• Now Playing on CBC Radio

  • change

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.

Updated: Weekly
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/mainstreetns/

Subscribe:

Featured Podcast

Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie and what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998.

To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Episode 8: Gwen
[mp3 file: runs 00:39:31]

Featured Podcast

Is sugar killing us?

How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance?

To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Is sugar killing us?
[mp3 file: runs01:14:23]

Featured Podcast

Not loving Meryl Streep's speech

'Crippled Scholar' Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech.

To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: Not loving Meryl Streep's speech
[mp3 file: runs00:50:36]

Featured Podcast

#DoesItFart? Scientists ask which animals pass gas

Biologists (and a few pet owners) from around the world have been collaborating on a Google spreadsheet that lists which animals pass gas and which don't.

To download a file, right click and save.Download Podcast: #DoesItFart? Scientists ask which animals pass gas
[mp3 file: runs00:54:47]

All podcast episodes

Use the links below to download a file.

What does reconciliation with the Mi'kmaq require of Nova Scotians?

Mainstreet's host Bob Murphy speaks with linguist Bernie Francis, law professor Naiomi Metallic, and journalist Maureen Googoo.

Download What does reconciliation with the Mi'kmaq require of Nova Scotians?
[mp3 file: runs 00:28:39]


From the archives: Four The Moment looks back on 35 years

On February 11, 2016, sisters Delvina and Kim Bernard dropped into the Mainstreet studio to talk with guest host Susan Lunn about how their African Nova Scotian vocal group got started in 1981, and about their classic album In My Soul which was released i

Download From the archives: Four The Moment looks back on 35 years
[mp3 file: runs 00:37:23]


Nova Scotia Mass Choir marks 25th anniversary this year

Around this time in 1992, the first auditions were being held for the Nova Scotia Mass Choir. Gloria Borden, Linda Carvery, and Woody Woods share some of their memories of how the choir came together and found its groove.

Download Nova Scotia Mass Choir marks 25th anniversary this year
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:25]


Halifax's poet laureate Rebecca Thomas on reconciliation

Rebecca Thomas recites Reconcile Your State Of Mind, and talks about the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's work as a starting point for a new understanding between the Mi'kmaq and the descendents of European settlers.

Download Halifax's poet laureate Rebecca Thomas on reconciliation
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:40]


Concern for endangered flower leads to bog restoration on Brier Island

The Eastern Mountain Avens is an arctic-alpine plant that survives in just two places in the world. One of them is Big Meadow Bog where Nick Hill is involved in an $800-thousand study and restoration funded by Environment Canada.

Download Concern for endangered flower leads to bog restoration on Brier Island
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:31]


Our oceans guy on the mysterious death of sea creatures

Boris Worm tells Bob Murphy what he makes of the thousands of dead herring, crab, starfish, and even a humpback whale that have washed up dead on beaches in southwest Nova Scotia.

Download Our oceans guy on the mysterious death of sea creatures
[mp3 file: runs 00:11:48]


Gloria McCluskey on her life in and out of politics

Mainstreet's producer Alex Mason sits down with the woman who served as Dartmouth's last mayor to ask about her upbringing on the Eastern Shore, her life in the city of lakes, and what makes her tick.

Download Gloria McCluskey on her life in and out of politics
[mp3 file: runs 00:21:47]


Dal U's Boris Worm & Clark Richards talk about melting the Arctic

For this episode of Surf And Turf, guest host Preston Mulligan speaks with Mainstreet's Oceans Guy Boris Worm, and another scientist who did field work in Greenland.

Download Dal U's Boris Worm & Clark Richards talk about melting the Arctic
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:57]


Some of Boris Worm's students in tears over Trump victory

Mainstreet's Oceans Guy tells guest host Preston Mulligan what's at stake for the climate, and science in general.

Download Some of Boris Worm's students in tears over Trump victory
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:34]


Halifax filmmaker explores psychological impact of racial profiling

Cory Bowles, a director best known for his work with the Trailer Park Boys, looks at race-based police violence in Black Cop, his latest short film.

Download Halifax filmmaker explores psychological impact of racial profiling
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:07]


Philosophy professor says US prison system "genocidal"

Lissa Skitolsky, an associate professor of philosophy at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, argues the US prison system is a system of genocide.

Download Philosophy professor says US prison system "genocidal"
[mp3 file: runs 00:17:31]