Routes & Branches & Beyond is a weekly excursion, starting from Celtic music and moving beyond – geographically, stylistically and culturally. Travel the world, without changing planes in Toronto.
Routes & Branches & Beyond is hosted by Ivan Emke, and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System. Routes & Branches & Beyond is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.
Many of us have devoted a significant amount of time to eating, and to talking and reading and thinking about eating. However, perhaps we have spent much less time thinking about where our food came from. Or who grew it or raised it or hunted it or collected it… or made it in a lab. But that may be changing.
Indeed, in these times, we are beginning to think more about food security, as we realize ever more clearly that in this province (NL) we are at the weakest link of the transportation chain – in an age of extreme weather and climate disruption. If we were not able to ship in food, we would not survive. We produce only around 10% of what we eat. Thus, without imports, we’d eat until about the end of the first week of February, and then we’d go hungry the rest of the year. That is not a good situation.
So it is time to talk about our food system, and the people who play a role in it.
A new weekly radio/podcast show hopes to contribute to that conversation. It is called Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show. It features conversations with farmers, processors, hunters, chefs, thinkers, innovators, homesteaders, researchers and eaters. And, to further lighten the tone, it includes music suggested by the interview guests.
Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show is hosted by Ivan Emke, is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System, and airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Thursdays from 1:30pm to 2:00m.
Producer Cal Koat is very pleased to bring the very latest, contemporary Celtic music to fresh ears. Says Cal, “It sure ain’t your Grand pappy’s fiddle music.” Celt In A Twist spotlights the next generation Celtic fusions including everything from the Acid-Croft alchemy of Shooglenifty to the Highland- Metal of Mudmen. “You know, the original Celts wandered from the Asian subcontinent through North Africa to the Iberian peninsula and on to Scandinavia as well as the British Isles,” Cal explains, “so it’s not like you have to have lily white skin and bad teeth to feel a connection to it.”
“And the host couldn’t be a better fit for the program. Patricia Fraser has had her imagination fired and her cultural heartstrings plucked by this music. She’s a terrific communicator with a brilliant mind, who shares the listeners’ excitement as they discover these vibrant, underexposed sounds together.”
Celt In A Twist airs on CKMS-FM on Thursays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Viewpoints is the latest news magazine produced by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. It provides an overview of what’s happening across Canada, thanks to some 20 radio reporters posted across the country (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, North West Territories, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and working for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). The Local Journalism Initiative supports the production of original civic journalism news content that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. Politics, society, environment, community, arts and culture take the air on «Viewpoints» hosted by Boris Chassagne. The Community Radio Fund of Canada works in collaboration with the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).
On CJPME’s Debrief Podcast Tom Woodley and Michael Bueckert from Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East discuss breaking events and issues related to human rights in Palestine and the broader Middle East. Beyond the breaking stories, they’ll also invite guests with special expertise, and do episodes to provide context to the news, whether historical, legal or political.
CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo is including episodes from All Things Palestinian Canadian Podcast, with Nur Watad from CJPME, who dives into the realm of what it means to be Palestinian living in Canada. She explores all aspects of Palestinian culture and art as well as history and politics to encourage Palestinian pride and engagement. Nur will frequently be joined by Palestinian guests to shed insight and perspective on new and thought-provoking topics.
CJPME Debrief airs alternate Mondays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
In this series, you’ll hear from survivors who share unique experiences & how they’ve moved from surviving to thriving. @WomensCrisisSWR explores the realities and complexities of domestic violence by sharing real, raw stories from people of all walks of life.
New episodes will be released every week every Tuesday. The trailer and the first episode is out now!
CKMS-FM is airing Season Two of She Is Your Neighbour every other Wednesday from Noon to 1pm; Season Three begins 29 June 2022.
WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. .
“Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide” since 1986
The First Sixteen is Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s podcast series that explores the freshest ideas in agriculture and food. Each episode explores a single topic in depth—digging deep into new practices, innovative ideas, and their impacts on the industry. Learn about Canada’s agricultural sector from the people making the breakthroughs and knocking down the barriers! Farmers and foodies, scientists and leaders, and anyone with an eye on the future of the sector—this podcast is for you!.
The First Sixteen is hosted by Kirk Finken and Sara Boivin-Chabot, and airs on CKMS-FM on Tuesdays from 8:30pm to 9:00pm.
In 2019, She Is Your Neighbour was launched in the form of a blog series and social media campaign. Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WSCWR) asked community leaders to share their perspectives on domestic violence and explain why they are invested in ending it. These community leaders became ambassadors of the She Is Your Neighbour project. Together, WCSWR and these leaders explored different types of abuse and challenged the misconception that domestic violence refers only to physical violence. Many ambassadors shared stories of emotional, psychological, and financial violence that they have witnessed or experienced.
