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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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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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"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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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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Cougar Lady Chronicles
Here are all 15 episodes of Grant Lawrence's serial.
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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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Gardener Donna Balzer
Donna Balzer is a garden writer and speaker who lives on Vancouver Island.
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Poet Emily Nilsen
Emily Nilsen is nominated for two big poetry awards for her first collection.
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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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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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Matthew Parsons talks about books on books
Three books on books.
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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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Inside the Craft: John Reischman
John Reischman talks about mandolins in his life.
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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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Artist and writer lessLIE is a co-curator of a show titled Form as Meaning at the AGGV
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Idioms with Jonathon Berkowitz
Our word guy opens a can of worms.
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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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Spring Cleaning tips from Charles MacPherson
Charles MacPherson is author of The Butler Speaks.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cougar Lady Chronicles
Here are the first five episodes in Grant Lawrence's serial.
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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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Saturday January 13
Richard Hebda on the story of a 300 year old man, Grant Lawrence with episode 2 of Cougar Lady Chronicles, a listener's start to a year of buying nothing, Art Napoleon and Moosemeat and Marmalade, and parenting resolutions.
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Sunday January 14
Author John McLachlan Gray, business woman Maninder Dhaliwal, author Manda Aufochs Gillespie and curator Carla Jean Stokes at the O'Keefe Ranch.
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Saturday January 6
Author Carleigh Baker, Grant Lawrence with Cougar Lady Chronicles, Willow Yamauchi introduces a collector of vintage washers, Sherry Strong talks about kicking sugar.
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Sunday January 7
Actor Karin Konoval talks about playing an Orangutan in Planet of the Apes, a memoir from traveller and activist Thom Henley and a conversation with film maker Anthony Grieco.
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Saturday December 30
Author Daniel Francis, Matthew Parsons with his 3 favourite things of 2017, and revisited conversations with artist Vicky Earle, writer Evelyn Lau and author Margriet Ruurs.
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Sunday December 31
Rachel Bolongaro of Fraser Valley Cider, author Janie Chang, photographer and birder Liam Singh and author David Chariandy.
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Saturday December 23
Bill Richardson has a story for the season, photographer Heather Johnston captures Vancouver in her lens, Marcus Youssef talks about theatre after winning a big arts prize for his work and Megan Cole presents the Wood and Water cookbook from Powell River
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Sunday December 24
Visits from all the regular columnists and stories from listeners.
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Sunday December 17
Frank Ritcey with homegrown wonders, Jonathan Berkowitz with some very funny sentences, The Depression Confessions, and ice cream at Rain or Shine.
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Saturday December 16
Comedian and author Charlie Demers with Fatherland, Poet Stephen Roxborough and hockey, a new Stuart MacLean Christmas special, Pat Henman of Nelson and her musical family.
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Sunday December 10
A visit to the Museum of Anthropology to see an exhibit of ancient and contemporary Salish weaving, film maker Amanda Strong, June Goldsmith on Handel and Krista Hennebury who traded geology for quilting.
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Saturday December 9
Willow Yamauchi takes us to a Corvair collection, meet CBC Poetry Prize winner Alessandra Naccarato, Lucky Budd talks about how the campaign to get levidrome into a dictionary is going, and a great list of books to read or give as gifts!
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Saturday December 2
Master carver Dempsey Bob, artist Tammy Hudgeon, designer Erin Templeton and beer with Matthew McFarlane.
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Sunday December 3
Playwrite Hiro Kanagawa on winning the Governor General's Award, author Nicola Campbell, poet Sonnet L'Abbe and organist and choir director Michael Murray.
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Saturday November 25
David Suzuki talks about trees, a builder of model boats in our Cabinet of Curiosities, Victoria artist Karen McLaughlin, and Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen.
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Sunday November 26
Ann Mortifee and the magic of 70, author Lillian Boraks Nemetz, Brian Battaile on reggae and members of the Grand Forks Choral Society hit Carnegie Hall.
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Saturday November 18
Alex Cuba talks about his new recording, ceramic artist Grace Lee, winter camping tips, finding the most memorable Canadian tv show ever, and some cutting edge music with Matthew Parsons.
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Sunday November 19
Emily Wight's book Dutch Feast, Jonathan Berkowitz on verbs, furniture maker Marty Mclennan, author Iain Lawrence at Gabriola Elementary
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Sunday November 12
Winter gardens with Egan Davis, work on a new app to help children deal with anxiety, artist and former hair stylist Dino Cosentino, Model Train Expo and Macrame with Sola Fiedler.
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Grant Hayter Menzies
His latest book tells the story of Dorothy Brooke who discovered horses who had served in WWI living in desperate conditions in Cairo. Their situation touched her deeply and she set about to help them!
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Saturday November 11
Grant Hayter Menzies on the woman who helped war horses in Egypt, Mark Zuelke on the Canadians involved in the battles to regain Channel ports, Janna Sailor and Mark Haney talk about music inspired by war and the after effects and a visit to Circle Craft.
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Saturday November 4
Instruments of Change, Crispin and Jan Elsted of Barbarian Press, Cam Russell and Karen Trickett of Coventry Woodworks, Juno award winning composer Jordan Nobles.
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Sunday November 5
Natalie Ferrari-Morton of East Van Jam, a visit to UBC and the amazing collection of Victorian and Edwardian books and letters, Chor Leoni's next concert and Tim Syrette of Okanagan Falls.
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Jan and Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press
Here is the full length version of my visit to their press.
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Saturday October 28
A new opera titled Missing, Williams Lake weaver Jane Perry, Hallowe'en pop culture with Matthew Parsons, Matthew White on Orfeo and Sharon Basaraba on sugar.
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Sunday October 29
June Goldsmith on two often forgotten composers, film makers Kerel Alaas and Tisha Deb Pillai, Trudy Ann Tellis talks about tea and John Adams has a Victoria ghost story.
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