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Original Thoughts - July 2014

In this issue:

- CKUA Book Club
- Snap 'n' Win!
- Top 5 for July
- Donor Corner
- Sharon Van Etten talks to Tony King
- CASL is Now in Effect
- Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA

CKUA Book Club

Beginning in July, ArtBeat launches its very first book club.

Each month, we’ll pick a novel to read and bring to the airwaves through conversation. We'll get the full story over four weeks with discussions with the author, experts on the topic of the book, as well as CKUA announcers and listeners.

Listen in to ArtBeat's July 6 episode for our chat with Geoff Berner, the author of our inaugural selection, Festival Man. The 160-page funny and strange “found memoir” tells the story of a heroic, deceitful, incompetent and inspired music manager at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Tune in July 13 when Calgary Folk Festival Artistic Director Kerry Clarke tells us just how accurate the tales from the novel are.

Tell us your thoughts on our Book Club selection, or pose a question for the author via our talkback line: 1.855.650.2582 (we might use it on air).

Snap 'n' Win!

Are you enjoying festival season?

Share your festival moments with us on Twitter or Instagram, using #CKUASummerFest, and you could win a deluxe camera prize package from McBain Camera.

Read all the details, see this week's finalist, and take a look at all the submissions so far on the Photo Contest page.

(North Country Fair photo submitted by #kaijkee.)

Top 5 for July

1.charts_wrose.gif Corb Lund - Counterfeit Blues (New West)

2. Janiva Magness - Original (Fathead Records)

3.charts_mleaf.gif Owen Pallett - In Conflict (Secret City)

4.charts_wrose.gif Michael Rault - Living Daylight  (Pirates Blend)

5.charts_mleaf.gif Jill Barber - Fool’s Gold (Outside)

Tune in to Top Spin with Lionel Rault 7-9pm on Saturdays or check the CKUA Chart for the week's top 30!

Donor Corner

Each month on Donor Corner, we'll introduce you to a different CKUA donor. This month, Garfield Hiscock tells us about why he supports CKUA:

"In 2003 I moved to Edmonton. It happened to be during a fundraising drive and CKUA volunteer Stella Galbraith drove me to the station right from the airport.

Although I was penniless, I knew I had to contribute to CKUA once I got my feet on the ground. And the first campaign I could, I donated $20 to ring the bell. The next campaign I started contributing $5/month. Every campaign since then I have increased my monthly donation by $1; I have no idea how much I contribute now.

Thinking of and listening to CKUA takes me to my happy place; it relaxes me; it makes me reach for the 'on' button first thing every morning. Tony King, Bob Chelmick, tell me that today will be another great day in my life."

Read the full article.


Sharon Van Etten talks to Tony King

Fresh off the release of her new album Are We There, Sharon Van Etten visits Alberta Morning and shares her thoughts about her new music, the writing process, and her career.

Listen to the interview and check our 'Recommended' section for other Listen-on-Demand articles.


CASL is Now in Effect

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect July 1, 2014. Designed to protect consumer privacy, it affects how charities and non-profit organizations communicate with their donors, volunteers and members.

We recently sent out emails and information regarding the legislation. If you'd like more information, please visit our FAQs page.

Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA

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Then He Kissed Me
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Owen Pallett - In Conflict
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