In fall 2020, the She Is Your Neighbour podcast was released! In the podcast, WCSWR takes a deep dive into domestic violence. Through thought-provoking discussions WCSWR addresses hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women and girls, challenges for transgender youth seeking support, and more.
Season Two was produced in 2021. Throughout this season, we build on topics we explored in Season One and fill in the blanks by covering new topic areas. Join us as we explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence.
Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence through thought-provoking discussions, highlighting groups who are disproportionately impacted. We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.
She Is Your Neighbour is hosted by Jenna Mayne.
She Is Your Neighbour is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.
WCSWR encourages you to get involved! Read a blog story, tune into the podcast, buy a book, start conversations, and use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour. We can’t do this without you! We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.
What is Domestic Violence?
There are many forms of domestic violence, all of which include attempts to maintain power and control over the thoughts, beliefs and behaviour of a woman by creating fear and/or dependency. All forms of abuse result in the woman feeling powerless, unequal and unsafe.
Forms of Domestic Violence
Domestic abuse includes but is not limited to:
Know the signs
Signs of domestic abuse include but are not limited to:
Insults or put downs, name calling
Threats of violence or harm
Threats to destroy property or harm pets
Forced sexual acts
Control over finances
Unkept promises of change
We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence
The Redeye Podcast is broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.
The show has been on the air for over 40 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.
Redeye is activist radio. We don’t just give you the facts, we give you the information you need to take action and create change.
Redeye is alternative radio. We seek out the voices of those who don’t get heard and we cover issues that corporate media distorts or ignores or relegates to the back page.
Redeye is partisan radio. We take a critical view of the idea of objectivity and we believe there are more than two sides to any story. We aren’t interested in soundbites, and we give our guests the time and space to explain the issues as they see them.
Redeye is community radio. We encourage dialogue during our open line and we give our callers time to share their thoughts. We invite callers to share news from their community and we welcome comments on our programming.
Redeye is listener-supported radio. We are part of a cooperative — owned and supported by our members. We make our own editorial decisions, because we are accountable to our listeners, not to advertisers or government.
If this sounds like your kind of radio, give us a listen and see what you think.
CKMS-FM airs multiple episodes from the Redeye Podcast Thursdays from 12:01pm to 1:00pm.
rabble radio is a weekly podcast and radio program that tunes in on the issues and actions that matter to you.
It is the flagship podcast of rabble.ca, an award-winning, independent, community-driven media. Among the first digital journalism organizations in Canada, and the first to incorporate as non-profit, rabble.ca has been at the forefront of reporting on national politics with a progressive lens that centres issues of social movements, of labour, and of grassroots activism..
rabble radio is syndicated on Radio Waterloo, and airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 Fridays from 2:00pm to 2:30pm.
The Feminist Shift is an advocacy capacity building collaborative between YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge that started in 2019. Together, with partnerships in the community, The Feminist Shift is taking on gender-based violence in Waterloo Region and working to improve the lives women and gender-diverse people. Their mission is to build a region that acknowledges and rejects gender-based violence. They will do this through engaging in thoughtful conversations, challenging engrained local issues with other feminist organizations, hosting knowledge sharing and training opportunities and through pointed and strategic advocacy projects.
This project is funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s capacity building grant, which allows The Feminist Shift to increase our community’s understanding of gender-based issues and build policy and preventative solutions to tackle these issues. The understanding of feminism is from an inclusive, strengths-based, intersectional lens and they focus on smart advocacy that promotes systemic progress and change.
The Feminist Shift is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.
The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems’ (LCSFS) podcast Handpicked: Stories from the Field showcases the excellent and varied research happening at the LCSFS with a focus on how the work creates meaningful changes to the ways we produce, get, eat and understand our food.
Handpicked: Stories from the Field is hosted by Amanda Di Battista, the LCSFS Project Coordinator, and Laine Young, PhD Candidate in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.
The first season of the Handpicked podcast launched on Sept. 30, 2019
Handpicked: Stories from the Field is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.
Revolution Rock is an award winning radio program on CJAM FM that first began broadcasting on CJAM’s airwaves in the late night hours of June 2004. Revolution Rock focuses on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres. The Revolution Rock blog provides band profiles, download links to the radio show, playlists and more.
Revolution Rock is is hosted by Dave Konstantino and Adam Peltier at CJAM-FM in Windsor. Dave is a freelance blogger/writer, musician and film maker. Download links to the show are provided by the CJAM website and can be found at the bottom of each play list on his blog.
Dave and Adam are always looking for bands that fit the format of the show (punk, post-punk, new wave, alternative, garage rock, etc). If you have a band you can send music to Dave and Adam, if they like it they will play it.
To send music:
ATTN: Revolution Rock
c/o University of Windsor/CJAM 99.1 FM
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
[FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY]
Back Porch Bluegrass is hosted by Paul Trenwith, a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70’s to the mid-90’s, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical ‘jack-of-all-trades’, playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.
