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June 2012 Archives

Spin Time - Ron Mackinley

RonMacKinleyStudio.jpgFrom performing "Hound Dog" as child, to the dance where he met his wife - PEI Fisheries Minister Ron MacKinley will share some musical stories and picks with us... today on "Spin Time."

Due to copyrights we could not include the music. Here are links to Youtube versions.

Elton John - Candle In The Wind
Lennie Gallant - Peter's Dream
Janey McGarry - Hold Fast To The Right
 (we had to substitute in a Dolly Parton version)

 

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Vishten - Emmanuelle LeBlanc

VishtenWeb.jpgVishten have a new CD which will be launched tomorrow on PEI. Vishten is made up of twin sisters and multi-instrumentalists Emmanuelle and Pastelle LeBlanc along with musician Pastel Muise. Karen Mair reached Emmanuelle LeBlanc back home in Mont Carmel.
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Wines - Jean-Sebastian Morin

Jean-SebastianMorinStudio.jpgSummer has our sommelier thinking about a particular type of wine. The pink wine you may have first sampled in your teen years is moving up a notch. Today Sommalier Jean-Sebastian Morin makes a case for enjoying rose - especially in the summer.
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Boyde Beck - Party Like It's 1897

Boyde Beck.jpgWe've been hearing a lot about the Queen's Diamond Jubilee - however before Queen Elizabeth the 2nd celebrated her 60th anniversary on the throne, Queen Victoria also celebrated her diamond anniversary. And apparently they knew how to celebrate and party back in 1897. Historian Boyde Beck joined Karen Mair in the studio.
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Frugal Vacations - Liz Mackay

Liz Mackay Family.jpgPlanning a vacation or staycation? Our frugal friend Liz MacKay shares tips from her own family's experiences.
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Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf

This summer, CBC Books and CBC Radio shows across the country have built a culinary map of Canada. From coast to coast to coast, we asked experts to answer this question: "What cookbooks do you really need in your kitchen to understand my home?" Mainstreet is taking care of the Maritimes for this cookbook adventure. And there are some delicious prizes. 
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Arthritis - Susan Tilley-Russell

susantilleyrussell.jpgThe Arthritis Society provides support and invests in research and does advocacy work. Today the Executive Director of the Atlantic Region is on the Island to work with the local office as it focuses on the needs and services of Islanders.  Susan Tilley-Russell dropped by our studio. 
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Michelle Bouey - Wizard of Oz

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The dreams are coming true for a PEI performer.  Today CBC announced the twenty finalists who have made the cut for the TV show Over The Rainbow. Over The Rainbow is a new live competition series coming this fall to CBC.  The winner of the Dorothy competition will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new production of The Wizard of Oz opening in December. We reached Michelle Bouey in Toronto. 
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Dr Stacey MacKinnon - Peer pressure

Stacey MacKinnon.jpgDr Stacey MacKinnon is Mainstreet's relationship columnist. She spoke with Karen Mair about peer pressure.

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Spin Time - Garnet Rogers

Our Spin Time DJ this week....Canadian singer-song writer....and now author as well....Garnet Rogers joined host  Angela Walker (unfortunetely we can't include the music due to copywrite issues)

 

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Dutch Thompson - Work and Food

DutchPhotos1NMRW.jpgWe hear from Dutch Thompson every other Thursday on Mainstreet with tales from the by-gone days of PEI. He recently dropped by to tell Karen Mair some stories about work and food. And he had a little bonus.

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A Tribute to Bud Whelan

BudWhelan1.jpgKaren met Bud Whelan through her work. He was touched by stories we aired, starting with the coverage in Kenya. He was kind and generous and he would always offer Karen story suggestions or feedback. Many will remember Bud as Santa Claus - a role he played in charlottetown for many years. Visitation is at Hennessey funeral home on Friday, June 22nd. No funeral by request but a memorial will be held at a later date.

