August 6, 2014 11:59 am

Thursday August 7th on The Morning News


We’ll meet the new president of St. Francis Xavier Univeristy at 6:45. It’s a homecoming Dr. Kent MacDonald. He’s a global-minded leader who has two degrees from the school, plus he met the love of his life there.

At 7:15 we’ll get an update on the progress of the North End’s newest store. Norman Greenberg, chairman of the Community Carrot Cooperative will drop by with details on how the store is coming along and how people can purchase memberships.

At 7:45 we’ll be joined by Billy Comer from Halifax Events and Cultural Initiatives to learn more about an event the City of Halifax is very proud of. It’s the 5th Annual Halifax Hopscotch Urban Arts Festival and its aim is to celebrate youth and diversity. There’s lots of big event planned for the festival in late September including a major concert featuring hip-hop sensation Lil Jon.

At  7:50 Nova Scotia author Lesley Crewe chats about how it feels to see her book Relative Happiness adapted into a major motion picture that will be showcased at the Atlantic Film Festival.

At 815 Wayne Carter, Executive Director of the Atlantic Film Festival shares what’s already generating buzz in advance of the September 11 – 18 event.

And maybe we can call this a Rock N’ Roll Hoochie Coup! Music fans are in for a treat at 8:45 as Rick Derringer joins us at the red table. The Blues and Rock legend will be in Truro this weekend as part of the 10th Annual Dutch Mason Blues Festival.

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