Jul 11, 2012 | 6:20Calgary Eyeopener Conversation with chuckwagon driver Mark Sutherland Audio
Calgary Eyeopener Conversation with chuckwagon driver Mark Sutherland Jul 11, 2012 | 6:20The drama and excitement of the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede have made the Rangeland Derby a crowd favourite over the years. One family that's been there through it all is the Sutherlands.
The Eyeopener's Paul Karchut got up early to see Mark Sutherland warm up his horses and chat about the sport of chuckwagon racing.
Jul 10, 2012 | 6:50The Homestretch Tom Three Persons Audio
The Homestretch Tom Three Persons Jul 10, 2012 | 6:50It's the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede and here on The Homestretch we are talking about some of the people who've been part of its history. Aritha van Herk is a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary, a novelist, and the author of Mavericks: an Incorrigible History of Alberta. She is also the Calgary 2012 writer in residence at the Calgary Stampede. She talks about the first rodeo hero of the 1912 Stampede. By successfully riding an outlaw horse called Cycline, Tom Three Persons earned the title "World Champion Cowboy."
Jul 9, 2012 | 5:53The Homestretch Stampede fireworks Audio
The Homestretch Stampede fireworks Jul 9, 2012 | 5:53Guest host of The Homestretch, Chris dela Torre, talks to Brad Dezotell, the President of Fireworks Spectaculars, the designer of the Calgary Stampede's Fireworks Displays. There are fireworks shows at five different locations around the city set to happen this coming Friday through Sunday July 13-15.
Jul 9, 2012 | 7:57The Homestretch The mayor on taxis Audio
The Homestretch The mayor on taxis Jul 9, 2012 | 7:57Some Calgarians have expressed frustration with late night cab service during Stampede. Guest host of The Homestretch, Chris dela Torre, talks to Mayor Naheed Nenshi about the situation.
Jul 6, 2012 | 7:12The Homestretch Paul Brandt Audio
The Homestretch Paul Brandt Jul 6, 2012 | 7:12The country music star is the most awarded male Canadian Country Music artist of all time, his debut album sold over a million copies, but his first big break was part of the Youth Talent Showdown at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede. As part of the Stampede's 100th anniversary, he's returning to the grounds to headline the nightly Grandstand Show. Guest host of The Homestretch, Chris delaTorre, talks to Paul Brandt.
Jul 5, 2012 | 2:47Calgary Eyeopener History of the flapjack Audio
Calgary Eyeopener History of the flapjack Jul 5, 2012 | 2:47We were broadcasting outside for our annual Stampede Breakfast. Even though we've been serving up pancakes in our parking lot for over twenty years we were by no means the first. Angela Knight met up with Stampede archivist Aimee Benoit to get the scoop on the very first stampede flapjack.
Jul 3, 2012 | 6:26The Homestretch Play about John Ware Audio
The Homestretch Play about John Ware Jul 3, 2012 | 6:26Calgary playwright Cheryl Foggo takes a look at the life of Alberta cowboy John Ware in a new play at Lunchbox Theatre. He was born a slave in South Carolina before making his way north to Alberta.
Jul 3, 2012 | 7:36Calgary Eyeopener Julie van Rosendaal - The perfect pancake Audio
Calgary Eyeopener Julie van Rosendaal - The perfect pancake Jul 3, 2012 | 7:36Hot cakes, flap jacks, johnny cakes, crepes. Call them what you will, pancakes reign over our city every year around this time.
Since we're just days away from kicking off the 100th edition of the Calgary Stampede, we thought we'd brush up on what makes the perfect pancake.
Julie Van Rosendaal is here to help. She's our food and nutrition guide.
Jun 27, 2012 | 6:28The Homestretch Calgary's abandoned building projects Audio
The Homestretch Calgary's abandoned building projects Jun 27, 2012 | 6:28As the Calgary Stampede celebrates its 100th anniversary, a new book says the Stampede would look quite different today, if early city planners had gotten their way. Stephanie White is the author of "UnBuilt Calgary: A History of the City that Might Have Been." It's about 30 building projects abandoned over the past century in Calgary.
Jun 26, 2012 | 6:10The Homestretch Saddle bronc rider Audio
The Homestretch Saddle bronc rider Jun 26, 2012 | 6:10The Homestretch is marking the 100th anniversary of the Calgary Stampede by bringing you some great Stampede stories with Aritha van Herk. She is a professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Calgary, a novelist, and the author of Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta. She talks about Bertha Blancett, one of the very first female saddle bronc riders on the rodeo circuit at the turn of the century.
Jun 20, 2012 | 6:35The Homestretch Stampede 101 Audio
The Homestretch Stampede 101 Jun 20, 2012 | 6:35An invitation only course in the Calgary Stampede is being offered Thursday night for job seeking immigrants with a professional background. Marie-France Varin is the Director of Program Development with the Calgary Region Immigrant Employment Council, one of the sponsors of this event.
Jun 11, 2012 | 8:15The Homestretch Rodeo star Fannie Sperry Steale Audio
The Homestretch Rodeo star Fannie Sperry Steale Jun 11, 2012 | 8:15In 1912, the cowgirl from Montana.won the bucking competition at the first Frontier Days and Cowboy Championship Contest, later called the Calgary Stampede. Shirley Morris, a documentary filmmaker based in Bend, Oregon, has made a film about the early cowgirls of the 20th century, and the story of the rise and decline of women in rodeo as a pro sport.