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January 2013 Archives

Food with Jonathan Pinto - Bacon

Jonathan Pinto is our resident food explorer. This week, he headed traveled to Stoney Point to learn how to make bacon. (Runs 7:03)


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Jules Mailloux's Pig Candy
Ingredients:
1 lb bacon
1 cup brown sugar
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
¼ tsp black pepper


Directions:
Mix all ingredients in bowl. Rub mixture over both sides of bacon.


If using oven: Place on a wire rack over a cookie sheet. Line cookie sheet with tin foil and spray wire rack with cooking spray. Place in oven at 350F till desired crispiness.
On a BBQ: Place bacon on grill (indirect) at 350 F. Cook till desired crispiness.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Will Developers Create Apps for BlackBerry 10?

It's been 2 years in the making but its finally arrived. BlackBerry 10 was unveiled yesterday. We spoke to Ali Al-Aasm, the co-founder of Red Piston, a Windsor mobile software company. (Runs 7:59)


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Fluoride Varnishing in Waterloo

The City of Waterloo voted to remove fluoride from its water supply in 2010. We spoke to Waterloo Region Public Health dental consultant Dr. Robert Hawkins to ask what that region is doing to protect dental health. (Runs 7:17)


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Playing Basketball in the US

The teachers labour dispute is forcing the hand of Windsor basketball stars. We heard Marko Kovac of Herman Secondary talk about heading to the US with CBC Windsor's Gord Bacon. (Runs 5:21)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Windsor Police Detective Tim Murphy of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Coke and Obesity

Coke says it wants to be part of the fight against obesity. We spoke to Monica LaBarge, an Assistant Professor of Marketing at Queen's University. (Runs 5:13)


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Wynne Victory a Step Forward, But Barriers Still Exist

Kathleen Wynne is about to make history as Ontario's next premier. She'll be the first woman to hold that post and the first openly gay premier in Canada. We spoke to Julie Leadbetter, a retired teacher in Windsor who says Wynne's victory is an important step forward. (Runs 7:20)


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Fluoride To Be Removed from Windsor's Water

Fluoride will soon be removed from City of Windsor's water supply. The decision came after a marathon meeting last night that ended just before midnight after six hours of debate, question and discussion. (Runs 5:59)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Premier Wynne

Ontario has a new Premier-designate: Kathleen Wynne. The Early Shift's municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier said this may not be good news for Windsor. (Runs 6:39)


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Should Windsor Remove Fluoride from its Water?

A long-standing debate is back on the agenda tonight in Windsor.
City councillors will decide whether to remove fluoride or not from drinking water. We spoke to Councillor Bill Marra. (Runs 6:10)


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Sandra Pupatello

We spoke to Sandra Pupatello about her shut out at this weekend's Ontario Liberal leadership convention, as well as her future with the party. (Runs 7:38)


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Robert Fisher - Liberal Leadership Convention

This weekend, Liberal delegates are meeting in Toronto to choose their next leader - and the next premier of Ontario. We spoke to our Queen's Park expert, Robert Fisher. (Runs 7:53)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - G.A.G

Our arts & entertainment columnist Alana Hadadean told us about local art exhibits and events to attend this weekend for the young and old. (Runs 4:36)


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Human Library - Chris Rabideau

Tomorrow is National Human Library Day. One of the "books" you can borrow from CBC Windsor's Human Library is Chris Rabideau. He's an activist who was viciously beaten for being gay. (Runs 7:05)


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For more information on the Human Library, click here.

WPS Internal Culture and Diversity Survey

Windsor Police Chief Al Frederick & Inspector Rick Facciolo spoke to us about the results of their organization's Culture and Diversity Survey. (Runs 7:12)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Novo Coffee

Jonathan Pinto is new to Windsor - and in love with food. This week, he brought us a uniquely Windsor tale of a beverage dear to early morning risers everywhere - coffee. (Runs 6:56)


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Novo Coffee Roasting is located at 1163 Mercer St in Windsor. To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Long Term Care - Switzer

We continued our conversation about the lack of long term care beds in Windsor Essex and what can be done about it with Gary Switzer, CEO of the Erie St. Clair LHIN. (Runs 6:30)


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What Does a New Leader Mean for the Ontario Liberals?

By the end of this weekend we`ll have a new premier, and it could be local politico Sandra Pupatello. We spoke to University of Windsor professor Lydia Miljan about what a new leader could mean for the provincial Liberals. (Runs 6:20)


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"It FEELS colder in Windsor."

