Dialogue Podcasts

The Coast 89.7 News Dialogue Podcasts

April 11, 2021 On this week’s show:   
Parks Canada dials in for the 145th anniversary of Bell’s telephone patent, Provincial PC leader Tim Houston talks about the first quarter of 2021 and a local musician is keeping his fingers crossed after netting three ECMA nominations.

April 4, 2021 On this week’s show:

Cape Breton Canso MP Mike Kelloway gets a promotion … on “The Good Sentence”, Paul MacDougall talks to a local musician about the upcoming ECMAs in Sydney and the airport’s CEO is rolling out the welcome-mat for Air Canada and Westjet.

March 28, 2021 On this week’s show:

The nephew of the island’s first Olympian shares stories about the legendary Simon Gillis (1875-1964), on “The Good Sentence”, Paul MacDougall chats with a first time author and a local couple provides language advice on the set of a popular TV show.

March 21, 2021 On this week’s show:

An expert offers advice on helping to boost memory, The Men of the Deeps have some new recruits and a conversation with the head of the provincial police watchdog.

March 14, 2021 On this week’s show:

A chat with Coast 89.7’s News Director Bobby Nock about his art project:  COVID By Numbers and a Cape Breton developers sets his sites on the Sacred Heart Cathedral.

March 7, 2021 On this week’s show:

Former local MP Rodger Cuzner heads down to Boston for a new job representing Canada, a Coast 89.7 broadcaster is paying tribute to a Sydney landmark one brick at a time and a shark named after Cape Breton is keeping researchers busy in southern waters.

February 28, 2021 On this week’s show: A conversation with the province’s Progressive Conservative leader,  a Sydney Mines native tells us about his impressive weather system and an eerie wind warning that rumbles through the highlands up north.  And speaking of the weather, the Highland Arts Theatre says, “Here Comes The Sun.” 

February 21, 2021 On this week’s show: A former Land and Sea TV show producer wants to connect with Cape Bretoners if they have stories to share about fairies.  And a Cape Breton rare coin expert talks about helping out in the world’s longest treasure hunt.

February 14, 2021 On this week’s show:  A conversation with North Sydney’s Wanda Robson — sister of civil rights pioneer Viola Desmond.  Also, the RCMP talks about their pet peeves on winter driving and the Department of Natural Resources is urging pet-owners to keep an eye out for coyotes during mating season. 

February 7, 2021  On this week’s show:  A change of guard at New Dawn Enterprises in Sydney.  On the Good Sentence, we’ll hear from CBU Artist in Residence and Governor General Award winner Danny McIvor and it’s major medical milestone for Nova Scotia and the first of its kind in North America.  

January 31, 2021  On this week’s show:  Stephen McNeil talks about stepping down as premier and retiring from politics, The Cape Breton Partnership is rolling out the welcome-mat for newcomers on the island.  And on “The Good Sentence,” a local musician teams up with a popular Canadian band for a European tour,  but they had to cut it short and get back to Canada ASAP because of COVID-19. 

January 24, 2021  On this week’s show:  We’ll hear about the street naming for a police officer who was known to go above the call of duty.  A psychiatrist talks about her collection of short stories.  And the Highland Arts Theatre has an award honouring one of the Island’s most esteemed poets.


January 17, 2021  On this week’s show:  A Sydney optometrist welcomes recent provincial legislation allowing eye doctors to be more involved in the treatment of their patients.  A Cape Breton actor and news anchor now living in Ottawa talks about keeping people informed and entertained during the pandemic.  And a talented family in New Waterford is wrapping up their virtual garbage night sessions.

January 10, 2021  On this week’s show:  We wrap up our series of interviews with candidates for the provincial Liberal leadership.  We’ll speak with Antigonish MLA and former Health Minister Randy Delorey.  We’ll tell you about the Englishtown couple who raised funds for oxygen masks for animals.   And, we’ll hear about the trials and tribulations of the Cape Breton Farmers’ Market.

January 3, 2021  On this week’s show:  the Beaton Institute at CBU, helping people research and connect with their roots, we’ll talk with archivist Jane Arnold, and on The Good Sentence with Paul MacDougall, broadcaster/author Blaine Henshaw.











The Coast Archives

The Coast Categories

What’s this ‘VIP’ thing about?

  • Very Interested People, interested in the needs & wants of our listeners
  • Very Informative Programming that people can relate to
  • Very Involved People, supporting your local artists and community groups