Dialogue Podcasts

The Coast 89.7 News Dialogue Podcasts:

January 9 , 2021 On this week’s show: It’s a change of guard for the East Coast Music Association, we’ll be chatting with the new chairperson Debbie Mullins … Also, the deputy premier dials in to talk about the government’s direction for 2022. And we’ll hear about a man originally from Sydney who teamed up with some Rock n Holl hall of famers, college track stars and a highly decorated war veteran (oringinally aired April 25, 2021.)

January 2 , 2021 On this week’s show: Cape Breton Canso MP Mike Kelloway is back on the show. He reflects on his work in the riding and in Ottawa over the past year while looking over the agenda for 2022. Also, we’ll tell you about a musical that’s connecting Capers from coast to coast.

December 28 , 2021 On this week’s show: The Mayor of the CBRM takes a look back on 2021 municipal highlights and she’ll tell us about some of the work on the agenda for 2022.  Also, we’ll hear about “Donair The Musical” – a homegrown production that will air on the Coast in mid-January.

December 19 , 2021 On this week’s show: A conversation with a singer-songwriter who worked with some of the biggest names in Canadian Music, Bill Culp is new to the island and we’ll hear about his book “Have Guitar Will Travel – My Rock and Roll Road to Cape Breton’’ … Also, we’ll hear from a weather expert on what we can
expect for the rest of winter.

December 12 , 2021 On this week’s show:
A Bell Media VP from Sydney
Forks is paying it forward … The New Aberdeen Society is rolling out the welcome-mat for Santa … ‘North End Noelle’ is just around the corner … Some advice on dealing with financial stress this time of year … And we’ll hear about the Every Woman’s Centre ‘s Adopt A Family Christmas Program.


December 5 , 2021 On this week’s show: A popular TV newsman shares some highlights of his stellar career after more than forty years in broadcasting.  Also, you’ll hear about a new program helping newcomers settle in to make roots on  the island, and if you’re a musician looking to turn it up a notch,  the Marconi campus is waiting to hear from you.

November 28 , 2021 On this week’s show: MP Mike Kelloway is back on the show hinting at some local investments coming up in the near future.  The kitchen at Loaves and Fishes is heating up as the weather gets colder. A popular local musician talks about a Christmas party set for Membertou. And we’ll give you a peek behind the curtain of the Highland Arts Theatre as they get ready for the holidays. 

November 21 , 2021 On this week’s show: 
You’ll hear about a toy drive that helps struggling families put gifts under the Christmas tree…Membertou is suiting up to welcome some of the best hockey players from coast to coast…We’ll hear a conversation on shaping the future of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park…And MADD Cape Breton is urging you to stay safe and sober behind the wheel during the holidays.


November 14 , 2021 On this week’s show: This week on Dialogue on the Coast 89.7: A Glace Bay woman needs the community’s help after a fatal house fire last month.  Also, Mayor Amanda McDougall talks about her new position with the Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities … And we’ll hear a conversation about the Cape Breton Highlander’s 150th anniversary.

November 7, 2021 On this week’s show: This week on Dialogue on the Coast 89.7: The medical community is using their imagination and masking tape to get an early glimpse of local hospital expansions…A Cape Bretoner who’s been blind since birth talks about the ups and downs of living through COVID…And we’ll hear about a program that helps people who are struggling with the loss of a loved one.


October 31, 2021 On this week’s show:This week on Dialogue, on the Coast 89.7: We’ll hear about a new book on shrinking cities and how our communities compare to others across the country.  Also, a local fire chief has some safety tips as we get ready to set the clocks back. And an American team tracking sharks off the waters of Cape Breton wraps up its final expedition. 

October 24, 2021 On this week’s show:
It’s the final bell for one of the toughest sports a-round at a martial arts club in Sydney (Extended Interview Below).  Also, one of Canada’s most successful business executives and best-selling authors will tell you about her new podcast. And if COVID-19 is giving you money problems, we’ll have some advice on how to bounce back. 

Extended Interview (Danny MacDougall & Gilbert MacIntyre on the Good Sentence With Paul MacDougall)

October 17, 2021 On this week’s show: We’ll hear from the founder of a Cape Breton hockey tournament that’s grown to be one of the biggest in the world as it resumes following a two year intermission because of COVID-19. Also, we’ll talk to a hard working actor from Donkin now living in Toronto who set his sights on the big and little screens after considering a fishing career.

October 10, 2021 On this week’s show: 
A weather guru watching over nearly 100 weather stations across the island has some predictions on what to expect for the rest of the Fall. The Destination Cape Breton CEO talks about the new proof of vaccination policy…and a look back on the comedy of Huey and Allan with a Cape Breton journalist and musician.

October 3, 2021 On this week’s show:
The island marks the official opening of its first hospice … Also, the regional municipality’s mayor talks about a proposed grant giving a boost to local artists and Paul MacDougall speaks to the CBU Athletics Director on The Good Sentence.

