Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

Susana 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. Susana 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 opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she started to perform at the CKTZ LipSyncs and realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Vinho do Porto Show So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc. Recent Podcasts Episode 77 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto77.mp3 Episode 76 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto76.mp3 Episode 75 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto75.mp3 Episode 74 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+74.mp3 Episode 73 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+73.mp3 Episode 72 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+72.mp3 Episode 71 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+71.mp3 Episode 70 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+70.mp3 Episode 69 by Susana Vijaya |...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

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 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. Recent Podcasts Oct 15 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+40.mp3 Oct 1 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+38.mp3 Sept 24 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+37.mp3 Sept 17 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+36.mp3 Sept 10 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+35.mp3 Sept 3 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+34.mp3 Aug 27 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Harden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+33.mp3 Aug 20 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+32.mp3 August 13 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+31.mp3 Aug 6 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+30.mp3 July 30 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+29.mp3 July 23 by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+28.mp3 July 16 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses' Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FMTG27.mp3 July 9 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FMTG+26.mp3 July 2 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FROM+THE+MUSE%27S+GARDEN+25.mp3 March 26 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+March+26+2018.mp3   Sound Meditation In The...

Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

On Friday Lunchtime Locomotion, Nat King Cono brings you lively and thoughtful music from around the world to get your weekend started. Somewhat nostalgic and always toe tapping, he endeavours to get you moving. This can include live interviews with locals and visitors who are making a difference. From artists and authors to musicians and politicians, spontaneous discussions are always in the moment and never edited or prerecorded. Nat stays true to the spirit and essence of “live” radio unscripted. Oct 12 Program by Nat King Cono (w George Sirk 58:20 - 1:31:02) | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/George+Sirk+interview.mp3 Fundamental to his love of radio is music. “As a musician and keen listener I’m always curious as to who’s doing what and finding a niche to fit into. Often that can mean playing less and listening more.” Collaboration is one of Nat’s greatest delights. Nat (Greg’s) involvement with CKTZ goes back nearly 15 years and remains a regular routine. The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion is one of the longest regularly running programs dating back to near Cortes Radio’s beginning. He also served on the station’s Board of Directors for a couple of years in the 90’s acting as Chair. “The opportunities and experiences with Cortes Radio have afforded me so much satisfaction and learning. Just recently, with Season 2 of Deep Roots/Island Waves, a diverse team came together for the first time to create something new and perhaps inspiring, and for me offered opportunities for potential insight and new experiences impossible to anticipate. I feel incredibly grateful.” In recent times Nat’s involvement has turned to helping Deep Roots year 1 & 2  as...
Art On The Island: Barb Buffington

Art On The Island: Barb Buffington

Maureen talks with her guest Barb Buffington about her background, current activities and inspirations. Barb has lived full time on Cortes Island for 24 years and her main activity now is baking, a year round activity but much busier during the summer. Barb attends the three Cortes Island markets and delivers to the yacht clubs as well. Hear how many pounds of flour and butter Barb uses each summer – it’s massive Barb Buffington by Maureen Bader | Art on The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ-BarbBuffington+2018-10-08%2C+2.39+PM.mp3 Barb considers baking a creative outlet that she comes by naturally. She talks about how she chose the best products for her markets and the challenges she has transporting her products. Hear about why selling is so much fun and her advice for bakers who work in remote locations. Besides baking, Barb also sells hand-knotted rugs from Nepal, scarves, handmade paper and knitted silks. Barb explains why these rugs have such brilliant colour and what people do with this unusual paper. You can see Barb’s products on her website: ravishingrugs.com, or talk to Barb at the Friday...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show. I try to include a humorous or novelty song each show as well. These can be from anywhere. Spoken word also gets played on the show, and I would welcome more recorded poetry to include, as well as short stories, taking a bit of a literary direction as well as the music. The well respected works of Stewart MacLean and Wade Davis are two examples of Canadian literary work that I would like to include more of, as well as local radio plays. It would be awesome to revive the lost art of the radio play on the Homegrown show and showcase local creativity. The Homegrown Show Some of the music played on the Homegrown show is available online through CD baby, a platform for independent artists to distribute their works. A lot of the music is aquired at live shows hosted by our sponsoring establishment, Kameleon Food and drink. A lot of it is not available online, and is the one time only collected works of local artists who may have published one album and not found their way into distribution. Hurricane Rena here on the Homegrown Show makes sure their music will be part of our local...

George Sirk For Regional Director

Originally Published on the ECOreport In my second interview with the candidates for Cortes Island’s Regional Director, I became aware that they have a very different vision of how the island should be governed. The current Director, Noba Anderson, portrays herself as an instigator, who “convenes conversations that would not otherwise happen.” Many of the island’s best known projects came about through her direct intervention. Though George Sirk chalked up a similar list of accomplishments during the nine years he represented the island (1996 - 2005), he stresses the idea that there should be more of a separation between the Regional Director and specific business projects. In this morning’s episode, I ask,I ask why should we choose George Sirk for Regional Director? How A Bylaw Should Be Changed “The most important issue for Cortes is to return trust to the political process,” he says. Sirk points to Anderson’s recent attempt to push the proposed new zoning bylaw (#309) through prior to the election as an example of how that trust is being eroded. There was not room in the half hour podcast above to repeat his detailed analysis of this “half baked” legislation’s shortcomings. Encountering unexpected opposition, “the Director has consistently changed the story from ‘my and staff’s thorough review’ to, oh dear, it’s now become a ‘draft’…”  He adds that this legislation never went before the Advisory Planning Commission (APC). There were no public meetings prior to this.  “When we did the 2002 bylaw, we … [held] public meetings - not hearings. Staff came. Up went the bylaw on the wall. People got a chance to see the...