Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week’s Podcast Angenor de Oliveira, known as Cartola (October 11, 1908 – November 30, 1980) was a Brazilian singer, composer and poet considered to be a major figure in the development of samba. Cartola composed, alone or with partners, more than 500 songs. Episode 131 - Vinho do Porto Susana’s Performances 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 live in Intentional Communities across the country. In 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there, while continuing to spend her winters in Brazil. In 2016 she left Brazil for good and replaced it for Mexico - La Manzanilla, in Jalisco state. In 2019 she finally achieved her Permanent Residency in Canada. She also moved to Quadra island, but continues to stay connected with the Cortes community, and maintain her volunteer work for the CKTZ radio station as a weekly DJ and as a performer. She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that...
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. NOVEMBER 2019 Episode #94, Nov 11, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #93, Nov 4, From The Muse’s Garden OCTOBER 2019 Isis, Goddess of Life” by Auguste Puttemans Episode #92, Oct 28, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #91, Oct 21, From The Muse’s Garden THANKSGIVING OCT. 14, 2019, EPISODE #90, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN Charles Crossland October 7, From The Muse’s Garden SEPTEMBER 2019 Episode #88 Sept 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #87 Sept 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #86 Sept 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #84 Sept 2, From the Muse’s...
Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

“Welcome to the Homegrown Show, and I am your host, Hurricane Rena. The Homegrown show is a radio show played on CKTZ Cortes Island Community radio, 89.5 fm. It’s on from 1-3 Sunday afternoons and features local musicians from Quadra, Cortes, and Vancouver Island. A lot of Canadian music is played, songs that celebrate our unique lifestyle in the islands of the BC Coast and Western Canada in general. You can hear music on my show that you don’t often hear anywhere else, as well as poetry. The Homegrown show began celebrating our unique lifestyle in song during March of 2011, around the time of the super moon, closest the moon will be to the Earth in 27000 years.” – from Hurricane Rena’s website Nov 10 Program Fall halloween night with pumpkin in grass and moon in background The Halloween Program Oct 20, 2019, Program October 6, 2019 Program Summer 2019 Aug 11, 2019 Program July 28, 2019, Program July 14, 2019, Program June 2019 June 30, 2019 Program June 16, 2019 Program June 2, 2019, Program May 2019 May 26 , 2019, Program May 12, 2019 Program April 2019 April 28, 2019 Program April 14, 2019, program March 2019 March 31, 2019 Program March 24, 2019 Program March 10, 2019 program March 3, 2019 Program The Homegrown Show’s other Podcast Pages Homegrown Show - Winter 2018/19Homegrown Show - Fall 2018Homegrown Show - Summer...
Campbell River Disaster Preparedness Trade Show

Campbell River Disaster Preparedness Trade Show

Originally Published on Cortes Currents This mornings program is the beginning of a series about the 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show, held in Campbell River’s Thunderbird Hall on Friday , Oct 18, 2019. The room is filled with a smorgasbord of stories, ranging from oil spill clean-ups, to a First Nations helicopter rescue initiative and much more. You can find them in in the halls 21 booths and four free public education sessions. One of the organizers told me this is Shaun Koopman’s day. Shaun is the Strahcona Regional District’s Protective Services Coordinator and he is behind this public introduction to the emergency response community.  Photo from 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show; podcast was part of Cortes Currents Oct 23, 2019 broadcast on Cortes Radio. Disaster Preparedness Trade Shows The tradeshow is the public component of a three day event and Shaun suggested I contact Judy Hagen, Quadra Island’s Director of Emergency  Emergency SupportServices, to get a more complete picture of what is going on this weekend.   She traces the origins or this event back ten years, to an annual meeting on Quadra Island. This will be the third year that Strathcona Regional District is hosting the tradeshow. “We’re really targeting getting Campbell River residents ready for an emergency because it is better to prepare than be part of a disaster,” says Hagen. Beginnings of the ESS on Quadra & Cortes Twelve years ago, when Hagen was setting up an ESS program on Quadra, she contacted her friend Bertha Jeffrey on Cortes. “Bertha and I knew each other from the [Discovery Island] Chamber of Commerce and from working with Speed Watch. I used to go to Cortes and do Speed...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto Fall/Winter 2019

Mariza was born in Lourenço Marques, Portuguese Mozambique, to a Portuguese father, José Brandão Nunes, and a Mozambican mother, Isabel Nunes. When she was three years old, her family moved to Metropolitan Portugal, and she was raised in Lisbon’s historic quarters of Mouraria and Alfama. While very young she began singing in a wide variety of musical styles, including gospel, soul and jazz. Her father strongly encouraged her to adopt Fado; he felt that participating in the traditional music would grant her greater acceptance in the Portuguese community. Mariza has sold over 1,000,000 records worldwide. Photo: “Mariza (i)” by Bruno Bollaert. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 130 - Vinho do Porto Nara Leao was a Brazilian Bossa Nova and MPB singer and occasional actress. As a teenager in the late 1950s, she became friends with a number of singers and composers who took part in Bossa Nova’s musical revolution. In fact, it was in her apartment in her parents’ home in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro that the new music was born in 1958. She was known as “the muse of bossa nova.” Episode 129 - Vinho do Porto Clara Nunes was a Brazilian samba and MPB singer, considered one of the greatest of her generation. A big fan of Portela Samba school, her achievements in the samba genre earned her the title of “Queen of Samba”. Unfortunately she died too soon, at the age of 40… but she left us her wonderful music! Photo: “Clara show 02” by Luiz Fernando Reis. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 128 - Vinho do Porto Humanos was a Portuguese...
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. On the Road Episode 42 - Medicine Beach Episode 41 - Medicine Beach Episode 40 - Blues/Rock Special Episode 39 - Medicine Beach Episode 38 - Medicine Beach Episode 37 - (originally broadcast last April) Episode 36 - Medicine Farm Episode 35 - Medicine Farm Special Episode 34 - ETRS from Kennedy Lake Episode 33 - ETRS from Heriot Bay Episode 32 - ETRS from Fanny Bay Episode 31 - End of the Road Show Episode 30 End of the Road Show Episode 28 - End of the Road Show Episode 27 - End of the Road Show Episode 23 - End of the Road Show Episode 22 - End of the Road Show Episode...

