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May 2013 Archives

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Playlist for May 31

4:00-4:30

Song: Second Cigarette
Album: Happy Birthday
Artist: The Burning Hell

4:30-5:00

Song: Let Her Go
Album: All the Little Lights
Artist: Passenger

5:30-6:00

Song: So Lonely
Album: Message in a Box
Artist: Sting & The Police

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Monk's Movies: After Earth and Lesser Blessed



This week, Katherine Monk reviewed After Earth and The Lesser Blessed.

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Best in Show Kelowna

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Pixie, and her owner Viola Pitton, are taking place in the Best in Show fundraiser this weekend. They stopped by the studio, along with SPCA assistant manager and show judge, Cam Buksa.



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Playlist for May 30

4:00-4:30

Song: Revolution One
Album: The White Album:
Artist: The Beatles

4:30-5:00

Song: Generation Handclap
Album: Summer of Lust
Artist: Library Voices

5:00-5:30

Song: Stand Divided
Album: Plumes
Artist: Plumes

5:30-6:00

Song: My One and Only Love
Album: Leaving Las Vegas soundtrack
Artist: Sting


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Wells Gray Anniversary

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Helmcken Falls. (Photo from Alaskan Dude/flickr)


It's been nearly 100 years since surveyor Robert Lee came across Helmcken Falls, in what is now Wells Gray Park. Centennial celebrations start this week. Rebecca spoke with organizer Trevor Goward to learn more:



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The Dish: Wood Fired Pizza on Wheels

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Grant Johnson and Generoso Panarella of Flat Bread Farms

Forget that pizza delivery service. Flat Bread Farms in Cawston takes pizza one step further, and delivers the whole wood-fired oven. Grant Johnson is the man behind the business. His chef is Generoso Panarella. They joined Rebecca in studio.

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Playlist for May 29

4:00-4:30

Song: I Lost Myself
Album: Over Land and Sea
Artist: Lauren Mann and The Fairly Odd Folk

4:30-5:00

Song: Young and Lazy
Album: We Swore We'd See the Sunrise
Artist: The Matinee

5:00-5:30

Song: Pirate Jenny and the Storm
Album: Living Record
Artist: Christa Couture

5:30-6:00

Song: Panis Angelicus
Album: Pavarotti and Friends 1
Artist: Luciano Pavarotti and Sting



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100 Years at St. Michael's Cathedral

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Priest Nissa Basbaum

The Cathedral Church of St. Michael in Kelowna is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. For the last while, the church has been renovating, so Rebecca stopped by for a tour. She caught up with the priest, Nissa Basbaum.

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The Cathedral Church of St. Michael in Kelowna


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Playlist for May 28


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(Photo by Tim Wohlberg)

4:00-4:30


Song: The Harm
Album: Mary Magdalene
Artist: The Crackling

4:30-5:00

Song: Start in Summerland
Album: The Activity Book
Artist: Poor Nameless Boy

5:00-5:30


Song: Somebody
Album: Hannah Georgas
Artist: Hannah Georgas

Song: Parliament of Owls
Album: Honeymoon Punch
Artist: Jenn Grant

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Ads coming to Radio 2

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Today, the CRTC approved the CBC's plan to put ads on Radio 2. Rebecca spoke with Chris Boyce, Executive Director of CBC Radio and Audio, to learn more:

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The Classifieds: Hockey Man Cave

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Keith Kinvig on the ice in 1994

This week from the Classifieds we meet Keith Kinvig of Medicine Hat, Alberta. Here's his ad:

I am looking for both home and away game-worn jerseys of the Vernon Vipers, Kelowna Spartans, Victoria Salsa and Trail Smoke Eaters from the mid-1990s
Preferably from '93-95 but other years might work as well.


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Playlist for May 27

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4:00-4:30

Song: Expecting Fireworks
Album: Hello Hercules EP (out in June)
Artist: Aidan Mayes and Mandy Cole

4:30-5:00

Song: The Old Apartment
Album: Born on a Pirate Ship
Artist: Barenaked Ladies

5:30-6:00

Song: Englishman in New York
Album: ...Nothing Like the Sun
Artist: Sting

Song: Get Up Stand Up
Album: Burnin'
Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers



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Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Outdoor Guy

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Kimberley's Bruce Kirkby

This week, outdoor guy Dave Quinn gives stand up paddle boarding a try. Have a listen:

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On June 3rd, Kimberley's Bruce Kirkby will be paddling 100km in a single day, around Kalamalka Lake, with Olympic Gold Medallist Duff "the Milkman" Gibson, and National Skeleton Team coach Kelly Forbes to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. You can read more at www.thedaredevils.ca.

