Welcome to the month of June. Mike is away this week doing real people things so it will just be me. With so much new music being released recently and with yesterday being the last day for Polaris Prize 2009-2010 eligibility I’ll be playing a larger selection of music than usual while highlighting some possible Polaris Prize nominees and some exciting new releases. As well, at 8:30 I will be joined in studio by members of the Ottawa area band The Flats. They have a show on Saturday at Zaphods and will be in studio talking about their new album and playing some tunes. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
Make the return to the weekday routine a little less painful and tune into the Tuesday Morning Special Blend with Mike and Adam. At 8:10 Mike will be speaking with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the author of the new book I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
In the understatement of the year, Toronto police are describing a body found encased in cement then placed in an oil drum at the bottom of Lake Ontario as “suspicious.”
Come celebrate Victoria Day a little early this Tuesday morning because lets face it, next Tuesday you’ll be recovering from the weekend and there won’t be much celebrating going on when Tuesday morning rolls around. At 8:10 Mike will be speaking with Marci McDonald about her new book The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. (Reviews here and here) At 7:30 we will be speaking with frequent contributor Josh Zanin regarding the Action Sandy Hill. As per usual we air from 7-9 on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
The Museum of Nature is ready to be (re)opened to the public. Fitting that the Victoria Memorial Museum Building’s Grand Re-Opening should take place on Victoria Day Weekend.
The Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues unabated however never fear… Obama is looking into it.
While the Conservatives say they will never sign a coalition deal with the Bloc Quebecois, The Canadian Alliance clearly didn’t have a problem with it.
Yesterday, I chatted with Jon Bartlett of Kelp Records about the annual Kelp weekend/anniversary bash, which kicks off tomorrow with Jim Bryson and Chris Page at the Mayfair. You can catch all the details over at the Kelp website.
As always, there’s a good mix of events at a bunch of awesome spots to see music: I’m regretting once again missing out on pulled pork at the Carleton. Be sure to also check out the free Kelp sampler, which has a fun mix of Kelp artists, friends, and so forth. Plus, free is free.
Good morning! We have an exciting show lined up this week. At 7:30, I’ll speak with Mike Weickert of World Vision Canada to talk about their new report, Humanitarian Horizons. At 8:05, we’ll chat with Jon Barlett of Ottawa’s Kelp Records about that label’s 16 anniversary party this weekend.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:
Well, it’s almost Cinco de Mayo, so almost celebrate by joining Adam and I for the usual Tuesday morning banter. As always, we air at 7am Eastern on CKCU FM. 93.1 for all those in Ottawa; www.ckcufm.com for everyone else!
This week in nerdy Parliamentary geekery: Michael Chong has some ideas.