May 2011 Archives
Tuesday May 31, 2011
Laura Peek is on a mission.After a successful independant release in 2007, her sophomore record Key is now out and Laura is on a tour of Ontario.She wants to increase her profile so to speak.But she has said that she has some reservations about her success on the road.Why, because, she says, It's hard when no one knows who you are.
Ah...the joys of touring...getting your name out there and hoping all the travel and work pays off.Tonight she's introducing herself to Windsor audiences with a date at the Phog Lounge.This afternoon Laura Peek joins me on the line.
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Monday May 30, 2011
The University's schools of music and visual arts will be moving into the Downtown Armouries. That was part of a big announcement this morning to revitalize the downtown.
It's official. As we reported on Friday, Windsor's downtown is getting a major boost.
This morning the province announced it will invest 30 million dollars, in addition to the city's 60 million dollars into Windsor's downtown. The money will go toward an aquatics centre
and to help the University of Windsor relocate some of it's programs downtown.The plan includes seeing the University's music and visual arts programs relocate to the downtown armouries building That's music to the ears of Jonathan Bayley. He's the director of the School of Music.
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Friday May 27, 2011
For the past five years Chatham based guitarist Tom Lockwood has brought together other guitarists for a night of music and I would imagine a bit of merriment.This Saturday night it happens at the Kiwanis theatre in Chatham.This afternoon Tom Lockwood joins me on the line.
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Thursday May 26, 2011
When Conrad Mueller started ballet two and a half years ago, it started off as something fun to do. But now that fun has turned into a passion....and his passion is taking him to a 4 week program this summer with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.Conrad Mueller auditioned for the Royal Winnipeg Ballet last fall and was accepted into the summer program. Conrad Mueller joins me now in the studio.
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Wednesday May 25, 2011
A new play by Windsor playwrite Joey Ouellette documents the life of female riveters during the second world war.
Most of us are familiar with Rosie The Riveter...a name given to represent women who went to work in the factories during World War Two while the men were off fighting that war.Of course, it was a groundbreaking time for women who learned they could do any job men could do.They also liked making their own money and the independance that brought.But Rosie represented the american women who worked in american plants.
Here in Canada they were called Ruth the Riveter.Now, local playwrite Joey Ouellette has created Riveter, a play that looks at the social constructs that women were under at that time as well as how they were used as propaganda during that time.Riviter is being staged by Windsor Feminist Theatre at the Dowtown Mission Theater on Victoria avenue.
Performances are this Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 2.I met with Joey Ouellette earlier today at a rehearsal.
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Tuesday May 24, 2011
Jessica Allossery is on the brink of something really exciting.Her song, Change The World has been chosen by Telus as the soundtrack to it's commercial thanking it's customers for contributing to Telus' Give Where You Live Campaign.Jessica is 21 years old, lives in Chatham and is studying at Fanshawe College in London.
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Tuesday May 17, 2011
You've seen the commercial where a fellow is in the grocery isle and an attractive woman near him starts talking a very flirty way.He thinks she's talking to him but soon finds out she was talking to someone else on her phone.Now that kind of thing is happening in the birding world.Bird watchers are using a cell phone app that mimics bird songs.
And some say that could lead to more than a misunderstanding...it could be harmful lto the birds.Daniel Mennill is an assistant professor of biology at the University of Windsor.
He joins me now to tell us more about this case of mistaken identity.
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Monday May 16, 2011
A screening tonight of the documentary film, Just Because I Am...it's about homophobia and youth and it was made in Windsor.
Last year, a local gay man began to document the experiences of local gay youth.
He was going to work that material into a play.He did produce that play...it's called Waking Up Blue.And it played to sold out houses at the Capitol theatre when it was staged last spring.At the same time Chris Rabudeau was putting the play together, Gabrielle and Javier Pescadore decided to document that process for their documentary, "Just Because I Am"....a documentary on homophobia and youth.Tonight, and tomorrow that documentary is being screened at Walkerville High School in Windsor.The film makers, Javier and Gabrielle Pescadore join me in the studio.
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Friday May 13, 2011
A math conference is currently underway for educators.....but tomorrow it's math for parents and kids. I'll chat with one of tomorrow's keynote speakers.....mathemagician Arthur Benjamin .
Have you ever met one of those people who's really good at math....so good in fact
that they can multiply numbers in an instant....faster than a calculator? Well my next guest is famous for doing that. Arthur Benjamin is a mathemagician and a professor of mathematics at the Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California. And he combines
his love of math and magic to inspire kids. Arthur Benjamin is one of the keynote speakers at the Math Conference for educators happening over at the University of Windsor. He speaks tonight and again tomorrow at a workshop for parents and kids.
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Thursday May 12, 2011
Even if you don't know my next guest by name, you've probably heard his work.
Professor Louie, as he is called, produced the last three albums by The Band, before the Band called it quits for good. His touch can be heard on Jericho, High on the Hog and Jubilation. Today, he leads the group Professor Louie and the Chromatics.
This Saturday night he's being inducted into the Canada South Blues Museum at Place Concorde in Forest Glade. He'll also be performing with his band.
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Wednesday May 11, 2011
For an effort that began last September Culture Days is picking up steam right across the country. Culture Days is the largest puiblic participation campaign ever launched by Canada's artistic community. In Windsor, there's a meeting planned for Monday afternoon to tlak about how we might participate. Justin Langlois is with the Arts Council of Windsosr and Region He joins me now to explain.
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Tuesday May 10, 2011
A psychology researcher at the University of Windsor is looking for kids between the ages of 4 and 10 to take part in a study on the cognitive advantages of growing up with more than one language.
If you have a child between the ages of 4 and 10 who currently speaks at least two
languages and who has heard these languages since birth, then Dana Shapiro wants to hear from you. Dana Shapiro is a doctoral student in psychology at the University of Windsor. She's looking for children to take part in a study that looks deeper into the advantages of being raised with more than one language.
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Friday May 6, 2011
Raising money by hitting the skins....local drummer Jeff Burrows is gearing up for his annual 24 hour drumming marathon.
