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April 2013 Archives

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Playlist for April 30

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(Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


4:00-4:30

Song: Good in Everyone
Album: One Chord to Another
Artist: Sloan

5:00-5:30

Song: Make Believe
Album: Make Believe
Artist: Rhoneil

5:30-6:00

Song: Take on Me
Album: BASEketball Soundtrack
Artist: Reel Big Fish

Song: Easy Come Easy Go
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lakes Swimmer

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Outdoor guy's water class

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Dave Quinn's education tool, called the Steam Trailer. (Photo from Jim Duncan, Mainstreams E.D.)

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Kamloops woman gives back to community

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Carrie Leonard of Sun Ridge Equipment Ltd

After years of hard work, and now at the helm of a successful trucking company, Kamloops' Carrie Leonard is giving back to her community. Here's Rebecca's chat with Carrie.

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The Classifieds: History Buff

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A small portion of Teena's collection

Today in the Classifieds, we meet Kelowna history buff, Teena Troock. She recently posted an ad looking for history books. She's been researching her family's history for nearly 20 years and says she's always keen to learn more.

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Playlist for April 29


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Penticton in springtime. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)

4:00-4:30


Song: Summer Salute
Album: Bells & Whistles
Artist: Steph MacPherson

4:30-5:00

Song: The Timeless Way
Album: Old Tomorrow
Artist: Morlove

5:30-6:00

Song: She Bop
Album: She's So Unusual
Artist: Cyndi Lauper


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Sally Armstrong on the Ascent of Women

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Journalist Sally Armstrong

In her new book, The Ascent of Women, journalist and activist Sally Armstrong makes the case that we're witnessing the beginning of a new age of progress for women. Armstrong is in Kelowna this week, and by stopped the Radio West studio for a chat.

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Playlist for April 26

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Navigating the construction in downtown Kelowna. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: What I Wouldn't Do
Album: Harmony
Artist: Serena Ryder

5:30-6:00

Song: Stayin' Alive
Album: Saturday Night Fever
Artist: The Bee Gees

Song: Rasputin
Album: Nightflight to Venus
Artist: Boney M



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Monk's Movies: Pain and Gain and The Colony



This week, Katherine Monk reviews Pain and Gain and The Colony.



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Ballet Kelowna will see another season

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Ballet Kelowna has had a difficult few months. But in the end, the dance company says the show will go on and see another season. Rebecca sat down with board of director President, Deborah Ward to find out more.

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Playlist for April 25


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4:30-5:00


Song: Take It or Leave It
Album: Aware
Artist: Nuela Charles

5:00-5:30


Song: Good Bayou
Album: The Living Album
Artist: Christa Couture

5:30-6:00


Song: Wishlist
Album: Yield
Artist: Pearl Jam

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Singer Christa Couture visits Radio West

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Christa Couture

Vancouver singer songwriter Christa Couture is about to head out on a European tour. But first she dropped by the Radio West studio. Here's her conversation with Rebecca.

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Kelowna Yacht Club on the move

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Artist drawing of the new yacht club

Work is now underway at the site of the new Kelowna Yacht Club. To find out more Rebecca spoke with Mike Terris. He's the Vice Commodore of the Yacht Club.   

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Playlist for April 24

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No leaves yet on this Kelowna tree. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Cruel
Album: Strange Mercy
Artist: St. Vincent

4:30-5:00

Song: Thunder in Your Chest
Album: Still Mind Still
Artist: Peter Katz

5:30-6:00

Song: I Want it All
Album: Peace
Artist: Eurythmics



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Mugshots: Rebecca Zandbergen

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(Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


Things you may already know about Rebecca:
-She's the host of Radio West.
-She's originally from Ottawa.

Things you may not know about Rebecca:

-She's worked at CBC in 9 different cities across Canada.
-She's got a mean throwing arm (well, she likes to think so).
-She played Snoopy in a Whitehorse production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," and even had a couple of solos.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Rebecca trivia by 6:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Mountain today (Wednesday, April 24) for your chance to win a Radio West mug.

