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episodes: March 2013 Archives

WAM March 30 - Tourism Minister Terry French

Finance minister Jerome Kennedy brought down his first budget on Tuesday this past week and the effects will be felt by everybody in the province, everywhere in the province.

Workers in the arts and cultural sectors prove no exception.

Terry French is the minister of tourism, culture and recreation.  I spoke with him Wednesday about the impact on his department and the areas in the province it .


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WAM March 30 - Steady Rain

When Aiden Flynn, artistic director of Rabbittown Theatre took up the position of Manager of Programming and Partnerships for the Arts and Culture Centres, some of us thought he might have stepped away from Rabbittown and from acting.

Well, nothing could have been further from the truth.

Aiden and Rabbittown are back in the traces this coming week with a production of Keith Huff's award-winning script, A Steady Rain.

Petrina Bromley directs Aiden and Steve O'Connell. I gathered them in the studio this week and asked Petrina to give us the thumbnail sketch of A Steady Rain.


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WAM March 23-24 Alisa Palmer

Alisa Palmer is the Artistic Director of the English Section of the National Theatre School.  Appointed to the position in only January of this year, Alisa is embarking on her first national audition tour, which brings her to St. John's next week.

All the audition spaces have been taken.  She'll see X number of actors from Newfoundland and Labrador.  I wanted to know what an NTS education can do for young thesps, what they'll learn, and how far the NTS will go to attract young people inside its walls, so I rang Alisa up and asked how extensive her cross-Canada tour is.

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