Fri, 14 June 2013
Karen and Trevor kicked things off with an interview with Brian Cheung of Awesome Ottawa to talk about the third year of the grantd. They were joined by Kyle McInnes, a successful Awesome Ottawa applicant who pitched an idea for a dumpster pool party in the Byward Market. The party is yet to happen, but Kyle told us all about the inspiration for the idea and where it might go. He likens winning an Awesome Ottawa grant to being pushed out of an airplane, but he means it in the best way possible.
The Ottawa Jazz Festival kicks off on June 20, and this year it features a diverse mix of jazz and jazz-inspired artists like Wynton Marsalis, Mavis Staples, The Herbaliser, Kellylee Evans and the Flaps. Chris was able to have a chat with Jazz Festival Programming Manager Petr Cancura about this year's lineup.
Our hosts rounded out the show with a Jean Grandbois and David Rust-Smith, both of winners of the Apps4Ottawa contest. Jean and Dave used the City of Ottawa's open data to invent some awesome apps that make Ottawa a better place to live. Dave's project uses gamification to speed up ambulance response times in the city, while Jean's app makes it easier to find city-run recreation classes.
Here's the music we played on the show this week:
Danny Michel - Survivor's Guilt
Thu, 6 June 2013
This week, Ryan, Katie and Chris recorded the show from Apt613's top secret lair in Centretown. Things kicked off with a chat with Shopify Chief Product Officer Harley Finkelstein. Shopify is hosting their inaugural Popify pop-up shop in the Byward Market this weekend, and Harley filled us in on all the details. Be sure to check it out if you're interested in experiencing what Harley calls the next generation of retail.
Next, editor Trevor headed over to the Hintonburg Public House to talk to artists Dwayne Brown and Clare Brennan about Metalheads, a new mixed media exhibit at the HPH. The exhibit blends photography and found-object-sculptures inspired by the crowd of regulars at the Public House. The show is on now.
Here's what we played on this week's show:
A quick note of correction about something mentioned during the show: on Saturday during Westfest, Apt613 editor Yasmin Nissim will be hosting a greyhound meet-and-greet at Bushtukah on behalf of the Greyhound Supporters of the National Capital Region between 10am and 3pm, not 10am and 4pm.