with her full backing band at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre on Friday, January 27th.
Get the details at the
Living Arts website.
And learn more about Shannon's latest CD, How Sweet It Is, at
Shannon's website.


0800 A certain Canadian coffee chain is about to make it extra large coffees even larger. That's prompting talk about the advisedness of making food portions bigger. Home economist and author, Mairlyn Smith, joined Mary to talk about this trend.
Listen audio (runs 10:52)
Mairlyn's latest book is called "Healthy Starts Here." It's published by Whitecap Books.
Check out Mairlyn's website for more info.


0830 Vivine Scarlet and Kevin Ormsby know about dance. Vivine is the founder and program director for Dance Immersion in Toronto. And Kevin is the founder and artistic director of Toronto's Kashedance company. And they're both involved with The International Association of Blacks in Dance Conference and Festival: Connecting our Disaporas through Dance , presented by Dance Immersion. It starts this coming Thursday (Jab 26) and and runs through Sunday (Jan 29) in Toronto. Both Vivine and Kevin joined Mary to talk about their experiences as dancers.
Listen audio (runs 14:48)
For more information, visit the Dance Immersion and
Kevin's websites.