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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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The most interesting adman in the world

Albert Lasker had a hand in influencing professional baseball, Planned Parenthood, the North American breakfast and not one, but two presidential elections.

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The Self-Taught Philosopher

Naheed Mustafa tells the story of philosopher-physician Ibn Tufayl who wrote the first Arabic novel "Hayy ibn Yaqzan".

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Captain Underpants creator speaks

Captain Underpants creator Dav Pilkey talks to q guest host Ali Hassan about his struggles as a dyslexic kid with ADD

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Soundgarden producer remembers Chris Cornell

Music producer Michael Beinhorn recalls the darkness behind the grunge rock pioneer's immense talent.

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High school students at University of King's College summer program to study reconciliation

The Humanities for Young People program at King's will examine reconciliation this summer. Bob spoke with Sarah Clift, assistant professor of contemporary studies, and Geri Musqua - Leblanc of the Elders in Residence Program at Dalhousie University.

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Spinbusters on platforms, candidates derailed by online comments

Chris Lydon, Barbara Emodi and Michelle Coffin talk to Mainstreet host Bob Murphy about the major party platforms, and a former PC candidate dumped over an old tweet.

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Riding profile: Truro-Bible Hill-Millbrook-Salmon River

Mainstreet's Diane Paquette tells host Bob Murphy about the NDP incumbent, and the challengers hoping to unseat her.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:45]


Riding profile: Hammonds Plains-Lucasville

CBC reporter Paul Withers drops by the Mainstreet studio to tell Bob Murphy how the election camapign is shaping up in Hammonds Plains-Lucasville.

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Thacker on the link between ransomware and cyber warfare

Rob Thacker is a computational physicist at Saint Mary's University.

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Spinbusters on the first third of Nova Scotia election campaign

Michelle Coffin, Chris Lydon and Barbara Emodi tell Mainstreet host Bob Murphy what they make of the campaign so far.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:05]


Riding profile: Dartmouth East

When CBC reporter Paul Withers visited Dartmouth East, Andrew Younger had shaken up the race by quitting. After this story aired, the NDP candidate dropped out, too.

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Riding profile: Dartmouth South

Mainstreet's Diane Paquette told Bob Murphy about the race in Darmouth South before the PCs dropped candidate Jad Crnogorac over a tweet about a date rape drug.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:35]


Rob Thacker on the 'internet of things'

Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about the opportunities, the hype, and some of the risks involved in networking more of the objects around us.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:12]


Interviews with 12 people running to lead the Conservative Party

In the order we spoke to them: Raitt, Leitch(at 3:30), Alexander(at 6:55), Bernier(10:55), Lemieux(14:30), Peterson(18:11), Obhrai(21:28), Chong(24:40), Saxton(28:18), Scheer(31:52), Trost(35:56), O'Toole(39:33)

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B.C. professor's sleep trick gets attention from Oprah, Forbes, Guardian

Researcher Luc Beaudoin's "cognitive shuffle" helps redirect a person's focus away from stressful thoughts that could otherwise keep them awake.

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We ask a psychologist and a professor of religion if we are living in "The Golden Age of Lying"

A psychologist and a professor of religion talk about the lies people tell, the reasons we do, and how we can be more truthful.

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Spinbusters: what to expect between now and election day

Barbara Emodi, Michelle Coffin, and Chris Lydon talk to guest host Allison Devereaux about how the major parties are positioning themselves.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:32]


Thacker on the idea of building a spaceport in Nova Scotia

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University and speaks with guest host Allison Devereaux.

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Previously unnamed feature of Northern Lights now called "Steve"

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to tell guest host Allison Devereaux about a bright purple line discovered in the Aurora Borealis by amateur astronomers.

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New Halifax street lights "like living in a Walmart parking lot"

A Halifax resident says the new street lights recently installed outside his home are so bright it's tough to distinguish between night and day, but the city says a fix could come with a hefty price tag.

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Readily Apparent on parenting and profanity in pop culture

Mainstreet's Alex Mason talks to parents about how they manage the foul language and even fouler ideas in music lyrics and other pop culture.

