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 23 September 2022 with Aalaa, Abdullah, and Ayla Rehman of #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter

Show Notes

Aalaa Rehman in the studio
Aalaa Rehman
Ayla and Abdullah Rehman in the studio
Ayla and Abdullah Rehman
Aalaa, Abdullah, and Ayla Rehman of #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter join Bob Jonkman in the studio. We discuss the importance of voter engagement, we get to know the Rehmans, and Abdullah spins some tunes.

Municipal Election 2022: #CANYouthVoteMatter & #CANMinorityVoteMatter airs Sundays from Noon to 12:30pm starting 25 September and running to 23 October 2022.

The interview starts at 4m49s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-09-23-episode101.mp3 (50.8 MB, 52m52s, episode 101)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m59s Can’t Lose Again Luc LeMans | Can't Lose Again (sepia-toned image of Luc at a card table flinging a pair of dice towards the camera)
(single)
Luc LeMans
4m49s Introducing Aalaa, Ayla, and Abdullah. Aalaa makes a land acknowledgement, makes a pitch for donations, and tells us what the #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter show is about, and her motivations for doing a radio show. Talking about the poor voter turnout, getting every vote out. Looking for candidates.
11m22s Coldest Nights (Man wearing a winter jacket with his back to the camera facing a playground swing set)
(single)
Kylof Söze
13m30s Learning about Abdullah, Ayla, and Aalaa outside of politics. Besides school there are lots of extracurricular activities. Ayla has written a book, The Fantastic Friends: Snake Goes Crazy. And the three siblings have written several other comics and stories. And all three are musicians and play in a guitar club.
19m08s Corner of Lincoln Corner of Lincoln | Lethal Pandemic & Hypnotic Mirage (B&W photo of shattered glass or ice, with a glass or ice flower in the centre)
(single)
Lethal Pandemic & Hypnotic Mirage
22m34s Narine Dat Sookram is the first guest on Sunday; Aalaa, Ayla, and Abdullah have been on Narine’s show, Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat. Aalaa tells us how she finds candidates to interview. Contact information for any candidates if they want to be interviewed. Then Abdullah plays some music.
26m22s Infinte Everything Missy Bauman (illustration of a woman holding a bunny while hiding behind ferns)
Sweet
Missy Bauman
29m44s Lana Del Rey
32m07s Aalaa interviews Bob Jonkman, finding out what he’s been up to. How podcasts are made. But being in studio is nicer.
35m19s Neon Soul Here Between | Eric Bolton (photos in primary colour stripes)
Here Between
Eric Bolton
38m43s Abdullah gives a bio of Eric Bolton, and introduces the next track.
39m25s Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans Iron Tonic Jazz Band (stylized logo/wordmark, black letters except the word Jazz in pink)
(single)
Iron Tonic Jazz Band
43m10s Discussing the Heffner Studio at the Kitchener Public Library. Encouraging someone (anyone!) to host a Jazz show on CKMS-FM.
45m38s Blue Skies Iron Tonic Jazz Band (stylized logo/wordmark, black letters except the word Jazz in pink)
(single)
Iron Tonic Jazz Band
47m38s Abdullah extros the previous track, Aalaa encourages voter turnout, Bob gives the end credits, and Abdullah plays some nice music to take us out.
48m49s Lay Me Down Speed Of Life | Sammy Duke (stylized illustration of a pale pink moon over orange mountains with a dark red river running through them)
(single)
Sammy Duke

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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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 23 September 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 5 September 2022 with Matthew Albrecht of WR Nonviolence

Show Notes

Waterloo Region Nonviolence | WRN (words in an arc around WRN in blue text, gold wavy line along the bottom, and a stylized butterfly in the middle)

Matt Albrecht joins Bob Jonkman to talk about the upcoming Nonviolence Day In The Park, WR Nonviolence‘s definition of Nonviolence, and some of the work that goes into putting on a festival.

There’s a false start to the interview at 4m29s, but the real interview starts at 9m21s.

Online:

Map to Non Violence Day In The Park 2022 (blue marker on OpenStreetMap)

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-09-05-episode100.mp3 (51.2 MB, 53m17s, episode 100)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m55s Boathouse (Roadhouse) Blues Pete Temple & The Cornerstones | Live At The Boat House (white and red letters over a background photo of The Boathouse looking over Victoria Park lake)
Live At The Boathouse
Pete Temple & The Cornerstones
4m29s First introduction of Matthew Albrecht when Bob presses the wrong button on the computer and cuts Matt off in mid-sentence.
5m44s La Grange Pete Temple & The Cornerstones | Live At The Boat House (white and red letters over a background photo of The Boathouse looking over Victoria Park lake)
Live At The Boathouse
Pete Temple & The Cornerstones
9m21s Introduction of Matthew Albrecht and WR Nonviolence. Matt explains what nonviolence is, and how Nonviolence Day In The Park exemplifies nonviolence. Listing some of the exhibitors, musical acts, and activities.
13m21s History of Nonviolence Day In The Park, based on The Dandelion Festival. Introducing Peter Jantzi and Gary Jones, the other organizers (and Bob Jonkman too). Gary has been the driving force in organizing this years’ event.
17m30 What it takes to put on a festival. WR Nonviolence needs volunteers to help with setup, running the festival, and takedown. Contact Matt Albrecht at info@wrnonviolence.org. Talking about the Kids’ Games at Nonviolence Day In The Park, and the Meditation Labyrinth.
23m02 Matt and Bob talk about the philosophy of nonviolence: Violence is treating people as an object. Animals killing animals, boxers fighting, playing “violent” video games, watching “violent” movies are not considered violence because no-one is objectified. But the monetary system is considered violence, and WR Nonviolence has the Usury-Free Day event in November to address this.
29m50s How to contact WR Nonviolence: Join the Tuesday night meetings at 7:00pm, an online meeting. Bob summarizes the Nonviolence Day In The Park, and introduces the next song.
33m13s The Water Calls Speed Of Life | Sammy Duke (stylized illustration of a  pale pink moon over orange mountains with a dark red river running through them)
Speed Of Life
Sammy Duke
36m25s Bob reads Sammy Duke’s promo material, and invites him to the studio. If anyone wants to submit music send an e-mail to office@radiowaterloo.ca to get your material in the Radio Waterloo library. Bob introduces the next song.
39m07s Speed Of Life Speed Of Life | Sammy Duke (stylized illustration of a  pale pink moon over orange mountains with a dark red river running through them)
Speed Of Life
Sammy Duke
43m10s Reading Pete Temple’s letter, and introducing the next song.
44m33s Boom Boom Boom Boom Pete Temple & The Cornerstones | Live At The Boat House (white and red letters over a background photo of The Boathouse looking over Victoria Park lake)
Live At The Boathouse
Pete Temple & The Cornerstones
49m02s Bob summarizes Nonviolence Day In The Park again, gives the end credits, and introduces the last song.
50m23s Mojo Workin’ Pete Temple & The Cornerstones | Live At The Boat House (white and red letters over a background photo of The Boathouse looking over Victoria Park lake)
Live At The Boathouse
Pete Temple & The Cornerstones

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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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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Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2022 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative 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 19 August 2022: Fundraising and KWCon

Show Notes

Screenshot of Radio Waterloo web page "Funding Drive 2022"
Screenshot of the Radio Waterloo website showing the “Funding Drive 2022”
Radio Waterloo is having its On-Air Funding Drive for 2022, so Bob Jonkman makes a pitch for donations and plays new KWCon music by artists from Waterloo Region and the surrounding area.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-08-19-episode099.mp3 (54.7 MB, 56m57s, episode 099)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
1m08s Extended Heatwarning Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
Ponysapien
Ponysapien
4m08s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
8m46s On My Own JI (white lowercase outline letters on a black background with an octave of piano keys below)
Creative Record Initiative 2022
Fredlyne Kayee & Demaya Green
10m57s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
13m45s The Guns of Brixton The Clash  London Calling (B&W photo of a man smashing a guitar, vertical pink letters for "London" on the left, horizontal green letters for "Calling" on the bottom)
London Calling
The Clash
16m44s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
17m01s The Guns of Brixton Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines)
Abolition Now!
The Soviet Influence
20m20s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the wrong music.
23m43s Happy Song Good To See You | Henry Taylor (B&W photo of Henry Taylor wearing a winter coat and hat in a forest)
Good To See You
Henry Taylor
26m06s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the wrong music again.
28m55s Leave It Alone Good To See You | Henry Taylor (B&W photo of Henry Taylor wearing a winter coat and hat in a forest)
Good To See You
Henry Taylor
29m14s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the correct music.
29m22s Washout Dreamer The Lamaas | Landsdowne Mixtapes (collage of photos of lizards, Toronto landmarks, and the musicians on a bridge)
Landsdowne Mixtapes
The Lamaas
31m53s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the correct music again.
32m23 Watching You Watching You | by Anya Mia (four eyes in four squares, alternating white and blue filters)
(single)
Anya Mia
36m40s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
40m36s Blind Eye 4 Walls 4 Chords / Blind Eye / Skyline / 5 Star Family | Basement City View | Lyssa & the Try-Tones (sepia photo of Lyssa playing  an electro-acoustic guitar and singing into a microphone)
Basement City View
Lyssa & the Try-Tones
43m52s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
45m50s When Your Lover Has Gone Joe Coughlin | Dedicated to You |  featuring | Bernie Senensky | Neil Swainson | Terry Clarke | Ryan Oliver (photo of hands and forearms on the left, text on black background on the right)
Dedicated to You
Joe Coughlin
48m29 Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
51m06s Moonray (Who Needs the Sun Anymore) Impossible World | Wilfred N & the Grown Men (B&W photo of a dog with long fur laying on the ground)
Impossible World
Wilfred N & the Grown Men
55m10s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and gives the 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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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 19 August 2022

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2022 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative 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 27 June 2022 with Woody Woodburn

Show Notes are in progress! Check this page later for updates!

