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February 2013 Archives

Food with Jonathan Pinto - The Rise of the Foodies

Is being a foodie a bad thing? Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto talks about the rise of our food-obsessed culture with chef John Somerville. He's the chef de cuisine at The Lark in West Bloomfield Township, MI. (Runs 7:02)


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For more information on this Saturday's What's Cooking Culinary Show & Expo, click here. To follow Jonathan's culinary adventures - or give him a suggestion! - you can find him on Twitter @jonathan_pinto.

Human Trafficking in Windsor

Legal Assistance of Windsor is holding its annual general meeting today. One of the issues discussed will be human trafficking. We spoke to executive director Marion Overholt. (Runs 5:43)

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Citizens' Coalition for a Community Market

A grassroots group in Windsor has plans for a market in Walkerville. We spoke to member Lori Newton. (Runs 6:31)


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WECSSA Sports

Withdrawal of extracurricular activities in many public schools made it a difficult winter for high school sport in Windsor-Essex. Organizers are hoping for a better spring. We spoke to Paul Antaya, an executive member of WECSSA. (Runs 5:22)


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Fires and Tenants

There were no working smoke alarms in the Windsor apartment where a man died and a woman was critically injured last week. Windsor Fire & Rescue's chief fire prevention officer Lee Tome told us what we can do to prevent a similar tragedy. (Runs 6:04)


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Should Marijuana Be Decriminalized/Legalized?

While Windsor police crack down on synthetic marijuana, we check into the debate about the decriminalization of pot. University of Windsor prof W.A. Bogart told us why decriminalization would be better for all of us. (Runs 7:51)


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The Auto Industry Is Booming - Why Isn't Windsor?

With North American auto production approaching record numbers, you'd think Windsor would be in perfect position to take advantage of it. That's not the case. University of Windsor auto expert Tony Faria explained why we're on the sidelines this time. (Runs 7:05)


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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. (Runs 3:05)


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Extracurriculars Back On?

Are they or aren't they back on? Teachers in Windsor's public high schools are deciding whether to go back to business as usual when it comes to extra-curricular activities. We heard from local union president Jeff Brosseau. (Runs 6:52)


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Windsor Police Cracking Down on Synthetic Pot

It's sold in stores as an alternative to marijuana. Dr. Morton Levitt says synthetic marijuana is more dangerous than traditional marijuana because the side effects are unpredictable, and CBC's Allison Johnson told us about the police crackdown on it. (Runs 13:34)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Detroit's Finances

With Detroit teetering on the financial brink, our municipal affairs watcher Cheryl Collier gives us a primer on how it got this bad. (Runs 7:21)


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Greektown on Grace Site?

Yesterday, Mayor Eddie Francis met with members of the Greek Orthodox community to discuss the idea of building a Greektown on the old Grace Hospital site. We spoke to the Mayor and Mike Margaritis, president of the Greek Orthodox Community of Windsor. (Runs 10:48)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Rino's Kitchen

This week our Arts & Entertainment reporter, Alana Hadadean found a unique spot that gets people out after work. She told us about Rino's Kitchen "Friday evening after-work party" that focuses on local talent. (Runs 3:48)


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Susan Whelan

She followed him into politics. Susan Whelan spoke to us about her dad, Eugene Whelan, on the eve of his funeral. (Runs 7:32)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Chicken & Waffles

Fried chicken is a popular dish around the world. Same with waffles. What happens when you mix them together? Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto found out at Sweet T's Soul Cookin' on Ottawa Street. (Runs 7:49)


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Check out Jonathan's picture of Sweet T's chicken & waffles here.


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

Border Shopping on the Rise

Canadians are making more overnight trips across the border than ever before. Statistics Canada counted nearly 2 million such stays last December, the most since it started keeping records on this 40 years ago. We spoke to George Zimmermann, vice-president of Travel Michigan. (Runs 5:18)


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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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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - FCM Conference + Throne Speech

Windsor hosted a conference of municipal leaders this past week. Cheryl Collier joined us to discuss whether Windsor will benefit. She also gives us an idea of what to expect from Premier Kathleen Wynne's Throne Speech this afternoon. (Runs 6:16)


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Lancers Women's Basketball - Perfect Season

Even when they won those back-to-back national championships, the women's basketball team at the University of Windsor didn't have perfect regular seasons. This year? Perfect - and now it's playoff time. Coach Chantal Vallee joined us in the studio. (Runs 6:23)


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Coyote Hunting

Tourism is supposed to be a big part of the economic future for Windsor and Essex County. So how about adding coyote hunting to our local attractions? It's promoted on the official tourism website. We spoke with local hunter Chris Durocher. (Runs 6:21)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Dave Merheje

A downtown hotspot is turning into a comedy club tonight for Windsor-born stand up Dave Merheje. Our A&E reporter Alana Hadadean told us about it. (Runs 5:14)


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Assist Program - Michelle & Curtis

What do you do when your 10-year-old son tells you he wants to play hockey and you simply cannot afford it? Michelle Gauthier told us about the help she and her son Curtis got from Windsor's Assist program. (Runs 5:39)


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Maintaining Windsor's Utility Poles

There's a lot of infrastructure in Windsor. CBC Windsor's Nathan Swinn told us about the work involved in keeping our lights on. (Runs 4:53)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Olive Oil Tasting

You've heard of wine tastings. Scotch tastings. Even cheese tastings. But what about olive oil tastings? Early Shift food explorer Jonathan Pinto told us about his latest adventure at Dressed By An Olive, an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room in Tecumseh. (Runs 7:11)


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


Unconquered Sun

The Tecumseh company Unconquered Sun is trying to conquer the green energy market, one city at a time. We heard from CEO Sean Moore what they're trying to sell to cities who are here for meetings of the Canadian Federation of Municipalities. (Runs 8:01)


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Stressed High School Students

Watching for signs of stress. A new survey of students show high levels of anxiety among teens. We heard from some students as well as Sharon Pyke, superintendent of education with the GECDSB. (Runs 9:03)


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Food Packaging Meeting with Ritz

Mayors from Tecumseh, Kingsville and Leamington travelled to Ottawa to defend the local food processing plants. It's do or die as the federal government plans to change the rules. We spoke with Tecumseh mayor Gary McNamara. (Runs 6:38)


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Mayday Hoaxes

The boater who cried wolf. False mayday calls are coming in to coast guard officials on both sides of the border. We spoke to Windsor Harbourmaster Peter Berry about why these calls pose a public safety hazard. (Runs 7:18)


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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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Pope Benedict XVI Resignation

Catholics in Windsor and all over the world are reacting to the surprising news yesterday that Pope Benedict XVI would be resigning at the end of the month. We spoke to Fr. Chris Valka, a Catholic priest and the University of Windsor's campus minister. (Runs 5:23)


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A Better Soccer Stadium for Windsor?

Windsor-Essex has great facilities for hockey, baseball, football, track and field - and coming soon, swimming and diving. However, we still lack a nice facility reserved strictly for soccer. We spoke to Vancho Cirovski, a Windsor Stars board member. (Runs 6:37)


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Teresa Piruzza in Wynne Cabinet

When Kathleen Wynne began assembling her new cabinet, there was concern about whether southwestern Ontario would be represented. Those concerns were answered yesterday when Teresa Piruzza, MPP for Windsor West, was appointed the minister of Children and Youth Services. We spoke to Minister Piruzza on the phone. (Runs 6:12)


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The Assist Program

It costs about $500 to play minor hockey in Windsor, and that's just the registration fee. A local group called "Assist" pays for children who otherwise wouldn't be able to play. We spoke to Steve Fields, a member of the group. (Runs 6:46)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Economic Development Corporation

