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September 2013 Archives

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A lesson to ATVers from Outdoor Guy Dave Quinn

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(The Canadian Press)

Outdoor guy Dave Quinn talks about the etiquette of ATVing in BC's backcountry. Have a listen:

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Playlist for September 30

4:00-4:30

Song: Change
Album: Good Lovin'
Artist: Andria Simone

4:30-5:00


Song: Magic Arrow
Album: Timber/Timbre
Artist: Timber/Timbre

5:30-6:00

Song: Sugar, Sugar
Album: Then 4: Totally Oldies (and many other compilations)
Artist: The Archies

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Culture Days in Kelowna

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Culture Days takes place across Canada this weekend. Poet Rawle James hosts one of Kelowna's events. He joined Rebecca in studio to talk about why it's important to celebrate culture. 

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Playlist for September 27

4:00-4:30

Song: A Sequel
Album: (single)
Artist: Good for Grapes

4:30-5:00


Song: Hey You
Album: Four Wheel Drive
Artist: Bachman-Turner Overdrive

Song: Shoulder to the Plow
Album: Tinderbox
Artist: Fred Eaglesmith

5:00-5:30

Song: So Blind
Album: In the Nighttime
Artist: David Myles

5:30-6:00

Song: Autumn's Here
Album: Lover/Fighter
Artist: Hawksley Workman



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Movies with Katherine Monk




This week Katherine Monk looks at Don Jon and Rush.

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Playlist for September 26

4:00-4:30

Song: Life is What You Make of It
Album: Travelling Love
Artist: Elisapie

4:30-5:00

Song: Long Time Ago
Album: Long Time Ago
Artist: Current Swell

5:00-5:30

Song: The Sweater
Album: Angel Food for Thought
Artist: Meryn Cadell

5:30-6:00

Song: Leaves, Trees, Forest
Album: Oh Fortune
Artist: Dan Mangan

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Geocaching Tour of BC

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(Photo from geocaching.com)


Do you need a way to motivate your kids into hiking? How about treasure? For National Forests Week, the province has teamed up with a mapping company to create 20 geocaching tours across BC. Backroad Mapbooks founder Russell Mussio told Rebecca all about it:

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The Dish: Hopscotch Festival

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The Hopscotch Festival, celebrating beer and spirits, takes place in Kelowna this weekend. Organizer Adam Bloch, and Trish Garratt of Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers, stopped by the studio to tell Rebecca all about it (and why beer and spirits are a good combo).

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Playlist for September 25

4:00-4:30

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

5:00-5:30

Song: Four Strong Winds
Album: Gift: A Tribute to Ian Tyson
Artist: Blue Rodeo (covering Ian Tyson)

5:30-6:00

Song: Rain
Album: Love
Artist: The Cult

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Plumbing tips for regular folks

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Okanagan College Plumbing Instructor Greg Wirachowsky

Radio West has been wondering: are people still handy? Rebecca ran into some problems with her kitchen sink this month and decided to get some tips from Okanagan College plumbing instructor, Greg Wirachowsky. Have a listen.

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Playlist for September 24

4:00-4:30

Song: Their Helicopters' Song (excerpt)
Album: Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Artist: God Speed! You Black Emperor

4:30-5:00


Song: Step (excerpt)
Album: Modern Vampires of the City
Artist: Vampire Weekend

Song: Gaze (excerpt)
Album: The Most Tarnished Birds EP
Artist: Dirty Dishes

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

Song: The Do-Nothings
Album: FOG EP
Artist: Fields of Green

5:30-6:00


Song: Moondance
Album: Moondance
Artist: Van Morrison

Song: Yield
Album: Become You
Artist: Indigo Girls

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The Classifieds: Acapella Group

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Stephanie Holmes and her mom, Rebecca

Today from the Classifieds, we meet Stephanie Holmes of Kelowna. Here's her ad:

Looking for people for an Acapella Group!
This is purely for fun
An if the group can get good and big enough, we might even see about entering some competitions!

Here is Rebecca's conversation with Stephanie. She began by telling Rebecca how much she loves singing.