At one point in human history many cultures used drums as the preferred method of communication.Granted, most of us use telephones these days but local drummer Jeff Burrows is going back to those primitive times.He's about to embark on his annual twenty four hour drum marathon.And his message is a plea to riase money for Transition to Betterness...an organization that raises money to create comfortable and compassionate rooms for cancer patients and their families at Windsor Regional hospital.
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Thursday May 5, 2011
When I was 13...20 was old.When I was 30...60 was old.Now that I'm old...I know what old is and isn't.I also know that feeling of looking in the mirror and not seeing that dashing young handsome man any longer.How many times have you passed by a store window and seen your reflection and thinking, who is that staring back at me...It's my Dad! well, that rumination on appearance and age is at the heart of a new performance piece by Windsor's Gina Lori Riley.She has her own dance company as well as being on the faculty at the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor.Tonight she's debuting her new work at the University.
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Wednesday May 4, 2011
When the Windsor Light Theatre's production of The Drowsy chaperone opens this Friday night, it'll be a homecoming of sorts for one of the actors.
On Friday night one of the actors taking part will be stepping on the stage for the first time in some 30 plus years.Barb Desjardins was a regular at Windsor Light before life took her to the west coast. Now, after moving back home she's back on the boards and...well, let's find out how she's enjoying it.
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Monday May 2, 2011
The Windsor Jewish Film Festival gets underway tonight at the Devonshire Mall.
This is the 9th year for the festival and over the next three days, it will feature films with
a Jewish theme. Stuart Selby is one of the organizers of this festival...he joins me in the studio.
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- September 2014
- Thu., 4 – Student Mental Health
- August 2014
- Wed., 27 – Walkerville Students Win Edinburgh Fringe!
- Tue., 26 – Farmer's Almanac vs High Tech
- Tue., 26 – The Mystery of Ronald Stan
- Fri., 22 – Monarch Butterflies returning to Pt. Pelee
- Tue., 19 – Lincoln Road's Little Library
- Wed., 13 – Marc Emery Arrives in Windsor
- Tue., 12 – Scattered Ashes at Rogers Centre
- Mon., 11 – Pride at the Windsor Youth Centre
- Mon., 11 – Feature Interview - Bruce Cockburn
- Fri., 8 – Feature Interview - Fred Penner
- July 2014
- Fri., 25 – Windsor Water Convoy to Detroit
- Thu., 24 – Students visiting Windsor from Japan
- Wed., 23 – Feature Interview - Randy Bachman
- Tue., 22 – Bridge Book Panel - "Stories"
- Tue., 15 – Skirmish at Sturgeon Creek Commemeration
- Mon., 14 – Windsor International Blues Fest
- Wed., 2 – The Bridge Book Panel - All Saints
- June 2014
- Mon., 30 – Ojibway Park Bioblitz
- Fri., 27 – Windsor Couple in Same Sex Mass Wedding
- Tue., 24 – Fireworks Origins
- Tue., 24 – Lady Elvis - Debbie Knight
- Fri., 20 – Diabetic's Inspirational Run Across Canada
- Fri., 20 – Studying Pollution through Tree Leaves
- Wed., 18 – 1946 Tornado Survivor - Ted Wheeler
- Wed., 18 – Metis Students Canoe Across Ontario
- Thu., 5 – Feature Interview: Patrick Ballantyne
- Tue., 3 – Danielle Wade - Feature Interview
- Mon., 2 – New Wheels to Those in Need
- May 2014
- Thu., 22 – Local Musician becomes Freddy Mercury
- Wed., 21 – The Bridge Book Panel - All My Puny Sorrows
- Wed., 14 – Downtown Mission Elevator Woes
- Tue., 13 – Remembering John McGivney
- Mon., 12 – Windsor's Lowe - Martin House
- Mon., 12 – Windsor's First Nice Day - Streeters
- Wed., 7 – CBC Searchlight Top 4 Announced
- Tue., 6 – The Bridge Book Panel - The Infatuations
- April 2014
- March 2014
- February 2014
- January 2014
- December 2013
- November 2013
- Fri., 29 – He has performed in front of thousands as a member of the Tragically Hip. Tonight, Paul Langlois comes to the FM Lounge in Windsor.
- Thu., 28 – Costume fun, special guests and lots of comic books. That pretty well describes this weekend's Comic Con 2.
- Tue., 26 – The University of Windsor is looking for families to host international students this Christmas.
- Mon., 25 – Two books about the Great Escape...two very different stories to be told tonight in Windsor
- Wed., 20 – I'll be speaking with Grant Lawrence about his latest book "The Lonely End of The Rink, Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie".
- Mon., 18 – The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination... this week you can find a piece of that history in Dearborn.
- Thu., 14 – He gave Windsor it's first Art Gallery and now he's still giving thru the Saltmarche auction...a major fundraiser for the Art Gallery of Windsor.
- Mon., 11 – Cooking up some good home grown meals. You can with the help of a new cookbook using all local ingredients.
- Tue., 5 – It was called the Greatest Freedom Show On Earth and it used to happen every year in Windsor. Now, it's been documented on film.
- October 2013
- Thu., 31 – A threat to cut cancer care funding in Windsor. We'll hear how a dispute might jeapoardize all cancer surgeries if it's not resolved.
- Wed., 30 – professional organizer Cassandra Aarssen joins us to talk about getting rid of sentimental clutter.
- Fri., 25 – Pulling back the Red curtain...we'll talk about the impressions Canadians might be forming now that they're seeing the Senate in action.
- Fri., 18 – We'll hear about pollutants that are putting Lake Erie at risk in our final Great Lakes series.
- Thu., 17 – Great Lakes Series.....the state of the Lake Erie Fishery & what it means to our economy.
- Wed., 16 – It's Day two of CBC's Great Lakes Series and today we are taking a closer look at the Asian Carp .
- Tue., 15 – Windsor author Paul Vasey has a new book out...The River: A Memoir of Life in the Border Cities.
