Mixtapes

Mixtapes

Jonesy’s passion for mixtapes harkens back to the cassette era. She loved compiling collections for friends, or having them introduce her to a new artist. Jonesy never dreamed of playing mixtapes over the radio until coming to Cortes Island. Mixtapes Aug 13, 2020: Taking It. Mixtapes June 11, 2020: This Too Shall Pass Mixtapes May 28, 2020: Facing The Strange Mixtapes April 30: Ode to Radio Mixtapes April 16, 2020: My Church Mixtapes April 9, 2020: Gimme Shelter A Remote Island Off The West Coast “We’re on this little remote island off the West Coast and, through the radio, we get a chance to connect with people world wide,” says Jonesy. Prior to 2003, Jonesy had been a middle school teacher in Winnipeg. Her partner, Monica, initiated the move after attending a course at Hollyhock. She knew this was something Jonesy must do and, without asking, signed her up for the Spring Term. Jonesy describes her first experience of Cortes as just like “coming home.” She and Monica quit their jobs and sold their house in Winnipeg. Sample podcast: Playing Mixtapes Over The Radio Jonesy with her dog They started listening to Cortes Community Radio. Monica told Jonesy, “This is something you should get involved with.” This idea did not come to fruition until after Jonesy became a teacher at Cortes Island Elementary. Around 2008, she and a couple of friends took turns producing a show called “Still Thinking.” This led to Jonesy’s embarking on a show of her own the following year. She explained, “Mixtapes gave me permission to put together an eclectic mix of whatever I enjoyed...
Tanya Henck: Cortes Island Women’s Centre

Tanya Henck: Cortes Island Women’s Centre

This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative. The Covid-19 lockdown has sparked an upsurge in domestic violence both in Canada and worldwide, as well as making it harder for support services to offer counseling and shelter for victims. On April 15, 2020, I interviewed Tanya Henck, founding member of the first Cortes Island Women’s Centre which opened in January 2019. A combination of diligent sanitization and long microphone cables, plus a newly constructed and never-inhabited space, enabled us to set up for Covid-19-safe recording.  (The room was so bare that you may hear a certain amount of natural reverb in the podcast.) Tanya has lived on Cortes Island for 14 years, and has long been aware of the persistent and under-addressed problem of domestic violence.  Every community whether rural or urban has to deal with this issue, she says, and Cortes is no exception.  Yet Cortes, she feels, has been for years “behind the times” in coming to grips with this problem. Photo credit: “Domestic Violence Hurts” by ghetto_guera29 via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Cortes Currents: De Clarke interviews Tanya Henck from the Cortes Island Women’s Centre History of the Women’s Centre project Tanya’s desire to support women in crisis led her into contact with what was then Campbell River Transition Society, a charitable organization offering crisis counselling, shelter, and other resources to women and children at risk from domestic violence.  When she first set up a table at Friday Market with Transition Society literature, it was new information for islanders.  Most people on Cortes, she recalls,...
End of the Road Show

End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018. Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’. Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm. Denman Island./Worldbeat - Aug 14, 2020 All Request World Beat - Aug 7, 2020 Denman Island Request Replay - July 31, 2020 Denman Island Show - July 24, 2020 Cortes Island Tour - July 17, 2020 Harry Manx Festival Special - July 10, 2020 Canada Day Request Show - July 3, 2020 More Request Show - June 26, 2020 Freestylin Request Show From Heriot Bay - June 19, 2020 2020 Second year Anniversary All Request Special - June 5, 2020 Hippy Classic-Bluegrass-Rock - May 29, 2020 Beaverton Mission #2 - May 22, 2020 Beaverton Mission - Friday, May 15, 2020 Officially Off The Grid - Friday, May 8, 2020 Shipping Out Show - Friday, April...
From The Muses Garden-1

