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CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and 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.

CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and 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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Vancouver, BC

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CBC Radio host Sheryl MacKay meets creative people from all around the province. Hear about their passions and inspirations. You'll visit artists and 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.

Twitter:

@nxnwcbc

Language:

English

Contact:

P.O. BOX 4600 Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4A2 (604) 662-6000


Episodes

Deep Into Edgar Allan Poe's Darkness

8/21/2019
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Deep Into Darkness is an immersive theatre experience based on the last moments of Edgar Allan Poe. The piece takes place in more than 20 rooms at the Cultch in Vancouver, and allows the audience to roam freely, observing whichever parts of the story appeal to them.

Duration:00:13:25

Matthew Parsons watches The Clock

8/14/2019
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Christian Marclay's "The Clock" is a classic of contemporary art: a 24-hour film that also functions as a timepiece. Matthew Parsons caught an hour of it at the Polygon Gallery, where it's showing until September 15.

Duration:00:12:50

Karun Thanjivur on meteors

8/14/2019
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If you're out at the right hours, you might still be able to catch the Perseid meteor shower, which peaked Monday night. Guest host Jason D'Souza talked with Karun Thanjivur about it on the weekend.

Duration:00:13:50

Filmmaker Ali Kazimi on the Komagata Maru

8/14/2019
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Last week, the federal government announced the removal of former Vancouver MP Harry Herbert Stevens name from a federal public building in Vancouver. Stevens was partially responsible for denying the passengers aboard the Komagata Maru entry into Canada in 1914. Documentary filmmaker Ali Kazimi made a film called "Continuous Journey," about the Komagata Maru incident. Guest host Jason D'Souza talked with Kazimi about Stevens' legacy.

Duration:00:13:06

Electronic art with Garnet Hertz

8/3/2019
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Garnet Hertz runs the Studio for Critical Making at Emily Carr University. His latest piece involves a dozen Google Home smart speakers, a disassembled television/VCR combo, and—just maybe—Homeland Security.

Duration:00:13:49

A Graphic History of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike

7/3/2019
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A conversation with illustrator David Lester and Sean Carleton of the Graphic History Collective.

Duration:00:18:34

Hermit of Desolation Sound: Chapters 1-12

6/15/2019
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Grant Lawrence has been back on North By Northwest this season with another serialised tale from the wilds of coastal British Columbia. It's about a hermit philosopher named Russell Letawsky. Here's the entire saga, in twelve parts.

Duration:01:54:26

Opera Mariposa

5/18/2019
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Sisters Jacqueline and Stephanie Ko talk about the illness they live with and that lead them to found an opera company.

Duration:00:14:38

Kevin Spenst

5/18/2019
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Poet Kevin Spenst talks about exploring his experience of growing up with a father dealing with a mental illness and how he explores that in his poetry.

Duration:00:10:26

Ian McEwan

5/18/2019
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award winning author Ian McEwan talks about his latest novel Machines Like Me, and much else.

Duration:00:25:49

Haley Landa on strawberries

5/3/2019
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Haley Landa has some advice for introducing her favourite seasonal fruit into dishes both sweet and savoury.

Duration:00:15:16

Paper Dresses

5/2/2019
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If you're at Oakridge Centre in the next couple of weeks, you might catch sight of some unusual garments.

Duration:00:09:11

Faust at Vancouver Opera

5/1/2019
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Conductor Jonathan Darlington and soprano Simone Osborne talk with Matthew Parsons about Gounod's masterpiece.

Duration:00:18:18

Percussionist Julia Chien

4/25/2019
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Julia Chien doesn't just play the timpani and the marimba. She's recently expanded her menagerie of instruments to include the typewriter and the desk bell as well.

Duration:00:10:32

Sandhu Singh

4/21/2019
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Sandhu Singh is an artist based in Victoria. His work is in a solo show at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria until May 4.

Duration:00:12:22

Duty, Honour and Izzat by Steven Purewal

4/20/2019
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Steven Purewal's book tells the story of Punjabi soldiers in WW1.

Duration:00:19:11

Hermit of Desolation Sound: Chapters 1-5

4/19/2019
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Grant Lawrence is back with another serialized tale from the wilds of Desolation Sound.

Duration:00:41:55

Re-imagining photography with Dan Jackson

4/18/2019
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Dan Jackson's new exhibit shows what happens when you stop thinking of photography as a way to document reality and start thinking of it as a mode of expression.

Duration:00:11:17

"Brideships" at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

4/17/2019
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Artist Tracy McMenemy has a new exhibit at the Vancouver Maritime Museum about 60 women who arrived in Victoria from London, essentially to be married off to husbands.

Duration:00:14:28

Genevieve Blanchet's award-winning marmalade

4/12/2019
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Genevieve Blanchet didn't expect to win silver at the world's most prestigious marmalade competition when she submitted a jar at the last minute. But win silver she did.

Duration:00:11:20