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July 2013 Archives

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Playlist for July 31

4:00-4:30

Song: My Baby Loves a Bunch of Authors
Album: Bargainville
Artist: Moxy Fruvous

4:30-5:00

Song: Go Tell it to the Waterfall
Album: No Bad Days
Artist: Wide Mouth Mason

5:00-5:30

Song: Tornado '87
Album: Departing
Artist: Rural Alberta Advantage

5:30-6:00

Song: Fight
Album: Road Apples
Artist: The Tragically Hip

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Craft Cocktailing competition comes to Kelowna

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Local Mixologist Gerry Jobe

More than 20 of Canada's best bartenders are in Kelowna this week. They're competing in Flair Fest 10. Rebecca spoke with local mixologist Gerry Jobe to find out more.

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The Radio West Summer Reading List

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Submit your book idea for a chance to win one of these books (Jian Ghomeshi's 1982, Lisa Moore's Caught, and Sally Armstrong's Ascent of Women).


Here's what we have so far!
Send your contributions to radiowest@cbc.ca.


From Toni McKilligan:
If you're looking for something gritty, but intelligently humorous, then Eoin Colfer's Plugged and Screwed (two different books) might be worth taking a look at. Warnings: abundant violence and profanity.

From Jessica Dichow:
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - fantastic and twisted. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson - full of fun history, heartwarming and laugh out loud hilarious. Joyland by Stephen King - a short easy read with his usually creepiness but entertaining the whole way through.

From Sheldon Stuttard:
The Timekeeper by Mitch Albom Anne Frank - Diary of a Young Girl, The Ice Man - Confessions of a Mafia Hitman by Philip Carlo, The Dirt (Motley Crue)....A pretty wide spectrum thus far....

From Suzan Wood-Young:
Some favourites so far - Joyland by Stephen King, Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, The Memory of Running by Ron McLarty. Very favourite so far - And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini.

From Harold:
Witty whodunits would be the Flavia de Luce series by Alan Bradley - lots of fun.

From CM in Creston:
This summer I am currently reading John LeCarre's A Delicate Truth.

From Uta Van Ziffle:
After being entranced with the movie Les Miserables earlier this year, (I must be one of the few that had not seen a live version or movie, or read the book previously) I picked up the book.  This is summer reading that will fill a good part of the summer.  Usually I like to read a book before seeing the movie so as not to taint the images in my brain, but imagining Hugh Jackman's character as I read this book is not distasteful:)  Reading this after the movie actually helps fill in many details.  This book goes into great detail(!) in the development of the characters and events both surrounding the story of Jean Valjean as well as corresponding history of the French Revolution.  Fascinating, enjoyable.

From Gord Henderson:
I've been reading a series called "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan.  Just before Christmas, 2011 Rex Murphy's XCountry Checkup had callers suggest books to give as presents.  One caller's review of "The Wheel of Time" had me searching the ORL the next day.  Jordan has been called "the author who took over where Tolkien left off".  I would absolutely agree.

From Shirley Kimery
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

From Margrit Bayer:
1) Miracle In The Andes by Nando Parrado
A MUST read, a mind blowing true story written by one of the survivors of the plane crash in the Andes.

2) The Buddha In the Attic by Julie Otsuka
This story sheds light on the Picture Brides sent to the US from Japan to marry Japanese immigrants.

3) Wild by Cheryl Strayed
An addictive, gorgeous book that not only entertains, but leaves us the better for having read it.

4) Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
A view into a Hasidic community, an interesting, light read.

5) The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
A vibrant and compassionate portrait of a family hardened and scattered by circumstance.

6) Escape from Camp14 by Blaine Harden
This is a difficult read, the true story of horrific hardship and escape.

7) The Bear's Embrace by Patricia Van Tighem
A true story of a grizzly bear attack and an important reminder of what it means to be vulnerable in a world that has little patience for vulnerability.



Recommendations from our poets:


Sharon Thesen suggests An H in the Heart: A Reader, by B.P. Nichol (edited by George Bowering and Michael Ondaatje)

Fred Mah loves Liquidities by Daphne Marlatt


Recommendations from our bookstore guest:

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simpson
The Whitewater Cooks series (cookbooks)
Life after Life by Kate Atkinson 
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls
The Cuckoo's Calling by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)

Plus, check out the list you helped us make in February!



