CBC Prince Edward Island

May 2012 Archives

Charcuterie - Carl and Rhonda Lloyd

Carl and Rhonda Lloyd.jpgTwo Island farmers who started off raising food for themselves, is now in high demand.  Sara Fraser visits Carl & Rhonda Lloyd's charcuterie on PEI to find out more about the sausage and pepperoni business.
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Boyde Beck - Confederation Bridge

Boyde Beck.jpgHistorian Boyde Beck takes us back 15 years and 14 kilometres to the opening of the Confederation Bridge. He joined Kerry Campbell in the studio.
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Liquor Agency - Freddy Doiron

Rustico Liquor Store.jpgThe Province is planning to open privately-run liquor stores in up to five Island communities.
Government has sent letters to councils in Cavendish, Kinkora, Murray River-Murray Harbour, Eldon-Belfast and East Royalty-Marshfield areas to see if they're interested in having agency stores. North Rustico already has a provincially-run liquor store. They are worried what a new liquor agency in Cavendish would mean. Freddy Doiron is the chair of the North Rustico Community Council and he spoke with Karen Mair on Mainstreet. (googlemaps)
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Art In The Open - Becka Viau & Pan Wendt

ArtintheOpenWeb.jpgArt in the Open is a day-long summer event that highlights Charlottetown's visual art scene, its downtown heritage spaces, its exhibition venues and performance companies, and its diverse cultural traditions. Becka Viau and Pan Wendt joined Karen Mair in the studio to talk about the 2012 event.
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Micah Gallant - SMA Fundraising Effort

micah.jpgJaclyn Gallant's son Micah was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy last August. They decided to start a fundraising and awareness project. 10% or all proceeds go to "Families for SMA", as well as any money collected through bracelet sales.  Karen Mair spoke with Jaclyn and Micah at their home in Fortune Cove PEI.

This link is for you, Micah. Hakuna Matata

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Political Columnist - Richard Raiswell

Richard Raiswell Columnist.jpgAs the tourism season ramps up - the political season in the legislature is winding down.  It's been a hot time in the old province house this spring session.  Richard Raiswell, Mainstreet's political columnist looks at the politics of tourism contracts.
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Spin Time - Kelly Caseley

kellycaseley.jpgSpintime is going retro this week. Kelly Caseley our guest DJ will take us back to the days of Vinyl, and Velvet... with a couple of Spiders and Dinosaurs on the side.

Track 1 - David Bowie, Life On Mars
Track 2 - T.Rex, Mambo Sun
Track 3 - Velvet Underground, Foggy Notion

 

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2012 Festival of Wines

2012 Festival of Wines2.jpgThe 2012 Festival of Wines is an annual opportunity for wine lovers and Island restaurants to explore the world of wine and taste from more than 200 limited-quantity wines. Both Monica Ralphs from Wines of Argentina and Sommelier Jean-S├ębastien Morin joined Karen Mair in the studio.

 

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One Book-One Island - Grace Dawson

Burma Chronicles1.jpgThe island wide book club is back for a second year. The novel chosen for "One Book-One Island" is "Burma Chronicles". It's actually a non fiction graphic novel that tells the story of the author's time living in Myanmar in 2005 with his wife and young child. Grace Dawson of the PEI Public Library Service will tell us why it's this years pick.

 

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Darren Peters - Schizophrenia Society of PEI

DarrenPeters2.jpgChanging directions, changing lives: is the name of a new mental health strategy for Canada. It identifies areas of mental health care that are lacking in the country and makes recommendations for change. Darren Peter's of the Schzophrenia Society of PEI dropped by the studio to tell us how this strategy could make a real difference.
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Dutch Thompson - Farming From the By-gone Days

John and Lois Campbell 2.jpgThis is the time of year farmers and gardeners love... up to their elbows in compost... planting vegetables and flowers.  Dutch Thompson dropped by the studio recently to tell Karen stories about farming from the by-gone days.

 

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Confederation Centre - Dean Constable

The Countdown to the Charlottetown Festival has began. The sets are pretty much done,  flights and accomodations for the cast are in place, and the performers begin rehearsals on Monday. Confederation Centre Theatre Manager Dean Constable will tell us about some of the pre-season rush.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Lindsay Michael

Lindsay Michael.jpgCBC Journalist Lindsay Michael grew up in Stratford, PE and now lives in Montreal, Quebec. She talked with Karen Mair in this version of Mainstreet on the Map.

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Island Trails - Deborah Apps and Barb Trainor

Many Islander's enjoy exploring the trails of PEI - they connect us to our environment and to each other. Trans Canada Trail president and CEO, Deborah Apps and Barb Trainor dropped by the studio to discuss Island Trails and their goals with Karen Mair.

 

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Jeff McCourt - PEI Savour Food and Wine Show

savour1.jpgPEI Savour Food and Wine Show is your chance to experience some of PEI's finest food and beverages - presented by our most talented chefs. The show also is the launchpad for the spring and summer food season and the annual Festival of Wines. Chef Jeff McCourt is the chair of PEI's Culinary Alliance and joined Karen Mair on Mainstreet.

