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October 2012 Archives

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Playlist for October 31

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Pumpkin People by students at Beaverdell Elementary

4:30-5:00

Song: The Ballad of Peter Pumpkinhead
Album: Best of Crash Test Dummies
Artist: Crash Test Dummies

5:00-5:30

Song: Rattle the Bones
Album: Fire it Up!
Artist: Eve Hell and the Razors

5:30-6:00

Song: La Vie En Rose
Album: Louis Armstrong: All Time Greatest Hits
Artist: Louis Armstrong

Song: Rocky Raccoon
Album: The Beatles (The White Album)
Artist: The Beatles

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Flying over the Cariboo-Chilcotin, and Central Coast

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Photographer Chris Harris and author Sage Birchwater have a new book about the aviation legacy of the Cariboo-Chilcotin and coast. They joined Rebecca to talk about it:


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They're also going on a book tour. Check to see if they're coming to your community.

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The Dish: The perfect croissant

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Monika Walker, owner of Okanagan Grocery

Today on the Dish we sample the perfect croissant: light, flaky and buttery. Rebecca sat down Monika Walker. She's the owner and head baker at Okanagan Grocery.

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Monika's croissants


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No 'smoking gun' for Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse

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BC Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen

BC Supreme Court Justice Bruce Cohen released his final report into the devastating Fraser River sockeye salmon collapse of 2009. He released his findings in a massive, three volume report which includes 75 recommendations. Rebecca spoke with reporter Curt Petrovich to find out more.




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Happy Halloween!

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Who's responsible for what in an emergency?

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A parking lot full of yellow cabs is flooded as a result of superstorm Sandy on Tuesday in Hoboken, NJ. (Charles Sykes/Associated Press)


It's been a week of natural disasters (or near misses), from the Haida Gwaii earthquake to Hurricane Sandy. But just who is responsible for what in a disaster? We reached Jean Slick to find out. She teaches Disaster and Emergency Management at Royal Roads University, and worked for 28 years with the Red Cross, including in Indonesia after the 2004 tsunami.




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Playlist for October 30

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Autumn in Salmon Arm.

4:00-4:30

Song: Sugar Mama
Album: Place I Left Behind
Artist: The Deep Dark Woods

4:30-5:00

Song: Bluenose on a Dime
Album: Trent Severn
Artist: Trent Severn

5:30-6:00

Song: Barbie Girl
Album: Aquarium
Artist: Aqua

Song: Shake What You Got
Album: East Meets Vest
Artist: David Vest

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Stranded in NYC post Sandy

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Christina Hedlund and a deserted 8th Avenue

Kelowna's Christina Hedlund and her husband are on vacation in New York City. They didn't expect to be caught in the middle of a huge storm. With the city's three major airports still closed, the couple is for now, stuck. Rebecca spoke with Christina from New York City.

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Flu shot information

Flu shot clinics are opening across the province. Find one near you using this website.

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The Classifieds: Barbie Collector

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left to right: 'Sophisticated Lady' circa 1963-64; Red Swimsuit circa 1962
(Photos courtesy Rayne Jacobsen)

This week from The Classifieds, we meet Kelowna doll collector, Rayne Jacobsen.

Want to purchase vintage 1950s, 1960s to 70s Barbie, Ken, Skipper
And clothes by Mattel.
Large lots are fine.
Call if you have those childhood items available.


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'Barbie-Q' circa 1959-62 (Photos courtesy Rayne Jacobsen)


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Playlist for October 29

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Bilingual street signs in Nelson.
4:00-4:30

Song: Undone
Album: Rhythymnals
Artist: Luke Lalonde

4:30-5:00

Song: Radiate
Album: Spitting Bullets
Artist: Windborn

5:00-5:30

Song: Can't Fall Asleep
Album: The Concerns of Royalty
Artist: The Concerns of Royalty



5:30-6:00

Song: Song For a Winter's Night
Album: All Live
Artist: Gordon Lightfoot

Song: Sold
Album: Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Artist: Dan Mangan

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Winter has arrived in the north!