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Poets on Poetry

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Poets Sharon Thesen and Fred Wah

B.C. poets Sharon Thesen and Fred Wah are among those gathered for a celebration of poetry at UBCO this week. Rebecca spoke with them about their craft, and their favourite poetry (An H in the Heart by BP Nichol and Liquidities by Daphne Marlatt).

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Did you participate in the mutiny in Terrace?

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Taken by Elsie Smith in either 1942 or 1943, and now part of the collection at the Heritage Park Museum, this photo is of a parade of soldiers on the corner of Lakelse and Kalum.

An Australian filmmaker is on the hunt for people who were involved in the mutiny at the military camp in Terrace in 1944. Kevin Baker has made a number of military documentaries and is now tackling Terrace's story. Baker is a Visiting Fellow at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra. Here's his conversation with Rebecca.

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Carsharing in the interior

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(Okanagan Car Share Co-Op)


This week, city councillor Arjun Singh said he wants to bring carsharing to Kamloops. He's keeping a close eye on Okanagan Car Share Co-op, which is just getting underway in Kelowna. Rebecca spoke with that co-op's executive director, Christian Brandt, for an update:


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Exercising your way out of diabetes

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(Photo courtesy Ed Yourdon/flickr)


Mary Jung and Jonathan Little are professors in the Health and Exercise department at UBCO. They're studying different types of exercise, to determine which is best to help people who are pre-diabetic avoid Type 2 diabetes. They joined Rebecca in studio:

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If you are interested in participating in their study, call 250-807-8419 or email them at hepl.study@ubc.ca.


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Playlist for July 30

4:00-4:30

Song: I Can't Keep All of Our Secrets
Album: I Can't Keep All of Our Secrets
Artist: Rae Spoon

4:30-5:00

Song: Beautiful
Album: Stranger
Artist: Scarlett Jane

5:00-5:30


Song: Hold You
Album: Days Into Years
Artist: Elliott Brood

5:30-6:00


Song: Number 16/Overture
Album: Bach: The Goldberg Variations
Artist: Glenn Gould

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Greata Road Fire (Peachland)

A small wildfire broke out this afternoon, near highway 97 in Peachland. Rebecca spoke with Fire Info Officer Melissa Welsh for an update (at 5:35 PM).


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The Classifieds: Lost Camera

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Terry McIntosh, the Vancouver man found a camera near Hope
 
This week from the Classifieds we meet Terry McIntosh. He posted a plea on Facebook.

I found a good camera last week at the base of a mountain trail east of Hope.
I think the owner lives in Vancouver or nearby.
He actually looks familiar.
Given the '6 degrees of separation theory,' can you all have a look and see if you know him?
If not, repost please (at least the BC folks).
Betcha we find him in a few days. Go team!!

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Playlist for July 29

4:00-4:30

Song: We Used to Wait
Album: The Suburbs
Artist: Arcade Fire

5:30-6:00

Song: Heart of Gold
Album: Harvest
Artist: Neil Young

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Aftermath of the Lemon Creek spill

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The truck carrying jet fuel had been on its way to supply helicopters battling wildfires when it spilled into Lemon Creek. (CBC)
Residents of the Slocan Valley depend on their rivers for drinking water, irrigation, and recreation. So what happens when they can't use that water? Rebecca Zandbergen spoke with Andrea Ryman, the owner of a rafting company that has to keep its clients out of the Slocan River. She also spoke with Central Kootenay Regional District public information officer Bill Macpherson, for an update on the aftermath of last Friday's jet fuel spill.

 
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Monk's Movies: The Wolverine and The To Do List



Film Critic Katherine Monk tells guest host Kathryn Marlow about The Wolverine and The To Do List.

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Playlist for July 26

4:00-4:30

Song: Rio
Album: Rio
Artist: Duran Duran

5:00-5:30

Song: Blood, Sweat & Water
Album: (none)
Artist: Corb Lund

5:30-6:00

Song: Baby's in Black
Album: Beatles for Sale
Artist: The Beatles

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Playlist for July 25

4:00-4:30

Song: Bigger Than Luck
Album: Bigger Than Luck
Artist: Fugitives

4:30-5:00

Song: Barbara-Ann
Album: I Love You EP
Artist: Said the Whale

Song: The Weight
Album: Music from Big Pink
Artist: The Band

5:30-6:00

Song: Baby, Please Don't Go
Album: Honkin' on Bobo
Artist: Aerosmith

Song: Steal My Sunshine
Album: You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
Artist: Len

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A youth-powered art exhibit

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Chelsey Dalzell and Emma White, with Emma's art.


