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Chloe Syms, Riverview Student Council Co-President, June 17, 2020

Councillor George MacDonald, June 16, 2020

Wish Donovan, June 11, 2020

Cecil Clarke, June 10, 2020

Adrianne Chapman, May 28, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, May 27, 2020

Tom Urbaniak, CBU Political Science Professor, May 26, 2020

Terry Smith, Destination Cape Breton CEO, May 25, 2020

Lisa Mulak, Interim Regional Librarian, May 21, 2020

Melanie MacLeod, TPI-MacLeod Travel and Cruise Centre, May 19, 2020

Tanya Brann Barrett, Cape Breton University, May 15, 2020

Hairstylists, Lisa Faccine and Cathy Gillis, May 14, 2020

Coast 89.7 Manager, Bill MacNeil, May 13, 2020

Dave LeBlanc, Cape Breton Eagles announcer, May 12, 2020



Mary Pat Mombourquette, Cape Breton Miners Museum, May 11, 2020

Dave Sawler, Lighthouse Church and Undercurrent Youth Centre, May 8, 2020

Pam Leader, Savoy Theatre, May 7, 2020

Regional Mayor Cecil Clarke, May 6, 2020

Veronique Verstichelen, May 5, 2020

Todd Clements, May 4, 2020

Tracey and Martina, May 1, 2020

Cape Breton-Canso MP, Mike Kelloway, April 30, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, April 29, 2020

Rick Howe from The Rick Howe Show, April 28, 2020

Provincial NDP leader, Gary Burrill, April 27, 2020

Jeana Wilson April 24, 2020

Nurses Union President, Janet Hazelton, April 23, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, April 22, 2020

Education Minister, Zach Churchill, April 21, 2020

Paul Wozney, Teachers’ Union President, April 20, 2020

Jovita Hynes and Camille MacMullen, Vintage Jewellers, April 17, 2020

Progressive Conservative Opposition Leader, Tim Houston, April 16, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, April 15, 2020

Stephen Muise and Jenn Sheppard, April 14, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, April 8, 2020

Victoria-The Lakes MLA, Keith Bain, April 7, 2020

Regional Councillor Darren Bruckschwaiger, April 6, 2020

Sydney-Victoria MP, Jaime Battiste, April 3, 2020

Acting Regional Police Chief Robert Walsh on COVID-19, April 2, 2020

Mayor Cecil Clarke, COVID-19 Update, April 1, 2020

This is the first in a series of interviews on COVID-19.

Today’s subject is mental health during the pandemic.

Dave Wilson spoke to two people with Family Service of Eastern Nova Scotia.

Nancy MacDonald is the Executive Director and Mary Jo Church is the Director of  Professional Services.

If you have questions, its toll free line is 1-866-330-5952.

Dialogue for the week of March 22, 2020

On this edition:  COVID-19, a CBU senior health instructor talks about the pandemic with us…and even though he may not be boasting about it, musician and singer Donnie Campbell is a Canadian folk icon.

Dialogue for the week of March 8, 2020

On this edition: Like many places in the country, our island continues to struggle with addiction. We’ll talk with an ER doctor and a reverend, who are trying to do something about it.



Dialogue for the week of March 1, 2020

On this edition: A look at the provincial by-election coming up March 10th in Cape Breton Centre.  We’ll talk with all four candidates about the issues and concerns of the voters in the constituency.

Dialogue for the week of February 23, 2020

On this edition:  Former Mayor John Morgan wants back in politics, only this time he’s looking to run provincially for the NDP…A new study that examines the effects of marijuana on youth…Turning a mountain into one of Cape Breton’s favourite hiking destinations…And a police crackdown on texting while driving.

Dialogue for the week of February 16, 2020

On this edition:  The Beaton Institute, we’ll talk with archivist Jane Arnold and on The Good Sentence, Paul MacDougall speaks with author Blaine Henshaw about his new book, The Peddlers.

Dialogue for the week of February 9, 2020

On this edition: Shortcuts, a program encouraging young Cape Bretoners to make short films…The annual Coal Bowl had an added highlight this year, we’ll talk with the co-chair of the tournament…100 women who care is looking to grow its ranks…and a conversation with Ian Hubbard, a meteorologist with Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Dialogue for the week of February 2, 2020

On this edition:  Some staggering numbers of child poverty in our province…the Canadian Cancer Society wants you to go dry in February…and the life of a lighthouse keeper on St. Paul’s Island.

Dialogue for the week of January 26, 2020

On this edition:  The work of the Port Morien Wildlife Association…a program to help women entrepreneurs on the Island …reporting potholes… and some returning Cape Breton talent for CBU’s men’s soccer team.

Dialogue for the week of January 19, 2020

On this edition: Mayor Cecil Clarke reflects on what kind of year the region had last year and what lies ahead for the Regional Municipality.  And a conversation with a Cape Breton born award-winning actor who has 100 Film and TV credits to his name — a conversation with Billy MacLellan.

Dialogue for the week of January 12, 2020

On this edition: How to handle those roundabouts that keep popping up…a surge in bankruptcies in our province…a new simulator for the Cape Breton Miner’s Museum and the business of making kilts.

Dialogue for the week of January 5, 2020

On this edition:  We’ll take another listen to a couple of interviews from last year…a conversation with the president of the Cape Breton Medical Staff Association, Dr. Margaret Fraser…and how important is the music industry to our island?…we’ll speak with Duane Nardocchio with the Cape Breton Music Industry Cooperative.














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