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Despite a booming tourist season in Halifax restaurants are scrambling to stay afloat because of high inflation and staff shortages. Preston Mulligan speaks with Bill Pratt, the owner of Chef Inspired Group of Restaurants and Ather Akbari, chair of the Atlantic Research Group On Economics of Immigration, Aging, and Diversity at Saint Mary's Univers…
 
Hello! Taking a look at the week of Aug 15th to 19th in Music History, the week we lost Elvis in 1977, Ringo played live with The Beatles for the first time in 1962 and Nirvana in 1991 shoot a masterpiece! Thanks for checking out the podcast, Till next time. Marty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Life Rolls On gives people living with various disabilities a day to surf the waves. The goal is to improve their quality of life, as they discover possibilities beyond any disability. Board member Chrissy Merrigan talks about an upcoming Life Rolls On surf event at Martinique Beach.
 
Dartmouth resident Liz LeClair recently told us that when she called 911 in health distress, they weren't able to tell her when an ambulance would arrive to take her to hospital. We ask EHS executive director Jeff Fraser to address this issue of ambulance availability and delays.
 
Ed Brisson has written characters like Ghost Rider, Superman and Batman. Now he has a creator-owned series called 'There's Something Wrong With Patrick Todd'. It's set in Halifax! Ed spoke with the CBC's Carsten Knox about why he wanted to base a comic in his home city.
 
There's a lot of hype happening around alcohol-free booze. Some restaurant menus have whole mocktail sections. Craft breweries and cideries are getting behind the trend too. What are the health benefits to zero- or low-alcohol drink options? Our food columnist Jennifer Brady explains.
 
When Lisa LaFlamme posted a personal message online announcing that she had been let go by her employer, reaction across the country was swift. We talk about the firing and the outcry that's followed it, with Halifax-based television journalism professor Sue Newhook.
 
A wetland is at risk due to a development project in Dartmouth. The plan is to put up a mix of detached, attached, and multi-unit buildings, but protesters say that will destroy the Eisner Cove Wetland. We speak with Bill Zebedee, President of Protect Our Southdale Wetland Society.
 
Halifax Regional Municipality is offering drinking water at six locations for people living on wells that have gone dry. One of the locations is the firehall at the Head of Chezzetcook. That's near where our Community Contact Tegan Rowlings lives on a well. We hear from her.
 
Neon Dreams duo Frank Kadillac and Adrian Morris put out the call on Instagram last week, asking people to invite them to pool parties, birthdays and BBQs to play some backyard shows. CBC's Erin MacInnis gave them a call to find out more about the offer.
 
Our healthcare system is suffering staffing shortages across the board. When Liz LeClair of Dartmouth found herself in a medical crisis last week, she was unable to access timely virtual care or emergency care. She endured excruciating pain for 36 hours.
 
People who lived in a controversial encampment at Meagher Park in Halifax have moved on, some to new sanctioned tent sites. For neighbours of Meagher Park, this was the first weekend in about a year with no encampment. We hear from one of those neighbours, Emily Keast.
 
When Krista and Brad Adams retired from the military, they decided to put down roots in the Annapolis Valley and make a new start as flower farmers. Krista tells the CBC's Erin MacInnis how they've spent this summer driving their big pink "Flower Bus" to farmers markets.
 
Our culture columnist Tara Lynn Taylor tells us about her new musical Hood Habits. We also hear about the North Barn Theatre Collective's family-friendly picnic puppet performances and an award-winning play that's on stage at Theatre Baddeck.
 
Rock Love was the victim of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in rural Nova Scotia in the 1990s. He joins us to share his troubling story and tell us about a research project he's hoping will help other male survivors. A warning: this story contains disturbing details.
 
Neptune Theatre is re-auditioning for its rendition of Billy Elliot the Musical. Pandemic closures put the show on hold for a couple of years. Now the theatre is ready to reignite it, but three child actors cast in lead roles are too old to play the characters they're portraying. We hear about that.
 
From emergency room shutdowns to airport backlogs, staff across many industries are burnt out and scrambling to cover labour shortages. Our house doctor Peter Lin says it's time to read between the headlines and take another look at the root of the issue – COVID-19.
 
Nova Scotians cheered when local filmmaker Ben Proudfoot won an Academy Award for Best Short Documentary for his film, The Queen of Basketball. Hot on the heels of that triumph, Ben is back with a new documentary called MINK! He chats with CBC's Carsten Knox.
 
A Hindu celebration is being marked today which highlights the bonds between sisters and brothers, where sisters give brightly coloured bracelets and brothers give the sisters pretty much whatever gift they like. We talk about the festival "Raksha Bandhan" and the movie of the same name showing in Sydney at the Cineplex.…
 
The Bus Stop Theatre in Halifax is hosting a vibrant event called "As You Are, Return to the Forgotten Land".and it's billed as a spiritual dance-rock soul medicine experience. Hear from Jont Openheart, the Halifax-based singer-songwriter behind this event..
 
The longest living resident at the Museum of Natural history is marking a special milestone. Gus the gopher tortoise has turned 100-years-old, and the museum is celebrating him in a few different ways. Museum general manager Jeff Gray speaks with Information Morning's Kyah Sparks.
 
The Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia held a speaking circle to mark Prisoners Justice Day, which is recognized internationally each year. The formerly incarcerated women shared their experiences of being in prison, while advocates offered their own observations.
 
Law enforcement agencies across Canada are warning the public about a spike in sextortion cases. The Canadian Centre for Child Protection says that recent data shows boys are aggressively targeted on Instagram and Snapchat. Hear how these schemes are playing out.
 
A boys and girls 3x3 basketball team from Halifax is making its way to Coventry, England for the 2022 International Children's Games. Young athletes across the world participate in these Games. To find out more, we talk with Team Halifax coaches Lezlie States and Shaq Smith.
 
Mike Baran has made a business out of the hobby of collecting colourful bits of glass from beaches. He calls himself a sea glass archaeologist. The CBC's Rose Murphy spoke with him about his unique profession unearthing the history behind bits of sea glass.
 
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