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CKMS Community Connections for 29 January 2024 with Barbara Spronk of CFUW and Melissa Star Ireland of Indigenous Relations UW

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Melissa Star Ireland (a woman with long dark hair smiling into the camera)
Melissa Star Ireland
Barbara Spronk (a woman with grey hair wearing headphones and speaking into a microphone)
Barbara Spronk

Show Notes

Barbara Spronk of CFUW-KW and Melissa Star Ireland of Indigenous Relations UW join Jenniefer Strong and Bob Jonkman to discuss the Indigenous Film Festival taking place in February.

The interview starts at 3m00s.

Office of Indigenous Relations at University of Waterloo:

Melissa provided us with some additional information on other Indigenous Relations programs:

Conestoga College Indigenous Services

Be-Dah-Bin Gamik, a Place of New Beginnings provides services for Indigenous students at Conestoga College, including those who are First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit. It is a warm, welcoming and comfortable environment that assists students with a smooth transition to college life by providing ongoing student support. The leader there is ​Christina Restoule, Manager.

Wilfrid Laurier University

We’ve been working with Bonnie Whitlow of The Office of Indigenous Relations at Laurier which has been working toward the goal of Indigenization, a term that reflects the incorporation of Indigenous knowledge into the daily life of the university.

CFUW:

  • Website: cfuw KITCHENER-WATERLOO (stylized logo of an open book, with each page a different colour looking like flames)https://www.cfuwkw.org/
  • Twitter (X): @CFUWKW | Twitter
  • Facebook: CFUW K-W | Facebook
  • Instagram: @cfuwkw | Instagram
  • YouTube: CFUW K-W | YouTube
  • E-mail: cfuwkw@gmail.com
  • Upcoming Events

    Winter Storytelling: A Celebration of Indigenous Film | 2024 Film Series | Mon Feb 5 at 2pm - Run Woman Run | Mon Feb 12 at 2pm - Beans | Wed Feb 28 at 7pm - Bones of Crows | Princess Twin Cinema | 46 King St. N. Waterloo | Sponsored by CFUW-KW in partnership with Conestoga College, Wilfrid Laurier University, and University of Waterloo | Discussion to follow each film | FREE ADMISSION | We welcome donations to Indigenous Youth Roots (logo of CFUW-KW on the left, a single feather on the right, and logo of Indigenous Youth Roots at the bottom)
    Poster for CFUW-KW Indigenous Film Series
    Winter Storytelling: A Celebration of Indigenous Film

    All films are showing at the Princess Twin Cinemas. There will be a discussion after each film. Free Admission!

    • Run Woman Run
    • Beans
      • When: 2:00pm on Monday 12 February 2024
      • Info and Trailer: Beans (2020)
    • Bones of Crows

    Podcast

    Podcast coming soon!

    Index

    Index in progress, stay tuned!

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 29 January 2024
    Sound on this video is terrible, there’ll be a new video soon!

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    CKMS Community Connections for 8 December 2023: Amnesty International’s Write For Rights with Margaret Jackson

    Show Notes

    Margaret Jackson wearing a bright pink N95 mask and headphones, with a "Write For Rights" button on her blue sweater.
    Margaret Jackson

    Margaret Jackson from Amnesty International‘s local KW chapter Group Nine talks to Bob Jonkman about this year’s Write For Rights campaign, describes some of the cases that are being written about, the petition to BC premier David Eby about the criminalization of the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders, and gives some info on joining the Group Nine chapter.

    Previous episode on Write For Rights: CKMS Community Connections for 6 December 2019 with Sandee Lovas of Amnesty International Group Nine

    Website: https://amnesty.ca/ (Amnesty International Canada)

  • Twitter: Amnesty Canada (@AmnestyNow) | Twitter
  • Facebook: Amnesty International Kitchener Waterloo Chapter, Group 9
  • Instagram: Amnesty Canada (@amnestycanada) | Instagram
  • YouTube: Amnesty International Canada (@amnestyinternationalcanada4524) | YouTube
  • TikTok: Amnesty (@amnesty) | TikTok
  • E-mail: groupnine9@gmail.com
  • Write For Rights | Amnesty International (black letters on a yellow background withthe Amnesty logo (a candle wrapped in barbed wire) at the bottom)

    Upcoming Events

    • Amnesty International KW Chapter (Group Nine) Write For Rights
      • When: 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 9 December 2023
      • Where: Kitchener Public Library, Meeting Room D
      • Location: 85 Queen Street North, Kitchener, Ontario Map 1
      • E-mail: groupnine9@gmail.com
      • Package: Case letters for 2023 (PDF file, 172 kBytes)

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-12-08-episode148-Amnesty-Internationals-Write-For-Rights-with-Margaret-Jackson.mp3 (53 MB, 57m50s, episode 148)

    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
    1m12s Joy To The World Joy To The World | Jamie Bonk (white letters on a red background, two lines of text separated by a ribbon of landscape photos).
    (single)
    Jamie Bonk
    4m45s Margaret Jackson tells us about Write For Rights, focusing on ten cases for this campaign, sending a blitz of letter to government and other people involved in human rights abuses. This has been quite effective; half-a-million letters for each case can’t be ignored. Margaret tells us the details of some of this year’s cases. In some cases the letters get sent to the individuals directly, sometimes they go to a local Amnesty office and are forwarded to the recipient. These letters are always appreciated.
    24m38s Margaret reads her letter to David Eby, premier of British Columbia and former KW resident, to express her concern over the criminalization of the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders.
    32m03 Christmas Comes By Rail Onion Honey | A Merry Little While (photo of a cottage nestled in snow-covered trees, with line drawings of snowmen in the foreground)
    A Merry Little While
    Onion Honey
    35m08s Margaret tells us how the Write For Rights works. It’s at the Kitchener Public Library, downstairs in meeting room D. People can sign pre-printed letters, add an illustration or other artwork on a postcard. The Group Nine chapter will take care of mailing them out.
    39m05s This year Margaret wrote the standard letters, based on ideas of what should go in the letters from the Amnesty International campaign. Margaret adds that these letters come from Kitchener-Waterloo, and adds some information about each case to help the people who come in. The last in-person Write For Rights was in 2019, the past two years it was held as a ten-day e-mail blitz. The letters were printed, signed, and dropped off in a mailbox at a member’s house. This year there’s an e-mail letter sent to the government of Tunisia. Letters don’t have return addresses, but people are encouraged to sign their name, city, country, and postal code.
    43m53s For people who can’t come to the library there are online petitions at https://writeathon.ca, all of the information is available there. You can contact local chapter Group Nine at groupnine9@gmail.com and they can send you a package of case letters. The mailbox is still available at the member”s house until 15 December 2023.
    47m32s Margaret tells us that the letters are generally received well, because Amnesty International has a good reputation world-wide; people trust the information they get from Amnesty. There is nothing Amnesty can do in the way of applying economic pressure or sanctions; but perhaps local chapters can apply pressure to their local governments to act.
    50m08s Group Nine meets regularly on the first Tuesday of the month at Conrad Grebel college. There are speakers, either from Group Nine or from other agencies. Group Nine also participates in local events, like the Multicultural Festival and the Waterloo Pow Wow. Group Nine consists of about twelve core people, another 20 who help out at events, and a large number of people who are signed up for their e-mail list. People can get involved by sending an e-mail to groupnine9@gmail.com to come to the meeting. There is no cost, but people who make a donation become Amnesty International members and get to vote at their annual general meeting. Group Nine was the ninth group in Canada, now there are hundreds of groups. Margaret gives a bit of history of Amnesty International.
    56m45s Margaret recaps the info for Write For Rights 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 alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    Download: CKMS Community Connections for Friday 8 December 2023, 204.6 MB

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    CKMS Community Connections for 4 December 2023: The CFUW December 6 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with Margaret Walker and Fadhilah Balogun

    Show Notes

    Margaret Walker wearing headphones.
    Margaret Walker
    Fadhilah Balogun wearing headphones at a microphone.
    Fadhilah Balogun

    Bob Jonkman chats with Margaret Walker of CFUW and Fadhilah Balogun of African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region about the upcoming Vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Margaret and Fadhilah also talk about gender-based violence, how it affects our communities, some available resources for women facing gender-based violence in Waterloo Region, how men can help as male allies. Margaret tells us about the books CFUW has published, and Fadhilah gives more background on the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region.

    The interview starts at 4m02s.

    Previous interview with CFUW: 17 April 2023: The CFUW Book Sale with Rowena Samuel and Alison Watson

    CFUW Online:

    (illustration of an open book on a heart, with tulips above and below)

    African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region:

    (drawing of two hands holding the earth, with Africa towards the viewer)

    CFUW Kitchener-Waterloo | Join us for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women | December 6th (2023) vigil at | St. Columba Anglican Church | 256 Lincoln Road, Waterloo | By Grand River Transit: Bus 29 to Lincoln/Mayfield Stop 2793 | 5:30pm | Speakers and Music | Light snacks will be served | Realizing potential. For all women. (photo of a red rose and a candle on a black background; CFUW logo at the top).
     

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-12-04-episode147-December-6th-vigil-with-Margaret-Walker-and-Fadilah-Balogun.mp3 (52.9 MB, 55m04s, episode 147)

    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
    1m00s Stuck In The Middle Red Output | Stuck In The Middle (watercolour illustration of a crudely drawn house, with a person staring into the background of red clouds)
    (single)
    Red Output
    4m02s Fadhilah Balogun introduces the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region. Margaret Walker tells us the reasons for having a vigil on 6 December, and explains what gender-based violence is. Fadhilah provides some statistics on gender-based violence. The pandemic has made the issue worse — the shelters and services were shut down, women could not leave, men were staying in the house as well so there was more stress in the home. Fadhilah explains that gender-based violence crosses across all demographics: culture and race, geographic location, economic status, &c. There are some women with the financial capacity to flee violence, but that’s mostly not the case.
    16m29s Over You Lady Hayes | Over You (Shelley Hayes sitting on the trunk of a TransAm, "Over You" is the license plate)
    (single)
    Shelley Hayes
    20m40s Margaret gives the details of the December 6th vigil. The main purpose is the remember the fourteen women. Bob can remember the name of the perpetrator, but does not know the names of the victims. Margaret says that’s common, but these days the press avoids naming the perpetrator. But Fadhilah says that the movie business still glamorizes violence and serial killers. After the victim remembrance there are speakers, including Fadhilah, Fran Pappert-Shannon of the KW Unity Mosque, and Sarah Casselman of the Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region. The vigil takes place in the sanctuary of St. Columba church. Margaret Walker is the priest at the church, so that provides her an “in”. The church provides support in a number of ways, including a food bank.
    27m35s December 6th is the actual date, the 34th anniversary of the attack. It is now the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Margaret reminds us that it is not just a day of remembrance, but action. The action is coming to learn about the issue of violence against women, how the violence is affecting the communities, and how to deal with it. Fadhilah says that it’s important to put faces to the issue, which helps us take action. We can localize our actions; Toronto is not the same as Waterloo Region. Even in Waterloo Region there are different needs for the rural areas than the urban areas.
    33m13s Margaret points out that we need to get more men involved, having male allies tell their male colleagues what is unacceptable behaviour. Men may be reluctant to speak to violent men, but there are programs in how to be an ally; for example, the Sexual Assault Support Centre has offered courses in Bystander Training. Margaret says allies can influence others in locker room talk, objecting to sexist jokes, &c. Fadhilah says that men tie that behaviour to their masculinity. That perception needs to be broken. Keep an eye on the Groups and Workshops” page on the Sexual Assault Support Centre‘s website.
    39m11s Margaret has brought some books with her, Women of Waterloo County (now sold out, but available at the library), and a pair of other books, Proudly She Marched (two book covers by the CFUW on Canada's women in the armed forces) Proudly She Marched, two editions, one on the Canadian Women’s Army Corps, and the other on the Naval Service. These two books can be bought directly from the CFUW. The proceeds of that go towards funding scholarships for people in high schools, St. Louis Adult Learning centres, and local colleges and universities.
    44m50s Forget You Avalon Stone looks over her shoulder at the camera.
    (single)
    Avalon Stone
    48m05s Margaret recaps the time, location, and purpose for the December 6th vigil, and gives information about the CFUW and the advocacy they perform. Fadhilah gives some more background information on the African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region.
    54m04s Bob gives the end credits.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday, 4 December 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 20 November 2023: Fundraising Week and KWCon Music

    Show Notes

    Program Leaderboard | Friends of CKMS 2023 Fall Fundraising Drive | Requiem For Rock $25 | Radio Nowhare $100 | Pressure Drop $365 | Street Hop $45 | Atardecer Ranchero $50 | Mixtape Monopoly $110 | Virasat Radio $625 | Lijepa Nasa $300 | Bandwidth $25 | 81 82 83 84 $250 | AW@L Radio $40 | Father To Son $103 | The Clean Up Hour $500
    2023 Fall Fundraiser Leaderboard

    Today I play music from Waterloo Region musicians (“KW Content”), and then talk all over it to request donations for our Fall 2023 Fundraiser. My sincere apologies to all the musicians.

    No podcast today. Instead, go out and buy the music I played or go to a concert, and listen to the music as it was meant to be heard.

    –Bob.

    Index

    Time Title Album Artist
    1m02s 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
    1m33s Introduction Piece and Hackerboy CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    From a Live, On-Air, In-Studio recording.
    CxViolet
    6m14s Saved Last Chance to Dance | EVO | Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (illustration of a vinyl disk, lettering in Art Deco typeface)
    Last chance to Dance
    Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra
    9m42s Nothing factory city | art is war (BW photo of a frog sitting on a skull)
    Art is War
    Factory City
    14m11s Wandering
    17m54s Ruby Mae Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown | Double Shot! (Snooky playing harmonica and Mel Brown playing guitar)
    Double Shot!
    Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown
    22m53s Pygmy Blow Dart Oktoberfest Cheer | Max the Axe (beer steins being klinked)
    Oktoberfest Cheer
    Max The Axe
    26m38s Repeated Dreams 78 North (white letters on a purple shield)
    (single)
    78 North
    31m36s Can You See Me Can You See Me? | Courtney Wolfe (line drawing of eyes and eyebrows with a pink flower all on a black background)
    (single)
    Courtney Wolfe
    34m11s Cardinal Red Codename Justine (line drawing of 3/4 of a head wearing a fedora)
    (single)
    Codename Justine
    37m52s Never Be Apart
    42m40s Snow Came Falling Snow Came Falling | Carla Muller | 50% of proceeds from sales of this single will benefit our local Food Bank | FoodBank of Waterloo Region (photo of ice and snow laden tree branches)
    (single)
    Carla Muller
    46m36s Wasting My Time (Alyssa DVM wearing a bright green pantsuit sitting on a black leather couch)
    (single)
    Alyssa DVM
    50m11s Miss You Like I Should (double exposure of a man sitting in the grass playing a guitar)
    (single)
    Arih SK
    53m43s Simcoe Mud Jay Linden | Ordinary Sunrise (illustration of a banjo with the resonator illustrated in a First Nations art style)
    (single)
    Jay Linden
    57m23s CCC Theme while Bob gives the end credits. CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
    CKMS Community Connections
    Steve Todd
    58m26s Interlude III bruises | missy bauman (illustration of a rabbit on its back, a person with horns falling down on the rabbit, surrounded by white flowers, all on a tan background)
    Bruises
    Missy Bauman

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 20 November 2023

    Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2023 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 13 November 2023: Fundraising Week, with guest Jack Bishop of the KW Santa Claus Parade

    Show Notes
    Jack Bishop (a man wearing headphones and a blue golf shirt with a Lions Club logo sits at a microphone in front of a CKMS 102.7 banner)
    Jack Bishop

    Bob Jonkman makes a fundraising request for a new audio board, and talks to Jack Bishop, the chair of the KW Santa Claus Parade about this Saturday’s parade and the preparations that go into it.

