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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.

  • 07:24
    Indigenous students in Alberta will soon have greater opportunities to learn endangered languages such as Blackfoot and Tsuut'ina. The province announced six million dollars for a new language grant program today. It's the first program of its kind in Canada. Bruce Starlight is the Language Commissioner for the Tsuut'ina Nation. He is one of only 29 fluent Tsuu'tina speakers in the world.
    Nov 15, 2018
  • 08:06
    There doesn't seem to be a more timeless tragic love story than Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Two young lovers who can't be together because of their warring families. It's a story that has seen many adaptations on Broadway, television, and the movies. And now this weekend, the story will be told through song and dance. The Alberta Ballet and Calgary Opera are sharing the stage with a co-production of Romeo and Juliette. Jean Grand-Maitre is Alberta Ballet's Artistic Director.
    Nov 15, 2018
  • 06:40
    If you're any kind of chef you probably have a drawer or a shelf full of cookbooks. But in this era of Alexa and the internet how many of you still crack a spine for supper? Our Homestretch Food Trends columnist, Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, says cookbooks are still all the rage. Elizabeth is a Calgary-based food writer and our guide to foodie culture in Calgary.
    Nov 14, 2018
  • 06:31
    Twelve of the brightest young people in the country are vying to be named Canada's Smartest Person Junior. The new CBC TV show premieres tonight at 8 pm and Alexia Sabau is among those taking part. She's a grade 8 student in Calgary.
    Nov 14, 2018
  • 08:37
    Jay Baruchel is an accomplished actor, screenwriter, and a long suffering fan of the National Hockey League's Montreal Canadiens. Jay has written a book about his sometimes tortured love affair with the Habs called 'Born Into It, a Fan's Life'. He's in Calgary for Wordfest, and joins Doug in studio
    Nov 14, 2018
  • 08:14
    The character was originally created in 1919...since then, Zorro has inspired a tv series back in the 50s, and multiple books and movies. Now there's a new take on the masked vigilante - it opens later this month at Arts Commons. Rebecca Northan co-wrote and directs Zorro: Family Code.
    Nov 13, 2018
  • 05:15
    Jasper Park Lodge is an international destination for visitors from all over the world. But one Calgary family made it more than just a place to visit. Three generations of the Hansen family worked at the resort. Jan Hansen is a culinary instructor at SAIT. His parents met and fell in love while working at the hotel. Jan also worked there as an aspiring chef. And now his son Viggo is employed as a banquet server. Jan and Viggo Hansen join Doug in studio.
    Nov 13, 2018
  • 07:22
    Calgary author Will Ferguson calls Calgary writer Tyler Hellard's debut novel 'funny, quirky, sad, and sweet'. Doug Dirks agrees with the assessment and chats with Hellard about his book.
    Nov 12, 2018
  • 06:50
    How's this for a wild and wonderful twenty-four hours or so? Brian Keating was in Churchill, Manitoba yesterday hanging out with polar bears and then he headed to the Calgary Zoo this morning to check out the pandas.
    Nov 12, 2018
  • 07:24
    Stan Lee, a giant of the comics world has died. Born Stanley Martin Lieber in 1922, Lee began working in comics as a teenager in the 1930s. He would go on to become Editor-In-Chief, then publisher and chairman of Marvel Comics. He co-created some of the most iconic characters...many who still dominate popular culture including Spider-Man, the Hulk, the X-Men, Iron Man, Black Panther and Thor among others. Stan Lee came to Calgary multiple times to take part in the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. Here is Doug's conversation with Stan from 2016.
    Nov 12, 2018
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