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March 2012 Archives

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Monk's Movies: "Mirror Mirror" and "Wrath of the Titans"

Radio West movie critic Katherine Monk joins Rebecca to review Mirror Mirror and Wrath of the Titans.

 

 

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Playlist for March 30

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Foggy Mountain Breakdown
Album: Earl Struggs and Friends
Artist: Earl Scruggs

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Mixed Emotions
Album: Forty Licks
Artist: The Rolling Stones

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Just Another Girl
Album: Just Another Girl EP
Artist: Alexandria Maillot

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Ghosts Inside My Head
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

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Nelson Musician Honours Memory of Earl Scruggs

Rebecca caught up with Nelson musician Craig North to talk about how the late Earl Scruggs influenced his music and his passion for the banjo.

 

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Spring Gardening Column

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Linda Edser, Kelowna Garden Club President

It certainly is spring. The earthworms are stretched out along the pavement, the sky is heavy with rain, and gardeners are busy, on their hands in knees in the thawing soil. We're going to track two of those gardeners in the months to come. One novice green thumb, and one experienced. Today, we meet Linda Edser. She's the president of the Kelowna Garden Club, and a proud backyard gardener in West Kelowna. Rebecca stopped by her home earlier this week for a tour.

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Playlist for March 29

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Month of May
Album: The Suburbs
Artist: Arcade Fire

 

Song: Got a Penny
Album: unknown
Artist: Nat King Cole

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Let 'Em Run
Album: Let 'Em Run
Artist: The Bills

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Federal Budget Analysis

Political scientist Hamish Telford talks to Rebecca about the politics behind the federal budget.

 

 

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Budget Debate

Were today's budget cuts too deep or too modest? For their takes, we've brought together two experts with very different views on what's best for the Canadian economy. Niels Veldhuis is a Senior economist with the Fraser Institute. Marjorie Cohen is a political economist at SFU, and a co-founder of the Centre for Policy Alternatives.

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Playlist for March 28

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Gold Tooth Shine
Album: Soon This Will All Be Gone
Artist: Catl

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Money Worries
Album: Sounding a Mosaic
Artist: Bedouin Soundclash

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Pool Hoppin'
Album: Waiting in the Well
Artist: Octoberman

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Danny's Song
Album: See You on the Moon
Artist: Tift Merritt

 

Song: Futile Devices
Album: The Age of Adz
Artist: Sufjan Stevens

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The Dish: Indian Cuisine

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Meena's Chana Masala

On our latest edition of The Dish, we delve into the world of Indian cuisine. Meena Cleland teaches Indian cooking classes in her home and at the Parkinson Recreation Centre in Kelowna.

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Meena joined Rebecca in studio for a quick lesson.

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Meena's Chana Masala Recipe:


Ingredients:

3 tbsp grape seed oil

1 tsp cumin seed

1 cup chopped onion

1 clove garlic minced

1 tbsp ginger finely chopped or grated

½ tsp turmeric powder

½ tsp cayenne pepper

1 tbsp channa masala

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp salt

1 ¼ tsp besan flour (chick pea flour)

2 cups pureed tomato

1 cup water

2 cups chick peas

2 tbsp lemon juice

2 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp tamarind pulp (optional)

1 tsp garam masala

½ cup chopped cilantro (coriander) leaves

½ cup chopped green onions

 

Preparation

1.    Heat the oil in a pan. Add the cumin seed and when they start to crackle, add onion and sauté until the onion is golden brown - about 5 to 7 minutes.

2.    Add garlic, ginger and salt plus all the spices.

3.    Sauté for 1 minute and then add besan (chick pea) flour and sauté for another 1 to 2 minutes.

4.    Add the tomato puree and simmer for 5 minutes.

5.    Add water, chick peas, lemon juice, brown sugar, tamarind pulp and cook for 10 minutes.

6.    Mix in garam masala.

7.    Sprinkle on chopped cilantro and chopped green onions just before serving.



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The Kootenay Carshare Co-Op

The United Nations calls 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative. There are plenty of reasons to celebrate in the Kootenays, a hotbed of co-ops. Freelancer Bill Metcalfe tells us about one local success: the Kootenay Carshare.

