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May 2011 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for May 30, 2011

Today we hear from a mom in Hickman's Harbour who's worried her son's school isn't doing enough to protect him from exposure to garlic, to which he's severely allergic. We'll speak with liberal leader Yvonne Jones after the party's convention in St.John's and we'll meet a hockey player from Grand Falls-Windsor who's glad he didn't make the NHL.

 

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 27, 2011

Today, we'll hear from some people in Grand Falls-Windor who tell us why they take part in the Relay for Life. We'll talk with a resident of Little Bay Islands who thinks resettling the community in the wake of the fish plant closure is a terrible idea. And we'll meet a Clarenville native who's turned a childhood fascination with horror movies into a career in the industry.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 26, 2011

Today we find out how a woman in Gambo is growing her own grapes and making wine. We'll get the details on a choral concert in Gander on the weekend that will raise money for cancer patients. And we talk with a man from Grand Falls-Windsor who's volunteering with the Red Cross in Slave Lake, Alberta.
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Central Cancer Survivors Choir

Here's a photo of the Central Cancer Survivors Choir. To hear our radio documentary about the choir, listen to thCental Cancer Survivors Choir e podcast here.

The Morning Show Podcast for May 25, 2011

Today we hear from Yvonne Jones, as the leader of the opposition tells us why she's worried about the number of young adults with disabilities who find themselves in seniors' homes. We talk with Agnes Walsh, who's just published her first book of plays. And we find out what's on the agenda at a forestry conference happening in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 24, 2011

Today we meet some members of a very special choir in Grand Falls-Windsor, made up entirely of cancer survivors.  MP Scott Simms tells us why the study into search and rescue response times may be scuttled now that the federal Conservatives have a majority.  And we'll take a look at how the increased demand for criminal background checks is creating a lot of work for the police.

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 20, 2011

Today we talk with a native of Grand Falls-Windsor who just found out what became of his home in Slave Lake, Alberta after the wildfires that ravaged the town. We get the details on ongoing cleanup at Lockston Path Provincial Park on the Bonavista Penninsula, which still hasn't recovered from the damage inflicted by Hurricane Igor. And we give you some tips about how to beat the complicated phone systems of big companies' customer service lines.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 19, 2011

Today we get reaction to Fabian Manning's return to the Senate of Canada following his election defeat. We'll find out why a Grade Two teacher in Gander has her class writing letters the old-fashioned way, and we'll get some tips on boating safety as we prepare for the May long weekend.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 18, 2011

Today we talk with long-time sealer Jack Troake about how he sees the future of the seal fishery shaping up. We'll get tips on starting your first vegetable garden from horticulturalist Dave Morrow, and we'll ask people in Gander why they think drunk driving cases continue to take up a quarter of all the court time in the town.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 17, 2011

Today we speak with a former resident of Grand Falls-Windsor who's got a harrowing tale to tell about escaping from the wildfire in Slave Lake, Alberta. We get the lowdown on some of the new technology in development to help reduce moose/vehicle accidents. And we'll find out why there could be problems for local business if Canada Post goes on strike next week.

 

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 16, 2011

Today we meet a 93-year-old poet, originally from Shoal Harbour, who recently published her first book of poetry. We'll find out why there's a dark cloud looming over the crab fishery as the U.S. market slows down. And we'll get the latest on Port Anson's new multi-sport facility, designed to keep young people more active.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 13, 2011

Today we talk with MHA Roger Fitzgerald about rural communities dealing with heavy infrastructure debt and the difficulty in finding a solution. We hear all about parents going the extra mile to make the Gander Collegiate prom a night to remember. And we check in with a new community choir in Grand Falls-Windsor that celebrated its first year with a night of song.
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Candice Walsh Talks Social Media and Travel

Candice Walsh is trying to prove a point.
 The St. John's woman runs a social media consultant business and she's arranged a cross country trip through social media with her business partner whom she met...you guessed it ...on a social media site.
 Sensing the theme yet?
 Leigh Anne reached Candice Walsh at her home.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 12, 2011

Today we ask the minister of municipal affairs what he can do about a serious problem with the water system in Elliston amid mounting municipal debt. We talk with Senator George Baker about the first caucus meeting of federal Liberals, following last week's crushing election defeat. And, no matter what happens in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, a Newfoundlander will have his name on the coveted trophy. We'll talk with hockey expert Barry Wheeler about what that means for the sport in the province.

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 11, 2011

Today we talk to a town councillor in Elliston who explains the history behind a big problem with the town's water supply. We hear from the lawyers involved in the sentencing of a woman convicted of failing to provide the necessities of life to her five-year-old son. And we find out what's happening with gas prices in the province, and what's likely to happen with them in the near future.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 10, 2011

Today we talk to the couple who lost the home in Elliston where they lived with their nine children, when it burned to the ground on Sunday. We'll also hear from a neighbour who's helping organize the community to help out that family. And later, we'll find out how the Gander Golf Club is trying to attract younger members.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 9, 2011

Today we meet a mother and daughter who have experienced first-hand the changes in attitudes toward breastfeeding in the last thirty years. We also hear from a young Muslim woman in Grand Falls-Windsor who's explaining her religion's message of peace to high school students. And we find out why Newfoundland Power is worried about vandalism on power poles.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 6, 2011

Today, we talk lobsters. We hear from Bill Broderick with the FFAW, who's in Nova Scotia selling Newfoundland lobster in protest against buyers in this province who've stopped purchasing from fishermen. We also hear from Marilyn Kinden, who's stocking up on lobster so she'll have enough to sell from her roadside market fish truck. And we'll hear from a very happy mayor in St.Brendan's, which is celebrating the arrival of a brand new ferry.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 5, 2011

Today we check in on what's happening with the crab fishery in Green Bay and White Bay. We'll talk with some aspiring young actors in Botwood, and we'll find out about artisan cheese, made right here in Newfoundland.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 4, 2011

Today, we'll talk about Gander's plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks. We'll also hear from an Austrian filmmaker who's collecting the stories of people who helped stranded passengers ten years ago for a new documentary. And we find out why the provincial government might need to think in a new way about forest management.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 3, 2011

Today we sit down with the winner of the federal riding of Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windor. Liberal Scott Simms talks about his win and his party's big loss in Monday's election. We'll also find out about a new composting program in Gander and we'll hear the story about how the body of the only baby recovered after the sinking of the Titanic has now been identified. For those who are interested, here's the link to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic's Titanic display, including the little shoes Gerry Lunn talks about in our interview.

 

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 2, 2011

Today we take a look back at the provincial drama festival that wrapped up in Grand Falls-Windsor on the weekend.  We'll pay tribute to the typewriter, now that the last big producer of the office machines has closed.  And we'll find out why fishermen say a new multi-million dollar wharf and breakwater in Musgrave Harbour isn't working out.

 

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