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Saturday February 15th, 2020 with Chris White
Laura Smith, Mia Beijer, Brian Sanderson, The Land (Judith Klassen and Simon Neufeld), Joe McDonald. ** Please feel free to 'Add Your Voice' with a comment on this playlist. **

This week's edition of Canadian Spaces begins with a conversation with the one and only Laura Smith. She calls in from Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia to share some thoughts about her music, her career and the importance of friendship as she deals with life-limiting health issues. * Feel free to add your thoughts and feelings to this playlist using the "Add Your Voice" button. * You are also welcome to mail hand-written (cursive!) cards and letters to Laura at the following address, and she will reply: Laura Smith P.O. Box 72 Mahone Bay, NS B0J 2E0 Here are some links to additional interviews with Laura Smith: -- with Ron Moores ('Sounds Atlantic') -- with Michael Williams ('The Teller and the Tale') Ron Moores will feature Laura's music on his show, The Back 40, immediately following Canadian Spaces on CKCU. You can listen back afterwards at this link: ============ Later in the show... Home-schooled high school student Mia Beijer drops by to perform some of her songs, accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Brian Sanderson. Mia is leading an initiative called 'Future Rising' to support young people who are alarmed by the continued lack of meaningful action on climate change. Judith Klassen and Simon Neufeld visit the studio to chat and perform. They live in the Wakefield area and perform as a duo called The Land. Dunrobin-based singer-songwriter Joe McDonald drops to play and sing. His concert at Irene's Pub in Ottawa this evening is a celebration of his new album, 'Human Dogs'.
Interview with Laura Smith.
Nobody Home
Buddy MacDonald - . Canadian
Maybe Next Year
Joella Foulds - Looking Back Canadian
I Built a Boat
Laura Smith - Everything Is Moving Canadian
I'm a Beauty
Laura Smith - It's a Personal Thing Canadian
Interview with Mia Beijer and Brian Sanderson.
Slaves of the Book
Mia Beijer and Brian Sanderson - live in the studio Canadian
Left Behind Men
Mia Beijer and Brian Sanderson - live in the studio Canadian
Interview with Joe McDonald.
Zissou's Rag
Joe McDonald - live in the studio Canadian
Pistol Packing Mama
Joe McDonald - live in the studio Canadian
Interview with Judith Klassen and Simon Neufeld (The Land)
a song about winter
The Land - live in the studio Canadian
Joe McDonald - live in the studio Canadian
I Wrote Your Name
The Land - live in the studio Canadian
Interactive CKCU
Lynn (Dennett) Ellsworth
I’m listening right now from Costa Rica. Only for the beloved Laura would I paste myself to an iPad on such a glorious day. Sending huge love to Laura, and to you too, Chris.

10:11 AM, February 15th, 2020
Doug McArthur
Keep rockin' Laura.

10:16 AM, February 15th, 2020
Laura Smith sits on a real Royal throne on top of Music Mountain! She will prevail forever! Thanks again and again!

10:17 AM, February 15th, 2020
Frank Smith
Wonderful to hear Laura's voice. A beautiful interview. Laura Smith's last show at the NAC was astonishing!

10:22 AM, February 15th, 2020
Tim A
Just so you know. "I Built a Boat" has to be one of the most moving songs ever written.

10:31 AM, February 15th, 2020
Pat Moore
So lovely to hear you Laura. Thank you for your music, inspiration and all your emotion.

10:47 AM, February 15th, 2020
Buddy MacDonald
Hey Laura..listening from Boularderie..thank you with love

10:48 AM, February 15th, 2020
Joella Foulds
So lovely to hear you Laura. Your warmth and generosity are a tonic. Bless you and thank you. Joella

10:48 AM, February 15th, 2020
Pat Moore
Very moving... I think this may be the first time I've cried listening to an interview in a long time. Ending with I Built a Boat puts the final push on the emotional flow. xo

10:58 AM, February 15th, 2020
Pat Moore
Ah.... another of my favourites. I'm a Beauty.

10:59 AM, February 15th, 2020
Tim A
You're not alone in that Pat.

11:00 AM, February 15th, 2020
Tim A
Great stuff Mia and Brian!

11:25 AM, February 15th, 2020
Lucy Bowers
Thanks Laura! Words are failing me...

10:07 PM, February 15th, 2020
Lovely songs and very thought-provoking message Mia and Brian.

5:46 PM, February 16th, 2020
Sandra Bignell - Wpeg
It is wonderful hearing you talk Laura. You have made my evening! I play your songs so often. Take care my darling. I love you and your music, and the poetry of it. Ah lovely! "I built a boat." I'm losing it now, hearing your strong and gently voice.

9:23 PM, February 24th, 2020
Sandra Bignell
When Moon was just here in the 'peg she sang one of your songs, "My Bonnie" at a dinner party held for her. It was a lovely Evening in Moon's honour. Oh now "I'm a beauty" Love this one so much too.

9:26 PM, February 24th, 2020
Kathleen Glauser
Chris and Laura - great to hear both your voices and to hear those classic Laura songs. Sending love from Charleston, SC. xo

10:48 PM, February 24th, 2020
Joyce MacPhee
It is so wonderful to have this beautiful sequence with Laura speaking about her music and Chris spinning a few of her tunes. She mentioned coming on the air again in a few months but it was not meant to be as she passed away in early March. Long live Laura!

6:06 PM, March 10th, 2020