    The interview starts at 5m17s.

    Online: The Lions Club of Kitchener

    Santa Needs You! | Santa needs you to help make the 2023 KW Santa Claus Parade happen! | Saturday November 18, 2023 | Volunteer Today! | Students can earn volunteer hours! Adults can also volunteer! lionskitchener@gmail.com (Santa Claus holding a poster a la Kilroy Was Here, with a Santa Claus logo in the top left corner)
     

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-11-13-episode146-Fundraising-Week-with-guest-Jack-Bishop-chair-of-the-KW-Santa-Claus-Parade.mp3 (57.4 MB, 59m46s, episode 146)

    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
    0m53s Believer Deceiver (torso view of two people exchanging a package, while one person surreptitiously reaches for the other's wallet)
    (single)
    Space Kitchen
    5m17s Jack Bishop tells us when and where this year’s KW Santa Claus Parade takes place: Saturday, 18 November 2023; it begins at 10:00am at the corner of Frederick Street and Weber Street, and continues up Weber Street to Erb Street in Waterloo. Why so early? The Toronto Santa Claus parade is on Sunday, and the KW parade is always the day before. The route has changed from north-to-south along King Street to south-to-north along Weber Street, it’s because of the ION tracks and wires. Any wires on this route can be dealt with. It’s about an hour trip, with the head of the parade arriving at Erb just as the tail leaves Frederick.
    8m15s The KW Santa Claus Parade is a community parade, for community groups to show their involvement to the public. There’s no limits to the groups that want to enter. There are fees, because it costs about $25,000 to put on the parade: policing costs, paying the marching bands, and other costs. The community groups pay a fee of $300, commercial entries pay $500. There are other thoughtful community people that sponsor some bands. Jack may still be able to squeeze in one or two last-minute entries if you contact him right away! There are about 80 entries, including community groups, marching bands, clowns. Jack is still looking for volunteers to help out, there are lots of costumes available. It’s a good role for young people; it’s a good experience. To enter, click on the 2023 Parade Registration Here button on the Lions Club’s Santa Claus Parade website.
    13m44s Jack tells us what happens when people sign up for the parade. There’s a meeting for volunteers on Friday night, where they get outfitted with a costume. Then people come back at 8:00am on Saturday and get slotted into the parade. Jack makes it sound easy, but he’s been doing to for a while. There are about ten core people who manage the event, but it grows just before the event. Planning starts in the summer, and it takes four of five months. Working with the City, there’s an all-services meeting: fire, police, ambulance, transit… The same people are involved in the Oktoberfest Parade, good practice for the Santa Claus Parade. Jack organizes the order of the entries; it’s mostly random. But Santa goes at the end, the main sponsor goes at the start, the bands need to spaced out. Jack has had 15 years of experience. The parade was going for 25 years before the Lions took over, so it’s probably existed for 40 years.
    20m10s I’m Here I'm Here | Josh Taerk (man sitting on a park bench facing away from the camera. There is a dead-looking tree in front of him)
    (single)
    Josh Taerk
    24m13s IG fall funding drive 2023 Some of the buttons and lights on the sound board don’t work, so Bob makes a pitch for a new audio board. You can help by making a donation at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give.
    26m11s Jack explains how the parade logistics are organized. The floats line up at Frederick and Weber all the way back to Edna Street. Just before the parade starts there’s a Santa Claus Run, hundreds of runners all dressed in Santa Claus suits. A Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer inflatable float leads the way. When it (and the other inflatable floats) get to the rail overpass and other overhead obstructions the float is pulled down out of the way. The inflatable snowman is 20ft tall, others are only(!) 15 feet. The obstructions are pretty consistent over the years, so people get to know the route. Jack makes the organization sound easy, but reminds parade participants to arrive early to get on the float well before it leaves. At the destination there are buses to take people back, the floats need to arrange their own transportation back. The bands have their own buses, assembling at The Aud then picking up the band members at the end.
    35m15s Jack says that booking marching bands has been a big problem. All the drum and bugle corps are gone! Some companies that sponsored bands are gone, and the organizers are gone. It takes a lot of dedication, a lot of money, and a lot of experience to manage a marching band, and people have gone on to other things. Covid has been a big factor too. Small bands, rock bands, just don’t participate much in parades. The Regional Police have a marching band, but only participate in the Oktoberfest Parade, not the Santa Claus Parade. Band members are getting older, and it takes a lot of stamina to march for an hour carrying an instrument and huffing and puffing into a trumpet or clarinet. Jack is always an organizer, but has never marched in a parade. He knows lots of people, which helps getting sponsorships. There are not many people who like to ask people for money. Bob is asking for donations today too, but with inflation people are not donating as much as they used to. Jack finds that getting permits from two City municipalities and one Regional municpality is easier year after year, there are lots of volunteers, no paid staff, to do that.
    42m44s Hobo Waltz (single) Chris Temple
    45m12s Jack has been up since 3:00 in the morning, working on parade stuff. The line-up keeps changing! Jack finds there can’t be too many people working on one job, better to have one person do it. And that’s Jack.
    46m32s The Lions Club was formed just over 100 years ago in Chicago, the Lions Club of Kitchener was chartered in 1937. The Lions Club, right from the start, has been involved in vision-related issues. Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be the “Knights of the Blind”. There are about 25,000 members across Canada, every small community has a Lions Club. They do screening of kindergarten kids, kids who have never had their eyes checked. The Lions are tied in with the optometry school at the University of Waterloo. They have refractors used for testing. Kids are referred to optometrists, but not all kids actually follow up with appointments. The Lions will buy glasses for kids who need the financial assistance. The Lions Clubs have just created two new districts, and want to take this project across the country. Another major project is guide dogs for the blind, started in 1985. That’s expanded to hearing dogs, diabetic-sensing dogs, stress-relief dogs. There’s a school in Oakville for the finishing part of training a client with their dog. It takes a month to get trained! People can apply to the Lions Foundation of Canada in Oakville through https://www.dogguides.com/.
    54m17s Another major project is the Citizen of the Year. This year’s recipient is John Tibbits, president of Conestoga College. He’ll be in the parade as a celebrity! The award is in May, the search begins in January. There’s a selection process, nominators have to write a letter to say what the nominee has done, then a selection committee makes the decision.
    55m30s Bob thanks Jack, gives the credits, and introduces the last musical selection.
    56m27s Hey Allie autogramm | Music That Humans Can Play (photo silhoutte of four people dancing, they're coloured in vertical pink stripes, with a teal background)
    Music That Humans Can Play
    Autogramm

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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

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    Bonus Video

    Download: CCC-2023-11-13-episode146-Jack-Bishopv30a7.webm, 177 MBytes, 56m57s

    Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2023 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 September 2023 with David Alton of the Lived Expertise Working Group

    Show Notes

    (A man wearing a pink shirt and toque sitting at a microphone)
    David Alton

    David Alton of the Lived Expertise Working Group talks to Bob Jonkman about the work of LEWG, what is “lived expertise”, working with the City of Kitchener, the principles of human rights in housing, homelessness, and using contributions of people with lived expertise. David tells us of some upcoming events for the members of the Lived Expertise Working Group and the public.

    David was previously interviewed on CKMS Community News on 14 August 2023.

    The interview starts at 7m35s.

    Online:

    Housing | LIved Expertise Working Group (Illustration of a white house on an orange background with black lettering inside)
     
    Other Mutual Aid groups:

    Upcoming Events

    Queer Youth Defence | September 20th (2023) Kitchener City Hall 9 AM | #NoSpaceForHate (additional text with info and instructions)
     
    • Queer Youth Defence
      • When: 9:00am to 11:00am Wednesday 20 September 2023
      • Where: Carl Zehr Square, Kitchener City Hall, 200 King Street West Map
      • Website: Canada Anti-Hate Network
    • Ride For Refuge

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-09-18-episode140-David-Alton-of-the-Lived-Expertise-Working-Group.mp3 (55 MB, 57m11s, episode 140)

    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
    0m58s Simcoe Mud Jay Linden | Ordinary Sunrise (illustration of a banjo with the resonator illustrated in a First Nations art style)
    Ordinary Sunrise
    Jay Linden
    4m15s Mississipi Mud Hank Williams III | Lovesick, Broke & Driftin' (B&W photo of a western town, a man on a horse to the left, a man on crutches in the centre)
    Lovesick Broke & Driftin’
    Hank Williams III
    7m35s David explains the purpose of the Lived Expertise Working Group, twelve folks with housing marginalization experience and advocacy experience. “Expertise” rather than “Experience”, so that the contributions are seen with the same value as academic expertise. They are presenting a report to the City of Kitchener council as part of a staff report from the Planning Department. Pointing out the different areas of responsibility for City departments, and different levels of government. The work LEWG is doing with the City of Kitchener is influencing decisions made in other municipalities (City of Cambrige, City of Waterloo, the Region of Waterloo). But a large part of the work is helping the mutual aid groups in the area, creating a bridge between these groups and the municipalities. Talking about the role and perceived role of by-law enforcement, part care-giving, part criminalizing. David’s message to all organizations is to remove the barriers to care. They recognize the difficult role that municipalities have. A good news story: The Region of Waterloo modified a by-law on hate speech to include income status and housing status.
    22m09s Can You See Me? Can You See Me? | Courtney Wolfe (line drawing of eyes and eyebrows with a pink flower all on a black background)
    (single)
    Courtney Wolfe
    24m45s David talks about the report that will be presented to council: A list of principles; what it means to include lived expertise in the planning process. The people working in the Lived Expertise Working Group are being compensated, just as experts from other areas would be. There are stipends for transportation, child care, &c. Not just the people in LEWG are at capacity, but councillors and city staff feel overwhelmed by all the pressures and logistics, but the community understands that. There was some friction at the June council meeting, David recaps. David discusses the different sources of funding for their position and the Lived Expertise Working Group. David tells us about the Ride For Refuge, this Saturday. Covering some of the eight principles of lived expertise engagement, for example “the value of bridges”, “the value of paid work”, “navigating around conflict.”
    40m57s Jillian I, the Mountain | Jillian (illustration of a sphere made of multicoloured bricks with a banner "Jillian" around it, and a rose and arrow crossed behind it)
    (YouTube)
    I, the Mountain
    44m05s Talking about David’s participation in the Jillian video, with their partner Aashay. Talking about David’s participation in Ground Up WR, working to counter the “Parents’ Rights” movement that restricts youth from self-expression. There is a rally at City Hall on Wednesday, everyone who wants to be an ally is invited. Ground Up is well connected with the community, it’s a good place to start if you’re looking to help. David encourages people to pay close attention to what’s going on in housing and homelessness — winter is coming. Follow organizations like Unsheltered Campaign or ACCKWA. The Lived Expertise Working Group is sending some members to Halifax for the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness conference in November, donations are gratefully accepted to enable LEWG to help send another member to the conference. Connect with the Social Development Centre or the Civic Hub Waterloo Region to get involved. Talking about the photographic exhibition, which was a conference fundraiser.

    56m46s Bob gives the end credits.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 1 September 2023 with Vanessa Ricci-Thode of Waterloo Bookfest and the KW Writer’s Alliance

    Show Notes

    (a woman with blue hair wearing a purple dress and a facemask sits at a microphone)
    Vanessa Ricci-Thode

    Vanessa Ricci-Thode is one of the organizers for Waterloo Bookfest and a founder of the KW Writer’s Alliance, as well as the author of a series of books. She talks to Bob Jonkman about Bookfest and the KW Writer’s Alliance, writing, and reads from her most recent book, Fireborn.

    The interview starts at 4m57s.

    KW Writer’s Alliance Online:

    Vanessa Ricci-Thode:

    Waterloo Bookfest | Local authors. Live readings. | Saturday September 9th 1pm-7pm | Waterloo Public Square (black letters on an orange and green graduated background)
     

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-09-01-episode138-Vanessa-Ricci-Thode-of-Waterloo-Bookfest-and-KW-Writers-Alliance.mp3 (52 MB, 56m34s, episode 138)

    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
    1m00s Stay Awake Quiet In The Land
    Quiet In The Land
    Quiet In The Land
    4m57s Vanessa Ricci-Thode tells us about Waterloo Bookfest, some of the special guests (Katie Mack, E.K. Johnston), and more listed on the KW Writer’s Alliance Bookfest website. How KW Writer’s Alliance got started on Zoom during the height of the pandemic. Talking about NaNoWriMo, the National Novel Writing Month. KW Writer’s Alliance was started with Caroline Topperman, looking to give Waterloo Region authors a space to keep writing all year ’round. Support includes moral support (especially after rejections!), guides to publishing, guides to improving the writing craft. Talking about traditional publishing vs. self-publishing.
    19m35s Unbreakable You Unbreakable | single | Natalia Zuk (B&W photo of a woman playing piano)
    (single)
    Natalia Zuk
    23m16s Running down the events taking place at Waterloo Bookfest. How Bookfest is organized. There are 70 authors, and there’s a waiting list! Talking about other events, like Word On The Street which is no longer happening in Waterloo Region. Authors bring their books (of course), but some will have bookmarks and artwork as well. There is overlap in the arts for authors, several are visual artists or musicians. Jason Baronette is one such author, he’ll be at Bookfes, but he’s been on CKMS Community Connections as part of his band Athanase.
    33m18s Kicks In The Night Athanase | Between II Shores (painting of a schooner in full rigging approaching the viewer)
    Between II Shores
    Athanase
    36m35s It’s the Waterloo Bookfest, that means for all of Waterloo Region, including Kitchener, Cambridge, and the rural townships. Vanessa will be at Bookfest as an author, with her series Fireborn. Vanessa tells us about her writing process. Talking about acquiring Fireborn and the logistics of getting it in online stores.
    43m30s Fireborn Vanessa Ricci-Thode | Fireborn | Fireborn Series Book Three ()illustration of a woman carrying a large battleaxe looking away from the viewer beyond some rocks at dragons made of fire
    (Book)
    Vanessa Ricci-Thode
    48m41s Bob encourages more prose readings on the radio. Vanessa tells us about other reading series in southern Ontario. The website is for Grand River Writers & KW Writer’S Alliance, bringing in people from outside of Waterloo Region. Talking about possible upcoming events, readings, workshops. Vanessa gives some ideas for future workshops.
    55m43s Vanessa recaps the details for Bookfest and Bob gives the end credits.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Friday 1 September 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 21 August 2023 with CxViolet

    Show Notes

    CxViolet (a man with blond hair wearing a striped shirt and headphones over a white baseball cap sits at a microphone covered in a blue sock in the CKMS-FM studio)
    CxViolet

    CxViolet comes into the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talks to Bob Jonkman about his start in music, vocal training, composition, trying new things, and his upcoming EP Hackerboy and an album with The New People.

