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April 2012 Archives

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Spring wine releases

If you're chomping at the bit to try the new spring wine releases, you're in luck. The Spring Okanagan Wine Festival is just days away. Rebecca welcomed wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery into studio with a few tips on how best to taste your way through all those new releases.

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Playlist for April 30

4:00-4:30

 

Song: That's Why God Made the Radio
Album: That's Why God Made the Radio (not yet released)
Artist: The Beach Boys

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: For the Dogs
Album: n/a
Artist: Twin Peaks

(You can vote for Twin Peaks to ride the train with CBC Radio 3's Tracks on Tracks contest.)

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Hold On
Album: Boys & Girls
Artist: Alabama Shakes

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Born to be Blue
Album: Rewind
Artist: Elizabeth Shepherd

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Man faces cougar on Boulder Mountain

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Photographer Bruno Long

Bruno Long says his heart beats a little faster every time he tells the story. Last week, Long ran into a cougar on Boulder Mountain in Revelstoke. Long is a photographer, and also heads up a local mountain biking committee. So last week, Bruno was on the mountain, head down, tools in hand, working on some trails. Rebecca talked to Bruno about what happened next.

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Katherine Monk's Movie Reviews

Radio West movie reviewer, Katherine Monk reviews looks at Pirates Band of Misfits and The Five Year Engagement.

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More beds at Vernon hospital

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The BC government says it is making plans to add beds to Polson Tower at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Rebecca spoke with Allan Sinclair. He's the Vice President of Acute Services for the Interior Health Authority.







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Radio West Playlist, April 27

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Fish
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

(You can vote for Shred Kelly in the Tracks on Tracks contest.)


4:30-5:00

 

Song: Jess, AR
Album: Little Mountain
Artist: Said The Whale

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Dackdoor Blues
Album: What Golden Years?
Artist: Dr. Eclectic

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: The First Day Of Spring
Album: The First Day Of Spring
Artist: The Gandharvas


Song: Endless Summer
Album: Prisoner
Artist: The Jezabels

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Weekend Wrap for April 27-29

Check out a mixed bag of ballet with Ballet Kelowna's end-of-season show, A Grand Passion. Shows are Friday night and Saturday afternoon.

Check out old travelogues at Revelstoke Nickelodeon Museum's monthly vintage film night.

Meet B.C. authors on the B.C. Book Prizes tour. Right now Charlotte Gill and Pamela Porter are touring the north.

Learn more about rowing at the Kamloops Rowing Club's open house this Sunday.

Catch Said Dog in concert at Nancy O's in Prince George tonight.

 

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Playlist for April 26

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Septimus Warren Smith
Album: In Arnica
Artist: Marmalakes

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Shine a Light
Album: Apologies to the Queen Mary
Artist: Wolf Parade

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Sailor's Song
Album: none
Artist: King Crow & the Ladies from Hell

(You can vote for King Crow & the Ladies from Hell in the Tracks on Tracks contest.)

 

Song: Dance Me to the End of Love
Album: Summertime EP
Artist: Maureen Washington

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Sawmill Owners Respond

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A large fire burns at the Lakeland Mills sawmill in Prince George on Tuesday April 24,  (Andrew Johnson/Canadian Press)

It's been a difficult week for the province's sawmill workers. On Monday night, an explosion tore through the Lakeland Mill in Prince George. The fire that followed levelled the mill, and killed two workers. The story is frighteningly similar to another one. In January, a mill near Burns Lake went up in flames. And just like in Prince George, two workers died. Rebecca spoke to both mill owners. Steve Zika is the CEO of Hampton Affiliates, the company that owns the now destroyed Babine Forest Products Mill. Greg Stewart is president of Sinclar Group, which owns the Lakeland Mill.

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Cooking on the Road

A mother from Trail has just released a new cookbook, called Cooking on the Road.  Valerie Pitman has two teenagers, and they weren't eating right. Mitch and Tommy are athletes and are on the road a lot, and are often cooking for themselves. Rebecca talked to Valerie about how she decided to help.

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Former Burns Lake mill employee looks back after Prince George fire

Frankie Erickson worked at the Burns Lake sawmill, before it was destroyed by fire in January. He talked to Rebecca about his concerns over mill safety, and how hearing about the Prince George fire had an impact on his healing.
 
