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NS: Mainstreet Halifax

A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes, Mainstreet is designed to put Nova Scotia listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.

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The strange coronation of Donald Trump

Michael Enright reflects on the Republican National Convention.

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Ross Rebagliati

The Canadian Olympic Snowboarder opens up about the pressures of being the world’s top snowboarder.

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Grieving

This week's podcast explores the complex nature of the grieving process.

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Yazidi ISIS slave shares her harrowing story

A young Yazidi woman's life in Iraq took a horrific turn when her town was taken over by ISIS.

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Good news about air quality in Halifax

An atmospheric scientist tells Bob what she has discovered about the quality of air we breathe in Halifax.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:50]


From our archives - Charles Labrador interviewed in the late 1990s

Mainstreet's current producer Alex Mason interviewed the late Charles Labrador about building a birchbark canoe, and reviving traditions he'd been taught as a boy. Labrador was the founding chief of the Acadia Band first nation in Nova Scotia.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:51]


Ocean School hopes to better engage grades 6-9 in science

Anisha Rajaselvam is a Grade 8 student who worked as an Ocean School peer educator. The CBC's Felicia Latour speaks with her, and our oceans guy Boris Worm, after learning the initiative will get a quarter million dollars in federal funding.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:16]


Shark researchers talk in broader strokes about what they're learning

Part two of Bob Murphy's conversation with Greg Skomal, Massachusetts' Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist, and Fred Whoriskey, executive director of the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:22]


Up close and personal with great whites, and blue sharks

When these two guys yell: "Shark in the water!" -- they're happy, not scared. Two researchers tell Mainstreet's Bob Murphy what it's like being close to some of the ocean's deadliest predators.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:51]


A marine biologist's perspective on Finding Dory

Our oceans guy tells host Bob Murphy what he thought of the summer's biggest blockbuster, and the way it portrays life in the oceans.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:10]


NS reaction to US shootings

The recent shootings in the US is a story millions of people are watching. We invited three African-Nova Scotians to share their thoughts.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:19:25]


Opposition MLA has unofficial numbers, but Minister still keeping mum

Nova Scotia's Minister of Transportation took the ferry from Yarmouth to Portland this week but the province is still refusing to tell taxpayers how many other people are using the service.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:05]


Have some Nova Scotians internalized a 'have not' attitude?

People who came out to an Engage Nova Scotia event on June 20 step up to the microphone to talk about how they think this province needs to change to better face the future.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:30]


Tim Merry says Billy Bragg taught him something about democracy

The self-described "change leader" returns to Mainstreet to talk about unintentional racism, and why tight budgets will pressure governments to share power with citizens.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:45]


Double the trouble for young Nova Scotians who are visible minorities

A young woman tells the crowd at an Engage Nova Scotia event that the challenges young Nova Scotians face finding opportunities are compounded by racism and inequality.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:03:33]


Amalgamation a no go, but more cooperation still required

People at an Engage Nova Scotia event in Stellarton talk about the public rejection of the MOU on amalgamation, and the continued need for people to work together.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:57]


Pictou County's quality of life is great, but is it enough?

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy plays some of the comments recorded June 14 at a public event organized by Engage Nova Scotia.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:26]


Highlights from Engage Nova Scotia event in Digby

Listen in on some of what Mainstreet's host Bob Murphy heard when he moderated a community conversation in Digby about how the surrounding communities should adapt to economic and demographic change.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:52]


Tim Merry on how he became a "change leader"

Tim Merry lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and works locally and internationally. He tells Mainstreet's Alex Mason what he's learned about how to consult with people, and how to make change happen.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:24]


Halifax's poet laureate says city council "whitesplaining" Cornwallis

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy speaks with Mi'kmaq poet Rebecca Thomas, and HRM councillor David Hendsbee.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:16]


Take this hobby and stuff it

CBC contributor Jackie Torrens tells Bob Murphy what she learned at a taxidermy class in Halifax.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:36]


Founder of Shambhala Institute for Authentic Leadership on making change

We heard recently that more Nova Scotians are inclined to measure success by improvements in their quality of life, rather than growth in the economy. Michael Chender tells Mainstreet's Alex Mason we need not sacrifice one or the other.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:00]


The 'sandwich technique' to making change happen

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy asks Emily Duffett about her experiences advocating for people with disabilities, and for herself.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:48]


Be the change that you wish to see in the world

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy talks with Barb Hamilton-Hinch about making change happen on the university campus where she works, and beyond.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:36]


"What are we giving up if we change?"

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy talks with Elspeth McLean-Wile, of the group NOW Lunenburg County, about what she's learned about making change happen in the wake of the Ivany Report.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:57]