Chelsey Dalzell runs Brilliant Imagination, an art program for youth. She not only helps them create art, but she teaches them how to show it off as well. Chelsy and student Emma White stopped by the Radio West studio to speak with guest host Kathryn Marlow.


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Playlist for July 24

4:00-4:30

Song: Easy Come Easy Go
Album: New Wild Everywhere
Artist: Great Lake Swimmers

4:30-5:00

Song: Summer of '69
Album: Reckless
Artist: Bryan Adams

5:00-5:30

Song: Get Ready Now
Album: So Wild
Artist: The Shilohs

5:30-6:00

Song: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys
Album: Greatest Hits
Artist: Waylon Jennings

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Swimming the English Channel

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Brent Hobbs swimming the English Channel. He inspired a group of Okanagan Masters swimmers to do the same.


A group of Masters swimmers from the Okanagan will conquer the English Channel. Rebecca spoke with team member Mike Stamhuis to find out why!


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The Dish: Surf Side California

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Surf Side California tacos

A new food truck is serving up surf culture in Kelowna. And it's all wrapped up in a delicious fish taco. Kelowna's Surf Side California food truck opened in April. Owner Ian Locket also organizes food truck rallies in the city. Here's his conversation with Rebecca.

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Owner Ian Locket and his family

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Playlist for July 23

4:00-4:30

Song: Mass Romantic
Album: Mass Romantic
Artist: The New Pornographers

4:30-5:00

Song: Silent Treatment
Album: Silent Treatment
Artist: The Joy Formidable

Song: N.O.M.O.N.E.Y.
Album: (demo)
Artist: China Rats

Song: Friends Hurt
Album: Violent
Artist: We Are the City

Song: Truth in a Lie
Album: Franklyn Road EP
Artist: Wild Son

5:30-6:00

Song: Stay Up Late
Album: Little Creatures
Artist: Talking Heads

Song: Lonely Morning
Album: Sea Serpents EP
Artist: Babeshadow

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Good Samaritans Part 2

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Yesterday, we met Rebecca's Good Samaritan. Today we heard the tale of David Wilde, whose truck got stuck in the mud while camping on a remote road. Find out how a friend in Vancouver found strangers to help rescue David:



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The Radio West tourism list!

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Historic O'Keefe Ranch is a fun place to spend an afternoon in the North Okanagan. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


It's that time of year, when friends and family arrive on your doorstep hoping to take advantage of your beautiful community. So where do you take them? We're building a list of your ideas for summer activities.


Okanagan/Similkameen:

-bike along the Mission Creek Greenway in Kelowna
-visit Davison Orchards in Vernon (suggested by Erin Sundquist)
-catch a play at Caravan Farm Theatre in Armstrong (Wendy Larson Sanderson)

Thompson/Nicola:

-take the Art Walk in Merritt (Sheldon Stuttard)

Skeena/Bulkley Valley:

-mountain bike at The Bluff (Matt J Simmons)

Central Interior:

-try a smoked meat sandwich at Nancy O's in Prince George (Jessica Quinn)

Peace:

-check out dinosaurs, hikes, and the museum in Tumbler Ridge (Angela Cole)
-drive the Peace River Valley (Laura Lee)

For ideas from across BC, check out the new Explore BC blog.


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The Classifieds: Lost Parrot

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This parrot went missing in a Kelowna neighbourhood

Today from the Classifieds, we meet Lisa Martin of Kelowna. Here's part of her ad:

Help!
My little Quaker parrot Ekho has flown away from the Glen St, High Rd and Mountain Rd area in Kelowna. I had her and my little conure parrot out sunning on the deck when she just lifted off.
I'm sure she's terrified, and her brother Icarus is at a complete loss without her. We miss her so much!

Here is Rebecca conversation with Lisa.

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Outdoor guy beats the heat

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An umbrella is one of Dave's favourite ways to stay cool. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


Outdoor guy Dave Quinn joins Rebecca with his tips on how to make the most of the sun- without burning up. (And if you can't survive a weekend in the wilderness without your phone, listen for solar charger ideas).

