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CFRU 93.3 presents...the Mobile Community Radio Show with Jenny Mitchell! Recorded in community centres and hubs in Guelph ON, CFRU Mobile is on site to gather the diverse voices, ideas, and initiatives of this vibrant community.

CFRU 93.3 presents...the Mobile Community Radio Show with Jenny Mitchell! Recorded in community centres and hubs in Guelph ON, CFRU Mobile is on site to gather the diverse voices, ideas, and initiatives of this vibrant community.
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CFRU 93.3 presents...the Mobile Community Radio Show with Jenny Mitchell! Recorded in community centres and hubs in Guelph ON, CFRU Mobile is on site to gather the diverse voices, ideas, and initiatives of this vibrant community.

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English


Episodes

87 – Grange Hill East NG – Mary & Tara

8/18/2017
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Original date: May 4th 2017 Guests: Mary, Tara, & toddlers On day two I chatted with two of the childcare providers I met over at Grange Hill. Among several subjects, Mary speaks of her life since children, and reclaiming personal time for self care, and Tara speaks about her love of teaching Irish dance. http://media.blubrry.com/cfrumobile/archive.cfru.ca/archive/podcasts/MCR/MCR%20Show%2087.mp3 […]

86 – Grange Hill East NG – Day 1, Community Kitchen

7/11/2017
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Original Recording Date: April 19th 2017 Guests: Ange, Katarina, Margaret, & Michelle This first recording at Grange Hill East Neighbourhood Group was recorded just prior to, and during, their inaugural Community Kitchen event. I had four guests, three of whom coordinated the event, and one who helps with the distribution of Grange's weekly vegetable share. Grange is an interesting neighbourhood because it is spread out, with many different community hubs. This was recorded at their Auden Rd...

85 – Village of Riverside Glen – Johnny Miller

7/4/2017
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Original Recording Date: April 7th Guest: Johnny Miller There likely couldn't have been a better character of a person to have wandered into the mobile studio on my final day at the Village of Riverside Glen. Johnny couldn't tell me exactly when or how he had ended up at Riverside Glen, but he shared beautiful stories of living there, of his past times at the pub and on the walking trails, and of some wonderful women who have shared his life. It was very moving, the conversation crosses lots...

84 – Village of Riverside Glen – Jim Hunt

6/26/2017
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Original Recording Date: April 5th 2017 Guest: Jim Hunt It's an incredibly special episode for me, because it features Jim Hunt: a resident of The Village of Riverside Glen retirement home, an 84 year old retired UofG Physics professor who was born and raised in Guelph, and worked in radio at CFRC 101.9fm in Kingston. Jim is one of the main reasons CFRU exists, because - while sitting on the building committee for the new Physics building on campus in the early 60's - he requested the...

83 – Village of Riverside Glen – Aurele

6/13/2017
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Original Recording Date: March 31st 2017 Guest: Aurele Aurele is a resident at the Village of Riverside Glen, and shared a beautiful story of a life living in the woods in Northern Ontario with ten siblings, and felling trees for the pulp mill at the age of thirteen before escaping to the city to work for the company. His life was filled with struggles (the stigma of being french working in an industry controlled by the English, being denied an education, and later suffering a vehicular...

82 – James Skarnikat, aka “Skarni”, aka “Jimmy the Crooner” – The Village of Riverside Glen Retirement Home

6/5/2017
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Original Recording Date: March 27th, 2017 Guest: James Skarnikat, aka "Skarni", aka "Jimmy the Crooner" James Skarnikat, aka Skarni aka "Jimmy the Crooner", is a performer who travels North America playing his own music by night, and retirement homes by day. He's played music since he was a teenager, and as an adult worked as a chef in Retirement homes, and eventually blended these two aspects of his life, still connecting with Retirement homes, now as a full-time musician.

81 – Village of Riverside Glen Retirement Home – Jean, “Elder Wisdom”, and Marlene

5/26/2017
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Original Recording dates: March 3rd, March 17th, and April 7th Guests: Jean, Meghan (Elder Wisdom Campaign), and Marlene This episode features three different days' worth of recordings. The first segment is Jean, coming to read a story from her life, that was originally featured in the Guelph Mercury. Then I spoke with Meghan who works at the Village of Riverside Glen, about the Schlegel Villages Elder Wisdom Campaign - this is an excerpt from their campaign: "Ageism is a form of...

80 – Village of Riverside Glen – “Double Stop” and more stories from residents

5/16/2017
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Original Recording Date: March 3rd 2017 Guests: Double Stop, and a resident of the Village of Riverside Glen "Double Stop" are a fiddle duo who perform at retirement homes. One day they were performing in the lobby when I arrived to the Village of Riverside Glen, and I was lucky enough to convince them to chat and perform for the radio. Later that afternoon we were joined by a fellow who lives at the Retirement home, and he told stories of growing up in Toronto during the depression, and his...

79 – Village of Riverside Glen – Day 1

5/3/2017
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Original Recording Date: March 1st 2017 Guests: Three women who live at the Village of Riverside Glen Retirement Home For my first day recording at the Village of Riverside Glen I was lucky enough to have three guests. These three women came through the Hobby Room where the mobile studio was set up, arriving to play a game of "Card Bingo". One woman was celebrating her 90th birthday, and told me of her days working in a bridal shop. One woman grew up a "foundling child" and met her husband...

