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Mainstreet PEI with Karen Mair

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

  • 06:05
    92 year-old Ruth Waite says after more than 30 years of making a Christmas fruitcake and chocolate cake for the Summerside police department, this will have to be her last. We speak with Ruth about how the tradition started and also with deputy chief Sinclair Walker, about what it has meant to officers.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 21:44
    From Harry Chapin to the Doobie Brothers, Charlottetown's new mayor, Philip Brown, will be picking the tunes for us when he takes over as our Spin Time DJ.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 05:24
    Taking someone out for a drive or whipping up a batch of your famous shortbread cookies. Our relationship columnist, Stacey Mackinnon tells us how to give a bit of ourselves this season.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 10:57
    We'll go back to the by-gone days with our good friend Dutch Thompson. He has stories about coal - how useful it was and the dangers that sometimes came with it.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 07:49
    "...from time to time an egg" is a wonderful new collection of short stories by John H. Brehaut. The stories..some real, some not give the reader a glimpse into what life was once like in rural Prince Edward Island.
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 07:53
    Our friends Annie Lee MacDonald and Daria Valkenburg from the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association drop by the studio with some holiday gift suggestions that could really provide some clarity for loved ones who might have some difficulty hearing.
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 08:56
    Looking for a thoughtful way to say you care at Christmas? Island singer songwriter Meaghan Blanchard tells us about her holiday "Song for Your Stocking."
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 11:14
    A butterfly that flew from a Christmas tree brought into the house - that was the inspiration for a beautiful poem by spoken word poet Bob Jensen. He shares "The Swallowtail" with us and more exciting news.
    Dec 4, 2018
  • 06:41
    Botanist Colin Chapman is passionate about orchids and we speak to him ahead of a talk at the Carriage House that explores the orchids of PEI and a new illustrated online key.
    Dec 4, 2018
  • 08:47
    "Marley was dead, to begin with. The rest is up to you!" We hear about "An Improvised Christmas Carol" playing at the Guild for the next three Thursday nights at the Guild. Nason Scribner and Noah Nazim join us in studio with a live improv scene for us.
    Dec 4, 2018
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