Paul Karchut

CBC Calgary

Paul has been with CBC since 2005. He's the director of the Calgary Eyeopener, CBC Radio's national car columnist with a weekly feature called Karchut on Cars, and CBC Calgary's ski and outdoor lifestyle reporter.

Latest from Paul Karchut

Filipino Bureau

Security, comfort, culture and challenges: multigenerational families under one roof

Ernie Alama has both studied and lived through the challenges and gains that Filipino families face when moving to Canada. He reflects on intergenerational living and bringing family members back together after a long time apart.
Filipino Bureau

The drive to get more Filipino Canadians into politics

A discussion with three Filipino-Canadian politicians about their decision to enter politics, the challenges they’ve faced, and the work they’re doing to get more Filipino youth interested in politics
Filipino Bureau

3 young Filipino-Calgarians on Generation 1.5 and how they connect to community while forging their own way

Three young Calgarians of Filipino descent — including two members of Generation 1.5, people born in the Philippines who later moved to Canada — weigh in on what matters to them.
Filipino Bureau

Q&A: How some struggle with traditional expectations and pressures within Filipino families

Julie Alati-it, Bea Gan and Giselle Dino dig into the pressures, values and gender roles in a traditional Filipino home and how the next generation of Filipino Calgarians are approaching this dynamic.
Filipino Bureau

Why Calgary is a hotbed for up and coming Filipino pageant contestants

CBC discusses the growing pageantry scene in Calgary’s Filipino community with Riza Santos, Jeanae Elisha Ventura and Harlijk Mirasol.
Filipino Bureau

When Jason Bourne fought a villain with only a pen, he used Filipino martial arts taught by these Albertans

You've probably seen Filipino martial arts on the big screen without even knowing it as Jason Bourne fights a bad guy armed only with a pen in The Bourne Identity, in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace, in Captain America and elsewhere. Well, these grandmasters are keeping the Filipino martial arts alive in Alberta.
Filipino Bureau

Famous Filipino musicians find new life in Calgary

The Filipino Bureau talks with three musicians from the Philippines who found success back home and are now living a different life in Calgary.
Q & A

Life in Calgary as a Filipino-Canadian: Going from being seen to feeling like you matter

Cesar Cala on the importance of going from being seen to feeling like you matter.
Filipino Bureau

Everyday COVID heroes recognized in their community

Calgary Filipino organization Fiesta Filipino wants to celebrate and encourage people on the front lines of the pandemic.
Filipino Bureau

Zodiac makeup series goes viral for Calgary artist

Bryan Francisco's creative makeup art has gone viral on TikTok after the Calgarian used handmade plastic head pieces, clay, airbrushes and gold-flecked paint to represent the different signs of the Zodiac.