Welcome to September! Adam is back west, the nights are beginning to get cold, and frosh have returned to Carleton. Tune in at 7am to see me kick off my 10th year at CKCU.
In other tenniversary, we mark 10 years since the World Trade Centre attacks.
The provincial election is kicking off, and the Liberals have launched their platform. It’s got tuition cuts and all day go trains.
Other provinces are also doing the election thing: Manitoba, PEI, but not BC.
Bigfoot exists, and this guy has proof.
Another tragedy befalls a former NHL enforcer.
Tories call on Elections Canada to investigate NDP. Separatist asks human rights tribunals to investigate Harper’s comms director.
Happy Tuesday! Adam is off to Toronto, where he will try not to fall a sleep while working in the United Church archives. I’m here, though, so tune into CKCU to listen to the show.
Spacing Magazine brings its summer roadshow to Ottawa tomorrow evening at the NAC. We’ll speak with Spacing Ottawa editor Evan Thornton at 8:05 about the event and the brand new issue.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:
Bikes vs. Jet plane across LA. Guess who wins?
Divorcing couples to be forced to try something other than the courts.
Uncle Walt muses about the usefulness of troops on the ground in Libya.
Norway may want its wrecked ship back.
Tough on crime bill to get really tough on youths.
Toronto begins voluntary staff buyouts.
Time to get serious about electricity.
Happy Tuesday! I leave for a week, and the NDP begin to out-poll the Liberals. Up is down. Dogs are hanging out with cats. You get the drill. We’ll touch on the election in a couple of different ways (see the links below), but will also have three great interviews.
At 7:30, we’ll hear a conversation I had with Timothy Appleby, the author of A New Kind of Monster, which looks at the life and crimes of Russell Williams.
At 8:00, we’ll speak with Michel Vallee, Vice-Chair of the King Edward Taskforce on their efforts to see King Edward go on a road diet.
At 8:30, we’ll speak with Andy Lamey on his new book Frontier Justice.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:
Trouble in paradise: Clegg lashes out at David Cameron on AV referendum.
Work on the bike lane starts.
Liberals hit the panic button and play to health care fears. And they go after Jack!
The Iggy informercial.
Elections Canada investigates prank political calls.
Preston BIA opposes SOHO Italia
Happy Birthday to Sir John A. Macdonald! He turned 196 yesterday, which would be more impressive had he not died almost 120 years ago.
This week, we will spend much of the second hour discussing the proposed segregated bike lane on Laurier Avenue. At 8:05, I’ll speak with Eric Wright, co-founder of the Responsible Cycling Coalition. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Colin Simpson, who is the city planner heading the project.
I’ll also touch on some of the following:
The last nail in the coffin of the Wakefield MMR study.
Saskatchewan’s proposed marriage commissioner opt-out law is unconstitutional.
Changes coming to your garbage collection?
I hope that everyone has a chance to take a look at the eclipse tonight- it’ll be the last in North America for a while, and it’ll have been the first time in several centuries that we get to pretend it’s interesting that it happens to also be the solstice. So, stay up late and watch the moon disappear, then get up early and listen to Adam and I on CKCU at 7am- 93.1FM for those in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for those elsewhere.
This week I’ll be holding up my end of the funding drive bargain and running up Dunton Tower. The Tuesday Blend raised about $700, so that’s 14 flights of stairs. I’ll be doing that just after the BBC news at 8:00 AM. There’s a better-than-even chance my heart will have exploded by 8:06.
We’ll also talk about some of the following, while playing non-awful Christmas music and Captain Beefheart tracks.
Craigslist pulls prostitution ads; actual newspapers still have them.
Study: Female squirrels aren’t promiscuous because of evolution, they’re promiscuous because they are sluts.
Bell gets big fine for DNC violations.
Harper gets his majority. Just not where he probably hoped.
Good sense prevails: Hockey coach suspension lifted.
Pooled Pension plans?
How much for a polar bear?
Sharks: an endangered species?
Don’t ask don’t tell repealed.