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May 2013 Archives

PEI Agriculture Sector Council - Mary Conway

PEIAgricultureSector.jpgThe PEI Agriculture Sector council wants Islanders to know it's available to agriculture employers and employees. The non profit organization is located at 420 University Ave. in Charlottetown, at the Farm Centre. Mary Conway is an employment officer with the PEI Agriculture Sector Council, and joined us in the studio.

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Ten Strings and a Goatskin - New CD

TenStringsGoatSkinMS.jpgCaleb Gallant, Rowan Gallant and Jesse Periard make up the talented trio... Ten Strings and a Goatskin. Their touring with their new CD "Corbeau" and will launch it in PEI this weekend at the Carrefour and the Old Triangle in Charlottetown. They joined Karen Mair in the studio.

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Boyde Beck - PEI's Gold Rush in May of 1883

BoydeBeck2013Mainstreet.jpgJames Hughes was the first PEI entrepreneur who went in search of gold on PEI. He tried to keep it quiet, but soon the gossip had spread. This sparked PEI's gold fever back in May of 1883. Mainstreet's Historian Boyde Beck explains how PEI went from rush to rats.

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Pets and Cancer - Dr. Pierre Amsallem

DrPierreAmsallem.jpgStatistics for cancer in humans were released today in Canada. But the disease and its many variations also affects animals. Dr. Pierre Amsallem, a small animal surgeon at the Atlantic Veterinary College, spoke with Karen Mair about his workshop about pets and cancer.

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Spay AidPEI's Program - June 8th Fundraiser

SpayAidPEI.jpgSpay AidPEI is a non-profit organization offering a spay and neuter assistance program for those who can't afford to pay for these services. So far SpayAid has covered the cost of spaying of neutering 1400 cats and dogs. Karen Mair spoke with Joy Tremblay, President of Spay AidPEI, about their June 8th fundraiser. It's your chance to have a great dinner, pick up some art,  and help animals.

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Liz MacKay - Yard Sales Buyers/Sellers Guide

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Liz Mackay F2BF Feb 14 2013.jpgAs the weather improves and the signs come out, and driveways and lawns become strewn with used items and bargains... it's clear, yard sale season has begun. Liz MacKay, our fighting to be frugal columnist, helps us get a steal and save, with her buyers and sellers guide to yard sales.

You can check out her blog at fightingtobefrugal.com and you can post your best yard sale find on her facebook page or the mainstreetpei page - we'd love to see it.

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Illustrator/Artist Ben Stahl - A Day in The Country

BenStahlMainstreetPEI.jpgBen Stahl is an internationally reknown illustrator and artist whose work brought him to PEI 24 years ago. He came here to do research for the covers of Lucy Maud Montgomery's novel. He's retraced some of those steps for an exhibit of paintings called A Day in The Country. Karen mair dropped by for a visit with Ben Stahl. You can see the paintings on exhibit at  Details Past and Present in Charlottetown, until June 15th.

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Richard Raiswell - Mike Duffy

RichardRaiswellPoliticalColumnist2013.jpgOur political columnist Richard Raiswell has been watching the scandal around PEI Senator Mike Duffy grow. And he thinks something's been lost along the way.

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SpinTime - Garnet Buell

SpinTimeKarenMair2013.jpgGarnet Buell has been performing for more than 70 years and he's helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity. He joined us on SpinTime and picked some of his favorite tunes.

Porter Wagoner - Satisfied Mind
George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today
Merle Haggard - Branded man

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Mattie's Story - Author Margaret Westlie

MargaretWestlieMS.jpg"Mattie's Story" details a year in the life of Mattie Cameron, a decendant of the original Selkirk Settlers who came to PEI in 1803. The inspiration for the story came from the Margaret Westlie's great, great grandparents. She launched the book this week at the Confederation Centre Library.

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Dutch Thompson - Maise Adams and Roy Clow

DutchThompsonMaiseRoy.jpgDutch Thompson is honouring the memory of two old pals... Maise Adams and Roy Clow. Maisie L. Adams was born in 1913 in French River and was Canada's 1st female lighthouse keeper. Roy Clow was born in 1917 in Murray Harbour. He farmed, fished, did a little rum-running, and then became a fisheries officer.