- Fri., 11 – We'll tell you how a Windsor foundation is helping to change the lives of people on the other side of the world.
- Thu., 10 – Your hairdresser knows everything and now they're on the look out for victims of domestic violence.
- Wed., 9 – I'll talk to the director of a documentary called Shift Change premiering tomorrow night at the Capitol theatre.
- Tue., 8 – Ontario's Auditor General just released her report into the real cost of cancelling the gas plant in Oakville.
- Mon., 7 – A request for $25,000 is going before city council tonight. It would be used to promote culinary tourism.
- Fri., 4 – I'll chat with a man who's 5th great grandfather was part of the Calvary that broke through British lines in the Battle of the Thames 200 years ago.
- Thu., 3 – A little known but tragic episode during the War of 1812 is being played out on stage in Chatham beginning tonight.
- Wed., 2 – Bringing change thru music....the Mindil Beach Market's Band is in Windsor playing and preaching a message of sustainability.
- Tue., 1 – Commemorations of the War of 1812 continued today with an unveiling ceremony...of Tecumsehs' Monument.
- September 2013
- Fri., 27 – Fahrenheit Festival Artist
- Wed., 25 – Where are the Monarchs?
- Fri., 13 – Today, we meet a man who found success as an engineer and entrepreneur in spite of his learning disabilities.
- Thu., 12 – A free program in Windsor that provides one on one tutoring to teach kids with dyslexia to read.
- Wed., 11 – One families experience with multiple learning disabilities....We'll chat with Tammy and Donny Wilcox.....as we continue our series on Learning Disabilities.
- August 2013
- Thu., 29 – A stunning discovery about his family's past became the basis of the novel Emancipation Day, written by Windsor author Wayne Grady.
- Wed., 28 – While thousands gather in Washington for the 50th. anniversary of Martin Luther Kings greatest moment, a Windsor woman tells us about her experience in Washington.
- Tue., 27 – An original musical production about the war of 1812 is being staged this weekend as part of the Tall ships Festival.
- Mon., 26 – A 72 foot sailing vessel has been uncovering stories about the Great Lakes. It's in Windsor for the next 8 days.
- Fri., 16 – International Children's Games Translators
- Thu., 15 – Stratford Festival Preview
- Wed., 14 – Eat Your City
- Tue., 13 – Tall Ship Damaged
- Fri., 9 – Mass Hypnosis World Record Attempt
- Wed., 7 – Python Attack Reaction
- Thu., 1 – The Windsor Music Tangle.
- July 2013
- Tue., 30 – A local woman has returned from her European adventure, retracing the steps her grandmother took to Canada 67 years ago.
- Mon., 29 – We've all heard about the Windsor Hum... we'll talk to Dan Griffin, a musician who wrote a song about it.
- Mon., 29 – The late night rumble we call the Windsor Hum is being investigated by two Ontario professors. Coming up we'll chat with an acoustic's specialist about what they've found.
- Fri., 26 – This weekend the Windsor Stars Pro Soccer team will play the Windsor Essex Special Stars. The Special Stars are a league of autistic soccer players.
- Thu., 25 – The University of Windsor's Odette School of Business has a new head of their MBA program...
- Wed., 24 – Classic rock band "Journey" performs in Windsor tonight. We've got a 9-year-old super fan who is pining to get in..but he's too young.
- Tue., 23 – Local musician Allison Brown returns to Windsor after playing her way to Vancouver Island -- and back!
- Tue., 16 – Local musician Alilson Brown is on the road this summer and we're following her across the country.
- Mon., 15 – The Windsor International film Festival is screening a film about a girl group performing for the troops in Vietnam.
- Tue., 9 – Local musician Allison Brown is one the road this summer and we're following her across the country.
- Mon., 8 – Can't tell a joke to save your life? Leo Dufour can help, he's offering a comedy school next month.
- Fri., 5 – Sea Turtle Volunteer Vacation
- Fri., 5 – Alice Cooper Interview
- Thu., 4 – Ojibway Shores in Danger
- June 2013
- Thu., 27 – A graduating student from the University of Windsor is saying thank you to the whole city with an exhibiton of her art.
- Wed., 26 – He left Windsor a month and a half ago to sail to Nova Scotia. We'll hear the latest in his adventure.
- Tue., 25 – What's it really like for a musician on the road? We'll find out this summer as we follow local musician Allison Brown.
- Mon., 24 – Free music lessons this summer. It's part of the Artists in Residence program run by the Arts Council.
- Wed., 19 – We'll check in with Windsor sailor Chris Eagen. He left Windsor just over a month ago to sail to Nova Scotia.
- Tue., 18 – They thought they were doing the right thing when they notified authorities after finding a skeleton on their property but now they're facing a $5000 bill.
- Fri., 14 – Some very special animals will be winging their way to Canada soon, they're being rescued from Lebanon.
- Thu., 13 – I'll talk with two women who took part in the Art in Survival photo book of breast cancer survivors.
- Thu., 13 – The emergency shelter for homeless women has changed it's name and released a documentary .
- Wed., 12 – We check in with Windsor sailor Chris Eagen.
- Tue., 11 – It's a guitar circus this Thursday night at Caesars Colosseum. Peter Frampton, Robert Cray and Don Felder in concert.
- Fri., 7 – Riverside Drive, a crime novel
- Wed., 5 – Sailing from Lasalle to Nova Scotia
- Tue., 4 – Book Panel "Sweet Tooth"
- Tue., 4 – Oklahoma Tornado Relief Truck Arrives
- May 2013
- Wed., 29 – It takes hundreds of volunteers to make the Detroit Grand Prix a success and lots of them are Canadians.
- Tue., 28 – Everybody will be working toward this weekend...It's Beaverfest with an all Canadian lineup .
- Thu., 23 – Acclaimed singer songwriter Ron Sexsmith is in Windsor tomorrow night for a show at the Loop.
- Fri., 10 – Peter Frampton talks to The Bridge about his 14th studio album and what it means to stay current in the music industry.
- Tue., 7 – We'll find out about a new exhibit featuring the life of Chief Pontiac thats about to open at the Windsor Community Museum.
- Mon., 6 – We've just come off of Arbor Week and that may have you thinking about greening up your yard with a tree or two.
- Wed., 1 – Nav and Rita of Atmosphere Fine Foods will be by to reveal the final course in our dinner contest.
- April 2013
- Tue., 30 – We'll hear about a new video that's designed to get young people interested in a career in manufacturing.
- Thu., 25 – New smart phones can take your credit info. Michael Legary explains how it works and how to guard your information.
- Thu., 18 – A Windsor guitarist has the talent for a big career but first he's got to graduate from high school.
- Wed., 17 – Many people are remembering Rita Macneil, talk with fellow Cape Bretoner Ashley MacIssac .
- Tue., 16 – I'll chat with Joe and Marija Byrne they were in Boston yesterday to watch and run in the mararthon.
- Fri., 12 – Washington has given approval to the State of Michigan to go ahead with a new bridge crossing Windsor and Detroit.
- Thu., 11 – She put off her musical aspirations for years but now Windsor Vocalist Brenda McCurdy is releasing her first CD.
- Wed., 10 – A feature interview with Boz Scaggs and your chance to win tickets to see him in concert this Saturday night at Caesars Colosseum.
- Mon., 8 – When it comes to healthcare, almost 25 percent of nurses across Canada would not recommend the hospital they work at .
- Tue., 2 – I'll talk with Rick Mercer about his final show and his upcoming appearance at the Capitol theatre in Chatham.
- Mon., 1 – Contest Rules Atmosphere Fine Foods
- March 2013
- Wed., 27 – One Windsor woman has been trying to raise awareness about a deadly game known as the choking game ever since her son died in the same way.
- Tue., 26 – Four local singer songwriters are in the running to have their song chosen to represent the International Children's Games
- Fri., 22 – Poetry about poverty and homelessness.
- Thu., 21 – Vancouver Band "Portage & Main"
- Tue., 19 – Book Panel: "The Painted Girls"
- Thu., 14 – A new book is coming out early next month by Windsor author Kate Hargreaves. It's called: "Talking Derby"
- Tue., 12 – We'll hear from an expert on the Petroleum coke on the shore of the Detroit River - he'll put questions about it's safety to rest.
- February 2013
- Thu., 21 – A very special guitar is front and centre this weekend as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra presents the Pops concert Six String Nation.
- Wed., 20 – Contest test
- Wed., 20 – Protecting your online identity
- Fri., 15 – Travel tips for Florida drivers.
- Thu., 14 – Valentine's Day winners
- Tue., 12 – Nav Sehmbi and Rita Horbatiuk from Atmosphere Fine Foods have come up with a recipe that any man could prepare for Valentines Day.
- Mon., 4 – C-B-C Music is looking for the best new artist in Canada. We'll get all the contest details.
- January 2013
- Thu., 31 – The final candidate for the position of musical director with the Windsor Symphony leads the orchestra tomorrow in two concerts.
- Tue., 29 – Dealing with your Christmas debt. We talk with the author of "Lessons from the Depression"
- Thu., 24 – New exhibitions opening this weekend at the Art Gallery of Windsor...they all speak to Borders.
- Wed., 23 – We'll speak to the author whose book will represent Ontario in this year's Canada Reads debates.
- Mon., 21 – Got a great idea that needs about a thousand dollars to get it off the ground? Get in touch with the Awesome Foundation.
- Fri., 18 – It is the longest running artist run gallery in Windsor and this month it is celebrating it's 30th anniversary.
- Tue., 15 – A Windsor fellow is heading to China to compete in a unique form of wrestling tournament.
- Tue., 8 – A feature interview with Nelly Furtado.
- Mon., 7 – We'll hear how a local theatre company might be on the hook for thousands because of work to rule by local teachers.
- December 2012
- Mon., 10 – The Bridge's Book Panel convenes this afternoon with their suggestions for the adult reader on your list.
- Mon., 10 – There's an organization that has the mission of getting food - FRESH food - to the needy in our region year-round.
- Thu., 6 – Aboriginal Health Care Workers
- Tue., 4 – A 12-year-old John Campbell student donated hundreds of coats, mittens, and canned goods to the downtown mission today.
- Mon., 3 – Windsor's Daniel Victor is bringing his musical discovery, Bed of Stars to the Phog Lounge tomorrow night.
- November 2012
- Fri., 23 – Scott Speck is a candidate for the position of Musical director of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
- Thu., 22 – Windsor's food banks are not just places for families to pick up food anymore...increasingly they are helping people learn how to cook healthy.
- Tue., 20 – The decision to close Forster has some west enders concerned about the effect it will have on the community's revitalization efforts.
- Thu., 15 – We'll tell you about the stage show opening up in Toronto that tells the stories of long gone amusement park "Boblo".
- Wed., 14 – The Art Gallery of Windsor is laying off two-thirds of it's staff in an effort to trim costs.
- Tue., 13 – Bring out your dead....and the living...they'll both love Windsor Light Music Theatre's production of Spamalot.
- Tue., 13 – Book Panel / Mr. Brinkley's Tower
- Mon., 12 – Well Forgotten Harvest Canada is making big strides in getting fresh produce to people in need.
- Fri., 9 – His father played a crucial role in the Iranian hostage Crisis and now the city of Windsor has recognized the efforts of John Sheardown.
- Thu., 8 – Belle River native Sandra Feldman is back in town for the screening of her latest feature film, "Please Kill Mr. Know It All".
- Mon., 5 – An Italian Men's choir that's been singing for years performed it's final concert yesterday.
- October 2012
- Thu., 25 – Mayor Francis talks Police Accountability
- Wed., 24 – WIFF 2012 Rundown
- Mon., 22 – A new book by Marty Gervais takes a look at some of the more mysterious lore of Windsor and Essex County.
- Fri., 19 – Dick Wagner is a true musical legend. We'll talk about his new book and days with Alice Cooper.
- Thu., 18 – Eric Paetkau, one of the candidates for the position of musical Director for the symphony.
