The Coast 89.7 News Dialogue Podcasts
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.
May 23, 2021 On this week’s show: The Federal Minister for Seniors talks about promises such as a national Pharmacare program and increases in old age security. And later, a friend of the late Jim St. Clair — a local popular broadcaster, story teller and historian.
May 16, 2021 On this week’s show: Elizabeth Baker of the Canadian Mental Health Association has tips on staying positive during the pandemic. Also, we’ll hear from Paul MacDougall, CBU Senior Instructor in the Health Sciences Dept. talks about the coronavirus, the variants and the importance of getting a vaccine. And Ron Young, a Cape Breton born radio announcer, explains why Australia is a global leader in managing COVID-19.
May 2, 2021 On this week’s show: Rang Pillai talks about his journey from his small-town home in Inverness County to the Deputy Premier’s office in the Yukon. Also, for the 100th anniversary of the launch of the Bluenose, an Ottawa writer and researcher tells us about a Cape Breton connection to the “Queen of the North Atlantic.”
April 25, 2021 On this week’s show: Rita MacNeil’s niece, Angela MacDonald, speaks proudly of her aunt’s influence on her own personal musical journey and how Cape Breton’s First Lady of Song continues to garner praise, accolades and awards eight years after her untimely death. Also, we’ll hear from Cape Breton’s Trevor Turnbull as he tells stories about his father’s impact on the global music scene — Scottie Turner worked with Buddy Holley, Audie Murphy and Sonny Bono just to name a few of some of the biggest names in yesterday’s music. And we’ll hear about Sydney photographer Charlie MacKinnon’s project, dealing with people of various racial, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.