Radio Topics, November 30th

Welcome to the end of November! We’ve got an exciting show lined up this morning: at 8:05, we’ll hear a conversation I had with General Romeo Dallaire on his new book They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children. At 8:30, we’ll hear a conversation I had with Globe and Mail columnist Christie Blatchford on her book Helpless, which looks at the Caledonia Occupation.

We’ll also look at some of the following:

By-elections! Much closer than perhaps people thought, but name recognition wins.

New Citizenship test sees failure rates rise.

Extra fees for VOD in the US?

Robert Latimer gets full parole.

Police problems update: Ottawa vs. Toronto

Apparently there are some sort of wikileaks going on.

MacLaren’s gets its patio.

Radio Topics, Nov 23rd

Happy Tuesday!

We’ve got an exciting show lined up this week. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Lorenzo Imbesi, who is chairing a conference at the School of Industrial Design titled “City? Better Life? Digital Cities, Participated Cities, City of Conflict”.¬†At 8:30 we’ll be joined by Joseph Boyden, author of the Louis Riel/Gabriel Dumont entry in the Extraordinary Canadians series.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Want to see how divergent riding size is in Canada? Take a look at the by-elections.

Lansdowne update: Site plan passes Council. Alternative plan proposed, rejected. Moving the Horticulture big deal: huffing and puffing, but about what?

Ever see a 10,000% return on a yard-sale find?

Nova Scotia band teens from tanning beds

Radio Topics, November 16th

Happy Tuesday!

At 7:30, we’ll speak with the organizers behind Team Refresh about their upcoming fundraiser for CHEO at Carleton. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Dalhousie Community Association President Eric Darwin about the RescueBronson.ca proposal. At 8:30, we’ll hear the conversation I had with Bill Rowe about his new memoir about his time as Danny William’s man in Ottawa.

Lots of noise about Dalton’s foreign scholarship plan.

Tim Horton’s to sponsor council swearing in.

Folk fest bailed out by Bluesfest.

Polar bear at Moscow zoo shot by sniper.

Radio Topics, November 9th

Happy Tuesday! Thanks again to everyone that dialed and donated over the course of the last two weeks- CKCU once again hit it’s $110,000 target. This show also did very well, racking in somewhere around $700 (post-pledges are still coming in), meaning that you will all get to hear me run up a whole bunch of stairs.

This week, we have an exciting show lined up. At 7:30, we’ll hear from Andrew Cohen about the HIstorica-Dominion Institute’s new book “We were Freedom.” At 8, we’ll hear from John Ralston Saul about his contribution to the Extraordinary Canadians series, looking at the life of Lafontaine and Baldwin.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Maybe we will stayi in Afgahnistan afterall!

UAE wanted extra landing spots at Pearson, were offered everything but.

Supreme Court is trying to answer whether or not you can consent when you are uncounscious or not.

Microsoft blocks google from Windows 7 phone.

Feds chickening out in cigarette packaging?

Radio Topics, November 2nd

Welcome to November! We’ll continue with our second funding drive show, while looking at some of the following. Remember: call 613-520-3920 to dial and donate!

At 8:30, I’ll speak with Jenna Misener, manager of the Memory Project at the Historica-Dominion Institute about a digitization event they are hosting on the 8th at the War Museum.

We’ll also look at some of the following:

The referendum, 15 years later. Also, Parizeau regrets quitting.

The Copyright changes go up for debate.

Rob Ford: it’s not that he doesn’t think that Panda’s aren’t adorable, they just aren’t 20 million dollars adorable.

The Harper government (kinda sorta) agrees to let Omar Khadr come back to Canada. Next year.

The Potash deal: a whole lot of trouble growing. More from John Manley.

Alcohol more dangerous than heroin. Really?