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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

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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

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Kitchener
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300 King Street East
Kitchener, Ontario
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120 Roger Street
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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.

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 10 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 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

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 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 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.

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 18 February 2022

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

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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 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 24 May 2021 with Jake Feeney

Show Notes

Jake Feeney playing guitar in the CKMS-FM studio
Jake Feeney in 2020

Jake Feeney comes back to chat about his new single Sunrise and many other things…

Jake was last on CKMS Community Connections on 16 March 2020.

The interview starts at 2m33s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-05-24-episode083.mp3 (52.3 MB, 54m23s, episode 083)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd
CKMS Community Connections
1m06s MO AS 03 Jairus Sharif Mega Optics | Jairus Sharif (illustration of an eye)
Mega Optics
2m33s Bob and Jake talk about the production of Sunrise; discussing the lyrics, which mean different things to different people;
13m26s Sunrise Jake Feeney Sunrise | Jake Feeney (silhouette of a couple holding each other in front of the sun over water)
(single)
16m54s Technical troubles at CKMS-FM; a pitch for the Spring 2021 Fundraiser (yes the station phone number is +1‑519‑884‑2567); Concentrating on songs, not albums. Jake explains “Fingerstyle” or “Travis Picking”, and introducing Growing Pains.
27m32s Growing Pains Jake Feeney Sunflower logo
CKMS-FM Live, On-air, In-Studio
30m40s Birthday greetings to Chrystal Koehler, who turns 90 years old next Sunday; introducing Dancing Queen.
32m44s Dancing Queen (Fingerstyle guitar cover) Zsolt Homonnai (Zsolt Homonnai playing guitar)
(YouTube)
33m40s Dancing Queen (Live at Wembley, 1979) ABBA ABBA | Live At Wembley Arena (four ABBA performers on stage holding microphones)
Live at Wembley Arena
37m25s Introducing Leo Moracchioli’s heavy metal Dancing Queen cover.
37m49s Dancing Queen (Metal Cover) Leo Moracchioli (caricature of Leo Moracchioli)
(YouTube)
38m50s Enjoying heavy metal music. Doing things online (or not), concerts, teaching; cat videos and the #LugaLuga cat.
46m08s Soulful Singing Cat Live Looping Remix Alugalug Cat X The Kiffness Alugalug Cat | The Kiffness (split image with the #LugaLugaCat on the left and The Kiffness on the right)
(YouTube)
48m19s I Don’t Wanna Be Touched Meredith Bull (illustration of Meredith Bull and the #LugaLugaCat)
(YouTube)
50m23s Bob & Jake make their goodbyes; Bob promotes Musician’s FAQ and the Andy Klaehn special next week; Bob gives the credits.
52m25s Spiderman Keith Murch and Andy Klaehn (headshot of Andy Klaehn playing saxophone)
(YouTube)

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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Bonus Footage

YouTube: The making of I Don’t Wanna Be Touched — Meredith Bull

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CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence

Show Notes

with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence (screenshot of web conference with Peter Snow, Jeff Stager, and Bob Jonkman)
Clockwise from bottom left: Peter Snow of the Soviet Influence, Jeff Stager of The Agriculture Show, and Bob Jonkman
Our guest today on CKMS #CommunityConnections is Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence. We talk about music, making a video in pandemic times, and even about politics.

The Soviet Influence had a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance on CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020.

The interview starts at 4m40s.

Online:

Other resources:

And it’s the time of our Radio Waterloo Spring 2021 Fundraising Drive, donate at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give !

Upcoming Events

  • Live, Online Video Event for Prisoner Justice

    Who: In support of the Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project
    When: Sometime in August 2021
    Where: Online (stay tuned to CKMS-FM for more info; this page will be updated)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2021-05-10-episode082.mp3 (57.1 MB, 59m22s, episode 082)

Podcast Index

Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines) All music today is by The Soviet Influence.

Time Title
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections (by Steve Todd)
0m48s Plant The Bombs
4m40s There’s been a pandemic! But The Soviet Influence has still released two albums in 2021; the progression to becoming a more outspoken band; people like music with a message, The Soviet Influence is not a band to write romantic love songs; appearing on the 1492 Land Back Lane Mixtape; learning about Indigenous issues; introducing These Chains on that album; ; introducing Two Weeks.
13m18s These Chains
15m50s Oh Not Tonight
18m47s Explaining the meaning of Oh Not Tonight; mixing albums when you can’t go into the studio; introducing the band: Peter Snow, lead vocals and guitar, Peter Morey on bass, Blake Morey drummer, Ty Mackenzie on guitar; a plug for Dave Partridge of HELM Recording; making a video in the home studio, making a home studio from a shed; writing a song ‘cos you need an encore; introducing Two Weeks, a song about Indigenous issues; explaining the album title This Band Is So God.
31m06 Two Weeks
34m36s Abolition Now | Please donate to the following organizations: BLM Canada, Toronto Prisoner's Rights Project, PASAN, Prison Justice.caDoing some live online shows, paid video gigs; August compilation album for the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project; covering the social justice projects that need support, album proceeds go to these organizations. Bob and Jeff make a pitch for the Radio Waterloo Spring 2021 Fundraising Drive; explaining the Community at the Radio Station, is there a similar community amongst musicians? Peter says Yes, there is, but no formal organization of “social justice bands”. Yet.
47m46s Oh Not Tonight
51m36s Oh Not Tonight has played on commercial radio, that was unexpected! If you have music, submit it at office@radiowaterloo.ca, please excuse our delays in replying. Peter talks about upcoming songs, recordings, and live online events; talking about prison abolition; introducing The Guns of Brixton, originally by The Clash.
56m24s The Guns of Brixton, and 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 Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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Bonus Footage


Video: CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 (WebM, 215.3 MB, 1h01m29s)

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CKMS Community Connections for 28 December 2020: The Festival Of Neighbourhoods Report

Show Notes

Festival of Neighbourhoods poster
Poster

On Sunday, 15 November 2020 the Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods held its Mosaic of Neighbourhoods online meeting. Allison Brown, the Celebration Planner/Multi-Media Specialist with FON sends us a report featuring highlights from the meeting. It’s in two parts, the first features the Neighbourhood Exchange program and the second part is the feedback from the discussions. Allison writes “Bear in mind that this audio all comes from Zoom, so it’s not the best.” You can read all about it on their website: Festival Of Neighbourhoods 2020: A Mosaic Of Neighbourhoods.

