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December 2011 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for December 23, 2011

Today we'll have some ideas for delicious holiday h'ors d'ouvres. We'll find out why one musician thinks Peter MacKay should get nothing for Christmas. And we wrap up this year's edition of Christmas with the kids with four-year-old Madison Mahoney.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 22, 2011

Today we talk with Clarence Vautier about his new book, "People of the Sea." We'll meet a family from North Carolina stranded in Gander with ten kids and no winter clothes. And we'll hear from Ed Pike and Christmas kid Grace Hearn.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 21, 2011

Today we hear from the mother of a boy who was a victim of internet luring. We'll find out why one resident of Grand Falls-Windsor has had it with illegal dumping. And Ed Pike chats with Christmas kid Norah Worsley-Brown (pictured.)
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 20, 2011

Today we'll talk about a chicken pox outbreak at Gander Academy, and whether it's odd in the age of vaccinations. We'll find out about a group of students in Eastport who are making a video in a bid to win Canada's coolest field trip. And, on Christmas with the kids, Ed Pike chats with four-year-old Jack Vokey (pictured.)
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 19, 2011

Today we find out what OCI is planning for its plant in Triton. We'll meet a family in Bishop's Falls that's struggling to overcome severe poverty. And Ed Pike is back with his Christmas kids. Today's guest is four-year-old Joshua Brown (pictured).
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 16, 2011

Today we talk with the CEO of Central Health about a just-released report on mistakes made by two visiting radiologists in Gander. We'll have reaction from patient advocate and NDP MHA Gerry Rogers. And we'll talk with former fisheries minister Tom Rideout about Ocean Choise International's decision to close the fish plant in Port Union.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 15, 2011

Today, we'll break down the benefits members of the new landless Qalipu band will receive with their status cards. We'll ask what happens to a college education when there's no place for students to live. And taxes are going up in Grand Falls-Windsor. We'll find out why.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 14, 2011

Today, Senator George Baker discusses the controversial Conservative omnibus crime bill. We'll find out how Anaconda Mining plans to expand on the Baie Verte Penninsula. And young people in the Exploits Valley can party in style this holiday season. We'll get all the details.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 13, 2011

Today we talk to the author of a new book celebrating the life of hockey pioneer George Faulkner, as well as the legend himself. And we get the details on secret flights through Gander, which transported U.S. prisoners to and from Guantanamo Bay.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 12, 2011

Today, we hear from MP Scott Simms, who's angry the federal government won't extend the hours of workers who process EI claims. We'll drop in on some students from Exploits Valley High who are learning creative skills and helping their community. And we'll find out how close we are to eliminating polio forever.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 9, 2011

Today Central Health responds to patient concerns about the departure of an ear, nose and throat specialist from Grand Falls-Windsor. We hear from the mayor of Trinity Bay North and his thoughts about losing his town's biggest employer. And we find out about the return of cross country skiing to Grand Falls-Windsor.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 8, 2011

Today, we hear from the mother of a young medical patient in Grand Falls-Windsor who's angry her daughter's specialist is leaving town due to a lack of operating room access. The town of Gander won't be formally commemorating the Arrow Air crash this year. We'll ask the mayor why. And we'll find out what advice a new study from Memorial University has for struggling rural towns.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 7, 2011

Today, we'll talk with Jim Wellman about the direction the fishery is going. We'll tell you why you may not get your EI cheque in time for the holidays. And Fergus O'Byrne tells us about his new Christmas CD, featuring the carols of Trinity Bay East.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 6, 2011

Today, we find out about a new industry in Central Newfoundland, using the birch bark and sap of the native forest. We'll further discuss the Ocean Choice International plant closure in Port Union, and the company's new investment into Bonavista. And we'll ask whether the Ode to Newfoundland is slipping away into history.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 5, 2011

Today, we visit Port Union in the aftermath of the news the local Ocean Choice International fish plant is closing for good. And we'll cut through the red tape facing some volunteer firefighters as they apply for a new tax credit.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 2, 2011

Today we have new details on National Defence Minister Peter MacKay's use of a Cormorant helicopter to pick him up at a fish camp on the Gander River. We'll talk about the future of Port Union as they wait for the axe to fall on their fish plant. And we'll ask the Nova Central School Board whether Gander Academy's gym is becoming a safety risk for children.
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The Morning Show Podcast for December 1, 2011

Today, we hear from a mother whose ten-year-old son sustained two concussions in a doubled-up gym class at Gander Academy. We speak with a phys.ed. professor on the issue as well. And we talk to a Grand Falls-Windsor man who was lost in the woods, but knew what to do to stay safe.
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New Safe Drinking Guidelines

The Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse has new guidelines for staying safe and protecting your health when drinking alcohol. On Tuesday, we spoke with CCSA chief executive officer Michel Perron about them, as we head into the holiday season.
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