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.

Updated: Weekly
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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#41: 'I didn't know if it was going to explode'

We hear about a close call with a truck catching fire, learn about how to avoid buying a fake car seat online and check in with a P.E.I. entrepreneur who pitched his product on Dragons' Den.

Download #41: 'I didn't know if it was going to explode'
[mp3 file: runs 00:22:00]


#40: One man's final thoughts and honouring a classmate

Neil Harpham described his feelings hours before his medically assisted death. We'll also hear about a school fundraiser in honour of classmate Trayton Acton and $30,000 hockey card collection.

Download #40: One man's final thoughts and honouring a classmate
[mp3 file: runs 00:25:11]


#39: How do you sort through 1000s of records?

How does P.E.I. compare when stacked up against the world's 100 largest Islands? We find out. We also hear from some of the people sorting through CBC P.E.I.'s record library, and we also learn to skate.

Download #39: How do you sort through 1000s of records?
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:47]


#38: 'The clickety clacks and the hot lead pots'

This week, we hear about 44 years in the newspaper business, choose a number in the phone book to see who picks up, and learn what it takes to restore the doors of the 100-year-old St. Dunstan's Basilica.

Download #38: 'The clickety clacks and the hot lead pots'
[mp3 file: runs 00:24:05]


#37: 'A love of baking and a love of words'

We hear how a very special cake inspired Wendy McIsaac's new book, and we check in with an Islander who is in Ethiopia sharing information about HPV and cervical cancer with women and girls.

Download #37: 'A love of baking and a love of words'
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:37]


#36: 'It was sportsmanship, it was love, it was friendship'

We hear about a very special gift, given to a 12-year-old goalie battling cancer by the opposing team. And, we meet a young entrepreneur who found magic in making wands.

Download #36: 'It was sportsmanship, it was love, it was friendship'
[mp3 file: runs 00:17:37]


#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]