Are you shivering in your boots right now? No question it's been cold in Windsor the last couple days, but does it really FEEL colder in Windsor because of our climate here? We spoke to Environment Canada's Dave Phillips. (Runs 6:44)


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Long Term Care

It was a problem last January - and it's only become worse. There are nearly a hundred people occupying beds at both of Windsor's hospitals. We spoke to the David Musyj, CEO of the Windsor Regional Hospital and Betty Kuchta, CEO of the Erie St. Clair Community Care Access Centre. (Runs 11:48)


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Dragons' Den Coming to Windsor & Sarnia

Auditions for CBC's Dragons' Den are coming to Windsor and Sarnia this Thurs and Fri. Host Dianne Buckner gave us the inside scoop. (Runs 5:52)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Chris Seifker, a member of the board of directors of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Windsor Downtown Mission

Windsor's Downtown Mission has been operating for forty years. This year they'll spend about $1.1 million to feed the city's hungry. We spoke to Chandra Dass, the mission's executive director. (Runs 7:31)


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Year-Round Patios

Downtown bars and restaurants in Windsor got their wish at council last night - they can now keep their patios open all year round, even in the dead of winter. We spoke to John Ansell, the co-owner of the Squirrel Cage Cafe. (Runs 6:06)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Brownfields

How can developing brownfields in Windsor give a boost to the economy? Municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier gave us an answer this morning. (Runs 7:33)


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Social Media in Business

You might think of Facebook and Twitter has fun ways to connect with friends and co-workers - but it's also a tool for business. We spoke to Jessica Apolloni, the co-founder of a Blab Media, a Windsor startup that coaches business owners on how to use social media to their advantage. (Runs 4:53)


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25th Anniversary of Metropolitan Community Church

It began as a place of worship for Windsor's gay and lesbian community. The Metropolitan Community Church is celebrating its 25th anniversary. We spoke to John Shellhorn, who first went to the church 23 years ago. (Runs 6:02)


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Awesome Foundation To Launch in Windsor-Essex

Have an idea? Need $1000 to do it? A local group is getting ready to pony up the cash - no strings attached. We spoke to Tim Hwang, the man behind the original Awesome Foundation in Boston. (Runs 5:46)


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Republic of Doyle "Ride Along" App

The Republic of Doyle is one of CBC TV's most popular shows. We spoke to Fergus Heywood, a senior producer with CBC's interactive department about the show's new "Ride Along" companion app. (Runs 5:08)


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Tim Hudak on Autos, Teachers & Liberals

We've heard from the Liberal leadership contenders about protecting jobs in the auto sector. This morning, we heard what Ontario PC leader Tim Hudak would do to save those jobs, as well as his thoughts on teachers and the Liberal leadership. (Runs 6:01)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Nigerian/Indian Fusion

Jonathan Pinto is new to Windsor - and in love with food. This week's culinary adventure involved a Nigerian/Indian fusion meal at Assumption University. (Runs 7:09)


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To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

High School Choices

It's time for gr 8 students to choose a high school. But with the current labour action, what are the choices? We heard from students & parents, then spoke with GECDSB student trustee Karren Wang for advice to those just getting ready for high school. (Runs 11:04)


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Harveys Health Check Menu Not So Healthy?

A coupon arrived in the mail the other day caught the attention of University of Windsor professor Sarah Woodruff. She tweeted her outrage at the claim that Harvey's new Health Check Menu is healthy - she spoke to us in studio. (Runs 6:46)


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Sandwich Post Office Closing

No mail for Sandwich Town? We spoke Sandwich dentist Greg Hanaka about the decision to close the neighbourhood post office. (Runs 6:17)


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Paul Martin on Idle No More

Canada's aboriginal leaders are putting pressure on the federal government, citing a list of historic concerns. Former Prime Minister Paul Martin feels they might have been ironed out seven years ago, had the Harper government not abandoned the Kelowna Accord. (Runs 7:55)


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Health of the Auto Industry

The North American International Auto Show tells us a lot about the overall health of the industry. Auto analyst Dennis Desrosiers told us what this year's show is saying. (Runs 7:26)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to Windsor Police Detective Tim Murphy of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Regional Police?

The "Windsor Essex Regional Police". It has a bit of a ring to it - and it could mean tax savings, if you live on the right side of the county border. The CBC's Allison Johnson looked at regional policing as a way to save Windsor taxpayers money. (Runs 6:10)


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Kathleen Wynne - Auto Sector

The minivan is safe in Windsor, if you believe Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne. But is the auto sector as a whole safe in Ontario? We posed that question and others to Liberal leadership candidate Kathleen Wynne. (Runs 9:08)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Pupatello

The Early Shift's municipal affairs expert says Windsorites better be pulling for Sandra Pupatello to become next leader of the provincial Liberal Party. Cheryl Collier is a professor of political science at the University of Windsor. (Runs 7:30)


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How Does It Look For Sandra Pupatello?

How good are Sandra Pupatello's chances of becoming Ontario's next premier? We have a better idea now that delegates to the Liberal leadership convention have been chosen. This morning, we spoke to the candidate herself. (Runs 8:26)


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Future of Automaking in Ontario

It's the start of the annual auto show in Detroit - and the mood heading into the show is brimming with optimism. But what does Ontario have to do to keep its finger in the automobile pie? We heard from the Minister of Economic Development, Brad Duguid. (Runs 6:17)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Resolutions Pt. 2

It's that time of year where we make resolutions for the year ahead. Our arts & entertainment columnist Alana Hadadean let us know about a cure for people with two left feet and took us on an underwater adventure. (Runs 5:05)


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Schools Closed

The teachers' walkout won't be happening after all, but still, the threat has closed the public elementary schools in Windsor-Essex. In any case, the school board wants teachers to know they work for the board, not for the union. We spoke to board education director Warren Kennedy. (Runs 7:24)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - BiBim To Go

As you may have noticed, the Early Shift welcomed a new member to our team back in the fall. Jonathan Pinto is our Associate Producer / Technician. He'll now join us weekly to talk about his food discoveries in Windsor-Essex. This week, a restaurant called BiBim To Go. (Runs 6:44)


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For more information on BiBim To Go, you can visit their Facebook page. They're located at 2175 Wyandotte St. W in Windsor.


