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Stranger Songs
Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.
Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif
Airs: Every Tuesday from 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Coming up at 3:30 PM on November 2nd, 2021:
The theme for the November 2 edition of Stranger Songs is “Show Us the Money, Please.” All the songs on this show have something or other to do with money. This is the first-ever CKCU funding drive show for Stranger Songs, so I hope you’ll support Stranger Songs and CKCU.

Stranger Songs

Date Host Highlight On Demand
Nov. 2, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Show Us the Money, Please (CKCU Funding Drive)
available
Oct. 26, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Randy Newman
available
Oct. 19, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Eating Songs
available
Oct. 12, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Drinking Songs
available
Oct. 5, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Songs of Autumn
available
Sep. 28, 2021 Mike Regenstreif A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
available
Sep. 21, 2021 Mike Regenstreif Relatively Speaking
available

Finding connections and developing themes in various genres.

Hosted by: Mike Regenstreif

“I told you when I came, I was a stranger,” sang Leonard Cohen in “The Stranger Song.” Expect the exploration of themes – often one major theme over the whole show, sometimes multiple themes in shorter segments.

Stranger Songs is curated and hosted by Mike Regenstreif, an editor, writer and broadcaster now based in Ottawa who has written about folk and roots music since the 1970s for Sing Out! Magazine, the Montreal Gazette and other Canadian newspapers.

His radio show, Folk Roots/Folk Branches, was on CKUT in Montreal from 1994 to 2007.

At CKCU, he is also one of the rotating hosts of Saturday Morning (every fourth week), and an occasional co-host of Canadian Spaces.

In 2014, Mike was the recipient of the Ottawa Folk Festival’s Helen Verger Award for “significant, sustained contributions to folk/roots music in Canada” and, in 2017, he was one of the inaugural inductees into the Folk DJ Hall of Fame created by Folk Alliance International.

Email Mike Regenstreif mikeregenstreif@rogers.com