Karen and Trevor kicked things off with an interview with Brian Cheung of Awesome Ottawa to talk about the third year of these awesome grants. 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 likened winning an Awesome Ottawa grant to being pushed out of an airplane, but he meant 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 Jean Grandbois and David Rust-Smith, two winners of the Apps4Ottawa contest. Jean and Dave used the City of Ottawa’s open data to invent 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
Sunparlour Players – You Are a Bright Light
Evening Hymns – Arrows
A Tribe Called Red – Sisters
Young Galaxy – New Summer
Data Romance – Caves