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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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The ethics of a morality pill

An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a 'morality pill'?

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[mp3 file: runs 01:12:08]

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Day 2

With one book down and four remaining, it's day two of the battle of the books.

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[mp3 file: runs00:54:00]

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Rachel Dolezal speaks

With the launch of Rachel Dolezal's memoir, Piya Chattopadhyay tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outrage.

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Reaction To Beyak

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to face criticism over her comments about residential schools. Matt Galloway spoke with our pop culture columnist, Jesse Wente.

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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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"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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Teen Culinary Camp

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

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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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CBC Searchlight

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

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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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Seeking Council - Victoria

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

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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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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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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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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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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]


Baby Box

A group of people in Cape Breton are making it their goal to see babies, and their caregivers, off to a good start.

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Seeking Council 0123

Its time for another edition of Seeking Council, our weekly feature on municipal politics in the CBRM. Today, we're joined by two familiar faces around council, Eldon MacDonald representing District 5, and Ray Paruch representing District 6.

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CBU Professor Ian Brodie - Folk and Culture Online Course

What makes a food traditional? Can you change the ingredients? These are among the topics being discussed in a Folk and Culture course offered at CBU.

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Community members organize local proms

A local dress shop owner and local DJ come together to organize proms for the schools across the CBRM pending the Work to Rule.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:20]


Cape Breton Nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards

Its always exciting when Canadian Artist nomination lists are released. The Canadian Screen Awards Nominations proved to be exceptional for people we know in Cape Breton.

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Seeking Council

District 3 councilor Esmond "Blue" Marshall & district 4 councilor Steve Gillespie chat about the issues that are driving the agenda in their districts and across the municipality.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:26]


Sean Howard - The Photographer's Last Picture

Part 2. Excerpts and discussion around Sean Howard's book, The Photographer's Last Picture.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:50]


2017 Coal Bowl Classic Cancelled

The Board of Directors for the Annual Coal Bowl Classic Basketball Tournament in New Waterford have officially announced this year's tournament will have to be cancelled as a result of the work-to-rule job action.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:57]


Sean Howard - The Photographer's Last Picture

Part 1. Excerpts and discussion around Sean Howard's book, The Photographers Last Picture.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:42]


Eskasoni Invites Visitors to Explore Mi’kmaq Traditions

Eskasoni Cultural Journeys has become a "must-do" for tourists and locals. Tourism coordinator Sandra MacDonald talks about the experience and what new a new funding announcement means to the First Nation community.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:27]


Seeking Council

CBRM Councillors Ivan Doncaster & Earlene MacMullin discuss issues affecting their constituencies and the CBRM as a whole.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:58]


Nova Scotia Helps Society

The Nova Scotia Helps society is using social media to reach out from one end of the province to the other and they are looking to attract more members from Cape Breton.

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CBRM Youth Council seeks new members

The CBRM Youth Council gives teens an opportunity to play a role in shaping the future of their municipality, and to exercise their leadership skills. It's now looking for new members.

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Teachers union responds to concerns of local musician

The work to rule campaign by teachers has led to the cancellation of in-class workshops by outside musicians and artists. The head of the teachers union says it's unfortunate, but teachers are qualified to do the job.

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Nova Scotia Museum Evaluation Process

Nova Scotia Museum sites will be evaluated this year. The process addresses seven areas of museum operations. Once complete, museums will receive a report that includes detailed score breakdowns and recommendations for improvements.

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Work to rule affects local musicians

Some tutors and contractors are finding they are out of work as a result of work to rule. Keith Mullins is a musical tutor. He's worked in classrooms, augmenting the music program offerings, but now, he's out of the classroom.

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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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