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October 2011 Archives

CHUCK HUGHES

Montreal chef Chuck Hughes is in a new reality food show.
The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs airs tonight on Food Network Canada.

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BRIAN TOPP

The race for the leadership of the NDP is heating up.
So far, eight candidates have come forward for the party's top job.
Charmaine Borg is the NDP MP for Terrebonne-Blainville.
She just came out in support of Brian Topp.

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GEORGES LARAQUE

 
photo.JPGFormer Montreal Canadien, Georges Laraque, has published a book about his career as an enforcer in the NHL.
The English version will be released on November 8th.
The French version is in bookstores now -- it's called  "La force d'y croire."
and it is written with Pierre Thibeault







Here is part 1 of Sue's conversation with Georges Laracque:

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And here is the second part of Sue's conversation with Georges Laracque:

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ALEX BILODEAU

Olympic gold medalist, Alexandre Bilodeau co-hosts Gold Medal Plates this evening.
It's a fundraiser for Olympic and Paralympic Athletes.

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www.goldmedalplates.com

OPEN DATA

Today the city of Montreal launched an open data portal.
Michael Lenczner is with Montreal Ouvert.
He's been calling for the city to be more transparent.

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http://donnees.ville.montreal.qc.ca


MEASLES

Quebec is in the midst of a measles outbreak.
Several hundred cases have been reported in the province.
Public health officials are in the process of organising a mass vaccination campaign.
Dr.Horacio Arruda is in charge of prevention at Quebec's public health department.

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NASA

A Quebec astronaut had to abort his mission in Florida this morning because of Hurricane Rina.
The NASA mission was under the sea....at an undersea laboratory
It was supposed to wrap up Nov.1st.
Instead, the team of six astronauts were evacuated after only six days.
David Saint-Jacques is one of the six on board.

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ST PAUL ELEMENTARY

 
 Homerun's Lindsay Michael was checking out the twitter feed and came across an interesting tweet.
St-Paul-Elementary is one of 10 finalists in the Trees of Knowledge competition in Beaconsfield. 
Linda Thompson is the Mother of two children at the school.
Adrian Szekely is a grade Four Student there

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www.majestatreesofknowledge.ca

LAKOTA

People in Kahnawake are banding together to help a Native American community in South Dakota.
They're collecting clothing and other supplies to help the people there make it through the winter.  
Homerun's Sara Germanotta spoke to people in Kahnawake today.

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 If you want to help contact Tim Montour at 514-831-9157, or Roxann Whitebean at 514-458-4976.

MAX STERN PAINTING UNVEILED

Some Montrealers are excited today about a painting that was unveiled all the way in Amsterdam.
It once belonged in a gallery of Dr. Max Stern, who was a German Jew who settled in Canada after World war Two.
Dr. Clarence Epstein is the director of special projects and cultural affairs at Concordia University.

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http://www.concordia.ca/now/campus-life/concordia-community/20111024/german-company-returns-art-to-stern-estate.php

CONSTRUCTION STOPPAGE

Construction sites across the province are silent for the second day in a row.
Workers are walking off the job over Bill 33.
The proposed law would limit the power of construction unions.
Jean Charest is a professor and director at the School of Industrial relations at Université de Montreal.

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SUGAR SAMMY

Sugar Sammy's bringing it home in a new show designed specifically for Montreal. 
Our Arts reporter Pierre Landry met up with him earlier today.

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GIANT PUMPKIN

Today Jim Bryson and his 12 year-old daughter, Kelsey are back home in Ormstown, Quebec.
They spent last week in New York City with their 18 hundred pound giant pumpkin

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HALLOWEEN HOUSE

Halloween is exactly one week away.
Montrealers are already getting busy trying to scare as many people as they can.
Homerun's Sabrina Marandola is at the Smitheman house in Pointe Claire

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That's at 116 Maywood... just in back of John Rennie high school.
The Smitheman brothers are hoping to raise $10-thousand dollars this year for the Starlight Children's Foundation
If you can't make it to the Smitheman's Halloween House- you can still donate online:

http://www.starlightcanada.ca/donation/ParticipantSearch.aspx?lang=en&intProgramID=132

Julie Payette

 
Montreal astronaut Julie Payette has a new job.
She's just been appointed today as the Scientific Authority for Quebec in Washington.

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PUBLIC INQUIRY

Premier Jean Charest has called a public inquiry in to allegations of corruption in the Quebec Construction Industry.
But the Quebec Bar Association says they can't support the inquiry in its present form
Louis Masson is president of the Quebec Bar Association

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GIANT PUMPKIN

Jim Bryson and his 12 year-old daughter, Kelsey are from Ormstown
They have grown a pumpkin that weighs just over eighteen hundred pounds.
Its set a world record.
Now it's on display at the Botanical Garden in New York City. 
Karen Deubman is the exhibits director for the gardens.

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http://www.nybg.org/

GADHAFI

Libya's former leader Moammar Gadhafi has been killed.
His death comes hours after the interim government's forces took control of Sirte, Gadhafi's home town.
Kyle Matthews is senior deputy director at Concordia University's Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
They are organizing a conference that looks into the links between new media and genocide

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Retired General Romeo Dallaire is also speaking at the conference

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http://www.concordia.ca/now/upcoming-events/20111021/oct-20-and-21---the-promise-of-media-in-halting-mass-atrocities.php

PUBLIC INQUIRY

Premier Jean Charest announced there will be a public inquiry into alleged corruption in the construction industry.
Geoff Kelly is the MNA for the riding of Jacques Cartier and the minister for native affairs.

