The Kingstonian S1E12: Chris Whyman – Kingston’s Town Crier

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.

The Kingstonian S1E11: Nancy Cutway – Tracing Your Family History

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.

The Kingstonian S1E10: Floyd Patterson – 40 Years + Reporting the News

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.

Kingstonian S1E9: Cliff Edwards – “The Business of the Music Business”

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 music.

Kingstonian S1E8: Peter Milliken – “Mr. Speaker”

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.

Kingstonian S1E7: Susan Zambonin – CEO of Habitat for Humanity Kingston Limestone Region

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).

Kingstonian S1E6: Daniel Woolf – From Arts ’80 to Principal & Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University

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.

Kingstonian S1E4: Jack Thompson – 52 years behind the mic

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.

Kingstonian S1E3: Dr. Mona Rahman – “A Muslim is a Muslim”

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.