All Ears: A Shared History of CKUA and CJSR is the story, told by more than 25 of Alberta’s finest radio makers, of how public radio has come to hold a prominent and esteemed place as the true voice of Alberta’s diverse communities. Producers from both CJSR and CKUA joined forces to explore the connection between the two stations, in celebration of CJSR’s 30th anniversary.
The Prairie Belles Podcast began when local singer/songwriter Lisa Nicole Grace and local actress/theatre coach/booking agent Daneel Irons joined forces in 2010. Their combined knowledge of the music and theatre communities in Edmonton, along with their passion for local arts, fueled the fire to start the podcast. Since then, the Prairie Belles have recorded more than 100 podcast episodes, featuring hundreds of local artists and bands, promoting events at almost every venue in town, and letting Edmonton know about exciting upcoming musical and theatre events.
CJSR Radio’s June 2012 Podcast “The CJSR Edition” follows up on the announcement that three Postmedia outlets in Canada, including the Edmonton Journal, the Calgary Herald and the Ottawa Citizen suspended the production of their Sunday paper as of July 1, 2012. The 60 minute podcast weaves a picture of the contemporary landscape and the future prospects of print media in Canada with the help of interviews with the Edmonton Journal‘s Editor-in-Chief, Lucinda Chodan, Carleton University’s Director of Journalism and Communications Christopher Waddell, Karen Unland, project coordinator of the Edmonton Journal’s media lab program and Paul Blinov, arts and film editor for Edmonton’s alternative weekly newspaper, Vue Magazine.
Innovation Anthology: Canada’s Voice of Innovation is about “Celebrating Discovery and the Inventive Spirit” and profiles Canadian science, research and invention. Award winning broadcaster Cheryl Croucher talks to scientists and innovators across the country, bringing you the latest in Canadian ingenuity. As a writer and broadcaster, Cheryl Croucher brings over thirty years of media experience to Innovation Anthology. Cheryl was born in Edmonton and graduated from the University of Alberta with a BA (Special) in Political Science and Sociology. During her fifteen years with CBC Radio, Cheryl worked both behind the scenes and on-air in Radio Current Affairs. On air, Cheryl built a strong reputation as a nationally syndicated consumer commentator and later became well known as CBC Radio’s first environment commentator.