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1. CBC Radio/Radio Canada Definitely Not The Opera

CBC Radio/Radio Canada Definitely Not The Opera

My national radio debut: short, embarrassing, fun! Thanks to Andrew Friesen and DNTO for putting it together! Originally broadcast on CBC Radio One on May 22, 2013.

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2. The Revolution is Brewing: Craft Beer on Vancouver Island

The Revolution is Brewing: Craft Beer on Vancouver Island

Darin Steinkey talks to brew masters and enthusiasts at Victoria Beer Week for Monocle Radio in London, England. Interviews include Joe Weibe (the Thirsty Writer and author of The Craft Beer Revolution), Paul Hadfield, (Spinnakers Brew Pub); Matt Phillips (Phillips Brewery) and Clay Potter (The Moon Under Water Brewpub).

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3. Seed Savers Unite! Victoria's Seedy Saturday

Seed Savers Unite! Victoria's Seedy Saturday

This is a look at Victoria's annual seed exchange that brings seeds, farmers, food and commerce together. This aired on CBC Radio's On the Island on February 18, 2013.

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4. How Ya Like Them Apples? A Look at Food Security

How Ya Like Them Apples? A Look at Food Security

Produced for the Camosun Radio Exchange, we meet Island Liberal MP candidate Rene Heatherington and Green Party Leader Elizabeth May (before she was elected to Ottawa) at a party. Darin also interviews Deconstructing Dinner host Jon Steinman about what Food Security actually means (to him, of course).

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5. World War Two Codebreaker Doris Boileau

World War Two Codebreaker Doris Boileau

World War II veteran Doris Boileau talks about enlisting, Basic Training, breaking a Japanese code and her lifelong oath to be silent about it. This aired November 9, 2013 on CBC Radio One's Daybreak South.

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6. Hunting With The Mushroom Man

Hunting With The Mushroom Man

Do you know the mushroom man? I went deep into the forest with veteran Island mushroom harvester Flynn Sheedy for CBC Radio 1's On the Island.

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7. Art & Enterprise: Gutenberg and POD Publishing

Art & Enterprise: Gutenberg and POD Publishing

This is a short primer on Print on Demand publishing I produced for Village 900's Camosun Radio Exchange. In it, I speak with Bruce Batchelor, one of the inventors of POD. Aired November 30, 2010 on Village 900 Radio.

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8. Leona Taylor: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

Leona Taylor: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

This is an interview with Leona Taylor, a volunteer doing research for an upcoming book by Bill Gough that focuses on The Great War. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.

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9. Marilyn Holman: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

Marilyn Holman: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

This is an interview with Marilyn Holman, who is interested in 18th Century history and genealogy. This interview did not make it to the piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.

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10. Wagner was a Rock Star in his Time: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

Wagner was a Rock Star in his Time: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

While there were some famous musicians in Victoria for Rifflandia, Pacific Opera Victoria was offering up their own rock star: Richard Wagner. POV Principal Coach Robert Holliston talks about the first performance of a Wagner piece in Victoria in 23 years. Originally aired on CBC Radio 1 in October 2011.

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11. Why You Should be Paddleboarding

Why You Should be Paddleboarding

I produced this interview with guest host David Lennam on "On the Island". David talks to Zyoji Jackson about the surge of Paddleboarding on Vancouver Island, an upcoming race and the concept of the "Waterman".

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12. Life is Beautiful: Jelena Milojevic at the 2011 Accordion Fest

Life is Beautiful: Jelena Milojevic at the 2011 Accordion Fest

An interview with Jelena Milojevic at the 2011 Victoria International Accordion Festival. Jelena talks about a recent car accident that threatened to end a promising career. Originally aired on CBC Radio in July, 2011.

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13. Yvonne van Ruskenveld: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

Yvonne van Ruskenveld: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

This is an interview with Yvonne van Ruskenveld from the Old Cemetery Society of Victoria and The Western Front Association. She gives walking tours in Victoria. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.

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14. How to be a Bohemian: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

How to be a Bohemian: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

This is the first Inside Opera I attended. I needed a piece for "The Friday Show" on the (now defunct) Village 900 radio. I ended up having a great time and subsequently covered four more operas for CBC Radio. This originally aired in April, 2011.

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15. Her Botany Notes are a Treasure: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

Her Botany Notes are a Treasure: Inside Opera w/ Robert Holliston

Thanks to Robert Holliston, there's never a shortage of one liners. Covering Inside Opera is always a treat. This was produced for CBC Radio 1 in Victoria.

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16. The World Premiere of a Canadian Opera: Mary's Wedding

The World Premiere of a Canadian Opera: Mary's Wedding

An ambitious project, Pacific Opera Victoria mounted "Mary's Wedding", an original opera. The libretto was adapted by Steven Massicotte from his play with Andrew P. MacDonald writing the music. I stepped into the final rehearsals to speak with the lead, Island opera singer Betty Wayne Allison. Originally aired on CBC Radio 1 in September 2011. Image from Pacific Opera Victoria: pov.ca

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17. Victoria Needs a Laugh: Glynis Layshon on Directing "The Blithe Spirit"

Victoria Needs a Laugh: Glynis Layshon on Directing

I spoke with director Glynis Layshon about why Victoria needed "Blithe Spirit", the difference between directing a musical and an opera, casting males as females and why I've never seen a Noel Coward play. Originally aired on Off the Beaten Track on CFUV 101.9 in June, 2011.

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18. Cathy Harris: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

Cathy Harris: BC Archives Boot Camp Bonus Footage

This is an interview with Cathy Harris, who is focused on researching genealogy and stories from around Victoria. It is the full, unedited version from a piece that aired on CBC Radio's North by Northwest, February 22, 2014.

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19. Art vs. Therapy: The Bach B Minor Mass

Art vs. Therapy: The Bach B Minor Mass

Members of the Victoria Philharmonic Choir as well as Music Director Peter Butterfield talk about the journey of learning the mighty B Minor Mass. Originally aired on CBC Radio 1 in June, 2012.

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20. Behind the Scenes at the Royal BC Museum

Behind the Scenes at the Royal BC Museum

A preview of the Behind the Scenes exhibit at the Royal BC Museum with curator Tim Willis. This was produced for On the Island on CBC Radio 1, June 23, 2010.

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