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Playlist for May 24


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4:00-4:30


Song: It Ain't Over
Album: Melancholy and the Infinite Shadness
Artist: Shad

5:30-6:00

Song: When it Rains
Album: Jet Black & Jealous
Artist: Eli Young Band

Song: Someone to Love
Album: Be the Change
Artist: Lorissa Scriven

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Katherine Monk's Friday Review


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This week movie reviewer Katherine Monk looks at Epic and Hangover Part III.

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Standing up to McDonald's

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Kelowna's Hannah Robertson wishes McDonald's would stop marketing to kids- so she spoke to the CEO. Hannah and her mom Kia were just at the company's shareholders meeting, and they joined Rebecca to tell her how it went.


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Playlist for May 23

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In Field. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


4:00-4:30

Song: Spring
Album: Hans My Lion
Artist: Flying Fox and the Hunter Gatherers

4:30-5:00

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

5:30-6:00

Song: Singin' in the Rain
Album: Gene Kelly at MGM: 'S Wonderful
Artist: Gene Kelly

Song: Weight & Sea
Album: Maybe We Could Be Holy
Artist: The Provincial Archive


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Geotechnical Survey released in Johnsons Landing

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(Photo submitted by David Alves)

It's been ten months since wet earth slid through Johnsons Landing, killing four people and destroying several homes. The province has completed a geotechnical survey and released it this week. Rebecca spoke with Dawn Attorp of the Regional District of Central Kootenay. She also spoke with landowners Harvey Armstrong and Kate O'Keefe.

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Recipes:

Your seafood recipes!

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Seafood (by edgeplot/Flickr)

Yesterday, we learned about spot prawns- and then we asked for your favourite seafood recipes:


Whiskey Smoked Salmon Chowda'
from Donnalee Davidson (who found it in the Whitewater Cooks cookbook)

Yields 12 1.5 cup servings

1 tbsp grapeseed oil
2 medium or 1 large onion, chopped finely
2 large celery sticks, chopped finely
6 red or white potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
1/2 cup chopped fresh fennel bulb
1/4 tsp fennel seeds
1 cup milk
2 cups fat free half and half
5 cups fish stock or clam juice
1 lb of smoked salmon, cut into small pieces
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tbsp of fresh dill, chopped
3-4 oz whiskey
pinch of saffron threads (optional)
salt and pepper, to taste (once soup is cool)

In a soup pot, add grapeseed oil and saute onions, celery and saffron. Add the potato chunks, fennel bulb slices and fennel seed. Saute briefly, then pour in milk, ff half & half, fish stock and cover. Let simmer on medium heat until potatoes are soft, approximately 20 minutes. Add in the smoked salmon pieces, lemon juice, lemon zest, fresh dill, whisky, and cook for 5 more minutes.

You can make substitutions with the milk by making it more hearty (and caloric) by using real cream/and or butter in place of the oil. Using the fish stock I had from making the gefilte fish made the soup taste really fresh and authentic. Initially I thought that adding 1 lb of salmon would be too much, but it was just the right amount. Watch that you don't add too much salt to the soup once its done; in the days ahead this soup will get saltier as the salmon will naturally salt the rest of the soup. Enjoy with a hunk of Russian black bread.

Almond Crusted Shrimp Cakes
from Joanne Richard

Ingredients:
1     bacon slice, chopped (can be omitted if you're vegetarian)
1     lb large shrimp in shell (21 to 25 per lb), peeled and deveined
1     slice firm white sandwich bread
1/4  cup milk
1/2  cup chopped scallions (about 4)
2     tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2     teaspoons cornstarch
3/4  teaspoon salt
1/2  teaspoon sugar
1/4  teaspoon black pepper
2     cups sliced almonds (6 oz)
3     tablespoons vegetable oil
Lemon wedges and fresh cilantro leaves to garnish
 
Directions:
Pulse the chopped bacon in a food processor until finely chopped. Pat the shrimp dry, then add to the bacon and pulse just until shrimp is coarsely chopped (do not purée). Soak the bread in milk in a shallow bowl until very soft, about 30 seconds. Add wet bread to shrimp mixture, discarding any remaining milk, and pulse until just combined.
 
