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North by Northwest from CBC Radio British Columbia (Highlights)

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CBC Radio host Margaret Gallagher 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.

Location:

Vancouver, BC

Description:

CBC Radio host Margaret Gallagher 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

Sheryl MacKay signs off

12/31/2022
After 22 years as the host of North by Northwest, Sheryl MacKay is retiring. To finish off her last show, Sheryl allowed NXNW's associate producer Matthew Parsons the rare privilege of turning the tables and interviewing her.

Duration:00:20:48

Anny Scoones' complete cancer diaries

12/30/2022
Here are all four parts of writer Anny Scoones' reflections on being diagnosed with cancer.

Duration:00:43:19

Handy Candy: The Complete Series

12/18/2022
Here are all ten parts of Grant Lawrence's series about a wonderfully driven, talented, and outspoken art school teacher from Tacoma, Washington, named Handy Candy Anderson, who calls Desolation Sound home in the warmer months.

Duration:01:38:04

Record Keeping with cellist Marina Hasselberg

12/3/2022
Marina Hasselberg's debut album "RED" is a mix of new music by contemporary composers, and improvisations with icons of the Vancouver experimental music scene. Matthew Parsons talked with her about her musical origins, and some of the music that has shaped her life.

Duration:00:19:31

Dr. Corey Nislow on sending yeast and algae to space

11/19/2022
Corey Nislow works in the field of genomics at UBC's Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. His lab has sent samples of yeast and algae into space aboard the Artemis 1 mission that's currently heading to the moon and back. Sheryl talked with him about this mission, and his life in science generally.

Duration:00:23:38

David Sedaris from 2009

11/6/2022
In 2009, the humourist David Sedaris visited CBC Vancouver as part of the NXNW book club, just after the publication of his bestselling collection of true stories "When You Are Engulfed In Flames." Here's the complete recording.

Duration:00:46:22

Environmental Scientist Ian Mauro

10/15/2022
Ian Mauro is an environmental scientist and a filmmaker, and he's the new executive director of the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS).

Duration:00:19:17

Susan Cormer reads "Advice for a New Beekeeper"

9/25/2022
Susan Cormier is the winner of this year's CBC Nonfiction Prize. Here she is reading her winning essay, "Advice for a New Beekeeper," drawn from her own experience keeping bees.

Duration:00:16:55

Christa Ovenell on talking to kids about death

9/11/2022
Funeral director Christa Ovenell from Death's Apprentice in Vancouver is here with some advice on how to talk to kids about death.

Duration:00:14:40

Record Keeping with Ian William Craig

9/2/2022
Ian William Craig is a singer, an ambient musician and songwriter based in Vancouver. He has a new album coming out later this month. It's the soundtrack to a video game called "Magnesium 173." Matthew Parsons talked with Ian for our series "Record Keeping," where we talk with creative people around the province about the music that shaped their lives.

Duration:00:36:45

Dr. Stefanie Green on assisted dying

8/13/2022
Stefanie Green's new memoir is "This Is Assisted Dying: A Doctor's Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life." This conversation was recorded in front of a live audience at the Vancouver Public Library.

Duration:00:56:40

NXNW plays 'The Quiet Year'

8/5/2022
Associate producer Matthew Parsons recently got a couple of our show’s regular voices together to play “The Quiet Year,” a storytelling game made by Avery Alder. This game presents an opportunity to sit down with a few friends and imagine a year in the life of an emerging community, after some kind of unspecified apocalypse or collapse. This is a slightly truncated version of the game, featuring CBC's Rohit Joseph and poet Natalie Lim.

Duration:01:19:36

Alexandra Morton

5/14/2022
Alexandra Morton is a biologist and an activist. For decades she has studied Orca communication and fought for the health of Wild Salmon on the west coast.

Duration:00:27:23

Curtis Suttle

2/19/2022
Curtis Suttle is a professor in the department of Earth, Ocean ad Atmospheric Sciences at the University of BC where he and his lab study viruses.

Duration:00:25:14

Astronomer Kim Venn

2/6/2022
Kim Venn talks about her team's research into some of the oldest star clusters ever observed.

Duration:00:17:58

Michael Harris

1/19/2022
Michael Harris talks about his new book All We Want; Building the Life We Cannot Buy

Duration:00:18:11

Sunday January 2

1/2/2022
In this episode you'll hear conversations with cook book author Anna Pippus, poet Lise Gaston, writer PW Bridgman and obituary writer Fred Langan.

Duration:00:52:06

Saturday December 18

12/18/2021
In this episode you'll hear Frank Ritcey talking about his book Tigers, Tumbleweeds and Trauma, potter Amy Chang, comedian Graham Clark, baker Haley Landa and game designer Daniel Mullins who created Incryption.

Duration:01:11:40

Haley Landa on Campari Shortbread

12/18/2021
Haley Landa is our resident baker on the show. Here she talks about snow and sugar and one of her riffs on shortbread1 Haley is based in Victoria and has a company called Good Side Baking.

Duration:00:13:24

Bookey McCormack

12/12/2021
Sheryl talks with 11-year-old author Bookey McCormack about his new novel "A Dragon's Tale: Plight of the Hybrids."

Duration:00:08:38