78 – “SAFE TALK” – Shawna Percy, Suicide Prevention Trainer

5/3/2017
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Original Recording Date: March 8th 2017 Guest: Shawna Percy, Suicide Prevention Trainer My guest this episode was Shawna Percy, and we chatted about the role suicide and suicide prevention has had in our lives, and the importance of conversation, support, and trainings such as "safeTALK" A blurb about Shawna: "Shawna is proud to be a part of the global, evidence-based, standardized suicide-prevention training programs by Livingworks. As a certified ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills...

77 – Onward Willow – Bisha, Josh & Dana

4/20/2017
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Original Recording Date: February 8th 2017 Guests: Bisha, Josh & Dana On my final day of recording at Onward Willow I had the pleasure of three guests chatting with me: Bisha is a recent immigrant to Canada, and we bonded over our shared love of Guelph Lake, our shared our perspectives on raising children and Canadian Winters. After our chat, I met Josh - a longtime volunteer at the Shelldale Center, supply teacher and all around enthusiasm and community advocate. Having him and Dana as...

76 – Kevin Sutton

4/20/2017
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Original Recording Date February 26th 2017 Guest: Kevin Sutton Kevin Sutton is a Guelph-based Spoken word and HipHop Performer, and Youth Workshop Facilitator. He is an integral participant in community in Guelph, both through his work with Guelph Spoken Word, and his work with youth. We had a lot of fun meeting up for radio. I hope you like it!

75 – Shaker, Ball 4 All, Shake True Hoops

3/23/2017
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Original Recording Date: February 13th 2017 Guest: Steve "Shaker" Cuevas Steve “Shaker” Cuevas, founder of Shake True Hoops Basketball Development Services in Guelph, initiated Ball 4 All in 2007. He saw a growing need for access to skills programs for all who wished to participate, regardless of barriers of transportation and cost. In founding Ball 4 All, he sought to remove these barriers to access and provide high-level basketball training to those who were not previously able to attend...

74 – Onward Willow – Mark, Video Games

3/23/2017
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Original Recording Date: Late January 2017 Guest: Mark If you like video games as much as myself and my guest Mark, you will enjoy this episode. We're both a bit old-school in our tastes, and slightly different generations of gamers, but our love of games brought us together.

73 – Onward Willow – Wen Do Women’s Self Defense

3/23/2017
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This episode features Hong Lam from Grcged - the Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity - she happened to come into Willow while I was there, and we chatted about GRCGED's event: Wen Do Women's Self Defense, a self-defense class for female-indentified folks in a safer space to share inspiring stories of real resistance. We talk about the course, and also about the struggles we face, and strengths we foster, as women. It was a super cathartic conversation.

72 – Onward Will0w – Cheryl, Angel & Martha speak about donating, the “Women’s Empowerment Group” , & the “Yarn and Yap”

3/4/2017
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Original Recording Dates: January 9th & January 25th 2017 Guests: Cheryl, Angel, & Martha This episode is a fantastic examples of the types of services people are contributing as volunteers to Onward Willow. Cheryl came in one morning to drop off a donation of household items for residents of Onward Willow, something she does several times a year. Angel organizes Onward Willow "Women's Empowerment Group", and would encourage any woman interested in skill sharing and/or making friends to join...

71 – Onward Willow – Scott

2/6/2017
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Original Recording Date: January 19th, 2017 Guest: Scott Scott is a 70 year old retired welding engineer who "loves fixing things". Scott has been compulsively fixing things since the age of ten, and for the past few years he has been coming over to Onward Willow to re-build and refurbish computers so he can give them out for free to people on the community. He's an awesome guy contributing an amazing service over here at Willow, and I learned a lot from chatting with him. Thank you Scott...

70 – Onward Willow – Dragon Ball Z and Holiday Miracles

2/2/2017
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Original Recording Date: January 9th, 2017 Guests: Dustin and Ferol It was just after the holiday break, and I had returned to Willow for my first radio drop-in hours of the new year. The folks I crossed paths with that day are such a wonderful reflection of the diversity of characters over at that space. Tune in to this episode to hear Dustin, as he shares an in-depth description of the story of Dragon Ball Z, and Ferol, who shares her stories of families and miracles from a Christmas spent...

69 – Onward Willow – Chris the Co-op Student

1/30/2017
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Original Recording Date: November 23rd, 2016 Guest: Chris Rowan, CFRU's High school Co-op Student Chris Rowan was our most recent Co-op Student. One day after a few of us went to John F. Ross to do a presentation about CFRU with him for his class, he accompanied me back to the Mobile Site to see what it is all about. We ended up having a chat about our respective experiences in High school - him now, as a grade eleven, and me 16 years ago when I was in grade eleven. A lot has changed, and...

67 -Onward Willow – A volunteer, Dan & Muoi

1/10/2017
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Original Recording Date: November 14th & November 16th Guests: A volunteer, Dan Evans, and Muoi A long-time volunteer finally agreed to chat with me a little bit, and we talked about the clothing room, and her time over here at Onward Willow. Dan Evans came and conducted a little activity to collect the highlights of everyone’s feelings about this space, and we chat about the challenges and our collective goals. And Muoi: Muoi came through the space, and decided to utilize our radio time as...
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