Radio topics, November 15th

Hi all,

Happy Tuesday! At 8:05 we’ll hear a conversation I had with Don Ferguson about his new book on the history of the Royal Canadian Air Farce. We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Ethical oils fails?

BC redoes family law.

Condo window bust in toronto?

Cycling safety and Trucks.

OC Transpo fires foul-mouthed driver.

NDP begins the minority parliament game.

Bank reopens!

UK looks to Canada to deal with separation movements.

Canada on the sidelines of new trade pact.

Radio Topics, September 27th

Hello! I’m back in the host’s seat after a couple of weeks away. We’ve got an exciting show as always. At 8, I’ll speak with Wayne Smith from Fair Vote to talk about the provincial election. It’s new music Tuesday, so we’ll break out new songs from Dan Mangan and Elliott Brood.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

PEI election gets a little less sleepy with bribery allegations.

Ontario election:

Liberal ridings do well in Ontario Development fund.

Ontario debt sparks trouble ahead.

With two weeks left, people are about to start caring about the provincial election. For sure.

Other news:

Expert panel goes after energy drinks.

University not a sure ticket to career success.

Seal cull proposal causes controversy.

Margaret, meet Doug. Doug, this is what Margaret looks like.

Radio Topics for August 30th

Welcome to the last week of August. This is Adam’s last show before he heads out west for school so we promise it will be a good one! As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

Jack Layton is laid to rest all while speculation regarding NDP leadership heats up.

Tell us why Toronto should have lower taxes and you could win lunch with Doug Ford!

Bachmann is super crazy…no seriously, she is super crazy. Then again so is the other guy who is getting a lot of buzz. At least someone has some sense.

“Don’t Be That Guy Campaign” comes to Ontario.

Its late August and you know what that means! Stephen Harper visits the arctic.

Hurricane…errr…Tropical Storm Irene hits the US.

Francois Legault’s party doesn’t have a name but it is already has plans of its platform.

BC voters reject the HST.

Radio Topics, August 16th

Welcome to the middle of August! Adam has found a good deal to go to Quebec City for a few days, so I’ll be flying solo. Tune in nonetheless, as I have an exciting show lined up.

At 8:05, I’ll be speaking with Patrick Gordon of Patrick Gordon Framing. We’ll be discussing his gallery’s current exhibition of works in the private collection of John Irving.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

Ontario Liberals promise service guarantees.

AND it looks like we’ll have an interesting provincial election afterall!

Ontario Heritage Trust willing to deal on Aberdeen Pavillion.

Wind turbines too loud?

Government announces that the navy will be officially known as the Royal Canadian Navy again.

Small town Quebec Mayor does something very small town.

All sorts of fun stuff happened at the CBA conference.

Lowertown Condo development approved.

The NDP get their answer to the Manning Centre.

One of the richest guys alive is tired of being coddled.

Radio Topics, August 9th

Adam and I are both back from a week away. Tune in tomorrow and see how many new puns we can string together about S&P downgrading the US.

The city looks to minimize runoff in waterways.

What are the limits of self-defence?

Government to get reasonable on IT policy (which isn’t the same as allowing chrome…)

Ontario locks in 1800 clean energy programs.

CIA tracked Trudeau, Canadian economy. News at 11.

Edmonton needs three years to stop murder rate. (No killing policies take time to implement, it seems.)

Debate over artificial reefs in BC.

US apparently has debt problems.

Radio Topics for July 26th

Summer is rapidly winding down as this is the last show for July. To send July out with a bang we have an exciting show lined up for you. At 8:05 Mike will be speaking with Nadine Gelineau from The Musebox about their upcoming discussion regarding achieving success in the music industry. At 8:15 Adam will be speaking with Kathy Ewen about an upcoming Beadworks Fashion Show to raise money for Operation Come Home. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM here in Ottawa and on for everyone else.

Imagine getting paid to use power! That could never happen right? Right?

As one Lansdowne lawsuit wraps up, another could be beginning,

Jack Layton temporarily steps down as leader of the NDP due to a new cancer diagnosis.

Nowegian bomb blast and camp shooting stuns the world. Apparently the alleged perpetrator’s manifesto mentions Canada quite a few times.

August 2nd draws nearer and still no resolution to the US debt crisis.

Postal workers just can’t get a break.

