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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 best and worst Christmas music

Robert Harris give out gifts and lumps of coal to a variety of Yuletide tunes.

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Dave cooks a turkey

Hear Dave's misadventures of making the holiday meal.

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Crime of the Century revived

Roger Hodgson dusts off the seminal 1974 record for a new century.

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Roch Carrier's The Hockey Sweater keeps us warm

The Current revisits the classic children's story as it celebrates 30 years in print.

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Hit Me With Some Science: Mantis Shrimp

The Muhammad Ali of the sea: science educator Sonya Lee tells us about a sea creature that packs a serious punch.

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Ghostbusters Script

Local filmmaker Sean Grady tells us why he wrote a screenplay for a Ghostbusters sequel, and then put someone else's name on it.

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sex worker Debbie takes questions from MSVU students

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sex worker Debbie speaks to MSVU students

This is a condensed excerpt from a speech Debbie made on Monday 24 November.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:06]


guilty but not sorry - victim's dad about convicted men in child porn case

Stephanie talks a man whose name we cannot mention about two guilty pleas from young men whose names we cannot mention in a case that involved the man's daughter whose name we also cannot mention.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:22]


Ken Hansen says "terrorism" wrong word to describe October attacks

Stephanie talks with Ken Hansen, a retired Navy commander who co-chaired the Maritime Studies Programme at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto. Now he's a research fellow at the Centre For Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University.

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Jevon MacDonald and JP Deveau: on Ivany, opportunities, and entrepreneurs

Another conversation with two Maritime business icons: Jevon MacDonald of Volta and GoInstant fame, and JP Deveau of Acadian Seaplants.

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Our oceans guy on Australia's Great Barrier Reef rescue plan

Boris Worm talks to Stephanie about Australia's plan to try to save the Great Barrier Reef, and what Canada can learn from it.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:24]


JP Deveau and Jevon MacDonald on encouraging entrepreneurs

Stephanie talks with two Maritime business icons who've been recruited by the oneNS Coalition: JP Deveau of Acadian Seaplants, and Jevon MacDonald who co-created GoInstant and the startup house Volta.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:45]


Amanda Lindhout on 15 months in captivity in Somalia

Stephanie talks to Amanda Linhout about the story detailed in her award-winning memoir A House in the Sky.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:55]


Ecology Action Centre and DNR Minister on forestry allocations

Stephanie talks with Matt Miller, then Zach Churchill, ahead of a public meeting about how government is allocating wood on Nova Scotia's western crown lands.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:16:00]


a business opportunity in shark diving?

Our oceans guy, Boris Worm, tells us shark diving is a booming business in some places. And he thinks it could be here, too.

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Hit Me With Some Science: Tardigrades

Science educator Sonya Lee joins us from the Discovery Centre to talk about a nearly indestructible invertebrate that can survive the highest of heights and the deepest of depths. It's even been to space!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:06]


Red Tape 6 Immigration Canada paperwork

Blair Hodgman is a US and Canadian immigration lawyer in Chester, and Cleveland. And it seemed like she couldn't wait to tell Stephanie about the red tape she deals with on behalf of her clients.

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Red Tape 5 governments respond

Stephanie talks with Natasha Clarke from Service Nova Scotia, and Bob Bjerke who's Halifax's Director of Planning and Development.

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Red Tape 4 "a culture of no"

Stephanie talks to Rob MacPherson about the complaints developers have about dealing with city hall.

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Red Tape 3 restaurant association

Gordon Stewart is the Director of the Restaurant Association of Nova Scotia, and he's involved in a provincial initiative to reduce red tape.

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Red Tape 2 shucks! oyster shucking not allowed

Hana Nelson had to adjust her plans before she started Afishionado Fishmongers, in Halifax. Then caterer Jane Wright says regulations and the people who enforce them are a valuable resource.

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Tell Us About Your Red Tape 1 restaurateurs

Stephanie talks with Jason Lynch, the chef at Le Caveau in Grand Pre, and Jenny Dobbs who owns two Morris East restaurants in Halifax.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:07]


update on Chen Qing, "the mattress king"

Earlier this year, we met an international student at SMU who has started his own business, and wants to become a permanent resident. But he doesn't fit into any immigration categories, and even high powered help couldn't change that.

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Forward reThinking: progress since the Ivany Report

We hear from Saeed El-Darahali of the oneNS Coalition, Susanna Fuller of the Ivany Commission, commentator Bill Black, head of APEC Elizabeth Beale, and atmospheric scientist Tom Duck on what's happened since the Ivany report came out, and what needs to h

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:48]


our oceans guy talks about plankton

Boris Worm studies the oceans at Dalhousie University. And he is in awe of plankton.

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our oceans guy swims with sperm whales

Boris Worm studies the oceans at Dalhousie University.

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Boris Worm on Beached Marine Mammals

Our oceans guy tells Stephanie the science behind dolphin strandings.

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