Category Archives: CKMS Community Connections

Two hours of programmer created content, podcasts, music, interviews, and community announcements. Hour One airs Mondays from 11am to Noon; Hour Two airs Fridays from 3pm to 4pm.

CKMS Community Connections for 20 January 2020 with Tamara Lorincz

Show Notes

Tamara Lorincz in the studio at the microphone
Tamara Lorincz

Tamara Lorincz talks about peace, nonviolence, the arms trade, militarization, Canada’s interference in international affairs, the military’s excessive additions to Canada’s carbon footprint, and lists the many events, rallies, and protests coming up in Waterloo Region.

The interview starts at 5m19s.

Online:

Organizations and Resources

Call your Member of Parliament

Upcoming Events:


Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-01-20.mp3 (54.2 MiBytes, 59m12s, episode 36)

Podcast Index

  • 00m24s: The Soviet Influence | Boundaries (album cover with an illustration of a large snowball, two stick figures, and the moon (?)The Soviet InfluenceAstronomical Wonders from the Boundaries album
  • 5m19s: Tamara Lorincz talks about Martin Luther King Jr. and the film showing MLK: A Call To Conscience, Canada’s military interference in other countries and domestically, extractive imperialism, the need for peaceful foreign policy, the climate crisis and military GHG emissions, the Peace With Iran rally
  • 31m41s: No Headlights | Jake Feeney (album cover; black border with a silhouette of someone sitting in front of a tree)Jake FeeneyNo Headlights
  • 34m45s: Talking about Tamara’s PhD program and background, victories in the peace movement.
  • 50m31s: We'll Get There First | Wilfred N and the Grown Men (album cover, indigenous art showing foxes)Wilfred N and the Grown MenAwake Asleep from the album We’ll Get There First
  • 53m40s: Summary of events: Protests at CANSEC, Peace Conference in Ottawa, Peace With Iran rally in Waterloo Public Square, film screening MLK: A Call To Conscience

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEUzc0orx3Q

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 20 January 2020

Additional Bonus Footage!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyTwpFtq_rU

YouTube: Perspectives On Peace: Where’s the Peace And Justice?

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and deriviatives works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 13 January 2020 with Caterina Lindman

Show Notes

Caterina Lindman at the microphone
Caterina Lindman

Bob Jonkman chats with Caterina Lindman from Rise4ClimateWR. We discuss local climate action, Indigenous climate action on unceded Wet’suwet’en lands in British Columbia, and upcoming climate events in Waterloo Region.

The interview starts at 4m40s.

Alan and Cari have transcribed the interview! You can read it on the Climate Strike Waterloo Region blog.

Online:

Upcoming Events:

  • What: Film and Potluck about the Wet’suwet’en struggle in British Columbia
    When: Tonight, Monday 13 January 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
    Where: Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, St. Paul’s Unversity College
    Location: 190 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario
    Facebook: Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Event: Filmscreening and Potluck
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  • What: ALERT Climate Strike in support of Wet’suwet’en
    When: Friday, 17 January 2020 from 12 Noon to 1:00pm
    Where: In front of THEMUSEUM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Facebook: ALARM Climate Strike in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
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  • What: ALARM exhibit
    When: From 18 Jan 2020 to ???
    Where: THEMUSUEM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Website: Upcoming exhibitions – ALARM
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  • What: Angela Carter lecture — “Hope amidst the Climate Crisis : Our role in Waterloo Region”
    When: Thursday, 23 January 2019 from 1:30pm to 3:00pm
    Where: THEMUSEUM
    Location: 10 King Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
    Website: 55 & Better: Hope Amidst Climate Crisis: Our Role in Waterloo Region
    Note: Free admission for seniors 55+

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-01-13.mp3 (77.1 MiBytes, 56m01s, episode 35)

Podcast Index

  • 00m24s: The Respectables | The Power of Rock'n'Roll (album cover)The RespectablesThe Power of Rock & Roll
  • 4m39s: Caterina and Bob talk about the climate crisis and what people can do to minimize their carbon footprints.
  • 21m54s: Brandon Solomon (photo)Brandon SolomonReservation Line
  • 25m16s: Talking about the Wet’suwet’en blockade, film and potluck at St. Paul’s University College, Fridays4Future climate strike at THEMUSEUM, the ALARM exhibit, Angela Carter’s lecture. Caterina’s involvement many organizations, finding plant-based foods.
  • 35m07s: The Price of Vigilence | The Soviet Influence (album cover)The Soviet InfluenceSecret Space from the album The Price of Vigilence
  • 38m22s: Still other climate organizations; the solar furnace; carbon taxes, fees and dividends; changing corporate business models; recap of upcoming events.
  • 51m47s: Joseph Martone | Honeybirds (album cover)Joseph MartoneThe Deal from the album Honeybirds
  • 54m53s: End credits.

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 13 January 2020

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo with a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 6 January 2020 with Tiffany Ayalik from Quantum Tangle

Show Notes

Quantum Tangle (three people; two women holding hand drums in the air, with a man in the centre
Quantum Tangle: Tiffany Ayalik, Greyson Gritt, Kayley Mackay

Tiffany Ayalik from Quantum Tangle

Tiffany Ayalik and Bob Jonkman talk about indigenous music, especially throat singing; preservation of Inuktitut culture and the Inuituktin language; and the music of Quantum Tangle.

The interview starts at 31m02s.

Online:

2019 was the United Nations International Year Of Indigenous Languages

Don’t forget to check the amazing catalogue of Indigenous music from Nikamowin!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-01-06.mp3 (80.3 MiBytes, 58m27s, episode 34)