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Playlist for September 23

4:00-4:30

Song: Breathing Underwater
Album: Synthetica
Artist: Metric

4:30-5:00


Song: Anything
Album: Wild Life (hits shelves in November)
Artist: Hedley

5:00-5:30


Song: Guns of Carolina
Album: Arrows of Desire
Artist: Matthew Good

5:30-6:00


Song: September
Album: Cabin Fever
Artist: Corb Lund

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

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Wine Column: Liquor Policy Review underway in BC

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The BC government is looking for your thoughts on BC's liquor laws

BC is now in the thick of reviewing its antiquated liquor laws. Parliamentary Secretary for Liquor Review John Yap is taking the lead. Rebecca spoke with wine columnist Jeannette Montgomery to find out what changes BC's wine producers are after. You can learn more here.

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Become a Radio West weather reporter!

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Okanagan weather last winter. (Photo by Kathryn Marlow)


Do you watch the sky with keen interest?
Do you like to tell everyone how great (or awful) your town's weather is?
Become a Radio West weather reporter!

We're looking for listeners across the interior (and along the north coast) who can give us an occasional weather report. If you're interested, email us and tell us where you live, and why the weather matters to you. We'll add you to our list, and will contact you over the next few weeks to get you on the radio.


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Monk's Movies: Prisoners and The Art of the Steal



This week, Katherine Monk reviews the Denis Villeneuve thriller Prisoners and the art heist comedy The Art of the Steal.

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Playlist for September 20

4:00-4:30

Song: Running
Album: The Heartbeat
Artist: Matt Blais

4:30-5:00


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

5:30-6:00

Song: Lara's Theme
Album: Doctor Zhivago soundtrack
Artist: Maurice Jarre

Song: Night Fever
Album: Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Artist: Bee Gees

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Playlist for September 19

4:00-4:30

Song: People Got to Know
Album: Limited Edition 7-inch single
Artist: Matthew Barber

4:30-5:00

Song: Call Me in the Afternoon
Album: Dark Eyes
Artist: Half Moon Run

5:30-6:00

Song: High Noon
Album: High Noon
Artist: Tex Ritter

Song: Shine on Harvest Moon
Album: Songs for Clem
Artist: Sarah Harmer


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UBCO's Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship

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Rachelle Hole and Dale Froese stopped by the studio to tell Rebecca about UBCO's new Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship. It's a research centre focused on including those with intellectual disabilities in society.

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Playlist for September 18

4:00-4:30

Song: Mary Go Round
Album: Harmony
Artist: Serena Ryder

4:30-5:00

Song: I Was a Stranger
Album: Dark Hollow
Artist: finlayson-maize

5:30-6:00

Song: Bohemian Rhapsody
Album: Wayne's World Soundtrack
Artist: Queen

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Making the cover of Powder Magazine

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Revelstoke photographer Bruno Long, and skier Sean Cochrane, accomplished one of their goals by making the cover of Powder Magazine. On October's issue, you can see Bruno's photo of Sean skiing down a snowshed. Rebecca spoke with them both:

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After the interview, we had mixed reaction from listeners. Some think the photo is fantastic. Others worry that daredevil ski activities damage the reputation of other back-country skiers, and that it may mean they lose access to rail lines and roads.


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The Dish: Left Field Cider Co.

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Left Field Cider Co. co-owner Theresa Pederson

This week on the Dish we meet Theresa Pederson of Left Field Cider Co. She co-owns the cider business outside of Merritt, with her sister. She dropped by the studio and gave Rebecca a lesson in cider-making.

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Little Dry and Big Dry



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Rachelle Van Zanten

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Francois Lake musician Rachelle Van Zanten stopped by the studio to talk about her new album, and about life on the road. The interview started with an excerpt from her song "Oh Mother."

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Playlist for September 17

4:00-4:30

Song: I'm Going Fishing
Album: Mirador
Artist: Alexis Normand

4:30-5:00

Song: Oh Mother (excerpt)
Album: Oh Mother
Artist: Rachelle Van Zanten

Song; Log Cabin
Album: Oh Mother
Artist: Rachelle Van Zanten

5:00-5:30

Song: Mother
Album: Hawaii
Artist: Said the Whale

5:30-6:00

Song: The Sound of Music theme
Album: The Sound of Music Soundtrack
Artist: Julie Andrews

Song: Kingdom Come
Album: The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond
Artist: The Civil Wars




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The Classifieds: Archery Lessons

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Some of Jim's archery kit

This week from The Classifieds, we meet Jim Ivanitz of Winfield. Here's his ad:

    Have you ever thought about taking up archery and learning to shoot for fun?
    I specialize in archery.
    I have several bows for folks to try.
    Please give me a call and we can chat.


