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May 2013 Archives

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Foncie's Fotos - A Moment in Time, Captured

foncie.JPGJournalist Pamela Post takes us on a personal and nostalgic journey into the history of her own family (that's her parents, pictured left) through a beautiful photo taken by Vancouver street photographer Foncie Pulice or one of his cohort. She also takes us on a tour through the four decades Foncie was snapping the city's history, one shot at a time,  and a new Foncie exhibit at the Museum of Vancouver starting June 8. You can upload your own Foncie photos at the Knowledge Network's 'Foncie's Corner.'

Come back in time with us now, to the decades when people gathered on the street - and Foncie was there to capture each Vancouver moment.


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NXNW Podcast May 26, 2013

Singer-songwriter Michael Averill walks in his father's musical footsteps, filmmaker Kevin Miller ponders hell in his documentary Hellbound?, Meeru Dhalwala dishes on books for Shelf Life, and Gamelan Bike Bike.


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Hellbound?

Does Hell exist?
If so, who ends up there?
Filmmaker Kevin Miller addresses these questions in his provocative documentary, Hellbound?.
It's being released across Canada on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download on May 28, 2013.
It also screens in Miller's hometown of Abbotsford for the first time on May 30 at St. Matthews Anglican Church.

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Walking in his Father's Footsteps-Michael Averill

Michael Averill grew up hearing stories about the Yukon and its music scene from his father, Gary. And now he's making music, and walking in his father's footsteps. You can hear about Michael's latest project after the 7:00 news on Sunday. 

You might also be able to hear him at his CD release party Thursday, May 30th at the St James Hall in Kitsilano. If you want to "walk" with Michael, go to his website to register. Walking dates run May 24th - June 11th in Vancouver.

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Gamelan Bike Bike

Publik Secrets have built a bicycle gamelan, inspired by the sounds the Balinese gamelan. We spoke with Gamelan Bike Bike's George Rahi, Robin Jacob and John Kastelic, who all happen to be part of Gamelan Gita Asmara. Look for Gamelan Bike Bike at the Vancouver International Children's Festival

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Shelf Life:

Meeru Dhalwala

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Meeru Dhalwala speaks with guest host Margaret Gallagher. She is the co-owner, with her husband Vikram Vij, of  Vij's and Rangoli and just opened a restaurant in Seattle called Shanik. And she is the author of several best selling cookbooks. Meeru is out next guest as part of our Shelf Life series. That's where we ask prominent British Colombians about the books that shaped their lives. Hear the interview Sunday May 26th after the 8:30am news. For Meeru's book picks click "read more".
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Ask A Teenager

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Teenagers are the ones giving advice for a change. At the least the ones part of Boca Del Lupo latest micro performance Ask A Teenager. In the show, taking place on Granville Island, teenagers sit on stage and field questions from adults...about anything. Guest host Margaret Gallagher asks two of the teens, Maya-Roisin Slater and Julian Levy, to answer her questions about the show. Saturday just after the 8:30am news.

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Mark Leiren-Young

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Mark Leiren-Young is a playwright, a journalist, and a performer. In his latest book, Free Magic Secrets Revealed, Mark tells the story of his teenage years creating a very ambitious, and not very good magic show. Hear Mark read from his book and speak with guest host Margaret Gallagher Saturday just after the 7:30 news.

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NXNW Podcast May 25, 2013

Mark Leiren-Young on his new memoir Free Magic Secrets Revealed, CBC's Grant Lawrence checks in from Fernie as part of the CBC Music Roadtrip Sessions, travel blogger Kim Gray takes us to the first stop on her Great Canadian Travel Bucket List, and two teens give advice on life as part of Boca Del Lupo's latest production, Ask a Teenager.

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Great Canadian Travel Bucket List

Canadians love to explore their own backyards, about eighty per cent of tourism dollars spent in Canada are spent by Canadians.This summer, we're launching a new series with Kim Gray, editor-in-chief of the award-winning travel blog Toque&Canoe.com.  

You can hear about one place on Kim's bucket list-Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, Saturday, after the 7:00 news.

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Beetle Road Trip with Grant Lawrence

Last Wednesday CBC Music's Grant Lawrence packed all his radio gear into a Volkswagen Beetle to begin driving across the country to visit some of Canada's best musicians. It's a new project called the "Beetle Roadtrip Sessions."

Grant will join guest host, Margaret Gallagher on the phone somewhere outside of Fernie, BC.
You can hear what he's been up to so far and up with Margaret and Grant after the 8:00 news.


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A Short History of My Life as a Bear

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Margaret Gallagher talks to Kempton Dexter. He's behind the play "A Short History of My Life as a Bear". And to Jacques Lalonde, who plays the bear. The play features a bear that sings, dances, and even does yoga. Hear the interview Sunday May 19th just after the 7am news.

