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Mainstreet PEI

Join host Karen Mair as she takes you through the late afternoon with smart conversations that are current and relevant, introducing listeners to news makers, artists and community members shaping our way of life.

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Sex is more than sex

Steve wants to have more sex with his wife. But is his focus on the bedroom obscuring a bigger issue?

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Origin stories

Ever wonder how we got here? Digging into history, these podcasts uncover the past to understand the present.

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The mighty mistle thrush

Vanessa Blanch and Alain Clavette tracked down a flock of birders to tell the story behind this “mega-rarity” in the birding community.

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Tragedy + Time

Oriana can’t lie and it’s hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

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David Francey

Temporarily trading the microphone for a paintbrush. David Francey has been told by his doctor to let his singing voice rest for a while. So the award winning singer-songwriter is now touring with an art show of his paintings. He spoke with Angela Walker before a weekend show at Copper Bottom Brewing.

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shOUT!PEI

A day to explore gender and sexuality, celebrate creative arts and talent, and provide lots of friendship and support. Rory Starkman and Kandace Hagen told Angela Walker about shOUT!PEI taking place at UPEI.

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Jim Macnutt "Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island"

Jim Macnutt's book "Historic Furniture of Prince Edward Island" was awarded the Canadian Museums Association 2018 Award of Outstanding Achievement. Jim told Angela Walker what it has meant to him and the team that worked on the project.

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Fundraiser for the QEH pediatric ward

The Atlantic Canada Clinical Engineering Society and the Canadian Medical and Biological engineering society will use entertainment at their conference to give back to the pediatric ward at the QEH. Angela Walker spoke with Tracey Comeau, CEO of the QEH Foundation, Julie Biso, nurse manager at the Pediatric Clinic, and Brendon MacKenna and Brent MacKinnon, with the Biomedical Engineering department.

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Rob Oakie, Music PEI

Rob Oakie of Music PEI told Angela Walker about some artist space now available for members who are looking for a quiet place to do work or have business meetings.

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Campbell Webster "Anne and Gilbert the Musical"

Producer Campbell Webster, told Angela Walker about the new season of "Anne and Gilbert the Musical" and all the amazing talent chosen this year.

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Dennis Ellsworth - "Things Change"

Dennis Ellsworth's new album is called "Things Change", it reflects some changes in his own personal life and in his music as well. He spoke with Angela Walker.

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Spin Time

Jeff Noye, chair of the Tyne Valley Oyster festival, and driving force behind the music festival "Rock the Boat", was our Spin Time DJ.

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Ashley Condon "Can you hear me"

Island singer-songwriter, Ashley Condon, is celebrating the release of her latest album. Her Brewery is also hosting an art exhibit by David Francey, who is finding a new voice with his art. She spoke with Angela Walker

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Dutch Thompson Food

It was a time when hunger wasn't uncommon, and often neighbours and friends shared what they had. Dutch Thompson brings us stories about food from the by-gone days.

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Destination Imagination

Kate Doyle, Abby Chapman, Emma Kiley and Cailyn MacAulay, and Libby Smith are PEI students who are taking part in the global finals of Destination Imagination in Knoxville, Tennessee. They told Angela Walker how this program is putting their skills to the test and how they are bringing an important message to the forefront.

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Winsloe Players "A Ticket to Heaven"

The talented and caring actors who make up the Winsloe Players Comedy Theatre are getting reading for their next fundraising show for the QEH. The play is called "A Ticket to Heaven". Ivan Proude and Gordon Aten filled Angela Walker in on the details.

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"Little Cities"

The group "Little Cities" offered up beer and pizza to anyone who wanted to be in the video of their latest single "Girl Next Door." Band members Matt Hannah and Mitch Gallant, spoke with Angela Walker.

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Additional housing support for young people

Rona Smith, the province's director of child and family services, tells Angela Walker about some additional housing support for young people who were in the care of child protection services but have reached their 18th birthday.

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Fallback, 50s and 60s Dance Series

They always have their audience dancing up a storm. "Fallback" is a popular Island band that brings the popular dance music of the 50's and 60's to life once more. We'll catch up on the band's latest news, when we speak with three members Johnny Ross, Dale Gaudet, and Scott White.

