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Show 803: Borderlines Playlist August 20, 2017

Arty Hill – Mae Dawn, Another Lost Highway

Laura Repo & The Blue Healers – Full Moon, A Charmed Life

Tom Phillips – Lately I’ve Let Things Slide, Mr. Superlove

Nanci Griffith – I Wish It Would Rain, Little Love Affairs

Ethyl & The Regulars – Canada Dry, Fill ‘Er Up

Zachary Lucky – Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan

Mike Stinson – No One to Drink With, The Jukebox in Your Heart

Wayne Hancock – Kansas City Blues, Wild, Free & Reckless

Jeremy Steding – Can You Teach Me How to Dance?, A Damn Good Ride

Lynne Hanson – Eleven Months, Eleven Months

Michael Brennan – Ghosts in Your Eyes, Anywhere But Here

Gretchen Peters with Tom Russell – Snowin’ On Raton, One to the Heart, One to the Head

Grant Peeples – Lethal Injection Blues, Okra & Ecclesiastes

Linda McRae – Roll on Down, Flying Jenny

Asylum Street Spankers – Starting to Hate Country, God’s Favorite Sample

T. Jarrod Bonta – Nine Pound Hammer, Mr Jukebox

The Derailers – Lies, Lies, Lies,  Jackpot

Mary Gauthier – Cigarette Machine, Live at Blue Rock

Ryan Adams & The Cardinals – Magnolia Mountain, Cold Roses

Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller – No Bourbon & Bad Radio, North/South

Brennen Leigh, I’m Blue, I’m Lonesome,  Too Thin to Plow

The Hacienda Brothers – If I’m Gonna Sink, Music for Ranch & Town

Fred Eaglesmith – Harold Wilson, Things is Changin’

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – If We Were Vampires, The Nashville Sound

Corb Lund – S Lazy H, Things That Can’t be Undone

The Texas Tornados – 4 Aces, 4 Aces

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Show 273: Deeper Well, August 19, 2017

ARTIST – Song
Album * = Canadian content

CAROLINE SPENCE – Softball
Spades and Roses (17)
AMANDA SHIRES – The Way It Dimmed
My Piece of Land (16)
KASEY CHAMBERS – Jonestown
Dragonfly (17)
* OLIVIA AND THE CREEPY CRAWLIES – O Saskatoon
Tongue Tied (15)

* CASSIE AND MAGGIE – Let No Man Steal Your Thyme
The Willow Collection (16)
* CONNLA – Saints and Sinners
River Waiting (16)

* MATTHEW HORNELL & THE STRANGERS – Leavin’
Matthew Hornell & The Strangers (15)
* TWIN FLAMES – So Qaigit (Come with Me)
Signal Fire (17)

* CHRIS RONALD – Retirement Plan
Fragments (17)
RICHARD THOMPSON – Keep Your Distance
Acoustic Classics II (17)
SEAN ROWE – I’ll Follow Your Train
New Lore (17)

* ROB LUTES – Hardest Thing of All
Walk in the Dark (17)
THE SHOW PONIES – The World Is Not My Home
How It All Goes Down (17)
THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND – Go Ahead and Leave
New Lore (17)

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THE ROUND-UP: CJTR’S LATEST AND GREATEST PODCASTS AUGUST 8-14

Bonus Round (August 9)

PS3, Wii, XBOX 360. News, reviews and opinions for your video game needs.

Chinese Connection (August 9)

The Chinese Connection: seeking happiness, purpose and peace, one story at a time.

Game Day (August 14)

Sports roundtable discussion show with lots of Rider talk, CFL, NFL, NHL, WHL and local sports.

Gender Talk (August 10)

Host Stephanie Cox brings you information and news for the gender-diverse community in Saskatchewan.

Just Drawn That Way (August 10)

Dustin B turns the hands on the Infinity Watch as he discusses comic news and looks at the state of comics today.

Knight Views (August 9)

Hosts Sherry Knight (disclaimer: not an actual knight) and Jim Aho discuss all aspects of business and employment.

