As always, we air tomorrow from 7-9am. Those in Ottawa can tune into 93.1fm, all the rest can listen online at www.ckcufm.com.
We usually read community announcements in the second hour, but this one bears repeating. The Carleton University Debating Society will be hosting a public debate about poverty issues from 6 to 7pm in room 409 of the Southam Building at Carleton University. It will feature a show debate, including myself and some of the Tuesday Blend’s usual suspects, to be followed by a talk from John Anderson, Senior Researcher at the National Council of Welfare.
Mandatory Funding Drive Plug
Two weeks a year, CKCU switches holds its annual funding drive. It’s coming up again, running from October 20th to November 5th. If you like this show, or even just the station, I’d encourage you to consider helping the station out a little bit. You can pledge online at the link above, and be sure to list "Tuesday Blend- Hour two" in the show you support.
Messy Week in Ottawa
A number of murders and nastiness in the city last week, including this one. As always, its useful to take a step back and talk about the relative safety of the city, but also to look at what ways events such as this might be avoided.
The Jan Wong Affair
No snippy comment needed, really: This was pretty nuts. For the record, I really like Andrew Potter’s take.
Tories Nickle and Dime their way to an extra $1billion in savings
Some good stuff, some bad. Frankly, I was never sure why I had to pay the GST but those visiting the country didn’t. That said, $20 million into medicinal marijuana research probably is useful. But apparently it didn’t "meet the needs of Canadians", except perhaps those with glaucoma.
The Ongoing Leadership Race
No, not that one. This one.
Okay, Maybe That one too.
But we’ll do it shotgun style:
- Say it ain’t so, Joe.
- Alfonso Gagliano throws his public credibility around.
- Fry to Rae. Just so everyone is keeping out, three candidates have left, three have gone to Bob.
US doesn’t have money to fight the war
So says his Army Chief. Read here how Bush ruined the army.
Feminization of Poverty?
She may not have declared her candidacy for the big job yet, but this is a really good issue to focus on.
FDA faulted for drug safety process
That’s not good.