New NDP MPs inherited empty file cabinets and in some cases, sarcastic notes.

Water: Something Alberta is running out of.

Radio Topics for July 12th

Welcome to week two of the Ottawa Bluesfest concert marathon. This week at 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Paul Henry from the City of Ottawa Archives about their new building. As well we will hear from Mike all about the final launch of the Space Shuttle Atlantis and what it looked like from 4 miles away. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa and on for everyone else.

Congratulations are in order for South Sudan, becoming the newest state in the world.

Kind of like leaving the wolf in charge of the sheep…Canada to boycott UN disarmament conference because its chaired by North Korea.

In a less reasonable action from Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird denounces Palestinian bid for statehood.

Cost cutting: The Rob Ford edition
Cost Cutting: The Rob Ford edition pt. 2

CTV’s Quebec City correspondent resigns in spectacular fashion.

Ottawa’s Laurier Bike Lane opens! The world has not ended.

New LRT plan approved. Contract to be awarded by December 2012.

It’s a little different than having a family of squirrels living in your attic.

Radio Topics for June 28th

Happy early Canada Day. Next time the show airs we shall be into July and the future King and Queen of England will have departed Ottawa. We have an exciting show lined up. At 7:30 Adam will be speaking with Michael Dawson who is the keyboardist and lyricist for the Regina band Library Voices who are appearing at Bluesfest this year. At 8:06 Mike will be speaking with Marc Aubin from Heritage Ottawa regarding their new report on heritage buildings in Lowertown. Finally, at 8:30 Adam will be speaking with the Vancouver singer/song-writer Hannah Georgas regarding her performance at this year’s Bluesfest. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU FM 93.1 in Ottawa and online at for everyone else.

New York to allow gay marriage.

After a Thursday lasting 52 hours, Canada Post workers are legislated back to work. Mail delivery to start today.

Rob Ford’s cottage vacation was scheduled for the exact same time as Toronto’s Gay Pride Festival.

Prince William and Kate are visiting Canada…prompting one of the more bizarre news stories of the year.

Report critical of Lansdowne redevelopment not shown to city council.

Latest polling numbers show Changebook is resonating with Ontarions. Tim Hudak as the next premier of Ontario?

The race for the Republican presidential nominee for 2012 heats up as Tea-Party darling Michele Bachmann joins the race.

Radio Topics for June 14th

The summer festival season has started. Westfest concluded this past Sunday and Jazzfest starts soon. We continue every Tuesday though, festival or not. We have an exciting show lined up for you this week. At 7:30 Mike will be speaking to Jenny McDonald a Blues / Folk artist from Halifax,NS who is performing tomorrow night at the Rainbow. Right after the BBC News at 8:00 Mike will be speaking to Peter Rickman, a student organizer and activist from Wisconsin.  Finally at 8:30 we will have Alnoor Allidina and other members of the cast of Question Period: The Musical to discuss their upcoming Fringe Festival show and hopefully perform a few numbers from the production. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1FM in Ottawa and at for everyone else.

Its not only Jon Stewart criticizing Canada’s continual export of Asbestos. The UN also isn’t thrilled with it either.

The appeal of the Ontario Supreme Court Decision which struck down prostitution laws has begun hearing crown arguments.

Fewer Canadians are using Facebook. Apparently usage plateaus at 50% of the population.

The NDP and Tories agree on very little…but they do both think that ‘mega-trials’ need to be conducted in a more efficient manner.

21 000 Bulgarian artifacts and 18 000 coins are going home after handover at the Museum of Civilization.

Heart, kidney, lung and uterus, what do they all have in common? All can be transplanted from one person to another.

A party that doesn’t even exist yet may win the next Quebec provincial election.

Radio Topics, May 31st

Happy Almost June! I’m back after a couple of weeks away, and Adam and I will be marking the end of Bike to Work month with a couple of cycling-related interviews.

At 8:05, I’ll talk with Elyse McCann of the Envirocentre about Bike to Work Month’s final celebrations, as well as the Bruce Timmerman’s Award. At 8:30, Adam will talk to Seb from Bicycles for Humanity.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Can it be true? The Jets return?

Fun with Conservative Convention motions!

Rob Ford denies his plan for subways will require road tolls.

Canada Post to maybe strike.

Swantanamo Bay, Encore?