Radio Topics for June 28th

Happy early Canada Day. Next time the show airs we shall be into July and the future King and Queen of England will have departed Ottawa. We have an exciting show lined up. At 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Michael Dawson who is the keyboardist and lyricist for the Regina band Library Voices who are appearing at Bluesfest this year. At 8:06 Mike will be speaking with Marc Aubin from Heritage Ottawa regarding their new report on heritage buildings in Lowertown. Finally, at 8:30 Adam will be speaking with the Vancouver singer/song-writer Hannah Georgas regarding her performance at this year’s Bluesfest. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU FM 93.1 in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

New York to allow gay marriage.

After a Thursday lasting 52 hours, Canada Post workers are legislated back to work. Mail delivery to start today.

Rob Ford’s cottage vacation was scheduled for the exact same time as Toronto’s Gay Pride Festival.

Prince William and Kate are visiting Canada…prompting one of the more bizarre news stories of the year.

Report critical of Lansdowne redevelopment not shown to city council.

Latest polling numbers show Changebook is resonating with Ontarions. Tim Hudak as the next premier of Ontario?

The race for the Republican presidential nominee for 2012 heats up as Tea-Party darling Michele Bachmann joins the race.

Radio Topics, June 21

Happy Summer! June is coming to an end but the Tuesday Morning Special Blend continues on. At 8:10 I’ll be speaking with a member of the Friends of Lansdowne group for an update regarding the legal challenges surrounding the Lansdowne Live proposal. We will also be playing music from artists who will be playing at the Ottawa Jazzfest and Ottawa Bluesfest. As per usual we Tuesday morning from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM for those in Ottawa and online for everyone else.

Gay girl in Damascus…nope! 40 year old man in Georgia.

Can’t get an agreement to reform the Senate? Then abolish it!

Postal workers to be forced back to work by the House of Commons.

Vancouver loses the Stanley Cup Final and the populace trash the city.

NDP Convention occurred over the weekend. To nobody’s surprise Jack Layton got a 98% approval rating.

New Brunswick farmer held in a Lebanon prison for the past three months for selling ‘bad potatoes’ is being neglected by the Canadian government.

Fashionistas and Fly-Fishers, the common link? Rooster feathers!

Professional soccer coming to Ottawa in the form of an NASL expansion franchise.

Radio Topics for June 14th

The summer festival season has started. Westfest concluded this past Sunday and Jazzfest starts soon. We continue every Tuesday though, festival or not. We have an exciting show lined up for you this week. At 7:30 Mike will be speaking to Jenny McDonald a Blues / Folk artist from Halifax,NS who is performing tomorrow night at the Rainbow. Right after the BBC News at 8:00 Mike will be speaking to Peter Rickman, a student organizer and activist from Wisconsin.  Finally at 8:30 we will have Alnoor Allidina and other members of the cast of Question Period: The Musical to discuss their upcoming Fringe Festival show and hopefully perform a few numbers from the production. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1FM in Ottawa and at for everyone else.

Its not only Jon Stewart criticizing Canada’s continual export of Asbestos. The UN also isn’t thrilled with it either.

The appeal of the Ontario Supreme Court Decision which struck down prostitution laws has begun hearing crown arguments.

Fewer Canadians are using Facebook. Apparently usage plateaus at 50% of the population.

The NDP and Tories agree on very little…but they do both think that ‘mega-trials’ need to be conducted in a more efficient manner.

21 000 Bulgarian artifacts and 18 000 coins are going home after handover at the Museum of Civilization.

Heart, kidney, lung and uterus, what do they all have in common? All can be transplanted from one person to another.

A party that doesn’t even exist yet may win the next Quebec provincial election.