Show Notes

Woody Woodburn in front of a microphone, with a guitar
Woody Woodburn

Woody Woodburn joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance and interview.

The interview starts at 4m05s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-06-27-episode098.mp3 (53 MB, 58m00s, episode 098)

Index

Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio available soon!

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m45s Better Man Today Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
4m05s

The music scene in Rockwood, with Ian Reid. Better Man Today is about Woody’s jump into full-time music writing and performance at the age of 44. The album ideas came from the process of thinking about leaving his day job. The songs were written with Matt and Chris Gormley. The album’s six songs were written in three days by Woody, Matt, and Chris at a cottage retreat. The producer is Carl Jennings of Freedom Train. The four are amazing on stage, but most of Woody’s performances are solo.

Woody held Drive-in concerts during the pandemic with EJSE Studio and Anthony Andrews of Party Cinemas. Headlining Jim Cuddy, and bringing local talent like Sohayla Smith, whos’ been featured on Radio Waterloo‘s Musician’s FAQ. Woody also did online concerts with Zoom for Weight Watchers, which really expanded his fan base. Covid was successful in that regard; Woody lets the universe look after things. Live concerts are a different thing, but some of the same people are in the audience — Woody met some people in person that he’s previously met online. Playing upcoming concerts in Kitchener for the first time at Rich Uncle Tavern and Fall’s Road Pub.

Introducing I Am Enough, which was originally labelled Am I Enough?. One of the few songs Woody wrote solo. This should be out in a seven-song collection in October or November; just awaiting the submission process from FACTOR.

19m07s I Am Enough Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
22m55s

The last line of the song answers the question “Am I Enough?”. Woody doesn’t read music, but works with musicians who are fluent in music, and they write their own parts. The songs benefit from the extra creative input. Woody did learn to read music twice before, but his passion is singing and writing, not musical theory. Carl Jennings is Woody’s musical producer at Westmoreland Studios who drills Woody through vocal takes and who is an amazing bass player.

Upcoming gigs in Kitchener are solo, but on 8 July 2022 at Stonewall’s Restaurant the gig is a trio with Matt and Chris Gormley. Woody has been very busy now that post-Covid bookings are coming back. Playing nursing homes, other gigs, sometimes six or seven a week. Much more fulfilling to work for yourself playing music than being at an office job. Russell Scott helped Woody make the decision to be a musician full-time, along with the support of Woody’s wife.

There is Woody Woodburn merchandise: The Woody Hoodie! The VW microbus artwork is by Woody’s uncle, and there’s musical merch too. The merch is a small part of the revenue stream, the gigs are the main income. Woody hasn’t fully accepted that people want to wear his logo and merchandise, although he’s coming around to telling people they might enjoy his music. There’s some streaming revenue, all done through CD-Baby, which also does social media posting, distributing to other outlets. Woody is quite happy to get his music heard by other people on free streaming sites. People are buying CDs and probably don’t even have a CD player, but they’re supporting Woody’s music.

Introducing Dad, released on Father’s Day for Woody’s dad.

37m04s Dad Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
39m54s

A tough song for Woody to get through, but Woody’s Dad is his biggest fan. Woody varies his set list depending on the crowd’s vibe, sometimes Dad is an opener, sometimes it’s a finale. Woody can gauge the vibe by audience response, people coming up and talking. Every venue is different, even when the audience is unresponsive Woody approaches it by believing something amazing will happen, and it usually does. Some gigs are for playing the bills, and Woody plays cover songs the audience knows. But Woody tells the story of quitting his day job, and here’s the song he wrote about it. And Woody puts his own spin on cover songs.

Is Better Man Today a concept album? In theory; it’s about what’s important in life. Most of the songs come from Woody’s experiences, the feelings from within. But there’s one different song, a party song on the EP, but it’s still a meaningful song about the writing trip to the cottage. Woody doesn’t write traditional love songs. There is a theme that runs through all songs. The party song is Bottle of Rum.

48m53s Bottle of Rum Woody Woodburn (stylized golden W logo above white text)
Live, On-Air, In-Studio
Woody Woodburn
50m58s

This sure sounds like a Cape Breton traditional song. Woody has a family connection to Cape Breton — people here ask “Are you from the East Coast?” but people there say “You’re not from around here…”

Woody broke a guitar string playing Bottle of Rum, the weather, humidity and air conditioning isn’t good for guitars. Woody’s guitar needs some service from Folkway Music, Woody’s guitar shop.

Woody’s music room is sparse, other rooms are in use for other things. Woody wants to have a proper at-home studio. There’s a piano, but Woody’s only had one piano lessons from local musician Andrea LeBlanc of My Living Room Live.

Woody covers his upcoming events, several at breweries which have become popular recently. Then Woody plays some music to take us out while Bob gives the 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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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 27 June 2022

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2022 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative 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 10 June 2022: Encampment Evictions with Dr. Erin Dej, Dr. Laura Pin, and Lesley Crompton

Dr. Erin Dej, wearing a T-Shirt with the words "but first, housing"
Dr. Erin Dej
Dr. Laura Pin
Dr. Laura Pin
Lesley Crompton
Lesley Crompton

Show Notes

Bob Jonkman is joined by Dr. Erin Dej, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Laura Pin, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, also at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Lesley Crompton, who works with the Unsheltered Campaign at the Civic Hub in Waterloo Region. They discuss the impending eviction of the people at the Victoria/Weber encampment, direct aid, government responsibilities, housing policy, and the role of academia.

The interview starts at 3m57s.

Online Resources:

Community Fridges

A community fridge facilitates access to high quality food. It is open 24 hour a day, 7 days a week and available to anyone who needs food at any time. Donations of fresh food or non-perishable items are welcomed.

Kitchener
The Kitchener Market Map
300 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario
Waterloo
Cafe Pyrus Outpost Map
120 Roger Street
Waterloo, Ontario

CKMS Newsroom: The KW Community Fridge is solidarity through mutual aid

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-06-10-episode097.mp3 (50.1 MB, 52m05s, episode 097)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m55s Abolition Now! Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines)
Abolition Now!
The Soviet Influence
3m57s Dr. Erin Dej introduces herself, explains the role of critical criminology in social justice issues, and begins to explain the Point-In-Time count when technical difficulties arise.
6m33s Thieves of Joy The Soviet Influence | Thieves Of Joy (cartoon of a worker fighting an octopus with arms labelled Militia, Police, Black List, Injunctions, Employers Assn, RBA; the octopus head has a $ sign, there's a large knife labelled Socialist Ballot, and the cartoon caption is Say, Mr. Worker, haven't you been in the grip of this monster about long enough? Why not try the knife on him?
Thieves of Joy
The Soviet Influence
9m35s Dr. Erin Dej explains that what is happening in Waterloo Region with homelessness is happening across the country, and across the world. The Point-In-Time count shows a doubling of homelessness since 2018. Part of that is due to Covid, but there are a variety of factors that contribute.

Dr. Laura Pin introduces herself, and explains how Political Science influence policy action around social issues and homelessness.

Lesley Crompton introduces herself, and the Unsheltered Campaign which has been filling gaps in social services for food, water, sanitary facilities, and shelter. Talking to people with lived experience, and gathering stories. Identifying the “hidden homeless”, people who are not registered with the municipality for the shelter system. Extended families are excluded, but may have some of the same issues. The Point-In-Time count had to be done by the municipality in order to get funding from other levels of government, but contracted the service out to the assistive organizations like Unsheltered Campaign. There are issues dealing with the macro issues because so much attention is focused on the micro issues.