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Ivan Coyote, Tomboy Survival Guide

"Tomboy Survival Guide" is billed as a show for misfits, boy-girls, butches and lady mechanics. The show contains great stories and music...and promises to be an unforgettable evening for everyone. We'll meet award winning author, storyteller and filmmaker Ivan Coyote ahead of their performance Tuesday night at the Mack.

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Victoria Playhouse

Everything from comedy and storytelling to music, Emily Smith and Pat Stunden Smith, the management team of the Victoria Playhouse, tell Angela Walker about the 2018 line-up.

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Spin Time Patti Arsenault

Our Spin Time Dj, Patti Arsenault, a writer and story teller from Malpeque Bay, told a few tales and played a few tunes for us.

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MP Sean Casey- criminal justice system

From preliminary inquries to jury selection, the federal Liberals have tabled a bill that could mean some major changes for the criminal justice system. Angela Walker spoke with lawyer and Charlottetown MP, Sean Casey to take a closer look at what's being proposed,

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Danny Drouin

Island singer-songwriter Danny Drouin's music career has been taking off lately, and when you hear his music, it's easy to understand why. He brought Angela Walker up-to-date on his latest news and he performed a new song live in our studio.

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Skin Flick Watermark Theatre

The folks with ACT (A Community Theatre) are having lots of fun getting reading for their performances of Skin Flick later this month at the Watermark Theatre. The Norm Foster comedy promises lots of laughs. Marti Hopson is one of the stars of the show, as is Keir Malone, who is also the director. They spoke with Angela Walker.

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Keiran Keller, Harboufront Theatre

From music to comedy and everything in between. There will be lots of great entertainment this summer at the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside. Keiran Keller, is the Harboufront Theatre's executive director. He dropped by to talk about the line up for the 2018 season.

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Holland College Music Performance Program

From pop and blues, to celtic tunes. Students from Holland College's Music Performance program are putting on a show like no other at the Florence Simmons Performance Hall. Instructor Alan White and first year students Elijah Rudick and Tuli Porcher dropped by with all the details.

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Susan Rodgers

Island writer and filmmaker Susan Rodgers tells Angela Walker about her personal video diary about trying to get her first feature drama film off the ground.

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Speech Reading, Canadian Hard of Hearing Association

When words are hard to hear...using your eyes can be key. A speech reading course is about to begin for Islanders with hearing problems who are looking to improve their communication skills. Speech Reading Instructor Nancy MacPhee and Annie Lee MacDonald of the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association, the details.

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Dutch Thompson, Nicknames

With so many people having the same last names...nicknames were vitally important back in the by-gone days of PEI. Dutch Thompson will bring us stories of some of the good ones.

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The Community Foundation of PEI

The Community Foundation of PEI is once again calling for applications for its grant and scholarship programs. This year there is more than $300,000 to spend. The new executive director, Kent Hudson, told Angela Walker about the foundation and how it works for you.

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"The Fretless"

They add a classical sound to traditional celtic music. Angela Walker caught up with a member of the Juno award winning group "The Fretless" ahead of a workshop and a show on PEI.

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Spin Time Melanie Mills

She has continued what her father began and Island music fans are all the better for it. Melanie Mills of "the Dunk" was our Spin Time DJ.

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Keelin Wedge

She has a couple of instrumental albums to her name but Keelin Wedge is working on her first vocal album. Keelin told Angela Walker about the album and performed live in our studio.

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"Generations of Fascinating Ladies"

Taking lively musical theatre to seniors who may not always get a chance to see a show. The Young At Heart Theatre will tour the show "Generations of Fascinating Ladies". Angela Walker spoke with Artistic Director and co-founder, Catherine O'Brien and performers Kelley Mooney, Suzanne Wilkie and Allison Kelley

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"Awake"

Aaron Ellis, Sherri-Lee Pike, and Jenna Harvey tell Angela Walker about "Awake" playing at the Harbourfront Theatre. It's a play written by Jenna, with a great story line and some classic musical hits.

