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2018 Alexis Mazurin Award Winners
Alexis Mazurin was a talented CBC broadcaster who passed away in 2005. The Alexis Mazurin Awards are given annually out to BC journalism students making creative radio. This year, the award went to two recipients: Francesca Bianco and Rehmatullah Sheikh.
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Anna Wong: Traveller on Two Roads
Anna Wong is a Vancouver-born artist you should know about. And a new exhibition at the Burnaby Art Gallery is the perfect opportunity.
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Painter Maryanne Wettlaufer
Maryanne Wettlaufer has lived in Haida Gwaii for years, and it suffuses her paintings with wild energy.
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Pop culture reincarnation
Matthew Parsons has a theory. It isn't especially convincing, but here we are.
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Kaarina is a textile aritist based in Vancouver who makes one of a kind silk evening bags. Her work is part of a show opening September 6 at Circle Craft Gallery on Granville Island.
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Shelf Life with Rachel Hartman
Bestselling author Rachel Hartman talks about books that have been important in her life.
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Jack Li is a young clarinetist bound for Harvard. He's on the CBC Music list of 30 classical musicians under 30 to watch!
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Wickaninnish Inn cookbook
Executive Chef Warren Barr talks about the new Wickaninnish Inn cookbook and prepares a delicious rutabaga pasta dish!
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Nomeansno: life after punk
Grant Lawrence talks with John Wright, the drummer from Victoria's legendary punk rock band Nomeansno, about life at the end of the road in Lund, B.C.
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Ceramics artist Ciro DiRuocco takes on the opioid crisis
Ciro DiRuocco has begun to exhibit his pottery around Canada. His artistic journey started when he was in recovery for an oxycontin addiction.
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The German Watchmaker
He's one of the last of his kind.
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Odd Jobs episode 4: Animal Lawyer
Meet Rebekah Breder: a lawyer whose clients are furrier than usual.
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Temporal Drum Set
For a few days in late June, the Western Front in Vancouver hosted a mysterious musical art installation.
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A trip to the farmer's market with Clement Chan
Clement Chan runs the esteemed Torofuku restaurant on Main Street in Vancouver. Margaret Gallagher tagged along with him on his weekly trip to the farmer's market for inspiration.
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Odd Jobs episode 3: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist
Meet a doctor who specialises in several types of treatment nobody wants to talk about.
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A new exhibition at the Comox Valley Art Gallery explores the legacy of the 67-year potlatch ban.
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The Phantoms at Mural Fest
One of the attractions at the Vancouver Mural Fest will be a scene from an art installation the like of which you've never seen.
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Odd Jobs episode 2: Waterslide engineer
Emily Colombo has the best job ever.
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Less Is More
Matthew Parsons' tastes have always run towards the extreme; the busy; the blustery. But he's taking a break from that this week, and exploring the subtler things.
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Odd Jobs episode 1: Trauma Scene Cleaner
This summer series on North by Northwest will take you into the world of people who do the jobs you've never heard of. In this first instalment, you'll meet a guy who cleans up biohazards. It's not easy, but it's got to happen.
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Silversmith Wesley Harris
Wesley Harris is a master silversmith whose latest show pays tribute to his earliest mentor.
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Strings and the St. Roch
The R.C.M.P. ship St. Roch now resides at the Vancouver Maritime Museum. But in its day, it was the first ship to circumnavigate North America. For its 90th birthday, the Maritime Museum invited a string quartet and a selection of emerging B.C. composers to write music about its historic voyage.
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Pamela Post fills us in on the healing powers of the forest.
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Michael Brendan Hepher: Backroads of BC
Michael Brendan Hepher has a show now at the Fernie Museum, based on his family's travel around BC last summer.
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Frank Ritcey takes a hike
This is the first part of our hike in the hills north of Kamloops.
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C.C. Humphreys' new book "Chasing the Wind," is set against the backdrop of World War II, the Spanish Civil War, the Berlin Olympics, the Hindenburg disaster... everything you've ever heard about the 1930s.