17m43s Direct aid provided by eg. Unsheltered Campaign, Going Mobile KW, 519 Community Collective provide food, food ingredients, and food preparation for people who have food insecurity. It is difficult to prepare a variety of meals from supplies from the food banks; it does not provide the recipients with the choice of what to eat. There is no confirmation of need, no means testing; treating people with dignity. Are people satisfied, well-nourished? It’s difficult to say. Is this Canada’s “Social Safety Net”? Aid agencies need a “Billing For Filling” initiative, billing the state for filling the gap. This goes back to social policy, social assistance for people who have disabilities or are unemployed; the rates are not enough for people to afford shelter and food. The single rate for Ontario Works (OW) is $750/month; the Ontario Disability Support Program is about $1150/month. These are not livable, humane rates.
24m30s At the Waterloo Region Council Meeting on Tuesday, 7 June 2022, there was a call for additional funding from higher levels of government. Housing requires intergovernmental relations and multiple levels of government to manage. But at the regional level there are lots of things that can be done, eg. a regional encampment protocol. While there is a need for additional funding, it’s not an excuse for making use of the powers the regional government has for taking action. Beyond food, there are other issues that require support. Shelter support for families in motels are the same facilities used for people displaced from encampments, but this does not work for many people. Waterloo Region contracts out these services to aid agencies. Lesley Crompton says we need an Auditor General to ensure that there is more public accountability and transparency between the Region and its service providers to ensure they’re doing what we think they’re supposed to be doing — Lesley doesn’t think they are.
29m21s There are upwards of 50 people living at the Victoria and Weber encampment. Regional Council seemed sympathetic, but not motivated to help. Premier Doug Ford has said that for people in this situation just need to get a job. But Dr. Dej says that lots of people in this situation have a job! They’re working, but it’s not enough to pay the rent. For those without work, it is difficult to get a job. How do people without a job get a bus pass to find work? How do they get equipment like steel-toed boots needed to get a job? How can people try to get a job when they’re in an encampment, likely sleep deprived from being in the same area with 50 other people, concerned for their safety, and unable to get good rest from sleeping on the ground. And even when people on social assistance do get work, their earnings are clawed back at %50, an effective tax rate much higher than anyone else has to pay. The provincial government is cutting its sources of revenue (license plate renewal), federal government isn’t pursuing foreign holdings tax which could be used to invest in affordable housing and social housing. Dr. Pin says that at the local government level, a vacant home tax or foreign ownership tax could raise revenues for social programs. People are working part-time, employers cutting hours to minimize benefits. But even people working full-time at minimum wage earn only about $2000/month before deductions, yet rents are around $1600/month. If we took an approach of housing as a human right it shouldn’t matter whether people work full-time, part-time, if they need child care, or if people have a disability and can’t work — people still have a right to decent and affordable housing. The Region of Waterloo’s housing policy has put forward a human rights approach to housing; the federal government in its national housing strategy has also put forth a human rights approach to housing. But how can we make this a lived experience for people experiencing homelessness? Yet the Region of Waterloo Council has not advanced this into a formal motion.
35m30s International Human Rights declaration indicate that people are not to be evicted from their housing, or even encampments. What legal ramifications are there for municipalities that break the International Human Rights declaration? Dr. Dej says that federally this has already been adopted. Yet municipalities don’t follow it. Instead, municipalities are adopting a criminalizatin of homelessness, and even a militarization of the efforts to evict people from encampments. We do have a national protocol for homeless encampments in Canada to follow for removing people from encampments developed by the former UN Rapporteur on Housing, Lailani Farha and Dr. Kaitlin Schwan that tells municipalities how to do it within our international human rights obligations. Recognize that people don’t want to live in encampments, they want to be housed. The challenge is that following this protocol takes time, but people want quick fixes. Yet removing encampments is not that quick fix people are looking for, it’s not going to end homelessness.
38m06s Lesley Crompton points out that people need more than just housing: They need wrap-around services such as cooking instruction, a social structure, mental health issues that need to be addressed. Some shelters have zero-tolerance for violence. But what is violence? Someone speaking exteremely loudly may be considered violent, and get evicted. At motels used for housing, the staff are not able to deal with mental health issues. People need on-going supports, but some municipal housing staff think that merely providing housing is enough. What can academics do to influence the outcome of the pending eviction? Dr. Pin recognizes her privilege; people from the region connect with her in ways that they don’t connect with people on the ground. The 30 June deadline for evicting people from the Victoria and Weber encampment is artificial, the site is not needed for construction until the fall. Dr. Pin suggests we push back against that deadline to give people more time to discuss with decision makers as to what they need. Dr. Dej suggests that we push as hard as we can to make sure that the voices of the people in the encampments are the ones that are heard. She has received criticism about the Point-In-Time counts and other academic pursuits, that money spent on academic studies would be better spent on housing directly. But there is a lot of power in that data, it can convince people in ways that people might be convinced otherwise. For example, Dr. Dej has researched, rigorous data that supports Lesley’s statements on the need for ongoing services. Use this as clout to amplify the voices of people on the ground.
43m33s How does this get to the politicians who make the decisions? Dr. Pin has been inviting councillors and staff into the Unsheltered Campaign meetings to hear what community organizations have to say on the issue. Dr. Pin’s graduate seminar prepared a report on comparative encampment protocols from a human rights perspective to provide the Region with data on how difference cities have put forward protocols to manage encampments, and providing some analysis to determine which protocols are more consistent with a human rights approach. Building relationships and capacity at the Regional level to do that kind of analysis. What can ordinary citizens do? Lesley Crompton says to take time to understand, to talk to people at the encampments, to talk to people who have been working for the people at encampments. The Region’s capacity of outreach staff is very limited, and does not give enough time to spend with the individuals at the encampments. Get involved, so you can then speak to the Region. This is an election year, and while there are no Regional or City councillors on the same page as Premier Ford, it is time for a change. CARE (Coalition Against Removing Encampments) is a grassroots organization that looks at other social justice issues, a coalition of other organizations. Dr. Pin mentions the Social Development Centre and the Civic Hub WR for people who are interested in connecting in a immediate way. Challenge the stigma that’s presented to the people experiencing unsheltered homelessness, recognize that the people in encampments are our neighbours and community members.
49m23s Bob thanks the guests, gives the credits for CKMS Community Connections, and introduces Dreamer by Rose Brokenshire.
50m35s Dreamer (photo of Rose Brokenshire among fluffy clouds)
(single)
Rose Brokenshire

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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 10 June 2022

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CKMS Community Connections for 16 May 2022: Recent KWCon Music

Show Notes

Bob empties the last of the KWCon from his inbox to play all the latest new, local music. Also, Bob introduces She Is Your Neighbour survivor series | sheisyourneighbour.com (collage of six people above white text on black background, below that logos  of sponsors:  Spotify, Apple iTunes, Google Podcasts, Rogers, and the WCSWR)Season three of She Is Your Neighbour

If you’re a local artist and want to have your work on the radio (music, poetry, short (or long) stories, comedy, radio theatre, &c) check out How To Submit Music and contact us at office@radiowaterloo.ca.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-05-16-episode096.mp3 (54.2 MB, 56m26s, episode 096)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
2m08s Pieces Max Burdett with an intense look on his face, playing guitar
(unknown)
Matt Burdett
7m11s Rain on CD Latecomber | Rain on CD (abstract light blue shapes, fractured font for lettering)
(singles)
latecomber
10m50s This Page
17m55s Gone (Insane) Joshua Sade James | Gone 4.8.22 | 337501 | Parental Advisory Explicit Content (a naked, wild-eyed Joshua holding a sign with his name and numbers, as in a mugshot)
(single)
Joshua Sade James
22m37s Walking On My Love HK24 (B&W photo of three men, man in th eforeground wearing a bandana around his forehead shields his eyes from the camera; two men in the background have their eyes barred over to hide their identities)
HK24
Harchit Kohli
26m39s AuroraCrescent (illustration in Anime style of three women standing and sitting around patio furniture; background is glowing magenta)
MaidensOfStarlight
SpaceDeath
30m28s CrystalDestroyer
34m36s Bob gives info about She Is Your Neighbour Survivor Series, the third season of the podcast airing on CKMS-FM alternate Wednesdays at Noon.
37m55s Legendary (Cindy Gomez wearing a black outfit sitting casually in a white high-backed chair)
(singles)
Cindy Gomez
42m28s Spilled Milk (Stonebridge Epic Remix – Instrumental)
47m50s La Vie En Rose
51m30s Wake Up Call Wake Up Call | Clarissa Diokno (Clarissa sitting on the floor in front of a couch with a telephone on it)
(single)
Clarissa Diokno
55m54s Gottawannit while Bob talks over the music to give the credits. Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
Ponysapien
Ponysapien

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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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 Community Connections for 29 April 2022: The May Day Show featuring Thieves Of Joy by The Soviet Influence

Show Notes

The Soviet Influence | Thieves Of Joy (cartoon of a worker fighting an octopus with arms labelled Militia, Police, Black List, Injunctions, Employers Assn, RBA; the octopus head has a $ sign, there's a large knife labelled Socialist Ballot, and the cartoon caption is Say, Mr. Worker, haven't you been in the grip of this monster about long enough? Why not try the knife on him? Today we’re featuring the new album Thieves Of Joy by The Soviet Influence, to be released on the first of May, otherwise know as May Day or Labour Day in other parts of the world.

You can get advance copies of Thieves Of Joy on Bandcamp.

Online:

  • Website: The Soviet Influence
  • Twitter: @InfluenceSoviet
  • Facebook: The Soviet Influence | Facebook
  • Instagram: @thesovietinfluence
  • BandCamp: Music | The Soviet Influence
  • Spotify: The Soviet Influence – Spotify

  • May 1 | Kitchener-Waterloo Rally | 3:00pm Waterloo Region Courthouse (purple poster with fists of power, leaves, and flowers including a white trillium)

    Upcoming Events

    • May Day Rally

      There’s a May Day rally organized by The Ontario Federation of Labour:

      What: Kitchener-Waterloo Rally
      When: 3:00pm – 6:00pm on Sunday, 1 May 2022 iCal
      Where: Waterloo Region Courthouse
      Location: 85 Frederick Street, Kitchener, Ontario Map
      Website: https://ofl.ca/event/may-1-kitchener-waterloo/

      It’s time for a $20 minimum wage, decent work, affordable housing, paid sick days, well-funded public services, livable income support for all, climate justice, and an end to racism and oppression. Join us!