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(Tumbler Ridge/Kevin Sharman)

We got an email this morning from Radio West listener Kevin Sharman, telling us how excited he is (mostly) by all the snow in Tumbler Ridge. Rebecca called him up to learn more.

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International students get a lesson on dressing for winter

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International student Karim Aziz shops for winter clothes

University of British Columbia Okanagan is helping international students dress for winter. This week, students headed out with mentors on a shopping trip. Rebecca caught up with Susana Baez. She's with the First Year Experience Program at UBCO. Rebecca also spoke with student, Karim Aziz.

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Radio West Spotlight: The Concerns of Royalty

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Photo courtesy The Concerns of Royalty

This week we shine the Radio West Spotlight on The Concerns of Royalty. Prince George pals Nathan Kelly and Sean Siddals began making music a few years ago. Eventually they formed the band. Rebecca caught up with Nathan Kelly to find out more.

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Katherine Monk reviews Chasing Mavericks and Smashed



Katherine Monk tells Rebecca about two new releases: Chasing Mavericks and Smashed.

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Playlist for October 26

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4:00-4:30

Song: Time Warp
Album: Rocky Horror Picture Show
Artist: Rocky Horror cast

4:30-5:00

Song: Nothing Comes Easy
Album: Nothing Comes Easy
Artist: Andria Simone

5:30-6:00

Song: The Other One
Album: The Arborist (coming out in 2013)
Artist: Maurice

Song: What I Wouldn't Do
Album: Harmony (coming out November 27)
Artist: Serena Ryder

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Fans flock to watch Rocky Horror Picture Show

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Check out Whitney Busse's tattoo! (photo courtesy Whitney)

People across the province are gearing up to screen The Rocky Horror Picture Show this Halloween. Rebecca spoke with Kelowna's Clara Munro. She's heading to a midnight screening this weekend in Kelowna. Rebecca also talked to fan Whitney Busse. She's off to see the film in Prince George.

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Playlist for October 25

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The Thompson meets the Fraser.


4:00-4:30

Song: Country Where I Came From
Album: Last of our Mountains
Artist: Mike Edel

4:30-5:00

Song: By the Lake
Album: So Many Days
Artist: Julie Doiron

5:00-5:30

Song: Everybody's on TV
Album: Land and Sea
Artist: Sarah Slean

5:30-6:00

Song: Cabin Fever
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly

Song: Fish
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

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Shred Kelly drops by Radio West

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Sage McBride and Tim Newton of Shred Kelly drops by the studio

Fernie band Shred Kelly has had a busy year. The five-piece foot-stomping good-times band released an album, and snagged on spot on the Tracks and Tracks tour. They're currently playing shows across BC and Alberta. Sage McBride and Tim Newton of Shred Kelly stopped by the Radio West studio for a chat.

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Moose attacks police cruiser in Prince George

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Photo courtesy Prince George RCMP

A Prince George Mountie is nursing a bruised shoulder this week. He had a rather scary encounter with a moose in the wee hours of Thursday morning. The bull moose attacked his cruiser. Rebecca caught up with with Cpl Craig Douglass to find out more.  

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Photo courtesy Prince George RCMP

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Playlist for October 24

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Art at the Lytton Legion.


4:00-4:30

Song: I'm Fine (I Am, I Am)
Album: Tender is the Night
Artist: Old Man Luedecke

4:30-5:00

Song: Love is a Dirty Word
Album: Rat a Tat Tat
Artist: Jason Collett

5:30-6:00

Song: Que Pasa Lola
Album: Alex Cuba
Artist: Alex Cuba

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Canada Reads: The Top Ten books from BC and the Yukon

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The fifty books on the Canada Reads long list.


The lead-up to Canada Reads 2013 continues.This edition is a turf war: a contest between books and panelists from different regions of Canada. Online votes helped determine a list of the Top Ten books for BC and the Yukon. Rebecca spoke with book blogger and radio host Sean Cranbury, of Books on the Radio, to find out more about the books on the list.


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You can vote online to help narrow the list down to five books. Congratulations to local authors Angie Abdou, Gail Anderson-Dargatz, Richard Wagamese and Eden Robinson, who all made the Top Ten!