- Tue., 16 – Growing up gay in Windsor - not today but back when it wasn't so acceptable. The stories of those who lived thru it come to the stage.
- Thu., 4 – "Cooking with Giovanni Caboto"
- Wed., 3 – Butternut Squash Pie Recipe
- Mon., 1 – Our dinner party winners meal!
- September 2012
- Tue., 25 – What happens when a group of poets laureate get together for an evening? A lot of rhyming, one would imagine.
- Fri., 21 – A very funny guy is coming to the Chrysler theatre tomorrow night ....all the way from Australia.
- Tue., 18 – Attention amateur sleuths! A murder mystery, 1812 style.... is taking place in Amherstburg this weekend.
- Mon., 17 – Rush, with a brand new album under it's belt, is out on tour.They have a show at the Palace.
- Mon., 10 – Today is the anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie. It was a pivotal battle during the War of 1812.
- August 2012
- Thu., 30 – Pan Fried Trout with Sprout Salad
- Wed., 29 – Coming up, using the "voices" of the Round Goby to reduce their numbers in the Great Lakes.
- Thu., 16 – Fresh Summer Vegetarian Pasta
- Thu., 16 – It's practically every illustrators dream...to illustrate Batman for DC comics. For a Harrow artist that dream has come true.
- Tue., 14 – Three drummers, one great song. Host Bob Steels speaks with a music professor about the beats behind "Love Me Do."
- Thu., 9 – It's a recipe for fun - or disaster. Ride around Windsor on bicyles, stopping along the way to refresh your spirits with beer.
- Wed., 8 – Book panel review "The Red Breast".
- Tue., 7 – 1812 Food
- July 2012
- Mon., 30 – Windsor poet Mary Ann Mulhern is reading from her latest collection of poems, Brides in Black.
- Fri., 27 – Our passionate gardener Mary Jo Rusu will be showing us how to liven up salads and vinegars with herbs.
- Wed., 25 – we continue our series on home grown research. I'll talk to a university of Windsor professor to find out what he's studying.
- Tue., 24 – Mike Jones arrived back in Windsor this morning after covering 6300 kilometres on his bicycle.
- Thu., 19 – Herb enthusiast Mary Jo Rusu shows us how we can use herbs to ditch the salt from our diets.
- Wed., 18 – It's almost taken for granted that chosing locally grown produce is the right thing to do if you care about the environment, but do people buy it??
- Mon., 16 – Recipes from Mary-Jo Rusu
- Thu., 12 – The Bluesfest gets underway this weekend at the Festival Plaza in downtown Windsor. We'll get a primer from Kelly Hoppe.
- Thu., 12 – Tracking sharks in the Sudan. Guest host Sara Elliott chats with a marine biologist from the University of Windsor.
- Fri., 6 – Tragically Hip "Super Fan" Jeff Reid
- Thu., 5 – Pink Canoe Portage Across Ontario
- June 2012
- Fri., 29 – Todd Newton of the Price Is Right Live!
- Thu., 28 – State of Canada's Birds
- Wed., 27 – Making Seniors Stronger
- Thu., 21 – We'll tell you about a local history buff who's setting the stories of war of 1812 to music.
- Tue., 19 – We'll take a step back in time with Walkerville Publishings' latest book, "500 Ways To know Your from Windsor".
- Thu., 14 – Some residents in Belle River want trains to sound off their horns less when they pass by.
- Wed., 13 – I'll chat with Mike Jones. He's on a three and half month cycling trip from Dawson City Yukon to Windsor.
- Fri., 8 – Sunday night you'll have the chance to see and hear Kenny G. in concert at the Carousel by the River Festival.
- Thu., 7 – Many people make their own jam. But have you ever made jam out of roses? Mary Jo Rusu has...she'll be my guest .
- Wed., 6 – The history of roller derbies in Windsor. The Border City Brawlers are looking for women who played roller derby back in the forties and fifties.
- Tue., 5 – It's a program that gives underprivileged kids an opportunity to play hockey every weekend. And it's founder...Knobby Knudsen... was honoured for that and his many other contributions to youth hockey with the Mark Messier Leadership Award.
- Fri., 1 – We'll meet one of the actors from Theatre Windsor's production of The Beverly Hillbillies.
- May 2012
- Thu., 31 – I'll chat with Mike Jones. He's on a three and half month cycling trip from Dawson City Yukon to Windsor.
- Wed., 30 – In just over a week, Carousel of the Nations takes over the city with events through most of June.
- Mon., 28 – The Windsor Public Library board held it's first meeting today as a full board. We'll get an update .
- Fri., 25 – It's a place where homeless teens can go to at night for a hot meal and support, The Windsor Youth Centre.
- Tue., 22 – For the first time in its history, Point Pelee National Park may be on its way to having a family of Beavers.
- Fri., 18 – Four baby falcons got banded this morning including Twitter...the name given to one of the chicks by CBC listeners.
- Thu., 17 – we'll find out what American and Canadian students learned together about the war of 1812
- Wed., 16 – We'll get an update on the 4 peregrine falcon chicks that are nesting under the Ambassador Bridge.
- Mon., 14 – The Bridge's book panel comes together this afternoon to tell us what they thought of Paulo Coehlo's Veronika Decides To Die.
- Fri., 11 – He will take his final bow this weekend with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra. Conductor John Morris Russell.
- Thu., 10 – Windsor Light Music theatre's production of Legally Blonde goes into it's second run of performances this weekend. Our theatre reviewer Mark Lefave takes a look.
- Mon., 7 – We'll meet a 13 year old Windsor girl who's won a summer scholarship to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
- Fri., 4 – Local playwright Chris Rabideau is one of the artists receiving an Arts Infrastructure Grant.
- April 2012
- Mon., 30 – The Windsor Jewish Film festival kicks off tonight. We'll hear about some of the films being presented.
- Fri., 27 – I'll chat with Mike Jones, he's getting ready to do a three and half month cycling trip from Dawson City Yukon to Windsor.
