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March 2013 Archives

Legislators pay tribute to Jo-Anne Waugh

Jo-Anne Waugh has seen just about everything during her 30 years working in the field of Yukon politics.

Waugh is retiring as the territory's chief electoral officer, and Speaker David Laxton paid tribute to her in the legislature.

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McNally and O'Donovan unite

Ryan McNally and Declan O'Donovan are two of the hottest musicians in the Yukon right now, and they're combining their talents for a quick series of gigs.

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Around the world with a guitar

Whitehorse musician Rob Hunter is back in town after a stint in Shanghai, and he's planning a rather unique gig on Friday night.

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Scientists working on cloak of invisibility

Truth is stranger than fiction, or in this case truth is mirroring fiction.

Real life scientists are working on developing something straight out of the comic books, a way to make you invisible.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's science columnist Torah Kachur talk with Dave about the research.

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Berton House a boon for visiting writer

Chris Turner planned to tackle two very different projects during his time as the most recent Berton House writer in residence.

He was hoping to make progress on a book about the Harper government's combative approach to science, and work on a long-awaited historical novel.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Chris about those efforts.

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Dawson food producers make national grade

Ace Bakery grew from a small, artisanal bread maker into a national food producer, and recently launched a contest aimed at finding other local food producers ready to expand.

Twenty artisanal producers were identified across Canada, and two of them are located near Dawson.

Uncle Berwyn's Yukon Birch Syrup and Up River Commercial Fishing will be part of a national event in Toronto.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with David Curtis of Up River.

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Credit unions upset with loss of tax break

Canadian credit unions were surprised to hear the federal government has decided to phase out a tax break, one that has helped the financial institutions for the past 40 years.

The change was very quietly inserted into the most recent federal budget, but Airplay's business columnist Donna Guzik says credit unions are not being quiet with their displeasure.

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Two takes on Yukon's housing crisis

It's very difficult to find an affordable place to live in Yukon, especially in Whitehorse, and the issue has become a political football.

Click on the link below to hear debate in the Yukon Legislature from NDP MLA Kate White and Minister of Housing Scott Kent.

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Avi Friedman is an architect and housing expert from McGill University, and he's in Whitehorse for a housing conference. Click on the link below to hear some of this thoughts.

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Get rid of unwanted art, help a charity

Artshare is a fundraiser that encourages you to get that unloved piece of art out of the attic or basement, or even off the wall, and donate it to a good cause.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with organizer Lois Craig.

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The unsettling theatre of Little Ones

Hannah Moskovitch is one of Canada's hottest young playwrights right now, and her work Little Ones will be on stage for three nights at the Old Firehall.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with the stars of the show, Joe Cobden and Michelle Monteith.

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New game console takes aim at big platforms

When it comes to video games, the big boys control the market; Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft make the most popular platforms, and developers come up with new games that play on them.

But the creators of a new platform called Ouya want to put game development back in the hands of the hackers.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's tech columnist Dan Misener talk with Dave about the idea.

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YCS calls on YTG to delay development

The Yukon Conservation Society wants the Yukon government to press pause on plans to develop oil and gas resources in the Eagle Plains area, saying the idea needs further study and a public education before going ahead.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Anne Middler, the energy co-ordinator for the conservation society.

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The case against mandatory flu shots

A commentary in the current issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal says there isn't enough evidence that mandatory flu shots for health care workers are a good idea, which contradicts the journal's endorsment several months ago.

Airplay's house doctor Brian Goldman thought the mandatory flu shots were a good idea, and he's not sure there's enough evidence in the CMAJ commentary to make him change his mind.

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The future of the Yukon Arts Centre

The Yukon Arts Centre brought a lot of world class talent to Whitehorse during its first 20 years, and nurtured plenty of local artists.

So how do you top it?

That's kind of Al Cushing's job. He's the CEO of the Yukon Arts Centre, and if you click on the link below you'll hear him speak with Dave about the next 20 years.

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Friend Called Fest goes way past 11

Seminal Whitehorse punk band Friend Called Five are getting back together for one night, and bringing their many friends together as well, for an event dubbed Friend Called Fest.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with organizer Mackenzie Grant.

