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Mainstreet Nova Scotia

CBC

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

Hear some human-made noises that drown out the sound of life in the oceans

2/14/2018
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Dalhousie University scientist Boris Worm describes how some of the noises humans make under water kill marine life, and he plays some of the sounds for Bob Murphy on Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:11:25

Is love an international language? Find out with this love song quiz from the Maritimes

2/14/2018
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We run some local love song lyrics through Google Translate, and quiz Wendy Bergfeldt from Mainstreet in Sydney and Bill Roach from Weekend Mornings to see if they can name that tune. Hosted by Bob Murphy from Mainstreet in Halifax, with poetic readings from the show's producer Alex Mason.

Duration:00:09:07

Women debate the right to bare arms

2/14/2018
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Bob Murphy of Mainstreet in Halifax asks three women what they make of the declaration by former prime minister Kim Campbell that women on TV news programs should not bare arms.

Duration:00:15:50

If plants react to aesthetics, does that mean they have consciousness?

2/13/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about stoned planets, and a breakthrough in artificial intelligence.

Duration:00:12:06

Letters offer insights into Waterstone residents' opposition to being part of historic black community

2/12/2018
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Host Bob Murphy speaks with Robert Devet from The Nova Scotia Advocate, and Iris Drummond from Lucasville.

Duration:00:17:07

Far out, man! Scientists claim first evidence of planets outside out galaxy

2/8/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University with the details.

Duration:00:09:11

Tales of misogyny and harassment in Nova Scotia politics

1/29/2018
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Michelle Hebert Boyd tells Mainstreet's Bob Murphy misogyny and harassment were alive and well when she worked in and around politics.

Duration:00:13:02

An inspiration? An annoyance? Controversy over a 'disco ball' launched into space

1/29/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk science with Mainstreet host Bob Murphy.

Duration:00:10:26

Woman hit by car while waiting with her daughter for schoolbus feels no ill will

1/25/2018
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Angelique Swan tells Bob Murphy of Mainstreet in Halifax she is grateful she's not dead or paralyzed from the injuries that resulted when a car hit her and killed her dog.

Duration:00:12:50

Rob Thacker talks about a self-healing concrete that fixes its own cracks

1/25/2018
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Rob is a computational physicist at Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Duration:00:11:41

Female Spinbusters describe inappropriate behaviour they witnessed in NS politics

1/25/2018
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Former political operatives Barbara Emodi, Michelle Coffin, and Chris Lydon tell Bob Murphy they expect more NS politicians to land in hot water over sexually inappropriate behaviour.

Duration:00:17:28

Check out the seal that sounds like a cartoon bomb when it dives

1/23/2018
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From whale calls to ice cracking, our oceans guy Boris Worm plays underwater recordings and talks about what researchers are learning from them. Did you know herring fart? Boris studies the oceans at Dalhousie University. He speaks with Bob Murphy, host of Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:15:00

What if those cute social robots just want your attention so they can sell you stuff?

1/16/2018
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Teresa Heffernan says social robots are likely to impose on your wallet, your privacy, and your attention span -- without living up to the hype. She's director of the Social Robot Futures Project, and an English prof at SMU. She speaks with Alex Mason on Mainstreet in Halifax.

Duration:00:11:36

The smart money is on satellites made from smartphone parts

1/15/2018
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Rob Thacker drops by from Saint Mary's University to talk about why commercial satellites are being made using components developed for phones, and what this means for reliability.

Duration:00:08:54

Rob Thacker on what to watch for in space news in 2018

1/11/2018
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Rob drops by from Saint Mary's University in Halifax.

Duration:00:08:22

Our oceans guy says the 'weather bomb' turned the ocean lime green

1/11/2018
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Boris Worm drops by from Dalhousie University.

Duration:00:08:21

Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy...

1/8/2018
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...So why can't you put it down? This is the title of a feature article by Globe & Mail reporter Eric Andrew-Gee. He talks to Bob about his research.

Duration:00:13:51

The life and legacy of Acadia student Jeremy Ingham

1/3/2018
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The head of athletics at Acadia University reflects on the impact graduate Jeremy Ingham had on the people around him.

Duration:00:10:18

The longest night of the year is coming, but who will be able to tell?

12/18/2017
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Rob Thacker drops by from SMU to tell Bob you don't need 300-thousand Christmas lights on your house to have an impact on your neighbours -- be they human or something else.

Duration:00:08:46

BC Health Officer pans combining marijuana and booze sales

12/14/2017
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A member of a federal task force that studied cannabis retail options discusses decision to sell cannabis in NSLC outlets.

Duration:00:10:00

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