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March 2013 Archives

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People in Your Neighbourhood:

Entrepreneur Dave Watson

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 A passionate mountain-biker, Dave Watson was only in his early 20's when he set out to change the clothing that was available to off-road cyclists to something a little less neon and spandexy.

His business Sombrio became a booming success, launching him to the list of Business in Vancouver Magazine's 'Top 40 under 40' recently. Just after 7 am, Dave Watson is our guest in the NXNW feature 'People in Your Neighbourhood.'

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All the Dirt - Life as Organic Farmers

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Robin Tunnicliffe and Rachel Fisher come in after 8:30 am to talk about their book 'All the Dirt: Reflections on Organic Farming' and to share their personal stories of how three friends followed their dream to become successful organic farmers.

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Voices of BC - Albert Veranous Franklin

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 Voices of BC is a semi-regular feature on North by Northwest. 

Author Rob Budd brings us accounts of early history of British Columbia from his book called 'Voices of British Columbia'. Rob based his book on the pioneering work of journalist Imbert Orchard, who traveled around the province from 1959 to 1966, recording audio interviews with hundreds of BC residents.Hear audio from Imbert Orchard's 1964 interview with Albert Veranous Franklin.
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Sunday March 24 Podcast

Meet a Vernon woman knitting a portrait of the late Stompin' Tom Connors. Also, a visit to Tatla Lake as we continue our archival series "Voices of B.C.". And, two Vancouver writers share their experiences as readers for CBC's Canada Writes competition.

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Bird Watching with Anne Murray (the naturalist, not the singer!)

Owl near the FraserSpring is here and bird life is everywhere. Author and nature guide Anne Murray gives us tips about watching birds in the Fraser Valley region.
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Shelf Life:

Shelf Life with Terry David Mulligan

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From teenage disc jockey to Mountie to actor, broadcaster, wine and music commentator - Terry David Mulligan has lived a lot of life, and read a lot of books along the way. Hear Terry talk about the books (and iconic magazines) that have influenced him in this edition of our regular feature, 'Shelf Life'.
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Saturday March 23 Podcast

Hear how to sell your stuff online with Nisha Patel. Learn some bird watching tips from Anne Murray. And, meet some scuba divers in the Kootenays that are not letting winter get in the way of underwater adventure.
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Sunday March 17 Podcast

On the podcast, Sheryl's interview with Sandra Djwa the author of Journey With No Maps. The book captures the vivid life of Canadian poet and artist P.K. Page. Also, a visit to an old movie theatre in Nelson that's getting a new life thanks to the community there. And guest host Paolo Pietropaolo celebrates St. Patrick's day by checking in with a beer expert to learn all there is to know about a pint of Guinness.
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Podcast Saturday March 16: Northern B.C. Edition

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(Clockwise from top left) Host Betsy Trumpener with restauranteur Reza Akbari, the Salt Water Brothers, Rosewood's Diary, and writer and assistant professor Sarah de Leeuw.

On a northern B.C. edition of the podcast hosted by Betsy Trumpener, a northern medical student who rhymes and raps, Persian New Year Prince George style, First Nations musicians who once found themselves touring with a white supremacist band, and a discussion with writer and professor Sarah de Leeuw about whether storytelling can improve health care.

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Bill Metcalfe - Nelson Civic Theatre

In Nelson BC the Civic Theatre showed movies from the 1930s until it closed in 2011. It was one more victim of the new movie economy that has seen so many old style theatres closing in the past few years.
 
Recently a very energetic non profit group has been determined to turn the theatre into a modern 3-screen theatre for movies and live performances.
 


They got the blessing of the City of Nelson, which owns the building, and in the past six months the Nelson Civic Theatre Society has become a strong force in the community. They've used every marketing and community engagement angle they can think of -- to gather broad support for their new venture.
 
It will be a while before they run regular movies  -  there's still lots of renovation and fundraising to do  -- but in February they held a fundraising gala, featuring a showing of the new James Bond movie "Skyfall." They invited people to come dressed as James Bond or their favourite Bond character. Freelance contributor Bill Metcalfe was there.
 

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Sandra Djwa - Journey With No Maps

"Journey With No Maps" captures the vivid life of Canadian poet and artist P.K. Page.

The biography is written by Sandra Djwa - and the book was shortlisted for the Charles Taylor prize for literary non-fiction.  

Sandra spent more than a decade researching and writing the book.

She had several conversations with P.K. Page, as well as those closest to her.



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Susan Musgrave

The characters from Susan Musgrave's book "Cargo of Orchids" are back in her latest novel, "Given."

Susan Musgrave is the author of 27 books. She writes poetry, fiction, non-fiction and children's literature. She teaches in UBC's Optional-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Programme and lives on Haida Gwaii.