 

 

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Playlist for March 27

4:00-4:30

 

Song: All Shook Up
Album: Get Rhythm (and the Cocktail Soundtrack)
Artist: Ry Cooder

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: The Okanagan
Album: Melodies of the Purple Horizon
Artist: Tiinesha Begaye

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: 22: The Death of All the Romance
Album: No Cities Left
Artist: The Dears

 

Song: Electric Domain
Album: Electric Domain/Love Goblin 7"
Artist: Kingdom Cloud

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Make your toddler move!

 

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Dr. Mark Tremblay says toddlers are too sedentary. Rebecca asks him about new physical activity guidelines for 0 to 4 year-olds.

 

 

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The Classifieds: Feather entrepreneur

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Jasmine Beyer sporting her feather extensions
In our latest installment of The Classifieds, we meet Kelowna's Jasmine Beyer. Here's her ad:

Hi there, I am a farmer's market vendor.
I am looking for a handy person to make me a simple wood bike carrier with high-ish walls to pull behind my bike.
I do not have a lot of extra funds so I was going to buy you a case of beer!
Great for someone who has the materials already at home.
I need something made by April 1st.
As the farmers market starts a few days later.
But the sooner the better!
Thanks and I hope to hear back from someone.


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Playlist for March 26

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Song for Memory
Album: Row Upon Row of the People they Know
Artist: The Once

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Caught Me Thinkin'
Album: Barchord
Artist: Bahamas

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Waves
Album: Northern Shore (comes out April 17)
Artist: Skydiggers

 

Song: Little Talks
Album: My Head is an Animal
Artist: Of Monsters and Men

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Liberal MLA leaves party for Conservatives

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MLA John van Dongen openly criticized the government of Christy Clark as he resigned the Liberal party to sit as a B.C. Conservative Monday

Abbotsford-South MLA John van Dongen resigned from the BC Liberal Party this afternoon. He also announced he's joining the BC Conservatives. Rebecca spoke with John van Dongen about his decision.

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Les Leyne on John van Dongen

Political columnist Les Leyne tells Rebecca about John van Dongen's resignation from the BC Liberals.

 

 

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Asteroid named after Penticton Astronomer

A local astronomer has been given quite an honour.  Ken Tapping studies the sun at the Dominion Radio Astrophysics Observatory near Penticton. Rebecca asked him about this very special tribute.

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Playlist for March 22

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Marlaine Kamikaze
Album: Tic Toc Tic
Artist: The Zolas

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Boo Hoo Hoo
Album: Boo Hoo Hoo/Love is a Madness
Artist: No Sinner

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Escapee
Album: Moment Bends
Artist: Archtitecture in Helsinki

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Frozen in My Shoes
Album: Blanktown
Artist:Fields of Green

 

Song: Summer Songs
Album: Young Man
Artist: Treelines

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Smarty Plants

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Writer-Director Erna Buffie
Whether you're peeling a potato or chopping up lettuce for a salad, you'd probably like to think you live in a world where plants don't do much but grow roots and produce seeds. But you'd be wrong. It turns out plants are a lot like us: they can sniff out food, nurture their young, wage war and even communicate. This exciting new area of botany is the subject of a new The Nature of Things documentary called Smarty Plants.  Rebecca spoke with writer-director, Erna Buffie to learn more.

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Links for Thursday's show

Doctors for Fair Taxation say Canada's doctors should pay more tax.

The documentary Smarty Plants says plants are more like animals than we think. You can watch it on CBC TV at 8:00 tonight.

B.C. Hydro will hold open houses about the Site C Project next month.

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Radio West Playlist for March 21

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Turbo Ranger
Album: Jubilee
Artist: Kingdom Cloud

 

Song: El Zopilote Mojado
Album: unknown
Artist: Mariachi Los Dorados

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: I Found You
Album: Boys and Girls
Artist: Alabama Shakes

 

5:00-5:30

Song: Mourning Song
Album: Mourning Song/Morning Song
Artist: We Are the City

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Driving Song
Album: Son of a Rudderless Boat
Artist: Kev Corbett

 

Song: Crazy
Album: Patsy Cline Showcase
Artist: Patsy Cline

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The Dish: Cured Meat

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On this week's installment of the dish, we learn about a popular food mainstay in Kelowna: Illichmann's. Rebecca sat down with Judith Illichmann to find out why the shop is so popular.