Just email the answer to the following question:
Which cartoon character has she played?

We'll draw three names from all correct answers, and announce them on the show tomorrow.



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Playlist for April 23

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4:00-4:30

Song: Black and White
Album: Dangerous
Artist: Michael Jackson

5:30-6:00

Song: Poker Face
Album: Fame
Artist: Lady Gaga

Song: The Circle Married the Square
Album: Metals
Artist: Feist

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The Classifieds: two lost engagement rings

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On the left, Tristin Taylor and her fiance; Top right, Brooke Tackitt and her fiance and son; Bottom right, Brooke's ring

This week, we bring you two ads from the Classifieds. Two women. Two lost engagement rings. Rebecca brings you the stories of Tristin Taylor and Brooke Tackitt.

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DIY Wine at Crush Facilities

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Haywire wine is produced at Okanagan Crush Pad in Kelowna.

Jeannette Montgomery introduces Radio West to custom crush facilities.

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Playlist for April 22

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Spring blossoms in Kelowna.


4:00-4:30

Song: Northern Air
Album: Days into Years
Artist: Elliott Brood

4:30-5:00

Song: Brother Down
Album: The Inhuman Condition
Artist: Sam Roberts

5:30-6:00

Song: Irreplaceable
Album: B'Day
Artist: Beyoncé

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How Canada Came to Be

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Nearly 300 elementary students took the stage for 'How Canada Came to Be'

Rebecca checks out the made-in-Kelowna production How Canada Came to Be, just ahead of a performance.

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Playlist April 19th

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Okanagan Lake (Photo courtesy Jaimie Kehler)

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Blank Maps
Album: I Predict a Graceful Expulsion
Artist: Cold Specks

5:00-5:30

Song: Ocean's Deep
Album: Birthmarks
Artist: Born Ruffians

5:30-6:00

Song: Big Blue Wave
Album: Is/Hey
Artist: Hey Ocean

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Dig Your Neighbourhood

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The Dig Your Neighbourhood crew

Some students at UBCO are helping people learn more about Kelowna's north end. Rebecca sat down with Nancy Holmes, the Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at UBCO, and creative writing student Logan Saunders to find out more.

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Movies with Katherine Monk


Tom Cruise in Oblivion

This week Katherine Monk looks Oblivion and Revolution.

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Playlist for April 18th

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Killiney Beach, Okanagan Lake (Photo courtesy Jaimie Kehler)

4:00-4:30

Song: Mythmaker
Album: Mythmaker Single
Artist: The Nautical Miles

4:30-5:00

Song: I Love You
Album: I Love You
Artist: Said the Whale

5:30-6:00

Song: Takin' Care of Business
Album: Bachman Cummings Songbook
Artist: Bachman Turner Overdrive

Song: Call Me Maybe
Album: Curiosity
Artist: Carly Rae Jepsen



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Could Tylenol help anxiety?

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Photo courtesy Flickr, Cuppojoe

Could Tylenol be the answer for anxiety? This week we learn about a new UBC study. Rebecca speaks with Dan Randles about the findings.

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Playlist for April 17

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Flying on Your Own
Album: Flying on Your Own
Artist: Rita MacNeil

5:30-6:00

Song: Who Do You Love
Album: Jukebox
Artist: Bachman Cummings

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On the dog's side of the fence

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Shelly Kretzer's dogs

Dog owners are passionate people, and the president of the Kelowna Dog Association is no exception. Shelly Kretzer and her two dogs spend a lot of time at the Rutland dog park on Hartman Road, and she wants the city to improve it. Here's her conversation with Rebecca.

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The Dish: Oysters

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Oysters!

Oyster Festival 2013 kicks off in Oliver and Osoyoos this week. Wineries and restaurants are taking part, including the Miradoro restauarnt at Tinhorn Creek Winery. Rebecca sat down with chef Jeff Van Geest to find out more.

