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2021 was a good year. Let us prove it to you.

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Over the past year, CKUA has talked to people who work in music, film, theatre, visual art, literature, and dance. We are amazed at the depth of artistic talent all around us. Despite the frustrations of another pandemic year, creative people continue to do dynamic work throughout this province. We’ve compiled some of our favourite arts and culture stories of 2021. We hope you enjoy them, or enjoy them again!


December 2021

 

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Interview

In Conversation: Allison Russell

From the gritty streets of Montreal, Allison Russell has risen to create 'Outside Child,' an album characterized by a resilience and ebullience that defies categorization.Listen

November 2021

 

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Interview

The artistic leap of The Weather Station's "Ignorance"

A Polaris Music Prize shortlistee and a strong contender for CKUA's most spun album of 2021, The Weather Station's album...Listen

October 2021

 

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Interview: Corb Lund discusses the new, star-studded single, "This is My Prairie Home"

Corb Lund and a host of beloved Albertan country singers have released a new version of Lund's tune “This Is My Prairie”.Listen

September 2021

 

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Interview

On Books: 'Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped The Americas'

Edmonton writer Omar Mouallem tries to capture the sweeping diversity of Muslims in the West for his new book, 'Praying to the West: How Muslims Shaped America.'Listen

August 2021

History

Cathy Ennis Says Goodbye, Here's How She Said Hello!

As our beloved Cathy Ennis leaves the airwaves on August 30, we asked her to reflect upon her CKUA and broadcasting trajectory.Read

July 2021


News

Baba to Host 'Mid-Morning Mojo' Once a Week

"I'll be hosting 'Mid-Morning Mojo' once a week, on Fridays to allow for a smooth transition for our mid-mornings. And look forward to some new ways to stay connected with you through CKUA." - BabaRead

June 2021


 

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Interview

Russell Louder on the Polaris-nominated 'Humor'

Prince Edward Island raised trans performance artist Russell Louder grew up surrounded by music, but it didn’t feel like their music.Listen

May 2021

 

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Podcast

Hidden Track: k.d. lang | just keep me moving

k.d. lang's discography has explored everything from cowpunk, to smooth pop, to jazz. Their new album Makeover, out now on Nonesuch Records, may be the most delightful surprise of all!Listen

April 2021

 

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Cadence Weapon talks 'Parallel World'

On his hot new album 'Parallel World,' Cadence Weapon uses his platform to talk about an important but often overlooked aspect of this country’s legacy: Black Canadian history.Listen

March 2021

 

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Hidden Track: 'It's My Way,' Buffy Sainte-Marie at 8‪0‬

This episode features personal reflections from Buffy Sainte-Marie herself - plus, biographer Andrea Warner, Bear Witness of A Tribe Called Red, Celeigh Cardinal, Jeremy Dutcher, and many more!Listen

February 2021

 

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Interview

Desmond Cole at Wordfest: 'The Way We Make Reparations'

Acclaimed author Desmond Cole discusses his participation in a Wordfest event and what making reparations means for Canadians. Listen

January 2021

Interview

'Kim's Convenience' star Andrew Phung keeps it fresh

Lisa Wilton recently spoke with Calgary raised actor Andrew Phung plays loyal friend Kimchee on CBC's 'Kim’s Convenience' prior to the premiere of season five. Listen

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