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What impact is climate change having on the wildfires of B.C.? And soup from compost and stone.
12 Oct, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

A study published in Earth’s Future last year is clear: the fires that ravaged B.C. in 2017 were made terrifyingly worse by human-induced climate change. We made weather worse, whipping up winds, calling down lighting and causing the fires to burn up to 11 times more land than normal. And, things might get worse still. To understand what’s at stake,...
A handshake that launched a Canadian duck farm, and, a tour of Prince Edward County.
15 Sep, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1.) Patti Thompson is one of four sisters who run King Cole Ducks near Stouffville, Ontario. That farm has been running for almost 70 years over three generations. It was a bit of an oddball at first, ducks just weren’t as popular as beef and chicken in the fifties, but a few decades later, a wave of Chinese immigration washed...
This episode is about mushrooms from the edge of Canada and beer from the heart of the nation.
31 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:01 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

First up, Stephanie Lipp co-founder of Gillis Naturals tells us about how she and her partner Leo have launched a mushroom farm in Bonavista Newfoundland. Yes, devoted listeners, that’s the same place the Newfoundland Salt Company calls home. Next, we learn about how Harrowsmith inspired craft brewing and the dozens of reasons Ottawa is the beer capital of Canada. Stephanie...
An elegy to the rhythms of nature from a farmer and cello player finely tuned to that beat.
17 Aug, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode takes us down on the farms - first to a sheep farm near Perth where we learn about the capricious rhythms of Mother Nature from a farmer and cello instructor. Next, to Dr. Dolittle of a farm – Caberneigh Farms – jubilant with animals and abuzz with newly hived bees lost in their own dances and rhythms. All...
A visit with Dan Needles, the creator of Walt Wingfield and the Wingfield mediaverse.
27 Jul, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

The "Letter from Wingfield Farm" series of stage plays have been a staple of summer repertory theatre companies for many decades. The comedies focus on the life of stockbroker-turned-farmer Walt Wingfield. The plays consist of a series of letters containing philosophical musings about the nature of life in a small rural community, theories of why animals sometimes misbehave, and puzzling...
Keeping the rock of the 70s 80s & 90s alive, more than just classic rock!
18 Jul, 2020 | 0:31:05 |
EN | John Semple |

The BIG ROCK is a four hour classic rock radio show hosted by Johnny J. The show primarily focuses on the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s as well as some music from the 60’s and current songs from our core artists. The BIG ROCK music library consists of Foreigner, The Ramones, Def Leppard, The Who, Pearl Jam, Van Halen, Stone Temple...
The changing role of women in the ag business. In some ways plus ca change, in some ways, new rows h
14 Jul, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

In this episode we talk about the changing role of women in agriculture and the future of the largest agricultural fair in the world. Wayne MacPhail speaks with Iris Meck, the force behind the Advancing Women in Agriculture conference. Since 2014 The Advancing Women in Agriculture conference has brought together women from across Canada to share, learn and grow and...
We explore a global cornucopia of unusual vegetables you can grow yourself.
29 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner |

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is about extraordinary vegetables, wild weather and the water it brings with it. First up, we head to the east coast, the outskirts of Halifax, Nova Scotia, to be exact. There we meet Niki Jabbour. Niki’s a bestselling gardening writer and author of Veggie Garden Remix. She's discovered hundreds of vegetables beyond the rank and...
We meet a man with an audacious plan to bring truffle farming to Ontario.
17 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1.) Truffle farming - Adam Koziol used to be an ad man in Toronto. Then he and a friend got a crazy idea of growing mahogany trees with superpowers roots in the Caribbean. Over the years that idea morphed into something even more fantastic, growing truffles from the roots of hazelnut and oak trees in Ontario. Working with Spanish scientists Adam...
Harrowsmith Radio Wayne MacPhail finds out how hard it is to live off grid.
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

We start this episode of Harrowsmith Radio by talking about living off the grid using solar, wind, batteries and a generator with Canada’s handyman and Harrowsmith contributor, Steve Maxwell. Then, on a lighter note, but with no less energy, Wayne speaks with Signe Langford, Harrowsmith’s food editor about alternatives to coffee on the grid, or off.
Police crack down on protests against racism and police violence
01 Jun, 2020 | 0:33:55 |
EN | The Velvet Studio | Front Burner

