June 18, 2014 11:32 am

Thursday June 19th on The Morning News

At 6:45 we’ll talk with the folks behind “The Toll”. The short film shot in Nova Scotia by Halifax filmmaker Scott Simpson, will be showcased at the prestigious Palm Springs International Film Festival this weekend.  Simpson and actress Emma Rosen visit the red table to talk about the thrill of making — and sharing –The Toll.

It’s the end of an era. After more than 11 years working as the head of the Atlantic Better Business Bureau Don MacKinnon is retiring. He’s been a friend of The Morning News since the beginning and he’ll drop by the red table at 7:15 to fill us on in what he’s planning next.

 It’s a milestone year for one of Halifax’s famous festivals. 2014 marks the 30th Multicultural Festival on now until June 22nd.  From a street party to a World Cup tent, there’s plenty of new event for this year and we’ll find out more about them at 7:45.

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Imagine if you had less stuff and more happiness.  At 8:15 we’ll talk with the “Minimalists” during their stop in Halifax on their 100 city world tour to share their message of minimalism. It’s a lifestyle they say has brought them much more happiness than their big houses, fast cars or six-figure careers ever did. Meet Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, authors of “Everything that Remains.”

Moviegoers in The Maritimes will no doubt be familiar with the name Mark Palermo. The local critic film will join us at 8:45 to talk about a film with a distinct east coast flare – The Grand Seduction. Palermo will let us know if it’s “Morning News-worthy” or “Morning Snooze-worthy.”
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