Podcast Index

  • 00m25s: Ramon Taranco | Cuban Blues Man (album cover)Ramon TarancoDesperate Love from the Cuban Blues Man album
  • 0h04m13s: Devil Can Blues — Ramon Taranco
  • 10m03s: Carver Baronda | Spooky Love (album cover)Carver BarondaIf Nothing Else Comes Along from the Spooky Love EP
  • 13m07s: Guy Major | Northern Sky (album cover)Guy MajorBe There from the Northern Sky album
  • 15:31s: Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome -- Nolto, Dayda Banks & Trill Monroe (album cover showing a playing card with a man and an astronaut)Nolto, Dayda Banks & Trill MonroeYellow Bricks from the album SADS (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome)
  • 19m35s: Guy Major — First Thing from the Northern Sky album
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  • 24m25s: Life Is Like A StormPortrait of Peter Alexander Lawryniuk, wearing a hatPeter Alexander Lawryniuk
  • 27m16s: Shelter As We Go | Quantum Tangle (with Inuit art representing a caribou skull over an intricate pattern)Quantum TangleLove Is Love, part 1 from the Shelter As We Go… album
  • 31m02s: Talking about Shelter As We Go…, Greyson Gritt and Inuksuk Mackay of Quantum Tangle, the album cover, throat singing, partnering with Nikamowin, the single Signal with Lydia Képinski
  • 42m38s: Antlers (album cover for Signal)Lydia Képinski and Quantum TangleSignal
  • 48m46s: Indigenous music in the mainstream, reacquiring the Inuituktin language, on tour in Denmark with cousin Hannah.
  • 52m47s: Quantum TangleAngnahiak from the Shelter As We Go… album
  • 54m30s: Memories of Angnahiak
  • 55m22s: Quantum TangleTiny Hands (Reimagined) from the Shelter As We Go… album

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 6 January 2020

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2020 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 30 December 2019 – Mostly New Music

A whole show of (mostly) brand-new, (mostly) Canadian content!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-30.mp3 (82.4 MiBytes, 59m59s, episode 33)

Podcast Index


CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 30 December 2019

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 23 December 2019 with Jesse Maxwell

Show Notes

Jesse Maxwell at the microphone
Jesse Maxwell
Two days before the celebration of Gravmas we’ve got Jesse Maxwell in the studio, talking about music, addiction, creativity, and playing some tracks from his upcoming album, Radio Silence.

The interview starts at 3m30s.

Online:

Jesse’s other band is Queens County Roots, playing music in the blues rock genre. Find them on Apple Music and Bandcamp.

Jesse’s label is Trans Phatt Records.

To connect with Jesse for booking gigs, tours, or recording contracts, send e-mail to info@transphattrecords.com


Addiction and Mental Health Services in K-W


Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-23.mp3 (81.9 MiBytes, 59m39s, episode 32)

Podcast Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

Colossal | Jesse Maxwell (album cover with a picture of Jesse Maxwell)

  • 00m49s: Colossal, live, on-air, in-studio!– Jesse Maxwell
  • 03m30s: Talking about Toronto, Brooklyn, the touring band, and Queens County Roots.
  • 11m15s: Life On The Rocks, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 14m07s: Comparing the live performance to the studio recording. Talking about addiction, recovery, and mental health.
  • 28m21s: Lost, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 30m28s: Music or Lyrics? The creative process.
  • 42m40s: Average, live — Jesse Maxwell
  • 46m35s: Analyzing Average, the touring band lineup, finding gigs, the music business.
  • 57m58s: Credits
  • 58m32s: April Showers, live — Jesse Maxwell

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 23 December 2019

Extra Bonus Footage!

https://www.facebook.com/525185407898166/videos/2551095071835949/

Facebook: Jesse Maxwell at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for Friday, 20 December 2019 with Eddy Cabral

Eddy Cabral
Eddy Cabral
Our guest today is Eddy Cabral, giving a live, on-air, in-studio performance!

Online:

Facebook Live Video

https://www.facebook.com/RadioWaterloo/videos/2543266165931391/

Facebook: CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo was live

CKMS Community Connections for 16 December 2019 with Mike Sharp

Mike Sharp didn’t bring his guitar today, but we chatted about musical instruments, performing, and his Mountanne Music House.

Show Notes

Mike Sharp at the microphone
Mike Sharp

The interview starts at 9m37s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-16.mp3 (82.3 MiBytes, 59m56s, episode 31)

Podcast Index


CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 16 December 2019

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 9 December 2019 with Crash Adams

Show Notes

Crash and Adams sitting in the studio at the microphones
Crash Adams
After escaping Toronto traffic, Crash and Adams join us in the Radio Waterloo studio for an interview and a live, on-air, in-studio performance.

Their EP, Crashing In Your Living Room is due to be released in 2020.

The interview starts at 15m58s.

Online:

Website: https://www.crashadamsmusic.com
Email: crashadamsmusic@crashadamsmusic.com
Facebook: https://facebook.com/crashadamsmusic
Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/crashadamsmusic
Soundcloud: https://www.soundcloud.com/crashadams
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/crashadamsmusic
Tik Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@crashadamsmusic

Debut Release – Astronauts:

Music Video: Astronauts (Official Music Video)
Spotify: Astronauts
Soundcloud: Astronauts by Crash Adams

Upcoming Gigs:

Horseshoe Presents

When: Friday, 27 December 2019 from 8:00pm to 1:30am
Where: The Horseshoe Tavern
Location: 370 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario
Website: Horseshoe Tavern » Crash Adams – Local Night

Crash Adams Live!

When: Saturday, 11 January 2020 from 11:00pm to 2:00am
Where: Amsterdam Bicycle Club
Location: 54 The Esplanade, Toronto, Ontario
Website: Crash Adams Live! | Facebook

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-09.mp3 (101 MiBytes, 1h14m03s, Episode 30)

Podcast Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!

Four people sitting on a couch in the intersection of Dundas and Yonge Streets in Toronto
Crash Adams and family
  • 00m49s: Astronauts (YouTube Official Video) — Crash Adams
  • 05m48s: A Team from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams
  • 09m52s: Pop Muzik — M (YouTube: Pop Muzik)
  • 12m59s: Ça Plane Pour Moi — Plastic Bertrand (YouTube: Ça Plane Pour Moi)
  • 15m58s: Talking to Crash about fame, being yourself, the development of Astronauts.
  • 20m18s: Too Hot To Touch — Crash Adams
  • 23m07s: Release date for the EP (2020), releasing singles from the EP, collaborating together, live performances (or not), stylishness.
  • 26m58s: Symphony — Crash Adams
  • 29m51s: Setting up for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance!
  • 30m51s: A Team (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 33m42s: Talking ’bout Pop Music: 1980’s Synth Pop, creating music.
  • 40m41s: Ooh! (Baby) (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 42m46s: Backing musicians on the EP? Nope, just Crash and Adams. Playing at the Horseshoe
  • 45m43s: Delicate (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 48m30s: Emotions in music and lyrics, end-of-show credits.
  • 52m51s: The CanCon segment: Join Radio Waterloo, how station membership works.
  • 54m59s: Too Hot To Touch (Live, On-Air) — Crash Adams
  • 56m43s: Correspondence with radio stations, submitting music, suits and the Crash Adams style.
  • 1h01m39s: Ooh! from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams
  • 1h03m38s : Don’t be afraid to be the Astronaut, and the story of the couch.
  • 1h10m42s: Make It Last from the EP Crashing In Your Living Room — Crash Adams

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 9 December 2019

Photo Gallery

…Coming soon…

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders. Photo gallery by Chris, used by permission.

