Susan Brown and Diane Roberts from BMO bank www.bmo.com bring news of the banks involvement with agriculture and the IPM 2012 www.ipm2012.ca . Barb McAllister from the Ontario Plowmens Association http://www.plowingmatch.org/ bring news from the OPA
Guests were Mark Ruesser and Scott Lisso. The discussion was about the july 4 biannual WFA farm tour and the meeting with federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz
Special Guest Waterloo Region Record Arts Writer Robert Reid, fresh from reviewing opening week productions at Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 60th Anniversary Season! joins me to wax theatre from Stratford to the Blyth Festival.
In Part 1 we discuss Bard’s productions Much Ado About Nothing, Cymbeline, and three count them THREE opening week musicals 42nd Street, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, and Pirates of Penzance, plus The Matchmaker, and new Canadian production, The War of 1812. We also discuss late season openings Shakespeare’s Henry V, Christopher Plummer’s new one man show A Word or Two, in addition to other Canadian theatre debuts MacHomer, Wanderlust, Hirsch, and The Best Brothers. Rob also brings in Grand River Blues Society CD Got Mojo 2, plus music from Fred Eaglesmith and MacHomer’s Rick Miller. We also speak about The Blyth Festival’s Season as well.
For those wanting to see Stratford shows here is Rob’s invaluable insight from his venerable Aisle Seat.
Region of Waterloo chairman Ken Seiling speaks about his personal history of agriculture in the Region and about the present day interests that Regional government has with agriclture. Commissioner Rob Horne of the Planning department speaks to issues connecting rural issues to urban issues.
Iva Bittová (born 22 July 1958) is a Czech avant-garde violinist, singer, and composer. She began her career as an actress in the mid-1970s, appearing in several Czech feature films, but switched to playing violin and singing in the early 1980s. She started recording in 1986 and by 1990 her unique vocal and instrumental technique gained her international recognition. Since then, she has performed regularly throughout Europe, the United States and Japan, and has released over eight solo albums. In addition to her musical career, Bittová has continued acting and still occasionally appears in feature films. In 2003 she played the part of Zena in Želary, a film nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2004 Academy Awards.
I got this exclusive Canadian interview through my good pal legendary music promoter Gary Topp.
Rick Miller’s McHomer – a mash up of 50 Simpsons voices versus The Scottish Play – aka Macbeth! has audiences of all ages laughing from start to finish.
McHomer is currently playing at The Studio Theatre as part of the Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s 60th Anniversary Season!
It’s there until Saturday May 26! It is fabulous! Go and see it!
And now … From his (recently autographed CD – heh heh) Rick Miller – Songs from My Shows, here is feature song Tragedy from McHomer and Queen’s Petrified Rock Anthem Bohemian Rhapsody – (also From McHomer) featuring 25 of the Most Annoying Voices in the Music Industry. AND … a special shout out to my nephew Michael, his wife Andrea, and daughter Princess Alecia – Three Beautiful People – Coral FM
Andrew Hunt speaks to the ethical treatment of animals. John Shantz speaks to organic and conventional agriculture from a farmers perspective.
Elise Barber speaks about a food research project that Opportunities Waterloo Region is facilitating and Ruth Friendship-Keller speaks about Foodbank Waterloo. Samantha Kim is co-producer for The Agriculture Show.