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It's not always easy to get the story behind the story.

Journalism is about the Five W's that report the facts but to Sheldon, context is key.

It's not just how, but how come. In this show, he talks to the people behind the headlines to find out why we should care.

And in the digital age, nothing tells a story better than the voice of the person involved, or the people who can look at it critically and speak about it.

We hope to tell the stories that can help us understand not just why something happened, but why it matters.

Thinking Out Loud with Sheldon MacLeod SaltWire

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It's not always easy to get the story behind the story.

Journalism is about the Five W's that report the facts but to Sheldon, context is key.

It's not just how, but how come. In this show, he talks to the people behind the headlines to find out why we should care.

And in the digital age, nothing tells a story better than the voice of the person involved, or the people who can look at it critically and speak about it.

We hope to tell the stories that can help us understand not just why something happened, but why it matters.

    Stan Fest 2024: Celebrating 27 years of music and community

    Stan Fest 2024: Celebrating 27 years of music and community

    In this episode, Sheldon MacLeod from SaltWire sits down with Troy Greencorn, Executive Director, and Steve McIntyre, Artistic Director, of the Stan Rogers Folk Festival. They delve into the festival's rich history, the introduction of the new roadshow, and the special celebration planned for Bruce Guthro. Explore the magic of Stanfest and its impact on the community of Canso, Nova Scotia July 25th-28th, 2024.

    • 22 min
    Ban or no ban? Cell phones in the classroom

    Ban or no ban? Cell phones in the classroom

    Does it have to be all or nothing when it comes to cell phone uss in the classroom? Dr. Simon Sherry is a clinical psychologist, a professor and a dad. And he takes on the pressing issue of cell phone and social media usage in schools. We delve into the pervasive impact of mobile devices on children's sleep, social relationships, and classroom learning. Dr. Sherry advocates for a ban in Atlantic provinces, while we also explore the nuances of policy, the potential benefits of technology, and the broader societal implications of the digital age.

    • 11 min
    After the wildfires— lessons on being prepared

    After the wildfires— lessons on being prepared

    It’s been almost a year since the devastating wildfires in Halifax and Shelburne Counties.  The Barrington Lake fire — the largest wildfire in recorded history of the province and the Tantallon fire — one of the most expensive.
     
    Kara McCurdy recently left her role as a Fire Prevention officer with Natural Resources and Renewables for a similar role with Halifax Fire and Emergency Services. She was also presented with the Lynn Orstad Award for preventing wildfire and advancing community resiliency. 
    As she moves into her new role with HRFE, McCurdy discusses the FireSmart program and some of the lessons learned on protecting properties from wildfire risk.
     
    May 5th to 11th is Emergency Preparedness Week.  For more information visit Halifax.ca/EMO. 

    • 9 min
    Jim Rudderham on guarding against Nova Scotia's wildfire threats

    Jim Rudderham on guarding against Nova Scotia's wildfire threats

    As spring unfolds and the leaves come out, the risk of wildfires in Nova Scotia climbs. A year after the devastating wildfires, an independent report on the response was released by the Department of Natural Resources and Renewables. For more on the response and forest fire prevention, Jim Rudderham, Director for Fleet and Forest Protection was made available. He discusses the critical role of moisture levels, the Burnsafe Map, and how volunteer firefighters are stepping up to safeguard our natural resources. He also discusses the science behind burn restrictions and why burning is always restricted between 8am and 2pm during wildfire risk season. And in the end, it’s all about the collective effort needed from landowners and the community to prevent wildfires.

    • 19 min
    Rick Mercer: Rants, Writings, and Road Trips

    Rick Mercer: Rants, Writings, and Road Trips

    The idea was to talk with him about his upcoming cross-Canada jaunt with singer/songwriter Jann Arden. But I had to find out the origin story of this upcoming adventure called the “Will they or won’t they tour”.  It launches April 27th in Kitchener before coming to Halifax on the 29th, Moncton on the 30th and St. Johns on May 2nd. Rick Mercer shares what it’s like dividing his time between Newfoundland and Toronto and what to expect when he takes the stage with his friend Jann.

    • 28 min
    Dark Angel — 760k and still delivering

    Dark Angel — 760k and still delivering

    Tim German and his 2017 Hyundai Elantra have made a lot of trips around the Maritimes delivering blood products over the last seven years. And he shares his thoughts about his car, his work and how he has kept his car going long enough to "circle the world 19 times" and counting. 

    • 11 min

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