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Foxhole 151 CKLU 96.7 FM www.cklu.ca 151_2012_04_18

Show #151 April 18, 2012

The Foxhole on CKLU 96.7 FM www.cklu.ca 

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Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength

~ Eric Hoffer

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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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Jesse Malin, Various Artists - I Am A Rock - Dirk Darmstaedter - Boots of Spanish Leather - Lynn Witty - Across the Great Divide - Patricia O'Callaghan - Suzanne - Maureen McGovern - The Circle Game - Oh Susanna - Filled With Gold - Lynne, Various Artists - Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Grevous Angels (2) - The Ballad of Leonard and Cecile - Cindy Church, Ian Tyson - What Does She See - Darmstaedter - He Was A Friend Of Mine - Susanna - Holy Roller - Alana Morissette - Versions Of Violence - Coulton - Now I Am An Arsonist (feat. Suzanne Vega) - Send Your Love (Art of Peace Mix) - Sting - Songs For Tibet - Darmstaedter - Shelter From The Storm - Kate Rusby - Our Town - Catch The Wind - This Moment Is A Flash - Closs - O Canada

Club Roundup - Sudbury Canoe Club - Small Biz Net - Workplace Wellness: Small vs. Big Business Options - On Air Book Blog - Outliers: The Story of Success - Malcolm Gladwell - Science Rules - Remembering the past and imagining the future share similarities - An astronomer took a mental leap to first connect light and heat - Tiny animals maintain oversized brains, shedding light on brain evolution - Trail Head - Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Playlist:

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  Jesse Malin, Various Artists        I Am A Rock (amazon exclusive bonus track) - Jesse Malin, Va        The Village        2:27

4  Dirk Darmstaedter        Boots of Spanish Leather        Dirk Sings Dylan        5:13

5  Lynn Witty        Across the Great Divide        Lynn and Sean Witty        2:59

6  Alex Koren        ak_StationId_foxhole_theDancing        foxhole        0:27

7  Patricia O'Callaghan        Suzanne        Matador: The songs of Leonard Cohen        4:26

8  Maureen McGovern        The Circle Game        A Long and Winding Road        5:14

9  Oh Susanna        Filled With Gold        Short Stories        3:31

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

11  Shelby Lynne, Various Artists        Don't Think Twice It's Alright - Shelby Lynne, Various Artis        The Village        4:23

12  Grievous Angels (2)        The Ballad of Leonard and Cecile - Grievous Angels (2)        30 Years of Stony Plain        3:12

13  Cindy Church, Ian Tyson        What Does She See - Cindy Church, Ian Tyson        30 Years of Stony Plain        3:26

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

The Foxhole        0:10

15  Dirk Darmstaedter        He Was A Friend Of Mine        Dirk Sings Dylan        4:07

16  Oh Susanna        Holy Roller        Short Stories        3:22

17  Foxhole ID AK        ak_StationId_foxhole_righteousHeart        foxhole        0:15

18  Alanis Morissette        Versions Of Violence (Recorded n Dressing Room In Cologne, G        Songs For Tibet - The Art of Peace        4:17

19  Jonathan Coulton        Now I Am An Arsonist (feat. Suzanne Vega)        Artificial Heart        2:55

20  Sting        Send Your Love (Art of Peace Mix) - Sting        Songs For Tibet - The Art of Peace        4:47

21  Alex Koren        ak_foxhole_id_payTheMan        foxhole        0:20

22  Dirk Darmstaedter        Shelter From The Storm        Dirk Sings Dylan        4:52

23  Kate Rusby        Our Town        Sleepless        4:47

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

25  Dala        Catch The Wind        This Moment Is A Flash        3:27

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 televisionhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reginald_Fessenden

Club Roundup:

Sudbury Canoe Club

http://www.sudburycanoeclub.com/Information.aspx

Science North Ramsay Web Cam

http://sciencenorth.ca/coolscience/science-cam-ramsey.aspx

Welcome

If you are looking for an affordable way to take advantage of the best of what Sudbury has to offer, you have come to the right place. The Sudbury Canoe Club is here to provide you with everything you need to safely enjoy Sudbury’s greatest asset, Ramsey Lake.

Whether you’re a complete novice, or an experienced paddler, out for a leisurely afternoon or a high intensity training session, the SCC has you covered. We offer access to equipment in several disciplines including Sea Kayaking, Flat Water Canoeing, Outrigger Canoeing, Sprint Paddling, Dragon Boating, Windsurfing, White Water Paddling and Adaptive Paddling. Lessons are available in each discipline at minimal to no cost for members.

Since 1902, the SCC has been the go-to destination for recreational and competitive paddling in Sudbury, and we are excited for you to become a part of our rich history.

Membership

If you are looking for an affordable way to take advantage of the best of what Sudbury has to offer, you have come to the right place. In six simple steps, Ramsey Lake will be yours to discover.

Voice Mail Service:

Telephone 673-6032

Voice Mail Service is essentially for messages from non-members enquiring about membership; however, you can leave messages.