Of Dice and Men (August 13)

Let’s all settle Catan with Chad and Ryan. In this episode: a discussion of board game rulebooks. Feature game: Fury of Dracula.

Queen City Improvement Bureau (August 10)

“Let’s improve things!” someone said in the darkness, and lo, the Queen City Improvement Bureau was authorized. In this episode: Carol Rose Daniels from Saskatchewan Cultural Exchange and Amy Weekes from Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

Radio Kids/Radioactive (July 30)

Radio Kids is a show powered by the ideas, musings, and imaginations of  kids, for kids and by kids. Radio Kids goes on summer vacation! Jack, Jon and Ada are broadcasting live from the beach, swapping stories about their favourite adventures. Sophia Farrugia from Malta guest stars.

Rear-view Mirror (August 8)

Rear-view Mirror provides Regina and area residents with a greater understanding and appreciation for some of Regina’s rich history and notable people. Host Amanda G. interviews Sheila Farnell, Program coordinator with RDBID  and John Robinson, Partner of Robinson Residential.

Sour Hour (July 21)

Welcome to the Sour Hour, a monthly program showcasing women and feminine-identified artists from a wide variety of disciplines. Co-hosts Jaye Kovatch, Shayna Stock and Cat Abenstein juggle music, poetry and conversation.

The Comedy Grind (August 9)

Have you ever double-bounced your enemy on a trampoline? That question may never be explored on The Comedy Grind, but you’ll have fun waiting for the answer.

The Prairie Naturalist (August 10)

Despite studies suggesting that prairies are unnatural, Jared Clarke, aka The Prairie Naturalist, is determined to prove the naysayers wrong. And no naysayer is bigger than his natural enemy, The Mountain Unnaturalist (not appearing in this episode).

Toast and Coffee (August 14)

Host Jeanne Alexander covers local Regina events and information on non-profit agencies, charities and various other people and groups who add to the social fabric of our great city.

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Show 802: Borderlines Playlist August 13, 2017

Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – Last of my Kind, The Nashville Sound

Fred J. Eaglesmith – Rough Edges, Official Bootleg Volume 1

Owen Steel & The Sad Turns – Backfirin’ Now, Live

Sally Spring – Short Side of Nothing, Made of Stars

The Frizzells – Blame It On the Whiskey, The Graffitis Matinee

Sisters Morales – Teardrops, Someplace Far Away From Here

Scott Miller – Virginia Way/Across the Line, Are you With Me?

Zeman & Walsh – Ridin’ on the Rails, The Bourbon Sessions

Tom Wilson – Frankie, Coal Dust Grins

Jesse Dayton – River Done Rose, Tall Texas Tales

Ethyl & The Regulars – The Waitress Song, Fill ‘Er Up

Tim Williams – The Rangers’ Command, When I Was a Cowboy

Libbi Bosworth – Palm of Your Hand, Happy Birthday Buck

James McMurtry – Childish Things, Childish Things

Jake Penrod – Baby Steps, Out of Control

Jesse Winchester – Let the Rough Side Drag, In Concert

Darrell Scott – Country Music, I’m Talking to You, Songs of Ben Bullington

The Swiftys – Find Another Fool, The Swiftys

Buddy Miller – Nothing Can Stop Me, Poison Love

Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers – I Can Still Feel, Between the Whiskey and the Wine

NQ Arbuckle – Sure Friends, The Last Supper in a Cheap Town

Gram Parsons – Streets of Baltimore, GP

Caleb Klauder – Pieces on the Floor, Western Country

Paul Dwayne – Hello Darling, Always Country

Amanda Shires – Slippin’, My Piece of Land

David Olney – When the Deal Goes Down, When the Deal Goes Down

Oh Susanna – Walking, Johnstown

Son Volt – Tear Stained Eye, Trace

Chris Smither – Origin of Species, Leave the Light On

Leo Rondeau – No Friend to Lousiann, Down at the End of the Bar

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Show 272: Deeper Well, August 12, 2017

ARTIST – Song
Album                                                                                                                                                         * = Canadian content
RFF = Regina Folk Festival performer NLB = Northern Lights Bluegrass Festival

