Radio Topics, February 28th

Happy Tuesday!

We have a busy show lined up for this tuesday, so busy that we are adding an extra day to the month.

At 8am, we’ll speak with Brennan Richardson about Orpheus theatre’s upcoming production of rent.

At 8:30, we’ll speak with Maria DeRosa about Carleton’s campus community campaign.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

Single parents and recent immigrants are less likely to vote, says statscan.

…especially if you get a call to vote elsewhere.

OCtranspo boss gets canned.

Will cuts put us in recession?

But maybe we should just make the sales tax make sense.

Who’d a thought: “active” video games don’t make kids thin.

There are bars in the Westminster House of Commons. There are fights in them. It’s kind of funny.

Vikileaks update: Apparently it was a liberal. (But no one will mention the tory that took the fall for going rogue last week.)

Radio Topics, February 20th

Happy Tuesday, Family Day edition. Adam is back for the week, so tune in for some fine banter, puns, and discussion on some of the following:

It’s all Drummond, all week!

Climate scientists: coal is bad for the environment. The Globe has it’s take too!

The EU is raising a stink.

Santorum in the lead in GOP primary.

The ongoing hassles of dealing with the NCC.

BC takes a look at is justice system.

NDP leadership jockeying hits the home stretch.

Hey, it was C-30 week! There was a twitter feed! And threats to Vic Toews! And the VPD likes the law!

Couchsurfing goes wrong in Quebec.

Radio Topics, January 31

Good morning all, and welcome to the end of January!

This week, at 8:05 we’ll speak with Simon Cameron, one of the Carleton students that won the North American Debating Championships this past weekend in Toronto. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Alex Culley from the city of Ottawa about the Bruce Timmerman’s awards, which reward individuals and organizations for doing great things for cycling.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

It was the all star weekend!

All are guilty in the Shafia case.

Is there really a problem with OAS?

Cuts coming.

Ford has a coming rebellion.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy: Duceppe gets tagged with misspending House dollars.

Canada gets upset with the French running elections in Canada

Radio Topics, January 24

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up today: At 8:05, we’ll have folks in from Sock n’ Buskins new play Yerma, which debuts this week. At 8:45, we’ll speak with Greg from the Flats about their upcoming show at the Elmdale Tavern.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Fords hand-picked TTC chair not a fan of the all-underground Eglinton LRT.

Bieber tweet pays off: Ottawa women’s Organ Donation awareness campaign works

Conservative crime bill to cost provinces $1 billion

The great Ottawa single-men myth is false?

DND axes plans to buy stress balls; reason for purchase unclear

Helmets for tobogganing?

East Vancouver movie theatre gets liquor license, loses right to show movies.

Radio Topics, January 17

Happy New Year! Well, belated, I suppose. I’m back after several weeks, and am ready to kick off 2012 with an exciting show. Tune in at 93.1 FM in Ottawa tomorrow at 7am!

At 8:05, I’ll speak with Alex De Vries of Citizens for Safe Cycling about winter cycling and their upcoming Winter Bike Parade. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Nelson Edwards of the City of Ottawa, who is coordinating the Downtown Moves project, which has a public open house Wednesday night.

The Liberal Party had a convention!

Does Ottawa need a permanent movie studio?

Foreign influence in Canada ENGOs

The Ford brothers commit to a very public resolution to trim the fat.

Ontario to renegotiate with doctors

Releasing gender too early leads to female feticide?

Radio topics, December 13

Happy Tuesday! CKCU is on the air, and I’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll be speaking with Jane Hilderman from Samara about their new report, The Real Outsiders. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Geoff Green of Students on Ice about their upcoming Antarctic trip.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Canada drops out of Kyoto.

A ban on veils a citizenship ceremonies?

ADQ and CAQ merge in Quebec

Liberals ask GG to put aside responsible government.

Federal government shelves sodium reduction plan

Radio Topics, December 6th

Happy Tuesday! December has arrived, and we are into the final few shows of the year. Tune in to CKCU from 7-9 as we wind down the year.

You may have missed it, but IKEA had built a new store in Ottawa. It sits next to the Queensway near pinecrest, mostly out of sight. I got to go take a look last night; at 8:05 we’ll be joined by Lisa Turriff who was there to experience it as well.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Plasco has a deal. And more!

Ontario has the priciest auto insurance.

And more!

NDP PMB calls for standardized cellphone chargers, Industry responds by committing to it months ago.

Canada pulls out of Kyoto.

Rob Ford’s Toronto Star Boycott.

Attawapiskat sends 3rd party managers packing.

Radio Topics, November 29

It’s the end of November! We’ve got an exciting show lined up.

At 8:05, we’ll hear from the executive director of the Canadian Museums Association. They’ll be in Ottawa this week to talk about the state of museums in Canada.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:

A lobbyist registry for city hall?

How good is the city with conflicts of interest?

Ottawa/Alberta caught off guard by EU oil regs.

Beau’s brings the fight (but not the beer) to the premier’s door.

Friends of Lansdowne in court again

Make the National Gallery free (again)

Wheat Board is toast.

Polygamy upheld in BC court reference.

Radio Topics, Day of the Dead edition

Happy Day of the Dead!

  1. We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Citizens for Safe Cycling VP Alex DeVries about their upcoming AGM. A 8:30, well speak with one of the organizers for Rock and Roll speed dating. Also, funding drive. So do listen and dial in often.

We’ll also hit some of these:

Capital infocentre to close.

Vancouver makes arrests from Canucks riioters.

Tories love the queen so much they are ordering flowers.

Also not afraid to burn money.

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.