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Pamela Post fills us in on the healing powers of the forest.
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Michael Brendan Hepher: Backroads of BC
Michael Brendan Hepher has a show now at the Fernie Museum, based on his family's travel around BC last summer.
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Frank Ritcey takes a hike
This is the first part of our hike in the hills north of Kamloops.
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C.C. Humphreys' new book "Chasing the Wind," is set against the backdrop of World War II, the Spanish Civil War, the Berlin Olympics, the Hindenburg disaster... everything you've ever heard about the 1930s.
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Dickens Sweets and British Museum
A visit with Ann Rogers and Fred Hails at their Dickens Sweets and British Museum in Chilliwack.
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John Michael Koffi
John Michael Koffi is 20 years old, and he's been living as a refugee since he was 11. He's written a book about his experiences as a refugee in several different countries. He told Sheryl the whole story.
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Jesse Zubot is a violinist, composer, and producer who has been involved in a frightening amount of projects. He talked with Matthew Parsons about growing up in a place where there wasn't much music going on, forgetting his classical training, and searching for a new sound with the Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
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Michael Murray with three pieces by Bach
Michael Murray is a pianist, harpsichord player and organist at St Phillip's in Dunbar. He's my first guest on a new series where musicians talk about three pieces of music.
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My visit with Chief David Jimmie and David Schaepe at the Squiala Longhouse to talk about the new book Being Ts'elxweyecqw.
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Shelf Life with artist Robert Davidson
A wonderfully wide ranging conversation about stories and books and algebra with artist, singer and dancer Robert Davidson.
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A visit from our word guy.
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Richard Smart: Third-generation bookbinder
Richard Smart runs the Old English Bindery and E.C. Rare Books in North Vancouver. Antiquarian books are in his blood.
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Kate Harris's book "Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road" chronicles her bicycle trip she took along the famous route.
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Reviews on the road
Associate producer and pop culture obsessive Matthew Parsons went on a road trip, which isn't a thing he usually does. He came back with some thoughts.
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Author David Sedaris is beloved by readers and radio lovers alike. His comic essays jump off the page in book form, but when you hear his bone-dry delivery it adds that much more delight. Sheryl talked with David about his new book, "Calypso."
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Author Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson is working on a screen play for his very first novel from 1976.
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CBC Science Fair
Nicholas Murray is a gold medal winner from the recent Vancouver regional science fair and a judge for the CBC event. Jill O'Hearn is a competitor in the CBC fair. She is a grade 6 student from Trail.
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Author Patrick Friesen
Patrick Friesen has a new book of poetry with a huge scope!
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Recent Langara College journalism grad Shoji Whittier talks about barbershop singing.
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Pianist Robert Silverman celebrates his 80th birthday!
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Shelf Life with Bramwell Tovey
The long-time music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra stops by to talk with Sheryl about the books that shaped his life.
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Gardener Donna Balzer on early spring
The warm spring weather around BC has provided some challenges for gardeners.
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Potter Meira Mathison
Meira Mathison is a potter based on Vancouver Island. She's part of the Fired Up! group which is having their annual show May 25-27
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Matthew Parsons tries to relax
It's a stressful world. Associate producer Matthew Parsons has some extremely weird suggestions for how to calm the tempest in your soul.
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Sharanjeet Singh Mand
Sharanjeet introduces a very rare Indian instrument; the Surbahar.
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Matthew Parsons vs Gilbert and Sullivan
Matthew pays a visit to a G and S rehearsal with the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
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Donna Kane's latest book is a memoir Summer of the Horse.
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North by Northwest Podcast, May 6, 2018
Nigella Lawson is in the NXNW Cooking Club with her new book "At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking," Syrian-Canadian director filmmaker Amar Chebib talks about his new documentary "Wajd: Songs of Separation," Kelowna-based children's author and illustrator Cale Atkinson gets ready for the Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival
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North by Northwest Podcast, May 5, 2018
Wood artist and designer Brent Comber, Matthew McFarlane on creative BC craft ciders, Asha Lohia and Krishna Teja of the Pandit Jasraj School of Music. With guest host Margaret Gallagher.
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Jonathan Berkowitz on prepositions
Our Word Guy is on the beat and in the studio.
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Journalist Rod Mickleburgh
Rod Mickleburgh covered labour stories in BC for decades and now he's written a book titled On The Line.
