Radio Topics, February 1st

Happy February! It’s hard to believe that we are already one month into 2011. To celebrate, we’ve got an exciting show lined up to kick off February. Fitting for Ottawa’s coldest month, at 8:00 AM we’ll be speaking to two Carleton students that will be spending much of February in the Antarctic as part of the Students on Ice program. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Steve Anderson of OpenMedia.ca about the recent CRTC decision that will open the way for usage based billing with ISPs.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Strollers on the bus:  the fight goes to Human Rights tribunals.

Seattle moves to make permanent tent cities

Cutting starts at the Beaver pond.

So, why have we been hearing double on the bus?

So, things are getting real in Egypt.

Radio Topics, January 15th

Well, it’s certainly winter. Beat the cold by listening to the Tuesday Morning Special Blend on CKCU. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Eric Darwin of the Dalhousie Community Association to talk about the proposed SOHO Italia development. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Adam Caldwell of the South March Highland’s about his group’s efforts to preserve the forest.

We’ll also touch on some of these:

Arctic sovereignty: Canada’s top foreign policy concern?

Increasing gym membership fees if you don’t go?

A reasonable accommodation controversy for the new year!

The NDP shows off its war room gripes about senate appointments.

How are the Lansdowne finances?

The pope is concerned about facebook.

Five years of Harper.

Private money for a Quebec Arena.

Radio Topics, January 18th

Happy Tuesday! I’ve got an exciting show lined up this week. At 7:30, we’ll speak with my good friend (and former CKCU host) Mariee-Josée Houle. She’s got a gig coming up at Café Nostalgica. At 8:15, we’ll speak with Lisa from the new Ottawa events site Couch Assassin. Finally, at 8:30, I’ll talk with Ron Walker of the Canadiana Discovery Portal, which brings google-like searching to historical documents.

We’ll also touch on some of this:

Ireland MPs to vote to oust their PM

Bambi vs. Salt Spring Islands: They have an adorable, if destructive, infestation

CRTC easing ban on misleading news

Queen’s Park vs. zoning requirements

Dire Straits: suddenly relevant again?

JPII gets beatified.

Radio Topics, January 11

Happy Birthday to Sir John A. Macdonald! He turned 196 yesterday, which would be more impressive had he not died almost 120 years ago.

This week, we will spend much of the second hour discussing the proposed segregated bike lane on Laurier Avenue. At 8:05, I’ll speak with Eric Wright, co-founder of the Responsible Cycling Coalition. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Colin Simpson, who is the city planner heading the project.

I’ll also touch on some of the following:

The last nail in the coffin of the Wakefield MMR study.

Saskatchewan’s proposed marriage commissioner opt-out law is unconstitutional.

Changes coming to your garbage collection?

Radio Topics, January 4th

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a good holidays. We are going to ease into the new year with a look back at two of my favourite book interviews from the last year, looking at books that should have been on your Christmas list, even if they weren’t.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Mammoth remains have modern uses?

Canada looking to get space-launching capability.

Apparently it takes a heckuva lot to get fired from CBSA.

Liberals have no plan to topple the government. Seriously.

Air and Space Museum to get bigger.

Newspaper discovers that PMBs are getting places.

Jack Pine more unique than we thought.

New cigarette warning labels coming.