Radio Topics for September 23rd

It seems that Fall has fallen upon us this Tuesday morning. Could that be frost on the ground? Either way tune in and listen to Adam and Mike. At 7:15 Mike will be talking with Major- General (Ret’d) Lewis Mackenzie about his new book Soldiers Made Me Look Good. As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

Federal election campaign day 17:
Tories pledge to get tough on crime yet again…this time they want to toughen-up the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
The Liberals release their platform for a “Richer, Fairer and Greener Canada.”
The NDP don’t like corporate tax cuts. Shocking.
Your weekly Conservative gaff is brought to you by Chris Reid.

Carleton University’s Saint Patrick’s building is the site of some protest art.

New Montreal garbage cans really suck…literally.

US Deserter who was scheduled to be deported today gets to stay for now.

Montreal becomes the first North American City to introduce a Bike Sharing program.

Apparently lawyers accepting nude dances from a client is a good way to get kicked out of the BAR
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Problems in Pakistan… US raids, bombings, Taliban insurgents kidnapping diplomats, the list goes on.

Radio Topics for September 16th

Welcome to day ten of the Federal Election Campaign. Joining us on the show this week is Mark Agnew, a good friend of the show and former Parliament Hill staffer. As well Mark will be celebrating his birthday on-air. As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

Vancouver’s Non Partisan Association
has announced their full slate of Candidates for the upcoming municipal elections. This after rejecting Sam Sullivan, the incumbent mayor as their mayoral candidate.

New promises from the Tories and NDP:
Reducing the price of diesel fuel by cutting diesel tax by 2 cents
EI benefits for the self-employed.
Billion dollar plan to increase medical and nursing spots.

More bad news if you live or work near Bank at Sommerset.

Efforts to promote oral history in Hintonburg quashed because they violate the cities sign bylaws.

Former Ottawa mayor Marian Dewar dies.

A real bad day to work on Wall Street. Especially if you work for Lehman Brothers.

We don’t like Ike. Or at least Texas certainly doesn’t
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Radio Topics for September 9th

Its not just another Tuesday, its election campaign day number 3 making it the perfect time to listen to Adam and Mike. Beyond election talk, music, community anouncements and our usual discussion of the weeks headlines, Adam will also be talking with Ronald Wright at 7:30 about his new book What is America?  As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

In other exciting news, CKCU’s Morning Special Blend won the Golden Cherry for best Ottawa Radio Program. That makes us a little part of the award.

Want to see Elizabeth May, leader of the Federal Greens, debate the other leaders? The major networks don’t want you to.

Want to know how much the war in Afghanistan has cost the taxpayer? The election is preventing Canadians from finding out.

University of Calgary is so sure that you will graduate in four years that they will pay the extra costs if you take longer.

Stop global warming by putting down your hamburger.

Small Alabama town offers Jewish families $50 000 to move to their town.

32 Carleton University students get their passwords and campus card data stolen by a fellow student hacker.

Radio Topics for September 2nd

This Tuesday isn’t your normal Tuesday. Mike returns from his European adventures and the kids head back to school. At 7:15 we will be talking with Andrew Powell who is heading off to his first day of school for the year after talking with us. At 7:30 we will be speaking with Chris Robinson about the Ottawa International Animation festival. As well we will have our usual assortment of news topics, entertainment announcements and music.

As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

Another year, another large hurricane batters the US Gulf Coast.

Russia gets another warning…which it will probably ignore.

Both candidates in the American Presidential race appoint their VPs.
Sarah Palin for the Republicans and Joe Biden for the Demoncrats.

Harper and Dion got together for coffee yesterday afternoon. Apparently it wasn’t so much of a discussion as Dion would have liked.

Maple Leaf Foods is having a really bad couple of weeks.

Hope you didn’t plan on using Zoom Airlines for your European vacation.

Radio Topics for August 26th

Another Tuesday morning and I have returned back to the radio after a week absence. Mike is still gone to see the sights of the old continent but will return in September. This week’s show will feature a bit more music and a bit less talking however we will still feature our usual rundown of weekly news, music listing and community announcements. As well Bill Ewanik will be joiningus on air to talk about swing dancing in Ottawa.
As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

Beijing Olympics are done. We’ll talk about our favourite moments from the past two weeks.

Bill before the House of Commons to stiffen penalties in cases of violence against pregnant women.

But all that is mute is the much hyped Federal election actually happens.
Lock up your bikes, bike theft in Ottawa up. 

Ontario’s provincial government thinks that municipalities pumping their sewage into local bodies of water is a bad idea.

Radio Topics for August 12th

Another Tuesday morning and I have returned back to the radio after a two week absence. Mike has gone and gotten married so is taking a few weeks off but will return in September. This week’s show will feature a bit more music and a bit less talking however we will still feature our usual rundown of weekly news, music listing and community announcements.

