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October 2013 Archives

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bill Terry and Rosemary Bates on their book, Beauty By Design: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest; Tim Willis on how and why modern museums are thinking outside the glass box; poet Brad Cran on his book, Ink on Paper.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grant Lawrence on his new book, The Lonely End of the Rink; Professor Nicola Levell on her MOA exhibit, The Marvellous Real, Shelley Boetcher on wine for the Halloween sweet tooth, Kerri Brandel with last minute costume advice.

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Beauty by Design: Inspired Gardening in the Pacific NW

Winter is closing in, gardens are being put to bed.... So it's the perfect time for gardeners to dream about next year! What to plant, what to change, what to aspire to. Beauty by Design is a book that will encourage your gardening dreams. Created by Bill Terry and Rosemary Bates. They traveled around the Pacific Northwest touring and interviewing some of our regions most beautiful gardens and gardeners.

You can hear that conversation after the 7:00 am news.

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Magical Realism from Mexico comes to MOA

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Magical Realism in visual art from Mexico is the subject of a major new exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology. 

It's called 'The Marvellous Real' and it runs from October 25 to March, 2014.

Curator Nicola Levell toured Margaret through the new show, which features the surrealistic work of many Mexican artists from the 1920's to today....including this collage by the iconic Frida Kahlo. You can hear their conversation after the 7:30 news.

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Grant Lawrence: The Lonely End of the Rink

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Grant Lawrence is a host for CBC Music and the author of The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. He stopped by the NXNW Studio to talk about being a goalie, coming of age, and skating for the first time. Saturday just after the 8:30am news.For his BC book tour dates and details check his website.

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Wine for Your Sweet Tooth

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With Halloween just days away, and kids about to load up on candy, our wine columninst Shelley Boettcher gave us her picks for sweet treats for adults. Among her recommendations:
-Chocolate and Port
-Chocolate and Cognac (Remy Martin is a favourite)
-Moscato D'Asti (BC's Orofino makes an equivalent)
-Ice Wine, including those from Mission Hill, Tinhorn and Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery
You can hear this after the 7:00 o'clock news.

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Halloween Costumes

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Calowna Costume is a family business that has been serving the Okanagan area for almost 30 years. Manager and owner Kerri Brandel chats with Margaret about popular costumes for this year's Halloween. Saturday just after the 8am news.

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Sunday October 20, 2013

Polly Horvath and the NXNW Kids' Book Club, Joe and Joel Fafard and "A Tune to Art," Arthur Black takes the Shelf Life test, Sharon Basaraba on breaking bad health habits.
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Saturday October 19, 2013

Archivist Colin Preston on International Home Movie Day, JJ Lee and Jenna Herbut on the changing face of craft, Chef Lynn Crawford on her latest cookbook, the Halfmoon Bay Apple Festival.
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Shelf Life With Arthur Black

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Arthur Black takes the Shelf Life Quiz on Sunday after the 7:30 am news. Shelf Life is a feature on NXNW where we ask people five questions about books and how books affected them. Arthur was the host of the very popular radio show Basic Black for almost 20 years. He's now a regular contributor for CBC Radio in Victoria.
And he is also an award winning author of several books including Black In The Saddle Again, Chip Off The Old Black, and most recently Fifty Shades of Black.





Here are Arthur Black's picks...

1. What is your favourite childhood book?
Paddle To The Sea by Holling C. Holling

2 What book would you give your young adult self?
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

3. What book changed your life?
Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

4. What book do you love to lend?
The Golden Spruce by John Vaillant

5 What book do you consider a guilty pleasure?
The Travis McGee Series by John D. MacDonald

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Joe and Joel Fafard

Musician Joel Fafard grew up in Saskatchewan in a decidedly artistic environment.

His father, Joe Fafard, is an internationally celebrated sculptor and member of The Order of Canada

If you've ever stood on the corner of West Georgia and Richards in Vancouver, then you've seen Joe Fafard's big bull.

Now father and son, musician and sculptor, have teamed up to take their show on the road.

It's called A Tune to Art: Sculpture and Song.

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

BC Dates:
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TD Kids Book Club

The TD Canadian Children's Literature Award celebrates the most distinguished books of the year written by Canadian authors for children ages 1 through 12.

This year Polly Horvath is one of the nominated authors for her book "One Year in Coal Harbour"... the sequel to "Everything on a Waffle", which won the Newbery Honor.

