November 2013 Archives

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Coming Up On December 14th & 15th:

Coming Up On December 14th & 15th:

DAN IS BACK!!

fridge.jpgCBC's Comfort & Joy campaign is underway and we hope you'll help Fill The Fridge to help the less fortunate in our province.

Each month, over 22,000 people, throughout Saskatchewan can't afford to put food on their table.

Your donation will ensure children, families and seniors have everything they need to sit down to a Christmas dinner with all the fixings!

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith - Wrapping Up The Grey Cup

riders-22.jpgThe Grey Cup and 2013 CFL Season are done. What's in store for 2014? Can the Riders repeat?

Rogers is going to pay the NHL $5.2 Billion to own the rights to hockey. Is this deal good for the fans?

To discuss, recap, review and preview all of that, and more, lets climb up into The Cheap Seats with CBC's Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith!!

 

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Personal Finance Columnist Nisha Patel Recommends Holiday Budgeting

holiday-budget-apps.jpgEven if you don't mean to, from meals, to decorations, and that great big pile of presents, Holiday spending can easily spiral out of control.

Our Personal Finance Columnist Nisha Patel spoke with Dan about the various ways to budget, and maybe even save.

 

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Books Columnist Erin Balser Recommends Some Gift Ideas For Young Readers

christmas-tree-for-book-lovers-2095553.pngThe holiday season has officially arrived!!

This is the perfect time for sledding and carols and tree trimming and book buying.

But which books should you be putting under your tree -- particularly for the kids in our lives?

Books Columnist Eric Balser offers up some ideas.

 

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Hey look!! Dan made it into The Leader-Post's QC Magazine!!

DanInQC.jpgDan was asked by Andrew Matte at QC Magazine - found every Thursday in the Regina Leader-Post newspaper - what his favourite place is in Regina, and he answered Studio 9 at the CBC Broadcast Centre, where he hosts Saskatchewan Weekend.

If you missed the paper, you can read the article online right here.

 

 

 

Dan and Dani Mario were discussing the article on Saskatchewan Weekend just before Dani decided to hang it up on the wall.

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Retail Analyst Doug Stephens Introduces Us To The "Sharing Economy"

Chering.JPGSomething called the "sharing economy" is on the rise.

People are sharing items they're not using on a daily basis, be it a spare room, their car, or even a ride on their private jet.

Our Retail Analyst Doug Stephens spoke with Dan about what's driving this new type of commerce.

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter & Jenna Leith - Grey Cup Sunday - Part 1 with Special Guest Joe Theismann

GreyCupCheapSeatsGroupPhoto.jpegThe day has arrived for Grey Cup 101 and The Cheap Seats is on for a full hour.

In this segment Adam, Jenna and Dan recap the Western Final and explain who they think will win the Cup, but not why they think that.

Plus, our Special Guest is former Toronto Argonauts QB and Super Bowl winner Joe Theismann!!

 

 

 

 

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(By the way, we checked the tape and Jenna was right. Dan did say that it would be a Riders and Argos Grey Cup. Well done, Jenna!!)

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter & Jenna Leith - Grey Cup Sunday - Part 2 with Special Guest Warren Moon

GreyCupCheapSeatsGroupPhoto.jpegWe are in The Cheap Seats for a full hour ahead of Grey Cup 101.

In this segment Adam, Jenna and Dan recap the Eastern Final and explain why they all think the Riders will win.

Plus, our Special Guest is five time Grey Cup Champion, and member of the Pro Football Hall Of Fame, Warren Moon!!

 

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Take A Trip Out To Rider Nation - East - In Mount Pearl, NL

RidersEast02.JPGWhat happens when a family of fanatical Roughriders fans move to Newfoundland just before their team not only hosts, but is playing in the Grey Cup game?

Well, they build Rider Nation, East. The CBC's Krissy Holmes went for a visit.

 

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Coming Up On November 30th and December 1st:

Coming Up On November 30th and December 1st:

THE HOLIDAY SEASON HAS ARRIVED (Whether we like it or not)!!

