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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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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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Evan Hammell "Oh Earth"

Being noted in the world of music composition. Evan Hammell, orginally from PEI has received word that his new choral composition "Oh Earth" has being published by Santa Barbara Music. Evan Hammell told Angela Walker why this is so important to him.

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Betty Buley - Summerside Community Choir celebrates its 40th anniversary

As the Summerside Community Choir celebrates its 40th anniversary with a concert Saturday night in Indian River,Angela Walker reflects back on those forty years with Betty Buley. She was a member of the choir from the very start and still loves being part of it all.

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Sarah Hurwitz speech writer

Trying to find the right words for the moment. Angela Walker met Sarah Hurwitz, a former White House speech writer. Hurwitz has helped craft speeches for people like Michelle and Barak Obama and Hilliary Clinton. She was on PEI for the Canadian Public Relations Society annual meeting.

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Shaun Majumder

He's known for his comedic work in "This Hour Has 22 Minutes" and his own show on the W Network. But award winning comedian Shaun Majumder will bring his "hate tour" to the Maritimes this July. He told Angela Walker why this show might be a little different than what he usually does.

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Spin Time Elizabeth Pederson

Mother, grandmother, occupational health and safety education officer, volunteer patient advocate and music lover extraordinaire, Elizabeth Pederson, took over as our Spin Time DJ.

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Looping technology for churches

The PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association has been working for a few years now on getting Island churches to introduce looping technology, which helps people who might have problems hearing sermons or music. The technology has started to be used in a couple of Island churches. Angela Walker paid a visit to a recent information and testing session held at a church in Cornwall.

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Dutch Thompon - Horses

Dutch Thompon takes us back to the by-gone days with stories of brave, gentle, and even beer drinking horses.

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Totally 80's prom

From the big hair and big earrings, to the music of Madonna and Boy George, to perhaps your first love. Want to remember your 80's prom in fine style? Amanda Rae Gallant told Angela Walker about an 80's prom she is holding at the Confederation Court Mall as a fundraiser for Anderson House.

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PEI Festival of Wines

A chance to sip, learn, and enjoy. The PEI Festival of Wines is highlighting wines of Chile this year. Angela Walker spoke with Jean-Sebastian Morin, of the PEI Liquor Control Commission, and Felipe Del Solar, a wine expert from Chile and the general manager for Escalade Wines.

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"Here's to 40"

"Here's to 40" is the name of a new one woman show written and performed by Sherri-Lee Pike. She told Angela Walker all about it, and how it has taken her a bit out of her comfort zone.

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Lee Siegel "Jesus Christ Superstar"

Lee Siegel is making his Charlottetown Festival debut in "Jesus Christ Superstar", playing the role of Judas. But he's no stranger to this hit musical. It has provided lots of firsts in his career. He spoke with Angela Walker.

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Canadian Song Conference

Six Island musical artists paired with six acts from other parts of Canada and given one day to write two new songs together. Rob Oakie of Music PEI and Amanda Jackson of the Amanda Jackson band told Angela Walker about the Canadian Songwriter Challenge, part of the Canadian Song Conference in Charlottetown.

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Spin Time Ryan Cook

He started out in heavy metal music and then found his country roots. Award winning country artist Ryan Cook took a few minutes away from his "Rural Routes Tour" to be our Spin Time DJ.

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"A Blossom for Job"

"A Blossom for Job" is the name of a new audio book by Bob Jensen. He told Angela Walker about the inspiration for the work and shared a poem.

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"Wildfire"

A chance to star in a short film with an important message. Screenwriter Bretten Hannam and producer Gharrett Patrick Poan are searching the Maritimes for indigenous teens for their coming-of-age road-trip movie -called "Wildfire". They spoke with Angela Walker.

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National Fiddling Day

Time to rosin the bow and put your dancing shoes on. Island Fiddler Sheila MacKenzie dropped by to tell Angela Walker about a family friendly event to celebrate National Fiddling Day.

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The LYNNeS

The LYNNeS, Lynn Miles and Lynne Hanson are on tour with their debut album together called "Heartbreak Song For the Radio." Angela Walker caught up with Lynne Hanson.

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Atlantic Drama Festival

A time to work on those creative talents and perhaps spark a passion for theatre that could lead to a career. About 60 high school students from across the region are taking part in the Atlantic Drama Festival in North Rustico. Festival co-ordinator, Melissa Cameron, shared the details with Angela Walker.