Turns out, Jim Ivanitz founded a group called the The Traditional Bowhunters of British Columbia back in 1990. Ten years later, Jim left that group because it catered only to hunters. Jim was more interested in archery as a sport. Have a listen:

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Playlist for September 16

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Refuse to Be Saved
Album: Wise Up Ghost
Artist: Elvis Costello and The Roots

5:00-5:30

Song: Bad in Each Other
Album: Metals
Album: Feist

5:30-6:00

Song: Overload
Album: Dirty Dancing soundtrack
Artist: Zappacosta

Song: River
Album: Blue
Artist: Joni Mitchell

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Outdoor Guy: BC Rivers Day

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BC Rivers Day from the Lower Stikine River, courtesy Dave Quinn

We're just a couple of weeks away from a day that is near and dear to the heart of our Outdoor Guy. BC Rivers Day falls on September 29th this year. It's the 33rd Annual. Rebecca caught up with Dave Quinn to learn more.

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Playlist for September 13

4:00 - 4:30

Song: Thirteen
Album: Big Star Story
Artist: Big Star

4:30 - 5:00

Song: Tightrope
Album: The Archandroid

5:00 - 5:30

Song: Let's Fall in Love
Album: The Sticks
Artist: Mother Mother

Song: As Good as I Once Was
Album: Honky Tonk University
Artist: Toby Keith

5:30 - 6:00

Song: New Slang
Album: Music from the Motion Picture Garden State
Artist: The Shins

Song: Superstition
Album: Talking Book
Artist: Stevie Wonder

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UBCO volleyball players makes comeback

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Chandler Proch and coach, Steve Manuel

Chandler Proch has been off the court for an entire season. She's been recovering from back surgery. But this fall, she rejoined the team. Rebecca caught up with Chandler and coach Steve Manuel at a recent morning practice.

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Playlist for September 12

4:00-4:30

Song: So It Goes
Album: Northeast by Southwest
Artist: Corrina Rose

4:30-5:00

Song: 7
Album: In the Pines
Artist: AroarA

Song: Morningtime
Album: Three Seasons and the Move

5:30-6:00

Song: I Need Some Sleep
Album: Shrek 3 Soundtrack
Artist: Eels

Song: Weird Science
Album: Dead Man's Party
Artist: Oingo Boingo

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Med students begin training in hospitals

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Medical students Alex Bond and Robyn Buna with Rebecca

Students in the inaugural class of the Southern Medical Program are now in the thick of their clinical training. Alex Bond is spending four weeks in Kelowna General Hospital's ER. Robyn Buna is spending eight weeks in the pediatric ward.

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Kelowna filmmaker makes debut at TIFF

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Photo courtesy Chris Goldade

Kelowna filmmaker, Chris Goldade is making his debut at the Toronto International Film Festival. His short film, Drop screened at the festival on September 12th. Goldade directed and wrote the screenplay. Here's his conversation with Rebecca.

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The Dish: Smoke's Poutinerie

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So many choices!

This week on the Dish, we meet the couple behind the new Smoke's Poutinerie in Kelowna. Rebecca sat down with Jim Stewart and Terri Goldsmith to learn more.

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Owners Terri Goldsmith and Jim Stewart


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Playlist for September 11

4:00-4:30

Song: Bicycle
Album: Is
Artist: Hey Ocean

4:30-5:00

Song: City Swans
Album: The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You
Artist: Neko Case

5:00-5:30

Song: Drift In
Album: Sunshine EP
Artist: Highball Riot

5:30-6:00

Song: Waiting For the Miracle
Album: The Wonder Boys soundtrack
Artist: Leonard Cohen

Song: O' Be Joyful
Album: O' Be Joyful
Artist: Shovels & Rope

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Playlist for September 10

4:00-4:30

Song: I Love You
Album: Hawaii (comes out September 17)
Artist: Said the Whale

4:30-5:00

Song: Reflektor
Album: Reflektor (comes out October 29)
Artist: Arcade Fire

5:00-5:30

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

5:30-6:00

Song: These Days
Album: The Royal Tenenbaums soundtrack
Artist: Nico

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The Classifieds: Teak Desk

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This is the desk Cliff is after.

