CBC Prince Edward Island

May 2011 Archives

Dr Stacey MacKinnon

So when are you going to have children - can be a loaded question for some couples. Relationships columnist Dr. Stacey MacKinnon takes a look at the pressures on couples trying to get pregnant.

  

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 There are many on-line groups as Stacey mentioned.  

http://www.dailystrength.org/c/Infertility/support-group;

http://www.fertilethoughts.com/;

http://www.babycenter.ca/preconception/fertilitytreatments/?intcmp=tnav_precon_ferttreatment)

Island Film Factory

The recent Island Media Arts Festival demonstrated there's a thriving film industry on PEI. But for the most part the producers are independant and it's always a struggle to make money. Now a dozen of these entreprenuers have formed a group in an effort to promote and grow what they do. Harmony Wagner and Mark Sandiford dropped by to talk to Karen Mair about Island Film Factory.

 

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Dutch Thompson - Big Families

Thumbnail image for bigfam.JPG You think you have a big family? Dutch Thompson drops in to tell Karen Mair about BIG Families!

 

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Mainstreet on the Map

 

ledwell copy.JPG  She's the daughter of legendary Guardian sports columnist Bill Ledwell and is now living on another Island - baffin island - Karen Mair talks to Andrea Ledwell on Mainstreet on the Map.

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Schizophrenia Awareness Day

He grew up visiting his father at Hillsborough hospital - today Darren Peters does what he can to fight the stigma surrounding schizophrenia. Listen as he shares his, and his father's, story of compassion and hope.

 

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Thumbnail image for darren.jpg                                                     Darren Peters

Science Fair

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                                 PEI team at Science Fair

  They've won medals and cash prizes and gained a lifetime of  experience at the Canada Wide Science fair in Toronto- Karen Mair  talks with 2 Bluefield students and PEI's science fair co-ordinator.

 

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IBC

What started as a tweet has morphed into an alliance of close to 500 people - Hear how the islanders by choice alliance has grown and how it's helping people make the transition to island life.
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Boyde Beck

We've been complaining about too much rain - but back in may of 1884 - there was too much ice off the north shore of pei - enough to sink a ship in fact - boyd beck has that story
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Ken Caissie - Slave Lake

As you've no doubt heard this week, the community of Slave Lake in Alberta has been decimated by fire. It turns out quite a few Islanders now call Slave Lake home. Ken Caissie is one of them. He's originally from Miscouche. Kerry Campbell spoke with him recently.

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Sailor's Hope: The Life and Times of William Cooper

Sailor's Hope: The Life and Times of William Cooper that's just part of the title of a new book by historian Rusty Bitterman who's now written three books about PEI history. And after three books he's decided to move here.

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Spin Time - Mille Clarkes

She's a documentary film maker - focusing her lens on everything from political engagement to organic farming - Milles Clarkes joins us as our spin time DJ (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

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Dutch Thompson - Lobster & Drunk chickens

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                                         Joe O'Hanley 

Dutch Thompson has stories of lobster fishing from the Bygone Days. Fishing lobster for 1.5 cents a pound In the 30's and working in the cannery making $80 for 2 months work. Even prisoners at the 1911 Jail complaining about too much Lobster! 

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Mainstreet on The Map - Stephanie Van Kampen

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                    Stephanie Van Kampen Garrett & Brian Garrett

 

Every couple of weeks we check in with an Islander living or exploring elsewhere.

Today's guest may be familiar to CBC PEI listeners and viewers - Stephanie VanKampen has reported on radio and tv here. But lately we've been following her blog reports. She and her husband Brian Garrett have been exploring the world.

                   

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Take as Directed

Just what the doctor ordered--a prescription for safe and effective health care in Canada. Kerry Campbell talks to Neil MacKinnon, one of the authors of a new book which explores that topic.

 

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Acorn Press

A Govt decision could force the owner of Acorn Press to leave PEI. Karen Mair talks to Terrilee Bulger about the loss of the provincial book publisher's assistance program.
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Spin Time - Doug Deacon

He re-opened the Trailside Cafe this weekend and graduated from UPEI - But first he dropped by Mainstreet to be our Spin Time DJ - Doug Deacon (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

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Boyde Beck

air2.jpg Boyde Beck tells us about when the Italian Air Armada came to PEI

 

 

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Tanya Davis

Tanya Davis is an award winning Poet-singer-songwriter from PEI and now Halifax's poet laureate. She tells us her plans for her new role.

 

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Spin Time - Meaghan Blanchard

 Meaghan Blanchard as Mainstreet's Spintime dj. (Unfortunately we can't include the music from the interview because of copywrite issues.)

 

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