Friday July 25th on The Morning News – Halifax

The Africa Festival of Arts and Culture takes place this weekend,  showcasing the heritage and artistic works of people of African descent living in Nova Scotia.  We chat with organizers about how much this event has grown since it began in 2010.

At 7:15 we’ll meet a hitch-hiking robot that will hit the highway on the weekend – hitching rides all the way across the country all in an effort to explore  human-robot-interaction and to test technologies in artificial intelligence and speech recognition. “Hitch-bot” is a trivia-loving, wellington-wearing, tweeting robot like no other. This is one interview you won’t want to miss!

Soul’s Harbour Rescue Mission in the north end has been providing support to our community since 2010.  Offering food, clothing and shelter  to people who are struggling in life. At 7:45 we’ll find out about the latest event happening on Friday called Christmas in July, aimed at celebrating the season of giving.

The Nova Scotia Sea School is celebrating its 20 year anniversary this Sunday.   We discuss the profound and transformative impact the school has had on more than five thousand participants who’ve completed over 200 expeditions.

Singer/songwriter Laura Roy is one to watch. Over the past two years she’s been busy shaping her sound and career. She’s worked with some of the best hip hop artists and songwriters on the East Coast and will be performing at this weekend’s Harmony Bazaar festival in Lockeport. Find out what’s next for the talented up & comer friday at 8:45