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New record shop in Kelowna

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Milkcrate Records owner, Peter Jeffery
A new record shop opened up in downtown Kelowna today. But it's not all vinyl. At Milk Crate Records, you can enjoy a slice of pie while you listen to your favourite album. Rebecca stopped by the store before the doors opened and met up with the owner.
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Ski Touring in BC

Today is the first day of spring, but that doesn't mean it's too late to talk about skiing. Our outdoors columnist Dave Quinn spoke to Rebecca about the lesser-known activity of ski touring.

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Playlist for March 20

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Stairway
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Lemonade
Album: Everybody Smokes in Hell
Artist: John Carroll

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: I Hear Them All
Album: The Wynnes (self-titled)
Artist: The Wynnes

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Always in the Grey
Album: Blue, Black & Grey
Artist: Devon Coyote

 

Song: Talab
Album: Onsu- The Other Side
Artist: Navaz

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Yukon Blonde releases new album

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Yukon Blonde

Canadian Indie music darlings, Yukon Blonde released their third full-length album today. It's called Tiger Talk. The band, fresh off a tour through Australia and Europe, just returned home from South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. Now, they're about to kick off their Canadian tour. Rebecca spoke to band frontman, Jeff Innes.

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Reaction to Jumbo Resort approval

 

 

 

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The provincial government has approved the Jumbo Glacier Resort plan. Rebecca spoke to Kootenay residents on both sides of the debate- Radium Hot Springs Mayor Dee Conklin and Ktunaxa Nation Chair Kathryn Teneese.

 

 

 

 

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Links and info for Tuesday, March 20

Full list of recalled beef. You can read more about the recall here.

A new summer music festival is coming to Kelowna! Be here July 6-8 to see Dan Mangan, Said the Whale, and Tokyo Police Club, and more.

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Playlist for March 19

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Outside, Inside
Album: Blanktown
Artist: Fields of Green

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Best is Yet to Come
Album: Tales of Hope & Crescendos
Artist: Rosewood's Diary

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Walking on Water
Album: Fire it Up
Artist: Johnny Reid with Serena Ryder

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Song to Woody
Album: Bob Dylan (self-titled)
Artist: Bob Dylan

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BC's Pinot Noir

Over the last few weeks we've learned about sparkling wine, ice wine - even rosé. And in all of it, there's a common thread: the very challenging pinot noir grape. Even so, one of Burgundy's main players is finding a home in our desert landscape. Jeannette Montgomery is a wine writer, works at Poplar Grove Winery, and is our Radio West columnist.

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Jeannette's picks for BC pinot noir:
Black Cloud: Altostratus 2009
Foxtrot Vineyards: 2008 Pinot Noir

Other noteworthy pinot noirs:
Orofino
Meyer Family Vineyards
Blue Mountain Winery
Tinhorn Creek
Arrowleaf Cellars

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In pursuit of garlic

Rebecca spoke with author Liz Primeau about her new book, In Pursuit of Garlic: An Intimate Look at the Odorous Bulb.

 

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Nelson couple buys popular walk-in clinic

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Nelson's only walk-in clinic

A real estate agent and a marketing professional are the proud new owners of Nelson's only walk-in clinic. The husband and wife duo bought the clinic about a month ago. Paul Lamoureux and Peggy Aitken get the keys on April 1st. First order of business? Recruit two full time doctors. Rebecca spoke with Peggy about the clinic.
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Movie Review with Katherine Monk

 

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Rebecca chats with movie reviewer Katherine Monk about the flicks hitting theatres this weekend.

 

On deck are "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" and "Undefeated."

 

 

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Radio West Playlist, March 16

4:00-4:30

Song: We Are More
Album: Musique de Vancouver 2010
Artist: Shane Koyczan

4:30-5:00

Song: Run Runaway
Album: Up
Artist: Great Big Sea

5:00-5:30

Song: I Know
Album: Stripped, Bare, and On Display
Artist: Matt Stanley and the Decoys

5:30-6:00

Song: Work is the Curse
Album: Bloody Brilliant
Artist: The Malarkeys

Song: Little Bit
Album: Youth Novels
Artist: Lykke Li



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Spoken Word Artist - Shane Koyczan

 

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Few who saw spoken word artist, Shane Koyczan perform at the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, will forget him.

He wowed the thousands seated in the audience with his warm and witty lyricism.
 
And he's been busy since then.
 
He's set to realease a new album with his band Shane Koyczan and the Short Story Long tonight in Penticton.
 