We previously reported on the Festival of Neighbourhoods on CKMS Community Connections for 26 October 2020.

The Festival of Neighbourhood report starts at 5m09s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-12-28-episode073.mp3 (58.6 MB, 1h00m59s, episode 073)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m24s The Ghost From Christmas Past Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Ghost From Christmas Past | Kingfish (a Christmas tree fallen over in the snow)(single)
5m09s Festival of Neighbourhoods Report Allison Brown (solarized photo of very colourful houses)Festival of Neighbourhoods
35m49s The Eggnog Shuffle Michael Falzarano A Kaleidoscope Christmas | Michael Falzarano | Extended Family (a Christmas wreath around an ornament)A Kaleidoscope Christmas
39m06s Boogie Woogie Christmas
43m20s Ça c’est Noël Julie Aubé (no text, Julie Aubé beside a guitar head)(video)
46m14s Christmas Love The Dears The Dears | Christmas Love (illustration of a  city scene covered in snow, people hugging on the sidewalk, a snowplow in the road)(single)
51m40s This Time Last Year Old Haunt
(Lucas Huang)
Old Haunt | This Time Last Year (pencil sketch of a cabin in the woods under a moon)(single)
55m47s Jingle Bell Jingle Jam Michael Falzarano A Kaleidoscope Christmas | Michael Falzarano | Extended Family (a Christmas wreath around an ornament)A Kaleidoscope Christmas

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

More videos on the Kitchener’s Festival Of Neighbourhoods Videos Facebook page.

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CKMS Community Connections for 21 December 2020 with Taylor Davison

Show Notes

Taylor Davison at the microphone
Taylor Davison

Taylor Davison joins Bob Jonkman in the studio to talk about her musical inspiration, songwriting technique, production, and much more.

The interview starts at 3m37s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-12-21-episode072.mp3 (56.2 MB, 58m30s, episode 072)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m24s Dark Cloud
and opening credits
Taylor Davison Dark Cloud (small image of moon surrounded by clouds)(single)
3m37s Taylor Davison talks about performing, recording; introducing Julian Shanahan; working on a full-length album; the songwriting, composing, and production process; getting a new song out; the debut of A Lazy Day In June.
12m07s A Lazy Day In June Taylor Davison A Lazy Day In June (a bird files over pink clouds)(single)
16m15s Identifying the genre of Taylor’s music; playing live shows, the differences from produced music; dynamic range; cooperation during post-production; lyrics drive the music, writing in a “diaristic way”; journals led the way to writing music; introducing You Put My Mind At Ease.
27m08s You Put My Mind At Ease Taylor Davison You Put My Mind At Ease (illustration of waves)(single)
30m17s Talking about the instrumentation for You Put My Mind At Ease, Julian explains sample libraries for horns; favourite live venues; performing online; the upcoming album, releasing an album as opposed to a bunch of singles; introducing Let You Go.
39m05s Let You Go Taylor Davison Let You Go (orange, purple, and blue striipes of paint with an orange dot)(single)
42m25s Taylor Davison’s online presence, comparing social media; starting a Twitter account (@TaylorDavMusic); working on a pop song; looking for live venues; “musician’s block”; co-writing with others; introducing Christmas Changes.
54m53s Christmas Changes
and end credits
Taylor Davison Christmas Changes (closeup of lights in a tree)(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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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 21 December 2020

Photo Gallery

Taylor Davison standing in the doorway of the Radio Waterloo control booth
Taylor Davison in the studio

Taylor Davison at the microphone in Studio B
Taylor Davison at the microphone in Studio B

Pictures courtesy of Julian Shanahan from @taytayltaylor on Instagram.

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CKMS Community Connections for 7 December 2020 with Kevin California and ABC Life Literacy Canada

Show Notes

Kevin California, outdoors
Kevin California

Kevin California

Bob Jonkman talks to Kevin California about his new EP Timeless.

The interview starts at 3m53s.

Online:

Timeless (Official Music Video)

Mack Rogers on Jitsi web conference
Mack Rogers
Katherine Arruda on Jitsi web conference
Katherine Arruda

Mack Rogers of ABC Life Literacy Canada and Katherine Arruda of the TD Bank

ABC Life Literacy Canada is A National Literacy Organization. Mack Rogers and Katherine Arruda talk to Bob Jonkman about November’s Financial Literacy Month program at Kitchener Public Library, and go over a few examples.

The interview starts at 37m04s

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-12-07-episode070.mp3 (53.7 MB, 55m53s, episode 070)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m44s Lover and Best Friend Kevin California (a Newton's Cradle with a heart where the second ball should be)Timeless
3m53s Kevin California’s origins in Waterloo and travels elsewhere, developing as a musician, using his degree in kinesiology, doing production work on his albums, credits to the staff working on Timeless, describing the Timeless video
18m17s Timeless Kevin California (a Newton's Cradle with a heart where the second ball should be)Timeless
22m23s More chatting with Kevin California: More album credits, how to shoot a music video, preparing footage for the next video and the next album. Introducing Currency.
34m07s Currency Kevin California (a Newton's Cradle with a heart where the second ball should be)Timeless
37m04s Bob Jonkman talks to Mack Rogers and Katherine Arruda. Mack explains Life Literacy Canada and National Literacy Month; moving the Money Matters program at Kitchener Public Library online. The goal is to raise people’ confidence with finance, how to save, how to take out a loan; making sure the program is accessible to everyone. Working with TD Bank experts to explain financial products, and to be an on-going contact for participants. Katherine explains the contents of the program, how people get signed up (through the library). Providing access to financial resources online. Katherine teaches Bob the basics of financial literacy – ask questions, review budgets, get companies to reduce their rates. Talking about investments and retirements. ABC Life Literace continues to do online learning with community groups, these are all free.
56m00s 2 Lane Blacktop Lies
and Bob gives the end credits and a plug for the 25 Hour Xmas Radiothon starting Thursday at 8pm.
Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | Virtusoso (Dan Walsh playing guitar)Virtusoso

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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See all CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pmCKMS Community Connections shows!