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Mugshots: Kathryn Marlow

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(Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


Things you may already know about Kathryn:
-She's the producer of Radio West.
-She worked at CBC Vancouver before moving to Kelowna.

Things you may not know about Kathryn:
-She has a sarcastic streak, but also a fondness for puns (good and bad), and corny "dad" jokes.
-She had problems making decisions in university, so ended up with a degree in French Language, History, and Political Science.
-She is truly happy when she can see mountains and water in her daily life (examples: Mount Baker and the Pacific Ocean from her childhood, or Knox Mountain and Okanagan Lake from her present life).

Demonstrate your knowledge of Kathryn trivia by 6:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Mountain today (Wednesday, April 17) for your chance to win a Radio West mug.

Just email the answer to the following question:
What is one of her favourite sights?

We'll draw three names from all correct answers, and announce them on the show tomorrow.



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Outdoor guy on backcountry food prep

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Gourmet Pizza on Day 7 of a canoe trip down the Lower Stikine River. (Photo by Dave Quinn)


What do you do when it's too late too ski but too early to hike? You prepare your summer trekking food of course! Our outdoor guy Dave Quinn gave Rebecca some tips on preparing delicious, and easy-to-carry, backcountry meals (recipe below). Here's a hint: a dehydrator is key.

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Uber-light Backcountry Pesto


2 cups fresh basil
1 cup fresh parsley
1 cup fresh kale (optional)
2-5 cloves fresh garlic (depending on how brave you are!)
dry sundried tomatoes (not in oil)
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 TBSP virgin olive oil
250g spagettini or similar thin pasta noodle (thinner noodles cook faster, minimizing stove gas requirements and cooking time for hungry hikers)

Chop garlic into VERY thin slices, and together with basil, parsley, and kale, dry in dehydrator until all pieces are completely dry. Any soft or moist bits may lead to mould that will ruin your whole batch!

Store dried garlic, sundried tomatoes, and greens in a ziploc bag, pine nuts and parmesan in another, and olive oil in small, reusable container. Remark to self about how ridiculously light this backcountry meal is.

Add garlic, tomatoes, and greens to approximately 1.5 cups of water, and bring to a boil for 2 minutes and set aside to rehydrate. Cook and drain spagettini, drain. Drizzle olive oil and re-hydrated sauce over top of cooked pasta in pot. Add pine nuts and parmesan cheese, mix well. Serve and enjoy.

Feeds 2 hungry hikers. Note:  125g pasta/person is a good average, and simply make more sauce if you have more mouths to feed!

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Playlist for April 16

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Spring hike in Kamloops. (Photo by Josh Pagé)


4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00


Song: Magic
Album: Foolish Blood
Artist: Two Hours Traffic

5:30-6:00

Song: Runnin' Back to Saskatoon
Album: Live at the Paramount
Artist: The Guess Who

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Salmon Arm Carpenter dismantling HemLock

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Photos courtesy Joel Allen

Six years ago, at the age of 26, Joel Allen gave up his software job, and retired. But that didn't go as planned, so he switched careers and became a carpenter. Allen set about building a tree house on crown land in Whistler. He called it the HemLoft. But today, he's dismantling it.

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Your Pets' Eyes


We have five pairs of tickets to give away to Randy Bachman's Vinyl Tap Tour which hits Kelowna this Saturday. In honour of the song, 'These Eyes,' we asked you to submit photos of your pets' eyes. And you did. Have a look.



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Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility

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Theodora Armstrong

Vancouver writer Theodora Armstrong has broken her way into the publishing industry. She's the author of a new collection of short stories, called Clear Skies, No Wind, 100% Visibility. The title story is about Kamloops.

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Playlist for April 15

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A bear spotted near Nelson yesterday. Thank you to Radio West listener Joanne Siderius for sharing!


