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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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Halifax, NS

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CBC

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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.

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English

Contact:

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


Episodes

Artist & activist Buffy Sainte-Marie says "making the world better is a lot of fun"

4/17/2018
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"We have a long way to go," Buffy Sainte-Marie says, "(but) if you look over your shoulder, we have come a long way." She tells Mainstreet's Bob Murphy she doesn't know where her positive attitude comes from, as she visits Halifax to accept an honorary degree from Dalhousie University.

Duration:00:13:23

TESS is set to launch at 6:30pm ET, and here's why planet hunters are excited

4/16/2018
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Scientists have already identified thousands of planets outside our solar system, but Rob Thacker says the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite will help find exoplanets closer to home. Rob is a computational physicist at Saint Mary's University. He speaks with Bob Murphy, host of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:09:21

Climate change may slow ocean circulation, but the disaster movie Day After Tomorrow is still fiction

4/16/2018
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Ocean currents help moderate the climate around the North Atlantic. Two studies in the journal Nature suggest this circulation of water has slowed. Memorial University oceanographer Brad de Young walks us through the evidence, and what it might mean for Nova Scotia. He speaks with Bob Murphy, host of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:11:01

The warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough responds to criticism council plagued by lack of transparency

4/13/2018
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Vernon Pitts, the warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough, denies council has a problem with transparency when it comes to fracking and other issues in the community.

Duration:00:11:50

Educator speaks out about facing NSTU disciplinary hearing for taking students to Vimy Ridge during work to rule

4/13/2018
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Randolph Sullivan was a Vice Principal at Dartmouth High School last year and was one of three educators who took students on a trip to Vimy Ridge that took months of planning and fundraising. Now he's facing disciplinary action because the trip landed in the middle of work to rule.

Duration:00:10:29

Basking sharks are the second biggest fish in the sea, and "gentle giants" - Dalhousie University scientist

4/3/2018
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Our oceans guy Boris Worm talks about new research that finds basking sharks congregate off our coast in larger numbers than anyone expected. He speaks with the host of Mainstreet in Halifax, Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:10:06

Students from Sipekne'katik First Nation review "The Marrow Thieves"

4/3/2018
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The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline imagines a future in which indigenous people are rounded up in a situation that's reminiscent of residential schools. It's one of five books in Canada Reads 2018. Bob sat down with three students in Sipeknekatik and a parent to get their thoughts on the book. Rayn Julian and Rachael Julian are in grade nine. Alainna Miller is in Grade 11. Her mother is Sylvia Syliboy. Bob started by asking Alainna about her general impressions.

Duration:00:15:15

What can we learn about AI from robots the Romans made 2000 years ago?

3/29/2018
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A lecture series organized by the University of King's College is exploring artificial intelligence from a variety of perspectives. Courtney Roby's talk in January told the story of automatons created 2000 years ago in Ancient Rome. She's an associate professor of Classics at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York. She dropped into the Mainstreet studio when she was in Halifax, and spoke with Alex Mason.

Duration:00:10:12

Researchers at MIT find fake news travels faster than real news on Twitter

3/29/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about a study that finds Twitter users have a soft spot for fake news. He speaks with Bob Murphy, host of Mainstreet in Nova Scotia.

Duration:00:08:54

From Frankenstein to Westworld -- what fiction teaches us about our creations, our anxieties, and ourselves

3/29/2018
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Despina Kakoudaki is in Halifax to give one in a series of public talks about artificial intelligence. She's an associate professor of literature and Director of the Humanities Lab at American University, in Washington, DC. She spoke with Alex Mason, producer of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:14:26

Researchers believe the Earth has a second large ocean hundreds of kilometres beneath its crust

3/21/2018
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Canadian researchers have been studying a diamond that formed far below the Earth's crust and contains a sample of ice that sheds light on the water that's hidden deep inside our planet. Boris Worm studies the oceans at Dalhousie University, and he dropped by the Mainstreet studio in Halifax to tell Bob Murphy about this.

Duration:00:11:01

Marrow Thieves inspired by Indigenous youth who didn't believe they had a future

3/20/2018
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In these excerpts from her visit to the Halifax Central Library, author Cherie Dimaline gives the audience and Mainstreet host Bob Murphy some insight into her creative process, and her motivation in writing The Marrow Thieves. It's one of the books competing in Canada Reads, March 26-29.

Duration:00:22:00

Is Facebook a surveillance company masquerading as something else?

3/20/2018
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Rob Thacker talks about what you can learn about Facebook from the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica, and what someone can learn about you if you 'like' curly fries. He speaks with Bob Murphy, the host of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:12:28

Rob Thacker's reaction to a plan to build a commercial fusion reactor in 15 years

3/15/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science with Mainstreet's Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:10:36

A residential school survivor takes questions from young Nova Scotians

3/15/2018
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The Canada Reads book The Marrow Thieves imagines a future in which indigenous people are rounded up in a way that's reminiscent of residential schools. Dorene Bernard went to the Shubenacadie Indian Residential School, and after she read the book she sat down with the CBC's Bob Murphy and four Nova Scotians aged 13 to 23 who also read it. They had a chance to hear her story, and ask questions.

Duration:00:20:17

Rob Thacker on how science helps shape your day from dawn 'til dusk

3/5/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science with Mainstreet's Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:10:29

A story of survival and the healing power of music as told by a young French horn player and her oncologist

3/2/2018
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Mimisu Lee plays the French horn. Not only will she be performing as a soloist in a fundraising show with the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra later this month, she'll be sharing her personal history. Mimisu was just a baby when her oncologist delivered some grim news to her family. She would likely suffer terrible side effects from radiation therapy she needed to treat a brain tumour. Hear her story of survival and the power of music.

Duration:00:08:05

Kids just don't get social media, says adolescent mental health expert

3/1/2018
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Dr Stan Kutcher says kids carefully curate their own social media posts, yet they fail to appreciate the degree to which other people also stage-manage their personas online. He talks about the resulting envy and other consequences with Bob Murphy, host of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:14:36

Cities can be more than 10C hotter than surrounding areas, and here's why some cool faster than others

3/1/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from St Mary's University to talk about how the layout of a city can help it cool down after a hot summer day, and to explain new research into how vampire bats get by on a diet of blood.

Duration:00:10:29

Raising awareness about a drug that promises to prevent the transmission of HIV

3/1/2018
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The CBC's Moira Donovan learns about the potential of a new drug called PrEP, from Chris Aucoin at the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia, and health research consultant San Patten.

Duration:00:07:34

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