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 7 December 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 30 November 2020 with Chuck Howitt

Show Notes

Chuck Howitt at the CKMS 102.7 FM microphone
Chuck Howitt

Chuck Howitt, author of BlackBerry Town | How high tech success has played out in Kitchener-Waterloo | Chuck HowittBlackBerry Town joins Bob Jonkman to talk about writing, journalism, and technology.

You can buy BlackBerry Town Online at Lorimer or from Words Worth Books in downtown Waterloo.

The interview starts at 5m30s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-11-30-episode069.mp3 (56.2 MB , 58m30s, episode 069)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
00m48s Take It In/Vertigo In/Vertigo - Sex Love & Chaos (a ring of fire with a serpent on sword)Sex Love & Chaos
4m27s Bob introduces In/Vertigo, reads Keaton’s letter
5m30s Chuck Howitt talks about his time at The Record; how BlackBerry Town came to be; the research involved in writing a book; a rival book, Losing The Signal appears; finding a publisher with the help of Steve Izma; Lorimer Publishing accepts, but imposes a deadline. Chuck writes to meet the deadline; changes suggested by Lorimer made it a better book. Not a history book, but about people and stories and technology. Chuck explains what happened with RIM and its stock options. Talking about patents, patent trolls, and RIM’s patent lawsuit. What took BlackBerry down? Chuck thinks it was distractions (buying hockey teams, physics institutes), complacency, and failure to innovate. Discussing the technology offered by the competition. With RIM’s centralized infrastructure, how secure was the BlackBerry technology really? Chuck Howitt reads some excerpts from BlackBerry Town. Talking about other technology companies in Waterloo. “Unicorn companies”, worth billions of dollars on paper, but what are they really worth? Promoting the book in the media. Chuck is now writing a blog. How to buy the book: Online at Lorimer, IRL at Words Worth Books. Audio book on CKMS-FM? Stay tuned!
57m10s Empty To Fill
and Bob Jonkman gives the end credits
Peach & Quiet Peach & Quiet - Just Beyond The Shine (top of a peach in the shape of lips with a finger in the shushing position)Just Beyond the Shine

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 30 November 2020

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 16 November 2020 with Dan Walsh of Guitars For Kids

 

Show Notes

Dan Walsh (wearing headphones)
Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh joins Bob Jonkman to play some guitar, and to talk about Guitars For Kids Waterloo Region and the fundraiser they’re having on Sunday 22 November 2020.

The interview starts at 4m52s.

Dan Walsh Online:


Guitars For Kids (illustration of a guitar)

Guitars For Kids Online:


Guitars For Kids (image in the shape of a guitar pick, with a guitar body)

Guitars For Kids Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-11-16-episode068.mp3 (56.7 MB, 59m00s, episode 068)

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 Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Universal Diesel Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | Virtusoso (Dan Walsh playing guitar)Virtusoso
4m53s Dan Walsh tells Bob Jonkman it’s “Virtusoso”, not “Virtuoso”. Talking about beards, playing guitar, teaching, how it was in “before times”, performing online, cancelled shows in the event list, the vibe of playing live, talking about The Moonshine Café,
20m35s Bricks
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | LEWP (headstock of a guitar with the Beardzone logo)LEWP
23m15s LEWP is “Line Echo Weather Pattern”; Dan’s 2006 National Replicon 14 guitar, the mojo of guitar sound. Practicing or playing? Experimenting with Open Tuning. Where’s the soul in music? Not in Nashville, apparently… Stolen guitars, sentimental value.
37m57s Movin’ On
Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
Dan Walsh

Bentbeard Logo (ilustration of Dan Walsh's head and beard)
Bentbeard
41m51s Interpreting Movin’ On, recovering a stolen guitar. Too many guitars? Getting around to Guitars For Kids Waterloo Region and the fundraiser; “Blue Box for Guitars”; how people donate guitars; the spread of Guitars For Kids across the country and North America; the donors that provide services to GFK; Video documentary coming out on Sunday, 22 November 2020 at http://guitarsforkids.ca/; Art Guitar auction at https://www.32auctions.com/gfkwr.
58m44s Drive Me To Drink
Excerpt as Bob signs off for the week
Chelsey Danfield Chelsey Danfield | Cowboy (portrait of Chelsey Danfield surrounded by flowers)Cowboy

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 16 November 2020

In the Radio Waterloo Studio B looking through the window to the control room (Studio A), with Bob Jonkman in the background and Dan Walsh's National Replicon 14 resonator guitar in the foreground
In the studio for CKMS Community Connections. That’s Dan Walsh’s National Replicon 14 resonator guitar in the foreground. Picture by Dan Walsh.

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CKMS Community Connections for 9 November 2020 with Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet of Waterloo Region Health Coalition

Show Notes

Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet at the microphone
Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet in May 2019

Jim Stewart and Riani de Wet of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition return to CKMS Community Connections to talk about the new legislation for Long Term Care facilities and privatization of health care.

Previous appearance on CCC: 27 May 2019.

The interview starts at 3m23s.

