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NS: Mainstreet Halifax

A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m.

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"Nothing good can happen when two men are left alone in a giant phallus."

So said Robert Eggers, the director of "The Lighthouse" which was shot in the Yarmouth area. Host Jeff Douglas speaks with a Nova Scotia producer involved in making that movie, Mike Volpe. "The Lighthouse" will close out the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival.

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She's admittedly awkward on dry land, but as an underwater cave diver she's beyond compare

Jill Heinerth grew up in Mississauga and somehow became an underwater cave diver. Host Jeff Douglas talks to her about her new book "Into The Planet: My Life As A Cave Diver."

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'She gave me life. She then offered me death, a daily ration of it.'

Those are the opening words of 'The Listener: In The Shadow Of The Holocaust' by Irene Oore of Halifax. She dropped into the Mainstreet studio to speak with host Jeff Douglas.

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The Problem with Parking at near Irving Shipyard

When you hear the name "John Mullane" you probably think of the band, In Flight Safety. He's the lead singer. John Mullane lives in the North End of Halifax and he says while the nearby Irving Shipyard has brought new jobs to Halifax...it has also brought a parking problem to his neighbourhood. Diane Paquette dropped by his house.

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Quilts of Valour

When military personnel are injured or get sick, it's often a chaotic and painful time as they seek medical help and determine where their career goes from there. Nova Scotia's Mary Ewing and a whole team of others behind her use art and their sewing talent to bring a bit of light into their lives. Mary is the national president of "Quilts of Valour".

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Big Al's Family Restaurant didn't get a tip from this family

Guest host Preston Mulligan speaks with Glenn Irving and his daughter Karin.

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Are some drivers too polite? Summerside police & Halifax driving instructor say: YES!

Not long ago, police in Summerside issued an news release warning drivers not to be too polite. After witnessing a collision in Halifax, Mainstreet's Diane Paquette asked driving instructor Tom Furlong if some drivers are putting others at risk with their friendliness.

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A lost pet dove finds its own way to the home of a terminally ill child

Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas speaks with Valerie Martel and Denise Hill of Dartmouth about a story that involves a terminally ill child and a stranger's pet dove.

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The inside story of how rescuers largely freed two of three entangled Right Whales

Crews with the Campobello Whale Rescue Team have been working in the Gulf of St Lawrence to disentangle three endangered North Atlantic Right Whales. Research scientist Moira Brown tells host Jeff Douglas about this difficult and dangerous work.

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Great white shark in Halifax Harbour this morning just one of many new insights...

...into the lives of great whites off our coast. Host Jeff Douglas talks to Chris Fischer from OCEARCH, the organization that tagged four of the sharks hanging around Nova Scotia this summer, and Fred Whoriskey from the Ocean Tracking Network at Dalhousie University.

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Despite many sightings, champion Chow Chow eludes Kennel Club and expert tracker

Mike Chapman offers host Jeff Douglas some insight into how dogs think. Mike is a Missing Animal Response Technician -- he's kinda like a pet detective.

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Newly released documents related to the Glen Assoun wrongful conviction case show why he's innocent.

Glen Assoun is now free, but he spent the better part of two decades behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Today information about his conviction was made available to the public. We speak with Assoun, his lawyer, and his advocate from Innocence Canada.

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The Mainstreet Spinbusters on whether a new airport in Inverness makes sense

Jeff Douglas asks Barbara Emodi, Chris Lydon and Michelle Coffin if they think it makes sense to spend millions of dollars of taxpayers' money to build a new airport near two popular golf courses on the west coast of Cape Breton Island.

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Ball field fixed in time for "Over-40 Overweight & Outta Shape Ball Tournament"

Dawn Grant and Kim Chisholm-Bowles tell host Jeff Douglas how volunteers and a 'bush hog' helped reclaim a long-neglected ball field in Boylston, near Guysborough.

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The Halifax Common Public Pool should have been replaced by now says public heath expert

Mainstreet's Diane Paquette talks with Barb Hamilton-Hinch, assistant prof at Dal's School of Heath & Human Performance about the many reasons the public pool on the Common is no longer adequate.

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Jeff Douglas jumps into Halifax Harbour to cool off. Do we need an official swimming hole?

Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas jumps into the harbour with two people who'd like to see a public swimming hole created on the Halifax waterfront. Find out what that would entail, and hear the fun.

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Jeff Douglas gets a lesson on a century-old pipe organ

Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas drops into St Matthew's United Church in Halifax as Wayne Rogers shows Patricia Tupper around the foot pedals on the pipe organ. Then Jeff gets his turn, before 16-year old Matthew Fraser puts him to shame.

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Some marked Canada Day by becoming Canadian -- could you pass the test?

Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas asks people in Halifax sample questions from Canadian citizenship exams.

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A concrete solution -- making cement creates CO2, but some can be trapped in concrete

And trapping CO2 in the concrete makes it stronger. Mainstreet host Jeff Douglas speaks with Sean Monkman from CarbonCure Technologies in Dartmouth.

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Little People Big Problems: A Primary Retrospective

As the end of June draws closer... students are looking forward to a break from the books, it's an exciting time to look forward -- to summer......but it's also a time to reflect. Here's some of what Rob heard from kids at George Bissett Elementary in Cole Harbour -- on how their first year of school went.

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OK, helicopter parenting is bad. But if your kids are at the top of a tree...?

...can you then justify calling in a helicopter? In this episode of Readily Apparent, Mainstreet's Alex Mason wonders when you should impose limits on kids, and when you let them manage risk for themselves.

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"A work of patience and love" -- Acadian historian on preservation of 311-year old house

Alan Melanson gives CBC reporter Paul Palmeter a tour of the DeGannes-Cosby House in Annapolis Royal. It was built in 1708. Paul also speaks with a man who grew up there. It's now a national historic site.

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What makes a hate group a hate group?

Host Jeff Douglas talks with Evan Balgord, Executive Director of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network.

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Six-year-old busks on her residential street in Clayton Park, after seeing buskers downtown

We drop into a children's music recital in Dartmouth where we meet 6-year old violinist Amelia Sandford, who is takin' it to the street.

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