P.E.I. Pulse

 
 

P.E.I. Pulse

P.E.I. Pulse brings together the best audio from CBC P.E.I.'s airwaves. Host Mitch Cormier shares interesting stories about Islanders and the things that matter to P.E.I. every week.

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#35: 'You don't realize how many people you impact in your life'

We find out about 365 notes written to an Island man who has been battling some health issues, meet Hooligan - a retired vet school horse, and hear how female DJs on P.E.I. are coming together to share their passion for music.

Download #35: 'You don't realize how many people you impact in your life'
[mp3 file: runs 00:21:21]


#34: 'I did not give the baby up, I gave it back'

This week's episode features two stories about giving - in very different ways. Amanda Grady says she is she's just one of those "lucky women that really loves being pregnant" so she became a surrogate mother for a couple in Sweden. We also hear from two young Islanders who wrote and recorded a Christmas song in hopes of raising money for those in need.

Download #34: 'I did not give the baby up, I gave it back'
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:30]


#33: 'I'm not scared of coyotes'

We go out with Mi'kmaw photographer Patricia Bourque to learn more why she takes a red dress with her to photograph when she goes out for a walk. We also hear from an artist who is painting the walls (and doors) of a dementia unit to prevent patients from wandering. And three Islanders get together to talk about their love for fruitcake.

Download #33: 'I'm not scared of coyotes'
[mp3 file: runs 00:34:20]


#32: Home from the hospital in time for the holidays

We visit Paizlee Rose, a baby born premature at just 23 weeks, in her home now that she's finally home from the hospital. We also look back at MP Lawrence MacAulay's 30 years in the House. And we hear from this year's Symons Medal winner, Margaret MacMillan, on why we go to war.

Download #32: Home from the hospital in time for the holidays
[mp3 file: runs 00:30:39]


#31: Stuck in the snow

Paralympian Billy Bridges explains why he's disappointed Calgary voted against bidding for the 2026 Olympic Games, a member of Juno-nominated band 10 Strings and a Goat Skin talks about the adventure he embarked on after the band took a hiatus, and we hear about how a group of people helped eachother up the hill and out of a snowstorm.

Download #31: Stuck in the snow
[mp3 file: runs 00:25:45]


#30: The mystery of Byron Carr, Riley's collection and 50 years of fencing

Byron Carr remains Charlottetown's only unsolved murder in recent times. Ahead of the 30 year anniversary of his death, we hear why police are still hopeful they can find his killer. Also on the podcast this week, we hear from a fencer who, after 50 years, is being named to the P.E.I. Sport Hall of Fame and about a young collector getting VIP treatment at a military camp.

Download #30: The mystery of Byron Carr, Riley's collection and 50 years of fencing
[mp3 file: runs 00:30:33]


#29: "If I continued down the path I was [going] I'd be 400 pounds today or I'd be dead"

We hear from an Island woman about what she has gained by losing 130 pounds, go to Virginia to find out about what school districts there are doing to prevent cars from passing school buses, and following a dog attack, we hear from the woman who's dog was attacked.

Download #29: "If I continued down the path I was [going] I'd be 400 pounds today or I'd be dead"
[mp3 file: runs 00:20:30]


#28: A harrowing rescue, the future of plastics and glamourous cows

A fisherman describes the moments he was near death, and the rescue that followed, UPEI engineering students explain how they took a closer look at the plastic they were using and how they went about reducing it, and a farmer shares why his cows look so good he's making a coffee table book with their photos.

Download #28: A harrowing rescue, the future of plastics and glamourous cows
[mp3 file: runs 00:21:30]


#27: Proper pronouns, budding spuds and getting ready for the big leagues

We find out what why a 17-year-old put up a sign at work asking patrons to call her by the female pronoun, head to the farm where most of P.E.I.'s famous potatoes get a start as seed, and we'll introduce you to a hockey referee who at 19 is already being prepped for the big leagues.

Download #27: Proper pronouns, budding spuds and getting ready for the big leagues
[mp3 file: runs 00:19:38]


#26: Roadkill crows, the future of the Sisters of St. Martha, and walks for thoughts

We find out what giant roadkill crows made of old tires are doing in downtown Charlottetown, speak with the Sisters of St. Martha about how they are preparing for a future where they no longer exist, and find out about a new walking group aiming to support mental health.

Download #26: Roadkill crows, the future of the Sisters of St. Martha, and walks for thoughts
[mp3 file: runs 00:22:04]


#25: Love locks, the virtual office and running through vision loss

We hear from a vision-impaired runner who is raising awareness for sport, visit a new art installation that encourages people to lock their love to it, and find our why many charities are downsizing or ditching the traditional office altogether.

Download #25: Love locks, the virtual office and running through vision loss
[mp3 file: runs 00:22:52]


#24: Big money scholarship, community in mourning and Cavendish on TV

This week we'll hear from a Vanier Scholarship recipient, how Tignish deals with tragedy and about a new CBC TV show called Cavendish.

Download #24: Big money scholarship, community in mourning and Cavendish on TV
[mp3 file: runs 00:24:14]


#23: Farming through generations, finding family and tribute through tulips

This week, we'll speak to a family that has been farming for eight generations - and hear from the ninth generation about his farming aspirations, hear about one man's journey to find out more about his great uncle, and find out why tulips are being sent from P.E.I. to Humbolt, Sask.