4:30-5:00

Song: Somebody
Album: Hannah Georgas
Artist: Hannah Georgas

5:00-5:30


Song: The Train
Album: The Train
Artist: The Good Ol' Goats

5:30-6:00

Song: These Eyes
Album: Wheatfield Soul
Artist: The Guess Who

Song: We Are 1980
Album: Little Mountain
Artist: Said the Whale


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Congrats to our Mugshot winners!

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Tim Wohlberg.


Peter Polhammer, Jim Waddell and Noni Robson Belland won this week's mugs, by answering the trivia question on Tim's Mugshot.

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Playlist for April 10

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Looking down on Lake Okanagan. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Something Good
Album: Sweet Alibi
Artist: Sweet Alibi

4:30-5:00


Song: Thick as Thieves
Album: (Searchlight entry)
Artist: Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case

5:00-5:30

Song: Hound Dog
Album: n/a (Sun Studio sessions)
Artist: The Sheepdogs

5:30-6:00

Song: Don't Blame Your Blues on Me
Album: Let's Frolic Again
Artist: Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

Song: Emmylou
Album: Lion's Roar
Artist: First Aid Kit

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The Dish: Tin Whistle Brewing Co.

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Tin Whistle Brewing Co. Brewmaster, Jeff Todd

A small brewery in Penticton took top honours at a recent beer festival. Tin Whistle Brewing Company took home the 'best of show' prize for its Stag Apple Scotch Ale. Rebecca spoke with brewmaster Jeff Todd about the win.

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Three of Tin Whistle's beers


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What's your role when it comes to wildfire mitigation?

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A home destroyed by wildfire in Peachland, September 2012. (CBC/Brady Strachan)


Fire specialists from around the world have gathered in Kelowna for the Western Wildfire Conference. Tonight, a town hall encourages the public to do its part to mitigate wildfire. Kelly O'Shea is a founder of Partners in Protection and FireSmart, and he joined Rebecca to explain why you have a role to play in stopping the spread of wildfire.

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74-year-old Kelowna runner ready for first Boston Marathon


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Liz Borrett runs the 2013 Okanagan College Half Marathon (Photos, Lorne White Photography)

A handful of runners from the Okanagan are gearing up for the Boston Marathon. Most would agree it is the most prestigious race in the world, and to get in, you need to qualify. Six Kelowna runners are leaving this week for Monday's race in Boston, including 74-year-old Liz Borrett. Rebecca joined Liz for a training run this week.

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Mugshots: Tim Wohlberg

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Tim Wohlberg. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


Things you may already know about Tim:
-He's filling in for Adrian for 6 weeks on Radio West.
-He occasionally fills in for Alya Ramadan in the mornings on Daybreak South.
-He spent 20 years in private radio throughout BC before joining the CBC.

Things you may not know about Tim:
-He is one of the 4 people from Saskatchewan who can't skate on ice. The others being Greg, Kevin & Daryl.
-He's banned from giving blood because he passes out every time.
-He once bungee jumped over an alligator pit.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Tim trivia by 6:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Mountain today (Wednesday, April 10) for your chance to win a Radio West mug.

Just email the answer to the following question:
What makes him pass out?


We'll draw three names from all correct answers, and post them on the web tomorrow.



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Playlist for April 9

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Springtime kite flying. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Inner Ninja
Album: Classified
Artist: Classified

5:30-6:00

Song: Song on the Radio
Album: Bark
Artist: Blackie & the Rodeo Kings

Song: Good Bayou
Album: Living Record
Artist: Christa Couture

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To stretch, or not to stretch?

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Carey Simpson inspects the Achilles tendon and calf muscle of an anatomical model. (Photo: UBCO)


Do you stretch before a workout? Do you ever wonder if it does you any good? UBCO student Carey Simpson wondered, so she did some research to find out. You may be surprised by what she learned! Rebecca spoke with her to get the story:


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The Classifieds: Teen collector from Vernon

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Part of Brandon Schmor's fans collection

This week in the Classifieds, we meet 18-year-old Brandon Schmor of Vernon. Here's his ad:

Wanted, Electric Fans, Old, Vintage, Antique
Condition not important, any fans from 1900s to 1980s
Metal blades or clear blue plastic, working or not
Ask for Brandon


Rebecca called up Brandon Schmor and found out he collects a lot more than fans. Rebecca dropped by for a tour.

