Thu December 31, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Today, we'd like to present some of our favourite clips from the past year on the show. First we have a story from the Calgary Eyeopener about golfer Matt Barker, who attempted to play 12 rounds in one day back in June to raise money for the ALS Society of BC. Then, we'll enjoy a quick clip that came to us from Voyage North last July when bells rang out simultaneously in Thunder Bay, Ontario and Gifu, Japan.
Wed December 30, 2009 at 2:00 AM
This year, the Canadian Music Centre is recognizing 50 outstanding performers as ambassadors of new music in Canada. The CBC's Mack Furlong spoke with a Newfoundlander on that list, the General and Artistic Director of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra, Peter Gardner.
Tue December 29, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Edmontonian Shawna Pandya is passionate about space technology, medicine and humanitarian work. She'll tell us why she's taking a year away from medical school to work on a project in California. Then, Bill Mayberry of the Mayberry Fine Art Gallery in Winnipeg, MB will tell us how a rare painting worth $300-thousand dollars came his way via e-mail. Finally, host Leigh Anne Power of the Central Newfoundland Morning Show will speak with author Michael Crummey about the roots of his writing.
Mon December 28, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Jann Arden is a singer-songwriter from Alberta. She's been in the music business for about 20 years and she recently released her latest album. It's called "Free." Here's Jann Arden in conversation with host Russell Bowers on Daybreak Alberta.
Thu December 24, 2009 at 2:00 AM
First today, we'll hear from Tim Peters, a co-founder of The Canadian Hero Fund. The initiative works to support the families of Canadian soldiers who lost their lives to the war in Afghanistan. Following that, Phog Lounge owner Tom Lucier of Windsor, Ontario tells us about a local photographer whose work he's currently showcasing at the lounge. Her name is Cristina Naccarato and she does most of her work at concerts.
Wed December 23, 2009 at 2:00 AM
10-year-old Ronnie Theissen wants to buy a house for a homeless family. He's partnered with a Saskatoon charity to make his dream a reality. After we meet him and his mother, Shelley, we'll hear from Percy Sacobie of Fredericton, NB. The province has agreed to re-name Savage Island, which sits in the Saint John River, seven kilometers west of Fredericton. Sacobie felt it was hurtful and offensive to his people, the Maliseet.
Tue December 22, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Sponsor Winnipeg is a program targated at people, businesses and
organizations who are prepared to pay to have their name attached to a civic facility or program. Grant Norman is the councillor spearheading the program for the city. After we meet him, we'll hear about two Maritime scientists who've discovered a species of glowworm that's considered endangered in parts of Europe, thriving in - of all places - a few local cemeteries.
Mon December 21, 2009 at 2:00 AM
Alberta'a iconic prairie sentinels are showcased in a new calendar. Jim Pearson began working on a project called Vanishing Sentinels back in 2002 to document the history of wooden grain elevators on the prairies. After we meet him, we'll hear an interview with teacher Ryan Dvorak of Port Alberni, BC. He's running a pilot program at his school, having students build their own classroom.
Fri December 18, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Montreal, Quebec's Victoria Bridge has now been in use for 150 years. CBC Montreal's Loreen Pindera spoke with some locals to find out more about the bridge. After we hear what she found out, we'll meet Dr. Kathy McNally. She works in Charlottetown, PEI, but she was in Ontario this week to carry the Olympic Torch. She was one of 20 members of the Canadian Medical Association who were selected to be torchbearers. CBC Prince Edward Island's Mitch Cormier got in touch with her.
Thu December 17, 2009 at 3:00 AM
Jim Snow recently won a unique contest. The contest was inspired by the story of the last woman hanged in Newfoundland. In 1834, Catherine Snow was hanged in St. John's for the murder of her husband. She was pregnant when convicted and they waited until she gave birth before the sentence was carried out. A year ago, Nellie Strowbridge published a novel about the event called Catherine Snow.