This weekend, in at least 75 U.S. cities, demonstrators marched against racism and police violence in the wake of the video showing the last moments of George Floyd's life, with a Minneapolis police officer's knee on his neck. North of the border, thousands of people rallied in Toronto, some holding signs demanding "Justice for Regis." Regis Korchinski-Paquet is a black...
Gardens that Heal
18 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

This episode of Harrowsmith Radio is all about the gardens and their value to our minds, bodies, spirits and communities. 1.) First up, Wayne MacPhail speaks with Mitchell Hewson, a veteran horticultural therapist who use the growth, resilience and hope of renewal gardens offer as a balm on the troubled minds and bodies of those in need of rebirth. 2.)...
Understanding the impacts such traumatic events have on rural regions and communities
06 May, 2020 | 0:34:33 |
EN | Bojan Furst | Rural Routes

This episode of Rural Routes features Dr. Kathleen Kevany from the Faculty of Agriculture at Dalhousie University in Truro, Nova Scotia. She is the director of the Rural Research Collaborative and a licensed psychotherapist who studies community development, community well-being and social change. We reached out to Dr. Kevany in the aftermath of a mass shooting in rural Nova Scotia...
Clare Dam talk about how her husband's health challenges became a reason to move to the country.
05 May, 2020 | 0:30:03 |
EN | Victoria Fenner | Harrowsmith Radio - Make, Grow, Sustain, Share

1) When Ken Dam was diagnosed with a malignant melanoma he started getting really serious about the food he was putting in his body. Ken’s fine now, but his quest to eat healthy propelled he and his wife Clare into an adventure of homesteading near Copetown, Ontario. It didn’t go as planned. But, the Dams are still at it, eight...
Topics: COVID-19, avian diseases, Earth Day 2020
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:15 |
EN | Julia Cameron | For the Birds Podcast

Hosted by Julia "Jules" Cameron, For the Birds Podcast is all about our feathered friends (or foes) - the birds! In this episode, we talk about the COVID-19 pandemic, avian disease, and Earth Day. *This program is recorded in-studio at Caper Radio CJBU, Cape Breton University’s campus radio station in Sydney, Nova Scotia.*
Public health scholar Trevor Hancock on life before, during, and after COVID-19
04 May, 2020 | 0:30:04 |
EN | Kevin Midbo | People First Radio: Life During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create massive challenges — and potentially long-lasting changes — in our individual and collective experience of family, community, and nationhood. We’re learning more about the need for mental, as well as physical, wellness. We’re also talking a lot more about the way society should — and could — function for the benefit of all.
How students are coping with isolation and alternative course delivery due to COVID-19
06 Apr, 2020 | 0:40:09 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know, we speak with VIU students about their experience with self-isolating and alternative course delivery. We also speak with Stephanie Smith, president of the BC Government and Service Employees Union about their call for the government to declare a rent and mortgage moratorium during the pandemic.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 in Nanaimo
26 Mar, 2020 | 0:39:59 |
EN | Mick Sweetman CHLY 101.7FM in Nanaimo | Students in the Know

In this episode of Students in the Know we speak with Dr. Paul Paul Hasselback, Medical Officer of Health for the mid-island region about what is being done to keep people safe from COVID-19. An interview with Lois Peterson from the Unitarian Shelter shows the challenges that front-line services are facing in preventing COVID-19 from spreading between people who are...
National News Show on COVID-19
25 Mar, 2020 | 0:41:11 |
EN | Maureen McEwan |

As Canada faces the COVID-19 pandemic, there is much uncertainty. We think it is vital to maintain a positive outlook and our role as a community resource, wherever possible. Our three national radio associations — the Community Radio Alliance of Canada (ARCC), the Association of Community Radio Broadcasters of Quebec (ARCQ) and National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des...
Plastiglomerate - a new kind of plastic pollution
26 Jan, 2020 | 0:30:00 |
EN | Lawson Hunter | EarthMatters

Yet another form of plastic pollution - "plastiglomerate" - rock-like fragments of plastic, sand grains, debris and organic materials fused together by human-induced fires.  In certain areas of the Great Lakes surface densities of plastics are as high as those reported for areas of litter accumulation within ocean gyres.  Sources include microplastic beads, consumer products, industrial pellets, and waste from...
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