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Details of Star Wars reboot emerging

It will be at least two years before the new Star Wars movie hits the big screen - if there are still big screens in two years - but Disney, the owners of the franchise, is doing all it can to generate buzz right now.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's pop culture expert, Kim Linekin, talk to Dave about the strategy.

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Lineup for Atlin Arts and Music Festival is set

Musicians, dancers, artists and performers of all kinds will be part of the Atlin Arts and Music Festival this July.

There's so much going on, we had to break our preview chat with producer Kim Winnicky into two pieces.

Click below to hear part one, where Kim talks about the writers and local performers who will be part of the festival this year.

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F.H. Collins to host climbing competition

The outdoor climbing season may be a few months away, but climbers are invited to work out the kinks at a competition on the wall at F.H. Collins High School on Friday night.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with organizer Alain Dallaire.

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Science may bring back the Dodo bird

dodo_bird.jpgIt's an idea straight out of Hollywood, but scientists really are looking into ways to bring back extinct species.

The work is still in the very early stages, but if successful, Dodo birds and Wooly Mammoths may once again roam the planet.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Airplay's science columnist, Torah Kachur, about the research, and the inaccuracies of the film Jurrassic Park.

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Society adds new level of animal welfare

A new non-profit society in the city of Whitehorse is designed to help care for animals, and bridge a gap currently not met by the Mae Bachur Animal Shelter.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with the creator of Kona's Animal Assistance Coalition, Jordi Mikeli-Jones.

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Yukoners working contacts at CMW

Canadian Music Week is one of the biggest industry showcases in the country, and musicians aren't the only ones who can make valuable contacts.

The Yukon contingent at CMW includes a festival producer, a studio owner and photographers Gary and Briane Bremner.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Briane and find out what they're hoping to get out of CMW.

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Time to laugh it up at Rah Rah Gallery

Whitehorse's booming comedy scene now has a new night of shows, and a new performance space.

Anthony Trombetta has organized a monthly night of comedy at the Rah Rah Gallery.

Click on the link below to hear him tell Dave about the new night, and plans to get it on television.

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Company plans to fly airship through Yukon

Advocates believe airships could solve a lot of transportation problems in the North. The huge craft are capable of bringing large loads into isolated communities, and they don't need an airstrip to land.

Francis Govers is with Skyship Services, a Florida-based company that has plans to fly and airship through Yukon this summer, on their way to Alaska.

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How to pick the right financial advisor

Financial advisors are a good way to make certain your money and investments are doing what you want them to do, but it can take a bit of effort to make sure your advisor and your money are a good match.

Click on the link below to get a few tips from Airplay's business columnist, Donna Guzik.

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Red tape ensnares food trucks in Whitehorse

Food trucks are one of the hottest trends in eating these days, but the City of Whitehorse is struggling to keep up when it comes to the regulatory regime.

The changing rules are proving a source of frustration for operators, and the red tape was one of the reasons Stephane Aucoin got out of the business.

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Films and film makers in focus in Dawson

405975142_640.jpgYukon films will once again be a prominent part of the lineup at the Dawson City International Short Film Festival, and visiting filmmakers will work with locals to make sure future efforts are even better.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with festival producer Dan Sokolowski.

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Adaka Cultural Festival planning big 2013

The Adaka Cultural Festival has found a permanent home on the Whitehorse waterfront, the beautiful new Kwanlin Dun Cultural Centre, and now they're lining up the kind of artists that can match the spectacular surroundings.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with the festival Caili Steel and Jennifer Bowen-Allen about the 2013 lineup.

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The story behind the death of Google Reader

As online services go, Google Reader wasn't particularly popular, but news of its demise certainly prompted an outcry on the internet.

Why is the imminent end of a little-used service upsetting so many people? Only our technology columnist could understand.

Click on thelink below to hear Dan Misener speak with Dave.

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Yukon comic artist plotting his own future

sticker,375x360.pngCole Pauls is a university student from the Yukon who spends a lot of time with comic books, but he's not avoiding work, he's actually preparing his future.

Pauls is a student at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, and he hopes to one day become a comic artist.

In fact, he's not waiting for his studies to be finished. He has already launched his career by distributing his own independent comics through several locations in the Yukon and B.C.