Online:


Ontario Health Coalition | Protecting public healthcare for all

See also:

Additional Notes from WRHC:

November 2, 2020 

For Immediate Release Attn: Assignment Editor 

Ford’s 4-hour long-term care announcement too late: 

Need commitment to deal with staffing crisis now 

Toronto – While the Ontario Health Coalition is happy that the Ford government has finally adopted the 4-hour  minimum care standard as policy, the timeline that they have given is so long that it is meaningless for the people  who are suffering and dying in long-term care now, warns the Coalition. The Coalition has been working to win a  minimum care standard in long-term care for more than 20 years, since the Harris government removed the existing  care standard in the late 1990s. For at least 15 years this has been a priority issue and the Health Coalition has held  countless events and activities to pressure consecutive governments to bring it in. Today the Ford government  announced that it has adopted the 4-hour target but will not commit to implementing it until 2024/25, four years  and a provincial election away. 

“Too much of the government’s response to date has been focused on PR at the expense of concrete measures, said  Natalie Mehra, executive director of the Ontario Health Coalition. “There is much more that the Ford government could do right now to save lives and get care levels up, so announcing a care standard four years from now is just not  good enough.” 

“Ontarians need to know what concrete recruitment and training is going to happen right now to get staff into the  homes and to move us toward the four-hour minimum average care level as quickly as possible,” Ms. Mehra went on  to say. 

For example: 

  • 4 months ago, at the beginning of June, Quebec’s government launched a recruitment drive backed by the  full power of government and funded fully to get 10,000 PSW-equivalent workers, paid them $21 per hour  for training, increased wages to $26 an hour and is deploying this small army of workers into the homes. 
  • British Columbia’s government took action 6 months ago to provide full time work and an increased wage of  $21.75 per hour for PSWs in long-term care to stabilize the workforce. 
  • In contrast, Ontario’s government did nothing substantial in the summer months when there was a lull in  COVID-19 cases and should have been planning for the fall. Finally in September, they announced funding  and training for 2000 PSWs along with a series of piecemeal funding and training; no big recruitment drive,  no full time work, no improvement in wages and working conditions that would attract people to this work.  They also renewed the pandemic pay until March, but at $1 per hour less than it was in the summer.

“We are happy that the minimum care standard is finally, belatedly, adopted as policy but we cannot allow this to be  the way that this government tries to shut down the legitimate criticism about their inadequate response. We  desperately need staff in the homes now. It is in this government’s power to do more. Why will they not do it?”  concluded Ms. Mehra.

15 Gervais Drive, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8 Tel: 416-441-2502 Email: ohc@sympatico.ca Web: www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca 

November 4, 2020 

Attn: Assignment Editor For Immediate Release 

Almost Four Dozen People Who Applied to Testify Before the  

Ontario Legislature’s Standing Committee on Bill 218 Limiting Legal Liability  for COVID-19 Harms for Long-Term Care Homes and Others, 

Cut Out of the Hearings Today 

Toronto – Increasingly frustrated with the lack of accountability for the response to COVID-19 in Ontario’s long-term  care homes, Coalition executive director Natalie Mehra called today’s revelation that dozens of people who applied  for standing in today’s legislative hearings on Bill 218 which limits legal liability for the home operators, “Injustice  heaped upon injustice,” for the families of those who have died.  

A number of family members and their lawyers were among those cut from the hearings, as the Ford government has  limited the hearings to one part-day meaning that there are only 15 spaces for people to be heard. The government  gave almost no notice for the hearings, which are being held this afternoon, so families spent hours in the past two  days reliving the horrors of the last days of their loved ones lives while trying to write up their presentations, only to  find that they will not be heard, Ms. Mehra reported. “It is heartbreaking, just so wrong,” she said. 

Fifty-eight people applied for standing and only 15 are being heard. The practice of severely limiting public hearings  has reached unprecedented levels under the Ford government which has also changed the rules of the Legislature to  enable themselves to pass bills with unprecedented speed. 

“There is no reason that the government cannot extend the hearings to one more day to hear from people who have  been directly impacted in the most devastating of ways,” she said. “We are calling on the government to extend the  hearings and give the families the ability to have input on this legislation that directly impacts their attempt to seek  justice.” 

Bill 218 raises the legal bar for those suing for COVID-19 harms to gross negligence from simple negligence. It  redefines “good faith effort” which usually means a reasonable and competent effort to say that long-term care and  retirement homes, among others, just had to make an “honest effort, whether reasonable or not”, thereby making it  both harder to sue and easier to defend. It makes these measures retroactive to March 17, 2020, the week that  COVID-19 began to spread in long-term care homes, impacting more than two dozen class action and legal suits that  are already underway against for-profit long-term care homes that were responsible for more than half of the COVID 19 deaths in Ontario’s homes in the first wave of the pandemic, a trend that is shaping up to be the same or worse in  the second wave, reported the Coalition. 

The Health Coalition, which opposes these measures for long-term care and retirement homes, will testify before the  Standing Committee on Justice Policy at 1 p.m. today and will call on the committee to extend the hearings.

15 Gervais Drive, Suite 201, Toronto, Ontario M3C 1Y8 Tel: 416-441-2502 Email: ohc@sympatico.ca Web: www.ontariohealthcoalition.ca 

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-11-09-episode067.mp3 (56.4 MB , 58m44s, episode 067)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m25s Currency Kevin California (a Newton's Cradle with a heart where the second ball should be)Timeless
3m23s Bob Jonkman and Jim Stewart talk about the state of the Covid pandemic in Ontario, and are joined by Riani de Wet to discuss long term care legislation.
58m01s Ridin’ With A Thief
while Bob gives the end credits.
Dan Walsh Dan Walsh | Virtuoso (Dan Walsh playing guitar)Virtuoso

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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 9 November 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 2 November 2020 with Denny Copf from Tomacco

Show Notes

The members of Tomacco with a logo in the corner
Tomacco

Today Bob Jonkman talks with Denny Copf, lead singer and songwriter for the Toronto-based band Tomacco.