    Other Resources

    (and orange cat wearing a red collar with tags and a bell looking at the camera)
    Jorts The Cat
    Jorts The Cat

    Jorts The Cat gets a mention at 17m00s in the podcast.

    Council of Canadians
  • Facebook: Kitchener Waterloo Chapter
  • E-mail: kw.cofc@gmail.com (KW Chapter)
  • Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-04-29-episode095.mp3 (54.3 MB, 56m27s, episode 095)

    Index

    All tracks today are by The Soviet Influence.

    Time Title Album
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections by Steve Todd CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    1m21s Plant The Bombs Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines)
    Abolition Now!
    7m15s Pick You Up The Soviet Influence | Thieves Of Joy (cartoon of a worker fighting an octopus with arms labelled Militia, Police, Black List, Injunctions, Employers Assn, RBA; the octopus head has a $ sign, there's a large knife labelled Socialist Ballot, and the cartoon caption is Say, Mr. Worker, haven't you been in the grip of this monster about long enough? Why not try the knife on him?
    Thieves Of Joy
    9m49s Exile
    13m25s The Hypocrite (Justin Trudeau Blackface)
    19m34s Thieves Of Joy
    22m44s If Punk Is Dead Long Live Punk
    24m38s The Catastrophe
    29m20s Boll Weevils
    32m05s Lies
    38m08s Workers Unite Socialism | An Introduction | The Soviet Influence
    Socialism: An Introduction
    40m24s These Chains
    44m04s The Guns of Brixton Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines)
    Abolition Now!
    47m23s The Summer of 85 (I am Not Free)
    52m50s The Riot Socialism | An Introduction | The Soviet Influence
    Socialism: An Introduction
    55m26s End Credits CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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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    International Worker's Day | May 1 | Kitchener-Waterloo Rally | 3:00pm Waterloo Region Courthouse | 85 Frederick St. Kitchener ON | Carnival of Resistance | Live Music, Face Painting, Henna Tattoo & Kids Crafts | BYO Chairs and Picnics (purple poster wiht flowers including a white trillium, with pictures of performers along the sides: Derek Miller, Logan Straats, Aysanabee, Layla Straats, Rob Lamothe, Tom Wilson, Jace Martin, James Wilson, Unity Band, Brock Stonefish)

    CKMS Community Connections for 22 April 2022: All KWCon Music

    Show Notes

    Distant Seconds | Kleon (line drawing of a keyboard player, drummer, and guitar player)
    Local Music is Sexy – Austin Kleon
    Today we have nothing but KWCon music — music by musicians from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich, and North Dumfries. All recent releases, too!

    If you’re a Waterloo Region musician and want to get your music on the radio check out How To Submit Music and we’ll add it to our library!

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-04-22-episode094.mp3 (56.1 MB, 58m26s, episode 094)

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    1m30s Letter Truth or Deceiver | HotKid (collage of  cutout sections of photos of  a woman's face)
    Truth or Deceiver
    HotKid
    4m07s Mirror, Mirror
    7m36s She She | Courtney Wolfe (closeup photo of a pink flower)
    (single)
    Courtney Wolfe
    12m01s Renfield Drive (Story of a Woman) Electric Gas (illustration of a wall plate with an electrical outlet and a gas flame on a yellow background)
    Electric Gas
    Electric Gas
    15m17s The Pain Holds On
    20m22s My Love Stays Dry Electric Gas | The Scars Stay (illustration of a wall plate with an electrical outlet and a gas flame on a blue background)
    The Scars Stay
    27m10s Once Upon A Time Songs of Kitchener (illustration of a woman watching children in a playground with a music staff floating around her)
    Songs of Kitchener
    Mary Abel-Malek Neil
    30m19s The Hohner Ave. Porch Party Song
    34m25s For The Weary I'm Who I Am (photo of Mary Abdel-Malek Neil sitting in front of a wall covered in large graffiti)
    I’m Who I Am
    38m00s Zarcero (Steve Todd playing guitar)
    (singles)
    Steve Todd
    45m40s I’m Not Over You Yet
    52m25s California M 9 2 (Katy Topham playing guitar)
    (single)
    Katy Topham
    56m11s Stinging Nettle Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
    Ponysapien
    Ponysapien

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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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    Local Music is Sexy Party – 2009 by Austin Kleon is copyright © 2009 and used under a CC BY-NC-NDCreative Commons Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives license.

    CKMS Community Connections for 14 March 2022 with Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC

    Show Notes

    Screencap of a web conference with Barbara Schumacher (top) and Jim Stewart (bottom)
    Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC

    Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition join Bob Jonkman on a web conference to talk about the Ontario government’s creeping advances to privatized health care, the diminishing level of health care in Ontario compared to other provinces, ideas to improve public health care, the effects of having private hospitals, and an announcement of the upcoming Waterloo Region Health care Privatization Summit.

    We had some technical difficulties during the live broadcast, but the podcast cleaned up nicely, although the web conference created some dropout in the audio at some points.

    The interview starts at 5m08s.

    Online:


    Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting public healthcare for all

    See also:

    Upcoming Events

    Previous shows with WRHC

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-03-14-episode093.mp3 (38.9 MB, 40m27s, episode 093)

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc and show introduction by Bob Jonkman CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    1m07s Boy Beast & Fish | The Day Is Gone (two boys in silhouette playing on a grassy field)
    The Day Is Gone
    Beast & Fish
    5m08s Introductions: Barbara Schumacher is a retired physician and the former Medical Director of the University of Waterloo Health Service; Jim Stewart is the chair of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition. WRHC is a chapter of the Ontario Health Coalition, a non-partisan public watchdog for health care. Provincial legislation is introducing privatization of health care by stealth; result of insufficient funding for the health care system. Canadian Doctors for Medicare has done studies of the administration of private health care: Canadian public health has half the administrative cost of private health care.
    13m37s Ontario is dead last among the provinces in funding public health care: fewest hospital beds, fewest nurses, and funding hospitals at the lowest rate of any province. We need to look for ways to invest in public health, not take funds out and drive them into profit-driven “Independent Health Facilities”. Federal health care transfer payments have dropped from 50% to 20%. There is a massive reduction in provincial health care spending. Federal government transfer payments are intended to administer a provincial health care system, not deliver health care. In 2019 the Ontario People’s Health Care Act created a super agency with powers to restructure the public health care system, now there is a patchwork across the province, different in Waterloo Region from Windsor, Toronto, Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury.
    17m14s How to make things better? Focus on public health care, we paid for this over decades, why throw it out? Comparing England, where NHS privatized, but the private company went bankrupt and left. How sustainable are private companies for delivering health care. But Scotland’s NHS rejected privatization and focused on public infrastructure and create a strategy for sustainability for the NHS in Scotland. As a result, Scotland is a world leader in reducing wait times, reduction of hospital acquired infections, and reducing re-admission rates. They used four strategies: 1) Redesign and transform capacity on population-based requirements; 2) Information (linked electronic health records); 3) Planning strategy, including continuous quality improvement; 4) Peformance Management Strategy, holding regional health units accountable when they don’t reach targets. Canadian Doctors for Medicare has a lot of studies on how our Canadian health care system can be reformed. Private health care is not the only alternative. Private clinics primarily focus on profit, that’s what they’re designed to do.
    25m00s On 1 February 2022 the Ontario Health Minister, Christine Elliot, gave a press conference where she said “Let independent health facilities create private hospitals.” This is an alarming announcement, it speaks to the complete coring out of our public hospitals, having them recall diagnostic and surgical services, to be reconstituted in private clinics. In private hospitals the simple procedures and uncomplicated patients get drawn in the private system, then the public hospitals are left with the more expensive cases requiring more intense professional care, so public hospitals have expenses that far exceed those of private hospitals. Private hospitals also pull professional expertise out of the public system, but since there will be no additional doctors it leaves public hospitals with fewer resources. Private hospitals only benefit people who can afford it; poor people will go to underfunded, understaffed public hospitals. Public hospitals have a flat-fee system to compensate doctors; all neurologists or all obstetricians are paid the same. In a private system there can be a differential fee scale according to expertise. The public system doesn’t reinforce holding on to quality, we see physicians with specialized skills move to the US, draining the public care system. But some Canadian physicians find the private system in the US burdensome (health insurance costs, tracking down overdue payments, take orders from health insurance corporations) so their ability to deliver high-quality health care is diminished significantly, and they return to Canada.
    30m33s WRHC is trying to warn the Region of Waterloo what is happening with privatization. They are holding an emergency summit on Tuesday, 5 April 2022, at 7:00pm register with Zoom. Speakers include Natalie Mehra, Executive Director of the Ontario Health Coalition. Find out what’s happening so people can make a decision a the voting booth in June.
    31m48s Discussing the politics of health care. WRHC is non-partisan, but there’s no need to have a political affiliation, almost all parties support the public health care system. It’s not a political position, it’s a social position. Discussing the scope of health care delivery: Eye care, hearing care, dental care, pharmacare, and mental health care. “Health care above the neck.” Pharmacare on a large scale gets better competitive pricing, but the strong Pharma lobby is holding us back.
    36m16s Jim Stewart gives the WRHC contact info and Bob gives the credits as Extended Heatwarning plays out to the end of the podcast. Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
    Ponysapien
    Ponysapien

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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 14 March 2022

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    CKMS Community Connections for 11 March 2022 with Martin Asling of WR YIMBY

    Show Notes

    (Martin Asling)
    Martin Asling of WR YIMBY
    Martin Asling standing behind a banner with homes drawn on it and the words "Yes In My Backyard" in large letters. Trees and a lake are in the background.
    Martin Asling from WR YIMBY at the KW Multicultural Festival. Photo: WR YIMBY

    Bob Jonkman talks to Martin Asling of WR YIMBY (Waterloo Region Yes In My Back Yard) about housing in Waterloo Region, the Ontario Housing report, and WR YIMBY and Hold The Line‘s answer to some of the issues it presents.

