Not every episode of the Lunchbox is an interview with a community member, artist, musician, or newsmaker (although many are!) and they can’t all be filled with the events in your community happening on that day or the next (although we mention as many as we can!). Sometimes, you have to follow the conversation where
New Brunswick is lucky to be surrounded and filled with great lakes, rivers and ocean sides where many people enjoy getting out in boats, swimming or water-skiing. But part of having fun is being safe, because while it can be a bit awkward to wear a life jacket or personal floatation device (PFD) the first
Many cultures have come together to make New Brunswick what it is, but we owe the Scots much for their stalwart nature and their culture. We’ll all be coming together to celebrate all things Scottish this weekend at the annual New Brunswick Highland Games Festival, occupying the grounds around the Government House on Woodstock Road
Fredericton is filled with festivals all summer long, but sometimes it is possible to forget that it’s not all music. Len Falkenstein has been working for a dozen years with the Notable Acts Theatre Company to bring a festival of theatre every year! This year’s festival begins on July 24 and runs until August 4, and
The Circus is back in town! No, it’s not that kind of circus, it’s the Shifty Bits Circus II: The Bits Is Back, a collection of over 30 bands and artists performing shows (both known and secret) all over Fredericton on the coming weekend. Cedric (aka “Sneaky C”) and I spoke with Penelope (of the Shifty Bits
“Pay What You Can.” It’s a simple concept, but one with some pretty big impacts. Musicians David R Elliot and Mike Trask joined us today to talk about their Affordable Art tour. They’re playing on Friday July 19th at The Capital, and will be playing at Shifty Bits on the July 27th weekend. Podcast: Play
I’m am always impressed by people with passion in their hobbies — and my friend Julian Christie is definitely that! He stopped by to share with us his lifelong interest in Paintball. If you’re interested, he recommends joining the Facebook group Capital City Paintball. which happens to be same name as the field where Julian
There are thousands of people in our community — and many of them are creative types, artists in many media. Stefan Westner is a great example, a visual artist producing great public-facing art (the mural near the Capital) as well as more intimate mixed-media collages. He sat down with Cedric and I to talk about
The musical community in Fredericton (and in many parts of the Maritimes) is as vibrant and collaborative as ever! Singer/songwriter Adam Washburn dropped by to talk to Cedric and I about the gradual release of his new EP, Beautiful Things, the art and practice of music, and magic of music that happens when folks get
I’m a huge fan of the Charlotte Street Arts Centre. They are tremendous asset supporting many, many different kinds of arts, from musical performances, dance, circus, photography, film-making, painting and much, much more. Mike Taggart (of local band The Lee Harvey Oswalds and doing his own show of Bravery, Repetition and Noise here every Thursday
I (Mark) know almost nothing about fashion, being barely able to clothe myself every day. Much to my delight, however, Cedric and I spoke to Kristen, a local blogger who writes about fashion (and life!) at her blog, Doll Parade. Listen as we talk the highs (and lows!) of Fredericton fashion! Podcast: Play in new
Independent documentary producer David Kattenburg (of the Green Planet Monitor) is travelling to numerous areas of the country, building a series of narrationless documentaries called “12 Canadians”. He stopped by to talk about making documentaries, connecting with people’s stories, and seeing Canada through voices. And in the second half, we played an interview conducted on Tuesday
Cedric Noel, Station Manager Tim and I were host to Will Pacey, local musician and beard-wearer extraordinaire. Will is a regular member of Dub Antenna (found regularly at the Wilser’s Room downtown) as well as three other bands, and his solo project. Join us as we talk music, funk, noodles and composing on a broken
Robert Johnson joined Cedric Noel and myself to talk about one of the often-overlooked historical fixtures of downtown, the venerable NB Sports Hall of Fame. Robert is working there for the second summer as a guide. In the rest of the hour, Cedric and I talk about the state of sport in the province, and
Trevor, the owner/operator of Fredericton’s community swap shop for digital goods, Digital World, dropped by to talk about this vital economic cog in our neighbourhood. We talk about the nearly 30-year span of the store, the change in the meaning of “digital goods”, and muse about the future. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe:
In this episode, we spoke with Elizabeth Marshall, an artist originally from Fredericton and now living in Ottawa. She’s back in town with an exhibition current at The Annex Gallery in the Fredericton Playhouse, entitled Détachment. Cedric Noel, summer student and musical artist in his own right joins Tim and myself as we chat about
Stephen Lewis dropped by today to talk about being The Big Band of One and share his experiences going from the kid in the audience listening to his favourite bands play to being the opening act — and then providing the opening act for the next generation.
Two members of the Fredericton Motorcycle Club, Doug and Dènis dropped by the station to tell us about the upcoming Toy Run on June 8. From coffee-holders for your bike to the appeal of the open road, hear it all!
On today’s Lunchbox Allison Forbes Brideau from Artful Persuasion stops in to talk about Fredericton’s crafting collective, up and coming things they have going on and Artful Persuasion’s need for more crafters. And friendly reminder: Mother’s Day is this weekend! A great place to purchase a unique one-of-a-kind gift AND support the local community at
With millions of channels of information, who do you turn to for the full story? Who do you trust? And which stories do you pay attention to?
On today’s episode of Lunchbox Bondo sat down with Deanne Landry of CHSR’s “Non-Profit Of The Month” Ca-R-Ma (Cat Rescue Maritimes) to discuss who they are and what they do, plus projects they have in the works and how you the listeners can get involved! Then the Feels Good guys, Mike Humble and Paul McAllister,
Today’s Lunchbox was a casual discussion of transhumanism: the idea that we may one day (perhaps not so far from today) transfer our very beings into computer form, with intermediate steps of increasing implants and cybernetic augmentation..
Adrian Park talks classical music and opera and his show, Diversions, and Kiwi the Fairy spreads magic and brings Tim and Jaclyn Reinhart into the studio.
Marc and Nutty get together to pay tribute to the late great Rita MacNeil who passed away April 16th, 2013. We also talk about #cleanupfred2013 which is an event for earth day where people are invited to get together at the Capital Complex Sunday April, 21st, to clean up trash from Fredericton. Podcast: Play in
In the final STU Lunchbox of the season, Anika Duivenvoorden discusses “Local Food”, and Kaylee Moore takes a look at “Living with Dementia”.