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September 2013 Archives

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Sunday September 29, 2013

Artist John Koerner celebrates his 100th birthday, Florence Reedman in Robert Budd's Voices of British Columbia series, Dr. Ted Morris on dental health for pets, Bramwell Tovey on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

24-hour Narrate-a-thon at UBC's Crane Library, Neil Hammond of the band Thereafter, Matthew McFarlane on Oktoberfest beer, Willa-Lee Reid on the arts in Squamish, artist Lucas Glenn puts the Internet on paper.

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John Koerner

John Koerner is the oldest still-active member of the Vancouver School of painters, a group that developed modernism in Canadian art. He turns 100 on September 29th He taught drawing and painting at the Vancouver School of Art and at the University of British Columbia. His work is on display now until Nov 7th at the Penticton Art Gallery. And there's a birthday party for him at UBC.

You can hear John Koerner after the 7:00 o'clock news.
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Squamish Art

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Squamish has long been a mecca for outdoor recreation lovers.But it is increasingly becoming known for its arts scene as well. Outdoor enthusiast and art lover, Willa-Lee Reid talks to Margaret about how Squamish's two seemingly different draws influence one another. Sunday just after the 7am news.

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Dental Health for pets - Dr. Ted Morris

Veterinarian, Dr. Ted Morris talk oral health for your pets. After the 7:30 news.

Also CBC TV's Marketplace is investigating the cost of routine veterinary procedures.

And you can join the investigation.Visit their website - cbc.ca/marketplace to submit a copy of your vet bill and a photo of your pet.


Be sure to watch the Marketplace season premiere - Barking Mad - next Friday night on CBC Television.

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Narrate-a-thon

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Saturday morning just after the 7am news Margaret call into UBC's Crane Library. There volunteers are making digital recordings of books and text books for people with visual disabilities. Hear from library staff member Laurie Dawson and former CBC broadcaster and now volunteer Paul Grant.

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Neil Hammond of Thereafter

Bowen Island-based band "Thereafter" releases their new CD "Ceremony" Sep 28 at St. James Hall.

It combines "Ceremony" combines elements of folk, classical and pop music.

At the heart of the band is Neil and Keona Hammond. They met and married while playing in the celtic-inspired group, Cleia.

Thereafter reflects a new chapter in their life. You can hear Neil's conversation after the 8:30 news.

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Paper Internet - Lucas Glenn

Google, Facebook, Wikipedia - websites like these are as familiar to us as wallpaper. But this week in Kelowna, they'll actually be hanging on the wall. Artists Lucas Glenn and Jeff Ellom have recreated the internet as a set of paper collages that are being shown this week at the Alternator Centre for Contemporary art.

The exhibit is called "Thank You For Sharing," and its co-creator Lucas Glenn will be on NXNW after the 8:00 o'clock news.

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Beer - Oktoberfest

NXNW Beer Columnist Matthew MacFarlane has the skinny on the latest in beer.

This week he's talk Oktoberfest for the love of lager.

You can hear the latest after the 7:30 news.

Here are the beers he mentions:


Russell Brewing
Marzen Hand Crafter Octoberfest Lager
Blood Alley Bitter

Mission Springs (Fraser Valley)
Marzen

Hoyne Brewery (Victoria)
Pilsner

Mill Street Brewery
Octoberfest

Samuel Adams
Octoberfest

Hofbrau
Original Lager

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

VPL's Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence Columpa C. Bobb; Frank Ritcey teaches us how to talk to the amorous animals in BC's forests; Charles Wilkinson on his new doc, Oil Sands Karaoke.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Judson Beaumont's whimsical furniture, Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd their book Raven Brings the Light, VSO School of Music's Curtis Pendleton on music education at any age, Chef David Hawksworth prepares to bring a bit of BC to James Beard House in NYC.