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"A Night at the Track"

Maria Maund told Angela Walker about "A Night at the Track", a fundraiser for the Maritime Greyhound Adoption Program.

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"The Long War"

Chad Gilmour and Jarrett Lee of Vancouver based Indie band , "The Long War" dropped in to our Studio. The band won the 2017 CBC Music Searchlight competition and have just released their debut album "Landscapes". They spoke with Angela Walker.

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"Missing the Island"

PEI has a long history of being left off maps. Each omission stings a bit for Islanders. Dr. Alan MacEachren is the Islander behind an upcoming exhibit at Confederation Centre called Missing the Island. He spoke with Angela Walker.

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Tiffany Tong

Tiffany Tong and her partner Marshall Bell have just returned from working on a volunteer placement in the Philippines helping micro entrepreneurs. It was part of on going Typhoon recovery support. Tiffany told Angela Walker about what they did there and how the experience has changed them.

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Spin Time - Peggy Miles

Peggy Miles of Summerside told us about the PEI Redhead Gathering at Samuel's Coffee House and she took over as our Spin Time DJ.

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Dutch Thompson- Moms

A salute to amazing Moms, and a way to get the RCMP to dig your garden for you! Dutch Thompson takes us back to the by-gone days with stories about some amazing moms.

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"Spoons And Tunes-Party in the Kitchen"

He's got the rhythm, more spoons than an ice cream parlour, and even a few finger injuries. Brendon Peters calls himself the PEI Spoon Guy. Angela Walker dropped down to his home in North Rustico to hear about his new CD "Spoons And Tunes-Party in the Kitchen".

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Nature Conservancy of Canada

Julie Vasseur is leaving her job as PEI program director for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. She joined Angela Walker to look back on what has been accomplished..

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"The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII"

Island author, Jillianne Hamilton was so fascinated with Tudor times that she wrote a book about the Wives of Henry VIII. She told Angela Walker about her latest project, "The Lazy Historian's Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII."

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Jon Rehder- Stompin' Tom award

Multi-instrumentalist, Jon Rehder, is back from the East Coast Music Association Conference where he picked up a Stompin' Tom award. He spoke with Angela Walker.

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Prince Edward Island Country Music Alliance

Ensuring country music artists get the support and promotion they need. Long time Island musician, Wally Young, told Angela Walker about the creation of the Prince Edward Island Country Music Alliance.

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"High School Musical"

It tuns out "High School Musical" is the perfect pick for a high school musical by students at Charlottetown Rural. Director, Richard Haines and performers Emma-Jane Webster-Lawrence and Julien Kitson dropped by with the details and even did a scene for us.

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Restoring the cemetery of the Tryon Christian Church

Finding out more about who lies there, and bringing some dignity to that resting place. Some people in Tryon will be restoring an old cemetery that hasn't been attended to in decades. Angela Walker paid a visit to a heritage cemetery once owned by the former Tryon Christian church. She met with Jack Sorensen, the project leader for the restoration.

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Island Rock camp

Giving talented musical teens a chance to really work on their songwriting and playing skills. Andrew Waite told Angela Walker about some exciting news for Island Rock camps.

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Spin Time Kendall Perry

Kendall Perry is a grade 12 student at Three Oaks High School who is heavily involved in the music scene. He is president of the TOSH Arts council, is working on the school's upcoming Blackbox theatre show, and he is headed off to UPEI next year to study music. He was our Spin Time DJ.

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Tara MacLean

Tara MacLean is back home on PEI and has just wrapped up production on a brand new solo album called "Wildfire." She told Angela Walker about that, and about bringing her show "Atlantic Blue" back to the Guild this summer.

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"Summer in the Land of Anne"

"Summer in the Land of Anne" is a children's book by Elizabeth Epperly and her sister and illustrator, Carolyn Epperly. It's their first book together and is a true labour of love. They spoke with Angela Walker.

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Spin Time - Catherine O'Brien

Catherine O'Brien is a well known actor and singer who has taken on a new role this year at the Kings Playhouse in Georgetown. She took on a new role with us as wel, Spin time DJ.

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"Steve French"

Kevin Smith and Shawn Fitzgerald are two talented musicians from "up west" who, by accident found out they were great comedic actors as well. They go by the name "Steve French" and dropped by the studio to speak with Angela Walker.

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