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SATURDAY, June 23

0700 CBC Radio One's The Debaters will record a series of shows on Tuesday, June 26th at Aquarius Theatre in Hamilton. One of the comedians taking part is Hamilton-born Patrick McKenna. Here's a sample of Pat's debating skills from an earlier show--he's arguing that boys are tougher to raise than girls.
Listen audio (runs 2:21)
If you'd like to attend the Hamilton recordings, you can get details at
The Debaters website.

0730 Motorcycling isn't just a "guy thing". More and more women are two-wheeling these days. Toronto's Danielle Stockley and Keshie Ince are excellent examples. They come from opposite ends of the motorcycle spectrum...but they share a love for the pursuit. They doffed their helmets to join Mary Ito in the Fresh Air studio.
Listen audio (runs 11:40)

0800 It's the season...the season of the summer movie blockbuster. But do blockbusters from summers-past warrant repeat viewings in the year 2012? Thom Ernst, host and producer of TVO's Saturday Night At the Movies joined Mary to offer opinions based on a list he compiled of some of the big films from summers-gone-by.

Thom's list included:
JAWS (1975)
STAR WARS (1977)
E.T. (1982)
BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985)
(INDIANA JONES AND ) RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK(1981)
ALIENS (1986)
THE TERMINATOR (1984)

For excellent movies every Saturday night, check out the SNAM website.
The audio for this item will be posted on the following Monday.

0830 Summer is a time to catch up on your reading. But there's more to be enjoyed than the big-sellers. Erin Balser (a producer with CBC Books) and Evan Munday (who's a publicist with Coach House Press) joined Mary with their suggested reads.
Have a listen audio (runs 12:35) to that conversation.

And here are their lists:
Evan:
Teen Boat by Dave Roman and John Green
50 Sides of the Beach Boys by Mark Dillon
The Qwerty Institute Annual Report
Erin:
The Complete Lockpick Pornography by Joseph Comeau
Food and Trembling by Jonah Campbell
Mad Hope by Heather Birrell

For more book info, check out the
CBC Books and the Coach House Press websites.