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Playlist for July 22

4:00-4:30

Song: I See Love
Album: We Were Found in the Fog (comes out August 27)
Artist: Federal Lights

4:30-5:00

Song: Good People
Album: Safe Upon the Shore
Artist: Great Big Sea

5:30-6:00

Song: Be My Baby
Album: Dirty Dancing (soundtrack)
Artist: The Ronettes

Song: A Change is Gonna Come
Album: Ain't That Good News
Artist: Sam Cooke

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Have you ever been helped by a Good Samaritan?

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Good Samaritan Dave Bare tops up the coolant in Rebecca's car

This week, Rebecca's car overheated and stalled in the middle of a busy intersection in Kelowna. Dave Bare was driving by and decided to help. Have a listen to this lovely story of one Good Samaritan.

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Playlist for July 19

4:00-4:30

Song: Stir it Up
Album: Catch a Fire
Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers

Song: Bicycle
Album: IS
Artist: Hey Ocean

4:30-5:00


Song: Boogie Chillen'
Album: Boogie Chillen'
Artist: John Lee Hooker

5:00-5:30


Song: Salmon Run
Album: Miles to Go
Artist: The Crow Flies

Song: I Go Swimming
Album: Plays Live
Artist: Peter Gabriel

5:30-6:00

Song: She's My Baby
Album: Traveling Wilburys Volume 3
Artist: Traveling Wilburys


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Movies with Katherine Monk



This week Katherine Monk looks at Only God Forgives and Turbo.

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Across the Lake Swim celebrates 65 years

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Susan and Halie Derickson, Dominic Teichroeb

The Okanagan's annual Across the Lake Swim is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. Rebecca sat down with three competitors: 9-year-old Halie Derickson and her mom, Susan, and 9-year-old Dominic Teichroeb.

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Canadian men's volleyball team makes history

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Mar del Plata, Argentina, July 19, 2013 - World No. 19 Canada pulled off the shock of the FIVB World League 2013 by beating Olympic champions and world No. 2 Russia for the first time ever in a five set thriller 3-2 (20-25, 21-25, 25-23, 25-21, 15-11) in their Pool E match on Thursday. (Photo courtesy FIVB)

Canada's senior men's national volleyball team is making history this week. The team is in Mar del Plata, Argentina, for the FIVB World League Final. It's the first time the Canadian team has made it this far. Gord Perrin of Creston, BC is on the team. He spoke with Rebecca after a match against Russia.

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Barbecues and balconies: a dangerous combination?

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Should balcony barbecues be banned? (Flickr/Anders Adermark)

Dozens of people in Kelowna are still homeless after a massive condominum fire on Tuesday. The fire was triggered by a propane barbecue. Rebecca spoke with Tony Gioventu, the executive director of the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC, to find out more.

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Playlist for July 18

4:00-4:30

Song: Day You Die
Album:Cigarettes & Truckstops
Artist: Lindi Ortega

4:30-5:00

Song:No Glamour in the Hammer
Album: Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss
Artist: Whitehorse

5:30-6:00

Song:Woody
Album:Elk-Lake Serenade
Artist: Hayden

6:00-6:30

Song: Truckin'
Album: American Beauty
Artist: Grateful Dead

Song: Time Bomb
Album: Jesus Jesus/Time Bomb
Artist: The Weber Brothers



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The Dish: Pulp Fiction Espresso Bar

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Pulp Fiction owner Max Sloan and General Manager Danielle Miller

Kelowna's Pulp Fiction Espresso Bar has definitely carved out its own little piece of real estate. Max Sloan opened up the coffee shop last year, and Danielle Miller is the general manager. The shop doubles as a rare book and antique store.

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Fire safety tips after two apartment fires

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Fire crews respond to an apartment fire in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood

Two large apartment fires in Kelowna's Rutland neighbourhood have forced dozens of people from their homes. So what can apartment dwellers do to minimize the risk of fire? Rebecca sat down with Kelowna Fire Inspector Rick Eupert to find out more.

