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Richard Raiswell - Water Act

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Mainstreet's political columnist Richard Raiswell has been doing a lot of "Wondering about the Water Act." He'll share his thoughts with us.



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Spintime - Karen Slater

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Our Spintime guest today has made herself at home on P.E.I. in the award winning musical Anne and Gilbert.  Karen Slater is the actor playing Anne and she joined us to play some of her favourite music.










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Boyd Beck - 1923 PEI Winter Storm

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Have you heard anyone say - "this snow is nothing compared to 1982 or 1957?" 
Well, Boyde Beck has a storm story that had Islanders stuck for almost an entire winter. 


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PEI - 2014 Art in Review

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Paper costumes heading to the circus, porcelain napkins - they're part of the PEI 
Council of the Art's 2014 commissioned works - we'll pay a visit at The Guild. 
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Spintime - Pan Wendt

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Our SpinTime DJ today has had encounters with black history that 
are engrained in his memory and his vinyl collection. 
Pan Wendt is a curator at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. 
His studies in art history lead him to an education in the States 
where he connected with African american history. 


And below are some of the photos that were found inside one of the Vinyl Jackets.

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Dutch Thompson - Love

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Today on the Bygone days with Dutch Thompson, we're sending valentine cards to some special people.  A midwife, a sailor, and a Charlottetown hockey player making big money back in the 1930s.









































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Mainstreet on the Map - Oliver Sauve

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He's on a round-trip ticket from Edinburgh to Greece,
 stopping off in several countries along the way. 
On Mainstreet on the Map we'll catch up with
Oliver Sauve in Morocco. 


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St. Dunstans` Saints

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Gordie Whitlock - former player on the 1964-65 Saint Dunstans` Saints and hockey historian and longtime fan John McMillan join us in studio to reminisce on some of the best hockey ever played on PEI.
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Boyde Beck - Glenaladale

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It's a mansion in Tracadie with a history in tobacco - Historian Boyde Beck stops by to share the story of Glenaladale house and the tobacco millionaire behind the property. 


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Whaleskin

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Using technology to produce funky dance music. 

We'll meet Willow Bell also known as the DJ 
Whaleskin.















You can link to the Whaleskin Soundcloud page here 

And below is the interview from our show


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Smart Recovery

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Two Prince Edward Islanders, Nicole Publicover and Rose Barbour, have started up a new and different kind of support program for people recovering from addictions.














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Candidates on Spintime - Wade MacLauchlan

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He's the former President of UPEI, 
the former dean of UNB law, 
an author, 
and soon to be Premier of 
PEI. 

On SpinTime today we find out Wade MacLauchlan's taste in music.








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Mainstreet on the Map - Anne Putnam

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She works in theatre and language training in PEI.  Now she's teaching laughter yoga in prisons in Mexico.  On Mainstreet on the Map we're talking with Anne Putnam. 



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Candidates on Spintime - Rob Lantz

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 He's shaking hands across the province building votes for his run at the Tory leadership. But on SpinTime today, Rob Lantz is putting aside the platform and sharing his musical picks. 



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Mainstreet on the Map - Nadia McNairn

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She's a rotary exchange student living an hour from Paris. On Mainstreet on the Map Nadia McNairn tells us about very long school days - and shock over the violence in the past week.





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Live Music - Sean Kemp & Chris Corrigan

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Live Performance of a Song written by Sean Kemp, The End Game

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While with us in the Mainstreet PEI studio, Local Musicians Sean Kemp and Chris Corrigan tell host Karen Mair about their careers and upcoming events. 


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And then they finish with a version of a Rita MacNeil song, The Weary Traveller.


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Pay it Forward

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A Facebook group called Charlottetown Pay It Forward gathers and  supplies free items for people in need, no questions asked.  

Shianne Wright and Erica Langille are with the group, they stopped by the Mainstreet PEI studio to talk to Karen Mair.












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Pay it Forward

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A Facebook group called Charlottetown Pay It Forward gathers and  supplies free items for people in need, no questions asked.  

Shianne Wright and Erica Langille are with the group, they stopped by the Mainstreet PEI studio to talk to Karen Mair.












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Spintime - Jamie Locke

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It's Thanksgiving weekend and many people will be gathering with friends and family reminded of all there is to be thankful for. Jamie Locke does that full time as a Captain with the Salvation Army. Today he adds the title SpinTime DJ to his name.







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Dutch Thompson - Harvest

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Grab your rubber boots and dungarees, today on Mainstreet we're heading to the barn to do the chores.  Harvest Stories from the bygone days, with Dutch Thompson. 

 

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Mainstreet on the Map - Chloe Bergmark

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She's gone from starting her education in PEI to educating some of the poorest kids in inner city Houston. On Mainstreet on the Map we'll talk to Chloe Bergmark. 














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Artist Lisa-Beth Glassman

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She uses beeswax, a blow torch, old windows and doors and bits of 
memorabilia. It all adds up to amazing artwork that celebrate friends - new, old and passed on. Artist Lisa-Beth Glassman takes us through her new show at The Guild.








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Spintime- Silva Stojak

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She's an award winning architect who's made her mark on many Island buildings. 
On Mainstreet today, Silva Stojak shares her favorite music on SpinTime.




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Brain Tissue Bank

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The annual Molly Appeal supports research and health centres in the maritimes -  We speak to Dr. Sultan Darvesh, the nuerologist behind the maritime brain tissue bank.




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The Science of Obesity

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Obesity isn't a laughing matter, but Canada's Leading obesity expert, Dr. Arya Sharma, thinks there can be a light-hearted approach to it.

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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 - 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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