NL: Weekend AM

 
 

NL: Weekend AM

Weekend AM is CBC Radio One's province-wide, Saturday and Sunday morning show. You'll meet creative people up to all sorts of things that keep life in Newfoundland and Labrador interesting.

Updated: Sundays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/wam/index.html

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A Veiled Vigin, Leonard Cohen-inspired art, and a harp petting zoo

Carolyn Morgan talks about her mystery novel, Unveiled, Bill Rose talks about his visual art exhibition Everybody Knows, and Heather meets several harpists and tries their harps

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:24]


Songs of County Wexford and Branch, Instagram photo tips, and Presto! A PhD.

Aileen Lambert and her daughters share songs of Ireland and the Cape Shore, we get some Instagram photo tips, and Peter Duchemin, magician and newly minted PhD, tells us how he combines both his passions.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:45]


Grey is the new black, and catching up with Monica Kidd

Grey is a hot color at a hair salon in St. John's. Monica Kidd, former CBC journalist and current woman of many interests - talks about her latest projects.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:31]


May the Fourth be With You, from Sweden to the Burin Peninsula

Jerry Burt, proprietor of the Geeks Public House, tells us about being part of the Mandolorian Clan, and we meet Swedish Crockpop group Bara Jonson and Free.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:16]


What do Paige Penney and Taylor Swift have in common?

For her debut album, Watch Out for Your Step, Paige Penney of St. John's really went for it

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:01]


A top rum, a big pile of sand, and a traffic control box

The Newfoundland Distillery Company's Chaga Rum wins a big award, a Tamil-Canadian artist shovels a big pile of sand at Eastern Edge Gallery, and find out how you can take part in the Traffic Control Box Challenge.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:47]


Carrying the cross, running fast, and a gathering spot for geeks

A United Church minister in Clarenville carries a cross on Good Friday, a St. John's woman is the second Canadian female to finish the 2019 Boston Marathon, and the Geeks Public House opens in St. John's

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:52]


Killer Dwarfs, Remarkable N.L. Women, and Record Store Day

We'll meet Gerry Finn, the Killer Dwarfs guitarist from St. John's, celebrate Record Store Day with two vinyl enthusiasts, and hear about a new book on remarkable Newfoundland and Labrador women.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:58]


James Patterson loves a local April Fools' prank; Donna Butt and Mark Critch remember a friend and mentor

The staff at the A.C. Hunter Library in St. John's pull an epic April Fool's prank and win the approval of mega-selling author James Patterson, and Donna Butt and Mark Critch remember Rising Tide Theatre's Ed Keilly.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:58]


Awards, awards, awards for Newfoundland and Labrador writers and artists

DC Comics artist Mike Feehan of St. John's shares a prestigious GLAAD Media Award, and we'll take you to the 2018 BMO Winterset Award ceremony at Government House in St. John's.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:18]


Eastern Owl is standing up with Qama'si

Eastern Owl, the seven woman indigenous music group, has a lot to say on the band's second album, Qama'si, which means "Stand Up."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:08]


It Could be Franky knows how this will end

It Could Be Franky, a.k.a. Danielle Hamel, brings us her electronic take on music by some of her favourite artists with We All Know How This Will End

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:18]


Looking for new life for the Reid Theatre and a new heart for Peter Lewis

Theatre director Danielle Irvine takes Heather on a tour of the stripped down Reid Theatre at Memorial University, and artist Peter Lewis talks about where he is on his journey to a heart transplant.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:25]


Come From Away in a can, period art, and being a better ally

Salaam B'y's Aatif Baskanderi reflects on the tragedy in New Zealand, Come From Away gets the craft beer treatment, and panty liners are repurposed as art.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:35:05]


Steven Bowers is connecting with family and reconnecting with Newfoundland

Steven Bowers, a singer/songwriter orginally from western Newfoundland, talks about his cross Canada career and his new album, Elk Island Park.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:25]


A Major use for an old piano, a new art exhibit, and hooked rug Newfoundlandia from the 1990s

We'll check out a transformed upright grand piano, Clifford George tours us through his new exhibit, Anchored to the Ocean, and Maureen Ashfield hooks a rug for actor/comedian Mark Critch

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:43]


