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March 2013 Archives

Food with Jonathan Pinto - Goat Meat

Perhaps you know it as "chevon." Or, does "mutton" ring a bell? Whatever you call it, it's one of the most widely consumed meats in the world. Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto found out how Windsorites eat goat meat. (Runs 6:43)


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

Who Should Pay for Huron Church Road?

Huron Church. It's one of the most important roads in the province - but now, Windsor is expected to foot the entire cost. We spoke to Mark Winterton, the City's manager of contracts. (Runs 6:49)


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Indo-Canadian Truckers

The number of border drug busts is rising. The number of Indo-Canadian truckers charged with drug smuggling is too. We spoke to Manan Gupta, editor of Road Today, a trucking magazine. (Runs 6:24)


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Stoney Point Goat Farm

Despite its popularity in many parts of the world, goat meat is not a big part of the average Canadian's diet. But a couple of farmers in this part of Ontario say demand for it is on the rise. The CBC's Adam Burns took us to a farm in Stoney Point. (Runs 4:27)


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Urban Farming Legalized in Detroit

Amidst instability, Detroit city council passes an ordinance legalizing urban farming. We spoke to Ashley Atkinson, co-director of Keep Growing Detroit. (Runs 7:23)


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New Penalty Box on University Ave

The former Junction entertainment centre property on University Avenue West is taking on an interesting look. It's being retrofitted by Windsor restauranteur Van Niforos and David Fields, an organic master gardener. Their partnership is unique - and so is their plan. (Runs 6:35)


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Elliott Brood's Mark Sasso

Elliott Brood plays Windsor's Capitol Theatre this Saturday. We spoke with band member and Windsor native Mark Sasso. (Runs 6:15)


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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 4:03)


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Local Food Legislation

Yesterday, the Ontario Liberals re-tabled legislation to help get local food on grocery shelves and cafeteria tables. We spoke to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Food Matters coordinator Michele Legere. (Runs 12:11)


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WWWWIW Executive Director Retiring

Windsor's changed a lot since 1982. That's the year Padmini Raju immigrated to this city from India. She's the executive director of Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women (W5) - and she's retiring this week after thirty years with the organization. (Runs 6:55)


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What's Next for the Old Grace Site?

On the weekend Windsor's Greek Orthodox community decided it did not want to buy and develop the old Grace hospital site. Where do we go from here? We spoke to Mayor Eddie Francis. (Runs 7:55)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Tourism Troubles

A week from today the tourism office on Huron Church - the first information centre people entering Canada come to - will be closed, apparently for good. Cheryl Collier says the closure is a symptom of a larger problem facing tourism in the region. (Runs 6:20)


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Sexual Assault Allegations Against Windsor Lancers Players

A week after 18-year-old Windsor Spitfire Ben Johnson was charged with two counts of sexual assault, police are investigating yet another alleged sexual assault - this time by three Lancer football players. We spoke to Marge Holman, Professor Emeritus of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor. (Runs 7:31)


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A local food movement in Windsor that's moved underground

A Windsor man is trying to find an economical way to feed his family, but finds himself running up against Windsor's by-laws. CBC reporter Adam Burns tells that story. (Runs: 6:08)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Artist in Residence

The Early Shift's Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Alana Hadadean told us about a new Artist in Residence program. (Runs: 4:09)


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We spoke with a CAW economist and a Windsor manufacturer about the Harper government's new focus on trades

We got reaction on the federal budget from CAW Economist, Jim Stanford and local business owner, Dan Moynahan. (Runs 10:47)


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Training solutions for college and university grads

Rylan Kinnon, executive director of the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance spoke with The Early Shift about solutions to the college and university graduates skilled job shortage. (Runs 6:21)


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Will Windsor get single sports betting?

