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The Horizon Broadening Hour #25

(silhoutte illustration of five people dancing)
Keep dancing!
Happy Sunday, Waterloo Region! Your regular Horizon Broadening Hour host, Mophead, is busy with the day job, so I’ll be filling in the seat for the month of April. Today features some of the tracks which I’ve added to our LibreTime library over the last two months. Not everything is new, but it’s new to me.



Music List

Time Title Artist Album Genre
0h00m Too Many Notes Cameronoise Cameronoise | Id's My Party (a collage of B&W photos on a red background)
Id’s My Party
Rock / CanCon / Instrumental
0h03m type two

Rose Brokenshire

(a woman kissing a flower)
Jazz Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h07m Habit to Help Folk Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h10m goodwill song Amanda Braam (single) Pop / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
Indie / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
0h15m My Heart Feels The Same Way Too (Acoustic) Amanda Keeles Can't Stop Me Now! | Amanda Keeles | Debut Album (a woman in a red dress with arms outstretched standing between two houses)
Can’t Stop Me Now!
Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h18m Playin’ It Cool Country / CanCon / FemCon
0h22m Rewind Julia Rose   Pop / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
0h26m Don’t Say a Thing Cinzia & The Eclipse ( a woman in a yellow dress holding a chess piece, sitting at a table covered by various things)
Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h28m Burning Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h32m Fly Lisa Froment Fly (paining of three people in pointilist style)
Rock / CanCon / FemCon
0h36m Dans Tes Yeux Kelly Bado Hey Terre | Kelly Bado (a woman with her hair up, wrapped in pink and blue scarves)
Hey Terre
Pop / CanCon / FemCon / French
0h39m Hypnotizing Pop / CanCon / FemCon
0h43m Case Départ Missy D Case Départ | Missy D (B&W photo of a laughing woman reaching toward the camera)Case Départ Rap, Hip-Hop / CanCon / FemCon / French
0h46m Last Man Standing (feat. FLX) Sam Nabi Help Yourself (a pink and yellow cake with whipped cream on a plate)
Help Yourself
Hip-hop & Rap / CanCon / KWCon
0h49m What Came Out Of The Kaleidescope (feat. Shark & Champa) Hip-hop & Rap / CanCon / KWCon
0h55m Honey Elias Cooper (a red marigold and a black dot on a yellow background)
Pop / CanCon
0h59m Kiss The Mirror ShantiMaya ShantiMaya | Kiss The Mirror (a person in a windswept goen standing at a window overlooking the horizon at night)
Kirtan Spiritual / CanCon / KWCon
1h04m Great Strides Tim McInnes Great Strides | Tim McInnes (legs striding on a wavy piano keyboard)
Acoustic Piano / Instrumental / CanCon
1h07m I’m Coming Back To You Chris Collins (closeup of a smiling man with a beard wearing a Santa hat and headphones)
Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h09m Harder Avalon Stone (a woman with her hands against a wall wall of plastic wrap, blue lighting)
Blues Rock / CanCon / KWCon / FemCon
1h13m Hurry Up and Die RiffAction RiffAction (red and blue lighting bolt across a distorted face)
The Colours They Hold
Hard Rock / Metal / CanCon
1h19m The Killer Hard Rock / Metal / CanCon
1h24m Lost In The Wild Hot Mud Hot Mud | Rehab Rock (simple line drawing of a smile showing a tooth gap, with the letters  of "Hot Mud" on each tooth)Rehab Rock Indie Rock / CanCon
1h29m Life at Sea Space Kitchen Space Kitchen | What's Cookin'? (a kitchen diorama floating in space; purple letters)
What’s Cookin’?
Progressive Rock, Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h33m Lovin’ 9 to 5 Progressive Rock, Pop / CanCon / KWCon
1h37m so into you (paun remix) paun Paun | Double Standard (half-toned white&blue image of peacock feathers;  blue letters on a pale blue background
ElectroPop / KWCon
1h42m double standard House / KWCon / Instrumental
1h46m Ambient Summer Vol. 3 w/ Tina Marie & Paun Various, aired by Callshop Radio ambient summer vol 3 w/ tina marie & paun | callshopradio.com | CR 21 09 (art deco illustration of a woman with long flowing hair wearing a pink evening gown)(single) Ambient / KWCon / Instrumental

The Horizon Broadening Hour is hosted by Mophead and Bob Jonkman, produced by Richard Giles (Music Committee Coordinator), and sponsored by Radio Waterloo. HBH airs on CKMS-FM every Sunday from 10:00pm to Midnight.

