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Foxhole 153 CKLU 96.7 FM 153_2012_05_02

Show #153 May 02, 2012

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Quote: Not the cry, but the flight of a wild duck, leads the flock to fly and follow.

Chinese Proverb

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

~ Eric Hoffer 

Join us for a focus on folk rock with a unique blend of Canadian, local, folk, and world music. Connect up with clubs on the Club Roundup, find out what books we have been reading on the On-Air Wireless Book Blog, and find out about small business on the Small Biz Net. On Science Rules find out what is new in the world of science and on the Trail Head learn about great outdoor places to visit. For today's music selection and topics see below...

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The Western Film Band - Blaze Of Glory - Jimmy Kaiser - Ringo - Shiny Happy People - Man On The Moon - Marty Robbins - Cool Water - Lorne Green - Ringo - Silver Spurs - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence - The Delevantes - John Wayne Lives in Hoboken - Nina Nesbitt - The Apple Tree - Lydia Loveless - Bad Way to Go - Shiny Happy People - Losing My Religion - Jimmy Kaiser - Best Times - The Schmidts and First Love - Chant of the Wanderer - Hurray for the Riff Raff - Look Out Mama - The Schmidts and First Love - Kasza Leid (Cheese Maker Song) - Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Cool Water - Horse Feathers - Fit Against the Country - Big Country - In A Big Country (Live) - Kevin Closs - O Canada

Club Roundup -  SUDBURY YACHT CLUB  - Small Biz Net - Y Combinator - On Air Book Blog - Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell - Science Rules - Experts Stumped by Large Fossil Found in Kentucky - Exposure to Violence in Children Harms DNA, Study Says - Trail Head - Oak Ridges Trail Association Ontario


   1  Foxhole Morse Code Special C        morse_letter_c.mp3        Foxhole IDs        0:02

   2  Foxhole 15th Troop ID        scouts15th_foggyMountainBreakdown        stationId        5:20

   3  The Wester Film Band        Blaze Of Glory        Western Music Vol.1        6:00

   4  Jimmy Kaiser        Ringo        Live at Antone's        3:10

   5  Shiny Happy People        Man On The Moon        A Tribute To R.E.M.        5:01

   6  Alex Koren        ak_StationId_foxhole_theDancing        foxhole        0:27

   7  Marty Robbins        Cool Water        El Paso revisited - [The Dave Cash Collection]        3:09

   8  Lorne Green        Ringo        The Man        3:36

   9  Silver Spurs        The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence        Award Winning Songs of the Cowboys        3:17

  10  Foxhole IDs AR        arno_cklu_foxhole_id_wildwoodflower1.mp3        Foxhole IDs        0:23

  11  The Delevantes        John Wayne Lives in Hoboken - The Delevantes        Folk Live from Mountain Stage        4:31

  12  Nina Nesbitt        The Apple Tree        The Apple Tree        2:55

  13  Lydia Loveless        Bad Way to Go        Indestructible Machine        2:59

  14  Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Farmers Song)        Station ID The Foxhole        The Foxhole        0:10

  15  Shiny Happy People        Losing My Religion        A Tribute To R.E.M.        4:31

  16  Jimmy Kaiser        Best Times        Live at Antone's        3:38

  17  Foxhole ID AK        ak_StationId_foxhole_righteousHeart        foxhole        0:15

  18  The Schmidts and First Love        Chant of the Wanderer        Some of My Favorite Yodels        3:53

  19  Hurray for the Riff Raff        Look Out Mama        Look Out Mama        3:25

  20  The Schmidts and First Love        Kasza Leid (Cheese Maker Song)        Some of My Favorite Yodels        2:49

  21  Alex Koren        ak_foxhole_id_payTheMan        foxhole        0:20

  22  Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan        Cool Water        Hawk        3:37