- Wed., 25 – The library board held a meeting this afternoon to try to get to the bottom of the Al Maghnieh scandal . We'll chat with board member Hilary Payne.
- Tue., 24 – An evening of poetry and fiction at the Phog Lounge tonight, I'll talk with author Mike Barnes.
- Fri., 20 – An exhibition of weavings by renowned weaver Ted Hallman is on display at Assumption University Chapel.
- Thu., 19 – Before Lady Gaga and Madonna there was Sarah Bernhardt...at one time the most famous woman in the world.
- Wed., 18 – Guitarist Rik Emmitt brings his expertise as a guitarist and as a songwriter to students at St. Clair College in Chatham this weekend.
- Tue., 17 – We'll meet one of two local recipients to receive a Caring Canadian award from the Govenor general in Ottawa.
- Mon., 16 – A few weeks ago, we drew our winner for our "Win a Gourmet Dinner" contest. We'll get a review from our winner.
- Mon., 16 – An exhibiton of weavings is on now at the Raw Meet gallery....I'll talk to the organizer of Sunrise Twills With titles by world reknowed textile artist Ted Hallman.
- Fri., 13 – Steve Smith also known as Red Green is bringing a truck load of duct tape to Dearborn and Macomb Michigan this weekend.
- Thu., 12 – Kevin Costners band is called the Modern West and he's got a show at Caesars Coloseum Friday night.
- Wed., 4 – We'll tell you about the very special dinner being presented to mark the Titanic anniversary.
- Tue., 3 – The history of one of the most renowend musical venues in North America has now been captured in a new documentary.
- Mon., 2 – The author who brought you the Watson Family and Bud Not Buddy has a new character to introduce to you...the Mighty Miss Malone.
- March 2012
- Fri., 30 – Community arts groups met with the Windsor Symphony last night...a chance for potential users of the Capitol theatre to have a conversation with the new owners.
- Wed., 28 – We'll tell you about the Titanic exhibition happening at The Henry Ford Museum that opens soon.
- Mon., 26 – Theatre Alive's production of Chicago opened last weekend at the Chrysler Theatre. We'll have our reviewer take a look.
- Thu., 22 – A rising young pianist from Algeria performs with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in two performances.
- Mon., 19 – CBC Win a Gourmet Dinner Contest
- Mon., 19 – Windsor's Poet Laureate Marty Gervais.
- Fri., 16 – Mathematics can be intimidating.But I'll be talking to a University of Windsor student who says that's all a misconception and she's one of just 16 women from across the province invited to take part in a summer school for women in Math.
- Thu., 15 – A slice of Windsor's history has been turned into a play that's getting a dramatic reading next week.
- Wed., 14 – Comedian Danny Bhoy Performs in Windsor
- Tue., 13 – Windsor Actor Films Role in Isreal
- Mon., 12 – March Break "Things to do in Ontario"
- Fri., 2 – A local actor is heading off to Israel for a role in a National geographic film. We'll find out what helped him land the role.
- February 2012
- Wed., 29 – War of 1812 Treasure Hunt.
- Tue., 28 – Our Theatre Reviewer Mark Lefebvre will be by with his review of the Phantom Of The Opera by the Walkerville Centre for Creative Arts.
- Mon., 27 – I'll chat with Jaclyn Miles. She was crowned Miss Canada last month and she's using that role to speak out against abuse.
- Fri., 24 – We'll meet one of the recipients being honoured with a community service award from Windsor's Black Community
- Thu., 23 – A team of seamstresses create period costumes to mark the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812
- Wed., 22 – Walkerville's Centre for the Creative Arts takes on the Phantom of the Opera this weekend and next.
- Fri., 17 – Windsor's community Museum is opening a new exhibit that explores what it was like living in the region in 1812.
- Fri., 17 – A lot of people are talking about Freddie and Voltaire...the two peregrine falcons living under the Ambassador Bridge.
- Tue., 14 – Valentine's Day Aphrodisiacs
- Mon., 13 – Madison Violet Interview
- Thu., 9 – Windsorites will have the rare treat of seeing one of Canada's best songwriters perform at the Loop on Friday night...Ron Sexsmith
- Tue., 7 – Documenting Windsor's music scene over the past 60 years...that's the subject of a new documentary called 4 On The Floor.
- Thu., 2 – A new documentary on the Underground Railroad is airing next Monday night.The William Still Story looks at the triumphant yet harrowing journey of runaway slaves coming to Canada.
- January 2012
- Tue., 31 – Friendships are something some people take for granted. But for people with disabilities, friendships are something many of them have a hard time maintaining.
- Fri., 27 – Be prepared to hear some stunning new music this weekend as the Windsor Symphony Orchestra performs new works for jazz piano and orchestra with guest pianist Ron Davis and his trio.
- Thu., 26 – The WFCU center is hosting an event this Saturday and it's called the "Awesomness Summit".
- Wed., 25 – Just how much of your donations toward breast cancer research go to fight that disease? And how many of those products sporting pink ribbons actually walk the talk? You might be surprised.
- Tue., 24 – Pulled Pork with Green Apple Slaw
- Mon., 23 – The man who created the TV show The Polka Dot Door passed away last week. he came from Essex county and developed a world famous childrens show.
- Fri., 20 – Your childhood and healthy relationships.
- Thu., 19 – Changes are coming to your local cable channels. In a few weeks, Cogeco Cable will be digitizing all of it's channels. And that will mean changes for you.
- Wed., 18 – Conspiracies are dangerous to democracy according to the author of Conspiracy Rising - University of Windsor Associate Dean Martha Lee.
- Tue., 17 – A veteran of the Canadian music scene comes to the Mary Webb Centre in Highgate this Saturday night.
- Mon., 16 – Steven Page, the former lead singer of the Barenaked Ladies, is giving a talk at that University of Windsor tonight
- Fri., 13 – A performance of music by Stravinsky and Strauss this Saturday night by the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
- Tue., 10 – If "YOUR" math homework has you taking a tantrum, there's one on one help available to help you out.
