Information Morning from CBC Radio Nova Scotia (Highlights)

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CBC Radio's Information Morning kick starts the day on mainland Nova Scotia with news, survival information, compelling stories and opinions from all perspectives in the province.

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Hear about a dramatic spike in sextortion attempts against adolescent males

Law enforcement agencies across Canada are warning the public about a spike in sextortion cases. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says that recent data shows boys are aggressively targeted on Instagram and Snapchat. Hear how these schemes are playing out.

10m
Aug 09
Halifax basketball players head to England for the International Children's Games

A boys and girls 3x3 basketball team from Halifax is making its way to Coventry, England for the 2022 International Children's Games. Young athletes across the world participate in these Games. To find out more, we talk with Team Halifax coaches Lezlie States and Shaq Smith.

6m
Aug 09
Meet a sea glass archaeologist and find out how he traces the origin of his finds

Mike Baran has made a business out of the hobby of collecting colourful bits of glass from beaches. He calls himself a sea glass archaeologist. The CBC's Rose Murphy spoke with him about his unique profession unearthing the history behind bits of sea glass.

8m
Aug 09
Food columnist Jennifer Brady sorts out the facts and fiction of food cravings

It's the afternoon. Your stomach growls, feels empty, and you get a food craving! It's a perfectly normal sensation, but there are ways to fuel your body to fend off cravings. For more on that, we reached our food columnist, Jennifer Brady.

8m
Aug 09
Devon Sinclair Marsman's mother has a new lead into his disappearance

It has been almost six months since Theresa Gray last saw her son, Devon Sinclair Marsman. The 16-year-old went missing in Spryfield, without leaving a trace. Theresa Gray is searching for answers and has a new lead that she is hoping will help her find Devon, and bring him home.

7m
Aug 08
Open letter to HRM outlines alternative solution to police evictions at Meagher Park

Fourteen service providers have signed an open letter to Halifax Regional Council imploring the city not to use police to relocate people living in the tent encampment at Meagher Park. Hear reaction to and reasons for the ten recommendations in that letter.

11m
Aug 08
What does animal intelligence reveal about human stupidity?

Many of us humans like to think of ourselves as superior in intelligence to most other animals. But one Nova Scotian researcher and writer is not so sure. Justin Gregg talks about his new book “If Nietzsche Were A Narwhal: What Animal Intelligence Reveals About Human Stupidity.”

8m
Aug 08
Art 'n Soul: The last supper and a kitchen party

Culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor tells us about South Shore Summer Theatre's performance of the renowned rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. Plus hear about Music in Communities' summer shows and get a sneak peek of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival.

7m
Aug 07
Outreach groups urge Halifax council not to involve police in Meagher Park eviction

More than a dozen organization that help people experiencing homelessness have written a letter asking Halifax regional council not to involve police in relocating the tent encampment at Meagher Park on Chebucto Road. The executive director of YWCA Halifax weighs in.

7m
Aug 07
One man's fight to get air conditioning in his brother's long-term care room

Wayne King's brother lives in a long-term care home in the Musquodoboit Valley. There's no air conditioning in the rooms at the home and an air conditioner unit that Wayne purchased isn't allowed. Information Morning's Jerry West spoke to Wayne King.

6m
Aug 07
Hear how a Nova Scotian resident has formed a new NGO in Ukraine

Donald Bowser is one of two Nova Scotian residents we've been talking to through the war in Ukraine. The international consultant travelled to Poland and then on to Ukraine, to help deliver aid. Now he has co-founded a new NGO. Information Morning's Jerry West spoke to him.

8m
Aug 07
The story behind a new bistro in a tiny N.S. village and the big name chef behind it

Why would a James Beard nominated chef from Houston, Texas open a Lebanese-themed bistro in small town Nova scotia? We'll talk to celebrity Chef Chris Williams, and find out about his new restaurant in Black Point.

8m
Aug 04
Hear from a neighbour of the controversial Meagher Park homeless encampment

Halifax Regional Council is talking about having police close the homeless encampment at Meagher Park. Bruce Wilson lives next to that park. He describes what he and his neighbours have seen and heard there to the CBC's Bob Murphy.

9m
Aug 04
How the Grand Oasis has brought music to the Grand Parade this summer

A series of free weekly concerts is bringing a celebratory vibe to downtown Halifax. The Grand Oasis Festival Series has featured a host of terrific artists, from Neon Dreams to Jah'Mila. Festival coordinator Billy Comer talks about the shows with the CBC's Carsten Knox.

7m
Aug 04
Solar panels make Kejimkujik National Park Parks Canada's first net zero campground

The installation of a large solar array at Kejimkujik National Park is helping it significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Information Morning Halifax guest host Bob Murphy spoke with Jennifer Eaton, the volunteer co-ordinator at the park, about the significance of the project.