    The interview starts at 4m10s.

    Online:

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-08-21-episode136-CxViolet.mp3 (52.8 MB, 54m58s, episode 136)

    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 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 Glimpse of Us (a man with his back to the camera plays piano, the background is very orange)
    (YouTube)
    CxViolet
    4m10s We are having a technical difficulty! Talking about Glimpse of Us by Joji. The musician or artist isn’t always in control of creating music or art. Inspiration from Mr. Alonzo in high school, then to university for a Bachelor in Classical Music, the Romantic Era. CxViolet doesn’t play much of that any more, but it influences composition now. Introducing the Introduction Piece.

    11m38s Introduction Piece and Hackerboy CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    CxViolet
    16m19s Talking about CxViolet’s vocal range and voice training — everyone can find the voice they have to shape the art they create. Talking about the origins of Hackerboy, and the origins of CxViolet.
    22m25s Bob makes a pitch to local musicians to submit their music to office@radiowaterloo.ca with KWCon in the subject line for people from Waterloo Region, and CanCon for Canadians further away.
    22m49s CxViolet has played locally, but right now is taking time to hone his composition. CxViolet likes taking spaces that normally don’t play music and turning them into musical venues. Looking for venues and opportunities! Contact @_cxviolet on Instagram! Talking about other social media presences. The first self-hosted show was at AOK, a video game bar. Performing with The New People, working on starting a label / publishing house / band. Introducing “the roadies” Stevie and Naomi, and the next song, still untitled.
    27m40s Untitled CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    CxViolet
    31m38s Is this song autobiographical? All songs carry some biographical fingerprints. Talking about guitar technique. CxViolet is self-taught, claims he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Recently took up rock climbing, the forearm muscles are killing. Lyrics first, or music first? For this song, it came all at once. CxViolet pushes beyond the familiar, trying new things outside the norm. CxViolet writes for CxViolet, and the fans follow along. CxViolet doesn’t perform covers; for anything he likes well enough to cover he wants to do it justice. Talking about performance rights, SOCAN; any agents or managers should contact @_cxviolet. Music is a full-time gig, but CxViolet is sitting in the broke-artist trope. CxViolet got some grants from arts councils to offset recording expenses. CxViolet plays, records, produces everthing with the help of friend and artist-partner Stevie (more than a roadie!).
    40m34s Bob asks for another song, CxViolet sets up to improvise something. Asks Bob for a key (G), sad or happy (happy), something for end-of-summer.
    41m18s Improvisation CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    CxViolet
    43m00s CxViolet claims not to have practiced this before the show, he just knows some chord progressions. Talking about piano lessons.
    44m26s What’s coming up in the future? The Hackerboy EP in late September, followed by The New People album in October. CxViolet is working on 40 songs, ready to come out. He’ll be putting out music until he has no more music to put out, but feels there’s an infinite reservoir inside him. CxViolet has a three-year plan, maybe ending with a world tour. Playing outside Waterloo Region, playing at festivals, and playing in the classical sphere. CxViolet wouldn’t go back to playing classical, but might put those skills towards film scoring or video game scoring. Doesn’t do the restaurant / bar piano gigs, except for the pay. Prefers performing in non-musical venues. Maybe turn his attic studio into a venue, to host maybe ten people. Maybe doing secret concerts like Sofar Sounds. Working with The New People to help others find their voice, and playing with other artists.
    50m55s Appearing in the Jillian video with I, The Mountain. CxViolet received the sweetest worded e-mail ever, and couldn’t say no after that. The idea was to get people together who are a little bit unique and have a unique sense of self. CxViolet was very impressed with how the production came together.
    52m29s Dealing with an unreceptive audience: CxViolet hasn’t really experienced that, has some tricks up his sleeve, such as asking “Name a key” and making an improvisation. But the fan base is well curated, so that hardly ever happens. The fan base exists as far away Europe and South America.

    And Bob gives the end credits.

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    CxViolet, a man wearing a striped shirt and headphones over a white baseball cap sitting at a microphone and plays guitar. There is also a very large synthesizer on the desk in front of him)
    CxViolet plays guitar in a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!

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    CKMS Community Connections for 31 July 2023 with Megan Ruttan of Waterloo Region ACORN

    Show Notes

    Megan Ruttan (a woman wearing a summer dress and a grey N95 mask sitting at a microphone with a blue sock on it)
    Megan Ruttan
    ACORN CANADA ( white line drawing of an acorn in an '@' sign, with text curving along the botton, all on a red background)
     

    Megan Ruttan of Waterloo Region ACORN joins Bob Jonkman to talk about evictions, renovictions, tenants’ rights, and setting up a tenants’ union in Waterloo Region.

    The interview starts at 10m02s.

    ACORN was previously on CKMS News on 23 June 2023, 17 June 2023, and 7 June 2023.

    Waterloo Region ACORN:

    ACORN Canada:

    Meg Ruttan Online:

    Other:

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-31-episode135-Meg-Ruttan-of-Waterloo-Region-ACORN.mp3 (50 MB, 54m11s, episode 135)

    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
    1m02s Black Eyed Suzie Foul Weather Friends | Onion Honey (illustration of a snail on a mushroom, a mouse, and two frogs, all sheltering from the rain under a leaf)
    Foul Weather Friends
    Onion Honey
    2m51s 4 All The Animals 4 all the Animals | (Save The World) | VEFO | Prod. GuruuuV (green and purple lettering on a background of a green sky with orange clouds, there's a picture of a pig's snout in the middle)
    (single)
    VEFO
    6m35s Unknown Monster Genre-Bending P2 | GuruuuV (purple letters on a swirly purple background)
    Genre-Bending Pt. 2 (Beat Challenge)
    GuruuuV
    6m41s try and catch me next time
    7m42s Shake the House
    10m02s Introducing Megan Ruttan and ACORN: The Association for Community Organizations for Reform Now, a low- to moderate-income tenants union, but they take on any issues that their members want to take on, for example payday loans. The union is just getting set up now to help fight renovictions and demovictions. Megan herself is experiencing attempts at renoviction. This has been happening for at least six years. This pre-dates ACORN, but ACORN would have fought it by drawing attention to it by direct action such as protests. There have been rallies against other renovictions in Kitchener. Landlords intimidate tenants by withholding information, so that tenants do not know what their rights are, or even who their landlord is. ACORN in Hamilton has helped create a by-law that makes it illegal to evict people in Hamilton for renovations. But each municipality will have different by-laws. ACORN has just held a national day of action on the financialization of housing. They’re asking for a law that will give first right of refusal will go to housing organizations, co-ops, and other businesses that want to build affordable housing. Waterloo Region ACORN has about 500 members; about 15 full members who pay $15/month in dues, but many people can’t afford that. Waterloo Region ACORN started about three months ago, in April.
    19m44s Beam Blues Live Nick Bordman | Beam Blues | (Live at Locust Ridge Studios) (black and white photo of a man with a beard and wearing a cowboy outfit leaning against a sporty-looking car)
    (YouTube)
    Nick Bordman
    23m59s Waterloo Region ACORN has a three month plan, meeting in August to plan an action to take place in September. They’re building membership; anyone is welcome to join, not just renters. The August meeting will be hybrid, both in-person and online for Covid safety. The national organization in Ottawa and the chapter in London have provided a lot of help in the form of flyers, handouts, mailing lists, &c. The money from dues goes towards copying costs and SDCWR for use of their facilities. The entire region of Waterloo has an epidemic of unsheltered people. The chapter was named Waterloo Region ACORN to include everyone in the region; it’s not just a Kitchener issue.
    28m47s “The financialization of housing” treats housing as an investment, not as shelter or homes, or as a human right. Municipalities are not building purpose-built rental housing; many politicians to make this happen to own rental properties, and seem disinclined to reduce their holdings to build affordable housing. Globally, the climate crisis is creating climate refugees, who need housing. Do we have shelter for these people? We need to build housing. The municipalities need to build the housing, not just pass by-laws or re-zones. The City of Kitchener is not acting to build housing or reduce renovictions when they had the chance to vote on zoning changes. Their answer seems to be to police housing. If they don’t build housing, people will die. Who could be affected by the housing crisis? Almost every renter. What happens with the laws that require landlords to provide the renovated units to former tenants? It gets ignored, landlords just rent to new, higher-paying tenants. People in this situation don’t have the capacity, “the spoons”, to deal with this. Megan has the spoons to deal with this because she’s connected in the community, and knows the resources.
    38m14s How did Waterloo Region ACORN get started here? There were already people with memberships in other chapters; people contacted the national chapter; they already had a mailing list! Everything is connected, Megan was already active in climate organizing, political organization; if one issue is advanced, the others are too.
    39m36s Who’s Gonna Suffer FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
    Twelve Bar Prescription
    FOG Blues & Brass Band
    43m04s How do people get involved if they have no background in tenant organization? Come to the meeting in August, ACORN will provide training on door knocking, &c. They’ll knock on the doors of tenants to let them know help is available. They’ve reached out to local politicians, but not all have responded. Talking about other events where ACORN has had a presence. Giving credit to Maribel and other leaders, their appearances in local media.
    48m25s What about all the local construction? It’s mostly condominiums, only 15% affordable housing. Condos aren’t affordable housing. The tenants’ union is the opposite of a Home Owners’ Association, the union lifts you up, doesn’t repress your rights.
    50m36s Reviewing Waterloo Region ACORN‘s presence on social media. Talking about Project Mushroom, an online presence for social activists. It had some setbacks when the founder discovered it could not be monetized, but Megan and others are still keeping it alive.
    53m12s Bob gives the end credits.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 24 July 2023 with VEFO

    Show Notes

    VEFO (a person with crossed arms sitting at a microphone wearing a gray sweater and grey gloves, and a gas mask over a Guy Fawkes mask; the gas mask has the eyes outlined in bright green paint, and there is a green heart painted on the forehead)
    VEFO

    Bob Jonkman talks with VEFO, musician and animal rights activist about his social justice philosophy, the alter-ego that VEFO represents, animal liberation, the Plant Based Treaty, producing music, VEFO’s influences and other activities, mainstream music, and the VEFOFEST Popup + Jaqui NDS Tribute this Saturday 29 June 2023 from 4 pm to 8pm at the Arts Quad at the University of Waterloo.

    The interview starts at 1m43s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    Saturday July 29th (2023) 4pm at University of Waterloo Arts Quad (Dana Porter Library) | VEFOFEST Popup + Jaqui NDS Tribute | Join us for an evening of powerful music, speakers, poetry, art, estatic dance, food, & inspiring performances. | @UWAnimalRights @VEFOmusic (black letters on a gradient purple-to-green background, with a clip art image of a leaping dancer, a staff of musical notes, and a ribbon microphone)

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-24-episode134-VEFO.mp3 (51 MB, 55m32s, episode 134)

    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
    0m29s Control the Voices Genre-Bending P2 | GuruuuV (purple letters on a swirly purple background)
    Genre-Bending, Pt. 2 (Beat Challenge)
    VEFO
    1m43s VEFO does perform on Control the Voices, but his vocals are sampled and chopped up. VEFO likes both lyrical and instrumental tracks for balance.
    2m57s VEFO wears a mask to create a character, an alter-ego, a new artist profile. VEFO’s music started to promote animal rights activism. In animal agriculture animals are viewed as though they don’t have a personality or a face, and so VEFO was created as an anonymous identity to show that you can turn yourself into whoever you want to, and VEFO is there to support. The mask reduces the ego, and shows how we are all a community of people trying to do better and trying to change the world for a kinder and sustainable future. VEFO has been doing music for six years, the activism for about four years, and hard-core animal rights for the last two years. VEFO draws inspiration from Regan Russell who was killed during an animal vigil in Burlington. Got Your Back was created as a tribute track to Regan. VEFO plays at both musical venues and animal rights rallies. Bob met VEFO at KW Vegfest.
    8m01s VEFO tells us about VEFOFEST, this Saturday 29 July 2023 at the University of Waterloo through the UW Animal Rights Society.
    10m24s 4 All the Animals (Save The World)
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
    4 all the Animals | (Save The World) | VEFO | Prod. GuruuuV (green and purple lettering on a background of a green sky with orange clouds, there's a picture of a pig's snout in the middle)
    (single)
    VEFO
    13m37s Talking about the lyrics in 4 All the Animals. Finding VEFO’s motivation in animal activism. Discussing animal liberation, and the trauma that animals experience in industrial agriculture. Are politicians paying attention? Yes, some politicians have endorsed the Plant Based Treaty, and VEFO is trying to get the University of Waterloo to adopt it. This is a world-wide campaign; the UK has had some success, but not so much in Canada. The treaty applies to institutions as well, such as hospitals, jails, schools. But Bob hasn’t seen much uptake in his mom’s long term care home.
    23m39s SHINE
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
    SHINE | VEFO (white and green lettering on a background of stars overlying a beach scene with a cliff to the left)
    (single)
    VEFO
    26m12s Talking about VEFO’s production work. He’s been concentrating on sampling vocals. It’s a way to process his emotions, feeling on top of the world when working on one track, then next day your heart is just torn; music is always there for you. VEFO is a big fan of Moby, re-recording his tracks when the emotion strikes. We discuss dancing. VEFO plays guitar as well, will be playing electric guitar at VEFOFEST. VEFO is also a big fan of Prince. He performs solo, but is always open to collaboration. He’s been practicing with the Liberation Choir at the Wishbone Animal Rights Lab in Toronto, as well as practicing drumming. VEFO will be playing snare drum at the Toronto Animal Rights March 2023 on Saturday 26 August. Will there be a march in Waterloo? VEFO doesn’t think there are enough animal rights activists here to hold a march.
    34m40s VEFO’s music isn’t mainstream; he doesn’t feel that he can make pop music. Is mainstream media ignoring this music because of commercial interests? Not even Moby releases animal rights music, there’s no commercial value. Maybe mainstream fans don’t want to hear social justice music. VEFO started @VeganLove4All on Instagram and Vegan Love 4 All on YouTube to promote animal rights.
    38m50s Talking about V4EVA and the Beat Challenge, creating a new beat and a new genre every day.
    39m45s V4EVA Genre-Bending P2 | GuruuuV (purple letters on a swirly purple background)
    Genre-Bending, Pt. 2 (Beat Challenge)
    VEFO
    42m02s MotionRave Demo
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
    motionrave | VEFO DEMO | GuruuuV (dark gray, white and purple letters on a purple-to-dark-blue gradient background)
    (single)
    43m21s Talking about MotionRave Demo. Music or lyrics first? Either way… Recap of VEFOFEST, doing it every month, next at University of Toronto. VEFO tells us how to release music on streaming services. Talking about the Burlington Vegfest (note: not at Spencer Smith Park, but at the Burloak Waterfront Park Map)
    49m21s Talking about GuruuuV, an alter-ego that started VEFO’s music story. It combines “groove” and “guru”; the purple comes from Prince. There’s no politics or message with GuruuuV, just music.
    51m40s Got Your Back
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio!
    GOT YOUR BACK | VEFO (black and yellow lettering on an indistinct background that looks like an anaglyph 3D image)
    (single)
    VEFO
    55m13s 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 alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 24 July 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 17 July 2023: KWCon Music; Mark Higgins of Canada’s Teen Jam

