CBC Prince Edward Island

August 2012 Archives

Performers Valdy & Doris Mason

ValdyDorisMason2.jpgTwo very well known Canadian performers will be taking to the stage later this evening at the Harmony House in Hunter River. He's from Salt Spring Island in British Columbia and she's from just across the strait from here in Pictou county Nova Scotia. They are Valdy and Doris Mason and they've joined me in the Mainstreet Studio.

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Goodwill Ave. - Rob Lantz & Catherine Hennessey

GoodwillAve2.jpgIf you've driven along Brighton Road in Charlottetown near Victoria Park you may have seen two large stucco homes - one painted pink. Well that's at the corner of Goodwill Ave. There's a bit of roadwork in the area right now - and some people are looking for reminders of when the street and area first developed. To find out more about what's known and still to be uncovered I met up with Rob Lantz the chair of Charlottetown's planning and heritage committee and historian Catherine Hennessey.

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Dutch Thompson - Fiddles, Molasses & Preachers

MadelineStordyRoberts.jpgFiddles, Sunday night kitchen parties, cold molasses and hot tempered preachers. Dutch Thompson will be by to share some stories about Madeline Roberts, an Island quilter who's not short of stories herself.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Michael Farrar

Michael Farrar2.jpgWe're heading out on our world travels for Mainstreet on the Map every other week we catch up with an Islander living or travelling elsewhere. Many suggestions come from proud parents - Liz Farrar emailed us to tell us about her architect son. We reached Michael Farrar in Calgary.

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PEI Love Story - Alicia Altass and Adam MacGregor

PEILoveStory.jpgAlicia Altass and Adam MacGregor are in the cast of PEI Love Story - the other cast members are Sherri-Lee Darrach and Shawn Arsenault. The play opens tonight at the Victoria Playhouse and is on till Saturday. Showtime is 8 pm.

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Honey Drops In Space - John Rowe

JohnRoweHonibeProducts2.jpgIt's gold in world food circles and now it's made the cut to go to outer space. Honibe Honey Drops have been chosen as a snack in space by the Canadian Space Agency. The agency announced the 12 snacks that will astronauts will eat while orbiting earth. Karen Mair talked with President of Island Abbey Foods John Rowe at their mission control in the West Royalty Industrial Park.

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Lawrence Hill - Q-Line

LawrenceHillKarenMair2.jpgCelebrated Author Lawrence Hill who wrote "The Book of Negroes" stopped by the Mainstreet studios. He talked with Karen Mair on the Q-Line.

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Allision Jorgens - Read it with a Grain of Salt

AllisonJorgens22.jpg"Read it with a Grain of Salt" is the name of a new book by Allision Jorgens. In it, she shares her knowledge about food labeling gained through close to a decade working as a food label specialist. Allison is giving a workshop tonight at the Milton Community Hall...and a book signing tomorrow night. She'll be our guest.

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Cameron Francis - Summit Award

CameronFrancis2.jpg19 year Cameron Francis is a young islander with a true passion for musical theatre. He has been performing since he was a child and spent this summer with the Confederation Centre's "Young Company" doing Les Feux Follets. Earlier this month, Cameron was named one of the winners of this years' Summit Award which recognizes people who have proven they have the dedication, skills and commitment to move forward in their chosen field.

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Spin Time - Tanya Davis

TanyaDavis2.jpgPoet and songwriter Tanya Davis is an islander, and she's back home this week for a pair of shows with her very dear friend Catherine MacLellan. Tanya Davis will be our Spin Time deejay today on Mainstreet. Here are links to Tanya's picks.

CRY TO ME - SOLOMON BURKE

ANI DIFRANCO - YOU HAD TIME

BONNY PRINCE BILLY - AFTER I MADE LOVE TO YOU

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Ian Toms - Playbook CD Launch

IanTomsNewCDPlaybook.jpgLocal jazz guitarist Ian Toms has released a new cd, stuff from his playbook that you may have heard him perform along Victoria Row after countless performances there. The cd is called, "Playbook," and Ian Toms joined Kerry Campbell in the studio.

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Fringe Festival - Sarah Segal-Lazar & Cheryl Diell

FringeFestival.jpgThe Island Fringe Festival kicks off tomorrow. This is a new festival with an interesting mandate to bring fringe theatre to the masses, but in unorthodox venues around the city . Sarah Segal-Lazar and Cheryl Diell talked with Kerry Campbell.

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Liz MacKay - Back-to-school Savings

LizMacKayFamily2.jpgI can only imagine what it's like trying to put kids through university, because grade school can be expensive enough, by the time you buy the supplies, new clothes, sneaker, the backpack they want, a new lunch kit. Our frugal columnist Liz Mackay is the mother of four school-age children, she's picked up a few tips over the years to help make back-to-school a little easier on the pocketbook, and she shared some of those tips with us.

