Fredericton is home to a thriving and widely varied artistic scene. DZ wasn’t born here, but he definitely calls Freddie Beach his home. His CD release party will be held on January 24 at the Delta, and he dropped by to talk inspiration, producing his own record and what it all means to him. Podcast:
For the past 4 years, the cold weather has brought with it a new feature: a varied festival of folk, folk rock and rock in several locations around the city. This year’s Shivering Songs festival proves to be every bit as great as previous years. Zach Atkinson joined us over the phone to talk about
It is difficult to talk about violence in our society, but we must do so. We must find a way to end the victimization of the less powerful, to address the inequalities of sex and race and class, and give our support to those individuals who are victims. The White Ribbon Campaign seeks to unite
You might think that the NB Lung Association is just about lungs, right? Well, their mandate extends to everything that goes into your lungs, too! This includes cancer-causing gases like radon. You may have heard the word “radon” before and, like me, thought it sounded like some sort of alien zap gun. It’s an odorless, colourless gas
One of the most fundamental forms of music that mankind has is the human voice. Something so simple as people harmonizing well is still a great entertainment, as the a capella musical group Cadence can demonstrate. They recently played a show at Memorial Hall here on UNBF campus, and I was lucky enough to catch
At CHSR, we love sound, in all its forms! So the people responsible for making things sound great are always of great interest. Gilles Roger founded 2Dogs Productions just a few years ago be he, too, likes making good sound. He dropped by and we talked about how he came to make 2Dogs Productions, the
As a collection of people, we seek to build systems of rules and government to make it more clear how we should get along with each other, in the fairest and most equitable way we can. Sometimes, those rules can get embedded for a long time, and it starts to feel like they are unchangeable,
We all seek to capture the moments of our life, make sense of them. Dennis Reid captures landscapes in oil on canvas to create snapshots of his past, walking around Newfoundland. Peter Gross captures moments in time with his camera, then carefully edits those moments to tell the story he needs them to tell —
Kickstarter opened up its service to allow Canadians to create projects earlier this year, and it’s been an impressive lot so far. Local filmmaker Ryan O’Toole joins myself and Tim Rayne to talk about his currently active Kickstarter to support his next short film project, “Pop”. The second half of the hour is a repeat
Filmmaking is a growing industry in New Brunswick, with more and more successes every year. Just after winning an award at the Toronto International Film Festival, and showing their film as the opening gala of the recent Silver Wave Film Festival, local Director/Writer Gia Milani and Producer Tony Whalen are pleased to announce that their
Music is often said to be universal, but when it comes to live music performances, those who are younger than 19 often have a hard time finding a venue — either to play in, or to go to. Station Manager Tim and younger member Sigur join me as we talk about the strength of the
I had the day off, but the Lunchbox goes on! Tim Rayne (Station Manager, host of East Coast Stream, Instant Breakfast) and Bondo (Volunteer Coordinator, host of Homemade Jams, Anything Goes, Paraphrasing) are joined by local filmmaker Doug Sutherland. Doug’s full-length feature film Dead Anyway is going to be the featured film to cap off
Another double-decker Lunchbox today, exploring the arts from two different perspectives! Today, I talk with Lori Quick from the UNB Art Centre and Alex Donovan and James Corbett who are staging the play Thom Pain (based on nothing).
A pair of epic tales for you today! First, Jake Hollis (the host of the new show Zos Kia, found Thursday nights at 10:30pm) got in touch with metal band Protest The Hero. They talked about the changes in the direction of their music and the process behind coming up with their brand new album.
Scots wa’ he’! Barb MacKinnon of The Society of St Andrew joins Tim Rayne and I to talk all things Scottish! While we inevitably talk haggis, Barb also is pleased to announce that the Society is taking applications for their annual scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to full-time UNB students of Scottish origin (near or
Ward 10 Candidate and Academic Advisor at STU, Owen Marshall dropped by to talk about his career, his background, and just a little about his plans for the city and for politics. Also, Bobby Ogilvie drops by to present a quick summary of his time at the Woodsmen Competition hosted this time by UNB in
A trio of artists all playing in Fredericton this weekend! Simon Walls, troubadour extraordinaire and long-distance walker, was caught on phone in Edmonston eating lunch. We caught up on his documentary and his new speaking tour, as well as his music tour and potential new album work. I phoned up Jessica Rhaye in Saint John
Zombies are still scary, but they also add quite a bit of spice to your run! Jen Gorham of the Fredericton Sexual Assault Crisis Centre (FSACC) dropped by the station to talk about the great work her organization does — and to enthusiastically promote their second annual upcoming fundraising marathon: the Running Dead 5K! Host
I had the pleasure of speaking to Andrew Mbongbor, youth outreach coordinator for the MultiCultural Association of Fredericton. He dropped by to talk about the upcoming semi-finals of the festival of arts that he created just a few years ago: the Battle of the Arts! Don’t miss the finals when they come up in November.
The legacy continues with Tyrone Reveen taking up the mantle of Master Mesmerist from his esteemed father. Reveen joined Tim and I on the phone the day before his performance to tell us the deeply personal tale that is both his father’s journey to the stage as well as his own. Podcast: Play in new
Today’s show is quite packed! First off, the first of our regular Sports Updates from Jonathon Carten will inform you as to all the successes and misses of UNB’s local sports teams. This is a regular feature we hope to bring you. Second, Lisa Ross from the Charlotte Street Arts Centre dropped by and expanded
On the occasion of World Mental Health Day, UNB student Kasmina Inman dropped by to discuss Lady Beaverbrook Residence‘s new Facebook icon program, promoting support and awareness of their newly chosen charity, DOTS. We talked about the importance of good mental health programs for students, the DOTS charity that the residence chose to support, and
You never know who might just drop by the studios of CHSR-FM at any time! Polyglot and world traveler Marina Jay stopped by to tell us about her upcoming Album Release Show for Prisoners of Time, being held on October 6 at The Playhouse coming up this weekend. I ended up sitting down with her and
It is always a delight to talk art with an artist, and Jean Rooney is no exception! She has a passion for art and a new exhibit opening entitled “HeyDay” at the UNB Art Centre in Memorial Hall. We chatted for the entire hour about where the inspiration for this exhibit came from, the methods she