Sunday, 27 April 2014

The Radio Edition for April 27, 2014

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After a late winter hiatus, West End Dumplings - The Radio Edition is back ! Tune in tonight at 7 p.m. on 101.5 UMFM or, when the show is done, check here for the podcast. Past episodes can be found here.

Tonight, I will have two guests in the studio:

Matt Carreau, the Winnipeg organizer of Jane's Walk 2014, talks about some of the more than 20 walks on offer May 3 and 4, 2014.

Susan Algie from the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation tells us about the lineup for the 2014 Art+Architecture Fim Festival that will take place at Cinematheque from April 30 - May 4, 2014. we'll also talk about some of the other events the WAF has planned for the summer.

I'll also take a look ahead at some events coming up this week in Manitoba history. You can find these, and more, each morning at my blog This Was Manitoba. Here are a few bonus links that I will mention in the show:

- the first ship to pass through the one-of-a-kind St. Andrews Lock and Dam;

- the dismantling of Brandon's streetcar system, (the last known Brandon streetcar is awaiting restoration in Edmonton.);

- how Peter Mansbridge got his broadcasting start in Manitoba, (photo spoiler);

- Expo '67 opens in Montreal. here's a photo of the pavilion shared by the four Western provinces;

- Manitoba's name is explained on the floor of the House of Commons by Georges Etienne Cartier as he introduces the Manitoba Act, 1870. (More about Manitoba's name.)

- happy 50th birthday to Brandon's Ron Hextall, a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame !

Here's the play list:

Walking Song by Kate and Anna McGarrigle
Thru These Architect's Eyes by David Bowie
Canada by Bobby Gimby
Manitoba by fifth
Jours de plaine Daniel Lavoie

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