CKMS Community Connections for 6 December 2019 with Sandee Lovas of Amnesty International Group Nine

Show Notes

Sandee Lovas at the microphone
Sandee Lovas

Sandee Lovas, Amnesty International

The interview starts at 0m25s.

Online

Twitter: @AmnestyNow
Facebook: Amnesty International Kitchener Waterloo Chapter, Group 9
Websites:


Grassy Narrows Write For Rights poster

Join the Write For Rights letter writing campaign with Amnesty International Group Nine:

What: Amnesty International Group 9 Write for Rights
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019 from 11:30am to 4:30pm
Where: Seven Shores Cafe
Location: Unit 4 — 10 Regina Street North, Waterloo, Ontario

Come to the monthly meetings:

When: 7:30pm on the first Tuesday of the month — Next meeting: 7 January 2020
Where: The Fretz Seminar Room (4224), Conrad Grebel College
Location: 140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, Ontario

Podcast

Some technical difficulties at the start of this podcast, and lots of noise from construction in the studio building.

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-06.mp3 (52 MiBytes, 37m57s, episode 29)


CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 2 December 2019 – Canadian Content Music

Show Notes

Today’s show is all new Canadian Content music, received at office@radiowaterloo.ca. If you’re a musician and want us to play your latest song, check out How To Submit Music.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-12-02.mp3 (86 MiBytes, 59m59s, episode 28)

Podcast Index

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 25 November 2019 with Erso: Veda Hingert-McDonald and Keenan Reimer-Watts

Keenan Reimer-Watts and Veda Hingert-McDonald in the studio
Keenan Reimer-Watts and Veda Hingert-McDonald

Show Notes

Erso is a musical duo from Kitchener, Ontario. They sing songs about the planet and the beautiful life on it. Erso is Veda Hingert-Mcdonald and Keenan Reimer-Watts.

Erso Online:

Website: Erso Music
Facebook: Erso – Home
Instagram: Keenan Reimer-Watts is @reimerwatts
YouTube: Erso, Keenan Reimer-Watts, and Veda Hingert-McDonald
BandCamp: Music | Erso

Other ventures

Communities for Conservation: http://communitiesforconservation.com, also on Facebook: Communities For Conservation.

Upcoming Events

Folk Concert and Facilitated Discussion on Zero Waste

When: Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 7:30pm
Where: Pat The Dog
Location: 159 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario

Fridays For Future Climate Strike

When: Friday, 29 November 2019 at 11:00am
Where: Waterloo Town Square
Location: 75 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario
Website: Climate Strike Waterloo Region

Concert with the Waterloo Chamber Players

When: 29 February 2020

For more upcoming events see the Shows! page on Erso Music.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-25.mp3 (81 MiBytes, 58m51s, episode 27)


Erso album cover art: A tree in the shape of lungs with birds, squirrels and a sloth

Podcast Index

  • 00m25s: NightshadeErso from the album Erso
  • 05m23s: Talking about composing, collaboration, and producing an album, and playing live. Introducing Eremocene.
  • 12m30s: I Built A NestErso from the album Erso
  • 15m27s: Talking about I Built A Nest.
  • 17m44s: EremoceneErso from the album Erso
  • 22m10s: Talking about listening to music as a composer compared to listening as fan. Introducing Seedy CDs made of seed paper. Discussing album cover art by Abilasha Dewan.
  • 30m59s: MoondaughterErso
  • 33m49s: Creating new music, inspiration, environmentalism, Communities for Conservation, Compostable Concerts.
  • 41m04s: Old StonesErso from the album Erso
  • 44m43s: Bicycle trip from Kingston to Kitchener, Via Rail concerts, biking in BC. Talking about money, Seedy CDs, and paying the Earth. Support conservation in the Kijabe Forest in Kenya by texting CONSERVE to 20222 to plant five trees. Talking about upcoming events.
  • 55m24s: As BodyErso from the album Erso

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 25 November 2019

Photo Gallery

Keenan Reimer-Watts, Veda Hingert-McDonald and Bob Jonkman under a sign "102.7 FM CKMS RadioWaterloo.ca"
Keenan Reimer-Watts and Veda Hingert-McDonald with Bob Jonkman

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 18 November 2018 with Man Down: Alessio Occhicone and Diego Occhicone

Alessio Occhicone at the microphone
Alessio Occhichone
Diego Occhicone playing guitar
Diego Occhicone

Show Notes

The interview starts at 4m00s.

Alessio Occhicone and his twin brother Diego make up Man Down, “The Band From Montreal”. We talk about the band, language, and how language influences music, musical composition and inspiration, the meaning of songs, and Alessio’s production and distribution company, Far Eye Studios Production & Publishing.

Online:

Twitter: @StudiosFar
Facebook: Man Down
Instagram: @alessiomandown

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-18.mp3 (82 MiBytes, 59m56s, episode 26)

Podcast Index

Exclusive tracks recorded by Man Down in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on the track title to download!

  • 00m40s: GanglandMan Down featuring Alessio Occhicone
  • 04m00s: Talking about Man Down
  • 10m30s: Fighter — Man Down
  • 13m33s: Talking about Language
  • 23m02s: Scream — Man Down
  • 27m00s: Talking about Composition and Inspiration
  • 39m40s: Journal — Man Down
  • 43m16s: Talking about Meaning
  • 50m42s: Hi — Man Down
  • 54m00s: Talking about Far Eye Studios

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 18 November 2019

Photo Gallery

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders. Photo Gallery pictures by Tony Occhicone, used by permission.

CKMS Community Connections for 11 November 2019 with Frank Reid and Graham Hafey

Show Notes

Frank Reid

Frank Reid

Frank Reid is a Canadian veteran, who now volunteers at the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa. The interview with Frank Reid starts at 16m50s.

Find Frank Reid on Facebook: Frank Reid


White lapel poppy with the word 'Peace' at the centre
White Peace Poppy

White Poppies

The white poppy symbolizes peace. It is meant to remind us of the civilians that are killed in war — over 90% of the casualties in recent wars are civilians, not military troops. The white poppy shows us that we embrace a culture of peace, not the glorification of war. And the white poppy honours those people who practice that culture of peace by refusing to participate in military service.