Committees:

Our membership fees are exceptionally low considering the equipment and services that are available. In order to maintain the facility, purchase new equipment and to continue improving our service to members and the community, it is important that each member contribute to this process in some small way. Most committee work will be handled through, your activity group. If you do not select a committee on your application or renewal form; your name will be placed on a committee for you. Don't wait for your committee chair to call you if you see a job that has to be done.

EQUIPMENT POLICY

 The following Club owned equipment is identified as such and is available for use by members for recreational purposes only, on Lake Ramsay:

Kayaks, Canoes, WW Kayaks, Paddle Boat, Sail Boards, & Sprint Boats

PFD's Paddles Spray skirts Kayak flotation devices

CLUB BACKGROUND

The Sudbury Canoe Club was first established as the Sudbury Boating Club in 1902.

Since its inception the Club has helped to produce over 100 competitive paddlers who have medaled at the national and international levels. Most notable were Don Stringer, Louis Lukanovich, John Beedell and Joe Derochie who competed at the '57 World Championships and the '56 and '60 Olympics.

During late 70's and 80's, the club evolved to include recreational paddling and Wind Surfing. The recreational divisions include Canoeing, Sea Kayaking and White Water Kayaking. The White Water division also offers Kayak Polo competition for club members who made be interested.

The club also has competitive Dragon Boat teams and one of its teams (Team Chiro) won the National Championship in 2007 and won 2 Silver and a bronze medal at the 2008 World Dragon Boat Championships held in Malaysia.

Small Biz Net:

Workplace Wellness: Small vs. Big Business Options

http://www.healthyalberta.com/HealthyPlaces/206.htm

The vast majority of Canadians work for companies with fewer than 100 employees. “Canada is a nation of small businesses,” says workplace culture consultant Graham Lowe.

Can a small business support workplace wellness? Absolutely! In fact, in some ways it is easier to create a healthy workplace in a small company than in a large corporation.

Limited resources, especially in small companies, can prevent an employer from setting up a workplace wellness program. Reasons can include:

lack of budget resources;

lack of staff;

lack of senior-level support;

little knowledge of the wellness concept and;

concern about making wellness available to all employees.

According to the Wellness Councils of America, some small business owners may have the wrong idea of what is involved in having a workplace wellness program. Some employers aren’t sure a program would really work and others feel that trying to change personal lifestyle behaviours is intruding and “none of their business”.  Perhaps they don’t understand that it doesn’t need to be costly and that they don’t need special staff. They may not realize that some staff would like to see some healthy changes and would help make things happen in their workplace.

It Can Be Done

Many small businesses have found ways to have a workplace wellness program that works for them. They keep the cost and effort to a minimum and still have results that are positive for everyone. In 2006, Graham Lowe wrote a report on the best places to work in Calgary. He said that healthy workplaces often have a “positive workplace culture”.  In a workplace with a positive culture, people feel appreciated, valued, and trusted.

Dr. Lowe says it is easier for a small workplace to have a positive workplace culture than for a large workplace. Many employees prefer to work for a small business, he says, because it provides more opportunities to work closely with others and develop a sense of community.

In his report, Dr. Lowe says the most successful companies with fewer than 100 employees have:

excellent employee benefits;

policies that promote a balance between work and personal life;

flexible schedules;

competitive salaries;

excellent leadership with an emphasis on teamwork;

environmentally responsible company policies;

procedures for seeking employee input; and

a focus on placing employees’ personal well-being ahead of the personal gain of company leaders.

All or most of these elements are also components of a good workplace wellness program.

Tips and Ideas

There are many ways to include health and wellness in a small business. You don’t necessarily need a wellness professional or a fancy gym. What you do need is support from management and a committee of a few committed people. Here are some ideas that your workplace can consider.

Communications and Promotion

Send out a regular “wellness” newsletter in hard copy or online. Or send out a simple message such as the weekly Healthy U Hot Tip.

Use promotions that are already designed such as Healthy Workplace Week.

Active Living and Healthy Eating

 Encourage staff to sign up for the Stairway to Health stair climbing competition.

Get pedometers for employees and track their steps.

Rent a nearby school or community gym and offer exercise classes.

Hire a local fitness instructor to give classes or lead stretch breaks. Costs can be shared with employees.

Install secure bike parking.

Serve healthy alternatives at company meetings and lunches.

Policy and Organizational Initiatives

Hire an ergonomics specialist to assess workstations.

Develop policies to support work-life balance (for example, mandatory vacations, flextime, limits to work and e-mail on personal time).

Provide a wellness subsidy for a variety of health and leadership activities and courses.

Offer financial incentives to be healthy.

Offer wellness incentives as rewards and recognition for a job well done.

Conduct an organizational health audit (NQI Healthy Workplace Week).

Become a partner with the community (for example, daycare, gyms, festivals, parks, restaurants).

Spread the workload. Set up a wellness committee.

Small businesses may not have a lot of time, money, or human resources available for a workplace wellness program. But they often have a huge advantage over large companies—a positive workplace culture. That is a great foundation for a workplace wellness program. When employees are satisfied, enjoy their work environment, they are more productive, and tend to be healthier.  With a little creativity and passion, small businesses can develop successful workplace wellness programs. Get support from management, form a committee of two or more and discover the possibilities!

