Radio Topics, July 31st

We’ve got an exciting show lined up today- at 8:30 I’ll be speaking with the President of the Hintonburg Community Association, Jeffrey Leiper, about the goings on in the community, including concerns about developer access to planning staff at City Hall and proposals for new condo towers.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Occupy Ottawa was handled fairly by police

Settle soon, school boards told

One weekend into the Olympics, and already some results might be too good to be true

Goodbye, Coliseum building

…and perhaps the more famous Coliseum building as well.

More mortgage rate wars

To the beemobile!

Radio Topics, May 1st

Happy May Day! Once again, we’ll be joined this week at 8:00 AM by Caron Cheng from MEC to talk about Bikefest on May 13th. We’ll also be talk with people from the Otesha project. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Risa Sargent from CfSC about their Tulips on Two Wheels event on May 5th.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

Quebec student protests are ongoing, students move to negotiate.

More Royals are coming! It’s costing money!

Nonsense story of the week: Canada’s bank “bailout”

Friends of Lansdowne lose again.

Someone took Marc Garneau’s space ships.

Radio Topics, April 24

Happy Tuesday!

This week we’ll continue our weekly conversations with the fine folks organizing MEC bikefest. At 8:05, Caron Cheng will update on us on what’s going on with prep for that event, and we’ll also speak with Connie Lebrun from CHEO, who is helping to coordinate CN Cycle, which raises money for the hospital.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Alberta had an election. Someone was elected. Find out who!

Toronto Catholic schools to require students to sing national anthem a cappella.

Kingston Penn to close. Museum to open?

Afghan interpreters get a second shot at coming to Canada

Which is better- public or private schools?

Moratorium on arctic fishing?

Radio Topics, April 17

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll continue our build up to MEC’s annual bikefest, chatting with some of the folks behind the Right Bike Program in Hintonburg. At 8:30, we’ll talk with Julia Sterpam and Nancy Oakley of Heritage Ottawa about their event on the history of Lebreton this Thursday.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Barrhaven pile-on for decision to rebuild downtown Ottawa school.

Government was encouraged not to be “cheerleaders” for the oilpatch.

It’s 30 years of the Charter! Most of us wouldn’t give up rights, say polls. Harper thinks its  a bit controversial.

More BC Teachers labour strife.

And we hear about how the Wildrose party is bad for healthcare.

Ottawa axes program designed to reduce recidivism

A human rabies diagnosis, in Toronto.

Radio Topics, April 10

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! This tuesday, at 8am we’ll speak with Caron Cheng of Mountain Equipment Co-Op about their upcoming bikefest. We’ll also touch on some of the following:

We may be getting rid of the penny, but we are getting glow-in-the-dark quarters.

Helene Campbell gets her lungs.

Target being reviewed for “cultural content”

Gideon ban in one Ontario School District coming

Parliament’s statues to become a little more user friendly

Radio Topics, April 2nd

Welcome to April! We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Ian Lee about a recent move by Canada’s yogurt cartel to stop a competitor from setting up shop.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Say goodbye to the penny, the notion that you might retire at 65.

We need to do a better job communicating about pandemics.

Payphones may cost a $1?

Demonstrating that people have no value for their own time, people lined up for hours to get cheap gas in Toronto

AG report could spark F-35 review

Five bad habits to lead to an early grave

Radio Topics, March 27th

The Junos are in town this week, and so are all sorts of bands.

Brothels legalized!

Ontario budget Day! Freezes a coming: Salaries! Welfare!

Alberta heads to the polls!

Transgendered women kicked out of Miss Universe pageant

BC Goes after the polygamists

Ghost ship making its way to BC

US commits to reducing nuclear weapons arsenal.

James Cameron goes in the Abyss

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse needs new owner.

Radio Topics, March 20th

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up, so tune in at 7am on CKCU!

At 8:05, we’ll speak with Citizen’s for Safe Cycling President Hans Moor about their Spring Cycling Celebration, taking place this Saturday. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Tokunbo Ojo, a professor at the School of Journalism, about an event they are hosting today on the KONY 2012 videos.

We’ll also touch on some of this:

What, Toronto-Danforth stays orange?

NCC sticks to market-rate policy.

Ottawa’s unwieldy twitter policy

AG looking at F-35.

Tories take a salvo at Rae

Sex-starved fruit flies find solace in alcohol.

Radio Topics, March 13

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up, with a couple of fun surprises for the second hour. Tune in on CKCU at 7am!

Clayton Ruby wants Rob Ford to get tossed from office.

BC imposes settlement on teachers.

Dion on the NDP and sovereignty.

Cashless society putting pressure on Canada’s payment system

A downtown casino for Ottawa?

Today in Harm Reduction: Heroin better than Methodone?

Time to get out of the ‘stan earlier?

Ravens win for 8th time in a decade!

Radio Topics, March 6

Welcome to March! We’ve got a full show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Luxey Sirisegaram about Carleton’s upcoming production of the Vagina Monologues. At 8:25, we’ll speak with Cynthia Waldmeier of the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre’s International Women’s Day Panel, also taking place at Carleton. At 8:35, we’ll talk with Erik Darwin, President of the Dalhousie Community Association about their open house for the Bayview-Carling CDP.

We’ll also touch on some of these:

Operators in the Transportation industry probably need more sleep.

Ottawa and Ontario Tourism Information Centres.

Domtar is ready to sell.

Ontario and Quebec complain about federal downloading.

Tories call on Liberals to release phone records. Won’t show theirs.

Feds won’t cut hockey ticket tax subsidy.

Kids born later in the year more likely to be treated for ADHD.

Tulip Festival moving.