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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

The science of bubbles, and how bacteria change them and hitch a ride when they burst

11/19/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to tell Mainstreet host Bob Murphy about new research into how bacteria modify bubbles on the surface of water to make the bubbles last ten times longer. He also explains why it smells after it rains.

Duration:00:08:30

A junior high teacher in Dartmouth has gone the extra mile to make her classroom cozy

11/14/2018
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Mainstreet's Diane Paquette visits Madame McCarron's class at Ellenvale Junior High to find out what the kids think.

Duration:00:12:58

"Voracious little ogre" leads Dal U researchers to discover a new branch on the 'Tree Of Life'

11/14/2018
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Biology professor Alastair Simpson tells Mainstreet host Bob Murphy how a microbe found in a dirt sample from the Bluff Wilderness Hiking Trail near Halifax led to the discovery of a previously unknown branch in the evolutionary 'Tree Of Life.' The research has just been published in the journal Nature.

Duration:00:09:04

Tech & Consequences: teens, parents, teachers & experts talk about young people & their smartphones

11/8/2018
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An hour of highlights from a conversation Mainstreet's Bob Murphy hosted at a public library in Halifax about teens, their smartphones, social media, and whether parents and schools are doing enough to help them manage it all.

Duration:00:59:42

The story and soldier behind two postcards sent during WWI

11/7/2018
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How a couple of postcards found at a yard sale lead a Halifax woman on a journey, learning about the WWI soldier who wrote them more than a hundred years ago.

Duration:00:11:24

A former astronaut and a marine ecologist debate: Is the next frontier space or the ocean?

11/5/2018
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Former NASA astronaut and Dalhousie University alumnus Kathryn Sullivan (the first American woman to walk in space) and Dal Killam Research Professor Boris Worm give us a taste of a debate they participated in to mark the university's 200th anniversary.

Duration:00:13:08

Rob Thacker talks about ways technology is changing restaurants

11/5/2018
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Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk with Mainstreet host Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:12:32

Halifax woman reflects on the hours left with her friend who has chosen medically-assisted death.

10/31/2018
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A friend of Audrey Parker reflects on the lessons she's learned as Parker prepares for her own medically-assisted death.

Duration:00:11:30

Co-founder of group that wants stadium at Shannon Park explains proposal

10/30/2018
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A group lobbying for stadium on the Shannon Park lands submits a proposal to Halifax Regional Council.

Duration:00:17:33

Zombie salmon: a fish missing half its head and part of its brain swims upriver anyway

10/30/2018
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Our Oceans Guy, Boris Worm, tells Mainstreet host Bob Murphy what he learned about Pacific salmon on a trip to British Columbia, and why wild Atlantic salmon populations are in much worse shape.

Duration:00:12:16

Jay Ingram joins Rob Thacker to talk science, technology, engineering, and math

10/29/2018
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Days before STEMFest in Halifax, guest host Carolyn Ray talks with Rob Thacker from Saint Mary's University, and former Daily Planet and Quirks & Quarks host Jay Ingram.

Duration:00:11:45

Little People, Big Problems: Rob Talks to Kids about Halloween.

10/29/2018
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It's time for the Halloween edition of Little People, Big Problems. Here's CBC's Rob Doublett with some elementary school kids, trying to shed light on the dark traditions of Halloween

Duration:00:05:45

Rick Hansen speaks with Bob Murphy about accessibility, belonging, and the Man in Motion tour

10/25/2018
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It's been more than 30 years since Rick Hansen started his Man in Motion World Tour to raise money and awareness about accessibility issues for people living with physical disabilities. He spoke with Bob Murphy before receiving an honorary degree from Dalhousie University.

Duration:00:18:38

New musical KAMP shows how gay inmates put on a cabaret inside a Nazi prison camp

10/23/2018
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Neptune Theatre and Eastern Front Theatre have come together to launch the world premiere of KAMP, a "darkly comedic" musical based on a little-known piece of Second World War history. Gay men find refuge from the hard labour, torture and other suffering in a Nazi prison camp by putting on a cabaret. Mainstreet's Diane Paquette takes us behind the scenes.

Duration:00:10:04

Does the Chinese city Chengdu need an artificial moon to help light its night life?

10/22/2018
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Rob Thacker tells Mainstreet host Bob Murphy that putting an artificial moon in the sky over Chengdu is not necessarily a 'pie in the sky' idea. But it's not a good idea either. Rob also describes the challenges involved in sending a spacecraft to the planet Mercury, which whips around the sun every 88 days. Follow @DrRob_Thacker and @Mainstreethfx on twitter.

Duration:00:12:55

Little People, Big Problems: Rob Talks to Kids About Everything Fall.

10/19/2018
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Looking out the windows things look pretty spectacular. It's a landscape filled with trees proudly wearing their fall colours. Rob Doublett talks with some grade three's at George Bissett Elementary in Cole Harbour about fall.

Duration:00:05:02

Our oceans guy reports on an oceans conference where everyone was talking about climate change

10/16/2018
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Boris Worm drops by from Dalhousie University to talk with Bob.

Duration:00:11:17

A Dal prof shares how restorative justice could be applied to politics

10/15/2018
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Are there ideas from the world of restorative justice that can restore civility to our politics? Or is restorative justice itself a polarizing issue? We ask Jennifer Llewellyn, a Dalhousie University law professor who just won a national award for her work in this area.

Duration:00:15:24

Rob Thacker on the trouble with Hubble, and another space telescope that's having problems

10/15/2018
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Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science.

Duration:00:08:33

Little People, Big Problems: Rob quizzes kids about hockey terminology

10/12/2018
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The NHL is into its 101st season of play. Thirty-one teams will compete in the 82-game regular season. If you're new to watching hockey or just a bit rusty, Rob Doublett will bring you up to speed on hockey terms and rules. Here he is talking to grade one students at George Bissett Elementary in Dartmouth.

Duration:00:05:00