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BC: All Points West

Jo-Ann Roberts explores the stories that make a difference in your daily life. The show brings together inquiring minds from the North Coast to the Peace, down to the Southern Interior and over to Vancouver Island.

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John Stewart: The story behind "Rosewater"

"The Daily Show" host reflects on taking time away from his hit TV show to direct his debut feature.

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Michael Winterbottom: media and murder

The British director speaks about his new film "The Face of an Angel."

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My brother the terrorist

How can a white middle class guy from England could turn into an extreme radical?

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Naomi Klein say this changes everything

Her new book is a wake up call about the state of the environment.

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A look at the Bookers

Handing out prizes. We take a look at the Booker Prize shortlist and ahead to the Gillers with books columnist Robert Wiersema.

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New bridge to take longer and cost more

Ballooning costs and moving deadlines. With ongoing problems with Johnson Street Bridge construction, we ask watchdog Ross Crockford why things went wrong and what to do about it now.

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Fall food festivals

Finding food festivals is not that hard as Don Genova discovers. But which one is right for you? We find out.

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Playing politics in the public eye

We get some perspective on how social media is playing a part in the teachers dispute.

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Farewell to jazz sax player Phil Dwyer

Saying farewell to teacher and award-winning musician, Phil Dwyer, the well-konwn jazz sax player, who is leaving Victoria to start law school in New Brunswick.

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Bringing the big top to town

We check in with the Comox Valley group that has a big top circus tent. Find out how you might be able to use it.

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Musicfest celebrates 20 years

Looking back at 20 years of Vancouver Island Musicfest, artistic director, Doug Cox, looks back and anticipates the future of the successful music event.

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Adding their names to the opposition

Several BC First Nations have filed legal action against the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. We hear from the president of the Haida Council.

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Floating new plans

Nanaimo could soon get a foot-passenger ferry to Vancouver. We hear from the mayor.

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Banning smoking on beaches

We find out why the chief medical health officer at Island Health wants to keep cigarettes away from the sandcastles.

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Saying good-bye to the gas pedal

We hear from a couple who promote cycling as an everyday, family-friendly form of transportation.

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Golden nuggets from the past

One hundred and fifty years ago an expedition headed up the Sooke River looking for gold. They found it. Patrick Lydon shares some nuggets from his book about that golden time on the island.

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Serving up his story

A man in Montreal found letters from Victoria's Robert Powell, the Canadian man who made it to the semi-finals at Wimbledon in 1908.

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First Nations children and foster care

We follow the story of three foster children, taken back from their non-native foster parents by the Squamish First Nation.

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Wicketkeeping and batting aren't his only jobs

We speak with a Pakistani cricketer who's added "ambassador" to his resume.

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Earth to Echo and Fading Gigolo

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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Baking for Italy

Don Genova has the story of an Italian immigrant in Qualicum Beach who started a small business so she could visit her homeland.

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A summer reading list

Robert Wiersema recommends books for your summer reading list.

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Teachers coping with stress

We speak with a Victoria psychologist who says expectations of our teachers are too high.

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Talking about class size

We speak with a former deputy superintendent who's speaking out against the province.

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The Outlander saga continues

Diana Gabaldon talks about her 8th book in the outlander series, "Written in My Own Heart's Blood."

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Transformers: Age of Extinction and Case Against 8

Katherine Monk reviews two new films.

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Meeting more makers at the farmer's market

Very soon we will be seeing mead, wine and beer products at B.C. farmer's markets. Don Genova tell us more on this edition of Food Matters.

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Clive Quigley sings his true patriot love

Canadian immigrant Clive Quigley will mark his fiftieth year in this country with a special rendition of O Canada.

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International students affected by strike

We speak to the director of the Victoria International High School Programs about how the strike has affected visiting students.

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No Relation by Terry Fallis

Being mistaken for someone else. Rob Wiersema looks at a new book by Best Laid Plans author Terry Fallis.

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A visit from the Lonely Hearts String Band

We had some musical visitors stop by the studio this afternoon. Though Boston-based, one of their members is from here in Victoria.

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Getting into college during a strike

Today in our ongoing coverage of the teachers' strike, we look at how it will affect college admissions. We speak with Camosun College registrar Nicole Greengoe.

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A World Cup breakdown

Pairing them down. The World Cup continues this week in Brazil. We check in with our soccer insider to break down the first week of games.

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Protesting Mohamed Fahmy's sentence

Journalists around the world are reacting with shock and anger after an Egyptian court sentenced three journalists including one Canadian to seven years in prison today. We'll talk to an activist who's lobbying for their release.

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Award winning B.C wines

Wine columnist Troy Townsintells us about his year's winners of the Lieutenant Governors Award of Excellence.

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Reynolds students check-in

We follow up with two Grade 12 students in Victoria after provincial exams and the first week of a full scale teachers strike.

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Unveiling "Cloudwalker"

The brought us the national bestseller "Raven Brings the Light," and now acclaimed First Nations artist and author Roy Henry Vickers and historian Robert Lucky Budd are back with "Cloudwalker".

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Steve Earle

Chatting with a songwriting legend. Steve Earle is here next week. We catch up with the award-winning musician, actor and activist.

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Jersey Boys and Tracks

Singing their song. Katherine Monk went to see Jersey Boys, Clint Eastwood's new film. We find out whether it hit the right note.

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Changing a disparaging team name

The Washington Redskins say most native Americans aren't offended by the team's name. We hear from a sociologist who says he's found just the opposite.

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Looking for a "forever" family

We hear about a new push to increase adoptions in British Columbia.

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Royal Roads professor Kenneth Christie

Watching the violence escalate. As the Islamic militant group ISIS advances across Iraq, we look at the role the international community can play in resolving the crisis.

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Foodie Film Festival

Firing up the film projector. Today on Food Matters Don Genova has a preview of the Victoria Foodie Film Festival.

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