The Canadian documentary “The Latvian Art Diaries” by David Swanson – host/programmer of “The Swan Song” aired on CJSF 90.1 FM, Burnaby (Monday 7-8 p.m.), CFUV 101.9 FM, Victoria (Sunday 7-8 a.m.), CFUR 88.7 FM, Prince George (Tuesday 7-8 p.m.), CKXU 88.3 FM, Lethbridge Alberta (Wednesday 2-3 p.m.) and CKDU 88.1 FM, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Wednesday 8-9 a.m.).
David Swanson: "I think Canadians have a tendency to romanticize Europe. I know I do. We have this mental image of Europe that has this almost fairy-tale like quality. When I was a kid, I remember thinking that a great battle had happened on every street and every city was home to a handful of Gothic castles and a limitless number of famous painters, poets and philosophers.
This is probably not the case but it's hard to deny Europe's contribution to the Western art world. In late March 2014, I went to Latvia to collect content for a radio documentary. Riga, Latvia's capital, was chosen as the 2014 European Capital of Cultural. A part of this campaign is inviting media people from around the world to Riga to create cultural stories about Riga.