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A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes, Mainstreet is designed to put Nova Scotia listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.

A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes, Mainstreet is designed to put Nova Scotia listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.
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Location:

Halifax, NS

Networks:

CBC

Description:

A lively and entertaining blend of national and regional news, interviews, book reviews and recipes, Mainstreet is designed to put Nova Scotia listeners back in touch with their communities at the end of the workday.

Language:

English

Contact:

CBC Nova Scotia P.O. Box 3000 Halifax, NS B3J 3E9 1-888-686-6246


Episodes

Landing on 1 km-wide asteroid offers opportunity to learn how to do things with almost no gravity

9/24/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to tell Mainstreet host Bob Murphy why the Japanese space agency, JAXA, is dropping a series of rovers on a small asteroid, and how the rovers will work since there's not enough gravity for a traditional rover to operate. Follow Rob on twitter @DrRob_Thacker; and Mainstreet @Mainstreethfx

Duration:00:10:20

Co-owner of Obladee Wine Bar surprised to find aspect of her patio not in compliance with city rules

9/20/2018
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A downtown businesswomen expresses frustration with an inspector from Halifax City Hall who she thinks is nitpicking over the way her patio is decorated.

Duration:00:09:31

Education toolkit offers free teaching materials about plastics in the ocean

9/19/2018
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Our oceans guy Boris Worm and Laurenne Schiller from Ocean Wise tell Bob Murphy about new, free materials for teachers who want to engage their kids in the world's oceans, and some of the problems they face. Find the toolkit here - plasticsedkit.ocean.org

Duration:00:10:59

Cape Breton author Lesley Crewe launches her tenth novel and talks about family secrets

9/18/2018
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Cape Breton author Lesley Crewe spoke to Bob about her latest novel. It's called Beholden and is set in St.Peter's and Sydney.

Duration:00:10:03

An update on a heartbreaking story about a mother in Halifax whose son has struggled with drug addiction

9/17/2018
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Mainstreet's Diane Paquette shares an update on a Halifax mother and her son who was addicted to the prescription drug Xanax.

Duration:00:09:17

The story behind a triple breach by three humpback whales captured on video

9/17/2018
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Mainstreet's Diane Paquette talks to Captain Tom Goodwin in Tiverton NS about a rare triple breach he captured on video. See it for yourself on facebook - https://t.co/Kamx84IJRP - and follow Diane on twitter @dianepaquette

Duration:00:04:27

Algorithms in the justice system -- more fair than judges, or just harder to track their biases?

9/17/2018
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When artificial intelligence advises you what to watch next on Netflix, the stakes are not high. Rob Thacker explains why we need to be more cautious about letting it make decisions such as who gets parole. Rob is a computational physicist at Saint Mary's University. He speaks with Mainstreet host Bob Murphy. Follow Rob on twitter @DrRob_Thacker; and Mainstreet @Mainstreethfx

Duration:00:11:34

As 22 Minutes gears up for a new season, Trent McClellan shows us his funny and serious sides

9/13/2018
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Trent McClellan joined the cast of This Hour Has 22 Minutes just over a year ago. He's also a stand-up comedian with two shows happening this week in Halifax. And he created a podcast that isn't very funny at all. He talks to Mainstreet host Bob Murphy about all this, and how his upbringing in Corner Brook prepared him for his career. Follow us on twitter @Mainstreethfx

Duration:00:21:54

Climate change helped make Hurricane Florence a 'monster,' says climate scientist Michael Mann

9/12/2018
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The Governor of North Carolina calls Hurricane Florence a 'monster.' Michael Mann says climate change is partly to blame. He's a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University, and co-author of "The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics & Driving Us Crazy." He speaks with Mainstreet host Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:13:36

A space elevator would make economic sense, but you'll wait a long time for it to arrive

9/10/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to tell Mainstreet host Bob Murphy about an experiment headed to the International Space Station, and the small role it may play shedding light on how a space elevator would work.

Duration:00:12:29

Putting sexual assault trials on trial: the way the justice system tries cases of sexual violence.

9/5/2018
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A law professor and the head of a sexual assault centre call for changes to the justice system to prevent re-traumatising complainants.

Duration:00:18:51

Living on the edge: Lions Club members in Oxford hope sinkhole spares their building

8/30/2018
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As the sink hole in Oxford expands, Neil Rideout and other members of the Lions Club hope their building doesn't become a casualty.

Duration:00:08:08

A young country musician in Port Williams turns her experience with bullying into music with a message.

8/30/2018
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Elsie Morden, a 23 year-old country singer who lives in Port Williams, uses singing and school visits across Canada to share a powerful message about bullying.

Duration:00:12:47

Halifax Fringe Festival show is about Margaret of Anjou, the historical figure who inspired Shakespeare.

8/30/2018
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Gillian English is from Pictou County and lives these days in Tasmania. She talks with Bob about Fringe Festival, her new show She Wolf, and comedy.

Duration:00:08:39

A dairy farmer in Nova Scotia defends supply management in light of NAFTA negotiations

8/29/2018
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Garrit Damsteedt, a dairy farmer from Shubenacadie, tells Bob what's at stake for the dairy industry in the NAFTA negotiations in Washington.

Duration:00:08:58

Mobility Cup returns to Halifax, features the skills of sailors with disabilities

8/27/2018
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The Mobility Cup is a friendly competition among sailors with physical challenges. Bob talks with Kevin Penny, a competitor and co-chair of the Sail Able Association of Nova Scotia.

Duration:00:10:41

Rob Thacker tells us how a video game can teach us about patience

8/27/2018
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Rob Thacker explores recently published research on how our patience relates to being made to wait in video games.

Duration:00:09:30

Our Oceans Guy talks about a rare shark caught off Nova Scotia this summer

8/23/2018
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Our Oceans Guy Boris Worm confirms the identity of a rare shark caught off Nova Scotia in August.

Duration:00:10:51

Our panel on federal politics examines immigration and tees up federal Conservative convention in Halifax

8/22/2018
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Our panel on federal politics talks immigration policy, Maxime Bernier, and the national Conservative convention in Halifax

Duration:00:17:01

"The Joggler" breaks record at Navy 10K Run in Halifax

8/21/2018
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Michael Bergeron ran the Navy 10K Run in Halifax in 35 minutes and 36 seconds. That's a pace of 3:34. What's more amazing is he won the race while juggling the entire way. Bergeron, also known as the Joggler, is well known in local running circles for his remarkable ability to run and jog at the same time.

Duration:00:08:24