    The interview starts at 3m01s.

    Online:

    Resources mentioned in the show:

    And Martin provided these links:

    Listen to previous CKMS-FM shows with Martin Asling and WR YIMBY.

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-03-11-episode092.mp3 (41.4 MB, 43m04s, episode 092)

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m51s Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father (3/4 reverse photo of Rose Brokenshire against a cloudy sky)
    (single)
    Rose Brokenshire
    3m01s Bob Jonkman and Martin Asling discuss WR YIMBY, housing in Waterloo Region, the Report of the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force and WR YIMBY and Hold The Line‘s response, and talk about housing affordability and some zoning issues.
    41m45s Martin provides contact info, Bob gives the credits and a hint for next Friday’s show.

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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 11 March 2022

    Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2022 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative 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 7 March 2022: Music by Women

    Show Notes

    This is the week of the (B&W line drawing of three women, with pink flowers in the front centre woman's hair)U.N.’s International Women’s Day, and so we’re playing music by women in Waterloo Region and across Canada. New music and old music. Music that’s sad, music that’s happy; ballads and love songs; folk, country, rock, and pop.

    If there are no breaking local news stories, this show will be repeated from 3pm-4pm on Friday, 11 March 2022.

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father (3/4 reverse photo of Rose Brokenshire against a cloudy sky)
    (single)
    Rose Brokenshire
    3m24s easier distant memory | amanda kind (profile of Amanda Kind wearing a white hat)
    (singles)
    Amanda Kind
    7m46s distant memory
    11m29s Affliction Jacquie Drew | Lifelong Truth (Jacquie Drew sitting at a bar)
    Lifelong Truth
    Jacquie Drew
    15m58s Contrition (I’m Sorry)
    19m55s Stay Here I Will Stand | Tania Joy (portrait of Tania Joy on a dark background)
    I Will Stand
    Tania Joy
    23m21s I Can Do That For You
    26m57s Run to Your Mama A Better Place | Julie Crochetière (Julie Crochetière  walking down a road carrying a turquoise suitcase and wearing a turquoise dress)
    A Better Place
    Julie Crochetière
    30m32s I’ve Got You The Lifers | Out And In (paper art depicting a mountain range under the sun with water in the foreground)
    Out and In
    The Lifers
    32m57s Being Alone What's a Girl Gotta Do |  Sohayla Smith ( profile of Sohayla Smith sitting on the floor wearing a cowboy hat)
    (singles)
    Sohayla Smith
    38m22s What’s A Girl Gotta Do
    41m53s Don’t Break My Heart Roxanne | Like Suga (Roxanne crouched on the floor)
    (singles)
    Roxanne
    46m27s Like Suga
    51m45s Digital Dreams Digital Dreams (Melotika gestures towards the camera, cartoon illustration of an alien on the left)
    (single)
    Melotika
    54m39s Theme and Credits
    55m40s Quantum Entanglement (painting of  turquoise disks floating in a multi-colour swirl)
    (single)
    runrebel.run

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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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    Faces Fashion Women Person Flowers Pink People from Max Pixel is used under a CC 0 | ZeroCC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication.

    CKMS Community Connections for 4 March 2022: New Music

    Show Notes

    (a curved staff of music surrounding another wavy staff )

    Another music show as I continue to dig through my e-mail from last year. Today we have more recent releases, as I skim off the top layer of my InBox. No podcast, so if you want to listen to these tracks at your whim, click on the links for the artists and buy their music!

    The studio remains closed, putting a crimp in getting musicians and community members in for interviews. Web conferences just don’t feel like real radio…

    This is a repeat of the show from Monday, 28 February 2022.

    –Bob.

    Music Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s Happy Waltz Tim McInnes | Selfie (headshot of Tim McInnes laughing, wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses)
    Selfie
    Tim McInnes
    2m45s Nada Song
    4m45s Music Box Waltz
    7m33s Texas Girl at the Funeral of Her Father (3/4 reverse photo of Rose Brokenshire against a cloudy sky)
    (single)
    Rose Brokenshire
    10m13s Digital Dreams Digital Dreams (Melotika gestures towards the camera, cartoon illustration of an alien on the left)
    (single)
    Melotika
    13m21s Low Down Assorted Affair | Listen (neon tube outline of a guitar on purple/blue background)
    Listen
    Assorted Affair
    18m14s Saturday Afternoon
    22m38s In This Moment
    26m40s Abundant Bank Persona | Chris Cachia (purple ski mask on a teal background)
    Persona
    Chris Cachia
    29m54s Prowler Position
    33m34s Enduring Witness
    36m17s Raw Shank
    40m24s Mighty Bomb Jack
    42m47s Pandemical Madness
    50m26s Papyrus Code
    50m26s Highness Bow
    54m21s Extro & Credits
    55m22s Ghost Truce | - unentitled - (white lettering in the style of spray grafiti on a background of coloured horizontal stripes)
    unentitled
    Truce

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 18 February 2022 with James Blacktop, Marc Reilly, and Adom Postma of The Boys & I

    Show Notes

    CKMS Community Connections for Friday 18 February 2022 with James Blacktop and The Boys & I (screencap of webconf with James Blacktop playing guitar, CCC logo in bottom left, teal lettering along the bottom)
    James Blacktop on CKMS Community Connections, 18 February 2022
    (Marc Reilly, the text reads Fellow Jitser)
    Marc Reilly
    Adom Postma (webconf screencap of Adom with a blurred background)
    Adom Postma

    The Boys & I are back in the studio! Well, on a web conference, because the CKMS studio is still closed to guests until the pandemic subsides. James Blacktop, Marc Reilly and Adom Postma tell us about their experience with the pandemic, their studio session, working with a producer, being a road band, and give us a brief rundown of upcoming gigs. Nathan Bonassin couldn’t be with us today, there’s that day job getting in the way again.

    We play some music from their past appearances on CCC (19 August 2019 and 31 August 2020), James plays a love song for his fiancée Stepaniee (they’re getting married this summer — Congratulations!), and we play the brand new single White Hot which was released today.

    The interview starts at 4m50s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    • The Slye Fox

      When: Friday, 11 March 2022
      Location: 4057 New St, Burlington, Ontario
      Website: https://www.slyefox.com/

    • EP Release Party

      When: Saturday, 19 March 2022
      Where: Descendants Beer and Beverage Company
      Location: 319 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, Ontario
      Website: https://www.descendantsbeer.com/

    • Stoney Creek

      When: April 2022
      Where: To Be Announced

    Check The Boys & I Facebook Page for more events.

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-02-18-episode091.mp3 (54.1 MB, 56m17s, episode 091)

    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!

    Time Title  
    0m00s CKMS Community Connections Theme by Steve Todd. CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    1m04s That Ain’t Me Anymore CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

    19 Aug 2019
    4m50s The Boys & I were in Chalet Studio in Uxbridge from September to November to record an EP, Ignite with 5 tracks. Worked with staff who recorded That Ain’t Me Any More, but learning all about distribution and marketing. On the web conference with James Blacktop (vocals), Marc Reilly (guitarist), Adom Postma (bass). Everyone is excited to be playing live in front of an audience again. The EP includes another track, Book Of Counted Sorrows, written during the pandemic. Marc created the riff, James wrote the lyrics.
    10m54s Book Of Counted Sorrows CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

    31 Aug 2020
    15m04s Marc says the music in a minor key with an interesting riff sounded sad, fitting with the pandemic. Started as a remote collaboration, passing music and lyrics back and forth before working together. The full EP, remaining four songs will come out together on 18 March 2022, Book Of Counted Sorrows will be the second single off the EP but released on the same day. Introducing Nathan Bonassin (drummer) can’t make it due to work. James working on another song, Old Fashioned Kind Of Love, a summertime love song. We’ve been playing Lay Down Easy at the station.
    22m34s Lay Down Easy CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a back centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio Recording

    31 Aug 2020
    26m18s Why release a song in Winter? We all need a bit of White Hot in the winter. But it builds up an audience for summer concerts. There’s a concert from 8pm to 10pm tonight (Friday, 18 February 2022) at Descendants brewery; James lists other upcoming events. How far do The Boys & I travel? Welland, Oshawa, usually within about an hour and a half. They’ve been approached to join the “Extreme Tour”, with shows throughout the United States. But 2020 and 2021 happened. Maybe this summer. Is streaming worthwhile? Not as a revenue stream. But it helps get gigs. James promised Stephaniee to play a song live on the air, the song they will dance to at their upcoming wedding.
    32m25s Here I Stand
    Live, On-air
    Stephaniee and James Blacktop staring into each others eyes
    Stephaniee and James Blacktop
    36m24s Discussing James and Stephaniee’s wedding. Looking forward to the honeymoon in Europe. Adom and Marc leave the lovesong writing to James. This studio session was a totally different experience than the one in 2020. The band had a producer that nitpicked technique to get the best out of the band. That has affected the live performance, but they sneak in some of the old-style riffs, the “OG Version”. But no background vocalists! White Hot came out today, eagerly looking forward to streaming hits. James quit smoking and has improved his vocal range, looking to increase his repertoire to take advantage. James tells us the inspiration for White Hot — James didn’t think it was very good, but Adom recognized it as a banger right away. Bob heard White Hot as the theme on Wide World Of Motorsports, but without James’ singing!
    51m17s White Hot The Boys & I | White Hot (an angel  playing a piano on fire)
    on Spotify
    54m43 The Boys & I are coming back to CKMS Community Connections for the EP release on 18 March 2022. We say our goodbyes, and Bob reads the 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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    Bonus Footage

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 18 February 2022

    More Bonus Footage!

