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Tuesday May 6, 2014

Thanks to more than a year of fundraising and hard work by Autism Nova Scotia, performances of a play about autism are being offered for free to students and communities province-wide.  The play, entitled Spelling 2-5-5, is a win-win — people of all ages enjoy it — and it promotes autism awareness in a powerful way.  At 6:45 we speak with Cynthia Carroll, the Executive Director of Autism NS and playwright Jennifer Overton, who has a son who lives with autism.

For months, residents have been watching as crews continue to work on the new Halifax Library building. Now with just a few months until the the grand opening – officials are giving the media a sneak peak of the work completed so far. And according to most accounts, the building is unlike anything Halifax has ever seen before. At 7:15 Crystal will talk with Paul Gorman, the director of library services, to get more details about the state of the art building.

Paul gets a taste of a new local business using an old technique at 7:45. Entrepreneur Clint Fletcher has been hard at work developing a brand new line of beef jerky – from the comforts of his own home. It’s a new spin on an old standby that will leave your taste buds wanting more. Tune in to hear how it all came together.

Fans of FID’s infamous Back Door Pad Thai will be happy to hear the fresh favourite has a new permanent home. Chef Dennis Johnston will now be serving up the delicious dish at the Historic Halifax Farmers’ Market every Saturday. He’ll serve up a sample at our back door at 8:15 tomorrow!

At 8:45 we’ll meet a Halifax car dealer who’s teamed up with a retired soldier to release a new book about the environment. Mike Velemirovich of Hillcrest Volkswagon and Capt. Trevor Greene have teamed up to release “There Is No Planet B”, a book that examines the impact of global warming.


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