As per usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm in Ottawa. For those out of town we you can listen to us on the web at www.ckcufm.com by clicking on the listen live link.

It only took four days to get the first case of doping at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Georgia and Russia in an open war.

Tim McLean laid to rest in Winnipeg after last weeks beheading.

Friendly Fire questioned in death of Canadian soldier in Afghanistan
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Bell doesn’t want its line tenants to offer unlimited downloading.

Trying to stop drug smuggling in prison may be difficult…who would have thought?

Radio Topics for July 15th

Its Tuesday again. Bluesfest wrapped up on Sunday night, Mike and I are finished our marathon of concerts. We’ll talk about what we liked and didn’t like during the ten day festival. As usual we air on CKCU from 7 to 9am, 93.1fm for those in the Ottawa area, www.ckcufm.com for everyone else.

First they come for your guns then your pesticides. Calgary to debate banning cosmetic lawn chemicals.

Harper to give millions of dollars to Nova Scotia to end feud.

Harper however doesn’t mind angering China and refuses to attend opening ceremonies of Olympic Games this August.

Ottawa Folk landmark, Rasputin’s get lit on fire…literally.

World Youth Day kicks off in Australia with a mass presided over by the Pope. As with any global gathering these days, climate change is on the agenda.

The government, or at least the Quebec government, is taking away Peer to Peer file sharing websites as well.

Ticketmaster wants you to be able to scalp your tickets.

Ottawa makes its pick for Curbside composting contract and something about the deal ‘stinks!’

Most important story of the week…Quebec to finally allow yellow margarine.

Radio Topics for June 2nd

June is here and to celebrate Mike has left me alone this week. Apparently having a real job entails commitments and the like. I am on air from 7 AM to 9 AM on 93.1fm in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for everyone else across this far flung continent or, alternatively, for those at work. This week we have two interviews lined up. At 8:10 I’ll be talking with Marcelle Kimberley, the events manager for Doors Open Ottawa which is occurring this week. At 8:30 I will be talking with Councilor Clive Doucet about his initiative for Clean Air Day which is taking place Wednesday. Finally, since I’m all by myself we’ll be having a summer concert primer on the show featuring music from a variety of acts coming to Ottawa this summer.

As usual:

BC polygamists in Bountiful come under investigation again.

Hearings start over Mark Steyn’s article which appeared in Macleans Magazine.

Motion calls on Harper’s government to do what the refugee board refused to do, let American war resistors stay in Canada.

And the transit plan finally passes council.


Alan Rock is appointed as president of the University of Ottawa.

Apparently gun clubs and shooting ranges are the real problem in Toronto, or at least so says David Miller.

Radio Topics for May 20th

The first long weekend of summer is over and summer didn’t materialize. Adam and Mike are around at the usual time- 7:00 to 9:00 AM on CKCU- 93.1fm for those in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for everyone else. This week Mike will speak with one of Kristen den Hartog and Tracy Kasaboski about their new book The Occupied Garden, which reconstructs their grandparents lives during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. He’ll also be joined by Mel Hurtig to talk about his new book The Truth About Canada, which challenges the conventional wisdom about the fiscal and social state of our country.
Reasonable Accommodations Committee to report on Thursday and finds that immigrants aren’t this great threat to Quebec identity.

Whats with the west and electing senators? Saskatchewan to hold elect senators.

First land mines and now cluster bombs, what weapon of mass death will they take away next?

Vic Toews being referred to as “your honour?” Possibly coming to a Manitoba court room near you in the future.

Gordon Campbell criticizes the NDP’s 1995 legislation restricting 3rd party spending but now introduces his own.

Ontario to pay for sex changes again.

Canada to get its very on Victoria Cross.

Half animal, half human embryos are cool with the British Parliament.

Radio Topics for May 6th

Its May 6th, recover from your May Day hangovers by listening to Adam and Mike. As always, 7-9am on 93.1fm in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for everyone else. We have three interviews lined up this week. at 7:30am Mike will be talking with James Orbinski, former president of Doctors Without Borders and author of the new book An Imperfect Offering. At 8:10 Adam will be speaking with Michael Jenkin, president of the Ottawa South Community Association regarding their AGM to be held this Tuesday night. Finally at 8:30 Mike will be talking with Kate Van Slyck regarding the Amethyst Track Challenge.

An excuse to make very bad dead duck puns…Alberta environment minister refuses independent inquiry in death of over 500 waterfowl.

Proposal to remove the Lord’s Prayer from the Ontario legislature attracts so much furor that it crashes the Ontario Legislature’s website.

Harper government helping access to information by shutting down a key database…huh?

The next Tory election threat… Bill C-10.

Toronto may not be the only city with transit troubles in the future. OC Transpo and the union need the Feds to help keep them at the bargaining table.

Age of consent has risen to 16.

In one of those end of the hour stories, man dressed as ninja is arrested for sneaking into a Vancouver home with a sword.