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Friday Special Blend
Friday October 20th, 2017 with Amanda Jetté Knox and Susan Johnston and Bob LeDrew
"Hey, that's no way to say goodbye" live, plus funding drive kickoff

It's the 2017 Funding Drive! This is the one time of year that CKCU hosts ask their listeners to support the station. This year's funding drive will provide about a third of the station's budget, and is vital to our continued health. Here at the Friday Blend, our goal is $850, and you can help by calling 613.520.3920, or by clicking on Show cohost Bob is offering up six seats in his house for a private whisky tasting with food provided by Essence Catering and whiskies provided by him. To claim one of those seats, donate $93.10 and tell the operator you want the whisky tasting. There'll be more incentives from us as the campaign goes on.
Fiddler's Green
Tragically Hip - Road Apples Canadian
We speak with Steve Stewart of Codev ( and CCIC ( about why a delegation of Mexican human rights defenders was visiting Ottawa this week, and then hear an interview with journalist Daniela Pastrana (with Michael Carty interpreting her Spanish). Daniela Pastrana is a journalist and part of Periodistas de a Pie (
Mascara de Esparanza
Quique Escamilla - 500 Years of Night - Lulaworld Canadian
Susan speaks with journalist Carol Off about her new book "All We Leave Behind", the story of how she assisted an Afghan family in coming to Canada and finding freedom, and a meditation on the role of the journalist in human events. /
After the BBC news, Barb Gray brings us her arts report.
Too Close to the Sun
Alan Doyle - A Week at the Warehouse - Universal Canadian New
Alan Doyle calls himself the luckiest guy in the world. He's had a long musical career, both as part of Great Big Sea and as a solo artist, acted on television and in the movies, and now he's released his second book, "A Newfoundlander in Canada." Susan and Bob spoke to him about boredom, the bandvan, and what keeps him going.
Boogie Street
Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, Scott Richardson - LIVE Canadian New
We're joined for performance and chat by three of the cast of "Hey, that's no way to say goodbye", a theatrical performance of the songs of Leonard Cohen that opens next week at The Gladstone( Pierre Brault is also in the show, which is directed by Eleanor Crowder and produced by Bear & Co.
The Gypsy Wife
Rachel Eugster, Robin Guy, Scott Richardson - LIVE Canadian New
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