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The Art of Melancholy

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Mezzo soprano Debi Wong from White Sparrow Music is combining modern jewellery with Elizabeth music to make an bold fashion statement and an innovative performance.Hear guest host Paolo Pietropaolo's interview with Debi Sunday May 19 just after the 7:30am news. To see the custom made necklace. Click "Read More"
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Voices of BC-Artie Phair

In this episode of Voices of BC, historian Rob Budd takes us to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush through the memories and story telling of Lilloet's Artie Phair. Coming up, after the 8:00 news

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Michael Juk on Jazz 'toons

Animated cartoons were born in the Jazz. To this day jazz continues to be a part of some of the greatest animated cartoons from the Pink Panther to the Flintstones to the Simpsons and Family Guy.CBC music producer Michael Juk wrote about the connection between cartoons and jazz in his recent blog post for CBC Music. He explains this relationship to guest host, Paolo Pietropaolo

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"Gastro-Grilling" with Ted Reader

As temperatures rise, people are getting outside and firing up the barbeque.

Chef Ted Reader is the author of the new cookbook "Gastro Grilling: Fired-up Recipes to Grill Great Everyday Meals." He has some advice for guest host, Paolo Pietropaolo for turning your next BBQ into a slightly more sophisticated affair. 

Catch their conversation after the 8:30 news.

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Cabaret at Nelson's Capitol Theatre

Nelson actor and singer Sydney Galbraith Black is bringing the hit musical Cabaret to the Capitol Theatre stage later this month. After the 7:30 news, catch up with freelance contributor Bill Metcalfe who dropped in for a visit at a rehearsal earlier this week. Cabaret will be playing May 30-June 1 at the Capitol.

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Saturday May 18, 2013

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Performance at Britannia Mine

Soprano heather Pawsey and tap dancer Dayna Syndrowski are part of a group called Astrolab Musik theatre. Astrolab is putting on a unique performance called "NewMatica" at the Brittania Mines Museum next week..and they're using the building itself as one of the instruments. You can hear about this performance after the 7:00 news.
Newmatica will be performed May 25th at 7:30 at the Britannia Mines.

 

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Saturday May 18, 2013

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Stanley Coren on "middle aged mutts."

We all get a little rounder, lose a little hair, and sometimes go a little crazy. But what happens to your POOCH, when he or she hits middle age?

North by Northwest's dog expert Stanley Coren shares his advice on making the most of your middle aged mutt after the 8:00 news.

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Sunday May 12, 2013

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NXNW May 12, 2013

Young pianist Emma Hoglund and Clyde Mitchell of Lions Gate Sinfonia on Concerto Stars concert, Vickie Jensen on Salt Water Women at Work at the Herstory Cafe, koto player Kozue Matsumoto on Chrysanthemums and Maple Leaves Festival

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Sunday May 12, 2013

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NXNW Podcast May 11, 2013

Comedian Wes Borg and lawyer/performer Danielle Lemon on Brief Encounters, Master Gardener Kim Hammond, spot prawns at False Creek Fishermen's Wharf in Vancouver

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Sunday May 5, 2013

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Podcast, Sunday May 5, 2013

Landscape designer John Brookes, Father Figures filmmakers April Butler and Gillian Hrankowski, and music educator Jeff Weaver on a concert that's "out of this world" for Music Monday.

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Sunday May 5, 2013

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Podcast May 4, 2013

Photographer Alex Waterhouse-Hayward on his new exhibition People, Plants and Passion at  Duthie Gallery; home renovation expert Jorge Rodrigues one what you need to know before you start digging and planting if you don't want to damage your home.

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Sunday May 5, 2013

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Music Monday with Chris Hadfield and Jeff Weaver

 
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This week will kick off Music Monday! Tomorrow (Monday) morning at 10 AM Pacific Time thousands of kids around the world will link up with Commander Chris Hadfield at the Space Station to sing a song called "Is Someone Singing" co-written by Hadfield and Barenaked Ladies frontman, Ed Robertson.

Join guest host Margaret Gallagher as she talks to Jeff Weaver, Director of Bands at Oak Bay High School in Victoria to find of more.

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Saturday May 4, 2013

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Alex Waterhouse Hayward Exhibition Salt Spring Island

 

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Alex Waterhouse Hayward's work has appeared in the New York Times, Vanity Fair and even on a Canadian postage stamp. His exhibition "People, Plants and Passion" showcases over 4 decades of work and opens today on Salt Spring Island at the Duthie Gallery.

Guest host Margaret Gallagher caught up with Alex earlier this week. You can hear the interview after the 7:30 news.