    Show Notes

    Canada's Teen Jam | Where the music begins (bright orange letters as though stardust on a black background; the CTJ letters are so large in comparison to the rest that CTJ is all you see from a distance)
    Canada’s Teen Jam

    Today we’re playing lots of KW Content: Music by musicians from Waterloo Region. Then we speak with Mark Higgins, the promoter/producer/impressario for Canada’s Teen Jam.

    The interview starts at 38m16s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-17-episode133-KWCon-Music-Mark-Higgins-from-Canadas-Teen-Jam.mp3 (49 MB, 53m58s, episode 133)

    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
    0m47s Promised Land (a reverse colour solarized image of a woman with long hair blowing in the wind, wearing a flowing sari, and pointing ahead of her. One breast is uncovered)
    (single)
    No Service
    6m29s My Happy Place My Happy Place | Cameron Oakland (Cameron Oakland sitting in a field, backlit by the sun, petting two large dogs)
    (single)
    Cameron Oakland
    9m41s Living With Your Memory Natalia Valencia (a woman with long dark hair and a big smile, wearing headphones sitting at a microphone and playing guitar)
    CKMS Community Connections Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance
    Natalia Valencia
    14m27s Any Other Way Any Other Way | Clarissa Diokno (Clarissa Diokno, a woman with long black hair wearing a red blouse stands in front of a pink backdrop)
    Any Other Way
    Clarissa Diokno
    17m28s Liquor (Paige Warner, a woman with long curly blonde hair sitting in front of white venetian blinds at the bottom right corner of the picture with her head resting on her hands which are on her knees. The photo is multiple exposure, showing faint outlines of Paige lowering her head to her hands. There is a small pile of clothes or blankets beside her)
    Stockholm Syndrome
    Paige Warner
    21m02s Steel Rail Blues Foul Weather Friends | Onion Honey (illustration of a snail on a mushroom, a mouse, and two frogs, all sheltering from the rain under a leaf)
    Foul Weather Friends
    Onion Honey
    25m07s The Last Two Years Carla Muller | The Last Two Years (a campfire blazes white-hot at the right, in the unfocused background twilight has made the sky dark blue and the ground black, with patches of water reflecting the sky)
    The Last Two Years
    Carla Muller
    28m14s My Love To You My Love To You (handwriting on an airmail envelope lying on a red background)
    (single)
    Space Kitchen
    31m56s A Song Is Born Piano Carousel | Tim McInnes (white letters over a photo of a carousel  with a carousel horse facing right, prominently in the foreground)
    (singles)
    Tim McInnes
    34m49s Piano Carousel
    38m16s Mark Higgins tells us about Canada’s Teen Jam: A program of musical discoveries for teens with dreams, the next generation of superstars. The mission is to take this across Ontario and Canada. Many teens have sports and other programs but teens with musical talent have nothing. Mark is not releasing the names of the performers yet, that will be revealed on Saturday. Bob offers to bring the performers into the studio for an interview and a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance! Mark is impressed with the professionalism and demeanor of the performers. Canada’s Teen Jam launched in January, and is now starting the tour to get the performers into other festivals and showcases. Kitchener is the first stop. Canada’s Teen Jam goes from 3pm to 5pm, followed by the Wayback Festival performers. Mark appreciates the irony: Canada’s newest performers followed by Canada’s superstar rock performers. Mark has had a lot of experience promoting and producing performers, notably The Tragically Hip at Bobcageon, which was filmed for a documentary. Covid has affected the start of CTJ, everyone is catching up from the performances that were missed.
    53m04s 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 alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 17 July 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 3 July 2023: Nick Bordman with Caleb Khuu

    Show Notes

    Nick Bordman (a man wearing headphones over a cowboy-style hat, red shirt and denim vest sitting at two microphones in front of acoustic tiling)
    Nick Bordman
    Caleb Khuu (a man with glasses and dark hair wearing headphones and playing the guitar. His left hand is bending the strings on the fretboard)
    Caleb Khuu

    Nick Bordman, accompanied by Caleb Khuu, gives a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talks to Bob Jonkman about touring, recording, performing, and songwriting.

    Caleb Khuu appeared on CKMS Community Connections on 14 April 2023.

    The interview starts at 3m48s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-07-03-episode132-Nick-Bordman-with-Caleb-Khuu.mp3 (54.7 MB, 56m54s, episode 132)

    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 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
    0m48s Tread Lightly CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Nick Bordman
    3m48s Talking about the genre of Country Music, and country music venues in Waterloo Region. Re-recording Tread Lightly , the first song Nick ever wrote with Matt Koebel; how it’s changed since the first recording. Talking about Nick’s recently completed tour, including the Horseshoe Tavern. Touring with The Boogie Boy Band, but there are session players on Nick’s studio recordings. Talking about the modern way of recording, session musicians record their tracks in their own studios, send them in, and the producer assembles them in the DAW, the Digital Audio Workstation. Nick tells us his songwriting technique: Inspiration from the outdoors.
    13m04s Home CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Nick Bordman
    16m17s Talking about the origins of Home and the origins of Nick Bordman, and how he might develop in the future. Music is a full-time career for Nick, he feels lucky to have stumbled into the opportunities he’s had. He’s an old soul, getting compared to the country singers someone’s grandma might have listened to. Nick tells us how he met Caleb, just walking past Caleb’s band in the street. Caleb says playing everything from country to jazz is not such a big stretch. Talking about playlists on streaming services, and how to market to streamers and viewers.
    27m32s Take Out Some Insurance CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Nick Bordman
    30m29s Take Out Some Insurance is a Jimmy Reed cover, Nick has only performed it live. Nick performs other songs with a bit of a yodel to them, Hank Williams’s Your Cheatin’ Heart. Nick has worked some vocal teachers, including Amanda Kind. Also talking about the Seneca College program, Independent Songwriting and Performance.
    37m03s Words first, or music first? Nick writes the words first, he has an idea for a story, some phrasing, then calls up collaborators to put the music to words. Sometimes that changes the words. Nick composes on guitar (so does Caleb), he doesn’t get along with piano. Talking about the process of songwriting from lyrics and music to production and recording. Nick has at least five songs he’s working on now. The EP of that should be coming out soon.
    40m46s Beam Blues CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Nick Bordman
    44m52s Listening to the lyrics in Beam Blues. Listing some upcoming shows, and Nick’s contact information and social media accounts. Talking about an audience not paying attention to the music at some gigs. Getting subs for the band, and sessions musicians for recording. Caleb tells us about doing session work. Talking about ever-changing technology in recording.
    54m11s Movin’ On Over CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Nick Bordman
    56m15s Bob gives the end credits, and Caleb Khuu plays us out.

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 3 July 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 23 June 2023 with Matt Lam and Aaron Liang of Waterfowl

    Matt Lam (a man with dark curly hair and glasses wearing headphones in front of a microphone with a flag "CKMS 102.7 FM", the background is black acoustic tile)
    Matt Lam
    Aaron Liang (a man with dark hair and a Vandyke wearing glasses and headphones; a socked microphone is visible on the right, and a CKMS-FM poster is partially visible in the background)
    Aaron Liang

    Show Notes

    Aaron Liang and Matt Lam join Bob Jonkman to talk about their band Waterfowl, how they turned from a studio band into a live performance band, composing their music and writing their lyrics, and dealing with the many instruments and changeovers on their live gigs.

    The interview starts at 1m44s.

    Online:


    Lost Faculty with Waterfowl and Housecat | The Yeti | 14 Eby St. N. Kitchener, ON | Sunday Sept 10 (2023) 8pm Doors | $10 Advance $15 At The Door (four men wearing dark sunglasses standing in front of brightly coloured row houses)
    Lost Faculty with Waterfowl and Housecat

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-06-23-episode-131-Matt-Lam-and-Aaron-Liang-of-Waterfowl.mp3 (51 MB, 55m27s, episode 131)

    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
    0m30s Intro (watercolour illustration of a pink flower with green/blue leaves partially underwater. There are fuzzy clouds in the sky background. The viewpoint is half above and half below the waterline.
    Habitat
    Waterfowl
    1m44s Introducing the band, from both Toronto and Kitchener. There are other members, Ben Easton and Calvin Wu. There are lots of instruments, everyone plays keyboards, and there are many guitars. They’ve been playing live gigs, but made their album Habitat first. Adapting the recorded sound to live performance, the music wasn’t written with the idea of playing it live. Aaron and Matt had written music and played in bands before, while in high school in Toronto. There are recordings, but not for public listening yet. The Habitat album was intended for friends and family, with limited distribution. They used some online web services to get some press, now it’s just on the streaming services. Both Matt and Aaron have day jobs, it’s tough finding time to play and record music. Now that they have a live band, the next music will be written in a more traditional way, workshopping the songs during live performances. Some songs on the album were released individually, like Open Up. It was based on a Lesley speaker sound effect. It was much more difficult to produce this song than to come up with the music in the first place.
    12m05s Open Up (watercolour illustration of a pink flower with green/blue leaves partially underwater. There are fuzzy clouds in the sky background. The viewpoint is half above and half below the waterline.
    Habitat
    Waterfowl
    15m59s Analyzing the sampled vocals in Open Up. Music first, lyrics second. Matt does more lyrics, Aaron does the songwriting. Start with a melodic progression, then form some words to it, altering the melody to stay within their vocal range. We got a sneak peek of the entire album, CKMS-FM aired it before it was released. Matt and Aaron had some excitement during their album release, when the venue caught fire. They’re no longer calling their genre “Dream Pop”, their style is more varied than that. Talking about the theme of the album, “water”. They started their band in the middle of Covid, there was nothing else to do. They’ve already had some personnel churn in the band. How the other band members got the music. Introducing Ascending.
    28m20s Ascending (watercolour illustration of a pink flower with green/blue leaves partially underwater. There are fuzzy clouds in the sky background. The viewpoint is half above and half below the waterline.
    Habitat
    Waterfowl
    34m58s Talking about the instrumentation on Ascending, and writing for a particular instrument, or a particular effect. Playing covers to fill in a live set, and arranging the set list to accomodate instrument changes. Talking about upcoming gigs, no gigs in Kitchener-Waterloo yet. But they’re looking for new gigs! They’re adding more original music to their live sets, then record and produce them. Talking about their recording setup. How they named the band, Matt is a novice birder and was looking through birding books. Introducing All My Time.
    46m04s All My Time (watercolour illustration of a pink flower with green/blue leaves partially underwater. There are fuzzy clouds in the sky background. The viewpoint is half above and half below the waterline.
    Habitat
    Waterfowl
    49m58s All My Time is the song they close their live sets with. How they promote their music, using some online distribution services and music review blogging sites. Bob talks about the NCRA‘s !earshot Digital Distribution System to get their music to all campus and community radio stations in Canada. Talking about touring. Reviewing Waterfowl‘s contact information and streaming services.
    55m05s 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 alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Friday 23 June 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 12 June 2023 with the FOG Blues & Brass Band

    Show Notes

    Members of FOG Blues & Brass Band in the CKMS-FM studio with Bob Jonkman
    FOG Blues & Brass Band

    Bob Jonkman talks with Dan Jancar, Hills Walter, and Tim Palser of the FOG Blues & Brass Band about the origin of the band, recording the album, writing Twelve Bar Prescription, their trip to Memphis, and, of course, about the blues. And they perform two songs, Live, On-Air, In-Studio!

    The interview starts at 3m52s.

