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October 2011 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for October 31, 2011

Today we talk about the comeback of the endangered Pine Marten. We learn about new research into companies that help arrange overseas travel for medical treatments not available in Canada. And we catch up with volleyball player Max Burt, to see how his team did at the Pan Am Games.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 28, 2011

Today we'll find out why some parents are angry about the possibility of closing a playground in Grand Falls-Windsor. The Fogo Island shrimp company has just qualified for an important international certification, so we'll speak with the manager about that. And we'll talk to Patsy Penton of Bishop's Falls, who's up for her first MusicNL award on the weekend.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 27, 2011

Today we check out the rush as people scramble to get their winter tires on. We'll talk ferry diplomacy as Fogo Island's mayor tackles a thorny issue. And we'll discuss the Liberal Party leadership with an executive member of the party.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 26, 2011

Today, we talk to a young man from Gander who lost a lot of weight, but now needs surgery to remove excess skin, which he can't get from the province's medicare system. We'll speak with the provincial finance minister about wealth distribution. And we'll talk to a Buchans man who's receiving the Governor General's medal of bravery this week.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 25, 2011

Today, we meet a woman whose turned her passion for Elvis Presley into her own business. We'll talk cervical screening during pap test awareness week, and Parks Canada defends what some people are calling an unofficial dump in Terra Nova National Park.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 24, 2011

Today, we hear from a Grand Falls-Windsor woman who's excelling at her studies, despite her physical disabilities. We'll catch up with the people who met the Blue Genie last week, and find out how it went. Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have published their first book. We'll chat with Other Feller Wayne Chaulk.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 21, 2011

Today we meet the Blue Genie, we talk about cuts to unionized jobs with PSAC's Atlantic vice president, and we get the details on the impending closure of the Bargain Giant chain.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 20, 2011

Today we'll talk with a long-time traffic cop in Gander about the recent rash of highway fatalities in Central. We'll find out why Roger Fitzgerald is still the Speaker of the House of Assembly, even though he's no longer an MHA. And we'll catch up with Gander's Max Burt as the volleyball star head to Mexico for the PanAm Games.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 19, 2011

Today we'll find out if the Exploits Valley Salmon Festival ended up in the black or the red this year. We'll hear from an artist and a mother who's teaming up with her autistic son to create an art show in Glovertown. And we'll speak to a political scientist who's studied the division of weath in this province and says a shocking amount of the GDP goes to corporate profit.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 18, 2011

Today, we hear from a man who's cataloguing all the church pipe organs in the province. We'll talk with the mayor of Buchans about a long-awaited settlement of ownership of mineral rights on a valuable property near the community. And we'll reaction from a local fisherman to news that the province's fisheries resource conservation council has lost its federal funding.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 17, 2011

Today, we talk with the fire chief in La Scie about the town's five-year effort to build a new memorial garden in the community. We'll speak with The Navigator's Jim Wellman about the premier's promise to overhaul the fishery. And we'll discuss the consequences of federal cuts to local environmental activist groups.
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The La Scie Memorial Garden

On our October 17 edition of the morning show, we spoke with La Scie fire chief Carl Rice. He told us all about how the fire department, together with the community, has been working for five years to raise money for a new memorial garden. Hear the interview in the October 17 podcast, and check out the picture Carl sent us here: la scie memorial.jpg

The Morning Show Podcast for October 14, 2011

Today we'll talk with the federation of labour's Lana Payne about federal government intervention in collective bargaining. We'll chat with fisherman Joy Barrett about the real story behind the success of the crab fishery. And we'll ask Hockey NL's Jack Lee about non-contact minor hockey for Central.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 13, 2011

Today, we hear the story of a Summerford woman who became paralyzed in a workplace accident, and her struggle to have necessary renovations done to her home. We'll have a response from the Workplace, Health and Safety Compensation Commission. And, we meet a Coptic Christian originally from Egypt and now living in Grand Falls-Windsor, who's very worried about her people back in her homeland.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 12, 2011

Today we talk politics, post-election. Our political panel offer their thoughts on the election outcome. We talk with a student and teacher about a mock vote held in a local school. And we take a break from the political with a chat with Kate Evans, who's reading her first novel at libraries in Central.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 11, 2011

Today we'll talk about headlights, which are an important, yet often ignored part of vehicle safety on the highway. We'll tell you about a woman who's designed a new bracelet for the Children's Wish Foundation, and we'll bring you all the details you need to know about the new moose hunt in Terra Nova National Park.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 10, 2011

Today we meet a woman originally from Buchans who now spends most of her time fulfilling children's wishes in Ghana. We talk with a political scientist about how the leaders in this provincial election campaign have conducted themselves. And we'll speak with the last two nuns living at the convent in Grand Falls-Windsor as it's about to close.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 7, 2011

Today we find out if changes to the rules governing energy drinks go far enough. We'll discuss the lack of volunteer leaders in Twillingate that's forced the Girl Guide program to shut down. And we'll celebrate local food and products with the Fogo Island Partridgeberry Harvest Festival.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 6, 2011

Today we get the latest research into what happens to juvenile salmon while they're maturing at sea. We'll take a dramatic look back at the lives of St.Lawrence fluorspar miners through a new one-woman play. And the puck drops on a new NHL season today, but times are tough for a sport examining the long-term damage sustained by its players. We'll speak with The Hockey News' Adam Proteau about that.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 5, 2011

Today we get some tips for delicious and novel uses for partridgeberries. We'll talk about new technology that might help reduce moose-vehicle accident. And we'll find out why an insurance company is trying to save the Bonavista Matthew, the replica of John Cabot's ship.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 4, 2011

Today we talk with the mayor of Gander about the danger of the stretch of Trans Canada Highway the runs through town. We'll talk about politics and the arts. And we'll measure the damage caused by Tropical Storm Ophelia.
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The Morning Show Podcast for October 3, 2011

Today we'll check your berry forecast. We'll chat with author Trudy Morgan-Cole about her new book, That Forgetful Shore. And we'll find out what issues have snowmobilers revved up in this election campaign.
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