From The Muses Garden-1

From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 PM (SCROLL DOWN FOR PODCASTS) Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 6:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 1 hour of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. AUGUST 2020 Episode #133, Aug 19, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #132, Aug 3, From The Muse’s Garden JULY 2020 Episode #131, July 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #130, July 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode 129, July 13, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #128, July 6, From The Muse’s Garden JUNE 2020 Episode #127, June 29, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #126, June 22 2020 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #125, June 15, 2020, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #124, June 8, 2020 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #123, June 1, 2020 From The Muse’s Garden May 2020 Episode #122, May 25, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #121, May 18, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #120, May 11, From The Muse’s Garden Episode#119, May 4, From The Muse’s Garden APRIL 2020 Episode #118 , April 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #117, April 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #116, April 13, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #115, April 6, 2020 MARCH 2020 Episode #114, March 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #113, March 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #112, March 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #111, March...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week’s Podcast Rosa Passos is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and guitarist. From samba to bolero, from bossa nova to the most ripped samba-song, Rosa Passos moves with ease into any musical genre, making expressive jazz her very personal style. Considered one of the greatest Brazilian artists in activity, the Bahian woman living in Brasilia for more than three decades stood out for her brilliant trajectory on international stages, in which she consolidated her name with a prestige that allowed her to perform and record alongside jazz icons as bassist Ron Carter and win the admiration of legendary figures such as trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Episode 164 - Vinho do Porto Susana’s Performances I would like to invite you to my YouTube channel, where you can see videos of some of my performances. Enjoy! Susana Vijaya’s YouTube Channel Along with my partner Lyle and my dear friend Krista, this is our offer to the world. A humorous message of Faith and Hope for the future! at the CKTZ LipSync August 2019 Susana performing “It’s Oh So Quiet” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 Susana performing “Give Me A Band And A Bandana” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 About Susana Vijaya Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. In 2008 she sold it and moved to Brazil to learn Permaculture and...

Vinho do Porto Spring/Summer 2020

Mayra Andrade (born 13 February 1985) is a Cape Verdean singer who lives and records in Lisbon, Portugal. Often compared to Cesária Évora, Andrade has been praised for her modern interpretation of the traditional Cape Verdean morna music.Photo: ”Mayra Andrade & Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos” by Oscar Lopez Gonzales. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 163 - Vinho do Porto Diogo Nogueira (born Rio de Janeiro, 1981) is a singer and songwriter from Brazil. He is the son of composer João Nogueira and Ângela Maria Nogueira. (João Batista Nogueira Junior, better known as João Nogueira was a Brazilian singer and songwriter. From the beginning of his career he was known for the characteristic swing of his sambas.)He was in his father’s samba circles throughout his childhood and adolescence, but he became a soccer player, following a wish of his father. In 2005 he hurt himself and turned to music. Lucky us! Episode 162 - Vinho do Porto Amalia Rodrigues was born on Canada Day - July 1st. If she would be alive, she just had commemorated her 100th birthday! So this show is dedicated to her. I will talk about her early years, singing career, international career, acting career, later years, illness, death and legacy.Known as the ‘Rainha do Fado’ (“Queen of Fado”), Rodrigues was instrumental in popularizing Fado worldwide and traveled internationally throughout her career. Amália remains the best-selling Portuguese artist in history. Episode 161 - Vinho do Porto special - Amalia Rodrigues Zeca Baleiro was born on April 11, 1966 in São Luís do Maranhão, Brazil. He started his career participating in festivals and composing music for children’s theater in the...
Eclectic Selection

Eclectic Selection

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay Robert Plant (left) and Jimmy Page (right) of Led Zeppelin, in concert in Chicago, Illinois in 1977 - posted by Jim Summaria via Wikipedia (CC BY SA, 3.0 License) Saturday, August 1, 2020 Saturday July 25, 2020 Saturday, July 18, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 Saturday, July 4, 2020 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Saturday, June 20, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 3030 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Saturday , May 30, 2020 Saturday, May 23, 2020 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Saturday May 9, 2020 Saturday May 2, 2020 Saturday, April 25, 2020 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 Tues, Mar 17, 2020 Tues Mar 10, 2020 Tues Feb 25, 2020 Tues Feb 18, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Podcasts Feb 4, 2020 Jan 20, 2020 JUly 23, 2019 July 2, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 4, 2019 - Eclectic Selection May 28, 2019 - Eclectic Selection Jan 15, 2019 - Eclectic Selection My Passion The magic of the internet lets me indulge my passion in finding new tunes to love, new artists to share. Whether it’s an old rocker with a new album, or an up and...
Touch The Earth

