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Thursday Blend Early
Thursday March 15th, 2018 with Trish Bolechowsky
Trish interviews the host himself, Jeff Larocque about Farm Radio International, following by an interview with The Lifers about their new album Honey Suite

Future States - s/t Canadian New

releases March 16, 2018
Based out of two cities, Montreal, QC and Ottawa, ON, Future States is a long distance affair, held together by the Greyhound bus and good old-fashioned friendship. Their songs straddle the line between pop and experimental; layers of weaving keys, woozy guitars, and sampled sounds all sustained by propulsive rhythms. On top of these dense textures sit pristine pop melodies and reverb-soaked harmonies.
Their latest single, Heaven, sees them experimenting with new sounds and refining their production. Recorded at The House of Miracles in Cambridge, ON with Andy Magoffin (Constantines, Shad, Jim Guthrie), the track is a study in patience.

ARBORETUM presents:
PILL + Future States
Friday, March 16
Pressed, 750 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON
$10 advance / $15 door / AA / 8pm

✖ Future States (MTL/OTT)
Declassified cheeky art-pop for the true of heart.

✖ PILL (Brooklyn NY, Mexican Summer)
Starting at 7:15 am, a short interview with Thursday Blend Early host, Jeff Larocque, who is now working with Farm Radio International.

First radio transcripts went out 39 years ago on May 1, 1979. Founded by George Atkins, "the voice of CBC’s noon farm radio broadcast for 25 years".

"serving agriculture, the basic industry"

"We support broadcasters in developing countries to strengthen small-scale farming and rural communities.
We work in three areas: Impact Programming, Broadcaster Resources, and Broadcaster Training."

Radio can reach communities at the very end of the development road — people who live in areas with no phones and no electricity. Radio reaches people who can’t read or write. Even in very poor communities, radio penetration is vast.

Most farmers in developing countries won’t have internet access in their lifetime. About four fifths of the world’s people don’t even have access to a telephone. But, with more than 800 million radios in developing countries, an average of one in ten people has a radio.

Radio scripts can be adapted to suit local conditions. Production is cheap, especially compared to other mass media. Radio encourages farming communities to help themselves, and useful information continues to spread long after the broadcast. And, with the rise of mobile phones, broadcasters can actively involve listeners in their programs. Far from being obsolete, radio is more powerful and interactive than ever before.

Done well, radio can help to transform whole communities for the better.

The African Harvest event that will take place on Saturday, June 9 at Moore Farm Estate in Gatineau. It will be a fundraising dinner with doors opening at 5:30, cocktail reception, live entertainment, and silent auction. Dinner will include authentic Ethiopian food starting at 7pm.

"save the date" of June 9, and watch our website for ticket information that will be uploaded soon. Cost will be $100 per person. Corporate tables and group rates available.
For more information, people can phone Jeff directly at 613-761-3659 or 1-888-773-7717 x3659
The Bad Kind
Kyle Ivan - s/t Canadian

Kyle Ivan is opening the show for Maggie's March and Double Magnum on Friday, March 16th at The Black Sheep Inn
Early Morning Flight
Braden Gates - Much Rather Be Sleeping Canadian
Bored, Broke and Sober
The Barrel Boys - Cold Spring Canadian
The Barrel Boys s/g Sheesham Crowe
The Black Sheep Inn
Sunday March 25th
The Lifers - Honey Suite Canadian New
7:40 phone interview with Liv and Anita

The Lifers perform with Annie Sumi at Live! on Elgin June 1st on their album release tour

The Lifers, led by sisters Liv and Anita Cazzola, are an art-folk/rock collective from Guelph, Ontario.
The Lifers have released LP "Out and In" (2016) and EP "Set the Sails" (2014).
The Lifers will be releasing their sophomore album Honey Suite in May, 2018. Their new material is more personal than ever, touching on themes of place, sisterhood, mental health, and environment. To contribute to the push towards a sustainable and equitable future, 75% of the album collaborators are female-identifying, 85% are under 30, and their activities and process reflects their mindfulness and research on how each activity impacts the environment.
Front Door
The Lifers - Honey Suite Canadian New
I Thought I'd Miss You
Roxanne Potvin - For Dreaming Canadian

Roxanne Potvin joins Julie Corrigan and Vicki Brittle at Girls to the Front at Irene's Pub, 885 Bank St. on Monday, March 19th at 8 pm.
The March
Roxanne Potvin - For Dreaming Canadian
Easy & Free
Vicki Brittle - s/t Canadian
Walking in the Dark
Brock Zeman - Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back Canadian (show note: in MT)

Saturday, March 24th Its the Brock Zeman birthday party show at Irene's Pub
Little Details
Brock Zeman - Pulling Your Sword Out of the Devil's Back Canadian
Interactive CKCU