Transfer the shrimp mixture to a bowl, then stir in the scallions, cilantro, cornstarch, salt, sugar, and pepper until combined well.
 
Spread the sliced almonds on a large plate. Using a 1/4-cup measure, drop one mound of shrimp mixture (measure out one scant 1/4 cup) onto the almonds. Sprinkle the almonds over the shrimp mound to coat, gently pressing to form a 3 1/2-inch cake, 1/2 inch thick (mine are usually a little fatter). Transfer the cake to a wax-paper-lined baking sheet. Make seven more cakes in the same manner, transferring to the baking sheet. Discard any remaining almonds.  If using the hamburger stacker, measure out the shrimp mixture, coat with almonds, place in the stacker and form them using the pusher.  Place a disk/divider between each shrimp cake.  Place the shrimp cakes in the refrigerator for approximately 30 minutes before frying them.
 
Heat two tablespoons oil in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat until hot but not smoking.  Cook four cakes, turning over once and rotating for even browning, until the almonds are golden and the cakes are just cooked through, four to six minutes total. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and keep warm, loosely covered with foil. Discard any almonds left in the skillet, then add remaining tablespoon of oil and cook the remaining four cakes in same manner. Serve warm, with wedges of lemon and your favourite dipping sauce.


Grilled Spot Prawns with Lime Recipe
from Betty McKinnon

Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Grill time: 6 min

Ingredients:

3 pound spot prawns, uncooked
4 large garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon coarse or sea salt
1/2 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
6 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lime juice
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation:
Preheat Barbecue (oil hot grill to help prevent sticking).

In the food processor, place minced garlic, salt, pepper, lime juice, and olive oil; blend until smooth and emulsified.

NOTE: Do not leave the shrimp in the marinade for more than 15 minutes, as the texture of the shrimp will change. The lime juice will actually start cooking the shrimp.

After marinating the shrimp and ready to cook, place the marinated shrimp onto the hot grill and cook approximately 2 -3 minutes (depending on size of the shrimp) on one side; turn and cook another 2 to 3 minutes or until shrimp are opaque in center (cut to test). Remove from grill.

To serve, arrange shrimp on a large serving platter and enjoy!

Makes 6 servings.

Halibut Encrusted with Walnuts
from Tricia Masters

Halibut smeared with mayo and dijon mustard, topped with walnuts and baked.







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Playlist for May 22

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Rainy day in Kelowna. (Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


4:00-4:30

Song: A Mountain Plain
Album: My Hands Are On Fire and Other Love Songs
Artist: Old Man Luedecke

4:30-5:00


Song: Jasper
Album: Versicolour
Artist: Aidan Knight

5:00-5:30

Song: Jack of Diamonds
Album: Late Riser
Artist: The Abramson Singers

5:30-6:00

Song: Only Happy When it Rains
Album: Garbage
Artist: Garbage

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The Dish: Spot Prawns

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BC Spot Prawn

The Okanagan Spot Prawn Festival gets underway this weekend. Rebecca spoke with participant, Jon Crofts to find out more. Crofts owns Codfathers Seafood Market in Kelowna.

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Playlist for May 21

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Today's weather in Northeastern BC, from Radio West listener Naamat.
4:00-4:30

Song: I'll Be a Mountain
Album: Picture the Ocean
Artist: Picture the Ocean

4:30-5:00

Song: There Will Come a Time
Album: Heart of Nowhere
Artist: Noah and the Whale

Song: Breezeblocks
Album: An Awesome Wave
Artist: Alt-J

Song: I Will Steal You Back
Album: Damage
Artist: Jimmy Eat World

Song: Thirst
Album: The Hurry and the Harm
Artist: City and Colour

Other albums recommended by Vince:
-Queens of the Stone Age, Like Clockwork
-Daft Punk, Random Access Memories
-Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires of the City

5:30-6:00

Song: Stormy Weather
Album: Songs for Clem
Artist: Sarah Harmer

Song: Bathtubs
Album: Today We're Believers
Artist: Royal Canoe

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Getting kids onto sidewalks

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(Photo from Rosa Say/Flickr)


A report out today says Canadians drive their children too much. All that driving means less walking, and poor health. But some schools are trying to get kids moving. Guest host Kathryn Marlow spoke with Dez Sjoquist, the principal of Glenmore Elementary, to learn more.