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New rules to protect Canada's coastline

The federal government has announced new regulations it says will improve the safety of oil tankers, and help prevent oil spills.

But Warren Mabee says there are still too many critical details to be worked out before the measures can be adequately judged.

Mabee is the director of the Queen's Institute For Energy and Environmental Policy. Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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Loss of telefile causing headaches for seniors

More and more people are opting to file their income tax returns online, and the Canada Revenue Agency has responded by phasing out things like over-the-phone or telefile options.

Not everyone welcomes those changes.

Janet Gray is a financial consultant and chair of the Ottawa chapter of the Canadian Association of Retired Persons.

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Big pharma influencing FDA decisions

About half a million Canadians have dementia, and cases are growing around the world.

That means doctors and drug companies are eager to find new treatments, and as a result of that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says it wants to relax the rules for clinical trials on new Alzheimer's medications.

Airplay's house doctor Brian Goldman isn't sure that is a good idea.

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The return of Jim Vautour

As a member of the band Two Rivers, Jim Vautour was a big part of the Yukon music scene in the 1970s, but then life took over and he took a break for a while.

It turned out to be a fairly long while.

Jim Vautour is back with a bunch of new songs and some new gigs lined up.

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Scouts planning to attend native hockey tourney

The Yukon Native Hockey Tournament is always one of the biggest dates on the territory's sporting calendar, but this year's event will pack a little more punch.

Evaluators will be in the stands, looking for players to represent the North at the National Aboriginal Hockey Championships.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Carrie Vallevand and Jeanie Dendys of the Yukon Indian Hockey Association.

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Why the Yukon is number one

The editors at Outside magazine asked Stephanie Pearson to put together their 2013 travel edition, and select the best sites in the world for various outdoor activities.

When it came to mountain biking, there was a clear winner: Whitehorse and Carcross.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Stephanie about the reasons behind the selection.

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Fans pay up front for their favourite films

veronica-mars-movie-kickstarter-kristen-bell_article_story_main.jpgFans of the teen detective drama Veronica Mars were shattered when the program was cancelled six years ago, and now they're being asked to show their devotion by funding a feature film based on the show.

They're using a website Kickstarter to raise the funds, and it's going very well.

Airplay's pop culture expert Kim Linekin says while this may be good for Veronica Mars fans, it's not an entirely positive trend.

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Andrew Pyper: Canada's scariest writer

Andrew-Pyper_photo-credit-Heidi-Pyper-300x252.jpgAndrew Pyper was a young writer, struggling to get his first novel completed, when he first came to the Yukon to serve as the Berton House writer in residence.

That was back in 1998, and since then Pyper has completed a string of well-received novels, and attracted the attention of Hollywood.

His latest novel is called The Demonologist, and the page-turner has earned Pyper the title of scariest writer in Canada, according to at least one reviewer.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave about the book, and his love of the Yukon.

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Grubstake Revisited hitting the road

The Grubstake Revisited required the collaboration of several Yukon artists, brought together to revive and reimagine an old silent film about the Klondike Gold Rush.

The film has been invited to several screen at several theatres down south.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Andrew Connors of the Yukon Film Society about the Grubstake Revisited tour, and about a new exhibit by Dawson City artist David Curtis.

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Yukoners hitting Canadian Music Week

A group of Yukoners is heading down to Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and they're not all musicians.

Currie Dixon is the Yukon's Minister of Economic Development. Click on the link below to hear him tell Dave why the government is funding the trip.

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Who wants to train a marching band in Africa?

An international development agency is trying to fill three internships in east Africa, and two of those jobs would be perfect for young musicians.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Tracey Wallace of the Yukon Development Education Centre about the opportunities.

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How to properly celebrate Pi Day

It's one of the biggest days on the calendar, if you're a mathemetician, the third month and the 14th day; Pi Day.

Airplay's science columnist Torah Kachur looks forward to this day all year, and if you click on the link below, you'll hear her tell Dave why.

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Rebekah Bell finishing recording of first album

251006_10151073221936566_762024563_n.jpgWhitehorse jazz singer Rebekah Bell has been in Vancouver for several days, working with some of the city's top jazz players on her first solo CD.

