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July 2012

The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Guy Adams Twitter. After some pointed criticism of NBC's Olympic coverage, a journalist is shocked to find his Twitter account...

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Quote/Unquote: Gennady Onishenko

Russia is a political place, these days. Even when it comes to food.Russia's chief public health officer, Dr. Gennady Onishenko, has been known, at times,...

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Chris Marker Obit

The enigmatic, experimental French filmmaker Chris Marker has died at the age of 91. Born with the name Christian Francois Bouche-Villeneuve, the director and artist...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Childhood Blindness Treatment. McGill scientists discover a gene responsible for one of the leading causes of childhood blindness.* Koch Climate...

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Off to the Games

As the 30th Olympiad got underway in London, we spoke to two Canadians who were putting the finishing touches on their form before making their...

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Taxi Lost and Found

When you make your living making movies, you own a lot of equipment. Thousands of dollars' worth. It's the most important stuff you have. So...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: *Olympian Kyle Jones. Canadian triathlete was an alternate in Beijing but will now compete in his first Olympic event in...

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Auto-tuned sign off

We heard from quite a few of our listeners, after we applied auto-tuning to our Thursday, July 26 sign off. Our decision was not quite...

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Tribute to The Monks

Here in the True North Strong and Free, we have a solid love on for The Monks. A love that has lasted over  three decades....

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Sonar Couple

    It's a grim task -- and an example of deep compassion and generosity.     Gene and Sandy Ralston used to be environmental consultants. Now,...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Sonar Couple. In the Northwest Territories, a retired American couple uses sonar to discover two victims of drowning -- a...

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Munich Olympic Anniversary

    Karen James had no idea who the three men she saw in the Olympic Village in Munich, forty years ago were - nor what...

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Gorilla Ceasefire

The Mountain Gorilla is a critically endangered species. Fully one quarter of the world's remaining Mountain Gorillas are located in Africa's oldest national park -...

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Eritrean Consulate Tax. The UN accuses Eritrea of using its Canadian consulate to coerce "taxes" out of Eritreans living here.*...

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Whale Tail Tale

Shirley Antonelli of Port Alberni, BC set out for a two day fishing trip and came back with a whale of a tale.She survived a...

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Jellyfish Heart Cells

   It's called the "Medusoid". And one day, it just might save your broken heart.    Researchers at Harvard University have taken a rat's heart cells,...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Northern Gateway. B.C. Premier Christy Clark wants to renegotiate the "fair share" of benefits before okaying the proposed pipeline, but...

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Guor Marial to Run Under Olympic Flag

Guor Marial is a runner without a country.  But now, the International Olympic Committee has announced that the 28-year-old stateless marathoner can compete as an independent,...

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Penn State Punishment

    Penn State Football has received its punishment for the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. And it doesn't just affect the team's future -- it...

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Christo on Herbert Vogel

Mr. Vogel and his wife, Dorothy, amassed an art collection of over 4000 pieces with a worth millions. All on a postman's salary.  Herbert Vogel...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * China Nexen Offer. A Chinese offer to buy a Canadian energy company raises a lot of questions -- not least,...

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Boxer's Blood

The intrepid Robert Schmitz, FBI, follows his nose ringside to where another nose solves a three year old case.Listen to the tale of Agent Schmitz...

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Medieval Bras

Until now it was widely believed that push-up bras were invented in the 19th century. But a startling discovery at Lengberg Castle in Austria supports...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Colorado Shooting. A gunman attacks moviegoers at a midnight screening. One of the victims survived the Eaton Center shooting in...

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Naked Protester

John E. Brennan took off a little more than required when he went through Portland International Airport security. He got naked to protest the security...

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Stroke Recovery Insole

After a stroke, the road to recovery can be a long and arduous one.Often, partial paralysis or weakness on one side of the body is one...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Naked Protester. John Brennan is not guilty of public indecency after he got naked to make a point about airport...

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Ducking the Foie Gras ban

California has banned the sale of foie gras, but for those who want it and are willing to take a walk on the wild side,...

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Montreal Nazi

For years, Laszlo Csatary lived on a quiet street in Montreal, running an art dealership in his basement. No one in the neighbourhood suspected Mr....

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Montreal Nazi. Hungarian police arrest accused Nazi war criminal, Laszlo Csatary, who had spent decades evading justice.* Rajesh Khanna Obituary....

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Refugee Marathoner

    Last year, Guor Marial ran his first marathon. For most of us, simply completing a 40-kilometre race would be a tremendous accomplishment. But Mr....

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Toronto Shootings. Police Chief Bill Blair on the shooting at a public gathering where two people were killed and 21...

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Jason Kenney Teen

Bashir Mohamed's attempt to highlight his concerns about government refugee policies didn't quite go as planned. Last Saturday, the 17-year-old student tried to engage Immigration...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Barrie Bombs. Lance Black lives near Donald Feldhoff, whose home police continue to comb for explosives.* Alaska Cat Mayor. The...

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"Misguided" Homing Pigeon

Misguided -- that's how Bernard Chambers feels about his homing pigeon, Percy.Mr. Chambers had high hopes: Percy would enter the pigeon record books for the...

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Bethune: Rob Anders

Canadian doctor Norman Bethune fought fascism in Spain, invented mobile blood transfusions and brought Western medicine to China. His achievements gained him millions of admirers....

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * BC Landslide. We get an update from a resident of Johnsons Landing, himself a witness to the landslide relief effort.*...

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Brit MP struggles to be heard

We all have days when we feel our colleagues just aren't listening, do we not?Anne Marie Morris, British Conservative MP for Newton Abbot went above...

First Internet Cat Video Film Fest

OMG and LOL. Coming soon to the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis is the first-ever Internet Cat Video Film Festival.     Katie Hill is a...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Penn State Report. A new report released on the Penn State child sex abuse scandal blames top officials at the...

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Baseball Cards Discovery

When his aunt passed away earlier this year, Karl Kissner and his family were left with the task of sorting through her house. In the...

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Al Qaeda international

It's long been speculated and feared that Somalia could be a staging ground for Al Qaeda.When Osama bin Laden's ally, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, was killed...

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Carbon Sheet. Scientists discover a material called graphene can repair itself when it is punctured. * Baseball Cards Discovery. When...

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Huge Phone Bill

When Michael Smith received a phone bill for about a million dollars, it didn't take him long to realize that he hadn't made all those...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: *Enbridge Report. U.S. National Transportation Safety Board chair, Denorah Herman, says Enbridge could not only have resonded better to a Michigan...

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Scott Widak Obituary

Scott Widak loved opening mail. Mr. Widak had Down Syndrome, and was terminally ill. In March, his nephew, Sean O'Connor took to Reddit-dot-com, to put...

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DEA in Honduras

The dramatic pursuit, across Honduran skies, of an airplane smuggling drugs, follwed by a crash landing on Honduran soil, and the death of a suspect at...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Russia Floods. Residents of southern Russia say they were given insufficient warning about deadly floods on the weekend -- and...

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Incorrect Book Review

Patrick Somerville is recovering.His latest novel, This Bright River, was just reviewed in The New York Times. The review was not generous. "Unmoored and meandering,"...

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The Friday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Argentina Stolen Babies. Former dictator Jorge Videla is sentenced to fifty years in prison for his role in the country's...

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Craigslist Joe

In 2008, Joe Garner packed up his laptop, his iPhone, and left home with the clothes on his back. No cash, no credit, only an...

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The Thursday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Mexico Recount. Mexican officials are recounting more than half the votes from last weekend's general election amid allegations of irregularities.*...

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The Wednesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Kidnapped Canadian Released. Steve Dennis, the Canadian aid worker kidnapped from a Kenyan refugee camp last week tells us about...

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Zombie Worms!

Not very long ago, scientists didn't even know about Osedax. It's a species of bone-marrow-devouring sea worm that was only recently discovered. So, it goes...

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The Tuesday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Oda Out. Bev Oda, Canada's controversial Minister of International Cooperation announces her resignation.* Enbridge Fine. American federal regulators propose an...

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Euro 2012 Recap

Terrific football was played and Spain returned home victorious.But, in the run up to the Euro 2012 tournament, headlines were dominated by ominous allusions to...

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Wimbledon Falconer

At England's storied Wimbledon tennis tournament, there are a lot of highly-specialized jobs.The court umpire referees the play, the judges watch the lines and the...

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The Monday Edition

Highlights Include: Part One: * Mexico Election Results. Enrique Peña Nieto claims victory in Mexico's presidential election and with him, a political party with a...

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Manitoba Kids Rescue

The right person...in the right place...at the right time. Last Sunday, Melody Harper was that person. We reached Ms. Harper at her office, at the...

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Yellowknife Ice Cream Truck Kerfuffle

Unhappy with the music emanating from the local ice cream truck, this week a Yellowknife resident asked city council to review its noise bylaw, hoping...

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