To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

ETFO Protest

Public elementary schools in Windsor-Essex will be closed tomorrow. It's because teachers plan to launch a one-day political protest. We spoke to local union president Adelina Cecchin. (Runs 6:37)


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Migrant Workers & EI

They pay into our EI program, but they can't collect benefits. Migrant farm workers are dealing with new rules as they arrive for another season in Leamington and other farming areas. We spoke to Alexes Barillas with the Agricultural Workers Alliance Program. (Runs 7:43)


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Protecting Tow Truck Drivers

A bill to protect tow truck drivers has been before the legislature twice in the past two years. On both occasions it stalled, even though it had widespread support. We spoke to Simcoe North MPP Garfield Dunlop. (Runs 5:42)


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Winning Back NHL Fans

We expect a shortened NHL season to begin next week, but some fans have had enough. A 113-day lockout was the last straw. So how does the NHL try to win those fans back? We spoke to Detroit Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland. (Runs 6:34)


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Crime Stoppers on CBC Windsor

We spoke to OPP Constable Ryan Burney of the Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers program. If you have a tip for Crime Stoppers, call (519) 258-8477 or visit catchcrooks.com.


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Riverfront Flag?

A group of Windsorites wants to see a giant Canadian Flag on our waterfront. We spoke to Peter Hrastovec, chair of the Great Canadian Flag Project. (Runs 5:43)


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Social Media and Policing

Harnessing the power of social media to catch criminals. It's becoming a tool for police investigating crime, or at least it should be, according to Toronto Police Constable Scott Mills. He told us how the 'net can help, and hurt, police investigations. (Runs 8:55)


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New Municipal Affairs Columnist - Cheryl Collier

Today marks Windsor's first City Council meeting of 2013. It also marks the debut of our new municipal affairs column with Cheryl Collier. She's a professor of political science at the University of Windsor. (Runs 6:54)


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Extracurriculars

It's back to school today after the Christmas Break - but it may not be back to business as usual. We spoke to the public board director of education Warren Kennedy. We also spoke to Hirad Zafari, who represents students across the province. (Runs 12:23)


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Return of High School Sports?

It's game on for high school sports in Windsor and Essex County. We spoke to Kyle Berard, the president of WECSSAA. He says teachers can return to coaching, now that the province has imposed a contract - but it won't necessarily be smooth sailing. (Runs 4:30)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Resolutions

It's that time of year where we make resolutions for the year ahead. Our arts & entertainment columnist Alana Hadadean has a very specific resolution for 2013. (Runs 5:03)


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Undercover Boss

A University of Windsor grad is the star of tonight's episode of the CBS hit show "Undercover Boss." We spoke to Mood Media CEO Lorne Abony. (Runs 5:57)


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Imposed Contract

Yesterday, Education Minister Laurel Broten announced a contract for teachers. Adding to the drama, the controversial Bill 115 is being repealed. What does it all mean? We spoke to labour lawyer Michael Lynk. (Runs 7:18)


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Why Doesn't Windsor Plow Sidewalks?

Are pedestrians less important than drivers? Most people would say no. But if that's the case, why doesn't the city plow sidewalks? We spoke to Councillor Fulvio Valentinis about this issue - he chairs the committee that deals with plowing. (Runs 6:40)


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Opposition MPPs on Teachers

The labour dispute between teachers and the province may be about to get ugly. An open letter from the Premier appears to be setting the stage for decisive action by the government. For their thoughts, we spoke to Essex NDP MPP Taras Natyshak & Chatham-Kent-Essex PC MPP Rick Nicholls. (Runs 10:54)


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State of Essex Agriculture

The many challenges of being a farmer in Essex County were on full display in 2012. Unpredictable weather. Government policies threatening food processing companies. High land prices. But there were positives, too. We spoke with dairy farmer and Essex County Federation of Agriculture President Mark Balkwill. (Runs 6:28)


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What's Next For Ontario Teachers?

It's a new year, and a new world for public school teachers in Ontario. They still don't have a contract, the province could impose one if it wanted to, and students are left wondering what's going to happen. We heard from the president of the high school teachers' union, Ken Coran. (Runs 8:02)


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Dave Bing Biography

Dave Bing, the mayor of Detroit, has been successful in three remarkable ways: as professional athlete, businessman and politician. And he's done it against the odds. We talked to Drew Sharp, the author of "Dave Bing: A Life of Challenge." (Runs 6:28)


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