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Playlist for July 17

4:00-4:30

Song: Closer
Album: Heartthrob
Artist: Tegan and Sara

4:30-5:00

Song: Living Like a Refugee
Album: Living Like a Refugee
Artist: Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars

5:30-6:00

Song: Under Pressure
Album: Hot Space
Artist: Queen and David Bowie

Song:Take Me Out
Album:Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun
Artist: The Wooden Sky

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Playlist for July 16

4:00-4:30

Song: Valerie
Album: Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Artist: Amy Winehouse

4:30-5:00

Song: Emerald's Shelter
Album: The Midnight Mass
Artist: Louise Burns

5:00-5:30

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

5:30-6:00

Song: Shout
Album: Songs from the Big Chair
Artist: Tears for Fears

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Wine events in the Okanagan

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Naramata Bench

Summer is a busy time for wineries. Tourists flock to tasting bars to sample local wines.
And there are also many wine-related events at this time of year. Wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery spoke to Rebecca with the best Okanagan events.

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Helping kids play organized sports

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Mike Campol, Rebecca Campol, Jacob Campol, Cam Bissonnette, Richard Langsmith, Chief Clarence Louie, Gino Odjick, Gene Lockerby, Randy Bedard, Chris Bower

Paying for your kids to join organized sport is expensive. Now, a new group in Osoyoos is helping parents who can't affords the cost. Rebecca spoke with Mike Campol, one of the people behind the new Spirit of the Game Society, to find out more.

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Longtime Kelowna actor takes home award

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Debbie Helf speaks with Rebecca

Theatre BC awarded Kelowna's Debby Helf its top honour this weekend. The Eric Hamber Award recognizes a person or group who has made an outstanding contribution to community theatre in British Columbia. Debby has sat on the board of Theatre Kelowna for 30 years. Rebecca spoke with Debby about her win.

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Playlist for July 15

4:00-4:30

Song: Great Lakes
Album: Young and Old
Artist: Harlan Pepper

4:30-5:00

Song: Old Tomorrow
Album: Old Tomorrow
Artist: Morlove

5:00-5:30

Song: Same Temptation
Album: Don't Get Heavy
Artist: Fur Trade

5:30-6:00

Song: Don't Stop Believin'
Album: Escape
Artist: Journey

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In memory of a grandmother

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Three photos from Amy Friend

When Amy Friend's 90-year-old grandmother died a few years ago, she decided to pay tribute to her. That tribute is currently on display at the Lake Country Art Gallery. Rebecca spoke with Amy Friend from her home in St. Catherine's, Ontario.

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Playlist for July 12

4:00-4:30

Song: Brilliant Bright
Album: Brilliant Bright
Artist: Cathleen Lesperance

5:00-5:30

Song: The Darkness
Album: We Have Made A Spark
Artist: Rose Cousins

5:30-6:00

Song: I Say A Little Prayer
Album: Anne Murray/Glen Campbell
Artist: Anne Murray and Glen Campbell
 
Song: Stop Joking Around
Album: For Him and the Girls
Artist: Hawksley Workman


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Johnsons Landing one year after the landslide

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One of the homes engulfed by last year's landslide. Photo courtesy Bob Keating, CBC

Today marks one year since a landslide roared down the Purcell Mountains, burying the small community of Johnsons Landing. That slide killed four people. It also destroyed the home of Jillian Madill and her husband. Rebecca spoke to Jillian to find out more.

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Kamloops church plans condo development

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Artist rendering of the development

The Kamloops United Church is getting into the real estate business. This week, demolition crews knocked down part of the church's old building to make room for a six-storey condo development. The church is working with BC Housing on the 13 million dollar project.
Rebecca spoke with Jennifer Keim, the co-chair of the redevelopment at the church.

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Demolition of the old building has begun


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Playlist for July 11

4:00-4:30

Song: Sad and Beautiful World
Album: Black Birds are Dancing Over Me
Artist: Danny Michel

4:30-5:00

Song: Sucker
Album: Mo Kenney
Artist: Mo Kenney

5:00-5:30

Song: Art & A Wife
Album: Poet's Dead
Artist: Rah Rah

5:30-6:00


Song: Tura-Lura-Lura (That's an Irish Lullaby)
Album: Last Waltz
Artist: The Band

Song: Western Skies
Album: Lost Together
Artist: Blue Rodeo


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Ending Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in Plain Sight

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Eight women from the Okanagan are telling their stories of how they were abused as children. The women have written a new book called Ending Silence: Child Sexual Abuse in Plain Sight. Rebecca spoke with editor, Debbie Roberts to learn more.

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Could the Emerald Ash Borer end up in BC?

