Radio Topics, September 14

Happy Tuesday! We have a really exciting show lined up this week. Just after the 8:00AM BBC World News we’ll be joined by Mayor Larry O’Brien to discuss his re-election campaign. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Alex de Vries about his list of Ottawa’s worst bike problems.

We’ll also have a Twilight Zone prize pack to give away in the second hour, so be sure to keep listening!

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

The government’s maybe-funding of professional sports facilities continues down the crazy path.

It was bound to happen: Japan challenges Ontario’s green energy programs at the WTO.

Super Mario turns 25!

Jim Watson proposes a transparency plan for council.

BC will get to vote on the HST! And unlike STV, a simple majority will be good enough.

Radio Topics, September 7th

HI all! With the Labour Day long weekend having come and gone, so too has summer. Join me on CKCU at the usual time as we ring in the (unofficial) beginning of Fall.

At 8:45, we’ll be joined on the phone by Evan Thorton to talk about the federal government’s recent decision to not fund research into the controversial CCSVI treatment for MS.

The requisite labour day story: Should we be bracing for cuts? You should certainly be worried about where your job is going to be if you work in payroll for the feds.

Because the signs weren’t political: PCO required weekly updates on the number of Economic Action Plan Signs.

The growing trend of Provincial offices in Washington: Alberta rents space in the Canadian Embassy.

Student loan system’s taps will keep flowing because of 11th hour funding extension

Guerrilla camping in Victoria to be made illegal

Australia will likely find out who is going to be Prime Minister.

Dalton adds a childhood activity tax credit

Radio Topics for August 24th

This will be Adam’s last show as he flies out to Vancouver in a week. Never fear though as he’ll reappear from time to time so this isn’t goodbye for good. At 8:06 (right after the BBC News) we are going to be joined by Somerset Ward Council Candidate Don Fex to talk about his ideas for the ward. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM in Ottawa or online at for everyone else.

Canadian Association of the Chiefs of Police want the Harper government to keep the Federal Long Gun Registry.

Is the idea of a Peer-Reviewed journal becoming obsolete in the Internet age?

I hope Ottawa finds something equally as cool when we start digging tunnels underneath our city streets.

The mass arrest of G20 protesters in June leads to a mass court appearance in August.

Its late August, time for Harper to head to the Canadian Arctic and dole out cash.

Watson wants to shrink Ottawa City Council to as few as 14 members.

The City of Ottawa wants to hear from cyclists about the most dangerous roadways in Ottawa.

Cullen says scrapping the transit tunnel would set the city’s light rail planning back to square one.

Radio Topics for August 17th

The remaining Tuesdays in August countdown and Adam still doesn’t have a place to live in Vancouver. Never fear though as both Adam and Mike will be on-air this Tuesday from 7-9am. As per usual the show airs on 93.1 CKCU FM for those in Ottawa and online at for those from away.

Obama administration halts deep water drilling environmental review exceptions.

Apparently Harper isn’t the first Conservative PM to take issue with the census.

Ontario elementary school teachers want an end to standardized testing.

The battle over California’s Proposition 8 continues to drag through the courts.

Vancouver debates the merit of congestion fees for downtown.

A boatload of Tamil’s show up on Canada’s shores and the bigotry begins.

Mandatory helmet usage when biking?

wi-fi is making our children sick?

Radio Topics for August 10th

The count down towards Adam’s departure continues. No fixed departure date but its getting closer so make sure to tune in. This week we will hopefully be joined by longtime friend of the show Luke Cote. As per usual we air from 7-9am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa or at for everyone else.

The Green Party to hold a leadership contest? Maybe?

Robert Gates is a very smart man, very smart indeed.

Ottawa’s infrastructure situation requires action..$125 million worth of action.

Name a substantial threat to safety on Ottawa’s streets? You probably won’t guess it.

The fight to save Kingston’s Prison Farms continues.

Despite torture and threats of gang rape, Omar Khadr’s confessions are ruled to be admissible.

John Baird, the new House Leader for the Tories, chooses to be restrained when talking about Ottawa’s transit plans.

The latest panic over the niqab…women boarding planes without showing their face.

Radio Topics for July 27th

The number of Tuesdays left before Adam moves out to BC is counting down, today is T-3 (give or take). At 8:10 Adam is going to be talking with current Capital Ward Councillor and mayoral candidate Clive Doucet about his decision to enter an already crowded mayoral race. As per usual we air from 7-9 am on CKCU 93.1 FM in Ottawa and at for everyone else.