And, he's also about to release his third book -- it's called Our Deathbeds Will Be Thirsty.

Rebecca spoke with Shane to get the details.


 

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Ottawa introduces new legislation on elder abuse

The Conservative government is making good on an election promise to crack down on elder abuse. This morning, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson announced new legislation to protect Canadian seniors. Martha Jane Lewis is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the BC Centre for Elder Advocacy Support. She spoke with Rebecca about the new legislation.

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Radio West Playlist, March 15

4:00-4:30

Song:Lightening Bolt
Album: Scrappy Happiness
Artist: Joel Plaskett

4:30-5:00

Song: Costa Rica
Album:Heart Mtn Road
Artist: Vince Vaccaro


5:00-5:30

Song: Coffee House Blues
Album:Coffee House Blues
Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins

5:30-6:00

Song:Hallways
Album:A Sleep & A Forgetting
Artist: Islands

Song:Wouldn't It Be Nice
Album: Summer Love Songs
Artist: Beach Boys

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Colorectal Cancer

A doctor at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital noticed that too many BC patients with colorectal cancer were going undiagnosed.

 

Now he's calling for more and better colorectal screening for British Columbians.
 
Rebecca spoke with Dr. Hamish Hwang about the findings of his study and why he's raising the alarm on colorectal cancer.

 

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Old Fernie school gets facelift

After 90 years, the old school in Fernie had seen better days. But that didn't matter to people in town. They still wanted to save it. And they did. Rebecca spoke with Simon Howse. He's the general manager and owner of Parastone Development.

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The Dish: Swiss Cheese

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On today's installment of The Dish, we get the basics on swiss cheese. Rebecca spoke with David Scwab of Kelowna's Mediterranean Market.


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Radio West Playlist, March 14

4:00-4:30

Song: Dark, warm air
Album: High School
Artist: We Are The City

4:30-5:00

Song: Lonely Avenue
Album: Yes Indeed!
Artist: Ray Charles (performer) Doc Pomus (song writer)

5:30-6:00

Song: Collection Of Stamps
Album: Let Me Introduce My Friends
Artist: I'm From Barcelona 

Song: Sentimental/Oriental
Album: French Residency
Artist: Boxer the Horse

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Radio West Playlist, March 13

4:00-4:30

 

Song: For Your Love
Album: For Your Love
Artist: The Yardbirds

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Canada's Really Big
Album: Semi-Conducted
Artist: The Arrogant Worms

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Coming Home
Album: Te Po (coming soon)
Artist: Pacific Curls

 

Song: Cabin Song
Album: The Cabin Song EP
Artist: T. Nile

 

Song: Go To Sleep
Album: All of Our Names
Artist: Sarah Harmer

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Some land off the table in West Kelowna land swap

Last year, the government offered land to the Westbank First Nation in exchange for reserve lands, which were used for a new interchange along highway 97. But now, the province says land at the Rose Valley Watershed, the Central Okanagan Regional District Park, and land near gravel reserves, is no longer on offer to the First Nation. MLA Ben Stewart joined Rebecca to explain.

 

 

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The Classifieds: a dream to live off the grid

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Candie Cumberland and her family
On today's installment of The Classifieds, we meet Candie Cumberland. We found her ad in Nelson's Pennywise:

Expanding Family seeks returns to the land to homestead and farm. Looking for arable land to share, rent to own, or passed on. Off grid/remote ideal. Candie/Alex.

Here's Rebecca's conversation with Candie.










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South Kamloops Titans win title

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Ken Olynyk is also the athletic director at Thompson Rivers University
Basketball fever has hit BC. The boys Triple A Championship got underway today in Langley. Four BC interior teams are at that tournament. But last weekend, it was the girls turn. The South Kamloops Titans walked away with the Triple A Girls Basketball championship. Rebecca spoke with Ken Olynyk is the coach of that team.




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BC's Deer Problem

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The controversy around deer culls is not going away. Cranbrook and Kimberely have both culled deer in recent months. Invermere is in the middle of its cull. But the protests there have become so confrontational that the RCMP has recommended charges of mischief and disturbing the peace. Biologist Jeff Morgan is the province's lead on urban deer, and explained how deer became such a problem.
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Radio West Playlist, March 12

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Mysterious Ways
Album: Achtung Baby
Artist: U2

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Your Smiling Face
Album: JT
Artist: James Taylor

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: My Girl
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Whitewater
Album: Whitewater
Artist: Zaac Pick

 

Song: Moving Pictures
Album: Gypsy Girl
Artist: Kat Goldman

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Missing Women Inquiry adjourned

The Missing Women Inquiry will adjourn for three weeks, to find a new lawyer to represent First Nations. Rebecca spoke with the original lawyer, Robyn Gervais.

