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TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival School Tour 2014

A group of Holland College students are touring across PEI this week, as part of the fifth annual TD PEI Jazz and Blues School tour.

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Boyde Beck - Annie Beaton

Thumbnail image for BoydeBeck2014.jpgIt's the kind of story that would make headlines and Facebook shares galore these days. 
But we're going back to PEI in the 1890's. A violent murder that become a legend and a ghost story.
And our historian Boyde Beck is here to tell us about it.

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Lloyd White

Lloyd White.jpgWe'll meet LLoyd White - a Newfoundlander dedicated to keeping a sad chapter of history alive. He has a one man show about the 1st World War Battle of Beaumont Hamel. 

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Spintime - Sheila Fitzpatrick

SheilaFitzpatrick.jpgSheila FitzPatrick is one of the Island's busy entertainers. Her fiddling talents can be seen on stages all across the province. Today we ask her to put down the fiddle for a few minutes to spin some of her favourite tunes on todays edition of "Spin Time."

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Boyde Beck - Tenant League

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Historian Boyde Beck has a story from the Confederation era but not too many top hats in this one. Boyde tells us about the Tenant League's demand for land reform.

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Katie McGarry Live

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Prince Edward Island singer/songwriter, Katie McGarry, just released a much awaited second CD. Her first album "My Side Of Town" was nominated for two Music PEI awards. She visited Mainstreet's Studio, and played some live music.

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Art Battle

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Founders of Art Battle Canada, Chris Pemberton and Simon Plashkes, as well as artist Jeff Kelly, joined Karen Mair to talk about the upcoming event.

 

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Spin Time - Karem Simon

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UPEI music professor Karem Simon was our Spin Time DJ.

 

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Boyde Beck - History of CFCY

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Boyde Beck tells us about the start of P.E.I. radio station, CFCY.

 

 

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Writer - Don Gayton

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Don Gayton is an award winning nature writer and ecologist.  He is at U.P.E.I. as Writer-In-Residence this week (Feb 03-07, 2014).

 

 

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Women in IT

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ITAP, the Innovation and Technology Asssociation of PEI, is focusing it's efforts to encourage more women on P.E.I. to enter the Information Technology industry.  The program is called Women in IT, or WIT.  Margaret Gallant is with ITAP, and Maria Steele is with Deltaware, and they both joined Karen Mair in Studio to talk about Women in IT.

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Methadone Patient Looks to the Future

25-year-old Peter MacDougall of Tignish is benefitting from the expansion of the methadone treatment program.  He joined the program in the fall, and as he told Steve Bruce, it's been the difference between life and death.

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Dutch - Telephone

Dutch Thompson joins us with stories from the bygone days of the telephone.

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Mainstreet on the Map - Tina Robichaud

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Mainstreet On The Map

Mainstreet on the Map - Tina Robichaud

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Tina Robichaud, communications officer for P.E.I.'s Societé Sainte Thomas D'Aquin, is in Layfayette, another part of the world with a rich French cultural history, working with youth groups.

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Special Olympics - Winter Games

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PEI's 40 member team is raring to go at the 2012 Winter Games. We Caught up with Charity Sheehan, the Chef de Mission, at the snowshoe event.

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2012 Easter Seals Ambassador

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10 year old Luke Gaudet tells us about his personal goals,

and his plans for this year's Easter Seals Campaign 

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Spin Time - Nils Ling

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Storyteller, standup, and former Mainstreet host Nils Ling joins us as SpinTime DJ. 

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The Prolific Arsenaults

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George Arsenault joins us with some details about one of The Island's Oldest Families. 

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Boyde Beck - Charlottetown's Really Little WWII Bombing Raid

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Mainstreet's Historian shares the 1943 tale of a backyard explosion at a farm on Mount Edward Road, in Charlottetown.

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