To help CKUA celebrate the 75th birthday of Alberta native Joni Mitchell, Grant Stovel spoke with David Yaffe, author of the celebrated 2017 biography Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell.

They chat about Joni’s triumph over polio as a child, her relationships with allies like Leonard Cohen and David Geffen, her artistic collaboration with Alberta Ballet, and her unrelenting struggle to cultivate her own artistic voice.

Listen to Grant’s full interview with David Yaffe: