CBC Prince Edward Island

March 2013 Archives

Richard Raiswell - Tourism and Branding PEI

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgAlthough tourism season is just around the corner, it's a year round concern for the industry and government. Tourism PEI is looking for new ways of branding the Island, and Mainstreet's Political Columnist Richard Raiswell is paying attention.


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Stacey MacKinnon - Money Talk - Part 1

Stacey Mackinnon Slate 2013MS.jpgStacey MacKinnon, our relationships columnist looks into how we talk about money, and when loved ones fight about it, they're not really fighting about money. Stacey explains.


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SpinTime - Jonathan MacInnis

JohnathanMacInnisSpinTime.jpg"Playing it forward" P.E.I.'s music teacher of the year Jonathan MacInnis will be spinning the "wheels" as this week's Spintime D.J. Here's some links to his picks.

He Said I Can - Sharon Jones

After The Storm - Mumford & Sons

Fashionable People - Joel Plaskett Emergency


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World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on PEI

JanetCharchuk.jpgToday is World Down Syndrome Awareness Day with events happening nationally and around the world. Patrick Faller spoke with Janet Charchuk of Alberton, PEI about her efforts to improve services and awareness about Down Syndrome.

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Boyde Beck - You Think That Was Bad?

BoydeBeckMS2013.jpgHave you ever had on of those conversations that go "well if you think that was bad I remember having to crawl out of the attic window and avoid the power lines - the snow was so deep." Our historian Boyde Beck has a story that might put all our bragging to shame.


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Searchlight Benefits Canadian Musicians

GrantLawrenceSearchlightFinalist.jpgThe top 16 finalists in CBC's Searchlight competition have been decided. Grant Lawrence looks at how communities are supporting their Searchlight contenders and the competition is benefitting Canadian musicians. He spoke with Karen Mair.


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SpinTime - Penny Walsh-McGuire

PennyWalsh-McGuireMS.jpgShe's got a year of planning ahead of her - but today she just has the challenge of choosing three tunes - Penny Walsh-McGuire the executive director of Prince Edward Island 2014 is our SpinTime DJ.


My Head Is An Animal - of Monsters And Men

Coat Of Many Colours - Meaghan Blanchard

Fisherman's Blues - Waterboy


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CIMA Releases Sound Analysis Report

CIMASoundAnalysisMS.jpgThe Canadian Independent Music Association or CIMA has released a report called Sound Analysis, which measures the economic impact of the music sector. Stuart Johnston is the president of CIMA. Karen Mair reached him in Toronto.


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Vagabond Play - Theatrical Troupe at UPEI

VagabondPlay.jpgUPEI's Vagabond Productions opens tomorrow evening at the Guild. Courtney Starkman and Robert Crossley  enact a scene. Karen Mair spoke with the actors and Greg Doran, co-ordinator of theatre studies at UPEI.


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Poet Clea Roberts - Author Reading Series

IMG-20130318-00011.jpgClea Roberts is a poet visiting from Whitehorse, Yukon. She's here as part of the Winter's Tales Author Reading Series taking place at UPEI.


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Liz MacKay - Buying and Selling Your Home

Thumbnail image for Liz Mackay F2BF Feb 14 2013.jpgWith one bank lowering its mortgage rates, and the HST coming in, the financial pressure may be on for some to buy or sell a house. Liz MacKay shares her money saving tips.


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How PEI Got Involved with the Spanish-American War

KatherineDewar3.jpgKatherine Dewar is a historian and author and she has been researching how Islanders got involved with the Spanish-American war. She's giving a talk at the Confederation Centre library and she spoke with Angela Walker.

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Troy Little Launches Part 3 of Graphic Novel Series

TroyLittleDrawingIM.jpgThe graphic novel has taken on a life of its own. Recently on Canada Reads a graphic novel was in the line-up and last fall the Province chose a Graphic Novel as the one-island-one-book project. Well we have within our midst a highly regarded graphic novelist. Troy Little Is launching his most recent work this weekend. It's a hardcover graphic novel - the 3rd in the Angora Napkin series. Troy took some time out from the drawing board.

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Dutch Thompson - 1913s Travel

DutchThompson1913A.jpgDutch Thompson is here with another installment in our ongoing series "The 1913s". Islanders born in 1913 are celebrating their 100th birthday this year.


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Mainstreet on the Map - Lydia Banks

LydiaBanks.jpg18 year old Lydia Banks is on the adventure of a life-time. The Charlottetown girl has been living and studying in Sicily as part of a Rotary youth exchange program.

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Teresa Doyle - ECMA Winner Releases CD

Teresa Doyle MS20130313.jpgTeresa Doyle is one of those musicians who simply doesn't stop. She just got back from the North american folk alliance conference and the ECMA's where she was recognized with a 25th anniversary award.

On top of that....she has a brand new cd...."Song Road" out now...ready to promote.  It's a wonderful collection of all the different styles of music that make Teresa the talented performer that she is. And many of the songs are a testament to her travels and her life. Teresa Doyle dropped by the studio.


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Pilates Course Helps Prepare Golf Players

Pilates Golf 3.jpgSpring is just around the corner and that has some folks thinking about golf and how to improve their game. A new Pilates course is being offered in Charlottetown to help people get in shape for golf season and strengthen the body to have that extra edge on the golf course.

Stephanie Knickle-Currie from iMotion Pilates Fitness dropped by the studio to tell us more.


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Richard Raiswell - Senate Reform

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgQuestions about the Senate of Canada and whether there is a need for senate reform... have been dominating the news headlines of late. Mainstreet's political columnist Richard Raiswell has been following the debate. While he's not pleased with many of the senators....he doesn't want to see the chamber of sober second thought eliminated either. Here's Richard to explain.

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Tim Chaisson - ECMA Winner

Tim Chaisson ECMA Winner 3.jpgTo say the last few days have been a whirlwind of excitement for Island singer songwriter Tim Chaisson....would be a huge understatement. He was featured prominently in a number of shows and was nominated for several awards. He WON an ECMA for Roots/Traditional Solo Recording of the year for "The other side." On top of that he has had countless media interview and lots of chances to meet not only with fellow musicians but with lots of fans.  Angela Walker caught up with Tim in Halifax, just before he caught a plane for his next big adventure.

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Stonepark Students Talk With Astronaut in ISS

Chris Hadfield Students ISS.jpgStudents at Stonepark Intermediate had the thrill of a lifetime today. They got to speak with Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield, who's at the International Space Station. Lindsay Carroll talked to John Williams, Isaac Kirkland, Lydia Craig and Mick Roberts, just some of the students who got to ask the astronaut questions. You can see Lindsay's story, at this link to Compass.

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Jean-Sébastien Morin - Wines From Spain

Jean-SébastienMorinMS2013.jpgSpain has been in the media recently due to economic woes more than anything. On the wine front they have produced great vintages for years and there's quite a buzz about their wine industry these days. Jean-Sébastien Morin joined Karen Mair in the studio to explore some highlights regarding wines from Spain.
- 09514Z  Catalan Eagle La Bascula Garnacha Blanca and Viognier (Terra Alta DO) $18.90
- 08970Z Borsao Red (Campo de Borja DO) $13.99
- R0136Z Montecillo Rioja Crianza $18.49
- R0086Z Marques de Caceres Rioja Reserva $34.39

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Boyde Beck - The Life of John MacGregor

BoydeBeckMS2013.jpgHistorian Boyde Beck introduces us to a former Covehead resident. His name was John MacGregor and he was six when his family moved here from Scotland in 1806. He cut his political teeth as sheriff and MLA here in the 1820s, then decided to return to the big lights of Great Britain. When he got tired of being a businessman, he became a political economist and trade advisor. He negotiated some trade deals between Britain and countries on the continent and was one of the main forces behind getting the country's switch to a free trade policy.