This week from the Classifieds, we meet Cliff Schwartz of Kelowna. Check out his ad:

I need an old teak or rosewood desk for my office to replace one that I foolishly let go years ago.
I'm looking for something similar to the one pictured.
If you have one to sell please let me know.
Call Cliff.


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Wine Festivals with Jeannette Montgomery

This week, Jeannette talks about the latest in wine festivals. Have a listen:

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Learn more about the Okanagan Food, Wine and Film Festival here.

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Playlist for September 9

4:00-4:30

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

4:30-5:00

Song: Eye of the Tiger
Album: (single)
Artist: Jenn Grant

5:00-5:30

Song: Bounty
Album: Dirt
Artist: Dean Brody

5:30-6:00

Song: I Will Always Love You
Album: The Bodyguard soundtrack
Artist: Whitney Houston

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Wrestling is back!

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Carol Huynh helped her sport get back into the Olympics for 2020. (Frank Gunn/Canadian Press)


Just months after the IOC took wrestling out of the Olympics, it has voted the sport back in. Gold medal wrestler Carol Huynh spoke on behalf of the sport at the IOC meeting, while her former coach Joe Sullivan cheered along at home in Hazelton. Rebecca spoke with Joe for his reaction.

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Playlist for September 6

4:00-4:30

Song: Two Daisies
Album: Please Take Courage
Artist: Rosewood's Diary

4:30-5:00

Song: Go to Me
Album: Repentance (comes out September 24)
Artist: Jordan Klassen

5:00-5:30


Song: It's Friday
Album: Dirt
Artist: Dean Brody

5:30-6:00

Song: Traveller's Digest
Album: Summer of Lust
Artist: Library Voices

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A strange object in Kelowna's sky

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Rubicon Aerial Cinema's unmanned aerial vehicle flies in front of Manteo Resort in Kelowna. (Photo courtesy of Rubicon Aerial Cinema)
A pair of photographers have started using a fancy remote controlled aircraft to shoot pictures and video from the skies around Kelowna.

Shawn Talbot and Jan Vozenilek brought their contraption into the Radio West studio and told guest host, Kathryn Marlow, all about it.

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Monk's Movies: TIFF and Riddick

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"The Fifth Estate" opened the Toronto International Film Festival this year. (Frank Connor/AP)
Film critic Katherine Monk checks in from TIFF this week, and tells us what to watch for in the lead-up to Oscar season. She also reviews Riddick, which opens this weekend.

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Are young people too phone averse?

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It's less and less common to see young people talking on the phone. (CBC)


Kids these days...they're addicted to their phones. But not for talking- for texting. And that can cause problems in traditional workplaces. Radio West business columnist Phil DeMont tells guest host Kathryn Marlow what some employers are doing to try and fix it.

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Playlist for September 5

4:00-4:30

Song: Loved Me Back to Life
Album: Loved Me Back to Life
Artist: Celine Dion

4:30-5:00

Song: Skyline
Album: We Were Found in the Fog
Artist: Federal Lights

5:30-6:00

Song: Good Morning Little School Girl
Album: Lie to Me
Artist: Jonny Lang

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Your Corn Ideas

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Listener photos, starting top left: Corn star from Flying Hands Farm outside Smithers, Joshua Barnett's 16-month old, Helen Samson's granddaughter Ronia, cooler corn by Sue Matheson.


Thank you for all your submissions on the best way to eat corn! They range from cooking styles, to toppings, to eating environments. Here they are:

Wrapped in bacon and bbq'd. Then spread spicy aioli on it. Coronary corn.
-Philip Riegert

Hosting an annual corn roast featuring local corn for all our friends, family and neighbours - 14 years for us. Good fun.
-Louise Wallace

Bbq'ed in the husks with butter & chili flakes!
-Sylvia Vandekerkhove

I always boil my corn with sugar in the water. It softens the corn and brings out all the beautiful flavours.
-Cody Isted

I love corn on the cob, but I really enjoy it off the cob in the winter (after being fresh-frozen now!), mixed with a few black beans, some cilantro, fresh lime juice, chopped tomato and a little red onion seasoned with black pepper and garlic. Tastes like summer!
-Leslie Bogula

Grilled on the cob with cayenne, Parmesan, butter, and lime juice.
-Kelly McKenzie

I love it lightly boiled on the cob, some butter or olive oil with hot sauce, two forks ( if too hot) and as messy as necessary. Or if too many in the garden, kernelled and frozen for winter use in soups, stews and CORN BREAD. Oh yes!!!!!!!
-Shirley Kimery