 
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Worksafe BC on sawmill safety

Worksafe BC met with government and industry officials after the Lakeland  Mill explosion in Prince George. Rebecca spoke with WorkSafe BC's Roberta Ellis about next steps:
 
 
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The Dish: Early Greens

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Curtis Stone

If you think you're still weeks, maybe even months away from fresh produce, think again! Today on the Dish, we're eating locally and we're eating fresh leafy greens: arugala, spinach and sprouts. Rebecca spoke to Curtis Stone, the man behind Green City Acres.

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Playlist for April 25

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sonny's Dream
Album: Left Coast
Artist: Michael McDonald

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Man with a Heart
Album: Just Gettin' Started
Artist: Nanette Workman

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Threads
Album: Kindness
Artist: Jordan Klassen

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Stars and Satellites
Album: Leave Your Love
Artist: Dan Griffin

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Kimberley, B.C., faces flooding threat



Floodwaters are rising in Kimberley. Overnight Tuesday water levels on Kimberley Creek rose nearly 30 centimeters.

The city is distributing sandbags and an evacuation alert has been ordered for 40 houses in the Morrison subdivision along part of Wallinger Avenue. Rebecca spoke with Mayor Ron McRae.

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Dust Risk in Sawmills

WorkSafe BC has ordered inspections at all B.C. sawmills after two explosions in four months- in Burns Lake and Prince George. Industrial hygienist Neil McManus told Rebecca that sawdust poses a real risk.

 

 

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Playlist for April 24

4:00-4:30

Song: Seasons
Album: Little Mountain
Artist: Said The Whale

4:30-5:00


Song: He Moved Through The Fair
Album: Darlingford
Artist: Cara Luft

5:00-5:30

Song: Barbara
Album: Out Of The Game
Artist: Rufus Wainwright

5:30-6:00

Song: Next Little Town
Album: In From The Cold
Artist: Willy Blizzard

Song: Long Time Before This
Album: National Park Project CD
Artist: Jim Guthrie, Sarah Harmer, Bry Webb

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Looking Blackward

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Bestselling author, former CBC Radio host and humourist, Author Black joined Rebecca to talk about his new book, Looking Blackward.

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Playlist for April 23

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Don't Tell Me
Album: Sweet Alibi
Artist: Sweet Alibi

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Tired Bees
Album: Long Live
Artist: Snowblink

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Shine Bright
Album: no album yet (likely coming in June 2012)
Artist: Sarah Smith

 

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

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Balancing life as a family caregiver

One of the hardest jobs many of us will take on in our lifetimes is caring for loved ones. Balancing that work, with our own health and busy lives can be a real challenge. Radio West's NYNO (Not Young Not Old) columnist Star Weiss joined Rebecca to discuss the issue.

 

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You can learn about the tele-workshops Star mentioned here.

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Movie Reviews with Katherine Monk

Movie reviewer, Katherine Monk looks at two movies: Chimpanzee and Hard Core Logo 2.

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Playlist for April 20

4:00-4:30

 

Song: All the Stars
Album: We Have Made a Spark
Artist: Rose Cousins

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: If I Can't Have You
Album: King & Queens
Artist: Black & the Rodeo Kings (featuring Lucinda Williams)

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Ghosts
Album: Transcending Orbit
Artist: Leila Neverland

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Crazy Old Moon
Album: Crazy Old Moon
Artist: Roy Forbes

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Weekend Wrap for April 20-22

Here are the events Kathryn discussed in the weekend wrap:

 

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Spring Gardening Column

Farmers' markets are opening up, the sun is warming the soil, and in backyards across the interior, green stems are poking through the dirt. Rebecca went on a tour with one rookie gardener to see how things are going.  

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Radio West novice gardener, Jenny Barnes

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Playlist for April 19

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Electric Stars
Album: Dusk Dreams
Artist: Dennis Ellsworth

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Sleep to Grow
Album: Sleep to Grow
Artist: The Belle Game (They'll be on CBC Radio 3's Tracks on Tracks train trip!)

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Stairway
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

 

Song: The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down
Album: The Band
Artist: The Band

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Take the movie memorability test!

Researchers are trying to understand why some movie quotes are so memorable, while others fade to black. And they're hoping their study will help movie producers, advertisers and even politicians craft lines with staying power. Our science guy, Michael Bharwaj explains.

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Try taking the movie line memorability test yourself.

