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Posts from the CKMS Newsroom programs, community shows, and associated news sites.

The CKMS Newsroom works to provide a deeper analysis of the issues that impact our communities, than which the mainstream news sources provide.

The CKMS Newsroom is comprised of volunteers and freelance journalists. The CKMS Newsroom is organised by the Newsroom Committee:
-dan kellar (@dankellar) is the current lieutenant of news.
-Bob Jonkman is the editorial and technical expert.

From April 2020-March 2021 the CKMS Newsroom will be undertaking a “Local Journalism Initiative” project funded by the government of Canada, the Community Radio Fund of Canada, and CKMS.

The freelance journalists for the LJI project are:
LaShaina Blair-White, Shalaka Jadhav, Ivan Angelovski, Trish Holmes, Julian Ichim, Sherice Alishaw, and Namish Modi.

Most recent CKMS News Local Journalism Initiative stories:

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  1. Aginst a blue sky at the top of the photo is the text "Supporting Youth Through the Affordable Housing Crisis in KW Part 2. Reported by Sherice Alishaw. CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". On the Bottom of the image is the top floors of an apartment building. CKMS News – 2021-08-14 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 2 (8/14/2021) - download audio Host: Sherice Alishaw The housing crisis leads to more barriers for the marginalized individuals within our community. Residents are facing an affordable housing crisis in Waterloo region. The low income housing waitlist is almost 6 years until you are able to be offered a unit. Marginalized members of this community are struggling to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-14 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 2
  2. Aginst a blue sky at the top of the photo is the text "Supporting Youth Through the Affordable Housing Crisis in KW Part 1. Reported by Sherice Alishaw. CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". On the Bottom of the image is the top floors of an apartment building. CKMS News – 2021-08-12 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 1 (8/13/2021) - download audio Host: Sherice Alishaw The housing crisis leads to more barriers for the marginalized individuals within our community. Residents are facing an affordable housing crisis in Waterloo region. The low income housing waitlist is almost 6 years until you are able to be offered a unit. Marginalized members of this community are struggling to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-12 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 1
  3. CKMS News – 2021-08-09 – Working through hesitancy to bring residents together at the Waterloo Night Market (8/9/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on how people live their lives. How we work, shop, conduct business and experience entertainment have been transformed. As we continue to emerge from long-periods of restrictions, organizations such as the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area are trying to re-ignite the passion … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-09 – Working through hesitancy to bring residents together at the Waterloo Night Market
  4. A headshot of Fitsum Arguy, with short white hair, a shite hoodie, a black jacket, and glasses, framed by naked trees in the background, and looking triumphantly towards the future. CKMS NEWS – 2021-08-09 – In Conversation with Fitsum Areguy on finding a rhythm as a journalist during the COVID-19 pandemic (8/9/2021) - download audio Host: Shalaka Jadhav Fitsum Areguy is a Black activist and writer who grew up in Kitchener. He draws on years of experience as a community worker and advocate for youth rights and disability justice. Voted Waterloo Region’s ‘Best Local Writer’ in 2020, he has published in Canadian Dimension, The Waterloo Region Record, Briarpatch … Continue reading CKMS NEWS – 2021-08-09 – In Conversation with Fitsum Areguy on finding a rhythm as a journalist during the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce (8/5/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry Recent numbers released fromStatistics Canada indicated that 1.5 million women in Canada lost their jobs during the first 2 months of the pandemic. This led to unemployment rates as high as 20% among women, compared to13% among their male counterparts.  The YWCA Canada has since developed a Feminist Recovery Plan … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce
  6. A picture of the food bank warehouse. Boxes and shelving and skids, and hand-carts, fluorescent lights, and even a few volunteers are in this busy colourful picture. CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community (7/30/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry COVID-19 has impacted billions of lives around the globe since March of last year. During these unprecedented times, the role of non-profit organizations has been key in combating the impact on our most vulnerable populations. As businesses grappled with adapting services, so too did local non profits. CKMS News spoke to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community
  7. Logo for the KW Multicultural Centre. White background with a basic outline illustration in gold of a dove with a maple leaf in its mouth on the left of the image. taking up 1/3 of the space. In the remaining 2/3ds of the space, in purple text reads "Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre." CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location (7/30/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry After 15 years on King Street West in Kitchener’s downtown core, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announced its new location. The 54-year old organization will be moving to 715 Fischer-Hallman Road after construction is completed. The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre – known to many for its annual festival in Victoria Park – … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location
  8. A poster from a demo reading "United Against Islamophobia" with three hands reaching up from the bottom of the poster. CKMS News – 2021-07-19 – Cambridge’s Baitul Mosque hatefully ransacked (7/19/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features interviews with Baitul Mosque volunteer Nabeel Rana, Cambridge mayor Kathryn McGarry and Coalition of Muslim Women KW President Sarah Shafiq.  The mosque in the Galt area of Cambridge was severely vandalized this week in an act of hate, and Rana estimates the damage at about $15,000 to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-19 – Cambridge’s Baitul Mosque hatefully ransacked
  9. On a light blue background with "WRWR 15" at the top in lightgray text with a red outline, the poster for the episode continues in red text off to the side "We discuss:" then in a green-blue text centered below the main title "Regional Council: Climate Action Plan; Housing Updates; and Child Care Plan CKMS News -2021-07-02- Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup (7/3/2021) - download audio Host: Melissa Bowman Today’s Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup episode focuses on the June 22nd Region of Waterloo council meeting. This was a rather full agenda as it was the last council meeting prior to the summer break. Topics discussed at this meeting included the Climate Action Plan, several housing projects, and an update … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-07-02- Waterloo Region Weekly Roundup
  10. A photo of Bon Apatreat bakery owner Chantelle Villeneuve. Sh is centered in the photo, wearing a pinkish tshirt, blue jeans, a red bow in her high pony tail which matches her lipstick and the wine in the glass she is holding. The background is all confetti. CKMS News -2021-06-14- Small business adapting during COVID restrictions (6/15/2021) - download episode Host: Namish Modi This piece features interviews from early June with two small business owners in the Waterloo Region. Bon Apatreat bakery owner Chantelle Villeneuve and The Branches  (formerly Queen Street Yoga) owner/director Leena Miller Cressman. Each of the businesses has adapted during a very tough time. Villeneuve was forced to close her … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-06-14- Small business adapting during COVID restrictions

