Mar 16, 2013 | 8:36WAM WAM March 16-17 Canada Writes - Rod Moody Corbett Audio
WAM WAM March 16-17 Canada Writes - Rod Moody Corbett Mar 16, 2013 | 8:36CBC's Canada Writes, the online literary destination section of CBC Books, with its partners the Canada Council for the Arts, Air Canada's enRoute magazine and The Banff Centre; has announced the finalists for this year's CBC Short Story Prize. Rod Moody
May 12, 2013 | 19:29WAM WAM May 04-05 Liner Notes - Chris Picco Audio
WAM WAM May 04-05 Liner Notes - Chris Picco May 12, 2013 | 19:29Time for Liner Notes, and this morning on the Weekend AM we feature Chris Picco with his new CD "The Beach".
Like many a Newfoundlander before him, Chris Picco set out for the bright lights of Toronto at a young age. That's where he got started as a s
Nov 23, 2012 | 15:14WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Naomi Russell Audio
WAM WAM Nov 24-25 Naomi Russell Nov 23, 2012 | 15:14She plays five instruments and counting.
Still in her teens she is writing her own material and performing it every chance she gets.
Fourteen-year-old Naomi Russell has alreaddy decided on a career.
And as you're about to discover.. I don't think she lacks the drive and ambition to make it happen.
Not to mention she inherited the music gene.
Naomi Russell joined me earlier this week in our studio to chat about her music and to perform a couple of tunes.
May 19, 2013 | 12:27WAM WAM May 18-19 Liner Notes - Jeff Foran Audio
WAM WAM May 18-19 Liner Notes - Jeff Foran May 19, 2013 | 12:27This week's Liner Notes Guest is one of this year's survivors of the RPM Challenge. Jeff Foran is a teacher, at St. Paul's Jr High! He's an avid cyclist and he's been a percussionist since the age of 10. Jeff's CD and the CD he created in the month of Feb
May 4, 2013 | 10:02WAM WAM May 04-05 Krista Jameson Audio
WAM WAM May 04-05 Krista Jameson May 4, 2013 | 10:02Krista Jameson is one of the people behind a new series of videos called "All Around the Table" that focus on the traditions of keeping gardens in Newfoundland. Krista works for the Food Security Network and she's joined us this morning.
Link to the R
Apr 13, 2012 | 6:43WAM wam aPRIL 14-15 Robert Chafe Audio
WAM wam aPRIL 14-15 Robert Chafe Apr 13, 2012 | 6:43It's safe to say that Lanier Phillips' life had two distinct chapters.
Before St. Lawrence. And after St. lawrence.
His story that has become part of us.
A man shipwrecked in a winter storm off the coast of Newfoundland forty years ago.
A black man whose relationship to white people had been built on the subservience they were subjected to in 1940's America.
Last winter Artistic Fraud Theatre group turned the Lanier Phillips story into a play that delighted and moved audiences at the LSPU Hall.
Now the play is set to open in Toronto next week.
I caught up with playwright Robert Chafe in rehearsals there.
May 26, 2012 | 8:48WAM WAM May 26-27 EVA Awards pt.1 - Mary Pratt Audio
WAM WAM May 26-27 EVA Awards pt.1 - Mary Pratt May 26, 2012 | 8:48She says it's the only thing she's good at. Well, if you're as good at that one thing as Mary Pratt is, one thing may be just enough. Last night at the Excellence in Visual Arts Awards at the Rooms, the Society of Canadian Artists reinforced to Mary Pratt just how good they think she is. They recognized Pratt with an honourary life Membership into the SCA. Whether it's her cod fillets on tin foil, a poppyseed cake or a plastic container of peaches.... She transforms simple domestic objects into a piece of work that can only be described as A Mary Pratt. Last night, Margaret Walsh best, of the Society of Canadian Artists presented Mary Pratt with her award.
Jun 8, 2012 | 21:15WAM WAM June 9-10 Liner Notes Heavy Horses Audio
WAM WAM June 9-10 Liner Notes Heavy Horses Jun 8, 2012 | 21:15Time now for Liner Notes....
And today our guest pays a musical salute to the soundtrack of the good ole' spaghetti western.
The Heavy Horses and in particular the main man in the group, Justin Mahoney has always taken a cotten to the old westerns of the past, particulairly the music that grew out of those shut 'em ups.
Justin graduated from Memorial University's School of Music and then headed to Toronto to play in the big leagues. And play he did. Opening up for big name acts. With the realease of his latest CD," Murder Ballads & Other Love Songs" under the guise of the moniker,' The Heavy Horses", Justin had Laurence Currie who has worked with our very own Emile Curran on her Juno winning CD as well as our mega folk group the Once, sitting in the producer's chair.
Jul 22, 2012 | 12:33WAM WAM July 21-22 Gerry Squires Audio
WAM WAM July 21-22 Gerry Squires Jul 22, 2012 | 12:33Gerry Squires has come a long way in the art world since those fourteen years he spent living at the lighhouse in Ferryland.
A lot of honours and accolades have been bestowed on the artist.....
Perhaps best known for his depictions of the beauty found in the rugged often harsh landscape of Newfoundland.
But Squires says it was at Ferryland lighthouse - during those years as a struggling painter with a young family - that he developed into the artist he has become today.
Jul 28, 2012 | 3:38WAM Ron Hynes and cancer | WAM July 28 Audio
WAM Ron Hynes and cancer | WAM July 28 Jul 28, 2012 | 3:38The "Man of a Thousand Songs" is taking time off to battle throat cancer. Ron Hynes' manager Lynn Horne says the singer-songwriter will be starting treatments of radiation and chemotherapy in mid August. She says they have cancelled all up coming performances except the one on August 11 at Mile One. Horne says Hynes is doing as well as can be expected. She says his focus in the next several months will be on treatment.
Jul 28, 2012 | 11:33WAM WAM July 28-29 Marthe Bernard and Deanne Foley - "Beat Down" - feature film Audio
WAM WAM July 28-29 Marthe Bernard and Deanne Foley - "Beat Down" - feature film Jul 28, 2012 | 11:33The accolades keep piling up for "Beat Down", Deanne Foley's first feature film. It's a comedy starring Marthe Bernard as Fran Whiteway, a young woman intent on making a career as a wrestler. And her father, played by Rob Wells, intent on stopping her. It's been on the film festival circuit and picked up some awards since it was released last year. It screened at the St. John's Women's International Film Festival last fall. For those of you wanting to see the movie, you are about to get your chance. Marthe Bernard and Deanne Foley dropped by our Weekend AM studio to share the good news.
Sep 1, 2012 | 6:22WAM Quentin Ready | WAM Sept 1-2 Audio
WAM Quentin Ready | WAM Sept 1-2 Sep 1, 2012 | 6:22Quentin Reddy is getting his shot at the country music big time. Quentin grew up in Port Kirwan; he now lives in Airdrie, Alberta. Quentin recently submitted an audition tape to the Country Music Channel's competition "Big in A Small Town," and he was chosen to perform on the show last week. This coming Thursday there's a live to air performance showdown on CMT. Quentin Reddy joins Chris on the line from his home in Airdrie Alberta.
Sep 15, 2012 | 11:35WAM WANL guest writer Karen Solie Audio
WAM WANL guest writer Karen Solie Sep 15, 2012 | 11:35Each year, three local writers invite three authors from Canada to come to our province and share their work. It's part of the Writers Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador's Come From Away Reading series. First up on this year's series will be a writer invited by Mark Callanan. He asked multi-award winning Saskatchewanian poet Karen Solie to read in St. John's and Corner Brook this week. She speaks with host Mack Furlong