  23  Horse Feathers        Fit Against the Country        Cynic's New Year        3:31

  24  Sarah Koren (Murray Mclauchlin - Never Did Like that Train)        Station ID The Foxhole        The Foxhole        0:23

  25  Big Country        In A Big Country (Live) - Big Country        80s New Romantic Hits (Re-Recorded / Remastered Versions)        5:46

  26  Foxhole ID JP        jp_cooCooBird_BeGoodTanyas_stationID_foxhole        stationId        1:00

  27  Sound Effects        Coyote        Sounds of Birds and Other Animals        0:14

  28  Foxhole Morse Code        cklu_morse_code.mp3 [Unknown]        Foxhole Morse Special CKLU        0:05

  29  Kevin Closs        O Canada        Homecoming        1:26

Reginald Aubrey Fessenden (October 6, 1866 – July 22, 1932) was a Canadian inventor who performed pioneering experiments in radio, including early—possibly the first— transmissions of voice and music. In his later career he received hundreds of patents for devices in fields such as high-powered transmitting, sonar, and television

Club Roundup:


Sudbury Yacht Club is on beautiful lake Ramsey in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. Lake Ramsey is the only lake in Canada that is completely surrounded by a city. Not that you could tell from the scenery.

Our club was founded in 1959. Over the years we have hosted international regattas and innumerable local competitions. We have seen our members distinguish themselves as racers and cruisers throughout the world as well as experts in the art of relaxation at our beautiful facility on Blueberry Island. Whether your ambitions are to tackle the national championships or occupy a lawn chair, our club has plenty to offer.

We are both a racing and a cruising club. Races are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday afternoons. Lasers and Y-flyers are the two main competitive fleets, but all boats are welcome. Lake Ramsey also offers excellent cruising opportunities with varying winds and weather and many pleasant anchorages. Racers and cruisers alike enjoy our many social activities, especially our famous pot-luck dinners, which occur regularly throughout the season. We are a family-oriented facility and welcome members of all ages and all levels of expertise.


The best way to learn is to take a safe, fun and informative course, taught by our world class instructors!

Something to Note

All students must have a Ministry of Transportation approved life jacket that fits properly.

Students should bring to class every day appropriate swim-wear, towels, waterproof sunscreen, hat and closed-toed shoes that can get wet. Dress for the weather but try to avoid anything cotton.

Lunches are the responsibility of the students. Please try to pack peanut free lunch as some students may be severly allegic to nuts. Students over 12 years of age may go to Sccience North to purchase a lunch with a written note from their parents or guardian.

Sailing School Staff should be notified the morning of the first day of any medial issues participants may have. These issues will be kept confidential if requested.

White Sail Program

Based on the curriculum of the internationally recognized Canadian Yachting Association Learn to Sail Program, White Sail I, II and III are the first steps to becoming a proficient sailor. The lessons cover all the basics that are required to safely and easily handle a boat in up to 9 knots of wind. And, if you’re unsure of what a “knot” is, we’ll clear that up too.

Bronze Sail Program

Bronze Sail Levels IV and V are levels where sailors are introduced to advanced sailing techniques, including sail trim, boat tuning, boat maintenance, trapezing and the use of the spinnaker. After completing the Bronze standards, sailors are competent in winds up to 13 knots.

Silver Sail Program

Taught to the CYA standards, Silver Sail VI is the first completely racing oriented level of the CYA program. Sailing in up to 18 knots of wind, sailors will learn the roll tack, advanced boat handling, racing rules, tactics and strategy. Sailors will also take part in local club races and regattas as a practical application of their skills. Sailors may sail the Laser 2s provided by the club, or if they have their own boat, they are welcome to use it as well.

Adult or Private Lessons

Perfect to fit your busy schedule.  The fees for adult classes are $225 for 6 sessions of 3 hours each, or if you are looking for fast results, private

lessons are also available.

