Radio Topics, February 7th

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up. Tune in at 7:00 on CKCU!

At 8:05, I’ll speak with Gary Ludington of the Westboro Community Association about what’s going on in the neighbourhood, what’s coming up ahead, and all the details of their February 9th AGM.

At 8:30, we’ll hear a conversation I had with Prof. Hugh Campbell (University of Otago, NZ) and Prof. Bruce Muirhead (Waterloo) about food security and supply management in an international context.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

Schwartz’s? Sold? Maybe Franchises? What strange¬†villainy¬†is this?

Throwdown in Hogtown over crosstown rail.

Much ado about takeovers.

The big Lansdowne reveal is this morning!

Radio Topics, January 31

Good morning all, and welcome to the end of January!

This week, at 8:05 we’ll speak with Simon Cameron, one of the Carleton students that won the North American Debating Championships this past weekend in Toronto. At 8:30, we’ll speak with Alex Culley from the city of Ottawa about the Bruce Timmerman’s awards, which reward individuals and organizations for doing great things for cycling.

We’ll also talk about some of the following:

It was the all star weekend!

All are guilty in the Shafia case.

Is there really a problem with OAS?

Cuts coming.

Ford has a coming rebellion.

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy: Duceppe gets tagged with misspending House dollars.

Canada gets upset with the French running elections in Canada

Radio Topics, January 24

Happy Tuesday! We’ve got an exciting show lined up today: At 8:05, we’ll have folks in from Sock n’ Buskins new play Yerma, which debuts this week. At 8:45, we’ll speak with Greg from the Flats about their upcoming show at the Elmdale Tavern.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Fords hand-picked TTC chair not a fan of the all-underground Eglinton LRT.

Bieber tweet pays off: Ottawa women’s Organ Donation awareness campaign works

Conservative crime bill to cost provinces $1 billion

The great Ottawa single-men myth is false?

DND axes plans to buy stress balls; reason for purchase unclear

Helmets for tobogganing?

East Vancouver movie theatre gets liquor license, loses right to show movies.

Radio Topics, January 17

Happy New Year! Well, belated, I suppose. I’m back after several weeks, and am ready to kick off 2012 with an exciting show. Tune in at 93.1 FM in Ottawa tomorrow at 7am!

At 8:05, I’ll speak with Alex De Vries of Citizens for Safe Cycling about winter cycling and their upcoming Winter Bike Parade. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Nelson Edwards of the City of Ottawa, who is coordinating the Downtown Moves project, which has a public open house Wednesday night.

The Liberal Party had a convention!

Does Ottawa need a permanent movie studio?

Foreign influence in Canada ENGOs

The Ford brothers commit to a very public resolution to trim the fat.

Ontario to renegotiate with doctors

Releasing gender too early leads to female feticide?

Radio topics, December 13

Happy Tuesday! CKCU is on the air, and I’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll be speaking with Jane Hilderman from Samara about their new report, The Real Outsiders. At 8:30, we’ll chat with Geoff Green of Students on Ice about their upcoming Antarctic trip.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Canada drops out of Kyoto.

A ban on veils a citizenship ceremonies?

ADQ and CAQ merge in Quebec

Liberals ask GG to put aside responsible government.

Federal government shelves sodium reduction plan

Radio Topics, December 6th

Happy Tuesday! December has arrived, and we are into the final few shows of the year. Tune in to CKCU from 7-9 as we wind down the year.

You may have missed it, but IKEA had built a new store in Ottawa. It sits next to the Queensway near pinecrest, mostly out of sight. I got to go take a look last night; at 8:05 we’ll be joined by Lisa Turriff who was there to experience it as well.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Plasco has a deal. And more!

Ontario has the priciest auto insurance.

And more!

NDP PMB calls for standardized cellphone chargers, Industry responds by committing to it months ago.

Canada pulls out of Kyoto.

Rob Ford’s Toronto Star Boycott.

Attawapiskat sends 3rd party managers packing.

Radio Topics, November 29

It’s the end of November! We’ve got an exciting show lined up.

At 8:05, we’ll hear from the executive director of the Canadian Museums Association. They’ll be in Ottawa this week to talk about the state of museums in Canada.
We’ll also touch on some of the following:

A lobbyist registry for city hall?

How good is the city with conflicts of interest?

Ottawa/Alberta caught off guard by EU oil regs.

Beau’s brings the fight (but not the beer) to the premier’s door.

Friends of Lansdowne in court again

Make the National Gallery free (again)

Wheat Board is toast.

Polygamy upheld in BC court reference.

Radio Topics, November 22

What a show we have lined up for you this week! At 8:05, we’ll chat with some of the folks behind This Is Our Youth, a new show from Sock ‘n’ Buskins that premiers next week. We’ll even have an in-studio performance. At 8:30, we’ll hear a from Bill Blaikie, former MP and NDP stalwart, about his new book The Blaikie Report, which looks at the intersection of faith and politics.

We’ll also touch on some of the following:

Rob Ford loses his effort to cap curbside recycling.

Occupy Ottawa gets the boot. And elsewhere too!

Canadians willing to pay tolls for roads.

Prime Minister’s jet to get new paint job?

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, Day of the Dead edition

Happy Day of the Dead!

  1. We’ve got an exciting show lined up. At 8:05, we’ll speak with Citizens for Safe Cycling VP Alex DeVries about their upcoming AGM. A 8:30, well speak with one of the organizers for Rock and Roll speed dating. Also, funding drive. So do listen and dial in often.

We’ll also hit some of these:

Capital infocentre to close.

Vancouver makes arrests from Canucks riioters.

Tories love the queen so much they are ordering flowers.

Also not afraid to burn money.