Due to copyrights we could not include the music. Here's a link to a Youtube version of Irving Berlin's song - Count Your Blessings

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Jan Rudd and Gary Evans - Small Halls

GaryEvansJanRudd.jpgJan Rudd and Gary Evans are storytellers taking part in the Festival of Small Halls. The festival is packing them in across the Island. Karen got together with the two storytellers today. Jan Rudd is an educator who does stand up an sketch comedy. Gary Evans is a lawyer. Recently he's been writing for Red Magazine - and has finally unleashed his sense of humour in a public way.
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CBC Cookbook Contest - PEI's Ann Thurlow

cookbookshelf-header.jpgAnn Thurlow is a writer and editor and a foodie and fabulous home cook. You can find her nominations as well as all the nominations for cookbooks across the country.  Have you voted yet in CBC cross Country Cookbook Shelf contest? There are great prizes and it's a delicious excuse to take a food tour of Canada. Our show was asked to get nominations for the Maritimes. For PEI I chose Ann Thurlow - a fine foodie - we got together at Leonhard's Cafe in Charlottetown.

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Michael Gabriel - Mikinduri Children

MichaelGabriel10.psd.jpgSome folks find a way to mix their work with their down time and Michael Gabriel is doing that. He's a classically trained singer and guitarist who's visiting the Island. While he's here he'll be in concert at a few locations and the first concert is a fundraiser for the Mikinduri Children of Hope Foundation. Michael Gabriel joined Karen Mair in the studio.  Here's his song "Angel Wings" on Youtube.
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Two Crows Joy - Art Exhibit

TwoCrows4.jpgThere are several variations on the rhyme "One Crow Sorrow, Two Crows Joy, Three crows a Letter, Four crows Boy." It was inspiration enough for the title of an art exhibit at Howes Hall Gallery in Brackley Beach. In fact Two Crows Joy is on display for the coming week. Karen Mair visited the exhibit yesterday and got together with Monica MacDonald and Sandy Kowalik - the artists behind Two Crows Joy.
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CBC Cookbook Contest - Alberta

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This summer, CBC Books and CBC Radio shows from across the country built a culinary map of Canada. We asked experts this question: "What cookbooks do you really need in your kitchen to understand my home?". Daybreak Alberta host Chris dela Torre was joined by Dan Clapson, a Calgary based chef and food writer.

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Cross-Country Cookbook Shelf

cookbookshelf-header.jpgThis summer, CBC Books and CBC Radio shows from across the country built a culinary map of Canada. We asked experts this question: "What cookbooks do you really need in your kitchen to understand my home?" Together they short-listed 5 books from each province or region. Now it's up to you to narrow these lists of 5 culinary classics down to the single title that best represents food writing from your home and native land. To get the conversation started Host Sheryl MacKay was joined by Barbara-Jo McIntosh.
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Brian Ahern - Ring Of Fire

BrianAhernRingOfFire.jpgOne of Canada's "behind the scenes" musical legends is in town this week for the opening of "Ring Of Fire" at the Charlottetown Festival. Brian Ahern joined Karen Mair on Mainstreet.
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Spin Time - David Francey

David Francey.jpgDavid Francey could have spent his entire life as a construction worker, he would have been happy with that. Instead someone convinced this very unassuming Scotch-Canadian to record an album of the songs he had written. How lucky for us. And for him, he now he has a worldwide following. David Francey is our Spin Time deejay today. (Due to copyrights we could not include the music. Here are links to Youtube versions)

Cut 1 - Neil Young/Tell Me why

Cut 2 - Bruce Cockburn/In the Falling Dark

Cut 3 - Joni Mitchell/Electricity

And here's one of David Francey's Youtube versions: David Francey - Saints And Sinners

 

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Coronation Street - Fiz and John

Coronation Street.jpgFiz and John from Coronation Street are sometimes referred to as Jennie McAlpine and Graeme Hawley. Graeme's character has actually been dead for some time now, but that didn't stop them from selling out their show at the Harbourfront Theatre. Kerry Campbell spoke with them on the phone.
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Ashley MacIsaac - Festival of Small Halls

Ashley MacIsaac Radio.jpgHe is probably the most successful fiddler of this age. He's certainly the most controversial. Ashley MacIsaac continues to wow, and occasionally, shock audiences with his music, his wild antics, his political views. He talks about this and the Festival of Small Halls with Kerry Campbell in Mainstreet's studio.

