Radio Topics for July 27th

The number of Tuesdays left before Adam moves out to BC is counting down, today is T-3 (give or take). At 8:10 Adam is going to be talking with current Capital Ward Councillor and mayoral candidate Clive Doucet about his decision to enter an already crowded mayoral race. As per usual we air from 7-9 am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

Preston Manning is advocating for a gigantic government sponsored project…I’m serious and presumably so is he.

Thought Ontario was already strict enough about what young drivers can and can’t do? Dalton McGuinty doesn’t.

Why use science to make drug policy when science disagrees with your gut. So what if it aids the spread of HIV.

(Prison) Farmers Feed Our Cities… but not for much longer.

The mother-load of all document leaks sees 92 000 documents relating to the War in Afghanistan being posted on the site Wikileaks.org.

Navy Helicopters: Trading functionality for a made in Canada tag.

Jarvis Street bike lane opens for cyclist traffic in Downtown Toronto.

Radio Topics, July 20th

Happy Tuesday! I hope that everyone had a chance to get out to Bluesfest, and equally hope that people are not too burned out from the musical marathon. Worry not: Adam and I are an excellent cure for live music overload. As always, we air on CKCUfm, 93.1 in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

At 7:30, we’ll be joined by Alex Hill of CAPP Ottawa to talk about the fallout from the G20 protests. In the second hour, we’ll have at least one special guest with us to promote the banter.

We’ll also talk about some of the following.

City street furniture plan gets tepid response.

Albertans who drive to fast griping about getting ticketed.

Dalton blinks: eco levy is pulled: Mr. Clean now a dime less expensive.

Devil’s lose their mind and sign Kovalchuck for 17 years.

Semrau not guilty of murder, is (unsurprising!) guilty of being a bad officer.

Pricey parking a persistent problem in other provinces too.

Canada signs big unsourced deal to buy planes we don’t need with money we don’t have.

Conrad Black gets bail.

Radio Topics for July 13th

Mike is back this week and last night was the mid-festival night off so you will get two (hopefully) awake radio hosts for two whole hours. At 7:30 we hopefully will be joined by a representative of Ecology Ottawa to talk about their report calling for a moratorium on road construction in the City of Ottawa. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM here in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com everywhere else.

According to The Washington Post Ottawa is now the coolest city in Central Canada.

Official Languages Commissioner may yet rescue the census long-form from oblivion.

Democracy Watch leader Duff Conacher is stepping down after 17 years.

Something about this story stinks: Orgaworld to ship Toronto’s smelly Green Bin waste to Ottawa

Ottawa-area hospitals will now administer rape-kits 24/7.

Ecology Ottawa report calls for halt to Ottawa’s road construction.

Canada has a new Governor-General: David Johnston

Could tolls on 400 series highways running through Hamilton and Toronto be the solution to traffic congestion?

Radio Topics, July 6th

Happy Tuesday! I’m back from a week in Southern Ontario just in time for the first real heat wave of the summer. Join us as we discuss some of the following!

Bluesfest kicks off today. Adam and I will highlight what we are looking forward. Not to spoil anything, but mine will prominently feature human hamster balls and confetti guns.

Mayor Larry O’Brien tosses his hat into the race for mayor.

Lansdowne passes council.

5m rule at the G20? Didn’t exist.

To appease, as best as I can tell, virtually no burning demand, the Tories are planning on ruining the census.

Federal Court does what the SCC didn’t: sets a timeline for the government to actually do something for Omar Khadr

HST day has finally come. People, of course, are complaining about the gas prices.