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PEI: Island Morning

CBC Radio's Island Morning is a news and current affairs source for Prince Edward Island. Host Matt Rainnie and morning news editor Mitch Cormier talk about the issues that matter to islanders.

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Found: a 17th century map stuffed in a Scottish chimney

You never quite know what you might find when you're renovating your house.

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Gamergate and the "alt-right"

Emma Vosen looks to gamer culture as a microcosm of how sexism is seeded and replicated within broader society.

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You're a bad driver

Even with hands-free devices, you're still a distracted driver

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The joys of playing Lorelai Gilmore

The Gilmore Girls star discusses the past, present and potential future of the cult TV show which just returned as a Netflix miniseries.

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Hannah's bill passes in legislature

Hannah MacLellan, 17,has lobbied the provincial government for a year to remove words like handicapped from some provincial legislation, and increasing the fines to people who illegally park in accessible parking sports.

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Diabetes rates on the rise

Jake Reid of the Canadian Diabetes Association says rates on P.E.I. will rise dramatically over the next decade.

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Margaret Trudeau raises funds for high school wellness room

Margaret Trudeau says speaking openly about mental health is helping people across Canada. She talks about her visit to P.E.I. to help a high school with a wellness room.

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An unexpected gift for cancer patient

Cancer patient Judy Connick walked into Supercuts in Charlottetown asking for her hair to be chopped off. The reaction of hairdresser Monica Ramsay was one Connick will never forget.

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Stroke survivor shares her story

Jen Bogart is a young stroke survivor and her story is featured on the new Heart and Stroke website.

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Political Panel Nov. 25, 16

The panel of Paul MacNeill ,Mary Lynn Kane, and Dennis King are joined by musician Roy Johnstone. It was familiar refrain though, electoral reform.

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Referendum can be undone by future government says premier

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says governments do have a right to repeal any legislation of a previous government, including referendums.

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Predicting winter weather

Adam Fenech of the UPEI climate lab says this winter will warmer and drier, or colder with more snow.

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MacLauchlan says plebiscite results being repected

Premier Wade MacLauchlan says his resolution tying the recent plebiscite results on electoral reform to a referendum in 2019 is the right way go.

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Green Party leader sees electoral reform motion die

Peter Bevan Baker says the people who voted for change in the electoral system in P.E.I. are being ignored by the premier and MLAs who voted against a plan the would see the next election under a new system.

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Basic income pilot project

As Ontario moves closer to a basic annual income pilot project, former PC senator Hugh Segal explains how it could work on P.E.I.

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Hiking an epic trail

Julianne Kalam has just finished walking the 780 kilometre Camino Frances in France and Spain. She says her MS diagnosis would not stop her.

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Keep holiday spending under control

Financial adviser Shannon McNutt says the key to a happy holiday is to keep the finances under control, and plan ahead.

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Ferry task force

Conservative MLA Darlene Compton explains how a ferry task force will help the entire province, not just eastern P.E.I.

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Premier's dealing with plebiscite 'cowardly' says Green leader

Peter Bevan-Baker says Premier Wade MacLauchlan is dodging the results of the plebiscite on electoral reform by putting off the matter to next provincial election.

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Genetic discrimination act moves ahead

Parkinson's patient Natasha McCarthy is paying close attention to a proposed federal bill that would protect Canadians against genetic discrimination.

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Moving forward with MPP voting

PC MLA Sidney MacEwan seconded a motion to move forward with holding the next provincial election under the mixed member proportional model. Liberla MLA Paula Biggar says she'll vote no.

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P.E.I. better at using antibiotics

Dr. Greg German says P.E.I. physicians are learning more about the proper use of antibiotics and that is leading to fewer cases of C. difficile.

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Breastfeeding moms welcome here

Lindsay Lidstone of the PEI Breast Feeding Coalition explains how a new program is encouraging business owners to be friendly to breast feeding mothers.

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TORCH program helping non-profit leaders

Michelle MacCallum is helping deliver a program for females managing not-for-profit organizations.

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Skin cancer and psoriasis keep new dermatologist busy

Dermatologist Dr. Catherine Rodriguez says she is seeing lots of skin cancer and psoriasis cases in the two years since moving to P.E.I.

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Political Panel Nov. 10

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King talk electoral reform, the US election and school reorganization.

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US permit fees have Island bands heading to Eurpoe

It can cost a Canadian band over $1,200 Cdn to get a permit to play in the United States. That means many Island artists are going to Europe instead.

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Don't ignore plebiscite results

Mark Greenan of the PEI Coalition for Proportional Representation, and Jesse Hitchcock of Young Voters of PEI both say the electoral system has to change.