Small Biz Net:

In 2005, Y Combinator developed a new model of startup funding. Twice a year we invest a small amount of money (average $18k) in a large number of startups (most recently 65). The startups move to Silicon Valley for 3 months, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best possible shape and refine their pitch to investors. Each cycle culminates in Demo Day, when the startups present to a large audience of investors. But YC doesn't end on Demo Day. We and the YC alumni network continue to help founders for the life of their company, and beyond.

Since 2005 we've funded over 380 startups, including Loopt, Reddit, Clustrix, Wufoo,Scribd, Xobni, Weebly, Songkick, Disqus, Dropbox, ZumoDrive,, Heroku, A Thinking Ape, Posterous, Airbnb, Heyzap, Cloudkick, DailyBooth, WePay, Bump,Stripe, AeroFS, and Hipmunk.

What Happens At Y Combinator

Paul Graham

February 2012

Y Combinator runs two three-month funding cycles a year, one from January through March and one from June through August. We ask the founders of each startup we fund to move to the Bay Area for the duration of their cycle, during which we work intensively with them to get the company into the best shape possible. Each cycle culminates in an event called Demo Day, at which the startups present to an audience that now includes most of the world's top startup investors.


During each cycle we host a dinner once a week at Y Combinator and invite someeminent person from the startup world to speak. It's a bit misleading to call these events "dinners" though, because they last half a day.

People start to show up for dinners around 6 pm. We encourage founders to treat each dinner as a mini Demo Day and bring laptops or mobile devices to show each other and us what they've built that week. We've found these weekly deadlines tend to push people to finish things in order to show them off.

The time before dinner is a chance for founders to talk to one another and to us in an unstructured way. Dinner itself happens around 7:15. Everyone eats together at long white tables designed by our architect Kate Courteau. The general atmosphere is like a modernist version of an Oxford college dining hall, but without a high table. [1]

The speaker usually shows up before 7 and talks informally with the founders before dinner. The actual talk happens over dessert. Most speakers are successful startup founders, and the talks are usually about the inside story of what happened in their startup(s). Talks are strictly off the record to encourage candor, because the inside story of most startups is more colorful than the one presented later to the public. Because YC has been around so long and we have personal relationships with most of the speakers, they trust that what they say won't get out and tell us a lot of medium-secret stuff.

I didn't consciously realize how much speakers at more public events censored themselves till I was able to compare the same people speaking off the record at YC dinners and on the record at Startup School. YC dinner talks are much more useful, because the details people omit in more public talks tend to be the most interesting parts of their stories. About half the interesting things I know about famous startups, I learned at YC dinners.

One founder wrote:

Most of the practical advice is redundant, but there's value in it even as such—if you hear the same things over and over again from different angles, especially from prominent people, it tends to sink in more. The stories tend to be galvanizing though, especially hearing about the screw ups. That's the actual beauty in the off-the-record-ness: you hear just how screwed up most of these successful startups were on the way up.

It's a shame the only record of all the YC talks over the years is in the memories and notes of founders who heard them. It seems inefficient that only the founders in that specific batch and a handful of alumni guests get to hear each talk. We often think about this problem but there seems no way around it. If we broadcast or even recorded the talks, the speakers would clam up.

Talks end with a period of usually quite intense Q&A, after which everyone gets up and breaks into smaller informal groups, like before dinner. Nearly all speakers hang around for a while, talking to individual founders. We make a point of introducing speakers to those who particularly want to talk to them. Sometimes founders and speakers exchange contact info to talk more later. But the speakers are not the people responsible for advising the startups. They're just an added bonus. The startups are advised by us, and sometimes also by alumni.

The Goal

The overall goal of YC is to help startups really take off. They arrive at YC at all different stages. Some haven't even started working yet, and others have been launched for a year or more. But whatever stage a startup is at when they arrive, our goal is to help them to be in dramatically better shape 3 months later.

For most startups, better shape translates into two things: to have a better product with more users, and to have more options for raising money. The ratio varies depending on where the company is. A startup that's just starting will want to work more on the product, while one that's already launched will usually want to focus more on investors.