The interview starts at 3m19s.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-11-02-episode066.mp3 (56.5 MB, 58m45s, episode 066)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Bob Jonkman encourages listeners to make a donation to the Friends of CKMS Funding Drive 2020
1m37s Shady Nasty Tomacco Tomacco (painting of a tomato and a guitar riding in a car in the desert)Vagabond
3m19s Bob Jonkman talks to Denny Copf about the style of Tomacco‘s music (Spoiler: It’s “Rock / Funk”), playing shared venues, the tribulations of drummers, the line-up of the band, playing large and prestigious venues, a bit of band history, streaming a show during the pandemic shutdown, the trouble with services shutting down streams for copyright violations.
14m49s Mister Twister Tomacco Tomacco (painting of a tomato and a guitar riding in a car in the desert)Vagabond
19m01s About the Mister Twister video setup, the visual production for live shows, what brought Denny to play Funk/Rock, how Funk comes and goes in the mainstream, Denny’s musical background, using the pandemic to work on refining his music.
26m47s Together Tomacco Album cover for Tomacco (graphical illustration of a tomato with the words "Tomacco" inside)Tomacco
33m03s Producing the first Tomacco EP, realizing revenue from performing and streaming, using the pandemic to hone his craft. Bob makes another fundraising appeal. Inviting other bands to submit music. Talking about being a musician and a social justice advocate, events Tomacco has, upcoming social justice
43m54s While I Fall Tomacco Tomacco (painting of a tomato and a guitar riding in a car in the desert)Vagabond
47m37s How Denny came to name the band “Tomacco“, both a Simpsons reference and incorporates some GMO awareness. Listing the social media and online presence for Tomacco. Upcoming project: A new EP, discussing the setup and software tools used to self-produce an album. Another project: Filming an analysis on how bands are dealing with Covid. Working Covid into song lyrics.
57m53s Rebellion Da Funk
while Bob gives the end credits and makes a final fundraising request.
Tomacco Album cover for Tomacco (graphical illustration of a tomato with the words "Tomacco" inside)Tomacco

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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 2 November 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 26 October 2020 with Aaron Dawe of Dichroma and John MacDonald of the Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods

 

Show Notes

Dichroma (wordmark and text from their website)

Aaron Dawe of Dichroma

Bob Jonkman speaks with Aaron Dawe about the music of Dichroma, the band itself, how Covid has affected the band, and the production of their new EP, possibly called Two and possibly to come out this Friday, 30 October 2020.

The interview starts at 5m55s. Sadly, the phone connection was not very good.

Online:

John MacDonald (headshot)
John MacDonald

John MacDonald of the Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods

John MacDonald joins Bob Jonkman on a web conference to talk about the Kitchener Festival of Neighbourhoods, what the organization does, how it operates with the City, and the upcoming festival on Sunday 15 November 2020.

The interview starts at 32m25s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-10-26-episode065.mp3 (51.4 MB, 56m21s, episode 065)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m25s Bob Jonkman makes a pitch for donations during our CKMS Funding Drive 2020 and explains why you might want to start a show.
2m03s Cause And Consequence Dichroma Dichroma - One (the word DICHROMA on a crumbling wall, B&W)One
0m25s Bob Jonkman talks with Aaron Dawe of Dichroma
23m28s Oxygen Dichroma Dichroma - One (the word DICHROMA on a crumbling wall, B&W)One
28m26s Another pitch for raising funds
30m42s Crazy Arms GelaX Dreamonic | Gelax (illustration of a man dragging a woman)Dreamonic
32m24s Bob chats with John MacDonald about the Festival of Neighbourhoods and the upcoming A Mosaic of Neighbourhoods online celebration.
50m36s Heal Your Soul Jacob Bradshaw (Portrait of Jacob Bradshaw with a "Parental Advisory | Explicit Content" sticker in the lower left corner)(single)
54m23s Extro for Jacob Bradshaw, a final pitch for fundraising, 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 Saturday from Noon to 1:00pm.

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

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 10 October 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 19 October 2020 with Jeremy Gignoux

Show Notes

Jeremy Gignoux playing the fiddle
Jeremy Gignoux

The interview starts at 4m01s.

Online:

Upcoming Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-10-19-episode064.mp3 (56.7 MB, 59m00s, episode 064)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
00m26s Extension Chord Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux | Cinacoustic (illustration of musical instruments cavorting)Cinacoustic
4m01s Jeremy Gignoux and Bob Jonkman talk about Extension Chord, Calgary, studying composition, Greek musicology and Pythagoras, composition technique, and a technical discussion on resolving notes which Jeremy demonstrates on the piano.
19m40s Technicolour Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux | Cinacoustic (illustration of musical instruments cavorting)Cinacoustic
25m00s Analyzing Technicolour, talking about the Cinacoustic album, the personnel, influenced by Stéphane Grappelli and Django Reinhardt, the banjoline, working on new skills and projects during Covid downtime, the pedal steel guitar, the viola. Fidde player or vio
35m45s Fiddle Demo Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux (album cover) (Jeremy Gignoux staring into the sky)Fiddle Demo
38m58s Jeremy Gignoux talks about fiddle music. Fiddle music is folk music, music of the people, all over the world. Fiddle styles are like accents in language. Is classical violin music more difficult?
49,18s Classical Demo Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux (album cover) (Jeremy Gignoux staring into the sky)Classical Demo
52m24s Talking about classical music. There’s a spectrum of style from classical violin to fiddle and even jazz violin. Upcoming jazz concert in Calgary. Contact info, social media info, streaming and purchase info for Jeremy Gignoux and his music.
58m18s Climate Rag
and Bob Jonkman gives the end credits.
Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux | Cinacoustic (illustration of musical instruments cavorting)Cinacoustic

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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 October 2020

The YouTube Editor seems to have trimmed the *end* of the video, not the start, so now it has 20 minutes of Musician’s FAQ (a fine show), but is missing 20 minutes with Jeremy Gignoux. You’ll just have to listen to the podcast…

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CKMS Community Connections for 17 October 2020 with May Cooper of Changemakers Without Borders

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Show Notes

May Cooper, host of the CKMS-FM program Changemakers Without Borders | with May Cooper (May Cooper next to a globe with a swirly pattern)Changemakers Without Borders joins Jordan Dorans to celebrate the 43rd anniversary of CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo.

