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February 2013 Archives

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Podcast:

Sunday February 24 Podcast

Shelagh Rogers on Shelf Life, our new book feature, Jim Erikson from Salt Spring Island who is nominated for an Academy Award for set decoration for the movie Lincoln and Jan Walls and Judy Hanazawa pay tribute to the amazing Harry Aoki.


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Shelf Life:

Shelagh Rogers talks about 5 influential books that shaped her life

This week on Shelf Life, we'll hear from broadcaster Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC's "The Next Chapter"
Shelagh has been an advocate for Canadian culture, adult literacy, and mental health.
1. A favourite childhood book:  The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe by CS Lewis
2. A book to give your younger self: Scaredy Squirrel by Melanie Watt and Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki
3. A book that changed your life: Porcupines and China Dolls by Robert  Arthur Alexie
4. A book you like to lend As Birds Bring Forth the Sun and The Lost Salt Gift of Blood by Alistair MacLeod
5. A guilty pleasure  Martha Stewart Living magazine.

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Vancouver's Goh family receives Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal

The Goh Ballet Academy in Vancouver has been running for 35 years. The family has just been honoured with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for their dedication to the art of classical ballet. Listen to my conversation with Choo Chiat Goh and Lin Yee Goh and their daughter Chan Hon Goh on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m.
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Chef Bruce on lamb and veal and everything that tastes good on the side

Chef Bruce from Bruce's Kitchen on Salt Spring Island has got some hearty meals on the menu. We'll speak with him on Saturday and get a few ideas for supper - or entertaining - just after 8 a.m.
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Volunteering:

Volunteering in BC: Earthquake Preparedness

We're starting a new series this week on volunteering - to highlight the ways people in BC can give their time to benefit others. It's also a way to be more involved in the community and can be its own personal reward.
This Saturday at 8:30 a.m. we'll hear from Desmond Rodenbour, who volunteers with the City of Vancouver, leading public Earthquake Preparedness Seminars.
And there are similar volunteer groups in communities all over BC so please check locally for your opportunities to lend a hand.
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Tim Willis of the Royal BC Museum on the "Race to the End of the Earth."

Starting today, we will feature a regular column on behind the scenes look at museums from an insider perspective.
Tim Willis is the Vice-President of the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria and he'll be our resident museum expert on this journey.Tune in this Saturday morning just after 6:30 to hear what he has to say about the "Race to the End of the Earth" exhibit.
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North American literature and the women's suffrage movement

Mary Chapman is a professor of English at UBC. She has recently co-edited a book called Treacherous Texts: US Suffrage Literature. She came into the studio to share her insights into this fascinating period and the writing that came from the suffrage movement in North America... and what it tells us about our history. She'll be on the air on Saturday at 7 a.m.
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Rossland Light Opera Players celebrate 60 years with music! and singing!

The Rossland Light Opera Players are taking a look back at the highlights - and on stage antics - from 60 years of performances. We'll talk to past president and the writer and director of the show, Dawn Graham on Sunday just after 7:30 a.m.
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Carolyn Thomas - Heart Health Month

After surviving a mis-diagnosed heart attach, Carolyn Thomas set out to educate herself about heart disease and subsequently other women about heart health. 

She was the first Canadian to attend the "WomenHeart Science & Leadership Symposium for Women With Heart Disease" at the Mayo Clinic. She has spoken to thousands of people about heart health, she writes and award winning blog called myheartsisters.org

She will be presenting her Cardiac Cafe workshop next Saturday (Feb 23) at the University of Victoria. 

You can hear that conversation Sunday (Feb 17) after the 8:00 am news.

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Podcast Sunday Feb. 17

Tea master Daniela Cubelic from Silk Road in Victoria, heart health advocate Carolyn Thomas and Rossland Light Opera celebrates 60 years.


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Podcast Saturday Feb. 16

Poet and artist Storma Sire, drummer Curtis Andrews and railway knitters Catherine Mick and Dela Wilkins.

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Daniela Cubelic from the Silk Road Tea Store brings rare finds to Victoria

Daniela Cubelic opened the Silk Road Tea Store in Victoria's Chinatown two decades ago, when she was just 22 years old. She is perpetually on the hunt for rare and artisanal teas to add to her collection, and she also blends teas to bring out the best flavours and benefits of the healthful drink. She will join us on the program on Sunday morning at 8:30 am.

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Artist, writer and advocate Storma Sire featured in poetry anthology

Storma Sire has written and illustrated children's literature, and she teaches creative writing and art in Vancouver. She also suffers from sickle cell anemia and is a co-founder of the Sickle Cell Association of BC.
Storma is one of the poets in the just-released anthology, The Great Black North, featuring Contemporary African Canadian Poets. She is our guest on Saturday just after 8:30 a.m.

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VIA Rail Canada's Knitters-in-Residence

You may have heard of musicians-in-residence on the train, or other live entertainers employed to keep passengers in good spirits on their journey. Well Catherine Mick and Dela Wilkins are knitters-in-residence on VIA trains. They will explain what that means, on Saturday's show just after 7 a.m.
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Pest-fighting bugs and plants in urban gardens

UNIBUG is a program at Douglas College that currently has a network of more than 40 volunteers monitoring bugs in their gardens.The project is looking at pesticide-free, sustainable ways to get rid of pests in urban gardens. A public event at Douglas College on Saturday morning hopes to draw more community support for the project. Rob McGregor is the program's director at the Institute of Urban Ecology and he'll be in studio to tell us more, just after 7:30 a.m.
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The Okanagan Symphony