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Dickens Sweets and British Museum
A visit with Ann Rogers and Fred Hails at their Dickens Sweets and British Museum in Chilliwack.
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Jesse Zubot is a violinist, composer, and producer who has been involved in a frightening amount of projects. He talked with Matthew Parsons about growing up in a place where there wasn't much music going on, forgetting his classical training, and searching for a new sound with the Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq.
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John Michael Koffi
John Michael Koffi is 20 years old, and he's been living as a refugee since he was 11. He's written a book about his experiences as a refugee in several different countries. He told Sheryl the whole story.
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Michael Murray with three pieces by Bach
Michael Murray is a pianist, harpsichord player and organist at St Phillip's in Dunbar. He's my first guest on a new series where musicians talk about three pieces of music.
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My visit with Chief David Jimmie and David Schaepe at the Squiala Longhouse to talk about the new book Being Ts'elxweyecqw.
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Shelf Life with artist Robert Davidson
A wonderfully wide ranging conversation about stories and books and algebra with artist, singer and dancer Robert Davidson.
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A visit from our word guy.
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Richard Smart: Third-generation bookbinder
Richard Smart runs the Old English Bindery and E.C. Rare Books in North Vancouver. Antiquarian books are in his blood.
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Kate Harris's book "Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road" chronicles her bicycle trip she took along the famous route.
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Reviews on the road
Associate producer and pop culture obsessive Matthew Parsons went on a road trip, which isn't a thing he usually does. He came back with some thoughts.
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Author David Sedaris is beloved by readers and radio lovers alike. His comic essays jump off the page in book form, but when you hear his bone-dry delivery it adds that much more delight. Sheryl talked with David about his new book, "Calypso."
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Author Eric Wilson
Eric Wilson is working on a screen play for his very first novel from 1976.
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CBC Science Fair
Nicholas Murray is a gold medal winner from the recent Vancouver regional science fair and a judge for the CBC event. Jill O'Hearn is a competitor in the CBC fair. She is a grade 6 student from Trail.
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Author Patrick Friesen
Patrick Friesen has a new book of poetry with a huge scope!
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Recent Langara College journalism grad Shoji Whittier talks about barbershop singing.
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Pianist Robert Silverman celebrates his 80th birthday!
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Shelf Life with Bramwell Tovey
The long-time music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra stops by to talk with Sheryl about the books that shaped his life.
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Potter Meira Mathison
Meira Mathison is a potter based on Vancouver Island. She's part of the Fired Up! group which is having their annual show May 25-27
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Gardener Donna Balzer on early spring
The warm spring weather around BC has provided some challenges for gardeners.
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Matthew Parsons tries to relax
It's a stressful world. Associate producer Matthew Parsons has some extremely weird suggestions for how to calm the tempest in your soul.
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Sharanjeet Singh Mand
Sharanjeet introduces a very rare Indian instrument; the Surbahar.
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Matthew Parsons vs Gilbert and Sullivan
Matthew pays a visit to a G and S rehearsal with the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society.
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Donna Kane's latest book is a memoir Summer of the Horse.
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North by Northwest Podcast, May 6, 2018
Nigella Lawson is in the NXNW Cooking Club with her new book "At My Table: A Celebration of Home Cooking," Syrian-Canadian director filmmaker Amar Chebib talks about his new documentary "Wajd: Songs of Separation," Kelowna-based children's author and illustrator Cale Atkinson gets ready for the Vancouver Island Children's Book Festival
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North by Northwest Podcast, May 5, 2018
Wood artist and designer Brent Comber, Matthew McFarlane on creative BC craft ciders, Asha Lohia and Krishna Teja of the Pandit Jasraj School of Music. With guest host Margaret Gallagher.
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Jonathan Berkowitz on prepositions
Our Word Guy is on the beat and in the studio.