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Inside the Craft: Grant Tomlinson and Travis Carey
A visit to the studios of Grant and Travis plus a bonus track!
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Composer Hildegard Westerkamp
A conversation with Hildegard Westerkamp on Kits Beach.
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Author Kevin Chong's new novel is based on a classic story.
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The Wetland Project
A 24 hour recording of the sounds in a Saturna Island wetland has generated no end of artistic endeavour.
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Inside the Craft: Jenn Ladd at Blue Dog Guitars
Jenn Ladd has created a little piece of guitar heaven in an unlikely place.
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There's a new orchestra starting up in Vancouver. But unless you join you might never get to hear it! And you can join even if you've never played an instrument in your life!
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Inside the Craft: Shelley Park
Shelley Park is a luthier in North Vancouver who specializes in guitars, and is especially known for her jazz guitars.
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"Sailing is a hugely widespread endeavour," says yacht designer Ron Holland
Ron Holland has been designing luxury yachts for years and he's been on the water for most of his life. Matthew Parsons went to talk to him about his new memoir and take a tour of one of his yachts.
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Cabinets of Curiosity
Willow Yamauchi introduces us to a man who has more than one personal museum in her on going series on collectors.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles
Here are all 15 episodes of Grant Lawrence's serial.
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Salt Spring Island Secondary improv students
The SSIS team is one of four BC high school improv teams going to compete at the national finals in Ottawa. We'll hear from two Salt Spring students who were also part of last year's team.
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Stop Podcasting Yourself
In the very early days of podcasting, 10 years ago, Graham Clark and Dave Shumka started one in their basement and it's still going strong!
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Artist Richard Tetrault
Making art with a steam roller!
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Poet Emily Nilsen
Emily Nilsen is nominated for two big poetry awards for her first collection.
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Gardener Donna Balzer
Donna Balzer is a garden writer and speaker who lives on Vancouver Island.
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Inside the Craft: David Lapeyrouse
On this installment of our ongoing series on luthiers in BC we go back to the beginning; to the tone wood.
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Skeena Reece's collaborative show Touch Me is on now at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 14
The second last chapter in this story from CBC's Grant Lawrence.
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Inside the Craft: Nicole Alosinac
Instrument repair artist Nicole Alosinac talks about bringing guitars back to life.
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Matthew Parsons talks about books on books
Three books on books.
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Sound of Dragon Music Festival
Lan Tung is the organizer of the Sound of Dragon Music Festival which happens April 5-8 in Vancouver. She's also a performer and composer.
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Shelf Life with Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren talks about some of the books that have shaped his life.
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Seaweed Harvesting with Amanda Swinimer
Amanda Swinimer has been harvesting seaweed for 17 years with her business Dakini Tidal Wilds.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles Chapter 13
Grant Lawrence with the on going saga of the Cougar Lady.
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Artist David Tycho
David Tycho has a show at the South Main Gallery in Vancouver titled Fire and Rain.
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Idioms with Jonathon Berkowitz
Our word guy opens a can of worms.
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Inside the Craft: John Reischman
John Reischman talks about mandolins in his life.
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Artist and writer lessLIE is a co-curator of a show titled Form as Meaning at the AGGV
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Spring Cleaning tips from Charles MacPherson
Charles MacPherson is author of The Butler Speaks.
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Daniel Tseghay reviews The Boat People
Daniel Tseghay offers his thoughts on one of the books in Canada Reads, The Boat People by Sharon Bala.
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Columnist Jack Knox
Jack Knox writes for the Times Colonist in Victoria BC and has published his second book based on his columns.
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Music Therapist Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas works at St Paul's hospital in Vancouver.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 12
Episode 12 of our ongoing series from Grant Lawrence
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Bahareh Shigematsu reviews The Boat People
The Boat People by Sharon Bala is one of the books in Canada Reads this year. Bahareh Shigematsu has a review.
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Inside the Craft: Michael Heiden
A visit to the Creston studio of master luthier Michael Heiden.
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Culture at the Centre at the MOA
Matthew Parsons gets a preview of a new show at the Museum of Anthropology which is the result of a remarkable collaboration.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 10-11
Chapters 10 and 11 of Grant Lawrence's story of pioneer life on the coast.
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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery in Sooke
A visit to the meadery to talk mead and sample some!
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Vineyard Dogs of the Okanagan
Photographer Aliki Salmas has combined several of her passions in this new coffee table book.
