Discovery Sound: Stories & Songs For Young People

Discovery Sound: Stories & Songs For Young People

Discovery Sound/Episode 2 : Discovery Sound is a monthly podcast that features engaging stories and songs for young people on Cortes Radio.This month’s stories are about how some quirky characters deal with some alarming situations with a little bit of self-confidence. Featuring: The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, Macmillan Children’s Books Daisy-Head Mayzie, by Dr. Seuss, Random House Music: Purple People Eater / Sheb Wooley, Just Happy to Be Me ( Sesame Street version) / Fugees I Love Me / Meghan Trainor feat LunchMoney Lewis Audio Tracks / Kevin McLeod @ incompetech.com. Episode 2 by Rochelle Baker | Discovery Sound http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/Discovery+Sound+-+2018-01+-+Gruffalo.mp3 Discovery Sound / Episode 1 / December 2017 Discovery Sound is a monthly podcast that features engaging stories and songs for young people on Cortes Radio. This month’s stories highlight the magic of Christmas wishes coming true, even to the unlikeliest of characters. Featuring: The Lump of Coal, by Lemony Snicket, Harper Collins Publishers The Mouse Before Christmas, by Michael Garland, Puffin Books Music: A Charlie Brown Christmas / Vince Guaraldi Audio Tracks / Kevin McLeod @ incompetech.com Episode 1 by Rochelle Baker | Discovery Sound http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/Discovery+Sound+-+Xmas+2017+Cortes+Radio.mp3 Discovery Sound hopes young listeners – and their parents – will enjoy the magic and intimacy of listening to children’s stories over the airwaves. Discovery Sound Features Engaging Stories & Songs The program aims to captivate kids’ imaginations and help parents provide their children with a fun alternative to screen time, whether it’s at bedtime, in the car, or while travelling. The show will air classic and contemporary stories, songs, poetry and the odd radio play suitable for a young audience. But...
Things Go Better With Copper

Things Go Better With Copper

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews John Cooper in the Co-op Café amidst his current exhibit Things Go Better With Copper by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+JohnCooper-CoopCafe+-+2018-12-12%2C+6.29+PM.mp3 John first appeared on Art on the Island on October 20th when he discussed his art background, starting in the 1950s in the US. John came to Canada in the 1970s and eventually moved to a town close to Nelson BC where he lived for about 40 years. John has lived on Cortes Island full time for about a year and a half. Teaching art is something that links together his vast background. You can hear the October 20th podcast here (link to other podcast). He discussed his time as an abstract expressionist, and says that genre didn’t speak to him so how could it speak to other people? In his search for a way to communicate with people, John moved back to recognizable subjects, starting with horses asses (inspired by a broom), which unfortunately are not part of the current exhibit. John talks about the thesis of his thesis, a Whisk broom (John’s Mona Lisa – listen to the podcast to find out why), and how and why it is a contradiction, but at the same time, like a horses tail. In the current exhibit at the Coop Café, he replaced the original brass Whisk broom with a copper copy, and explains how this brackets his career. John discusses a number of his series, starting with the Vintage Voyager, and explains why and what he is trying to say about what we are....
Radio In A Suitcase

Radio In A Suitcase

Originally published on the ECOreport   On August 29, 2017, Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM signed a memorandum of understanding with the Strathcona Regional District, on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, stating we are to give them temporary usage of the station during emergencies. This has been part of Cortes Radio’s vision from the beginning but up until a week ago seemed more of a goal than a reality. Everything changed on Thursday, December 6, 2018. This morning we ask Derrick Harvey about radio in a suitcase.     Radio In A Suitcase In the podcast above, Derek Harvey explains: How a radio station that fits into a suitcase is servicing +1,500 communities in Africa, the Pacific and Middle East. How far can a tiny transmitter like this broadcast? Is it true that one station’s audience is 130 to 140 kilometres away? What determines the range? What does this technology means to a community radio station like CKTZ? Where is this technology deployed in British Columbia? Why Derek thinks of television as pablum for the mind, but says  radio is good for the imagination.  His years working with community television, radio and   UNESCO. How a virtually unknown Canadian company that is doing big things  “Radio in a suitcase is a way that we looked at getting the hardware into the hands of people who wanted to create a community radio station in as small a package as possible, as portable as possible, least technically complex as possible and reliable. The entire radio station comes in two pelican cases … all operated off of twelve volts, so you can bascially plug...
Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas

Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews two Cortes Island artists. Maggie Armitage and Jan Boas. Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas by Maureen Bader | Art on the island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+-+Maggie-Jan+-+2018-11-27%2C+4.47+PM.mp3 Maggie Armitage started the show surprising Maureen by saying her current activity is singing. Maggie however makes willow baskets from willow that she grows herself here on Cortes Island. Maggie describes her favourite variety of willow, how she harvests it and weaves the baskets.  Maggie started weaving willow baskets after she moved to Cortes after taking two workshops at Linnaea Farm. Her style is marked by a type of precision, which no doubt comes from her unique style she has to follow no matter what. She loved willow weaving right away and has kept it up, notwithstanding her current music projects. Maggie will perform at Hollyhock on December 15, 2018. Right now, you can see Maggie’s basket at the museum and at the Cortes Craft Shop during the summer. Once she has more production she hopes to participate in local craft markets. Maggie advises other artists to follow their own advice and be flexible. In the second segment of the show, Maureen spoke to Jan Boas. Jan and her husband have a very long tradition on the island. Jan started working with fabric as a child, and now considers herself a fibre artist, specializing in quilting over the past 15 years. Jan talks about her style and how it changes and her current interest. Jan is a member of the Quadra quilt guild and they make about 50 quilts per year for the Vancouver Children’s...
Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine - Tues. 10 - 11 AM;  Repeats: Fri. 6 - 7 PM The Folk Club is a one hour show hosted by Andy Vine and focused on folk music of all kinds but perhaps with a bit of a bias towards acoustic and Celtic music. Andy himself was raised in the UK and started his folk singing there during the 1960’s folk revival. Still an active musician, Andy has acquired a large library of folk music, from which he draws for his radio show. He is also constantly on the lookout for new folk music and is consistently delighted by how much great traditional music is being made by young people. Dec 7 Program by Andy Vine | Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Dec+7+Andy+Vine.mp3 Nov 20 Program by Andy Vine | The Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Folk+Club+007+Mixdown+1.mp3 Andy also likes to include music by local BC artists, many of whom he has a personal connection with having lived and played music in Vancouver for many years. Requests and music suggestions are always welcome. Illustrations: Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this...
Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Originally Published on the ECOreport He helped shape Cortes Radio almost since the beginning. as one of the station’s early Presidents, as a senior producer of our Deep Roots Initiative and most Fridays he hosts the Lunchtime Locomotion. In addition to this, he is a member of Cortes Island’s original rock quartet and more recently Back Eddy and the Procrastinators. In this morning’s interview, I asked Greg Osoba to tell us his story. In the podcast, Greg Osoba talks about … The radio station at Seneca College, in Ontario His eight years as a broadcast journalist in Toronto, Edmonton & Vancouver: in the newsroom and as host of “Bookshelf” Interviewing Guy Dauncey; Premier Peter Lougheed; Joe Clark; Wayne Gretsky … Asking tough questions of politicians vs interviewing a grieving family Ska, the precursor of Reggae How prerecording takes the soul out of music Gordy & Zoe Ryan from Babatunde Olatunji’s Drums of Passion; Island Rythm; Six Foot Johnson; Back Eddy and the Procrastinators When Gregor Robertson lived on Cortes Island, his first campaign (as an NDP MLA) The art of creating space, in music and life Falling in love with Cortes Island Linnaea Farm, Hollyhock, Rex Weyler as a mentor in writing, Getting involved with Cortes Radio, The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat king Cono “There is something to that adage 10 years of 10,000 hours, because something starts to happen after that point. Once you put in your time, what starts to happen I’ve found - and other musicians I know who are experienced concur with this - is that you become competent  …. suddenly you are afforded...
Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off

Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off

Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season kicked off at Gorge Hall on Saturday December 1, 2018. There were between 80 and 100 people at any given moment, but it is hard to get an aggregate number because this is also a social event where people go visit and enjoy the food. [/et_pb_text] Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off by Roy L Hales | Cortes Radio News http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Christmas+Market+season.mp3 After listening to my counts, Noah Davidson agreed that 200 is a good number. He and Isabel have been organizing the markets at Gorge Hall for the past three years. Noah added that the event would not happen, “without all the people coming us decorate, and all the people who donate different baked goods … It is such a quaint friendly community.” Irene Blueth has been coming for more than 30 years. Though the market has grown bigger, she says they have kept the spirit. “It is really the beginning of the whole Christmas ambient feeling for me, how beautifully they decorate the hall and really get us into the spirit of the season.” Loni Taylor, of Loni Rene Art, was one of the merchants with a booth outside the hall’s entrance. “It was lovely to be outside, even though it as cold. We had the fire and it was a really beautiful day. The kids were really happy out here. I got to bring my dog.” Cortes Island’s next Christmas Market will be at Mansons Hall on December 8, from 11 AM to 3 PM. However the season will flow into the Friday Markets on December 7, 14 and...
Irene Blueth