The interview starts at 22m20s.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-10-17-episode063.mp3 (46.8 MB, 48m42s, episode 063)

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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 17 October 2020

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 12 October 2020 with Chrissy Newton of Alt.Pop.Repeat

Show Notes

Portrait of Chrissy Newton
Chrissy Newton

Chrissy Newton joins Bob Jonkman to talk about the Alt.Pop.Repeat podcast.

The interview starts at 8m04s.

Alt.Pop.Repeat Online:

Chrissy Newton Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-10-12-episode062.mp3 (56.7 MB, 59m00s, episode 062)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s While I Fall Tomacco Tomacco (painting of a tomato and a guitar riding in a car in the desert)Vagabond
4m06s What Tomorrow Brings Elliott and the Audio Kings Elliott and the Audio Kings (B&W picture of Elliott and two others on a red background)Elliott and the Audio Kings
7m35s Thanksgiving, Covid safety, introducing Alt.Pop.Repeat, explaining “Counterculture”, the joy of podcasting and community radio, listing the episodes, finding counterculture, researching counterculture.
18m41s Blade of Grass Lara MacMillan Lara MacMillan (portrait of Lara MacMillan)Lara MacMillan
21m47s Taking pictures, retro-counterculture, having Alt.Pop.Repeat on Dash Radio, producing podcasts is timeconsuming, new episode on Tuesday 13 October 2020 about Yoga with Faith Hunter
29m20s Europa Andy Klaehn End Of A Perfect Day (cityscape at night)End Of A Perfect Day
34m00s Excerpt from Alt.Pop.Repeat‘s episode Legally High: The Cannabis Episode (w/ Tommy Chong) and the analysis, “The Sync”. The structure of podcasts, launching WR Podcasts, finding people for podcasts, podcasting is publicity, podcasting is informing people about differences and similarities, the cycle of counterculture to pop culture and back again, contacting Chrissy Newton and Alt.Pop.Repeat
57m05s Drive Me to Drink Chelsey Danfield Chelsey Danfield | Cowboy (portrait of Chelsey Danfield surrounded by flowers)Cowboy
58m24s Lightning
while Bob Jonkman 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 Saturday from Noon to 1:00pm.

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

Bonus Podcast Episode


Alt.Pop.Repeat: S1E8 – Legally High: The Cannabis Episode (w/ Tommy Chong), 85.1 MB, 1h00m29s

Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 12 October 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 5 October 2020 with David Marskell of THEMUSEUM

Show Notes

David Marskell at the microphone
David Marskell
Bob Jonkman chats with David Marskell of THEMUSEUM about the operation of a museum, the exhibits, the history, and upcoming exhibits. And we play some CanCon and local KWCon music too!

The interview starts at 6m35s.

Online:

M | THEMUSEUM (white M and text on a red background)

Upcoming Events

See all the events on THEMUSEUM‘s Events calendar.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-10-05-episode061.mp3 (57.7 MB, 59m59s, episode 061)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s My Time Bano
(now Astral Gates)
Astral Gates (text in a circle with psychedelic illustrations surrounding)Astral Gates
4m26s Dangerous Girl
5m35s Bob reads the bio for Bano, now known as Astral Gates. Chatting with David Marskell: The state of THEMUSEUM during the pandemic, both physical and online. Reviewing some current events at THEMUSEUM. A bit of history, how THEMUSEUM came to downtown Kitchener. THEMUSEUM is still open for weddings; other collaborative exhibits with the CNE and Bingemans. Permanent exhibits as remnants from The Children’s Museum, some more history. Still open for walk-in visitors, seniors’ program, couples. About the Alarm exhibit (open until January 2021), the Land Back Camp exhibit, Music and Islamic Art. About the Underground Studio, a makerspace for STEAM.
19m24s Cowboy Chelsey Danfield Chelsey Danfield | Cowboy (portrait of Chelsey Danfield surrounded by flowers)Cowboy
22m18s Chatting with David Marskell about the branding of THEMUSEUM, with no collection it is officially THEMUSEUM of Ideas Transcending Objects; David Marskell’s background at other organizations; staffing at THEMUSEUM; partnerships with other museums and organizations; working online. Talking about funding THEMUSEUM.
41m07s Heal Your Soul Jacob Bradshaw
(Portrait of Jacob Bradshaw with a "Parental Advisory | Explicit Content" sticker in the lower left corner)
Jacob Bradshaw
(single)
45m15s Bob reads Jacob Bradshaw’s e-mail to the station. Chatting with David Marskell about show business; the structure of THEMUSEUM – Board of Directors, volunteering, marketing. Introducing the upcoming blockbuster exhibition: The Rolling Stones | UNZIPPED
56m40s Gimme Shelter
and Bob Jonkman gives the show credits
The Rolling Stones Rolling Stones Let It Bleed (four plastic figures on a cake, on a tire, on a pancake, on a plate, on a film can, all on a record player spindle over a 12 inch vinyl record with a grammophone arm on it)Let It Bleed

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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 5 October 2020

Please pardon the persistent on-screen graphic. I was trying out some new-to-me software (OBS Studio), but I don’t have enough hands to do both radio and video at the same time…

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CKMS Community Connections for 21 September 2020 with JSP and Felix Ranchero of the Atardecer Ranchero program

Show Notes

Bob Jonkman interviews musician JSP, and co-hosts the program with Felix Ranchero of Atardecer Ranchero, which airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Thursdays from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

JSP (wearing a sheepskin coat with the collar covering his mouth)
JSP

JSP

The interview starts at 9m12s.

