Happy Tuesday! It’s funding drive!

Hi all! We’ve got an exciting show lined up today. The main focus, though, will be for funding drive. For 2 weeks a year, CKCU passes the hat to keep the station running. This year, our target for the station is $111,000, with this show looking to raise $1000. We’ll talk about where that money goes, but in the meantime if you want to donate to the station, you can do so online right here. Remember to mark “Tuesday Special Blend” as your show of choice.

But we won’t just be playing PBS. In the first hour, we’ll have folks from Sock n’ Buskins doing part of the Scottish Play, which opens at Carleton tomorrow. We’ll also hear a conversation I had with Randy Bachman, another noted radio enthusiast, about his new book Vinyl Tap.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Controversy in Toronto over the prospect of a shark fin soup ban.

Cycling safety! Ontario Coroner to investigate cycling deaths; Construction starts on Wellington lanes.

Trouble brewing in South Keys.

The US’ free trade deal with Korea makes it more expensive for Canadians to take trips to the US.

Happy Tuesday! I hope that everyone had a good long weekend and is getting over respective tryptophan comas. Here’s what we’ll be talking about tomorrow:

Election reasons rolls on:

Incumbency, FTW in Ottawa.

Newfoundland and Saskatchewan elections end and begin.

It costs a million dollars to not use the old US embassy.

Ottawa unemployment on the rise.

Expect a long cold winter.

Good news: food banks sees heavy donations leading up to thanksgiving.

E-health on the way, slowly, and with a bad name.

Farms for quarries: the cost of a building boom?

Proposed windfarm may interfere with bird sanctuary migration route.

DND cuts begin.

Cities reach funding breaking point.

Air Canada flight attendants have another strike date, Feds say its unacceptable.

A eulogy for a tree in Vancouver Island.

A binational great lakes strategy?

Radio Topics, October 4th

Happy Tuesday all!

At 8:05, we’ll be joined by CCCA president Jordan Charbonneau to discuss what’s going on in Centretown, as well as their upcoming AGM.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

The final provincial election discussion for 4 years! Maybe!

Anil Naidoo gets Desmond Tutu endorsement.

Paul Dewar enters the NDP Leadership race. So does Nathan Cullen.

The NDP states the obvious: backbench MPs move government agenda by stealth

Dead, Canadian, Nobel, Both, or Neither

US Port decides to compete with more advanced BC port by adding taxes.

Iphone 5 day?

A Gladstone O-train stop?

Unions seed social media with comments that pro-coal, pro-nuclear.