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November 2012 Archives

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An interview with Patrick Taylor, author of An Irish Country Wedding

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The best-selling author brings the rural doctor in Northern Ireland and the town of Ballybucklebo back to life with the seventh book in the Irish Country Doctor series. Sheryl sat down with Patrick to hear more about where Dr. Fingal Flahertie O'Reilly comes from... and where he's going next. That interview will air on Sunday just after 7 a.m.


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Cooking Club:

Smitten Kitchen

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Deb Perleman's wonderful food blog Smitten Kitchen gets 5 million visitors a month!  It's funny and engaging and filled with great recipes and very detailed instructions. 
And now she has published The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. 
We were so happy that she made the time to be a guest in the NXNW Cooking Club.
 Her recipe for Apple Cider Caramels is in the recipe archive on the right hand side of the page.



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Chef Bruce - Honey

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It's squash season season and Chef Bruce Wood from Bruce's Kitchen on Salt Spring Island has some great suggestions and recipes.

He'll be talking Honey after the 8:00 news Sat.

You'll find the recipes when you click on the "read more" tab just below.


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Potter Danny Kostyshin

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Danny Kostyshin is a Vancouver potter who has been working with clay ever since a high school teacher encouraged him to try throwing a pot.  That was almost 4 decades ago!  Over the years Danny has tackled a number of controversial issues with his pottery and has also developed a much collected series of functional pieces.
His work is part of the big Burnaby Potters' Guild sale Nov 24 and 25 at 361 South Howard Ave in Burnaby (at Hastings)
You can hear Danny on the show just after 6:40 am on Saturday.

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Cheyenne Goh


Cheyenne Goh works in men's wear but in a most unexpected way.  She's an artist on Salt Spring Island who creates one-of-a-kind bags using men's suits and jackets. It all grew out of some very interesting work she was doing in south east Asia working with indigenous artisans using locally sourced material.
Cheyenne is one of thecreative people taking part in the big Out of Hand Artisan Fair on at the Crystal Gardens in Victoria from Nov 23-25.
She'll be my guest Saturday morning after the 7:30 news.

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Escape to Gold Mountain by David HT Wong

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Escape to Gold Mountain is a graphic history book about the experiences of the Chinese people in North America. It's written by Vancouver architect David H.T. Wong and is full of beautiful drawings  and comic book style dialogue and text.
Together, the pictures and words tell the incredible story of struggle and perserverance common to so many Chinese families in Vancouver.

You can hear that interview after the 8:30 news Sat.

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Seasonings: Flavours of the Southern Gulf Islands

Andrea & David Spalding have written a new cookbook to celebrate the edible bounty of Saturna, Mayne, Salt Spring, Pender and Galiano Islands. Seasonings: Flavours of the Southern Gulf Islands is published by Harbour Publishing.

Andrea and David will be signing cookbooks and swapping stories at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks November 20 from 5 - 6:30 pm

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John Clarke: Explorer of the Coast Mountains

John Clarke devoted his life to climbing BC's coastal mountains and did much share his discoveries. He passed away at the age of 58 as a result of a brain tumour. His friend and fellow climber Lisa Baile has written a new book that explores the explorer's life. John Clark: Explorer of the Coast Mountains is published by Harbour Publishing.

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Bargain Bottles

Wine guru Natalie MacLean joined us with tips on getting the best value when it comes to vino this holiday season. She's written a book called Unquenchable: A Tipsy Quest for the World's Best Bargain Wines.

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The Way of the Wood at the Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl

Bradley Messer is fascinated by the knots in wood. He picks up pieces in the alleys of Vancouver and creates what he calls a visual diary through the found wood. Bradley is part of the Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl from Friday to Sunday. We'll go for a tour of his studio on Saturday just after 7 a.m.

 

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Studio One Book Club:

Author Shane Peacock at the Studio One Book Club

Young adult author Shane Peacock entertains a captive audience at the Studio One
 
 Book Club. We'll hear how he created the young Sherlock Holmes series...
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and why he wasn't a fan of Sherlock before he started writing the novels.

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Heather Pawsey, soprano, performs in the opera "The Lake"

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The Lake is an opera about the first settlers in the Okanagan. This Wednesday will see its first professional public premiere in Vancouver, 60 years after the opera was written.
Soprano Heather Pawsey will explain on Sunday why this opera has a special significance for her. Tune in after 7:30 am to hear more.