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Beaver problem in Salmon Arm

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photo courtesy Councillor Chad Eliason

Lots of animals wander into our urban lives. Now, Salmon Arm has problem with beavers. This past Monday, at a council meeting, Councillor Chad Eliason suggested the city dispose of them. Rebecca spoke with with the councillor.

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photo courtesy Councillor Chad Eliason


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Ginty's Ghost

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photo courtesy Harbour Publishing

Author Chris Czajkowski lives in a cabin in a place called Ginty's Creek, an hour's drive south of Anahim Lake. The property was originally owned by an eccentric woman named, Ginty Paul.

Chris has been researching that woman and has released a new book called Ginty's Ghost. She spoke to Rebecca about the book.



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The Dish: Soul de Cuba Cafe

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Ropa Vieja and rice and beans

This week on the Dish, we're talking Cuban cuisine. Rebecca sat down with Cesar Hernandez, owner of Soul de Cuba Cafe in Kelowna.

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Soul de Cuba Cafe owner, Cesar Hernandez

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croquettes and papas rellenas


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Attracting foreign investors in BC

Some international visitors are touring the province this week. The visitors head up BC's eight trade and investment offices in cities around the world. This week, they're making stops in the Kootenays and BC's Northeast. Rebecca spoke with Jobs Minister Pat Bell about the tour.

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Playlist for October 23

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4:00-4:30

Song: Next to You
Album: House of Cards
Artist: James Keelaghan

4:30-5:00

Song: Take it On Faith
Album: Coyote
Artist: Matt Mays

Song: Don't You Let Me Go
Album: Travelling Love
Artist: Elisapie





5:00-5:30

Song: Son is Gonna Shine
Album: Triumph & Disaster
Artist: Charlie A'Court

5:30-6:00

Song: Back in the Saddle Again
Album: n/a
Artist: Gene Autry


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Ski season is on its way

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Lots of snow in the Kootenays and the Northeast has skiers getting out their gear. To find out which trails are ready, Rebecca caught up with Mika Hakkola from Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, and Alison Starr with the Fort Nelson Cross Country Ski Club.


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The Classifieds: Saddle for Sale

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Photo courtesy Janelle Csati

Today in the Classifieds we meet 21 year old, Janelle Csati of Kamloops. Here's her ad:

    Regretfully selling my saddle.
    Can throw in a saddle pad
    All for 600 dollars but very open to offers!
    Pictures do not do it justice!

 
 
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Playlist for October 22nd

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Salmon Arm

4:00-4:30

Song: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Album: Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Artist: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

5:00-5:30


Song: Prey to the Delay
Album: Torn Fauvist Sky
Artist: Tofu Stravinsky

5:30-6:00

Song: Hard Thing to Find
Album: We Were Born To Glory
Artist: Royal Wood

Song: On Top of Your Love
Album: The Waiting
Artist: Royal Wood



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Harvest season at the vineyards

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Jeannette with the 2012 Pinot Gris.


Radio West wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery looks at the 2012 harvest this week. She also brought in some Stoneboat Vineyards Pinot Gris (2011 and 2012).


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Royal Wood tour takes him to BC

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Royal Wood drops by Radio West studio

Toronto singer songwriter Royal Wood is currently on a Canadian tour, and stopping in Kelowna and Nelson this week. But first, he stopped by the Radio West studio to chat with Rebecca.

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Is it time to drill of B.C.'s coast?

A new study from the Fraser Institute says Canada could make a lot of money if the federal moratorium on offshore oil and gas exploration was lifted. The report cites Norway as an example of a country that has benefited economically, while remaining environmentally responsible. Vancouver journalist Mitch Anderson went to Norway to learn about how they deal with oil, and wrote a series about it for The Tyee.


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"Defend Our Coast" rally takes over the legislature lawn

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Protesters gathered on the steps of the B.C. Legislature on Monday to protest the Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal. (Stephen Smart/CBC)


Protestors gathered in Victoria for the Defend Our Coast rally against pipelines and oil tankers. CBC reporter Stephen Smart was there, and he joined Rebecca for an update.