* MURDER MURDER – Cold Bartender’s Wife
Wicked Lines & Veins (17)
JOSE GONZALEZ (RFF) – Open Book
Vestiges and Claws (15)
* SLOW LEAVES – Chinatown
Enough About Me (17)
TWISTED PINE – Lose My Love
Twisted Pine (17)

* IN WITH THE OLD (NLB) – One Way Ticket
My Mother’s Couch (16)
* FOGGY HOGTOWN BOYS (NLB) – Harlem River Blues
Animals, Insects, and People (14)
MARTIN SIMPSON AND DOM FLEMONS (NLB) – My Money Never Runs Out
Ever Popular Favorites (16)
* MELISANDE (RFF) – Quand les hommes sont au vignes
Millésime (17)

* PHARIS AND JASON ROMERO – Truck Drivers Blues
Long Gone Out West Blues (13)
MARTY STUART (RFF) – Truck Driver’s Blues
Tear the Woodpile Down (12)
* CATHERINE MACLELLAN – Face In the Mirror
If It’s Alright With You (17)

* GUNNING AND CORMIER – Home to Mary
Two (17)
NORA JANE STRUTHERS – Look Out on the Mountain
Nora Jane Struthers (10)
* NATALIE MACMASTER/DONNELL LEAHY (RFF) – The Clog Medley
One (15)

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THE ROUND-UP: CJTR’S LATEST AND GREATEST PODCASTS AUGUST 1-7

Bonus Round (July 26)

PS3, Wii, XBOX 360. News, reviews and opinions for your video game needs.

Chinese Connection (July 26)

The Chinese Connection: seeking happiness, purpose and peace, one story at a time.

Game Day (August 7)

Sports roundtable discussion show with lots of Rider talk, CFL, NFL, NHL, WHL and local sports.

Gender Talk (August 4)

Host Stephanie Cox brings you information and news for the gender-diverse community in Saskatchewan.

Just Drawn That Way (August 3)

Dustin B turns the hands on the Infinity Watch as he discusses comic news and looks at the state of comics today.

Knight Views (August 2)

Hosts Sherry Knight (disclaimer: not an actual knight) and Jim Aho discuss all aspects of business and employment.

Of Dice and Men (July 30)

Let’s all settle Catan with Chad and Ryan. In this episode: a discussion of board game rulebooks. Feature game: Betrayal at House on the Hill.

Queen City Improvement Bureau (August 3)

“Let’s improve things!” someone said in the darkness, and lo, the Queen City Improvement Bureau was authorized. In this episode: Shawna Oochoo from the White Pony Lodge co-hosts because is busy undoing the past with his time machine. Regina Folk Festival guests.

Radio Kids/Radioactive (July 30)

Radio Kids is a show powered by the ideas, musings, and imaginations of  kids, for kids and by kids. Radio Kids goes on summer vacation! Jack, Jon and Ada are broadcasting live from the beach, swapping stories about their favourite adventures. Sophia Farrugia from Malta guest stars.

Rear-view Mirror (July 25)

Rear-view Mirror provides Regina and area residents with a greater understanding and appreciation for some of Regina’s rich history and notable people. Host Amanda G. interviews Kenton de Jong about that elusive prey, the city of Regina.

Sour Hour (July 21)

Welcome to the Sour Hour, a monthly program showcasing women and feminine-identified artists from a wide variety of disciplines. Co-hosts Jaye Kovatch, Shayna Stock and Cat Abenstein juggle music, poetry and conversation.

The Comedy Grind (August 2)

Have you ever double-bounced your enemy on a trampoline? That question may never be explored on The Comedy Grind, but you’ll have fun waiting for the answer.

The Prairie Naturalist (August 3)

Despite studies suggesting that prairies are unnatural, Jared Clarke, aka The Prairie Naturalist, is determined to prove the naysayers wrong. And no naysayer is bigger than his natural enemy, The Mountain Unnaturalist (not appearing in this episode).

