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April 2013 Archives

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 3:27)


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Having Trouble Paying for College or University?

There are tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships out there, and some of the money goes unclaimed every year. We spoke to Michelle Owens - she just finished her first year at Wilfried Laurier. (Runs 5:22)


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Mary Spencer at Hot Docs

Windsor boxer Mary Spencer is being featured at North America's largest documentary film festival. The film is called "Last Woman Standing" and it's making its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto. We spoke to Mary this morning. (Runs 7:53)


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Single Sports Betting

The bill that would allow single game sports betting is still stalled in the Senate. The Windsor Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce is trying to do something about it. We spoke to Matt Marchand, president and CEO of the Chamber. (Runs 7:28)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Provincial Budget

Our municipal affairs watcher says Thursday's budget could put the brakes on some auto industry incentives. (Runs 7:01)


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Defining "Local Food" - David Fields

The provincial government thinks food from anywhere in Ontario can be called "local" here in Windsor. Even a city that's 800km away - such as Ottawa. We spoke to David Fields, a local organic master gardener, who feels this could be harmful to both farmers and consumers. (Runs 6:35)


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Prostate Pioneer

A clean bill of health? A Windsor pastor says he's feeling great, just three weeks after a brand new procedure for prostate cancer. He's just the second man in the world to have it. We spoke to Brian Danter. (Runs 6:44)


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Defining "Local Food" - Jay Klausen

Ontario's proposed Local Food Act defines local as anything made in this province. Seems reasonable, right? Not according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. We heard from Jay Klausen, a chef who has been told to remove the word "local" off his menu. (Runs 7:10)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Coney Dogs

Detroit has a lot of great food - but few as iconic as the coney dog. Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto met up with Joe Grimm, co-author of a book called Coney Detroit. (Runs 7:53)


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Why aren't coney dogs as popular in Windsor? And if you do get your coneys on this side of the border - where do you go? If you have an answer - or just want to talk to us about coney dogs, call Talkback: (519) 255-3400, send us an email at earlyshift@cbc.ca or send us a tweet @EarlyShiftCBC.


Check out pictures of Jonathan's adventure here, here & here.


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

David Suzuki in Windsor

Windsor students will be schooled this morning by one of Canada's leading environmental activists. David Suzuki will meet with students at the WFCU Centre to deliver a message of preservation during Earth Week. (Runs 8:41)


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Michigan Politician Opposes Hazmat on Bridge

The proposal to allow hazardous goods to cross the Ambassador Bridge will be debated at a public meeting in Detroit today. We heard from Rashida Tlaib, a Democratic member in the Michigan House of Representatives. (Runs 7:18)


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Turkey Hunt

Hunters across the region are crawling out of bed this morning and heading for their blinds. It's the first day of the spring turkey hunt. We spoke to hunters John Jones and Dale Scott. (Runs 4:50)


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School Bus Safety

A school bus driver in Chatham-Kent has been charged with careless driving and suspended for 3 days because police suspect he was drinking. We spoke to Gabrielle McMillan, General Manager of Student Transportation for the Windsor-Essex school boards. (Runs 7:36)


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Credit Card Skimming App

Securing your credit card takes on a whole new meaning with the emergence of a new smartphone app. We spoke to Constable Rob Durling of the Windsor Police. (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 4:08)


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Hazmat and the Bridge

Should the Ambassador Bridge be able to handle trucks carrying hazardous materials? We spoke to Gregg Ward - he operates the Detroit-Windsor Truck Ferry. (Runs 7:48)


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Are Unions Still Relevant Today?