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Watch sledge hockey in Trail!

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(Hockey Canada)


Want to watch Canada's sledge hockey team in action? Catch a practice during this week's training camp in Trail. 

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Radio West Spotlight: Tofu Stravinsky

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photo courtesy, Tofu Stravinsky

Today we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Nelson band, Tofu Stravinsky. Rebecca spoke with band member, Tyler Toews.

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Helping students cope with difficult times

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Mike Baxter, 20, of Peachland, B.C. was killed when the truck he was driving veered off a curve in the road Thursday night. (Facebook)

It has been a tough couple of weeks for students and school administrators.

First there was Amanda Todd, the B.C. teenager who took her own life after she faced years of bullying.

Then on the morning of Oct. 19th, students in the Central Okanagan woke up to terrible news.
   
A crash in Peachland the night before claimed the lives of a 20-year-old man and a 17-year-old girl.
   
Both went to Mount Boucherie High School in West Kelowna.

Two other teens were sent to hospital with life threatening injuries.
   
Rebecca spoke with Hugh Gloster, the Central Okanagan's superintendent of schools, about what the school district does to help students get through tough times.

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Playlist for October 19th

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Happy dog in Nelson


4:00-4:30

Song: Marathon
Album: Baltimore
Artist: Tennis

4:30-5:00

Song: Fate of the World Depends on this Kiss
Album: Out Like a Lion
Artist: Whitehorse

5:00-5:30

Song: Soft Place to Land
Album: Voyageur
Artist: Kathleen Edwards

5:30-6:00

Song: Shoulder Blade
Album: Shoulder Blade
Artist: Reuben and the Dark




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Katherine Monk reviews Paperboy and Stories We Tell




Katherine Monk reviews two movies for us this week: Paperboy and Stories We Tell.

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Weekend Wrap for October 20-21

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Photo courtesy, Other Guys Theatre Company


Here's the Radio West weekend roundup for this weekend.

Check out the first annual Pickle Palooza in Nelson. It gets underway at the Vallican Whole Community Centre at 10 am on Saturday.

You can also take in a musical at the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna. The Other Guys Theatre Company presents Good Timber this Saturday and Sunday evening.

And in Prince George the AiMHi and the Northern Sport Centre invite you to join them for 'Eat Pray Laugh', a celebration of our diverse community.

And you can catch
Reuben and the Dark in Nelson, Kelowna and Kamloops this weekend.

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Playlist for October 18th

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On Kelowna's waterfront (photo courtesy Rebecca Zandbergen)

4:30-5:00

Song: Deja Vu
Album: Mo Kenney
Artist: Mo Kenney

Song: Blackbird on Fire
Album: Spectators
Artist: Amelia Curran

5:00-5:30

Song: Wanderin'
Album: Animals and Arson
Artist: Sam Tudor

5:30-6:00

Song: Souvenirs
Album: Orion
Artist: Dustin Bentall


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Hunting accidents reinforce need for gun safety

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A buck Mule Deer is a tempting target but before a hunter takes a shot, they have to make sure it's safe. (Dave Quinn)

There have been a spate of hunting accidents this season so far in Canada, including two that made news in B.C.

 

So, Radio West decided to get a primer on gun safety. Rebecca spoke with Canadian Firearm Safety Instructor, Steve Holmes, who is also an RCMP officer.

 

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Kamloops RCMP shut down drug operation

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Cash seized by police (photo courtesy Kamloops RCMP)
RCMP in Kamloops have taken down a sophisticated drug operation. Police have arrested 9 people and seized guns, cash and 2000 doses of cocaine. Rebecca spoke with Superintendent Yves Lacasse.

