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THE KINGSTONIAN is a program that profiles individuals who are passionate about what they do for a living, about what organization they belong to, or, simply passionate about the community they are a part of. Hosted by Dave Cunningham.

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THE KINGSTONIAN is a program that profiles individuals who are passionate about what they do for a living, about what organization they belong to, or, simply passionate about the community they are a part of. Hosted by Dave Cunningham.

    Marijo Cuerrier – “Downtown, everything’s waiting for you”

    Marijo Cuerrier – “Downtown, everything’s waiting for you”

    In this episode, we explore the efforts to maintain vibrant downtown cores, with Marijo Cuerrier, a driving force behind the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area.
    Marijo is the Executive Director of the association and  a passionate advocate for transforming ‘downtown’ into the quintessential hub for residents, businesses, and employees alike.  In our conversation, she sheds light on the dynamic interplay between local politicians, potential customers, and the association's 700+ members.  Discover how Marijo's employs her exceptional communication skills and innovative marketing to attract people downtown for more than ‘shopping’.
    As mentioned in the episode, here is the updated Purpose for the BIA:
    “Together we are cultivating a community of shared joy, pride, optimism and prosperity in downtown Kingston.”
    For more information, this is the url for the association: downtownkingston.ca . 
    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
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    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 39 min
    Ian MacAlpine – Aim, Focus, Click, for 40 Years

    Ian MacAlpine – Aim, Focus, Click, for 40 Years

    Welcome to this episode where I explore the remarkable journey of an individual dedicated to capturing local history firsthand.  Have you ever wondered about those unsung heroes who've remained steadfast with one employer for 40 years, while actively shaping the narrative of their community?  Meet Ian MacAlpine, a seasoned photographer and photojournalist with The Kingston Whig Standard.  Since the early eighties, Ian has been on the front lines of our local news and sports events, witnessing the evolution of his profession amidst technological advancements, fierce competition, and media consolidation.  Just six months into retirement, we sit down with Ian to hear his unique perspective and insights into preserving the stories that matter most to us all.
    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
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    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 32 min
    Mark Gerretsen – From the City to the Capital

    Mark Gerretsen – From the City to the Capital

    When Mark Gerretsen decided to enter politics, the two most surprised by the decision were his Mom and Dad.  His Dad, John Gerretsen sat around the municipal horseshoe here in Kingston and occupied a seat in the Ontario Provincial Legislative Assembly for a total of 35 years.  Mark was elected as a city councilor and then Mayor.  In 2015, he moved to the federal level and was elected to the House of Commons and re-elected in 2019 and 2021.  In this episode, we have a non-partisan conversation about his passion for politics.  This episode was recorded in November 2023. 
     
    To contact
    Mark: mark.gerretsen@parl.gc.ca 
    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
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    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 38 min
    John Malcolm - Always, a Sentimental Journey

    John Malcolm - Always, a Sentimental Journey

    John Malcolm loved being onstage.  He loved singing the old standards, especially those made popular by Frank Sinatra.  He also loved singing with his sons, Ryan and Regan.  John passed away December 22, 2023.  
    Back, before "The Kingstonian" was a podcast, it was a radio show.  I had the pleasure of recording a conversation with John in November of 2016.  We spoke about his passion for music, and performing some of it in musicals that were part of local theatre.  
    John sang those tunes for a long time and his talent will be missed.  My sympathies go out to his wife, Deborah, and the family.

    Due to licensing issues, we are not able to include the recorded music we used in the episode; nevertheless, I think you will enjoy the conversation.
    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
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    Send comments & suggestions to thekingstonianpodcast@gmail.com
    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 21 min
    Christopher Jackson – “Eyes on the Prize”

    Christopher Jackson – “Eyes on the Prize”

    After three decades, multiple bands, and countless stages, Christopher Jackson’s passion became his lifeline - the evolution from band member to solo artist marks a pivotal turn in his music career.
    Four years back, a new chapter emerged as Christopher ventured into songwriting. A metamorphosis ignited by an innate creative urge blossomed into a collection of melodies and tales, gradually shaping his inaugural solo album, released in the spring of 2023.
    In the fall 2023, he and I talked about the variety of influences, the creative process, and the birth of his self-titled LP. 
    For more information about my guest, head over to:
    christopherjackson.ca   
    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
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    Send comments & suggestions to thekingstonianpodcast@gmail.com
    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 36 min
    Ramzi Asfour – A.I., Robots & Scientists Working Together

    Ramzi Asfour – A.I., Robots & Scientists Working Together

    Curious about how we are all going to use Artificial Intelligence and robotics in the next few years?  How are these tools going to make us more productive, be safe and enhance the quality of life.  Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, has set up the Ingenuity Labs Research Institute – a 12,000 sq.ft. facility, bringing individuals from various disciplines together to work separately and together.  Our guest is Ramzi Asfour, the Associate Director, Administration, for the Institute, a man passionate about all the work being done around him. 
     
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCes7y_hcbJLrg2gZskeAavw  
     


    Our theme music is “Stasis Oasis”, by Tim Aylesworth
    Follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, Instagram, Threads & X
    Send comments & suggestions to thekingstonianpodcast@gmail.com
    Episodes also air weekly on CJAI at 101.3fm (Tue. at 6pm) and on CFRC at 101.9fm (Wed. at 2pm). Check our social media for program details.

    • 44 min

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