A CBC townhall tonight brings attention to an issue close to many Windsorites - are labour unions still relevant? We heard the pros and cons of unions today from economist Mark Meldrum and labour leader Sid Ryan. (Runs 15:13)


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Gas Prices

Why do gas prices in Windsor go up and down the way they do? Dan McTeague has a good handle on this. He is the man behind a website called "Tomorrow's Gas Price Today." (Runs 9:29)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - WEED-C

The Windsor-Essex Economic Development Corporation is expensive to run and is under constant pressure. Last week, our municipal affairs expert was invited to meet with them - and this morning, she told us how it went. (Runs 6:32)


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Public Library Challenges

The Windsor Public Library is facing financial challenges. What does it mean for the services they'll be able to provide to you and me? We spoke to library board chair Peter Frise. (Runs 8:36)


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Farm Workers Union

If you work in an auto plant, a hospital, the university or many other places in Windsor - chances are you are a member of a union. But there's a large group of workers who are excluded. We spoke to Pablo Godoy of the Agricultural Workers Alliance. (Runs 8:47)


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Windsorite at Harvard

Large swaths of Boston are under lockdown. We spoke to Windsor native Mike Ferrato - he's studying at Harvard University. (Runs 6:43)


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Emergency Preparedness

Thunderstorm warnings and even tornado watches have begun as the warm weather begins to settle in. How well prepared are we if severe weather is on the way? We asked the Emergency Management Coordinator for Essex County, Phil Berthiaume. (Runs 7:03)


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Jail Guard Safety

A new model of holding inmates is worrisome to corrections officers. We heard those concerns on this show Wednesday. This morning, we asked the minister of correctional services, Madeleine Meilleur, what she's doing to protect the safety of the guards. (Runs 8:50)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Pupusas

It's the most popular dish in El Salvador - and our food explorer Jonathan Pinto thinks it's set to go big here in Windsor, too. Meet the pupusa. (Runs 7:41)


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Restaurante Mi Casita is located at 429 Wyandotte St. East in Windsor. Check out the picture of his pupusa feast here.


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

Teen Sexual Assault Increasing

Last year, the Essex County Sexual Assault Crisis Centre received fifty-seven calls from teens aged 13-15. That's 60% more than the year before. We spoke to local teens from Riverside High School. (Runs 4:23)


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Then, we spoke to Lydia Fiorini, Executive Director of the Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County. (Runs 10:29)


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Concerned Jail Guards

Jail guards in Windsor are soon going to see a dramatic change in where they work and how they work - and some of them are concerned about their personal safety. We spoke to guards Jason Slingsby and Melissa Kakuk. (Runs 9:10)


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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 3:05)


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Casino Competition - Mayor Francis

As Toronto gets closer to a decision about whether to allow a casino, what does that mean for Caesars Windsor? We spoke with Mayor Eddie Francis about competition - from Ontario and from across the river in Detroit - and what he's doing to stop it. (Runs 10:55)


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Cherishing Modernism

Is replacing modernist buildings like Windsor City Hall a mistake? Shawn Micallef thinks so - and told us why. (Runs 5:39)


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Toronto Casino Debate

Good for Windsor? Toronto city councillor Mike Layton brought us the latest on their casino debate - and why he doesn't want one. (Runs 6:57)


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Local Runner at Boston Marathon

A runner from Amherstburg was among those who finished the Boston Marathon before the explosions. Ashley Kellam told us what she experienced - and was joined by her sister Samantha. (Runs 8:48)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Mayor CEO

Our municipal affairs expert Cheryl Collier thinks Mayor Eddie Francis may be juggling a few too many responsibilities. (Runs 6:15)


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Why Do We Ignore Our Proximity to Detroit?

Windsor is always looking for a way to promote tourism - but our efforts seem to ignore the fact we're right across the river from Detroit. Are we losing out? We spoke to Tom Lucier, the owner of the Phog Lounge. (Runs 10:18)


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New Bridge Inches Closer to Reality

One presidential permit, two lawsuits, and thousands of prospective jobs. The new international bridge project inches closer to reality. We spoke to University of Windsor professor Bill Anderson. (Runs 6:38)


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Farmers Worried About Weather

We might not like the rain and cold weather we've had this spring - but farmers really don't like it. We spoke with local farmer Mark Balkwill in his dairy barn. (Runs 5:31)


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Run For Rocky - Organ Donation

After Rocky Campana died, his family wanted to donate his organs but couldn't - Rocky was considered high risk because he was gay. We spoke to Reid Williams, a close friend of Rocky Campana. (Runs 7:09)


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What's Causing the Change in Ford City?