In Canada Peace Poppies Vancouver have been distributing white lapel poppies. You can order from their website, White Poppies.

The book discussed is Disarming Conflict: Why Peace Cannot Be Won on the Battlefield by Ernie Regehr, not Tom Regehr. My apologies for the error.


Graham Hafey

Graham Hafey

Graham Hafey is a Canadian veteran who now runs V2V Black Hops Brewery in Victoria, British Columbia.

The interview with Graham Hafey starts at 39m33s.

Logo: Black Hops Brewing Company V2VFind V2V Black Hops Brewery online at https://v2vblackhopsbrewing.ca/

Twitter: @HopsV2v

Podcast Index

  • 00m25s: corTR/ST from the Destroyer II album
  • 03m55s: Shame — TR/ST
  • 11m52s: In Flanders Fields — John McCrea, read by Bob Jonkman
  • 13m05s: Favourite BoyHalf Moon Run
  • 16m50s: Interview with Frank Reid
  • 26m19s: Drop Me InParagon Cause
  • 29m42s: I Waited — Paragon Cause
  • 32m38s: White Poppy discussion
  • 38m13s: Fade AwayTamara Maddalen
  • 39m33s: Interview with Graham Hafey
  • 50m57s: Devil At The Back DoorBobcat Bartolo
  • 51m53s: ArmourBridal Party from the Too Much album
  • 58m10s: I’ve Known No WarJ.P. Mortier from the Nation Of Iron album

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-11.mp3 (81 MiBytes, 58m47s, episode 25)

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 11 November 2019

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CKMS Community Connections for 8 November 2019 with Nicodemus of Amity Operations

Show Notes

Nicodemus (Nicholas McEachern)
Jenniefer Stronge and James Jordan talk with Nicholas McEachern of Amity Operations. Nicholas is Nicodemus in Nicodemus And The Lost Rats, who appear on the Halloween Hotdog Hootenanny Compilation 2019

You can find Nicholas on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jack.fate.10

Amity Operations is at https://www.facebook.com/AmityOperations

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-08.mp3 (80 MiBytes, 58m06s, episode 24)

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

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Facebook: CKMS Community Connections for 8 November 2019

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CKMS Community Connections for 4 November 2019 with J.P. Mortier

Show Notes

J.P. Mortier

J.P. Mortier

The interview with J.P. Mortier starts at 0h07m59s.

We talk about J.P.’s origins, travelling, touring, his new CD Nation Of Iron, his studio band, double albums, and the differences in performing live compared to studio recording.

Find J.P. Mortier online at
Website: https://jpmortier.com/
Twitter: @JPMortier
Facebook: J.P. Mortier – Home

Upcoming gigs:

What: J.P. Mortier at the Tranzac Club
When: Tuesday, 5 November 2019 at 7:30pm
Where: Southern Cross room, Tranzac Club
Location: 292 Brunswick Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Map

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I didn’t talk much about Paragon Cause (actually, not at all) because I hope to have them in the studio for a live, on-air, in-studio concert when they come to Waterloo on their next tour!

Music List

  • 0h00m25s: Someone ElseParagon Cause
  • 0h03m57s: Separate Lives — Paragon Cause
  • 0h07m38s: Who Decides (excerpt) — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h22m02s: World Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h33m08s: Nation Of Iron — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h47m57s: Sons Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h51m03s: Sons Of Steel (CD version) — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h59m01s: One Forty Seven — J.P. Mortier

Exclusive downloads for J.P. Mortier’s three acoustic tracks from Nation Of Iron, recorded live, on-air, in-studio at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-11-04.mp3 (82 MiBytes, 0h59m37s, episode 23)

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 04 November 2019

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CKMS Community Connections for 26 August 2019 with Terry Helm, Vernon LeCraw, and Bobcat Bartolo

Show Notes

Terry Helm at the microphone
Terry Helm

Terry Helm, DCHC and OneROOF

My sincere apologies to Terry for calling him “Trevor” during the show.
–Bob.

The interview with Terry Helm starts at 0h09m30s.

Terry is producing a benefit concert for OneROOF Youth Services.

Find Terry and Death Crew Hard Core at:
Twitter: @DCHC519
Facebook: DCHC Death Crew Hard Core

Terry’s band is Back Breaker

Upcoming gigs:


Poster for DCHC – Fight For The Youth – Fight For The Future

The Concert:

What: Benefit Show In Loving Memory Of Cody Andrews
When: 7 September 2019 from 2:00pm to 1:00am
Where: Harmony Lunch
Location: 90 King Street North, Waterloo, Ontario Map 1


Binoculars and Vernon LeCraw

Vernon LeCraw from Binoculars calls in at 0h31m59s.

Upcoming gigs:

  • Sat, 7 Sep 2019, 2pm — 1am: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo. Benefit for OneROOF


Bobcat Bartolo
Sarah Tonin

Bobcat Bartolo and the Liberation

Bobcat Bartolo is headlining and producing A Day of Peace concert at the Rhythm & Brews Brewing Company in Cambridge Map 2

Bobcat Online:
Facebook: Bobcat Bartolo
Twitter: @BobcatBartolo
ReverbNation: Bobcat Bartolo & the Liberation

Upcoming Gigs:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-26.mp3 (167 MiBytes, 2h00m55s, episode 22)

Music List

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio are now available! Right-click on a linked track title to download!


CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

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Photo Gallery

Bobcat Bartolo holds a guitar ready to play in front of a microphone in the CKMS studio
Bobcat Bartolo, ready to play
Bob Jonkman wearing headphones and seated at the sound board gestures to Bobcat Bartolo to begin his performance on the air in the CKMS studio.
Bob Jonkman to Bobcat Bartolo: “You’re live on the air at CKMS-FM!”

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2019 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Attribution to Radio Waterloo. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2019 with The Boys And I


The Boys And I
The Boys And I: Adom Postma, Marc Reilly, James Blacktop, Luke Ducharme

Show Notes

Today The Boys And I came into the studio to talk about their music and play some of it live on-air! The tracks are available on The Boys & I Songs on ReverbNation.

The Boys & I are a four-piece band: Marc Reilly on lead guitar, Luke Ducharme on percussion, Adom Postma on bass, and James Blacktop on guitar and vocals. Local to Kitchener, they play an assortment of classic rock, alternative, and lyrically driven original tunes.

