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Mainstreet PEI with Karen Mair

Join host Karen Mair as she takes you through the late afternoon with smart conversations that are current and relevant, introducing listeners to news makers, artists and community members shaping our way of life

  • 07:35
    If you are doing some entertaining over the holidays and are looking for some tips on some party food tips, our Chef Ilona Daniel has some yummy suggestions.
    Dec 11, 2018
  • 07:11
    Equalization payments dominated much of talks at a meeting this week of Canada's finance ministers. Some provinces aren't happy with the way the system currently works. We find out where PEI fits within it all with PEI finance minister Heath MacDonald.
    Dec 11, 2018
  • 07:42
    PEI historian, Georges Arsenault, will tell us about a "Naulet" which is a biscuit or cake made in the shape of a child. He explains this very old French and Acadian Tradition.
    Dec 10, 2018
  • 21:44
    From Harry Chapin to the Doobie Brothers, Charlottetown's new mayor, Philip Brown, will be picking the tunes for us when he takes over as our Spin Time DJ.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 06:05
    92 year-old Ruth Waite says after more than 30 years of making a Christmas fruitcake and chocolate cake for the Summerside police department, this will have to be her last. We speak with Ruth about how the tradition started and also with deputy chief Sinclair Walker, about what it has meant to officers.
    Dec 7, 2018
  • 10:57
    We'll go back to the by-gone days with our good friend Dutch Thompson. He has stories about coal - how useful it was and the dangers that sometimes came with it.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 05:24
    Taking someone out for a drive or whipping up a batch of your famous shortbread cookies. Our relationship columnist, Stacey Mackinnon tells us how to give a bit of ourselves this season.
    Dec 6, 2018
  • 07:53
    Our friends Annie Lee MacDonald and Daria Valkenburg from the PEI Chapter of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association drop by the studio with some holiday gift suggestions that could really provide some clarity for loved ones who might have some difficulty hearing.
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 08:56
    Looking for a thoughtful way to say you care at Christmas? Island singer songwriter Meaghan Blanchard tells us about her holiday "Song for Your Stocking."
    Dec 5, 2018
  • 07:49
    "...from time to time an egg" is a wonderful new collection of short stories by John H. Brehaut. The stories..some real, some not give the reader a glimpse into what life was once like in rural Prince Edward Island.
    Dec 5, 2018
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