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SUNDAY, April 29

0730 Matthew De Zoete is a Hamilton-area musician with a new album. It's called Colour Film. And Matthew joined Mary Ito to talk about his Dutch heritage, his wife's working farm and his series of successful tours of Europe.
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Matthew's launch concert for Colour Film takes place on May 5th at The Pearl Company in Hamilton. He'll also be in Toronto on May 12 as part of the Songwriters Association of Canada's Blue Bird North songwriters circle. You can get all the details at
Matthew's website.

0800 Actor and activist George Takei was the special guest at the recent Sakura Ball, held by the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre in Toronto. Mary was the host for the event and she had a chance to sit down and talk with George about his multi-faceted acting career and his work on behalf of gay rights. Mary's conversation began with George's experiences during the internment of Japanese-Americans during WW II, followed by his groundbreaking role on Star Trek, and then his decision to reveal that he was gay.
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You can learn more about the Japanese-Canadian Cultural Centre at its website.

0830 Fresh Air's Sunday Salon feature returned with author and historian Margaret MacMillan, author and journalist Ron Graham and restarauteur and Luminato board member Roberto Martella. They all took turns talking extemporaneously about topics that were chosen at random by Mary.
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You can learn more about
Margaret MacMillan ,
Ron Graham and
Roberto Martella at these websites.