    Online:

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    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-06-12-episode130-The-FOG-Blues-and-Brass-Band.mp3 (52 MB, 56m54s, episode 130)

    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 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
    0m46s Too Deep CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    FOG Blues & Brass Band
    3m52s Introducing the band. In the studio is Dan Jancar, Hills Walter, and Tim Palser; other band members are Bobby Becker, Joe Dublanski, Domenic Di Nino, and Al Hosack. In studio we have Tim playing guitar and Hills on harmonica, and everyone on vocals, other instruments in the band are saxophones, bass, keyboards, and drums. Sometimes Dan plays baritone sax. But there are no horns, so there is no brass in the FOG Blues & Brass Band. Even though the sax is made of brass it’s considered a woodwind. But the band was named “Blues & Brass” through marketing genius. Orginally the band was a five-piece, and named for “Five Old Guys”, hence the capitalization.
    7m40s How does a seven-piece band get gigs? Not all venues can afford all the musicians, but they stand their ground. They all have day jobs, even though managing the band is a full-time job. Band members have different hours, so they can take shifts in doing the admin work. Talking about other people, producer Robi Banerji, and recording in Dan’s basement, the Jancar Studios. How the album Twelve Bar Prescription came to be. The title song was written by Grant Heywood, then reworked by the members of the band. Working through the Covid pandemic, working with software, building the studio, doing all the Covid mitigation.
    15m44s Twelve Bar Prescription FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
    Twelve Bar Prescription
    FOG Blues & Brass Band
    19m07s Analyzing the song Twelve Bar Prescription, how it changed from the way Grant Heywood wrote it. Grant and Hills have both been in Musician’s FAQ. Coral Andrews first broke the first record on CKMS.
    21m47s Talking about their trip to Memphis representing the Grand River Blues Society for the International Blues Challenge. Starting with 12,000 bands, the organizers knocked it down to 300 bands, including FOG. It was a contest, with stringent time constraints. And FOG made it through to the semi-finals! They went not expecting to win, but to make contacts. They made quite a few, but then Covid shut it down. Then they had some smaller gigs like the Kitchener Blues Festival in 2020 at Bobby O’Briens, but there were lots of constraints for Covid.
    29m13s Beaterland CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    FOG Blues & Brass Band
    33m33s This is a first, FOG Blues & Brass Band haven’t done their music acoustically before. Why blues? Each band member has their own story. Dan has a metal background, Hills is wearing a Bob Dylan T-shirt. Blues only has five chords, but they stretch every facet of five chords, and throw in some jazz elements. They’re playing “Canadian Blues”. Kitchener has a rich history, not just Mel Brown, but others like Sonny Boy Williams. Each performer has the opportunity to play with others. Hills did a dance album during Covid, and he does jazz, classical, funk, blues, rock, even country. Everybody in the band is pretty diverse in their musical interests. Talking about the other members’ contributions.
    42m25s Adapting their music to different circumstances, like doing Beaterland acoustically, which was the biggest production number on the album. Talking about working with other musicians. Talking about live music in Kitchener, new venues opening, including The Boathouse. Guelph has a buzzing underground scene, very eclectic.
    46m14s Hey Lucy FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
    Twelve Bar Prescription
    FOG Blues & Brass Band
    49m27s Hey Lucy ends with Jacob The Cat purring, he gets a credit on the album liner notes. Discussing how many chords there are in Hey Lucy. Talking about upcoming gigs and events. Covering the various social media accounts. Talking about the Grand River Blues Society, how FOG got the gigs in Memphis. Talking about the work they do with the Youth Blues Camp.
    55m12s Introducing Why Get Up as the regular closing song.
    55m30s Why Get Up
    Bob gives the end credits.
    FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
    Twelve Bar Prescription
    FOG Blues & Brass Band

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 12 June 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 5 June 2023 with Natalia Valencia

    Show Notes

    Natalia Valencia (a woman with long dark hair and a big smile, wearing headphones sitting at a microphone and playing guitar)
    Natalia Valencia

    Natalia Valencia joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance!

    The interview starts at 3m27s.

    Online:

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-06-05-episode129-Natalia-Valencia.mp3 (50 MB, 54m53s, episode 129)

    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 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
    0m43s Saturday Night CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Natalia Valencia
    3m27s Introducing Natalia Valencia and Saturday Night. Talking about Natalia’s start as a musician, and the process of writing Saturday Night. How Natalia met her producer, Trevor. Natalia tells us about her upcoming EP and the concept behind it. Natalia introduces the next song.
    12m30s Finding My Wings CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Natalia Valencia
    15m40s Talking about pre-show nerves; Natalia’s live performances, going to University of Waterloo, getting a Master’s degree in Social Work in Social Policy. Finding the time to write music, playing at open-mic venues, commercial venues. Playing for Sofar Sounds, secret performances in people’s homes. Talking about the production of the recordings, and the new songs coming up. Does a producer who contributes to background music get a writing credit? No, only the person writing the lyrics and music is the songwriter, background music writers get a producer credit. Natalia introduces My Kind of Paradise.
    26m07s My Kind of Paradise CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Natalia Valencia
    29m13s Discussing the feel of My Kind of Paradise. Natalia tells us how she writes music. Lyrics first, or music? For Natalia, it’s lyrics first. Natalia also plays ukelele, and is learning piano. Natalia has not yet written Christmas music or other festive music, but she does covers of other people’s music. Talking about Natalia’s inspirations, and the genre of her music. She’s just been introduced to heavy metal, and is learning to appreciate it. Introducing Living With Your Memory
    42m40s Living With Your Memory CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Natalia Valencia
    46m34s Bob listened to the lyrics, found it very sad, but could be a favourite. Playing different venues, concert gigs or background music. Talking about nerves again. Natalia goes back to the studio in a few weeks, every night for a whole week. Natalia’s a perfectionist, will do 40 or 50 takes for song. Any live gigs? Natalia has just got her busker’s license, will be playing on the streets and in the subways of Toronto.
    53m25s Bob gives the closing credits, and Natalia plays us out to the end of the show.
    54m05s Intertwine (partial) CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Natalia Valencia

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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

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    Bonus Video

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 5 June 2023

    Extra Bonus Video!

    TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@nataliavalenciamusic/video/7239749086616833285

    Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2023 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 29 May 2023 with Fabian Fletcher of tri-Pride

    Show Notes

    Fabian Fletcher (a man wearing headphones and a white Aloha shirt sits at a microphone)
    Fabian Fletcher

    Fabian Fletcher, president of the board at tri-Pride Community Association Inc. comes into the studio to talk about the tri-Pride organization, the tri-Pride Summer Festival, the performers, the history of Pride, some other 2SLGBTQIA+ organizations including Spectrum, and ideas for future activities and events.

    The interview starts at 2m45s.

    tri-Pride | Cambridge - Kitchener - Waterloo (black lettering over a triangular swath of the Rainbow Pride flag, textured as a chalk drawing)
     
    tri-Pride Community Association

    Fabian Fletcher:

    Grand River Pride (rainbow coloured letters in a rainbow coloured circle)
     
    Grand River Pride:

    Upcoming Events

    TRI-PRIDE SUMMER FESTIVAL | Trinity K. Bonet | Alysha Brilla | Ongina | June 10 | 12-8pm | Willow River Park (OKA Victoria Park), Kitchener (small pictures of performers  above the lettering, larger pictures of headline performers between the top lettering and bottom lettering, all over a Pride Rainbow appearing to sweep from the right to the left)
     

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-05-29-episode128-Fabian-Fletcher-of-tri-Pride.mp3 (50MB, 54m34s, episode 128)

    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
    1m00s Dredd (a purple circular object, possibly a surveillance camera)
    Generichiphopfouldr
    Stunt Double
    2m45s Introducing Fabian Fletcher, the President of the Board of Directors of tri-Pride, an all-volunteer organization. In addition to the summer festival there’s Winter Pride, in February or March, and PRIDEtoberfest during the Octoberfest weekend. The Board works on organizing the events, but also works on policies and procedures, governance issues, and work more on advocacy and doing grass-roots community organization. The Board is eight or nine folx, a Vice-President and other Board directors who take on roles like vendors market, sponsorships, a treasurer, a development director: a small but mighty group. But there are twenty-plus volunteers who do the work of setting-up and tear-down, oversee the vendors market, volunteers to manage the stage area. There are enough volunteers for the summer festival, but people can sign up now for the fall and winter events. To volunteer, contact info@tri-pride.ca or look for the volunteer call-out on social media.
    6m45s Planning for the summer event started in January; lots of paperwork. The summer festival this year is taking place at Willow River Park, officially known as Victoria Park. The vendor market filled up really early this year, but there are still people looking for spots. This is the second year back after a Covid absence. Last year was really well attended, hoping to increase that for this year.
    9m54s Aside from the vendor booths, there will be performances from Noon to 4pm, local live performers, music, spoken word, standup. From 4pm to 8pm there will be the drag performances. Alysha Brilla is the musical headliner, and the headline drag performers are Ongina and Trinity K. Bonet, both from Ru Paul’s Drag Race. tri-Pride has a sign-up sheet for local performers, but the headline acts were cold-called. There’s a great drag scene in Waterloo Region.
    12m27s tri-Pride has been operating since 2002, doing summer festivals and other events. The City of Kitchener has an events team that coordinates with tri-Pride to arrange all the applications and paperwork. tri-Pride is very privileged to have the Board members it does to fill out paperwork and applying for licenses. Fabian wishes were ways to make the process more accessible to smaller organizations and community-based folks to have space in the park to have events. The requirements for audited financial statements are out of reach of organizations on shoe-string budgets that have no finances.
    16m12s Postlude (I Love The Way It Flows) This Garden | Andrew Jacob Rinehart / Eli Sokoloff Haris (very faint lettering on top and below, with an image of a living room with a harp, music box, radiator, chair)
    This Garden
    Andrew Jacob Rinehart
    19m27s The tri-Pride festival this year is on Saturday, 10 June 2023 in Willow River Park, from Noon to 8pm. “tri”-Pride covers all three cities, Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge, although they have not been out in Cambridge as much as they want to. But Grand River Pride has just started up in Cambridge, having their summer festival also on Saturday, 10 June 2023!
    20m58s Covering some of the history of the Pride movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969. Are things getting worse today? Not necessarily, intolerance has always been there, but people today are less hesitant about sharing their hate. Life has become more difficult for Queer folx, actions v transferring over from the United States. Fabian knows of incidents across Canada, not so much in Waterloo Region, although there is the example in Oxford county with the municipality of Norwich refusing to fly the Pride flag.
    25m26s What actions can tri-Pride and other organizations take? It’s tricky, because the organizations need to ensure the safety their membership. Non-Queer folks can show up for the Queer community at events, protests, and rallies, get involved with local organizations, and lobby their elected officials. tri-Pride joined #Act4QueerSafety, and signed a letter addressed to government officials at both provincial and federal levels to say “Enough is enough, you need to act for Queer safety.” But while getting involved, there will be spaces strictly reserved for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. For example, tri-Pride is trying to create safe spaces geared toward BIPOC Queer folk, IndigiQueer youth, Two-Spirit youth, and those intersecting personalities. But non-Queer folk should show up for the larger festivals and use their voice and use their privilege to advocate for their 2SLGBTQIA+ community members.
    28m57s What actions are taking place? There is Cait Glasson’s petition to extend to transgender and nonbinary people the right to claim asylum in Canada. There is also a petition to both federal and provincial representatives at Momentum Canada #Act4QueerSafety.
    29m55s Talking about tri-Pride‘s online presence; keeping it up-to-date is tough with volunteers. The main website needs to be updated, there’s a new volunteeer to do that.
    31m42s She She | Courtney Wolfe (closeup photo of a pink flower)
    (single)
    Courtney Wolfe
    34m51s Talking about other Pride organizations across Canada. There’s a Canada-wide organization, and a world-wide organization called InterPride. Joining such a federation gives tri-Pride a chance to hear from other organizations what’s working for them, to support each other, and to brainstorm ideas for festivals. There’s no Canada-wide Pride festival, although Captital Pride in Ottawa has what is deemed the nation-wide Pride festival, and InterPride has a festival as well.
    37m43s Pride festivals aren’t so much a protest any more, but a celebration. Fabian says it’s building communities. Talking about other events, like PRIDEtoberfest, a dance / drag performance / other performance. It’s an indoor event, unlike the summer festival. Winter Pride is a bit smaller, a dance with one or two drag performers. Fabian would like to have more social, low-key events like coffee nights, or speed friending.
    39m50s Talking about other Pride organizations, like Spectrum, in the same building as the CKMS-FM studio. Fabian is a staff member at Spectrum, overseeing their volunteers and operations. But tri-Pride is careful not to step on anyone’s toes, looking to support and uplift other organizations. Talking about some of Spectrum‘s programs, Fabian mentions “capacity building”, to be more accepting and creating safer space for Queer folks. tri-Pride focuses on the events, and focus on creating spaces. They’re looking at ways to do smaller events throughout the year that are tailored to different parts of their community.
    43m35s Gender Rollz Human | Alysha Brilla (illustration of Alysha Brilla, all on a patterned teal background. Alysha's skin is blended with the teal background)
    Human
    Alysha Brilla
    48m47s Fabian tells us how Alysha Brilla came to be the headliner for this year’s festival. This year’s lineup was chosen to highlight diversity to represent what our community actually looks like.
    50m45s Bob and Fabian go over the details of the coming tri-Pride festival: Noon to 8pm on Saturday 10 June 2023 in Willow River Park, followed by a dance starting at 9pm hosted by Queer Night Out.
    52m35s Bob thanks Fabian for being on the show, and gives the end credits.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 22 May 2023 with Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition

    Show Notes

    (a min with a beard and moustache wearing a brown shirt sits at a microphone)
    Jim Stewart

    Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition returns to CKMS Community Connections to talk about the latest developments in Doug Ford’s privatization of the public healthcare system in Ontario, and tells us of the referendum to stop the privatization of public hospitals to for-profit hospitals and clinics. Polling stations are open on Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 May 2023 at locations throughout Waterloo Region, and Ontario. You can vote online at https://publichospitalvote.ca/.

    But to start, Bob reminds listeners that the deadline for signing Government of Canada petition E-4268 is Friday 26 May 2023. This petition requests parliament to extend to transgender and nonbinary people the right to claim asylum in Canada by reason of eliminationist laws in their home countries. It’s set to be one of the most-signed petitions in Canadian history, sign now before it closes!

    The interview starts at 3m28s.

