All posts by Manda Aufochs Gillespie

Manda Aufochs Gillespie is a writer. She’s the author of the Green Mama series of books (https://thegreenmama.com/books/) and the publisher of the award-winning website thegreenmama.com. She is also a mother, neighbour, and founder of Folk University (folku.ca) on Cortes Island.

Folk U: Chief Kevin Peacey of the Klahoose Nation

Chief Kevin Peacey of the Klahoose First Nation joined host Manda Aufochs Gillespie on Folk U Radio Friday October 22nd at 1 p.m. on CKTZ 89.5FM or cortesradio.ca.

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We Aren’t Alone: Rural Islands Connect on FolkU

This Friday on Folk U Radio at 1 p.m. host Manda Aufochs Gillespie speaks with the Rural Islands Economic Partnership about how rural islanders and rural island based businesses can support, share, and thrive together.

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Folk U: Coming to Cortes Island 50 years ago

On October 1st Howie Roman celebrated his 50th anniversary of moving to Cortes with his wife and VW van.  This led to an unexpected interview on Folk U, in which Howie talks about: the New York he remembers; why he wasn’t a draft dodger; coming to Cortes in 1971; when the power lines were only on the main road; growing your own food; the stores; how the floorboards bounced at a dance at Gorge Hall; the importance of radio in the 1970s-90s.

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Stephen Jenkinson: Grief, Mystery & More on FolkU @89.5FM

Stephen Jenkinson is an author, activist, worker, creator of the Orphan Wisdom School, and co-creator of the Night of Grief and Mystery project with singer/songwriter Gregory Hoskins: which brought him to Cortes Island (see below) and to Folk U Radio live on Friday September 24th from 1 p.m.

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