Ford City is changing? What's causing it? We spoke to residents Patricia Julian, owner of the the Sunflower Organic Cafe, and Kerry Ippolito, executive director of the Ford City BIA. (Runs 8:26)


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Generic Oxy

As the generic form of the addictive painkiller hits the drug stores and the streets of Windsor, we spoke to Donnie Edwards, a pharmacist who has come to Windsor to help. (Runs 5:18)


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Food With Jonathan Pinto - Hummus

It's one of Windsor's most popular foods. This week, our food explorer Jonathan Pinto told us about Windsor's love affair with hummus. (Runs 7:39)


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

Finding Ford City

Twelve uWindsor students spent four months in the Ford City neighbourhood to bring its story to light - and created a film called "Finding Ford City." We spoke to students Kate du Toit and Brian Khan. (Runs 8:49)


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Does MMA Need More Oversight?

A man from Ontario died in Michigan last weekend following a mixed martial arts fight. Does MMA need more oversight? We spoke to Albert Mady - he runs Mady's Karate in Windsor. (Runs 6:43)


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Green Energy Gone Wrong?

The Green Energy Act was supposed to kick-start environmentally friendly energy production in Ontario. This morning, the Fraser Institute is set to release a report slamming the Green Energy Act. We spoke to Professor Ross McKitrick. (Runs 6:31)


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McDonald's Hiring Day

Tomorrow, McDonald's plans to hire 6,000 workers across Canada. Is this a solution for new graduates looking for work? We spoke to local franchisee Gordon MacLeod, and Armine Yalnizyan, senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. (Runs 13:06)


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Rate My Hospital - David Musyj

Is a good hospital rating a disincentive to get better? None of the hospitals in our listening area received an A-plus, but there weren't any D's either. Windsor Regional got a B. We spoke to Windsor Regional Hospital CEO David Musyj. (Runs 8:46)


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For more on CBC's Rate My Hospital investigation, click here.

Rate My Hospital - Report Card

This morning Canadians are finding out if their hospitals have made the grade. The rankings are the result of an unprecedented investigation into Canada's best and worst hospitals. We spoke to Bob McKeown, host of CBC's The Fifth Estate. (Runs 8:25)


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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 5:01)


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Computer Science Grads in High Demand

Want to be guaranteed a job when you graduate from university? Then take computer science. You might even be the target of a bidding war. We spoke to Professor Ziad Kobti, director of the School of Computer Science at the University of Windsor. (Runs 7:54)


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Halberstadt on Windsor Arena & eBikes

We're not sure what's going to happen to Windsor Arena, but there won't be another hockey game played there anytime soon. The city's recreational trails are off limits for eBikes. Councillor Alan Halberstadt spoke to us about both. (Runs 6:31)


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Purebred Problems

A talk tonight at the University of Windsor is sure to anger many people involved in dog breeding and dog shows. Professor James Serpell of the University of Pennsylvania told us why dog breeding is creating problem dogs. (Runs 7:50)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Globalized World

Putting Windsor on the map. Our municipal affairs expert joins us to talk about how Windsor tries to keep competitive in a globalized world. (Runs 6:55)


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Healthy Eating Programs Causing Eating Disorders?

Can healthy eating programs be causing more harm than good? Dr Leora Pinhas says they're causing kids to develop eating disorders. (Runs 5:53)


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Tossed & Found

You're walking down the street and something - a shopping list, a photo or a single shoe - catches your eye. You wonder how it got there - and who it belonged to. This morning, a special feature with Windsor's Tom Lucier. (Runs 6:50)


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For more information on Tossed & Found, visit the facebook page.

