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Claymation film 'Superheroes' screens in Kelowna


Trailer for the film, Superheroes

A stop-motion claymation film featuring students' work with the non-profit arts organization, Cool Arts, is set to screen this weekend. That group caters to adults with developmental disabilities. The film is called Superheroes. Rebecca spoke with executive director Rena Warren and artist Jordan Lige.

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The film was funded by the BC Arts Council, the Central Okanagan Foundation and Sunrise Rotary.

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Playlist for January 31st

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Hallis Lake, Quesnel (Photo courtesy Greg Strebel, Cariboo Ski Touring Club)


4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Almost Everything
Album: Us Alone
Artist: Hayden

5:00-5:30


Song: Heads Up! Watch Out!
Album: Heads Up! Watch Out!
Artist: Dear Rouge

5:30-6:00

Song:  Truth Comes Out
Album: Hair in my Eyes Like a Highland Steer
Artist: Corb Lund

Song: Safe and Sound
Album: For Him and the Girls
Artist: Hawksley Workman


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Playlist for January 30

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Sun rises between Mount Peter and Mount Paul in Kamloops. (Photo: Teresa Dobmeier)


4:00-4:30

Song: (You're) Having My Baby
Album:  30th Anniversary Collection: His All Time Greatest Hits
Artist: Paul Anka

4:30-5:00


Song: Crazy in Love
Album: Dangerously in Love
Artist: Beyoncé

5:00-5:30

Song: Live. Love. Music
Album: Life. Love. Music
Artist: Shane Philip

5:30-6:00

Song: Horse I Rode in On
Album: Horse Soldier! Horse Soldier!
Artist: Corb Lund


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The Dish: Winter Barbecuing (recipes included)

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Martin Laprise, The Chef in Stead

This week on The Dish, we're ignoring winter and stepping outside to barbecue. Caterer Martin Laprise knows a lot about meat. He's the man behind Kelowna's The Chef In Stead. Here's his conversation with Rebecca (recipes below).

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Peach Sauce for Ribs and Chicken Wings

11 cups ketchup (one large can)
8 cups of canned peaches
2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups white vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup orange juice
4 tbsp liquid smoke
4 tbsp dark chile powder
4 tbsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tbsp anchovies
4 tbsp ginger powder
1 tbsp all spice
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp salt

Seasoning Salt:

1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp sea salt
2 tbsp white sugar
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp ground rosemary
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp ground turmeric
lemon zest to taste

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Canada Reads: Richard Wagamese and Indian Horse

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Richard Wagamese's book 'Indian Horse' is one of the Canada Reads contenders

This week, we talk to local Canada Reads contender, Richard Wagamese of Kamloops. His book Indian Horse is representing BC and Yukon this year. Here's his conversation with Rebecca.

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Milk: The Documentary



Sebastian Howard had heard all sorts of theories about milk, and whether or not it's good for you. But he wanted to learn more, so he made a documentary all about it. He joined Rebecca to explain.



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Revenue-sharing deal for Ktunaxa Nation

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Photo courtesy BC Government

The Ktunaxa Nation will profit from new resource projects in its territory. The First Nation signed a revenue-sharing agreement this week with the province. province. Rebecca spoke with Kathryn Teneese, chair of the Ktunaxa Nation.

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Playlist for January 29

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Vancouver sunset. (Photo: Paige)


4:00-4:30

Song: Who Will Save Your Soul
Album: Pieces of You (and the upcoming Greatest Hits album)
Artist: Jewel

5:30-6:00

Song: Dig Gravedigger Dig
Album: Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund

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The Classifieds: Printing Press Collector

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From Keelan Lightfoot's collection

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Kelowna's Keelan Lightfoot. Here's his ad:

Wanted: Printing Press
I am looking for a print press.
My preference is for a Chandler & Price, 10x15 new style
Given the limited availability of this kind of stuff in the Okanagan,
I'll consider anything.


Rebecca visited Keelan at his home in Lake Country. She discovered his garage is full of communication tools from days gone by. Have a listen:

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Keelan Lightfoot and his Linotype machine


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Nelson's movie theatre hits digital roadblock

Nelson's civic theatre will soon show its first movie in 3 years. When it does, it will mark a milestone in the efforts reclaim the abandoned theatre and turn it into a community owned and run facility.