The Okanagan Symphony is now in its 53rd season. This Saturday in Kelowna the symphony plays the Tchaikovsky classic for kids of all ages, Peter and the Wolf, with Bumbershoot Theatre. We'll hear more from the music director, Rosemary Thomson, just after 8 am on Saturday morning.
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Curtis Andrews' Carnatic connection

Vancouver musician Curtis Andrews taught himself how to play the drums when he was 14. He grew up in Newfoundland but now makes his home on the west coast, where he leads an Afro-Indian-World Jazz group.
He's performing at a concert in Vancouver on Saturday at the Western Front, featuring Carnatic music, which comes from South India. We'll hear more about how he connects with Carnatic music, coming up Saturday at 6:45 am.
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Studio One Book Club:

Rob Kapilow at the North by Northwest Musical Book Club

Rob Kapilow is a composer, pianist and author. His book is called "What Makes It Great? :Short Masterpieces, Great Composers." He recently came to Vancouver for a North by Northwest Musical Book Club, co-hosted by music educator June Goldsmith.
Rob is known around the U.S. for his "What Makes it Great" series which started on NPR and which has been developed into full length concerts at Lincoln Centre in New York and other cities.
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Podcast for Sat. Feb. 9

Stephen Wong talks about the changes in BC's Chinese restaurant fare with immigration from Mainland China and Hong Kong, Ian Johnston talks about his new installation at the Langham Cultural Centre in Kaslo, Jennifer Chen takes us inside some very creative field houses in Vancouver parks and fiddler Emilyn Stam talks about how music is taking her around the world.


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Kimberley students perform Les Mis

Students in Kimberly will present their production of Les Miserables from Feb. 13 to 16th at McKim School.  You can get tickets at the school or at Lotus Books in Cranbrook.
I talked to grade 10 students Gustaf  Hagland and Clara MacLeod about their experience of getting ready for the production.


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Immigration's effects on the evolution of Chinese food in BC

Stephen Wong, a food consultant and cookbook author, has looked at how immigration from different regions of China have influenced the way Chinese cooking has evolved in BC.
We'll hear more about the distinct flavours, and Stephen will share his views about the history of Chinese food in Vancouver and the province. He'll be speaking at a cooking event for the Lunar New Year, featuring Chinese Hakka cooking, at Barbara-Jo's Books to Cooks. Hear the interview on Saturday at 8:30 a.m.
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Sculptor Ian Johnston

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Ian Johnston started his career as an architect but turned his artful eye to sculpting in the mid-90s. The Nelson-based artist has a new exhibition showing in Kaslo and it will tour across Canada. Hear my chat with Ian on Saturday just after 7:30 a.m.



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BC Chinese Music Ensemble Concert

The BC Chinese Music Association is marking the Year of the Snake with a tea party and a concert in Vancouver at the CBC. The "Bamboo Shoots in Spring" concert will be performed by the BC Chinese Music Ensemble. The concert includes music from China and Canada and works by composer and conductor Ray Zhuo. You can hear from Ray on Sunday just after 7 am.
The Tea Party is on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Studio 700 at the CBC, that's at 700 Hamilton Street in Vancouver. It starts at 2 p.m.
On Feb. 16 there are two concert performances, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at 700 Hamilton.
We'll also give away tickets to the concert on our program.
Click here for more information on the concert: http://www.bccma.net/en/events/eventdetail/7/-/bamboo-shoots-in-spring-tea-party-and-concert
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Sandhu Singh, Arthur Arnold and David Ross (Feb 3, 13)

Sunday's podcast features Victoria water colour artist Sandhu Singh, Conductor Arthur Arnold and Voices of BC featuring David Ross.
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Arthur Arnold

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Arthur Arnold spends part of his year in Powell River and the rest travelling the world conducting many different orchestras.  Recently he's been named the Chief Conductor of the Moscow Symphony and he's just about to head on stage with them again, in this new role.

At home in Powell River he is also the Music Director of the Pacific Region International Summer Music Festival.   The festival takes place this year from June 18 to 28. You can keep in touch on their Facebook page.

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Barley Wine

Matthew McFarlane is pretty excited about barley wine at this time of year. He'll tell us more about some of his favourites, just after 8 a.m. on Saturday. Here are his picks:

Granville Island (Vancouver) 2012 Barley Wine 
Driftwood Brewing (Victoria) - Old Cellar Dweller 2012
Driftwood Brewing (Victoria) - Old Barrel Dweller 2012 (Kentucky bourbon barrel aged) 
Howe Sound (Squamish) - Woolly Bugger Barley Wine
Russell Brewing (Surrey) - Nectar of the Gods Wheat Wine Ale 
Brooklyn Brewing (New York City) - Monster Ale (English barleywine style)

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Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride

Sara Ross has been following crows long before it became an official bike event. We'll speak with Sara, one of the coordinators of the ride, about our fascination with the black birds and why they capture our imaginations. We'll also hear more details about the Crow Roost Twilight Bike Ride in the Lower Mainland. She'll be our guest just after 7 a.m. on Saturday.

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Chef Bruce:

Chef Bruce on Winter Baking

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Chef Bruce Wood of Bruce's Kitchen on Saltspring Island talks winter baking this week.

You can hear him just after 8:30 am on Saturday. And this week the phone lines will be open!! So call in with your winter baking questions.

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Victoria watercolour painter Sandhu Singh

Sandhu Singh is a watercolour artist based in Victoria and a cardiac nurse at Royal Victoria Hospital. He paints city scenes, landscapes, and whatever captures his sharp and observant eye. Listen to Sheryl's tour of his home and work and their conversation, on Saturday after 7:30 am.

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