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  1. Aginst a blue sky at the top of the photo is the text "Supporting Youth Through the Affordable Housing Crisis in KW Part 2. Reported by Sherice Alishaw. CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". On the Bottom of the image is the top floors of an apartment building. CKMS News – 2021-08-14 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 2 (8/14/2021) - download audio Host: Sherice Alishaw The housing crisis leads to more barriers for the marginalized individuals within our community. Residents are facing an affordable housing crisis in Waterloo region. The low income housing waitlist is almost 6 years until you are able to be offered a unit. Marginalized members of this community are struggling to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-14 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 2
  2. Aginst a blue sky at the top of the photo is the text "Supporting Youth Through the Affordable Housing Crisis in KW Part 1. Reported by Sherice Alishaw. CKMS Newsroom Radio Waterloo". On the Bottom of the image is the top floors of an apartment building. CKMS News – 2021-08-12 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 1 (8/13/2021) - download audio Host: Sherice Alishaw The housing crisis leads to more barriers for the marginalized individuals within our community. Residents are facing an affordable housing crisis in Waterloo region. The low income housing waitlist is almost 6 years until you are able to be offered a unit. Marginalized members of this community are struggling to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-12 – Supporting Youth through the housing crisis in KW – Part 1
  3. A pile of stickers and signs with "We Buy Houses" and different phone numbers. CKMS News – 2021-08-11 – Impacts on housing affordability – Short term rentals and “bandit signs” in Waterloo Region (8/11/2021) - download audio Host: Trish Holmes This episode of CKMS News examines the growing number of short-term rentals (e.g., AirBnB) in Waterloo Region and the impact of this on our long-term rental housing market and the need for data collection specifically targeted to gather information about the housing stock.  We talk to the Waterloo By law … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-11 – Impacts on housing affordability – Short term rentals and “bandit signs” in Waterloo Region
  4. CKMS News – 2021-08-09 – Working through hesitancy to bring residents together at the Waterloo Night Market (8/9/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on how people live their lives. How we work, shop, conduct business and experience entertainment have been transformed. As we continue to emerge from long-periods of restrictions, organizations such as the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area are trying to re-ignite the passion … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-08-09 – Working through hesitancy to bring residents together at the Waterloo Night Market
  5. A headshot of Fitsum Arguy, with short white hair, a shite hoodie, a black jacket, and glasses, framed by naked trees in the background, and looking triumphantly towards the future. CKMS NEWS – 2021-08-09 – In Conversation with Fitsum Areguy on finding a rhythm as a journalist during the COVID-19 pandemic (8/9/2021) - download audio Host: Shalaka Jadhav Fitsum Areguy is a Black activist and writer who grew up in Kitchener. He draws on years of experience as a community worker and advocate for youth rights and disability justice. Voted Waterloo Region’s ‘Best Local Writer’ in 2020, he has published in Canadian Dimension, The Waterloo Region Record, Briarpatch … Continue reading CKMS NEWS – 2021-08-09 – In Conversation with Fitsum Areguy on finding a rhythm as a journalist during the COVID-19 pandemic
  6. CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce (8/5/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry Recent numbers released fromStatistics Canada indicated that 1.5 million women in Canada lost their jobs during the first 2 months of the pandemic. This led to unemployment rates as high as 20% among women, compared to13% among their male counterparts.  The YWCA Canada has since developed a Feminist Recovery Plan … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce
  7. Children play in a water park. Water spouts up as a small girl in a striped pink purple and blue one piece swimsuit and a pink sun hat closely stares and plays. Behind her and on the right on the photo a shirtless bot in blue, white, black and grey Volcom swim trunks catches water from another spout. CKMS News -2021-08-02 – Expanding operations at Bingemans (8/2/2021) - download audio Host: Namish Modi This piece features an interview with president of Bingemans in Kitchener, Mark Bingeman. This piece is a follow-up to our interview with Explore Waterloo Region CEO Minto Schneider from last week.  In our discussion with Bingeman, we discuss how the pandemic has affected Bingemans, one of the biggest hospitality organizations … Continue reading CKMS News -2021-08-02 – Expanding operations at Bingemans
  8. CKMS News – 2021-07-31 – Relationships in the Age of COVID (7/31/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry How do couples cope with the stressful events of the COVID-19 pandemic? How will singles embark on dating as we emerge from months of lockdown measures? Waterloo region based clinical psycho- therapist, Janine Fisher to talk about the effects COVID-19 has had on clients in her community.  Fisher gives helpful … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-31 – Relationships in the Age of COVID
  9. A picture of the food bank warehouse. Boxes and shelving and skids, and hand-carts, fluorescent lights, and even a few volunteers are in this busy colourful picture. CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community (7/30/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry COVID-19 has impacted billions of lives around the globe since March of last year. During these unprecedented times, the role of non-profit organizations has been key in combating the impact on our most vulnerable populations. As businesses grappled with adapting services, so too did local non profits. CKMS News spoke to … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community
  10. Logo for the KW Multicultural Centre. White background with a basic outline illustration in gold of a dove with a maple leaf in its mouth on the left of the image. taking up 1/3 of the space. In the remaining 2/3ds of the space, in purple text reads "Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre." CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location (7/30/2021) - download audio Host: Krista Henry After 15 years on King Street West in Kitchener’s downtown core, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announced its new location. The 54-year old organization will be moving to 715 Fischer-Hallman Road after construction is completed. The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre – known to many for its annual festival in Victoria Park – … Continue reading CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location

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