Irene Blueth

Irene Blueth has a long tradition on Cortes Island, and was instrumental in helping build the Cortes Craft Shop back in the 1980’s. Hear Irene talk about how that was a special time of people coming together voluntarily to support the community. You can see Irene’s work at the Cortes Craft Shop in the summer. Irene Blueth by Maureen Bader | Art on the Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+-+Irene+Blueth+-+2018-12-02%2C+9.13+AM.mp3 Irene is known mostly for the jewelry she creates from locally sourced natural products including cedar and succulents. During the program she talks about how she creates jewelry from actual plants. Irene makes most of her jewelry from silver and gold in her island studio and she tells the story about how she started out with simple supplies and tools, but slowly amassed a studio full of equipment. Irene is self-taught in jewelry making but studied art in Montreal for one year. Irene recently gave a class at Linnaea Farm through the Folk U initiative. Her course was fully subscribed and people were able to make pendants and other items such as bracelets and Christmas decorations to give away as Christmas presents. Listen as Irene describes the process she used with the students. She may give more classes through the program in the future. Find out more about Folk U by sending an email to Manda - cortesliteracy at gmail dot com  or check it out on Tideline (cortesisland.com). You can see Irene’s work and contact her on Instagram: Silvercedar, her Esty shop: silvercedarjewelry.etsy.com or her website: www.ireneblueth.com. She is also in the phone book. ...
Youth Voices Radio Workshop

Youth Voices Radio Workshop

Enthusiasm.  Exuberance.  Imagination.  Authenticity.  Honesty.  Contemplation.  Vulnerability.  Depth.  All of these words describe the youth of today.  Indeed, these qualities can be found inside each one of us if they are given the space to grow and be revealed. “Our Youth Voices! Radio Workshop program set out to help youth tap in to the well of knowledge, creativity and experience they possess and share it with the world.  We gave them hands on, practical instruction in the use of hand held “Zoom” recorders and a basic grounding in the realm of audio production, with a free program called Audacity.  They were given a list of questions and topics to choose from for a starting point, and also encouraged to go whichever direction they might imagine. These Youth Voices! Radio Workshop podcasts are a beautiful reflection of the interests, opinions, and diversity of our youth. Youth Voices! Radio Workshop by Sofia, Angus, Nathaniel, Mira, Zella, Ezra, Naio, Tristen, James | Facilitators: Dan Peters, Sara Gifford, Morgan Tams http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Youth+Voices+Podcast+and+Documentary+Master.mp3 We gave them hands on, practical instruction in the use of hand held “Zoom” recorders and a basic grounding in the realm of audio production, with a free program called Audacity.  They were given a list of questions and topics to choose from for a starting point, and also encouraged to go whichever direction they might imagine.  These podcasts are a beautiful reflection of the interests, opinions, and diversity of our youth. The lens of youth is both unique and invaluable to the matrix of healthy community.  To support youth in exploring their experiences and then sharing them with the world tells...
Giving Home For The Holidays

Giving Home For The Holidays

Originally Published on the ECOreport For most of us, Christmas is a time when families come together. However there are still some Cortesians for whom the word home takes on a more temporary aspect. Cortes Community Housing is attempting to help rectify this situation on 51 acres they recently purchased in Mansons Landing. In this morning’s program, Sandra Wood and Hayley Newell talk about their association’s new initiative to giving option: Home for the Holidays. “Being a young person, a renter, in this time, … it is hard to imagine ever being able to afford to own a home and so what it means for me is having access to a place where people can come to rest, a place where people can feel safe and cosy and nutured. All of those positive feelings that can come from home while being somewhere that they have come to really love.” - Hayley Newell. In The Podcast In the podcast, Sandra & Haley explain: Why should we care about this project? Two personal perspectives: Why are Sandra & Hayley involved? What does Cortes Community Housing intend to on those 51 acres? How much can they accomplish with the $1.4 million they have already raised? Where can they go for financial assistance? Home for the Holidays: a Christmas campaign that enables everyone to help bring this project into fruition.  Home for the Holidays: “ … is a new fund raising event that we thought would be a great way to start the Christmas Season. For those people who would love to donate to the project and are also looking for a creative...