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Blog: March 2013 Archives

Jay Smith

Dave Mahalik

Posted by Erin Ashley

Jay Smith, a Cape Breton guitarist best known for playing with Matt Mays, died on suddenly in his hotel room Wednesday night after a show with Matt Mays and El Torpedo while the Nova Scotia band was on tour in Edmonton.

Smith first performed with his own band, Rock Ranger, which released two albums before he joined Mays's band, and playing on the Juno-nominated album, Terminal Romance. In 2009 Smith won an East Coast Music Award SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for co-writing (with Gordie Sampson) the song "We Are Young and so is the Night."

We spoke with Dave Mahalik about Jay's contribution to the island and to Canadian music.

Listen audio (runs 10:50)

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Cutting the "fluff".

Lorne Green, Ramona Jennex & J.P. Cormier

Posted by Erin Ashley

Part 1 - Lorne Green's response to the importance of arts education in Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board.

Part 2 - Are arts programs at risk in this round of budget cuts? We asked the Minister of Education, Ramona Jennex.

Part 3 - JP Cormier responds to his vocation being referred to as "fluff".

Lorne Green audio (runs 7:03)

Ramona Jennex audio (runs 7:10)

Ramona Jennex audio (runs 7:10)

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Funding your Olympic dreams

Amy Cotton and Conrad Leinemann

Posted by Erin Ashley

We spoke with Olympiads Amy Cotton and Conrad Leinemann about CAN Fund and the campaigns they've used to directly fund our national athletes.

Listen audio (runs 13:14)

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