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Past Episodes: March 2013 Archives


0730 Blues songwriter, guitarist and singer Chris Antonik joined Karen Gordon to talk about his sophomore album, "Better For You".
Listen audio (runs 15:19)
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If you'd like to catch Chris performing live, here are some dates:
April 12 - Hugh's Room in Toronto---A Tribute To The Three Kings Of Blues- Albert, BB, Freddie
May 2 - The Gladstone Hotel in Toronto---CD Release Show for Toronto
May 11 - The Rainbow in Ottawa---CD Release Show for Ottawa,
All the details are on Chris' website.

0800 Erin Balser from CBC Books joined Karen to talk about books with the theme of "rebirth"...just in time for spring.
Listen audio (runs 7:31)
Erin's choices are:
1. Wave: A Memoir by Sonali Deraniyagala
2. The Lost Girls by Jennifer Baggett, Holly C. Corbett & Amanda Pressner
3. Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Erin also reminded listeners to vote for their favourite books on the list of this year's CBC "Bookies" Awards.
Get the goods on the Bookies and all kinds of additional literary happenings at the
CBC Books website.

0830 Nutritionista Meghan Telpner's new book is called Undiet: Eat Your Way To Vibrant Health and she joined Karen to offer her thoughts on avoiding the trap of diet deprivation and calorie counting.
Listen audio (runs 14:15)
Undiet: Eat Your Way To Vibrant Health is published by McClelland & Stewart.
Learn more about Meghan and her book at Meghan's website.

SUNDAY March 24

0730 Guest host Karen Gordon talked with transplanted Winnipegger Sean Garrity, director and co-writer of the new suspense film "Blood Pressure", which was shot in and around Toronto.
Listen audio (runs 9:51)
"Blood Pressure" will play at Toronto's Carlton and Royal Cinemas (check each theatre's listings for dates and times). It will also have showings in Sudbury on April the 13th, Waterloo on May the 2nd, and at Ottawa's Bytowne Cinema from May 31 to June 4.
You can check the Blood Pressure website for more on the film and where and when you can see it.

0800 Fashion Week is just wrapping up in Toronto. Karen talked with Bernadette Morra, editor-in-chief of Fashion Magazine.
Listen audio (runs 11:57)
For more on what's happening with Canadian designers, go to the Fashion Week website.
If you're a "fashionista", check out Bernadette's blog at the
Fashion Magazine website.

0830 Cambridge-area musician Mandippal Jandu was Karen's guest. Mandippal has just released his first album---it's an EP called "Ready To Stay".
Listen audio (runs 11:26)
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To learn more about Mandippal Jandu and his music, you can visit
Mandippal's website.


0730 Guest host Karen Gordon talked with former Governor General, Adrienne Clarkson, donor of the Clarkson Cup which is awarded to the best team in the Canadian Women's Hockey League. The League's top four teams are playing for the Clarkson Cup with the final game taking place later today.
Listen audio (runs 12:10)
The championship game for the Clarkson Cup will be played today at the Centennial Community Centre in Markham at 2 p.m.
Learn more about the Clarkson Cup and the Canadian Women's Hockey League at the
CWHL website.

0800 Fresh Air's new financial columnist, Nisha Patel, joined Karen to talk about the pros and cons of selling and buying goods on such online classified websites as eBay, craigslist and kijiji.
Listen audio (runs 9:14)
Nisha is a business reporter with CBC News. There's always plenty of news about the business world at the CBC Business website

0830 Dundas-area musician Maggie Szabo, who performs as All About Maggie, was Karen's musical guest. Her new CD is called "Now Hear Me Out".
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To learn more about Maggie, visit her All About Maggie website.
And go to Maggie's YouTube channel to see her duets with Jully Black and Walk Off The Earth.