Due to copyrights we cannot include the music in this podcast, but here's a link to Ashley MacIsaac's Poka Rokin on Youtube. 

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Four-legged Students - Cannon and Kaboom

Cannon and Kaboom.jpgLast December, Prince Street School got some new four-legged students. Eight month old Cannon and 14 week old Kaboom spend the day at the school - sometimes they're just quietly hanging out in the classroom, and sometimes they're being trained by the students. Cannon and Kaboom are small mixed breed dogs owned by resource teacher Eileen Higginbotham. Higginbotham spoke to the CBC's Maggie Brown about the "puppy project".
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Boyde Beck - John Hamilton Gray

Boyde Beck.jpgJohn Hamilton Gray is celebrating his 201st birthday tomorrow. Or he would be, if he hadn't died. And that would certainly have to make him PEI's oldest-living former premier. Kerry Campbell talks with Historian Boyde Beck about the man who was host to the Charlottetown Conference back in 1864.
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Barb MacDonald and Seeing Eye Dog Myrna

Barb and Myrna.jpgKerry Campbell talked with Barb MacDonald of Charlottetown about her new Seeing Eye Dog Myrna. The two were matched this spring at a training school in New Jersey. We'll find out what sort of an impact Myrna has had on Barb's life.
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Round Spinning House

Steve Arnold and his family will never get bored by their view. The new house they're building in Rustico slowly spins around...giving them a new view every few minutes.
The Australian man who designed the round house is on PEI helping them put it together.
The CBC's Brian Higgins dropped by the construction site and spoke to Steve Arnold and Luke Everyingham about the project.

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Montague Rock - Jonathan MacInnis

They may not yet be old enough to drive, but they're old enough to rock. Tonight the band program at Montague Intermediate School takes the idea of the year-end band concert and blows the doors off it. SYMPHONY OF ROCK gets underway tonight at the school. We reached the band teacher at Montague Intermediate, Jonathan MacInnis.
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Kings Playhouse - Julie Haddow

Kings Playhouse.jpgThe Kings Playhouse in Georgetown continues to grow in popularity, not just as spot for summer entertainment for tourists, but also as a place where the community can celebrate its own culture and events year round. Julie Haddow is back this year as the executive director, and she joined Angela Walker in the studio.
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Rock Minister - Keith Gale

Keith Gale - Rock Minister.jpgStudent minister in a rural PEI church by day - rock musician at night. Keith Gale has merged the two passions into his first Christian rock cd....called "Take Me". He's launching the cd this week with a series of concerts. He dropped by the studio and shared one of his "Prodical Son" song with us.
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Spin Time - Claire Nantes

ClaireNantes2.jpgShe's a cancer survivor - she works for the Canadian Cancer Society and she's taking part in tonight's Relay For Life.  But first Claire Nantes is our DJ picking the tunes on SpinTime. (Due to copyrights we could not include the music. Here are links to Youtube versions)

CUT 1 - RICHARD&BRIGHTMAN/ALL I ASK OF YOU

CUT 2 - BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN/GLORY DAYS

CUT 3 - MEAGHAN BLANCHARD/CHASIN' LONELY AGAIN

 

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Slow Food - Michael Howell

MichaelHowell2.jpgSlow food is a global movement with well over 100,000 people in 135 countries, devoted to a couple simple principles - good, clean and fair food. Chef, Michael Howell talks with Karen Mair about the history and goals or the organization, and why it's so important to reconnect with local food. Find him on Twitter here... twitter.com/chefmhowell
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Dutch Thompson - Modern Conveniences

Dutch Thompson Photos.jpgDutch Thompson investigates the Island's by-gone days when new-fangled inventions started appearing. From lightbulbs, washing machines and air planes... to the original GPS device - your horse.  Karen Mair talks to Dutch in the studio.
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Mainstreet on the Map - Farmers Helping Farmers