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Playlist for October 17th

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photo courtesy Rebecca Zandbergen

4:00-4:30

Song: Be Happy How: Love
Album: Demo
Artist: The Peptides

4:30-5:00

Song: Side by Side
Album: Union
Artist: Cuff The Duke

5:00-5:30

Song: When He's Next to Me
Album: Second Nature
Artist: St. Ange

5:30-6:00

Song: Lost in Yichang
Album: Happymatic
Artist: Hilotrons

Song: After You're Gone
Album: Lonesome Sky
Artist: Sahara Jane



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The Dish: Las Mexicanas

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Ana Rosa Sproule and Teysi Quiroz (Photo courtesy Las Mexicanas)

Today, we're sampling Mexican cuisine. Ana Rosa Sproule and her sister Teysi Quiroz run a taqueria at the Kelowna Farmer's Market. It's called Las Mexicanas, and they opened up just two months ago. Here's their conversation with Rebecca.

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photo courtesy Jackie Sharkey


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Looking for link between earthquakes and fracking

A small earthquake shook Fort St John late in the evening on Oct. 16.

 

Scientists working for the federal government have set up monitoring stations in northern B.C. as they look into links between earthquakes and oil and gas extraction activities.

 

One of those scientists, Honn Kao, spoke with Rebecca.

 

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Creston farm wins big at World Juice Awards

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photo courtesy Gary and Susan Snow

Kootenay fruit farmers, Susan and Gary Snow are celebrating in Spain this week. Their black cherry juice from Tabletree Orchards in Creston took the top honour at the World Juice Awards in Barcelona. Rebecca caught up with Susan and Gary shortly after they won the award.

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A new breed of hunters

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A mule deer makes for some good eats. (Dave Quinn)

Radio West's outdoors guy, Dave Quinn, was a long time vegetarian.

 

But now he's a hunter and he spoke with Rebecca about how he's part of a new generation of hunters taking to the woods in search of good local food.

 

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Kelowna group set to launch car sharing co-op

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Christian Brandt, executive director of the Okanagan Car Share Cooperative. (Brady Strachan/CBC)

Kelowna is known as a rather car-centric city. In fact, Kelowna has the highest per capita level of vehicle ownership in Canada.

 

But a new group is hoping to get some people in Kelowna to give up owning their own cars, even if they don't give up cars altogether.

 

Christian Brandt is the driving force behind a new car sharing cooperative and he came into studio for a chat with Rebecca.

 

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Playlist for October 16th

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photo courtesy Rebecca Zandbergen

4:30-5:00

Song: Big Blue Wave
Album: IS
Artist: Hey Ocean

5:00-5:30

Song: A Mirror
Album: Small Reveal
Artist: Aidan Knight

5:30-6:00

Song: White Dove
Album: The Beautiful Wild
Artist: Jenn Grant

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The Classifieds: Garden ornament missing

Today in the Classifieds we meet Kelowna's Lorna Loudon. Here's her ad:

Lost
Three foot metal dragon fly garden ornament.
Reward
Please contact Lorna


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Group lobbies for brighter Christmas in Nelson

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The entrance to Nelson, B.C. (Rebecca Zandbergen/CBC)

There is a movement in Nelson to get city council to dip into a trust fund and spend $30,000 on Christmas lights for the downtown.

 

The effort is being spearheaded by Maureen Crawford and she spoke with Rebecca about what she's up to.

 

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Playlist for October 15th


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Nakusp

4:00-4:30


Song: Girls Are Always Wrong
Album: November Birthday
Artist: Lightning Love

4:30-5:00

Song: If The Creeks Don't Rise
Album: Hymns for the Happy
Artist: Sunparlour Players

5:00-5:30

Song: These Are the Leaves
Album: Humble but Bearing No Apology
Artist: Aspen Switzer

5:30-6:00


Song: I Used To Dance
Album: Repartee
Artist: Repartee

Song: I Wanna Make An Arrest
Album: Come Home to Mama
Artist: Martha Wainwright




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Poet Cecil Giscombe reads in Prince George

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Prince George event poster

Poet Cecil Giscombe is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkley. This week, he's in Prince George for a reading. Rebecca spoke with him before the event.

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Radio West Spotlight: Aspen Switzer

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photo courtesy Aspen Switzer


This week, we shine the Radio West spotlight on Aspen Switzer. Switzer grew up in Nelson and has recorded two albums. She recently moved to Vancouver to study music therapy at Capilano University.


