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Check out my interview with Collin Whitehouse here!

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We talk about:
– The Northumberland 89.7 radiothon
– How (and why) to donate to Northumberland 89.7
– How Collin forced me into starting my show
– Collin’s role with the station
– How he first got involved in radio
– Collin’s show, Deconstructing X
– Collin’s super cool son, Liam, and his future in radio
– Running social media
– Why Collin’s goals for the station are (sneak peak- increasing diversity is a big one)
– What CanCon is and why it matters
– How people can involved with volunteering at Northumberland 89.7

 

Featured Tunes:
Fatlip by Sum 41
Strength to Endure by The 3856 (from the Ramones cover album, Leaving Home: A Norwegian Tribute to The Ramones)
Rocks and Trees by Arrogant Worms
Get Loose by The Salads

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Listen to the Podcast (recorded at Rotilicious) HERE!

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Check out our conversation where Brett and I chat about:
– How Brett got into music
– How music keeps him well
– The details on Brett’s long time band, This! is a Crisis (and some updates on his other bands too!)
– Promoting DIY shows
– DIY punk communities
– Why we love punk rock (and how we first got into it)
– How music keeps Brett well
– Medical cannabis use and how it’s beneficial
– Some comments on the new cannabis legislation
– Which strains of cannabis we find most beneficial for managing our symptoms

Featured Tunes:

Nothing Is Fair in Love and War by Dead and Divine
It All Comes Down to You by This! Is a Crisis
High Cholesterol by Keep Flying
A Message To You Rudy by The Specials

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Check out my interview with Adam Bureau where we chat about:
Adam‘s favourite things about Cobourg
– Adam’s career
– The Cobourg DBIA, Downtown Coalition Vitalization Plan and the Board of Management and Adam’s participation in those things
– The Safe and Inclusive Streets Strategy in Cobourg
– Adam’s vision for economic development in Cobourg
– Affordable housing
– The waterfront
– Transit in Cobourg
– Parking in downtown Cobourg
– Snow removal in Cobourg
– Tourism from a “locals first” perspective
– Being a foster parent
– Youth engagement
– How cannabis could be managed in the municipality post-legalization
– Why Adam’s running for council

Featured Tunes:
A New One by The Tattle Tales
Pink Underwood by The Flipsides
In a Letter Never Sent by Even in Blackouts
Suicide Bomber by Against Me!

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST HERE!

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Check out my interview with Evan Rose!

We chat about:
Gunt‘s recent mini tour
– How Evan found and fell in love with music
– Using music as an outlet and how that contributes to being well
– The benefits of learning music
– Our mutual deep love of Propagandhi
– How Evan acquired a jam space turned punk show venue in the basement of a roti restaurant
– The challenge of dealing with jerks at shows as a promoter- and how they avoid having to deal with that at the Roti
– Evan’s advice for the folks in Northumberland County trying to revitalize the DIY music scene here
– The update on Gunt (new singer and new recordings!)
– How people can support their local music scene

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Featured Tunes:
Edraculation by Black Cat Attack
Without Love by Propagandhi
Dun Dun by Gunt
Suffer in Silence by Antixx

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Thanks to Kristie Salter for the awesome photos and Rotilicious for providing the space!

 

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Check out my interview with Jeff Lees! We chat about:
– Balancing volunteering, work and council
– The Port Hope Fall Fair
– Sidewalks around schools
– Keep council accessible and accountable
– Why Jeff wants to reintroduce a CAO if re-elected
– Jeff’s vision for more affordable housing
– What’s going on with Lakeland Place
– Tourism’s role in supporting local business
– Why Jeff feels community policing is important and mental health crisis training for Port Hope Police
– A new seniors centre and splash pad for Port Hope
– Jeff’s thoughts on the West Beach

Featured Tunes:
My Own Way by Fea
Carnival by Bikini Kill
Who’s the #1 Cop by The Hextalls
Dear Coach’s Corner by Propagandhi

 

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Check out my interview with Wendy Meadows! We chat about:
– Who Wendy is, what she does, and why she wants to run for council
– Her band, Wendy Meadows Trio
– The importance of transparency and communication in council
– What a young woman in the community can expect from women on council
– Wendy’s vision for sustainable social and economic growth
– Wendy’s thoughts on aging in Port Hope and the importance of longterm health care
– Her thoughts on West Beach and the waterfront
– Wendy’s vision for more affordable housing

Correction: At 27:18, Wendy refers to WWII when she meant to say WWI

Featured Tunes:

Running by Jully Black
Walking By Myself by Suzie Vinnick
Crystal Pistol by Chloe Watkinson
Paper Thin by RVIVR

August 17 LIVE on Northumberland 89.7 FM Small Town Radio!
LISTEN HERE for the podcast version. 

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Check out my interview with the surreal Jeannette Breward!
We’re gonna talk about:
– incorporating environmentalism and feminism into her work
– Using her body in her work intentionally
– The influence of surrealism on her work
– the inspiration for her surrealist still photographs
– Jeannette’s creative process
– Jeannette’s favourite things about Northumberland County
– All about her film “60 Seasons”
– How creating keeps her well
– What you can expect next from Jeannette- INCLUDING a super cool collaborative film project she and I are working on together! Listen to us brainstorm and discuss what we’ve been thinking about regarding this project. Basically, WITNESS OUR PROCESS!

Featured Music

Suddenly by Sweet Alibi
Into the Dark by Good Lovelies
Mary by Kate Boothman
Birthday Cake by My Son the Hurricane