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Island Improv Invitational

Learning the art of improv during a day of workshops and then showing the public your skills in the evening at an Improv Battle Royale. Spotlight School of Arts' executive director, Reasha Walsh, the creative director Monica Kani and student Dominique LaPierre, told Angela Walker about the Island Improv Invitational,

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"Behind the Panels" - Comic book art

Amateur comic book artists on PEI are getting an opportunity to have their work be part of a major art exhibition at Eptek Centre, along with the professionals. Nikkie Gallant, the site director of the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside spoke with Angela Walker..

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Anya Smith

Music lovers on PEI may have noticed a familiar and favourite performer back on the scene. Singer songwriter, Anya Smith, told Angela Walker how her music is kind of taking a new direction of late.

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Brielle Ansems

After a national audition search, PEI actor Brielle Ansems is realizing her dream of playing a lead role at the Watermark Theatre. She told Angela Walker about getting the nod to play Josie Hogan in "A Moon for the Misbegotten."

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The Royal North

Award winning Island band "The Royal North" have new management, a new re-mix of their single, a new (old) tour bus, and some fancy artwork on their legs. Brady and Craig MacDonald of the Royal North told Angela Walker why these are exciting times.

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Liz MacKay - Spring ToDo lists

Spring has arrived and our Fighting to be Frugal columnist, Liz MacKay, will tell us why it's a perfect time to do a room by room inventory of all the things that need to be done around the house...complete with an estimate of the costs.

Download Liz MacKay - Spring ToDo lists
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CNIB - 100th Anniversary

The CNIB celebrates 100 years at an event in Charlottetown tomorrow. Vision rehabilitation assistant, Pat Hilchey, will help us reflect on its role in the community.

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Cassie MacDonald

She went round and round and round! Cassie MacDonald will tell us about the moment in a roundabout in the UK when she found out that she and her sister Maggie had just been nominated for a Juno. She'll also tell us about "A Celtic Spring Fling" that will bring her to PEI next month.

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The Kraken Up Maritime Comedy Showcase

An evening to tickle the Maritime funny bone. Sam MacDonald will tell us about "The Kraken Up Maritime Comedy

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Spin Time - Dieter Friesen

He calls himself a beer guy, but has done a lot of work booking musical acts in Vancouver. Dieter Friesen calls P.E.I. home now. He was our Spin Time DJ.

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The Grand Victorian, one of Canada's Loveliest Wedding Venues

The Grand Victorian is one of two Island venues that has made "Wedding Bells" list of Canada's Loveliest Wedding Venues for 2018. Marly Anderson and her husband own the Grand Victorian. Marly told Angela Walker what it might mean for the year old business.

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Dutch Thompson - the winter no one forgot

The by-gone days of PEI, Dutch Thompson talks about winters that no one forgot, with tales of stuck trains, trapped families and levitating horses

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Liz Howard - Griffin Poetry Prize winner

Liz Howard told Angela Walker what it was like to win the Griffin Poetry Prize for her first collection, and about how her world of science and art collided.

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The healing power of music

Music therapists Dan Bevan-Baker and Hillary Abbott told Angela Walker about a coffee house in Charlottetown designed to draw public attention to the work that music therapists do on PEI.

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Getting Sadie home

A Good Samaritan sees a small, black and white dog running on the highway at dusk and pulls over. The little dog is deshevelled, badly matted and hobbling around scared and confused. Without a moment's hesitation that Good Samaritan jumps in to help and ends up rescuing a 13 year old dog with arthritis who had been lost and trying to get home for 5 weeks.

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PEI's referendum on electoral reform.

Marie Burge, a member of the PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation, is speaking out, raising concerns about the apparent lack of planning for an education campaign in advance of PEI's upcoming referendum on electoral reform.

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100 year olds club

There's a very special club that gets together every once in a while at the Garden Home in Charlottetown. The "100 years club" shared some advice.

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"Stories from the Red Dirt Road"

Island author, musician, and storyteller Margie Carmichael tells Kerry Campbell what it's like seeing one of her babies adopted to grow up on the stage. Her book, "And My Name Is..." Stories from the Quilt, is being adapted for the Charlottetown Festival.

