episode 94 agriculture show oct 16 2014

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The The Waterloo Federation of Agriculture held their AGM in the New Dundee Community Centre on Oct 16. Our guest speaker was Gary Doyle. His topic was “how the media reports on agriculture”.  Other reports were from the Waterloo Junior Farmers,  Waterloo Rural Women, and the Waterloo/North Dumfries Plowmens Association.

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The Daily GRRR! – October 17th, 2014 – Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio Edition

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Welcome, I am your host Dan Kellar and you are listening to The Daily GRRR! Waves Through Walls: Prison Radio, on 100.3fm, CKMS in Waterloo, Ontario. Soundfm.ca on the web, today is Friday October 17th, 2014.

We are broadcasting from the centre of the Haldimand Tract, the occupied Grand River Territory of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations).

The Daily GRRR! is a project of the Grand River Media Collective; and is supported by the Community Radio Fund of Canada and CKMS.

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Fixing Ol’ Betsy Mano A Mano battle

Check out the podcast above as we rock out some super hard hitting tracks while I explain to AdRock about the repairs that were done to “ol’ Betsy” my beloved van.

If you or any of your loved ones are experiencing heat problems in one of your vehicles and don’t have the money to get someone to fix it…Go to this site! Perhaps you can make a change in someones life:

http://www.heatertreater.net/

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Bring the Foo Fighters to Waterloo!?! + The Unicorns!!!!!

James Brown is/was trying to bring the Foo Fighters here to the illustrious Waterloo. I include “was” in my previous sentence because as I type this and visit his kickstart page it says (canceled). His Kickstart page that can still be found here (at least for now).

There are a few problems that I see with this whole situation….

1)The Foo Fighters need $350 000 to come to Waterloo! WHAT! That is quite the pay off for one night of rock. I have been working to get the Unicorns to come play in Waterloo just for the betterment of the city.

2) CANCON – I wonder if James Brown told the masses of Waterloo that a Canadian Classic band such as the Unicorns was opening for the Foo Fighters if it would have gotten more pledges. Although American music is great, I think that Canadians are waking up to the amazing Canadian culture that is right before them. We don’t have to pay the high prices to import culture anymore – WE HAVE IT!

3) What I think he thought would have happened (and still may) is that a big company like Blackberry or Manulife etc would jump on board and endorse the concert. Blackberry has brought in Huge bands in the past for its employees and has thrown some amazing concerts in the city.

Perhaps he can appeal to the creators of “Big Music Fest II” and get the Foo Fighters on that bill. But that is a rant for another time!

Our own plight: We have had some success with Canadian Indie bands to contact them and have them play concerts in the area but the Unicorns are difficult guys to reach. They broke up approx. 10 years ago and played a handful of shows this past August. If you are unfamiliar with their brand of music check out the podcast above! We have had our own radio campaign to have the Unicorns come and play here in Waterloo which is why I push for them to become the Foo Fighters openers! We also want the Unicorns on the Mano A Mano program (and I guess we would take members of the Foo Fighters too, but they have to work around the Unicorns busy schedule) Hopefully one day James Brown and MAM’s hopeful concerts can all be realized!

Tamara Neill of Idea Exchange and Michael Gabriel’s Strings Attached.

 

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Michael Gabriel’s String Attached

Idea Exchange (formerly the Cambridge libraries) is a very successful Art + Design initiative which has flourished in the city of Cambridge.

Tamara Neill, of Idea Exchange speaks about how this innovative re-branding has fosters relationships with other arts organizations in Waterloo Region, and beyond, in visual arts, cultural activities for all ages, film and music.

LA based singer/songwriter Michael Gabriel is a great example of Idea Exchange’s mandate.

He contacted them from his home base in LA regarding his traveling orchestral series “Strings Attached.”

Thanks to Idea Exchange who provided the facilities, (and also hosted these events) Michael was able to conduct a youth song writing workshop, and “Strings Attached” preview concert with cellist Trina Nadeau. He also worked with St. Benedict’s High School choral ensemble and Cambridge based adult choir The Hoot.

On Friday October 17 Michael Gabriel’s “Strings Attached” will be performed at Cambridge Arts Centre featuring these two choirs, and his mini-orchestra which includes core members Trina Nadeau, cello, and Sandy Ludwig, piano, in addition to Karen Spithoff, violin, and newest member Joy Schuster who on viola.

Or more info and tickets. Partial proceeds will go the Cambridge Shelter Corporation. http://www.cambridgesheltercorp.ca/

For Strings Attached tickets  www.cambridgecommunityplayers.com

For more about Idea Exchange  http://ideaexchange.org/

For more about Michael Gabriel  www.michaelgabrielmusic.com

Here is my chat with Tamara Neill from Idea Exchange featuring the music of Michael Gabriel including “Bye Bye So Long” (with choir accompaniment), “Penelope Rose”, and radio single “Angel Wings.” –

I think this will be  very special night for the community – Coral FM

 

Disappointing Discussion At Environmental Election Forum

by: Brayden McNeill October 15th 2014

It’s surprising how little can be said during 90 minutes of environmentally related election campaigning. On October 14th a coalition of seven local environmental organizations hosted the Environmental Election Forum, ostensibly to environmental issues affecting the Region. Almost 40 candidates from across the Region were in attendance, including candidates for Regional Chair, Regional Council, Mayors and City Councilors. Each candidate was given a strict two minute time limit to outline their position on the environment.

The series of short briefings were filled with self-praise and tired platitudes on environmental awareness. Most candidates praised existing environmental …read more

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International Solidarity News October 15th

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HEADLINES for october, 2014
1. Rally and March to save Out Of The Cold!!!!
2. Demand Candidates take a stand in defense of all!!!
3. Survey for social investigation in the needs of the community to create alternatives to the drug problem.
4. Phone Jam British Consulate in Solidarity with Appeal Protest #JFTC2

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Oz Cole-Arnal: Progressive Candidate for Chair of Waterloo Region

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By Brayden McNeill, October 13th, 2014

I spoke with Oscar Cole-Arnal on October 8th following a meet and greet at the University of Waterloo. I had learned a lot about Oz and his campaign, and I wanted to learn more. Oz is an anti-poverty activist and former Lutheran Minister who is bringing a real sense of compassion to this years municipal election. He’s running for the position of chair, challenging 29-year veteran Ken Seiling. His decision to run came out of failed meetings he and …read more

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Fight and Flourish Radio – Jesse Maranger Feature

Jesse Maranger is a folk singer-songwriter from Stratford/KW. He writes the most beautiful, heartfelt songs with rich poetic lyrics. Jesse’s new album So I Love You As You Are is a sweeping series of songs about growing up, family, and love.

I sat down with Jesse for our feature interview this week on Fight and Flourish Radio and talked about his musical choices and what inspires him. Be sure to see him perform live in Kitchener on Thursday Nov 27th with Elsa Jayne at Cafe Pyrus and buy his album on iTunes here

Link to Podcast on SoundCloud – Jesse Maranger Feature Interview
Songs from the interview. All original songs by Jesse Maranger.
1) Tall As Towers
2) Waves
3) Like A Song (album version)
4) Elephants
5) So I Love You As You Are
6) Skin and Bones