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SATURDAY February 2

0730 Today (February 2) is Groundhog Day. But for movie goers..."Groundhog Day" means Bill Murray. In that 1993 comedy, he played an ultra-cynical TV weatherperson who began to to live February the 2nd over and over and over again. In fact, "Groundhog Day"---the movie---has become a catch phrase for getting trapped in a never-ending routine. And, according to Larry Johanson, there are lessons that we can all learn from this film. Larry is a longtime Zen practicioner and a member of the Toronto Zen Centre. He joined guest host Karen Gordon to elaborate.
Listen audio (runs 12:53)
The Toronto Zen Centre is holding a special screening of "Groundhog Day" this afternoon (Feb. 2) in conjunction with the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
Following the showing, Larry will facilitate a discussion on what we can learn from the film.
For all the details, visit the Toronto Zen Centre website.
You may also wish to check out Larry's Becoming Achievers website.

0800 Are you in the market for a new fridge...or stove...or washing machine. Buying a major appliance is more complicated than it used to be...for a wide variety of reasons. Steve Brannan of Brannan's Appliance Repair in Toronto was Karen's guest and he cut through some of the complexities.
Listen audio (runs 10:24)
For more appliance expertise, visit Steve's website.

0830 World Music columnist Reuben Maan joined Karen to discuss the impact of the conflict in Mali on that African country's rich musical heritage...and its world renowned musicians.
You can hear their conversation by visiting Reuben's World Music column.