6 11 2011

Hi all,

Wild Orphans is not currently on the CFUV schedule as we’re looking for a producer. If you’re interested in helping out with the show, please contact us at WildOrphansRadio@gmail.com or visit the CFUV volunteer page to find out how to get involved. Thanks.

The Malahat Review on CFUV is being featured on U in the Ring. Check The Malahat Review website for upcoming or past shows.


September 13th – The Malahat Review Summer Issue

7 10 2011

Andrea Routley and Garth Martens speak with us about their works and the launch of the summer issue of The Malahat Review.

Listen to the podcast here.

July 18th – Fred Penner

13 08 2011

A Canadian legend, children’s entertainer Fred Penner will be on the show this Monday. A recipient of the Order of Canada, Fred Penner has thrilled children and parents alike for decades with his hit show “Fred Penner’s Place,” and countless live concert appearances across the country.

Fred has ideas abound, and we will be talking about much more than just children’s music, including: technology and attention spans, the role of nature in music, and the healing powers of music.

Recently in Victoria for our Canada Day celebrations, Fred rocked the crowed with hits like “the Cat Came back,” and “Proud.”

Tune in this Monday for a great conversation with an amazing Canadian, Fred Penner!

July 4 – Ska Fest & MediaNet

5 07 2011

This week in Victoria come out and enjoy some amazing Ska music. Dane Roberts and Christina Cheply talk about some of the performances and events going on through the week. From reggae to electronic to world beat there is something at Ska Fest for everyone. This year the organizers have reeled in some big names like ska legend Ken Booth, and the son of reggae himself, Ky-Mani Marley.

Christina Cheply also describes the Rocksteady Collective, an art show that will be going on throughout the festival. Rocksteady is ska inspired art that is full of colour and unique designs.

Tickets can be found at: Lyles Place, The Reef, Ditch Records and www.ticketweb.ca  – also visit the website at http://victoriaskafest.ca/

Get your dance shoes ready and be sure not to miss out on the some great ska music this year!

And finally Scot Amos the president of MediaNet talks about the Video Lab workshop going on this summer through MediaNet. Providing tools and technologies that were previously unavailable to most people, Video Lab offers courses on how to utilize these technologies. From interactive video to infrared sensors, there is an endless array of devices to learn about.

The workshops are geared towards artists who will showcase their final interactive video design at Open Space Gallery.

For more information visit: http://www.media-net.bc.ca/programs/videolab.html.

If you’re interested in taking part in VideoLab, call MediaNet at 250-381-4428 (9am
to 1pm) or email communications@media-net.bc.ca or office@media-net.bc.ca

June 27 – Tall Tree Music Festival

27 06 2011

Beautiful scenic vistas and high energy Victoria music. In essence, that was this years Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew. On any other weekend I would have no qualms about hiking 3 hours to see the view on top of Browns Mountain. But combine that view with a diverse musical soundtrack and hundreds of enthusiastic festival goers, and it makes it that much better.

The organizers and volunteers were great, and the overall vibe of the festival was very chill with everyone helping out to make sure people had the best experience possible.

I saw a lot of bands I hadn’t seen before: Mindil Beach Markets, Sunday Buckets, Jets Overhead, Vince Vaccaro and Quoia. The festival had a very community feel. The artists hung out with everyone in the crowd after sets, and by the end of the festival you were recognizing many more friendly faces.

Hats off to radiocontact for a smashing success. And I’m already looking forward to next year!

June 20th – Tall Tree Interviews & Brian Thomas

18 06 2011

We’re a week away from the 2nd annual Tall Tree Music Festival in Port Renfrew!

I got together with Mike Roma today, one of the events organizers (and Quoia band member) to get the low down on Tall Tree. Basically, its going to be two days of rockin Vancouver Island music performed in one of the most beautiful locations in the world, Port Renfrew’s wild and rugged West Coast. We talked about the festival’s emphasis on environmental awareness,  some of the cool art installations that they’ll have, and why this festival is like no other you will go to this summer.

Playing for the first time at Tall Tree is Carmanah, a local Victoria band whose music will sooth your ears with their melodious “Folk Rock World” tunes.  On a sunny Thursday in the Fernwood square, Pat and Laura talked about how some of the band members met (at last years Tall Tree!), and how they came up with their name (a 10 hour mud-wrestling competition, winner decides….not, but that would be unreal!). This is an up-in-coming band you do not want to miss!

Aaaaand last…but not least (and unrelated to Tall Tree), is Brian Thomas, an expert in the the financial and insurance-related aspects of global climate change. He worked with a wide range of organizations as a climate consultant, such as: Swiss Re, Meryl Lynch, The Nature Conservancy, and the City of New York; he is also the author of Climate Change adaptation in 2010, as well as author of the Carbon Based blog.

Over the phone from Connecticut, we discussed the economic ramifications caused by increasingly recurring climate disasters, and why global insurance companies are the first to pay head to these events.

Brian provided an interesting insight into an aspect of global climate change that we don’t often hear about.

Music being played this Monday?…all Tall Tree artists…Ohhhya.

Tune into Wild Orphans Monday at 1:00, on CFUV 101.9 FM to listen in!

June 13 – Growing Opportunities

18 06 2011

A few weeks ago I caught up with Craig Evans from the Growing Opportunities Farm Co-op in the Cowichan Valley. Growing Opportunities is a Non-Profit agricultural co-operative situated on farmland just out of the city of Duncan. The co-op provides opportunities for people to learn farming skills, share knowledge, and grow wonderfully fresh produce. The produce is sold at various markets and the profits all go back to the co-op.

In the middle of large rows of kale plants, with worker bees from some nearby beehives flying  around us, we discussed the importance of co-operative forms of agricultural production and issues of food security. Because Vancouver Island is reliant on shipped in produce (that has to get ferried across the Salish Sea), and as oil prices continue to rise, people are becoming more concerned about food security.

Craig is a founding member of the Nanaimo Community Gardens, and a founding member of Growing Opportunities. Tune in Monday at 1:00 to hear some of Craig’s insights!

For more info on the co-op check this out: