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NS: Mainstreet Cape Breton

A lively and informative blend of news designed to put Cape Breton listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.

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Rock moms and the stars they raised

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms.

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[mp3 file: runs 01:01:51]

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Feminism - 'stop blaming men'

Camille Paglia is never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.

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[mp3 file: runs00:25:27]

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"God wasn't there"

William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin.

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[mp3 file: runs00:27:30]

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Mississauga mom fears for her son's safety at school prayers

A Mississauga mother says she fears for her eldest son's safety after a number of high-profile incidents targeting Muslim school prayers at the Peel District School Board.

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Because You Care Cup finds new home

The annual Because You Care Cup is moving to Membertou.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:03]


Seeking Council - The Spring Edition

Councillor for District 2 - Earlene MacMullin. Councillor for District 5 - Eldon MacDonald.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:47]


Shared Stories in Inverness County

The exhibit "Shared Stories in Inverness County," at the Inverness County Centre of the Arts, is coming together with the support of many heritage groups and individuals throughout the County. Caroline Cameron was on the show to tell us more.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:49]


TecSocial - Business Panel

In the third part of our discussion on TecSocial, we spoke with Matthew Georgia from MediaSpark. He told us about some things in Cape Breton that play to a businesses advantage.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:37]


TecSocial - First Voice Part 2

In the second segment of our discussion, we spoke to 3 entrepreneurs regarding the question "What resources do you need to succeed in Cape Breton?" This TecSocial is being run in cooperation with Engineers Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Zone.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:32]


TecSocial - First Voice Part 1

Different backgrounds lead to different things. Our discussion will explore the experiences of the panel in starting and growing their various ventures along with how engineering has influenced their entrepreneurialism.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:53]


Remembering John Bernard Croak VC

John Bernard Croak VC remembered at a commemorative ceremony, marking the 100th anniversary of the start of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:27]


The Vimy Trap

Author Jamie Swift talks about his book, "The Vimy Trap."

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:08]


Former president of CBU running for the legislature.

David Wheeler will be nominated as the new democrat for the electoral district of Halifax Armdale. We spoke with him and NDP party leader Gary Burrill.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:28]


Vimy Ridge, "The Birth of a Nation"?

Dr. David Johnson, Professor of Political Science, and Dr. Sean Howard, Adjunct Professor of Political Science discuss Vimy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:40]


Taking Back My Body

Willow House Community Outreach Sexual Assault Program (COSAP) is hosting Taking Back My Body: A creative showcase on sexual violence prevention.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:07]


"Coach" awarded the Carl Anthony “Campy” Crawford Award

Nick Bonnar has been honored for his 48 years of volunteering for the community with the 13th Annual Carl Anthony “Campy” Crawford Award.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:30]


Traveling storyteller stops in the CBC

A traveling storyteller stranded in Cape Breton stopped in CBC to chat.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:42]


What you need to know before getting knee replacement surgery

If you want to know when to have a new knee put in, it might be more accurate to ask a physiotherapist instead of your doctor. House doctor Brian Goldman explains why.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:38]


CAO of CBRM resigns

After three years on the job, Michael Merritt is moving to Calgary to seek 'a better work-life balance.'

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:49]


The Highlanders turned the tide at Vimy

Corporal Mike MacMillan talks to us about how he will join the honour guard in Vimy Ridge next month to represent the fourth generation of Cape Breton Highlanders in his family.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:01]


Down Home Classic Concert Series at the Savoy

Aaron Lewis & Peter Gillis stop by to tell us about the Down Home Classic Concert Series at the Savoy.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:05]


Lisa Raitt - Conservative Part leadership race

Whitney Pier native Lisa Raitt is widely assumed to be in the top half of the current field of candidates for the leadership of the federal conservative party of Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:13]


The former Englishtown Ridge Campground gets new owners

The former Englishtown Ridge Campground, which sits near the entrance to the Cabot Trail, is now known as the Kluskap Ridge RV and Campground.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:57]


