Radio Topics for March 11th

Its Tuesday morning and everyone is still digging out from the blizzard. That means while shoveling you can listen to Adam and Mike. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website. The listen live function is greatly improved as we have a new mp3 stream and a better sounding Real Audio stream. All for your listening convenience.

A national carbon tax on consumers sounds like a good idea. The surprise is who is proposing it!

Danny Williams going after Harper again…this time using John Crosby to do his dirty work in a throne speech.


Remember the Talking to American’s Skit where Rich Mercer talked about Canada building a giant, climate controlled dome? It may come true in Edmonton.

Bill C-10 comes under fire from free speech advocates.
Who would have thought limiting funding based on “offensiveness” would be controversial?

Now you get to decide which of the four O-Train options you want. This while 70% of us still drive to work.

No helmet exemptions for religious Sikhs who want to wear a turban while ridding a motorcycle.

Large Music bootlegger in Winnipeg shit down. No more $2 CDs from the back of someones truck.

Accusations that Harper tried to meddle in the US primary process.

All while Hilary starts to stage a comeback.

Radio Topics for March 4th

Its just Adam this week. Mike apparently had a “real” job and has to work. Adam thankfully is a student. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website. The listen live function is greatly improved as we have a new mp3 stream and a better sounding Real Audio stream. All for your listening convenience.

This week Adam will be joined by fellow Carleton debater Garnett Genuis and a friend of the show, Mark Agnew. As well Adam will be speaking with Robert Brocklebank of the Federation of Community Associations regarding the proposed Manotick development by Minto and the appeal to the OMB.

An exciting week in Canadian politics: The budget passes a critical second vote and the Conservatives introduce a motion to end the Wheat Board monopoly over barley.

Chuck Cadmangate… The Conservatives threaten to sue the Liberals over accusations regarding Chuck Cadman.

Russia has its presidential elections and surprise of all surprises…. the candidate supported by Vladamire Putin wins.

Speaking of one party states, Alberta also went to the polls yesterday. And the Tories will probably win again!

Canadian sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia.

Carleton University to hold seperate Board of Governors elections this year.

York University the latest campus to ban pro-life clubs. (excuse the source and the obvious bias)

Radio Topics for February 26th

Another Tuesday morning means its time for the Tuesday Morning Special Blend with Adam and Mike. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website. The listen live function is greatly improved as we have a new mp3 stream and a better sounding Real Audio stream. All for your listening convenience.

This week Mike will be speaking with Erna Paris, the author of The Sun Slowly Climbs. As well we will be joined on-air by a friend of the show, Jan Florjanczyk… all the way from McGill University.

Parliamentarians acting like mature adults? Amazing but true as Dion and Harper essentially agree on Afghanistan.

Adios Fidel!
Raul takes the reigns of power from his brother.

The FCC may well step in to let you continue to download illegal music and tv shows. Score one for net neutrality.

The Oscars happened on Sunday…and less people than ever cared.

University of Waterloo students vote to end student financial support of the campus radio station.

John Tory sticking around as leader of Ontario PC party.

Bars scanning your drivers license in Calgary? Not any more says the Alberta Privacy Commissioner.

Jean Chretien receives the Order of Canada.

Everyone gets their day in court…even Ottawa’s mayor and his day is April 9th, 2009.

Radio Topics for February 12th

Another stupidly cold Tuesday morning…Must be time for Adam and Mike. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website.

It is election time at Carleton University with the annual Carleton University Student’s Association elections. At 8:10, right after the BBC news we will be having a round table discussion with all three of the Candidates for CUSA President: Brittany Smyth of “Standing Up For You”, Helen Choi of “Students United” and Andrew Monkhouse. If you remember our Ontario Election Discussion then this promises to be just as good!

Arch Bishop of Canterbury in trouble after advocating for Britain to allow select elements of Sharia Law.

Even if Parliament decides to extend the Afghanistan mission is it really to 2011? Or forever? Ohh…And it is a confidence motion as well.

Apparently confidence motions apply to the Senate as well? Or at least if it is related to the Tories crime bill C-2!

Stockwell Day promises to keep the foreign prostitutes out of the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Paying for parking on the weekend and evening in Ottawa?
Never!

Baird defends denying transit funding during the 2006 election campaign.

Student Union executives get graded in leaked CFS report.

Radio Topics, February 5

It’s Tuesday. Wake up early and listen to Mike and Adam. 7-9 on 93.1fm for those in Ottawa, www.ckcufm.com for all the rest.

Wait, is this some kind of special tuesday? Awesome tuesday? Great Tuesday? I can’t remember. I’m sure Oprah will tell me.

City employee? The auditor wants to read your email.