Our municipal affairs watcher Cheryl Collier looked at the role of the Windsor Economic Development Corporation. (Runs 7:04)


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Military Manufacturing & the Economic Development Corporation

If the auto sector is no longer the cash cow it used to be for Windsor, could military contracts help fill the financial gap? We spoke to Tracey Pringle, director of business retention and expansion with the Windsor Economic Development Corporation. (Runs 7:25)


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Children's Advocates for Public Education

The lack of extra-curriculars in public schools continues to disappoint students and their families. We spoke to Laura Fitzsimmons, a parent who's started an advocacy group called Children's Advocates for Public Education. (Runs 6:55)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Next To Normal

Our arts and entertainment reporter Alana Hadadean told us about the musical "Next to Normal." It's currently on stage at the Kordazone Theatre on Seminole Street. (Runs 4:24)


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Military Contracts

There's a new trend that could help Windsor create badly needed jobs. CBC producer Nathan Swinn told us about the world of military contracts. (Runs 7:07)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Chinese New Year

Jonathan Pinto is our resident food explorer. This week Jonathan visited Chef Daniel Law of the Red Sail restaurant. He's in charge of the annual banquet hosted by the Essex County Chinese Cultural Association. (Runs 5:37)


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Check out Jonathan's tweet of the shrimp with pea pods and coconut dish here.


The Red Sail is located at 3838 Walker Road in Windsor. The Essex County Chinese Cultural Association New Year's Banquet takes place on Feb 23rd - visit their website for more details. It's only one of a number of celebrations in the region.


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

Doping Myth

Bringing doubt to a long-standing belief about doping in Olympic sports. We spoke to University of Windsor professor Julian Woolf - he co-authored a study about whether athletes are willing to cheat to win. (Runs 5:53)


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Tilston Park For Sale?

For the past few months, we've heard talk around city hall about selling off parkland. This evening, that chatter becomes more real on Windsor's west side. We spoke to Mike Clement, the city's manager of parks development and community activist Fabio Costante. (Runs 8:58)


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Police and Mental Health

People with mental illness are often dealing with police instead of doctors and nurses. But thanks to a new program, OPP in Essex County and Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital are combining forces to help. We spoke to Fran Chalmers, the manager of the Community Crisis Centre at HDGH. (Runs 6:37)


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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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Sister Helen Petrimoulx - Order of Ontario

A Windsor nun is among the people getting the province's highest honour this week. Sister Helen Petrimoulx has helped refugees for the past 15 years. She joined us in studio. (Runs 7:15)


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Future of Canadian Universities

"The Future is Never What it Used to Be." That's the title of a speech to be given later this morning by University of Windsor president Alan Wildeman. He joined us in studio first. (Runs 8:18)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Health Unit

Why do we have medical experts if we're not going to listen to them? Windsor's health unit is outspoken in its support of fluoridated water. But its expert opinion fell on deaf ears when city council voted last week. We spoke to our municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier. (Runs 7:47)


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Applications to Faculty of Education Down

Applications to the University of Windsor's Faculty of Education have dropped 75% in the last decade. We spoke to Nicole Dowell, a recent grad who has traveled far and wide in search of teaching jobs - with disappointing results. (Runs 6:04)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Drink & Draw

Raise your glass - and draw a picture. A group of artists in Windsor has formed a club where they can combine their creative juices with a pitcher of beer. Alana Hadadean told us about Drink and Draw. (Runs 4:54)


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Chinese Canadian Seniors Centre

Living in a seniors residence comes with some challenges, but imagine what it must be like if you don't speak the language, or don't like the food. We spoke to Stephen Tsui, the President of the Essex County Chinese Canadian Association about the opening of the Evergreen Centre. (Runs 6:48)


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UAW Profit Sharing

Auto workers are in for a nice little windfall - with bonuses of as much as $8,000. But only in the US, not in Windsor. We spoke to CAW economist Jim Stanford about why he thinks that's not such a bad thing. (Runs 6:33)


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