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Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.

Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.
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Moncton, NB

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CBC

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Shift is an energetic two and a half hours that connects people in the province with the events of the day and with each other.

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English


Episodes

From Potsdam to Fredericton - on a bicycle

10/23/2018
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It seems the adventure of starting life in a new country wasn't enough for Patrick Schilf of Potsdam, Germany.No - he decided to make his way to Fredericton by bicycle, with the assistance of a cargo ship.

Duration:00:10:23

David Adams Richards remembers Raymond Fraser

10/23/2018
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New Brunswick has lost one its most prolific writers. Raymond Fraser died yesterday at the age of 77. Senator David Adams Richards knew Fraser very well. .

Duration:00:08:54

Farah Mohamed of the Malala Fund speaks in Sackville

10/22/2018
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Farah Mohamed spoke in Sackville this week. She's the CEO of the Malala Fund - named for Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban for going to school. She talks to Vanessa about empowering and inspiring girls.

Duration:00:09:18

New Brunswick's musical history - from the archives

10/22/2018
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There's a big event in Fredericton this Friday night that combines live music...With the provincial archives. It's a jamboree - featuring Ivan and Vivian Hicks and Gary Morris - And recordings from the archives. Vanessa talks with archivist Fred Farrell and fiddler Ivan Hicks.

Duration:00:09:26

Writer Wayne Curtis

10/22/2018
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For writer Wayne Curtis, the Miramichi is not just the name of a river or a city in New Brunswick. It's a mythical place: a river stocked with leaping, gleaming salmon, men of uncommon strength and the cares of a close-knit family. Curtis is about to launch his 18th book. He spoke with Vanessa about Fishing the High Country: A Memoir of the River.

Duration:00:12:00

Shift's Political Panel: Speaker of the House

10/19/2018
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MLAs from every party made a show of taking their names out of the running for Speaker of the House. That would mean Liberal Premier Brian Gallant's attempt to gain the confidence of the house would be over before it could begin. Now, Lisa Harris, the acting house leader, said there would be a speaker when the house opens on Tuesday.

Duration:00:18:47

NB company wins entrepreneur award for training First Nations in IT

10/19/2018
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A New Brunswick business that trains First Nations in software testing just took home the national Startup Canada Social Enterprise Award. Founder Keith McIntosh says many software testing jobs have left the country. But he wanted to create employment for First Nations people who often experience under-employment and lower entrepreneurial opportunities.

Duration:00:08:11

Bird Talk: Becoming a better birder

10/19/2018
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Alain Clavette has spent many, many hours in the field looking for birds. And he has some tips to share on becoming a better birder.

Duration:00:08:16

Homegrown

10/18/2018
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Ever wonder how to cook some of those seasonal veggies in your farm box? This week on Homegrown, Vanessa checks in with Shannon Jones of Broadfork Farm in River Hebert.

Duration:00:08:50

Author Carol Bruneau

10/18/2018
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A Circle on the Surface is a new book by Carol Bruneau that explores a hasty marriage set against the backdrop of WW 2 Halifax. She'll be in Saint John on Sunday at 2 at the public library. Here's her conversation with Vanessa.

Duration:00:09:16

Our weekly update from the Atlantic Wildlife Institute

10/17/2018
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Vanessa talks to Pam Novak at the Atlantic Wildlife Institute about a porcupine that's getting a second chance after a collision.

Duration:00:08:11

In the musical spotlight this week: Colin Fowlie

10/17/2018
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Fredericton's Colin Fowlie has released three songs on a new EP. It's called Harmony. And he's hitting the road for the first time as a solo act.

Duration:00:11:49

Miramichi landmark severely damaged by fire

10/16/2018
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Historian Shaun O'Reilly talks to Vanessa about the former Chatham train station. It was severely damaged in a fire but he hopes it can be rebuilt.

Duration:00:07:43

Indigenous artefacts on the Fundy Trail Parkway

10/15/2018
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When Cecilia Brooks saw the ancient tools and other artefacts uncovered as part of the work on the Fundy Trail Parkway, she knew they had a story to tell. The Parkway is a long term project nearing completion - it will link St Martin's to Fundy National Park. During work near Sussex this summer, a number of tools and implements were uncovered from the soil.

Duration:00:06:25

In praise of NB's 23rd premier, John B. McNair

10/15/2018
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Do you have a favourite premier? Britany Sparrow at the Provincial Archives certainly does! She explains why McNair is the best premier ever.

Duration:00:06:29

Nb cities want a share of pot revenue

10/15/2018
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Cannabis NB is expecting $45 million dollars in sales its first fiscal year -- and that's going to create significant tax revenue. New Brunswick's cities want to make sure they get a fair share of those dollars. 8 Cities NB is calling on the province to distribute that money fairly to all regions of the province. Miramichi mayor Adam Lordon is president of the group.

Duration:00:09:15

Gray Kingbird and the search for a Yellow-billed Cuckoo

10/12/2018
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Alain Clavette continues his birding adventure with his mother. She gets her 300th lifetime bird - and it's a Gray Kingbird. That's a first confirmed sighting in New Brunswick!

Duration:00:08:37

Homegrown: Lesson in Soil and Compost

10/12/2018
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Rosemary Tayler has been teaching biodynamic culture and gardening since 2013.She'll be in Cogagne for a workshop Oct. 20 called "Soil compost and biodynamic preparations". She speaks with host Vanessa Vander Valk about how to get the best from your soil.

Duration:00:10:15

Panel of political observers on latest power plays and pot

10/12/2018
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Rosella Melanson, Duncan Matheson and Michael Camp share their thoughts on the latest efforts to lead New Brunswick's minority government, and what changes when cannabis is legal in 5 days.

Duration:00:17:40

Not your grampy's radio

10/11/2018
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You might think of hamm radios as a thing of the past, but with the way we rely on technology these days the importance of hamm radios might make a come back. Mike Johnson is with the WestCumb Amateur Radio Club, and he's also the Cumberland Regional Emergency Management coordinator.

Duration:00:08:59