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March 2012 Archives

Rural Reflections with John Quimby

 

quimbypic.jpgFrom life in the city to living in the country. That's how John Quimby describes his transition from commercial radio and television work in Santa Barbara California to organic farming in rural Prince Edward Island. He and his family live on Dunn Creek Farm near Murray Harbour North. He's been blogging about making the leap into farming on PEI in 2008. He's also been collecting some tape that we're calling "Reflections from Rural PEI".

 

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To kick off the series, John Quimby introduces us to the Mills family from Lower Newtown.

 

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 To find out more about John Quimby and Dunn Creek Farm: http://dunncreekfarm.blogspot.ca/

ECMA 'Name the Nominee' Contest

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We have 2 Gala packages Each package includes 2 tickets to the Gala at Casino NB Sunday April 15 and a pass for the Confederation Bridge

Just tune into Mainstreet between 4 and 6 weekdays. When you hear the 3 clips of ECMA nominated artists call or e-mail with your best guesses! Every correct answer goes in the draw. To add to your winnings - We’ll draw for a Mainstreet travel mug or ballcap every day

email - mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca Talkback 1-800-680-1898

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Dutch Thompson - Country Doctors

 

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Mainstreet on The Map - Donnalee Downe

 

 

downe.jpgShe's collaborating with Island artists on-line and enjoying the gravy and the chance to study in England and Wales. On Mainstreet on the Map we catch up with teacher and artist Donnalee Downe

 

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click here for Donnalee's Blog

click here for her collaborations with other artists

 

Relatively Speaking

                      

act.jpgTwo couples, the English countryside and some mistaken identity. It's all part of the comedy "Relatively Speaking" being staged by ACT. Here is a scene: 

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The actors you heard in that scene Barbara Rhodenizer and Adam-Michael James along with the play's co-director Paul Whelan stopped by the studio. Kerry Campbell asked Paul to outline the plot.

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Michael Corbett - SMALL SCHOOLS

Michael Corbett is a professor at Acadia University who also served as an elementary schoolteacher in Digby Neck, Nova Scotia. He's an expert on the challenges facing small rural schools. He spoke with Kerry Campbell.

 

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Katie McGarry

 

Thumbnail image for katie.jpgShe cut her teeth singing along to country msic with her dad in the truck - that's before cutting her own CD. Katie McGarry is DJ on SpinTime.

  

 

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Boxer the Horse

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 Boxer the Horse Dropped by for a Live "mainstreet studio session"

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Boyde Beck - Farmer's Bank

 

boyd-.jpgbank.jpgAhead of it's time and established in PEI - historian Boyde Beck cheques in with the story behind modern day credit unions.

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Iranian Spring

 

iranian.jpgSara Aryanpour and Morteza Khaniki are helping to organize the Iranian Spring Celebrations. They dropped in to speak with Karen Mair. 

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Penny Pincher

 

frugalliz.jpgIt's living within your means - but not being cheap. Penny pincher Liz MacKay (click here for her blog) shares examples from a frugal lifestyle with Karen Mair

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Spin Time - Cef Pobjoy

 

cef1.jpgHe grew up speaking gaelic and learning the fiddle at kitchen parties and the local pub in the east coast of Ireland. Cef Pobjoy joined us with some traditional Irish music for SpinTime  (unfortunately we can't include the music due to copywrite law)

 

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Dutch Thompson - St. Patrick's Day

 

Fr. Francis Corcoran.JPGDutch O'Thompson has great stories about Irish folk songs and wakes and names like Corcoran, Mulligan, Handrahan and Kinkora.

 

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Mainstreet on The Map - Cynthia Cudmore-Mulder

 

Cynthia.jpgwe head south for mainstreet on the map.Cynthia Cudmore grew up in Charlottetown. She's found a way to combine her love of travel and Islands with business. She's Cynthia Cudmore-Mulder now and is based in Panama and operates a B and B on the panamanian Island of Taboga.

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Parkside Elementary bicycle rack

 

IMG_2754.JPGGetting more students on bikes is a goal at Parkside Elementary in Summerside. That school is planning a creative addition to the front of the school - and they are asking the kids for their ideas. We dropped by the school.

 

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Taming of the Shrew

 

shrew.jpgThe shrew is hitting the road on PEI. We'll hear more about the Vagabond Production - but first a scene from The Taming of the Shrew.

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The taming of The Shrew is the latest production for UPEI's Vagabond Productions.  Theatre professor Greg Doran stopped by along with Brittany Banks and Devin MacKinnon to tell us how they've adapted the play.

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Win A KOBO E-Reader!

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Get writing and you could be reading using a Kobo e-reader! Just send us a line from a story - mystery - comedy - radio drama. The line must include at least two of these words/terms Mainstreet, 96.1, Mair, Walker, Boomer. E-mail an entry to mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca Call it in to our Talkback answering machine 1-800-680-1898 or post on the @MainstreetPEI Facebook page.

The draw date is friday March 16.12

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Geneva Villa

 

geneva.jpgKaren Mair stopped by the LEAP program at Geneva Villa - where seniors are connecting with each other and their own memories through singing and storytelling.

 

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Spin Time - Andrew King

 

king.jpgHe's on the cutting edge of CanCon as the editor in chief of Canadian Musician Magazine - Andrew King picks the music as our SpinTime DJ

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Nitrate testing

 

nitrateweb.JPGAn environmental group in Souris is helping to measure the levels of nitrates in water around farms. We caught up with Fred Cheverie while he was out testing the water

 

 

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Boyde Beck - Household tips

 

boyd-.jpgBoyde Beck came by with some household tips For Karen Mair...... ones she shouldn't follow

 

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Dr Don Desserud

Would electing Canada's governor general cause federal governments to give the political system more respect ... or would it transform our system into something more American - some of the thoughts Dr. Don Dessurud is mulling over with Mainstreet's Karen Mair 

 

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Living Healthy

 

 

healthy.jpgFour hundred Islanders have seen improvements through a program called Living a Healthy Life. The community based program helped Joanne Paquet get out of the house and learn to cope with a chronic condition . She spoke with Karen Mair

 

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Dutch - Telephone

Dutch Thompson joins us with stories from the bygone days of the telephone.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Tina Robichaud

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Mainstreet on the Map - Tina Robichaud

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Tina Robichaud, communications officer for P.E.I.'s Societé Sainte Thomas D'Aquin, is in Layfayette, another part of the world with a rich French cultural history, working with youth groups.

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