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NS: Mainstreet Halifax

 

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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Tricking TripAdvisor to list a shed as top rated restaurant

Oobah Butler built so much hype with his totally fake London restaurant, people called from all over the world trying to get reservations.

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Witchful thinking

Two witches share why Wicca is rising in popularity, especially amongst young women.

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From poutine to windchill

Which Canadian 'cultural intangibles' are worthy of UNESCO's recognition?

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When the plan to 'date Indigenous' gets complicated

Sarain met a full status Indigenous man, who she loved. But, then, things started to unravel.

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Halifax gets its first public "bookmark" commemorating "Barometer Rising"

We find out why Hugh MacLennan's "Barometer Rising" will be recognized with a plaque "bookmark" at the top of Citadel Hill in Halifax

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Mom in Halifax speaks out about her son's drug addiction

A parent goes public with her family's experience after seeking help for their 18 year-old son's drug addiction. They say they had to demand care.

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Scientists awed by video from the seafloor of the Gulf of St Lawrence

Our oceans guy Boris Worm and Alexandra Cousteau talk about the summer's groundbreaking expedition into the depths of the Gulf.

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Spinbusters on NDP execs quitting and the spat between Liberals and AG

Chris, Barb and Michelle examine the dissension in the ranks of the NDP and the relationship between Liberals and the Auditor General.

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Joe Schwarcz hopes to modify the opinions of critics of GMOs

The director of the Office For Science & Society at McGill University tells Mainstreet's Alex Mason genetically engineered foods do not present risks to human health.

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Rob Thacker on mining the moon and asteroids

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to tell guest host Preston Mulligan about a treaty that could stand in the way of mining in space.

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Our oceans guy has shocking news about Atlantic torpedo rays

Boris Worm tells Bob about the latest research on these creatures by the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University, and his own recent close encounter.

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Is Houston the solution for a PC Party in need of a new leader?

Bob asks the Mainstreet Spinbusters -- Michelle Coffin, Chris Lydon, and Barbara Emodi.

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Rob Thacker on the role science advisors could play in governments

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

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Editors of first ever Atlantic Canadian anthology of poetry for children

Bob is joined in the studio by Sheree Fitch, and from our Fredericton studio by Anne Hunt. Their book Whispers Of Mermaids And Wonderful Things is published by Nimbus.

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Book examines tragedies and effect on families and first responders

Author and journalist Janice Landry's new book "The Legacy Letters" looks at the lasting pain of families struck by tragedy.

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Halifax researcher working to reduce cases of severe mental illness

A Halifax research team works with young people and families to reduce risk of severe mental illness such as bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia.

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Our oceans guy is just back from the Galápagos Islands

Boris Worm tells guest host Preston Mulligan what he saw there, and what he learned.

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Rob Thacker on STEMFest coming to Halifax a year from now

The International Festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics is coming to Halifax next fall. Rob tells guest host Preston Mulligan about it.

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Call for volunteers to see if The Batman Effect works on household chores

Could old Halloween costumes motivate kids to stay focused on household chores? Alex Mason talks with Michelle Eskritt-Keck from MSVU, and asks for your help to test this idea.

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Halifax man feels the heat in The Great Canadian Baking Show

We talk with a Halifax man who is one of ten contestants in the Great Canadian Baking Show.

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Author writes unauthorized oral history of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes"

Angela Mombourquette marks 25th season of "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" with an unauthorized oral history of program.

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Charges laid in the investigation over Russian interference in US election

Rachel Brickner is a political scientist at Acadia University, and a dual US/Canadian citizen. She talks about the charges facing Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.

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Space rock likely had origin a long time ago in a solar system far, far away

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about a space rock that shot past our sun earlier this fall, and appears to have come from another solar system.

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German study finds steep decline in number of flying insects

If you're going camping in Germany, this might seem like great news. Rob Thackers drops by from Saint Mary's University with a more nuanced perspective on the research.

