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SaskScapes

SaskScapes is a podcast hosted and created by Kevin Power, it features stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The first two seasons of SaskScapes were sponsored exclusively by SaskCulture www.saskculture.ca as part of the Community Engagement Animateur program. Funding to the cultural sector is provided by the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
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Nov 23, 2015

Saskatoon Community Youth Arts Programming (SCYAP) offers a unique employment experience known as URBAN CANVAS. After an hiatus period, Urban Canvas is back with massive support from the city of Saskatoon and the province of Saskatchewan. At-risk youth learn the vital skills to propel them forward in life using art and culture as a tool. Kevin Power is joined by past participants who are now instructors at SCYAP, as well as current participants. Together they share the personal impact this program has on their lives. At  the end of the podcast you'll hear part of a speech given by SCYAP's executive director Darrell Lechman (heard last season in Episode 30). Darrell spoke at the opening exhibit and media launch of Urban Canvas held at the SCYAP gallery on November 20, 2015. An impressive crowd including Saskatoon Mayor Don Aitchison, members of the Saskatoon Fire Department, Police Department, and many more.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Follow Kevin Power on Twitter @kevinpowerlive

Nov 19, 2015

Recognize, improvise, adapt and thrive.

Those are the key skills which lay the ground work for a phenomenal program in North Battleford called B.E.A.T.S. (Building Expression and Awareness Through Theatre and Sound). Alan Corbeil, a North Battleford social worker, created this program in partnership with the Living Sky School Division and the Prairie North Health Region.  The program targets at-risk youth and teaches them the skills that set  a course for a future full of hope. B.E.A.T.S. uses creativity to tap into each of the participant's gifts, and the result is proof in this episode. Kevin Power is joined by Alan along with Holly (artistic director), and two of the programs success stories - Talia and Sereta.  You'll be truly touched by just how articulate, dynamic and confident these two young girls are, and they both credit the B.E.A.T.S. program for their newly found sense of self.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Follow Kevin Power on Twitter @kevinpowerlive

Nov 16, 2015

SaskScapes turns 70 and what better way to celebrate than with the man who has provided the theme music for the podcast since episode one. Saskatchewan born singer/songwriter Jeffery Straker has established himself as one of the most successful (and busiest) artists this province has produced, and has gone on to international acclaim.  Kevin Power joins Jeffery in a conversation that is more fun than two people ought to have in a podcast!  And, it's another "6 degrees" moment as Jeffery reveals his musical lineage which connects him to Beethoven and Chopin. Even Jeffery is part of Taron Cochran's 6-degrees world.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Follow Kevin Power on Twitter @kevinpowerlive

Nov 13, 2015

It's another live Story Slam episode! Recorded with an audience at the Meadow Lake library, these stories, told by locals, range from pap smears, to being lost on the side of a mountain, to a crises of translation in a foreign land. Perhaps, most stirring of all the stories is that told by a local doctor. Gavin, originally from South Africa speaks powerfully about his experiences growing up under an apartheid regime, and the lasting effects he still lives with today.

 

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Follow Kevin Power on Twitter @kevinpowerlive

Nov 9, 2015

It's great to be back in Meadow Lake, and this time Kevin Power heads off to school! This episode features conversations and stories with two high school classes over two days. The school: Carpenter High School. The stories: funny, silly, and touching. Does it make you wish you could live your high school years again?!

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Nov 6, 2015

Join Kevin Power in this 3rd episode during the Culture Days weekend in Saskatchewan. In this episode Kevin visits the community of Kamsack where once again food is front and centre; baked goods, ethnic cuisine and even lessons in butter churning. Bannock making, lessons in history, First Nations song and dance, and Doukhobor tradition are all part of Kamsack's rich cultural fabric.

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Oct 31, 2015

It's another Culture Days episode! Join Kevin Power as he heads to Preeceville, SK after spending time in Yorkton (episode 65). The Preeceville Heritage Museum committee pulls out all the stops with an "Ethnic Desert Night". Prepare to have your salivary glands activated as several of Kevin's guests talk about their cultural background and how the dishes they've prepared tie in with their heritage. You'll also hear from Lorne, one of Preeceville's former history teachers who talks about how this town came to be, how it has changed over the years, and the history of the Doukhobour's in this part of the province. And as far as all of those calories on display at this event, I'm told that it is only fattening if you swallow!

Oct 30, 2015

It's a Culture Days 2015 retrospective as Kevin Power travels to Yorkton to explore how that community celebrates during the nation wide movement honouring our culture. This is Kevin's first stop during the weekend, but as you'll see, there is a common theme in all three of the Culture Day's podcast episodes coming up. That theme is FOOD! This episode features coffee talk and the sounds and smells in the kitchen where East Indian food is prepared by locals, and shared with dozens of Yorkton residents. You'll also learn a bit about soapbox derby races.  Thanks to SaskCulture for the support given to help these events happen.

 

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SaskScapes is a podcast featuring the stories of arts, culture and heritage in Saskatchewan. The series is produced and hosted by Kevin Power.  Visit www.iheartculture.ca. Click on the Community Engagement Animateur link to view the work being done by all three of the SaskCulture CEA's.

Host: Kevin Power www.kevinpower.net

Music provided by Jeffery Straker www.jefferystraker.com

SaskScapes is also available through the iTunes Store on Stitcher Radio and TuneIn RadioSaskScapes now has its own app for both apple and android devices available in the iTunes store and Google Play.

Follow SaskScapes on Twitter @saskscapes

Oct 23, 2015

Kevin Power travels to one of the smallest towns in Saskatchewan with one of the top restaurants in the Province! The Happy Nun Cafe (www.thehappynuncafe.com), located in Forget, has all the ambience of a country cafe with a menu that is as sophisticated as they come.  The Happy Nun is a dream come true for owner/chef Katie Vinge, and this podcast is a dream come true for Kevin. Welcome to the first SaskScapes story slam recorded live on site. Patrons dine on a delicious menu and brave centre stage sharing heart-felt, moving and hilarious stories about their lives.  A truly magical evening!

Oct 17, 2015

Gary Edwards is a Cultural Support Provider for Residential School Survivors at All Nations Hope in Regina. A survivor himself, Gary was rounded up by a gunboat and issued to a residential school in Ile Ste. Croix at the age of 2. Gary talks about his experience, painting pictures with his words- his phrasing almost poetic. He speaks of his journey to healing, the Indigenous way of life, and the many guides who have supported him on his path. It is my hope, as it is Gary's, that someone hears this episode who needs to hear it in order to help in their own healing, As Gary says: "Let's hope that one day this conversations never happens".

 

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