Upcoming gigs:

  • Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 10pm — 1am: The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St. S., Cambridge
  • Sat, 7 Sep 2019, 2pm — 1am: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo. Benefit for OneROOF
  • Sat, 14 Sep 2019: Bell City Brewing, #9-51 Woodyatt Drive, Brantford
  • Sat, 21 Sep 2019: StrykerZ Kitchen & Bar, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
  • Fri, 27 Sep 2019: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo
  • Sat, 5 Oct 2019: Atria, 59 King St. E., Oshawa

More gigs on their Facebook Events page.

Online:

Music List

Music List in progress, stay tuned!

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-19.mp3 (166 MiBytes, 2h00m41s, episode 21)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2019

Photo Gallery

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CKMS Community Connections for 12 August 2019: The Poetry Edition with The Arlington Six

Elizabeth McCallister and Mark Kempf at the microphone
Elizabeth McCallister and Mark Kempf
Today we’re joined by four members of The Arlington Six poetry society: Elizabeth McCallister, Mark Kempf, Lin Geary, and Jim Tomkins.


Lin Geary and Jim Tomkins at the microphone
Lin Geary and Jim Tomkins

Show Notes

Here are some of the poems read on the show, along with a few others that we didn’t get to.


“Paintings are like poems, they are thoughts abandoned” Stan J. White

Music Hall

by Stan J. White

Sex is something
God has thrown in to ensure
We do not confuse ourselves
     With deities, with angels –
a kind of tether
that never lets us stray too far
from freshly turned earth after rain
and in the pathos of it all
a constant reminder
     of vaudeville, of burlesque.

An Ode to Beer

by Jim Tomkins, 7 November 2011

Oh, amber elixir crowned with golden head
whence came your magic mystical mixture
of barley mash, crystalline water and fruity hops?
Brewed hodgepodge in containers from Sumeria to China
through cellared wooden kegs to Pilzen caves
and glistening copper kettles row on row.
Drunk in litres, pints and Aussie schooners,
halves, viertels and even once,
in six ounce ten cent drafts.
Oh, wine where is thy claim?
Full muted by this tasty honest brew
from ancient cloudy ale to new craft sips
past charcoal stout, beach blond lager
hoppy pale, sweet chocolate mild.
All sips tease lips, tempt discerning tongues
foaming moustaches form in the tingling wake
of fermented flavours gliding down.
Quaffed, not guzzled,
savoured, not chugged
each nuanced batch unique.
Taste, robust or delicate,
stirs heightened eloquence,
smooth patter, bravado’s hope.
Enter the intoxicating dreamland
of ambrosial brew
Biere, cervesa, live on!
Oh, amber elixir crowned with gold.

My Wreck Beach Haiku

by Lin Geary

my new raincoat
for Wreck Beach–
clear plastic

Buried Deep

by Becky D. Alexander

details from a memoir by Sergeant Jim Alexander (MM)
Lincoln and Welland Regiment, Holland, 1945

In the kitchen, from the doorway to the hearth,
lying on the floor like some colossal cigarette –
a log , one end in the fire, burning slowly
as flames surround a bubbling pot.

It mystified the Canadian soldiers, those kept
after the war – troops retained
to rebuild a battered country, one
that refused to be swallowed back into the sea.

The explanation provided to the curious,
Because the Nazis took all of our metal:
axes, pitchforks, scythes and hoes, even kitchen knives

a last ditch effort to build more weapons.

Allied saviours shared meals of boiled tulip bulbs:
‘the most gawd-awful things you ever ate’
along with Red Cross chocolate and rationed tins
of bully beef: bitter meals of freedom.

Under our barn, wrapped in oiled burlap,
We have our tractor and plow – buried bits cloistered away
following the final swoop of the flag of black on red.
They never found them. Soon, we will plant.


This poem appeared in the anthology Tamaracks: Canadian Poetry for the 21 st Century, edited by James Deahl, Lummox Press, California. This anthology is available through Amazon.ca.

The Muffin Man

by Elizabeth McCallister

At two and a half,
He’s got it all figured out.
How to find his T.V. shows
and how to reach those muffins.
He takes one glance over his shoulder
as he stretches out his fingers.

He’s a bad boy though.
It’s his third,
but Mommy’s talking on the phone
so she can’t stop him.
He fixes sad brown eyes
on her to say
“I need this chocolate chip muffin.”
To peel back the golden skin of enriched white flour
and get to the centre.
Pick out each chocolate chip.
Set it aside on the coffee table
filled with his sticky fingerprints
and the goo of cooked muffin and chips
mixed with his saliva.
Place them there for later.
Make a happy face with
eight chips curved in a smile,
three for the eyes and nose.

He’s got his time alone with Mommy.
His big brother and Daddy are
off at Scout Camp together.
At night, he sleeps on top of her
so she can’t get away and leave him.
Until he goes off to playschool,
and sees his girlfriend Chelsea.
He’s decided his name is Sean.
It sounds better.

One day, he’ll fix
those big brown eyes on another woman.
She’ll melt like those chocolate chips
in his hot little fingers.
That’s the way it works.
Not the least Oedipal.
Just practising on the first woman
who loves him, picks up after him, feeds him.

Poem for Reading in a Bar

by Dave Margoshes

Hey, you, you in the back,
come a little closer. The poem
is warm, but its voice is soft.

And you, you over there,
don’t be afraid, the poem
bites, but only the ones it loves.

And you, yeah, I mean you,
looking so smug, do you really
think you’re immune to poetry?

This poem will get under
your skin, you’ll find yourself
thinking about it tonight

as you’re trying to fall asleep,
your lips moving in the dark,
alone in your bed with a poem

you hardly know. When you wake
the bed will be empty, the sheets
soiled, only the poem’s scent

on your pillow to let you know
it was there, only its footprints
in the snow outside your heart


From his collection Purity of Absence , (2001) Porcepic Books. Still available for purchase.

Six for the Solstice

(haiku from my garden)
by Lin Geary

first time for raised beds–
tender lettuce, red chard
chipmunk and sparrow

cirque du soleil–
these endless wire tents
for the seedling peas

brand-new
pistol-grip
econo-watering
thing
I water my shoes

the neighbour’s tom
brings his best invisible act–
doubtful blue jay

what will I serve with
this 64 dollar
vine-ripened tomato?

sister skunks
stroll under my hammock
lesson in prayer

Worship in the Boreal Forest

by Elizabeth McCallister

Our vespers were whispers to the moon,
and our matins sang the sun awake.
We drank in the summer’s long afternoons.
Began knitting blankets with the first snowflake.

We fell in love to the dance of butterflies.
Their white wings wove a spell of enchantment.
Breezes’ touch on our needles were our lullabies
serenading our young to sleep’s contentment.

