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Past Episodes: May 2012 Archives

SUNDAY, May 27

0730 May is Asian-Canadian Heritage month in Canada. And there's plenty of literature from Asian-Canadian authors to enjoy. Adrian Ma from CBC Books joined guest host Karen Gordon to talk about some of the more prominent examples. Listen. audio (runs 9:07)

Here are the books that Adrian recommended:
Tales from Gold Mountain by Paul Yee
Disappearing Moon Café by Sky Lee,
The End of East by Jen Sookfong Lee
Jade Peony by Wayson Choy
Obasan by Joy Kogawa
The Electrical Fields by Kerri Sakamoto
Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures by Vincent Lam
The Headmaster's Wager by Vincent Lam
Beauty Plus Pity by Kevin Chong
Everything was Goodbye by Gurjinder Basran.

0800 He's the toast of Oakville. Native son and Indycar racer James Hinchcliffe is in second position on the starting grid for today's Indianapolis 500. He owes his love of racing to his dad, Jeremy. And Karen talked with the senior Mr. Hinchcliffe---who's in Indianapolis for his son's attempt to take the chequered flag in today's race---as Jeremy made his way to the racetrack. Listen audio (runs 12:31)

Get the goods on James by visiting his Hinchtown website.
0830 It was 45 years ago this June 1st that The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Now, Toronto's Art of Time Ensemble is "re-imagining" the landmark album. A of T artistic director Andrew Burashko and one of the Sgt. Pepper project arrangers, musician Kevin Fox, joined Karen to elaborate. Listen audio (runs 14:29)
The Art of Time Ensemble's three concert salute to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band takes place May 31-June 2 at Harbourfront Centre's Enwave Theatre in Toronto. All the details are on the Art Of Time website. And if you'd like to know more about what Mr. Fox is up to musically, check out Kevin's website.

What's On for May 27

Here are Danielle's What's On selections:

Sunday Bikedays/Ottawa
Walk, Run and Pole/Parry Sound
Polar Tour/Museum London
Tom Thomson film/Owen Sound

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0730 It's Doors Open time again all over Ontario. It's your chance to get to know heritage and architecturally-interesting buildings up-close-and-personal. Guest host Karen Gordon talked with Toronto Star urban columnist Chris Hume and restoration technician Paul Sentesy about the importance of retaining, restoring and appreciating these structures.
Listen audio (runs 14:04)
If you'd like to check out Doors Open in your community, you can visit the
Doors Open Ontario website.

0800 Weekends in the summer mean time spent on the backyard deck. But building and maintaining a deck can be tricky business. Cue expert contractor Jorge Rodrigues of J-B Rodrigues and Associates---building contractors and consultants in Toronto. Jorge joined Karen to talk about the construction and care of these exterior "living rooms".
Listen audio (runs 12:26)

0830 Barbra Lica's releasing her debut album on May 30th...but she was Karen's guest this weekend. They talked about Barbra's "unusual" musical childhood and played some tracks from That's What I Do.
Listen audio (runs 12:36)
Catch Barbra live at The Homesmith Bar in Toronto on June 14th. You'll find details at
Barbra's website.
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