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Program Schedule


Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots stories are coming to air! The shows will start being aired at 9:00am on Thursdays, with the first one on March 16th. They will be repeated on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Each week a new program will be featured. In addition to the Deep Roots staff introduced in...

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Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

A Night To Remember! This is going to be a fun show. Tickets are going fast, so get them early. An evening of songs, monologues, stand-up, poetry, lip sync, skits, that cover issues and topics particular to adults with humour and just the right amount of...

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Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

In search of the deep spiritual roots of today’s environmental crisis, Sobhanā ​Dilani Hippola ​traces the footsteps of a pioneer spiritual ecologist, Gilean Douglas, from an old miner’s shack in the Cascade mountains to the majestic land of Channel Rock here on Cortes Island.  Gilean’s life and nature writings offer insight into the importance of dwelling close to wilderness and protecting sacred places.


Episode #2: Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place

by Sobhanā Dilani Hippola | Deep Roots



Credits / Special Thanks To:
-Jill Milton, Howie Roman, Libba Pinchot, Gifford Pinchot III, Lalita Calabria, Kristen Scholfield-Sweet
-Ann Mortifee (annmortifee.com) - reading quotes from ​the writings of Gilean Douglas
-Ken Hanuse​ (Klahoose First Nation)​ - reading excerpt of ​Kwelte-sqet legend from​ GIlean Douglas’ book,​ The Protected Place
-Music by Cris Derksen (crisderksen.virb.com), Jessita Reyes & Nature Tribe


Who Speaks for Brother Wolf?

Western culture paints wolves with a dark brush as evil characters in myths and fairytales, but perhaps that’s because they’re more like us than we care to admit. Natalia Auger Nybida takes a deep look at the essential role wolves play in our ecosystem.

Episode #1: Who Speaks For Brother Wolf?

by Natalia Auger Nybida | Deep Roots


Thank you biologists, activists, educators and dancers who shared their time, and wisdom with me. Renee Owens, John Davis, Sabina Mense, Carla Voyageur. Thank you also to Ken Hanuse for sharing his voice in reading Chief Dan George’s writing. ~ Natalia

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Every dollar helps to keep Community Radio alive on Cortes Island. Use PAYPAL to easily and securely donate money to 89.5 FM. If you prefer not to use Paypal, send us a cheque, cash, or money order made out to the Cortes Community Radio Society to Box 210, Manson’s Landing BC, V0P 1K0.


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Programmers Wanted


We always need more programmers. The possibilities for new shows is endless. I’ve often wondered why in a community of avid gardeners we don’t have a garden show. There are so many articulate passionate people on Cortes that we could have a truly diverse, unique radio station.