Toast and Coffee (July 24)

Host Jeanne Alexander covers local Regina events and information on non-profit agencies, charities and various other people and groups who add to the social fabric of our great city.

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Just Drawn That Way, Summer Reading Comic Recommendations!

Allright, so you’ve maybe seen Spider-Man Homecoming, thought, “Hey, I liked this and it came out of comics. Maybe I should try giving some actual comics a read but I’m not sure where to start.” Maybe it’s too warm out and you’d like to stay where the A/C is cool and avoid instant melanoma. Or you need something to read while you hang out in a hammock.

Well fear not! I the intrepid Dustin from Just Drawn that Way is here to help you out!

Welcome to the wonderful world of comics. Forget the running jokes you see in media about nerds and comic books. Comics are for everyone and I promise regardless of whether you read them in hardcopy or on your digital device, there are a lot of options out there. Seriously. I do a show on it!

Here I will talk about a few comic genres and why they’re all sorts of awesome, dood. In case you’re wondering, and you haven’t heard all the episodes of my show (did you know you can listen to previous episodes as podcasts?) there are way more options than superheroes (although I love those ones too). For this post, I’m going to highlight some great comics that all have easy starting points. No backstory or compendium of history required to understand these ones. That makes them awesome gateways into the massively varied world that is comics (and graphic novels).*

Fantasy

This is for all you fans of fantasy out there. Yes, I know, it could be argued that superheroes would count as fantasy but this is a little more on the traditional side of fantasy and generally there is less crime fighting in capes and a lot more other stuff like magic, deities, ogres, and quests.

Rat Queens – If you like Dungeons and Dragons or wish there’d been more humour (and women) in The Hobbit movies, or wishing that Game of Thrones had more ogres, this series is for you. It contains lots of foul language, magic mushrooms, alcohol, and sex, but it also has some badass women getting into trouble, saving the day, and partying.

Wicked and Divine – If you’ve been watching American Gods and it’s got you thinking, why not try this take on the idea of gods and goddesses in the world? What if gods and goddesses were reborn into our world, into people like you and me? And after discovering you were a god or a goddess, you would get to live the life of a rockstar or whatever life you wanted… but you’d die in 2 years?

Sci Fi

Now for some sci fi (that’s science fiction). Robots, lasers, future, space, you can find all of it in comics.

Saga Volume 1 – Did Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 rock your socks? Want more weird aliens, wars, ghosts, and a bit of a Romeo and Juliet space odyssey… narrated by their kid? Saga is definitely for you. Be warned, adult subjects do appear. Plus Lying Cat. Just trust me, you’ll like Lying Cat. This one is all about wars and what happens when they go on too long, when nobody can remember why they are fighting anymore, but it also has a whole lot of hope.

Dr. Aphra – Can’t wait for Star Wars: The Last Jedi or Han Solo? Give Dr. Aphra a read! Yes, there are all sorts of Star Wars comics, including comic versions of the original trilogy, but Dr. Aphra is great because it’s part of the expanded universe. It’s set between Star Wars: A New Hope and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back but centers on Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra. She’s a fearless archaeologist-turned-thief who worked for Vader, along with her two companion assassin droids. Adventure, sarcasm, droids, Vader, need I say more?

Superhero

Okay, it wouldn’t be a good comic list if I didn’t include some superhero comics. I’m not looking at the big names here, though. You won’t see these in a movie or a tv show, at least not yet, but they are a great way to check out the cape-wearing superpowered crowd.

Ms. Marvel: No Normal  – If you watched Spider-man: Homecoming and you are looking for another teenager with superpowers, this one is for you. What’s a girl with newly developing superpowers to do? Well, idolize Captain Marvel for one! And maybe imagine her own little hedgehog in Hulk gloves. Kamala Khan isn’t your usual teenage superhero. She’s a Muslim immigrant, for one thing, and spandex is definitely not part of her outfit. This is a great one for kids and adults alike.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl – Did you love Deadpool? Looking for a gal who can kick Wolverine’s butt and who rocks a tail like nobody’s business? Definitely check out Squirrel Girl. She is perfectly aware she’s in a comic and she talks to the readers, cracking jokes and making fun of all the usual comic things and other characters. And she’s adorable when she does it. This one is super kid-friendly and will have anyone laughing out loud.