Legislation to allow single game betting in Canada has been passed by the House. We spoke with NDP MP Brian Masse about the hold up. (Runs 8:19)


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We delve into the relationships between men and women in sport

Professor Emeritus of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, Marge Holman explains the the relationships between men and women in sport and society in general. (Runs 7:34)


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We visit a company that is solving it's own skilled labour problem

CBC reporter, Adam Burns visited the Reko plant in Lakeshore to see what they are doing to solve their skilled labour shortage. (Runs 6:31)


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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 (Runs 2:16)


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9 business improvement associations in the city, do they work together?

Our municipal affairs expert, Cheryl Collier spoke about the 9 Windsor business associations (Runs 11:23)


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Will a college or university degree help find a job?

We spoke with three post secondary graduates to hear how about their job searches for work in their field (Runs 11:23)


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Graduating high school students anxious about future employment

We spoke to three grade 12 students about their options after graduation. (Runs 7:54)


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High school students need to prepare for the job market

Is high school the best place to get prepared for the job market. CBC's Allison Johnson spoke with local high school students to get some answers (Runs: 7:46)


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Third straight win for Windsor Lancers

The University of Windsor Lancers have won a third straight Canadian university women's basketball championship. CBC was there to hear from Coach, Chantal Vallee (Runs: 4:58)


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Succeeding in the entertainment biz... for Windsorites

Entertainment Reporter, Alana Hadadean tells us how you could get noticed (RUNS 5:04)


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The Walkervilles play at Canadian Music Week

Canadian Music Week is a great chance for bands to get exposure and make industry contacts. At least 6 bands with a Windsor connection are performing there, including The Walkervilles. We spoke with them before they head to Toronto (RUNS: 7:24)


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Local mothers are solving problem with a breast milk network

Human Milk 4 Human Babies is a milksharing organization. We spoke with Laura Gauthier who runs the Facebook page (RUNS 6:59)


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Pope Francis

A new Pope may be a new beginning. Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church. We spoke to Fr. Chris Valka, the University of Windsor's campus minister. (Runs 6:34)


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Awesome Foundation Winner

The first edition of the Awesome Foundation award for the Windsor-Essex chapter took place last night. We spoke to the Dean of Awesome Nicole Adan and winner Maddie Ellepola. (Runs 7:48)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Walkerville Brewery

Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto really has the best job. In preparation for St. Patrick's Day, he visited the Walkerville Brewery in Olde Walkerville. (Runs 6:33)


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View pictures of Jonathan's brewery tour here, here & here.


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

Detroit Emergency Manager

Yesterday, Detroit city council made a last ditch effort to avoid an emergency financial manager taking over city finances. We spoke to Michigan Radio's Sarah Cwiek. (Runs 6:27)


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Should Tuition Be Free?

Is free tuition possible? That's the question being debated at the University of Windsor this afternoon. We spoke to Toby Whitfield of the Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario. He's one of the speakers at the debate. (Runs 7:30)


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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 2:52)


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Can Windsor use a Director of Sports Tourism?

London will host the World Figure Skating Championship. We spoke with Cheryl Finn, director of sports tourism for London. (Runs 6:47)


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Thesis in 3 Minutes or Less

University of Windsor students will take part in a 3-minute thesis competition. We spoke with Patti Weir and Alison Samson. (Runs 5:14)


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Racetracks Deal

What about Windsor and Sarnia? Racetracks across Ontario get help, but not here. We spoke to Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley. (Runs 7:16)


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Being a Male Nurse

Being a nurse isn't easy. But it's even harder for men. We spoke to Professor Dale Rajacich, a University of Windsor researcher who's looked into the challenges of being a male nurse. Then we spoke to nurse practitioner Aric Rankin about his experience. (Runs 13:05, two interviews.)


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University of Windsor turns 50 this year.

University of Windsor turns 50 this year. Tony Doucette spoke with George McMahon a professor who has been with U of W for all 50 years. You could say he is an institution at that institution. (RUNS: 6:22)


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Herman Secondary School came up with a program they've called Great to Excellent.