7m
Aug 04
Mi'kmaq artist Garrett Gloade teaches a drum making workshop to Indigenous youth

Youth at the Mi'kmaw Friendship Centre can now dance to the beat of their own drum after learning how to make one during a workshop. Artist Garrett Gloade is hoping his teachings stay with that next generation. Information Morning's Kyah Sparks drops by his drum workshop.

8m
Aug 04
Hear how members of the Elizabeth Fry Society blow off steam with boxing

The Elizabeth Fry Society is a non-profit in Nova Scotia that provides support for women going through the criminal justice system. Its staff, clients and volunteers have found a powerful way to connect through boxing workouts. Information Morning's Kyah Sparks brings us this story.

8m
Aug 03
Lawyer reacts to Halifax Regional Council's plans to clear shelters from Meagher Park

Halifax Regional Council held a special meeting to discuss "closing" the encampment at Meagher Park, where people have been living in tents since last summer. We hear from Asaf Rashid, a lawyer who represents protesters arrested in a similar eviction last summer.

7m
Aug 03
Why efforts are underway to see federal support for victims of hate crime

Statistics Canada released findings that show police-reported hate crimes climbed in Canada during the pandemic. There's also a new report calling for a federal investment of $44-million to support victims of hate crimes. We hear about the need for this support, locally and nationally.

10m
Aug 03
Dr. Peter Lin talks about the latest research on vitamin D

A newly published study shines a more realistic light on vitamin D supplements. Doctors have often suggested that middle-aged people take vitamin D to lower their risk of fractures, but this study questions that recommendation. We hear from our house doctor, Peter Lin.

7m
Aug 03
A for Adventure: Active transportation

With the high price of gas and looming climate crisis, active transportation is more popular than ever! There is a wide variety of options with the advent of e-bikes, scooters and hoverboards on the market. Chris and Jan from A for Adventure share their tips for a car-free commute!

10m
Aug 02
Goalie from Middle Sackville heading to 55+ Games happening in Kamloops, B.C.

Three hockey teams will represent Nova Scotia at the 55+ Games later this summer. Wanda White plays goalie for the Zoomers' Boomers of Halifax. She talks with guest host Bob Murphy about how she got into hockey, and the significance of the Games in Kamloops.

7m
Aug 02
Taking the temperature on Nova Scotia's healthcare system

Nearly a year ago, the provincial Progressive Conservatives were elected on a platform that focused on improving Nova Scotia's ailing healthcare system. So far, the system is still ailing. We check-up on the province's healthcare with leading expert Dr. Michael Rachlis.

8m
Aug 02
How a tourism comeback is shaking out for businesses in Dartmouth and Halifax

Major events like the Buskers and Pride have attracted huge numbers of visitors to Halifax and Dartmouth this summer. We take a look at how that bodes for businesses who've been waiting for a major tourism season since the start of the pandemic.

9m
Aug 02
Mayor of Mahone Bay responds to concerns over the town's new solar development

The new site proposed for Mahone Bay's solar project is beside the wastewater treatment plant on Main Street. As part of the development, the town plans to expropriate land from three property owners – all of whom are opposed, including Mark Henneberry. We hear from him.

9m
Aug 01
Political reporter Brian Flinn breaks down recent developments in provincial politics

The provincial government has made big announcements on the future of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, two new Crown corporations, and the carbon tax. AllNovaScotia.com provincial political reporter Brian Flinn joins us to talk about these recent developments and more.

9m
Aug 01
Advocates say the Coastal Protection Act doesn't do enough for climate change

As Nova Scotia nears completion of the long-awaited Coastal Protection Act, some advocates say there’s a crucial piece of coastal development left out of the legislation – wells and septic systems. The CBC's Moira Donovan speaks with Will Balser of the Ecology Action Centre.

7m
Aug 01
Art 'n Soul: Outdoor theatre from Shakespeare's Hamlet to Tolkein's The Hobbit

Culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor takes us to summer productions by Shakespeare by the Sea and Two Planks and a Passion Theatre. We'll also hear how Festival Antigonish is bringing Bilbo Baggins' epic journey from Middle Earth... to Keppoch Mountain.

5m
Aug 01
Filmmaker Ngozi Paul on a television special called 'Free Up' airing on CBC

Emancipation Day recognizes the day in 1834 when slavery was banned in all British colonies. Of course, that didn't end hardship or discrimination. A television special called 'Free Up' explores some of the complicated realities of freedom. We hear from filmmaker Ngozi Paul.

11m
Jul 31
Halifax rock legend Myles Goodwyn looks back at a top secret concert

In 1977, April Wine played an intimate concert in Toronto, sharing the bill with a band called The Cockroaches – or, so the audience thought. Halfway through the concert, The Rolling Stones took the stage, and the rest is history. April Wine lead singer Myles Goodwyn shares the story.

10m
Jul 31