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Monday, September 26

·         JIM CUDDY: Jim Cuddy performs three songs from his new solo CD Skyscraper Soul. Beverly & Seamus interview the Canadian musician about his new CD and his 25-year career as the voice of some of Canada’s most loved music.

·         FEIST: The Canadian singer is releasing her much anticipated fourth album Metals on October 4th. She tells Beverly why she took an extended break after the success of The Reminder, and how it feels to step back into the spotlight. 

·         JEFF IN NORTH BAY: If you build it, Jeff will come. Canada’s favourite morning weather guy drops by the West Ferris Secondary School to visit the Dreamcoat Fantasy Theatre and check out their brand new digs. The group is one of the recipients of the 2010 Aviva Community Fund. Jeff introduces the country to this talented group with plenty of spirit.

·         TV WINE PAIRING: Does Chardonnay or Riesling go best with your TV viewing? CANADA AM pairs some of the best fall shows with the perfect wine.


Tuesday, September 27

·         WE DAY:  Today is WE DAY! Youth from across Ontario will gather today for a day that will change the world and plant the seeds of leadership in the next generation. CANADA AM talks to Marc Keilburger, Co-Founder of Free The Children and features an uplifting performance from the Kenya Boys Choir.

·         TIM RICE: He’s the award-winning lyricist behind some of the best-known musicals in history. Now, Rice has teamed up with musicians Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus of ABBA fame, to write create Chess, the musical.

·         WOLF BLASS: He is the face behind one of the most famous wines of Australia.  Wolfgang Blass shares his story and his wine secrets that claim to “make strong women weak and weak men strong.”


Wednesday, September 28

·         FALL COLOUR GARDENING: Some plants “peak” in the autumn; CANADA AM gardening expert Mark Cullen shares his plant picks for fall interest and shows viewers how to use ornamental pumpkins, straw, corn stalks and grasses to liven up a fall front door arrangement.

·         SOPHIE MILMAN: She’s a Russian born jazz singer, currently residing in Canada and she just released her sixth album. Today she performs songs from In the Moonlight.

·         THE NIGHT CIRCUS: Erin Morgenstern’s dark, enchanting debut book takes a look back at the white tents of Le Cirque des Rêves  a magical and mysterious place. The film rights have already been snapped-up by the company behind the Twilight series. Seamus talks about the sudden success Morgenstern is experiencing.

·         KIDS NUTRITION: Find out how to hide the healthy in kid’s lunches with crafty suggestions from CANADA AM Nutrition expert Leslie Beck.


Thursday, September 29

·         THE ROGUE: What would it be like to be Sarah Palin’s neighbour? Author, Joe McGinniss moved in next door to the Alaska’s best-known politician and wrote a tell-all book from his view point. This morning he shares the dirt with CANADA AM viewers.

·         DINNING OUT WITH KIDS: Keeping a lid on the kids at a restaurant is a common challenge for parents. Samantha Kemp-Jackson shares her dining out toolkit so parents know what to pack before taking kids out on the town.


Friday, September 30

·         CFB TRENTON: Jeff is live from CFB Trenton today learning about the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART). Jeff learns how to turn dirty water into clean drinking water and how to treat wounds, and gets a look at the equipment used in emergency response.

·         MACHINE GUN PREACHER: Beverly speaks with Gerard Butler and Michelle Monaghan about the true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and becomes a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese child soldiers.

·         FRENCH IMMERSION: Fred Ewanuck gets a deep appreciation for the French language in this comedy about five Anglo-Canadians who take two weeks of immersion in Northern Quebec.

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