July 4, 2014 11:32 am

Monday July 7th on The Morning News


If you watch our show you know we love Farmer’s Markets and we love the Arts! At 6:45 we combine the two with a neat project called Open Heart Farming. It’s a collection of poetry by Nova Scotia poets that celebrates food and farming in voices that are passionate and poignant. Mary Ellen Sullivan will join us to give us more details.

How can people be so cruel to each other online?  That’s one of many questions explored in Extreme Mean: Trolls, Bullies and Predators Online. At 7:15 we’ll talk with Canadian investigative writer, broadcaster and professor Paula Todd about her newest book.

At 7:45 we continue our series of conversations about the future of Halifax Public Libraries.   Learn about a new automatic book returning system nick-named “The Brain” that will revolutionize the way materials get sorted and re-shelved.  The future is now!

At 8:15 our coverage of the 2014 TD Halifax Jazz Festival continues with multi-insturmentalist Petr Cancura. Born in Eastern Europe, raised in Canada, Cancura now resides in Brooklyn New York and will be busy during his stay in Halifax. We’ll talk to him about his latest record, Down Home, which was nominated for a 2014 Juno Award.

Brittany Dawn Connors has been making unique clothing in Halifax for 10 years, from alternative styles with her former line “Defective Stitching” to her current vintage and pin-up inspired Vivacious Vixen. With a dream of opening her own shop, she mostly sold her styles online and to friends until last summer she went for it and opened her own store. At 8:45 we’ll get a look at some of her designs and find out how she did it!

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