In a conversation recorded in the fall of 2016, we speak with Chris Whyman about his career as the city’s Town Crier and Manager of Visitor Services. Being the Town Crier has given him the opportunity to see the world and promote Kingston. We also talk about the attractions the City has to offer.
Nancy is a long-time member of the Kingston Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. In this episode we talk about the popularity of exploring one’s ancestry – where to start, tools you can access, and the excitement generated by discovering one’s ancestors.
Join Dave Cunningham as he spends some time with Kingston’s legendary newsman, Floyd Patterson, as he takes us down memory lane. From his days as a radio DJ in Brockville to his Open Line program on CKWS Radio and his time on City Council, Floyd has always been a big part of our community.
Many know him as a successful music promoter based in Gananoque but Cliff Edwards has a long history in the music business going back to his days as a member of the million-selling pop group, The Bells, followed by a successful career as a solo artist. In this episode, a conversation about the business-side of … Continue reading "Kingstonian S1E9: Cliff Edwards – “The Business of the Music Business”"
Recorded during the heat of the last U.S. Presidential campaign, we talk with the longest-serving Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons about the differences in the institutions of government. We also spent time reviewing the work done by our two Chambers.
Recorded early last year, just a few months after Susan arrived in Kingston to take up her post. Susan takes us through the “411” on the organization, as well as their plans for the construction of new homes (some of which have already been built).
This episode features a conversation with the Principal of Queen’s University recorded at the beginning of 2017. We trace his journey as an undergrad thru his appointment as head of the University’s Administration. If you’ve ever wondered what the job entails, this is segment to listen to.
His career began in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In the late sixties, he moved to Kingston and, up until his retirement a few years back, Jack has been a mainstay of radio in our community. Join Dave as he and Jack look back on a great career behind the mic.
From a conversation recorded in the spring of 2017, Dave speaks to Dr. Mona Rahman, the Education Coordinator for the Islamic Society of Kingston. We talk about Sunnis and Shias; the clothing adherents are expected to wear; and the bans being imposed.
From a conversation recorded in October 2016, Dave speaks with both John Gerretsen and his son, Mark. Both were former Councilors and Mayors for the City. After his term as Mayor, John served as the Member of the Provincial Legislature for 19 years, and Mark, after his term around the horseshoe, was elected in 2015 … Continue reading "The Kingstonian 001: Gerretsen & Gerretsen – Politics is the Family Business"