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Popalopalots for the QEH

Walking barefoot and blindfolded across a stage covered in mousetraps; trying to get top EI stamps; and creating a live, improvised 90 minute movie: those are some of the grueling events members of the Popalopalots will endure as part of their 26-hour improv marathon to benefit the QEH. Rob MacDonald and Jordan Cameron joined Mainstreet's Kerry Campbell.

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Spin Time - Ross Munro

He's comfortable in the kitchen, but does he know anything about music? Chef Ross Munro picked the tunes for us on Spin Time.

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Billy McGuigan's rock show

An interactive touring rock show, where the audience decides what music is played. From the Beatles to the Rolling Stones and everything in between, Billy McGuigan can do it all. He spoke with Angela Walker.

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William Prince

Juno award winning William Prince and Digging Roots come to the stage at the Harbourfront theatre in Summerside next Thursday night, March 15th. We'll talk to the man with the amazing voice.

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Searchlight Local Winners - Amanda Jackson Band

We reach out to Amanda Jackson, Todd MacLean, and Dale McKie, to talk about their reaction to making it into the Top 10 in the CBC Music Searchlight Competition.

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Ten Strings & A Goatskin

They are three fine musicians who have made PEI so proud over the last several years. Ten Strings and a Goat Skin have toured all over the world and have created fans wherever they have performed. The guys have decided to take an indefinite break to pursue some personal interests...and so this Friday night at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown they will perform their final show in Canada before their break. We'll get all the details when two members drop by for a chat...and we'll have a pair of tickets to give away.

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Mike Dixon

We'll hear how some mysterious suitcases left in an apartment, led to year of research and a city of Summerside Heritage award for singer-songwriter Mike Dixon. He'll tell us about that work and about his debut full length solo album and some upcoming performances.

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PEI Regiment Band

They want you for a new recruit. Master Corporal Mike Gallant and Second Lieutenant Rory O'Donnell will tell us about their efforts to recruit new members to the PEI Regiment Band.

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Winter Island Tour - Sherman Downey & Matthew Byrne

Two of Newfoundland's most talented singer-songwriters are taking their Winter Island Tour to "our island" as well. Matthew Byrne and Sherman Downey play six small halls across PEI from March 8th to the 15th. We'll catch up with them on their rest day on top of the Marble Mountain ski hill.

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Stacey MacKinnon - Hope

Something we should never give up. Our relationship columnist Stacey MacKinnon will tell us about the importance of "Hope" in our lives.

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Emerald Junction

Anne Quinn and Ron Kelly formed the duo Emerald Junction back in 2013...but they are just recording their debut album now. They'll tell us how the recording process is adding a whole new dimension to their sound.

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Ken Perlman - Frails and Frolics

Claw-hammer banjoist, Ken Perlman has a new album out which features Island and Cape Breton fiddle tunes, performed on the banjo. Ken will tell us about this project and share some music with us.

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Maggie's Getting Married - Harbourfront Theatre

The Harbourfront Players take on Norm Fosters' comedy "Maggie's Getting Married." We'll speak with director, Marlane O'Brien, about how she is helping these community actors...and what she is learning from them in return.

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Black Umfolosi

Bringing the beautiful harmonies and dance moves steeped in the tradition of Zimbawe to a North American audience. We'll meet two members of the group Black Umfolosi playing tonight at the PEI Brewing Company.

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SpinTime - Dinuk Wijeratne

He has played in some of the finest concert houses in the world and has numerous awards to his name. But we are certain that being our Spin Time DJ...will be one of his highlights. Dinuk Wijeratne will share some of the music that has inspired him.

Download SpinTime - Dinuk Wijeratne
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Dutch Thompson - Bygone Days - St David's Day

We'll go back to the by-gone days with our good friend Dutch Thompson. To mark St.David's Day, he'll have stories of slate and coal mining, nannies and Welsh cider.

