Local Matters is a weekly spoken word program focusing on interviews with interesting community members, information on upcoming events and discussions around our community issues. This collective program combines the efforts of many volunteers who contribute program content and production.
This initiative is made possible by the Community Radio Fund of Canada.
This program is currently active and being produced on a regular basis (weekly). Catch Local Matters on Peach City Radio at the following dates & times:
Tuesdays @ 1800h
Saturdays @ 0900h
New episodes of this program are regularly posted to this archive Fridays @ 0600h.
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This episode of Local Matters was recorded live at the Opening of the En’owkin Exhibition, “RE-Emergence of the People” at the Penticton Art Gallery on Feb 16. Hear from the students and faculty of the En’owkin Centre, with special guests including Nathaniel Arcand.
MUSIC MATTERS: Danielle Savage interviews Dorian Goodwin about his journey becoming a musician, his various projects and approach to music, and the value of music and community space in building community.
Bonnie O’Sullivan interviews 2014 Paralympic sledge hockey Bronze Medalist Kevin Rempel. After being paralyzed at the age of 23, Kevin not only learned to walk again, but completely rebuilt his life. He eventually reached the Paralympic podium in sledge hockey. He talks about something called the "Hero Mindset" which is about focusing on small things that make a big difference.
PENTICTON ROCKS: Nora MacLeod-Glover interviews Greg Crawford, president of the Penticton Lawn Bowling club. They discuss the ins and outs of Lawn Bowling, particularly: how and why Lawn Bowling is for everybody: its inexpensive, fun, and accessible.
Danielle Savage interviews Selina Martin, whose music is a fusion of pop & art-rock, and has been described as “sneaky beautiful” and “sharp-as-shards.” They discuss touring, writing songs, the value of limitations, her upcoming performance at Ignite the Arts, and the songwriting bootcamp she and Don Kerr are putting on March 27-29.