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Playlist for May 17

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4:00-4:30

Song: Saturday Night
Album: Rollin'
Artist: Bay City Rollers

4:30-5:00

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

5:30-6:00

Song: Under Pressure
Album: Hot Space
Artist: Queen

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Monk's Movies: Star Trek and Mud



Film critic Katherine Monk tells Rebecca about Star Trek: Into Darkness and Mud.

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Playlist for May 16

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4:00-4:30

Song: Try (All Fall Down)
Album: Our Glory EP
Artist: Lindsey Walker

4:30-5:00


Song: Bright Lights
Album: Home(s)
Artist: Acres of Lions

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

5:30-6:00

Song: Bicycle Race
Album: Jazz
Artist: Queen


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Kelowna lagging behind on sidewalks

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A man walks along Lakeshore Road in Kelowna

This week we heard the story of two mothers who are petitioning for a sidewalk on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna's lower mission neighbourhood. To learn more about the story, Rebecca spoke with Signe Bagh. She's the infrastructure planning director with the city of Kelowna.





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Playlist for May 15


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Sidewalk art in Kelowna.

4:00-4:30


Song: Camilo
Album: Islands Disappear
Artist: Said the Whale

5:30-6:00

Song: Her Majesty
Album: Abbey Road
Artist: The Beatles

Song: Killer Queen
Album: Sheer Heart Attack
Artist: Queen

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The Dish: Pie from Davison Orchards

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Dora Davison and Laura Shaw of Davison Orchards

The Davison family of Vernon celebrates 80 years of Davison Orchards this year. Dora Davison, and her granddaughter Laura Shaw, stopped by the studio to tell Rebecca about the family business, and to share some of their pie secrets.


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Petition calls for sidewalks on Lakeshore in Kelowna

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Left photo: Tammy Torgerson (left) and Marnie Sisson (right) pose with the song. Right photo: Tammy walks a stretch of the road segregated only by short, white poles.

Two mothers whose children walk to school along Lakeshore Road in Kelowna's Lower Mission are demanding the city install more sidewalks along the route. They've started a petition and have put up signs. Rebecca walked the route with Marnie Sisson and Tammy Torgerson.

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Marnie Sisson walks her two boys to school. There is a short sidewalk directly in front of the school.


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Outdoor guy on two wheels

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Going to the Sun Road in Glacier National Park, Montana. (Photos by Kraven Bacon)


This week, Dave Quinn tells Rebecca all about road touring by bike.


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Playlist for May 14

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Looking up in Penticton. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Election Day
Album: My Baby Don't Tolerate
Artist: Lyle Lovett

4:30-5:00

Song: Jewel
Album: Beyond Wilderness
Artist: Gold & Youth

5:00-5:30

Song: Full Circle
Album: Dark Eyes
Artist: Half Moon Run

5:30-6:00

Song: Don't Stop Me Now
Album: Jazz
Artist: Queen

Song: Still Hanging On
Album: Faithful Man
Artist: Less Fields

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The Classifieds: Metal Artist

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Some unfinished pieces of Shawn Smith's artwork

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Shawn Smith of Kelowna. Here's his ad:

Wanted
Looking for really old clocks and or radios for my art project
Broken or working
Cheap or free
Will pick up

Here's Shawn Smith's conversation with Rebecca:

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Playlist for May 13


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Marketing in Penticton. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)

4:00-4:30


Song: Vote for Mr. Rhythm
Album: Everyone's Wrong But Me
Artist: Ella Fitzgerald

5:30-6:00

Song: Drive
Album: n/a
Artist: Hannah Georgas

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Getting out the youth vote

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(Chris Young/Canadian Press)

Voter turnout hit an all time low in the last provincial election. Just 51 per cent of eligible voters cast a ballot. The numbers were even worse for young people. Only 27 per cent of people between the ages of 18 and 24 bothered to vote. Rebecca chatted with three university students: Sophia Harrison, Tim Krupa and Kelley Ware.