The Freedom Principle features music of the African Diaspora; this program sees acoustic ensemble music as a developing world jazz incorporating styles and rhythms which draw from Indigenous sources. On the air since June 1986, The Freedom Principle features new releases from the disparate genres of the African Diaspora with occasional forays into specialized thematic programs. Past programs include Manding Swing, Congolese Rumba, Zimbabwean Liberation, South African Jazz, Mississippi Delta Slide & Moan, African Impressionism in American Jazz, etc.
The Freedom Principle is hosted by Tom Fleming at CJAM-FM in Windsor, and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System, and currently airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 alternate Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.
Deep Threes — Music Beyond Boundaries is the weekly radio show that brings you eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music, and more… “Deep” is a nod to the deep tracks of heard on freeform radio. “Threes” refers to the MP3s that fill up our hard drives and computing clouds.
Since going on the air in 2010, Deep Threes has brought the listener long pieces that take music beyond boundaries. New releases from independent artists. Rediscovered gems from the past. Compelling pieces from with room to breathe. Music with bite, passion and depth.
Themes are not chosen so much as they emerge. Long jams and instrumental tracks create a sense of flow. Light touches of spoken word, found sound, and subtle remixes bind the music into sets.
A Deep Threes mix can float over the clouds in the night sky, or gradually take you across terrain that is radically different than the starting point. Your destination: an oasis of deep listening and discovery.
At the heart of this process is the music. The synergy of math and physics, mechanics and electronics, infused with the human spirit, rising up in a river of feelings alongside all the glistening gems we found along the way. The Deep Threes.
Please e-mail email@example.com to find out about backup download sites.
Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shaping Canada and the world.
The Reality Check is a weekly Canadian show that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities by probing popular myths and exposing the surprising truth behind them. In a world awash with information, The Reality Check helps listeners differentiate fact from fiction, yet tries to strike a balance between providing entertainment and information. Born out of a grassroots critical thinking group who decided a podcast was the way to go – before podcasting was cool – TRC cuts through the “nonsense” using science to examine dubious claims.
The Reality Check airs every other Wednesday from 11:00am to Noon.
WR Podcasts is CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo’s showcase of some of the podcasts produced in Waterloo Region. Each week we air one or two episodes from local producers to give you a taste of what’s available in Waterloo Region.
Podcasts in the rotation:
On Wisdom features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom.
Wide World of Motorsports has been covering local racing for over 5 years! Their aim is to focus on Canadian Motorsports, and hope to reach regular fans from these tracks by covering events at Local Race Tracks.
Old Grey Mayors host Rob Deutschmann sits down with community leaders, civic leaders, and others from across Waterloo Region to learn more about their experiences and how those lessons can apply to today’s issues.
Welcome to Bonn Park Podcast where hosts Marshall Ward and Sara Geidlinger chat in-depth with fascinating people living, working, and creating in Waterloo Region.
Watershed Writers with Tanis MacDonald features interviews within an exciting mix of local fiction writers, novelists, poets, authors, playwrights and essayists.
WR Podcasts airs every Monday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Waterloo Region Podcast Producers! Do you want your podcast included in WR Podcasts? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org with your podcast pitch!
While this is a podcast, Harrowsmith began as a groundbreaking Canadian magazine. It came to life on the kitchen table of James Lawrence in Camden East, Ontario in 1976. Back then it didn’t seem likely that his vision of a national magazine on the virtues of getting back to the land would last.
But before long Harrowsmith took off, quickly attracting legions of fans. Tapping into an urban desire to move to the country, the magazine also appealed to dyed-in-the wool ruralites. What Canada got was its magazine to promote green living and a country lifestyle. It also got the venerable Harrowsmith Almanac.
Over its 46-year history the Harrowsmith name became synonymous with Canadians living sustainably.
In this podcast we proudly continue the spirit of James Lawrence’s vision of sharing useful information for country dwellers and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth.
Harrowsmith Radio is not currently on the schedule.
Zero Waste Countdown is a 30 minute radio show all about sustainability from a zero waste perspective.
What is Zero Waste?
Zero Waste is a concept that eliminates unnecessary waste from the regular consumer cycle to decrease our impact on the planet as a whole. A countdown to zero waste is a pledge to reduce waste in personal lives, organizations, communities, and even entire cities or nations. While reaching total zero may seem impossible, a countdown to zero waste is a manageable approach to living with less trash.
The Host: Laura Nash
The ocean is on a countdown to 2050, when scientists predict there will be more plastic than fish. Laura is on her own countdown: to get as close as possible to zero waste. Through research, interviews, and personal experiences, Laura is on a mission to produce less waste and leave a happier, healthier planet for future generations.