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Downtown Halifax businessowners say streetscape project short-term pain for long-term gain

Two Argyle Street businessowners say timing of construction phase of streetscape project "unfortunate" but the future is bright.

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Business groups respond to concerns about streetscape project for Argyle Street area in Halifax

Downtown Halifax Business Commission and Canadian Federation of Independent Business respond to concerns about streetscape project for Argyle Street area.

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Halifax Mayor Mike Savage, Councillor Waye Mason explain timing of streetscape project for Argyle Street area

Halifax Mayor Mike Savage and District 7 Halifax South Downtown councillor Waye Mason explains timing of streetscape project for Argyle Street area and address concerns of local businesses.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:29]


18 months to launch, James Webb Space Telescope enters test phase

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to walk us through some of the challenges involved in launching the world's most expensive telescope into space.

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People of limited means find ways to help each other through facebook group

Tanya Salomon talks about her family's financial challenges, and Lori Smith tells us about a facebook group where people can ask for help in a pinch.

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Economy Shoe Shop sold in Halifax, owner blames construction in area

Victor Syperek says he sold Economy Shoe Shop restaurant and bar because he is fed up with the way the city has managed construction in the Argyle Street area. Wooden Monkey owner Lil MacPherson says her business is struggling.

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The music will play on at The Carleton Music Bar & Grill as buyer steps forward

Mike Campbell, long-time owner of The Carleton in Halifax, talks with Bob about new buyer who stepped forward at the eleventh hour to save the business and the city's latest plans for Argyle Street.

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Spring will bring a sting: researchers gear up for arrival of jellyfish in May

Mainstreet's Oceans Guy Boris Worm drops by with one of his grad students - Beth Nordstrom - to talk about signs of spring in the oceans.

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A telescope the size of the Earth? Say what?

Rob Thacker drops by from St Mary's University to tell us about a world-wide effort to gain new insights into black holes.

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Films of nuclear weapons tests "frightening and terrifying to look at"

The US government has released films of secret nuclear bomb tests for the first time. They were filmed during the Cold War. Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about what they show.

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Bob tells Rob Doublett about a trip to a virtual reality company in Halifax

Bob visits a new virtual reality company in Halifax and finds out it's about more than just fun and games.

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Poll of Atlantic Canadians sparks discussion about "Canadian values" and immigration

A telephone survey of 1500 Atlantic Canadians finds two-thirds want the federal government to screen immigrants for Canadian values before letting them into this country. We speak with a market researcher and a former chair of Canada's immigration board.

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Senator Anne Cools won't join "lynch mob" over Meredith's teenage girlfriend

Senator Anne Cools talks about why a report by the Senate Ethics Officer into Senator Don Meredith's sexual relationship with a teenage girl isn't enough to justify kicking him out of the red chamber.

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Our oceans guy tells us about a Canada 150 plan to sail around the country

Boris Worm drops in on his way home from Lunenburg, where a vessel is being prepared for a voyage around Canada's four - that's right, four - coasts.

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An Evening With Candy Palmater

All four segments of Bob Murphy's conversation with Candy Palmater, Mi'kmaq comedian, recovered lawyer, and successful broadcaster. They were recorded March 9 at the Halifax Central Library.

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Rob Thacker on why he did a TEDx talk all about light

Rob Thacker drops by from St Mary's University to talk about the uses of light in everything from art, to hi-tech communication, and the search for life on alien worlds.

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The personal story behind a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision

Mainstreet's Alex Mason interviews Rodney Small, whose arrest at 15 years of age resulted in the 'RDS' Supreme Court of Canada decision that established that judges can account for social context when making decisions.

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Rob Thacker on space junk and whether it could make space inaccessible

Bob Murphy asks Saint Mary's University's Rob Rhacker if we need the equivalent of a road-side clean-up in space.

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A best selling author and an autistic adult talk about how people view autism

NY Times best-selling author Steve Silberman and Patricia George Zwicker of Nova Scotia talk about how people view autism.

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