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Playlist for May 10

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The party boats are out on Okanagan Lake.


4:00-4:30

Song: Blue Moon
Album: Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013
Artist: Snowblink

4:30-5:00

Song: Cathedrals
Album: n/a
Artist: The Archers

5:00-5:30

Song: For the Dogs
Album: Twin Peaks
Artist: Twin Peaks

5:30-6:00

Song: Light Up the Night
Album: The Movies
Artist: Crestwood

Song: Crazy in Love (Kid Koala Version)
Album: The Great Gatsby soundtrack
Artist: Kid Koala

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Katherine Monk looks at The Great Gatsby


The Great Gatsby

This week, Katherine Monk looks at The Great Gatsby and The Sapphires.

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The Sapphires

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Playlist for May 9th

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Photo courtesy Kathryn Marlow

4:00-4:30

Song: Whiskey Hearts
Album: Nice to Meet You
Artist: Dogwood and Dahlia

5:00-5:30

Song: Drive My Car
Album: Rubber Soul
Artist: The Beatles

5:30-6:00

Song: The Golden Age
Album: Sea Change
Artist: Beck

Song: Demon Host
Album: Timber Timbre
Artist: Timber Timbre


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How long should a senior be allowed to drive?

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New research suggests that seniors grow more timid as they age, which could mean they drive less and lose their skills faster. The findings come from a research team spanning three Canadian universities that is studying how keep seniors safer on the roads. (iStock)

It's often difficult for an elderly person to give up his or her license. But now, a team of Canadian researchers is trying to find better ways to assess how long seniors should be on the road. Rebecca spoke with Brenda Vrkljan who is leading the study.

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Playlist for May 8

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Heading out for a sail, Okanagan Lake. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


4:00-4:30

Song: Robotic
Album: Hannah Georgas
Artist: Hannah Georgas

4:30-5:00

Song: Good Lookin' Country
Album: Rabbit on my Wheel
Artist: Ridley Bent

5:00-5:30

Song: Games of Thrones (Vote!)
Album: n/a
Artist: Reid Jamieson

5:30-6:00

Song: Saturday in the Park
Album: Chicago V
Artist: Chicago




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The Dish: Asparagus

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Corrinne Jeppesen of Armstrong Asparagus Farm

'Tis the season for asparagus. Rebecca sat down with Corrinne Jeppesen of the Armstrong Asparagus Farm, to find out more.

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Recipe for Baked Asparagus Fries


1/2 cup ground almonds
1 cup panko crumbs
1 pound asparagus
2 eggs, lightly beaten
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup flour

Dredge asparagus spears in flour and shake off excess (not much will stick, but that's okay.)
Dip each spear in egg wash, followed by panko mixture
Place on lightly oiled cooking sheet
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until crispy and lightly browned
Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

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Teaching high school students to fight fire

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Peter Skene Ogden firefighting students. (Photo courtesy of John Murray)


At Peter Skene Ogden Secondary in 100 Mile House, students could pick a new course this year: firefighting. The students learn everything they need to sign up as a volunteer firefighter. And as we heard earlier this week, volunteers can be hard to find. Rebecca spoke with teacher John Murray to learn more.


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Playlist for May 7th

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Beach weather in Kelowna (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)

4:00-4:30

Song: Cows Around
Album:Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund

4:30-5:00

Song: La Inspiracion
Album: Sabor a Cafe
Artist: Adonis Puentes

5:30-6:00

Song: Springtime Can Kill You
Album: Springtime Can Kill You
Artist: Jolie Holland

Song: Fall For You
Album: Ultramarine
Artist: Young Galaxy


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Canadian horse places second at Kentucky Derby

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Joel Rosario rides Orb to victory in front of Canadian-owned Golden Soul, a rank outsider, in the 139th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on Saturday. The muddy track didn't stop the co-favourite from taking top spot. (David Phillip/Associated Press)

A Canadian-owned horse placed second this weekend at the Kentucky Derby. The horse's name is Golden Soul, and belongs to Charles Fipke of Kelowna. Rebecca caught up with Fipke at his horse farm in Kentucky.

