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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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Dam betrays Trudeau's pledge to First Nations, say critics

Despite a promise to forge a new relationship with Indigenous peoples, the Trudeau government's support of the Site C dam is facing criticism. The dam is opposed by First Nation leaders, the Royal Society of Canada and Amnesty International.

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'Some relief': Taran Killam's SNL ax

Well-liked and versatile actor Taran Killam reflects on life after his six season run with Saturday Night Live.

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Toll of assisted deaths on doctors

What impact do assisted deaths take on the doctors involved? Dr. Jeff Blackmer says some doctors will struggle, and Canada needs a framework to support them.

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Conservation officer kills 9 bears in 'most difficult week'

A B.C. conservation officer says Revelstoke residents' carelessness with their food and trash led to the euthanization of nine bears there last week. Guest host Laura Lynch interviews Dan Bartol.

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Good news about air quality in Halifax

An atmospheric scientist tells Bob what she has discovered about the quality of air we breathe in Halifax.

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From our archives - Charles Labrador interviewed in the late 1990s

Mainstreet's current producer Alex Mason interviewed the late Charles Labrador about building a birchbark canoe, and reviving traditions he'd been taught as a boy. Labrador was the founding chief of the Acadia Band first nation in Nova Scotia.

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Ocean School hopes to better engage grades 6-9 in science

Anisha Rajaselvam is a Grade 8 student who worked as an Ocean School peer educator. The CBC's Felicia Latour speaks with her, and our oceans guy Boris Worm, after learning the initiative will get a quarter million dollars in federal funding.

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Shark researchers talk in broader strokes about what they're learning

Part two of Bob Murphy's conversation with Greg Skomal, Massachusetts' Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist, and Fred Whoriskey, executive director of the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University.

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Up close and personal with great whites, and blue sharks

When these two guys yell: "Shark in the water!" -- they're happy, not scared. Two researchers tell Mainstreet's Bob Murphy what it's like being close to some of the ocean's deadliest predators.

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Climate change takes a toll on kelp along some parts of NS coast

Karen Filbee-Dexter tells Bob Murphy about research she did for her PhD thesis.

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A marine biologist's perspective on Finding Dory

Our oceans guy tells host Bob Murphy what he thought of the summer's biggest blockbuster, and the way it portrays life in the oceans.

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NS reaction to US shootings

The recent shootings in the US is a story millions of people are watching. We invited three African-Nova Scotians to share their thoughts.

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Opposition MLA has unofficial numbers, but Minister still keeping mum

Nova Scotia's Minister of Transportation took the ferry from Yarmouth to Portland this week but the province is still refusing to tell taxpayers how many other people are using the service.

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Have some Nova Scotians internalized a 'have not' attitude?

People who came out to an Engage Nova Scotia event on June 20 step up to the microphone to talk about how they think this province needs to change to better face the future.

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Tim Merry says Billy Bragg taught him something about democracy

The self-described "change leader" returns to Mainstreet to talk about unintentional racism, and why tight budgets will pressure governments to share power with citizens.

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Double the trouble for young Nova Scotians who are visible minorities

A young woman tells the crowd at an Engage Nova Scotia event that the challenges young Nova Scotians face finding opportunities are compounded by racism and inequality.

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Amalgamation a no go, but more cooperation still required

People at an Engage Nova Scotia event in Stellarton talk about the public rejection of the MOU on amalgamation, and the continued need for people to work together.

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Pictou County's quality of life is great, but is it enough?

Mainstreet host Bob Murphy plays some of the comments recorded June 14 at a public event organized by Engage Nova Scotia.

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Highlights from Engage Nova Scotia event in Digby

Listen in on some of what Mainstreet's host Bob Murphy heard when he moderated a community conversation in Digby about how the surrounding communities should adapt to economic and demographic change.

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Tim Merry on how he became a "change leader"

Tim Merry lives on the south shore of Nova Scotia, and works locally and internationally. He tells Mainstreet's Alex Mason what he's learned about how to consult with people, and how to make change happen.

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