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We were back on the air for our first Royal City Rag of a new year on January 9. As usual it was a busy show.

We started off the show with some of our favourite music from 2009 followed by a commentary about the 52 mature trees in Royal City Park that have condemned for removal and now display bright orange Xs. The removal of the trees is expected to be carried out on January 18.

The condemned trees have now become a focus for local people who are already mourning their loss. Members of a new group Friends of Royal City Park have attached poems and stories to the trees as an act of commemoration. Bearing in mind that some of the trees in the park are over a hundred years, they contain the memories of several generations of Guelphites. The removal of the trees will permanently alter the character and beauty of the park. 25% of the canopy of the park will disappear overnight.

You have to ask why so many trees need to be removed at the same time. Have the trees in this park been managed appropriately by the city? Are trees in other areas of the city also at risk?

Guelph Urban Forest Friends have long been advocating for our urban trees, including a stronger protective tree bylaw and a separate urban forestry department with a certified forester to more effectively manage tree maintenance and coordinate public education on the value of our mature trees.

Our main interview in the first hour was a discussion with Liane Langstaff and Daniela Serodio, Co-Directors about the upcoming 16th Annual Environmental Science Symposium taking place in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph on January 16. This year focus is the relationship between business and economic systems and environmental sustainability. Featured presenters include Frank de Jong (Former Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Dr. David Bell (Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Frances Edmonds (Director of HP Eco Solutions Programs). For more information visit their website.

Tickets:  $12 Student Admission with ID ($17 at the door), $15 General Admission ($20 at the door). Tickets are available at the University of Guelph UC Information Desk, Stone Store, Woolwich Arms and Online through PayPal via the 16th Annual Environmental Sciences Symposium website.

Listen to Hour 1:

Ian Reid Live in The Studio

In the second hour, Rockwood’s own Ian Reid joined us for a great live set featuring some new songs as well as old favourites. If you haven’t heard Ian play live you really should check him out. Look for a new album this Spring. Check out his first two albums, “Somewhere Inbetween” and “Tiger School” at Ground Floor Music, Quebec St, Downtown Guelph. You can also catch Ian Reid on Saturday, January 16 at 9.30 p.m. at the Woolwich Arrow Pub, 176 Woolwich St, Guelph. Check out his music. You’ll not be disappointed.

Listen to Hour 2:

Music:
Monsters Of Folk, Dear God from Monsters Of Folk
Wilco, You And I from Wilco (The Album)
Levon Helm, You Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had from Electric Dirt
James Gordon, Another Silver Maple Comes Down from Nine Green Bottles
Tannis Slimmon, Around Him from Lucky Blue
Ian Reid, What’s So Funny About Peace, Love, And Understanding (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Bruce (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Stoplight (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Banh Mi Opelet from Tiger School (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Sunday Blue from Tiger School (Live In The Studio)
Ian Reid, Wish You Well from Somewhere Inbetween (Live In The Studio)

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Ian Reid On Royal City Rag

Happy New Year Everyone!

Its been a slow start to 2010 but we’re finally getting going again.

The start of the new year is always very busy in Guelph. Over the next few days we’ll be catching up on some of the exciting events coming to our area.

You can also look forward to another busy Royal City Rag on January 9 with a discussion about the upcoming 16th Annual Environmental Science Symposium that takes place at the University of Guelph on January 16 and features Frank de Jong (Former Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Dr. David Bell (Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Frances Edmonds (Director of HP Eco Solutions Programs).

We’ll also have live music in the studio from Rockwood’s own Ian Reid. We had Ian on Royal City Rag last year for a wonderful set. We’ve been trying to get him back on the show for a while. If you haven’t heard Ian play you really should check him out.

Royal City Rag, Saturdays from 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3 fm, Guelph’s Campus and Community Radio Station. Listen live on CFRU 93.3fm, or, after the fact, via this website. If it happens in Guelph you’ll hear about it on Royal City Rag!

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EnviroNomics: Problem or Solution? Linking the Environment, Business and Economics

A day of learning and discussion on this year’s hot topic, the relationship between business and economic systems and environmental sustainability.

Lectures and workshops from experts in the field, including Frank de Jong (Former Leader of the Ontario Green Party), Dr. David Bell (Chair of Learning for a Sustainable Future) and Frances Edmonds (Director of HP Eco Solutions Programs).

Saturday, January 16, 2010
Rozanski Hall
University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario

Tickets, REDUCED EARLY BIRD PRICING!
        • $12 for University or High School Student Admission (with ID)
        • $15 for General Admission

 Tickets, At the door
        • $17 for University or High School Student Admission (with ID)
        • $20 for General Admission

WHERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS?
        • University of Guelph UC Information Desk
        • Stone Store
        • Woolwich Arms
        • Online through PayPal via the 16th Annual Environmental Sciences Symposium website

Catch Co-Directors of the 16th Environmental Science Symposium, Liane Langstaff and Daniela Serodio , on CFRU 93.3fm’s Royal City Rag, Saturday, January 9 at 7.20 a.m.

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There will be no Royal City Rag on December 26 or January 2. I’ll be snuggling down with the cat for a long winter’s nap.