"It's Not About Us" book launch

Todd Leader is a psychologist and an author, he's been touring with his book "Is Not About Us"...the secret to transforming the mental health and addiction system in Canada.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:16]


Teen Culinary Camp

Teenagers received some tasty, hands-on skills at The Black Spoon Bistro during their March Break.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:21]


The Thundermaker - a multimedia art exhibit

A new twist on a Mi'kmaq legend. Alan Syliboy stops by to tell us about the coming-of-age story...of Little Thunder.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:35]


Magazine looking for local contributions

A Sydney Mines native is put together a magazine and he wants your submissions.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:20]


CBC Searchlight

We chat with the two Cape Bretoners in the Searchlight competition and hear one of their tunes!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:20:12]


Wheelchair Parking Dispute

A Sydney woman is getting a lot of support for a story she posted on Facebook this week. Judy Martin's story involves her son, who uses a wheelchair, a wheelchair-designated parking space at the Mayflower Mall, and another driver who didn't want to observ

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:20]


Seeking Council - Victoria

Perla MacLeod represents District 2. Fraser Patterson represents District 5.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:25]


Coal is being mined in Cape Breton again.

Production begins at Donkin Mine. Gary Mansfield spoke with Adrian White, the CEO of the Sydney and Area Chamber of Commerce about the economic spinoffs; and with Roger Burns about the effect on the local real estate market.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:14]


Mom loses custody of dangerously overweight son

A Cape Breton woman has lost custody of her seven year old son partially because he was overweight. Alec Stratford is the executive director of the Nova Scotia College of Social Workers.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:27]


Seeking Council - Inverness

Seeking Council is our weekly feature on municipal politics in Cape Breton. We spoke with two municipal councillors from Inverness County, Jim Mustard and Alfred Poirier about what is going on in their districts and throughout the region.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:38]


Chronicle Herald Strikers

Chronicle Herald workers have been on strike for 13 months. It has been a long journey, but they've received a lot of support from the community. CBC's Dave Burke spoke with two strikers Tom Ayers and Erin Pottie.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:50]


Back to School in Nova Scotia

It's back to class for teachers and students across Nova Scotia. We spoke with the Cape Breton Local president with the Nova Scotia's Teachers Union, Sally Capstick and Minister Geoff MacLellan.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:00]


Darren Googoo - New Chair for CBVRSB

Darren Googoo has been appointed chair by an order in council of the provincial government.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:57]


Redemption Songs, Bob Marley, Marcus Garvey & the NS Connection to the Famous Song

Author, Jon Tattrie, talks about his new book. It tells the story of how Bob Marley's famous song was born in Cape Breton.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:03]


Teachers dispute reaction

The CBC's Holly Conners spoke today with a few of the Cape Bretoners who are affected by the dispute between the NSTU & the Provincial Government.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:14]


Cape Breton Citizens' Voice

A new volunteer, citizens engagement group, called "Cape Breton Citizens' Voice" has put together a survey to gather feedback from residents about their priorities for this coming budget. They plan to present the results to CBRM council.

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Deactivated cell phones can still call 911

A deactivated cell phone can still call 911. This can lead to false 911 calls or, if put in the hands of the vulnerable, an old cell phone could be life-saving.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:03]


Harbour Hoppers in Cape Breton

Atlantic Ambassatours wants to bring two of their Harbour Hoppers to Sydney in the fall. The amphibious vehicles jump from land to water.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:21]


Seeking Council 0206

Councilors Darren Bruckschwaiger & Kendra Coombes

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:59]


Seeking Council 0131

Councilors George MacDonald and Amanda MacDougall update us this week on Seeking Council.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:42]


Businessman Joe Shannon speaks on Cape Breton University

Joe Shannon recently stepped down from the board of the Shannon School of Business at Cape Breton University. He has been a long-time supporter and fundraiser for the university.

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