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Sign placed by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency

This week, Rebecca came across a sign placed in a tree in downtown Kelowna. It read: 'Please do not disturb the insect trap in this tree.' It said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency was trying to detect the emerald ash borer. Rebecca spoke with CFIA forestry specialist Gabriella Zilahi-Balogh to find out more.

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Playlist for July 10

4:00-4:30

Song: Don't Be Cruel
Album: Don't Be Cruel
Artist: Dead Professional

4:30-5:00

Song: Like This
Album: World of Quiet Talk
Artist: My Favourite Tragedy

5:00-5:30


Song: Love Hurts
Album: Hair of the Dog
Artist: Nazareth

5:30-6:00

Song: We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
Album: We Must Have Been Out of Our Minds
Artist: George Jones

Song: A Little List (Everything You Said You Wanted Too)
Album: A Little List (Everything You Said You Wanted Too)
Artist: Mandy Carter


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The Dish: Vietnam Village

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Trinh Nghiem and her mother Yen Luu

This week on the Dish, we visit Kelowna's newest food truck, Vietnam Village. Rebecca met up with Trinh Nghiem and her mother Yen Luu to find out more.

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Playlist for July 9

4:00-4:30

Song: Blue is the Rain
Album: Blue Is The Rain EP
Artist: Aqua Alta

5:30-6:00


Song: Home
Album: Up From Below
Artist: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

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Discovering the Slocan Valley pithouses

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Photo courtesy Nathan Goodale

Three thousand years ago the Sinixt First Nation and their ancestors lived in pithouses in the Slocan Valley. Nathan Goodale has been investigating the area near Lemon Creek for years. He's an archaeologist and an instructer at Hamilton College in New York state, and is in the Slocan Valley this summer with a group of students.

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The Classifieds: free used briefcase

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Jim's briefcase

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Kelowna retiree, Jim Warwick. Here's his ad:

Executive briefcase in good condition.
Brown, clean and ready for a new owner
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Have a listen to Rebecca's conversation with Jim.

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Kelowna company goes dark

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Vantage West Realty owner, AJ Hazzi

These days, you reply to emails from your phone and arrange business meetings through text messages. But one Kelowna real estate company tossed those expectations out the window. Rebecca spoke with Vantage West Realty owner AJ Hazzi to find out more.

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Playlist for July 8

4:00-4:30

Song: No Life
Album: All That We Know
Artist: Larry and his Flask


5:00-5:30

Song: I Didn't See It Coming
Album: Write About Love
Artist: Belle and Sebastian

5:30-6:00

Song: Island in the Stream
Album: From the Heart
Artist: Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers

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

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What is Canadian cuisine?

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Dana VanVeller and Lindsay Anderson

Is there a Canadian cuisine? Two Vancouver-based food writers are trying to answer that question. They're eating their way across the country. The trip is called Feast: An Edible Road Trip. Rebecca sat down with Lindsay Anderson and Dana VanVeller to find out more.

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Monk's Movies: The Bling Ring and She's the Man



Film critic Katherine Monk tells guest host Kathryn Marlow about The Bling Ring and She's the Man (on limited re-release):



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Playlist for July 5

4:00-4:30

Song: Where Have All the Good People Gone
Album: We Were Born in a Flame
Artist: Sam Roberts

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Seafarer
Album: Cape Dory
Artist: Tennis

5:30-6:00

Song: Those Lazy-Crazy Days of Summer
Album: Those Lazy-Crazy Days of Summer
Artist: Nat King Cole

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

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Recipes:

Summer Drink Ideas

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(Photo by ReeseCLloyd/Flickr)


Kale Smoothie
Submitted by Lindsay Peltz
1 Cup Kale
1/2 Cup blueberries
1 Small banana
3 Tablespoons oatmeal
3 Ice cubes
Enough milk to blend easily.
Whipping cream to top it all off!

Unsweetened Iced Tea
Submitted by Deb Billwiller
4-5 decaffeinated tea bags
Steep them in 2 cups of boiling water for a few hours.
Fill jug with cold water
Remove the bags and stick in the fridge.
Fill a glass with ice and pour on the tea.

Pimms and Ginger
Submitted by Leah Jean
1-2 oz Pimm's No.1
1 Cup Ginger Beer
1 Cup Club Soda
Garnish with garden fresh cucumbers (and lots of 'em)!

