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Spin Time - Deryl Gallant


He's tracked bass on more than 22 recordings in his career and is the classical bass professor at UPEI.

And this is the year for Deryl Gallant - named MusicPEI's musician of the year and the Doug Riley artist at the PEI Jazz and Blues festival - Deryl was our SpinTime DJ.

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Brian Burke


Whether he's guiding Calgary or the Leafs, and before that Anaheim and Vancouver Brian Burke has a lot going on in his life besides  the National Hockey League.

He's a spokesman and motivational speaker for a few causes and one that touches all of us is, mental health. Burke's son Patrick was diagnosed with severe depression just before heading to graduate school. His mother had to coax him out of an apartment he'd stayed in for several weeks and her usually talkative son was wordless as they drove home. Patrick's had a diagnosis and gets treatment and now works with his father raising awareness around homophobia and bullying.

Today Brian Burke spoke to a fndraiser for the PEI Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association. And later he got behind the Mainstreet bench.  

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Liam Corcoran


Liam Corcoran has been a busy guy, what with two new arrivals, He just had a new baby and he released a solo CD. Karen Mair spoke with him


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Hamlet is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare.

It's considered one of the most powerful and influential tragedies in English literature.

It still ranks among Shakepeare's most performed works.

This weekend is your first chance to take in the show performed by eight actors.

 First , Sarah McCarthy the grave digger and Noah Nazim as Hamlet perform part of the grave diggers scene.

Then they speak with Karen Mair  

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Spin Time - Lee Drake


Lee Drake of Red Shores took some time away from all the harness racing excitement Gold Cup week....to be our spin time DJ.

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Dr Ian Manion


Dr. Ian Manion is a professor at the University of Ottawa's school of psychology, he's the executive director of the Ontario centre of excellence for child and mental health, and the chair of the national infant, child and youth mental health consortium. He was in PEI for a symposium and spoke with Angela Walker 

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Fusion Charlottetown


A group of 20 to 40 year olds have created an organization called Fusion Charlottetown. They have several areas of interest, and essentially they want to have a hand in their own futures in Charlottetown.

Heather MacAulay and Vanessa Smith are Board Members with Fusion Charlottetown.

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Spin Time - Erin Costelo



She's young for an old soul, but for musician Erin Costello it works. Her idols are Randy Newman, and Carol King and Nina Simone and she was Mainstreet's Spin Time DJ


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Rope's end


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A new play opens this weekend at the Victoria Playhouse. It's called Rope's End written by Douglas Bowie. We meet Toby who's reached the end of his rope, middle aged and alone.

He thinks about Marisa, the love of his life. But it's been 31 years since he last saw her at summer camp, when they were

13. We'll find out more about Rope's End but first a scene with Johanna Nutter as Marisa and Toby is played by Jody Racicot.

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Trish MacAulay

Trish MacAulay is a singer songwriter and a music therapist from PEI and based in Toronto. Karen Mair spoke to her just before her first CD was released.


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