Download #23: Farming through generations, finding family and tribute through tulips
[mp3 file: runs 00:22:44]


#22 : Puppy Study, Giant Cucumber and CCMA Winners

This week on PEI Pulse ...more about the purpose of a puppy study, a cucumber plant that's growing up a tree and a hat-trick for PEI at the recent Canadian Country Music Awards.

Download #22 : Puppy Study, Giant Cucumber and CCMA Winners
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:00]


#21 : Textbook App, Coconut Shore and Young Food Fundraiser

This week on PEI Pulse ...a buy-and-sell app for UPEI students is expanding to 15 universities this fall; how coconuts could help restore shorelines on PEI. and how a 10-year-old took on a project this summer to make sure local kids don't go to class hungry.

Download #21 : Textbook App, Coconut Shore and Young Food Fundraiser
[mp3 file: runs 00:19:08]


#20 : Kettlebell athlete, wheelchairs on beach, best baker

This week an island woman qualified to competed internationally with Team Canada, devices like mats and special wheelchairs are making some PEI beaches more accessible and an amateur baker makes it big.

Download #20 : Kettlebell athlete, wheelchairs on beach, best baker
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:11]


# 19 : Songwriter's sorrow, speeding up time and proof of life

This week, we hear from songwriter Catherine Maclellan about her new film. We also hear about a new ageing process for liquor and about how Joe Gallant had to prove he was still alive.

Download # 19 : Songwriter's sorrow, speeding up time and proof of life
[mp3 file: runs 00:33:15]


# 19 : Songwriter's sorrow, speeding up time and proof of life

This week, we hear from songwriter Catherine Maclellan about her new film. We also hear about a new ageing process for liquor and about how Joe Gallant had to prove he was still alive.

Download # 19 : Songwriter's sorrow, speeding up time and proof of life
[mp3 file: runs 00:33:15]


#18: Kidney sisters, running a marathon with MS and a 6-year-old drummer

This week, we hear from two women united by one kidney donor, find out how a man with MS who couldn't walk a year ago is training for the P.E.I. marathon, and meet a 6-year-old with a passion for drumming.

Download #18: Kidney sisters, running a marathon with MS and a 6-year-old drummer
[mp3 file: runs 00:31:20]


#17: 'Rural communities are losing people - we wanted to buck that trend'

We hear about how Islanders rallied to support Alex Gallant when he was injured working on a farm in Alberta, we'll find out what a P.E.I. village is doing to prevent short-term rentals, and we'll follow one man's transition from working abroad in the oil industry to working on an organic farm.

Download #17: 'Rural communities are losing people - we wanted to buck that trend'
[mp3 file: runs 00:22:21]


#16: No more bottles in the ocean and finding a future

We find out why throwing a message in a bottle into the ocean is bad for the environment, visit the workshop of a man with a passion for model shipbuilding, and hear one Islander's story of finding direction and focusing on the future.

Download #16: No more bottles in the ocean and finding a future
[mp3 file: runs 00:25:02]


#15: 'Don't call Catherine my friend, call her my wife!'

It's Pride week on P.E.I., and this week on P.E.I. Pulse we bring you two powerful and personal stories about coming out.

Download #15: 'Don't call Catherine my friend, call her my wife!'
[mp3 file: runs 00:29:38]


#14: When breathing is a struggle and ugly part of history

This week, we hear about what life is like with COPD from one of the 8,000 Islanders who has the disorder, find out more about an uglier side of Charlottetown's history, and meet the 19-year-old Islander who is bringing home multiple awards for highland dancing.

Download #14: When breathing is a struggle and ugly part of history
[mp3 file: runs 00:30:01]


#13: Finding a way forward, and what people lose at a music festival

We head to the Village of Tignish with a look at how the town has found its way forward, we visit cobbler Dave Currie's workshop and we'll sift through the Cavendish Beach Music Festival's lost and found.

Download #13: Finding a way forward, and what people lose at a music festival
[mp3 file: runs 00:24:29]


#12: Waiting for a new heart, a new camp for kids with diabetes, and the joys and pains of summer jobs

We check in the family of an Island baby who is waiting for a new heart, talk to kids about how their week has been at the newly-established P.E.I. Diabetic Camp, and we'll hear about some of your most memorable summer jobs - the good, the bad and the very odd.

Download #12: Waiting for a new heart, a new camp for kids with diabetes, and the joys and pains of summer jobs
[mp3 file: runs 00:21:10]


#11: Powering through Crohn's, swarms of bees and keeping trails clean

We hear about how Arlene Van Diepen powered through health challenges to get to a power lifting championship, learn what to do if you see a swarm of bees, and get a walk through of a new initiative to keep Island trails free of litter.

Download #11: Powering through Crohn's, swarms of bees and keeping trails clean
[mp3 file: runs 00:24:27]


#10: Farmers and mental health, the cycle of poverty and the gift of a kidney

We'll hear from two friends now connected by a kidney, talk about the cycle of poverty and why more Islanders are considered low income, and there have been two recent suicides in the Island's farming community - we'll hear about what others can do when they need help.

Download #10: Farmers and mental health, the cycle of poverty and the gift of a kidney
[mp3 file: runs 00:30:16]