This week on Canada AM

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Monday, May 28
IS SUGAR KILLING US? Registered Dietician Karlene Karst is a leading specialist in nutrition, and this morning she shares with CANADA AM viewers the effects of sugar on the body.
SUMMER REFRESHMENTS: Kevin Brauch, host of THE THIRSTY TRAVELER, has tasted the best drinks the world has to offer. This morning he mixes up some exciting drinks to quench your thirst on a hot summer day.
SIR ANDREW MOTION: British author has released a sequel to the classic novel Treasure Island originally by Robert Louis Stevenson. Silver, Return to Treasure Island is distinctly a new adventure for the characters. CANADA AM talks to Motion this morning about the challenge of giving an old book new life.

Tuesday, May 29
EMMA THOMPSON: She joined the cast of Men In Black 3 as “Agent O”, the new head of MIB. Thompson talks about the role, the cast, and her next project which pairs her up with Jay-Z.
TUNES FOR TROOPS: With Armed Forces Day approaching on June 3, musicians: Sam Reid, Luke McMaster, and Alan Frew are in studio to talk about the Sounds of Freedom musical project and how sales of the CD will go to support Canadian troops and their families.
CAITLIN CRONENBERG: Being behind the lens is in her genes. The daughter of Canadian film director David Cronenberg, has made her own mark as an internationally acclaimed photographer. This morning, she showcases some work from her new exhibit in Toronto for World MS Day: a collection of Canadian women suffering from the disease meant to inspire anyone touched by MS.

Wednesday, May 30
DEV PATEL: He shot to fame with Slumdog Millionaire in 2008, and now he’s got a new movie: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Patel shares how returning to India for this project made it an opportunity he couldn’t pass up.
THE FEAR FACTOR: Today, CANADA AM starts a three-part series of the same name that’s all about overcoming your fears beginning with behavioral psychologist Mel Borins who looks at the difference between fear and phobia.
PATRICK WATSON: The Canadian, singer-songwriter performs his brand of experimental music on the CANADA AM Soundstage playing a song from his newly released album Adventures in Your Own Backyard.

Thursday, May 31
NEIL DIAMOND: His songs are some of Canada’s best known, and this summer he is back on the road for a North American Tour playing his greatest hits. This morning, Diamond talks about his career and much more with CANADA AM.
SNAKES ON MARCI: CANADA AM’s Marci Ien is terrified of snakes. Today Ien learns how to conquer her fear at the Bowmanville Zoo, getting up close and personal with real reptiles.
ANNA QUINDLEN: The best-selling fiction writer and former New York Times journalist won a Pultizer Prize in 1992 for her column “Public and Private”. Her latest book, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake is a memoir. She tells CANADA AM why the book that will resonate with women of all ages.

Friday, June 1
EVA LONGORIA & ANDY GARCIA: The Truth is a new film written and directed by Damian Lee. This morning CANADA AM speaks to these two about the action thriller project that centres on Garcia’s character, an ex-CIA operative turned talk show host.
BEES ON BEV: She normally runs for cover when she sees a bee, but in part three of CANADA AM‘s “The Fear Factor” series, Thomson takes on her fear of bumble bees and even gets a pot of honey as a reward.
JEANNE ON JEANS: We all wear them! Fashion Television’s Jeanne Beker talks about what jean styles are in now and the “fit checklist” you should do before taking home that next perfect pair.

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