BC: North by Northwest

 
 

BC: North by Northwest

Join host Sheryl MacKay to meet creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists in their studios, musicians and performers backstage, writers at their keyboards and chefs at the cooktop. There's great conversation and a lot of laughs too waiting for you every weekend on North by Northwest.

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Solar probe set to embark on perilous journey to the sun

Humanity's first mission to touch the sun thrills NASA scientists.

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Salesperson of the year

Digging through archives in Saskatchewan, host Connie Walker makes a shocking discovery.

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How to tell the perfect lie

Oriana can't lie and it's hurting those closest to her.

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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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Potlatch 67-67

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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Forest Bathing

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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C.C. Humphreys

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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Frank Ritcey takes a hike

This is the first part of our hike in the hills north of Kamloops.

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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

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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Being Ts'elxweyecqw

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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Jonathan Berkowitz

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

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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David Sedaris

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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Barbershop singing

Recent Langara College journalism grad Shoji Whittier talks about barbershop singing.

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Robert Silverman

Pianist Robert Silverman celebrates his 80th birthday!

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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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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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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

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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Kevin Chong

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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NACHO

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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Cougar Lady Chronicles

Here are all 15 episodes of Grant Lawrence's serial.

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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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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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Gardener Donna Balzer

Donna Balzer is a garden writer and speaker who lives on Vancouver Island.

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Poet Emily Nilsen

Emily Nilsen is nominated for two big poetry awards for her first collection.

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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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Skeena Reece

Skeena Reece's collaborative show Touch Me is on now at the Comox Valley Art Gallery.

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Cougar Lady Chronicles 14

The second last chapter in this story from CBC's Grant Lawrence.

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Matthew Parsons talks about books on books

Three books on books.

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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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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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Inside the Craft: Nicole Alosinac

Instrument repair artist Nicole Alosinac talks about bringing guitars back to 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 lessLIE

Artist and writer lessLIE is a co-curator of a show titled Form as Meaning at the AGGV

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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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Spring Cleaning tips from Charles MacPherson

Charles MacPherson is author of The Butler Speaks.

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Bahareh Shigematsu reviews The Boat People

The Boat People by Sharon Bala is one of the books in Canada Reads this year. Bahareh Shigematsu has a review.

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Inside the Craft: Michael Heiden

A visit to the Creston studio of master luthier Michael Heiden.

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Cougar Lady Chronicles 10-11

Chapters 10 and 11 of Grant Lawrence's story of pioneer life on the coast.

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Culture at the Centre at the MOA

Matthew Parsons gets a preview of a new show at the Museum of Anthropology which is the result of a remarkable collaboration.

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Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery in Sooke

A visit to the meadery to talk mead and sample some!

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Inside the Craft: Pharis and Jason Romero

A visit with Pharis and Jason at the Romero Banjo Co. in Horsefly to talk about the fine art of banjo making and to hear some new songs.

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Vineyard Dogs of the Okanagan

Photographer Aliki Salmas has combined several of her passions in this new coffee table book.

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Canadian College of Performing Arts

Students with the CCPA in Victoria are on stage Friday and Saturday (March 9 and 10) with the Victoria Symphony in a show called Broadway Lights.

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The Purpose Revolution

Author and consultant John Izzo talks about a revolution he sees in what customers, shareholders and employees want from companies they deal with.

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Sharanjeet Singh Mand

Sharanjeet is a sitar player, a pianist, a poet and a teacher. He is performing a concert of ragas on March 16 in Surrey as part of the lead up to Juno week in BC.

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Kristina Shelden

Kristina Shelden is a singer and songwriter in Vancouver.

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Alexander Weimann

Harpsichordist and conductor Alexander Weimann in conversation with Matthew Parsons.

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Inside the Craft: Yusuke Kawakami

A visit with luthier Yusuke Kawakami at his North Vancouver workshop as part of our Inside the Craft series.

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Micheal Hall

Michael Hall is the new music director of the Prince George Symphony.

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Cougar Lady Chronicles 6-9

Here are chapters 6,7, 8 and 9 of Grant Lawrence's Cougar Lady Chronicles.

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Inside the Craft; Warren Murfitt and Paul Pigat

Warren Murfitt is an artist, furniture maker, musician and maker of acoustic and electric guitars. Paul Pigat is a multi talented musician, singer, songwriter and guitar player. We had a great conversation when I visited Warren's studio.

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Sunday February 25

Warren Murfitt and Paul Pigat on Inside the Craft, Michelle Cormier and her women's Mariachi Band, dog trainer Monique Anstee and Romeo and Alexander Boar.

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Cougar Lady Chronicles chapter 8

For the past several weeks the CBC's Grant Lawrence has been bringing an exciting West Coast pioneering saga to North By Northwest. It's the story of the life and times of Nancy Crowther, the Cougar Queen of Okeover Inlet.Special thanks to Willow Yamauchi for some of the audio in today's chapter.

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Gardening with Donna Balzer

Vancouver Island gardener and author Donna Balzer talks about what she is planting this year and introduces her new gardener's journal.

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Inside the Craft: Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn has made more than 500 instruments in his career so far. He began making guitars in the 1960's and learned his craft in Spain from a family who had been making guitars for generations.

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