This summer, Information Morning will bring you something a bit different. You will hear a provincewide show in July and August with guest hosts Khalil Akhtar and Colleen Kitts-Goguen taking turns at the mic.
The regular show hosts, Jeanne Armstrong, Jonna Brewer, and Julia Wright will be taking time to get out and about to visit communities in the province. You’ll hear them on the morning show throughout the summer as they share stories about the interesting people they meet and the places they go. The hosts will be back in their chairs after Labour Day.
Meet your summer guest hosts, Khalil Akhtar and Colleen Kitts-Goguen
Khalil and Colleen are both familiar voices to New Brunswickers. Khalil is a producer with Information Morning in Moncton and Colleen is a news editor-presenter and fill-in host based out of Fredericton.
What you may not know is how much they both love summer in the province. Here’s how they’d spend a perfect New Brunswick summer day.
Get to know Khalil
Khalil’s perfect summer day involves some combination of cycling, reading and food. Most days, Khalil’s bike rides consist of commutes to and from work. But if he’s looking for something a little longer and a bit more fun, he’ll head out to the riverfront trail that connects Moncton with Riverview and Dieppe. One of Khalil’s favourite ambitious rides takes him all the way out to Pré-d’en-Haut, to visit fantastic local fruit growers, always with a book in hand for a well-deserved rest under a shady tree before the return trip home.
A perfect summer evening for Khalil is devoted to cooking, ideally with local seafood. A favourite camping staple is paella cooked over an open fire, made with a little bit of everything from the nearest seafood market–fish, mussels, octopus, calamari. Add a little chicken or rabbit and chorizo if you’ve got it. Lobster, if it’s payday.
Coffee or tea to start the day? Always tea, and you’ll find a pot on his desk all day (most days).
Hear Khalil on Information Morning in the Summer throughout July and at the end of August.
Get to know Colleen
As a lover of hot but not humid weather, Colleen’s perfect summer day involves a saltwater beach, a comfy lounging chair with a good book or two, and a mouth-watering al fresco order of local fried clams (whole clams only please!). Colleen spent many perfect days on the shores of the Northumberland Strait growing up in southeastern New Brunswick, where she became an ace jellyfish spotter-dodger, a handy skill to have when trying to escape the summer heat.
The only way to get to the beach from Colleen’s home in Fredericton is to go on a road trip, another one of her favourite summer activities. There may be detours along the way to visit a friend or to find a used book store, but one thing is for sure, she will most certainly be grooving to a ’70s playlist that she takes along for the ride.
Coffee or tea to start the day? Coffee! A nice local medium roast, in a great big pottery cup (see photo above).
Hear Colleen on Information Morning in the Summer during the first three weeks of August.
We’re going to have fun this summer with weekly themed giveaways featuring local New Brunswick items along with much sought-after CBC swag. Whether you like to hike, read, cook or just simply relax in your own backyard, tune in to find out how to get your hands on these cool summer prizes.
July 25-29: Let’s get cooking with this week’s prize, which includes a Flavours of New Brunswick cookbook, a locally-sourced hardwood cutting board from JMN Enterprises in Saint-François de Madawaska, a bag of Saint Martins Sea Salt, along with a CBC apron and hat. Congratulations to this week’s winner Denise Miller.
Stories you may have missed the week of July 25:
Information Morning – Fredericton10:35Book club – Esi Edugyan
Information Morning – Saint John7:48Murderball, come have a go
Information Morning – Fredericton11:07Black history geocache
Information Morning – Fredericton9:19Salome’s Tub
Stories you may have missed the week of July 18:
Information Morning – Fredericton9:49Nackawic marina
Information Morning – Saint John10:14Beer Daddy Barbecue
Information Morning – Moncton10:24Book club – The Paper Palace
Stories you may have missed the week of July 11:
Information Morning – Fredericton13:44Woodstock’s Tappan Adney
Information Morning – Moncton8:43Ukraine Mission
Information Morning – Saint John8:44Ukrainians arrive in SJ
Information Morning – Moncton12:08Summer book club – Alden Nowlan
Stories you may have missed the week of July 4th:
Information Morning – Fredericton10:16N.B. community adopting new official language
Information Morning – Moncton9:56Indigenous map project
Information Morning – Saint John10:12What’s the best book you’ve read lately?
How to listen
Hear Information Morning in the Summer on CBC Radio One or on CBC Listen, in Saint John, Fredericton and Moncton.
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