Boldly Going Where No Grilled Cheese Has Gone Before!
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Boldly Going Where No Grilled Cheese Has Gone Before!

Hello Goldenhawks!

United for the first time in many months, Skandy and myself did our very best to fit all we had planned within the three hours! Between announcing Laurier events and keeping you tuned in with the weather, we had a few nice long chats about a number of things…

In today’s, ‘Do You Care?’, we chatted about Vassilis Paleokostas! This modern day Greek Robin Hood robbed from the rich and gave to the poor. But that’s not enough to make this story amazing. In light of the recent prison helicopter escape in Quebec, Vassilis escaped from a high security prison facility with help of a helicopter… twice… on two different occasions. Better yet, he still remains at large in Greece! Safe to say, those in charge of the prison were quickly relieved of their duties. Skandy most definitely cared about this story. For more on Vassilis Paleokostas, click here.

Under the same segment, we also discussed Nils Olav. Sir Nils Olav, Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian Royal Guard, was knighted by King Harald V in 2008 in a ceremony that consisted of 130 guardsmen and much fanfare. What’s also interesting to note is he is also the mascot of the Norwegian Royal Guard… yeah. The most important feature of Sir Nils Olav is that he is in fact a King Penguin living in the Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland. To read more about the world’s most celebrated bird, click here. Also, to enjoy some footage of him and his knighthood, check out this video.

Skandy and I also spend a great deal of time going over Buzzfeed’s 40 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipes! Try going through this list of creative and fun grilled cheese sandwiches and not getting hungry; simply impossible. While on one hand the  sauerkraut grilled cheese looked a bit risky, Skandy and I both agreed that goat cheese is perhaps our favorite cheese for this delicacy, while rye bread is our favorite bread. We did all this discussion with some lovely classical music in the background to help shake things up a little.

Needless to say, the two of us had a wonderful time! Today also marks two weeks left until our last show of the term! Be sure to tune in Monday – Friday from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM to soak in all the Morning Show you can before exam season rolls in!

Rooftop

P.S. It is Shatner’s birthday today. Send him fan mail or something.

 

9 Days Until 24 Hour Broadcast!
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9 Days Until 24 Hour Broadcast!

Hello folks,

Missed the show earlier today? Fret not! I’ll fill you in on a few of the things you missed!

Smiley, Oracle, and myself started things off at 9:00 chatting weather and Laurier events. Based on what the Weather Network is telling us, it looks as if we can expect a big of a chillier St. Patrick’s day this year (somewhere around -5). But this is of course fairly early so lets keep our fingers crossed until then!

For our ‘How To’, we decided to chat about ‘how to start your own small zoo’. Turns out it might be more economically viable to just visit your local zoo instead… Concerning ‘Laurier Problems’, looks like the Laurier Twitterverse is not pleased with MyLearningSpace. If you’ve been absent from MyLaurier recently, you’ll have missed the handful of issues going on between actually getting on the site and of course submitting assignments and posts. Once TBA made his way to the studio, we chatted soccer discussing Champions League and FIFA World Cup 2014 (Brazil!).

Make sure to tune into the Morning Show from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM all week, every week! Tomorrow Lunkis, Scotty G, and Skandy, will be doing their very best to cheer up your morning! Tune in!

Rooftop

Laurier Idol Today!
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Laurier Idol Today!

Hey folks,

Apologies firsthand for the very late post-show blog post! It’s been a busy day; Laurier Idol was tonight! But before we chat about that, let me fill you in on what you may have missed on today’s episode of the Morning Show.

If you tuned in this morning to the Morning Show, you would have heard Oracle, Smiley, TBA, and myself chatting about Reading Week, the Toronto International Film Festival, and having the chance to speak with 3 lovely Laurier Idol contestants – Danielle Robert, Isabel Lopes, and Lindsay Tribble. Safe to say, all three were absolute wonderful guests (with seriously impressive voices). If you managed to attend Laurier Idol tonight in the Concourse from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, you would have heard each one of them do their thing on stage; they rocked it!