Geeky-Snowflakes.jpgThe end of November means the start of December...and the gift giving season full of shiny coloured lights everywhere and gifts aplenty!!

Next week we'll end November and ease into December with some gift ideas for the young reader on your list, advice on sticking to your Holiday Budgets, and we'll even have a few pieces of Christmas music for you (but not too many).

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The History Of "Green Is The Colour" and "On Roughriders"

GreenColourlp01Front.jpgWe all know the songs "Green Is The Colour" and "On Roughriders" and we all sing them at every game, but where did they come from?

How did they become so connected with the Green & White?

Dan looked into their origins and found his answers...and one more giant question (if you can help, please email saskweekend@cbc.ca!!).

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Riders Fans Linda Plese and Mia Alexander Return From Alberta For The Celebration In Rider Nation

2013_Grey_Cup.jpgLinda Plese and Mia Alexander bleed green.

These long time friends have been die hard fans of the Riders for a long time.

The pair have made their way home to take in the 101st Grey Cup festivities and they were Dan's guests on the show.

They discussed Barenaked Ladies, football, what they've done so far, and more!!


 

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Using Your Slow Cooker with Recipies From Chef Christine Tizzard

Slow-Cooker-Pot-Roast-3075.jpgA slow cooker is a great way for families to enjoy a comforting, hot meal at the end of a busy day.

Chef Christine Tizzard is the host of CBC-TV's Best Recipes Ever and she and Dan discuss slow cooking and she offers up some of her favourite slow cooker recipes, like these:

- Slow Cooker Chocolate Chili Pulled Pork Recipe.

- Slow Cooker Classic Boston-Style Baked Beans recipe.

- Slow Cooker Braised Beef and Rosemary Pasta Sauce recipe.

- And Slow Cooker Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Brisket recipe.

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith - Will The Riders Make It To The Grey Cup Game In Regina?

CalgaryField.jpgIt is Division Final Sunday in the CFL and the Riders play in Calgary.

Will they win and make it to the Grey Cup game in Regina next week? (One of predicts that they won't).

To recap last week's Semi-Final game, preview this week's game and discuss the team's chances, climb up into The Cheap Seats with CBC's Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith!!

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Eric Anderson Is Our Guide Through The Grey Cup 101 Festival

erictoque.jpgWith everything that will be going on surrounding this year's Grey Cup game Dan asked CBC reporter Eric Anderson to come on Saskatchewan Weekend to preview it all for us.

 

 

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Coming Up On November 23rd and 24th:

Coming Up On November 23rd and 24th:

THE CULMINATION OF THE CELEBRATION IN RIDER NATION!!

GreyCup.jpgWe've known since October of 2011 that Grey Cup Game Number 101 would be held in our province and now the waiting is almost over!!

On the next Saskatchewan Weekend you'll hear all about the celebrations!!

We'll also set up the game itself with a special hour long version of The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter, Jenna Leith and your phone calls!!!

Join us for The Culmination of the Celebration in Rider Nation - and more!!

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Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba - Healthy & Hydrated Skin In Winter

Dry_Winter_Skin.jpgWe have arrived at the time of year that can be murder on our skin.

Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba stopped by to offer some tips on the best cleansers and moisturizers that will keep your skin hydrated this winter.

 

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter & Jenna Leith - Semi-Final Sunday

CheapSeatsAugust2013.JPGIt's a football weekend in Saskatchewan!!

The Regina Thunder won the Canadian Bowl on Saturday and it is now Semi-Final Sunday in the CFL!!

The Tiger Cats host Montreal in the early game and the Riders host B.C. following that!!

To recap, review preview and discuss, we once again climb up into The Cheap Seats with CBC's Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith!!

 

 

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Jill Morgan On How YOU Can Be A Part Of CBC News: Saskatchewan

fivefifty.gifCBC News: Saskatchewan airs weeknights between 5 and 6:30 pm and they want to hear from YOU, especially at 5:50 pm during a segment called "The 5:50".

Anchor Jill Morgan stopped by to explain how YOU can be a part of CBC's provincial newscast every night through Twitter and Facebook.