RPM Challenge 2019

Elling Lien of Unpossible NL brings in some of his favourite music created during the month of February for the Newfoundland and Labrador RPM Challenge 2019.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:55]


18 Souls and the Difficult Book Book Club

Journalist Rod Etheridge talks about his book 18 Souls: The Loss and Legacy of Cougar Flight 491, and Linda Goodyear explains why she started a book club to read Ulysses by James Joyce.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:26:09]


Out in The Cold with Selina Boland

Singer/songwriter Selina Boland tells Heather how she worked through a winter of grief and loss by creating the album, The Cold.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:14]


The Mosquito School House, Come From Away red carpet adventures, and Dylanology

Singer/songwriter Chris LeDrew is presenting a paper at an academic conference on Bob Dylan, Two CBCers have just returned from Come From Away's London West End Premiere, and we'll learn about the very old, very small, Mosquito School House.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:36:39]


How a cabin jam became a Cotillion

Trad scene legends Dave Panting, Gerry Strong and Hugh Scott turned a music camp jam session into a new band called Cotillion, and release an album called Tinker's Wagon.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:10]


Tea dolls, tea room, and a time gone by

A group of Innu Tea Doll owners do a show and share at The Rooms, There's a new tea room in Keels, Bonavista Bay, and a new online exhibit looks at the heyday of Main Street in Windsor.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:54]


From Battery Radio to Radiolab, and pull up a stool at the Porridge Bar

Annie McEwan tells us how learning about radio in St. John's led her to a job with public radio in New York City, and Heather checks out the Wild Mother Provisions Porridge Bar

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:39]


Winter trail running, literature in Palestine, and whither the live music crowd?

Writer Marcello Di Cintio talks about literature and storytelling in Palestine, Katie Wadden brings runners out on the snow covered trails of St. John's, and two music industry insiders wonder where the live music fans have gone

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:25]


Barbershop singing and old school rock and roll are having a moment, piano ownership - not so much

Newfound Sound women's barbershop chorus is looking for new members, it's a big weekend for local rock and roll from the 50s, 60s and 70s, and there are some key changes in piano ownership

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:09]


Meet an indigenous artist in residence and the Beef Bucket Kids

Nelson White is the first Indigenous Artist in Residence at The Rooms, and The Beef Bucket Kids are a local take on the iconic 80s Garbage Pail Kids.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:46]


Harps, The Friendly Giant, and cookies

We'll hear about the connection between two St. John's area musicians and The Friendly Giant, and elite runner Kate Bazeley reveals why she always eats dessert

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:57]


On the St. John's Edge in 2019 and welcome, Zephyr!

The CBC's Jeremy Eaton looks at what's ahead for the St. John's Edge basketball team, and we meet the first baby born in Newfoundland and Labrador in 2019.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:18]


Atlantic Boychoir's Christmas in Central Europe

Jakub Martinec, Bryn Martinec, and Matthew O'Neill of Atlantic Boychoir drop by the Weekend AM studio to talk about their December 2017 tour of the Czech Republic, Germany and Austria.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:20]


Spend a Week in December with Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes

Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes join forces and harmonies for an album of their favourite holiday songs, A Week in December.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:12]


Vintage toys, international reading, and sealskin mittens

Heather checks out a vintage toy display at The Rooms, we'll browse the multilingual collection at the N.L. Public Library system, and a group of young adults in Nain makes sealskin mittens.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:34:12]


Starting an Elderdog 'pawd,' the provincial human rights award winner and Nobody is in Control

Guest host Maggie Gillis finds out how Elderdog is helping seniors and their best friends stay together as long as possible, Kim White wins this year's provincial Human Rights Award and comic book artists Paul Tucker and Wallace Ryan talk about their latest project, Nobody is in Control.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:45:33]


Stained glass, a Flybrary, and art aboard the CCGS Amundsen

The authors of a book on the stained glass windows at the Basilica of St. John the Baptist tell tales about the panes, you'll find a new way to get reading material in Gander, and artist Christina Koch talks about her experience aboard the CCGS Amundsen

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[mp3 file: runs 00:29:58]


LeRiche takes it home to Newfoundland and Labrador

LeRiche, a.k.a. Brad LeRiche, talks about his music's growing popularity in Europe, and what has made him finally feel at home as a working musician in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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