Drones in Emergency Situations

Originally published on Cortes Currents All photos courtesy Suavair There were a number of educational sessions at Campbell River’s 2019 Disaster Preparedness Trade Show. One of the most exciting was aabout using drones in emergency situations.   Colin Filliter, Operations Manager of Suavair,  agreed to record his presentation for Cortes Currents. “I have been using drones since 2014. When they technology first came out, I thought there would be an application for them in forestry and in mining – not just making cool Youtube videos. My goal was to make a career out of using drones.” “Most of my work has been within forestry and mining. We do work for environmental local and provincial government. 90% of my flights have been related to natural resources, bit I have done a bit of search and rescue and trying to apply stuff to emergencies as they come up.”  “I’m based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island and its a good spot, I like living there, but I have also got to travel all over the province using the drone.” – Colin Filliter, Environmental Monitoring Drones can make fast accurate assessments of situations Using a Drone to plot out evacuation routes Drones In Emergency Situations A good drone costs about the same amount as renting a helicopter for a dayDrones allow you to see wide areas very fast and very accurately. Examples: when two men disagreed as to whether there were 15 or 17 elk ahead, they sent the drone up to take a picture and found out there were 21 elk. Three examples of drones finding lost people, using heat signature technology, are mentioned...
Robin Hood And The Babes In the Woods

Robin Hood And The Babes In the Woods

Originally Published on Cortes Currents Robin Hood & The Babes in the Wood will be playing at Theatre Quadra on the weekend of November 15 – 17, 2019.  According to the theatre website, “The play is a panto in which genders get blended, logic yields to farce, the audience gets involved and most anything can happen.” In this morning’s interview I talk to co-directors Kate Alexandra and Linda Lolacher.   Involvement with Theatre Quadra Linda’s involvement with Theatre Quadra started eight years ago, when she started helping out with the costumes. Kate has been involved with theatre since high school and went on to study in Toronto. They first worked together on a Quadra production of “the Actor’s Nightmare” in 2009.  “We’ve been working together, in various projects, ever since,” says Kate.  Linda talks about, “The camaraderie of the process of bringing a cast together, how they bond and develop over time.”   Kate describes the special part about live theatre, as opposed to movies, ​is the opportunity to interact with the audience and connect on an energetic level.” “You don’t get that same intimacy when you go out to see a movie … You are going to see a lot of your fellow community members up on stage, taking all kinds of risks and doing their very best to entertain you.” .  The Audience Gets Involved According to the Theatre Quadra website, Robin Hood “is a panto in which genders get blended, logic yields to farce, the audience gets involved and most anything can happen.” “That means it’s a lot of fun, both onstage and in the audience.It’s slapstick humour,...
The Lesser Royals

The Lesser Royals

Episode 7 brings us the songs “Summer Breeze” and “Click” from The Lesser Royals! “Summer Breeze” is a relaxing track that reflects on the band members’ experiences of summer on Cortes Island. Some enjoy it- some don’t! “Click” is a deep diving track that carries powerful, contemplative concepts nestled amongst explorative, freestyle jam vibes. See if you can decipher the deeper meaning of this track and then listen to the band interview that follows to get the final word! Episode 7 of Spark Point Music: “The Lesser Royals” Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio! We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island. At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued. We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others. Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording gear, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music. Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth,...
Anything Goes

Anything Goes

The Battery, St Johns Newfoundland by Emmanuel Milou via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0) Anything Goes with Howie Roman & Paul the K- Sat: 10:30 AM-1 PM; Repeats Thu: 8-10:30 PM In the Saturday, October 26th, edition, Howie talks about his month long visit to the Atlantic provinces and plays some of the music he brought back. Anything Goes To The Atlantic Provinces Podcasts Howie Roman and Paul the K are old friends, both originally from New York though they met on Cortes almost 50 years ago. For many years they’d get together for dinner and to share music. When everyone started talking about a radio station, in 2004, they decided to take part “Paul the K” of Anything Goes March 31, 2018 - Anything Goes Anything Goes To Church! From CKTZ’s archives: Howie Roman and Rick Bockner interview Dorien Baxter, known to many as “Elvis Priestly,” the Bishop of Beal Street in Memphis,Tennessee. In addition to his duties as an ordained an Anglican Priest, Baxter is known for his rendition of the legendary “King of Rock and Roll”. Anything Goes to Church! Anything Goes To Church Howie Roman Howie attended the meeting at Manson’s Hall, when the possibility of starting a radio station on Cortes Island was first discussed. Six months after CKTZ was launched, he and Paul became DJs. Howie went on to become a board member for five years and is now the station manager. However, he explains, “My prime interest in Cortes radio is [that] I really enjoy having a show.” Howie Roman of Anything...