 

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Boyde Beck - Island UFO sighting

BoydeBeck2.jpg55 years ago folks in Roswell, New Mexico, looked up in the sky. And they saw something, or so they say, and people are still talking about that today. A few days after that, folks here on PEI looked up in the sky. They too saw something. Although what they saw inspired fewer tv shows and conspiracy theories. But it's time to talk about that Island UFO sighting, and here to do that now, our own Boyde Beck.
 
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Nathalie Boivin - Health Literacy

HealthCBCGraphic.jpgWe know that we face hurdles as a society when it comes to literacy. But what about health literacy? Kerry Campbell speaks with a professor from l'Universite de Moncton, Dr. Nathalie Boivin. She's working to improve health literacy in her home province of New Brunswick.

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Author Hilary MacLeod - All Is Clam

Hilary MacLeodAllIsClam2.jpgThey really need to step up law enforcement in the fictional community of The Shores or get everyone to take an anger management course. Perhaps offer free yoga or something. There has been ANOTHER murder in The Shores and THIS one is absolutely going to RUIN the Christmas holidays. Joining us now to talk about her latest novel "All is Clam", another murder mystery novel set in the fictional community of "The Shores, " author Hilary MacLeod.

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City Cinema - Lorne Elliott

CityCinema2.jpgThe Charlottetown Film Society is raising money to convert City Cinema into a community-owned theatre. The society is putting on a fundraiser on Wednesday featuring Lorne Elliott.

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Dutch Thompson's WHEN & WHAT QUIZ!

Dutch1999Reunion.jpgDutch Thompson returns with his new and improved Quiz, with state-of-the-art - noisemakers. It's another competition where he pits Kerry against Eva for a huge prize - bragging rights. Take a few guesses to see if you can do better.

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Jaclyn Gallant - Micah's Future Hopes

MicahGallant2.jpgKerry Campbell spoke with an island mother, Jaclyn Gallant, who's beautiful three-year-old boy might never walk. But the Gallants have put their hope in some clinical trials which are now underway. They're trying to raise money this weekend to help that research along and we'll hear what they have planned.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Janelle Bradley

JanelleBradley2.jpgYoung Janelle Bradley of Summerside says her life was changed on a recent trip to Kenya. Now she's planning to head to India. Kerry Campbell talks with Janelle to find out why she is so driven to travel the world to help others - on today's edition of Mainstreet on the Map.

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Acting Family - Tim Koetting & Alexis Koetting

TimAlexisKoetting.jpgIslanders are getting a good chance this summer to check out the theatrical chops of the Koetting family. Three members of the family have gigs this summer on two of the island's busiest stages. Alexis Koetting is the lead in Sense & Sensibility & Our Town at the Montgomery Theatre this year. Her father, Tim Koetting made his debut this season as Matthew in the Charlottetown Festival's production of Anne of Green Gables.

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Trudeau Stories - Brooke Johnson

TrudeauStoriesPermissionGranted.jpgTrudeau Stories is the one-woman show by Brooke Johnson where she talks about the Pierre Elliott she came to know, after he'd stepped down from the national political spotlight. The show is playing this month and the Victoria Playhouse and Karen Mair spoke with Brooke on Mainstreet
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Spin Time - Irish Mythen

IrishMythen2.jpgShe's travelled the world growing up and learning music along the way - but she's never far from PEI. Irish Mythen is on PEI for a gig and she'll pick the tunes on Spin Time.

OLD RINK LIGHT - CARMEN TOWNSEND

BOLD AND BEATEN - MATT ANDERSEN

DRY - RON HYNES


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Georges Arsenault - La Roche et Grand Ruisseau

GeorgesArsenaultKarenMair2.jpgIf you've been around PEI for a short time or a long time you may find people identifying roads or houses by the names of the people who lives there. Or a landmark may take on greater meaning. Acadian historian Georges Arsenault has called on placenames used by his forbearers for the title of his new book "La Roche et Grand Ruisseau". It's bilingual and features about a hundred wonderful photographs... including one of the author on the day of his first communion. Georges Arsenault popped by our studio.


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Jean-Sebastian Morin - American Wines

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Jean-SebastianMorinStudio.jpgUsually when you think of American wines your thoughts head to California - and it's certainly a power house with the first wine grapes being planted in 1770. But there are new wine regions, new trends and the vineyards in California are becoming more specialized. To talk about some of these developments I'm joined by Sommelier Jean-Sebastian Morin - he's the wine category manager for the PEI Liquor Control Commission.