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    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
    0m30s Bob recognizes Victoria Day, with some ideas for changing the focus away from Queen Victoria. And he gives a reminder that the Friday 26 May 2023 is the deadline for signing Government of Canada petition E-4268, To extend to transgender and nonbinary people the right to claim asylum in Canada by reason of eliminationist laws in their home countries.
    2m10s Eve (a purple circular object, possibly a surveillance camera)
    Generichiphopfouldr
    Stunt Double
    3m09s Introducing Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition . Jim talks about the province-wide citizens’ led referendum on the privatization of our core hospital services. Leaking information about privatization to the press. Documenting the discrepancies between what the Progressive Conservative Pary of Ontario promised during the election in June of 2022 with what they said eight weeks later.
    10m12s Jim tells us about the exisiting capacity of our public hospital system. There are enough operating rooms and time available that we don’t need for-profit health care. The public health capacity exists, but the funding is lacking. Jim quotes some figures of mis-spent budgets and shortfalls from lack of budgeting in the billions of dollars.
    13m45s Talking about Bill 60, now the law as Your Health Act, 2023. There are secrecy regulations built in since public health care funding is re-directed to for-profit corporations, there is no longer fiscal accountability and transparency. We don’t have a lot of options to hold the government accountable since the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario holds the majority of seats in the Legislature. As a result, they completely ignored the opposition parties when the opposition made recommendations to modify Bill 60. When WRHC visits PCO MPPs they just give the usual talking points.
    19m00s A quick digression about the number of votes, 17.8% of eligible voters, that elected a majority of seats for the Progressive Conservatives. A strong argument for proportional representation!
    20m05s Jim tells us about court cases dealing with double-billing in British Columbia. The British Columbia government disallowed double-billing, but it was appealed, and appealed to the Supreme Court, who refused to hear the case. But the Ontario government has not learned any lessons from that. Jim gives more examples of the higher bills from for-profit health clinics, which are charging for unnecessary procedures that don’t improve health outcomes. You can avoid extra billing by asking “Is this medically necessary?” and then refusing treatments which aren’t necessary. But how are non-medical citizens supposed to know? Jim refers to studies that show that for-profit health care is inferior to public health care, eg. for-profit clinics using less-skilled staff to save money (and maximize profits). Bob relates the disaster in the Long-Term Care homes, where at the start of Covid for-profit homes had far greater rates of death among residents than the publicly-funded homes.
    28m02s Jim tells us about the replacement of Ministry of Health oversight with for-profit providers overseeing for-profit clinics. This is a huge conflict of interest, but now allowed under the Your Health Act. The Act has the wording that health care can be provided by a medical professional or “another prescribed person”, which might be someone without a medical degree. That cheapens the cost of labour , and increases profits.
    29m50s There are now 1037 health care lobbyists at Queen’s Park. Right-wing think tanks like the Fraser Institute are recommending market-driven health care. This is approaching health care as provided in the United States. The people of the US are opposed to this type of for-profit health care, but the politicians are in favour. What’s in it for the politicians? They’re influenced by repetition, arguments for privatization presented in a compelling way.
    31m53s Jim gets into some specifics of the costs of proving cataract surgery, and hip and knee replacements, which are all listed in the privatization regulations. There are the procedural fees, which in for-profit clinics are 50% higher than in hospitals, and facility fees can be double in for-profit clinics compared to publicly funded hospitals. The additional fees just for cataract surgeries amount to $30.7 million dollars. Hip and knee replacement surgeries, which are much more complex and dangerous than cataract surgeries, are responsible for an additional $600 million dollars over public health care. But we’ll never know the true costs, because the freedom of information acts don’t apply to private clinics.
    37m44 Oh My CxViolet & The New People | Oh My (a cityscape showing cars on a road with the headlights blurred by raindrops on the lens)
    (single)
    CxViolet and the New People
    40m34s Jim tells us of the plan: resist this by holding a citizens-led referendum this coming Friday and Saturday. Jim lists some of the locations for polling stations around Waterloo Region. But the referendum is province-wide, from Thunder Bay to Niagara Falls. WRHC is a volunteer organization and can use help to staff the polling booths. But more importantly, they need your vote. Jim reads the ballot question: Do you want our public hospital services to be privatized to for-profit hospitals and clinics? Yes or No. Jim gives a great shout-out to the churches and organizations that are providing assistance in setting up polling stations. There’s a map at https://publichospitalvote.ca/find-voting-station. It’s taken over a month to get this organized, and small army of volunteers.
    45m44s Talking about the Waterloo Region Health Coalition: About 50 core members, but membership comes and goes. All people who are constantly fighting for public health care and challenging the decisions made by the Ford administration. Jim re-iterates that public health care costs us less. Ontario is dead last for per-capita funding, and dead last for the number hospital beds per capita, dead last for the number of nurses per capita. Mr. Ford has been in power for five years, this is his responsibility. We can do as we did with Covid, provide additional funding to correct this situation. The money is there.
    49m13s Talking about petitions to the provincial government: 20,000 signatures on a petition is a lot; a million votes in the referendum is even more significant. Jim’s literature is available on the Ontario Health Coalition website. Jim lists the supporting organizations, eg. the Labour Council, the Council of Canadians, Ontario Nurses Association, Unifor, the major union groups, the Canadian Federation of University Women, Retired Teachers of Ontario. Canadians really cherish their health care; Tommy Douglas, who was responsible for universal health care in Canada was voted The Greatest Canadian (but Bob voted for Stompin’ Tom, and Jim voted for Terry Fox).
    52m13s Even though these grass-roots groups support this referendum, it is not an Elections Ontario referendum. What happens when OHC presents this to the government of Ontario? Jim thinks the government will be embarrassed. Jim hopes the media will pick this up. People across the Region who were unaware of what was happening will have an opportunity to voice their displeasure. Bob fears the government will just ignore the referendum altogether.
    53m50s Jim covers some of the financial costs of privatized, for-profit health care. 45% of all Americans typically have a medical debt load of $10,000; 60% of all bankruptcies in America are the result of health care costs. We’re starting to see medical debt in Ontario now. Jim is convinced Canadians don’t want that. Bob recaps the date and locations of the referendum, and says “Go out and vote!” Jim says that this your time to stand up for the public health care system. There is no other moment that is as important as this referendum on Friday and Saturday. Help the WRHC send a message to Mr. Ford.
    56m15s Bob thanks Jim Stewart for coming in yet again, and gives the end credits.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 15 May 2023 with guest host Czar

    Show Notes

    Czar (a person with long hair, glasses, and a yellow shirt, with headphones around her neck sitting at a microphone with mic flag "CKMS 102.7 FM")
    Czar

    Guest host Czar from St. Mary’s High School gives us a sample of Memphis Rap, and then plays some of her own music recorded as Stunt Double

    Czar takes the mic at 0m50s.

    Online:

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-05-15-episode126-Guest-host-Czar.mp3 (49 MB, 53m54s, episode 126)

    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
    0m27s Bob Jonkman introduces the show, and guest host Czar.
    0m50s Czar introduces herself, then introduces “90s Memphis Rap”, a sub-genre of rap that has infused a lot of our modern music today.
    1m35s Mystic Stylez "DJ Paul & Juicy J" | Three-6 Mafia | Mystic Stylez (photo of four people wearing hoodies and masks, text is in a "horror" typeface)
    (YouTube)
    Three-6 Mafia
    7m57s Czar makes a disclaimer: “All of these songs will have quite a bit of profanity in them.”
    8m33s Introducing the next song.
    10m00s All About Dat Cash Ten Wanted Men | Wanted: | Dead Or Alive | Produced by Tommy Wright III (Photo of a man in black suit lying down in a coffin in the lower right corner, surrounded by white text on black, rotated 90° clockwise on the left)
    (YouTube)
    Ten Wanted Men
    14m16s Czar gives some background info, and introduces the next track.
    15m31s Crucify Crucify (white cursive letters, as though painted on glass; background is two people kissing, very close-up and out-of-focus)
    k-os
    18m48s Some more musical analysis, then Czar introduces the next track.
    19m57s Finesse Demons Finesse Demons (a red demon behind a red flame with glowing airborne embers)
    (YouTube)
    Jimmy Yitty
    22m27s Rick Rick (white letters on an indistinct background, as from a closeup of a TV screen showing individual pixels)
    (YouTube)
    CASTRO x Warhol SS
    25m15s Czar summarizes the previous track.
    25m38s Czar has brought in an SP-404MKII by Roland (a synthesizer / sampler), and tells us about her own music. David Lacalamita, the teacher at St. Mary’s High School gives a quick introduction of the device, and Czar runs down some of the capabilities.
    28m05s Czar plays samples from the Roland SP-404MKII.
    28m44s Czar explains what we’ve been listening to, and explains how she gets the sounds from the device.
    30m26s Czar demonstrates playing a live demo.
    31m40s More explanations on how the tracks are made, and Czar makes some more samples. You can hear more of Czar’s music as Stunt Double on most social media and music platforms.
    35m57s A track that Czar created while on her way to her grandparents.
    38m03s More information on the capabilities of the Roland SP-404MKII.
    39m41s Dave Lacalamita wants to hear a song that’s already available, and Czar searches through her Spotify account and her Bandcamp account.
    40m57s Sweet Tender Love (a purple circular object, possibly a surveillance camera)
    Generichiphopfouldr
    Stunt Double
    43m11s Czar tells us about her album Generichiphopfouldr, and introduces another track from it.
    44m27s Eve (a purple circular object, possibly a surveillance camera)
    Generichiphopfouldr
    Stunt Double
    47m15s Stunt Double signs off…
    48m24s Two unidentified tracks by Stunt Double play out to the end of the show.
    52m52s Bob Jonkman gives the end credits. In-studio technical production today was by James Mattar. Special thanks to David Lacalamita and Anabela Tadic.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 8 May 2023 with guest hosts Anabela Tadic and James Mattar

    Anabela Tadic (a woman with long dark hair and wearing glasses and a dark sweater sits at at microphone labelled CKMS 102.7 FM)
    Anabela Tadic
    James Mattar (a man with dark curly hair wearing headphones and a blue sweater at a microphone)
    James Mattar

    Show Notes

    Today guest hosts Anabela Tadic and James Mattar, students in St. Mary’s High School’s Music and Computers Program take over the airwaves!

    Anabela tells us about the history of Industrial Music, and James analyzes the musical composition of some Electronic Music.

    Anabela’s segment starts at 0m55s, and James’s segment starts at 27m50s.

    Many thanks to St. Mary’s teacher Mr. Lacalamita for organizing this!

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    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-05-08-episode125-Guest-hosts-Anabela-Tadic-and-James-Mattar.mp3 (56.2 MB, 58m35s, episode 125)

    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
    0m28s Bob introduces the guest hosts, Anabela Tadic and James Mattar
    0m55s Anabela introduces herself and Industrial Music, starting with the Post-Punk scene.
    2m13s Down In It Nine Inch Nails | Pretty Hate Machine (stylized photo of a metal grille (?) with white text on a black strip 1/3 down the image, the Ns in "Nine Inch Nails" are mirror-image)
    Pretty Hate Machine
    Nine Inch Nails
    5m59s Anabela tells us about Throbbing Gristle.
    6m36s Hot on the Heels of Love Throbbing Gristle bring you 20 Jazz Funk Greats (photo of a woman and four men standing in a meadow with yellow wildflowers beside a lake; the clothing they wear is reminiscent of the 1960s)
    20 Jazz Funk Greats
    Throbbing Gristle
    10m55s Anabela introduces Canadian powerhouse Skinny Puppy.
    11m24s Dig It Mind: The Perpetual Intercourse | Skinny Puppy (out-of-focus and overlit photo of a woman's nude upper body; the photo lays on a bluish surface with the texture of volcanic rock)
    Mind — The Perpetual Intercourse
    Skinny Puppy
    18m45s Expanding Industrial Music to Alternative Rock and Electronic Music.
    19m17s Megalomaniac KMFDM (red, black, and white cartoon-like illustration of an angry-looking woman slapping the face of a screaming man; there are some symbols underneat the illustration: explosion, skull-and-crossbones, cherry bomb, spiral, a fist smashing sticks(?) )
    Symbols
    KMFDM
    25m15s Anabela signs off. Rock On!
    25m30s Black Crow Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
    Slow Space
    Loon Town
    27m50s James Mattar introduces himself, and introduces Levels by Avicii.
    29m21s Levels Avicii (white stylized upper-case letters on a black background)
    (single)
    Avicii
    34m28s James analyzes Avicii’s music, explains “the drop”, and introduces the next track.
    37m08s Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (photo of a body in a sheet sitting up on a gurney, superimposed on a man laying down on the gurney)
    For Lack of a Better Name
    deadmau5 feat. Rob Swire
    40m16s James tells us how deadmau5 created the song. Then James introduces the next track.
    42m28s How To Let Go (two hands with fingers interlaced as though praying; orange background)
    (single)
    Roam
    45m42s James dissects the previous track, and says goodbye.
    47m19s Nomenclature Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
    Slow Space
    Loon Town
    51m02s Anabella announces the previous track, then Bob talks to James and Anabela about the Music and Computers Program.
    56m33s Anybodies Loon Town | Slow space (illustration of birds flying to the left, with a very large bird with a human head in the centre, a woman with a pennant on a staff riding behind the head, and several organic-looking buildings on the back of the bird)
    Slow Space
    Loon Town
    57m40s Bob gives the end credits while the music plays out.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 1 May 2023 with Neal Moogk-Soulis of The Monarchist League of Canada

    Show Notes

    Neal Moogk-Soulis (a bearded man with long hair wearing a red shirt sits at a microphone)
    Neal Moogk-Soulis

    Bob Jonkman talks with Neal Moogk-Soulis of The Monarchist League of Canada about the role of the League, the role of the Monarchy in Canada, the coronation of King Charles III, republicanism in Canada, and a cost/benefit analysis of the Monarchy.

    The interview starts at 5m13s.