Make sure to tune into the Morning Show tomorrow morning from 9:00 AM through to 12:00 AM! At 10:00 AM we’ll be having a very special interview with two Laurier students, Terrance and Ahmer, who have earned a  spot among the top 30 semifinalist student teams in a nationwide advertising and marketing case competition called Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec. Tune in to hear about the multi-million dollar marketing concept they both conceived for the Chevrolet Equinox!

Rooftop

Tori and the Mates!
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Tori and the Mates!

Hey folks!

Second show back from Reading Week and safe to say, we probably wouldn’t argue with having another! But as much fun as the week off was, it’s nice to be back in the studio! On today’s show, CP, Scotty, Lunkis, and myself, got caught up on everybody’s endeavors over the past week! I think CP wins the “most exciting break” award, as she was lucky enough to be enjoying the sun in the Dominican Republic!

Besides catching up, we also chatted about the Oscars, how to win a cat’s trust, and had a very special guest in the studio! Laurier Idol finalist, Tori Sutherland, joined us in the studio this morning for an interview before the big event tomorrow night. After hearing a little about her musical background and influences, and determining her band name one day should be Tori and the Mates, Scotty and Tori did a little Rapid Fire (which Tori aced!). Answering 15 questions in 1 minutes isn’t too bad!

Be sure to head on over to the Concourse tomorrow evening from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM to catch Tori among a number of other acts as they compete to be the winner of Laurier Idol! Not to mention, Morning Show and Sports Team will be there selling baked goods… treats and entertainment, what more could you ask for…

As always, tune into the Morning Show from Monday to Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM! We have another show full of Laurier Idol finalist interviews tomorrow morning! Listen in!

Rooftop

Valentine’s Day Tomorrow!
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Valentine’s Day Tomorrow!

Hey everyone! On today’s installment of the Morning Show, it was only I, DJ Rooftop. Nonetheless, much was covered in the 3-hour span as I discussed recent events regarding North Korean nuclear weapons testing, the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI (and what the ensuing process will be like in order to elect a new Pope), and naturally, SPACE.

While I sadly cannot go to the event, I made a point of reminding listeners that a very special event will be going on at the University of Waterloo this Friday. Canadian Space Agency Astronaut, and soon-to-be Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, will be chatting with and answering the questions of students via live feed directly from the International Space Station. The event itself begins at 11:30 AM in the Humanities Theater! If you are available and interested, I’d highly recommend inquiring whether there is room as I’m sure the event will draw some serious crowds. For more information on the event, just head on over to this website.

And of course, I wish you all a VERY happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! AND a very safe and enjoyable reading week! Tune into the Morning Show tomorrow with Skandy, Lunkis, and Scotty G. as they bring you 3-hours of entertaining programming on Valentine’s Day!

Rooftop

SPACE!
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SPACE!

Hey all! If you joined us this morning, you heard an interview with Jean-Claude Piedboeuf, acting Director General of Space Exploration at the Canadian Space Agency.

Over the course of our 20 minute interview, Jean-Claude spoke with us about the upcoming Commander of the International Space Station, Chris Hadfield, and the exciting atmosphere that has been present within the Canadian Space Agency. Piedboeuf emphasized Hadfield’s image as an ideal Canadian role model; something exciting both for the CSA and Canadians nation-wide.

We also had the opportunity to speak briefly about why students should invest their interest in topics like space exploration and planetary science. As Piedboeuf described, current efforts in space are the accumulation of thousands of years of human exploration. From venturing across oceans, lakes, and land masses, we now found ourselves on the brink of a new frontier – deep space. That being said, there is plenty to be excited about as we push forward.

Lastly, we were curious to ask Piedboeuf about his thoughts on current efforts by private sector companies like Planetary Resources (known for their asteroid mining plans) and SpaceX (space transport company that develops rocket technology) to revolutionize our presence in space. In response, he spoke of the growing transition between the public to the private as these companies begin making serious headway in bringing humanity elsewhere in the solar system.

And what about Mars? When can we expect humanity to set food on the red planet? As Piedboeuf reminds listeners, whether it will happen in the next 15 years is uncertain, but certainly in our life time…

Make sure to check back here soon, as we’ll have the interview available for those who weren’t able to listen live!

Tune into the Morning Show tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM as Smiley, TBA, and myself do our very best to brighten up your morning! Until then, have a lovely Tuesday!

Rooftop