- Tue., 10 – There's a new CBC Television show about to air that gives a second chance in business to ex convicts.
- Thu., 5 – Millions of people have joined Facebook. But to many seniors it is a foreign language. We'll talk to an instructor who's helping them.
- Wed., 4 – People have been talking a lot about a "Great Gray Owl" spotted near Kingsville. I'll talk with an expert to find out why he's here.
- December 2011
- Fri., 23 – Nav and Rita from Atmosphere Fine Foods will be by once again with another recipe for a unique, tasty and easy appetizer to serve your guests over the holidays.
- Thu., 22 – Our dinner party chefs will tell us another recipe for a unique, tasty and easy appetizer to serve up over the holidays.
- Wed., 21 – We're going to have some great appetizer recipe's for you to try out over the holidays...created by our Dinner Party chef Nav Sehmbi.
- Wed., 14 – A new C.D. of christmas music for you this year courtesy of local musicians Jody Raffoul and Jeff Burrows.
- Mon., 12 – Rita McNeil is back on the road with a performance coming up this Wedsnesday night at Migration Hall in Kingsville.
- Thu., 8 – How a video about bullying compelled a 17 year old teenager from Amherstburg to reach out with a video of his own.
- Mon., 5 – New Co-Op Art Gallery opens in Windsor
- Fri., 2 – The Endangered Paw Paw Tree
- November 2011
- Tue., 29 – Here's something the arts community will like a lot....the naming of the city's poet laureate.
- Tue., 29 – Should Hospital Parking Fees be Abolished?
- Fri., 25 – World renowed Windsor pianist Daniel Wnukowski and his wife Marta Potulska come home for a recital tomorrow night at MacKenzie Hall.
- Thu., 24 – Nickelback-lash. A petition is going around expressing outrage that Canadian rock band Nickelback is this year's entertainment at the Lions game, and why their music sells so well.
- Wed., 23 – We talk to rock legend and host of CBC Radio's Vinyl Tap Randy Bachman! He's written a new book about the stories he's told on that show...and the people and places behind them.
- Tue., 22 – Technology is a wonderful thing..it makes our lives easier. Local musicians are collaborating with others around the world.
- Fri., 18 – The Art Gallery of Windsor and the Central Branch of the Windsor Public Library sharing the same space.
- Mon., 14 – We'll find out about a talk at the university that will explain why we need pets in our lives.
- Wed., 9 – It may have looked like hundreds of teens all skipped out of school on the same day to go watch movies at the Capital Theatre in downtown Windsor. But in fact, it was a bonafide field trip, a project to let high school students, see Canadian films.
- Fri., 4 – Windsor Cultural Summit
- October 2011
- September 2011
- Fri., 30 – He began his musical career as the front man for the rock and roll band White Heat. Joe Coughlin returns to sing with the WSO.
- Mon., 26 – Imagine making a living drawing comics? Well that's what locals David Finch and Jason Fabok are doing.
- Mon., 19 – A cycling tour from Windsor to Niagara....that trail was piloted by a group of people last week.
- Wed., 14 – Phog Fest 3 is on this weekend...a festival of music and art hosted by the best live entertainment lounge in Canada.
- Mon., 12 – Two Windsor brothers were in Toronto over the weekend performing at a party for the Toronto International Film Festival party for Breakaway starring Russell Peters and Rob Lowe.
- Fri., 9 – A Canadian version of the reality television show "Intervention" debuts tonight. Tonights episode features two Windsorites.
- Tue., 6 – When you were in school, did you like math? We'll get you some advice for your student at home.
- Thu., 1 – We meet Windsor's Mike Cerveni, a singer songwriter who's music takes him from the aisleways of Shoppers Drug Mart to Eastern Europe.
- August 2011
- Wed., 31 – A feature interview with Gino Vannelli
- Wed., 31 – The new school year is fast approaching, and with that comes great anxiety for many students
- Mon., 29 – I'll chat with Jim and Jordan Scott. They're back from a 10 day mission to help the people in Haiti.
- Fri., 19 – Singer Songwriter Ron Leary
- Thu., 18 – Tomato Art!
- Mon., 15 – Roxi Delight Comes Home To Windsor
- Tue., 9 – If you love alternative film we have some great news about a great way to see these films right here in Windsor.
- Tue., 2 – Love to experience new restaurants but not sure you want to pay full price to take your chances. We'll tell you about a way to check out area restaurants at discounted prices.
- July 2011
- Wed., 27 – Visitors from all over North America are expected this weekend in Windsor. They'll be celebrating Emancipation.
- Fri., 22 – When fire destroyed a Comber church last March it seemed as if all the memories of the 120 year old building were gone forever. We'll talk to a man who's not only asking for your memories of the Mount Olivet Methodist church...but he also has time capsule
- Wed., 20 – 16 Year old playwright at Fringe Festival.
- Tue., 19 – A 19-year-old from Tecumseh is pursuing a country music career...in between studying French at York University.
- Mon., 18 – The Windsor International Fringe festival continues this week. "Banjovial" is one of the events.
- Fri., 15 – Sunsplash Festival Preview
- Thu., 14 – Montreal Band "The Unsettlers"
- Tue., 12 – Windsor is Getting an IMAX Theatre
- Mon., 11 – Singer / Songwriter Amanda Mabro Interview
- Wed., 6 – We'll speak to CBC Radio 3 host Grant Lawrence about this year's shortlist for the Polaris Music Prize.
- Tue., 5 – We'll hear about a pilot project launched today to get panhandlers off the street and get the help they need.
- Mon., 4 – Barbecue culture: Canada versus the U.S. How does our country stack up to our neighbours when it comes to grilling?
- June 2011
- Wed., 29 – Years of Ernest Band Interview
- Tue., 28 – Fireworks Families
- Mon., 27 – Elvis Fest
- Thu., 23 – From All Right Now to Bad Company - from Satisfaction Guaranteed to The Show Must Go On. An Interview with Paul Rogers.