Preston Manning is advocating for a gigantic government sponsored project…I’m serious and presumably so is he.

Thought Ontario was already strict enough about what young drivers can and can’t do? Dalton McGuinty doesn’t.

Why use science to make drug policy when science disagrees with your gut. So what if it aids the spread of HIV.

(Prison) Farmers Feed Our Cities… but not for much longer.

The mother-load of all document leaks sees 92 000 documents relating to the War in Afghanistan being posted on the site

Navy Helicopters: Trading functionality for a made in Canada tag.

Jarvis Street bike lane opens for cyclist traffic in Downtown Toronto.

Radio Topics, July 20th

Happy Tuesday! I hope that everyone had a chance to get out to Bluesfest, and equally hope that people are not too burned out from the musical marathon. Worry not: Adam and I are an excellent cure for live music overload. As always, we air on CKCUfm, 93.1 in Ottawa, for everyone else.

At 7:30, we’ll be joined by Alex Hill of CAPP Ottawa to talk about the fallout from the G20 protests. In the second hour, we’ll have at least one special guest with us to promote the banter.

We’ll also talk about some of the following.

City street furniture plan gets tepid response.

Albertans who drive to fast griping about getting ticketed.

Dalton blinks: eco levy is pulled: Mr. Clean now a dime less expensive.

Devil’s lose their mind and sign Kovalchuck for 17 years.

Semrau not guilty of murder, is (unsurprising!) guilty of being a bad officer.

Pricey parking a persistent problem in other provinces too.

Canada signs big unsourced deal to buy planes we don’t need with money we don’t have.

Conrad Black gets bail.

Radio Topics for July 13th

Mike is back this week and last night was the mid-festival night off so you will get two (hopefully) awake radio hosts for two whole hours. At 7:30 we hopefully will be joined by a representative of Ecology Ottawa to talk about their report calling for a moratorium on road construction in the City of Ottawa. As per usual we air from 7-9am on 93.1 CKCU FM here in Ottawa and at everywhere else.

According to The Washington Post Ottawa is now the coolest city in Central Canada.

Official Languages Commissioner may yet rescue the census long-form from oblivion.

Democracy Watch leader Duff Conacher is stepping down after 17 years.

Something about this story stinks: Orgaworld to ship Toronto’s smelly Green Bin waste to Ottawa

Ottawa-area hospitals will now administer rape-kits 24/7.

Ecology Ottawa report calls for halt to Ottawa’s road construction.

Canada has a new Governor-General: David Johnston

Could tolls on 400 series highways running through Hamilton and Toronto be the solution to traffic congestion?

Radio Topics, June 22

Happy Tuesday! Yesterday was the beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. Join Adam and I as we celebrate the coming shorter days talking about some of the following, mixed with a series of puns and uninformed world cup opinions. As usual, we’ll be on CKCUfm at the usual time.

Police arrest three in RBC fire bombing.

David Chernushenko tosses his hat in what is clearly going to be the most interesting race in the election.

In a shocking twist, the RCMP was in the wrong in the Dziekanski tasering.

Waterloo holds tight on shutting down football prorgram because of drug use.

I can deal with taking away the trains, the blue jays, and a sense of welcomeness, but shutting LCBOs for the G20 gets personal.

Hardline separatist thinks that separatist party should have plan for separation.

In news that will mostly bother me, Peter Hume is pushing the renaming of Wellington now.

Radio Topics for June 8th

Mike is back this week meaning you get twice the excitement this Tuesday with both hosts present and in studio. At 8:10 Adam will be speaking with Terri Sanderson of Westfest 2010 about theĀ  festivities taking place this weekend in Westboro. As per usual we air on 93.1 CKCU FM here in Ottawa and at for everyone else.

Dubai has an indoor ski hill and now thanks to the G8/G20 Summits Toronto is about to have an indoor ‘fake lake.”

Talk of a coalition just won’t go away for The Liberals. Or maybe they should just join the NDP?

The words ‘Israeli Apartheid’ will not be appearing at Toronto’s Pride Festival anytime soon despite protests.

US Army Intelligence Officer behind Wikileaks infamous helicopter video is arrested by the US Army.

Residence of Kanata North vow to prevent further construction of subdivisions around The Beaver Pond nature reserve.

Tony Clement and James Moore defend the new Copyright Bill set to go before parliament.

Ontario Count of Appeals to rule on whether a witness can testify in court while wearing a niquab.

Ottawa’s defence spending this week: Fighter jets and ships.