 

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Richard Raiswell - Political Columnist

Richard Raiswell Columnist.jpgDisturbances in the gallery, facebooking on the floor, and MLA expense accounts - here's our political columnist Richard Raiswell with his weekly look at the goings on in the Prince Edward Island Legislature.

 

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Liz MacKay - Frugal Friend

lizgarden.jpgLiz MacKay is Mainstreet's Frugal Friend.  She and her husband are raising 5 children (under the age of 12) in York PEI.  She joins us once a month with a column about having a rich quality of life while penny pinching.
 
Here's a link to her blog.  http://www.fightingtobefrugal.blogspot.ca/
 
Here are links to a couple of sites where people can find information on CSA's (Community Supported Agriculture) U - Picks, and the PEI Culinary Trail.
 
The books Liz recommends... Carrots Love Tomatoes: Companion Planting for a Healthy Garden By Louise Riotte. The Backyard Homesteader by Carleen Madigan http://www.backyardhomesteader.com/page/
lizgarden1.jpgYear-Round Vegetable Gardener by Niki Jabbour - http://yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.ca/
 
 
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Spin Time - Guitarist George Antoniak

antoniak.jpgGuitarist George Antoniak is back home on the Island to play a few gigs with Laura Smith at The Trailside Cafe and Inn. George is considered a legend among East Coast guitarists. The ECMA winner has played with Matt Minglewood, Raylene Rankin, Gene MacLellan and Sam Moon just to name a few. 
He dropped by to spin some of his favorite tunes and reminisce with Karen Mair about his early days playing in bands on PEI.

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Win Tickets to Savour Food and Wine Show

SavourFoodWineShow.jpgWe have 3 pairs of tickets for the Savour Food and Wine Show. It's a foodie extravanga with dozens of restaurants and beverage vendors taking part. The show takes place at the Confederation Centre of the Arts Thursday May 24, 2012, from 7:00-9:00pm.

Tickets: $75 plus taxes and service fee. To enter our contest just tell us how you support or invest in the local food industry. We draw the winners' names on Tuesday May 22 during Mainstreet.

To enter the contest Call Talkback 1-800-680-1898, E-mail mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca, Post on our Facebook Wall or Twitter Feed @MainstreetPEI. Read more »

Stacey MacKinnon - Relationship Advisor

Stacey MacKinnon.jpgOur relationship advisor, Dr. Stacey MacKinnon dropped by the Mainstreet Studio to talk about why the "bad boy" or "party girl" may not be your best choice for a long term relationship.
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Florence May Ames - In Memory

Mae Ames.jpgFlorence "May" Ames was a nurse in World War 2, an actress, teacher, and so much more. Ames passed away on May 13, 2012 at the age of 92.  She was on Spin Time with Kerry Campbell last year. Here's a clip.
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Richard Lemm & Bonnie Stewart - Writing on PEI

BonnieStewartRichardLemmKarenMair.jpgAward winning writer's Richard Lemm and Bonnie Stewart join Karen Mair to talk about writing on PEI, and the Island Literary Awards for 2012.
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Boyde Beck - PEI Inventions

Boyde Beck.jpgBoyde Beck talks with Karen Mair about some of PEI's early patents and Inventions. From beeter-diggers to a universal egg carrier, Boyde Beck explains the pros and cons of these early inventions.
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Cynthia King - Re-imagine CBC

Cynthia King.jpgRe-imagine CBC is a solutions-based online community trying to spearhead a national dialogue to reimagine the role of CBC in this age of social and digital media. Cynthia King discusses the Reimagine CBC effort with Karen.

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 The meeting has been re-located to Charlottetown City Hall - Parkdale Room 6:30- 8:30

 

Elizabeth Wybou - Author

Elizabeth Wybou Book.jpgElizabeth Wybou published a book called "They Told Me Not To Sing. Overcoming a Legacy of Silence" It describes a woman's struggle to create a better life for herself while growing up with an alcoholic mother.  it's a story of survival, rejection, hopes, and dreams.  She talked with karen Mair on Mainstreet.

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Hannah Bell - Start Up PEI Challenge

Hannah Bell.jpgIn these days of cutbacks and tough economic times many people are juggling a couple of jobs or furthering their education. Hannah Bell, recognized recently as the regional winner at the Student Ace Competition (Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship) wants to pay it forward and help other entrepreneurs through The Solution Agency Start Up PEI Challenge. Hannah Bell joined Karen Mair in the studio.
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Richard Raiswell - Political Columnist

Richard Raiswell Columnist.jpgBusses, health and development all share something in common here on PEI.  What would that be? Our political columnist Richard Raiswell answers that question in this week's episode of Mainstreet.