Transit needs $40 billion over 5 years, or the puppy gets it.

Live in the greenbelt? Get ready for a 10% property tax increase. The province froze assessments for 3 years, but apparently now thinks that everything is just fine. Dicks.

Poor transit plan to set city back 10 years.

I promise to not make any dubious jokes: Poland offers Canada use of helicopters in Afghanistan

HIV rates up amongst Vancouver native drug-using population

If you work for citizenship and immigration, you shouldn’t be checking your blackberry at night.

Dalton McGuinty thinks that black-focused schools are a bad idea, but catholic-focused schools makes perfect sense.

CRTC begins hearings on future of Canadian Television Fund

Radio Topics for January 29th

Freezing rain and early mornings…Must be time for Adam and Mike. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website.

The final state of the union speech by President Bush. Expect a lot of these last of moments in the next year.

R.V. Morgentaler twenty years later. Love it or hate it, the decision mattered then and matters now.

A (former) Liberal and Conservative agreeing? Harper agrees with Manly and says Canada needs help in Afghanistan or else combat missions are finished.

Toronto has a balanced budget…for the first time since amalgamation.

Urban and rural unite! Glebe Community Association opposes gigantic subdivision in Manotick.

Toronto Catholic school board refuses to partake in homophobia survey.

Canadian ISPs refuse to be gate-keepers and prevent illegal downloading.

Looks like Ontario businesses don’t like Family…Day that is.

It isn’t only students who want money… universities in Ontario also do, to the tune of $1.6 billion.

Radio Topics, September 22nd

It’s Tuesday Morning. It’s Freaking Cold. Adam and I are going to get up early and entertain you on the radio*.

An exciting show for an exciting week that’s been. We’ll be joined by Prof. Elly Alboim to talk about the firing of Linda Keen. We also will be joined by Amy Robichaud of the English Debating Society to talk about their upcoming 24-hour “Debateathon”.

In other news:

I’m glad I’m too poor to own stock!

Manley to deliver report of Afghanistan, cause punditocracy’s collective heads to explode.

Ottawa says it was wrong to suggest that US, Israel participated in torture. Everybody knows that all the United States wants to do is involuntarily attach a car battery to your nipples in hopes that you’ll disclose some information. Any information.

Calgary makes pitch for National Portrait Gallery. Ottawa to make pitch for Calgary Flames.

This week is Beard anti-defamation week. Get ready for a beard in!

Ottawa delays increasing downtown parking rates, even Clive in favour.

In Monopoly, you can own all four railroads. In Canada, soon you’ll only be able to own two types of media in the city.

Condo developer wants to build on top of Sunnyside library.

*Note: We make no guarantees about actually being entertaining.

Radio Topics for January 15th

Tuesday again, that means more Mike and Adam time. As usual we air on CKCU 93.1fm from 7 to 9:00am. For those outside of Ottawa you can listen live on the web at the CKCU website. This week fellow Carleton debater Elysse Devreaux will join us on air. As well, at 8:30 we will speak with Wallace Beaton from the Westboro Community Association regarding the possible closure of Golden Avenue.

In the best Liberal accusation yet, Helen Guergis is accused of risking the lives of Ignatieff and Dion by telling the Taliban where they were going to be.

Despite Larry O’Briens best attempt, crack pipes are still going to be given out for free thanks to the Ontario Government.

David Ahenakew to get a new trail regarding hate crimes charges stemming from his tirade of profanity in 2002.

Rejoice! The evil specter of an iPod tax has been removed. (except it raises questions about copying CDs to your iPod)

Winnipeg is attempting to beat the Rideau Canal as the longest natural skating rink. At least we still have our NHL team though.

TGV style high speed rail coming to a town near you? Depends on what the 2 million dollar study says.

With all the talk about Lansdowne Park, lets not forget Ottawa’s other public space quandary… Lebreton Flats.

Waterloo to implement an online opt-out system for student fees.

Prepare to be amazed… at the efforts Oshawa will go to keep the students out. 

Top 5 Least Important Stories of 2007- Part 5

On Christmas Day, Adam and I continued our annual tradition of counting down the least important stories of the year. There are lot’s of things we talk about that are important, and lots of important things that we don’t talk about. This show was about those unimportant things that, for whatever reason, we spent too much time talking about.

Joining us was Joshua Prowse and Giacomo Panico. This is our number 1.

Top 5 Least Important Stories of 2007- Part 4

On Christmas Day, Adam and I continued our annual tradition of counting down the least important stories of the year. There are lot’s of things we talk about that are important, and lots of important things that we don’t talk about. This show was about those unimportant things that, for whatever reason, we spent too much time talking about.

Joining us was Joshua Prowse and Giacomo Panico. This is our number 2.