September 26, 2021 On this week’s show:  A talented family completes a labour of love right above “Mama’s Kitchen” … And the newly elected Cape Breton Liberals MPs are back on the program, fresh from the campaign trail.

September 19, 2021 On this week’s show:  The Glace Bay Food Bank needs a hand in helping families that are struggling in the area.  A couple from the local theatre community remembers a late great Hollywood legend. And if you like Donairs and musicals, we have a special treat for you.

September 12, 2021 On this week’s show: 
It’s our last episode featuring local candidates for September 20th’s Federal Election.  

September 5, 2021 On this week’s show: 
This week on the show, we’re continuing our coverage of the Federal Election, with conversations with the candidates for Sydney-Victoria and Cape Breton Canso.

August 29, 2021 On this week’s show: 
This week, we’ll begin our conversations with the local candidates for the Federal Election set for Sept. 20.   We’ll hear about a Salvation Army program that’s helping families in need for Back To School.  And a tribute to a late Glace Bay Little League coach who took his team to the World Series five times.

August 22, 2021 On this week’s show:
A new show is coming to the Highland Arts Theatre featuring ‘stories told through dance.’  Also, some tips on how to save money as they kids head back to school. And Ashley MacIsaac recalls waking up to the 9-11 attacks in NYC in 2001 to mark the event’s 20th anniversary. 


August 15, 2021 On this week’s show: 

The Cape Breton Eagles start their silver anniversary with ice time in Glace Bay, the island is rolling out the welcome-mat for ex-pat Capers and newcomers with a new song and video.  And we’ll hear from the CEO and Founder of Media Spark in Sydney on educational products with a twist, as well as how to deal with negative comments online.


August 8, 2021 On this week’s show: 
Eskasoni comedian Clifton Cremo dials in to shed some light on his profession and talks about his passion to make people laugh. Also, Main A Dieu native Michael Forgeron is on the show. He’s a former Olympian who won a gold medal with the Canadian Men’s rowing team at the Summer Games in ’92.

August 1, 2021 On this week’s show: 

The province’s PC leader talks about the issues he believes are most important to Cape Bretoners…We’ll talk to one of the latest pitchers drafted by the Minnestota Twins organization and his connection to Cape Breton…And an exhibit featuring a prominent Sydney area landmark that’s been here since the cold war.

July 25, 2021 On this week’s show:
The province’s NDP leader weighs in hoping to get your vote for the upcoming election … A couple of Scottish TV stars are set up in Louisbourg for their latest project … and on the Good Sentence, a Sydney book store is stocking their shelves more often these days because of COVID-19.

July 18, 2021 On this week’s show:  It’s part two of a conversation about a major revitalizing in Dominion (The Hawks Dream Field Project &  A Cape Breton Night By The Fire 2) … Also, a new virtual tour is welcoming first-time and returning guests at the Cape Breton Miner’s Museum … And MP Mike Kelloway talks about some recent federal funding announcements.

July 11, 2021 On this week’s show:  The CBRM’s Deputy Mayor dials in to talk about a new dog park and the possible renaming of a popular beach on the northside.  The Regional Municipality remembers the atomic bombing of Hiroshima … And an astrophysicist from Cape Breton gives us an update on a ventilator used in the fight against COVID-19.

July 3, 2021 On this week’s show:   
Paul MacDougall is a senior Health Sciences instructor at CBU.  He gives listeners the latest information about the Delta Variant and explains why getting two doses of COVID-19 vaccine is so important … Later, life-long singer-songwriter Joe Fahey of Glace Bay talks about going to Nashville, the thrill of performing for live audiences and how one of his most memorable birthdays started with hearing his own song on the radio.

June 27, 2021 On this week’s show:  A talented singer and actor from Glace Bay is heading to the Big Apple after being accepted into a master’s program at NYU…Also, we’ll hear about an upcoming fundraiser for the Hawks Dream Field project featuring some of Cape Breton’s best talent…And on the Good Sentence,  a kids books illustrator who recently won a big award for his work.

June 20, 2021 On this week’s show:  Nurse Elaine Swartz gets the community up to date on the 15th Heartland Tour, CBU basketball coach Fabian MacKenzie stops by for a conversation on the Good Sentence and musician Adam Young talks about his latest undertaking — Yearbook.

June 13, 2021 On this week’s show: 
A conversation about the Community Cupboards in the Regional Municipality helping people with financial struggles … Also, we’ll hear about a youth centre’s approach in dealing with the pandemic and an inside look at an 80’s movie illustrating the highs and lows of a Cape Breton mining town during the Great Depression.

June 6, 2021 On this week’s show:  Andy McLean, CEO of the ECMA talks about this year’s COVID-29 virtual program … Later, a lifelong sports fan and retired educator tells us about Babe Ruth’s connection to Cape Breton.


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