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Fresh Brewed Tales from the Coffee Bar

"Fresh Brewed Tales from the Coffee Bar", is the latest production from the Vagabond Theatre Company. It's being performed in a Charlottetown coffee shop from March 5-10th. We'll meet some of the cast of UPEI theatre students and their instructor/producer Greg Doran.

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Charlottetown Festival's "On the Road with Dutch Mason".

We'll find out more about the Charlottetown Festival's world premiere of "On the Road with Dutch Mason". Adam Brazier will have some news.

Download Charlottetown Festival's "On the Road with Dutch Mason".
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Catherine Callbeck -UPEI Chancellor

She has been an MP, a premier, and a senator. And now Catherine Callbeck is taking on a new role as the Chancellor of the University of Prince Edward Island. We'll talk to her about what she hopes to bring to the position.

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SpinTime - Karen Graves

Karen Graves is a talented violinist who is part of the Confederation centre orchestra and the Atlantic String Machine. She'll share some of her favourite songs and stories with us...when she gets behind the mic as our Spin Time DJ.

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Michelle Arsenault, A Devil Named Hernandez

Pot, politics, crime and even some love. Michelle Arsenault or Mima, has just completed her ninth novel from her home in Cape Wolfe PEI. She'll tell us about "A Devil named Hernandez."

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Liam Corcoran, Zach Seals, SOPA

Multi-award-winning musical artist and program manager for the School of Performing Arts at Holland College, Liam Corcoran, and second year student Zach Seals of Baltimore, are teaming up for a special show at the Sportsman's Club. They'll tell us all about it.

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Scott Arsenault Shane, Heritage Award

We'll meet a man from Seattle who didn't even know that he was a member of the Arsenault family on PEI. Once he found out, he spent years researching the history and now has 4,000 pages..and five volumes to show for his work. Scott Arsenault Shane was given a PEI Museum and Heritage foundation award and he'll tell us what it means to him.

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Ed MacDonald. Boyde Beck Memorial Award

Dr. Ed MacDonald received the first Boyde Beck Memorial Award as part of the PEI Museum and Heritage awards. It was a special honour for a man who loved, as we did, the Island historian and CBC radio broadcaster. Ed will drop by to tell us about the significance of this award. Boyde will always be remembered here on Mainstreet.

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Andrea Reid, From Reef to Aquarium

We'll meet a woman originally from O'Leary who is a PHD Candidate and a National Geographic explorer. Andrea Reid will tell us about the research project she is working on called "From Reef to Aquarium".. looking at the tropical fish trade.

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Teresa Doyle and Patrick Bunston

Teresa Doyle and her son Patrick Bunston recently added their names to the Island performers who have taken the stage at the Woodford Folk Festival in Australia. They stopped by the studio to tell us about their adventures.

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Pay What You Can Theatre Festival

The PEI Pay-What-You-Can theatre festival is about to get underway. It offers everything from short comedies and interactive play reading...to family friendly lunchtime improv. We'll meet some of the people involved.

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Spin Time, Christopher Gillis

Christopher Gillis works on the Princess Cruise Line and sees all kinds of great entertainment. But he says all his travels have made him appreciate the great music and entertainment at home on PEI. He picks the tunes for us on this edition of Spin Time.

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Sara Underwood, Home Children

"Awful Kind" is the name of a book Sara Underwood is writing about the British Home Children who came to PEI between 1893 and 1930. She'll tell us about her research so far and how you may be able to help.

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Dutch Thompson, Strange Love

Let's go back to the by-gone days of PEI with our good friend Dutch Thompson and stories of strange love.

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John Bennett, Coldest Night of the Year

On the evening of February 24th, about 300 people will be walking the streets of Charlottetown to raise money for Harvest House PEI. The clients served by Harvest House are often dealing with some pretty difficult circumstances. In fact walking the streets on a cold winter's night, might be something some of them are all too familiar with. We spoke John Bennett, the executive director of Harvest House PEI.

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Jason Tremere, #BeccaToldMeTo

One very ill young woman's wish....has inspired more than a thousand good deeds. We'll get an update on the inspiring book "#BeccaToldMeTo: Spreading kindness, one hashtag at a time" from Island born author Jason Tremere.