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Reg Porter - Island Historian

Reg Porter - Island Historian.jpgIsland Historian Reg Porter is giving a series of lectures on Island Churches.  He discussed his love for PEI Churches and the hidden treasures found inside and outside, when he talked with Karen Mair on Mainstreet.

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Spin Time - Mothers of Mainstreet

The three "Mothers of Mainstreet" (Karen Mair, Eva O'Hanley & Angela Walker) talk about some of their favorite songs both as children and as women raising children.  They pick the tunes on today's Mother's Day edition of Spintime. (Due to copyrights we cannot include the music)

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Mother's Day Contest Winners

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Many people have requested to hear a recap of the winning entry and as you heard on Friday's show, our Mother's Day judges found it a challenging vote to decide the winner. We'd like to share that winning entry with you, as read by Karen Mair.

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Congratulations to Mary Lou Griffin-Jenkins. She won the Suzanne O'Callaghan portrait for her wonderful tribute to her mother Wilma! Lorraine Begley wins a bouquet from FlowerBuds for her tribute.  J'Nan Brown & Nathan Marcoux wins a gift certificate from Beanz Cafe for his tribute to his Mom Sandy! And all the other nominees are getting a Mainstreet PEI prize! Happy Mother's Day!  Listen to the judges as they make the almost impossible decision. Thanks to everyone who entered!

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Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entries

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from J'Nan Brown read by Melissa Oakley.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from Christina Macleod read by Linda Ward.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry nomination Wigmore, read by Sara Fraser.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from Sylvia Smith read by Sarah Keaveny-Vos.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from Judy Davies, read by Sally Pitt.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from Sara Schofield, read by Maggie Brown.

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This is a Mother's Day Portrait Contest Entry from Melissa Vautour read by Sarah Keaveny-Vos.

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Dutch Thompson

Dutch Thompson dropped by to extoll the virtues of mothers with Kerry Campbell. Boyd Beck Virtues Of Mothers.jpg

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Enter Our Mother's Day Portrait Contest

Mother's Day Contest.jpg The deadline for entries is Thursday May 10, 2012 at 6 pm ATL (the end of Mainstreet’s showtime).

Send us your entries… - Email: mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca - Post to our Facebook Page @MainstreetPEI - call into our Talkback answering machine 1-800-680-1898

A panel of Mom judges will choose the winning entry and we’ll make the announcement Friday on the show. Mother's Day Contest MT Portrait.jpg

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Harbourfront players - Whose Wives Are They Anyway?

Some of the cross-dressing cast from the Harbourfront players, Wayne Murphy, Angie Manning & Thane Clark visited Mainstreet to talk to Karen Mair about their new comedy "Whose Wives Are They Anyway?".  Opening night was Friday, but you can see them next Thurs and Fri at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside.
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Lesley Andrew - Learning Disabilities

Lesley Andrew, an internationally renowned singer, actress, educator and inspirational speaker, visited with Karen Mair on Mainstreet.  She's performing in two events in the Buntain Lecture Series presented by the Learning Disabilities Association of Prince Edward Island.
 
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Spin Time - Michael Kennedy

Michael Kennedy is home on PEI to lead workshops during the Island Media Arts Festival. The award winning director shares musical memories and insights on the future of the Canadian and PEI TV/Film industry on SpinTime with Karen Mair
 
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North Lakes - Nathan Gill

 

                                                                                           PEI Rock Band Nathan Gill North Lakes.jpgThe North Lakes has a new CD called Grand Prix. Lead singer/guitarist Nathan Gill visited the Mainstreet studio and talked with Karen Mair. You can also find their music here on CBC - The North Lakes.

 

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Boyde Beck - Dogs and Taxes

Boyde Beck.jpgThere's a saying about death and taxes - I don't think our historian is growling about the HST - but Boyde Beck joined Karen Mair on Mainstreet to talk about an interesting time in P.E.I.'s history that could be called "better roads through rover".

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Owen Laukkanen - Debut Novel

 

Owen Laukkanen Book.jpgHe's been profiled in Maclean's magazine and is getting rave reviews in publishing circles.  Owen Laukkanen stopped by the Mainstreet studio the talk about his debut bestseller "The Professionals", poker and lobster fishing.

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Music Therapy

  The practice of using music to help people was introduced to PEI eight years ago. Now Islanders dealing with everything from anxiety to bullying, family violence to cancer are finding help through music therapy.

 Oliver Rukavina sees music therapist Katherine Lowings every week. Reporter Brian Higgins sat in on one of their sessions. First you'll hear Oliver singing with his therapist, into his reverb microphone. 

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Copper Theft

mi-coppertheft2.jpgA Charlottetown woman faces hundreds of thousands of dollars in repairs after thieves broke into her heritage home and stole copper tubing. Sharon Larter enjoys renovating heritage homes. But last week, thieves broke in and ripped out the copper tubing connected to her 134-year-old home's water and oil lines.  Karen dropped by the heritage home to find out more.
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