Friday, January 09, 2009

Calling Canada: Books and CBC’s Radio One

Due to the wonders of modern technology, the fabulous art programing of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is these days readily available to just about anyone who has a computer. You can get a taste from across the CBC’s book-related menu by checking in with Words at Large here. Here’s a sample of what’s available:

Still Farley, After All These Years... on her show The Next Chapter, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s wonderful Shelagh Rogers talks to Canadian literary icon Farley Mowat about his newish memoir, Otherwise (McClelland & Stewart) and about his larger-than-life.

You can catch the interview, which first aired January 3rd, here. The Next Chapter airs on CBC Radio One and Sirius 137. More details about the show can be found here.

All Points West’s Jo-Ann Roberts regularly hosts authors on her show, weekdays on CBC Radio One. Also, the All Points West bookclub devotes a portion of each week to reading-related discussion.

Writers & Company’s Eleanor Wachtel hosts a different writer for an in-depth interview every week. Recently Wachtel has chatted with Oliver Sacks and Dave Eggers. You can find more information on the show here.

And though Sheryl McKay’s North by Northwest dances all across the arts, McKay’s passion for and strong connection with books and authors makes the parts of the show that deal with those things really resonate.

For example, one of North by Northwest’s popular ongoing segments deals with the lost books of childhood. McKay enlists the aid of a posse of librarians to help locate the stories you’ve loved and lost. McKay also hosts the fantastic Studio One Bookclub. Tune in to hear from authors from across all areas of literary interest.


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