Boardwalk had a record number of guests on the show today! So many voices on the air, so many hot interviews about local arts and food and the upcoming provincial election.

Here’s the lineup:

  • Oseko and DJ Flamongo, performers at tonight’s Zettel Magazine Preview Party, talking about Zettel and freestyling live on the air
  • Wayne Harper and Arndt Becker, vendors at the Sackville Farmers Market, as part of staff reporter Jisun Kim’s  market vendor series, which airs every friday
  • Eryn Foster, curator of You Are What You Eat, You Are, the food and art symposium happening this weekend
  • Lisa Theriault, intern at the Owens Gallery, talking about the community engagement aspect of You Are What You Eat, You Are and Ray Fenwick’s artist residency at the Owens
  • Basil Alzeri, the artist behind the Mobile Food Lab: Shore To Shore performance this Saturday during You Are What You Eat, You Are
  • Interviews with three students, talking about their impressions of the all-candidates debate last Sunday, leading up to the 2014 provincial election

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In the third segment in CHMA’s coverage of the MLA candidates debate, the four candidates vying to represent Memramcook-Tantramar in New Brunswick’s Legislative Assembly respond to questions about the economy and public finances.

The first question on the topic of the economy was submitted by a student: What will you do to ensure job opportunities for university graduates, so that they don’t have to move out of province to find work?

A member of the public asked: What will you cut to balance the provincial budget?

What will your party do to stimulate small businesses?

What is your position on pay equity for women, both in the public and private sectors?

A member of the audience asked: What is your party’s position on the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA) that is being negotiated between Canada and Europe?

The debate concluded with a five-minute open session, during which candidates responded to each other’s positions on the economy.
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Basil Alzeri has been performing cooking demonstrations featuring traditional Palestinian dishes as a way to contribute to the conversation about the history and experience of Palestinians living in Gaza and abroad. His Mobile Kitchen Lab performances have been presented across the Americas, starting with a performance in Mexico City in 2012.

Alzeri joined Boardwalk by telephone to talk about the story behind the Mobile Kitchen Lab. He says that the performances grew organically out of conversations with his mother, who he would contact frequently for recipe advice. During the performance, Alzeri communicates with his mother by Skype, and she instructs him in the preparation of a recipe. The Mobile Kitchen Lab is a poignant, inventive, and human way to enrich the public’s understanding of the story of Palestine.

Basil Alzeri will be presenting Mobile Kitchen Lab: from Shore to Shore at the Owens Art Gallery’s “You Are What You Eat, You Are” symposium on food and art in Sackville. The performance, featuring the preparation and tasting of a traditional Gazan fish dish made from local ingredients, will take place in the multi-purpose building at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Main Street from 5:00-7:30pm this Saturday, September 20. The event is free and open to the public.

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This is the second of three installments in CHMA’s coverage of the debate between Mike Olscamp, Helene Boudreau, Bernard Leblanc, and Megan Mitton, the four candidates vying to represent Memramcook-Tantramar in New Brunswick’s Legislative Assembly. The questions and responses featured here come from the portion of the debate that covered environmental issues.

The first question fielded by the four candidates: what is your position on fracking?

A student submitted this question: What environmentally friendly initiatives will your party pursue?

A member of the public asked the candidates about their timeframes for a moratorium on fracking, and an explanation of how natural gas royalties should work.

Perhaps the most interesting question of the entire debate, an audience member asked: If your constituents had a different stance on fracking than your party has, would you vote according to your constituents’ interests or those of your party?

The question period was followed by five minutes of open debate, with candidates responding to each other’s statements on environmental issues.
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Volunteer reporter Kathryn Stevenson interviewed composer and educator John Beckwith, who was recently awarded an honorary degree from Mount Allison University. Beckwith’s work, primarily chamber compositions, focuses on making Canadian history live through music.

Stevenson asked “How do you turn history into music?” Beckwith cited a composition he was commissioned to write on the topic of the 1979 mass evacuation of Missasauga, Ontario, due to a train derailment and subsequent chemical spill. Beckwith “researched news articles and video of the event in order to be able to evoke what [the evacuation] felt like, turning a city the size of Missasauga into a ghost town.”

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Around 100 people attended the all-candidates debate hosted by the Mount Allison Student Union last Sunday, September 14, 2014. If you missed the debates, worry not! CHMA reporter Jisun Kim was on the scenes to record the debate in its entirety.

In part one of the debate coverage, we hear candidates respond to questions from students and members of the public on the topic of education and social policy.

What will the candidates do to help students pay down their debt?

What will the candidates do to address the issue of access to mental health services?

What wil the candidates do to make New Brunswick communities welcoming to immigrants?

The questions were followed by an open session for candidates to respond to each other’s arguments.
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Boardwalk contacted the four candidates running for the provincial legislative seat to represent residents of the Memramcook-Tantramar riding. Progressive Conservative candidate Mike Olscamp, NDP candidate Helene Boudreau, and Green Party candidate Megan Mitton agreed to meet and talk about the issues and policies that figure prominently in their electoral campaigns. We asked each of the four candidates to spend ten minutes describing their positions on education, employment, agriculture, and environment, as well as any issues important to them that fell outside of this four-issue rubric.