  

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Wills and other legal matters

Our not-young-not-old columnist Star Weiss told us about updating your will, and the other legal arrangements you should make. Here are some links to help:

 

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What would you ask Daniel Lanois?

 

CBC Music wants your help in interviewing Daniel Lanois. Find out more.

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Friday, March 9

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Already Yours
Album: Pink Strat
Artist: Bahamas

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Crabbuckit
Album: Let the Rain Fall
Artist: The Good Lovelies

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Bella Coola Hill
Album: Wingdamramblers (self-titled)
Artist: Wingdamramblers

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Celebration
Album: Collections
Artist: Acres of Lions

 

Song: The Light is You
Album: Howe Sounds/Taking Abalonia
Artist: Said the Whale


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Katherine Monk's Movie Review

This week our movie review, Katherine Monk took a closer look at John Carter and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.

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UNBC's Green Contest

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The University of Northern British Columbia is asking its students for help. Student Cameron Bell is on the Green Day Committe at UNBC and is helping to organize a contest on campus. He explained to Rebecca what it's all about.

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Weekend Events, March 9-11

Here are the events Kathryn highlighted on today's show:

Make sure to tell send us the details about your weekend events!

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Air Canada Labour Troubles

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Ottawa has asked the Canadian Industrial Relations Board to investigate Air Canada's dispute with its various unions, a move that will buy some time to hammer out a deal and avoid a work stoppage threatened for midnight Sunday. The airline had planned to lock-out pilots on Monday, and the union representing the airline's mechanics, baggage handlers and cargo agents said they would walk off the job this weekend. Rebecca spoke with Brad Davies about what all this means for you. Davies is with Virtually There Travel.
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Music:

Radio West Playlist for March 8

4:00-4:30

 

Song: These Boots are Made for Walkin'
Album: Boots
Artist: Nancy Sinatra

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Island Vacation
Album: Mellow Drama
Artist: Louise Burns

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Time Flies
Album: Scrappy Happpines (coming out soon)
Artist: Joel Plaskett

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: House Upon the Hill
Album: Solidago
Artist: Chris Velan

 

Song: Science
Album: Strange Birds
Artist: David Usher

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MLA Bob Simpson on Bill 22

Indepedent MLA Bob Simpson (Cariboo North) says Bill 22 is not the right solution to the teachers' labour dispute. Rebecca asked him what he thinks the best answer is.

 

 

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The history of feminism in the Kootenays

The West Kootenay Women's Association is launching a digital archive. Rebecca spoke with project manager Marcia Braundy about the archive, and international women's day.

 

 

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Comfort food on The Dish

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On today's installment of the Dish, we're cozying up with a hearty bowl of soup. Yes, comfort food will get us through these last weeks of winter. Rebecca spoke with Crystal Dougan and Steve MacDonald. They own the Little Hobo Soup and Sandwich Shop in downtown Kelowna.
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Radio West Playlist March 7

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Hieroglyphics
Album: (single)
Artist: Maylee Todd

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Forget About Me
Album: Forget About Me
Artist: B.D. Willoughby

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: 1000 Days
Album: Tough Cookie
Artist: Samantha Savage Smith

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Snail Shell
Album: Eccentrically We Love
Artist: The Fugitives

 

Song: I Needed You
Album: Cimarron
Artist: Townes Van Zandt

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Possible drug shortage in Canadian hospitals

Production issues at Sandoz Canada's plant in Quebec could lead to a medication shortage. Rebecca spoke to Myrella Roy of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists about the issues.