Learn More

Healthy Workplace Week

Ideas to help celebrate healthy workplace week along with resources that can be used all year round.

National Quality Institute – Healthy Workplace for Small Organizations

A 10-point criteria and self-evaluation tool designed for organizations with fewer than 100 employees can be ordered for a fee. The criteria and review methods are designed to help organizations focus on good practices for workplace health and target specific improvements that are attainable with available resources.

Stairway to Health

A Health Canada resource that provides fact sheets, tools, and resources to set up and evaluate a stair-climbing program, as well as information on how to address barriers, and make stairways attractive and safe.

Workplace Health Promotion Project

Resources from the Centre for Health Promotion (University of Toronto), include:

On Air Book Blog: 

Outliers: The Story of Success

Malcolm Gladwell (Author) 

Amazon.ca

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:

Mind Wandering

Remembering the past and imagining the future share similarities

by Michael C. Corballis

Nary a person denies the occasional bout of mental drift, and the most honest may admit considerably greater frequency and duration. To assuage their feelings, they might be interested to know that more of the brain is active during mind wandering than during structured activity. But what does such a brain state, which employs what is called the default network, accomplish? Psychologist Corballis takes us on a mental journey through the implications, which include such diverse phenomena as a sense of time—including incorporating the past to imagine the future—the ability to intuit what others are thinking and even the development of language.

Herschel and the Puzzle of Infrared

An astronomer took a mental leap to first connect light and heat

by Jack R. White

Most encyclopedias and physics books credit the great British astronomer Sir William Herschel with the discovery of infrared radiation. It’s a nice story, but it trivializes the real significance of what Herschel found. Using only a prism and mercury-in-glass thermometers, Herschel found the first definitive evidence that light and what he called “radiant heat” are the same quantity that we now know to be electromagnetic radiation. White explains that Herschel found the first piece in one of the great puzzles of physics that would take another century and the discovery of the quantum theory to solve.

Plenty of Room at the Bottom?

Tiny animals maintain oversized brains, shedding light on brain evolution

by William G. Eberhard and William T. Wcislo

(The full text of this article is available to the general public.)

Until recently, little was known about how brain size relates to body size in invertebrate animals such as insects and spiders. New studies have shown, however, that the same power law—proportionally increasing brain size in smaller organisms—applies to them as has been found in vertebrates. To power their comparatively larger brains, small creatures pay high metabolic costs. Neural tissue is metabolically expensive, so one might expect minute organisms to adopt life-styles that are behaviorally less demanding. Yet available evidence indicates that small-bodied animals express the same kinds of behavior as large-bodied animals. Problems associated with small body size are not limited to taxa with small adults, because many species have very small immature stages; their growth and survival depend on their behavioral capabilities.

Trail Head: http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ns/cbreton/natcul.aspx

Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Natural Wonders & Cultural Treasures

Protecting a Significant Canadian Landscape

The highlands plateau, with its steep cliffs and fantastic ocean scenery, is the most striking feature of Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

© Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Cape Breton Highlands National Park is known for its spectacular highlands and ocean scenery. The Cape Breton Highlands are the most striking feature of northern Cape Breton. Steep cliffs and deep river canyons carve into a forested plateau bordering the Atlantic Ocean. One third of the Cabot trail, a world-famous scenic highway, runs through the national park along the coasts and over the highlands.

Established in 1936, the National Park covers 950 square kilometres, protecting about 20% of northern Cape Breton. It is one of the largest protected wilderness areas in Nova Scotia and is one of a system of national parks protecting outstanding Canadian landscapes.

The cool maritime climate and rugged landscape of the park permit a unique blend of Acadian, Boreal and Taiga habitats, plants and animals. This special mix of northern and southern species is not found anywhere else in Canada. Within the park, several dozen species of rare or threatened plants and animals can be found, as well as old growth forests of international importance. Small populations of arctic-alpine plants left over from the last ice age can also be found here.

Geology - The dominant feature of northern Cape Breton is the Cape Breton Plateau.

Plants - Cape Breton Highlands National Park protects part of the Maritime Acadian Highlands Natural Region. This natural region is part of a mixed hardwood-softwood forest that stretches from the Great Lakes to New England and Maritime Canada.

Animals - The rich tapestry of mountains, forests, rivers, lakes and coastlines provides habitats for both northern and southern species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles and invertebrates.

Species at Risk - The plants and animals of northern Cape Breton include a number of species at risk. These species receive special protection to ensure that they do not go extinct.

Natural Environment - Climate, lakes, rivers, surficial deposits and soils play important roles in the northern Cape Breton ecosystem. Marine regions outside the park are also important contributors to the ecosystem.Cape Breton Highlands National Park of Canada

Hiking

The Park's 25 hiking trails range from easy strolls to challenging climbs with panoramic views of canyons, highlands and seacoasts. The variety of trails provides a chance to intimately explore the complex habitat of Northern Cape Breton Island.

Remember that you are hiking in a protected wilderness environment.