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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 ethics of a morality pill

An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a 'morality pill'?

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Day 2

With one book down and four remaining, it's day two of the battle of the books.

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Rachel Dolezal speaks

With the launch of Rachel Dolezal's memoir, Piya Chattopadhyay tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outrage.

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Reaction To Beyak

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to face criticism over her comments about residential schools. Matt Galloway spoke with our pop culture columnist, Jesse Wente.

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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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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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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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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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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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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:01]


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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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:22]


MLAs get an earful about life in the classroom, and Bill 75

CBC Legislature reporter Jean Laroche tells Bob Murphy about the unvarnished view of life in the classroom that emerged in presentations to the Law Amendments Committee.

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Black holes may be more common than we thought

Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science with guest host Preston Mulligan.

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Readily Apparent on getting kids to do chores

Mainstreet's Alex Mason talks to a couple parents about how they motivate their children to help out around the house.

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Students learn getting involved in a contract dispute can get messy

Mainstreet's Diane Paquette talks with members of two student groups who have different opinions about the contract dispute between teachers and the provincial government.

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Rob Thacker on how oceans could have existed on Mars

Rob drops by from the astronomy and physics department at Saint Mary's University to talk about new research that tries to understand the conditions under which Mars could have had oceans.

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Dal marine biologist talks about Sharkwater filmmaker who is missing

Dalhousie University veterinarian and marine biologist Chris Harvey-Clark tells us about Rob Stewart, the city kid from Toronto who became famous for championing sharks.

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North Preston man hopes bagpipes will inspire youth

Diane Paquette tells us about Jermaine Downey's lifelong love of the bagpipes, and his efforts to create a pipe and drum band for young people in North Preston.

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NOAA's worst case scenario 8.2 feet of sea level rise by 2100

Our Oceans Guy Boris Worm talks about the science behind the estimate, and how much we can improve our prospects by taking decisive action on climate change now.

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Muslim community leaders in Halifax react to Quebec massacre

Bob Murphy speaks with Masuma Khan, president of the Dalhousie Muslim Student Association, Imam Gamal Badawi, a member of the Council of Nova Scotia Imams, and Imam Zia Khan, director of the Centre for Islamic Development.

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Rob Thacker on exoplanets

Rob drops by from the astronomy and physics department at Saint Mary's University to tell Bob about a Canadian innovation that's helping scientists get a better view of some planets outside our solar system.

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Rob Thacker on science and skepticism

Rob drops by from the astronomy and physics department at Saint Mary's University to talk about what researchers have learned about why people sometimes reject scientific evidence.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:32]


Readily Apparent on finding a little "me time"

Mainstreet's Alex Mason talks to a couple of parents about how they find a quiet moment for themselves.

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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.

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[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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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