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Kinkora parents want status quo

Three hundred parents showed up to a public meeting on the future of the Kinkora family of schools. They say changing the dual zone status for some students could save their schools.

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Participating in national service of remembrance

Shane Pendergast has been writing in the Legion essay contest for years. This year he has been selected to participate in the national service of remembrance in Ottawa.

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Community fundraisers share the wealth in Eastern P.E.I.

Keir White and Sharon Riley are making money for their community organizations and sharing the profits with others.

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MashUp Lab comes to P.E.I.

Andrew Button explains how he turns good ideas into businesses in rural part of the Maritimes.

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Morell residents offer ideas during school review

People attending a school review meeting in Morell came armed with a number of ideas to save their rural schools.

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Secret Path in P.E.I. schools

Geoff MacDonald of P.E.I.'s education department talks about how the Secret Path and reconciliation can be part of the curriculum in Island Schools.

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Stratford parents want own school

Some parents living in the Stratford area say they don't want their kids to go to school in Charlottetown. They think a new school should be built in Stratford.

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Trampoline park opens in Summerside

An indoor trampoline park is coming to Summerside. Jason Wall says it will offer trampolines and a few other challenges for young and old alike.

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Kinley Dowling's new album

Kinley Dowling's first solo recording includes the story of being sexually assaulted years ago. She shares her story with Matt Rainnie.

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Favourite books inspire pumpkin carvers

West Kent Elementary students are taking their favourite books and turning them into pumpkin carvings. Sarah Keaveny Vos dropped by for a look.

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Political Panel Oct. 28

Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King discuss the report on Atlantic Lottery, the recent byelection and the report on e-gaming.

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CPR helping save lives researcher says

Dr. Laurie Morrison and Dr. Aaron Sibley explain how P.E.I. is joining a project to help more people survive cardiac arrest.

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Are our kids too safe?

Michael Ungar, researcher, therapist and author says it is time to take the "bubble wrap" off our kids. A message he's bringing to teachers on P.E.I.

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Refugee sponsorship training program

Laura Hambleton of the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program is on P.E.I. to help groups looking to bring refugees to the province.

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Missed MRI appointments growing problem

Gailyne MacPherson, provincial director of diagnostic imaging on P.E.I., is finding more people are no shows for MRI appointments.

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Cafeteria Man visits the Island

Tony Geraci makes his case for a free, locally-sourced lunches for every public school student on P.E.I.

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School evacuation plans updated

The director of the Public Schools Branch, Parker Grimmer, explains how evacuation plans have changed since an unfounded bomb threat one year ago.

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Man Up campaign on P.E.I.

A new group is looking to help end violence against women on P.E.I. Gord McNeilly says Man Up is reaching out to men and boys with a challenge.

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Electoral Reform Pt. 5

In the final part of our series looking at electoral reform options Kerry Campbell looks at the preferential ballot, or the ranked ballot.

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Electoral reform Pt. 4

In part four our of series of electoral reform options Kerry Campbell explores Dual Member Proportional a system not used anywhere else in the world.

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Billy Bridges eyes 5th Paralympics

Summerside's Billy Bridges is hoping to bring home gold as part of Canada's sledge hockey team at the 2018 Paraplypics.

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Veterans retreat held on P.E.I.

Doug Allen of The Veterans Transition Network explains how a retreat will help soldiers who have recently left the military return to civilian life.

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Electoral reform Pt. 3

In part 3 of our look at electoral reform Kerry Campbell looks at the mixed-member proportional option.

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Electoral reform Pt. 2

In part two of our series on electoral reform options Kerry Campbell explains the First Past the Post Plus Leaders option.

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Electoral reform Pt. 1

In part one of the five part series Kerry Campbell talks about the pros and cons of the first past the post system.

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Health care funding hopes

Health Minister Rob Henderson says even a small change to the federal health funding formula could impact services on P.E.I.

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42 kilometres for Jacob

Adrien Bernard Sherry is running the PEI Marathon for her friend Paula Pickering and her son Jacob. The 2-year-old boy is fighting cancer.

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District 21 round table

The candidates running in the Summerside-Wilmot byelection stopped by Island Morning studio to discuss jobs, e-gaming, healthcare and more.

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Making music for TV and video games

From his basement studio in Stratford,P.E.I. Craig Dodge is creating music used on hundreds of TV shows, movies or your favourite video games.

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Making a call and saving a life

Jeremy Davies was driving to work one morning when he saw a man at the top of the Hillsborough Bridge and made a call to police thinking something might be wrong. He saved a life.

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Anne hat fundraiser

Erma Caissie-Richard and her husband are giving to charity every time they convince visitors to their cottage to put on an iconic Anne of Green Gables hat and snap a picture.