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Lessons on kids and food, learned in Europe

Two Canadians have new books about what they learned about food while living in Europe. Karen Le Billon taught her kids to eat with an open-mind in France (French Kids Eat Everything), and Jeannie Marshall discovered food was less fresh than she expected in Italy (Outside the Box: Why Our Children Need Real Food, Not Food Products). Rebecca spoke to both authors:

 

 

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The Dish: Lebanese Cuisine

We're boiling it down to three simple ingredients on today's installment of The Dish: garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Betty Cherkoui runs her own catering company, called Lebanese Cuisine.

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Baba Ghanoush Recipe

2 eggplant
2 cloves garlic crushed
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup tahini
3-4 tbs lemon juice or to taste
parsley and mint
olive oil

Directions
Pierce eggplant with a fork four to six times. Barbecue on medium with skin on, turning over part way through for 30-40 minutes, or until largest part of eggplant is very soft. Remove from barbecue and run under cold water. Slice open and scoop the insides from the peel with a spoon into a strainer. Drain for 15 minutes. Transfer to shallow bowl and add all ingredients except parsley, mint and olive oil. Mash well with a fork or a food processor. Garnish with chopped parsley and mint and drizzle olive oil on top. Can also be baked, instead of barbecued, in oven at 375 F for 45 minutes.

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Playlists:

Playlist for April 18

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Ropes that Way
Album: Metal Moon (LP)
Artist: Dirty Ghosts

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground
Album: Inventions
Artist: Ash Koley

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Lebanese Blonde
Album: The Mirror Conspiracy
Artist: Thievery Corporation

 

Song: Canucks-themed parody of Somebody that I used to Know by Gotye

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How to avoid being audited

Our business columnist Donna Guzik tells Rebecca how to do your taxes so you won't get audited.

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Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver

Rebecca spoke with Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver about changes to environmental assessments, and what they will mean for the Northern Gateway review.
 
 
 
 
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The wonder of multi-sport days

 

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Spring means you can have winter in the mountains, and summer down below. Our outdoor guy Dave Quinn tells Rebecca how to make the most of the season (hint: it involves using your skis, bike, and golf clubs all in one day).

 

 

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Playlist for April 17

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Sweet on Me
Album: Etherised
Artist: Michael Peters with Kim McMechan

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Sixteen Saltines
Album: Blunderbuss (comes out April 23)
Artist: Jack White

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: From Above
Album: Lonely Avenue
Artist: Ben Folds with Nick Hornby

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The Classifieds: Snoopy

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Snoopy

In our latest installment of the Classifieds, we meet Nick Gorthius. He says his missing dog, Snoopy was stolen. Here's his ad:

Snoopy was taken from Rutland Road North.
Snoopy is a Dalmation cross.
She has a scar on the inside of her left leg about 3" long.
Her tail got cut off and it's about 5" long.
She is 14 years old, so we are both senior citizens.
Please help to bring my very special dog home!




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Tupac Hologram

Check out the Tupac hologram's performance here. (as described by our tech columnist)

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Music:

Playlist for April 16

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Heaven
Album: Heaven (comes out in June)
Artist:The Walkmen

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Little Lies
Album: Little Red Boots
Artist: Lindi Ortega

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Son of a Preacher Man
Album: Dusty in Memphis
Artist: Dusty Springfield


 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Whole to My Half
Album: I've Got a Crush on You
Artist: Measha Brueggergosman (with David Myles)

 

Song: Days of Wine and Roses
Album: We Get Requests
Artist: Oscar Peterson

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The NHL's violent playoffs

So far, this year's NHL playoffs have been full of fighting and penalties. It's something hockey writer Adam Proteau watches closely. He even wrote a book about hockey violence, called Fighting the Good Fight: Why On-Ice Violence is Killing Hockey. Rebecca asked him about round one of the playoffs.

 

 

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Wine touring guides with Jeannette Montgomery

As it heats up, some of you will soon be heading out on wine tours. But, where to start?
Our BC wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery helped us navigate through all the literature.