What Will the Teachers Think?

The union and the province were both touting the good news last week - an agreement between public high school teachers and the government. But what will the teachers think? We heard from union local president Jeff Brosseau. (Runs 8:27)


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Rate My Hospital - Pros & Cons

This week, CBC's The Fifth Estate launches an in-depth look at hospital performance across the country. Today, we spoke with Professor Alex Bottle about the pros and cons of ranking hospitals. (Runs 6:31)


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Tigers Opener

It's practically a civic holiday in Windsor - opening day at Comerica Park. The Tigers play their home opener this afternoon against the New York Yankees. Former Tiger Joe Siddall dropped by for an opening day chat. (Runs 6:24)


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Gangs in Windsor

The victim of a shooting at a Toronto mall over the Easter weekend had a Windsor connection. We spoke to Michael Chettleburgh, author of "Young Thugs: Inside the Dangerous World of Canadian Street Gangs." (Runs 7:53)


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Greenhouse Vegetable Campaign

CBC Windsor's Adam Burns explained how local greenhouse vegetable growers are trying to get their produce into more grocery stores. (Runs 5:12)


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Food with Jonathan Pinto - Sausage Burger

Our food explorer Jonathan Pinto visited the Riverside Sportsmen's Club to meet Franco Marcelloni, president and food manager of the club, and creator of their popular sausage burger. (Runs 7:29)


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

Run for Rocky

A family that lost a son to suicide works to keep his memory alive and to save others. We heard about the Run for Rocky. (Runs 4:43)


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Diluted Chemo - Health Minister Deb Matthews

Looking for answers. A mixup with a cancer drug is causing concern and heartache for patients. We heard the story of affected cancer patient Tracey Bridgen and spoke with Health Minister Deb Matthews. (Runs 11:25)


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Sheldon Kennedy - Respect Seminar

Former Red Wing Sheldon Kennedy brings his story and his message to Windsor tonight. He spoke to us this morning. (Runs 6:30)


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Farm Tire Cost Increase

We all like to do our bit for the environment. But how much are you willing to pay for it? Farmers across Ontario are asking themselves that this month as the cost of agricultural tires has risen significantly. We spoke to Mark Legacy of Chatham & Windsor Tire. (Runs 7:41)


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Atoctli - Magazine for Migrant Workers

We spoke to Margarita Caropresi, the publisher of Atoctli, a magazine geared toward migrant Mexican farm workers. (Runs 7:46)


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Motown Piano

The 1877 Steinway has returned to the Motown Museum - thanks to Sir Paul McCartney. We spoke to museum CEO Allen Rawls. (Runs 7:07)


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Cancer Research Dollars Coming to uWindsor

What does it take to beat cancer? Money helps. In a CBC exclusive, we spoke to Martin Kabat, CEO of the Ontario division of the Canadian Cancer Society, and Lisa Porter, associate professor in the department of biological sciences at uWindsor. (Runs 7:35)


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Chippewas of Thames Approve Land Claim

The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation recently finished a land claim settlement with the federal government - but this is no ordinary land claim. We spoke with Joe Miskokomon, Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames. (Runs 8:58)


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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 2:56)


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Municipal Affairs with Cheryl Collier - Future Political Stars?

Can the political stars of tomorrow be found at Windsor city hall? Our municipal affairs expert let us know who has their eye on Queen's Park and the House. (Runs 7:03)


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Young Arab Immigrants

Nesreen Elkord was fifteen when her family moved to Halifax from the United Arab Emirates. Her world turned upside down. Now, she wants to help young Arab immigrants who might be facing the same challenges she did. (Runs 5:36)


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Video Game Luring

It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt. CBC Windsor's Steven Bull told us about CBC's cross-Canada investigation into video game luring. (Runs 6:44)


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