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Past Episodes: October 2012 Archives

SUNDAY October 28

0700 Steve Patterson is well-known to CBC Radio listeners as host of "The Debaters". But Steve is also a stand-up comedian in his own right. He's currently criss-crossing Ontario with his This Is Not Debateable tour. You can find out where he'll be...and visiting Steve's website.

0730 Ed Bickert is widely considered to be one of the best jazz guitar players that this country has ever produced. St. Mary's-based jazz singer Jennifer Thorpe agrees. So she's organized a tribute concert for Ed to celebrate his legacy and his 80th birthday. Jennifer and Lorne Lofsky, a jazz guitar player who's both a long-time friend and a collaborator of Ed's, talked with guest host Karen Gordon.
Listen audio (runs 9:49)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
Ed Bickert At 80---A Jazz Celebration takes place on November the 6th at Glenn Gould Studio in Toronto. Ticket information is at the Glenn Gould Studio website.
And be sure to check out Jennifer and
Lorne's websites.
CBC Radio Two's Canada Live will broadcast Ed Bickert At 80---A Jazz Celebration on Thursday, November 29th.

0800 Toronto musician Fern Lindzon has a sideline. In addition to her
jazz career, she provides music for silent film screenings. In fact, she'll be doing just that later today (Oct 28) in Port Hope at the Vintage Film Festival. Fern elaborated when she came into the studio to talk with Karen.
Listen audio (runs 10:15)
You can get the details about today's screening of Charlie Chaplin's silent film Circus in Port Hope at the Vintage Film Festival website.
To view (and hear Fern's soundtrack for) the Buster Keaton film, Sherlock Junior , here's the YouTube link.
And be sure to visit Fern's website.

0830 Toronto filmmaker Chanda Chavanesse and American author
Sandra Steingraber have collaborated on a docuentary called Living Downstream. It's based on Sandra's book that examines the threat posed by cancer-causing chemicals. Karen talked with Chanda (who was in studio) and Sandra (who was on her cell en route to an airport).
Listen audio (runs 12:45)
Living Downstream will be screened in Ottawa at the Mayfair Theatre on Monday night (Oct 29). Chandra will be there for a question and answer panel at the end of the film. Living Downstream will also be commercially released later this year.
Learn more about the film at the Living Downstream website.

SATURDAY October 27

0700 Guest host Karen Gordon featured an excerpt from today's episode of CBC Radio's comedy show The Debaters. You can hear the whole show at one o'clock this afternoon on CBC Radio One. If you'd like to watch a recording of the show, The Debaters is coming to Toronto on November 13 and 14. For ticket information for the shows at Glenn Gould Studio, check out The Debaters website.

0730 Alt-country singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega recently relocated from Toronto to Nashville to record her new album, "Cigarettes and Truckstops". Lindi told Karen why she felt that moving to Music City, USA was the right career decision.
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Learn more about her music at Lindi's website.

0800 With Hallowe'en fast approaching, Erin Balser from CBC Books joined Karen to talk about books that send a chill down your spine.
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Here are Erin's spooky reads:
1. The Guardians by Andrew Pyper
2. Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante
3. Carrie by Stephen King
4. The Shining by Stephen King
For more literary recommendations and info about the book scene, check out the CBC Books website.

0830 Toronto author Craig Davidson's book of short stories ("Rust and Bone") was recently adapted by a French director...and ended up as a hit movie in France. Craig joined Karen to talk about the experience of watching your literary creation show up on the big screen as well as his unique brand of "guy" fiction..
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Learn more about his books at Craig's website.

SUNDAY October 21

0730 Movie critic Richard Crouse has written a fascinating book about a film that caused a scandal when it was released in 1971. The film was called "The Devils" and director Ken Russell came in for a LOT of criticism. Richard's book is called
Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils. He joined guest host Karen Gordon.
Listen audio (runs 18:24)
Raising Hell: Ken Russell and the Unmaking of The Devils is published by ECW Press.
Learn more about the book at Richard's website.

0800 Fall is wind-down time for gardeners. Fresh Air's favourite gardening expert, Marjorie Harris, joined Karen to talk about what you should and shouldn't do to prepare YOUR garden for winter.
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There's always plenty of useful gardening information and advice at Marjorie's website.

0830 The recent suicide of a BC teen has raised many questions about on-line bullying. Rhonda McEwen is an assistant professor of New Media at the University of Toronto - Mississauga's Institute of Communication, Culture and IT. She specializes in new media and she joined Karen to talk about the internet's appeal for young people and why they may post material that they may later regret.
Listen audio (runs 13:48)
For more about Rhonda, you can visit her U of T website.
And here's a link to a Privacy Commision of Canada's video for young people that deals with protecting your OnLine Reputation