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November 2011 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for November 30, 2011

Today we talk about parents' concerns about overcrowding at Gander Academy and the latest in the bid to get a new elementary school in the community. And the province's top cop started his career in Grand Falls-Windsor, and now he's at the end of it. We'll talk to him about his years as a Mountie.
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Discussion On the Reduction of Family Physician Service in Gander

For the last couple of weeks, we've been asking questions about the recent reduction of family physician availability in Gander. The local fee-for-service medical clinic has cut walk-in access in half, due to a doctor shortage. The problem is complex and of great concern to thousands of residents of Gander and the surrounding area.

We've heard from the manager of the medical clinic, Larry Dawson. Patient Doreen Chaulk of Victoria Cove told us about her situation as she fights cancer while knowing she's about to lose her family doctor. Dr.Steve Parsons, an obstetrician in Grand Falls-Windosr has weighed in with his view of the service differences between his community and Gander. Gander mayor Claude Elliott told us about his concerns regarding health care as a vital community service. And Dr.Sandra Luscombe, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association gave us her thoughts about the need for proper planning at the provincial government level to ensure adequate service. Attached are those interviews.

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The Morning Show Podcast for November 9, 2011

Today we talk with the teacher who started School Stock in Buchans a dozen years ago, and has now received an award for it. We'll hear what NDP MHA Gerry Rogers has to say about medical test errors in Gander. And we'll have union reaction to news that layoffs will slow down Employment Insurance claims.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 8, 2011

Today, we hear the story of some women who say they got chemical burns in a spa hot tub and are now taking legal action. We'll tell you all about a new shopping experience in Gander. And we'll chat with the Lewisporte man who received a very special legacy from his father, and now is passing it on.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 7, 2011

Today we meet Gander flautist Emily Fraser who's now an award winner, at just fourteen. We'll get a peek inside the birthday party of the woman who just might be the oldest Newfoundlander. And if you get suspended in Grand Falls-Windsor, it's no longer a holiday. We'll tell you why.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 4, 2011

Today we ask Central Health what it's doing to investigate how many people have been affected by outdated diagnostic image tests. Gander's Joanne Power tells us about her journey from a cancer diagnosis to a spectacular gymnastics show to raise money for research. And we'll talk to a plastic surgeon about the ethics of paying for proceedures to make you look better out of the public purse.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 3, 2011

Today, we get some tips on winterizing the House of Assembly during its long closure. We get an update on the province's new moose-detection system in Central. And we won't see huge growth in oil and gas next year, but the mining industry will help fill the revenue gap. We'll speak to an economist about that.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 2, 2011

Today we find out how no smoking rules in taxis are being enforced in the province. We'll take the pulse of the mining industry and find out how valuable to the economy it really is. And we'll give you the latest time line on the opening of the Norris Arm regional landfill.
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The Morning Show Podcast for November 1, 2011

Today, we check in with reporter David Newell, who's going to be growing a 'stache for Movember. We'll have the latest on the Mary Beth Harshbarger Saga. And a new project on Fogo Island has received international recognition, so we'll find out more about that.
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