Oct 11, 2014 | 10:03WAM Russell Wangersky's newest novel is called WALT Audio
WAM Russell Wangersky's newest novel is called WALT Oct 11, 2014 | 10:03Russell Wangersky is a well know newspaper columnist in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for his novel "Whirl Away". His non fiction book "Burning Down the House Fighting F
Feb 24, 2013 | 7:38WAM WAM 23-24 Lori-Ann Campbell - Faceless Dolls Audio
WAM WAM 23-24 Lori-Ann Campbell - Faceless Dolls Feb 24, 2013 | 7:38An art exhibit that commemorates the lives of children and women from Newfoundland and Labrador who are missing or have been murdered - That's The Faceless Dolls Project, coming in March. The idea is to create a felt doll in the name of each and every one of the victims. They will be remembered, their lives honoured and their families respected. The project is sponsored by the St. John's Native Friendship centre and requires your knowledge and know-how to get things off the ground. Lori-Ann Campbell is the Women's Program Co-Ordinator for the St. John's Native Friendship Centre. She speaks with Mack.
Mar 9, 2013 | 7:21WAM WAM March 09-10 Roy Payne remembers Stompin' Connors Audio
WAM WAM March 09-10 Roy Payne remembers Stompin' Connors Mar 9, 2013 | 7:21Newfoundland singer-songwriter Roy Payne met Stompin' Tom Connors at Toronto's Horseshoe Tavern more than 40 years ago. They played many of the same bars and clubs. They became friends. And they even tried writing a song together. We reached Roy Payne at his home in Mattawa, Ontario.
Feb 23, 2014 | 4:22WAM WAM Feb 22-Feb 23 - Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard Audio
WAM WAM Feb 22-Feb 23 - Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard Feb 23, 2014 | 4:22The arts community in Newfoundland and Labrador is grieving the loss of Louis Elphage Wynn Jones Bernard. Louis was the much beloved son of Andy Jones and Mary Lynn Bernard and the brother of Marthe Bernard. All well known and well loved members of the th
Nov 9, 2014 | 13:08WAM Michael Winter - Into the Blizzard Audio
WAM Michael Winter - Into the Blizzard Nov 9, 2014 | 13:08Into the Blizzard Walking the Fields of the Newfoundland Dead is the newest book from Newfoundland author Michael Winter. In it he
examines the way we construct memories and tell stories about past historical events. He examines the meaning or lack of m
Nov 23, 2014 | 14:09WAM Liner Notes - Denis Parker Audio
WAM Liner Notes - Denis Parker Nov 23, 2014 | 14:09Denis Parker is keeping busy in the next chapter of his life. Recently retired as MUSICNL's executive director, Parker has gone back to blues music -- full time. This weekend, he's releasing a CD with a new band called Denis Parker and The Modern Saints.
Apr 1, 2012 | 16:57WAM WAM March 31-April 1 George Murray Audio
WAM WAM March 31-April 1 George Murray Apr 1, 2012 | 16:57George Murray is one of Canada's most highly regarded young poets. He follows the success of his fifth collection - Glimpse - Selected Aphorisms - with his latest collection, Whiteout.
George had a little trouble with the book shipment for this week's launch - the package arrived and sat on his doorstep through a rain storm last week!
But George says all the books are fine now - the water has been pressed out and these copies of Whiteout will be collector's items!
I spoke with George on Thursday and our conversation began with chat about the launch of Whiteout and the difference between it and Glimpse, a much lighter book.
Sep 7, 2012 | 12:41WAM WAM Liner Notes Margo St. John Audio
WAM WAM Liner Notes Margo St. John Sep 7, 2012 | 12:41Author Cassie Brown's novel," Death On The Ice" is considered a classic by anybodys standards.
First published in 1972, the book has gone on to be a best seller many times over and even today it is still snatched from book store shelves.
Cassie also turned her writing talents to penning a song of the same name.
Her daughter Christine Brown wrote the music for the track.
In 1982 Margo St. John released the song," Death On The Ice" on a 45 rpm record.
Margo has now added nine more cuts to that early 7 inch vinyl and released the CD,"Death On The Ice".
A number of those cuts were written by Christine Brown, like this one, "Out Of Touch"
Sep 8, 2012 | 6:11WAM WAM September 8-9 Sculpture to honour Breast Cancer Patients Audio
WAM WAM September 8-9 Sculpture to honour Breast Cancer Patients Sep 8, 2012 | 6:11James C. Smith will sculpt a monument in honour of breast cancer patients and their families to be placed on the grounds of Eastern Health in St. John's between the Health Science Centre's Emergency Department entrance and the entrance to the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
Sep 8, 2012 | 7:25WAM WAM September 8-9 Jordan Canning wins a national award from the Toronto International Film Festival Audio
WAM WAM September 8-9 Jordan Canning wins a national award from the Toronto International Film Festival Sep 8, 2012 | 7:25A much-lauded filmmaker, Jordan Canning directs short films, features films, and music videos. She was a finalist in last year's CBC TV's Short Film Face-Off; she won a $500 award from TIFF, the Toronto International Film Festival, to work in their Talent Lab series; and on Wednesday evening, she was announced as the national winner of this year's RBC TIFF Emerging Filmmaker award, worth $15,000, for her short fim, Seconds. I reached Jordan by phone on Thursday morning in Toronto, standing in line to go to a movie!