FarmerHelpingFarmers.jpgJanell MacDonald and Samantha Smith are working with Farmers Helping Farmers in Kenya - treating farm animals and educating farmers. Karen Mair connected with the two UPEI students by phone.
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Walk To Fight Arthritis

WalkToFightArtritis2.jpgOn Sunday, June 10th, the Arthritis Society brings the Walk To Fight Arthritis to Charlottetown. MacKenzie Cutcliffe and Sarah Drew joined Karen Mair in the studio to discuss the event, and how arthritis affects lives.
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Home Again - Ian Petrie & Megan Williams

homeagain.jpgIanPetrie.jpgThis year marks the 40th anniversary since the first wave of Back-to-the-Landers arrived on Island shores. Some call them rubber booters - hippies - draft dodgers - but many of us also call them friends. A group of a dozen of them have organized a reunion - for back to he landers - their children and some grandchildren and the Islanders who they connected with. Home Again 2012 takes place in August. There'll be food and discussions music and there are also legacy plans including an art exhibit, documentaries and continuing academic research. Two of the home again organizing group got together with Karen Mair in the studio - Ian Petrie came in from the country and we reached Megan Williams in Lunenburg via skype.

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History of Medicine - Shannon Murray & James Moran

HistoryofMedicine.jpgWe know from surveys that health issues are of huge interest to Canadians - and we also know how much we can learn from history. So if you put the two together - you may be interested in a group that's meeting for the first time tomorrow night. The PEI History of Medicine Society will be a chance for a wide assortment of people to share research and interests. Dr. Shannon Murray and Dr. James Moran are founding members - along with Dr. Lamont Sweet of the PEI History of Medicine Society. They stopped by our studio earlier. The group meets tomorrow evening at the UPEI Faculty Lounge in the Main Building at 7 o'clock. There's no charge and everyone is welcome.
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Richard Raiswell - Political Columnist

Richard Raiswell Columnist.jpgThe provincial legislature has wrapped for another season. This spring sitting was particularly feisty with people of PEI protesting a number of government decisions. Our political columnist Richard Raiswell compares those plans with what was promised.
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Spin Time - Nudie

Nudie Kerry.jpgWe'll find out who put the tonk in his honky tonk. Nudie of Nudie and the Turks is our spin time deejay today. We'll trace his lifetime musical journey from a toddler raised on the fab four to a young man who went out in search of the outlaw heroes of country and western. Due to copyrights we could not include the music.  Here are links to Youtube versions.

Cut 1 - THE BEATLES - THE NIGHT BEFORE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pnvr9Js0Zs

Cut 2 - BUCK OWENS/GONNA HAVE LOVE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Brdk-sS2GPA

Cut 3 - SIR DOUGLAS QUINTET/IF YOU REALLY WANT ME TO I'LL GO (Sorry, we had to substitute with the Ron-Dels) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRHUaNlDQFo

Cut 4 - SAM COOKE/NOBODY KNOWS THE TROUBLE I'VE SEEN http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYJB3GULTZs

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Big Week of Birding - Frances Gertsch & Rick Hawkins

birdwatch.jpgIt's the first day of the Big Week of Birding at the national park and birders from across the island are expected to show up. They're all looking for some rare birds, but as our Linda Ward found out everyone is welcome... experienced bird watchers and newcomers. Frances Gertsch and Rick Hawkins told her what they're looking for and what birders should expect.
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Radon Levels - Barb MacKinnon

Radon Levels 2.jpgParents at Souris Consolidated School are concerned about radon levels in the school. Levels were first detected above Health Canada guidelines back in 2008. Kerry Campbell spoke with Barb MacKinnon, CEO of the New Brunswick Lung Association.
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Fringe Festival

Fringe Festival.jpgA new Fringe Festival is starting up on the island and it's promising to bring fringe theatre to places where no theatre has gone before. Megan Stewart and Sarah Segal Lezar spoke with Kerry Campbell about the Festival.
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