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Novelist Lawrence Hill - The Book of Negroes

LaurenceHillKarenMair2.jpgYou may have heard that Stratford officially dedicated one of its streets - Shepard Drive - to honour David and Keisha Shephard - black settlers to pei in the 1700's. Their descendants account for over half of PEI's black community today. Novelist Lawrence Hill - who wrote The Book of Negroes - took part in that event and will be giving a talk this evening. He stopped by the Mainstreet studio.

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Doug Millington - PEI Jazz & Blues Festival

DougMillington.jpgDoug Millington dropped by with another sneak peek at what we can expect to see and hear at the 2012 TD Canada Trust PEI Jazz & Blues Festival.  For more on the festival see the following links.

www.jazzandblues.ca

www.jazzandblues.ca/2012/schedule

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Win a PEI Jazz and Blues Festival Prize Package

OliverJonesRaneeLeeWide.jpgTell us your favorite Jazz or Blues lyric and you could win a night out and a [TD Jazz and Blues Festival](http://www.jazzandblues.ca/) prize package.

**The package includes **
- 2 tickets to the Oliver Jones/Ranee Lee concert at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Sunday August 19th 8pm
- $50 Murphy Group of Restaurants Gift Card
- 1 night stay for 2 at The Hotel on Pownal (Sunday August 19th)
- Wind Chime from "Island Winds"

Call in your favorite Jazz or Blues lyric to 1-800-680-1898 or email mainstreet@charlottetown.cbc.ca or post on the @MainstreetPEI Facebook Page
 
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Boyde Beck - Old Home Week of 1912

BoydeBeck2.jpgA quarter gets you less and less all the time - and today historian Boyde Beck tells us what it got you during the Old Home Week of 1912.


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CBC's Mark Lee - Jared Connaughton

MarkLeeJaredConnaughton2.jpgJust over an hour ago PEI's Jared Connaughton ran his 200 meter semi-final heat. and it was over in just over 20 seconds. Jared came in 7th place with a time of 20-64.  Joining us to help track Jared's progress is CBC's track analyst Mark Lee.


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Doug Millington - PEI Jazz & Blues Festival

DougMillington.jpgDoug Millington dropped by with another sneak peek at what we can expect to see and hear at the 2012 TD Canada Trust PEI Jazz & Blues Festival.  For more on the festival see the following links.

http://www.jazzandblues.ca/

http://www.jazzandblues.ca/2012/schedule


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Q-Line - David Myles

DavidMyles1.jpgWe've been asking folks who pass through our studio or PEI to submit to the Mainstreet Q-Line. It's a list of questions - along the lines of Proust's questionaire - the one you find in the back of Vanity fair magazine. Award winning singer-songwriter David Myles took on the Q when he was touring with Stuart McLean.


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Spin Time - Tara MacLean

TaraMacLean1.jpgSinger songwriter Tara MacLean is vacationing on PEI this week. She dropped by to play some of her favorite tunes as today's Spintime DJ.

JAMES TAYLOR - NEW HYME

THE MAKER - DANIEL LANOIS

JERICHO - TARA MACLEAN


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Dutch Thompson - Cars Banned on PEI

Dutch Thompson Cars Banned.jpgWe'll go back to a day when cars were banned on Prince Edward Island, and yes kids... "people had to walk for miles and miles, just to go to the fair." Dutch Thompson tells us all about it on the bygone Days.


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Doug Millington - PEI Jazz & Blues Festival

DougMillington.jpgDoug Millington dropped by with the first of his sneak peeks at what we can expect to see and hear at the 2012 TD Canada Trust PEI Jazz & Blues Festival.  For more on the festival see the following links.

http://www.jazzandblues.ca/

http://www.jazzandblues.ca/2012/schedule

Mainstreet On The Map - Leesa Noujeim

LeesaGoogle1.jpgFor many of us Google has become a verb but for our next guest it's her place of work. For mainstreet on the map this week we tracked down a woman who stays connected with her home in rural PEI while working in the high-tech Silicon Valley region of California. The Leesa MacLeod who once atteneded Montague High School is now electrical engineer Dr. Leesa Noujeim. We linked in with her on the phone at Google.


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Nunsense - Harbourfront Theatre

Nunsence1.jpgRobin Craig and Marlene Handrahan are in the cast of Nunsense and Catherine O'Brien directs the show at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. The show runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 and Sundays there's a matinee at 2. Robin, Marlene and director Catherine O'Brien joined me earlier.


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Archeologists - Stanhope Dig

StanhopeDig2.jpgArcheologists are once again chipping away at a 200 year old settlement in Stanhope, in the PEI National Park. This is the fourth year a team of volunteers and archologists have visited the settlement to dig up artifacts. This year they`ve found a lot more than just a few spoons... they`re unearthing what remains of an old Scottish homestead. Brian Higgins visited the site this afternoon.


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