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Brandon Schmor at one of his many pianos


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Playlist for April 8th

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Kuiper's Peak, Photo Courtesy Kathryn Marlow

4:00-4:30

Song: Stairway
Album: Tiger Talk
Artist: Yukon Blonde

4:30-5:00

Song: Under The Trees
Album: Searchlight Top 2
Artist: Good Ol' Goats

5:00-5:30

Song: Between the Wars
Album: Must I Paint A Picture? The Essential Billy Bragg
Artist: Billy Bragg

5:30-6:00

Song: I'm Still Lovin' You
Album: I'm Still Lovin' You
Artist: Blackie and the Rodeo Kings




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Meet The Good Ol' Goats' drummer and music teacher

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The Good Ol' Goats have made the Top 2 in Searchlight! Rebecca spoke with drummer Julian Bueckert and his dad, and music teacher, Evan. Don't forget to vote before Thursday.



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Wine Column: Spring in the Vineyard

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2012 Sauvignon Blanc, Fairview Cellars

This week, our wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery tells us about the spring's new releases.

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Fort Berens, estate grown 2012 Riesling ($18)
Gewurztraminers soon to be released!
Tinhorn Creek 2012 ($19)
Sumac Ridge 2012
Stoneboat Vineyards "Faux Pas" ($19)
Le Vieux Pin ($25)

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How to access legal services

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         (Photo: Law Society of B.C.)
Would you know what to do if you needed a lawyer? Are you afraid you couldn't afford one? Jan Lindsay of the Law Society of B.C. joined Rebecca with some tips on how to access legal services.

You can also learn more about courts and the legal system at events in Cranbrook, Fort St. John and Kamloops.



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Playlist for April 5

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Mix of sun and showers in downtown Kelowna today.


4:00-4:30

Song: Desert
Album: Higher//Lower
Artist: Nuuka

4:30-5:00


Song: The Train
Album: (Searchlight entry)
Artist: The Good Ol' Goats

5:00-5:30


Song: One By One
Album: Hope and Ruin
Artist: The Trews

5:30-6:00

Song: Elevator Love Song
Album: Heart
Artist: Stars

Song: Indio
Album: Coyotes
Artist: Matt Mays

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Monk's Movies: Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D



Katherine Monk and Rebecca Zandbergen talk about Evil Dead and Jurassic Park 3D.



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Rockets fans vs Blazers fans

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The Kelowna Rockets in action earlier this season. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


Rebecca caught up with two friends, who support separate WHL teams. She asked Kamloops Blazers fan Candy Patenaude, and Kelowna Rockets fan Gail Harrison, how they'll get through this round of the playoffs.

 
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Kelowna band Nuuka releases its first EP

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Rebecca meets Anthony Martens and Norrie Henderson from Nuuka. They launch their first EP tonight.


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Searchlight Smackdown

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Cranbrook's Good Ol' Goats

Just four acts remain in the CBC's big Searchlight competition. Perth, Ontario's Henry Norwood faces Cranbrook's The Good Ol' Goats in the semi-finals. So, Rebecca called up Ottawa afternoon show host, Alan Neal for a Searchlight Smackdown.

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Perth, Ontario's Henry Norwood


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Is wood the future of building?

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The design proposed for Prince George's Wood Innovation and Design Centre includes the use of douglas-fir, cedar, hemlock, pine and spruce. (Flickr user BC Gov Photos)


Wood design is one of many topics featured at the annual Council of Forest Industries (COFI) convention in Prince George. Rebecca spoke with Mary Tracey, executive director of Wood Works!, to learn more. 


