CBC Radio Archive

  • For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

    The Gift That Keeps On Giving

    For the kids from my generation, the only thing we anticipated more than the arrival of Santa, was the Sears Christmas Wish Book. Countless pages of dreams and possibilities starting with several items under $10, then 20 and 50.  Next, the winter boots and gear, followed by pictures of ladies […]

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  •   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #5

      This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Monday, April 22, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: 1982 by Jian Ghomeshi   In this memoir, broadcaster and music impressario, Jian Ghomeshi, reflects on his youth from some 30 years previous.  Utilizing first hand accounts and lists, […]

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  • Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

    First Line-Last Line Book Preview #3

    Hi!   This is my recurring book preview, “First Line-Last Line” for Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The high-impact preview for low-impact people.   Today’s book: In Into the Abyss, journalist Carol Shaben provides a rivetting account of a deadly plane crash in Northern Alberta. Her father was one of the […]

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  • On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

    ArtsVote Speech

    On Friday, March 30, 2012, I was aaked to moderate an All-Candidates Forum on the issue of Arts Funding in Alberta. The event was organized by ArtsVote Calgary and held at the Central Branch of the Calgary Public Library.  Citizens of the province will go to the pools to elect […]

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  • James Burke: It’s raining like hell. It’s cold and I should be in the south of France. Russell: Oh, my goodness. That sounds like a much better place to be. I was in England at Christmas actually, last year. It was my first time ever there. James: You chose the […]

    James Burke

    James Burke: It’s raining like hell. It’s cold and I should be in the south of France. Russell: Oh, my goodness. That sounds like a much better place to be. I was in England at Christmas actually, last year. It was my first time ever there. James: You chose the […]

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  • On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

    CBC Music Launches

    On February 13, CBC launched a new music site called … CBC Music! Clever name, eh? Anyway, the promise of the site is to promote music and create a whole way for for listeners to interact with CBC. I’ll update this page with the website address once it goes live, […]

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  • So, you tell me… How do you NOT respond to an email like this?  Completely genuine…   August 12, 2011, 10:07am “Dear Chris I heard you on the radio. My name is mervin I am the guy they call Johnny infamous can u help me please by introducing me to […]

    “Celebrity” Requests Interview

    So, you tell me… How do you NOT respond to an email like this?  Completely genuine…   August 12, 2011, 10:07am “Dear Chris I heard you on the radio. My name is mervin I am the guy they call Johnny infamous can u help me please by introducing me to […]

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  • April 23, 2010 You’ve heard the phrase about eyes being windows to the soul?  Well, the first thing you notice about actor Malcolm McDowell is his eyes.  In fact I first noticed them earlier in the week before we sat down for our interview.  I was at the Palliser Hotel […]

    Race to the Finish

    April 23, 2010 You’ve heard the phrase about eyes being windows to the soul?  Well, the first thing you notice about actor Malcolm McDowell is his eyes.  In fact I first noticed them earlier in the week before we sat down for our interview.  I was at the Palliser Hotel […]

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  • On Easter Sunday, I hosted a national network holiday show for CBC Radio in Canada and its themes were centered around loss and redemption.  Amongst my guests were music legend, Ian Tyson (Four Strong Winds, Someday Soon), painter Kate MacDonald, and victims advocate Marlene Swift.  Additionally, I featured profiles of […]

    Any Last Requests?

    On Easter Sunday, I hosted a national network holiday show for CBC Radio in Canada and its themes were centered around loss and redemption.  Amongst my guests were music legend, Ian Tyson (Four Strong Winds, Someday Soon), painter Kate MacDonald, and victims advocate Marlene Swift.  Additionally, I featured profiles of […]

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