Liberal candidate Bernard Leblanc did not return our calls. In order to hear all of the candidates, make sure you attend the all-candidates debate organized by the Mount Allison Student Union on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 7pm at the Brunton Auditorium at Mount Allison University.

Helene Boudreau, NDP candidate:
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Megan Mitton, Green Party candidate:
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Mike Olscamp, Progressive Conservative candidate:
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The Mount Allison Student Union will hold its Annual General Meeting this Thursday, September 11, at 8pm in Tweedie Hall.

MASU President Heather Webster and Vice President of Communications Ryan Harley joined Boardwalk Radio in the studio to talk about some of the underlying issues that will be addressed at the AGM, and to discuss the non-traditional format of Thursday night’s meeting.

Harley has designed an “open-space forum” segment in the assembly, during which students will get up out of their seats, and form groups to dialogue about governance, advocacy issues, campus life, and other issues of concern to students. Harley hopes that students will seize the opportunity to propose issues and actions, identify problems, and call their student union to task on Thursday.

“I personally believe that student apathy in this community is entirely a myth. That was proved to us last year in a number of ways [including] the restructuring [of MASU] but more visibly the Faculty strike. Students were given a crash course in the complexities of a university community and the intricacies of university governance,” says Harley, “and it was very clear to me that students wanted to participate.”

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At the regular meeting of Sackville Town Council last night, September 8th, Council approved a bid for the lease, repair, and eventual sale of the former Department of Natural Resources building on Milton Lane to Wards Hydraulics, inc. The building had been slated for demolition in May, and then, in an attempt to save on demolition, was slated to be set on fire and used as a practice site for the Sackville Fire Department. Following outcry from local entrepreneurs and members of the public, the Town was successful at making a “U-turn” and finding a lessee and potential buyer for the building.

Last nights council meeting also featured a lively debate around a motion to authorize council members to attend the October conference of the Union of Municipalities of New Brunswick. While some members of Council considered the province-wide group, which lobbies the provincial government on behalf of town and city governments, to be defunct, others argued that it is vital to use this organization to Sackville’s advantage, and to attempt to inject life and leadership into the organization. Councillor Bruce Phinney was outspoken about the importance of participating in order to maintain channels of communication with other municipalities, and to keep abreast of inter-municipal issues, particularly as they pertain to the extraction and transportation of fossil fuels.

We interviewed Councillor Evans about the reorientation of the Town’s plans for the DNR building, and spoke about the pros, cons, and terms of involvement in the Union of Municipalities conference.

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CHMA 106.9MHz – Sackville

* indicates Canadian artist. Chart ranking reflects airplay during the week ending 09-Sep-2014.

Top 30
09-Sep-2014
RANK ARTIST TITLE (LABEL)
1 JENNIFER CASTLE*
Pink City (Idee Fixe)
2 THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS*
Brill Bruisers (Matador)
3 RYAN ADAMS
Ryan Adams (Pax AM)
4 JON MCKIEL*
Jon McKiel (Headless Owl)
5 ALVVAYS*
Alvvays (Polyvinyl)
6 ZOOT WOMAN
Star Climbing (ZWR)
7 IMOGEN HEAP
Sparks (Megaphonic)
8 MAC DEMARCO*
Salad Days (Captured Tracks)
9 SHAKEY GRAVES
And The War Came (Dualtone)
10 BAHAMAS*
Bahamas Is Afie (Brushfire)
11 THE GRUBBIES*
New to Cool (Self-Released)
12 CROSSS/ASTRAL GUNK*
Spectre/Seven (Pleasance)
13 GREY LANDS*
Songs By Other People (Paper Bag)
14 COUSINS*
The Halls Of Wickwire (Hand Drawn Dracula)
15 TEENAGE KICKS*
Spoils Of Youth (Rezolute Music)
16 RICH AUCOIN*
Ephemeral (Bonsound)
17 DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979*
The Physical World (Vice)
18 SYLVAN ESSO
Sylvan Esso (Dine Alone)
19 THE HARPOONIST & THE AXE MURDERER*
A Real Fine Mess (Tonic)
20 AROARA*
AroarA (Club Roll)
21 FIRST AID KIT
Stay Gold (Sony)
22 TIMBER TIMBRE*
Hot Dreams (Arts & Crafts)
23 ZEDS DEAD*
Somewhere Else (Mad Decent)
24 JENNY LEWIS
The Voyager (Warner (WEA))
25 LYKKE LI
I Never Learn (Atlantic)
26 SAID THE WHALE*
Hawaiii (Hidden Pony)
27 CHROMEO
Animism (Six Shooter)
28 ELEPHANT STONE*
Three Poisons (Hidden Pony)
29 ARCADE FIRE*
Reflektor (Merge)
30 ARCTIC MONKEYS
AM (Domino)

Top 31 Pick – TWINK – Critter Club (Twink Tones)
Twink is the artists and musician Mike Langlie, along with his assortment of musical backings. One day Mike found an old toy piano at a thrift shop and from there Twink was born. 11 releases later, Critter Club is the musical soundtrack you would expect to hear if all of your stuffed animals came alive at night and joined the creatures of the forest in an enchanted rave. It is a weirdly magical acoustic compilation of tones both childish and cultured. Along with the toy instruments, this soundtrack includes more classical pieces such a the cello, flugelhorn, and violin, among many more. It is as weird as it sounds but in the best possible way, and definitely worth checking out this week.

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