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Weekend Movies with Katherine Monk




Today Katherine Monk looks at two movies: Argo and Seven Psychopaths

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Playlist for October 12

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4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: The Cabin
Album: Keep Full Ambitious
Artist: The Crackling

Song: Do Ya
Album: Gin Palace
Artist: Barney Bentall

5:30-6:00

Song: Dandelion
Album: Dandelion
Artist: Elena Yeung

Song: Youth Without Youth
Album: Synthetica
Artist: Metric

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Moms play ball hockey to raise money for cancer research

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The team is called Gina's Rock

Eight ball-hockey playing moms from Oliver are in Vancouver. They're competing in a charity event called, Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. Some of their children have battled cancer.   Denise Oberg-Miller's son Hunter was diagnosed this year. And Shelley Kirs' son Aiden, was diagnosed when he was a baby. Rebecca spoke with Shelley.

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BC government disappointed with Enbridge's answers

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Counsel for the province of B.C. Christopher Jones, right, and Martin Gertsma question members of the Enbridge panel in Prince George, B.C., Wednesday. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press)

The questioning continued today at hearings in Prince George for the Northern Gateway pipeline. There are, however, growing complaints about Enbridge's responses. Rebecca spoke with Geoff Plant, the province's chief legal strategist for the hearings.

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Playlist for October 11

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4:00-4:30

Song: Tu Nombre
Album: Ruido En El Sistema/Static in the System
Artist: Alex Cuba

4:30-5:00


Song: No Can Do
Album: No Can Do
Artist: Ladyhawk

Song: Woods
Album: Swift Feet for Troubling Times
Artist: Ohbijou

5:00-5:30


Song: Who By Fire
Album: New Skin for the Old Ceremony
Artist: Leonard Cohen

5:30-6:00


Song: Make a New Dance Up
Album: Is
Artist: Hey Ocean

Song: I Don't Know
Album: La Trimouille
Artist: Peter and Kerry

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Kelowna loses Ironman bid to Whistler

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Swimmers at the last Ironman in Penticton on Aug. 26, 2012. (Leia Hutchings/CBC)
Kelowna has lost its Ironman bid to Whistler. You can see the press release here.

Rebecca spoke with Kelowna Mayor Walter Gray for his reaction.
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Playlist for October 10th

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Autumn flowers

4:00-4:30

Song: I'm Fine (I Am, I Am)
Album: Tender is the Night
Artist: Old Man Luedecke

4:30-5:00

Song: Yesterday's News
Album: Late Edition
Artist: David Francey

5:00-5:30

Song: Stairway
Album: Radicals
Artist: Dan Mangan

5:30-6:00

Song: Mountain Top Yodel
Album: A Taste of Europe
Artist: Sound of the North

Song: Sucker
Album: Mo Kenney
Artist: Mo Kenney

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New money will help TRU Law put a building under its roof

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(Credit: Thompson Rivers/Flickr)

The law building at Thompson Rivers University has a beautiful curved roof. It's pretty on the outside- but unfinished on the inside. A new, $7.4 million grant from the provincial government will change that. Chris Axworthy is Dean of Law at TRU, and he told Rebecca about the money and what it will buy.


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School seeks to help boy with autism get iPad

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Christopher Wallace at school with his classmates

Earlier this year, a 13 year old Kelowna boy received a gift from his classmates: an iPad. Christopher Wallace has autism and is non-verbal, and uses the iPad to communicate. But recently, it disappeared. Rebecca spoke with Heritage Christian School grade 8 student Cory Hendricks and Dan Mandryk, Christopher's education assistant.

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The Dish: Bavarian Cuisine

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Bavarian Big Night Organizer, Peter van Wylick

Esther's Inn in Prince George is hosting Bavarian Big Night this weekend. General Manager Peter van Wylick is the brains behind the Oktoberfest-inspired dinner. He spoke to Rebecca from our Prince George studio. Associate Producer Andrew Kurjata also joined the conversation.

