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The Homestretch with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe

The Homestretch eases you out of the workday and brings you back home, with an entertaining mix of news, traffic information and local stories.

  • 08:29
    Corey Hart is probably best known for his song "Sunglasses at Night"...and now those sunglasses are on display in Calgary. The National Music Centre just launched a temporary exhibition honouring the Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee. It's called Milestones: Corey Hart and it includes career highlights, his connection to his fans and some of his personal things. The singer is also going on tour after a two decade hiatus from the music scene.
    Mar 22, 2019
  • 07:05
    Shakespeare...women rockers...and kinky boots. These are just a few of the arts and entertainment options coming up in Calgary. The Homestretch's Susan Holzman joins Doug.
    Mar 22, 2019
  • 07:33
    It's time now to taste a wine from a region in northern Spain. Joining us to guide us through our tasting of Cune Rioja Crianza is Laurie MacKay. She's a Calgary-based sommelier and our wine expert here on The Homestretch.
    Mar 22, 2019
  • 08:36
    Election day is April 16. CBC senior producer Falice Chin is leading our election coverage. She joins Doug to look at some of the major promises and what's to come over the next four weeks.
    Mar 20, 2019
  • 07:32
    It's officially the first day of spring. And with this warmer weather many are itching to tee off. Golf courses aren't open yet, but you could get your golfing fix at the annual Calgary Golf Show this weekend. Phil Berube is the executive director of the Alberta Golf Association.
    Mar 20, 2019
  • 09:48
    The Coming Out Monologues is celebrating its tenth anniversary. The event shares coming out stories through spoken word, movement, and music. James Demers is the Executive Director of the Calgary Queer Arts Society. He joins Doug in studio, along with Boban Stojanovic. Boban moved to Canada in 2017 from Serbia where he was a well known activist. He's now working at the Centre for Newcomers as the LGBTQ+ Program Manager.
    Mar 19, 2019
  • 06:11
    Jenny recently ventured down south to Okotoks to check out a new retail space called BLISS. BLISS is a lot of things, but in a nutshell, it's a collaborative shared space for women in business to run their business. It's only been open since February 2nd, but already, it's flourishing. Brittany Prete is the founder of BLISS, and she also runs Organic Tan and SunnaSmile out of the space. And she gave Jenny a tour around the space.
    Mar 19, 2019
  • 08:45
    Broadway smash hit Come From Away comes to Calgary this week. The musical is based on the true story of what happened at the Gander Airport in the days after the September eleventh terror attacks. Becky Gulsvig plays several characters in the Broadway Across Canada production.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 06:20
    It would be a one stop shop for people who need affordable housing. The One Window Initiative went before council today. It's a coordinated effort between the City of Calgary and the providers of affordable housing. Maya Kambeitz is the executive director with Norfolk Housing Association.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 07:18
    It's time now for another edition of 'Where in the World is Brian Keating', which would make for a great reality show, in Doug's humble opinion. Brian joins Doug from his latest wildlife adventure in India.
    Mar 18, 2019
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