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SUNDAY, April 1

0700 Fresh Air's On The Doc columnist Mark Wigmore reviewed the newly-released on DVD documentary, Revenge Of The Electric Car. It's the sequel to film-maker Chris Payne's 2006 doc, Who Killed The Electric Car.
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0730 It's the first Sunday of a new month. Cue Mark Rheaume...because it's time for another edition of Mark's Music. You can check out his musical selections for April at Mark's column.


0800 Raw food? Well, of course. It's the next thing. And Doug McNish knows all about it. He's just written a cookbook that celebrates the raw food movement. And this executive chef, cooking teacher and raw food consultant joined guest host Karen Gordon to elaborate.
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Eat Raw, Eat Well: 400 Raw, Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipes is published by Robert Rose
Learn more at Doug's website.
And here's the recipe for Doug's Chocolate Walnut Brownies
These rich and decadent brownies are easy to make and even easier to eat. I like to make a large batch and keep them in the fridge for snacking. They are great with fresh strawberries drizzled with Chocolate Fondue (page 368). Double or triple the recipe to suit your needs.
Makes 6 brownies
• Small baking dish
INGREDIENTS
2 cups walnuts 500 mL
1⁄2 cup raw cacao powder 125 mL
1⁄4 to 1⁄2 cup raw agave nectar (see Tips) 60 to 125 mL
PROCEDURE
1. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, process walnuts until broken down but not smooth. (Do not process into a paste; you want to retain texture and body.)
2. Add cacao powder and pulse to combine. With the motor running, drizzle agave nectar slowly through the feed tube until the walnuts become sticky and start to clump together (see Tips, left).
3. Transfer to baking dish and spread evenly. Refrigerate for 1 hour until set. Cut into brownies. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 1 week.
TIPS
Be sure not to over-process the walnuts in the food processor, because the fats will begin to break down and you will be left with a product that resembles walnut butter.
Be sure to use high-quality raw cacao powder to achieve a rich chocolate flavor.
Vary the amount of agave nectar to suit your sweet tooth. If you are not fond of sweets, use 1⁄4 cup (60 mL). Add 1 tbsp (15 mL) agave at a time until it is sweet enough for you.
Walnuts provide omega-3 fats, which are essential for overall health and well-being. They help to reduce inflammation and other risk factors for diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Include foods rich in omega-3 fats, such as walnuts, chia and flax, in your diet every day.
Excerpted from Eat Raw, Eat Well by Douglas McNish © 2012 www.robertrose.ca Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.


0830 Cowboy Junkies have just released their latest album called The Wilderness. The band has been making its unique brand of ethereal music for more than 25 years. And the "voice" of Cowboy Junkies, Margo Timmins, joined Karen to talk about the band's (and her own) musical journey.
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NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
Learn more about the band at the Cowboy Junkies website.