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Obazda

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Playlist for October 9

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4:30-5:00

Song: Rice Paper
Album: Songs from the Last Day on Earth
Artist: David Usher

5:30-6:00


Song: I Was Running
Album: (single)
Artist: Alpaca Sports

Song: Raised on Robbery
Album: Court and Spark
Artist: Joni Mitchell

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Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell

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Our regular film reviewer, Katherine Monk has just released a new book. It's called Joni: The Creative Odyssey of Joni Mitchell. Katherine talked to Rebecca about her new book.



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A plan for the mid-term timber supply

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This image shows extensive damage to pine trees from Mount Fraser near the B.C.-Alberta border. Red trees are either dead or dying from mountain pine beetle infestation. (Wikimedia Commons)


The province released its action plan for the mid-term timber supply, in response to recommendations by a timber supply committee earlier this year. It's all about how to make sure there's enough wood to sustain the industry over the next 20 to 60 years. Rebecca got the details from Minister of Forests and Lands, Steve Thompson.


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The Classifieds: Free Alpacas

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Moonstone and Opal, photo courtesy Drisana Peters

Today in the Classifieds, we meet Drisana Peters of Greenwood. Here's her ad:
  
Two free alpacas
We have two female alpacas that need to find a home ASAP
If interested please call.


Here is Rebecca's conversation with Drisana:





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Playlist for October 5th

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On the road to Nakusp


4:00-4:30

Song: Sunrise
Album: Be The Difference
Artist: Tanya Lipscomb

4:30-5:00

Song: Love Me Do
Album: Love Me Do
Artist: The Beatles

5:00-5:30

Song: State of Bliss
Album: State of Bliss
Artist: Karin Plato

5:30-6:00

Song: Oh Dear!
Album: Good For Grapes
Artist: Good For Grapes

Song: Paper Planes
Album: Kala
Artist: M.I.A.

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Katherine Monk looks at what's on the big screen



Today, Katherine Monk reviews Perks of Being a Wallflower and Frankenweenie. Here's her chat with Rebecca.

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Weekend Wrap for October 5-8

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Photo by Jack Bowling on Flickr.


Dance to some Latin music when Kamloops trio Caliente plays at The Art We Are on Saturday.

Also in Kamloops, there's a mini Comic-Con at the library Saturday afternoon.

In Prince George, take the kids to ride the Little Prince train.

If wine's your thing, there are plenty of events at the Okanagan Fall Wine Festival.

In the West Kootenay, check out blacksmithing and more at the Salmo Fall Festival.





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The War of 1812: Been There, Won That

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(Peter Keleghan)


How much do we really know about the War of 1812? A new CBC documentary looks at the myths and mysteries surrounding the war. Rebecca found out more from documentary host Peter Keleghan.


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Playlist for October 4

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4:30-5:00

Song: Side by Side
Album: Union
Artist: Cuff the Duke

5:00-5:30

Song: On a Road
Album: Alltogethernow
Artist: Billy Manzik

5:30-6:00

Song: Soul of a Man
Album: Richland Woman Blues
Artist: Maria Muldaur with Taj Mahal

Song: Laura Secord Story
Album: Best of Alberta Slim
Artist: Alberta Slim


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Finding artifacts on Highway 97

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Stone tools that may have served as projectiles or knives, found on Hwy 97

Construction crews are busy on an 80-million dollar highway project, between Winfield and Oyama. And as crews dig up old pavement, archaeologist Clinton Coates is digging up artifacts. Coates is with engineering company Golder Associates. Here's his chat with Rebecca.

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Trucking in British Columbia

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photo courtesy Harbour Publishing

The trucking industry is without a doubt, integral to BC's economy. Next year marks 100 years since the BC Trucking Association began and to mark that event, the association sponsored a new book, called Trucking in British Columbia.


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The Dish: Thanksgiving Dinner

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Velma Sperling poses with one of her pumpkin tarts

This week on the Dish, we're tackling Thanksgiving Dinner. Velma Sperling owns Pioneer Country Market in Kelowna. She's also cooking dinner for 25 people this weekend.