The record should be available by the spring.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Rebekah, and with the producer of the album, Joani Taylor.

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The battle to make the final round of Searchlight

clrscrawk-xlg.jpgWhitehorse rock band Speed Control is looking for votes from right across the country, enough to hopefully move on to the next round of the CBC Searchlight competition.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with CBC Music host Grant Lawrence about the band's chances.

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Job numbers don't reflect economic slowdown

For months, analysts have been warning that the economy was starting to slow down, but the latest job numbers show the Canadian economy is creating more jobs.

And the latest Manpower survey suggests that isn't likely to change over the coming months.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Airplay business columnist Donna Guzik about the latest numbers.

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Mixing the old with the new on Bedroom Voice

bedroomvoice.pngWhitehorse singer-songwriter Fawn Fritzen tackles some jazz standards on her first album, Bedroom Voice, and mixes in some of her own tunes as well.

The final product is the product of years of work on Fawn's part, and the hard work of some of the territory's best musicians.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Fawn and producer Daniel Janke about the record, and the upcoming CD release concert at the Yukon Arts Centre.

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Fighting for the right to play

Clara Hughes is one of Canada's most decorated athletes, a former summer and winter Olympian who credits sport with giving her the discipline and structure to find her way in life.

She's trying to pass on similar lessons to young people in some of the most troubled areas in the world through the Right To Play organization.

Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave about a recent trip to Liberia.

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You'll tweet when you're dead

A new Twitter project may allow your online profile to outlive you, and continue sending tweets to you're followers after you have died.

Kate Milberry is a social media researcher. Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave about the project.

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Rootsy sounds from Peterborough

express-and-co.jpgThis month's Home Routes house concert tour band comes from the traditional music hotbed of Peterborough, Ontario.

Express and Company are touring the territory as a duo. Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Dylan Ireland and Melissa Payne.

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Tracing Canada's fiddling traditions

Fiddle music has been a part of Canada for hundreds of years, and each region boasts its own particular style.

Those differences are examined in a new study of fiddle and accordion music put together by Memorial University's Research Centre for Music, Media and Place.

It's called Bellows and Bows, and three tunes from the Yukon made the cut.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with the producer of the CD that is part of the project, Sherry Johnson.

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Program warns of bad medical procedures

Consumer Reports has joined several leading medical organizations in the United States in a campaign to inform physicians and patients about tests and treatments that can do more harm than good.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Airplay's house doctor, Brian Goldman, about the campaign.

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CBC Searchlight winners - Speed Control

The winner of the Yukon region in CBC Music's quest for the next great Canadian music act has been announced, and it is Speed Control.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with the band's Graeme Peters about the win, and about the next round of Searchlight.

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Making a perfect match in Whitehorse

Whitehorse may be a small town, but it can still be difficult to meet people, which is why a local gallery is now offering evenings of speed dating.

Lauren Tuck owns the Rah Rah Gallery, which will be hosting the speed dating nights, and Nadine Sander-Green was part of a previous event.

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Novel offers insider's look at national politics

As a national political correspondent with Postmedia News, based in Ottawa, Stephen Maher has a daily look at how politics works as a national level, but there are plenty of stories he can't tell.

Maher does, however, reveal some of the capital's inner workings in his new novel, a political thriller called Deadline.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Steve about the book.

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Late night TV landscape facing seismic shift

Rumours abound that Jay Leno may soon be out as host of The Tonight Show, which means a whole lot of high-priced dominoes may be about to fall.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's pop culture expert Kim Linekin speak with Dave about who may end up hosting what.

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Dinosaurs, time machines, and popcorn

6817568169_070dc6cbf7_n.jpgThose cheesy science fiction movies in the fifties and sixties weren't fancy or sophisticated, and the stories were hardly high art (blobs were sometimes the stars), but they were fun, and inspirational.

Ramshackle Theatre will be presenting a new work, a mix of film and puppetry, that takes those films as its inspiration, entitled Sci-Fi Double Feature.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Brian Fidler and Edward Westerhuis.

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Remembering a Canadian musical icon

Tributes to Stompin' Tom Connors have been pouring in from all corners of the country he spent his life praising and writing about, from everyday Canadians to politicians and fellow musicians.