The only problem is that finding a movie to show using the theatre's existing projector has proven to be rather difficult.

Guest host Kathryn Marlow found out more from the vice-president of the Nelson Civic Theatre Society, Roger Ley.

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Radio West Spotlight: Gabbie Dochstader

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This week's local musician is  Gabbie Dochstader, who recently moved from Ontario to Kelowna. She told guest host Kathryn Marlow that the move has definitely influenced her music.



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Playlist for January 28

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Ski-touring up East Peak at Big White. (Photo: Michael Berger)

4:30-5:00

Song: Letters to the End
Album: n/a

5:00-5:30

Song: Faster 4 U
Album: Foolish Blood (comes out February 19)

5:30-6:00

Song: The Rodeo's Over (with Ian Tyson)
Album: Hair in My Eyes Like a Highland Steer
Artist: Corb Lund

Song: I've Got Your Fire
Album: Beautiful Wild
Artist: Jenn Grant



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Talking about cell phones

We mentioned on today's show that the CRTC wants your input on cell phone contracts. Learn more about that here.

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Breakfast in the crockpot: Apple Cinnamon Steel Cut Oats

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Last week on the Dish, Radio West listener Suzanne Blewett shared a soup recipe, but she also talked about making breakfast in her slow cooker. Kathryn was inspired, so she found a recipe for overnight steel cut oats and made them for her breakfast this week. It was easy- and delicious! Recipe from theyummylife.com (head over there for more info, and other flavour suggestions).

Slow Cooker, Apple Cinnamon Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Ingredients
  • 2 apples, peeled, cored, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (2-1/2 to 3 cups chopped)
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or substitute non-diary alternative like almond milk)
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup uncooked steel-cut oats
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (or substitute maple syrup or other desired sweetener)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter, cut into 5-6 pieces (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Optional garnishes: chopped nuts, raisins, maple syrup, additional milk or butter
Directions
Coat inside of 3-1/2 quart (or larger) slow cooker with cooking spray. Add all ingredients (except optional toppings) to slow cooker. Stir, cover, and cook on low for approx. 7 hours (slow cooker times can vary). Spoon oatmeal into bowls; add optional toppings, if desired. Store leftovers in refrigerator. Freezes well.

To reheat single servings: Put 1-cup cooked oatmeal in microwave proof bowl. Add 1/3 cup fat-free milk. Microwave on high for 1 minute; stir. Continue cooking for another minute, or until hot.

Recipe can be doubled in 6-quart or larger slow cooker. Increase cooking time 1 hour.

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Adrian's Crockpot Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
 
2 large potatoes cut into small bits
1 medium-large onion chopped
2 carrots chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
2 garlic cloves chopped
2 bay leaves
1 green or red pepper diced
1 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1 can diced tomatoes
2 cups sodium reduced chicken stock or vegetable stock
1 can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed (can substitute any beans you like - just make sure if you are using dried beans that they are softened before putting in slow cooker)
 
Put all the ingredients in the slow cooker. Feel free to put in additional vegetables or substitute the ones on the list (I like corn, some people like zucchini. Basically anything you have in the fridge) Top with water so fully covered. Cook on slow for 6-8 hours or until all the veggies are soft. Take out bay leaves before serving.
 
If you want a bit more flavour, you can add other spices - I sometimes like a 1/4 tsp of cumin, as well as pepper.
 
Another possibility is to add 1/4 cup of chopped parsley and cook on high for the last 20 minutes. Take bay leaves out before you do this.

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Katherine Monk at Sundance




Rebecca chatted with Katherine Monk from the Sundance Film Festival this week. Here's her take on what's making headlines this year.

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Playlist for January 25

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Mule deer in Kelowna (Photo: Margo McMahan).