Online:


Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567

Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On The Ranch

Atardecer Ranchero currently airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 every Thursday afternoon from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Online:

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-09-21-episode060.mp3 (56.4 MB, 58m37s, episode 060)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Hostages Cooless Cooless | Hostages (high-colour illustration of a young girl holding a gun)
Hostages
4m45s The End Begins
7m20s Bio info for Cooless, trying to introduce JSP
8m21s Becky’s Back Cooless Cooless | Hostages (high-colour illustration of a young girl holding a gun)
Hostages
9m12s Talking to JSP about Don’t Worry, his new single made during quarantine; the ideas that led to the single, distribution on radio and Spotify; “JSP” was “Jay Superior”, discussing earlier works, and JSP’s art in other media. Talking about JSP’s studio and equipment, live performances. Introducing Don’t Worry.
23m51s Don’t Worry JSP Picture of JSP, upside down
(single)
28m09s Discussion with Felix Ranchero of Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On The Ranch, Felix’s history on radio, language differences between Salvadorean and European Spanish. A bit of history of Bob Jonkman, too. Talking about community radio, how community radio works, involvement of the community. Talking about Jenniefer Stronge’s vision for CKMS Community Connections. Promoting the Host Your Own Show program, playing Rob Curwain’s HYOS promo.
50m37s Coward Of The County Kenny Rogers Kenny Rogers | Coward Of The County (logo at the top, portrait of Kenny Rogers below)
Coward Of The County
54m49s Val Scheer promotes Host Your Own Show, how to listen to Radio Waterloo and Atardecer Ranchero; end credits
57m54s That Ain’t Me Anymore James Blacktop and The Boys & I That Ain't Me Anymore - The Boys & I (album cover)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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 21 September 2020

Extra Bonus Footage

Posted by Felix Ranchero on Monday, September 21, 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 14 September 2020 with Shiv Talwar and Robyn LeBron-Anders of the Spiritual Heritage Education Network

Show Notes

Shiv Talwar at the microphone
Shiv Talwar
Robyn LeBron-Anders
Robyn LeBron-Anders
Shiv Talwar and Robyn LeBron-Anders join Bob Jonkman to talk about the Spiritual Heritage Education Network (SHEN), the upcoming “Teaching Unity in Diversity” conference, the books they’ve written. Shiv even conducts a breathing workshop for Bob!

The interview starts at 3m44s.

Spiritual Heritage Education Network:

Robyn Lebron-Anders

Deep Breathing Sessions

Deep Breathing Sessions with Shiv Talwar are held every Monday evening from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Zoom through the Civic Hub Online. Workshops are on hold while Shiv is giving lectures and preparing for the conference; they’ll resume on Monday, 5 October 2020.

Session details:

Saturday, September 26 (10:00am – 12:30pm, EDT)
  • Introduction to the Spiritual Heritage Education Network (SHEN)
  • Sharing of SHEN’s work over the past 20 years’ contemplative education
  • The proposal to re-envision and redesign education
Sunday, October 4 (10:00am – 12:30pm, EDT)
  • What is holistic science?
  • The convergence of metaphysics, scripture, and modern science
Saturday, October 10 (10:00am – 12:30pm, EDT)
  • Why contemplative education?
  • What does it help us see and learn that we can’t from traditional education models?
  • How do we get there?
  • Examples of contemplative education from the past and present. How does it inform our work?
Sunday, October 18 (10:00am – 12:30pm, EDT)
  • Overview of conference working sessions to date and next steps for the proposal
  • Integrating contemplative education in educational models worldwide and implications for public policy

Register on Zoom

Agenda for each session:

  • 10:00am — 10:10am: Introductions
  • 10:10am — 11:00am: Presentation and comment/reflection on key theme
  • 11:00am — 11:15am: Break
  • 11:15am — 12:30pm: Curated discussions

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-09-14-episode059.mp3 (55.4 MB, 57m36s, episode 059)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m26s Slip Away D. Marvan Slip Away | D. Marvan (yellow letters on an indistinct B&W background)
(single)
3m44s Shiv Talwar introduces the Envision the Future of Education conference, SHEN, the Spiritual Heritage Education Network, and the goals of the organization and the conference. Robyn LeBron-Anders will speak at the conference to put Shiv’s ideas into layman’s language.
23m14s Kids Cooless Cooless | Hostages (high-colour illustration of a young girl holding a gun)
Hostages
24m37s Royal Blue
25m00s Shiv gives Bob a personalized workshop on breathing.
37m55s Mario Takes A Walk Jesse Cook Jesse Cook Gravity (B&W photo of Jesse Cook balancing a guitar on one finger)
Gravity
41m34s Talking to Robyn LeBron-Anders about her books and the work she’s done on creating world religion courses. Final thoughts: Think of your children and grandchildren, and how they can live in harmony with the rest of the world.
54m26s Invierno
and end credits
Juneyt Passion + Music | Juneyt | Fuego (a swirl of red and yellow flames)
Fuego

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 14 September 2020

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CKMS Community Connections for 7 September 2020 with Amanda Di Battista from the Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems

Show Notes

Amanda Di Battista at the microphone
Amanda Di Battista
Amanda Di Battista, project coordinator with the Laurier Centre For Sustainable Food Systems joins Bob Jonkman to talk about the research work of the Centre, and the Handpicked Podcast.

The interview starts at 5m56s.

Logo for LCSFS

Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Online:

Amanda Di Battista:


Handpicked (letter I replaced by a carrot about to be picked)

Handpicked Podcast Online:

The Handpicked Podcast airs on Radio Waterloo on Fridays at 10:00am.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-09-07-episode058.mp3 (56.9 MB, 59m13s, episode 058)

Podcast Index

Time Title Artist Album
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc Steve Todd CKMS Community Connections
0m42s First Step Sidestreet Dive Sidestreet Dive (typewriter text on plain background)Sidestreet Dive
5m56s Introducing Amanda Di Battista and the Handpicked Podcast; sustainable food systems from seed to compost: localized, ecologically regenerative, socially just, fair, economically viable.

1 in 8 households, and 1 in 6 children are food insecure, don’t have access to or are unable to afford healthy food. It’s worse in Indigenous and Black communities. We need to move people out of poverty so they are able to eat well, and have culturally appropriate food. People across Canada have some of those solutions which are culturally appropriate and help combat climate change.