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MOUNT STEPHEN CLUB

A Montreal landmark will be closing at the end of the year.
Management of the Mount Stephen Club says the club has not turned a profit for years.
But the building is a historical landmark -- and a Heritage Canada site.
Dinu Bumbaru is with Heritage Montreal.


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Yolande James

Parents at several public daycares in Montreal are raising funds to fight for the right to include religion in their daycares.
This follows a government directive that went into effect in June.
It bans religious teachings from publicly funded daycares.
Yolande James is the minister responsible for families.
Listen to her conversation with Sue:
 
 
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Dan Misener

This is Small Business Week and our technology columnist, Dan Misener, shared his thoughts on small business customer service in the digital age.
Social media is making it a cinch for consumers to vent about products and services. He tells small business owners how to make sense of all the chatter and use it to their advantage.

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DAN WHELDON

People in the racing world continue to mourn the death of Dan Wheldon today.
Wheldon was killed in a 15 car crash at the Indy 300 race in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Alex Tagliani was one of Wheldon's team mates.
 
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Joe Beef: Hallway Interview

 

JOE BEEF 002.jpgJoe Beef Co-owners and chefs Frederic Morin and David McMillan just released their new cookbook.

They took time for a quick CBC Homerun Hallway Interview...

The Joe Beef restaurant is on Notre Dame Ouest.

http://www.joebeef.c

 

 

Listen to Joe Beef Co-owners and chefs Frederic Morin and David McMillan's interview with Sue. 

 

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X FACTOR

A Montrealer has made it to the finals in the American edition of X Factor.
Aimee Santos is part of the group 2 Squar'd.
Her group is being mentored by Paula Abdul.
 
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ANTHONY CALVILLO

A historic moment Sunday for Als quarterback Anthony Calvillo.
He broke the record for career passing yards.
Calvillo is now the CFL's all-time passing leader.

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Don Cherry

Don Cherry's comments about fighting in hockey continue to make waves.
Today three former NHL players are considering legal action against Don Cherry.
The former fighters say Cherry's comments on the CBC's Hockey Night in Canada were slanderous and inflammatory.
Chuck Thompson is a media spokesman for the CBC

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AN AFTERNOON WITH KELLY RICE CONTEST

RICE.jpgYou can win a date with kelly rice to the inaugural concert at the Concert Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

To enter check out the art here:

http://bit.ly/nZ2NcD

and choose a piece of music to go with your favorite work of art.
You can post your selection on our facebook page...Homerun show.
Or email us at homerun@cbc.ca.

You have until Thursday October 13th to enter!

 


Listen to Kelly's column on today's show:

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GEORGES LARAQUE

Everyone is buzzing today about Don Cherry's comments
He spoke out about fighting in the NHL.
Saying enforcers who say their shouldn't be fighting in the game are hypocrites

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He also mentioned former Habs enforcer Georges Laraque.
 
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ALOUETTES

It's Thanksgiving weekend.
On Monday the Alouettes will be serving dinner at the Welcome Hall Mission
Brian Breton is a wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes.

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The Men's Mission: 1490 St-Antoine Street West

STEVE JOBS

Montrealers are remembering the visionary behind Apple computers.
Co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs died last night at the age of 56.
Jobs' revolutionary mobile computers, phones and gadgets have left an indelible mark on the world
Elias Makos is a technical instructor at Concordia.
 
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Brendan Kelly is a Gazette entertainment columnist and a regular on CBC radio.
He joins us with his take on how Jobs changed the music industry.
 
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PONT CHAMPLAIN

The federal government says it will finally replace the Champlain bridge.
Recent engineering reports say the 49-year-old structure is at risk of collapsing and should be replaced.
The bridge could cost up to five billion dollars and would be built over the next 10 years.
Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay stopped by the Homerun Studio.

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Oliver Jones: Hallway Interview

Oliver Jones is trying to drum up support for the Union United Church.
He launched his career through the Church.
Oliver dropped by the Homerun studio to talk to Sue.

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The fundraising gala is Oct 15th at the Oscar Peterson Hall at Concordia University.
For more information: http://www.unionunitedchurchmtl.ca/news-and-events.html

 

 

PLANETARIUM

Homerun's Sabrina Marandola went to the Montreal Planetarium today.
It's closing on Monday, October 10th at 5pm.
It will re-open in 2013, at a new location near the Olympic Stadium

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www.rascmontreal.org

Ralph Steinman

The Nobel prize can only be awarded to people who are alive.
But today ... committee members broke their own rules ... and honoured Montreal scientist Ralph Steinman with the Nobel prize for medicine.
He passed away 3 days ago.
Steinman was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer four years ago and amazingly received treatment based on his own discovery.
Ivan Semeniuk is the news editor for the scientific journal, "Nature".

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UPAC

This afternoon Quebec's permanent anti corruption unit or UPAC released its bilan - an update on its progress over the last 6 months
Robert Lafreniere is the head of UPAC.
He spoke to Sue Smith in Studio.
 
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