You can hear Polly Horvath talking with Margaret and some young listeners after the 8:30 news.

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Half Moon Bay Apple Festival

Half Moon Bay on the Sunshine Coast is celebrating apples today.

And in the process they're raising money for their local Food Bank and Child Care Society.

All day today they'll be making apple butter in a big cauldron at Cooper's Green.

Apple butter that you can buy tomorrow, once it's canned and cooled.

Katie Angermeyer is the chief organizer of the Half Moon Bay Apple Festival.
You can hear all about it after the 7:00 am news.

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Getting Crafty

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This weekend the Craft Council of BC is celebrating their 40th birthday with a conference in Vancouver. One of the speakers is J.J. Lee.He is the author of 'The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. He's also a fashion writer and broadcaster. Also speaking is Jenna Herbut. She is the co-producer of the rapidly growing 'Make It' craft show and 'Make It' University. Saturday morning after the 7:30am news J.J. and Jenna share their thoughts about how much craft has changed over the years.

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Orienteering With Outdoor Life Adventurist Willa Lee Reid

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Love maps? Love the backcountry? Then orienteering could be for you. Outdoor life adventurist Willa Lee Reid takes us on an adventure Saturday just after the 6:30am news.

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Home Movie Day

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Saturday October 19th is International Home Movie Day. If you're in Vancouver, you can celebrate at a special event organized by the City of Vancouver. Bring your home movies to the Centre for Digital Media from to noon to 4pm to share your movies and memories and even get technical advice. Colin Preston from CBC Archives will be there to offer his sage advice. Margaret visited Colin deep in the basement of the CBC Vancouver building, where he loaded up some reels and they chatted home movies. Hear that conversation Saturday morning just after the 8am news.

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At Home With Lynn Crawford

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Lynn Crawford, the star of Restaurant Makeover and Pitchin' In has a new cookbook. At Home with Lynn Crawford showcases 200 of her favourite easy recipes to make at home. Margaret had a chance to sit down with Lynn at Forage Restaurant in Vancouver, to talk home cooking and stuffed apples! Hear it Saturday just after the 8:30am news. For Lynn's stuffed apple recipe click "read more"

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Sunday, October 13, 2013

French Kids Eat Everything author Karen Le Billon, A Tale of the Time Being author Ruth Ozeki, The Society Anxiety Hour's Kris Elgstrand.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Accordion man Geoff Berner on his debut novel, Festival Man; Fort Langley Heritage Society's Bays Blackhall at the Fort Langley Cranberry Festival, and Master Gardener Shelaigh Garson

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Author Ruth Ozeki on "A Tale for the Time Being."

Ruth Ozeki, acclaimed novelist and Zen priest, discusses her new novel, A Tale for the Time Being, with guest host, Margaret Gallagher. A Tale for the Time Being has just made the short list for the Booker PrizeRuth Ozeki.jpg

 

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French Kids Eat Everything

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Getting young children to eat their  vegetables can sometimes feel like an impossible feat.  Author Karen Le Billon of "French Kids Eat Everything" explains  why eating like the French is the best thing for your kids and offers some tips to parents of kids with picky appetites.She's a finalist in the Taste Canada competition, which recognizes the best food writing in Canada. You can vote for your favourite pick among the Taste Canada finalists for the Taste Canada/CBC People's Choice Award, just go to cbc.ca/books

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Kris Elgstrand and his Social Anxiety Hour

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Vancouver writer actor and musician, Kris Elgstrand drops by to talk about his CD- Songs of the Sad Sack, Volume 1: I'm So Disappointed, and the variety show that this "socially awkward music" inspired. If you are in the Vancouver area you can see Kris Elgstrand's Social Anxiety Hour this Wednesday at the Anza club.

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Buddhist Musicians, with Michael Juk

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Music columnist Michael Juk is back with another journey into music. This time, he discusses musicians who are also practising Buddhists- including: Leonard Cohen, KD Lang, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Tina Turner. and David Bowie. 
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Technology and Home Renovation

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From smartphones, to tablets, and even electric cars, technology is increasingly playing an integral part in our everyday lives. But our favourite gadgets and emerging technology aren't just influencing how we live, they're also driving some of the latest home improvement trends.Our Home Renovation columnist, Jorge Rodrigues will tell us how our tech-obsession is driving the latest in home reno trends.

