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  • The Coast 89.7 News Dialogue Podcasts:

Dialogue November 20, 2022: We’ll take a walk down memory lane in Whitney Pier on the Good Sentence with Paul MacDougall. A Cape Breton MP is being recognized for his efforts to help improve health care. A weather guru chimes in to talk about some of the highlights on the Doppler radar so far this year.  And we’re ringing in the Christmas season with bulletins on the Salvation Army’s Kettle Campaign and Christmas Daddies.


Dialogue November 13, 2022: A Cape Breton Comedian says not only do we have some of the best musicians in the business,  but we also punch above our weight with so funny people on the island. Jim Carey and Margaret Atwood are just like our local MP’s when it comes to getting snubbed by Russia. We’ll hear how you can help Loaves and Fishes in their mission to make sure EVERYONE has a merry Christmas. And a former Cape Breton Oiler fan-favourite is dropping the gloves these days for the Boston Bruins. 

Dialogue November 6, 2022:A Legion president and former Cape Breton Highlander salute the men and women  who put lives on the line for more than 100 years in the name of freedom. A popular book since the 1800s, we’ll hear about a Jane Austen classic re-told by one of the island’s best playwrights. And as homeowners continue their post Fiona cleanup, we’ll learn how forests around the province have been affected by the powerful post tropical storm.

Dialogue October 30, 2022: The Port of Sydney CEO tells us Fiona wreaked havoc on their schedule but there’s already about 100 ships ready to come here next year. Times are tough for a lot of people out there, especially for the youngsters who are literally using water to fill their cereal bowls, but  a local group is trying to put an end to that. We have a documentary focused on the scientists & researchers in and outside Ukraine  who have been disrupted by the Russian invasion. And a Cape Breton musician says ‘him and the boys’ are looking forward to plugging in at the Savoy for the first time since the late 70s.

Dialogue October 23, 2022: We’ll hear an interview from our newsroom on a number of housing projects spearheaded by New Dawn. On the Good Sentence, Paul MacDougall tells us a ghost story for Hallowe’en as well as a famous poem written by Edgar Allen Poe in the mid 1800s. And still with the Hallowe’en theme, stay tuned to hear about a haunted barn on the northside.

Dialogue October 16, 2022: A fire chief from northern Cape Breton dials in to tells us about the community’s resilience in dealing with Fiona. On the Good Sentence, we’ll hear about the efforts underway to recognize some of the finest student-athletes who made their mark at CBU.  And with Hallowe’en just around the corner, you’ll hear about a few community events coming up before the trick-or-treaters show up at your door.

Dialogue October 9, 2022: The Celtic Coulours International festival kicked off on Friday, we have some footage from the grand opening at Centre 200…You’ll hear about a new survey that says there are too many elderly people who can’t afford to retire and too many young people who haven’t started saving yet.  And it’s one of the few times when even Habs and Bruins fans have common goals – coming up later this month in Sydney, it’s Hockey Night for Hospice.

Dialogue October 2, 2022: Homeowners dealing with damage from the hurricane are getting advice from the Insurance Bureau of  Canada. A local Member of Parliament tells us about the Prime Minister’s Cape Breton visit in the wake of Fiona.  Our newsroom has a conversation with the province’s Liberal leader who was on the island accessing the damage. The Glace Bay Food Bank rises above the chaos, thanks to the volunteers working tirelessly after the storm. We’ll hear about the generosity involved in a free bar-b-que that fed over a thousand people in Sydney’s North End. And on the program this week, the Coast recognizes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Dialogue September 25 2022: A local political scientist explains why the civil unrest between Republicans and Democrats is brewing and it could end up like an unstable couple headed for a nasty divorce. A Cape Breton group hits a high note celebrating a golden anniversary with some of the best singers in the business. The Glace Bay Food Bank is getting ready for its annual telethon, and they need your help now more than ever because of skyrocketing prices at the grocery stores.

Dialogue September 18 2022:  The Men of the Deeps are back on the road wowing audiences all the way from Cape Breton to Ontario promoting a new album.  A tip-of-the cap to the boys and girls of summer with a story about Cape Breton’s connection to the great “Bambino”.  And one of our very own at the Coast is giving back to the community for receiving a life-saving gift from a youngster who made  headlines across Canada after being bullied by her peers.

Dialogue September 11 2022:  We’ll have a special report on the Mass Casualty Commission with Paul MacDougall on the Good Sentence.  You’ll get all the information you need to know as Cape Breton communities welcome back the Terry Fox Run in person. And Mayor Amanda MacDougall tells the story of being part of an honour guard for the qQueen when she was a Girl Guide in the mid-90s. 

September 4, 2022:You’ll hear about a chilling cold case dating back more than 50 years when three young Cape Bretoners crossed the border in Maine but never made it back alive.  We’ll take a look back in the Coast files to hear about Cape Breton’s connection to the Buddy Cop movies of the 80s. And expect to see a lot of new faces when you’re strolling around Downtown Sydney with some heavy cruise ship traffic at the port.













































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