CBC Prince Edward Island

January 2012 Archives

Arts Fundraiser for people with Alopecia

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    You can just imagine how devastating it would be for a young woman to lose all her hair, and then to learn, it might never grow back.
    That's just what happened to Erika Roddick of Summerside.  We spoke with her aunt, artist Anne Gallant, who's spearheading a fundraising campaign to buy a custom-made wig for Erika. They're hoping to get a second one for a 10-year-old girl from New Brunswick with the same condition. To get both they'll have to raise close to ten thousand dollars.

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Spin Time - Alan Dowling

 

Thumbnail image for IMG_2486.JPGPicture this... it's 1964... February 1964 and the Beatles are on Ed Sullivan. Amid all the screaming, adoring fans in the studio and in front of television sets across North America... a young Alan Dowling was watching from his family's home in Charlottetown, PEI, thinking... I like how that guy plays the drums.

All these years later, Alan Dowling has turned the drums into quite a career for himself, one that was recognized last week, at the Music PEI Awards. Alan was our guest deejay for spintime today.  Unfortunately we are unable to post music to the web.

 

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Children in Nature - a soundscape

 

 

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Children in Nature is a new program that educates kids about the natural world.

It started taking children on hikes in nature this fall - based out of community centres around Charlottetown.

We caught up with the children at the Boys and Girls Club.

 

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Boyde Beck - Wartime Ice Rescue

 

 

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IMG_2483.JPGSeventy years ago, the world was at war. And there was ice on the St. Lawrence... apparently enough to support a large aircraft. And these improbable events led to a most daring rescue attempt.

And now with all the details to fill in that tweet of a story, historian Boyde Beck.

 

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The Voluntary Resource Centre's Furnace Problems

 

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The Cooper Institute is one of several NGOs who rent space in the Voluntary Resource Centre, an old and, truth be told, somewhat run-down building on Prince Street in Charlottetown.

 The building's furnace broke down.

The Cooper Institute is leading the fundraising campaign to pay for the new one, which was installed a few days ago.

Guest Host Kerry Campbell spoke with the Cooper Institute's Marie Burge .

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Doug Currie on Memorial University investment

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Island students who want to go to medical school in the atlantic region have two choices Dalhousie University in Halifax and Memorial University in St.John's.
 The PEI government pays the medical schools to ensure a certain number of medical school seats are given to island students.
 The hope is that when those students graduate they will decide to come back to the island to practice medicine.
 But it hasn't really worked out that way - especially for those going to Memorial University.
 The province pays fifty thousand dollars a seat....for four seats at Memorial University's medical school. And there's a plan to add two more seats next year. Health minister Doug Currie says the return on that investment has not been good.
 He has just returned from a visit to Memorial to find out what, if anything can be done, to change that.  Angela Walker spoke with Minister Currie.


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Prince Street Elementary's Love of Reading

IMG_2466.JPGThe students and faculty at Prince Street Elementary are just raving about a program that helps them get books into the hands of every student.
    The "Indigo Love of Reading Foundation" gives each student the opportunity to pick at least two free books for their school each year - over a three year period.
    Unfortunelty for Prince Street - their three years are up.  
    But now other schools have the opportunity to apply.


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Dutch - Kathleen Henderson Jelly

 

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We're about halfway through winter, a cheery thought, but we still have weeks to go. Dutch Thompson spoke with Karen Mair about a cure for the winter Blahs ... and her name is Kathleen Henderson Jelly.

 

 

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Mainstreet on the Map - Dan Ledwell

Daniel-Ledwell[1].jpgThere were a few Islanders staying up past their bedtimes last night to catch the David Letterman show.  Kathleen Edwards performed on David Letterman, backed up by PEI's Dan Ledwell. Ledwell has various music projects on the go and is a member of In-Flight Safety.  Guest host Kerry Campbell spoke to Dan over the phone as he was on a tour bus.


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UPEI Reading - Holly Luhning

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Award winning poet Holly Luhning's first novel was the topic for discussion at a UPEI reading on Tuesday night. The novel Quiver is one of the the Globe and Mail's best reviewed for 2011. The book is connected to a sixteenth-century Hungarian serial torturer who - it's estimated - murdered 600 servant girls. But the novel is more than a thriller - it also explores our society's obsession with appearance. Author Holly Luhning stopped by to chat with Karen Mair.

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David Sheffield - Gene MacLellan

 

shefcat.jpgA lot of magic happened Saturday night at Zion Presbyterian Church at the Gene MacLellan tribute concert. David Sheffield travelled from Cobourg Ontario to see the show. It was an opportunity to do more research and hear some of his favorite music.  David dropped in for a visit and spoke with Karen Mair.

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Spin Time - Dennis Ellsworth

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Singer-songwriter Dennis Ellsworth is Mainstreet's Spin Time DJ
(unfortunately we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)


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Ephetas Norman - Back to Haiti

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Since the earthquake 2 years ago PEI's Ephetas Norman has been back to her homeland of Haiti. She tells Karen Mair what she saw.  

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Boyde Beck - Lt Gov Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres

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What do the Island's first Legislature, its oldest-ever Lt. Governor, some artwork currently on display at the Confederation Centre and the War of 1812 all have in common? Boyde Beck tells Kerry Campbell.



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Tara MacLean - Remembering Gene MacLellan

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Tara MacLean shares her memories of Gene MacLellan with Karen Mair.

 
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Spin Time - Kelley Mooney

Kelley Mooney has been nominated for 3 MusicPEI Awards for her CD Tomorrow. She's picking her favorite tunes as SpinTime DJ (unfortunately we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)


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Mainstreet on the Map - Kristina Nilsson

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On Mainstreet on the Map we head to Malawi . Karen speaks with Kristina Nilsson.

 
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Dutch - Polly Gulak

Dutch Thompson brings us stories of hard work, Ukranian Christmas, and rugged life growing up on the prairies.

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Secret Santa

Janelle Newman got to spend the Holidays with her family. Thanks to a "Secret Santa"
 

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Spin Time- Joey Kitson

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Joey Kitson dropped by to be our Mainstreet Dj on Spin Time
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