4:00-4:30

Song: Future
Album: Feel it Break
Artist: Austra

5:30-6:00


Song: 38 Years Old
Album: Up to Here
Artist: The Tragically Hip

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A new telescope in the Okanagan

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Ground excavation started this week for the new CHIME radio telescope in Penticton. (Gary Hinshaw/UBC)


Construction is underway for a new telescope near Penticton. It's the first to be built in Canada in 30 years, and will help build a 3D map of the universe. UBC astrophysicist Kris Sigurdson told Radio West host Rebecca Zandbergen all about it.


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Turning first-time fatherhood into a play

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Lucas Myers knows that pregnancy is mostly about the mom. But as an expectant father he had a lot to learn too, and he's turned that journey into a one-man play. He'll perform it this weekend at Kelowna's Rotary Centre for the Arts, but first, he stopped by to tell Rebecca about Hello Baby: An "Instructional Lecture" by a First-Time, Semi-Competent Father.


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What's next for Idle No More?

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Chief Theresa Spence (Photo courtesy Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press)

The hunger strike is over and the chief of the Assembly of First Nations is back on the job. For her thoughts of what's next, Rebecca spoke with Kathryn Teneese. She's the chair of the Ktunaxa Nation Council in the Kootenays.

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Playlist for January 24

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Stake Lake sunset. (Photo: Caitlin Johnson)


4:30-5:00

Song: Closer
Album: Heartthrob
Artist: Tegan and Sara

Song: You're My Best Friend
Album: Row Upon Row of the People They Know
Artist: The Once

5:00-5:30

Song: Sail Into Sun
Album: tba
Artist: Gentlemen Hall

5:30-6:00

Song: Thompson Girl
Album: Phantom Power
Artist: The Tragically Hip


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Hoar frost on Lac Le Jeune Rd. (Photo: Caitlin Johnson)



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Canada Reads: Jane Urquhart's Away

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Jane Urquhart's Away is the Canada Reads book for Ontario. She joined Rebecca to describe the book.



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Vegetarian Crockpot

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Delicious and hot soup!

This week on The Dish, we cook a vegetarian Crockpot recipe from Suzanne Blewett in Nelson. Have a listen to the interview:


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Mushroom Barley Soup

 

6 cups water

1 onion chopped

1 potato diced

2 stalks celery with tops diced

2 carrots chopped

1/2 cup chopped parsnip, rutabaga or turnip

1/2 cup tomato pieces, puree or juice

1/4 cup dried lima beans

1/4 cup dried split peas ( yellow)

1/4 cup barley

1/4 cup brown rice

1/4 cup dried mushrooms

1 tablespoon oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon fresh dill or parsley

Yogurt optional

 

Combine all ingredients. Start on high heat and then reduce to low until very tender.

adjust salt and pepper to taste.

Serve plain or with yogurt.

great with biscuits or crackers and cheese.

Freezes well.

Left overs make a good casserole.

Top with cheese and bake


Links to past crock-pot recipes:

Beef Burgundy



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Playlist for January 23

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Linda Powell skiing Kimberley (Photo by Keith Powell).


4:00-4:30

Song: Inner Ninja
Album: Classified
Artist: Classified with David Myles

4:30-5:00


Song: Oh July
Artist: Songs for Ellie
Album: Joshua Smith

5:00-5:30

Song: Only Gold
Album: Passing Glimpse
Artist: Pharis and Jason Romero

5:30-6:00

Song: Wheat Kings
Album: Fully Completely
Artist: The Tragically Hip

Song: Good Fortune
Album: Repeat Repeat (comes out in February)
Artist: Kate Rogers Band


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Outdoor guy goes winter camping

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Students from Kelowna's Aberdeen Hall Preparatory School with their quinzee. (Photo: Dave Quinn)


Our outdoor guru Dave Quinn says anyone can camp in the winter, as long as you do it right! Listen to his chat with Rebecca to get all the tips (including how to build a snow shelter):


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Students from Kimberley's Selkirk High School in a snow cave. (Photo: Dave Quinn)



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Playlist for January 22

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Fernie mountains. (Photo by Edwin Shipowick)


4:00-4:30

Song: Roxanne
Album: Outlandos D'Amour
Artist: Sting & The Police

5:00-5:30

Song: Back to Me
Album: Back to Me
Artist: Kathleen Edwards

5:30-6:00

Song: Blow at High Dough
Album: Up to Here
Artist: The Tragically Hip

Song: Petite Fleur
Album: Chansons (out January 29)
Artist: Jill Barber


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The Ultimate Hip Fan

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Photo courtesy Seth Meister

The Tragically Hip is back on the road, promoting their latest album, Now for Plan A. The Hip played Cranbrook and Kamloops this past weekend and this week are in Red Deer, and Edmonton after that. One Kelowna fan has been following the band. Rebecca caught up with Seth Meister soon after he landed at the Edmonton airport.