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Some of Jeannette's tour guide recommendations:

British Columbia Winery Touring Guide 2012, published by The BC Wine Institute
Penticton and Wine Country, published by Penticton and Wine Country Tourism
The 18th Annual Spring Okanagan Wine Festival, published by Okanagan Wine Festivals
Food and Wine Trails, learn more at Wine Trails


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Playlist for April 13

4:00-4:30

Song: This is a Message
Album: Down at the Khyber
Artist: Joel Plaskett Emergency

5:00-5:30

Song: Little Things
Artist: Sally T

5:30-6:00

Song: The Late King Henry
Album: If I Don't Come Home, You'll Know I'm Gone
Artist: The Wooden Sky




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Book Panel: Dystopian Fiction

Rebecca caught up with the Radio West book panel to talk about The Hunger Games and dystopian fiction. The panellists are: Sarah Klassen (Mosaic Books in Kelowna), Anne DeGrace (Nelson Public Library) and Jim Brinkman (Books & Company in Prince George).

 

 

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Books mentioned by our panelists:

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin (1921)

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (1931)

Animal Farm (1945) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949) by George Orwell

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (1953)

any book by Philip K. Dick

The Chrysalids by John Wyndham (1955)

The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (1985)

Headhunter by Timothy Findley (1993)

The Giver by Lois Lowry (1993)*

The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), Mockingjay (2010) by Suzanne Collins*

Divergent by Veronica Roth (2011)*

 

*children's or young adult books

 

 

 

 

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Movie Review with Katherine Monk

Our film reviewer Katherine Monk looked at Bully and Cabin in the Woods this week.

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Get your Canucks poster!

 

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CBC's Go Canucks Go posters are back for the playoffs. You can get yours (one per person, please!) at CBC Kelowna (243 Lawrence Avenue) and CBC Prince George (890 Victoria Street). In Prince Rupert, stop by the library next week to find one.

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Weekend Wrap, April 13

Here are the events Kathryn covered:

-The B.C. Interior Jazz Festival is in Kelowna April 12 to 14.

-Celebrate Vaisakhi with the Okanagan Sikh Temple on April 14.

-The Kamloops Wine Festival runs April 13 to 21.

-Shop for antiques at the Prince George Hospice Antique and Collectibles Fair. It's at the Roll-a-Dome (2588 Recreation Place), April 14 and 15.

 

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Prince George gets BCCLA office

The BC Civil Liberties Association is setting up shop in Prince George. The organization opened its first satellite office today, to represent northern BC. Rebecca spoke with Heather Elliot, one of the volunteers behind the new office. 

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BC's Forest Strategy

The provincial government unveiled its strategy for the forest sector today. It's a sort of mission statement for BC's lumber industry. Rebecca spoke with Steve Thomson, Minister of Lands and Natural Resource Operations.

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Music:

Playlist for April 12

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Green Thumb
Album: Us Little Devils
Artist: Sunparlour Players

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Big Wave Goodbye
Album: Little Mountain
Artist: Said the Whale

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Only Gold
Album: A Passing Glimpse
Artist: Pharis & Jason Romero

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Titanic
Album: Let it Burn
Artist: Ruthie Foster (with Blind Boys of Alabama)

 

Song: Fire it Up
Album: Fire it Up
Artist: Johnny Reid

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Music:

Playlist for April 11

4:00-4:30

 

Song: See You on the Moon
Album: Mamma Yamma and Friends (compilation)
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Fashionable People
Album: Ashtray Rock
Artist:Joel Plaskett Emergency

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Closure
Album: Not That Girl from Transformers
Artist: The Oh Wells

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Ho Hey
Album: The Lumineers (self-titled)
Artist: The Lumineers

 

Song: Flower Power
Album: Deal with the Devil
Artist: Rambling Dan Frechette

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French Kids Eat Everything

 

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Karen Le Billon moved to France and realized her kids were the only picky eaters in their class. She had to learn to teach her kids to eat everything, and she turned that lesson into a book. Rebecca got the details:

 

 

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How to prepare for rising interest rates

Rebecca asked our business columnist, Donna Guzik, how to get ready for when interest rates inevitably go up.

 

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Radon in Castlegar and Barriere

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Carolyn Gotay, Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at UBC


There's no question: smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer. But did you know exposure to radon is the second leading cause?

Now, a UBC professor wants to look more closely at the effects the radioactive gas is having on two BC interior communities: Castlegar and Barriere.

Rebecca spoke with Carolyn Gotay. She's the Canadian Cancer Society Chair in Cancer Primary Prevention at UBC.


    






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The Dish: Kelowna Farmers' Market

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Mark Mudahy of Mr. Mark's Caribbean Food.