Touch The Earth

This program was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  A local youth attended an IndigenEYEZ training series: the goals are 5 fold: to strengthen the way that we walk in the world through the five modules – connecting to myself, to others, to community, to our cultural strengths, and to the land. I work for IndigenEYEZ, and attended Touch The Earth facilitator training… excitingly, my daughter Sofia was invited by the director as a youth trainee.  We travelled to the Okanagan, this session of the training was held at Headwaters Lake Camp. When I arrived at the camp, I visited with director Kelly Terbasket- in a cozy cabin on Headwaters Lake.  Cortes Currents: Odette describes an IndigenEYEZ training series: Touch the Earth Wáy [hello]  Kelly Terbasket. HI everyone, I’m Kelly Terbasket. I’m the director of IndigenEYEZ, I’m one of the co-founders, and I’m also one of the lead facilitators. IndigenEYEZ is about renewing relationships. Renewing our relationships with each other, and with the land. Snqsilxw means ‘sharing one skin’. We share a membrane with each other, including all our relations. And our mission is to strengthen those- our connection and our relationships. With the land, with the water, in order to become stronger stewards of the land. And remember our responsibilities to the whole. IndigenEYEZ is medicine for relationships. And that includes our relationship with the land, and with our water. That we remember, and revitalize our traditional teachings and values and principals… that remind us that we do ‘share one skin’ with all our relations. Snqsilxw means we...
Listening In With Francesca

Listening In With Francesca

Soap and Water & Common Sense “The definitive guide to fighting coronaviruses, colds, flus, pandemics, and deadly diseases, from one of North America’s leading public health authorities, now updated with a new introduction on protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.“ “Dr. Bonnie Henry, a leading epidemiologist (microbe hunter) and public health doctor at the forefront of the fight against the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, has spent the better part of the last three decades chasing bugs all over the world — from Ebola in Uganda to polio in Pakistan, SARS in Toronto, and the H1N1 influenza outbreak across North America. Now she offers three simple rules to live by: wash your hands, cover your mouth when you cough, and stay at home when you have a fever.” – CBC Books Listening In: Guest host Maria reads from Dr Bonnie Henry’s Soap and Water & Common Sense Extra Virginity “For millennia, fresh olive oil has been one of life’s necessities-not just as food but also as medicine, a beauty aid, and a vital element of religious ritual. Today’s researchers are continuing to confirm the remarkable, life-giving properties of true extra-virgin, and “extra-virgin Italian” has become the highest standard of quality.” “But what if this symbol of purity has become deeply corrupt? Starting with an explosive article in The New Yorker, Tom Mueller has become the world’s expert on olive oil and olive oil fraud-a story of globalization, deception, and crime in the food industry from ancient times to the present, and a powerful indictment of today’s lax protections against fake and even toxic food products in the United States. A rich and...
Limits To Growth

Limits To Growth

This year has seen a couple of fairly major shocks to the global industrial economic system that so many of us rely upon. One could say that we had a near-collapse experience. I thought it might be wise to take a moment, step back, and have a look at the bigger picture. To see where western civilization is at, what’s driving us and what kinds of a future we might want to plan for. How does the pandemic fit with other threats to stability. To help me with this, I sought out the ideas of a Cortes Island thinker and researcher who deals with a lot of the shit on this island that most people would rather flush away without looking at – he’s a plumber, but so much more. Chris Walker Cortes Currents: Max Thaysen interviews Cortes Island’s plummer/philosopher: Chris Walker Who Is Chris Walker? Chris Walker was a builder in Ontario when he became enamoured with solar electricity. He became an installer of solar systems, hoping that they would replace the more destructive forms of energy production. When he found that they were ‘in addition to’ and not ‘instead of’ fossil fuels, he decided to try social change through democracy – he ran for the Green Party provincially and federally in several elections. When he found that people didn’t want to vote for people representing policies that acknowledged limits to growth and pushed for conservation of resources and nature, he went off to Sweden and did a masters in Sustainable Business Design. His thesis was on sustainable power generation. He then taught at a college in Ontario for a year before moving to BC in...