Slushy Limoncello Water Lemonade
Submitted by Erin Sundquist
4 Cups of cubed, frozen watermelon
4 Cups of crushed ice
1/2 Cup of frozen lemonade concentrate
4 oz. vodka
4 oz. limoncello.
Blend. Serves Six. Refreshing.

Cucumber Water
Submitted by Erin Hayman
Slice Cucumbers.
Add to a pitcher of purified water.
Enjoy!

Pineapple Banana Smoothie
Submitted by Sarah Penner
Fresh pineapple
1 Banana
Lots of ice.
Pineapple juice is optional.

Raspberry Beer Cocktail
Submitted by Kathy McKelvey Harris
3/4 Cup of frozen or fresh raspberries
3-4 Bottle of lager-type beer
1 12 oz. Container of frozen raspberry or pink lemonade concentrate
1/2 Cup vodka
Garnish with lemon and lime slices.
Blend frozen ingredients and vodka.
Add beer. Serves 6.  Enjoy!

Cold Brewed Iced Coffee
Submitted by Diane Pagnucco
Coffee
Crushed ice
Sweeten with maple syrup.

Mojito
Submitted by Emily Goodlad
1 Tablespoon of sugar
1 Lime wedge
Lots of ice
10 Mint leaves (garden mint if you have it)
Club soda
Muddle the mint, sugar and lime.
Add rum, ice and club soda.
Enjoy in the sun! 

Jamaica Ginger Beer
Submitted by Melanie J Watts
Healthy splash of lime juice
Dark rum
Chopped mint.
Pour over lots of ice in a big glass.

Unsweetened Earl Grey Iced Sun Tea
Submitted Shirley Kimery
Earl Grey tea.
Lots of ice!

Blended Iced Mocha
Submitted by Christine Brady
Fill a glass 3/4 full of ice.
Fill 2/3 full with milk.
1-2 Shots of espresso
1 Tablespoon of ice cream
Chocolate Syrup:
1/3 Cup of icing sugar
1/4 Cup of cocoa powder
Equal amounts of boiling water until it makes a thin syrup.
Blend.

Brazilian Sangria
Submitted by Catherine Disberry

1 Bottle of red wine
8 oz Brazilian Cachaca
2 Cans of San Pellegrino, lemon or orange
1 Of each:sliced orange, lemon and lime.
Mix all of the above with lots of ice.





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Playlist for July 4

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Gassy Jack
Album: Gassy Jack and Other Tales
Artist: The Evaporators

5:00-5:30

Song: Sleepy Maggie
Album: Hi How Are You Today
Artist: Ashley MacIsaac

5:30-6:00

Song: Sausalito Summernight
Album: Watts in a Tank
Artist: Diesel

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Summer popsicles

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The popsicles in progress (left) and ready to freeze (right). (Photos by Kathryn Marlow)


We put out the call for simple summer recipes, and got this gem from Jess Merrill:

1 can coconut milk, 3  tablespoons of cocoa powder (or more if you like super chocolate) 4 bananas, honey, around 2 tbsps - blend it and freeze in Popsicle molds! Yumm!

She says it came from her friend Anna Norwich, so Kathryn spoke to her to learn more.


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Playlist for July 3

4:00-4:30

Song: Bigger Than Luck
Album: Bigger Than Luck EP
Artist: The Fugitives

4:30-5:00

Song: Caroline
Album: Hot Rum!
Artist: The Boom Booms

5:30-6:00

Song: Take it Easy
Album: The Eagles
Artist: The Eagles

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A sad start to summer for U.S. firefighters

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Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew were killed on Sunday. (City of Prescott/Handout via Reuters)
19 Arizona firefighters died while battling a wildfire this weekend. Guest host Kathryn Marlow spoke with journalist and volunteer firefighter John Maclean to learn more.



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Playlist for July 2

4:00-4:30

Song: Every Chord That Rings
Album: You Are An Island
Artist: Dustin Bentall

4:30-5:00


Song: Coffee
Album: Michigan Left
Artist: The Arkells

Song: Safety Dance
Album: Rhythm of Youth
Artist: Men Without Hats

5:00-5:30

Song: Hockey Teeth
Album: Pink Strat
Artist: Bahamas

5:30-6:00

Song: Soak Up The Sun
Album: C'mon C'mon
Artist: Sheryl Crow