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Passion In The Pines

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Outdoor life columnist Frank Ritcey has everything you wanted to know about rutting season but were afraid to ask. And he's going to teach Margaret some moose, elk, and deer calls. Sunday just after the 8am news.

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Columpa C. Bobb - Aboriginal Storyteller in Residence

This week the Vancouver Public Library announced that Columpa C. Bobb is their 2013 Aboriginal storyteller in residence. Bobb has been acting, writing plays and teaching for more than 25 years, performing her original monologues and one-person shows across Canada.

You might also recognize her from the tv shows North of 60 and The Rez. She is a member of the Sto:lo Nation's Seabird Island band. You can hear her after the 8:30 news.

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Frank Ritcey - Passion in the Pines

Forget fifty shades of gray. Our forests will be source enough for stories of lust and longing. That's according to Frank Ritcey of Kamloops BC.



Although Tennyson once wrote it is "in spring that a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love,' Ritcey says that in the wilds of BC, it's the fall that brings on these primordial urges.
At least amongst the large, hoofed mammals that call our hills home. Elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and deer will all be looking for love in a variety of ways as the fall plays out. Frank will guide us through this amorous autumn after the 8:00 o'clock news.

Frank Ritchey is an outdoor life enthusiast & the Provincial Coordinator for WildSafeBC.

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Judson Beaumont Furniture

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Judson Beaumont creates whimsical, one-of-a kind furniture in East Vancouver. His works are on display at the Interior Design West show this week. And he's got a piece in the Splash Auction. It's a fundraiser for the Arts Umbrella. The gala will be held at CBC Vancouver on October 19.

You can head to the Pendulum Gallery in Vancouver this week for a preview of the over 100 works up for auction. You can hear Judson Beaumont in conversation after the 8:30 news.

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Chef David Hawksworth

Vancouver Chef David Hawksworth is heading to New York this week. David and his team are bringing a little bit of BC to the Big Apple.

They are off to cook at James Beard House - named for the iconic cookbook author and teacher James Beard.


That menu will be available for a limited time at David's Hotel Georgia Restaurant in Vancouver once he returns from New York next week. 

You can hear that conversation after the 7:00 o'clock news.

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Raven Brings the Light



Artist Roy Henry Vickers and historian Robert "Lucky" Budd have teamed up to produce a lovely picture book called Raven Brings the Light.

Raven Brings the Light combines gorgeous text and images, and, according to the Assocation fo BC Booksellers, is the topselling BC book.

That conversation after the 7:30 news.


Roy and Lucky will share their book next Sunday Sep 29th at the Word Vancouver Festival in Library Square.

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"He Was My Son" - Former Residential School Teacher Florence Kaefer

 
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Florence Kaefer was only a teenager when she started teaching children at two of Canada's most notorious native residential schools. In the mid-to-late 1950's, she taught at Norway House in Manitoba, and later in the Port Alberni Residential School in the early 1960's. She never knew of the horrors her students were subjected to outside of the classroom...until decades later.

Now 78-years-old -  Florence travelled from her home in Courtenay to Vancouver Thursday night to attend the Truth and Reconciliation Commission gathering. She told her story to the CBC's Pamela Post.
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VSO School

The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra School of Music is offering a variety of music classes for musicians of all ages and skill levels. Since opening its doors in 2011, the school has seen a big spike in adult learners. This year, over 30% of the students are over 55. Curtis Pendleton is the Executive Director of the VSO School of Music.


You can hear that conversation after the 8:00 o'clock news.

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Sunday September 15, 2013

Celeste Snowber and Jodi Proznick on their show "Woman Giving Birth to a Red Pepper," our personal finance columnist Nisha Patel on avoiding massive student debt, Ted Rodonets of the Terry Fox Run in Powell River.

 
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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Barbara Adler on Accordion Noir Festival, sign artist Cameron Stewart, Laura Marks on "Experiments in Arab Cinema," master gardener Renee Newell.

