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August 2011 Archives

Back to school

DSCN0441[1].jpgToday is the first day of classes for students who attend Montreal's English schools.
Homerun's Sabrina Marandola spent the day at John F. Kennedy high school in Saint Michel.
 
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Canadian television is going digital

Tomorrow, broadcasters will switch off analog television signals in many parts of the country.
According to Dan Misener, the empty space those TV channels leave behind could change the way some of us access the internet.

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Homerun Playlist: August 30, 2011

3:15 Alo Dive by Gitans de Sarajevo

3:45 J'ai Change by Gregory Charles

4:20 A Ripple Effect by Erik Mongrain

4:25 Everything Crash by Jimmy Hunt

4:40 Quand J'ai dit by Gregory Charles

5:45 Qu'encore tu Penses a Moi by Gregory Charles

Angele Dubeau: Hallway Interview

Angele Dubeau, artistic director of La Fête de la Musique at Tremblant

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Unregistered Baby

A Montreal mother is speaking out...after giving birth 5 months ago.
She's still trying to get her daughter's birth certificate.
In the government's eyes, the baby doesn't exist because the baby was delivered by an illegal midwife.
Here's Jeanette's conversation with new mother Heather Mattingsley.

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Traffic plan for Montreal

Quebec Transport Minister, Sam Hamad, held a press conference today.
He unveiled his plan to improve the traffic situation in the city.
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette

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Jack Layton's Funeral

Jack Layton's casket passed briefly through Quebec today...before heading to Toronto in preparation for Saturday's state funeral.
Genevieve Lussier drove to Ottawa with her two young children today to pay her respects.
She called in while she was on her way back home to Montreal.
Here's that conversation

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ERA9: Hallway Inteview

 

Libya fighting continues

The whereabouts of Moammar Gadhafi are still unknown.
But early today...the long-time ruler of Libya did urge his supporters to carry on fighting.
Jeanette spoke with Imad Mansour. He's a professor of political science at McGill University -- and a specialist in the politics of the Middle East.

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Layton Lying-in-State

Thousands of Canadians are in Ottawa to pay their respects to Jack Layton.
His body is lying-in-state on Parliament Hill.
We spoke with Montrealer Genevieve Lussier who will be making the trip to Ottawa tomorrow.
Here's her conversation with Jeanette.

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Chromeo: Homerun Hallway Interview

 

David "Dave1" Macklovitch and Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel of Chromeo spoke with Homerun's Lindsay Michael about their upcoming show at Pop Montreal.

First Montreal Bike Box

Bike box.jpgIt's a first in Montreal : a bike box.
The city's first one was painted at the corner of University and Milton streets.
Homerun's reporter Elvis Anber visited the green square.
Here's his conversation with Jeanette.

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NDP Quebec Caucus

The NDP is facing many questions today.
Jack Layton was their leader, an inspiration to his team and to many Quebec voters.
We spoke with Guy Caron, he's the NDP MP for Rimouski.
Here's his conversation with Jeanette
 
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Candlelight Vigil for Jack Layton in Montreal

Young voters saddened by Layton's death

Jack Layton resonated with youth in this province.
To talk aboutt his connection between Layton and young voters, we spoke to two of them.
Andrew Komar is a McGill graduate student. Ilona Dougherty the founder of Apathy is Boring
Here's their conversation with Jeanette.

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Francois Girard on "Fusil de chasse": Hallway Interview

 

He's known for directing the feature films, Silk, and Red Violin.
He's also directed opera, and productions by Cirque du Soleil.
Now, the filmmaker and theatre director, Francois Girard, has a new show.
It's called Fusil de chasse.
Here's his conversation with Jeanette.
 
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Homerun's Back-to-School Contest

School's in!!! Listen to Homerun for our Back-to-School contest.
 
You could win one of five prize-packs. Each includes:
 
- a CBC insulated lunch bag
- a CBC tupperware with an ice-pack lid
- a CBC Radio One water bottle
- a CBC pen
- and a Homerun fridge magnet
 
Take part in our contest! It's open to students of all ages! Tell us what your favourite part is about going back to school.
 
