Sunday, March 27, 2011

A lazy-crazy town: New Orleans

Hi everyone! This is Aude Jimenez again, reporting for Free Radicals. I recently spent a weekend in New Orleans and LOVED it - now I'm going to take you there! Come discover this romantic, warm and cozy town... which goes completely crazy at night!

In this radio documentary, recorded shortly after mardi gras (the party was still going though when I was there), you'll meet Stacy, from Scotland, working in a fantastic (and cheap!) hostel in MidCity, the India House; some bad-boys-turned-comedians making jokes on the sidewalk (they've even been to Montreal before with Just For Laughs), a typical waitress (serving typical drinks!), Dr. John Jerrytone, who lives in a Shotgun House and is particularly concerned by the effects of hurricane Katrina; and more... Have a nice trip!

Listen to the sounds and stories of New Orleans here, on CKUT 90.3FM. And see some of the sights here!
- Aude

Monday, February 28, 2011

Lufa Farms in Montreal

Hi Everyone,
This is Aude Jimenez, a new contributor to Free Radicals: Science, Culture and Connection on CKUT 90.3FM. Thanks to Robyn, the host of the show, I can now offer you a few new reports about things I'm interested in. For today's show, I profiled a farm that makes its home on the roof top of a building near the Marché Central here in Montréal. Lufa Farms is a greenhouse farm project that means fresh and local food begins its day on the farm and is on our plates by dinner.

I talked to Lauren Rathmell, a biochemistry specialist and one of the farm's founders and operators. She told me that in a few weeks it's going to be like a jungle there: the tomatoes are literally going to touch the roof of the greenhouse... Imagine! A jungle, here, in Montreal, in early spring!! What about a drink there?

Listen to the show!

For more on Lufa Farms, see