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Partisan ads or government ads?

The BC NDP wants to change the rules regarding government ads. We'll talk to Adrian Dix about it this afternoon, but first, here are examples of the ads they want to ban:

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The Classifieds: Back on the Job

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Photo courtesy Sylvia Hamilton

This week in the Classifieds, we meet Sylvia Hamilton of Meadow Creek. She owns Drifter's Restaurant and thought she had sold the business, but it didn't work out. Here's her ad:

Sylvia's back at Drifter's Restaurant, Meadow Creek to serve the great food you love so much. Hope to see you all soon!

Have a listen to Sylvia Hamilton's conversation with Rebecca:

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How to reduce crime in Prince George

The Mayor of Prince George is calling for a task force on crime. She'd like to use Surrey's Crime Reduction Strategy as a guideline. Rebecca spoke with Surrey Councillor Barbara Steele to learn more.



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Playlist for January 21

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The new day lodge at Dawn Mountain Cross Country Ski Trails, in Golden. (Photo by Carmen Oszust)


4:00-4:30

Song: Six Dead Tigers
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

4:30-5:00

Song: Who Ya Is
Album: Blue Mountain Rush
Artist: Brad Strang

Song: Oh My Favourite
Album: Little Bug
Artist: Gabrielle Papillon

5:30-6:00

Song: Coffee Girl
Album: We are the Same
Artist: The Tragically Hip

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

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Radio West Spotlight: Brad Strang

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Photo courtesy, Brad Strang

This week we shine the Radio West Spotlight on McBride's Brad Strang. He's been playing music for more than 30 years, and released his first CD in December.

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Another way to get up and down the mountain

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14-year-old Maeve "Diva Gottaski" Little on her telemark skis. Her dad is organizing a telemark festival in Kimberley. (Contributed by Geoff Little)
If you tell someone you're going skiing, there's a good chance they'll ask you if you're going downhill or cross-country.

But for Geoff Little, the answer to that question is likely neither. Geoff is an avid Telemark skier who is organizing a telemark festival to be held in Kimberley in March.

Geoff spoke with guest host Kathryn Marlow about telemark skiing and his festival.

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Katherine Monk from Sundance

Our film critic Katherine Monk is in Utah for the Sundance Film Festival. She joined guest host Kathryn Marlow to preview the festival, and to tell us about the first few films she's seen (May in the SummerTwenty Feet from Stardom, and When I Walk).


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Playlist for January 18

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Naramata Bench, taken while walking on the KVR trail. (Photo credit: Jenny)

4:30-5:00

Song: Broken Bottles 
Album: n/a

5:00-5:30

Song: Sin City
Album: Stainless Steel Heart
Artist: A.W. Cardinal

5:30-6:00

Song: New Black
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly

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HNIC rug giveaway!

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We're giving away one of these rugs on today's show. Be sure to listen to find out how you can win!



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Alberta Tories raise money for B.C. Liberals

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B.C. cabinet minister, Bill Bennett, is one of the high-profile B.C. Liberals attending a fundraiser hosted by Alberta Tories.
Help sometimes comes from surprising places.

Some well-known Alberta Conservatives held a fundraiser on January 17th - for the BC Liberals.

Although the relationship between Premier Christy Clark and Alberta Premier Alison Redford might be a little frosty - that isn't stopping some Tories from working towards a Liberal re-election.

Claudio Cattaneo  is the Western Business Columnist for the National Post and she spoke about the fundraiser with guest host, Kathryn Marlow.