Unfortunately its been a challenging few months healthwise. I’m going to take a break over the holidys to recharge the old batteries.

I’ll  be back on January 9 with a busy new show to celebrate the New Year featuring the Environmental Science Symposium which takes place on January 16 and a live performance from singer-songwriter Ian Reid.

Don’t miss it! Happy Holidays everyone.

Jan Andrea Hall

Royal City Rag, Saturdays 7-9 a.m. on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph.

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I was up early on April 4 for another Saturday Royal City Rag; filling in for my good friend Alden Hadwen, host of Chelsea Morning on CFRU 93.3fm (Saturday mornings 7-9 a.m.).

Alden’s Chelsea Morning is a wonderful music show featuring singer-songwriters with poetry “on the half-hour” while Royal City Rag in its Wednesday slot (6-7 p.m.) is predominantly a spokenword show heavy with community content. Saturday Royal City Rag is a nice blend of the two.

During the first hour we talked to Chantelle Leidl, from Guelph Environmental Leadership, about the Spring Ecomarket, taking place in Old Quebec Street later in the day, with over 25 exhibitors providing practical and green ways to live.

Later in the hour we played an interview with Sid Ryan, President of CUPE Ontario, recorded on the Unbottle It tour (with Maude Barlow) about why we should all ditch bottled water. The Council of Canadians are encouraging everyone to say no to the bottle and make the pledge to support publicly owned and delivered water.

In the second hour we aired a truly inspirational interview recorded with musician and environmental activist Sarah Harmer, at the recent Environmental Science Symposium.

And finally, we  chatted to Guelph heritage activist Susan Ratcliffe about Doors Open Guelph coming up on Saturday April 25, and, this year, including an opportunity to nose around the new City Hall!

It turned out to be a pretty busy show. We  hope you enjoyed it.

Music:
Mary Margaret O’Hara, A New Day (Royal City Rag Theme) from Miss America
Teddy Thompson, The Things I Do from from A Piece Of What You Need
John Martyn, Bless The Weather from Sweet Little Mysteries, The Island Anthology
Neko Case, Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth from Middle Cyclone
Stephen Fearing, Yellowjacket from The Man Who Married Music
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues (Live) from At The Barricades Volume 1
James Gordon, Wet/Dry Blues from Song Of Our City
Mike Mucci, St Georges Square from Under The Tulip Trees
Bruce Cockburn, Beautiful Creatures from At The Barricades Volume 1
Guelph Youth Singers, Song Of Our City from Song Of Our City
Eramosa Brass With The Of Chords We Are, When St George’s Square Was Pretty from Song Of Our City
Teenage Fanclub, Is This Music? (Royal City Rag Closing Theme) from Bandwagonesque

Listen to the show:
Part 1

Part 2

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im-a-mountain1An environmental activism based show this week.

We started off with a wonderful interview with musician and environmental activist Sarah Harmer recorded at the Environmental Science Symposium where she gave the keynote address. Sarah is an inspirational speaker. Its well worth a listen.

If you want to check out her recent music, inspired by her environmental awakening, take a listen to “I’m a Mountain”. You’ll not be disappointed.

Sally Ludwig from Transition Guelph joined us in the second half to talk about The Guelph Transition City Initiative. 

transitionhandbookTransition Guelph are a group of concerned and active Guelph residents who have come together with the shared vision of turning our city into one of Canada’s first official “Transition Towns”, according to the model described in “The Transition Handbook” by Rob Hopkins.

Their aim is to encourage other residents to become involved, offer their own ideas and insights, and pitch in to help create a sustainable future for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children.

They hope to complement existing City of Guelph endeavours like the Community Energy Plan by encouraging Guelphites from all sectors to respond to the challenges and opportunities of reducing our carbon footprint.

Given the urgency of the issues, we cannot afford to wait for national and international action. The initiative is founded in the belief that a common commitment fuelled by Guelph’s wide range of creativity, actions already underway, and strong sense of community can overcome the challenges and build a future that is even more connected, more vibrant, more economically healthy and more in touch with our environment than today.

For more information on Transition Guelph:
Sally Ludwig, (519) 731-3169, sludwig@golden.net
Chris Mills, (519) 731-3169, cmills@golden.net
http://www.transitionguelph.org

Music:
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues (Live) from At The Barricades Volume 1
James Gordon, How? (Demo Mix, Digital Download)

Listen to the show:

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We started our first show of 2009 with an interview with Annie O’Donoghue, President of the Guelph Civic League about their cool new civic space, 10 Carden Street.

We also welcomed into the studio, Amie Melnychuk and Sarah Glover, directors of the 15th Environmental Science Symposium taking place Saturday, January 10, 2009 in Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph.

This year’s symposium explores the theme of “Towards Climate Positive,” expanding on the concept of carbon neutrality and helping to develop an optimistic approach to dealing with climate change.

Key speakers include Sarah Harmer, Severn Cullis-Suzuki, David Noble and representatives from the University of Guelph and the Guelph community.

Music:
Fleet Foxes, Sun It Rises from Fleet Foxes
Chynna Lewis, My Wind from Fire
Sarah Harmer, Escarpment Blues (Live) from At the Barricades Vol 1

Listen to the show:

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