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October 2012 Archives

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Ezra Kwizera

Ezra Kwizera
Ezra Kwizera is a singer and songwriter who grew up as a Rwandan refugee in Uganda. Three years ago he moved to Canada.
His connections to Africa remain strong though. He and his wife continue to work with Narrow Road Africa, an organization which helps children and orphans in Rwanda.
I really enjoyed my conversation with Ezra. He's an entertaining and inspiring man.

Ezra will be performing on Oct 28th as the opening act for Staff Benda Bilili at 560 Nightclub, 560 Seymour St. You can tickets in advance here.

He'll be on NXNW just after 8:30 on Sunday morning.

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Bhutan art installation in Armstrong

The Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum and Art Gallery features the installation of Keith Richards. Keith traveled to Bhutan a few years ago and this installation highlights his experiences there using photographs and wood work.

You can hear that conversation Sunday (Oct 28) after the 7:30 news.

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Erin Balser's Scary Book List


The Guardians by Andrew Pyper

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Carrie by Stephen King

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Abbotsford Dog Show

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The Lower Mainland Dog Fanciers of BC show continues Saturday and Sunday this weekend
at the Tradex in Abbotsford. It's Canada's biggest dog show and it attracts dogs and owners and handlers and breeders from across Canada and around the world.

Saturday on the show I'll be talking to Kate McKee from Vernon.  She is a very experienced handler and trainer and she's in the ring with 8 different dogs this weekend.

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Studio One Book Club:

M.G. Vassanji

M.G. Vassenji
What a thrill to have award winning author MG Vassanji in the Studio One Book Club a couple of
weeks ago and to have a chance to talk with him about his new novel.
The Magic of Saida tells the story of a successful Canadian doctor who is haunted
by his childhood, and his mysterious family in East Africa.
He's also haunted by his childhood sweetheart and the promise he broke to her
so he leaves his family in Canada and goes searching for answers.

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You can hear part two of the Bookclub Saturday just after the 8 am World Report.

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Christa Couture: The Living Record



I have been playing Christa Couture's new cd, The Living Record, on the show and at home a lot!  I have been a fan of Christa's music since her last award winning recording and this new release has only increased my enthusiasm for her music and her songwriting.

Christa has faced a lot of challenges in her life so far, challenges that would have floored many of us.  And if you listen to the lyrics you can find hints about these things. But these aren't sad songs. As the title suggests, Christa embraces life and all that can mean. 

I was so happy to have a chance to meet Christa Couture and talk a bit about life and this new recording.
Christa Couture
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Pumpkin Beer with Matthew MacFarlane

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Here is the list of pumpkin beers Matthew talked about on the show




Parallel 49 - Schadenfraude Pumpkin Oktoberfest
Tree Brewing - Jumpin Jack Pumpkin Ale
Steamworks - The Great Pumpkin Ale
Howe Sound Pumpkineater - Imperial Pumpkin Ale
St Ambroise Citrouille - Pumpkin Ale

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Cooking Club:

Roots with Diane Morgan

Roots by Diane Morgan
Diane Morgan has gone to the underworld with her latest cookbook!  It's called Roots: The Definitive Compendium and it's both a reference and a recipe book. 
Diane is an award winning cookbook author, writer, culinary instructor who has also worked as a chef and caterer. 
She will be on the show on Sunday just after 7 am.  Her recipe for Carrot Top Pesto is on the Cooking Club link on the right hand side of this page.

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Featured Guests:

Micheal Juk : Lena Horne

CBC Music producer and blogger Michael Juk mentioned this video today featuring a remarkable clip from the film Stormy Weather.

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Studio One Book Club:

Annabel Lyon "The Sweet Girl"

Annabel Lyon's new novel The Sweet Girl is the sequel to The Golden Mean. It's the story of Aristotle's bright and brave daughter, Pythias - a captivating heroine, battling society, expectations, gods and goddesses.
We were delighted to have award winning author Annabel Lyon in the book club to talk about this new work and some of her fascinating research!

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Here is the second part of our wonderful book club

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Featured Guests, Featured Story:

Voices of BC - Maisey Hurley


In this episode of Voices of BC, historian Rob Budd introduces us to Maisey Hurley who tells of her childhood meeting with notorious train robber Billy Miner.

You can listen again on the podcast for Oct. 7.

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Featured Guests:

Nettie Wild - Uninterrupted at VIFF

Nettie Wild is an award winning Vancouver Film Maker.
Nettie has a new film at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival called Uninterrupted, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
It captures the Adams River Sockeye run, from above and under the water.
You can see the film on the windows at Van City theatre in Vancouver Oct 10-12 after dark.

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Cooking Clubs Oct. 10th at Books to Cooks

We'll have back to back Cooking Clubs this Wednesday at Books to Cooks (1740 W. 2nd Vancouver)

3 pm Rob Feenie will talk about and cook from his new book Rob Feenie's Casual Classics
He'll be making Asian Sloppy Joes with cabbage cilantro slaw

4pm Patricia Green and Carolyn Hemming will talk about their new book Quinoa Revolution.
They'll make a recipe called The Better Burger.

I hope you can join us!

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Blood Relative - Nimisha Mukerji at VIFF


Nimisha Mukerji is an award winning young Vancouver documentary film maker. Her second feature documentary - Blood Relative - is having a world premiere at year's Vancouver International Film Festival. 

It follows the story of her uncle Vinay Shetty, an Indian activist fighting to save the lives of people dying from a genetic blood disease called Thalassemia. The film follows the stories of 2 young people battling the disease.

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Chef Bruce, Featured Guests:

Chef Bruce Wood - Thanksgiving


Chef Bruce Wood of Bruce's Kitchen on Salt Spring Island talks Thanksgiving, turkey, stuffing, soup and pears!

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Wanting / Everything in the World


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I have been enjoying Wanting Qu's music on line for a while now and was happy to know she has recorded a new cd, Everything in the World.  Wanting moved to Canada from China to study over a decade ago and once she got here she actually got more serious about music than about school!
Wanting is at the Rio Theatre in Vancouver on Oct 7th.

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Joe Jackson

Music producer Michael Juk takes us on a little tour of the sometimes surprising music of Joe Jackson!

Here is the link to the new Joe Jackson album titled The Duke.  It's streaming free until October 10th on CBC Music!