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Halifax Is Burning : Interviews is a podcast that shines a spotlight on feature length conversations with musicians, artists, and interesting people from Canada's East Coast and beyond. Halifax Is Burning is a radio show dedicated to promoting the best in Atlantic Canadian music. Airing Tuesdays on CKDU 88.1FM in Halifax, NS at 6:30pm, the show was named Music Nova Scotia's Radio Program of the Year for the last five years and won the East Coast Music Award for Media Outlet of the Year in bo ...
 
George Savile, 1st Marquess of Halifax (11 November 1633 – 5 April 1695) was an English statesman, writer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1660, and in the House of Lords after he was raised to the peerage in 1668. He's noted in history for his views on Charles II among others. This compilation covers a wide range of his views which are particularly telling, coming, as they do, from a man who was singularly positioned among the powers of the time, to make them. Prepare your ...
 
This podcast will put a smile on your face, and a pep in your step. I'm sure you can remember a time when you've laughed so hard that you just have a permanent smile on your face. That gives you the feeling that nothing can rain on your parade. That's the feeling we're striving to create in you with this improv podcast.Listen to an episode or two, and experience the power of laughter.Subscribe to Hilarious Halifax so you can laugh along with us in the next episode.
 
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Welcome to The Halifax Arts Podcast for November 2020. It may be Lockdown 2.0 but we have plenty to talk about in this episode of Calderdale’s leading arts podcast! Janet Warham has been investigating Shabang, the Slaithwaite-based theatre company, Andrew Sykes has visited the world’s smallest museum in Warley, Alex Abel reports on her trip to the …
 
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 w…
 
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. Pl…
 
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 fa…
 
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.…
 
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-lov…
 
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 Ka…
 
Host Jeff Douglas speaks with Hughie Dauphinee and his mom, Dawn, about how Dr Strang showed up on their porch with the gift of a COVID stuffie. By the way, when you refer to Hughie, please use his proper title: "The Man With Many Names" -- not whatever Jeff says. Jeff messes it up big time.
 
"I would break down in tears... and they would just rush over to me and embrace me... to be present." Seven months after the mass murder that took the life of Lisa McCully and 21 others, Lisa's sister Jenny Kierstead and Jenny's daughter Sophia Kierstead-Abbass talk with host Jeff Douglas.
 
Lobsters are cranky and cannibalistic, and the females take weeks to release their eggs after they molt and mate. Retired fisheries scientist Michael Dadswell was a prof at Acadia University, and before that he worked at DFO in the late 1970s and early '80s. He speaks with host Jeff Douglas.
 
Some Americans are embracing conspiracy theories to avoid accepting that Donald Trump lost the presidential election. Beyond being able to believe whatever you want, find out what people get out of conspiracy theories, and what's at stake for democracy and public health. Jeff Douglas speaks with Alison Meek, an associate professor of history at Kin…
 
An extended version of Alex Mason's conversation with William Wicken, a history prof at York University and author of "Mi'kmaq Treaties on Trial" and "The Colonization of Mi'kmaw Memory and History." He testified in the case of Donald Marshall Jr, and in a follow-up prosecution against fishermen from Sipekne'katik (though those charges were later s…
 
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