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Kingston Currents: May 24, 2024

In today’s episode, CFRC’s Christena Lawrie talks Downtown Kingston BIA’s latest project ‘Blooms: The Downtown Kingston Flowerbed Project’. She gives the rundown on invasive species in Kingston with an expert from the Invasive Species Centre. Next, she dives into the highly anticipated S.S. Keewatin launch party taking place at the Great Lakes Museum this Saturday. […]

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The Corridor, May 23rd, 2024

On this week’s edition of The Corridor, CFRC’s Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Chris Lawrie, with an update on the closure of the LaSalle Causeway. Jesse Bell with a story from LJI Reporter for YGK News, Owen Fullerton, about the continuing budget cuts at Queen’s University. Dinah Jansen reads a story from the LJI Reporter for […]

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Music in May: Kaïa Kater & Cantabile Choirs

This week on the Curator, we’re bringing you two interviews from the local and touring music scene. First up, we’ll have Geoffrey Sirett, Artistic Director of Cantabile Choirs, giving us an inside look at the organization’s upcoming May 25th performance of Considering Matthew Shepard. Lauren and Geoffrey unpack the work that’s gone into this collaborative effort […]

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Kingston Currents: May 17, 2024

In this episode of Kingston Currents, hosted by CFRC’s Broadcast Journalist Christena Lawrie, we discuss the latest on the LaSalle Causeway Closure and the impacts on Kingston’s tourism industry, Kingston’s Aaliyah Edwards making her debut in the WNBA earlier this week, the reopening of the historic Bellevue House after six years of closure, last night’s […]

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The Corridor, May 16th, 2024

On this week’s edition of The Corridor, CFRC’s Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Chris Lawrie, with a story about the City’s decision to conduct research on the feasibility of adding fluoride back to Kingston’s drinking water. Jesse Bell with a story from LJI Reporter for YGK News, Owen Fullerton, about Frontenacs’ goalie Mason Vaccari’s outstanding philanthropic […]

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May Arts Sampler: Decolonizing with Collaborative Art, Wrestling for a Cause & Third Time’s a Charm

This week on the Curator, we’re bringing you all things new, community-based and out of the box with three interview segments. First up is artist and researcher Carleigh Millburn, who’s heading up a new collaborative art project Making Sense of Decolonization with Artificial Intelligence, Digital and Conventional Art Creation at the Kingston School of Art, […]

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Today in YGK: May 15, 2024

In this episode of Today in YGK, CFRC’s News Team covers the latest on the LaSalle Causeway closure and how it is impacting Kingston’s tourism industry. In sports, we get into Kingston’s own Aaliyah Edwards’ WNBA debut last night. Tune in for upcoming local concerts, events, weather, traffic, and more.

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Julianna Petrenko in the studio
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Julianna Petrenko (Biology) – Urban Ecology

Julianna talks about how we are losing biodiversity at an alarming rate, largely because of human-caused habitat degradation and loss. Yet, some species are persisting or even increasing for reasons that are often unclear. Some species might persist because of their ability to tolerate life in cities – one of the most dramatically human-modified habitats.  […]

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