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The Homestretch with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe

Designed to ease Calgary commuters' transitions from the end of the workday back to their families, The Homestretch offers an entertaining and lively blend of news and information.

  • 08:12
    Brian Keating's latest international eco-adventure continues this week in Central America, and he joins Doug with the latest.
    Jan 21, 2019
  • 09:15
    You may remember Shane Koyczan for his poetry, at the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Or from his anti bullying message called "To This Day Project" It went viral with over 23 million views. Poet, writer and spoken word artist Shane Koyczan is here in Calgary this week as part of the High Performance Rodeo. He'll be performing tomorrow night at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.
    Jan 21, 2019
  • 07:12
    A program in Cochrane is looking for people who will temporarily take in a teenager or young adult at risk of homelessness. "Safe Coach" is a program that matches 13 to 24-year-olds with families. Now it's expanding to include room-mates. Cydney Korner is a youth and family support worker with the Safe Coach program.
    Jan 21, 2019
  • 08:52
    Lillian Dyck is the first Indigenous woman to be a Canadian Senator. She's also a first generation Chinese-Canadian, and has a PhD in biological psychiatry, among other things. And now, she's the inspiration of a play showing at the High Performance Rodeo. It's called Cafe Daughter -- the coming of age story about a character named Yvette Wong, and her challenges facing racism as a half-Chinese, half-Cree girl growing up in smalltown Saskatchewan in the 1950s. Senator Lillian Dyck, and Workshop West Artistic Director Vern Thiessen join Kathryn.
    Jan 18, 2019
  • 07:45
    Some people do things for love...others for money... But Afrim Pristine does it for cheese. He is a master cheese seller, and the author of a new cookbook called For the Love of Cheese.
    Jan 18, 2019
  • 07:09
    It used to be that people would tune into watch Julia Child and be able to come away with a lovely Quiche Lorraine. Food shows were about cooking and actually learning how to create a meal. But more recently, tv cooking shows are less "cooking" and more about chefs competing to win a title, or watching others travel around eating at diners. That's what our Homestretch Food Trends columnist is tackling today. Elizabeth Chorney-Booth is a Calgary-based food writer -- and our guide to foodie culture in Calgary.
    Jan 16, 2019
  • 07:00
    A few years ago Toronto performer Rick Miller created a show called Boom... It's a multimedia one-man performance that honoured the story of his parents and their generation..the baby boomers, while celebrating the culture that shaped their lives. Now he returns to Calgary for the sequel to the show. Boom X picks up where Boom left off in 1969. This time he tells his story as a Generation Xer while weaving in the music, politics and culture from that era. Rick Miller joins Kathryn.
    Jan 15, 2019
  • 07:39
    Over 160 competitors will be battling it out in front of an audience at Telus Spark this evening. No, it's not some sort of science trivia quiz...but an eSport tournament, where gamers challenge each other in a series of matches. Competitive video gaming has become a major industry, and is growing in popularity as a spectator sport. Wes Nelson is the organizer behind the event and speaks for the Calgary eSports League
    Jan 15, 2019
  • 08:22
    It was sunny here today, but Homestretch Naturalist Brian Keating is in the clouds. We've reached him this week in Ecuador -- in a place called the Cloud Forest.
    Jan 14, 2019
  • 06:48
    Tens of thousands of Japanese Canadians were put in internment camps in 1941, after the attack on Pearl Harbour. It's something Mark Kunji Ikeda learned about in school, before he knew he had a personal connection. He explores it all in a play at the High performance Rodeo. It's called Sansei: The Storyteller. He joins Kathryn in studio.
    Jan 14, 2019
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