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Examineradio - The Halifax Examiner podcast
46 minutes | 2 months ago
The COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Nova Scotia
The first delivery of the Pfizer vaccine for COVID-19 has arrived in Nova Scotia today. This afternoon, a technical briefing for reporters was provided by Dr. Gaynor Watson-Creed, Nova Scotia's deputy chief medical officer of health; Dr. Shelly McNeil, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, and senior medical director, COVID-19 Planning and Implementation - Nova Scotia Health Authority; and Gary O'Toole, senior director, Population and Public Health - Nova Scotia Health Authority. Listen to the briefing here.
40 minutes | 3 months ago
Ask Us Anything! The Examiner crew takes questions from listeners
Philip Moscovitch asked readers for questions about the Halifax Examiner, and he put those questions to Tim Bousquet, Suzanne Rent, Zane Woodford, Yvette d'Entremont, Joan Baxter, and Iris the Amazing.
38 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne, Episode 6: Laura Mackenzie and Steph Joline
The Atlantic bubble's success has extended to the Nova Scotia film industry, one of the first production centres in the world to get back on track, with more lining up in 2021. Tara chats with Screen Nova Scotia's executive director, Laura Mackenzie, about the province's current achievements and future potential; and filmmaker Steph Joline, who's worked on multiple productions throughout these pandemic times.
45 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne, Episode 5: Rebecca Thomas
Poet and activist Rebecca Thomas stops by the show to discuss her debut book of poetry, I Place You Into the Fire, a meditation on navigating life and love. She talks about the embarrassment of interrogating her feelings, her time as poet laureate of Halifax, and her experience as an advocate for Indigenous justice. She reads a couple poems too. Plus: The Bitter End?!
43 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne, Episode 4: Dakshana Bascaramurty
Globe and Mail reporter Dakshana Bascaramurty is Tara’s guest this week, discussing how she came to document a Halifax man’s cancer diagnosis, treatment, and need to create a legacy for his young son in This Is Not the End of Me. Bascaramurty’s first book describes, in intimate detail, Layton Reid’s diagnosis, treatment, and the steps he and his family took to extend his life. Plus: It’s holiday market time already.
34 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne, episode 3: Hillsburn
What happens when you make a new record then the guy who founded the band decides to leave? Hillsburn knows—Rosanna and Clare stop by to tell Tara all about it, spin their brand-new single, and let folks know what to expect from this week's run of sellouts at the Carleton, their first shows in a long time. Plus: A Halloween lament.
46 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne: Aquakultre
Tara catches up with hip hop artist Lance Sampson aka Aquakultre, who's been poised for a big year since winning CBC Searchlight in 2018, only to find his release date smack in the middle of quarantine. Last week he put out another album, with DJ Uncle Fester, a rap effort featuring the cream of the Sipset crew (and reaching for Tara's Simpsons-loving heart by calling it Bleeding Gums Murphy). He talks about both journeys as well as the concept of paying it forward, musically and in life. Plus: Neptune Theatre becomes a cinema for a run of the Nova Scotia feature Splinters.
42 minutes | 3 months ago
The Tideline, with Tara Thorne. Episode 1: Kathryn McCormack
For the pilot episode, Tara talks to Eastern Front Theatre's brand-new artistic director, Kathryn McCormack, about the state of the stage arts in Nova Scotia, Kat's plans for the company (cue the digital noises), and what the future could look like on stage. Plus this week's big art party, a new track by Sorrey, and gearing up for Miranda July's Kajillionaire.
1 minutes | 5 months ago
Welcome to The Tideline!
28 minutes | a year ago
Here's everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing in Nova Scotia
My apologies for the audio quality; I'm not trained in audio, and I'm learning as I go along with substandard equipment. But I think this interview is important all the same.
4 minutes | 2 years ago
El Jones reads her poem "Stop Street Checks"
Saturday, young people in Halifax's Black community led a conversation at the North Library about Scot Wortley's report on street checks and the effects of street checks on them. After the conversation, there was a march from the library to the police station (and then on to Province House) demanding an end to street checks. At the police station, El Jones read her poem, "Stop Street Checks."
36 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 157: unionizing the people who do the necessary jobs
This week we interview Darious Mirshahi, an organizer with the Service Employees International Union, about his organization’s efforts to unionize Halifax janitors, baristas, and other front line workers. Also, we discuss the Halifax Examiner’s successful court action to unseal the search warrant that led to the arrest of a 19-year-old man in the FOIPOP security failure case.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 156: Emma Halpern, Imagine a society without prisons
This week we speak with Emma Halpern, the executive director of of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia. Also, we shoot the shit about sewage, inform you about the lack of information, and blow smoke about cannabis legalization.
39 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 155: Adelina Iftene on Canada’s Prison Health Shame
This week, we speak with Dal law prof Adelina Iftene about the sad state of health care in Canada's prisons. Also, privacy breaches, the convention centre, and laughing about dead people.
34 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 154: Convention centre problems? Halifax, you were warned
Urban studies prof Heywood Sanders, an expert on convention centres, weighs in on ours. Plus, we talk about the “not great news” data breach of the FOIPOP web portal.
31 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 153: The legal fight for Abdoul Abdi
Lawyer Ben Perryman walks us through the fight to stop Abdoul Abdi’s deportation. Plus, we discuss why the judge who said “clearly a drunk can consent” was cleared of bias and misconduct, and the fine you could face if you buy pot from the kid next door.
47 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 152: Reporter Justin Brake was arrested and charged for doing his job
Reporter Justin Brake talks about his decision to follow Muskrat Falls demonstrators onto private property. Plus, we discuss the janitors at Founders Square, complaints about regional councillors, backyard chickens and an arts hub on the waterfront.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 151: It's Not About the Dancing
In this dance-free episode, Hasmeet Singh Chandok explains what’s really happening with Maritime Bhangra. Plus, we discuss aioTV and its connection to Innovacorp, and the decision to delay the deportation hearing for Abdoul Abdi.
30 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 150: Why Academic Freedom Matters
Dalhousie prof Carrie Dawson explains academic freedom and why you should care about it. Plus, we talk about sexual harassment in the restaurant industry and why the EMCAs pulled a nomination for Indigenous Artist of the Year.
35 minutes | 3 years ago
Examineradio 149: Dirty Dealing
Journalist Linda Pannozzo describes what’s in the air near the Abercrombie pulp mill. Plus, we discuss the convention centre, racism reports at schools and Abdoul Abdi
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