Download Jason Tremere, #BeccaToldMeTo
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Debbie Atkinson, Winter Island Tour

Debbie Atkinson tells us about a new winter series of concerts, bringing Newfoundland musicians Sherman Downey and Matthew Byrne to the island as part of the Winter Island Tour.

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Brayden White, Easter Seals Ambassador

12-year-old Brayden White of Georgetown was named today as the new Easter Seals ambassador for 2018. We'll speak with Brayden and find out about his personal motto: "Be brave, never give up!" He says sometimes you've got to be ready to fight for what you want to do.

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Spin Time Norman Beck

He has spent his career working with junior high students. That's his passion. But Norman Beck, the principal at Stonepark Intermediate school, is also passionate about music. He was our Spin Time DJ.

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Watermark Theatre mentorships

From stage management and carpentry to scenic art and even administration. Mentorships are what keep some of our small theatres on PEI going. Andrea Surich, general manager of the Watermark Theatre, told Angela Walker about some upcoming opportunities at the theatre in North Rustico.

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Raised on TV2

A stage show with scenes acted out from popular television shows of past years, with some commercials thrown in for good measure. "Raised on TV2" is a show at the Guild that explores how television has changed, and has changed us. Producers and creators, Grace Kimpinski and Rod Weatherbie spoke with Angela Walker.

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Michelle MacCallum provincial Art Bank

The PEI Government is making some new investments or "deposits" in the provincial Art Bank. Angela Walker spoke with the director of cultural development, Michelle MacCallum.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:55]


Tim Chaisson

The East Pointers are riding high these days. The group won four Music PEI awards last month, has been nominated for several ECMA"s and have been nominated for another Juno award. Angela Walker caught up with Tim Chaisson.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:46]


"Victoria"

"Victoria" is a show that explores, through one woman's story, what it is like to live with the late stages of alzheimer's. Angela Walker spoke with the creator and star, Dulcinea Langfelder.

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Sister Antoinette Desroches Historical committee quiz

The Sister Antoinette Desroches Historical committee has launched its annual history quiz. It's all about Acadian Prince Edward Island. George Arsenault has put it together and is administering it.

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Steven Heighton is UPEI's winter writer-in-residence

He is an award winning novelist and poet and he loves sharing his passion for writing with students. Steven Heighton is UPEI's winter writer-in-residence. He joined Angela Walker in our studio.

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Island Film maker Harmony Wagner

Island film maker Harmony Wagner has been named as one of the "Five in Focus" Atlantic directors by Women in View. She spoke with Angela Walker.

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Atlantic Council for International Cooperation

Caring groups and individuals working together to improve the lives of people around the world. The Atlantic Council for International Cooperation celebrates International Development week on PEI. Selvi Roy , Gaylene Smith and youth ambassador Cece Roy spoke with Angela Walker.

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Spin Time Rachel Beck

Talented singer-songwriter Rachel Beck was our Spin Time DJ.

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Dutch Thompson - heat

Wood, coal and Grammie's hermit cookies. Dutch Thompson brought us stories about things that provided warmth, back in the long winters of the by-gone days of PEI.

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The Turnip Tune Up

Island author, Kathy Birt tells Angela Walker about her new children's book "The Turnip Tune Up".

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Vicki Allen-Cook

There are some shiny new musical instruments arriving at Island elementary schools. Angela Walker spoke with Vickie Allen-Cook, arts education specialist with the Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture about a new music curriculum starting in English kindergarten classes across the Island this fall.

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MLA Bush Dumville

MLA Bush Dumville will now be sitting as an independent. That news was announced by the Premier. We heard from Premier Wade MacLauchlan.

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Kinley Dowling, ECMA Nominations

Kinley Dowling is up for four East Coast Music Awards...fresh on the heels of winning a Music PEI award with Dennis Ellsworth. We'll find out what it means to her.

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Jennifer Campbell,College of Piping

She made her mark on the PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls..and now Jennifer Campbell has taken on a new position as the executive director of the College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts. We'll find out her vision.

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