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Playlist for January 17

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View from Mount Revelstoke. "Why ski anywhere else?" says Radio West listener Scott Robertson. (Photo credit: Scott Robertson)

4:30-5:00

Song: The Lonely End of the Rink
Album: World Container

5:00-5:30

Song: Somebody
Album: Hannah Georgas

5:30-6:00

Song: Leaving Town
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly 

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Canada Reads: Lisa Moore on February

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Lisa Moore's February will represent the Atlantic region in Canada Reads 2013. She joined guest host Kathryn Marlow to talk about her book. 

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Crockpot recipe: Beef Burgundy

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The beef burgundy that Kathryn made.


Radio West listener Diane Pagnucco sent us her recipe for slow cooker beef burgundy. Adrian and Kathryn made it at work, and then Kathryn spoke with Diane about it on the show. See below for the recipe!


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Diane's crockpot.


Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy

4 slices bacon, crispy and crumbled
2 lb, beef stew meat, cut in 1 1/2 " cubes
2 large carrots
1 med. onion
1/2 c flour
1/2 tsp marjoram
1/2 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 ( 10 oz can) condensed beef broth
1/2 c. burgundy or dry red wine
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
8 oz fresh mushrooms sliced.

In slow cooker, combine bacon, beef carrots and onion
combine flour, marjoram, pepper and garlic powder  and whisk into broth, wine and Worcestershire sauce.  Add to slow cooker and stir to combine

Cover and cook on high setting for 1 hour.  Reduce heat to low.  Cook 5 to 6 hours until meat is tender.

Stir in mushrooms.  Cook, covered on high setting for 30 min or until mushrooms are tender.

Serve over egg noodles.  ( over mashed potatoes is a good comfort food meal)

Enjoy with the rest of that bottle of red wine.


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Playlist for January 16

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A nice winter day in Kelowna.
4:00-4:30

Song: Just as Long as You Arrive
Album: Willie Dixon God Damn

4:30-5:00

Song: Candela
Album: Mas Y Ya Nos
Artist: Locarno

5:30-6:00

Song: Bear
Album: In the Hills
Artist: Shred Kelly

Song: Backlines
Album: The North
Artist: Stars


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Relearning our 1, 2, 3s

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Do you remember the trigonometry you were taught in high school?

No?

Then maybe a new book called Math Overboard: (Basic Math for Adults) is for you.

It's written by retired UBC mathematics professor, Colin Clark. It's a refresher course of the math skills taught from Kindergarten to Grade 12.

He spoke about it with guest host Kathryn Marlow.

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Crockpot dinner in progress

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Listen just after 5:30 PT/6:30 MT for the results!

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Geography games!

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Atlases, from Maryke Simmonds in Armstrong. 

Thank you to everyone who joined in on our geography discussion- and congrats to Maryke who won a weather trivia calendar for sending us the photo above!

Listener Artmeis recommended games from National Geographic for Kids to help with your geography. You can also try producer (and fill-in host) Kathryn's favourite online geography game- it's a simple one!

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Kelowna and Scottsdale share business links

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(Experience Scottsdale/Flickr)
What do Kelowna and Scottsdale, Arizona have in common? It turns out, it's a lot more than the fact that both places are popular with retirees. Business and city representatives from both cities are getting together to strengthen ties. Kelowna's Mayor, and its executive director of business development, Jim Paterson, are part of a delegation heading south for a business summit. Jim Paterson joined guest host Kathryn Marlow to explain.


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Playlist for January 15

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Sunset in Kelowna.

4:00-4:30

Song: Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
Album: Together

5:30-6:00

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

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Playlist for January 14

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A great old school building in Kelowna.


