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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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:17]


Solo to Fogo travel, old school recipes from St. John's. and Christmas movies with an extra helping of cheese

The Fogo Island Inn offers an escape from all that Christmas togetherness, CBC Reporter Jeremy Eaton shares his secret obsession with Christmas made for television movies, and two writers make old-school recipes from Agnes Ayre's Notebook

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[mp3 file: runs 00:40:49]


Throat Singing, Video Gaming, and Newfoundland-Korean-Cajun dining

We'll drop in on a throat singing workshop at Spirit Song Festival 2018, explore The Sea Between with video game designer Matthew Hare, and hear how the Open Studio Restaurant at Grates Cove Studios has become RANL's 2018 Restauranteur of the Year.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:43]


Gower remembers, teens perform drama, and artisans make Christmas gifts

We'll meet some of the members of the Mad As Hops theatre group, learn how Gower Street United Church remembers its World War One parishoners, and meet artisans at the 45th annual Craft Council of NL Christmas Craft Fair.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:38:16]


The great legacy of an Innu elder, and 100 faces of the Great War

Mark Critch, patron of Victoria Park, tells us about new statue commemorating the Newfoundland Regiment, and as people in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish mourn the loss of Shimun Michel Sr.,we look back on his inspirational legacy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:56]


Halloween on the black carpet, Irish in the graveyard, and a Little Free Library in Green's Harbour.

Mike Hickey of St. John's tells us about his adventures on the black carpet We visit a Little Free Library in Green's Harbour, and we remember Aly O'Brien, ten years after this death.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:14]


Honking the Moose Blues.

Florian Hoefner of Subtone joins us to talk about the jazz quintet's latest album "Moose Blues".

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:39]


From New Delhi to the Ghost Road to art that's Here From Away

storyteller Gaurav Madan takes us from a hillside in New Delhi to Signal Hill in St. John's, new Canadians bring their visual art to the Avalon Mall, and writer Charis Cotter talks about her latest novel, The Ghost Road.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:29]


On the matters of football, music and the hazards of knitting

Football N.L. unveils its first Canadian football field in Newfoundland and Labrador, we'll ponder the ways that local artists release their music, and get an important safety lesson from knitter Deana Stagg.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:39:51]


A trip to an orchard, some juggling, and a cleansing walk in the woods

We'll go to the source of the Newfoundland Cider Company's popular products, meet some performers here for the St. John's International Circus Festival, and learn about forest bathing.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:40]


2018 Polaris Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher, and a trip to the Clarenville Farm and Market

We visit the Clarenville Farm and Market, and 2018 Polaris Music Prize winner Jeremy Dutcher visits St. John's

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[mp3 file: runs 00:25:18]