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Geoff Berner-Festival Man

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Geoff Berner is well-known to listeners of NXNW as a musician and accordion aficionado, but today he joins guest host, Margaret Gallagher to discuss his début novel, "Festival Man." Festival Man is a "found novel" about misunderstood maverick music manager, Campbell Ouiniette. Geoff explains that Festival Man is about "strange and damaged people and the strange music that they make."

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Thanksgiving and Cranberries

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Many of us will be busy this long weekend creating Thanksgiving feasts for friends and family. Thanksgiving is truly a time to celebrate the bounty of the harvest and the change of seasons.One of the critical items for any Thanksgiving spread is the cranberry. We join Langley Heritage Society volunteer and cranberry-lover Bays Blackhall in Fort Langley BC, to learn about the history of cranberries and the 18th annual Cranberry Festival.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Meribeth Deen on the Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference, Ted Phillips on Singin' in the Rain, Doug Stephens on e-commerce and the future of shopping, Erin Balser on the Giller Shortlist

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Saturday, Oct 5, 2013

Ceri Marsh of Sweet Potato Chronicles on "How to Feed a Family;" Dr. Stanley Coren on dogs, people and personality; musician Melissa Bandura AKA Familiar Wil.

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Indigenous Foods

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Sunday, freelancer Meribeth Deen shares highlights from the Vancouver Island Traditional Foods Conference. Hear from First Nations elders and youth about keeping the knowledge and traditions of indigenous foods alive.

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Singing in the Rain

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It's that time of year again when the rain starts falling and it seems like it's never going to end. This week we are going to revisit a Hollywood classic, all about making the most of a bad situation and keeping a smile on your face- even when you're out in the rain. Ted Phillips will be stopping by to tell us about the 1952 classic "Singin' in the Rain" starring Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor, and Debbie Reynolds. Sunday after the 7:30am news.

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Giller Prize-the Inside Scoop

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The Scotiabank Giller Prize is the biggest book award in Canada. Books producer, Erin Balser will give us the inside scoop on the Giller- past, present and future. Although the short list won't be announced until next Tuesday, Erin shares her best guesses about which books she thinks will be in the running for Canada's top non-fiction prize.

Erin's top five list: "Caught," by Lisa Moore, "Emancipation Day," by Wayne Grady, "The Orenda," by Joseph Boyden, "The Woman Upstairs," by Claire Messud, and "How to Get Along With Women," by Elisabeth de Mariaffi.

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Sweet Potato Chronicles Cookbook: How to Feed a Family

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Ceri Marsh from the popular blog Sweet Potato Chronicles talks to Margaret about her blog turned cookbook: How to Feed a Family. Hear about making simple, healthy meals for a busy family and listen in as she and Margaret make a quick and easy French onion soup at Barbara Jo's Books To Cooks. For the French onion soup recipe click "read more". Saturday after the 8:30am news.
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Fazakas Gallery

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Margaret tours Vancouver's Fazakas Gallery and talks to owner and curator LaTiesha Fazakas about contemporary West Coast Native art.

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Folk Musician Melissa Bandura

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Two years ago, indie folk musician Melissa Bandura was involved in a serious car accident. She was in the middle of producing an album. The classically trained violin player found herself unable to play, and it was a long hard road back to health. Melissa is about to embark on a B.C. and Alberta tour with her band "Familiar Wild" to promote their album, "Dark Dreams." Hear Melissa's music and her conversation with Margaret Gallagher Saturday just after the 7:30am news.

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Fall Gardening

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For many fall is the time to put your vegetable garden to bed. But there's still plenty of planting and growing to be done, if you're up for a bit of rainy weather gardening. Jennifer Chen heads to the Steveston Educational Garden for a few tips.

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Wanted: Junior Reporters for the NXNW Kids Book Club

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Do you love books? Ever wanted to be a radio host? Are you 16 years old or younger? Here's your chance!

North by Northwest is holding our annual TD Kids Book Club at CBC Vancouver on October 9 at 4 pm, with Polly Horvath. She wrote "Everything on a Waffle" featuring the indomitable Primrose Squarp. The sequel, "One Year in Coal Harbour" is up for this year's TD Canadian Children's Literature Award. We're looking for two young readers to join us in conversation with Polly.

Just send an email to nxnw@cbc.ca and tell us why you want to be part of our Kids Book Club. Please write "Kids Book Club" in the subject line. You've got until Monday Oct 7 at noon. Good luck!