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Candy Palmater recently took over the CBC Radio One airwaves for her lively weekday afternoon show. (Dustin Rabin)
Candy Palmater recently took over the CBC Radio One airwaves for her lively weekday afternoon show. (Dustin Rabin)

What activist and comedian Candy Palmater is watching and reading Add to ...

The brash, effervescent activist/comedian Candy Palmater recently took over the CBC Radio One airwaves for her lively weekday afternoon show. Here she steps away from the microphone long enough to let us in on the things that are blowing her hair back these days.

What she’s watching: “I was inspired by my new show to start watching Frasier from the very beginning. I had originally looked for WKRP in Cincinnati, but couldn’t find it. Watching Frasier over again, however, I’m reminded how clever the writing was on that show.”

What she’s listening to: “The first time I saw The Tragically Hip was at the Misty Moon in Halifax, circa 1990. I’ve been a fan for years, but hadn’t been listening to them much until Gord Downie’s cancer diagnosis. Since then, I’ve been listening to The Hip non-stop. I guess Joni Mitchell had it right: ‘You don’t know what you’ve got, ‘till it’s gone.’”

What she’s reading: “I just finished Bif Naked’s memoir, I Bificus, and absolutely loved it. She gave a succinct account of an extraordinary life. I’m a big fan of her music so it only stood to reason I would love the book. Currently I am re-reading Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse in preparation for watching its big screen adaptation.”

The Candy Palmater Show airs Monday to Friday, 1 to 3 p.m., on CBC Radio One

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