4:00-4:30

Song: Escarpment Blues
Album: I'm a Mountain
Artist: Sarah Harmer

4:30-5:00

Song: Winter Song
Album: West
Artist: Mark Perry

5:00-5:30

Song: Gold
Album: Wild Country (out January 29)
Artist: Wake Owl

5:30-6:00


Song: I Hate Work
Album: Goodbye July
Artist: Shred Kelly

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New wineries and new wines for 2013

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Wine columnist Jeannette took a look at a few new (or almost new) interior wines and wineries. She told guest host Kathryn Marlow about them. (see below for a list)


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Two new wines:

"Odie" sparkling wine from Covert Farms Family Estate (Oliver)
-around $30/bottle
-can purchase at the winery, online, and is as some restaurants in Vancouver


2011 Viognier from Wapiti Cellars (Naramata Bench)
-$30/bottle

A few new wineries:

50th Parallel Estate (Lake Country)
-61 acres, with pinot noir and aromatic whites
-bottled 2011 vintage in November last year, to release this spring
-also a 2012 Riesling


Tyler Harlton Wines (Summerland)
-First vintage 2011
-pinot gris, viognier, pinot noir, and a rosé
-Selling online, various restaurants and retailers


Upper Bench Estate Winery (Penticton)
-First vintage 2010 (reds) and 2011 (whites)
-Winery & cheese makers
-Selling online, various restaurants and retailers


Terravista Vineyards (Penticton/Naramata Bench)
-Grapes planted: Albarino and Verdejo, white grapes, Spain & Portugal
-First vintage 2010, Current vintage: 2011 "Figaro" (white blend Roussane & Viognier) and 2011 "Fandango" (blend of the Albarino and Verdejo, first vintage!)


Liquidity Wines (Okanagan Falls)
Top Shelf Winery (Okanagan Falls)
Platinum Bench Estate Winery (Oliver)
Intersection Winery (Oliver)
Gold Hill Winery (Osoyoos)
Adega on 45th Estate Winery (Osoyoos)




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First Nations launch carbon credit program

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Coastal First Nations hopes to use money from selling carbon offset credits to help protect the Great Bear Rainforest. (Garth Lenz and Lighthawk)
In 2006, First Nations and the B.C. government reached an historic agreement to protect the Great Bear Rainforest-- that's the term used to describe rainforest along the North and Central coast.
   
Now First Nations along the coast are hoping to profit from that protection by selling carbon offset credits to private industry.

Coastal First Nations is an umbrella organization for aboriginal groups along the coast. The group's executive director, Art Sterritt, explained their plans to guest host, Katrhyn Marlow.

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Playlist for January 11

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Rebecca scopes out the icy sidewalk on her way to work.


4:00-4:30

Song: Happy New Year
Album: High School
Artist: We Are the City

4:30-5:00

Song: Streets of Philadelphia
Album: Soundtrack, Philadelphia
Artist: Bruce Springsteen

5:00-5:30

Song: I Like the Sunrise
Album: (special Hot Air recording)
Artist: Ross Taggart with Evan Arntzen

5:30-6:00


Song: I Still Miss Someone
Album: The Fabulous Johnny Cash
Artist: Johnny Cash



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Big ski weekend in B.C. Interior

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There are lots of ski competitions this weekend in the B.C. Interior. And no, Rebecca, won't be competing, though she recently skied at the Telemark Nordic Ski Club, one of this weekend's venues.
This weekend is bursting with competition.

If careening around gates at high speeds, hovering between out of control and still standing gets you going, Sun Peaks is the spot.

If you're into an all-body, cardio-thumping work out, you'll want the Telemark Nordic Club.


And if spectating is your sport, you wont be disappointed.


Guest host Kathryn Marlow spoke with Scott Davis of the Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna and then Vincent Fontaine, who is with Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops.


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Monk's Movies: The Impossible and Gangster Squad



Movie critic Katherine Monk joined guest host Kathryn Marlow to talk about The Impossible and Gangster Squad.

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Playlist for January 10

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Rebecca walking to work on the ice.


4:00-4:30

Song: Sailor Song
Album: Big Black and the Blue
Artist: First Aid Kit

4:30-5:00


Song: Inner Ninja
Album: Classified (out January 22)
Artist: Classified (with David Myles)

5:00-5:30

Song: Snake Road
Album: Forever Endeavour
Artist: Ron Sexsmith

5:30-6:00

Song: Jackson
Album: The Essential Johnny Cash
Artist: Johnny Cash


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Kamloops Chief reflects on Idle No More

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Four-year-old Lily Mervyn, the daughter of Métis and Cherokee parents, attends an Idle No More demonstration at the Douglas-Peace Arch near Surrey, B.C., on Jan. 5, 2013. Educated, internet-savvy youth who have been empowered by the Idle No More movement are First Nations' best hope of improving their circumstances, say aboriginal leaders (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Confusion reigns ahead of this week's meeting with First Nations leaders and the Prime Minister. Rebecca spoke with Tk'emlups Indian Band Chief Shane Gottfriedson about the meeting and the Idle No More movement.