We were the high priests within our temple
celebrating rites to our gods’ abundance.
Air, earth, water, light – our needs were simple.
The two-footed fiends stole away our innocence.

There are no songs when each breath is an effort.
All the brown-needled branches are our scars.
Dying, we entwine our roots for comfort,
and sighing send our sorrows to the stars.


These two poems were in the collection Notes from Suburbia, 2013, published by Craigleigh Press, Cambridge, ON. It isn’t in print but you may be able to obtain some of the last copies at the Green Heron bookstore in Paris, ON.

Santiago

by Jim Tomkins

On his shoulder tilts a rod
pointing the path so often trod.
In this town of Ford and Chevy
he strides determined to the levee.
Dew-dappled Levis, faded cuff
along dusty curbsides scuff.
Runners crunch the pearly gravel
keen to angle migrants’ travel.
Slimy pylons split the stream
hindrance to the caster’s dream.
Breezes push the sightless odor
sulphuric-past the tugboat’s motor.
Through Ambassador’s massive arc
stand unlit towers of the park.
Oriole, Indian, Yankee teams
thwart the Tigers’ pennant schemes.
Today fishing is his only care
minnows splash, striped bodies glare.
The run is over school is out
time to sell the pseudo-trout.
Scale-stained pockets, shiny dimes
magic simple childhood times.
Two-scooper from the inverted cone
Young Santiago trundles home.

Ashes

by Jim Tomkins, May 9th 2012 Mothers’ day

Her grey ashes sit
in a pressed board box
on an attic shelf
next to light lace doilies
with lavender scent.
Below a trunk’s contents:
sepia family photos known to her
stamps from a bygone era
sleeved in cracking plastic,
crocheted samplers, musty address book
her favourite sherry glass.

I’m happy that is the scene.
No need for flashy urn
to adorn the mantel.
She is far from discarded
her memory’s embedded
a bond from womb to life’s end
Mother to son.

The haiku that won the 2012 International Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival: Haiku Invitational, and rode the Vancouver buses for a couple of months:

by Lin Geary

morning tai chi–
all the prams
slowly turning pink

at the cenotaph

by Lin Geary, 2018

on a skinny cold day
bespoke in black
the long lamb coat, the boot-lined comfort…
there, alongside my fellow Canadians
it’s time to jut out my chin
in once-a-year pride
   to stand curbside guard
   to miscount the endless placing of wreaths
   to breathe out the thoughtless mind-frost
                into thin, thin air….

and the mic kicks in, then out
as a faultless child sings the Queen’s old anthem
and we all raise out descant and filler voices
                not missing a beat…

till Henry calls the Colour Guard to attention…
       Present Flags!
it is only then the tears begin
cloud my eyes and bite my cheeks
because Henry has led the parade
because Henry is my long-widowed neighbour
because Henry is 92, bent and strong

and I think Happy Birthday, Canada
because it is the 11th of November…
100 years of armistice after a war
                that birthed our nation
and here we stand, still firm, still cold
in perpetual grief

still hoping for peace

Maeve 3

Jim Tomkins, 2017

Rhythmic patter of sidewalk
slowly droops her eyes
gentle bump of each slab
confirms her comfort
a tiny hand protrudes
retreats returns to rest
wee nose below cap’s brim
contains genes of the stroller
as do tiny ears
peeking under pink flap
instinctual feeling confirms
the link
a generation apart
together strolling in the Annex
a primal confluence
pulses in the air.

11 Days

by Jim Tomkins, 2013

ebony locks beside miniscule digits
snorfly flared nose, flint coal eyes
endlessly curious in bright moments
of sight

one tiny nicked ear, peach-tinted cheeks
insatiable mouth, slight doubling chin
eagerly chomping in maternal moments
of milk

fuzzy cute sleeper housing jiggling legs
scrunched like a turtle thrusting out
kicking, declaring the embracing
Of life

The Poet

by Jim Tomkins

He sits
Glasses perched
Contemplative frown
Over hunched shoulders
Ancient desk and messy pen
His hair
Stands alert in silver halo
Around his warty pate
The lidded eyes closed in reverie
His thoughts
Provoke tugs of mustache
On bristled upper lip
Above careless shaving scar
He ponders
Lists of grasped images
Written on scraps
And stuffed in random pockets
He recalls
An endless selection
Of captured memories
That rooted themselves over time like saplings
His scribbling
Whisk him back in time
And force his aging brain
To organize. To prioritize. To choose
His words
Spill forth and write themselves
In haste and fear of loss
Like escaping prisoners
His poems
Speak not to another
Not to his audience
But to him alone
As he sits, glasses perched
At ancient desk and quill.

Death of the voice

by Jim Tomkins

For generations they came
first with mouth pieces
mounted on walls with hand held
receiver cones in touch by party line
then with dials and cradles
for decades used to keep in touch
clunky cordless devolved to flip
to ironic smart
communication ended
dumbed down by texting
muffled by instagram
silenced by Facebook
voices no longer heard
or listened to
the chat castrated
the telephone a eunuch
in the harem of the algorithm


A correction — Mark Kempf writes: “I am so embarrassed to say but happy to report Wendell Berry is not dead as I so confidently mentioned yesterday — I wanted to let you know as soon as I could.
My confusion is completely indefensible, and not sure why I thought it now.”

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-12.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 2h00m15s, episode 20)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 12 August 2019

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CKMS Community Connections for 5 August 2019 with Christine Mayor and Kira Williams

Christine Mayor at the microphone
Christine Mayor
Kira Williams at the microphone
Kira Williams

Show Notes

The #Lights4LibertyKW vigil was held on Friday, 12 July 2019 in Waterloo Town Square to call for an end to both the migrant detention camps in the United States and those in Canada.

Christine Mayor a PhD student at Laurier University and a trauma therapist, spoke on the vigil organization and Canada’s own problems with refugee detention.

Kira Williams, a post-doctoral student from the International Migration Research Centre at the University of Waterloo spoke about international migrant detention issues.

Facebook: Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps
Twitter: #Lights4Liberty,   @Lights4Liberty
E-mail: lights4libertykw@gmail.com

Taking Action to End Migrant Detention

Lights for Liberty is not about one lone day of action. It’s a chance to elevate orgs that’ve been doing this work for years, to get involved, to demand change AND to fight for it. Join us.”