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Flyover: British Columbia's Cariboo Chilcotin Coast


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Photographer Chris Harris of 105 Mile and writer Sage Birchwater of Williams Lake have teamed up to create a new book that takes readers into the air and into the aviation history of the Cariboo Chilcotin Coast.
The photographs are stunning and the stories captivating.
Check out Chris Harris' webpage for details on their
upcoming appearances around BC.

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Mark Forsythe

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Here is the link to Mark Forsythe's essay about researching his uncle's war experiences.



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War memories of Elizabeth Brown

The book which tells more of Elizabeth Brown's story of working as a secretary for MI5 during WWII and of her coming to Canada as a war bride with a badly injured husband is Old Stones:the Biography of a Family by A.S.Penney.


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Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha


Diwali Downtown is an annual event held at the Roundhouse in Vancouver.
This year's theme is "illuminate" and one duo performing at the celebrations is husband and wife team Cassius Khan and Amika Kushwaha.
Cassius specializes in tabla drums and ghazal vocals and Amika is a classical kathak dancer.
You can hear that conversation after the 7:30 news Sat Nov 3.

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Circle Craft

The 39th Annual Circle Craft Christmas Market is on now at the Vancouver Convention Centre. I dropped by this week to wander about and meet some of the artists and artisans with booths there. 
Saturday morning after 8:30 you'll hear from Michelle Vulama from Vancouver who paints on rocks, Jim Heeks from Iluminati Glassworks of Gabriola Island and Kasumi Lampitoc, a potter from Galiano Island.

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Michael Juk - Louis Armstrong


CBC music producer and blogger Michael Juk features Louis Armstrong this week. You can hear that conversation Sunday (Nov 4) after the 7:00 news.

Check his blog on the cbcmusic.ca website.





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Hidden Lives: Coming Out On Mental Illness

"Hidden Lives: Coming out on Mental Illness" is a book of essays edited by Lenore Rowntree and Andrew Boden.
Both are writers and both have family members living with mental illness.
Together they sought out other writers with a desire to speak about their experiences with mental illness.
One of those writers is Andrea Paquette....who's been known to call herself the Bipolar Babe.
The conversation with Lenore Rowntree and Andrea Paquette airs Sunday (Nov 4) after the 8:30 news.

There will be a book launch November 8 at the Cellar Jazz Club.

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Mushboo - A new way to grow mushrooms

Matt Unger is a BC entrepreneur whose focus these days is on mushrooms. More specifically - how to grow mushrooms at home, using recycled and eco friendly materials. After years of research and trial and error, he's come up with a system he calls Mushboo. Mush stands for mushroom and boo is for bamboo. The website is mushboo.com

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Stanley Coren: Choosing a dog

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How have you chosen the dogs in your life?  Dr Stanley Coren has been researching
this and he says there might be something to the idea that we choose dogs that look like we do. He looks at how film and television influence our choices and has some suggestions for
how to find a dog you'll love to live with.

Stanley Coren is on the show Sunday just after 8 am.

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Return to Byzantium: The Art and Life of Lillian Broca

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When film maker Adelina Sugavau met artist Lillian Broca at an art opening a few years back she was struck by Lillian's art and by her life story. In fact she was so struck that she spent  years working on a documentary called Return to Byzantium.

The film tells Lillian's  story, from her early childhood in Romania, her flight from that country with her family and her career as an artist.  It takes us into her studio where she creates incredible mosaics and along for the ride as Lillian returns to her home land for the first time in over 50 years.
The documentary has been screened and won prizes at film festivals in the U.S. It's Canadian premiere is November 8 at the Ridge Theatre as part of the Vancouver Jewish Film Festival

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Mohammed Hanif in the Bookclub

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Mohammed Hanif is a journalist and award winning novelist who lives and works for the BBC
in  Pakistan.  His latest novel is set in Karachi and tells the story of a nurse who works in the chaos of one of the city's busiest hospitals. It's a story laced with humor, sadness and senseless violence.



The Guardian newspaper has this to say about Our Lady of Alice Bhatti..."Relentlessly readable...A comedy for those who think. a tragedy for those who feel...Perhaps Pakistan's brightest English language voice"

You can hear our Book Club session with Hanif and my cohost, award winning author Anosh Irani after the 8 am news on Saturday.

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Live in Kamloops

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Kendel Carson and Dustin Bentall
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On Saturday Oct. 13 North by Northwest broadcast live from the "Art We Are Cafe."

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