Research from PROOF on national food insecurity: https://proof.utoronto.ca/food-insecurity/

Waterloo Region on food insecurity in the region: https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/living-here/affordable-food.aspx

Discussing how climate change affects people’s food supply, affected by stewardship of the land. Through the Handpicked Podcast researchers are sharing information across communities in new ways.

Talking about reslience at the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems, including dealing with Covid-19. Dr. Theresa Schumilas and the Open Food Network offers a new way to participate in food markets, allowing people to pivot and respond to the pandemic. It’s totally Open Source and socially just. Allows both producer to retailer, and direct to consumer, eg. Bailey’s Local Food.

Talking about researchers in the field, eg. Dr. Schumilas, looking at food sovereignty, people’s right to food, and linking that with technological sovereignty, the right for people to control their own data. Building trust relationships with communities, determining what research will meet their needs. Working in “Participatory Action Research” or “Community Driven Research”; the Centre works on several projects, amongst them FLEdGE (Food: Locally Embedded, Globally Engaged), international projects in Brazil and Kenya, as well as policy work at the national and global levels.

24m25s Climate Rag (or How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Embrace Change) Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux | Cinacoustic (illustration of musical instruments cavorting)Cinacoustic
28m16s The UNESCO Chair on Food, Biodiversity, and Sustainability Studies with chairholder Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer of LCSFS. Amanda lists the wide network of organizations in international areas.

Talking about the City Region Food Systems toolkit, including pandemics and Covid-19 response. Using the UNESCO chair to build more robust networks in Waterloo Region.

Working with the Waterloo Region Food System Round Table.

Urban encroachment on rural areas? Perhaps in the more food-insecure areas.

35m56s Cold Nights Busty And The Bass Eddie (solarized image of people on the side of a red mountain)Eddie
38m27s Sustainable Food Systems as both a cause and a solution to the global climate crisis, a lever for change. Also, Covid-19 is a window into interesting solutions.

Dr. Alison Blay-Palmer is working with CC-UNESCO, other universities, on how to recover from Covid-19, keeping the environment and food systems in mind. The Building Back Better task force, and position papers in iPolitics. How/where to spend recovery money to have the biggest effect. Prioritizing equity, social justice, and the environmental in the recovery.

Funding for LCSFS comes from Laurier University for operational costs; research is funded through grant writing, some from SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council), government support (some international). No industry funding, so no conflict with research.

Handpicked: Stories From The Field is the LCSFS podcast. There are six episodes in the first season, hosted by Amanda Di Battista and Laine Young, available on all the regular podcast outlets. Telling the stories of the researchers at the LCSFS. This is a way to get the research out into the public, directly from the researchers themselves. Quick synopsis of some current episodes, and next season. Talking about Season 1, Episode 6, the Open Food Network, activist coders, Open Source Software, and the Free Software resources in Waterloo Region.

Talking about Hold The Line celebrating municipal legislation and protecting rural areas from urban encroachment. How other municipalities imagine their roles in sustainable food systems.

Podcasts as a research tool, provides open access to research. Podcasts bring research to life.

58m28s Time Time Double Time Time and end credits. Jeremy Gignoux Jeremy Gignoux | Cinacoustic (illustration of musical instruments cavorting)Cinacoustic

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 Noon to 1:00pm.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 7 September 2020

Photo Gallery

…Coming soon…

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CKMS Community Connections for 31 August 2020 with James Blacktop and Marc Reilly of The Boys & I

Show Notes

James Blacktop wearing headphones
James Blacktop
James Blacktop joins Bob Jonkman in the studio, and Marc Reilly is on the phone as we talk about The Boys & I and the upcoming release of their first single, That Ain’t Me Anymore.

The interview starts at 4m08s.

Online:

That Ain’t Me Anymore (Lyric Video)

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2020-08-31-episode057.mp3 (56.6 MiBytes, 59m00s, episode 057)

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!

The Boys And I
The Boys And I in the studio on 19 August 2019: Adom Postma, Marc Reilly, James Blacktop, Luke Ducharme.
  • 0m00s: CKMS Community Connections themeSteve Todd
  • 0m23s: Angel In DisguiseJames Blacktop
  • 4m07s: James Blacktop is the first musical guest to come back for a repeat visit; talking about recording the single That Ain’t Me Anymore; this is a single, no EP yet; James and Marc Reilly playing a few gigs; That Ain’t Me Anymore is Marc’s first commercial recording. Introducing the band: Luke Ducharme, percussion, has started a family and has left the band, Nathan Bonassin is now the drummer, Marc Reilly is lead guitar, Adom Postma is the bass player. James introduces Lay Down Easy.
  • 11m56s: Lay Down EasyJames Blacktop, Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
  • 15m34s: That’s new music! Going from idea to production; talking about collaboration; mentioning Book of Counted Sorrows; Marc’s inspiration for music combines with James’s music; writing down the music; James gets the lyrics first, notes some chords, than passes to Marc to flesh out the music; introducing Book Of Counted Sorrows.
  • 23m40s: Book Of Counted Sorrows – performed by James Blacktop, music by Marc Reilly, live, in-studio
  • 27m47: Origins of Book Of Counted Sorrows; James Blacktop’s studio equipment, and on live gigs; cancelled gigs and internet gigs; starting live gigs again with plastic screens separating musicians from the audience; toying with new songs during quarantine.
  • 38m40s: Lovers In A Dangerous TimeJames Blacktop, live, in-studio
  • 43m40s: Playing cover songs at live gigs; releasing That Ain’t Me Anymore on all the usual online and streaming locations; practising when not performing; Adom Postma on YouTube Chat; trying collaboration software during quarantine; the story behind That Ain’t Me Anymore; a brief listen of last year’s studio recording; alterations to the song since last year; James and Marc chat while Bob finds the track to play.
  • 53m45s: That Ain’t Me AnymoreJames Blacktop and The Boys & I
  • 57m56s: 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 Thursday 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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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 31 August 2020

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