    YouTube: White Hot from The Boys & I / James Blacktop

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    CKMS Community Connections for 14 February 2022: The Valentines Day Show

    Show Notes

    Black and white illustration of the heart shape with music notes in the middle.

    It’s Valentines Day, and what better way to celebrate than by playing love songs? It’s a day for songs about true love, unrequited love, spurned love, lost love, and spiders.

    Spiders? OK, I didn’t know how else to fit in a track from Active Dark Filament. Erroll Zastre writes:

    “Lake of the Spiders”, I don’t know, a romantic place to take your significant other… get eaten by a giant spider? I’ve been watching too many Saturday night Svengoolie horror programs.

    Also on the show today we have the debut radio performance of Talk by Living Room For Small. Many thanx to Owen for getting the track to us with virually no advance notice!

    There’s also a teaser of the new single from The Boys & I, White Hot which comes out on all streaming platforms on Friday. We’ll have an interview with James Blacktop on our Friday afternoon episode at 3:00pm.

    Did you ever see the Johnny Cash biopic Walk The Line? Until I saw that movie I didn’t know that Ring Of Fire was a love song written by June Carter Cash to Johnny Cash. We start off the show with a beautiful rendition by I, The Mountain.

    Since there are no interviews but it’s all CanCon music (and mostly KWCon music) there won’t be a podcast. Sorry. Once the studio re-opens for guests I’ll step up my game and get people in for interviews, Live On-Air In-Studio performances, and podcasts.

    –Bob.

    Music Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s Ring Of Fire Picture of members of I , The Mountain
    (singles)
    I, THe Mountain
    4m11s Houseplant
    7m02s Tease Me (three men using a telephone)
    (singles)
    Living Room For Small
    10m36s Talk
    14m33s Sarah (Will Grande at the Kitchener bus terminal)
    (singles)
    Will Grande
    18m11s 1 2 3 4
    21m12s Lake of the Spiders Active Dark Filament | Dancing Ghosts (CGI rendering of a molecule)
    Dancing Ghost
    Active Dark Filament
    25m00s Crazy Rosie Samra | Missed Connection (Rosie laying on the floor in front of an old-timey telephone)
    (singles)
    Rosie Samra
    28m16s Missed Connection
    31m47s Futility Jacquie Drew | Lifelong Truth (Jacquie Drew sitting at a bar)
    Lifelong Truth
    Jacquie Drew
    35m39 Anything & Everything
    40m24s Love Is Love Aaron Kowal | Love Is Love (Aaron Kowal with his back to the camera wearing a cutoff jean jacket with slogans; pink shadowy background)
    Good Sins, Bad Decisions
    Aaron Kowal
    43m07s Bad Decisions
    47m14s That Ain’t Me Anymore That Ain't Me Anymore - The Boys & I (album cover)
    (single)
    The Boys & I
    51m29s White Hot
    54m56 Extro Credits
    55m57s Ring Of Fire Social Distortion | Live In Orange County (B&W photo of band members on a yellow background)
    Live In Orange County
    Social Distortion

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 31 January 2022: Still more KWCon music!

    Show Notes

    Line drawing of a guitarist, dummer, and trumpeter
    Local Music is Sexy

    Digging a little deeper into the InBox to find more KWCon music! All the artists on today’s show are from Waterloo Region, or were in their pasts. Bad news: I’ve only dug as deep as July 2021. Good news: There’ll be lots more KWCon music coming in the next few weeks!

    This show will repeat on Friday, 4 February 2022 at 3:00pm.

    –Bob.

    Music Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s With A Little Help From My Friends With A Little Help from my Friends (collage of pictures of the singers)
    YouTube
    Grand Harmony Women’s A Cappella Chorus
    3m36s Summer Picture of members of I , The Mountain I, The Mountain
    6m38s Houseplant
    9m30s Butterfly Blues Thomas Stajcer | Midwestern States (a bison grazing in the foreground wiht some scrub and trees in the background)
    Midwestern States
    Thomas Stajcer
    11m04s One Of Two Ways
    13m03s IG John Orpheus | Saga King (reverse portrait of John Orpheus wearing a paper crown)
    Saga King
    John Orpheus
    16m12s We Nah Worry About Dat
    18m56s One Step Forward Phoenix Down (two hands holding a guitar pick with a pattern cut out, superimposed over a guitar neck)
    Phoenix Down
    phoenix ↓
    21m49s Never End
    23m33s Beaumont Revisited Reykjavictim (person sitting with back 3/4 to the camera, apparently with head in hands, in front of water; image framed by edges of film)
    Face Forward, Don’t Be Untoward
    Reykjavictim
    27m58s You’ve Come A Long Way
    33m59s Shave Yer Vet Qunatizoid (superimposed images of a human spine, musical instruments, moire patterns' blue, teal, magenta)
    Zero Sum Game Show Personality
    Qunatizoid
    37m59s Sir Dawn Choda
    41m11s New Vibration (People standing around a dance studio)
    John Maksym
    44m21s Drinkin’ and Thinkin’ love (portrait of a young woman wearing a straw hat)
    47m35s Fight It artifacts | adult recreation centre (DVD cases unpacked from  a cardboard box with wrapping, markers, and other artifacts scattered about)
    Artifacts
    adult recreation centre
    51m34s Artifacts
    55m45s Searching For A Band Cheap Shirt | Put It On (letters over illustrations of Mack Jordan and Sean Steele over an illustration of two cars in front of a cottage in the snow)
    Put It On
    Cheap Shirt
    58m05s The Wrap Party

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 24 January 2022: More KWCon Music!

    Show Notes

    (Tan and green map of Waterloo Region showing the seven municipalities outlined with black lines)
    Map of Waterloo Region where KWCon music comes from!

    I am so behind in my e-mail. Almost a year behind. And that means that people from Waterloo Region who have been submitting music haven’t heard from me, and have probably given up hope of getting their music on the radio. To you I say Do Not Despair! I’m digging my way to the bottom of my InBox, and I will get to your music submissions. In fact, I’m playing a bunch of them today.

    To submit your music send an e-mail to office@radiowaterloo.ca with the subject KWCon Music Submission (substitute CanCon if you’re not from Waterloo Region), and check out our detailed music submission guide.

    I have now worked my way down to June in my InBox, and will probably do a few more KWCon shows in the next few weeks until all the backlog of both KWCon and CanCon submissions have been heard on the FM airwaves. So to start, here are today’s selections.

    –Bob.

    Podcast

    Download:ckms-community-connections-2022-01-24-episode090.mp3 (89.3 MB, 1h02m00s, episode 090)

    Podcast Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m56s Stealin’ BTSH (black stylized heart on a red background with a knife through it,  and white BTSH letters)
    BrianT & The Sinister Hearts
    3m22s Steel Man
    6m24s In Heaven (Fields of Black Top)
    11m40s Road Hockey (painting of a hockey net on the road with a hockey stick leaning on it and a hockey puck in front)
    Road Hockey
    14m58s Too Many Kings (And Only One Crown) Too Many Kings (And Only One Crown) (a nude woman wearing a masquerade ball mask reclining on a couch, with a BTSH logo to the left, white lettering on a black background)
    20m18s Am I Enough? W  | Woody Woodburn | I  Am Enough ( deep blue  stylized W over gold letters for Woody Woodburn, over deep blue letters for I Am Enough)
    Woody Woodburn
    23m49s Wildflowers Picture of members of I , The Mountain
    I, The Mountain
    28m13s Just A Little (rObPreuSS Mesmerace Mix) Church of Trees | Pish Posh (golden yellow branches on a blue background, white text)
    Pish Posh
    Church of Trees
    32m24s Pish Posh
    42m24s California Living Room (Owen Tester, Nathan Forler sitting on the floor with bowling balls)
    Living Room for Small
    46m17s New Romantics (a DVD cover on a white table wiht some books at the edge of the image)
    adult recreation centre
    50m29s Spilled Milk (feat. Mot & Krid) Spilled Milk | Cindy Gomez feat. Mot & Krid (Cindy Gomez's face peering up out of a milk bath,  underneath pink lettering)
    Cindy Gomez
    53m44s Tip tip (abstract transparent shapes overlaying each other)
    The Lifers (Liv and Anita Cazzola)
    59m00s Leeward Set The Sails (a sailboat folded out of red construction paper with a sail folded out of  patterned paper, with a little yellow paper flag on the mast)

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

    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 Community Connections for 31 December 2021: KWCon Music!

