Welcome to the month of June. Mike is away this week doing real people things so it will just be me. With so much new music being released recently and with yesterday being the last day for Polaris Prize 2009-2010 eligibility I’ll be playing a larger selection of music than usual while highlighting some possible Polaris Prize nominees and some exciting new releases. As well, at 8:30 I will be joined in studio by members of the Ottawa area band The Flats. They have a show on Saturday at Zaphods and will be in studio talking about their new album and playing some tunes. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
Make the return to the weekday routine a little less painful and tune into the Tuesday Morning Special Blend with Mike and Adam. At 8:10 Mike will be speaking with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, the author of the new book I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctor’s Journey. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and at www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
In the understatement of the year, Toronto police are describing a body found encased in cement then placed in an oil drum at the bottom of Lake Ontario as “suspicious.”
Come celebrate Victoria Day a little early this Tuesday morning because lets face it, next Tuesday you’ll be recovering from the weekend and there won’t be much celebrating going on when Tuesday morning rolls around. At 8:10 Mike will be speaking with Marci McDonald about her new book The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada. (Reviews here and here) At 7:30 we will be speaking with frequent contributor Josh Zanin regarding the Action Sandy Hill. As per usual we air from 7-9 on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
The Museum of Nature is ready to be (re)opened to the public. Fitting that the Victoria Memorial Museum Building’s Grand Re-Opening should take place on Victoria Day Weekend.
The Oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico continues unabated however never fear… Obama is looking into it.
While the Conservatives say they will never sign a coalition deal with the Bloc Quebecois, The Canadian Alliance clearly didn’t have a problem with it.
On Tuesday, April 27th Adam spoke with two artists from Nova Scotia, Bill Travis (who releases music under the moniker Mushkat) and Mike Aube. They are touring Ontario and Quebec together and are in Ottawa this coming weekend. On Friday they play a show at the Clocktower Brew Pub on Bank Street, Saturday is a house concert (details given in the recording) and finally on Monday, May 3rd they are playing a show at the Rainbow Bistro in the Byward Market. The two chatted with Mike and I and played us some of the songs you can expect to hear at the show.
As well, listen for the best trumpet impersonation you will ever hear on Bill’s song “The Colours of Ernesto.”
Happy ANZAC Day for all Australians and New Zealanders out there. We are two days late but better than nothing. We have an exciting show lined up for you today. At 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Pat Moore, host of Weekend Warm-Up here on CKCU, about the upcoming Songwriters Up Close and Personal show at the NAC 4th Stage featuring Terry Tufts. Then at 8:10 Bill Travis, who releases music under the moniker of Mushkat, will be playing some tunes for us in studio with fellow Halegonian Mike Aube. They are playing a show at the Clocktower Brew Pub on may 1st and at the Rainbow on May 3rd. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for those from away.
Welcome to the playoff edition of the Tuesday Morning Special Blend. The game is still the same but somehow it means more. We have a busy show lined up this week. At 8:10 Adam will be speaking with Lori Waller of Ecology Ottawa regarding their activities and their Green Policy Benchmarks for the 2010 Municipal election. Shortly after that Mike will be speaking with Dan Arnold of CalgaryGrit blogging fame about his new website Puck Probabilities. Finally at 8:30 Mike will be speaking with Stuart Robertson, the owner of the Ottawa Bus Station regarding possible redevelopment plans. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and online at www.ckcufm.com.
Afghan Detainee Hearings: Canadian Forces Chief Investigator had no idea about Federal Court ruling of 2008 which found “real and serious concerns about the protection of Afghan detainees transferred to possible torture.”
Polish President Lech Kaczynski, along with 95 other members of the Polish government and Armed Forces die in a plane crash in Russia while on their way to commemorate the Katyn Massacre of 1940. Now accusations abound.
Happy Easter Tuesday? I guess the limit of holidays after Easter can only extend so far. Regardless tune in to Adam and Mike this Tuesday morning. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa or on www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
It seems the story of the upcoming Ottawa mayoral race is who won’t run. Peter Hume declares that he is out.
However if there was a spring vote on which Federal leader Canadians would like to have a beer with, Jack Layton would win. (This makes me hate democracy)
The US makes it very clear; they want Canada to stay in Afghanistan. But maybe Canada has something different in mind? Like the UN Mission in the Congo? Well…think again.
Not missing its chance to make something tragic into something political: Vic Toews vows to crack down on the National Parole Board in the wake of them pardoning former hockey coach Graham James.
The last Tuesday in March. Regardless of whether March goes out like a lion or a lamb tune in to Adam and Mike on the Tuesday Morning Special Blend. Between 7:30 and 8:00 Mike will be speaking with Matthew Fisher, who is Canwest’s Middle East and South Asia bureau chief and will be giving the annual Kesterton Lecture at Carleton University on Wednesday. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU Fm in Ottawa or www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.
The Liberals wrap up their Canada 150 Conference with a promise to halt corporate tax cuts. All the while Robert Fowler really doesn’t have anything nice to say about either the Conservative’s or the Liberals.
Welcome to Spring! Bring in the season by listening to the Tuesday Morning Special Blend. For the first time in a few weeks Mike and Adam will be present for the entire show. At 8:10 Adam will be speaking with Mack, the co-director of the new Black Box Concert Series in Ottawa. They presented their first show last Saturday night at the Irving Greenberg Theater Centre and the next show is already booked for April 18th featuring guitar player extraordinaire Don Ross. At 8:30 Mike will be speaking with Marie Jose Houle, musician and former Tuesday Morning Special Blend Hour 3 host, regarding her current tour. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM for those in Ottawa and online at www.ckcufm.com for those out of town.
You may wonder what is different this week and the answer is of course darkness. With the clocks having sprung forward the sun rises a little later this week. At 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Michael Peterson of the band The Flats who are playing Saturday at Irene’s. Right after the news at 8:00 Mike will be speaking with Wayne Petti of Cuff the Duke who are playing this Friday at Mavericks. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.