Radio Topics, April 24

Happy Tuesday!

This week we’ll continue our weekly conversations with the fine folks organizing MEC bikefest. At 8:05, Caron Cheng will update on us on what’s going on with prep for that event, and we’ll also speak with Connie Lebrun from CHEO, who is helping to coordinate CN Cycle, which raises money for the hospital.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Alberta had an election. Someone was elected. Find out who!

Toronto Catholic schools to require students to sing national anthem a cappella.

Kingston Penn to close. Museum to open?

Afghan interpreters get a second shot at coming to Canada

Which is better- public or private schools?

Moratorium on arctic fishing?

Radio Topics, April 17

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll continue our build up to MEC’s annual bikefest, chatting with some of the folks behind the Right Bike Program in Hintonburg. At 8:30, we’ll talk with Julia Sterpam and Nancy Oakley of Heritage Ottawa about their event on the history of Lebreton this Thursday.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Barrhaven pile-on for decision to rebuild downtown Ottawa school.

Government was encouraged not to be “cheerleaders” for the oilpatch.

It’s 30 years of the Charter! Most of us wouldn’t give up rights, say polls. Harper thinks its  a bit controversial.

More BC Teachers labour strife.

And we hear about how the Wildrose party is bad for healthcare.

Ottawa axes program designed to reduce recidivism

A human rabies diagnosis, in Toronto.

Radio Topics, April 10

I hope that everyone had a great weekend! This tuesday, at 8am we’ll speak with Caron Cheng of Mountain Equipment Co-Op about their upcoming bikefest. We’ll also touch on some of the following:

We may be getting rid of the penny, but we are getting glow-in-the-dark quarters.

Helene Campbell gets her lungs.

Target being reviewed for “cultural content”

Gideon ban in one Ontario School District coming

Parliament’s statues to become a little more user friendly

Radio Topics, April 2nd

Welcome to April! We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Ian Lee about a recent move by Canada’s yogurt cartel to stop a competitor from setting up shop.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Say goodbye to the penny, the notion that you might retire at 65.

We need to do a better job communicating about pandemics.

Payphones may cost a $1?

Demonstrating that people have no value for their own time, people lined up for hours to get cheap gas in Toronto

AG report could spark F-35 review

Five bad habits to lead to an early grave

Radio Topics, March 27th

The Junos are in town this week, and so are all sorts of bands.

Brothels legalized!

Ontario budget Day! Freezes a coming: Salaries! Welfare!

Alberta heads to the polls!

Transgendered women kicked out of Miss Universe pageant

BC Goes after the polygamists

Ghost ship making its way to BC

US commits to reducing nuclear weapons arsenal.

James Cameron goes in the Abyss

Peggy’s Cove lighthouse needs new owner.

Radio Topics, March 20th

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up, so tune in at 7am on CKCU!

At 8:05, we’ll speak with Citizen’s for Safe Cycling President Hans Moor about their Spring Cycling Celebration, taking place this Saturday. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Tokunbo Ojo, a professor at the School of Journalism, about an event they are hosting today on the KONY 2012 videos.

We’ll also touch on some of this:

What, Toronto-Danforth stays orange?

NCC sticks to market-rate policy.

Ottawa’s unwieldy twitter policy

AG looking at F-35.

Tories take a salvo at Rae

Sex-starved fruit flies find solace in alcohol.

Radio Topics, March 13

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up, with a couple of fun surprises for the second hour. Tune in on CKCU at 7am!

Clayton Ruby wants Rob Ford to get tossed from office.

BC imposes settlement on teachers.

Dion on the NDP and sovereignty.

Cashless society putting pressure on Canada’s payment system

A downtown casino for Ottawa?

Today in Harm Reduction: Heroin better than Methodone?

Time to get out of the ‘stan earlier?

Ravens win for 8th time in a decade!

Radio Topics, March 6

Welcome to March! We’ve got a full show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Luxey Sirisegaram about Carleton’s upcoming production of the Vagina Monologues. At 8:25, we’ll speak with Cynthia Waldmeier of the Amethyst Women’s Addiction Centre’s International Women’s Day Panel, also taking place at Carleton. At 8:35, we’ll talk with Erik Darwin, President of the Dalhousie Community Association about their open house for the Bayview-Carling CDP.

We’ll also touch on some of these:

Operators in the Transportation industry probably need more sleep.

Ottawa and Ontario Tourism Information Centres.

Domtar is ready to sell.

Ontario and Quebec complain about federal downloading.

Tories call on Liberals to release phone records. Won’t show theirs.

Feds won’t cut hockey ticket tax subsidy.

Kids born later in the year more likely to be treated for ADHD.

Tulip Festival moving.

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.