Thursday, February 26, 2009

Writer in Residence, 1-act plays, Steel drums and a bronze medal

Guests on the Show:

1. Guest: Ronna Bloom – Poet, Teacher and Psychotherapist
Hart House writer in residence Ronna Bloom came by to speak about her involvement at UofT. She is charged with the unique task of using poetry as a tool to address the needs, interests and passions of students and staff. Ronna also conducts writing workshops at Hart House.
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2. Guest: Doug Floyd – UofT Drama Festival
Doug spoke about the upcoming U of T Drama Coalition’s 17th Annual Drama Festival taking place February 26-28, 2009. Throughout the three day event, eight one-act plays will compete for five coveted awards.
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3. Guest: Jeremy Ledbetter – Musician, Composer and Leader of Cane Fire
Jeremy Ledbetter, member of the musical group Cane Fire sat down to talk about their upcoming performance as part of Stages in the Arbor Room at Hart House. Cane Fire is a high-energy Caribbean music experience that features the steelpan (steel drum) and combines Trinidadian calypso with Latin rhythms, jazz, and blues to create a unique sound.
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4. Guest: Byron Macdonald – Varsity Swim Coach
One of Canada’s most decorated university coaches, MacDonald has coached over 200 swimmers to all-Canadian status and over 50 swimmers to international teams. Today he spoke about the successful results of the Nationals, where the UofT swim team won bronze, their highest ranking this season.

Music on the Show:
Jenn Grant- Heartbreaker
Final Fantasy- Crush Love Crush
dd/mm/yyyy- Imagine
Cane Fire - Kasio Blue
Hank- Distraction

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