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Past Episodes: August 2013 Archives

SATURDAY August 31

0700 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. You can also watch host Steve Patterson and his rotating cast of comedians on CBC Television on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. For more info, check out The Debaters website.

0730 Serena Ryder is enjoying much success. Her first album in four years Harmony was released last November. Serena previewed a few songs from it when she jcame in to the Fresh Air studio to talk with Mary Ito. Here's that interview again. Listen audio (runs 11:52)
NOTE: Music clearance restrictions prohibit inclusion of music originally contained in this item.
Learn more about Harmony at Serena's Facebook page.

For tickets to Serena's Canada's Walk of Fame concert on September 20.

0800 Final Curtain After nearly 40 years, four hosts thousands of hours of films, tonight marks the end of era. TV Ontario's Saturday Night at the Movies is going off the air. Whether it was the old black and whites or some obscure foreign film, viewers will recall the enthusiasm of former host, Elwy Yost, and his quest to both educate and entertain. Karen Gordon was joined by former executive producer, Risa Shuman, and long-time film buff and Toronto Star columnist, Rob Salem, to talk about the program's legacy.

Listen audio (runs 12:13)

Click here for more information about the final episode of Saturday Night at the Movies.

0830 Dr. Wolkoff's Wines Labour Day is, for a lot of us, the final blast of summer vacation. Then it's back to school, to work; back to reality. Many will celebrate with a big BBQ. The question we are asking is -- when the food choices can range from light and delicate ceviche to hearty ribs, how do you choose a wine? Is there a wine that goes with hamburgers? We've asked Fresh Air contributor, psychiatrist and wine writer, Irvin Wolkoff, to help you choose something interesting for your last summer blow out.
Listen audio (runs 16:30)

To find our more about psychiatrist Dr. Irvin Wolkoff and his take on wine, food and the mind, visit his Glass of His Own blog.

Irvin Walkoff's Warm Weather Wine

Here are Irvin's suggestions:

International: Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2012, $17.95
Canadian: Creekside Laura's White 2011, $18.95 (Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay Musqué, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay)

Light fare:
International: Château de Sancerre Sancerre 2011, $23.95 or Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2012, NZ, 2012
Canadian: Creekside 2012 Backyard Block Sauvignon Blanc, $17.95

Medium fare:
International: Ken Forrester Old Vine Reserve Chenin Blanc 2011, $16.95
Canadian: Lailey Chardonnay 2011, $19.95

Rosé:
Château de Trinquevedel Tavel Rosé
Moncigale Minéral Rosé Bandol 2012 at $18.95

Gamay:
International: Domaine de la Garodière Morgon 2011
Canadian: 13th Street Sandstone Old Vines Gamay Noir 2010 $22.96

Heavy fare:
International: Salice Salentino 2009 Riserva Leone de Castris, $19.95 or Cathedral Cellar Tryptich 2008, $15.95 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz and Merlot) or Ravenswood Old Vines Vintner`s Blend Zinfandel 2011, $17.95 on sale at $15.95
Canadian: Wildass 2011 Red, $19.95 (Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Tannat)

Beer:
Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier, $3.05

Vegetarian:
California: Ménage à Trois White, Folie à Deux Winery, $17.95

Sat August 31

0700 Host Karen Gordon will feature 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. You can also watch host Steve Patterson and his rotating cast of comedians on CBC Television on Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. For more info, check out The Debaters website.

0730 Serena Ryder is enjoying much success. Her first album in four years Harmony was released last November. The album has since gone on to win a Juno. Serena previewed a few songs from her CD when she visited the Fresh Air studio in November. We repeat that conversation this morning.
Learn more about Harmony at Serena's Facebook page.

For tickets to Serena's Canada's Walk of Fame concert on September 20.

0800 Final Curtain After nearly 40 years, four hosts thousands of hours of films, tonight marks the end of era. TV Ontario's Saturday Night at the Movies is going off the air. Whether it was the old black and whites or some obscure foreign film, viewers will recall the enthusiasm of former host, Elwy Yost, and his quest to both educate and entertain. Karen Gordon was joined by former executive producer, Risa Shuman, and long-time film buff and Toronto Star columnist, Rob Salem, to talk about the program's legacy.

Click here for more information about the final episode of Saturday Night at the Movies.

0830 Dr. Walkoff's Wines Labour Day is, for a lot of us, the final blast of summer vacation. Then it's back to school, to work; back to reality. Many will celebrate with a big BBQ. The question we are asking is -- when the food choices can range from light and delicate ceviche to hearty ribs, how do you choose a wine? Is there a wine that goes with hamburgers? We've asked Fresh Air contributor, psychiatrist and wine writer, Irvin Wolkoff, to help you choose something interesting for your last summer blow out.

To find our more about psychiatrist Dr. Irvin Walkoff and his take on wine, food and the mind, visit his Glass of His Own blog.