BC: North by Northwest

 
 

BC: North by Northwest

Join host Sheryl MacKay to meet creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.

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Filmmaker Ali Kazimi on the Komagata Maru

Last week, the federal government announced the removal of former Vancouver MP Harry Herbert Stevens name from a federal public building in Vancouver. Stevens was partially responsible for denying the passengers aboard the Komagata Maru entry into Canada in 1914. Documentary filmmaker Ali Kazimi made a film called "Continuous Journey," about the Komagata Maru incident. Guest host Jason D'Souza talked with Kazimi about Stevens' legacy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:07]


Karun Thanjivur on meteors

If you're out at the right hours, you might still be able to catch the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked Monday night. Guest host Jason D'Souza talked with Karun Thanjivur about it on the weekend.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:51]


Matthew Parsons watches The Clock

Christian Marclay's "The Clock" is a classic of contemporary art: a 24-hour film that also functions as a timepiece. Matthew Parsons caught an hour of it at the Polygon Gallery, where it's showing until September 15.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:50]


Electronic art with Garnet Hertz

Garnet Hertz runs the Studio for Critical Making at Emily Carr University. His latest piece involves a dozen Google Home smart speakers, a disassembled television/VCR combo, and—just maybe—Homeland Security.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:50]


A Graphic History of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

A conversation with illustrator David Lester and Sean Carleton of the Graphic History Collective.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:34]


Hermit of Desolation Sound: Chapters 1-12

Grant Lawrence has been back on North By Northwest this season with another serialised tale from the wilds of coastal British Columbia. It's about a hermit philosopher named Russell Letawsky. Here's the entire saga, in twelve parts.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:54:26]


Opera Mariposa

Sisters Jacqueline and Stephanie Ko talk about the illness they live with and that lead them to found an opera company.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:38]


Kevin Spenst

Poet Kevin Spenst talks about exploring his experience of growing up with a father dealing with a mental illness and how he explores that in his poetry.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:27]


Ian McEwan

award winning author Ian McEwan talks about his latest novel Machines Like Me, and much else.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:50]


Haley Landa on strawberries

Haley Landa has some advice for introducing her favourite seasonal fruit into dishes both sweet and savoury.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:16]


Paper Dresses

If you're at Oakridge Centre in the next couple of weeks, you might catch sight of some unusual garments.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:11]


Faust at Vancouver Opera

Conductor Jonathan Darlington and soprano Simone Osborne talk with Matthew Parsons about Gounod's masterpiece.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:18]


Percussionist Julia Chien

Julia Chien doesn't just play the timpani and the marimba. She's recently expanded her menagerie of instruments to include the typewriter and the desk bell as well.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:33]


Sandhu Singh

Sandhu Singh is an artist based in Victoria. His work is in a solo show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until May 4.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:23]


Duty, Honour and Izzat by Steven Purewal

Steven Purewal's book tells the story of Punjabi soldiers in WW1.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:12]


Hermit of Desolation Sound: Chapters 1-5

Grant Lawrence is back with another serialized tale from the wilds of Desolation Sound.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:41:56]


Re-imagining photography with Dan Jackson

Dan Jackson's new exhibit shows what happens when you stop thinking of photography as a way to document reality and start thinking of it as a mode of expression.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:18]


"Brideships" at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Artist Tracy McMenemy has a new exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum about 60 women who arrived in Victoria from London, essentially to be married off to husbands.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:29]


Genevieve Blanchet's award-winning marmalade

Genevieve Blanchet didn't expect to win silver at the world's most prestigious marmalade competition when she submitted a jar at the last minute. But win silver she did.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:21]


Rob Butler on Herons

Ornithologist Rob Butler meets Sheryl at Stanley Park to observe some herons.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:50]


Haley Landa on milk

Our food columnist and baker-in-residence Haley Landa has some thoughts on dairy products.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:05]


Sheringham's prize-winning gin

A Vancouver Island distillery that's only a few years old has just won a prestigious international gin prize. Sheryl talked to the distillers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:32]


Wildlife photographer Jess Findlay

Jess Findlay's image of a loon is featured in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:31]


Oscar-nominated animators Alison Snowden and David Fine

"Animal Behaviour" puts the audience inside a group therapy session for some very troubled animals. It's the National Film Board of Canada's 75th Oscar-nominated film.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:05]


Biker Bob: the man whose ashes travelled across Canada

A new documentary tells the story of Biker Bob, a man who died suddenly in a motorcycle accident, and had a deeply unexpected posthumous adventure. https://www.cbc.ca/shortdocs/shorts/biker-bobs-posthumous-adventure

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:48]


Kids' singer/songwriter Ginalina

Gina Lam has made four albums for kids, each on a different topic. Her latest is about the idea of community, and it's up for a JUNO.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:11]


Poet Chantal Gibson

Chantal Gibson's new book of poetry explores how black women are portrayed in Canadian culture.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:23]


Palaeontology curator Victoria Arbour on a new dinosaur

The Royal BC Museum's palaeontology curator Victoria Arbour has just co-authored a new book about a spectacular new specimen - that she named after a character from Ghostbusters.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:27]


Haley Landa on cookies

You can probably make cookies. But you'll make them a lot better once you hear Haley Landa's tips.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:59]


Shelf life with Cecily Nicholson

Cecily Nicholson won last year's Governor General Award for poetry, but her work extends from poetry to social justice advocacy to gallery management. She talked with Sheryl about the role books have played in her life.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:20]


Roy Miki reads and reflects

Roy Miki's new poetry collection brings together all of his work - from his early reflections on Japanese Canadian redress, to new poems that play around adventurously with language.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:26]