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Two perspectives on forestry practices in Nova Scotia

In advance of a mock funeral for NS forests, we talk with two people on different sides of the debate over the health of our forests.

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Surf and Turf: Sonya Lee and our TD Kids Book Club talk endangered species

With Boris Worm out of town, what better excuse to bring back Ocean School's Sonya Lee for a North Atlantic right whale-of-a-tale visit with our sixth grade readers at Duc d'Anville school in Clayton Park!

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Gravitational waves alert researchers to collision of neutron stars

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

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Volta Labs CEO says Halifax reminds him of Waterloo 15 years ago

In this extended interview, Jesse Rodgers talks about the new Creative Destruction Lab at Dal, Volta Labs, why he moved to Halifax, and whether we should want an Amazon HQ.

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The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk: Meet our 2017 TD Kids Book Club!

Every fall, Mainstreet teams up with CBC Books for a healthy dose of children's lit. This year, we're reading Jan Thornhill's The Tragic Tale of the Great Auk. Producer Felicia Latour introduces the book and our young readers at Duc d'Anville school.

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Parents talk about striking a balance with kids & technology

Stories from Tuesday's Mainstreet in which Jordan Kyriakidis, Stephanie Potter, and Ulrike Bahr-Gedalia talk about how they manage their kids' use of gadgets and social media.

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Gravitational waves offer new way to study the universe and its origins

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

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"The Hours Turn to Nothing": Untold stories of the Halifax explosion

Stephanie Kincade and Christina Murray from Xara Choral Theatre tell Mainstreet producer Diane Paquette about "The Hours Turn to Nothing," a musical that recounts untold stories of the Halifax Explosion. The show wraps up its Maritime tour this weekend.

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Is the proliferation of online porn causing public health problems?

We hear four different perspectives in advance of a panel discussion about the ethics of consuming pornography organized by the Canadian Centre For Ethics in Public Affairs.

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Electric bus travels almost 1800km on single charge, but not very quickly

Rob Thackers drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science with Bob.

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A tale of two earthquakes: the chaos in Mexico City, then and now

Two Nova Scotians were teenagers in 1985, when an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit their home of Mexico City. 32 years later, they were shocked when another hit on the very same day. Jorge Orduña-Amaro and Judith Dardon share their thoughts on September 19.

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Nova Scotia Nature Trust on what's next for the 100 Wild Islands

Bonnie Sutherland drops into the studio to tell Bob how communities on the Eastern Shore can contribute to a management plan being developed for the 100 Wild Islands.

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NS Environment Minister responds to complaints about Northern Pulp emissions

Nova Scotia Environment Minister Iain Rankin responds to community concerns about the government's handling of particulate emissions at Northern Pulp in Pictou County.

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100 Wild Islands like looking at NS "before any kind of human activities"

You can see some of Nick Hawkins' photos in this story from CBC News: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/100-wild-islands-nova-scotia-nature-trust-1.4301931

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Business leader Paul Sobey blasts government's handling of Northern Pulp emissions

Past president and CEO of Empire Company, Paul Sobey, is frustrated the Nova Scotia government continues to allow Northern Pulp to exceed provincial emission levels without penalty.

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Rob Thacker on the dramatic finale of Cassini's mission to Saturn

On Mondays, Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

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Pre-primary problems: why an inclusive daycare may be losing space

As the province expands pre-primary care, a daycare for children with special needs is being told to scale down. Blair Langille from the Halifax Association for Community Living, and Kelly Connors from the Halifax Regional School Board explain.

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Weight of water from Hurricane Irma deflected the Earth's crust 2cm

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

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Dr. Drew Bethune assessing need for cancer-radiation services in Yarmouth

Cancer patients in Yarmouth are waiting to here if, and when, they'll be able to receive radiation treatments closer to home. It all hinges on one crucial review, led by Dr. Drew Bethune, medical director of the Nova Scotia Cancer Care Program.

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