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The Classifieds: Lego Collector

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One of James Messner's favourites

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Vancouver's James Messner. Here's his ad:

I'd like to buy any old Lego that you no longer want.
I am interested in Legos from the mid-1990s and earlier,
particularly from the 80s and 70s.
Will pick up anywhere near Kelowna and Penticton.
I'm visiting between May 18 and 20th.

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Playlist for May 6


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All you need to know about the weather.

4:00-4:30


Song: Diane
Album: Boats
Artist: Lydia Hol

4:30-5:00

Song: Lie Cheat Steal
Album: Albino Black Bear
Artist: Andrew Judah

5:30-6:00


Song: In the Summertime
Album: Electronically Tested
Artist: Mungo Jerry

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District needs more volunteer firefighters

The Regional District of Fraser Fort George needs more volunteer firefighters. Rebecca spoke with Melanie Perrin, the Fire Services Coordinator.

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Jeannette's Wine Picks

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(Photo by Rebecca Zandbergen)


Today, Jeannette and Rebecca tasted Gray Monk's 2012 Pinot Gris and Red Rooster's 2012 Pinot Gris.

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Spring gardening tips

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Author and gardener Wim Vander Zalm joined Rebecca to talk about his new book (Just Ask Wim! Down-to-Earth Gardening Answers), and about what you should be doing in you garden  right now.


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Playlist for May 3

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4:00-4:30

Song: You've Got Something
Album: She's a Riot EP
Artist: The Jungle Giants

5:00-5:30


Song: Highway
Album: Gypsy As I Go
Artist: Cathleen Lesperance

5:30-6:00

Song: Sweet City Woman
Album: Against the Grain
Artist: The Stampeders

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Katherine Monk talks movies


Iron Man 3

This week Katherine Monk reviews Iron Man 3 and Still Mine.

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Playlist for May 2

4:30-5:00

Song: Liftoff Canon
Album: The Late Riser (comes out next week)
Artist: The Abramson Singers

5:00-5:30


Song: If You Want
Album: Send Me a Sign
Artist: The Jinxes

5:30-6:00


Song: King of the Road
Album: The Return of Roger Miller
Artist: Roger Miller

Song: Five-O
Album: Stranger at the Wake (comes out May 14)
Artist: Al Tuck

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Kelowna woman makes headlines in New Zealand

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Jennifer Campbell in New Zealand

Media in New Zealand are calling Kelowna's Jennifer Campbell plucky. Campbell lives in Dunedin, New Zealand with her partner and two children. Earlier this week, she made the news for chasing down a thief, baby in tow, six months pregnant.

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Playlist for May 1

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Evening silhouette outside our studio.


4:30-5:00

Song: Showerhead
Album: Where Your Garden Grows
Artist: Rachelle Van Zanten

5:00-5:30

Song: Sailor Song
Album: Big Black & The Blue
Artist: First Aid Kit

5:30-6:00

Song: I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
Album: Sunshine on Leith
Artist: The Proclaimers

Song: Heart of Cranes
Album: Black & Blue (comes out May 7)
Artist: Oldfolks Home

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Get your tree appraised

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(Photograph by Kathryn Marlow)

Kelowna gardener and arborist Don Burnett says if you're a homeowner, you should get the trees on your property appraised. Here's his chat with Rebecca about the value of trees.

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Mugshots: Charmaine De Silva

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Things you may already know about Charmaine:
-She's the afternoon News Reader & Editor for CBC Radio One right across BC.
-She worked in private radio for six years before moving to the CBC in 2012, and started her career as a radio reporter in Kelowna for a news/talk station.

Things you may not know about Charmaine:
-She was born in Sri Lanka and immigrated to Canada when she was 6, but she has also lived in the the US, UK and Singapore.
-She went to elementary and high schools with uniforms (Catholic school), so to this day she refuses to wear the colour maroon.
-She is addicted to fine cheese. She takes it so seriously that her 9-year-old can tell the difference between Gorgonzola and Blue Stilton.

Demonstrate your knowledge of Charmaine trivia by 6:00 PM Pacific/7:00 PM Mountain today (Wednesday, May 1) for your chance to win a Radio West mug.

Just email the answer to the following question:
What is she addicted to?

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