    This week I’m playing KWCon music, that is, music by local musicians from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Wellesley, Wilmot, and Woolwich (and maybe some who have friends and relations in the area)… This is all new music from 2021, or newly discovered in 2021. Sadly, I’ve only got an hour, which covers barely half of the KWCon musicians I discovered this year. So that means there’s not enough time to provide bios or background information.

    I hope this Covid is done soon. I want to bring all these musicians into the studio for interviews and maybe a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance.

    And for any musicians in Waterloo Region I’ve missed, drop us a line at office@radiowaterloo.ca with an MP3 of your music or a link to a download site, and we’ll get your songs on the air. I’m about six months behind in replying to e-mail, so please be patient. Or even better, join Radio Waterloo as a member, Start Your Own Show, and put Waterloo Region’s music on the air!

    –Bob.

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s It’s Christmas Time It's Christmas Time | Written by Brian Chris | Illustrated by Brittany Barr (illustration of a blue snow globe full of children tumbled about on a red background) Brian Chris, featuring Amanda MacDonald and Brady Chris
    3m57s The Christmas Song (picture of Josh David wearing a suit jacket sitting in front of trees) Josh David
    6m46s Hold Me Close Amanda Kind | Hold Me Close (photo of a purple christmas tree ornament with a candle inside) Amanda Kind
    9m40s I Will Stand I Will Stand | Tania Joy (portrait of Tania Joy on a dark background)
    I Will Stand
    Tania Joy
    13m07s Dirty Water Photo of JP Sunga at a microphone holding a guitar
    (single)
    JP SUNGA
    17m53s Sandalwood Southbound | Sandalwood (illustration of a man's head wearing glasses, all onpastel blue and pink background) Southbound
    22m18s BAD BAD | Clarissa Diokno (Clarissa Diokno standing on stairs leaning against the wooden railing)
    BAD
    Clarissa Diokno
    25m39s You & Me & Everything You & Me & Everything | the macqueens (Kris and Liv MacQueen on a subway platform beside a train)
    You & Me & Everything
    The MacQueens
    28m51s Poor Man’s Dreams 1993 Hypnotic Mirage (blue water and waves) Hypnotic Mirage
    32m43s Scuppernong and Fooferaw The Raoul Santodomingo Experience (nightscape of a carnival with fireworks, surrounded by the text in a circle around it)
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    38m49s Decompress (a pirate holding a paddle standing in the water at the end of a wharf) Michael Masurkevitch
    43m14s Fly Away Child Fly Away Child | Sammy Duke (black silhouttes of birds on a white background) Sammy Duke
    46m49s Sanctuary Sanctuary | Taylor Davison (Taylor Davison upside-down lying in leaves)
    Sanctuary
    Taylor Davison
    51m11s Gone With The Wind Gpne With The Wind | Eryn Young (blue and white clouds, cursive black letters) Eryn Young
    55m35s Extro Credits   Bob Jonkman
    56m21s Standing Around (streaks of colour with lens flare)
    Suun
    Petty Halfwit

    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 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

    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 Community Connections for 8 November 2021: Live from Lana’s Lounge with Alison King and John McLelland

    Tune in Monday, November 8 at 11:00 AM for the CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo Community Connections – Caught in the Act – Live At Lana’s with Alison King and John McLelland. Steve Todd hosts.


    Download Community Connections – Alison King and John McLelland, 57.6 MB, 1h00m01s, episode 88.

    Lana's Lounge | Caught In The Act! | Live from Lana's Lounge | Replay of Alison King and John McLelland's live performance at Lana's Lounge | Monday November 8, 2021 11:00am (Lana's Lounge logo in top left, pictures of Alison King and John McLelland in the middle, CKMS Community Connections logo and show times in the bottm right)
    Lana's Lounge | Caught In The Act! | Live from Lana's Lounge | Replay of Alison King and John McLelland's live performance at Lana's Lounge | Monday November 8, 2021 11:00am

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

    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 Community Connections for 1 November 2021: The Riffs at Lana’s Lounge

    Tune in Monday, 1 November 2021 at 11:00 AM on CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo for Community Connections, and “Caught in the Act – Live From Lana’s Lounge“, a one-hour spotlight on the Riffs (Yvonne Way & Rob Gies). Steve Todd hosts.


    Download: CKMS Community Connections for 1 November 2021, episode 087 (55 MB, 1h00m01s)

    Lana's Lounge | Caught in the Act | Live from Lana's Lounge | Replay of The Riff's live performance at Lana's Lounge | Monday, 1 November 2021 11:00am |  CKMS Community Connections (poster with images of a keyboard, Yvonne Way and Rob Gies, and the wordmark logo for CKMS Community Connections)
    Lana's Lounge | Caught in the Act | Live from Lana's Lounge | Replay of The Riff's live performance at Lana's Lounge | Monday, 1 November 2021 11:00am | CKMS Community Connections

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

    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 Community Connections for 4 October 2021: Oktoberfest with Dennis Scherer from Retake

    Tune in Monday, 4 October 2021 at 11 AM on CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo for Community Connections; an hour of Oktoberfest music and talk with Dennis Scherer from Retake. Steven Todd hosts!

    Community Connections Presents an Hour of Oktoberfest Music & Talk with Dennis Scherer from Retake (CCC logo in top right corner, four musicians with instruments behind illustrations of barley heads)

    CKMS Community Connections for 27 September 2021 – Last Week’s Music

    Show Notes

    Last week I promised to play a bunch of Canadian Content and KW Content music. In a weird way, it was good that I couldn’t play it, because Mo Markham was a great guest with lots of info about KW Vegfest. So, mea culpa, and here are all the songs and artists I didn’t play last week. No commentary on this show, but I hope to invite all the artists into the studio once it re-opens.

    –Bob.

    Podcast Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m44s Quizás (NorthwoodRemix) Te Quiero | Sohayla Smith (Sohayla Smith wearing a blue dress on the right side of the image)
    Te Queiro
    Sohayla Smith
    3m55s Ojalá (NorthwoodRemix)
    7m10s I Wonder i wonder | the macqueens (a pedestrian crossing sign above a pedestrian beg button)
    (single)

    The MacQueens

    10m42s Tear It Down You & Me & Everything | the macqueens (Kris and Liv MacQueen on a subway platform beside a train)You & Me & Everything
    15m01s Decompress (a pirate holding a paddle  standing in the water at the end of a wharf)
    (single)
    Michael Masurkevitch
    19m39s Your Best Interest – Rerecorded (streaks of colour with lens flare)
    Suun
    Petty Halfwit
    23m01s BAD BAD | Clarissa Diokno (Clarissa Diokno standing on stairs leaning against the wooden railing)
    BAD

    Clarissa Diokno

    26m23s Confusion (SYNTHWAVE) (Linker Remix) Clarissa Diokno | Confusion | Synthwave Remix (thermograph image of a person behind the text)
    (single)
    29m24s Shoot Em Up (Paragon Cause: Michelle Opthof and Jay Bonaparte)
    (single)

    PARAG⊕N CAUSE

    32m31s Next Time (Ambient Mix) Paragon Cause (small text on orange and black horizontal stripes)
    EscaPe
    35m49s Poor Man’s Dreams 1993 Hypnotic Mirage (blue water and waves)(single)

    Hypnotic Mirage

    39m53s Creatures 1991 (line art of a one-eyed creature)
    (single)
    44m02s Bear Likes Big Dogs The Raoul Santodomingo Experience (nightscape of a carnival with fireworks, surrounded by the text in a circle around it)
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    50m36s YOUTH8500 LIVE On Kosmo Modular Synthesizer (Sam Battle singing into a microphone in front of a stack of analog synthesizers)
    (single)

    LOOK MUM NO COMPUTER

    55m18s INSTRUMENTAL analog synths jam on RIDE (Sam Battle adjusting settings on an analog syntheszer)(single)

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 20 September 2021 with Mo Markham of Vegfest

    Show Notes

    Mo Markham headshot, in front of pink curtains
    Mo Markham of KW Vegfest
    Mo Markham joins me, Bob Jonkman, on a web conference to talk about the upcoming KW Vegfest 2021, and tells us about the speakers and vendors who will be at this year’s Vegfest. We talk about veganism, the need for a plant-based diet, and the “Ag Gag” laws that try to suppress publication of the problems with industrial agriculture. The speaker presentations are being recorded, so we’ll have Mo back in a few weeks to as we put some on the air.

    I promised to play a bunch of new CanCon and KWCon music today, but there was so much Vegfest to talk about we didn’t get to it. We’ll definitely have a full music episode next week, and I’ll invite the musicians to come into the studio (when it re-opens) for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!

    The interview starts at 6m30s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    Kitchener Waterloo VegFest (illustration of carrots between Kitchener and Waterloo)

    KW Vegfest 2021

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-09-20-episode085.mp3 (82.9 MB, 57m32s, episode 085)

    Podcast Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m52s Scuppernong and Fooferaw The Raoul Santodomingo Experience (nightscape of a carnival with fireworks, surrounded by the text in a circle around it)
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    The Raoul Santodomingo Experience
    6m16s Mo Markham tells us about this year’s KW Vegfest, being held in-person at the Kitchener Market. She gives a little history, and then goes over the Covid protocols in place, done by the Kitchener Market staff. There’s no online component, but presentations will be recorded and we’ll air excerpts on a future CCC. Mo tells us about the KW Vegfest programme, and tells us about some of the musical guests. There’s more stuff happening outside, and Mo goes over the list of vendors. We talk about transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, there are Vegan Societies to help people with this, for example the KW Vegan Society and the Cambridge, Ontario Vegan Society. KW Vegfest is put on by KW Animal Save.