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Terry Fox Run in Powell River

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The Terry Fox run takes place all across BC and Canada this morning, commemorating the Marathon of Hope, and raising awareness-and funds for cancer research. Ted and Jan Rodonet have been co-organizing the event for the last 10 years in Powell River in honour of their daughter, who lost her battle with cancer in 2002. The Powell River run starts at 10 AM today, but the run starts at different times across Canada. You can follow this link to see where and when the run is happening in your community. The picture left is from last year in Powell River, dragon boat paddlers and hockey players cross paddles and sticks to form an archway.

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Woman Giving Birth to a Pepper

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Woman Giving Birth to a Pepper Directed by Lynn Fels, this performance touches on issues of on-line dating, loss, parenting, the spirituality of worry, and the heart of what it means to live a voluptuous life.It plays at the Cultch in Vancouver Sept 20-21.

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Talk to the Animals

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CBC Music producer, Michael Juk drops by to play same music inspired by our relationship with animals. The fascination with animals and the sounds they produce has led to some unusual "collaborations" between humans and the creatures we admire including the humble trout, the great whale and the wily fox, just to name a few. You can follow Michael @CBCMichaelJuk. Photo credit Getty Images

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Accordion Noir Festival

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The accordion is back! If your Great Aunt Mabel tortured you with cheese-ball polkas; if the name "Lawrence Welk" makes your ears bleed, join the Accordion Noir Festival in celebrating the dark and edgy heart of today's accordion music. Vancouver's Russian Hall has been taken over yet again by the wildest squeezers in Canada, and accordion player and organizer Barbara Adler joined host Margaret Gallagher to tell her all about it.

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Master Gardener Renee Newell

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This weekend's Master Gardener is Renee Newell. She is a landscape designer in Victoria with a wealth of great ideas for adding colour to your garden.

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Experiments in Arab Cinema, the Travelling Program

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Shepherds in the hills of Lebanon, artful high tech images, appropriated news footage, and youtube videos of covert citizen break-ins...re-contextualized are all part of a provocative new show called "Experiments in Arab Cinema: The Travelling Program."
The screening takes place Sunday at the Museum of Anthropology, as part of MOA's current exhibition, Safar/Voyage. SFU's Laura Marks joined host Margaret Gallagher to talk about the show.

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Sign Maker Cameron Stewart

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If you live in North Vancouver you are lucky to be surrounded by some very clever, funny, and effective signs. Such as, "Attention Dog Guardians: Pick up after your dogs, thank you. Attention Dogs: grrrrr, bark, woof, good dog." Or a sign to dissuade skateboarders in some parks that begins, "Yo Skater". They are all the creation of city sign-maker Cameron Stewart who is retiring this year.

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Vangroovy co-creators Illia Sosner and Christopher Ross-Ewart on their Fringe show, artist Daphne Odjig turns 94, CCMA president Don Green on the annual awards show.

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Saturday, September 7, 2013

Acclaimed tenor Ben Heppner on his role as a CBC Radio Two host, filmmaker Frank Wolf returns from rowing the Northwest Passage, our wine columnist Shelley Boettcher on wine scores.

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Don Green - Canadian Country Music Awards

The Canadian Country Music Association Awards take place tonight. Favourite homegrown artists -- including Autumn Hill, George Canyon and Chad Brownlee -- are set to take to the stage at Rexall Place in Edmonton. And it all airs on CBC TV Don Green is the president of the CCMA's and he stops by to give Margaret a preview of the show at 7:15.

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Vangroovy - Fringe Play

Christopher Ross-Ewart and Ilia Sosner are the authors of the Vancouver Fringe play "Vangroovy." It's a play that plays with the human and ideological stereotypes of Vancouver.

You can hear Margaret's conversation with them after the 7:30 news.

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Daphne Odjig: A Celebration of Life

Esteemed Canadian Painter Daphne Odjig turns 94 next week. And the Okanagan Institute Express presents a Celebration of her life on Sept 12.