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Playlist for October 3

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4:00-4:30

Song: Empire
Album: Sex, Guns and Glory
Artist: Rococode

4:30-5:00

Song: Two Feet Stand Up
Album: When Flying Was Easy
Artist: Cookie Duster

5:00-5:30

Song: Prairie Girl
Album: Poet's Dead
Artist: Rah Rah

5:30-6:00

Song: Dinner for Two
Album: Love this Giant
Artist: David Bryne & St. Vincent

Song: The Day You Die
Album: Cigarettes and Truckstops
Artist: Lindi Ortega


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Changing the voting map

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Map of the new ridings proposed for the Southern Interior.


The next time you vote for an MP, you could be voting in a different riding. Members of B.C.'s federal electoral boundaries commission are touring the province, showing their maps of proposed changes to riding shapes and sizes. You can attend public hearings in Castlegar, Penticton, Kelowna and Kamloops. Rebecca got all the details from commission chair John Hall.


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Ridge Walking with Outdoors Guy Dave Quinn

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(courtesy Dave Quinn)

Fall is most definitely here, but we have some time before winter is upon us. And you know what that means: the back country is calling. Lace up those boots, strap on a backpack, zip up your goretex and hit the hills. Our outdoors guy, Dave Quinn is here to tell us about a very particular kind of hike, ridge walking.

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(photo courtesy Dave Quinn)




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Playlist for October 2

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Watch your speed in Falkland!


4:00-4:30

Song: Somebody
Album: Hannah Georgas
Artist: Hannah Georgas

4:30-5:00

Song: Ancient Mars
Album: Ancient Mars
Artist:The Zolas

5:00-5:30

Song: I'm a Little Mixed Up
Album: Glad Rag Doll
Artist: Diana Krall

5:30-6:00

Song: You Needed Me
Album: Let's Keep it That Way
Artist: Anne Murray


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Creston farm up for best juice award

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Gary and Susan Snow

Kootenay fruit farmers, Susan and Gary Snow are packing their bags this month and flying to Spain. The couple is heading to Barcelona for the World Juice Awards. Their Creston farm, Table Tree, makes black cherry juice. And now it's been shorlisted for the best juice award.

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The Classifieds: Remembering Darin Thibault

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The late Darin Thibault with his sister Debbie Sluyter

This week in The Classifieds, we meet Debbie Sluyter. Her younger brother died last week after a short battle with cancer. Here's part of his obituary:

'Lived to Ride' Darin (Tiny) Lee Thibault.
Sept 10, 1964 - Sept 27, 2012.
He recently started his fight against cancer with his typical full-steam ahead attitude.
He passed away peacefully in his sleep but very unexpectedly and far too soon.
Leathers, jeans and Harley t-shirts are welcome.


Rebecca spoke with Debbie Sluyter. Here's that conversation:

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'Short' and 'frosty' meeting between premiers

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B.C. Premier Christy Clark says she's not sure Northern Gateway proponents appreciate her province's concerns about the pipeline. (CBC)

The premier called it "frosty" and "short." This week, Christy Clark met with Alberta premier Alison Redford to talk about the Northern Gateway pipeline. CBC reporter Stephen Smart spoke with Clark after the meeting. Here's Rebecca's conversation with Stephen.

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Playlist for October 1

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4:00-4:30

Song: I Can't Get Tomorrow
Album: By the River Bend
Artist: White Ash Falls

4:30-5:00

Song: Sold
Album: Nice, Nice, Very Nice
Artist: Dan Mangan

5:00-5:30

Song: Give Up
Album: Sound of Town
Artist: Theresa Pasaluko

5:30-6:00

Song: Jasper Johns' Flag
Album: Reckon
Artist: Jason Collett

Song: Heartbreaker
Album: Echoes
Artist: Jenn Grant

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UNBC student designs app to make busing better

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Xinyi "Tony" Zhuang (courtesy UNBC)


UNBC grad student Xinyi "Tony" Zhuang was tired of using the paper bus schedule in Prince George, so he designed an app to help. Rebecca called him up to get the details:


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Radio West Spotlight: Theresa Pasaluko

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Singer Songwriter Theresa Pasaluko

This week we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Theresa Pasaluko. Theresa grew up in Smithers, but is now studying in Victoria. Here is Rebecca's conversation with Theresa.

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