    The Monarchist League of Canada (yellow coat-of-arms and white letters on a red background)
    The Monarchist League of Canada:

    Neal Moogk-Soulis:

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-05-01-episode124-Neal-Moogk-Soulis-of-The-Monarchist-League-of-Canada.mp3 (56 MB, 1h01m18s, episode 124)

    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 Which Side Are You On? Which Side Are You On? | Artists For Action (illustration of a record in front of a background of blue at the top and yellow on the bottom; the record label reads "This Machine Kills Fascism")
    (YouTube)
    Artists For Action
    5m03s What is The Monarchist League? What does it do? Founded in 1970 to educate Canadians about the monarchy and the Crown, and to remind politicians that the role of the Crown is not diminished. The League identifies commemoration events that should be marked; during Royal visits to assist the Governor General and Lieutenant-Governors to ensure that there is a strong Canadian presence; to remind members of the Royal family and the Governor General and Lieutenant-Governors that Canada is a constitutional monarchy and there is support for the Crown in Canada.
    8m37s Why do Members of parliament and others need reminding? All take an oath of loyalty to the Crown, but sometimes their actions don’t reflect the words of the oath. The League does advocacy and education, and has an information booklet aimed towards students that describe the role of the Crown in Canada. Politicians are only looking towards the next election, but the Crown endures forever. The League’s chairman, Bob Finch, has a strong connection to the Governor General; the GG may contact the League for support during Royal visits, or other Royal events such as a coronation ceremony later this week.
    11m20s Provincial Lieutenant-Governors have a similar role to the federal Governor General, they sign off on legislation before it becomes law. But it doesn’t happen often that Governors General or Lieutenant-Governors deny legislation. The most famous example is the King-Byng affair from 1926. Neal has a more recent example when Stephen Harper wanted to prorogue parliament, and has an example from BC as well. Neal uses the analogy that the Governor General is like a fire extinguisher: You hope you never have to use its power, but you have one just in case.
    14m47s The Monarch has no direct role in the governance of Canada, it has been a steady devolvement of the powers of the Monarch over Canada, starting with the Statute of Westminster in 1931. Before this, courts in Britain could overrule Canadian courts. All powers returned to Canada with the patriation of the constitution in 1982. King Charles is the King of Canada, separately from being the King of England. But our origin as a Commonwealth nation has more to do with our former status as a colony than having King Charles as our Monarch.
    17m09s King Charles himself does not wield much power over either Canada’s or England’ politics. Under a constitutional monarchy the King does as commanded by the people. The King may advise when meeting with the Prime Minister in private. The King is the ruler of everyone, so does not take political sides. But King Charles has been working his entire life on political issues, and now his role has changed. Can that change? The Monarch rules at the will of parliament; King Charles can’t change that role, it would require an act of parliament. That’s unlikely to happen, the Monarch provides stability. Bob expects changes like this may happen once in a lifetime, Neal points out that most reigns are much shorter than Queen Victoria’s and Queen Elizabeth’s combined 130 years, and that we’re seeing some change already with the coronation.
    24m48s What I Wouldn’t Do Serena Ryder (mirror-image photos of Serena Ryder dancing, with lettering and a line drawing of something resembling a Sierpinsky triangle in khaki green)
    (YouTube)
    Serena Ryder
    28m21s Neal chose What I Wouldn’t Do because the song is about an oath of what she wouldn’t do, similar to the oath Charles makes in his role as the king. Neal describes what happens during a coronation. It’s a religious ceremony more than a political one, but tied to the rituals of the times before a parliament existed. The attending guests will be asked if they accept Charles as their king, but no-one expects anyone to object, and it wouldn’t affect the outcome anyway. Charles became King the moment Queen Elizabeth died, but the coronation is held later to allow everyone time to come to the ceremony. The date is chosen as much for the weather as anything else.
    32m33s There is nothing big being planned in Waterloo Region to celebrate the coronation. Partly logistics, partly due to the pandemic. Various landmarks will be lit up in green, the colour for the coronation, and in London various church bells will be pealing. The Lieutenant-Governor and the Governor General will be doing something. The League has encouraged people to host community celebrations as a means to educate people about this time in history.
    34m15s Before Covid, The Monarchist League would organize trips to locations of Royal visits, and hold an Accession Luncheon every February to mark the time when Elizabeth became Queen. The League has been trying new ways to reach out to people, but it’s a challenge finding an event that connects to everyone. And the Regions’ large size makes in-person gatherings difficult. Victoria Day is used as an opportunity to celebrate the Crown in Canada.
    36m50s Demographics of The Monarchist League: Both older and younger people; veterans who fought for the Crown, and an active group of Young Monarchists (who are very good at social media!). There has been an influx of new members since Charles’s acension to the throne.
    40m20s Watermelon Sorbet Six Strings North of the Border | Volume I (close-up photo of the end ferrules on six guitar strings)
    Ever Brightening Day
    Eve Goldberg
    43m34s Neal describes how he came across Watermelon Sorbet, doing a concert with Eve Goldberg!
    44m35s Controversy: There are republicans who do not want Canada to be a monarchy. Neal counters those arguments. What about the expense of having a Monarch, Governor General, and the GG residence, Rideau Hall? Neal ways that for individual Canadians it costs $1.54 to maintain the Monarchy in Canada. If we didn’t have the Governor General then whatever we would have in their place, that money would still be spent. What about the cost of the c oronation? Much of that is for security. The cost of a coronation is probably the same as that of a presidential inauguration. And King Charles has been mindful of the cost. But people are apathetic, and a CBC poll suggests most Canadians don't want Charles as King. Neal thinks this may be because Charles was Prince of Wales for such a long time, and people had a chance to see how he lived his life, for better or for worse. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said that Canadians have larger concerns to deal with. And if we don’t have a King, then what would we have instead? Neal does not want to keep the Monarchy just to avoid change, instead, consider what the system does for us now, and have conversations about what a change might be.
    51m16s The Crown is more than just a figurehead for some people; consider that all Indigenous relations are with the Crown, not the government of Canada. King Charles has recognized that Indigenous peoples play a major role in environmental stewardship.
    53m26s Neal expects a Royal visit from King Charles, sometime in the next couple of years. And then the Monarchist League will spring into action. Neal tells us how to join the Monarchist League; there is an application form on The Monarchist League’s website.
    55m07s Bob gives the end credits.
    55m37s Vierne: Carillon de Westminster Saint-Saëns Symphonie No 3 avec orgue | organ | Orchestre Metropolitan du Grand Montreal | Yannick Nezet-Seguin | Philippe Belanger | Orgue Beckerath | Oratoire Saint-Joseph | Montreal | ATMA Classique
    (YouTube)
    Camille Saint-Saëns

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    CKMS Community Connections for 24 April 2023 with Liz Drew and Tristan Gervais

    A smiling woman wearing a blue sweater and headphones holds a guitar while sitting in front of a microphone.
    Liz Drew
    A smiling man wearing a blue shirt over a black T-Shirt and headphones sits at a microphone in front of  acoustic foam.
    Tristan Gervais

    Show Notes

    Liz Drew and Tristan Gervais give a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance, and talk to Bob Jonkman about music, road trips, and mechatronics.

    The interview starts at 4m06s.

    Online:

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    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
    0m45s Beautiful Waterloo Day CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Midnight Maple
    4m06s Talking about Beautiful Waterloo Day, about university life. Taking a road trip to California, in pursuit of engineering jobs. Tristan has some recorded music, not yet available to the public. Experimental stuff, synthesizers and software. Liz hasn’t recorded anything yet, she’s only been playing guitar for about a year. Tristan has been designing and building modular synthesizers, and even sold some! Liz paints, plays music, and writes. Just music, not poetry or books. Liz puts down the music first, chords first, then melody, then words. Liz has only been writing music for a year, too. Talking about the chords in Beautiful Waterloo Day. It took about six hours for the first draft, maybe fifteen hours total. But Liz is not a perfectionist. Liz introduces the next song, with lyrics by David Andreasen, Tristan did the guitar work, Liz wrote the melody.
    16m05s May Flowers CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Midnight Maple
    19m58s This is a recent song, written in the last month. Talking about influences in song writing: life, love, and personal experience. Liz’s mom, singer Jacquie Drew, had a motorcycle accident this summer, so Liz designed an obstacle detection system for motorcycles, and went to Death Valley to test it. The beauty of Death Valley inspired the next song.
    24m11s Death Valley CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Midnight Maple
    27m17s Liz tells us more about mechatronics, part of robotics, including mechanical, electrical, and software engineering. Liz uses the artificial intelligence bot ChatGPT a lot. It’s OK for engineering where answers are clear, maybe not so much for politics or social studies. Professors are (mostly) not going to be replaced, ChatGPT doesn’t have the human touch. ChatGPT is not so good at writing music. And there’s the ethics: Is ChatGPT stealing content? And what about autonomous vehicles?
    36m52s Waves CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Midnight Maple
    40m36s Liz has written four songs in the first year of playing guitar; where does she get her talent? Her mom, Jacquie Drew, has offered support and ideas for songs. Tristan gets his musical influence from his dad. Liz has played at several Open Mic nights in Toronto and Waterloo. Liz and Tristan have just created Midnight Maple, the name under which they perform. They’ve got a recording setup, and will be sending some new songs to Radio Waterloo! Now that exams are over they’ll be concentrating on music. Then they’re road-tripping to California, destination Silicon Valley. Tristan will be designing hardware for robotic vacuum cleaners guided by sensors and AI, so it doesn’t bump into walls. Liz is taking it easy at first, but will also be working in engineering. They’ll be coming back in June for convocation, we’ll catch up with them then.
    53m29s Bob gives the end credits while Liz and Tristan play us out.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 17 April 2023: The CFUW Book Sale with Rowena Samuel and Alison Watson

    Show Notes

    (Rowena Samuel and Alison Watson sitting a the microphones in the CKMS-FM studio)
    Rowena Samuel and Alison Watson

    Bob Jonkman talks to Rowena Samuel and Alison Watson from CFUW (The Canadian Federation of University Women) about the upcoming giant used book sale. There’s info about CFUW, their programs, the scholarships, the advocacy work, and the social groups.

    Some errors crept into our conversation. Mary Sehl writes:

    There are more than 200 members in the Kitchener-Waterloo CFUW chapter alone. Across Canada there are more than more than 7,500 members.

    The CFUW is now branding itself by its initials. It won’t drop the U for University but, as Alison and Rowena said, it is no longer exclusive to university graduates. Its legal name will remain the Canadian Federation of University Women but, not unlike many corporations these days, we will just use the initials.

    Thanx, Mary!

    The interview starts at 3m50s.

    CFUW Online:

    (illustration of an open book on a heart, with tulips above and below)

    Upcoming Events

    • Book Donations
      • When: 9:00am to 9:00pm on Wednesday 19 April 2023 and 9:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday 20 April 2023
      • Where: First United Church
      • Location: 16 William Street, Waterloo Map
      • Website: https://www.cfuwkw.org/book-sale
    • Book Sale
      • When: 9:00am to 9:00pm on Friday 21 April 2023, and 9:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, 22 April 2023.
      • Where: First United Church
      • Location: 16 William Street, Waterloo Map
      • Website: https://www.cfuwkw.org/book-sale

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    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 Hackerboy CxViolet | Hackerboy (silhouette of a person standing in front of a sunset, with purple and pink sky and purple ground. At the right, sideways, are three lines of binary digits, 10010110 &c)
    (single)
    CxViolet
    3m05s Public Service Announcement: Mary Sehl announces the CFUW donation drive for books, audio books, CDs and sheet music.
    3m50s Introducing Rowena Samual and Alison Watson of the CFUW. Alison tells us about the CFUW. There are 200 members across Canada, and it’s been around over 100 years. Rowena tells us about the different aspects of the CFUW — charities, social, dinner groups, book clubs, &c. It’s no longer just for university women, and the group has rebranded to drop “University” from their name, now they’re Canadian Federation of Women, but still known as CFUW
    6m36s The book sale is in is 56th year, although they missed three years due to Covid. It has become the main fundraiser, and possibly the most successful fundraiser of any CFUW chapter. Alison gives us a rundown of what happens on Wednesday and Thursday, with the actual sale on Friday and Saturday. There are lots of shifts for people to help. Planning for this event started last year September. And then there’s a lot of cleanup afterwards.
    11m37s The book sale nets about $30,000 a year, which gets invested over the years. In addition there are donations from members and friends. Alison is a trustee of the charitable fund for the CFUW charity. This fundraiser is going towards scholarships, there are fifteen different awards that go out. The education awards are the main focus, but there are other fundraisers, for example an evening with Lisa LaFlamme. Those funds went to organizations that Lisa is associated with. Tickets were sold out months in advance. Other CFUW chapters also raise funds for scholarships, since women’s education is at the forefront of CFUW. They have an advocacy committee, to select the causes to support. In the future they’re looking for other events, since book sales may not always be this popular. There is a clothing donation drive for women who need business attire for their job search.
    16m22s There are things other than books in the book sale. The books need to be in good condition, if not they’re put into the skip bin. No magazines, no reference books, and no vinyl records, but they take CDs, DVDs, and sheet music. Volunteers arrive at 8:00am to begin the sale, doors open at 9:00am.
    19m32s Are people still reading, or are they just going online and looking at their phones? There are still people buying books, and reading is good for child developement. Rowena is disappointed that she’s not reading as much as she used to. Alison has been worried about decline for years, but people are still buying books. Maybe someday books will become collectors’ items like vinyl is today, but books are still the best way to read and share. Rowena’s neighbourhood is full of book boxes, and they get good circulation.
    22m02s IG iNJOY (album cover)
    INJOY
    Kwazzi feat. Nathan Baya & Terence Penny
    25m00s Public Service Announcement: Mary Sehl announces the CFUW-KW 56th Giant Used Book Sale.
    25m45s Alison gives more information on Open Closet, collecting clothing donations and through social agencies in Waterloo Region making it available men, women, and children. There are Random Acts of Kindness, working with the homeless community, St. John’s Kitchen, and the Out Of The Cold program. CFUW does a December 6th vigil, working with the University of Waterloo. There is a strong affirmative action advocacy group; the Advocacy Committee is working on aging and long-term care; housing, environment — a lot of women in CFUW are working on making things better.
    28m12s What are the criteria for people receiving the scholarships? There are fifteen awards, two for high school students, the top student in chemistry and the top female graduating student. There are bursaries for practical nursing students. There’s an award to the Kitchener Junior Symphony for a string player looking to continue their studies, which is in memory of one of the CFUW members’ sons. There are about 60 students in Waterloo Region who receive awards.
    30m26s Back to the book sale: Rowena says that books and CDs sell for $2.00 or $3.00, but by Saturday they’re sold by the box — $15.00 for as many books as you can fit in a box. But you have to be able to carry the box out, no boxes on wheels! Sometimes staff will collect a box of related books and offer it as a “mystery box”. There are three rooms of books: the main gymnasium room with hardbacks, the cloak room with children’s books and non-fiction, and the chapel with more children’s books and paperbacks. There are too many books, maybe 50,000 books donated, to have them catalogued or sorted. They’re organized by category: Self-help, humour, classic literature. There used to a separate room for dealers, but now they have to sort through the all the books like everyone else. A sign of the times: There are not as many used book sellers as there used to be. A lot of people are buying books online, and books aren’t the quality they used to be and fall apart before they can be resold.
    37m14s The social connections of the club gives people different reasons for joining. Alison joined because she was looking for a book club. There are bridge groups, food is a large part of the organization, there are hiking groups, cycling groups… Somebody recently start a sketching group. CFUW is a great way for women to meet others with similar interests and maybe improve their skills. Alison is also in a French Language group. Most groups meet once a month. And there are monthly speakers: Authors, hikers, people to talk about the environment, theatre events. It’s a wide range of interests. These meetings are for members only, and often held in people’s homes. The social activities are a big draw for new members. Duing the last three years of the pandemic people got very good at Zoom. The dining groups would order take-out and eat it on Zoom. But for speakers it’s difficult to engage the audience through a camera.
    0m55s Saturday Night Natalia Valencia | Saturday Night (B&W line illustration of a bar with bottles on shelves in the background and barstools in the foreground)
    (single)
    Natalia Valencia
    45m01s Recap of the book sale hours and collection times. Looking at the CFUW-KW Facebook page with pictures of the evening with Lisa LaFlamme, talking about the event.
    48m00s Any other events? CFUW slows down during the summer, but looking for something in the fall and next year’s book sale. Talking about Mary Sehl’s public service announcement, and encouraging any Waterloo Region organizations to put their PSAs on the radio.
    49m30s PSA: CFUW book sale donations
    50m15s PSA: CFUW 56th Giant Used Book Sale
    50m59s How the First United Church gets booked. It’s a busy venue, and they’ve expanded their programs so CFUW has slightly less space than in the past. Most volunteers have done this before, people who have been members for a long time. The book sale used to be cash-only, but this year they have the capability to take credit and debit cards. And they can give charitable receipts. There are volunteers staffing a bag check, so you don’t have to carry around bags of books as you shop.
    53m39s How long has CFUW done the book sale at First United? All 56 years? The church has been there a very long time.
    54m44s How to join CFUW? Look on the website, there’s information on how to become a member. The CFUW year is almost over, new people will probably join in September. There are a lot of new members interested the advocacy work. Alison gives a recap on the recipients of the funds raised at the book sale.
    56m39s Bob gives the end credits.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 14 April 2023 with Caleb Khuu and Rosie Samra

    Show Notes

    (Caleb Khuu in the CKMS-FM studio wearing headphones and holding a guitar)
    Caleb Khuu
    Rosie Samra
    Rosie Samra

    Caleb Khuu is in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance on guitar, accompanied by Rosie Samra doing the vocals! This was to have been some advance publicity for his show at The Jazz Room on Friday 21 April 2023, but it’s already sold out!