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Inside the Craft: Pharis and Jason Romero
A visit with Pharis and Jason at the Romero Banjo Co. in Horsefly to talk about the fine art of banjo making and to hear some new songs.
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Sharanjeet Singh Mand
Sharanjeet is a sitar player, a pianist, a poet and a teacher. He is performing a concert of ragas on March 16 in Surrey as part of the lead up to Juno week in BC.
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The Purpose Revolution
Author and consultant John Izzo talks about a revolution he sees in what customers, shareholders and employees want from companies they deal with.
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Canadian College of Performing Arts
Students with the CCPA in Victoria are on stage Friday and Saturday (March 9 and 10) with the Victoria Symphony in a show called Broadway Lights.
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Harpsichordist and conductor Alexander Weimann in conversation with Matthew Parsons.
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Kristina Shelden is a singer and songwriter in Vancouver.
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Inside the Craft: Yusuke Kawakami
A visit with luthier Yusuke Kawakami at his North Vancouver workshop as part of our Inside the Craft series.
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Michael Hall is the new music director of the Prince George Symphony.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 6-9
Here are chapters 6,7, 8 and 9 of Grant Lawrence's Cougar Lady Chronicles.
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Inside the Craft; Warren Murfitt and Paul Pigat
Warren Murfitt is an artist, furniture maker, musician and maker of acoustic and electric guitars. Paul Pigat is a multi talented musician, singer, songwriter and guitar player. We had a great conversation when I visited Warren's studio.
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Sunday February 25
Warren Murfitt and Paul Pigat on Inside the Craft, Michelle Cormier and her women's Mariachi Band, dog trainer Monique Anstee and Romeo and Alexander Boar.
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Gardening with Donna Balzer
Vancouver Island gardener and author Donna Balzer talks about what she is planting this year and introduces her new gardener's journal.
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Inside the Craft: Michael Dunn
Michael Dunn has made more than 500 instruments in his career so far. He began making guitars in the 1960's and learned his craft in Spain from a family who had been making guitars for generations.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles chapter 8
For the past several weeks the CBC's Grant Lawrence has been bringing an exciting West Coast pioneering saga to North By Northwest. It's the story of the life and times of Nancy Crowther, the Cougar Queen of Okeover Inlet. Special thanks to Willow Yamauchi for some of the audio in today's chapter.
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February 11, 2018
Vancouver author Timothy Taylor on his new book, The Rule of Stephens, beer columnist Matthew McFarlane with his latest craft beer picks, and authors Fiona Tinwei Lam and Mandy Len Catron talk about their new marriage anthology, Love Me True.
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February 10, 2018
Andrea Bain about her new book Single Girl Problems, Doughgirls Comfort Kitchen and Bakeshop, West Coast legend, the Cougar Queen of Okeover, and Carol Huynh, the first Canadian to ever win Olympic Gold in wrestling.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles
Here are the first five episodes in Grant Lawrence's serial.
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Sunday February 4
Author Claire Sicherman talks about her memoir Imprints, Howe Kee Chan remembers Lunar New Year celebrations from his childhood in rural China, Willow Yamauchi takes us to the Cabinet of Curiosities and visits with ceramic artist Jinny Whitehead and singer Desiree Dawson.
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Saturday February 3
Chef Ned Bell talks about his new cook book Lure, Grant Lawrence has episode 5 of the Cougar Lady Chronicles, Cody Poulton talks about medieval times in Japan and what is maybe the oldest novel in the world and you'll meet two young writers from BC who were shortlisted in a recent writing challenge.
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Sunday January 28
Melanie Anderson from Full Circle Memory Beads, June Goldsmith and The Brandenburg Concertos, Matthew Parsons talks about listening to the distant past.
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Saturday January 27
Author Cait Flanders on her book The Year of Less, Grant Lawrence has episode 4 of his Cougar Lady Chronicles, Khari McLelland on his Freedom Singer project, John Elson on 20 years of Island Voices and Jamey Ordolis and online dating.
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Sunday January 21
Playwrite and actor Jill Daum, Malahat editor John Barton. Jonathan Berkowitz talks about adverbs and adjectives and a visit to a frozen lake for some ice fishing.
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Saturday January 20
Sculptor Marie Khourie, actor and playwrite Patrick Keating, Grant Lawrence with chapter 3 of the Cougar Lady Chronicles and composer Jocelyn Morlock. Also a review of some kitchen gadgets including the Instantpot.
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