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Playlist for April 4

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Pretty moon peeping between the trees in Kelowna last week. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: S.T.H.D.
Album: Shots
Artist: Ladyhawk

4:30-5:00

Song: Feels Like We Only Go Backwards
Album: Lonerism
Artist: Tame Impala

5:00-5:30

Song: Off My Mind
Album: Darlingford
Artist: Cara Luft

5:30-6:00

Song: Dead Hearts
Album: The Five Ghosts
Artist: Stars

Song: Something I Can't See
Album: (Searchlight entry)
Artist: Poor Angus

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Hockey wins big in Golden

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Hockey coach Curt Thorne

Hockey in Golden got a huge boost last night. The Kraft Hockey Goes On competition chose the The Golden Minor Hockey Association as one of its top winners. Rebecca caught up with coach Curt Thorne to learn more.

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Playlist for April 3

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Morning along Kelowna's lakeshore. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


5:00-5:30

Song: Boo Hoo Hoo
Album: Boo Hoo Hoo EP
Artist: No Sinner

5:30-6:00

Song: Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It
Album: The North
Artist: Stars

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Reviewing Report Cards

Today, the province formed an advisory group to look at how students are assessed in BC schools. Rebecca spoke with the group's co-chair, Blye Frank, to learn more:


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The Dish: Rooibos Tea

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Arno Bredenkamp of Cape De Hoop Tea

This week on The Dish, we meet Arno Bredenkamp. The Penticton man runs Cape De Hoop Tea and imports rooibos tea from South Africa. Rebecca chatted with Arno at Kelowna's Farmers' Market. Have a listen:

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Mugshots: Adrian Nieoczym

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Adrian Nieoczym. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


Things you may already know about Adrian:
-He's Rebecca's on-air partner in crime, sharing weather duties and handling the technical side of Radio West.
-He also works for Daybreak South, the morning show based in Kelowna. For them, he produces show segments (books interviews, researches, etc.)
-He and his partner are expecting their first child any day now!

Things you may not know about Adrian:

-He once had a job tending a hyperbaric chamber for a department of defence study on effects of pressure on motor-skills
-His guilty pleasure is listening to the Scandinavian pop band Aqua.
-He once snuck into the backstage of the Sydney Opera House to watch filmmaker Baz Luhrmann (Romeo and Juliet, Strictly Ballroom) marry production designer Catherine Martin in front of the La Boheme set.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Adrian trivia by 6:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Mountain today (Wednesday, April 3) for your chance to win a Radio West mug.


Just email the answer to the following question:
In which country did Adrian sneak around?

We'll draw three names from all correct answers, and announce them on tomorrow's show.


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Outdoor Guy: Backcountry Retreats

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Kokanee Glacier Cabin in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park

Outdoor guy Dave Quinn isn't giving up winter yet. This week he gives Radio West the scoop on backcountry retreats.

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For more information check out these sites:
Backcountry Lodges of BC and Alpine Club of Canada

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A night view of Kokanee Glacier Cabin


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Playlist for April 2

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Max the Rhodesian Ridgeback, "wondering where the lions are" (after we played that song on Radio West). Photo taken at Cedar Creek Beach in Kelowna, by listener Suzan Wood-Young.


4:00-4:30

Song: Wildflowers
Album: Wildflowers
Artist: Tom Petty

4:30-5:00

Song: Another Bottle, Another Day
Album: (Searchlight entry)
Artist: Henry Norwood

5:00-5:30


Song: Sea Lion
Album: The Reminder
Artist: Feist

5:30-6:00


Song: Take Me to the Riot
Album: In Our Bedroom After the War
Artist: Stars

Song: Fishes
Album: Mighty Time
Artist: Emilie Mover


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Is there life beyond Earth?

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(Photo from Okanagan College)


Astrobiologist Chris Impey is looking for life beyond our atmosphere. He's speaking about it in Vernon tonight, but first he spoke with Rebecca.


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