But startups at all stages benefit from the intensity of YC. That's probably the best word to describe the atmosphere. For 3 months, it's all startup, all the time. Everyone around you—us, the other founders in your batch, the alumni, the speakers, the investors, and the Valley itself—wants to help your startup succeed. In that atmosphere it's hard not to be highly motivated. And that kind of extraordinary motivation is what one needs to do something as difficult as starting a startup.

As one alum wrote after reading an earlier draft:

It's a pity that the piece can't convey the buzz of walking into Y Combinator on Tuesday evening, and the general energy/excitement of the founders. That's what comes to mind for me when I think of YC, and it's what I describe to others when they ask why they should do YC.

Many founders describe the 11 weeks leading up to Demo Day as the most productive period in their lives. Though YC continues after the 3 month cycle, and the alumni network is an increasingly valuable resource, those 11 weeks are still the most important thing. You can't make people something they're not, but the right conditions can bring out the best in them. And since most people have way more potential than they realize, they're often surprised what they're capable of.

On Air Book Blog: 

Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell (Author)

Now that he's gotten us talking about the viral life of ideas and the power of gut reactions, Malcolm Gladwell poses a more provocative question in Outliers: why do some people succeed, living remarkably productive and impactful lives, while so many more never reach their potential? Challenging our cherished belief of the "self-made man," he makes the democratic assertion that superstars don't arise out of nowhere, propelled by genius and talent: "they are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies that allow them to learn and work hard and make sense of the world in ways others cannot." Examining the lives of outliers from Mozart to Bill Gates, he builds a convincing case for how successful people rise on a tide of advantages, "some deserved, some not, some earned, some just plain lucky."

Outliers can be enjoyed for its bits of trivia, like why most pro hockey players were born in January, how many hours of practice it takes to master a skill, why the descendents of Jewish immigrant garment workers became the most powerful lawyers in New York, how a pilots' culture impacts their crash record, how a centuries-old culture of rice farming helps Asian kids master math. But there's more to it than that. Throughout all of these examples--and in more that delve into the social benefits of lighter skin color, and the reasons for school achievement gaps--Gladwell invites conversations about the complex ways privilege manifests in our culture. He leaves us pondering the gifts of our own history, and how the world could benefit if more of our kids were granted the opportunities to fulfill their remarkable potential. --Mari Malcolm

Quill & Quire

Outliers seems, initially, to be an inadvisable pairing of author and subject. Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for that august cultural magazine, The New Yorker, and author of two exemplary pop-science bestsellers, The Tipping Point and Blink, goes and writes a book on success – thus entering a subgenre whose foul-smelling precincts are overrun with charlatans, profiteers, and New Age fakirs. But, happily for him and us, he’s skirted ignominy by having written not some exhortative how-to guide, but a sober and far-ranging investigation of human achievement that rebuts some received wisdom on the subject. Gladwell begins by arguing that those “self-made” individuals we romanticize, who come from nothing and rise to the pinnacle of their chosen vocations on merit alone, simply don’t exist. Instead, he insists, high achievers “are invariably the beneficiaries of hidden advantages and extraordinary opportunities and cultural legacies” that ultimately determine their status. Moreover, these same people who capitalize on their early good luck work much harder than their rivals; mastery in any calling, apparently, only arrives after 10,000 hours of training and study (a rather less appealing prospect than the wish-yourself-wealthy-and-fabulous strategy promulgated by The Secret). While it’s hardly a revelation that toil and connections and serendipity beget professional reward, Gladwell provides a surfeit of curious, even alarming, examples to prop up his thesis. In the course of his discussion, we learn that 40% of elite hockey players are born between January and March; that off-the-chart geniuses, collectively, accomplish no more in life than their randomly sampled peers; that contentious and irreverent flight crews are less likely to crash planes than deferential ones; that Asian students’ excellence in mathematics owes much to rice-based agriculture. Gladwell’s writing is clear and colloquial throughout, and his chapters are deftly structured, each one introducing new material while simultaneously reiterating and amplifying what came before. But after plowing through the dramatic anecdotes and gee-whiz factoids, adult readers are left to contend with the desolating assertion that the quality of their lives was determined decades ago by ancestral migration patterns or a summertime birthday or skipped piano lessons. In the end, I was yearning for some consoling piffle about, say, dream analysis or Mayan numerology, to convince me, however briefly, that the world could still be mine for the taking.

