CKDU celebrated 25 years broadcasting on February 1st, 2010.
CKDU programmer Gianna Lauren caught the vibe as CKDU celebrated 25 years broadcasting on the FM dial. She produced a 4 minute Community Radio Report for GroundWire national community news.
You can have a listen to the audio report by clicking on the link. Or tune in to the full GroundWire episode by visiting the GroundWire webpage.
CKDU programmers featured in the report include Bev Lamb, Walter Kemp, Felix Kanneman, Erin Ashley, Steve 2.0, and more.
GroundWire airs every other Sunday morning on CKDU 88.1 at 10 am. Tune in live for the bi-monthly round-up of Community Radio News across the country.
HALIFAX – After many successful years, Halifax’s Bryony House will be discontinuing their outreach services for women and children fleeing domestic violence. The Department of Community Services, the main funder of transition houses in Nova Scotia, has not increased funding to Bryony House since an operational budget freeze in 1996.
Outreach services are provided by Bryony House for women exploring options for their families, staying with friends or relatives and requiring counselling while trying to re-establish themselves following family break-ups. The Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) has spoken out against this cut to community services, that has cost one unionized outreach worker her job. Jeannie Baldwin, the Atlantic Regional Vice-President of PSAC, states, “…[S]ervices at Bryony House need to be maintained at current levels while the government is working towards the new social policies that will address long term needs of community agencies. It is wrong to allow this cut to happen.”