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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.

  • 07:09
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 07:46
    Some doctors in Red Deer are calling for the province to lift a funding cap on hip and knee replacements -- saying patients face unnecessarily long waits. One resident, Bradley McEwan, gave up waiting for his hip replacement. Thanks to a generous family member, he finally got it done at a private clinic in Quebec. the surgery cost more than 22-thousand dollars. But he says it was worth it. Dr. Keith Wolstenholme is the Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery for Red Deer Regional Hospital.
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 06:42
    If losing weight is one of your New Year's resolutions, you may be considering going "keto" Supporters of the low-carb, high-fat plan insist it's great for brain function and overall health, as well as your waistline. But does the keto-genic diet really live up to its hype, and is it safe for older adults? Our longevity columnist Sharon Basaraba joins us for a closer look
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 08:20
    The Star of HGTV Canada's Brian Inc. and House of Bryan is headlining the Calgary Renovation Show. Bryan Baeumler has tackled countless renovation projects, many with his wife Sarah. They're debuting a new show on HGTV called Island of Bryan. It showcases their latest project renovating an abandoned resort in the Bahamas.
    Jan 11, 2019
  • 08:53
    It's another busy weekend for arts and entertainment in our city. The Homestretch's Susan Holzman joins Rob with a few suggestions.
    Jan 10, 2019
  • 07:55
    A Canmore author has a new anthology of stories and essays about mountain culture. Geoff Powter is also a long time climber and adventurer. His new book is called Inner Ranges, and he joins Rob in studio.
    Jan 10, 2019
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