CBC Saskatchewan

The Afternoon Edition
with Craig Lederhouse

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Searchlight: The Hunt for Canada's Best New Artist Time to decide Saskatchewan's best new musical act. Vote now to decide the top 25 local bands, and give them a chance to win $20,000 in music gear and more! You can listen to all the Searchlight entries, local and across the country, on CBC Music.
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Temporary Foreign Workers and SK Manufacturers

hi-manufacturing-supreme-steel.jpgThere has been a lot of recent criticism about the use of temporary foreign workers.  But the Saskatchewan Manufacturing Council says they are critical to the success of our province`s manufacturing sector.  Craig finds out why from their Executive Director, Derek Lothian.

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'Where I'm From' Showcases Student Poems

bill robertson.jpgWhen Bill Robertson started teaching a poetry class almost ten years ago, he put together a small book of student poems.  Now he`s taken on the challenge of creating a retrospective collection spanning the years 2005-2013. Craig finds out more from Bill.

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Cyclotron Finds Home at U of S

Cyclotron (Rick Harp/CBC).jpgEarlier today, the University of Saskatchewan got a brand new hi-tech device installed on campus.  It`s called a cyclotron, and it's a particle accelerator. Craig finds out how it works from the project manager.

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Launching a Weather Balloon Into the Stratosphere

 

On Saturday a team of U of R students sent a helium balloon into the air with a payload attached. The balloon travelled about 30 km into the stratosphere before popping.  Craig speaks with student Mhmoud Essalah about the experiment.

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Saving Lives in Las Vegas

LasVegasStrip-1_1.jpgA trip to Las Vegas for some Saskatoon friends last weekend took a few surprising turns. When you hear what happened at the airport, on the strip, and finally in a wedding chapel, you'll find out why we were interested. Let's just say it involves a cardiac arrest, a foiled robbery.... and even a surprise wedding. Craig learns more from two of the women at the heart of the story, Debbie Davies and Jackie McHarg.

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Protecting Seniors from Fraud

Parenting Your Parents.pngStories of Saskatchewan seniors being defrauded have been much too common in recent days.  Craig speaks with one of the authors of a book called 'Parenting Your Parents: Straight Talk About Aging in the Family'. Bart Mindzenthy provides some tips on how you can help protect the seniors in your life.

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Telling Sailor Dan's Story

Sailor Dan - Saskatoon from ishtiaq opal on Vimeo.

Ishtiaq Opal is a photography student at the University of Saskatchewan. Recently he spent some time with Saskatoon street artist 'Sailor Dan', and the result is this viral video.  Craig speaks with Ishtiaq about Dan.

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Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing

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Weyburn's Diana and Gerry Nagy were at the 2013 Boston Marathon, and we spoke to them from Boston on that day.  Craig checks in again today, on the first anniversary of the event, as they prepare to head back to Boston for this year's event.

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Former Coach Invited to NHL Star's Final Game

Ryan Smyth (CBC).jpgCraig speaks with Lloyd Friesen. He's the Saskatchewan hockey coach who was at Edmonton Oiler Ryan Smyth's final game...by special invitation from Smyth himself.

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Bouncing Back From an Upsetting Theft

make_a_wish logo.jpgWhen a teen`s wish was granted by Make-a-Wish Canada, he wanted to take his grandparents. Find out what happened after bottles he`d collected to help make that happen were stolen.

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