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April 2013 Archives

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Podcast April 28, 2013

Chef Bill Jones on The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting, Ted Phillips celebrates baseball movies, Jennifer Chen takes us the Homesteaders Emporium.

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Podcast April 27, 2013

Poet Brad Cran on his new book Ink on Paper, the NFB's Jennifer Moss on Hyperlocal Interactives, and financial columnist Nisha Patel on fun, frugal summer vacations.

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A visit to the Homesteaders Emporium

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Home brewers, urban beekeepers and canning fanatics can now unite under one roof in Vancouver at the Homesteaders Emporium on East Hastings, where do-it-yourselfers of both the amateur and expert variety will find an array of tools.

The CBC's Jennifer Chen went down to the shop for a visit. and share's the details at 7:40.

 

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Brad Cran on "Ink and Paper"

 

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April is National Poetry Month and it's also the month that income taxes are due.

So it seems like a perfect time to talk to Brad Cran, the former poet Laureate of Vancouver and a tax accountant.

Brad Cran has just published a beautiful new book of poems called "Ink on Paper." Join Margaret Gallagher and Brad after the 7:30 news.

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Mushrooms

Bill Jones is the author of The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting. Deerholme is a farm in the Cowichan Valley. They offer cooking classes and workshops and have monthly dinners - most of it revolving around mushrooms.

Bill Jones is a font of knowledge when it comes to mushrooms whether it's finding them or cooking them.

Here's one of Bill's recipes from the book.
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Nisha Patel on summer vacation planning

Spring has hit Canada later and colder than usual. Keep yourself warm this weekend thinking about and planning for your summer vacation.

According to our personal finance columnist, Nisha Patel, now is the perfect time to plan that affordable summer holiday whether you're staying close to home or embarking on an exotic adventure. You can hear Nisha at 6:40 AM.


Nisha Patel is the North by Northwest finance columnist.

Websites she mentioned include kayak, Airbnb, Jetsetter and Airfarewatch.



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Jennifer Moss on the Hyperlocal Interactive

Over the last few weeks we have been talking about Hyperlocal, the new digital story map created by the CBC's Canada Writes.

The National Film Board of Canada is collaborating with Canada Writes on this initiative, creating "web-based Interactives" out of some of the stories that have been uploaded, and if you're lucky, you might find your own story up there as the NFB will be adapting the winning Hyperlocal story into an Interactive.

Joining us after the 7:00 news is the NFB's Interactive Producer Jennifer Moss.  If you'd like to try to win a hand at getting them to turn one of your neighbourhood stories into an Interactive visit Hyperlocal and submit your entry.

The competition is open until May 3.

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Podcast: April 21, 2013

Tim Willis of the Royal BC Museum in "intangible" cultural treasures; Canada's "Music Teacher o the Year" Mark Reid of Vancouver Technical Secondary School at the Juno Awards; painter and Sun Run t-shirt artist Tiko Kerr at the start line of the Vancouver Sun Run.

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Hyperlocal-with Willow Yamauchi

Guest host Margaret Gallagher catches up with Canada Writes blogger, Willow Yamauchi to disuss this week's post about her neighbourhood, Mount Pleasant. To learn more about the "Hyperlocal" contest and to upload your own stories go to hyperlocal.

 

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Mark Reid - Music Teacher of the Year.


Mark Reid is the Head of the Fine Arts Department and Director of Bands and Choir at Vancouver Technical Secondary School. He is this year's recipient of the MusiCounts Teacher of the Year. He's being honoured at the Juno's taking place this weekend in Saskatchewan.

You can hear him after the 7:00 am news on Sunday.

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Artist Tiko Kerr - Sun Run


Vancouver Artist Tiko Kerr has been designing the Vancouver Sun Run T-Shirt for 10 years.

We'll speak to him from the start line of the race after the 8:30 new Sunday.

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Tim Willis - Royal BC Museum


Tim Willis from the Royal BC Museum talks about intangible cultural treasures that museums are beginning to incorporate in their collections.

Catch that conversation after the 7:30 news Sunday.

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Ballet BC - Tale of Two Giselles


 Ballet BC's tale of two Giselles.


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Phil Dwyer's new Saxophone




Award winning musician Phil Dwyer has been playing the same saxophone since the mid 80s and it was starting to wear out.

He went looking for a replacement sax and couldn't find one so he decided to build his own. It's called Sea Wind.

Hear that conversation after the 7:30 news Sat morning.

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Belgian Saison Beer


BC Saisons
Lighthouse Brewery in Victoria - The Deckhand
Swans Brewery in Victoria - 7 Swans a Swimming
Steamworks Brewery in Vancouver - Steamworks Saison
Parallel 49 Brewery in Vancouver - Hayfever Spring Saison
Driftwood Brewery in Victoria - Farmhand Saison (or Farmhand Ale)

Hear all about these beer after the 7:00 am Saturday.

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Podcast: April 20, 2013

Award-winning musician and composer Phil Dwyer on his new line of Seawind saxophones, hand-built in Qualicum Beach; beer columnist Matthew McFarlane on the latest BC-brewed saison-style ales.
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April 14, 2013

Ruth Ozeki on her latest novel "A Tale for the Time Being," Bruce Ruddell and Bill Henderson preview their musical "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," and Chris Tyrell Loranger on "Knock Knock," his musical tale of adoption and discovery.