Horror/Noir

Are you into oldschool detective stories, with femme fatales, hardboiled detectives, mystery, and lots of deep shadows that are mostly black or various shades of grey? Or are you a huge fan of things that go bump in the night and looking for some good scares to have you reaching for the flashlight? I have some great comics for you!

Kill or Be Killed – This one is dark, I won’t lie. If you’re a fan of Hitman or Wanted, this one might be up your alley. Although the story begins with attempted suicide, it also has a deal with a demon and a teenager who becomes a vigilante to prolong his life. Bad guys beware. Actually, run. Run fast. It won’t save you, but it will make for some great suspense.

Locke and Key – Have you been grooving to the Hamilton soundtrack? And are you interested in hearing more about our great lord Cthulhu? If you’re looking for a story with its origin in the American Revolution with some serious Lovecraftian horror, look no further. This story has a portal to another dimension, demons who are forged into into magical keys by Benjamin Locke, way back when. A group of teenagers in 1988 have found the keys, although most others have forgotten about them, and they plan to re-open the portal. Things go downhill from there.

Young Adult

Looking for something for a teenager or feel like delving into some young adult reading? Why not grab one of these comics and enjoy the art!

New York Four – Looking for some teenage drama that reminds you a bit of Pretty Little Liars? Here’s a story about growing up and figuring out how to communicate online and offline. It’s set in New York city and centers on Riley who is getting an apartment with a few friends and is at risk from an online relationship. She’s trying to figure out how to separate from her controlling parents and connect with her friends and outcast sister.

Paper Girls – Anxiously awaiting the next season of Stranger Things? Check out this one about four girls who are their own little gang, delivering newspapers. At least until everything goes completely crazy in their town. Just what are those weird alien things showing up all over town and what’s happened to everyone?

Here’s hoping I gave you some great options for your summer reading! Any questions, concerns, or just wanna follow along with my adventures, follow me on Twitter @JustDrawnRadio and listen to me talking comics on my show every Thursday night from 6:30 to 7 pm, part of the Thursday Night Action Pack lineup.

*[As an aside, if you’re wondering, comics generally are published as issues, as a periodical, probably monthly although that varies, and they can be collected into volumes. There are story arcs but an arc is going to take more than one issue to finish usually. There are some one-shots, but I won’t be mentioning any here. Graphic novels, on the other hand, began as an entire story in a single book. A few publishers may put them out in more than one volume, but think of it more like a book rather than a periodical. If it’s running for a long time and comes out monthly, it’s a comic. If it comes out in one or two books, it’s a graphic novel.]

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Show 801: Borderlines Playlist August 6, 2017

Sara Storer – Long Live the Girls, Silver Skies

Cindy Church – Atlantic Blue, The Atlantic Newgrass Project

Shannon Lyon – Bound, Someday Mourning

Mike Stinson – Angel of the Evening, The Jukebox in Your Heart

Matt Masters – All-Western Winners, All-Western Winners

Jeremy Steding – A Damn Good Ride, A Damn Good Ride

Split Lip Rayfield – Hundred Dollar Bill, Should Have Seen It Coming

Romi Mayes – Sweet Somethin’ Steady, Sweet Somethin’ Steady

Matt Patershuk – Burnin’ the Candle at Both Ends, I Was So Fond of You

Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez – There’s a Hole in the Midnight, Let’s Leave This Town

Lonesome Bob – Dying Breed, Things Change

Oh Susanna – By Rope, Soon the Birds

Phil Lee – Just Some Girl, You Should Have Known Me Then

Bill Kirchen – Arkansas Diamond, Word to the Wise

Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay – Before We Come to Our Senses, Before the World Was Made

