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 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 Great Pyramid On Norm Smookler’s 3rd recording in the Great Pyramid he received permission from Antiquities Minister Hawass to stay overnight in the building and this gave more time to explore the exceptional acoustics using flute, flute percussion, chant and mallet. Victor Van Buskirk made the video, mixed the sound on it and used photos from the Creative Commons. Natural Majesty A tribute to a massive fir, 160 feet tall and hundreds of years old that fell naturally during a winter storm. She did not break anywhere but at her...
The ECOreport

The ECOreport

The ECOreport started out as an environmental news website in which owner/editor Roy L Hales asks asking What Works? What Doesn’t? And what can we do about it? The site’s written articles are reposted on better known web platforms like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. In July 2014, the ECOreport also became a radio program on CKTZ. RECENT BROADCASTS: Catching English Fish And Chips (The ECOreport broadcast for Aug 22, 2018)Bernie Anderson and Leila Gmeiner had big expectations in the Spring of 1978. For the past two years, they had been homesteading in the wilderness of Toba Inlet, British Columbia. Then a friend offered them the use of his fishing boat. They had to make the monthly payments to the bank of course, but any profits beyond that were theirs to keep. Nobody could foresee they would be catching English Fish and Chips. (Read More) The Greenroom Queen (The ECOreport broadcast for July 18, 2018) Her artistic roots go back to Vienna, while Russian troops still occupied part of the city. Years later, cast as the female lead in “As You Like It,” she found a much more fulfilling role than centre stage. She will be performing it again at this summer’s Lip Sync. Lella Gmeiner is the Queen of the Green Room. (Read More) Laura Balducci’s ART (The ECOreport broadcast for July 25, 2018) The audio version of this story opens with a clip from Laura Balducci’s art installation “The Other-Side Presents That Wall,” which was at the Old School House Art Gallery on Cortes Island in the summer of 2016. The video of another of her multi-media performances, “Sense That Sin”...
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...
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 68 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+68.mp3 Episode 67 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+67.mp3 Episode 66 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+66.mp3 Episode 65 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+65.mp3 Episode 64 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho Do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+64.mp3 Episode 63 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto63.mp3 Episode 62 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto62.mp3 Episode 61 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+61.mp3 Episode 60 by SusanaVijaya | Vinho...

Laura Balducci

The audio version of this story opens with a clip from Laura Balducci’s art installation “The Other-Side Presents That Wall,” which was at the Old School House Art Gallery on Cortes Island in the summer of 2016. The video of another of her multi-media performances, “Sense That Sin” was part of a show last month. Laura is a film maker, promoter, curator, painter, doll-maker, hair dresser, make-up artist and the former lead singer of a female punk band. She promotes the Old School House Art Gallery through her website and Facebook page and is curating the annual member’s show, SPACE, which opens at 6 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018. This morning’s interview is devoted to Laura Balducci.   Laura Balducci On Art The first word I would use to describe Laura is eccentric - which is probably more of a statement of who I am, than who as she is. After that I would have to add she is obviously prolific, talented, cute, socoiable, and embodies the spirit of community. I haven’t had much to do with galleries since the 1990s. Back then, a gallery owner told me he would permanently bar my artwork if he ever heard I displayed in a mall or library again. Artists did not display alongside crafts either. So I was surprised when our interview started by discussing hairdressing. “I consider many occupations to be art, from hairdressing, to a painter, to a carpenter, to a gardener. So I feel there are actually a lot more artists in this world than people who may consider themselves artists … Anyone who is creating something...
Recreational Boaters Polluting Cortes Islands Protected Areas

Recreational Boaters Polluting Cortes Islands Protected Areas

Originally Published on the ECOreport There are good reasons that boaters are not allowed to dump chemicals, sewage and other debris in Carrington Bay, Cortes Bay, Gorge Harbour, Squirrel Cove, or Manson’s Landing. “[Cortes Island] has the best oysters in the area, [possibly] because it is supposed to have such pristine clean water,” says Julia Rendall, President of the 13 member Bee Islets Growers Corporation. She explained that violations “could close us down and if we are closed down I think we have to have three tests, three weeks in a row, clear. So it could, in theory, close you down for about a month.” Cortes Island’s unique environmental features resulted in the creation of  several marine parks. Contamination is a concern for all islanders, whether they are shellfish harvesters or not. These areas are currently designated as “No Discharge Zones” under federal regulations. Never-the-less, violations periodically do occur and a recent incident illustrates the difficulties of trying to stop recreational boaters polluting Cortes Islands protected areas. Recreational Boaters Polluting Cortes Islands Protected Areas At Manson’s Landing The most recent incident occurred last month. A community member had difficulty driving onto the dock at Manson’s Landing because of lines strung across the access route. Jenny Hartwick, Harbour Manager for the Harbour Authority of Cortes Island (HACI), was in the neighbouring village when she heard about the incident. Proceeding to the dock, she found two sailboats tied up. “One [was] on either side of the main wharf approach. They had run large cables from the very top of their mast to the opposite side of the railing, effectively creating a...