#9- Take Down Shake Down

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(01:25-4:30) Keith Gottschalk’s been watching the campaign for the Canadian election, and mulling over the non-confidence vote that got us here. Could it ever happen in the United States?

(04:30-11:29) It’s wine, women and song in the book lounge book segment today, or at least wine. Konrad Ejbich [http://www.winewriterscircle.ca/members/kejbich.html] talks about his new wine guide “A Pocket Guide to Ontario Wines, Wineries, Vineyards & Vines” [http://www.mcclelland.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780771030550] – (M&S) and we discover that not all guide books are created equal. Ejbich gives us a tip for a great wine to try and tells is like it is – yes, your baby is ugly – and spares us the dreck. Find great gifts in the book lounge bookstore at www.rabble.ca/bookstore

(11:30-13:22) The song is called August, by a great pair of artists. Vancouver bassist Wendy Atkinson [http://www.tinforest.com/tinfr/wendyatkinson/index.html] and publisher/guitarist David Lester [http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/meccanormal/dave/]. Atkinson has produced and collaborated on several albums, most recently Trim (2003), and also plays in an all-female Vancouver-based pop band called Licorice Sea. David Lester has been active in the West Coast art and punk scene for decades; his recent projects include graphic novels, poster series, and a film collaboration with poverty activist Bud Osborn.

(13:23-15:27) Auntie has returned from the spa, thank goodness. She's got some advice for those of us who want to see everyone paid well for their work.

(15:34-19:33) DVDiva Cathi Bond loves to watch violent movies. But it's got her wondering: why oh why do we all want to see the stars take their licks to get our kicks?

(19:45-25:41) Homebrew gets newsy with a report back from the World Society on the Information Society, Phase 2 in Tunis. Frieda Werden, Vice President for North America of the World Association of Community Broadcasters, takes us there. Scott Deneau provides musical back-up. For more info go to wsis.amarc.org.

(25:42-26:24) With the Chronicles of Narnia sending kids everywhere scurrying for the walk-in closet to see what’s inside, we take a look at what might happen if that fur-coat-lined cupboard took our heros somewhere more prosaic.

(26:25-28:25) A little more music from the dynamic duo David Lester and Wendy Atkinson. The song is Lost Lagoon.

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