Lights for Liberty international organizers/hosts

  • Write to and call your MP calling on them to end migrant detention in Canada and to end the Safe Third Party Agreement with the United States.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/immigration-detention-1.4733897

  • Write to and call the Minister and Deputy Minister of Immigration Refugees and Citizenships and of Public Safety Canada calling on them to end migrant detention in Canada and to end the Safe Third Party Agreement with the United States.

  • Donate to an organization in the United States that is working to support migrants and refugees. There are a lot of options including RAICES, Immigrant Families Together, and ACLU.

  • Share articles on social media about the migrant detention camps in the U.S. and about migrant detention in Canada. Encourage others to take action and help them figure out how.

  • Write a letter to the editor of a newspaper about some aspect of this work that’s important to you – ending migrant detention; being a welcome community for refugees and immigrants; the racist past and present of immigration policy in the U.S. and Canada, or closing the camps in the United States.

  • Donate to an organization in Canada that supports immigrants and refugees. There are lots of options including Canadian Council for Refugees, Migrante, No One Is Illegal Toronto, and Sanctuary Refugee Health Centre.

  • Write to and call your MPP about reversing the Ford government’s cuts to legal aid for refugees and immigrants.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/05/06/lawyers-and-doctors-join-forces-to-battle-legal-aid-cuts-for-refugees-immigrants.html

  • Advocate for a professional association or community organization that you’re a part of to formally call for an end to migrant detention and join relevant coalitions or working groups.

  • Connect with other participants from the Lights for Liberty event to organize another event – panel discussion on migrant discussion, fundraiser, film festival, demonstration, etc.

  • Get involved in Provincial and Federal politics – ensuring that migrant detention and services for immigrants and refugees are key election issues.

  • Join the mailing list for and follow immigrants’ rights groups on social media so that you can continue to learn and take action



Lights For Liberty poster

The Lights For Liberty vigil was announced on CKMS Community Connections on 8 July 2019.


J.P. Mortier | Nation Of Iron

Music List

The playlist today is entirely from Nation of Iron by J.P. Mortier, a singer, song writer and artist from Montreal. It’s a double album consisting of 24 songs clocking in at 2 hours and 19 minutes. On this album, he targets the totalitarian powers that be: governments, corporate power, religion, ideology, technology and other tools of destruction that want to rule our society. It seemed appropriate, given the topic for today’s show.

We dip into the album selections throughout the show, interspersed with talking to our in-studio guests.

J.P. will be touring across Canada in 2019.

  • 0h00m27s: Sons Of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h04m33s: I’ve Known No War — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h26m20s: Resurrection — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h42m37s: World of Steel — J.P. Mortier
  • 0h49m56s: Americans — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h00m12s: Who Decides — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h28m16s: Breaking Point — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h42m52s: Corridors — J.P. Mortier
  • 1h47m23s: Shadows — J.P. Mortier

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-08-05.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m56s, episode 19)

CKMS Community Connections airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Monday from 10:00am to Noon.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 5 August 2019

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CKMS Community Connections for 29 July 2019 – Interviews from WR Nonviolence Day In The Park

15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park poster

Show Notes

Jenniefer Stronge interviews people at the WR Nonviolence Day In The Park

Music List

  • 0h00m27s: Bad DecisionsAaron Kowal
  • 0h26m20s: Friend of the Devil — Bobcat Bartolo & Kirstin Corbett
  • 0h30m25s: Playing With Fire — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h32m00s: Heart Beat — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h35m26s: Love Is Love — Aaron Kowal
  • 0h38m09s: I Make Things WorsePhil Glennie
  • 0h43m25s: We Met In The Middle — Phil Glennie
  • 0h45m11s: Trembling Hands — Phil Glennie
  • 0h48m03s: Nothing To Say — Phil Glennie
  • 0h51m10s: What You Were Hoping For — Phil Glennie
  • 0h54m54s: Something Shattered — Phil Glennie
  • 0h57m17s: Fewer Hands (Millennial Workers’ Song) — Phil Glennie
  • 1h00m26s: Sneakers SwingingRhythm Tryst
  • 1h04m47s: Subway Lightning — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h08m23s: Iris — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h12m33s: Chinny Chin Chin — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h16m32s: Fathom — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h20m49s: So Alive — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h32m35s: Daydream Rewind — Rhythm Tryst
  • 1h36m13s: De Los DosAlex Cuba
  • 1h40m10s: Divido feat. Silvana Estrada — Alex Cuba
  • 1h43m40s: Yo No Sé — Alex Cuba
  • 1h58m20s: In The Back WoodsFog Blues and Brass Band

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-29.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m55s, episode 18)

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CKMS Community Connections for 22 July 2019 with Krista Hovsepian and Nigel Gordijk

Show Notes

Krista Hovsepian at the mic
Krista Hovsepian

Krista Hovsepian

Krista Hovsepian is creator, writer, executive producer and actor for Wholesome Foods, I Love You… Is That OK? (WFILY). WFILY is a comedy about a neurotic yoga teacher in search of love at her favourite organic supermarket. Catch the website at https://www.wfily.com/



Nigel Gordijk at the mic
Nigel Gordijk

Nigel Gordijk

The interview with Nigel Gordijk starts at 1h11m50s.

The Terry Fox: On The Road CD is available only in Wilmot. Contact Nigel to get your copy; free delivery within Wilmot Township!

Check out Nigel’s real work as a graphic designer at Wilmot Design Guy, Nigel Gordijk.

Music List

  • 0h00m00s: Record ShopSaid The Whale
  • 0h05m16s: Tokyo NightsDragonette
  • 0h14m10s: Meet Me In The MorningThe Colour Coast
  • 0h34m40s: Human BeingRobyn
  • 0h49m52s: ChateauAngus & Julia Stone
  • 1h01m17s: Selections from The Lost Indie City
  • 1h13m07s: What A DayAllister Bradley from the Terry Fox — On The Road CD
  • 1h24m14s: CarolineSean Bertram from the Terry Fox — On The Road CD
  • hms: Hold On To TodayAvery Raquel from the Terry Fox — On The Road CD
  • 1h52m4-s: Last Of The LilacsTim Louis from the Terry Fox — On The Road CD

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-22.mp3 (166 MiBytes, 2h00m50s, episode 17)

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Bonus Footage

https://www.facebook.com/RadioWaterloo/videos/645873505892160/

Krista Hovsepian on Facebook Video: Krista Hovsepian on Community Connection


https://www.facebook.com/RadioWaterloo/videos/746827159065089/

Nigel Gordijk on Facebook Video: Wilmot Terry Fox Run on CKMS

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CKMS Community Connections for 15 July 2019

Show Notes

15th Annual Nonviolence Day In The Park poster

WR Nonviolence Day In The Park

  • When: Saturday, 20 July 2019 from Noon to 5:00pm
  • Where: Roos Island, Victoria Park, Kitchener Map
  • Web: https://wrnonviolence.org/
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  • Every year WR Nonviolence invites all community groups, social justice agencies, peace organizations, and everyone else to enjoy a quiet, peaceful, nonviolent Day In The Park. There are kids’ games, music, and information booths along the walkway to enjoy as you learn about a nonviolent way of living.

