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Today in YGK – CFRC Podcast Network
21 minutes | 13 days ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Amelia Moses, Director of Bloodthirsty at KCFF ’21
In this segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Amelia Moses, the director of KCFF’s opening night film Bloodthirsty to discuss the film, her career, and more! CFRC 101.9 FM is proud to sponsor the screening of Bloodthirsty on KCFF’s opening night! For tickets to the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, be sure to visit kingcanfilmfest.com today!
30 minutes | 18 days ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Ryan Noth, Director of Drifting Snow at KCFF ’21
In this episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Ryan Noth, a Canadian film director whose film, Drifting Snow (2019) will be a part of the Kingston Canadian Film Festival, running from February 26-March 7 2021! Check out this year’s lineup and buy your tickets at kingcanfilmfest.com today!
26 minutes | a month ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Bruce Kauffman (Recipient of Mayor’s Arts Award)
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Elizabeth Kim sits down with Mayor’s Arts Award Recipient, Bruce Kauffman, who is the host of CFRC 101.9FM’s “Finding a Voice”. Also, learn about the $14,000 donation from the Class of 2020 Queen’s University Graduates, and more local news updates.
29 minutes | a month ago
Today in YGK – What’s Going On at the Agnes? and FedDev Ont Announces $3 million for Kingston
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Shannon Brown, Program Coordinator of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. As well, learn about the announcement that FedDev Ontario made, in which they have given community partners in Kingston $3 million for health innovation.
30 minutes | a month ago
Today in YGK – Queen’s Relay for Life
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with the Co-Presidents of Queen’s Relay for Life to talk about their upcoming relay event which is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society. We chat with Natalie Hanna, Izzy Bambrough, and Vanessa Salvatore! Also, we discuss City of Kingston updates as the city seeks resident input on several measures.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Today in YGK – Climate Change Symposium, City Council Moves to Ban Conversion Therapy
In this segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Tess Wittmann, the Community Engagement Specialist of Sustainable Kingston to discuss the Kingston Climate Change Symposium taking place Thursday, Jan 14 2021 at 9am on the City of Kingston YouTube channel. Also, we recap what was discussed at Kingston City Council Meeting on Tuesday, Jan 12th 2021, in which council moved to ban conversion therapy.
26 minutes | 2 months ago
Today in YGK: A Year in Review
In this segment of Today in YGK, we look back at quintessential moments in the Queen’s and Kingston community that have happened in the year of 2020. From the $40 million-USD gift from Bader Philanthropies, to Queen’s University’s commitment to address systemic racism, listen to 2020 highlights in our community.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Today in YGK – Bill 216, Celestial Occurences
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Sarah Keyes and Dr. Rupa Patel of the KFL&A Food Policy Council to discuss the passing of Bill 216 in the Ontario Education Act that transforms experiential food literacy learning in the provincial curriculum. Additionally, we feature an interview with Queen’s University Astrophysics Phd Candidate, Connor Stone, about the rare Great Conjunction, in which Jupiter and Saturn will be at it’s closest together since hundreds of years back, taking place on Monday December 21st 2020.
30 minutes | 3 months ago
Today in YGK – Helping Handbags Initiative, News Updates
In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down in the virtual studio with Nishana Ramsawak, a Queen’s University Engineering PhD Candidate to discuss the Helping Handbags initiative she has started to help the less-fortunate women in the Kingston area. Also, learn more about the City’s search for the Sir John A. Macdonald Legacy and History in Kingston Working Group, Utilities Kingston scam calls, and the Kingston Symphony auction!
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Queen’s Women Soccer Team and News Updates
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Christie Gray (Commerce ’21) and Kirstin Tynan (ArtSci ’24) of the Queen’s Women Varsity Soccer team to discuss the fundraising initiatives that led the Gaels to raise over $25,000 for the Canadian Cancer Society, with $10,000 of these funds from the soccer team itself.
30 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Bike Theft in Kingston
In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Carla and Graeme from Frontenac Cycle Shop to discuss the issue of bike theft in the Kingston region, and what cyclists can do to prevent theft.
20 minutes | 4 months ago
Miss Emily LIVE on IWUC!
Local music legend, Miss Emily made a surprise phone call to Indie Wake Up Call around 8:30 AM! Our host, Cyndy Gibson got to talk to Miss Emily about her new album LIVE at The Isabel! Listen to the conversation, support this amazing artist and get your hands that CD today!
18 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Wendy Huot of The Screening Room
In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Wendy Huot, owner and operator of The Screening Room in Kingston, Ontario. With COVID-19 impacting operations and attendance, Wendy has come up with different ways that the community can help and support this beloved Kingston business. Check out upcoming screenings by visiting this link: www.screeningroomkingston.com
26 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Local Kingston Author, Rob Clark
In this week’s segment of Today in YGK, Alex sits down with Robert Clark, local Kingston author, to chat about his new book – Willowdale Weavers: A Baby Boomer’s Tale. 100% of the royalties will be donated to the Partners in Mission Food Bank in Kingston and the Parkdale Community Food Bank in Toronto.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Queen’s International Student Working Group
Join Alexandra as she sits down with Canan Sahin and Nathalia Santos Ocasio, both Queen’s University PhD students who are a part of the Queen’s International Student Working Group. The group recently launched an online auction to help raise funds for Queen’s graduate international students who have lost funding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and they also speak to International Graduate Students about losing their Teaching Assistant positions.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
The Question of Ranked Ballots in YGK
Kingston City Councillors Jim Neill (Williamsville District), Mary Rita Holland (Kingscourt-Rideau District) and Robert Kiley (Trillium District) drop by the virtual studio in this episode with guest host, Dinah Jansen. In this episode, the council members discuss the Ontario Government’s Oct. 20th 2020 amendment to the 1996 Municipal Elections Act, legislation that removes the framework for conducting ranked ballot elections for offices on municipal councils. More than 60% of Kingstonians voted in a 2018 referendum in favor of moving to a ranked ballot system, thus the issue is of significant local importance.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Interview with Sadaf Amini
In this episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Sadaf Amini, a local Kingston musician who specializes in playing the Santur. Also a finalist of the YGK Emerging Musician Competition, she has an upcoming performance at the Elm Cafe Open Mic Night in partnership with the Skeleton Park Arts Festival that you can attend by signing up for their newsletter here!
27 minutes | 4 months ago
Today in YGK – Queen’s International Graduate Students Losing TAships
In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Harshavardhan Thyagarajan, a graduate student of Queen’s University, to talk about Queen’s International Graduate Students losing their teaching assistant positions due to the fact that they do not reside in the country during this pandemic, which is posing a lot of difficulty.
22 minutes | 5 months ago
Today in YGK- Royal Astronomical Society
In this week’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Connor Stone, a PhD candidate at Queen’s University to discuss the Royal Astronomical Society’s announcement that new life has been detected on Venus.
29 minutes | 5 months ago
Today in YGK- Integrated Care Hub
In today’s episode of Today in YGK, Alexandra sits down with Gilles Charette, executive director of the HIV/AIDS Regional Services in Kingston, Ontario to talk about the new Integrated Care Hub.
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