Gaukel Block and beyond – Sam Nabi on place-making in Kitchener

CKMS News – 2023-08-27 – Gaukel Block and Beyond: Sam Nabi on placemaking in Kitchener

By: dan kellar

The practice of “place making” in urban design and “pedestrianisation” of urban spaces and downtown cores have been methods used to address well-being and connectedness of a city’s residents and boost health and safety of an entire population.

In 2019, noting the lack of a permanent pedestrian zone in the downtown and being long concerned about the safety of residents when getting around the city while not in their cars, local musician, community organiser, downtown shop owner, and Kitchener resident Sam Nabi amplified an idea on twitter – transform  “Gaukel Street”, the short quiet road starting at city hall and leading down to the entrance to Willow River Park (aka Victoria park), into a pedestrian zone.

In Waterloo Region, while the number of collisions involving automobiles being driven into pedestrians and cyclists has been trending down for years, in 2020 (which is the most recent year with data available) there were still 67 people not in a car or on a bike who were driven into by driver of an automobile, and another 78 collisions involving people driving automobiles and people on bicycles. The plurality of these collisions occur at intersections or in crosswalks where the pedestrian or cyclist has the right of way, and the driver of an automobile was found to be inattentive. 

Over the years in Kitchener, local advocates and some dedicated city staff have worked to implement more accessible, friendly, and safe neighbourhoods with a lot of attention being focused in the downtown core. For many years, King St through the downtown has been occasionally closed to car traffic during certain days or weeks for special events or holiday markets, but the area was always returned to its car-centric design for the majority of the year. 

As popular “human scale” urbanist Brent Toderian has said, “The truth about a city’s aspirations isn’t found in its vision. It’s found in its budget.”, and through the cooperative efforts of community members and city staff, funding for Gaukel St pedestrianisation was included in the 2019-2020 budget. Subsequent years’ budgets have seen continued funding to accomplish a more comprehensive project.

In May and June 2023, after several years of more casual organising around the space, as approvals and permits were worked out, the first section of the fully pedestrianized Gaukel Block opened with more permanent features, dedicated booking options for the public, and a full schedule of community events through the summer. 

Today’s show features an interview with Sam Nabi about the successful campaign to have Gaukel Street in downtown Kitchener, converted into the “Gaukel Block” pedestrian area, as well as a discussion of budget priorities, the effects of neoliberal economic thinking on public space, the importance of grassroots place making initiatives, and what is happening on Gaukel.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, Heritage Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of this program on radiowaterloo.ca/news, and listen to all the LJI content at canada-info.ca.

If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at news@radiowaterloo.ca

CKMS Community Connections for 11 May 2020

Bel-lig-er-ent | belijerent / (adjective) 1. hostile and aggressive (album cover by Kwazzi) I would have had Toronto Hiphop artist Kwazzi in the studio today, but we’re still closed for the Covid pandemic. So I’m playing a brand new track Handouts, as well as some tracks from his Belligerent album. Say it with me: “Kwa-Zay”! He’s addicted to Instagram, so check him out at @therealkwazzi.

Attract Hazard | Sam Nabi (album cover) Sam Nabi  crouches in front of some plants an dhis stereo I’m also featuring local Kitchener Hiphop artist Sam Nabi, with some tracks from his new album Attract Hazard. You can find Sam and his music on Bandcamp.

And to round out the hour, there’s a bunch of new (to me) CanCon music from Indigenous artists in the Nikamowin catalogue.

Time Title Artist Album
00m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
00m26s Handouts (feat. Txnic) Kwazzi/Txnic
04m09s Wut It Look Like Kwazzi Belligerent
07m37s Ego Kwazzi Belligerent
11m45s My Worst Nightmare Kwazzi Belligerent
16m43s Port City Sam Nabi Attract Hazard
20m56s Together (radio edit) Sam Nabi Attract Hazard
25m49s Faking It Sam Nabi Attract Hazard
29m46s Happy Place (radio edit) Sam Nabi Attract Hazard
34m34s Pow Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers
38m31s I Lost my Talk Alan Syliboy and the Thundermakers
42m35s Wemotaci Arthur Petiquay
48m36s Weckat kenin e awaciwiian Arthur Petiquay
51m35s The Dream Adam Morris
56m26s Prodigal Daughter (Not Alone) Lady & Gentleman Prodigal Daughter

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

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

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

CKMS Community Connections for 8 July 2019 with Sam Nabi

Sam Nabi

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

Show Notes

Gaukel Greenway

Where is the Gaukel Greenway?

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

The Tweet that rocked the community:

More Tweet Sweetness:


Side Hustle Shuffling

KWPeace Calendar

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

Music List

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


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

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

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

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

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

Bonus Footage

Sam Nabi — Gaukel Greenway

(starts at 9 seconds)

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

Sam Nabi — Side Hustle Shuffling

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

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