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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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award winning author Ian McEwan talks about his latest novel Machines Like Me, and much else.
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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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If you're at Oakridge Centre in the next couple of weeks, you might catch sight of some unusual garments.
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Faust at Vancouver Opera
Conductor Jonathan Darlington and soprano Simone Osborne talk with Matthew Parsons about Gounod's masterpiece.
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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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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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Duty, Honour and Izzat by Steven Purewal
Steven Purewal's book tells the story of Punjabi soldiers in WW1.
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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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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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"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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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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Rob Butler on Herons
Ornithologist Rob Butler meets Sheryl at Stanley Park to observe some herons.
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Haley Landa on milk
Our food columnist and baker-in-residence Haley Landa has some thoughts on dairy products.
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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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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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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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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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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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Poet Chantal Gibson
Chantal Gibson's new book of poetry explores how black women are portrayed in Canadian culture.
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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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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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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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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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