AROUND THE BLOCK

September 18, 2009 — Sandy Hill’s new spot of green

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on October 2, 2009

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On today’s show, we spoke with Joshua Zanin about the newly re-opened park behind the Sandy Hill Community Centre. Enjoy the interview and the on-air rapport that Josh and I have developed after several colourful interviews on CHUO over the years.

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September 11, 2009 — An age cap reversed

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on October 1, 2009

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Today on the show, we spoke with Ted Horton about the efforts that Ottawa’s student community made to lobby city councillors to remove the age limit that was slapped on student bus passes on July 1. Only a couple of days after council ended up both reconsidering anf then repealing the measure on Sept. 9 (with unanimous support), Ted came on the show and talked about how it all went down.

We also talked to Fiona Sant, the organizer of the inaugural Sandy Hill community garage sale. Although she refused to be as brash and arrogant as I would have hoped, we talk about how the garage sale will measure up against its formidable opponent in the Glebe.

August 28, 2009 — Another diplomat, this one Russian

Posted in Uncategorized by nicktaylorvaisey on September 11, 2009

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  • Alexander Repkin: third secretary at the embassy of the Russian Federation — [Download] [iTunes]

We continued our foray into Ottawa’s diplomatic corps by spending a few minutes with a veteran of the Russian embassy. Alexander Repkin has lived in town for six years. When he landed, he was a 24-year-old bachelor fresh out of university. Now he is married and has a Canadian-born child.

Oh. And he likes hockey.

It’s a cool story. Enjoy the interview.