Science Rules:

Experts Stumped by Large Fossil Found in Kentucky

from the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Registration Required)

DAYTON, Ohio (Associated Press) -- Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunch of rocks or a concrete blob. Experts are trying to determine whether it was an animal, mineral or a form of plant life from a time when the Cincinnati region was underwater.

Scientists at a Geological Society of America meeting viewed it Tuesday at the Dayton Convention Center in Ohio. "We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is," said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. Scientists say the fossil is 450 million years old. University of Cincinnati geologist Carl Brett said it's the largest fossil ever extracted from that era in the Cincinnati region.

Exposure to Violence in Children Harms DNA, Study Says

from the Los Angeles Times (Registration Required)

Children who are exposed to violence experience wear and tear to their DNA that is similar to that seen in aging, according to a new study that may help explain why they face a heightened risk of mental and physical disorders as adults.

In a long-term study of 118 pairs of identical twins, researchers at Duke University found that boys and girls who had experienced violence had shorter genetic structures called telomeres than youngsters who had more peaceful upbringings.

The children in the former group had been physically abused by an adult or bullied frequently, or had witnessed domestic violence between the ages of 5 and 10. And the more types of violence a child had experienced, the faster his or her telomeres eroded, said study leader Idan Shalev, who published the findings Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Trail Head:

Oak Ridges Trail Association

We are the Oak Ridges Trail Association (ORTA) and we want you to join us! Come out on one of our organized hikes on weekdays and weekends. The fun of meeting people who share the same love of the outdoors is gratifying. Get some good, low impact, enjoyable exercise and bring the children along, too.

At present about 275 km of main trail, plus various side trails, have been completed. The trail starts in the west with a link to the Bruce Trail, north of Mono Mills (Hwy #9 & Airport Road), and continues through the Northumberland Forest in the east, before splitting to two gateways at Castleton and Warkworth.  More...

The Oak Ridges Moraine

The Oak Ridges Moraine is a ridge of land that runs parallel to and about 60 km north of Lake Ontario. It extends about 200 km from the Niagara Escarpment in the west to the Trent River in the east.

One of the most significant features of the Moraine is the ground water which results from rainwater percolation into the generally porous soils of the Moraine. The Moraine forms the watershed divide between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe and is the headwaters to more than 30 rivers.

The Moraine was formed as a result of actions by massive sheets of ice that covered much of North America in the last million years. During advances and retreats of the glaciers, materials were scraped and deposited from the land creating a "new" landscape. The Oak Ridges Moraine is one of these new landscapes.

When the glaciers last began to melt, a crack developed in the area of the current Moraine which eventually widened to form an opening where melt water and debris such as sand and gravel that were previously trapped within the glaciers were deposited.

The complicated geological history which has led to the development of the Oak Ridges Moraine makes the landform what it is today. It ranges in width from 1 km to 15 km and has undulating topography made up of gravel, sand and some silt. One of the most significant features of the Moraine is the ground water which results from rainwater percolation into the generally porous soils of the Moraine. The Moraine forms the watershed divide between Lake Ontario and Lake Simcoe and is the headwaters to more than 30 rivers. The aquifer below the Moraine contributes to both local and regional ground water flows.

The varied geology of the Moraine has also contributed to the diversity of vegetation that can be found there. This includes 100 regionally rare, 5 provincially rare as well as a few endangered species.