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February 2012 Archives

Special Olympics - Winter Games

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PEI's 40 member team is raring to go at the 2012 Winter Games. We Caught up with Charity Sheehan, the Chef de Mission, at the snowshoe event.

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2012 Easter Seals Ambassador

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10 year old Luke Gaudet tells us about his personal goals,

and his plans for this year's Easter Seals Campaign 

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Spin Time - Nils Ling

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Storyteller, standup, and former Mainstreet host Nils Ling joins us as SpinTime DJ. 

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The Prolific Arsenaults

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George Arsenault joins us with some details about one of The Island's Oldest Families. 

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Boyde Beck - Charlottetown's Really Little WWII Bombing Raid

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Mainstreet's Historian shares the 1943 tale of a backyard explosion at a farm on Mount Edward Road, in Charlottetown.

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What About The Boys?

 

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Karen Mair speaks with Michelle MacCallum of Women's Network PEI, and Pam Atkinson, the co-ordinator of the What About the Boys project.

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Joan Woods

 

joanwoods.jpgJoan Woods teaches Karen Mair how to play the Harp 

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Spin Time - David Myles

mylesd.jpgSinger-songwriter David Myles dropped by to be Mainstreet's Dj

 (unfortunately we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

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Dutch - Nicknames

Dutch Thompson drops by our studio to talk about old fashioned nicknames.

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Mainstreet on The Map

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Eric Gilbert is in Ecuador. You may know the Gilbert family's business - The Island Chocolates company in Victoria By the Sea. For the past couple of months Eric has been working for a cacao cooperative called the Kallari Association. Karen Mair reached him using Skype.

 

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Stacey MacKinnon - Chivalry

Stacey MacKinnon, our relationship columnist, says that chivalry is not dead... just different.
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Helena Burke

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People in the Magdalen Islands have been dealing with an extensive outage, thousands of Hydro-Quebec customers have been without power.
 PEI has been a transit point for hundreds of Hydro Quebec workers and their trucks, after the company chartered two ferry runs to get crews and supplies up to the Maggies.
    Awaiting them were roughly 2,200 customers still without power.
     Kerry Campbell spoke to one of them. Helena Burke lives on Gross Isle.

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Bryan Trottier - Spin Time

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NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier was our Mainstreet DJ (unfortunately we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

 

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Atlantic Path Research Project

IMG_2562.JPGTracking Three-Hundred Thousand Canadians over thirty years can't be an easy job.  Kerry Campbell speaks with Tony Loring, with the Atlantic Path Research Project.  They are conducting one of the biggest cancer research projects in the world... and it's based here in the maritimes.

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Boyde Beck - A Constitutional Crisis and Ice!

 

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Boyde speaks to Kerry Campbell about a hockey team, a minor constitutional crisis and something named after Lord Stanley. And ice. Lots and lots of ice.

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James Rodd - Island NDP looking for new leader

 

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NDP leader James Rodd announced he's stepping down. He'll stay on until a leadership convention can be held later this year. James Rodd spoke with Kerry Campbell in studio about the reasons behind his decision, and the state of the party today.

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Michael Corney - "Gift of Six"

IMG_2546.JPGGift of Six is the first novel by Michael Corney of New Haven. His day job is with Camp Seggie, which provided lots of inside into the developing minds he's been writing for.  He is giving away free digital copies of the book.

 

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Winter Biking

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Biking is a sport and a means of transportation that some are intimidated to try in the summer - let alone in the WINTER.

We've spotted a few winter cyclists and thought we'd ask them what the attraction is to Winter bicycling.

Come along for the ride.

 

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Chef Michael Smith

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Chef Michael Smith has a new show out this year, shooting starts next month at his home in Fortune. Chef Michael spoke with Kerry Campbell.


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Spin Time - Heather Wilson

 

IMG_2524.JPGThe Islanders by Choice alliance says eventually, they want to OWN Islander Day. And to get there they've planned the biggest kitchen party in island history for this Islander Day, February 20th. Heather Wilson from Islanders by Choice is our Spin Time deejay. She's picked out some classic kitchen tunes. (We are unable to post the music from this segment to the website).

 

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Mainstreet on The Map - Richard Reagh

 

reagh.jpg We go to Sweden where former Island resident Richard Reagh went for love. The love didn't last, but he did. He recently became a Swedish citizen, he tells us what's great about his new home, and all the ways it's like his old home. (we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

 

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Dutch Thompson - Monticello Hall and listener requests

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mary macdonald stratford.JPGHere is our weekly segment with Dutch Thompson. He has a mixed bag for us - he talks about Monticello Hall and answers some listener requests.

 

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Moonlight International Foundation's Free Concert


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How do you say thank you in Taiwanese? Well, if you're the group of buddhist monks who recently set up a monastery on PEI, you fly a 60-piece choir, along with an eight-peice orchestral ensemble all the way from Taiwan to Charlottetown, you book the Homburg theatre and put on a free concert for Islanders.

Kerry Campbell spoke with Geoffrey Yang of the Moonlight International Foundation.  We are unable to post the music from this piece to the web. 

 

 

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Rare List of PEI Acadians from 1763

 

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Archivist Regis Brun discovered the misfiled document among the personal files of a French diplomat. (Marc Genuist/CBC)

Researchers at l'Universite de Moncton discover a rare list of acadians living on PEI in 1763.

 

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