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Searchlight Top 5 - Amy & Rachel Beck

AmyRachelBeckMS2013.jpgThis week, we revealed your Top five local contenders in the CBC Searchlight competition. We're on the hunt for Canada's best new musical act. YOUR votes will decide who will represent our region in the national Searchlight contest. Amy and Rachel Beck are a singer-songwriter duo from Stratford. They are one of your top five local contenders vying for a spot in the national Searchlight competition. Amy and Rachel joined us in the studio.

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PEI Searchlight Top 5 - Old Stone Station

OldStoneStation2013.jpgWe're on the hunt for Canada's best new musical act. YOUR votes will decide who will represent our region in the national Searchlight contest. Old Stone Station is a country band from Charlottetown with West Prince roots. The band is one of your top five local contenders vying for a spot in the national Searchlight competition. Singer Blake Crockett and guitarist Jon Dykerman joined Karen Mair in the studio.

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Catherine Miller - Changing Environment

CatherineMiller2013.jpgWhen it comes to issues around land use and environmental protection on PEI we're accustomed to government studies, maybe lawsuits or debates and even music. Now a textile artist offers her interpretation of what's happening to our landscape. The show called Catherine Miller: Changing Environs features textile sculptures and installations is on display on the way into the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Karen met with Catherine Miller.

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Kevin O'Leary's Book - Cold Hard Truth

KevinOLearyBook2013.jpgHe's famous for making money. And famous for being blunt, even mean. Kevin O'Leary is probably not the first person you'd ask for advice about dating, pre-nups, or your kids' allowance. And yet - he's got plenty to say. His new book is called Cold Hard Truth: On Men, Women & Money and it deals, at least in part - about how the people in your life can get in the way of your financial goals. Kevin O'Leary is the chairman of O'Leary Funds. He's also the co-Host of the Lang & O'Leary Exchange and Dragon's Den on CBC TV.

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Easter Seals Launch - Ambassador Paxton Cole

ES Ambassador Paxton Coley.jpgToday is a very special day as the Easter Seals Campaign was launched for PEI. At a rotary luncheon there were several previous ambassadors as well as the many organizations that work together to support kids with disabilities on the Island. Paxton Cole is this the 2013 ambassador.  She's 10 and is in Grade 5 at Queen Elizabeth Elementary School in Kensington. Karen Mair talked with Paxton and her parents Patricia and Ewen.

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In A Heartbeat - Drea MacDonald

DreaMacDonaldMS2013.jpgShe's in the Top 10 for CBC's Searchlight Contest for PEI and talk about timing... She has her first full length CD coming out this weekend. She hangs with a band called the Wildebeards and tomorrow night they'll Be launching their new CD. Drea MacDonald and one of those beards dropped by, and we get to hear some of her music.

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SpinTime - Sylvia AbiKhattar-Mutch

SylviaAbiKhattar-MutchMS2013.jpgSylvia AbiKhattar-Mutch knew from the time she was a child she wanted to be a singer. She played French Horn in University, but in her second year switched into voice... and after she was introduced to classical singing, she didn't look back. To Sylvia, music moves her on an emotional level. Now she's an operatic soprano, voice teacher, and is married to a music therapist. Sylvia picks the music as our SpinTime DJ. Here some links to the music.

Seven Bridges Road - Eagles
Midnight Sun - Ella Fitzgerald
Romeo Et Juliette - Maite Alberola

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Dutch Thompson's Bygone Days - Ambrose Monaghan

Dutch Thompson Mar1.jpgWe're heading back to the bygone days with Dutch Thompson. Today, stories about one of his island heroes - Ambrose Monaghan, a blacksmith who bragged he never shoed a horse. He was a carriage-maker, an inventor, and he ran a funeral parlour. His ingenuity didn't stop there... Ambrose also made a Threshing mill that ran on wind-power.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Look For Volunteers

BigBrothersBigSistersMS2013.jpgBig Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating a hundred years... offering mentoring opportunities to meet the needs of volunteers, children and their families. We'll talk to some of the good people with Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI and learn about the upcoming Bowl for Kids Sake... a community fundraising event happening this weekend.

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