On today's Dish we head to Kelowna's farmers' market. Vendors are slowly making their way back outdoors to the market location on Springfield Road. Rebecca met two of them: Penticton's Mark Mudahy of Mr. Mark's Caribbean Food and Kaye Chisolm of Brainy Bee Honey in Kelowna.

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Kelowna's Kaye Chisolm of Brainy Bee Honey

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Playlists:

Playlist for April 10

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Call You Baby
Album: Songs Lived & Life Played
Artist: Murray Porter

 

4:30-5:00

 

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

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: I've Seen a Little
Album: Boy on Bridge (coming out May 15)
Artist: Alan Doyle

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: True Patriot Love
Album: Down at the Khyber
Artist: Joel Plaskett Emergency

 

Song: Beat Stuff
Album: Beat Stuff
Artist:Hannah Georgas

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What does the word "elder" mean to you?

Our not-young-not-old columnist Star Weiss joined Rebecca to look at the different interpretations of the word "elder," and how she thinks there's a lot to learn from Aboriginal society.

 

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One Book One Kootenay

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This year's One Book, One Kootenay shortlist authors enjoy one another's nominated books. L-R: Tom Wayman reads Jennifer Craig's Yes Sister, No Sister; Rita Moir reads Tom Wayman's Boundary Country; and Jennifer Craig reads Rita Moir's The Third Crop

The annual One Book One Kootenay contest is underway. It's put on by the Kootenay Library Federation, and Nelson librarian Anne DeGrace shared the details with Rebecca.

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Katherine Monk's Review

Our film reviewer Katherine Monk dropped with a look at two movies: The Moth Diaries and The Raid: Redemption.

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Playlist for April 5

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Cheese & Whiskey
Album: Son of a Rudderless Boat
Artist: Kev Corbett

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: New Wild Everywhere
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

 

Song: Into Giants
Album: Adventures in Your Own Backyard
Artist: Partick Watson

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: Heart
Album: Floods & Fires
Artist: Craig Cardiff

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Bye Bye Blackbird
Album: Naturally
Artist: Laura Landsberg

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The Night Sky guy on Mini-Moons

New research says there could be many more moons than we thought. Rebecca got the details from Andrew Fazekas, a.k.a. The Night Sky Guy.
 
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The Dish: Spanish Tapas

Rebecca got tips on Spanish tapas from cooking instructor Elana Westers. Elana teaches at Parkinson Rec Centre in Kelowna. She shared her recipe for an endive tapa, with Spanish alioli:

 

 

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Endive Tapa with Alioli (garlic mayonnaise) and Cured ham

Total time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6 people - double or triple as you like

1 endive (if serving 6 people)
200g shredded leftover chicken or turkey
100g Serrano ham, or another cured ham like prosciutto, very thinly sliced
Alioli
¼ tsp sea salt
Your best sea salt
Freshly cracked black pepper

Slice the bottom 1cm off the endive and remove the 6 largest leaves (peel off several outer leaves if older or not crisp) and arrange on a plate.

Spread or 'paint' a half teaspoon of the alioli using the back of a teaspoon, on the inside of each leaf. Arrange a small amount of chicken or turkey in the bottom of each leaf, and drizzle with a bit more alioli, which will act as a glue' for the Serrano ham.

Top with half a slice of Serrano/Prosciutto, letting it ruffle as you place it on top; gently press down so it stays in place. Season lightly with your best sea salt (fleur de sel) and some freshly cracked black pepper.

Full-proof Spanish Alioli (Garlic mayonnaise)

Serves 4-8 people
Total prep time: 5 minutes
Total cooking time: 10 minutes
Keep cool before serving
Storage: Will keep, covered, for up to 3 days in the fridge

1 large egg
4 small, peeled garlic cloves, or the equivalent of
175 ml extra virgin olive oil
1 ½  tablespoons lemon juice (add up to 2 Tbsps lemon juice)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt (and season to taste)

In an immersion-blender container or blender, place the egg and garlic only, and mix until garlic is completely smooth. Lower the speed and add the olive oil in a very slow stream/drizzle, continuously running the motor, until the oil has emulsified and thickened. Add in the lemon juice last along with the sea salt.

