This week, we speak with veteran journalist and author Michael Harris about his most recent book, “Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover.” Also, we look at a situation in the Premier’s office that certainly smells like conflict-of-interest. Plus, an update on the murder of Truro police officer Catherine Campbell. (direct download) (RSS feed) […]
This week, Halifax city council voted unanimously in favour of a motion to explore ways to assist Syrian refugee newcomers. We speak with Mayor Mike Savage about what went into that decision. Also, Examineradio returns from a late-summer vacation only to find the gas pumps were dry while we were gone. What’s the province’s bold […]
How academics at Dalhousie University unwittingly started a movement that punishes people for being poor and says capitalism is the solution to all our problems. How did this gaggle of liberals measure this mental toughness of resilience? One common tool to measure resilience is called the Children and Youth Resilience Measure (CYRM-28). The CYRM-28 is a 28-item questionnaire...
Rugby Canada and the Glasgow Warriors say the city-maintained field isn’t safe to play on; Saturday’s game is moved to Spryfield’s Grave-Oakley Memorial Park Rugby took centre stage at a Halifax council meeting in June, when, citing the potential economic impact from thousands of spectators and a world-wide television audience, councillors approved $30,000 in support...
This week, we talk with author and journalism professor Dean Jobb about his latest book, Empire of Deception: The Incredible Story of a Master Swindler Who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation. Also this week, Nova Scotia Finance Minister Randy Delorey unveiled the Liberals’ new plan for dealing with public sector workers: let them battle […]
This week, the candidate for the federal NDP in Kings-Hants was forced to resign after a Conservative-funded website publicized comments the candidate had made regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. We spoke with the former candidate, Morgan Wheeldon, at length about his views, the decision the NDP made to remove him, and the slow but steady descent of […]
This week we speak with Montreal-based Taras Grescoe. Grescoe is an award-winning author and public transit advocate. His most recent book, Straphanger: Saving Our Cities and Ourselves from the Automobile was released by HarperCollins Canada in 2012. Straphanger won the Mavis Gallant Prize for Nonfiction and was listed by the Globe & Mail as one of the […]
Indian Brook used to have the best water for miles around, said Dorene Bernard. But no one likes to drink it now. The change came in 2012, when the community’s water table was contaminated by digging at the nearby Nova Scotia Sand and Gravel pit. The community was issued a do-not-drink advisory, and the Department...
This week, we speak with Dr. Ingrid Waldron, a sociologist and assistant professor at Dalhousie University, about environmental racism and its effects in Nova Scotia. Plus, Jimmy Melvin, Jr. is arrested in connection to the 2009 murder of drug rival Terry Marriott, Jr. Also, the provincial Liberal government mulls privatizing Service Nova Scotia as part of […]
This week, we speak with lawyer and gay-rights activist Kevin Kindred about the Nova Scotia Supreme Court overturning the provincial barristers’ society’s decision to bar Trinity Western University grads from practicing law in the province. We also talk to Shelburne resident Ed Cayer about his town’s plan to include a “Redneck Competition” in next week’s Founder’s […]