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episodes: 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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