After the 8:00 news you can hear Margaret's conversation with Daphne Odjig from 2005.

Daphne Odjig: A Celebration of Life takes place at the Bohemian Cafe, 524 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna.


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Neil Ritchie - Big Band Singers

Former CBC Music Producer Neil Ritchie may have retired from the corporation but he's still leads a busy musical life. You can find him teaching continuing studies courses at Simon Fraser University on music and also on television.

His latest class, 'Jazz in a Nutshell,' starts up on Saturday, September 14.

You can hear him in conversation with Margaret about some of the all time great female singers after the 8:30 news. For more information on Neil's courses, visit the SFU website.

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Danny Nielson - Love.Be.Best.Free Dance

Vancouver dancer and choreographer, Danny Nielsen takes you through the creation of his brand new and very original theatrical tap production, Love. Be. Best. Free.


It's a love story that doesn't miss a beat. You can hear that after the 7:30 news. Premiere: Love.Be.Best.Free Scotiabank Dance Centre Sat Sep 14 - 8 pm

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Ben Heppner hosts new show on CBC R2

Canadian tenor Ben Heppner makes a CBC Radio 2 debut of sorts today. Audiences will have a chance to hear Heppner's voice in a whole different way. He's the new host of Saturday Afternoon at the Opera and a brand new show called "Backstage with Ben Heppner."

You can hear that conversation after the 8:30 news.

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Frank Wolf - Rowing the Northwest Passage

Frank Wolf is a Canadian adventurer and filmmaker. He recently returned to Vancouver from an attempt to row the Northwest Passage.

Along the way he interviewed locals abouts changes they've noticed in wildlife and climate.

You can hear about his amazing, and sometimes terrifying journey after the 7:30 news.

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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Bard on the Beach's Christopher Gaze and his "Shelf Life," the Down Syndrome Research Foundation's "Music in Motion" rock camp, book columnist Erin Balser on new fall reads.


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Saturday August 31, 2013

"Waterlogged: Tales from the Seventh Sea" from Cloudscape Comics, dog expert Dr. Stanley Coren on separation anxiety, a tribute beer for the pioneering homebrewer Dan Small.


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Insect Hotel

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Hartley Rosen of the Environmental Youth Alliance and Nathan Lee of Contexture Design have helped create an Insect Hotel in Oak Meadows Park in Vancouver. The repurposed phone booth is part of the Nectar Trail, a project to help promote healthy pollinator communities in the city.


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Fall Books - Erin Balser

Book Columnist, Erin Balser talks must-reads for fall after the 7:00 o'clock news Sunday.

Here are the books she mentions:

Doctor Sleep - Stephen King
Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Night Film by Marisha Pessl
The Dilettantes by Michael Hingston

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Signature Series - E flat minor - The Eccentric


This summer on NXNW we've been hearing some of the most famous melodies in musical history - with a kind of astrological twist. Over the centuries, musicians have had to make a choice when they create a new piece of music - what musical key to use. Many classical composers have felt that each key possesses its own personality. In that sense, the key signatures of music are kind of like the signs of the zodiac: If you mix together the most famous melodies in a given key, you'll discover certain characteristics...even a personality. Sunday after the 8:30 news Signature Series producer, Paolo Pietropaolo introduces us to "E-flat minor - The Eccentric."

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Shelf Life with Christopher Gaze


Christopher Gaze of Bard on the Beach takes the Shelf Life Quiz on Sunday after the 8:00 am news.

Shelf Life is a feature on NXNW where we ask people 5 questions about books and how books affected them.




These are the questions.

1. What is his favourite childhood book? Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
2 What book would he give his young adult self? The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
3. What book changed his life? The Collected Works of Shakespeare
4. What book does he love to lend?  The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
5 What book does he consider a guilty pleasure? Anything by Ian Fleming, or poring over newspapers while enjoyed a Dairy Queen Blizzard