You can call us, and leave a message on our talkback line at 514.597.7222. We'll play your story on the air.
Or email to tell us what you love most about hearing the school bell again: homerun@cbc.ca. We'll read your entries, and announce a winner live on the air this week.
You have until midnight on Thursday August 25th to get your entry in.
 
(Be sure to leave your contact info, so that we can get in touch with you if you're one of our five lucky winners.)

Mercier Bridge report

More details about the Mercier bridge are now public.
Transport minister Sam Hamad released reports on the state of the span today.
Dr. Helen Christodoulou is a Montreal bridge engineer and the director general of Acrow Quebec Bridges.
She gave us some insight into these reports.
Here's her conversation with Jeanette.

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Elvis Lives

For all you Elvis fans, there's a big show Saturday night at the Rialto theatre.
It's called Elvis Lives.
And the star of the show Frankie Castro was in studio
Here's his conversation with Jeanette

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Elvis Lives! Hallway Interview

"Elvis Lives" is tomorrow night at the Rialto theatre. The show's star Frankie Castro came by the Homerun studio.

More Info: http://www.theatrerialto.ca/events?eventId=104&lang=fr

Orange Cone Summit in Montreal

Provincial and municipal politicians met today to try to alleviate the Montreal area's traffic problems.
Quebec's Transport Minister Sam Hamad was there.
 
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette Kelly
 
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Racing Fever in Montreal

It's Nascar weekend in Montreal.
The downtown core is now a haven for pedestrains and car-lovers.
Homerun's Chris MacGregor spent the day on Crescent Street for a big festival.
Here's his conversation with Jeanette.

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Empire Isis: Hallway Interview

 

Empire Isis, Montreal Dancehall Queen, will be playing the Belmont tonight in support of SAMA -- the student association for medical aid.

Find out more here: http://www.facebook.com/empireisis

A&W Signage in the Plateau

Signage on a new A&W restaurant in the Plateau has some residents upset.
So much so, that one city councillor sent a letter to A&W to request that they clean up the storefront.
Homerun's Chris MacGregor has been following this story.
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette Kelly here.
 
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Deadly Fire in Verdun

Montreal firefighters are going door-to-door across the city today.
They're reminding Montrealers to make sure their smoke alarms are working.
This safety campaign comes after an overnight fire at a home in Verdun.
A man in his 30's and his 3-year-old son died in the fire.
A 28-year-old woman is in hospital fighting for her life.
 
CBC Reporter, Peter Akman, was in studio to tell us more.
 
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Google Street View on the Native Reserve

The Google Street View Car is still in town.
Today, it's driving around and taking pictures in Khanawake.
We spoke with Chuck Barnett.He's lives in Khanawake
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette Kelly here

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The NMQ manifesto

A new sovereignist group has published its on-line manifesto today.
The group is called Le Nouveau Mouvement Pour le Quebec.
Jocelyn Desjardins is the initiator.
He was in Homerun's studio today with Jeanette Kelly. Here's their conversation.

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Shakespeare in the Park - Hallway Interview

Paul Hopkins is the artistic director of Repercussion Theatre. He also plays MacBeth in its Shakespeare-in-the-Park summer theatre tour.

 

http://www.repercussiontheatre.com/

Google's biggest acquisition

Big news today for Google.
The search engine giant bought Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars.
Our tech columnist Elias Makos breaks it down.

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NDG residents concerned after shooting

People in NDG are concerned about violence in the neighbourhood.
This after a shooting over the weekend, that left one man dead and two others injured.
Police are still looking for suspects.
Rashid Lawal is the director of the West Haven Elmhurst Community Centre in NDG

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Pie ix Bus Lane

Three Montreal borough mayors are speaking out today about the city`s proposal for an express bus lane on Pie IX boulevard.
The city's plans to cut 400 trees and take one meter of land from the front yards of residents.
Francois Croteau is the Mayor of Rosemont-La Petite Patrie.
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette

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Queer Hip Hop

queerhiphop.jpgA young group of gay and lesbian Montrealers have banded together to bring more queer hip hop to Montreal.
New York City based rapper and producer Le1f is playing at Il Motore tonight.
In this photo: Alex Heggie, top left, and Bethlehem Fikre Mariam, bottom right, and Khalif Diouf AKA Le1f, top right.
Homerun Arts Reporter Ange-Aimee Woods
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Cyclists think twice about riding in Montreal

This week alone in Montreal, two cyclists were killed in two separate accidents.
This has left many cyclists reconsidering if its safe to ride a bike in the city.
Jeanette spoke to two Montrealers: Ella Earp-Lynch and Cameron Novak.
Here's their converstion.