That conversation airs after the 8:30 am news on Sunday.

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Karla Mundy


Karla Mundy is a singer, pianist, arranger and choir leader.  She leads community choirs in Vancouver and is co-conductor of the Island Soul Choir on Vancouver Island.

She's a founding member of The Shirleys and of the group Plough and she's just released her first solo cd  Way Back.

She getting all four of her Vancouver choirs together on  March 15th  for a big performance at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

You can hear that conversation on Sunday after the 8:00 am news.

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June Goldsmith and Wagner

June Goldsmith walks us through Wagner, describing in detail what is happening musically along the way.

June is a musician, a music educator and was the founder and long time artistic director for the Music in the Morning concert series in Vancouver.

You can hear that conversation and music after the 7:30 news Sunday.

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Vicki View - Okanagan Arts Award Winner

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Last weekend, the Okanagan Arts awards were handed out.
People who work in all aspects of the arts were honoured.
From those who make the art to those who help make the art happen.

The winner of the Okanagan Arts award for Dance is a young woman named Vicki View.

She teaches dance 7 days a week and you can hear than conversation Sunday after the 7:00 am news.

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Podcast Sunday March 10

On this podcast, Susan Musgrave on her latest novel Given, Vicky View winner of the Okanagan Arts Award for Dance explains her love of dance and teaching and Karla Mundy talks about singing and leading choirs.


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Podcast Saturday March 9

On this podcast: Actor Bruce Horak and his one man show This is Cancer, master gardener Kerry Zigfried of Victoria and poet Janet Rogers on Pauline Johnson.


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Gardening on Vancouver Island with Kerry Zigfried

Spring is on its way... and that means those with green thumbs are preparing for warmer, dryer weather to get their gardening under way.

Kerry Zigfried is a master gardener based in Victoria and you can hear that conversation after the 8:00 am news on Saturday.
    
 

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This is Cancer - Bruce Horak

This is Cancer is a one-man play by Bruce Horak.

A cancer survivor himself, and one of Canada's only legally blind professional actors, Bruce brings a fresh and funny perspective to a disease that too many of us will face and that so many of us could use a good laugh at.

The play runs at the Surrey Arts Centre March 15, and at the Chilliwack Cultural Centre March 19.

You can hear that conversation just after the 8:00 am news Saturday.

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Janet Rogers

It's been 100 years since E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwakes's death in Vancouver. Thousands of people lined the streets of Vancouver in 1913 as her procession passed by, to say goodbye to the Canadian Icon.

This weekend, Victoria's poet laureate, Janet Rogers honours Pauline Johnson at two separate events in Vancouver.
Saturday at 7:00 pm at Rhizome Cafe in Vancouver and Sunday 1:00 pm at the Pauline Johnson memorial monument at Ferguson Pt. in Stanley Park.

You can hear the conversation on Saturday morning after the 7:00 o'clock news.

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Vancouver chef finds passion in raw food

Lovena Galyide gave up a career as an architect to become a raw food chef and restaurateur. She and her daughter run Indigo Food Cafe in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. Hear why they've turned to a raw food diet, and why their cafe is catching the attention of hockey players and TV stars. That's at 7:30 am on Saturday.


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Jaalen Edenshaw - Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole

It is being carved from ancient red cedar -- a 42 foot high totem pole -- to commemorate the coming-together of the Haida Nation with the government of Canada 20 years ago -- to preserve the land now called Gwaii Haanas.

Haida head carver Jaalen Edenshaw created the design for the Gwaii Haanas Legacy Pole. It will be erected in the region later this year - the first pole to be raised there in 130 years.



You can hear that conversation with Jaalen Edenshaw after the 8:00 am news on Saturday.

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Maladjusted

"Maladjusted" is a play created and performed by patients and care givers in the mental health system.

The play and dialogue series are presented by Theatre for Living, directed by David Diamond. It runs Mar 8 - 24 at Firehall Theatre in Vancouver.




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New Shopping Technology

Our retail futurist Doug Stephens joined us to talk about innovations in shopping technology, including the shopping with Twitter and the online eyeglass company Warby Parker.

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Great Bike Journeys of the World

Bike-touring fun!Robbin McKinney does what he loves -- for a living. He rides his bike in some of the most beautiful, exotic, far-flung spots on the globe (and some closer to home)  AND he takes people along for the ride!

He came in to talk about some of the great adventures he has had on two wheels....with lots of friends in tow!

Robbin is giving at talk March 6 at Studio 16 in Vancouver. It's called "Great Bike Journeys of the World Slide Show and Soiree." It starts at 6:30. For more info contact:
Great Explorations or Randonnee Tours