PEI: Island Morning

 
 

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.

Updated: Weekdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/islandmorning/

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The Doppelgänger

Julia struggles flirting over text messages and it’s hampering her love life. But she also struggles with all text messages.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:31:15]

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9-1-1

When a flashlight bomb killed Wayne Greavette in 1996, it also destroyed his family. David Ridgin searches for answers.

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[mp3 file: runs00:50:46]

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Discovering you`re a psychopath

James Fallon is determined to overcome his worst instincts.

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[mp3 file: runs00:58:20]

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Native Child and the Full Moon

Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop.

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[mp3 file: runs00:30:11]

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P.E.I. Pulse: Tick hunting, note in a bottle and The Buzz

This week, we'll meet the tick hunters who are hoping to get more information of the tiny insects, hear about a note found in a bottle washed ashore and we'll also check in with the people behind The Buzz as the monthly arts and culture magazine celebrates 25 years.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:24:59]


P.E.I. Pulse: Paizlee Rose the micro-preemie, a home for hounds, and pulling over for funeral processions

This week, we'll hear from a woman who adopted a puppy that was in rough shape — and what she did about it, we'll meet a micro-preemie who was born at just 23 weeks and weighing one pound, and we'll go for a drive along with a funeral procession to hear more about a unique Island tradition.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:28]


P.E.I. Pulse: Beyond the baby blues, lost letters and a beaver boom

This week, we hear from a mother about her experience with postpartum depression, wade into why beavers are becoming more of an issue on P.E.I. and we'll find out more about the mystery of decades-old letters found in an abandoned house.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:28]


P.E.I. Pulse: Choir music, bodybuilding and 30 years at the local diner

This week meet an Islander who is getting community help to attend a choir camp in Ireland, a man from India who has come to Canada to be a bodybuilding champion and a woman who has spend 30 years working at a local diner.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:21:53]


P.E.I. Pulse - Gender identity, a 7-year-old food critic, and the power of a performance

This week, we speak to a transgender Islander about his transition, meet an enthusiastic young food critic — and we'll sit in on a powerful performance about some of life's tough moments.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:26]


PEI Pulse: liquid handcuffs, stoned dogs, and swimming goats

The struggle to get off methadone, the growing popularity of the beach goats of P.E.I. and a growing number of cases of dogs eating marijuana. Welcome to episode one of P.E.I Pulse.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:29]


Governing Cannabis Consumption

Gary Demeulenaere with the wheres, whats and hows of cannabis consumption on PEI. We'll hear how the province is preparing and more about the legislation government tabled last week.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:30]


Former Humboldt player

Islander Rob Rice still has the jersey he wore when he played with the Humboldt Broncos in the 1980s. Since the tragic accident in Saskatchewan, he's been thinking a lot about his time with the team and reconnecting with former teammates.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:05]


Seniors meet and eat with newcomers

A group of seniors in Kensington decided they wanted to more about the cultures of those people who now call Canada home. We'll hear who the Senior Surfers have been meeting and eating with and what they've taken away from the experience.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:56]


Poli Panel (New budget but no election)

Another look into PEI's political file with the Poli- Panel. Publisher Paul McNeill consultant Dennis King, lawyer Mary Lynn Kane and Roy Johnston debate the political landscape of PEI. Today's hot topics include the new liberal budget, the new NDP leader and a new independent member stirring the pot at the leg.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:17:50]


Holocaust memorial

Israel Unger is sharing stories as an author, retired university professor and Holocaust survivor in hopes that the horrors of history, are not repeated. Israel is travelling to PEI for Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:11:58]


Everybody's got a story to tell

Dave Atkinson drops in with another story straight from the PEI phone book. This time, romance, adventure, and even a heroic dog named Mickie.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:24]


Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons

Island comic book artist Troy Little has been hired for a major new project Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons. The series is based on the popular animated TV characters Rick and Morty.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:31]


Teaming up for kids lunch program

Upper Room Soup Kitchen and St. Jean Elementary school are teaming up on a pilot project to make sure every student gets the food they need to focus. Tracy Ellsworth and Mike MacDonald explain the need and how the program will work.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:06]


Musician battles cancer

Musician Chris LeClair feels emotional about a benefit to help his family through his battle with an aggressive cancer. Chris has played in bands, taught guitar lessons, helped to coordinate a rock band program in schools and played at many community benefits over the years. Now a group of friends are coming together in support of him.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:14:02]


Vying for NDP Leadership

Margaret Andrade, Joe Byrne and Susan MacVittie all think they have a plan to pull up the NDP's support numbers. We'll hear how they'd do that, where they stand on electoral reform and more ...

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[mp3 file: runs 00:18:02]


Peace Of Mind #11 (Final)

Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair's overview of the Island's mental health system. In part 11, Health and Wellness Minister Robert Mitchell says he knows there's still work to do when it comes to support for mental health and addictions.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:35]


Living in fear after carjacking

Toshia Noye and her family, still dealing with the trauma as victims of a carjacking in New Brunswick. She says and her young sons have been working hard to put the fear behind them.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:36]


Muddy roads worry emergency workers

Muddy roads on PEI are causing safety concerns for some residents and first responders on PEI. In one area, residents and emergency workers say they'd like to see some improvements for safety's sake.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:01]


Paralympian Legacy

PEI government honours the success of Island paralympians, Mark Arendz and Billy Bridges, with plans to pay tribute to the athletes for years to come.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:23]


Rising cost of farm land

PEI Senator Diane Griffin about report released recently recommending ways to curb the rising cost of farm land. The Senate report, outlines ways to make sure the cost of farmland doesn't freeze people out of the industry, or become a problem for those looking to sell.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:20]


Drag queen storytime

A drag queen named "Whatshername" sharing songs, stories and a message of acceptance with a crowd of more than 80 people at Confederation Centre public library.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:51]


Surviving war but not PTSD

Harry Forestell with this story of the Silver Cross family that lost two sons to PTSD, in the aftermath of Afghanistan. Soldiers Ron and Ryan Anderson died at home in Canada, unable to deal with what they saw and did during war.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:39]


Peace Of Mind #10

Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair's overview of the Island's mental health system. In part 10, Jessara looks at wait times for people wanting to see a psychiatrist.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:04]


Fighting 2 zone EI system

Carl Phillis is advocating for the eradication of the 2-zone EI system on PEI. He says he's being "punished for being poor" as a result of the switch.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:10:28]


Holland College suspends programs

Sandy MacDonald says low enrolment, and evolving technology are key factors in a recent decision to cancel some programs at Holland College. Golf Club Management and the photography-digital imaging will be off the program list in September of this year.

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NHL Legend visits PEI

Hockey legend, Boston defence-man Ray Bourque is excited to be coming to PEI next week to play two charity games.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:57]


Island man still climbing after bad fall

Matt Cormier is making a remarkable recovery after surviving a 30-metre fall off a mountain in New Brunswick just six months ago. We'll hear how he's coming back from a long list of injuries to return to the sport he loves.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:58]


Substitute teacher Shortage

A teacher, a substitute and a Public Schools Branch official on what's causing the shortage in supply of substitute teachers, and what's being done to help alleviate it.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:53]


Peace Of Mind # 9

Our 'Peace Of Mind' series continues with Jessara Sinclair's overview of the Island's mental health system. In part 9, advocates say a new curriculum for teachers will help students learn more about their own mental health.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:28]


Pitching his swing in the Den

One of the country's top fast-pitch players from PEI, has now built the 'Exit Speed Swing' . Jeff Ellsworth will soon pitch the patent-pending product in the Dragon's Den.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:46]