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Crossroads detox centre shutting down

After 37 years, Crossroads Alcohol and Drug Treatment Centre is shutting down. It's the only comprehensive addiction treatment centre in the Okanagan, where clients can detox, recover and get addictions counselling. Even so, the centre is drowning in debt, owing lenders more than 1.3 million dollars. Shelley Gilmore is its executive director. She spoke with Rebecca: 


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Recipes:

The Dish: Crockpot Season

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Adrian prepping the crockpot

The winter is the perfect season to haul out the crockpot. And so, this week, Radio West's Adrian Nieoczym tried his hand at a recipe. You can hear that here:

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Radio West is looking for your favourite crockpot recipes. Send them to radiowest@cbc.ca. If we select yours, we'll cook it up here at CBC! And we'll get you to join us on-air to tell us about it!

The recipe:

It's pretty simple, take a small whole chicken, rinse it well and pat it dry.
Put it in the crockpot surrounded by cut up potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and other veggies you want. Sprinkle ground pepper, salt and other spices (I like paprika) on the top of the chicken. Cover with a mix of 50% apple cider, 50% water so that it's just below the top of the chicken. The liquid should be at least a couple of inches below the top of the crockpot. Cook on low for approx. 4-7 hours or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked (best checked with a meat thermometer.) Take it out of the liquid, but be careful, it will be very tender so will fall apart easily.

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Canada Reads: The Age of Hope

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This year's Canada Reads debate is called Turf Wars. The Age of Hope was chosen to represent the Prairies and North, and is being championed by the CBC's own Ron MacLean. Rebecca spoke with author David Bergen.

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Playlist for January 9th

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Photo courtesy Kathryn Marlow


4:00-4:30

Song: Snow
Album: N/A
Artist: Joshua Smith

5:30-6:00

Song: Sunday Morning Coming Down
Album: The Johnny Cash Show
Artist: Johnny Cash

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Road closures delay hockey teams

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Traffic between the Interior and the Lower Mainland ground to a halt overnight, and didn't get rolling again until late this morning. That meant hockey teams trying to this week's Kelowna International Elite Midget Tournament were stuck. Rebecca spoke with Vanessa Wilde, the manager of the Surrey Thunder Midgets, as the team waited for the highways to reopen in Hope.

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Outdoor Guy: Dogsledding

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Photo courtesy Dave Quinn

This week, we catch up with Dave Quinn as he sets out on the dogsled.

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Photo courtesy Dave Quinn


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The Classifieds: Kamloops man selling violins

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Photo courtesy Kubotake on Flickr

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Kamloops' Burt Armstrong. Here's part of his ad:

Antique German violin, 25 years old.
Full size New York made violin
One piece maple back.
Samick 5 string bluegrass banjo.
Perfect condition.

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Playlist for January 8

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View while snowshoeing at Telemark in West Kelowna.


4:00-4:15

Song: Under Pressure
Album: Hot Space (Queen) and Best of Bowie
Artists: Queen and David Bowie

5:30-6:00

Song: One Piece at a Time
Album: One Piece at a Time
Artist: Johnny Cash

Song: Snow
Album: Our First Christmas (a Light Organ Records compilation)
Artist: The Zolas

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To head south or to stay put

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Snowbirds Don and Sylvianne Morgan

When the snow begins to fall, some people head for warmer climes. This week, we meet two friends: one who heads south, and one who stays put. Don Morgan lives in Kelowna, but winters in California. His friend, 89-year old Andy Danyleyko lives in Lake Country all year round.

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Roads/Weather Info

Some links to help you navigate the snow:

Check Drive BC for highways info.

We mentioned changes to tomorrow's bus routes in the Creston area. Full details here.

