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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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Where are you from?

Hear from young people who are learning about their Indigenous nations - and what that means to them.

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At a loss for words

Two strangers who don’t speak the same language meet in Haiti and sparks fly... through Google Translate.

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Soheil's Millionaire Blues

Vancouver’s Soheil Biniaz is a self-made millionaire, who's learning deep connection is something his money can't buy.

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How drugs shaped our world

Each week, On Drugs looks through the lenses of history, pop culture and personal experience to understand how drugs have shaped our world.

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From our archives: Dal battery researcher wins $1-million Herzberg Medal

Dalhousie University physics prof Jeff Dahn talks about the research that earned him the prestigous Herzberg Prize, and challenges involved in making better lithium-ion batteries.

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Chaplain pens book about cancer, spirituality, and life with the disease

David Maginley is an interfaith spiritual counsellor at a Halifax cancer centre and has had cancer 4 times. He shares his personal story and ways he's helped others through their spiritual journeys.

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Using spoken word to get people thinking about poverty

Spoken word artist and Feed Nova Scotia employee Chiedza Sadomba and executive director Nick Jennery talk about a performance meant to spur more people to help others in need.

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Fishing company in Yarmouth fined for safety lapses

Diane Paquette tells Bob what she heard at the sentencing of Yarmouth Sea Products in a case where a scallop fisherman nearly died from a head injury two years ago this week.

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Reaily Apparent: parents on managing kids' screen time

Mainstreet's Alex Mason talks with parents about the limits they put on their kids' use of electronic screens.

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Thacker on the world's first commercial carbon-capture facility

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

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Real estate broker says development in Halifax harming heritage

Mike Turner say too much new office and hotel space is coming at the expense of historic buildings in downtown Halifax.

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Rob Thacker on artificial intelligence and competing with computers

Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about the pace at which computers might be able to learn to do tasks we count on humans to perform now.

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Our Spinbusters discuss the final days of the provincial election campaign

Our Spinbusters discuss Jamie Baillie's plea for NDP supporters to vote PC in the May 30th election and the role health care has played in the campaign.

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Concerns about possible clearcut next to Gully Lake Wilderness Area

After this interview, we noticed DNR's Harvest Plans Map Viewer had changed, and the area next to Gully Lake Wilderness Area was designated for a partial harvest instead.

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Riding profile: Halifax Chebucto

Mainstreet's Diane Paquette tells host Bob Murphy about the candidates competing for votes in Halifax Chebucto.

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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 share their thoughts on how leaders of main parties fared in TV debate

Our Spinbusters critique the leaders of the three main parties who took part in the only televised debate of the provincial election campaign.

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Riding profile: Queens-Shelburne

Queens-Shelburne is the only riding outside metro without an incumbent in the race. CBC reporter Paul Withers tells Bob Murphy about the candidates who hope to win the seat.

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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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Scientists work on 'planetary boundaries' to protect Earth -- from us

Our oceans guy Boris Worm drops says scientists are trying to define a "safe operating space for humanity" to make sure we don't cause "irreversible and abrupt environmental change."

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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