 

 

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Nordic Skiing Revival

Spring is on its way, but there are at least a few more weekends left for winter activities. For many of you, that may mean hitting the nordic trails. Our outdoor columnist Dave Quinn, tells us about a revival in cross-country skiing.
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Radio West Playlist for March 6

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sleeping in Toronto
Album: North Side Benches
Artist: Jim Bryson

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Hallways
Album: A Sleep and A Forgetting
Artist: Islands

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Baby Love
Album: Where Did Our Love Go
Artist: The Supremes


 

Song: My Gypsy Lover
Album: Liona Boyd Sings Songs of Love
Artist: Liona Boyd

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New banking rules

The federal government is following through on promises to change some bank practices- from holding cheques to mortgage pre-payment. Rebecca asked personal finance expert Jean Freed to explain.

 

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The Classifieds: Lost Chickens

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Rhode Island Red Hen

In our latest edition of the Classifieds, we meet Bob Doell from Summerland. Here's his ad:

I'm missing six chickens.
Last seen at the drive through at Tim Horton's in Summerland.
Please call Bob.


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Making saddles in Kamloops

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Bob Goudreault's workshop

Bob Goudreault has been making saddles for 20 years. His shop is just outside of Kamloops. Rebecca dropped by Kamloops Saddlery and Leather Works to learn more about the craft.
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Hockeyville 2012 heats up for two Okanagan communities

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Sun Bowl Arena, Osoyoos

Hockey fans in two Okanagan communities are busy voting for their city to make it to the top five in Hockeyville 2012. West Kelowna and Osoyoos are among the 15 finalists for the contest.

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Royal Lepage Place, West Kelowna

The competition gives one Canadian community 100-thousand dollars to upgrade its arena, and the chance to host an NHL Preseason game. Public voting will narrow the 15 finalists down to a top 5 list. Adam Less is one of the organizers of West Kelowna's Hockeyville bid.
Cathy Martins is with the Osoyoos bid.
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You have until 8:59 pm PST Tuesday night to vote.



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Are kids diagnosed with ADHD just immature?

Dr. Brian Goldman tells Rebecca about a new study which says kids born later in the year are more likely to be diagnosed by ADHD.

 

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Wine Column: Rosé

Radio West wine columnist, Jeannette Montgomery dropped by with her pick for best BC Rosé.

Tinhorn Creek, Oldfield Series, 2010 2Bench Rosé

Le Vieux Pin, 2010 'Vaila' Pinot Noir Rosé

JoieFarm Rosé, 2010

 

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Music:

Radio West Playlist for March 5

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Everybody Needs Somebody to Love
Album: The Blues Brothers: Music from the Soundtrack
Artist: The Blues Brothers

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Don't Come 'Round Here
Album: Sweet Nostalgia
Artist: Oh My Darling

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Battleships
Album: Forever Today
Artist: I'm From Barcelona

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: No Good Woman
Album: (single)
Artist: Elise LeGrow

 


 

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Radio West goes to Kamloops!

We did a special broadcast in Kamloops on Friday, March 2. Here are some of the highlights:

 

Cowboy Hugh McLennan spoke about the upcoming Kamloops Cowboy Festival:

 

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CBC freelancer Shelley Joyce told Rebecca how the Ajax Mine proposal is playing out in Kamloops:

 

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Airrick Dunfield told Rebecca all about his slam poetry nights, and performed a bit too:

 

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The Kamloops Film Festival runs March 8-15. Organizer Mark Wallin gave us a preview:

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Teachers' strike

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If you're a parent, you're probably scrambling to find alternative care for your children next week. BC's 41 thousand teachers are going on a three day strike, beginning Monday.




Rebecca spoke to two parents. Heather Shantz is the chair of the NorKam Parents Advisory Council in Kamloops and her son is in grade 10. Kendra Mann is the vice chair of the Kootenay Lake District Parents Advisory Council. She has a daughter in grade five.
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Night sky display

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Saturn

The night sky will be putting on quite a show over the next few days. Five planets will be on parade from now until Monday. And they'll be so bright, you won't need telescopes or binoculars to see them. Rebecca found out more from science writer and night sky watcher Andrew Fazekas.
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Radio West Playlist for March 1

4:00-4:30

Song: Northwest Passage
Album: Northwest Passage
Artist: Stan Rogers

4:30-5:00

Song: Closer
Album: City City
Artist: Chic Gamine

5:00-5:30

Song: Tough Love
Album: Scrappy Happiness
Artist: Joel Plaskett and the Emergency

5:30-6:00

Song: Drop Names Not Bombs
Album: Mellow Drama
Artist: Louise Burns

Song: Rhythm, Rhythm
Album: Written All Over Me
Artist: Oren Barter