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A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Add your voice by calling us at 1-888-686-MAIN (6246) or e-mail mainhfx@cbc.ca.

A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Add your voice by calling us at 1-888-686-MAIN (6246) or e-mail mainhfx@cbc.ca.

Location:

Halifax, NS

Description:

A vibrant blend of top news stories, local weather, traffic reports, comedy, local music, and interviews about politics, science and culture. Tune into Mainstreet on weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. Add your voice by calling us at 1-888-686-MAIN (6246) or e-mail mainhfx@cbc.ca.

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

New video highlights how members of the LGTBQ community coped during the pandemic

7/22/2021
We hear from T Thomason and Katie Clarke about their new video which highlights how members of the LGTBQ community coped during the COVID-19 pandemic and found joy along the way.

Duration:00:09:22

N.S. prof analyzes 'exploitative' sexualization of women competing at the Olympics

7/22/2021
As the Olympics kick off in Tokyo, we hear from Charlene Weaving, a professor of Human Kinetics at St. Francis Xavier University, about the sexualization of women competing in the games.

Duration:00:10:44

N.S. wrestler pays tribute to the Maritimes with Moon Mist-inspired character

7/21/2021
We hear from Jennifer Crawford of Windsor, N.S., who's combining two things they've loved since childhood: Moon Mist ice cream and wrestling. Their wrestling character, Moon Miss, will step into the ring in front of a crowd for the first time on July 30.

Duration:00:12:05

Critics decry 'double standard' after Liberal candidate removed over boudoir photos

7/21/2021
The former Dartmouth South candidate for the Nova Scotia Liberals says the party dropped her from the ticket over boudoir photos she had already disclosed. Now, critics are calling out the party for sexism and double standards. We hear from Eleanor Beaton and Donna McCarthy about what this means for people who want to get involved in leadership roles.

Duration:00:15:20

Keonté Beals explores how mental health and faith can go hand in hand

7/21/2021
Keonté Beals drops by to talk about the role faith can play in addressing mental health challenges. He's been talking to some other young African Nova Scotians about their determination to think proactively about their own mental wellness.

Duration:00:07:53

Why Mi'kmaw artisans are finding 'winter bark' in the middle of summer

7/19/2021
Todd Labrador, a canoe builder from Acadia First Nation, and Cheryl Simon, a quill artist from Abegweit First Nation on PEI, tell us what they're finding in the woods and why it worries them.

Duration:00:09:20

What Emancipation Day means for these three African Nova Scotian teens

7/18/2021
As we prepare to mark August 1, we hear from three young folks: Armon Jefferies, Adina Fraser Marsman and Kendra Sneddon-Gannon to hear what Emancipation Day means to them, and their hopes for the future.

Duration:00:13:07

Lost racing pigeon spends the week at South Shore cottage

7/15/2021
When the Pothier family arrived at their cottage last week, they didn't expect to find a lost racing pigeon nestled into their front lawn. David Ottaway of the Central Nova Racing Pigeon Club explains what to do if a lost racing pigeon takes up residence at your place!

Duration:00:09:28

With a provincial election call looming, what better time to call up the Mainstreet Spinbusters?

7/14/2021
The Mainstreet Spinbusters, Barbara Emodi, Michelle Coffin and Chris Lydon, join host Jeff Douglas to set the stage for the upcoming provincial election, which is expected to be called at any time.

Duration:00:14:46

Nova Scotia Power drawdown to expose several significant Mi'kmaw archeological sites

7/14/2021
Jeff Purdy, a keptin of the Grand Council of the Mi'kmaw Nation and an elected councillor with Acadia First Nation, spoke with host Jeff Douglas about the massive cultural importance of ancestral artifacts.

Duration:00:09:02

New study suggests a quarter of girls who played sports before the pandemic may not return

7/13/2021
Mainstreet spoke with Tasia McKenna, the program coordinator for Canadian Women & Sport, about the health and social benefits that girls may miss out on if they stay on the sidelines.

Duration:00:12:24

Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard urges Nova Scotians not to turn away from our painful past

7/13/2021
Mainstreet called up independent Nova Scotia Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard to ask about the cost of ignoring parts of our shared history, and the importance of creating "braver spaces."

Duration:00:14:31

Nova Scotians profited from slavery but we haven't 'reckoned with and rectified' this history, says scholar

7/12/2021
Professor Charmaine Nelson, the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Canadian Slavery at NSCAD University, returned to Mainstreet to talk about some of the ways Halifax benefited from the labour of enslaved people.

Duration:00:17:41

New African Nova Scotian institute to address racism in justice system

7/11/2021
Robert Wright, a member of the African Nova Scotian Decade for People of African Descent Coalition, spoke with host Jeff Douglas about the new provincially funded African Nova Scotian Justice Institute.

Duration:00:11:22

COVID restrictions have exacerbated dementia symptoms for some long-term care residents, says doctor

7/11/2021
Dr. Ian MacKay, a geriatric psychiatrist, spoke with host Jeff Douglas after Mainstreet heard from a Nova Scotia woman who says she's "heartbroken" by the COVID-19 restrictions that remain in place for long-term care residents like her husband despite the province reopening.

Duration:00:12:16

Descendent of Canada's all-Black battalion sheds light on country's disturbing past — and present

7/7/2021
RCMP Sgt. Craig Smith's great-great-grandfather was a member of the No. 2 Construction Battalion, Canada's all-Black battalion. He tells us about a virtual commemorative ceremony that's taking place to honour members of the regiment. Smith will also be part of a federal public service event about Emancipation Day on July 29.

Duration:00:08:25

'Don't want to lose the history': Mi'kmaw man tasked with protecting artifacts found at Pasi'tuek

7/7/2021
We hear more about Pasi'tuek in the Annapolis Valley by meeting Cole Laird from Glooscap First Nation. Laird is the on-site manager and he's been tasked with protecting the newly discovered Mi'kmaw artifacts that date back thousands of years.

Duration:00:06:45

Why Black Loyalists came to Nova Scotia and what they found when they arrived

7/6/2021
The first of three conversations with Cynthia Dorrington, the site manager at the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre in Shelburne, as we lead up to Nova Scotia's first Emancipation Day on Aug. 1.

Duration:00:10:01

Archeology student digging up artifacts at Pasi'tuek in awe of her ancestors' ingenuity

7/6/2021
We continue our series about Pasi'tuek by meeting Kamden Nicholas from Pictou Landing First Nation. She's studying archeology at Memorial University in Newfoundland and part of a team that's discovering Mi'kmaw artifacts dating back thousands of years.

Duration:00:10:20

Robert Labradore is discovering artifacts his Mi'kmaw ancestors left behind — and learning about himself

7/5/2021
Robert Labradore, a 26-year-old from Glooscap First Nation, is part of a team searching for artifacts at Pasi'tuek in the Annapolis Valley.

Duration:00:12:42