Chase Phillips is in our studio today. We talk about bio-tech. Chase also brought along some great tunes to play.
Celie Diebold and Victoria Kyle are in the house today. Our guests talk about the work of the http://www.plowingmatch.org as they promote the efforts of the various plowing match associations in the province. Watch here for news of the 2014 match http://www.plowingmatch.org/index.php/home-2014 Victoria brought along some great tunes to play.
This is my special sonic Christmas prezzie which I have been now been doing for 20 years – Seasons Greetings to Everyone at Sound FM – Here’s to another Great Year of Broadcasting. This Christmas Coral is dedicated to all of my great friends – Mike and Therese, Therese, Kara, Mandy, Rolf, Ray, Kate, Rose and Pedro, Mum and Dad, Phil and his Families, Lauri and her Family, and especially **Malcy and Jack** xx Coral Fm aka The Christmas Coral
Alexander Chmura and Richard Chmura are in today. Alexander wrote a blog on the Foodlink site about his experiences on a local CSA. He speaks of the non-monetary benefits of hands on production agriculture.
Here is a short video of the show.
We played some Christmas tunes and others.
Todays guests were Goretty Dias and Sarah Brown. www.climateactionwr.ca recently presented a report about GHG (green house gas) emissions and part of the report talked about agriculture. http://www.sustainablewaterlooregion.ca/files/u/Climate_Action_Plan-Final_HighRes.pdf
Goretty brought some great tunes.
Ryan Gariepy and Robin Albrecht from Clearpath Robotics are in studio today. www.clearpathrobotics.com are working hard at bringing automation to the world’s dullest, dirtiest, and deadliest jobs. One of their product development initiatives is to bring automation to agriculture. We play an interesting mix of “robot” themed songs.
Scott and I discuss the the fire at St Jacobs market and the controversy around some hauling rigs seen on rural roads.
“(Compared to Juliet in Romeo and Juliet) playing Ruth in Blithe Spirit is like driving a tiny tiny sports car on a highway cut into the side of an incredibly high mountain with a sheer drop to certain death on the rocky rapids beneath on your outside side. It’s a completely different experience.” Sara Topham
Pictured above – Sara Topham as Ruth in Blithe Spirit.
Photo credit David Hou courtesy of The Stratford Festival.
Blithe Spirit is directed by Brian Bedford, (an expert on all things Noel Coward to my mind!)
The cast also includes Ben Carlson as Charles, Michelle Giroux as Elvira, and Seana McKenna, as Madame Arcati.
In Part 2 of this interview, Sara speaks about playing the role of Ruth in Blithe Spirit from mastering Coward’s lovely complex text to working on a crazy special effects set (like another character itself!) in this terribly savvy and simply finely comedy. We also talk about one of her all time favorite movie roles. And …. I have put together a special music mix
just for Sara from Sergei Prokofiev to the prose of Alfred Lord Tennyson! – Coral FM.
Juliet’s like closing your eyes and falling backwards off a huge cliff into a big rolling ocean where you know, as long as you surrender, you will perhaps end up at the bottom of the ocean but the waves will bring you up again. You feel like the ocean is okay. It’s a safe place.” – Sara Topham
“Romeo and Juliet is a blessedly traditional Elizabethan vision thanks to sublime director Tim Carroll.
Sara Topham’s Juliet is reminiscent of Olivia Hussey’s impassioned performance in the Franco Zeffirelli’s 1968 film classic.” – Coral FM
Directed by Tim Carroll, (Peter Pan for Stratford Festival) Romeo and Juliet cast also includes Daniel Briere as Romeo, Tom McCamus as The Friar, Jonathan Goad as Mercutio, Kate Hennig as The Nurse, and Scott Wentworth as Lord Capulet.
In Part 1 of this interview Sara chats about the thrill and challenge of playing Juliet, and playing this role with the Festival house lights up! This beloved Shakespearean character was Sara’s very first speaking role in a play at high school … so she has been “living with Juliet for a long time.”