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Playlist for January 7


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4:00-4:30


Song: Echoes
Album: Island of Echoes
Artist: The Wilderness of Manitoba

4:30-5:00

Song: Send 'em to Jasper
Album: Halfway Houses
Artist: Dylan Rysstad

5:00-5:30


Song: Fire
Album: n/a (single)
Artist: Yukon Blonde

5:30-6:00

Song: Folsom Prison Blues
Album: At Folsom Prison
Artist: Johnny Cash

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New health cards

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A sample of the new BC Services Card. (Government of BC)


Starting next month, BC will transition from Care Cards to BC Services Cards. The new cards will have photos, and will need to be renewed every five years. Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid joined Rebecca to explain.


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From the deep fryer to the fuel tank

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Photo courtesy flickr, Scott Ableman

Eric Vander Kruk has owned the A&W in Invermere for 15 years. But now, he'll be using the waste vegetable oil from all of those french fries to fuel his car. Rebecca spoke to Eric about his plan.

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Radio West Spotlight: Dylan Rysstad

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Photo courtesy Dylan Rysstad

This week we shine the Radio West Spotlight on Prince Rupert artist, Dylan Rysstad.

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Playlists:

Playlist for January 4

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The Visitors' Centre in Merritt.


4:00-4:30

Song: I Knew You Were in Trouble (Taylor Swift cover)
Album: n/a
Artist: Walk Off the Earth

4:30-5:00

Song: Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)
Album: Fully Completely
Artist: The Tragically Hip

5:00-5:30


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




5:30-6:00

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



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The Coquihalla versus the Canyon

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The Thompson and Fraser Rivers meeting in Lytton. It's a sight you can see if you take highway 1.


Which highway do you prefer for driving from the interior to the lower mainland? Fraser Canyon resident (and tourism marketer) Riley Forman wants to make a case for highway 1, through the canyon. He's even got a twitter account (@COQFREE) to encourage you to "get off the Coq." He joined Rebecca to explain.


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Canada Reads: Two Solitudes

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This year's Canada Reads debate is called Turf Wars. The classic Canadian novel Two Solitudes by the late Hugh MacLennan represents Quebec. Rebecca spoke with MacLennan's editor and friend, Douglas Gibson.

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Movies with Katherine Monk




This week Katherine Monk looks at Promised Land and Not Fade Away.

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Playlists:

Playlist for January 3

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An eye-catching lamp at the end of a Kelowna driveway.


4:00-4:30

Song: Put it in Drive
Album: single- no album
Artist: Hannah Georgas

4:30-5:00

Song: Gold
Album: Wild Country EP (comes out January 29)
Artist: Wake Owl

Song: You and I
Album: Wilco (the album)
Artist: Wilco (with Feist)

5:00-5:30

Song: Bridge to Nowhere
Album: Chemical City
Artist: Sam Roberts

5:30-6:00


Song: Great Collapse
Album: Tic Toc Tica
Artist: The Zolas


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BC flu season starts early

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Dr. Danuta Skowronski (File Photo/CBC)
The flu has arrived earlier this season than in the recent past. For an update, we reached Dr. Danuta Skowronski of the BC Centre for Disease Control.



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Playlists:

Playlist for January 2

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Commuting from the suburbs into Vancouver for a week made Kathryn very glad she lives in the Okanagan!


4:00-4:30

Song: Peace Signs
Album: Epic
Artist: Sharon Van Etten

4:30-5:00

Song: I Want a Bird
Album: Long Time Ago
Artist: Current Swell

5:00-5:30

Song: Stompa
Album: Harmony
Artist: Serena Ryder

5:30-6:00

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


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Eating Right in 2013

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Photo courtesy Lisa Kilgour
Did you make a new year's resolution to eat better? Maybe you want to cut back on sugar, or eat more vegetables. Holistic nutritionist Lisa Kilgour joined Rebecca to share her tips, and to take your calls. 

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Local sports reporter sets goal to get fit

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Photo courtesy Katie Maximick

Katie Maximick has had enough. She's decided, rather publicly, to improve her fitness. For the next 60 days, The Alaska Highway News sports reporter will work out, and write about her progress in the paper. She spoke to the Rebecca about her fitness challenge.

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