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Shandi Mitchell - The Disappeared

ShandiMitchellTheDisappeared.jpgNova Scotia filmmaker Shandi Mitchell is terrified of the ocean. Yet for two weeks she went out every day on a barge on the open water to make her latest film "The Disappeared," follows six fishermen as they struggle to return to shore after their vessel is lost at sea. It will be screened at the 2013 Island Media Arts Festival.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Julia McKillop

JuliaMcKillopMainstreet.jpgIf you're making travel plans, and a revolution begins in the place you're planning to visit, most people make other plans. Julia McKillop is not most people. She signed a contract to teach in Egypt just as the Arab Spring was taking hold. Find out what life's been like in revolutionary Egypt today on Mainstreet on the Map.

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Senator Percy Downe - On Mike Duffy

PercyDowneDuffy.jpgJoining us is PEI Liberal Senator Percy Downe, who sits on the senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration committee that is once again looking at the expenses of Senator Mike Duffy. Kerry Campbell spoke to him earlier.

Joining us is PEI Liberal Senator Percy Downe, who sits on the senate's Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration committee that is once again looking at the expenses of Senator Mike Duffy. Senator Downe says Stephen Harper created this mess by appointing a PEI senator who doesn't actually live on PEI. Kerry Campbell spoke to him earlier.

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Lionel F Stevenson - Fifty Years of Photographs

LionelFStevenson.jpgPEI Photographer Lionel Stevenson and Confederation Centre Gallery Curator Pan Wendt discuss Lionel's lifetime of photographs. This weekend, Lionel will be giving an art talk and launching the new book Lionel Stevenson - Fifty years of Photographs. The book is co-published by the Gallery and Acorn Press.

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SpinTime - David Celia

SpinTimeDavidCelia.jpgWorld class musician David Celia drops into the studio as our SpinTime DJ, and shares some of his personal musical connections and his music picks.

Chris Merritt - Surfin
Michael Holt - Way Up Past
Invisible Inc - Welcome to the Show


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Duff Conacher - Is it time to get rid of the Senate?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgParliament Hill is abuzz with the latest revelations about Senator Mike Duffy's expenses. Today, they're focused on whether he billed the Conservative campaign in the last federal election when he claimed he was on Senate business. Duff Conacher is the founding director of Democracy Watch and he says it's time to get rid of the Upper Chamber.

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The 7th Annual Dandelion Festival - Stratford

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgThe 7th Annual Dandelion Festival takes place in Stratford this coming Monday. Karen Mair Marion spoke with Marion Copleston with the  PEI Environmental Health Coop and Tracy Brown, who's with the Bedeque Bay Environmental Management Association. On Monday, the Hall workshops begin at 10 AM and the music, facepainting and food gets underway at 12:30 PM.

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CBC's James Cudmore - PEI Senator Mike Duffy

MikeDuffy.jpgPEI Senator Mike Duffy's expenses just won't go away. The latest development that has political and senate watchers spinning is the news that the 90 thousand dollars owed by the Senator was actually paid by the Prime Minister's right hand man. James Cudmore is a CBC reporter on Parliament Hill.

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Historian Boyde Beck - 1830's Missing Treasury

BoydeBeck2013Mainstreet.jpgMainstreet's Historian Boyde Beck takes us back to 1830, where money and politics were handled a bit differently. In May, 1830, a committee from the legislature dropped in to see the colonial treasurer and discovered that about a fifth of the colonial treasury was missing.

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Beating Breast Cancer - Double Mastectomy

SuePowerMainstreet.jpgSue Power decided to have a double mastectomy  8 years ago, in hopes of beating breast cancer. Karen reconnects with Sue to discuss her decision after Angelina Jolie, a popular actress, announced recently that she had opted for the same operation. Sue Power stopped into the studio.

6 questions about Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy.

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Literary Awards - Lori Mayne and Jennifer Tasker

LiteraryAwards.jpgThe 26th annual Cox and Palmer Literary Awards deadline is on May 31st. Lori Mayne, co-ordinator of this year's celebration and Jennifer Tasker, winner from last year's awards dropped into the studio. For more information visit peiwritersguild.com.

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Richard Raiswell - PEI legislature Report Card

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgThe spring session of the PEI legislature wrapped up. The public's response to a government's performance usually comes election day. Our political columnist Richard Raiswell is also a professor and offers his own end of term report card.