Calendars

Music List

  • 0h00m29s: Would You CareFog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h04m09s: Ramblin’ — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h10m12s: One Of A Kind Things — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h13m05s: High Maintenance Love — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h17m23s: Steady Rollin’ Man — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h22m37s: She’s Alright — Fog Blues and Brass Band
  • 0h25m44s: The Best ThingElectric Youth
  • 0h31m33s: Runaway — Electric Youth
  • 0h33m00s: Innocence — Electric Youth
  • 0h36m46s: Room with a ViewGreg Cameo
  • 0h41m08s: Yes CanadaMichael St. George
  • 0h44m17s: Far Off on the HorizonWinter Wilson
  • 0h49m41s: Still Life in the Old Dog Yet — Winter Wilson
  • 0h59m40s: Andata (Electric Youth Remix) — Ryuichi Sakamoto (Electric Youth )
  • 1h00m17s: So Radical!Sunrise in the Desert
  • 1h03m25s: PeaceTammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h06m54s: Fete — Tammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h10m36s: Push — Tammy Tuesdayz
  • 1h19m40s: Brain TrustColour Tongues
  • 1h20m33s: Temper — Colour Tongues
  • 1h23m35s: Feel Right — Colour Tongues
  • 1h27m14s: Southbound — Colour Tongues
  • 1h29m57s: Aurora — Colour Tongues
  • 1h41m00s: BygonesChladny
  • 1h41m51s: Punk Musik — Chladny
  • 1h46m02s: Retention — Chladny
  • 1h50m01s: Where You Gonna Sleep TonightDan Moxon
  • 1h53m29s: Streetlights — from the Atelier Elektro album by Ametrom
  • 1h58m08s: FiveGolden Grey

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-15.mp3 (166 MiBytes, 2h00m43s, episode 16)

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CKMS Community Connections for 8 July 2019 with Sam Nabi

Sam Nabi

Sam Nabi wasn’t available today, so we pre-recorded his interview on 3 July 2019. But through the miracle of recorded sound, it’s as though he was right in the studio!

Show Notes

Gaukel Greenway

Where is the Gaukel Greenway?

Map showing a green line along Gaukel Street from Victoria Park to City Hall
Gaukel Greenway

The Tweet that rocked the community:

More Tweet Sweetness:

Contact:

Side Hustle Shuffling

KWPeace Calendar

Newsletters, articles and events for Kitchener-Waterloo’s Peace and Social Justice activists. See the full calendar at http://kwpeace.ca/

Music List

  • 0h00m29s: Zizkov NightsAmetrom from the “Atelier Electro” album
  • 0h04m19s: Europe — Ametrom
  • 0h54m46s: Galactic Breakdown — Ametrom
  • 1h00m16s: GrouchTR/ST from the “Destroyer” album
  • 1h03m50s: Side Hustle Shuffle — Sam Nabi from the Late Convert album
  • 1h35m52s: Remember When — Sam Nabi
  • 1h40m39s: Godspeed — The Contortionist from the Clairvoyant CD
  • 1h46m02s: MomentaAURAS from the Binary Garden album
  • 1h59m24s: In The Back WoodsFog Blues and Brass Band

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-08.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m55s, episode 15)

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Bonus Footage

Sam Nabi — Gaukel Greenway

(starts at 9 seconds)


Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-08-Sam Nabi – Gaukel Greenway.mp4 (862 MiBytes)

Sam Nabi — Side Hustle Shuffling


Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-08-Sam Nabi – Side Hustle Shuffling.mp4 (551 MiBytes)

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CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019 with Sophia Kudriavtsev, Kaiha, and Mo Markham

On Canada Day we talk about colonialism and settlement in Turtle Island, the students’ School Strike for Climate, and Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest. Our guests are Sophia Kudriavtsev, who’s been leading the School Strikes, Kaiha, an 11-year-old student who’s been speaking at the School Strike rallies in Toronto and the Nation Rising rally in Ottawa, and Mo Markham, organizer of KW Vegfest.

Sophia Kudriavtsev at the microphone
Sophia Kudriavtsev
Kaiha at the microphone
Kaiha
Mo Markham in the studio
Mo Markham

Show Notes

Fridays For Future

Kitchener-Waterloo VegFest

  • Where: Carl Zehr Square at Kitchener City Hall Map 2
  • When: 11:00am to 6:00pm, Saturday, 6 July 2019
  • Web: KW Vegfest
  • Facebook: KW VegFest – Home
  • Other groups:
    • Extinction Rebellion
    • Ontario Plant-based Student’s Association

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-07-01.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m57s, episode 14)

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Bonus Footage


YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 1 July 2019

Video of radio works when there are interesting guests

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CKMS Community Connections for 24 June 2019 with Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas

Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman interview Brian Doucet, the Canada Research Chair in Urban Change and Social Inclusion at the University of Waterloo’s School of Planning joining us for the second time, and Sandee Lovas, an activist with Alliance Against Poverty with us for the first time to talk about the ION/LRT, gentrification, housing, and free transit.

You can hear Brian’s previous interview on our 13 May 2019 show.

Brian Doucet at the microphone
Brian Doucet

Show Notes

Brian Doucet’s articles in The Record:



Sandee Lovas at the microphone
Sandee Lovas

Article in The Record on Sandee Lovas’s imminent eviction:



Sandee’s delegation to Waterloo City Council on 27 May 2019:

Sandee Lovas writes that Grand River Transit should have free transit for an entire month:

…and another reader advocates for free transit too:

Music List

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2019-06-24.mp3 (165 MiBytes, 1h59m49s, episode 13)

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Bonus Footage

Three in-studio pictures of guests Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas, and hosts Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman.

Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas at their microphones
Brian Doucet and Sandee Lovas
Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet in the studio at the microphones
Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet
Bob Jonkman and Jeff Stager at the microphone
Bob Jonkman and Jeff Stager

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