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Skydiving senior makes her jump

Veronica MacDermid said she was going to jump from an airplane, and she did. She shares was it was like to realize her 30-year wish.

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Just Passing Through up for comedy award

Jeremy Larter talks about the Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Just Passing Through, and how people can help.

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Skydiving senior

Veronica MacDermaid has been waiting over 30 year to jump out of plane. This weekend she'll do it, knocking it off her bucket list.

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Youth vote and electoral reform

Students 16 and 17 will have the chance to vote during the electoral reform plebiscite. We spoke to some about how they are learning about the different options.

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Political sting of e-gaming

Political scientist Don Desserud says the oppostion may have a tough time making the e-gaming report stick at election time.

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Political Panel Sept. 30, 2016

With education on front burner Island Morning's political panel of Paul MacNeill, Mary Lynn Kane and Dennis King kick off another season.

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Health record privacy breaches to be reported

P.E.I. will soon have legislation that forces the health department to report when your private medical record has been breached. The privacy commissioner Karen Rose explains how it would work.

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Islanders part of Ryder Cup turf team

Paul MacCormack and Mark Perry are golf course superintendents on P.E.I. But this week they are preparing the turf at the Hazeltine course for the Ryder Cup.

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School reorganization begins

Education Minister Doug Currie and Bob Andrews, School Reorganization Project Manager, talk about the report prompting a review of many schools in the province.

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Need for mental health services on campus growing

Treena Smith, manager of student affairs at UPEI, and June Harper, a counsellor with Holland College's counselling services, talk about the growing number of students accessing mental health help.

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Living with dementia help

Jane Ross hopes to help with a workshop called "Understanding Dementia." She explains how her decades of experience working with those affected can help family members too.

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Engaging young Islanders in reform plebiscite

Jesse Hitchcock talks about an event she is organizing called What the Heck is Electoral Reform. An effort to get young people to vote in the upcoming electoral reform vote.

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PEITF on communication during school evacuation

The president of the teachers federation talks about the way teachers were involved in the evacuation of Island schools.

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School evacuation review

Parker Grimmer head of the public schools branch talks about a review of the mass evacuation of all schools on Wednesday.

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Singing with Parkinson's workshops

A new program is helping Parkinson's patients using the power of singing. We spoke to Paula Wolfson who is delivering training sessions in P.E.I.

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Island women participate in #freethenipple movement

Sara Fraser speaks with Katharine MacDonald and Becca Griffin about their decision to ditch their bras, at least part of the time.

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Art class only being offered in 2 intermediate schools

Parker Grimmer the director of the new Public Schools Branch on P.E.I. explains how students are exploring art despite it only being available as a class at two junior high schools.

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92-year-old living tourist attraction

Former fishing captain Emard Court can't wait for the tourists to visit North Rustico's lighthouse every year. He enjoys sharing stories and pose for pictures.

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Rescuing dolphins in Savage harbour

Lynda Morgan talks about finding a dolphin on the beach in Savage Harbour and how she tried to help it get back to safe water.

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Car Life Museum turns 50

Fifty years after Newton MacKay opened the Car Life Museum his family is working to keep his antique and classic cars on display for the public to see.

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Amy Burk paces Canada's goalball team at Paralympics

Amy Burk, P.E.I.'s three-time Paralympian talks about her performance with the goalball team in Rio.

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AIDS PEI Turns 25

On the 25th anniversary of AIDS PEI we talk to the group's first employee and the latest project manager about what has changed and what hasn't.

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Making newcomers welcome in Charlottetown

Ron Atkinson says Charlottetown is organizing special welcome sessions in an effort to keep newcomers from moving away.

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Mental health in police officers

Roger Brown was Assistant Commissioner of the RCMP in New Brunswick when three officers were murdered in Moncton. It has led him to working with law enforcement to talk openly about mental health.

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Synchronized lights on Charlottetown's bypass

Pat Martel talks to drivers, then tries to find out if the lights on the Charlottetown bypass do sync up to be green keep you moving.

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Remembering fallen P.E.I. firefighter

Miscouche Fire Dept. Cheif Jason Woodbury was in Ottawa as Capt. Mike Gallant's name was added to the Fallen Firefighters Foundation memorial.

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Meet the guys behind the Island Cribbage Tour

Dave Brothers and Spencer Gallant, two-thirds of the Island Cribbage Tour, talk about the unique places they've found to play the game, and why.

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New program help suicide threat survivors

Pat Doyle of the Canadian Mental Health Association and Diane Young, who lost her son to suicide, talk about the new suicide to hope program.

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Islander creates program to help Hollywood directors

Brian Sharp has created a program that help film crews ensure everything looks right as they are filming. He's calling it The Visual Assistant.

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