    Veganism is one of the ways to address climate change — animal agriculture is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. Plant Based Treaty was recently set up to bring attention to this, and some municipal councillors are already on board.

    Mo’s cat Joanie introduces herself, and we talk about plant-based cat food. Cats are obligate carnivores, they’re required to eat meat. But the only nutrient needed by cats missing in plants is taurine, so adding a taurine supplement makes plant-based cat food completely nutritious for cats.

    We talk about “vegan” as an ethical choice, separate from eating a plant-based diet. Veganism includes not using any animal based clothing, not going to the zoo, not riding a horse, not using animals in any way. It’s not only animal welfare that drives people to veganism, but also climate change. Mo tells us of her experiences in seeing the effects of climate change herself.

    32m42s Talkers Sam & The Terrible News | Face A (flower floating on water)
    Face A
    Sam & The Terrible News
    35m24s Talking about “Ag Gag Laws”, to suppress information about the conditions for animals in industrial agriculture. Mo gives details about some of these “acceptable” practices. Content Warning: Mo gives some explicit descriptions of animal abuse. Talking about the specifics of the law, how it doesn’t do what it claims to do. There have been no incidents of disease brought in my activists. But it’s foreign and low-paid workers who are most at risk of the zoonotic diseases spread by poor working conditions in these places. Strong agricultural industry lobbying keeps this law on the books.
    54m34s Hardest Part (vocals by CJ Cooper)
    and Bob gives the closing credits
    (no text; person standing at the end of a wharf in the rain)
    Save Me A Seat
    Stewart McKie

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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    Bonus Footage

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 20 September 2021

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    CKMS Community Connections for 23 August 2021

    Show Notes

    The studio should be re-opening soon! For now, we’re having another CanCon morning on CKMS Community Connections, with new (to me) music from JSP, Paragon Cause, Sammy Duke, Taylor Davison, Steve Todd, and Cinephonic.

    Music Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    0m57s Clear (Prod. Lofsky) Be/Hold (JSP squatting in the foreground, urban horizon in the background)
    Be/Hold
    JSP
    3m11s Questions (single)
    7m09s Disconnected Paragon Cause | Autopilot (indistinct watercolour image of person in the rain)
    Autopilot
    PARAGⴲN CAUSE
    10m56s Play Me
    13m10s Think I’m Going Crazy Over You (Jupiter Mix)
    16m51s The Traveller (Sammy Duke holding a guitar with djembes and guitars around him)
    Glass Demons
    Sammy Duke
    21m52s Pressure Sammy Duke | Terminus (B&W portrait of Sammy Duke with smoke swirling around)
    Terminus
    26m02s Indigo Sanctuary | Taylor Davison (Taylor Davison upside-down lying in leaves)
    Sanctuary
    Taylor Davison
    28m49s Walked Away
    32m23s Sanctuary
    36m45s The Good and The Bad
    40m51s This Old Fireball   Donald H Johnston/Steve Todd
    44m38s Low High ‘N Dyin’
    48m03s Life Is Good With You
    51m46s Illusions perdues Cinephonic | Les Paradis Artificiel (person walking on a street away from the camera)
    Les Paradis artificiels
    Cinephonic
    57m50s Béton et ferraille

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 9 August 2021: The Toronto Prisoners Rights Project Compilation Launch

    Show Notes

    Peter Snow at the microphone
    Peter Snow

    You may remember our show from 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence, a politically active, indie rock band from southern Ontario. Peter spoke of a live, online event in August for prisoner justice.

    The Soviet Influence have partnered up with the Toronto Prisoners Rights Project (B&W illustration of birds escaping from a gap in barbed wire)Toronto Prisoner Rights Project and produced a compilation record and streamed show this past weekend to raise funds and awareness of this cause. CKMS Community Connections is re-broadcasting that show, recorded by our sister campus radio station from Guelph University, CFRU-FM. It features performances from The Soviet Influence, Friday Empire, Skye Wallace, and Joni Void, along with interviews and information about the project.

    The Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project (TPRP) is a volunteer organization of former prisoners, people with loved ones inside, front-line workers, artists, researchers, educators and students. They engage in direct action, public education, and mutual aid to shed light on the harms caused by incarceration and connect prisoners with social, financial, legal and health supports. They’re committed to abolition and building sustainable communities rooted in community care, transformative justice, and accountability.

    Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 August 2021 is Prisoners' Justice Day 2021 | August 10, 5-8pm Church of the Holy Triniity, 19 Trinity Square | #PJD #NoMoreDeathsInCustodyPrisoner Justice Day. Please join the memorial at the Church of the Holy Trinity, in Trinity Square tucked between the Eatons Centre and the Marriott Downtown. Between 5pm and 8pm there will be a vigil in solidarity with those who have died while incarcerated as well as to show support for prisoners’ rights. Former prisoners and their loved ones will share their stories and truths. There will be activities, music, performances, food, swag and more! Folks are encouraged to show up to demonstrate solidarity with prisoners and those impacted by incarceration. No one is free until we are all free.

    You can support the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project at https://www.torontoprisonersrightsproject.org/get-involved-and-support All proceeds go to mutual aid projects including the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, Jail Hotline, and Good Food Boxes, and support our direct action advocacy work (through digital organizing tools and protest supplies). Supporters can contribute a monthly donation on Patreon that includes exclusive TPRP merchandise as a thank-you.

    https://www.patreon.com/torontoprisonersrights

    Or you can make a one-time donation to the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, started by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and the Toronto Prisoners’’ Rights Project. It’s a team of volunteers that are organizing to support prisoners, who believe that people need access to community support and not human cages. The fund was originally launched as a response to the pandemic. Given the clear gaps in care that have been revealed by the volume of applications, they are continuing to raise funds so long as there are needs to be met. This fund is intended for people inside prisons and jails and recently released prisoners. People behind bars often need support to contact their loved ones or purchase essential items on their canteen. Recently released prisoners need access to funds for housing, food, clothing, and physical and mental health supports. Families who still have loved ones behind bars need funds for expensive phone bills and canteens.

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/prisoner-emergency-support-fund

    Toronto Prisoners' Rights Project Compilation | Musicians For Mutual Aid | Ft. The Burning Hell //Sean Bertram//Sky Wallace//Davita Guslits//Friday Empire//The Soviet Influence//Joni Void + Jerry Quickley//The Young AbolitionistsAnd you can download the Toronto Prisonsers Rights Project Compilation EP by Musicians For Mutual Aid. The record features new music from The Soviet Influence along with tracks from Skye Wallace, The Burning Hell, Sean Bertram, Friday Empire, Davita Guslits, Joni Void + Jerry Quickley, and Kayla Hagerty.

    https://thesovietinfluence.bandcamp.com/album/toronto-prisoner-rights-project-compilation

    The broadcast starts at 4m43s.

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-08-09-episode084.mp3 (90.3 MB, 1h02m38s, episode 084)

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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    Bonus Footage

    YouTube: Musicians For Mutual Aid In Support of the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project

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    CKMS Community Connections for 12 July 2021 with Phöenix Lazare

    Show Notes

    Today Bob was joined by Phöenix Lazare on a web conference. There were technical difficulties resulting in really poor sound quality, so there’s no podcast of today’s show available. We’ll have Phöenix back for another interview when the studio re-opens, and Bob has access to real broadcast audio equipment.

    Online:

    CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo Community Connections | For Monday 12 July 2021 with Phöenix Lazare (webconference screenshot of Phöenix Lazare laughing and Bob Jonkman laughing in the avatar)
    Phöenix Lazare

    Music Index

    All music today is by Phöenix Lazare.

    Time Title Album
    0m00s Greatness Phöenix Lazare | Against All Odds (Phöenix Lazare sitting in a field at the edge of the woods)
    Against All Odds
    2m27s Phöenix and Bob talk about Greatness, Phöenix’s career and her degree in Songwriting; what comes first, lyrics or music? “Depends…” Writing song lyrics is not like writing poetry. Talking about Against All Odds.
    9m 12s Against All Odds Phöenix Lazare | Against All Odds (Phöenix Lazare sitting in a field at the edge of the woods)
    Against All Odds
    12m08s What I’d Give Gold | Phöenix Lazare (Phöenix Lazare on a rocky beach)
    Gold
    15m38s Rubberband
    18m47s This Too Shall Pass
    22m12s Enough
    25m26s “Phöenix” is spelled with an umlaut, but pronounced without it. Doesn’t help get the gigs, though. Talking about Covid, and performing online, and playing the Folk clubs.
    33m05s Warm Soles Phöenix Lazare | Against All Odds (Phöenix Lazare sitting in a field at the edge of the woods)
    Against All Odds
    35m40s Winter White
    38m12s Technical difficulties, so switching back to the studio’s pre-recorded music.
    39m33s The Other Side Gold | Phöenix Lazare (Phöenix Lazare on a rocky beach)
    Gold
    41m24s Gold
    44m55s Winter White
    47m28s Settle Down in Seattle
    53m12s Salt
    55m28s Bob gives the end credits.
    56m08s River Phöenix Lazare | Against All Odds (Phöenix Lazare sitting in a field at the edge of the woods)
    Against All Odds

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

    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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