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Brenda Jones - Atlantic Book Awards Nomination

BrendaJonesMainstreet.jpgBrenda Jones is an Island artist. Her illustrations in the book "I is For Island" have been nominated for the Lillian Shepherd Award for Excellence in Illustration at the Atlantic Book Awards. She dropped by the Mainstreet studio.

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The Anthology - A Gathering of Twigs

MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgA gathering of Twigs is the title of a new Anthology that was launched in early May.  TWIG which stands for The Writers In Group - is Charlottetown's longest running writers' group. Two members, Paul Vreeland and Robbin Mayem dropped by.

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SpinTime - Mothers, Memories and Music

SpinTime2013Moms.jpgKaren Mair was joined by three colleagues at CBC PEI. Donna Allen, Heather McGrath and Sarah Keaveny-Vos are mothers. They share some stories and some tunes on the 2nd annual Mothers of Mainstreet edition of SpinTime.

I Ride An Old Paint
Amazing Grace
O Happy Day

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PEI Government - Catastrophic Drug Plan

CatastrophicDrugPlan1.jpgThe PEI government has announced a catastrophic drug plan. Under the plan, Islanders will have their out-of-pocket drug costs capped at a percentage of their family income... then the government will pay the remainder. Lindsay Carroll talked with Premier Robert Ghiz, and with the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Hemochromatosis Awareness - Bob Rogers

BobRogers.jpgIt's the most common genetic disorder in Canada - and many may not know they have it - Hemochromatosis. This month the Society is raising awareness across the country. Executive director of the Canadian Hemochromatosis Society, Bob Rogers, joined us in the studio.


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Dutch Thompson - Oddities From 100 Years Ago

DutchThompsonBygoneDays.jpgTea Pot Boiled Eggs, using keys to stop nose bleeds, and angels descending on a battlefield during the Great War. These are a few of the oddities from a hundred years ago that Dutch Thompson shares with us.


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Charlie A'Court - Triumph and Disaster

Charlie A'Court.jpgCharlie A'Court's fans have waited 6 years for his latest release Triumph and Disaster. This album covered roots to soul to blues and a little bit country and It won 2 ECMAs in Halifax. Charlie is playing at the Factory tonight along with PEI band Bad Habits, and he visited the Mainstreet studio.

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Q-Line - Canadian Writer Madeliene Thien

MadelieneThienKarenMair.jpgMadeliene Thien is an award winning novelist, short story writer, and photographer. Her books Dogs at the Perimeter, Curiosity and Simple Recipes have won multiple awards and been translated into several languages. Madeliene Thien is our Q-Line guest.


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CulturePEI Mentorship Program

HenkvanLeeuwen.jpgYou might be a fantastic potter or photographer but are you a good businessperson? CulturePEI has come up with a pilot project to help artisans refine their businesses through a mentorship program. Henk van Leeuwen is the Executive  Director of Culture PEI. He stopped by the Mainstreet studio.

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PEI's Opiate Addiction Problem - Dr. Denise Lea

DrDeniseLea.jpgPEI's only board certified addiction specialist - Dr. Denise Lea - speaks out about what she feels needs to be done to further deal with PEI's opiate addiction problem.


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Canadian Children's Book Week

CanadianChildren'sBookWeek.jpgWe hear from illustrator Ron Lightburn, Barb Kissick, the Youth Services Librarian at PEI Public Library Service and West Kent Grade 3 students Lilly O'Reilly and John Robertson. TD Canadian Children's Book Week continues at libraries and schools for the rest of the week.


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The Georgetown Conference - Rural Redefined

GeorgetownConference2013.jpgThe Georgetown Conference - Rural Redefined, is being held on October 3-5 to discuss the issues surrounding rural communities, the challenges, and the success stories. Former UPEI president Wade MacLauchlan is a co-chair of the conference, joined us in the studio to explain.

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Innocence Lost: Stories of Youth Addiction

InnocenceLostMS.jpgInnocence Lost: Stories of Youth Addiction is a film featuring young people and parents, filmed anonymously, that tells it like it is about drug use and the consequences. The Boys and Girls Club in Charlottetown operates a survival centre, dedicated to helping youth clean-up, while learning other life skills. Karen Mair met with interim director, Jessica MacKenzie to talk about the making of the film.


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Richard Raiswell - Save our Seas

Richard Raiswell Political Columnist.jpgShould the provincial government on Prince Edward Island take steps to prevent drilling for natural gas in the Gulf of St. Lawrence? Richard Raiswell, Mainstreet's political columnist shares his thoughts on that issue.

