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The Scotian Mix

Gabby Drover, Sara Ibsen, Brianne Cummings

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Sara, Gabby, and Brianne talk about Nova Scotia things, and probably laugh a lot. There's a good chance Sara and or Brianne comically mispronounce some words. Will there be a full episode on Brianne's car? I sure hope so!
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Nova Scotia Politicast

Jason Foote

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Welcome to NS Politicast, where I talk about current events in NS I am always looking for knowledgeable people to enlighten me, if you have expertise in a subject i have covered and would like to set me straight you can find me on Twitter @NSPoliticast or as NS Politicast on Facebook
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Canada’s worst shooting spree in modern history has left us with far more questions than answers. Journey inside every single hour of this tragedy as it happened with Global News Halifax reporter Sarah Ritchie. This 13-part true crime series will try to piece together exactly what happened and what could or should have been done to prevent it.
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All Hands on Tech, hosted by Ashley and Jena, brings together Nova Scotia’s tech community to uncover the secrets of what makes our province the best place for collaboration, innovation, and growth. Each episode hear from local digital experts as we dive into all of the amazing things happening in Nova Scotia’s fastest-growing sector and learn why so many organizations and individuals are calling Canada’s Ocean Playground home. All Hands on Tech is proudly produced by Digital Nova Scotia (DN ...
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The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

The Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia

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The Legal Information Society, the public’s trusted source for legal information since 1982. LawLISNS are short legal information podcasts presented by the Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia (LISNS - pronounced 'listens'). LawLISNS talk about everyday legal problems in Nova Scotia, your rights and responsibilities, and ways to work things out.
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Yesterday, on the anniversary of the shooting rampage that claimed the lives of 22 Nova Scotians, Justice Minister Brad Johns asserted that gender-based violence is not an epidemic, a statement he apologized for the same day. We hear trauma therapist Kristina Fifield's reaction.
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Dental care professionals have been reluctant to participate in the Canadian Dental Care Plan, but the federal health minister says with recent changes, there's no reason for a dentist not to sign on. We ask the president of the Nova Scotia Dental Association for her viewpoint.
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Students of African descent say they often face barriers and would benefit from more guidance in post-secondary education. Programs coordinator Bria Symonds talks about finding members for the first cohort of a new social work program for Black students at Dalhousie University.
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We reconnect with Andrew Boyne, director of wildlife for the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables, to find out what kind of feedback they heard from Nova Scotians around a proposed first-ever spring bear hunt pilot – and why they ultimately decided to call it off.
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Parents and disability advocates say families of autistic kids are falling through the cracks when it comes to provincial disability funding in Nova Scotia. CBC reporter Celina Aalders brings us this story.
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A recent survey shows two-thirds of Canadian farmers don't have a succession plan, leaving the future of their operations in doubt. This month, the president of the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture joined a mission to the Netherlands, looking to recruit farmers for this province.
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Reporter Shaina Luck with the CBC's Atlantic investigative unit looks into what came out of a contest the province held asking healthcare workers to submit ideas for practical improvements to healthcare delivery in Nova Scotia
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Since the 1950s, a huge industry has centred on pre-prepared meals. A new one is called Factor. According to the ads its meals are chef-prepared, ready in minutes and approved by dieticians. Our nutrition columnist, registered dietitian Jennifer Brady, brings us a review.
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The AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia is hosting an event to celebrate its work to support people living with HIV/AIDS over the last three decades. Hear why it's a pivotal turning point in that work, as the group begins to expand its services to support the broader 2SLGBTQ+ community.
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What started as an initiative to visit isolated, rural seniors has turned into a hit new radio show in Antigonish. Laura Teasdale joins us to talk about A Tapestry of Tales, an eight-part series in which she and her co-host talk to local elders over a cup of tea.
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The federal government's been rolling out a stream of new measures on housing and renting, leading up to its budget this week. The new announcements have economists excited, and also concerned. We're joined by a political economist with Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives.
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There's been a lively discussion online about loss prevention at some Atlantic Superstores around Halifax. Customers say they've had their grocery carts locked and that then an employee came to ask them to verify their receipt. We ask a lawyer about those practices.
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More and more people are doing research surrounding space health and traumatic injury. Halifax anesthesiologist Dr. Jon Bailey is one of them. Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler tells us about work he's doing to help better manage pain in zero gravity.
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Losing your home and everything you own in a wildfire is bad enough, but families in the Tantallon-Hammonds Plains area are now facing skyrocketing taxes as they rebuild. That's because the assessment cap, which limits the amount of tax you pay, doesn't apply when you rebuild a home. A resident and local MLA weigh in.…
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Two sisters in southwest Nova Scotia are warning about the danger of invasive group A strep, after losing both of their parents on the same day. It happened in February of this year, and they say they're still in shock about how fast it all happened. They also wish they'd known more about this rare infection. CBC reporter Gareth Hampshire has the s…
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Families come in all shapes and sizes, and a local artist wants to highlight that with a project that features queer families in Halifax. Matt Cottrell's project is called "Queer Family: An [Art]iculation." Information Morning's Feleshia Chandler dropped by the Halifax Central Library to check it out.…
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Kids Help Phone has launched a new three-year action plan to address some of the concerning trends they're seeing with young newcomers. They say the number of young immigrants and refugees calling in about trauma and loneliness has increased each year, with an alarming rate of children calling to talk about suicide.…
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The Saint Mary's University Faculty Union is asking for the resignation of the school's president. For perspective on that, we reach David Robinson with the Canadian Association of University Teachers. He worked with SMUFU when they commissioned an audit of the university.
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A new course at the University of King's College is helping aspiring and seasoned writers build the bridge between having a story idea and getting it on paper. It's called Black Voices, Black Stories. Hear from award-winning writer Wanda Taylor, who teaches the course, and two of her students.
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Food, Health and Consumer Products Canada says Health Canada's strict regulatory process prevents companies from distributing more baby formula. We ask a representative of the industry group to weigh in on high formula prices and what needs to be done to change them.
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Dr. Jabu Mathew Abraham, a family doctor in Nova Scotia, has been writing to provincial and federal politicians calling for a cap on the price of baby formula. He argues the price of the product should be regulated, or even covered, like some prescription drugs.
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Halifax is the latest city to join Project 8, a women's professional soccer league launching across Canada next year. Portia gets all the exciting details about our city's team from Courtney Sherlock, co-founder and CEO of the Atlantic Women's Football Club.
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Faculty members at Saint Mary's University voted to support a motion of no-confidence in both the school's president and board of governors chair. Faculty union president Cathy Conrad explains why the dispute is boiling over in public, after simmering in the background for years.
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Our A for Adventure guy Chris Surette initially wasn't super hyped about the total solar eclipse. But after hiking nine kilometres through knee-deep snow, he had an extraordinary experience watching the rare celestial event from a remote location in Lowland Cove, Cape Breton.
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This was, arguably, one of the least productive sittings of the Nova Scotia legislature. But, that doesn't mean the spring session was without any drama or controversy. To talk about this, we're joined by political reporter Brian Flinn.
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A new book out chronicles the history and development of Nova Scotia folk art, as a distinctive art genre and style. Ray Cronin is an art writer and curator, as well as the former director of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. His book is called "Nova Scotia Folk Art: An Illustrated Guide."
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Thanks to superstars like Caitlin Clark, the NCAA women's basketball championship saw record attendance and ratings. Portia speaks to two local university athletes, Ella Brazier and Kaitlyn Ferrier, about what watching the games has meant to them.
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While Premier Tim Houston has also released his own climate plan titled Still Better Than A Carbon Tax, hundreds of Canadian economists say the federal price increase on carbon is good fiscal and environmental policy. Stewart Elgie is one of them. He's the Jarislowsky Chair in Clean Economy and a professor at the University of Ottawa.…
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Chad Brown is an art dealer who specializes in Maud Lewis. Recently, he took possession of six paintings at the same time. He brought them to Zwicker's Gallery in Halifax to have them framed and authenticated. Information Morning's Jerry West met him at the gallery.
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Update from the Nova Scotia Health Authority on the back-to-back water main breaks at the QEII Halifax Infirmary that left the hospital complex without running water, flushing toilets, and heat. Some surgeries and procedures were cancelled, or moved to other locations.
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Bill S-203, federal framework on autism spectrum disorder is in the works. But some advocates are concerned that work is not happening fast enough, as they've yet to see or hear of a rollout plan. Cynthia Carroll is the executive director of Autism Nova Scotia
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There are lots of ideas for how to find happiness. But what actually works? That's the question behind the new podcast "If It Makes You Happy." Meet two of the students who produced the podcast in the University of King's College journalism program.
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An experimental treatment is providing some hope for people dealing with antibiotic resistant infections. The first person in Canada to receive phage therapy says it saved her life. It's not available yet outside clinical trials. Dr. Peter Lin explains.
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The federal government is committing $1 billion to launch a national school food program. We get suggestions from the Nova Scotia Coalition for Healthy School Food, plus hear from a student who volunteers for a high school lunch program in Pictou County.
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Immigration Minister Marc Miller is in Nova Scotia today to make a housing announcement. He joins us to talk about that and other federal immigration policies around temporary foreign workers, foreign students for universities and more.
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As protests and rallies continue across the country in the lead up to the next federal election, we check in with Conservative MP for Cumberland-Colchester Dr. Stephen Ellis to find out what he's hearing from people in his riding about the carbon tax.
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Wayne MacKay looks at how four school boards are taking on TikTok, SnapChat and Meta in court, alleging they were "designed for compulsive use" and harm young people. Between the four lawsuits, the claims total $4.5 billion.
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In this week's culture column, from Ghost to ghosting: Tara Lynn Taylor tells us what two award-winning Halifax artists, Santiago Guzmán and Stewart Legere, have hitting the stage this month. Plus, why she's joining us from the CBC studios in Toronto.
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The president of Ontario's largest chain of licensed cannabis dispensaries talks about getting angry calls in the wake of several kids from Nova Scotia ending up in hospital with cannabis poisoning. He says law enforcement officials aren't taking on the illegal market.
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From the theatre to the small screen, to Inigo Montoya in the timeless tale The Princess Bride, Mandy Patinkin has done it all in his long career. Now, he's coming to Halifax with his concert show called Being Alive. Mandy Patinkin joins us for an interview.
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In this week's column, it's no secret that there is a big wait list for family doctors in our province. Yet, family medicine is at the bottom of most medical students' wish lists. Our health care columnist Mary Jane Hamptom takes a look at that dilemma.
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