Soaked in water (don't peel), wrap in foil, put on the BBQ or campfire. Delicious, taste doesn't get boiled away.
-Kathi Lapine-Chalode Dickie

Popped in a bowl! Yum!
-Chad Boucher

Corn freezes extremely well, I put frozen corn in all sorts of things. My favourites are probably spicy and tomatoey and thick chili, just isn't the same without lots of corn and is so tasty in the winter! I also love it baked with sliced brussels sprouts, with some herbs, butter, and a pinch of salt and a pinch of sugar. May not sound like much but the sweetness of the corn balances perfectly with the stronger tasting brussels sprouts. I've converted many people to brussels sprouts with that recipe. Yum!
-Katie McLean

In salsa or on the BBQ.
-Heather Hamlin Gravells

My favourite way to eat corn is to steam it only as long as it takes finely mince fresh garlic and mix it with a nice oil such as olive or sunflower, add some herb salt and stir.  By then the corn is done.  Pour the mixture over the corn and EAT.  YUM !!!
-Wondo Jansen

My boyfriend & I eat our corn by slicing it into medallions, then boiling it, then tossing it in butter with dill & green onions. Yummy.
-Rochelle

Cooler corn is an easy way so serve corn to a large crowd. Husk the corn and put into a clean plastic picnic cooler that has a tap on the end. Cover the corn with boiling water.  Let sit for an hour, can sit for an hour and a half without getting water logged. Drain the water with the tap.  Then enjoy, butter, salt, pepper whatever your pleasure.
-Colleen Rempel

And another cooler recipe (see photo above):
Great idea for a group get-together, especially in the summer when you don't want to heat up the kitchen. In a clean cooler, fill with shucked ears of corn. Pour two kettles-full of boiling water over them and close the lid.  30 minutes later open it for perfectly cooked corn.
And then butter and favourite herbs!
-Sue Matheson

Watch the video on YouTube! Easiest way to clean corn with no silk. Don't forget to use oven gloves.
As for recipes: fresh lime juice and a bit of salt [this is the low fat version, if you don't care use butter too!].  There is a biochemical/nutritional reason for doing it this way, the lime juice helps release the niacin [which it has lots of] from the corn. Ever wonder why Mexicans who eat a lot of corn tortillas also use lots of lime?
-Nick Konopada

And, a shout out to all of our simple corn loving listeners, who suggested some combination of boiling or steaming, using salt or pepper or lime juice, eating raw, and of course...using tons of BUTTER: Philip, Tanis, Cameron, Joshua, Jeannette, Patti, Toni, Lindsay, Greer, Helen, Maureen, Anne, and Magdalena.

Listen to our interview with a corn farmer here.



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What's the best way to eat corn?

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On this week's edition of the Dish, guest host Kathryn Marlow speaks with farmer Jordan Marr of The Homestead Organic Farm. He shares tips on how to prepare, serve, and preserve corn.

We also asked for your suggestions. You can find them here.

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Playlist for September 4

4:00-4:30

Song: Ziggy Stardust
Album: Paper Bag Records vs. The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
Artist: Elliott Brood

4:30-5:00

Song: Revelstoke Dam
Album: Mean Sun
Artist: Brasstronaut

5:30-6:00

Song: School Days
Album: Great Twenty-Eight
Artist: Chuck Berry 

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Playlist for September 3

4:00-4:30

Song: High School
Album: Let It Shine
Artist: Jeremy Fisher

4:30-5:00

Song: Keep a Song in Your Soul
Album: Bison Ranch Recording Sessions
Artist: Little Miss Higgins

5:30-6:00

Song: We're Going to Be Friends
Album: Curious George, Sing-Alongs and Lullabies for the Film
Artist: Jack Johnson

Song: I Was a Fool
Album: Heartthrob
Artist: Tegan and Sara


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Remembering fruit farmer Joe Sardinha

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Former B.C. Fruit Growers Association Vice-President Joe Sardinha died suddenly on Aug. 31.Summerland's Joe Sardinha helped steer this province's fruit growing industry through tumultuous times. The former president of the B.C. Fruit Growers' Association died suddenly on August 31. 

His best friend and former BCFGA vice-president, Fred Steele, talked about Joe's legacy to guest host Kathryn Marlow.

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