Rhéal Leblanc – Drinking to Forget, La Recette

Eleni Mandell – My Twin, Miracle of Five

Petunia & The Vipers – Love Love Love, I Live in the Past

Mark Jungers – 50 Head, More Like a Good Dog Than a Bad Cat

Zoe Muth & The Lost High Rollers – Starlight Hotel, Starlight Hotel

Kensington Hillbillys – The Edge, Tecumseh

Amanda Pearcy – Pawn Shop Gun, An Offering

Clayton Bellamy – That Ain’t Gonna Fly, Everyone’s a Dreamer

Texas Swing Kings – Hillbilly Swing, … Are On The Air

Rick Shea – Honky Tonk Blues, Sweet Bernardine

Rod Picott – Welding Burns, Welding Burns

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Show 271: Deeper Well, August 5, 2017

ARTIST – Song
Album                                                                                                                                                        * = Canadian content  RFF = Regina Folk Festival performer

* JOHN REISCHMAN & THE JAYBIRDS – Two of Us
On That Other Green Shore (17)
THE EARLS OF LEICESTER – Why Did You Wander
Rattle & Roar (16)
* TOMATO/TOMATO (RFF) – Everything You Need
I Go Where You Go (16)

* SHAWNA CASPI – Never Enough
Forest Fire (17)
* CHRIS RONALD – Mosquito
Fragments (17)

HEATHER PIERSON ACOUSTIC TRIO – The Get Up and Go
Singin’ (17)
BEN HUNTER & JOE SEAMONS – Struttin’ with Some BBQ
A Black & Tan Ball (17)

SUSAN CATTANEO – Work Hard Love Harder
The Hammer & the Heart (17)
OLD SALT UNION – Tuscaloosa
Old Salt Union (17)
THE EARLY MAYS – Little Pink
Chase the Sun (17)

GEORGE THOROGOOD – Born With the Blues
Party of One (17)
THE COMO MAMAS (RFF) – Glory Glory Hallelujah
Move Upstairs (16)
* DE TEMPS ANTAN (RFF) – Pétipétan
Les habits de papier (10)
* BEYOND THE PALE – Batuta
Ruckus (17)

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Show 800: Borderlines Playlist July 30, 2017

The Derailers – Just One More Time, Reverb Deluxe

Todd Snider – Alcohol & Pills, East Nashville Skyline

Ian Tyson – Goodnight Loving Trail, Ian Tyson

Austin Lounge Lizards – The Golden Triangle, Live Bait

Colter Wall – You Look to Yours, Colter Wall

Dub Miller – Postcard from Paris , American Troubadour

Rita Hosking – Holier Than Thou, Come Sunrise

Tom Russell – Old Cheyenne, Play One More: The Songs of Ian & Sylvia

Blake Berglund – Come Back Around, Coyote

Gurf Morlix – Madalyn’s Bones, Diamonds to Dust

Sturgill Simpson – Water in a Well, High Top Mountain

Diamond Joe White – China White, Coal Dust Grins

Cornell Hurd Band with Wayne Hancock – California Blues, At Large in South Austin, Texas

Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band – Rock and Roll Honky Tonk Ramblin’ Man, Bruce Robison & The Back Porch Band

Arty Hill & The Long Gone Daddys – Nashville Moon, Bar of Gold

Clayton Bellamy – Victim of my Own Compromise, Five Crow Silver

Heybale – Tell Old I Ain’t Here (He’s Better Get On Home), Play Me a Cheatin’ Song: The Songs of Wayne Kemp

Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller – You Rock We Roll, North/South

Bo Porter – Honky Tonk, Bo Porter Live

Slaid Cleaves – Drunken Barber’s Hand, Ghost on the Car Radio

Fred J. Eaglesmith & The Flying Squirrels – Carmelita, Things Is Changin’

The Highwaymen (Loose Diamonds) – Kentucky Eyes, Live Texas Radio

Tom Phillips – I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight, High Flyer

Casper Rawls with Buck Owens – A Little Bitty Piece of DNA, Brave World

Rod Moag – The Pickin’ Singin’ Professor, The Pickin’ Singin’ Professor

Jesse Dayton – Beginning of the End, Tall Texas Tales

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