Dave Bidini is an author and a musician, and a longtime friend of Stompin' Tom.

Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave about him.

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CBC Searchlight semifinalists

Voting in this round of the CBC's quest for Canada's next great music act wraps up at 9 p.m. on March 7, and we have two more Yukon acts to profile.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Dustin Wentzell from the band Off The Menu.

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The downside of daylight saving time

Clocks with spring forward this weekend, and that means people will likely be pretty groggy on Monday, and research shows employees will be more likely to waste time surfing online while their bodies adjust.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's science columnist Torah Kachur speak with Dave about the lingering effects the time change can have on our bodies.

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A visit to the gear room

If you spend much time outdoors in the Yukon, chances are you have your favourite piece of gear or equipment, a bike or a piece of climbing gear, a fishing pole, something you wouldn't leave home without.

Putting those favourite items in the spotlight is the idea behind a new photo exhibit opening at Gallery 22 in Whitehorse.

Gear Room is the product of Gary and Brianne Bremner. Click on the link below to hear them speak with Dave about the show.

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CBC Searchlight - Speed Control

CBC listeners have chosen the five semifinals that are representing the Yukon in CBC's hunt for Canada's best new musical act, a competition we're calling Searchlight.

Whitehorse band Speed Control are one of those five finalists.

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Jazz In The Hall spotlight on vocalese

This week's edition of Jazz In The Hall has forced some local musicians to branch out and embrace a fairly challenging niche of the music.

Grant Simpson put the musical portion of the evening together. Click on the link below to hear him speak with Dave.

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Can a mortgage broker get you a better deal?

Interest rates have been in the news a lot lately, dropping to near record levels, and that has many people wondering how to get the best deal in the current market.

Even though those rates are quite low, some thing a mortgage broker can obtain a better deal for the buyer.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's business columnist Donna Guzik talk to Dave about the benefits of brokers.

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Roots music around the world, in the Yukon

Yukon musician Kim Beggs will be touring the territory this month, with a pair of well-traveled friends.

Linda McRae has come north from Tennessee to be part of the tour, and MC Hansen has journeyed east from Denmark.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with all three about the upcoming shows.

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Searchlight semifinalists ready for round two

sarah_macdougall.jpgThe votes are in, and the five Yukon semifinalists in the CBC Searchlight competition have been decided.

They are: Sarah MacDougall, Fawn Fritzen, Speed Control, Off The Menu and Kate Weekes.

The five will now compete in round two, and the winner will represent the territory in the national round of Searchlight voting.

The winner gets $20,000 in equipment, plus video and recording time with CBC Music, and a spot at a showcase gig in Toronto.

Click on the link below to hear Sarah MacDougall speak with Dave about making it to the semifinal round of the competition.

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Fawn Fritzen is another semifinalist from the Yukon. Click on the link below to hear her speak with Dave.

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Big Data changing the way movies are made

There's a new independent comedy program on the go, but if you want to watch Pulp, you'll have to fire up the Xbox.

It's the latest example of online video bypassing the traditional production and distribution channels.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's tech columnist Dan Misener tell Dave about the new ways to watch TV and movies, and how they will be watching you back.

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Parents call for ban on hitting in minor hockey

A survey conducted by the Rick Hansen Institute into the risks of contact sports for young people have produced results that will concern fans of old time hockey.

Three out of four hockey parents surveyed say they support a ban on body checking for 11 and 12-year-olds, and two-thirds support a ban for 13 and 14-year-olds.

Click on the link below to hear Dave speak with Scott Oakman, executive director of the Greater Toronto Hockey League, the largest minor hockey league in the world.

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U.K. hospital gets tough with patients

A recent study of 11 industrialized nations placed Canadians at the top of the list of people who were most likely to visit a hospital emergency room, and spend most of the time in the E-R waiting to see a doctor.

Some of those visits are unnecessary, and in the U.K. one hospital has launched a provocative campaign to encourage people to think twice before visiting the E-R.

Click on the link below to hear Airplay's house doctor Brian Goldman speak with Dave about the idea, and whether it would work in Canada.

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Here's the website of the program in Leicester, England.

http://www.choosebetter.org.uk/