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episodes: June 2012 Archives

WAM June 30-July 1 Diane O'Mara

You might call it an early case of restorative justice. A scrolled romanesque fresco painted on the ballroom ceiling at Government House in St. John's by Alexander Pindikowsky. Pindikowsky was from Poland and in 1880 he ran afoul of the law. Realizing he was a talented painter, the governor of the day made painting frescoes at government buildings part of Pindokowsky's sentence. Diane O'Mara is the senior tour guide at Government House. When I heard of this story I immediately had to find out more, so I met up with Diane in the ballroom at Government House.
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WAM June 30-July 1 Robert Chafe

It's a big week for playwright Robert Chafe. Two of his plays are on stage in his hometown, St. John's at the Arts and Culture Centre. Tempting Providence tells the story of the legendary nurse from Daniel's Harbour, Myra Bennett. And Oil and Water is the story of Lanier Phillips, shipwrecked off St. Lawrence on the USS Truxton in 1942. Robert Chafe dropped by our studio earlier in the week.
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WAM June 30-July 1 Liner Notes Adrian House

Back in February when Adrian House entered the latest R.P.M. Challenge, he had no idea that he would walk away with the top prize.

Writing all the music, playing all the instruments for a full length album with a finished product in just one month was no easy feat.

Adrian recently released that material on his new CD,”Angel Eyes” .

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