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  • Friday February 23, 2018

    Audio Author and Actor Ruth Marshall Discusses Her Book Walk It Off

    Ruth Marshall was at the height of her power as an actor, writer, mother and spouse - when she slowly started losing power over her legs. Surgery would leave her without the ability to walk at all. She'd spend months in rehab just trying to get back on her feet. Not a laughing matter right? Well, you'd be surprised. Marshall has documented her recovery in a new book called "Walk it Off - The True and Hilarious Story of How I Learned to Stand, Walk, Pee, Run and Have Sex Again After a Nightmarish Diagnosis Turned My Awesome Life Upside Down".

    Listen 8:03
  • Friday February 23, 2018

    Audio Homestretch Sommelier Laurie MacKay: February 23

    Time for a wine-tasting here on the Homestretch. Our sommelier Laurie MacKay has brought in a bottle of Nugan Estate Alfredo Second Pass Shiraz 2015.

    Listen 6:39
  • Thursday February 22, 2018

    Audio Entertainment This Weekend - February 22

    Winter still seems to be in full swing, but that doesn't mean you have to hide out at home under a blanket this weekend. There is plenty going on in and around our city in arts and entertainment. CBC's Susan Holzman has some options to get you out and about.

    Listen 7:36
  • Thursday February 22, 2018

    Audio Air Quality in Calgary

    We don't always think about air pollution here in Calgary. But a new study out of the University of Calgary takes a close look at air quality in the city and maps out where pollution levels are highest. And the results are surprising. Stefania Bertazzon is a professor in the Department of Geography at the U of C.

    Listen 6:08
  • Thursday February 22, 2018

    Audio An International Perspective on Calgary's Architecture

    What comes to mind when you think of Calgary's architecture? We may not be Chicago or Dubai, but with buildings like Studio Bell and the Bow Tower we've come a long way. Architectural Digest has pointed to the new Calgary Public Library downtown as one of our city's most anticipated structures in some time. Architects from all over North America are gathering in Calgary this week. Andrew Kudless is a professor of architecture at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco.

    Listen 7:26
  • Wednesday February 21, 2018

    Audio DNA Technology to Help Solve Unsolved Cases

    For the very first time...Calgary police are turning to new and sophisticated DNA technology to help them solve a case. Last Christmas eve, a baby girl was found dead in a dumpster. Her mother has never been found. Parabon Nano-labs has develped a ground-breaking forensic analysis service called Snapshot -- DNA pheno typing. It uses DNA evidence to predict physical appearance and ancestry. Today Calgary police released Parabon's images of the woman they're looking for. For more on the science involved, we've reached Ellen Greytak, the Director of Bioinformatics at Parabon in Virginia

    Listen 8:07
  • Wednesday February 21, 2018

    Audio Local Hero Raymond Fang

    Can you imagine driving along on Glenmore Trail, when you come upon a burning car, with a woman trapped inside. What would you do? Raymond Fang decided to act, and he wound up saving that woman's life. Fang is among 29 Calgarians being recognized for their heroism by the Calgary fire department. He received a commendation award at a ceremony earlier today.

    Listen 5:01
  • Wednesday February 21, 2018

    Audio Metis Pioneers Author Doris Jeanne Mackinnon

    Metis women played a critical role in the building of the western prairies during the fur trade. A new book tells the story of two of those women....Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed, the grandmother of late Alberta premier Peter Lougheed. Doris Jeanne Mackinnon is the author of Metis Pioneers.

    Listen 7:54
  • Tuesday February 20, 2018

    Audio Calgary Singer Lynn Olagundoye Performs in Studio

    A Calgary singer songwriter is celebrating "soul" in our city as part of Black History Month. Lynn Olagundoye is bringing poetry, music and art to the stage this Saturday at Festival Hall. Her group Soul in the City - in partnership with Calgary Folk Music Festival - is presenting the show called - A Seat at the Table. Lynn joins Rob now in studio.

    Listen 12:33
  • Tuesday February 20, 2018

    Audio Homestretch Naturalist Brian Keating February 20

    Our globe trotting adventurer Brian Keating joins us every week, to fill us in on his travels, and conservation efforts happening all over the world. He's back in studio this afternoon, to tell us about someone who has been called an "ecotourism hero".

    Listen 8:58

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