The Ontario Ministry of Education recently put out a call to educators to improve the learning experience. Herman Secondary School created the Great to Excellent program. We spoke with Ed Kotavitch, the head of the technical department at Herman Secondary to tell us about the program. (RUNS: 7:22)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - March Break

Looking for something to do during March break? Our A&E reporter Alana Hadadean told us about what's happening in Windsor. (Runs 4:49)


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Do referee whistles cause hearing loss for the officials?

The referees' whistle may help keep the game under control but it could also be hurting the ref blowing the whistle. We spoke to Gregory Flamme. He's a professor in the speech pathology and audiology department at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. (Runs 6:09)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Galati Cheese

What makes pizza in Windsor so good? Part of it is the cheese. Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto visited Galati Cheese on Tecumseh Road to find out more. (Runs 7:11)


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View pictures of Jonathan's factory tour here, here & here.


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

If you're looking for forgiveness, today is your day. It's confession day.

Catholic churches across Windsor and Essex County, and in many parts of Canada, are holding their annual Day of Confession. Hundreds are expected to turn out at local churches to confess their sins. But aside from the spiritual cleansing, the day is also proving to be an effective tool for attracting people back to the fold. (RUNS: 6:16)


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We present the strange case of a female cardinal named Gladys.

The early bird gets the worm, and in the case of one of our listeners in Chatham - the bird can be annoying and intriguing at the same time. When a listener let us know about a relentless cardinal, we just had to find out more. (Runs 6:05)


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Target's arrival is being met with some skepticism.

The giant American discount store Target is on the verge of arriving in Windsor. Target's arrival is being met with some skepticism by Kendra Coulter, a professor of labour studies at Brock University. We asked how Target treats its workers. (RUNS: 6:17)


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Could the next Pope be a Canadian?

We spoke to Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau to learn more about Cardinal Marc Ouellet and how likely it is that he could become Pope. (Runs 6:29)


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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. (Runs 3:30)


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Tulip Bulbs and Squirrels

A year ago this month a bunch of squirrels in Windsor got a great deal of media coverage because they'd eaten about 10,000 tulip bulbs at Jackson Park. Is there a danger of a repeat? We spoke to Dave Tootil, horticulture supervisor for the City of Windsor. (Runs 5:24)


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Councillors Gignac & Halberstadt - City Budget

For the fifth year in a row, city council has struck a budget that holds the line on municipal taxes - but at what cost? We heard from city councillors Jo-Anne Gignac and Alan Halberstadt. (Runs 11:54)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Windsor's Budget

The City of Windsor will be taking public input tonight on its proposed 2013 Budget. It's the city's fifth consecutive budget without a tax increase. Our municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier explored how the city has been able to hold the line on taxes. (Runs 7:52)


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Father William Hodgson Marshall

Convicted pedophile Father William Hodgson Marshall will be back in a Windsor courtroom this morning. Outside the courthouse, people will be demonstrating. We spoke to Rob Talach, a lawyer who helped organize it. (Runs 6:00)


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African, Carribean & Black Youth HIV Study

Statistics show young black Canadians are more vulnerable to HIV infection than the general population. A group of local researchers is trying to find out if that is true in Windsor and if so, why? We spoke to Eleanor Maticka-Tyndale & Kenny Gbadebo. (Runs 8:19)


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Arts & Entertainment with Alana - Pippin

The Early Shift's Arts and Entertainment Reporter, Alana Hadadean told us about Theatre Alive's version of the award-winning musical "Pippin." It opens tonight. (Runs 5:06)


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New Children's Treatment Centre

Windsor Regional Hospital is opening its new Children's Treatment Centre later this morning. We spoke to Mary Broga, Vice-President of Family, Mental Health and Addictions at Windsor Regional Hospital. (Runs 5:30)


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2013 World Baseball Classic

It's Canada against the world. We got a preview of the 2013 World Baseball Classic with Windsor's Tom Valcke. (Runs 6:47)


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