 

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Travel Columnist Kim Gray Offers Up A Canadian Fall/Winter Travel Destination

Banff.jpgOur new travel series gets underway with Kim Gray, editor-in-chief of travel blog Toque & Canoe, taking us to the first stop on our tour of great Canadian fall and winter travel destinations - The Banff Mountain Film And Book Festival.

 

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Coming Up On November 16th and 17th:

Coming Up On November 16th and 17th:

LET'S SLOW THINGS DOWN A BIT

speed2-300x289.jpgIs life moving too fast? Do the days end before you can get anything done?

Well next week Dan will have at least one way to slow things down as Chef Christine Tizzard will be here to offer up some Slow Cooker recipes for busy people and families.

Plus, our Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba will give us some advice on how we can live longer, so we can use the extra time to get everything done.

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Dan Met The Great Comedian Billy Crystal On Broadway In New York City!!

DanAndBillyPicture.jpgDan was in New York City this week and he met the great actor, comedian and legendary Academy Awards host Billy Crystal on Broadway.

Dan tells Tory Gillis the story of exactly what had to all fall into place so the meeting could happen.

 

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Getting Home Renovations Done Before The Holidays with Jorge Rodrigues

Christmas-Decorations-Above-Kitchen-Cabinets.jpgIt's only a matter of weeks until the holiday season will be in full swing.

If you are going to be doing more entertaining at home, and want to spruce it up, Home Renovations Specialist Jorge Rodrigues offers some ideas on what you can do before the festive onslaught begins.


 

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Meet An Inspirational Woman Named Mandy Ringdal

MandyRingdal_AlbumCover.jpgHawarden's Mandy Ringdal always wanted to make music, but focussed on getting an education instead.

After she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, at the age of 28, Mandy finally started to make music and sing in public. She continues to make music and fight cancer today.

Dan and Mandy discuss her music, her condition, and the benefit concert and silent auction that has been organized for her.

Tickets for the event (on November 4th) are $30 and are available at the Conexus Arts Centre box office, by telephone (306-525-9999 or 1-800-667-8497) and online at conexusartscentre.ca.

And you can find Mandy's music on iTunes.

 


 

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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter & Jenna Leith - End Of The CFL Regular Season and the Red Sox Win The World Series

jonny_gomes_jpg_size_xxlarge_letterbox.jpgThe Riders lose two in a row to close out the regular season.

Has this been a good season - so far - for the CFL?

And the Red Sox won the World Series, much to Jenna's delight.

To recap, review preview and discuss, lets climb up into The Cheap Seats with CBC's Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith!!

 

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Personal Finance Columnist Nisha Patel Recommends You Set Up An Emergency Fund

nisha1.jpgA personal health issue can take a physical as well as financial toll and a layoff can quickly shift your bank account into the red if you're unprepared.

Using those examples, our personal finance columnist Nisha Patel explains to Dan the importance of saving for your Emergency Fund.

 

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Coming Up On November 9th and 10th:

Coming Up On November 9th and 10th:

THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING! THE HOLIDAYS ARE COMING!!

Christmas-Decorations-Above-Kitchen-Cabinets.jpgWhether we want them to or not, the Holidays are fast approaching.

If you entertain a lot and would like to spruce up your home before your guests start arriving, Home Renovation Expert Jorge Rodrigues will offer up some ideas on how to get your home ready for the Holidays, quickly.

Plus, it's another Random Shuffle Weekend with all the music chosen by Dan's MP3 player!!

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In Conversation With Saskatchewan's Andrew Albers Of MLB's Minnesota Twins

AndrewAlbersDanAndSignedBall.jpgOn August 6th, left handed pitcher Andrew Albers from the Battlefords became only the 8th person from Saskatchewan to make it to the major leagues when he started for the Minnesota Twins.

Upon his return home, Dan met up with Andrew at The Saskatchewan Baseball Hall Of Fame And Museum to talk baseball and more.

(This is the full conversation, six minutes longer than what aired on Saskatchewan Weekend).

 

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