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Past Episodes: January 2014 Archives

SUNDAY January 26

Host: Mary Ito

0630 Aparita Bhandari offered-up a Sunday edition of her What's On column---links to her selections are in the What's On posting for this date.

0730 Vocalist Leanne Storms and drummer Steve Waller are two quarters of the Ottawa band The Nellotones. They've just released their debut CD---"In Play". All the proceeds from the CD's sales will go to support OrKidstra which exists to give children from under-served communities the opportunity to learn and make music together and the chance to benefit from the individual skills and community values that are inherent in music-making. Learn more at the OrKidstra website.

0800 Dr. Mike Evans has tackled back pain in his latest YouTube whiteboard video.
Listen audio (runs 10:16)
Watch all of Mike's whiteboard videos on his Doc Mike Evans' YouTube channel.
And check out Dr. Mike's My Favourite Medicine website for more information on this and other health-related topics.

0830 Writer Loretta Gatto-White says that even though food is important in Italian culture, the food is really about relationships and connecting with others. Loretta is co-editor of Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses. (Guernica)
Listen audio (runs 10:47)
Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses. is published by Guernica.
Learn more at Loretta's publisher's website.

SATURDAY, January 25

Host: Mary Ito

0630 What's On columnist Aparita Bhandari recommended events to attend around the province. Links to the events are in today's What's On listing.

0730 Outdoors enthusiast Kevin Callan extolled the virtures of getting involved in outdoor winter activities because it's the best way to truly appreciate a Canadian winter.
Learn more about what you can do outdoors this winter at Kevin's Happy Camper website.

0800 Christine Tizzard, host of CBC TV's Best Recipes Ever , talked about food trends to look for in 2014.
Listen audio (runs 6:41)
Best Recipes Ever airs weekdays at 3 p.m.
For more information about the can check out the Best Recipes Ever website.

0830 Anyone with an electronic gadget needs a password. Independent technology analyst Carmi Levy looked at the challenges that we face in coming up with passwords that are both effective AND memorable.
You can follow Carmi on his Twitter feed.

SUNDAY January 19

Host: Mary Ito

0630 "What's On" columnist Aparita Bhandari offered events and activities to attend around the province.
You'll find links to Aparita's "What's On" recommendations in today's "What's On posting on the Fresh Air website.

0730 Shlomo Schwartzberg is a film critic, teacher, arts journalist and co-founder of the website Critics At Large. He talked about the influence of the films of Steven Spielberg on the world of cinema.
Listen audio (runs 9:07)
Shlomo is offering a series of lectures on the work and influence of Steven Spielberg, titled "Defining Greatness". It's at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre in Toronto. It begins on January 20 and runs through March 17.
The details are at the Centre's website.
For current film reviews by Shlomo, you can visit the Critics At Large website.

0800 Natalia Tukhareli is a bibliotherapist and founder of "Read to Connect". It's a non-profit organization that offers book therapy to community groups. She talked about it's healing powers.
Listen audio (runs 7:45)
For more information on bibliotherapy, you can visit the Read To Connect website.

0830 January is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. Dr. Tiffany Chow is a behavioural neurologist at the Sam and Ida Ross Memory Clinic at Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto. She talked about the importance of early detection through recognition of the symptoms.
Listen audio (runs 7:56)
Tiffany is also the author of "The Memory Clinic: Stories of Hope and Healing for Alzheimer's Patients and Their Families" published by Penguin.
Here are the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer's.