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SpinTime - Thom Swift

SpinTimeThomSwift.jpgHe's an award winning singer songwriter; recently representing the east coast in the international blues jam in memphis, and he's got a new CD out. Thom Swift is playing a sold out show tonight at Trailside Cafe and he picked the tunes on SpinTime.


Ryan Adams - Kindness

Bill Frisell - Shenandoah (for Johnny Smith)

Tim Williams - Nobody's Fault (substitute for My Baby)


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National Mental Health Week

Thumbnail image for MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgNational Mental Health Week is underway with a focus on youth. The Catholic Family Services Bureau on PEI is providing an alternative way to help Islanders address their  mental health concerns. Leena Ali spoke with a therapist and a counselor.

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Eat Lobster For your Country - Boyde Beck

BoydBeck2013MS.jpgLike lobster? Some like it warm or cold, while others eat the roe but not the tomalley. Some can't get enough while others just dislike it. But imagine being forced to eat lobster - for your Country! Historian Boyde Beck clawed his way into the studio to explain.

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Lobster Stunner - Trevor Spinney and Jim Reeves

MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgA PEI company has sold its first ever lobster stunner to a North American company. Charlottetown Metal Products manufactured the equipment for a processor in New Brunswick and says they've purchased it to hold on to their German clients. The CBC's Patrick Faller spoke with Trevor Spinney, Vice president of sales at CMP and Jim Reeves, the project manager for the seafood division at the company.


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PEI Kiwanis Music Festival - Elijah Smith

MainstreetPEI10x7.jpgOur shows have been featuring some tremendous local talent. Young people who are participating in this year's PEI Kiwanis Music Festival. Piano, trombone, violin, song - you name it these kids have talent. Joining me now is Elijah Smith who is in Grade 8 at Stonepark Intermediate.

 
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Jean-Sébastien Morin - Lobster Wines

Jean-SébastienMorinMSA2013.jpgSome butter - a bit of cole slaw with your lobster - and what about the wine? Coming up Sommelier Jean-Sébastien Morin pairs nectar from the land with nectar from the sea.


15487Z Jacobs Creek Chardonnay - Pinot Noir Sparkling $16.00

09491Z Brocard Bourgogne Jurassique Blanc $20.00

11751Z Santa Rita 120 Sauvignon blanc $13.95

07442Z Nepenthe Altitude Pinot Noir $18.95

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Happy Birthday Budget Tip$$$ - Liz MacKay

Liz Mackay F2BF Feb 14 2013.jpgPlanning a child's birthday party? Trying to keep the expenses down? Liz MacKay will have some helpful tips on how to keep the Happy in happy birthday without blowing the bank. Our frugal friend Liz has five children - so a bit of experience, and joined us in the studio.


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Reel Canada - Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany

ReelCanada.jpgThis week, school students on PEI are getting a chance to see some real Canadian films... thanks to a non-profit group called Reel Canada. It's the eighth season of the program. It helps teachers and students across the country organize film festivals featuring all Canadian work.


Yesterday, Montague Regional High hosted the festival, screening 13 films in 16 classrooms. And today, Colonel Gray played host to the event. Our intern, Leena Ali was there. The comedy duo Adam Brodie and Dave Derewlany screened their short films, and then answered questions from the audience.


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Music Festival - Multi-instrumentalist Liam Payne

LiamPayneMusicFestival.jpgThe PEI Music Festival is underway, an exciting and nerve wracking time for music students, parents and music teachers. Joining us today is multi-instrumentalist Liam Payne, a grade 9 student from Stonepark Intermediate High.


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Doug Currie in Montague and Community Concerns

DougCurrieMontegue.jpgHealth Minister, Doug Currie, has been travelling to communities across the province to provide information sessions about changes to health care. He was in Montague last night speaking to close to 200 people. We hear from Montague Mayor Richard Collins about his concerns, how the minister responded to them, and some voices from the community.


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Ultimate Frisbee Looking For Female Players

UltimateFrisbee.jpgA couple of years ago a few enthusiastic frisbee players got organized, and formed an Ultimate frisbee league. That league has been growing and now it's looking for female players. Mathieu Arsenault and Jen Gosley joined Karen Mair on CBC's front lawn.

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