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May 2012 Archives

The Morning Show Podcast for May 31, 2012

Today we find out why the town of Grand Falls-Windsor is turning a playground into a dog park. Bird biologist Bill Montevecchi tells us how federal cuts make the province more vulnerable if there's an offshore oil spill. And we'll tell you why one Moncton man wants you to help recruit 13 heroes.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 28, 2012

Today, our political panel weighs in on the fishery, changes to EI and the impact of the federal budget cuts, among other things. Author Jill MacLean visits her fans at Smallwood Academy in Gambo, and we're there for that. And websites across the country will soon go dark to protest federal cuts. We'll speak with one of the organizers.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 30, 2012

Today, we'll talk to Carol Furlong with NAPE about major job cuts at Eastern Health. We'll hear from Grand Falls-Windsor fire chief Vince McKenzie about a major morning house fire in the community. And Grand Falls-Windsor has a new dog park, but at the expense of a kids' playground. We'll talk to a happy dog-lover.

 

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The Morning Show Podcast for May 29, 2012

Today, we hear from federal NDP health critic about how the federal budget will cut billions from health care transfers to the provinces. We'll talk to the hunter on the Bonavista Penninsula who shot what he thought was a huge coyote, and now knows it was something else entirely. And the Allan Cup senior hockey championship is coming to Newfoundland, so we'll talk to Hockey Newfoundland and Labrador about that.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 25, 2012

Today we discuss new numbers on preventable deaths in Canada and find out where this province ranks. We'll get the details on the Royal Canadian Air Force Run for charity in Gander on the weekend. And high school students in New Jersey will be learning about Gander's role on 9/11, ten years ago, in their summer reading program.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 24, 2012

Today we'll talk moose and hear both sides of the argument over whether it's drivers or animals who are responsible for the high number of collisions between the two. The province's minister of innovation, business and rural development weighs in on federal budget cuts. And an archaeology professor says we should be worried Parks Canada isn't just cutting programs, but it's also planning to sell off historical artifacts.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 23, 2012

Today we'll speak with the federal minister responsible for ACOA about cuts to regional economic development boards, and we'll ask the man who runs one of those boards what the cuts will mean to him. We'll have part two of the story of Brandy's Baby. And we'll catch up with the volunteer fire chief in Campbellton who spent the night fighting a dangerous fire in his community.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 22, 2012

Today, we'll meet a young woman who's facing an unexpected pregnancy that forced her to move back to Newfoundland after nine years in Alberta. We'll visit the new waste management facility in Norris Arm and ask some questions about the problems it's faced in its first three months. We'll chat with the author of a powerful book about family, Newfoundland and the August Gale of 1935. And we'll get a taste of summer at a lemonade stand in Glenwood.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 18, 2012

Today we'll find out whether a wood pellet plant at the mill in Grand Falls-Windsor makes sense in the current world market. We'll tell you about how the regional waste management authority is managing a feral cat problem. And we'll celebrate food revolution day with an organic farmer and chef in Upper Amherst Cove.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 17, 2012

Today we'll talk with federal human resources minister, Diane Finley about changes to EI. We'll hear the mayor of La Scie react to the closure of the community's fish plant. And we'll meet a couple of singer/songwriters who got into the business late in life, but now are touring the province.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 16, 2012

Today we'll hear from a Parks Canada archaeologist about deep federal cuts into their ranks, and what they mean for your natural and historic treasures. We'll speak with a medical ethicist about the misdiagnosis of June Abbott, which led to her death. And we'll tell you why those spring cleaning garbage piles are still lying around in Gander, days after they should have been collected.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 15, 2012

Today we'll have the story of a grieving family finally vindicated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons after the unexpected death of their mother. We'll talk about chronic pain and learn about new support groups for sufferers in our region. And we'll chat with singer Nathan Rogers, who's touring the province singing songs written and made famous by his father, Stan.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 14, 2012

Today, we'll talk with federation of labour president Lana Payne about coming changes to EI legislation and how they'll hit this province. Gander's town council weighs in on the return of the Flyers senior hockey team. And we'll meet a different kind of kid's club in Grand Falls-Windsor.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 11, 2012

Today, we'll hear the incredible story about a Norris Arm woman who hit a moose with her car, but was so traumatized by the accident, she immediately forgot it happened and drove 40km with a wrecked car and broken neck. We'll meet the Gander Pickers, the people who find treasure in other people's trash during town clean-up week. And we'll get the details on a proposed new wind farm for Bonavista.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 10, 2012

Today we'll tell you why a fisherman in trouble on the water off Newfoundland had to call Rome, Italy for help. We'll hear from a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces as he weighs in on the Burton Winters tragedy. And we'll speak with author Nellie Strowbridge about her new book, "Maiden From the Sea."
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 9, 2012

Today, we hear the heartbreaking story of the Mercer family who lost a daughter to cancer and now are fighting the same battle with their son. We'll get the latest on the effort to recruit new family doctors in Gander. And we'll find out why the town of Gander is making changes to the safety regulations for the Targa Road Rally.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 8, 2012

Today we'll discuss why trained search and rescue spotters weren't called in to help search for Burton Winters, even though they were available. Economic development boards are facing budget cuts, so we'll find out how they could be hit. And we'll talk with the fisheries minister about the state of the industry.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 7, 2012

Today we'll take you inside the search for Burton Winters. We'll be there when the Wheaton family in Gander says farewell to three of its members. And we'll get the details on the possible return of the Gander Flyers to the Newfoundland Senior Hockey League.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 4, 2012

Today, we'll find out why people in Bonavista are angry about cutbacks at the Ryan Premises, and what Parks Canada has to say about it. It's deja vu for some former mill workers in Grand Falls-Windsor. We'll find out why. And the minister of transportation addresses ongoing ferry problems on Fogo Island.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 3, 2012

Today, we'll meet a champion bodybuilder from Grand Falls-Windsor. We'll discuss the feudal relationship between municipalities and provincial governments with an expert on the subject. And we'll find out why one man wants to know what you know about Gander River boats.
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The Morning Show for May 2, 2012

Today we'll get details about how cuts to Parks Canada will be felt in this province. We'll find out why CUPE is so concerned about the idea of taxing food. And we'll tell you about a very personal art project that will help decorate Ronald McDonald House in St.John's.
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The Morning Show Podcast for May 1, 2012

Today we'll find out how federal cuts will take a chunk out of this province's tourism industry. We'll check in with provincial fire services to see how the forest fire season is shaping up. And we'll tell you about a groundbreaking new study into human aging.
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