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Facebook has your digits

Did you know that Facebook might have your phone number? Even if you didn't give it to them?
To tell us more about that, and how to keep that info private, we reached Terry Cutler.
He works for Digital Locksmiths -- an IT sercurity firm.
 
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Open for business

Today marks the grand opening of Gordon Ramsay's new restaurant on Laurier.
It's called: Laurier Gordon Ramsay.
Homerun's Chris MacGregor was there for lunch...and spoke to the first Montrealers to eat there.

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Pierrefonds man faces child pornography charges

Kimberly Byron Moskalewski remains behind bars tonight.. his bail hearing delayed to next week.
He was picked up at his home in Pierrefonds on Monday.
CBC reporter Peter Akman joined us with the latest.
 
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8 Ways

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It's Italian Week in Montreal, and one young Montreal is the writer and star of her own one-woman show. It's called 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived.

Michaela Di Cesare was in the Homerun studio.

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More green space for Montreal's West Island

Many people on the West Island are happy to learn that there will be more green space in the area.
The government of Quebec has bought some land near the l'Anse a l'Orme nature park.
And it's using the land to expand the park.
Jeanette spoke to David Fletcher - one of the people who has been fighting for years to preserve the eco-territory. He's the vice-president of the Green Coalition.
Here's their conversation.
 
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On the red carpet

orchestre 002.jpgQuebecois-dance-film "Sur le Rythme" premieres Monday tonight.
Nico Archambault -- the winner of the the first season of So You Think You Can Dance Canada choreographed and stars in the film.
Homerun Arts Reporter Ange-Aimée Woods joined us from the red carpet ....
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401 Bike Challenge

Some Montrealers are biking this week from Toronto to Montreal...all to raise money for kids with cancer.
It's called the 401 Bike Challenge
Dr Jerry Wiviott is taking part in the challenge for the second time this year.
He's a psychiatrist at the Royal Victoria Hospital. And he's 70 years old.
Here's Jeanette's conversation with him.

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Fashion File

Clarins-Multi-Active-Night-Youth-Recovery-Comfort-Cream-Jeanne-Becker.jpgCanada's premier fashionista Jeanne Beker is in Montreal for Montreal's Mode et Design Fashion event.
Listen to her conversation with Jeanette Kelly.

She's hosting the runway show at 7 tonight at Mode et Design.
That's happening on the outdoor runway on McGill-College just below de Maisonneuve.
The event is free to the public and will be live streamed at http://www.districtmontreal.com/

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Transport Quebec

Premier Jean Charest came to the aid of Transport Minister Sam Hamad today. 
Many people are calling for his resignation.
But Charest says he still has faith in Hamad.
Guy Lachapelle teaches Public Policy at Concordia.

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Famous Photos (picture)

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 Montreal Photographer George Zimbel joined Jeanette Kelly in Studio.
He's taken pictures of Harry Truman, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Marilyn Monroe.

http://georgezimbel.com/

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Afghanistan

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Canada's combat mission in Afghanistan is over.
Our soldiers have been returning home over the last few weeks.
One of those soldiers is Warrant Officer Stephanie Cyr.
She was stationed in Kandahar.
Here's part one of her talk with Jeanette.
 
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Dan Misener

One of the largest hacker conferences in the world gets underway later this week.
It's called Defcon....and it attracts hackers, security professionals, developers, and all manner of computer geeks.
Among the presentations this year: new developments in password cracking, a spy plane that can intercept cell phone calls...
And software that can make your laptop battery catch on fire!
Dan Misener is our technology columnist.
Listen to his conversation with Jeanette:

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Ville Marie Tunnel collapse

People are continuing to react today to the collapse of that concrete slab in the Ville Marie tunnel.
The 25-tonne piece of concrete came down just after 9am yesterday morning.
Luckily, no one was hurt.
Dr. Helen Christodoulou is a Montreal bridge engineer and the director general of Acrow Quebec Bridges.

Listen to her conversation with Jeanette.

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