June 20, 2014 11:10 am

Monday June 23rd on The Morning News

Why is Halifax so awesome? Well a new organization is hoping to improve on that awesome factor. Founded in 2009 in Boston, the Awesome Foundation exists for the simple purpose of increasing “awesomenisity” in the world. At 6:45 we’ll get some big news from the Halifax Awesome Foundation as they prepare to do something awesome in Grand Parade at City Hall.

At 7:15 Paul Brothers has an exclusive interview with BMX star Drew Bezanson. The Truro native has come along way from doing tricks in his yard. He’s been all over the world showing off his skills on the bike and now he’s a regular on the X Games circuit.

At 7:45 we kick off a series of interviews about how the new Halifax Central Library is helping propel all Halifax Public Libraries into a new era of community engagement and technology.   First up, a sneak peek at Children’s and Youth Area in the new building.  Plus we’ll kick off the TD Summer Reading Club.

Cape Breton-born Daniel MacIvor will be premiering his latest work at Magnetic North Theatre Festival this week. The award winning playwright returns to his signature solo-style performance as he explores truth , lies and his personal connection to another theatre great. We get a little insight into “Who Killed Spalding Gray?” at 8:15 on The Morning News.

At 8:45 we’ll talk with local filmmakers Caley MacLennan and Jessica Brown about their efforts to use crowd funding to raise money to make the film “Noon Gun”. Written by MacLennan, the film will look at our relationship with the daily firing of the Noon Gun from Citadel Hill.

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