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April 13, 2013

Curator Fereshteh Daftari in MOA's Safar/Voyage, Wendy Fraser of the Bridge River Lillooet News, and three craft distillers putting a BC twist on locally-made vodka.


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Safar/Voyage at the Museum of Anthropology

Safar/Voyage will be the first major exhibition of contemporary art from Arab, Iranian and Turkish artists to be shown in Vancouver.  Safar/Voyage includes the works of 16 artists and will be opening April 20, from 7-9 pm. The exhibition runs until September 15 at UBC's Museum of Anthropology. We speak with curator Fereshteh Daftari at 7:40 on Saturday, April 13.

 

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Bill Henderson and Bruce Ruddell on "Let me Call you Sweetheart."

Bill Henderson and Bruce Ruddell chat with Margaret Gallagher about their new musical, Let Me Call You Sweetheart- A Romantic Musical Comedy about two 80 year old people who fall in love in a Care Facility, and Inspired by real events. The show will run April 16-May 19th at the Belfry Theatre in Victoria.

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Chris Tyrell Loranger on "Knock Knock"

Guest host Margaret Gallagher talks with Chris Tyrell Loranger about his adoption journey, and his new musical memoir, "Knock Knock," playing at the PAL Vancouver Studio theatre, April 18-21.

 

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Chris Tyrell Loranger and his birth mother, and inspiration for his memoir, Francoise Loranger.

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Chef Christine Tizzard on Springtime Foods

Join guest host Margaret Gallagher as she chats with Christine Tizzard, host of CBC TV's "Best Recipe Ever," where she shares dishes from Canadian Living's recipe library. Christine explains springtime foods are hitting the shelves now, and how can we entice children to taste new foods throughout the year.

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Vodka with a BC Twist

 

BC is well-known for its craft brewing, but what about craft distilling? Over the last few years, small distilleries have cropped up around BC from the Okanagam to Vancouver Isalnd. Guest host Margaret Gallagher had a change to sample three local vodkas and meet the folks behind them at Vancouver's Forage Restaurant. Tasted were Victoria Spirits, Pemberton Distillery and Long Table Distillery.

 

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left to right vodka distillers Peter Hunt, Tyler Schramm and Charles Tremewan

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April 7, 2013

Pharis and Jason Romero on their new album Long Gone Out West Blues, Deborah Goodman tells us moving story of her mother's escape from the Warsaw Ghetto, and SFU Phd Candidate Mark Nazeemi explains how environmental soundscapes could help patients manage chronic pain.

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April 6, 2013

Roy Henry Vickers and Robert "Lucky" Budd on their new book Raven Brings the Light, retail futurist Doug Stephens on retail robots, and Marylee Stephenson on the online gallery, Indian Art From the Edge.
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Hyper Local with Willow Yamauchi

Hyper Local is a nation wide story telling and story sharing project where people upload and share their stories about change in their neighbourhoods. One of Vancouver's hyper local bloggers is Willow Yamauchi. You can hear more about Hyper Local and Willow's blog after the 7:00 am news on Sunday. And check out the site. Hyper Local

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Sound Therapy

Many people dealing with chronic long-term pain can spend a lot of time in waiting rooms. Now, researchers at Simon Fraser University are exploring how they might help manage that chronic pain, by giving people soundscapes to listen to while they wait for medical attention. Mark Nazemi is a PhD student at the pain studies lab at the school of interactive arts and technology at SFU. You can hear this conversation Sunday morning on NXNW.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

4 years ago Deborah Goodman immigrated to Canada from the U.S. and put down roots on Vancouver Island.

Later today Deborah will be participating in a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Nanaimo.

Deborah's mother Jeanne was among the over 350,000 Jewish residents of Warsaw in Poland, who were interned in the Warsaw Ghetto.


Nearly all of those people eventually died of disease or starvation or were later killed in a death camp. Jeanne is a rare witness who survived, escaped, changed her identity, and then clung to life in a prison labor camp. Holocaust Remembrance Day for this year begins at sundown tonight (Sun April 7) and Deborah Goodman will share her mothere's story at the First Unitarian Fellowship of Nanaimo. The presentation is called "Lost Threads." You can hear that conversation after the 7:30 news on Sunday morning.

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Indian Art from the Edge

If you ask what west coast art looks like, many will point to works created by First Nations artists.

But if you wanted to buy a piece of West Coast First Nations art, where would you go? And how would you find out about the artist?

You could buy something directly from the artist on the street.


That's what Marylee Stephenson has been doing for years. And she realized that many of the talented 1st nations artists selling their works to passersby were in need of a better way to sell their art. So she started Indian Art From the Edge. You can hear that conversation after the 7:00 am news Saturday.

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Coming up Saturday Apr 6th on NXNW

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Guest host, Margaret Gallagher speaks with Marylee Stephenson, originator of Indian Art on the Edge about helping street artists sell their works. She'll have a chat with consumer columnist, Doug Stephens about robots. Then she'll get the latest on BC gardening from Master Gardener Sue Ackerman of Salmon Arm. And finally, she has a visit with artist Roy Henry Vickers and historian Lucky Budd about their new joint book venture, Raven Brings the Light.