January 2014 Archives

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Say Hello To Farah Singh, The New Weather Specialist at CBC Saskatchewan!

FarahSinghPhoto.JPGWeather Specialist Farah Singh is the newest addition to the on-air news team at CBC News: Saskatchewan - seen weekdays at 5, 5:30 and 6, with host Jill Morgan and sports host Glenn Reid.

Before she makes her debut full-time on TV, she sat down with Dan to say hello on Saskatchewan Weekend.

 

 

 

 

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Coming Up On February 1st and 2nd:

Coming Up On February 1st & 2nd:

IT'S A SUPER SASKATCHEWAN WEEKEND!!

DRMetLife.jpgWith Super Bowl XLVIII - or 48 - taking place on Sunday at Met Life Stadium in New Jersey, there's a Super Saskatchewan Weekend coming your way on Saturday and Sunday morning!!

Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith will join Dan in The Cheap Seats to preview the game and tell you who they think will win.

They'll also review their picks thus far - as one of the three has been almost perfect - and we might even have a special guest or two!!


 

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Talking Baseball with Author Danny Gallagher

DRExposBook.JPGFormer Regina Leader-Post sportswriter Danny Gallagher has co-written a new book - along with Bob Young - called "Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos".

It looks at how the best team in baseball that season ended up in Washington ten years later.

Danny and Dan discuss the book and share some stories about baseball.

To purchase "Ecstasy To Agony", you can e-mail expos94book@yahoo.ca.

 

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Pet Vet Dr. Ted Morris Talks About Reducing Stress For Indoor Cats

stressed-cat.jpgYou might think that the leisurely lifestyle of the indoor cat would be bliss for our feline friends, Dan certainly does.

But House vet Dr. Ted Morris says that some cats find being cooped up at home stressful, so he offers tips on how to reduce stress for your feline.

And here is the link to the Indoor Cat Initiative.

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Skating Outdoors in Downtown Regina

Family Fun Rink (courtesy of Regina Downtown).jpgSaskatchewan is full of great outdoor rinks,including one in downtown Regina's Victoria Park. Complete with a warming hut, free hot chocolate, and a soundtrack to skate to, it's a lovely way to spend a winter afternoon or evening. Shauna Powers learns more from Jessica Tran, attendant at the rink.

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Bros. Landreth in Saskatchewan

When Dave and Joey Landreth starting making music together a couple of years back, it was a side project for them.  Now it's front and centre in their musical lives.  Shauna Powers talks with the men about their brotherly bond. Plus they share a few childhood secrets and explain how they're very different looks are closer than you'd think.

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Hockey Day in Canada

Hockey Day in Canada (CBC).jpgIt's Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. While the action in Lloydminster gears up, guest host Shauna Powers checks in with former NHLer Marty McSorley and CBC's own Scott Regehr from the rink.

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Justice Takes a Holiday

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When Montreal artist Mona Sharma turned her creative mind to the idea of justice, she was amazed by the stories she found. Some were shocking. Some were outright strange. And they inspired an art show on the theme. Guest host Shauna Powers talks with Mona about the exhibit that's currently running at Saskatoon's aka artist run gallery.

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The Pig Spleen Prognosticator - Jeff Woodward - Announces His 2014 Predictions

PigSpleen.jpgPig Spleen Prognosticator Jeff Woodward has made his predictions for the next few months...and he's been right so far.

Dan talks with him about the predictions, what is to come, and what it actually takes to make predictions using a pig spleen.

 

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Tech Columnist Jamey Ordolis Shares Ways To Improve Your Personal Digital Brand

jamey_ordolis.jpgEvery one of us has a personal online brand to manage and protect.

To help us do that, and explain what that is, Tech Columnist Jamey Ordolis offers some tips about how to build and improve the way people see us online.

 

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Coming Up On January 25th & 26th:

Coming Up On January 25th & 25th:

DAN IS BACK AND ITS A WINNING WEEKEND!!

DRBruceCds02.JPGThis weekend Dan will speak with former Leader-Post sportswriter Danny Gallagher about his new book "Ecstasy to Agony: The 1994 Montreal Expos - How the Best Team in Baseball Ended up in Washington 10 Years Later."

AND, you could win a copy of the new - limited edition - Bruce Springsteen CD/DVD "High Hopes"!!

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The Cheap Seats - with Adam Hunter & Jenna Leith - The Sochi 2014 Olympic Men's Hockey Team

SochiArena.jpgCanada's Olympic Men's Hockey Team was announced on Tuesday. Does the lineup guarantee us a Medal?

And it is Division Final Weekend in the NFL!! Can this week possibly top last weekend?

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


 

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Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba Talks About Activity Monitors

nike_plus_fuelband_activity_monitor_1.jpgAn electronic activity monitor can track every movement you make, even how well you sleep. 

But do they make you more likely to work out?

Our Longevity Columnist Sharon Basaraba talks about whether these devices help keep us active.

 

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COMING UP ON JANUARY 11th and 12th:

COMING UP ON JANUARY 11th and 12th:

MovieMedley.jpgWith all of the new albums, movies and books that are set for release, 2014 looks to be a great year!

Then, once you add the Sochi Winter Olympics and The World Cup, it looks to be a spectacular year!!

There will be so much to see and do in 2014 and we'll preview it for you coming up on the next Saskatchewan Weekend!!

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Talking Movies with Kevin Pasquino - The Best Movies Of 2013

MoviesBestOf2013.JPG2013 was a Record Year for movies as Hollywood had its biggest box office year ever, but was it a good year for movies?

Was it a good year of movies?

Dan and Movie Columnist Kevin Pasquino discuss those questions and list off their favourite films of the year (Dan's full list is to the left, click on it to enlarge).

Here is Kevin's Top 10:

1. Gravity
2. American Hustle
3. 12 Years a Slave
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
5. TBA (Listen in to hear why)
6. Pacific Rim
7.The Great Gatsby
8. Inside Llewyn Davis
9. The World's End
10. Elysium

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A Look Back At the Best Of 2013 On Television In Whatcha Watchin'? with Laura Monette

LauraDesk.JPGSaskatchewan Weekend Television Columnist Laura Monette talks with Dan about shows that ended in 2013 - such as Breaking Bad, Dexter, The Office, 30 Rock - and shows she'll be watching in 2014 - The Big Bang Theory, Duck Dynasty, The Mindy Project, Vanderpump Rules and Orange is the New Black - Season 2, just to name a few.

 

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Here's Mandy Ringdal's Great Music Video For Alive At 25

And here is the link to her interview with Dan, from November 2013.
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The Cheap Seats with Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith - We're Back!!

RidersCup.jpgAfter a month in regular chairs, the CBC's Adam Hunter and Jenna Leith were back in The Cheap Seats with Dan today to discuss, review, preview and recap the World Junior Hockey Tournament, the upcoming Sochi Olympics, the NFL Playoffs and the biggest sports stories of 2013.

 

 

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A Look Back At The Saskatchewan Music Scene Of 2013 with Taron Cochrane

TaronCochrane.JPGThere were many reasons why artists from Saskatchewan had a great 2013 in and out of the province.

Special Saskatchewan Music Correspondent Taron Cochrane and Dan discuss the year that was, and Taron picks a track from Regina's Indigo Joseph to spotlight as his "Song Of The Year".

By the way, you can download that song - and others - for FREE right here!!

 

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