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Playlist for April 4

4:00-4:30

Song: What Makes You Beautiful
Album: Up All Night
Artist: One Direction

4:30-5:00


Song: Not Coming By
Album: Backseat Heroine
Artist: Emma-Lee

5:30-6:00

Song: Sing Me Spanish Techno
Album: Twin Cinema
Artist: The New Pornographers

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Prince George's bad roads

We asked you to weigh in on BCAA's worst road in B.C. contest, and you sure did! We heard lots about the roads in Prince George. Producer Kathryn Marlow shared your emails with Rebecca:

 

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Then Rebecca asked Mick Jones, Prince George's Streets Operation Supervisor, why the city's residents say the roads are so bad:

 

 

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Kamloops' first pride parade

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Katelyn Scorer, right

April 5th is an historic day for the gay and lesbian community in Kamloops. It will hold its first ever pride parade. The event is organized by the Thompson Rivers University Pride club.
Rebecca spoke to organizer Katelyn Scorer.



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Playlists:

Playlist for April 3

4:00-4:30

 

Song: Change the Sheets
Album: Voyageur
Artist: Kathleen Edwards

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: Straighten out the Curves
Album: The Golden West
Artist: The Foggy Hogtown Boys

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: Lakehouse
Album: My Head is An Animal
Artist: Of Monsters and Men

 

Song: All of Me
Album: Mixed Emotions
Artist: Tanlines

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Ski season winds down

We're coming to a long weekend, and many of us are making plans for a get-away. Maybe you're heading to the nearest big city, or maybe you're heading to the nearest ski resort for one last turn on the hills. Easter weekend marks closing time for many ski resorts, so Rebecca spoke to outdoors columnist Dave Quinn.

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Heiltsuk First Nation at the Northern Gateway hearings

The Northern Gateway hearings got underway today, after a cancellation yesterday. Rebecca spoke with Heiltsuk First Nation Chief Councillor Marilyn Slett, who was at the hearings.

 

 

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Radio West at the Streaming Café

On March 23, Radio West broadcast live from the Streaming Café in downtown Kelowna. We had live performances from Fields of Green and Kev Corbett, and lively conversation about the Okanagan arts and culture scene. You can watch it all here!

 

Part one:
Performances from Fields of Green and an interview with Streaming Café owner Dustin Sargent:

 

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Part Two:
Performances from Fields of Green and interviews with performer Gabriel Newman and Keloha organizer Kelly Shepherd:

 

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Part Three:
Panellists Katie Brennan (oook.ca), Bernard Momer, and Sandra Kochan (City of Kelowna):

 

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Part Four:
Performances from Kev Corbett, interviews with Robert MacDonald (Okanagan Institute), Tony Lewis (Vibrant Vine), and muralist Michelle Loughery:

 

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Part Five:
Performance from Kev Corbett, panel discussion, and interview with Nicole Ensing:

 

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Part Six:
Performance from Kev Corbett, panel discussion, and interviews with Derek Bryson (Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre), Nancy Holmes, and Gale Woodhouse (Joining Hands):

 

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Wines from the Similkameen

 

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Wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery tells us about wine from the Similkameen Valley.

Her top picks are Herder Winery's 2008 Cabernet Franc, Rustic Roots Winery's 2010 Mulberry Pear, and Orofino Vineyard's 2010 Scout Vineyard Syrah.

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Politicians and Twitter

These days constituents are interacting with politicians more directly than ever before. Twitter has opened up the lines of direct and often immediate communication. But one member of Parliament is calling it quits on Twitter. Last night, Timmins-James Bay NDP MP Charlie Angus sent his final tweet. He wrote about that decision in the Huffington Post. Here's Rebecca's conversation with Charlie Angus.

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After that conversation, we wanted to hear what other politicians thought of Twitter. Rebecca had a conversation with Nathan Cullen, the NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley. She also got Bob Simpson on the line. He is BC's Independent MLA for Cariboo North.

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Playlists:

Playlist for April 2

4:00-4:30

 

Song: How Come You Never Go There
Album: Metals
Artist: Feist

 

4:30-5:00

 

Song: 7 Hours & 15 Days
Album: Dirt
Artist: Colleen Brown

 

5:00-5:30

 

Song: When Spring Comes
Album: Teenager
Artist: Jane Siberry

 

5:30-6:00

 

Song: About as Helpful as you Can Be Without Being Any Help at All
Album: Oh Fortune
Artist: Dan Mangan