- Thu., 16 – Drive-In Coming to Lakeshore
- Wed., 15 – Tim Trembley Interview
- Tue., 14 – Burt Weeks Statue Vandalized
- Tue., 14 – Ray Parker Jr. Interview
- Wed., 8 – It won't be music coming thru the doors of the Phog Lounge in Windsor tomorrow night...it'll be laughter.
- Wed., 1 – Coming up...a tour thru Windsor's new riverfront stage complex with the Senior designer of that project leading the tour.
- May 2011
- Mon., 30 – The University's schools of music and visual arts will be moving into the Downtown Armouries. That was part of a big announcement this morning to revitalize the downtown.
- Fri., 27 – Guitar heaven this weekend in Chatham.
- Wed., 25 – A new play by Windsor playwrite Joey Ouellette documents the life of female riveters during the second world war.
- Mon., 16 – A screening tonight of the documentary film, Just Because I Am...it's about homophobia and youth and it was made in Windsor.
- Fri., 13 – A math conference is currently underway for educators.....but tomorrow it's math for parents and kids. I'll chat with one of tomorrow's keynote speakers.....mathemagician Arthur Benjamin .
- Thu., 12 – Professor Louie and the Crowmatix are being inducted into the Canada South Blues Museum in Windsor.
- Tue., 10 – A psychology researcher at the University of Windsor is looking for kids between the ages of 4 and 10 to take part in a study on the cognitive advantages of growing up with more than one language.
- Fri., 6 – Raising money by hitting the skins....local drummer Jeff Burrows is gearing up for his annual 24 hour drumming marathon.
- Wed., 4 – When the Windsor Light Theatre's production of The Drowsy chaperone opens this Friday night, it'll be a homecoming of sorts for one of the actors.
- April 2011
- Fri., 29 – Matt Gallagher, Windsor filmmaker, poker documentary "Grinders" premiering at Hot Docs Festival.
- Thu., 28 – After taking home five awards from the Western Ontario Drama League Theatre Windsor is remounting it's winning production of Who's Afraid Of Virginia Wolf.
- Wed., 27 – She's called a modern day troubadour...travelling around the world singing songs about ordinary people...Maria Dunn brings her show to MacKenzie Hall on Saturday Night
- Tue., 26 – Comedian Lorne Elliott is coming to Chatham this Thursday to do a show at the Capitol Theatre.
- Thu., 21 – We check in with Mt. Everest adventurer...Heather Geluk . She's now at the Base camp and the weather isn't good.
- Wed., 20 – A performance by the Windsor Symphony Chorus features Durefle's Requem and a brand new choral work by Jeff Enns...I'll talk with chorus Master Joel Tranquilla .
- Fri., 15 – I'll chat with author Richard Zurawski. He has a beef about how science stories are covered in the media.
- Wed., 13 – There was a meeting in Windsor of local religious leaders as to how different faiths view organ donations.
- Tue., 12 – Heather Geluk is in Kathmandu getting ready to make her second attempt at climbing Mount Everest. We'll hear what it takes to prepare for a climb of this magnitude....and we'll get a little lesson on acclimatization from one of the guides.
- Mon., 11 – Art Gallery of Windsor is screening a film about the Salton Sea...it was supposed to be the Californian Riviera but now is considered an ecological disaster.
- Tue., 5 – We chat with a woman on the other side of the earth as she prepares to climb mount Everest.
- Mon., 4 – A good and happy childhood..that's how Roger Bell describes his upbringing in Port Elgin during the 1950's.
- Fri., 1 – A windsor woman known for her recordings of Hindustani music is joining forces with the World Jazz Group Dave Sharp's Secret Seven.
- March 2011
- Mon., 28 – Students at Ridgetown high school will be experiencing a Mount Everest climb through a former alumnus. Heather Geluk will tackle Mount Everest in a couple of weeks....but before that, she flew in from England to talk with students at her old high school.
- Mon., 21 – A Windsor Theatre company has come away with some big honours from the Western Ontario Drama League.
- Thu., 17 – The Bellevue house in Amhurstburg was built in 1816, but it's been neglected and now needs alot of work.
- Wed., 16 – A local mom has written a book chronicling her second pregnancy, it's a memoir entitled "Laughing through a second pregnancy"
- Tue., 15 – If you remember the play Julius Caesar from high school, you might think of today as a somewhat unlucky day. We'll chat with a historian about the Ides of March.
- Mon., 14 – One of the best new board games on the market is actually centuries old and a man from chatham is responsible for reviving it's popularity.
- Fri., 11 – We'll get a preview of a film being shown in Detroit this weekend that chronicles the city of Detroit from it's heyday to it's present day decline. "Detroit:Ruin of a City"
- Thu., 10 – Math teacher uses music to educate kids.
- Wed., 9 – Coming up, a fun way to learn about heart health where you may actually remember what you've learned.
- Tue., 8 – Local entrepeneurs and inventers are polishing their pitches...hoping for a chance to go before the Dragon's Den in Windsor on Thursday.
- Mon., 7 – A musical mystery was solved last week and the solution came with a big bonus...we'll hear how two fellows from Michigan tracked down the title of an old song and how they got more than they asked for.
- Fri., 4 – 20 Year Old Musical Mystery Solved
- Wed., 2 – Juvenile Arthritis. We'll meet one man who's been dealing with it since he was 18 months old.....and we'll find out what you can do if you suspect your child may be suffering.
- Tue., 1 – A researcher is looking for the stories of Italian Canadians who were interned during World War 2
- February 2011
- Mon., 28 – Vincent Georgie is a film Marketing Expert at the Odette School of Business at the University of Windsor.
- Thu., 24 – Black History Symposium Tour.
- Tue., 22 – Ten Years as music director for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and there's an anniversary party planned for this weekend featuring a host of home grown talent.
- Tue., 15 – Interview with U of W Professor Richard Frost on computer versus humans on TV show Jeopardy
- Fri., 11 – Denis Coffey of the Funk Brothers Interview
- Thu., 10 – Bob Monks Archive Interview
- Wed., 9 – Multiple Choice Workshop
- December 2010