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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

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

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

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

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

Nikki Hedstrom

12/5/2021
Nikki Hedstrom has written a book for children about dealing with anxiety called A Thought is a Thought.

Duration:00:12:06

Christa Ovenell Ritual and Ceremony

11/14/2021
Christa Ovenell with part two of her series on death and dying.

Duration:00:18:03

Sunday November 7

11/7/2021
In this episode you will hear from Naomi Leung who is an climate activist and member of the Sustainabiliteens, from June Goldsmith about classical music, from actor Cheri Maracle who is presenting Paddle Song at the Firehall in Vancouver and from shoemaker Amy Slosky who is part of the East Side Culture Crawl this year.

Duration:00:53:49

Sunday October 24

10/24/2021
In this episode you'll hear writer Rita Moir talking about her latest book Not of Reason, A Recipe for Outrunning Sadness, Rizwaan Abbas talking about his exhibit at the Surrey Museum titled The Indo-Fijians: Surrey's Pocket of Paradise, Word Guy Jonathan Berkowitz with a history lesson and Christa Ovenell in another installment of her series on death and dying.

Duration:01:18:04

Christa Ovenell

10/24/2021
Here is the first in her series on NXNW this season, all about death and dying and the conversations we need to have about the end of life.

Duration:00:19:20

Sunday, October 17

10/9/2021
In this show, with guest host Kathryn Marlow: Matthew Parsons and the curious life of Danish composer Rued Langgaard; Victoria author Sara Desai on her romantic comedies, set in desi culture; Andy MacKinnon on his new book “Mushrooms of British Columbia”; baker Haley Landa makes cornbread muffins; and Daniel Heath Justice explores the cultural significance of raccoons.

Duration:01:56:44

Gayle Chapman From Strive to Thrive

10/3/2021
Artist Gayle Chapman describes her life with mental illness and addiction and how she has persevered and learned to thrive. This is our complete conversation.

Duration:00:37:45