Sat down with the amazing Gary Diggins. Gary has worked for over three decades as an expressive arts therapist. His work combines counselling, mindful practices, and music as medicine. As an educator, Gary teaches in the expressive arts department of Fleming College and he lectures at various learning institutes, including Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Gary’s current publication is entitled Tuning the Eardrums – Listening as a Mindful Practice. The content of Gary’s work has been shared in communities affected by conflict in both Africa and Israel . At home, Gary has supported autistic clients at Toronto Geneva Centre, cancer patients at sick kids hospital and addiction recovery groups. In addition to Gary’s therapeutic practice, he continues to perform Internationally as a cornet player and multi-instrumentalist artist. He plays a range of acoustic instruments from around the world. Combining ancient sounds with modern music, the airwaves become a canvas for imaginative soundscapes. Gary has appeared on dozens of recordings and composed for three films. His musical collaborations have taken him to India, Israel, Europe, and throughout North America. Gary has collaborated with artistic organizations ranging from Cirque Du Soleil to Canadian composer, R. Murray Schaffer. Gary is a co-owner of an arts space in Guelph that houses Silence, a not-for-profit collaborative devoted to new music. His personal sound sanctuary and therapeutic studio is based in this downtown facility.
Dr. Arla Kasaj practices as a Naturopathic Doctor and Registered Acupuncturist at Belmont Natural Health Centre. Dr. Arla has experience with treating a variety of conditions that are encountered in a family practice including heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, digestive concerns, and hormonal imbalance. She has a special interest in assisting patients with weight loss and establishing a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Her background in Kinesiology and sport therapy has allowed Dr. Arla to provide very effective treatments for pain management and rehabilitation from sport and workplace injuries. She prefers to use a variety of Naturopathic modalities when treating her patients including but not limited to nutritional and lifestyle counseling, botanical medicine, acupuncture, homeopathy, and hydrotherapy. Dr. Arla is also an NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique) practitioner with extensive experience in the treatment of allergy and sensitivity related illness. In addition, Dr. Arla has been trained by Dr. Sat Dharam Kaur ND to provide advanced care for breast health especially for patients who are at higher risk or who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Recently, Dr. Arla has added cosmetic acupuncture treatments to her practice as a great option for patients with dermatological concerns including acne, rosacea, skin discoloration, and aging.
Training is the program during which new DJs learn all about the studio, microphones, mixing board, video console, Airtime program scheduler, and everything else they need to know to host a radio show.
The show could be full of experimentation, interesting results, odd snippets of conversation, and even some dead air. But the results are polished DJs, who will bring you lots of exciting programming the rest of the week!
Would you like to get training as a radio DJ? All it takes is a Radio Waterloo membership — join up at https://radiowaterloo.ca/join and you could join our Technical Committee to learn more about running a radio station, or our Programming Committee to determine what goes on the schedule, or sign up to start a new show!
Training airs every other Sunday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
Faith Deficit with Josh Bowman is a weekly program that explores individual stories of faith in an increasingly secular world. We speak with artists, musicians, faith leaders, comedians, writers, politicians, and business leaders to unveil what we’re never supposed to speak about in public: our spiritual beliefs – or lack thereof. The show will feature interviews, personal essays, and discussion around faith, philosophy, life, ageing, and living with kindness in a difficult world.
Josh Bowman is a blogger, fundraiser, and comedian who has consulted and worked in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and now Kitchener-Waterloo. Josh has raised millions of dollars for arts organizations, humanitarian and environmental charities, and universities.
Josh writes for the Huffington Post and the Good Men Project, and has been published online at Forbes.com, 101 Fundraising, People and Chairs, and a variety of other blogs. He was a featured speaker at the Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference (QMJC) and has interviewed Kyle Dunnigan, Ian Edwards, former mayor David Miller, Don Ferguson, Bani Dugal, and more.
Josh is still finding his own spiritual path with the help of his English Bulldog Molly.
Faith Deficit airs on Sunay from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.
Maria Brennan spoke about her journey of becoming an Occupational Therapist at CBI Kitchener Victoria. Originally from St. John’s, NL and moved to Waterloo in February 2017, Maria describes her career and life journey as one that has taken her all over the map and ultimately away from home. She shared her knowledge and expertise on CONCUSSIONS and how it impacts lives. Maria loves what she does and looks forward to opportunities to share how she got to this point of helping people of all walks of life get back to living through her work at CBI.
Lindsay Ford@lindsaythinkfeeldecide is a parenting coach, certified in Positive Discipline, who helps struggling parents build cooperation in their young children and restore peace back into their home. She teaches parents to see the emotions under the misbehavior and identify effective strategies that fit their family. She helps parents overcome hitting, biting, tantrums, picky eating, not listening, struggles getting out the door or into bed, strong-willed temperaments, name calling, and anything causing conflict and tension. She shared some wonderful tips and ideas for back to school week.
1. Rush, Working Man 2. Supertramp, School 3. The Rolling Stones, Turd On The Run
4. The Grateful Dead, Viola Lee Blues
5. Grand Funk Railroad, Sin’s A Good Man’s Brother
6. Whitesnake, Blindman
7. Fleetwood Mac, Station Man
8. Peter Green, Loser Two Times
9. Bob Welch, Hot Love, Cold World
10. The Band, The Rumor
11. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, The Faith Healer
12. The Beach Boys, You Need A Mess Of Help To Stand Alone
13. Heart, White Lightning & Wine
14. Dr. Hook, Sylvia’s Mother
15. Peter Gabriel, Intruder
16. Marianne Faithfull, Witches’ Song
17. Flash And The Pan, Welcome To The Universe
18. Cream, Anyone For Tennis
19. Jose Feliciano, Walk Right In
20. Foghat, Take It Or Leave It
21. J. Geils Band, Serves You Right To Suffer (live)
Dr. Jodi Rosner, an assistant professor with McMaster University. Her practice is quite diverse, she has an outpatient office where she sees a wide variety of patients. At Grand River Hospital she is one of the pediatrician part of POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) where she cares for the children of KW with cancer. In addition, Dr. Rosner has a pediatric diabetic clinic.
Inspired by the children with cancer who she cared for, some of them who have lost their battle to cancer, she took her love and hobby of running and turned it into a charity. She founded Kitchener kids with Cancer Run/Walk which raises money for our local children with cancer (through POGO).
Dr. Jodi Rosner shared the stories of real people, the survivors of cancer, the struggles and challenges families go through and how raising money for this event has helped to financially support the families and fund further research. It is also an event that has allowed families to honour the angels who have lost their battle to cancer.
Inspired by the worst floods in the state of Kerala, India in over a century, a pair of 14-year-old girls from #KW created an app to help with disaster aid, resulting in them winning a North American competition. Leya Oommen and classmate Ellen Brisley, who coined themselves ‘String Theorists,’ developed AID as part of a pitch for the Technovation competition, where they were named the junior winners of the North American regional semifinals. They are the regional winners in each division, beating 38 other teams in the North American semifinals.
Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Phase Shifter” featuring the music of Chelsea McBride including:
Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, The Chelsea McBride Group, Chelsea and the Cityscape, The Koopa Troop Band
and Hot Hot Heat track in there too for full representation of collaborators!
1. Chicago, Introduction
2. Lou Reed, Rock ‘n’ Roll (live, from Rock N Roll Animal)
3. The Stampeders, Playin’ In The Band
4. Joe Walsh, County Fair
5. The Rolling Stones, Time Waits For No One
6. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, The Damage You’ve Done (alternate take from the box set An American Treasure; originally released on Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough), 1987)
7. Led Zeppelin, In The Light
8. Steppenwolf, Move Over
9. Blood, Sweat & Tears, Lucretia MacEvil (album version from BS & T 3)
10. Dusty Springfield, Wishin’ And Hopin’
11. AC/DC, Squealer
12. Bob Dylan, Man In The Long Black Coat
13. Bad Company, Silver, Blue & Gold
14. Wilson Pickett (featuring Duane Allman guitar), Hey Jude
15. Steely Dan, Night By Night
16. Bruce Springsteen, Darkness On The Edge Of Town
17. The Monkees, Words
18. The Kinks, 20th Century Man
19. Stray, All In Your Mind
20. John Mayall, Fly Tomorrow
Natasha McKenty, has been a Daytime Reporter/Guest Host and Television Host on Rogers TV. As the host of an urban magazine show, IN STUDIO, feature writer for 570’s Kitchener Today and Public Relations consultant Natasha McKenty has a thirst for devouring all that her community has to offer. Her experience as a producer, journalist, writer, mother, and communicator propelled her to find her calling: public relations. Her decision to go back to school was driven by her desire to pursue her dreams of becoming an expert writer and communicator.
Joanna Rickert-Hall is a social historian whose research interests focus mainly on Waterloo County, its people and their little known stories that include Black history, local Indigenous history and even more supernatural themes. Passionate about sharing the past with new audiences, Joanna has developed (and taught) courses in local history at Conestoga College and Wilfrid Laurier University. In honour of her contributions in this area, she received the 2015 Jean Steckley Award for “Excellence in Heritage Education” from the Waterloo Regional Heritage Foundation.
Most recently, Joanna has written a new book entitled “Waterloo You Never Knew: Life On The Margins” (which was just released in June of 2019 by Dundurn Press @dundurnpress .It is available through all of the normal online channels like Amazon, Indigo and even locally at Wordsworth Books @wordsworthbooks in Uptown Waterloo).
Today The Boys And I came into the studio to talk about their music and play some of it live on-air!
They’re a four-piece band: Marc Reilly on lead guitar, Luke Ducharme on percussion, Adom Postma on bass, and James Blacktop on guitar and vocals. Local to Kitchener, they play an assortment of classic rock, alternative, and lyrically driven original tunes.
Sat, 31 Aug 2019, 10pm — 1am: The Pick and Shovel, 30 Water St. S., Cambridge
Sat, 7 Sep 2019, 2pm — 1am: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo. Benefit for OneROOF
Sat, 14 Sep 2019: Bell City Brewing, #9-51 Woodyatt Drive, Brantford
Sat, 21 Sep 2019: StrykerZ Kitchen & Bar, 120 Ottawa St. N., Kitchener
Fri, 27 Sep 2019: Harmony Lunch, 90 King St. N., Waterloo