    Rosie Samra appeared on CKMS Community Connections on 24 February 2023.

    The interview starts at 4m36s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

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    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
    0m45s Walk On By CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
    4m36s Introducing “The Dynamic Range Duo”. Talking about Caleb’s guitar, a small parlour model. Caleb has some 20 guitars! More than any person needs, but less than any person wants. Some were gifts! Caleb’s regular guitar needs some repair, which Caleb can do himself, although he’s better with electric guitars. The electric / acoustic debate: You have to have an ear for it to hear the difference, but Caleb can tell. Caleb is primarily an electric guitar player.
    8m45s Caleb has his first “solo” gig, headlining under his own name. Usually he’s a sideman for other performers. This time he’s playing as The Caleb Khuu Quartet: Caleb Khuu on guitar, Rosie Samra doing the vocals,
    Matt Bruzzese on drums, and Mitch Camacho on electric and upright bass. Caleb put together this lineup just for this event. The event is already sold out! The Jazz Room is the venue, The Jazz Society does the bookings, mostly just for The Jazz Room, but they may do some other things too. Call them up, and ask for more Caleb Khuu Quartet!
    11m16s Caleb started playing jazz in high school, looked for other opportunities and auditioned for The Jazz-FM Youth Big Band. Caleb felt a little outclassed, but there weren’t many other guitar players so he got the spot. The playing was “Freddie Green style”, a simple accompaniment for a jazz band. Caleb really enjoyed it, because he didn’t have the chops back then, and this allowed him to the chance to learn. But there were plenty of opportunities for guitar solos. People love guitar solos in all genres, although Caleb was never a heavy metal guy or a shredder. Maybe some day.
    15m38s Music is the only job Caleb has had. He’s played, and he teaches. All ages, all abilities. He’s played played bass, including upright bass.
    16m41s Royals CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
    20m44s How does Caleb choose his music? He picked songs that spoke to him as a musician, a person, a guitar player. Guitar has its own culture, especially in the jazz realm. Guitar fits into any genre, whereas violin, for example, can be shoehorned in but doesn’t necessarily fit. Caleb likes the gypsy jazz style as played by Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt, and hopes that style comes back. Caleb has spent years chasing technical ability, and the best compliment he gets is that his playing sounds seamless between what he hears inside, and what he plays. When Caleb plays a lot of gigs as a sideman he needs charts to keep track of all the music, but generally improvises without writing it down.
    25m45s Is guitar playing still work? The playing isn’t a chore, but making worksheets for students might be a bit more boring. That’s the business of doing business, not the business of making music. Caleb didn’t didn’t have a single moment when he realized he was playing all the right musicality. Happily, he got a video of that solo.
    28m03s Caleb is not much of a music writer, he says he’s awful at writing. He might come up with something when he’s practicing for other musicians, but it never gets written down. As a result, there is no Caleb Khuu pre-recorded music out there. He’s on the fence for releasing his own music, maybe when he’s got more life experience. He’ll see us again in five years!

    30m17s It Never Entered My Mind CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
    33m17s Does Caleb sing? It’s a work in progress. But that’s why he’s hired Rosie. How does he find his musicians? Caleb has a vision of the music, and connects to the people who fit into that vision. Caleb will find sidemen for other musicians, but it’s not really an independent job but just additional responsibility. He’s not a “manager” or “publicist”, in fact he’s scarce on social media. He’s avoided Fear Of Missing Out, he’s made a living out of getting called. Once he decides to publish himself he’ll hire managers and producers and agents. Other musicians may produce all their own materials, but Caleb will hire the best people he can to help him with their expertise.
    37m44s Music is immensely collaborative; when he plays even a single note or rest Caleb is aware of all the history and influence behind it. But this doesn’t overwhelm Caleb, the music just comes innately. He can take advantage of that, or not. Caleb has had influence from friends of all ages, he comes from a long tradition of working musicians. There’s a long tradition of musicians hiring sidemen, and Caleb fell into it at a young age. He’s open to touring as a sideman, but he’s a full-time student, second year, with plans for medical school or grad school. So get this music stuff done early!
    42m14s Recap of the gig at The Jazz Room in the Huether Hotel. Talking about Caleb’s youth in other countries, how he got interested in playing jazz — he saw his future high school jazz band playing at the Huether. Is headlining with his own jazz quartet the pinnacle? Yes, but Caleb has plans for The Caleb Khuu Octet. But Caleb Khuu The Soloist is playing lots of gigs today, both as a listening set and a background set. There are fans who show up regularly at many gigs. People come for Caleb’s interpretation of other people’s songs. Rosie was worried about performing jazz standards at The Jazz Room, but Caleb says there’s lots of room for standards. He’ll be playing some standards, as well as modern funk and soul, like Royals. There’s some danger of misjudging the audience, where his style of music doesn’t fit the audience. But Caleb says stay true to yourself, that’s the one lesson he’s learned from all the years of experience of the people he’s played with.
    49m16s How far will Caleb travel? He’s been to Montreal for a gig, playing with Frankie Flowers. Made Caleb feel like a proper rock star. But Caleb’s school obligations keep him local for now.
    50m47s Rehab CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Caleb Khuu with Rosie Samra
    54m09s Recap of the Caleb Khuu Quartet concert, Caleb’s contact info, teaching opportunities, and upcoming gigs: The Caleb Khuu Quartet at The Jazz Room; with Christian Economides at The Hub, with Clarissa Diokno, and Nick Bordman.

    56m40s Rosie has some exams coming up, will be releasing a new song later this summer, and will be playing with Caleb during the summer! And Radio Waterloo will get first dibs on the new release.
    57m35s Bob gives the credits while Caleb plays us out.

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    CKMS Community Connections for 3 April 2023 with Lily Braendle and Gabby Martindale of Browns Battle of the Bands

    Show Notes

    CKMS 102.7 FM and Beavertails Pastry | presents Browns Battle of the Bands | Maxwell's Concerts & Events | 05 April 2023 7:30pm Doors open at 7:00pm | Buy tickets at: https://bit.ly/brownsbattletickets | Matina's Gun (Country Rock) | Percocet Blonde (Rock) | 78 North (Rock) | Turning Corners (Rock) | Small Town Strip Club (Rock) | All proceeds go to Youth Creativity Fund
    The Bands

    The Organizations

    Browns Battle of the Bands

    Business & Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (illustration of two wayfinding signs, one blue pointing left above one green pointing right, both on a tilted post)
    Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (BEPWR)

    The People

    Lily Braendle

    Gabby Martindale

    Upcoming Events

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-04-03-episode118.mp3 (51 MB, 55m09s, episode 118)

    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
    0m47s Why Get Up? FOG | Why Get Up? (realistic charcoal on tinted paper portraits of four old men)
    (single)
    FOG Blues and Brass Band
    4m35s Introducing Browns Battle of the Bands: Five awesome band performing rock, food to eat, cash bar, silent auction. Introducing the bands: Turning Corners, 78 North, Martina’s Gun, Percocet Blonde, and Small-Town Strip Club.
    8m32s Lily and Gabby are in the Bachelor of Public Relations program at Conestoga College. This is one of their assignments, working with a third person, Tyson. Other class members are doing networking events, or pottery/painting fundraising. Gabby tells how the event unfolds: reaching out and networking. Lily and Gabby chose the music event assignment because they’re really into music. This may become a career, filling a niche.
    12m09s How will this be evaluated? The goals are to generate publicity for the charity, to raise $1,000 (already surpassed). Funds are raised through Canada Helps and ticket sales, and a silent auction: gift cards, movie passes.
    14m31s How does a band battle work? Each band has 30 minutes to play, with a changeover between bands. It’s a friendly competition, and the attendees will vote with a d igital voting system. The audience gets to choose!
    15m30s Enid Turning Corners (a 45rpm spindle adapter with arrows turning a corner as the spring clips, with text wrapped around, white on a black background)
    (single)
    Turning Corners
    19m24s The event is fundraising for the Business and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region (BEPWR), for local youth in elementary and high school. This will give students grants of $500 or $1000 to get their projects off the ground. This charity was chosen by the professors, who had worked with the organizer of BEPWR before. All student teams will be raising money for this charity. And working with these charities may provide opportunities for future careers in public relations.
    23m41s Gabby and Lily give an overview of the public relations program: event planning, finance, media theory. It’s a four-year degree program, graduating with a degree in Bachelor of Pulic Relations. Gabby started at Western University in Political Science, but came back home to Waterloo to study Public Relations. Lily in in her second year of the Public Relations progam. The goal of PR is to bridge the gap between a company and their public. Bob sees an opportunity for some Public Relations for Radio Waterloo!
    27m58s Toll Gate Blvd 42 Turning Corners (a 45rpm spindle adapter with arrows turning a corner as the spring clips, with text wrapped around, white on a black background)
    (single)
    Turning Corners
    30m40s Gabby knows the members of Turning Corners! Everybody knows everybody? Getting to know Gabby and Lily, and learning more about the BPR program, and how they’ll apply their knowledge.
    35m32s Talking about crisis management and public relations. Following up after the event, sending thank-you notes to people for participating, &c. Making presentations to summarize their event for the class.
    38m11s Getting other media attention from those ‘big’ radio stations!
    38m40s Long Gone Long Gone | Small Town Strip Club (view through a car's front window, showing a desert beside the road sign, the prominent rear-view mirror shows a small town streetscape with stores, a water tower, and a craggy mountain in the background, but the view in the mirror is upside-down)
    (single)
    Small-Town Strip Club
    41m57s Gabby know the members of Small-Town Strip Club too! Lily and Gabby know people in all the bands! How are the bands selected? They’re donating their time, and hope to get the prize money to make their start. The “Browns” in Browns Battle of the Bands is Browns Restaurant, where Gabby works. How they selected the sponsors, and the venue, Maxwell’s Concerts and Events, who are also providing the technicians to run the event. There are no other event planning courses in the BPR program, but maybe Gabby and Lily will make it their passion project.
    49m32s Why You Think I Call You Baby Small Town Strip-Club (faded letters and other indistinct text behind colour photo portraits of four men, but the two photos on the left are rotated 90° right and the two photos on the right are rotated 90° left)
    (single)
    Small-Town Strip Club
    52m25s A quick review of the evening’s events, 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 alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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    Bonus Video

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 3 April 2023

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    CKMS Community Connections for 20 March 2023 with Joshua Säde James

    Show Notes

    (Joshua Säde James smiles be hind the microphone in the CKMS-FM studio)
    Joshua Säde James
    Joshua Säde James gives a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance and talks to Bob Jonkman about working on a cruise line, song contests and song camps, working with producers, and songwriting.

    The interview starts at 0m30s.

    Online:

    Upcoming Events

    • Bobby O’Brien’s with Katy Topham

      JSJ & Katy Topham | March 24 | Bobby O'Brien's | 8-11pm (picture of Joshua Säde James and Katy Topham, rendered as though it is a 3D anaglyph image)

    Podcast

    Download: ckms-community-connections-2023-03-20-episode117.mp3 (55.9 MB, 58m13s, episode 117)

    Index

    Exclusive tracks recorded in the CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo Studio will soon be available!

    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
    0m30s Introducing Joshua Säde James, understanding the umlaut over the A in Sade, and the origin of that name. But now he’s performing as JSJ.
    2m26s One Thing CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Joshua Säde James
    5m46s Talking about an old song. Joshua’s “World Tour”, landing a gig as the entertainment on a cruise line with NCLH. James is with Eric Alper and Arturo Research for bookings and publicity. Talking about the perks of working on a cruise line. Also working at Bobby O’Brien’s, playing a gig this Friday, 24 March 2023 with Katy Topham.
    13m15s Talking about Joshua’s earlier career in Toronto. And his future career playing the bar circuit.
    15m37s Is there time to write songs on a cruise gig? Joshua tells us about life aboard while trying to write.
    20m54s I’ll Wait For You CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Joshua Säde James
    24m03s Does Joshua play other instruments? Yes, but mostly piano and guitar. Joshua tells us about finances and taxes. Composing on the keyboard. Talking about recording his songs, and wanting a band. Winning a singing contest, where the prize was a music video and production of three songs. Anthony Wright, the producer, took Joshua’s songs and made them better. Joshua expressing his musical ideas with mouth sounds. Talking about collaboration versus hiring a producer. Writing songs in three hours for a contest, or song camps like Dreamhouse in Toronto. Talking about the song camp experience.
    34m55s Death of a hard drive. Joshua doesn’t remember what songs in progress might be on there. Talking about the songwriting process. Music or lyrics first? Music, usually. Talking about the songwriting process.
    41m18s Joshua’s online presence. Shoutout to Noah Vella for the photos for Gone. JSJ gets decked out in costume for all his shows.
    44m26s Gone (Insane) CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
    Live, On-Air, In-Studio
    Joshua Säde James
    47m21s Comparing the acoustic version of Gone to the produced version. There’s a mix of acoustic and electric in Joshua’s live shows.
    49m58s Joshua give out his contact information for bookings, and tells us of upcoming shows at Bob by O’Brien’s and future shows on his next cruise gig. Lots of new songs to be released. Joshua’s performances do well on streaming services, but the revenues don’t cover the cost of production.
    57m00s End credits as Joshua plays Honey

    CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays 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 Video

    YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 20 March 2023

    Yes, that should be 20 March 2023 at the bottom of the video. Bob’s still living in the past…

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