As CKUA shifts its schedule for summer, I’m so happy to be joining the roster on Saturday nights for a brand new show called Magnetic North. It starts on July 4th.
“Magnetic North is your Saturday night compass, orienting you to the best new and well-loved Canadian music. Like the show’s namesake, the mix can and does shift – attracting other rock, pop, and contemporary artists from around the globe. As you navigate your night, host Meg Wilcox maps a playlist that always points you home.”
This week, you may have heard my latest piece on CBC Radio One’s Spark — a little doc recorded in Kananaskis Country on a hike in August. It’s all about the Mountain Legacy Project — a group that recreates photographs from the original surveys of the Rockies to help track changes in the area.
Happy to share that I’m back in the booth at CKUA! A year and a half-ish after producing and hosting The Label (the back story and back catalogue of your favourite imprints), it’s such a joy to be back spinning tunes and being a part of one of my favourite stations (even when Cardboard Baba is lurking behind me!)
You can hear me broadcast live from the Calgary Foundation studio on Tuesday nights from 6-8 p.m. MT for How I Hear It. Filling in for the incomparable Monica Miller means you’ll hear a little bit of everything, from the latest indie chart-toppers to jazz classics, world beats, roots, blues, folk… and, of course, a healthy dose of your favourite (and soon-to-be-favourite) Canadian artists!
… one tends to notice what people are coming and going with! And that’s what inspired my latest story for Spark on CBC Radio One. It’s all about how Iqalummiut are using Amazon Prime to offset the high costs of living in the North.
It was a wonderful summer in Iqaluit, reading the news and doing some reporting for CBC Nunavut. But for now, I’m back in Calgary for a new year teaching at Mount Royal University and starting some new podcasting projects… updates soon!
This week, my radio documentary airs on CBC Radio One’s The Doc Project! The Science of Everyday Life is about the women of ATCO’s Blue Flame Kitchen — the only home service department still based out of a North American utility company.
While the Kitchen is now the only one around, home service departments used to be the standard for many if not most companies, from department stores to utility providers. In this doc, I delve deep in to the history of the Blue Flame Kitchen’s 85 years of service and try to figure out how this one has survived — and what that means for the people who use it. Oh, and I eat a lot of delicious baked goods!