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A twice-monthly news magazine program, with interviews and documentaries, about the people and issues surrounding this city in Central Ontario.

The Advocate Podcast – Stories from Kawartha Lakes lindsayadvocate

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A twice-monthly news magazine program, with interviews and documentaries, about the people and issues surrounding this city in Central Ontario.

    Episode #60 Jenna’s voice. Norland’s new park project. Pavement art. New word.

    Episode #60 Jenna’s voice. Norland’s new park project. Pavement art. New word.

    We head to Norland TWICE. Once to check in with Kawartha Public Library’s Lyndsay Heffernan for a new Well Defined word. And again to learn about a special public garden project that promises peace, relaxation – and a fountain! An alley walkway by any other name is just a strip of pavement. Until it’s transformed into a mural. That’s the plan, explains Melissa Wemyss of Wards Lawyers, whose office is right next to this art-in-waiting.

    Not long after Jenna Warren found her artistic voice as a stage, TV and film actor, she took it a step further. The Lindsay native is also the voice behind several animated children’s shows, including My Little Pony.

    • 31 min
    Episode #59 Cassie tours. Chris fishes. Karissa on cottage transfers.

    Episode #59 Cassie tours. Chris fishes. Karissa on cottage transfers.

    There have been more than a few false starts for touring musicians these past few years. But this time, it’s full-steam ahead, right? Not just LOCAL shows, right? Well, maybe not FULL steam ahead. But so far, not stops at least. Cameron-based singer songwriter Cassie Noble chats with us, mid-tour, about a return to the more familiar.

    Sure, that cottage holds many warm, family memories. Want that feeling to continue after mum and dad bequeath it to you and your siblings? Lawyer Karissa Ward offers some sage advice in that emotion-filled transfer.

    Who says that favourite fishin’ hole has to be wayyyyyy off the beaten path? Certainly not Lindsay’s Chris Morasse.

    • 39 min
    Episode #58 Kayla and Nathan chat ‘n sing

    Episode #58 Kayla and Nathan chat ‘n sing

    What a way to kick off Canada Day! A full episode dedicated to musical artists, Kayla Mahomed and Nathan Truax - partners in dispensing some great country music. And we’re talkin’ DEEP country, here. The singer songwriters sit down with our host to discuss their appreciation and downright love for a musical genre at it rootiest. (Yes, that may be the first time you’ve seen “genre” and “rootiest” in the same sentence). And they’ll explain how it not only brought them together on stage, but (spoiler alert!) OFF stage, too! Oh, and they perform live in our host’s living room. Engaging conversation. And a wonderful live performance. Pretty great, eh!

    • 34 min
    Episode #57 Laughing Outside. Barn cat adoption. What to do if you get “it.” Comedy from Currie.

    Episode #57 Laughing Outside. Barn cat adoption. What to do if you get “it.” Comedy from Currie.

    Yes, those numbers are dropping. But it’s still really out there. And so so many people – more than ever - have been getting it. Despite it not being quite as severe (Thanks, vaccines!) what should you do if you get it? Who do you call? When’s it okay to come out of quarantine after getting it? (And, by now, you know what we mean by “it,” right?). Medical officer of health Doctor Natalie Bocking explains all.

    They may not be cuddly. But they still need homes. Or, rather, they need barns and workshops. A local group rescues barn – or working – cats and finds owners who’ll care for them – while the cats get to work on keeping that rodent population down!

    The Grove’s outdoor theatre stage – like any outdoor stage – shouldn’t be right for professional standup comedy. But gosh-golly, theirs is! Grove GM Nicole Mitchell tells our host why – leading up to a Canada Day standup show under the stars. And comedy from that night’s headliner and former Rick Mercer Report writer, Rick Currie.

    • 28 min
    Episode #56 Lindsay’s 80s. Candidates make their case. Human trafficking exists here.

    Episode #56 Lindsay’s 80s. Candidates make their case. Human trafficking exists here.

    The 1980s. Flared hair. Howick Jeans. Top Gun. Mix tapes. A super special time, right? And even MORE special if you attended high school in Lindsay, right? RIGHT? Members of a very exclusive Facebook page would say so. We hear from one of them, as well as the guy who launched the little group page that became NOT so little very quickly.

    The Advocate Magazine hosted a debate for candidates looking to represent our riding in the upcoming provincial election. We were there and bring you their opening remarks. (Well, ONE candidate turned down the invitation. Can you guess who?).

    Human trafficking is not just a big city problem; it’s an everywhere problem – including in Kawartha Lakes. Penny Chatson, of Women’s Resources, and Mike Perry, education consultant with the sex trafficking prevention campaign, discuss a very real – and local – problem. And how victims here can get help.

     

     

     

    • 38 min
    Episode #55 Bowling bowls – not balls. So-Many-Jobs. KLPL now lending more than just books. . One-New-Word. House deposit deception. Clan Hannigan song.

    Episode #55 Bowling bowls – not balls. So-Many-Jobs. KLPL now lending more than just books. . One-New-Word. House deposit deception. Clan Hannigan song.

    First things first: call ‘em lawn bowling BOWLS, not balls. Rhys Warren, of the Lindsay Lawn Bowling Club explains why – and does his darndest to recruit our host as a member. Will he succeed?

    That deposit you made on that house purchase isn’t the Get-outta-the-deal card you might think it is. Lawyer Calvin Chan, of Wards Lawyers, dispels a common myth.

    Lyndsay Heffernan of the KLPL tells us about another super cool borrowing program (hint: not books) AND brings us a new Well-Defined word. Need a job? Brenda Roxburgh of employment agency VCCS explains why employers are having a hard time filling positions and what this means for them – as well as those seeking employment. And some closing theme music, courtesy of Clan Hannigan, which plays Lindsay May 29.

    • 41 min

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Awesome Podcast

I am glad I discovered this Pod Cast! It was informative and nice little window into the local community!

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