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Journalist Rod Mickleburgh
Rod Mickleburgh covered labour stories in BC for decades and now he's written a book titled On The Line.
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Inside the Craft: Grant Tomlinson and Travis Carey
A visit to the studios of Grant and Travis plus a bonus track!
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Composer Hildegard Westerkamp
A conversation with Hildegard Westerkamp on Kits Beach.
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Author Kevin Chong's new novel is based on a classic story.
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The Wetland Project
A 24 hour recording of the sounds in a Saturna Island wetland has generated no end of artistic endeavour.
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Inside the Craft: Jenn Ladd at Blue Dog Guitars
Jenn Ladd has created a little piece of guitar heaven in an unlikely place.
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There's a new orchestra starting up in Vancouver. But unless you join you might never get to hear it! And you can join even if you've never played an instrument in your life!
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Inside the Craft: Shelley Park
Shelley Park is a luthier in North Vancouver who specializes in guitars, and is especially known for her jazz guitars.
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Cabinets of Curiosity
Willow Yamauchi introduces us to a man who has more than one personal museum in her on going series on collectors.
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"Sailing is a hugely widespread endeavour," says yacht designer Ron Holland
Ron Holland has been designing luxury yachts for years and he's been on the water for most of his life. Matthew Parsons went to talk to him about his new memoir and take a tour of one of his yachts.
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Salt Spring Island Secondary improv students
The SSIS team is one of four BC high school improv teams going to compete at the national finals in Ottawa. We'll hear from two Salt Spring students who were also part of last year's team.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles
Here are all 15 episodes of Grant Lawrence's serial.
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Stop Podcasting Yourself
In the very early days of podcasting, 10 years ago, Graham Clark and Dave Shumka started one in their basement and it's still going strong!
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Artist Richard Tetrault
Making art with a steam roller!
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Poet Emily Nilsen
Emily Nilsen is nominated for two big poetry awards for her first collection.
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Gardener Donna Balzer
Donna Balzer is a garden writer and speaker who lives on Vancouver Island.
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Inside the Craft: David Lapeyrouse
On this installment of our ongoing series on luthiers in BC we go back to the beginning; to the tone wood.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 14
The second last chapter in this story from CBC's Grant Lawrence.
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Skeena Reece's collaborative show Touch Me is on now at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.
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Seaweed Harvesting with Amanda Swinimer
Amanda Swinimer has been harvesting seaweed for 17 years with her business Dakini Tidal Wilds.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles Chapter 13
Grant Lawrence with the on going saga of the Cougar Lady.
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Matthew Parsons talks about books on books
Three books on books.
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Inside the Craft: Nicole Alosinac
Instrument repair artist Nicole Alosinac talks about bringing guitars back to life.
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Sound of Dragon Music Festival
Lan Tung is the organizer of the Sound of Dragon Music Festival which happens April 5-8 in Vancouver. She's also a performer and composer.
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Shelf Life with Stanley Coren
Stanley Coren talks about some of the books that have shaped his life.
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Idioms with Jonathon Berkowitz
Our word guy opens a can of worms.
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Inside the Craft: John Reischman
John Reischman talks about mandolins in his life.
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Artist David Tycho
David Tycho has a show at the South Main Gallery in Vancouver titled Fire and Rain.
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Artist and writer lessLIE is a co-curator of a show titled Form as Meaning at the AGGV
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Spring Cleaning tips from Charles MacPherson
Charles MacPherson is author of The Butler Speaks.
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Cougar Lady Chronicles 12
Episode 12 of our ongoing series from Grant Lawrence
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Daniel Tseghay reviews The Boat People
Daniel Tseghay offers his thoughts on one of the books in Canada Reads, The Boat People by Sharon Bala.
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Columnist Jack Knox
Jack Knox writes for the Times Colonist in Victoria BC and has published his second book based on his columns.
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Music Therapist Lucy Thomas
Lucy Thomas works at St Paul's hospital in Vancouver.
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