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May 2012 Archives

Traffic

The Eastbound Ville Marie tunnel remains closed today. Caroline Larose from Transport Quebec gives Homerun's Sue Smith the latest.

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Montreal flood aftermath

Red Cross Quebec have been all around the island of Montreal helping families affected by the flash floods.
Donny Straub is a with the Red Cross First Responder team.

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Casserole Night In Canada

From Vancouver to London to Little Rock Arkansas, people all around the world are joining Montreal's Casserole protests.
Ethan Cox is the Montreal based writer and co-creator of the Facebook event.

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Anonymous

The international, cyber-hactivist group, Anonymous is threatening to disrupt the Grand Prix next weekend.
Elias Makos is a technology analyst

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Blocked from Twitter

Debates about the daily protests are happening in the streets, in work places
and in social media. Lynn O'Donnell joined one of those debates on Twitter
but after just a few tweets she was blocked.

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Postmedia

The union at the Montreal Gazette says the newspaper is getting rid of 23 full-time positions.
Irwin Block is the Vice President of the Media Guild. He talks to Sue Smith

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Paul Godfrey is President and CEO of Postmedia Network
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Casserole Protests

 Philip Oxhorn is a Political Science professor at McGill. He talks about the origins of casserole protests.

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London 2012

Montreal sailor Tyler Bjorn and his teammate Richard Clarke qualified for the Olympics this summer.The Canadian pair is ranked 5th internationally. Listen to Tyler's talk with Sue.

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Just For Laughs

Gilbert Rozon is the founder of Juste Pour Rire. A couple of days ago he tweeted about the student protests.
It's been getting a lot of reaction.

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Student protests

Darryl G photo.JPGIt's day 101 of the student protests. Sue talks to The Reverend Darryl Gray about what he thinks will solve this situation.
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Peter McAuslan is president of McAuslan Brewing
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Lawyer Anne-France Goldwater
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The Charbonneau commission

Quebec's public inquiry on corruption sets off today. The Charbonneau commission is looking at the possible links between the construction industry, local and provincial governments and organized crime. Jean Cournoyer is a former Liberal Cabinet minister. He's following the commission.

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Student March

Ian Lafrenière talks to Sue Smith about the student march.

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Zampino

SQphoto.JPGFrank Zampino has been charged with fraud, conspiracy and breach of trust. Zampino was the former head of the Montreal Executive Committee and Mayor Tremblay's right hand man. Guy Lapointe is a Lieutenant with criminal investigations for the Surete du Quebec.

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Georges Laraque

Georgesphoto.JPGGeorges Laraque is just back from Haiti. He was there to monitor progress of Grace Children's Hospital.

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Carey Price

582404_10150839696445326_148056775325_9811505_1251975302_n.jpgMontreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price is back home in BC training as a steer roper. Bob Louis lives and works on Louis Estate's Ranch in Vernon, BC. He's training Carey.

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Strombo

strombo photo.JPGGeorge Stroumboulopoulos joined Sue Smith in the Homerun Studio.

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Howard Dean

Howard Dean is in Montreal. Dean is a former Governor of Vermont. He also ran for the democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and founded Democracy for America, a political action committee.

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Driver Fatigue

A Quebec coroner has released his report on a truck accident that killed three cyclists on Highway 112 in Rougemont. Fatigue was one of the major factors of the accident. George Iny is President of the Automobile Protection Agency.

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Education Minister Quits

Quebec's Education Minister Line Beauchamp has resigned. Beauchamp says she has lost confidence in the good will of student leaders to find a solution to the tuition crisis. Leo Bureau-Blouin is President of the Quebec Federation of Cegep Students ( FECQ).

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* Michelle Courshesne is the new Education Minister.

Martin Brodeur

Tonight is game one of the Eastern Conference Finals between the New York Rangers and the New Jersey Devils. Montrealer Martin Brodeur has been spectacular in nets for the Devils. Denis Brodeur is Martin's father.

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David Beckham

Beckphoto.JPGDavid Beckham is in Montreal today, getting ready for his game against the Montreal Impact.
Homerun's Morgan Dunlop spent the afternoon at the Olympic Stadium.

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Sri Lanka

A West Island man has been brutally murdered in Sri Lanka. He was killed after he went to reclaim property lost during the country's civil war. Kyle Matthews is from the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies at Concordia University.

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Metro Smoke Bomb

Photos of four suspects have been released in connection with the smoke bombs in the metro this morning.
Ian Lafrenière is a spokesperson for the Montreal Police.

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Student Strike

leo.JPGLéo Bureau-Blouin is the President FECQ.

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SQ

Lieutenant Guy Lapointe from the SQ talks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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Victoriaville

There are calls today for an independent inquiry into police actions in Victoriaville. A protest outside the Liberal's annual general meeting on Friday quickly deteriorated into violence. Amir Khadir is a member of Quebec Solidaire.
 
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Books

books.jpgBook columnist Richard King joins Sue each Wednesday to talk books.
In this segment:
-Ru by Kim Thuy
-What We Talk About When We Talk About War by Noah Richler





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In this segment:
-The End of Growth by Jeff Rubin
-Straphanger by Taras Grescoe
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For information about Books and Breakfast:http://www.randomhouse.com/author/event/event_results.pperl?state=QC

Maurice Sendak

Maurice Sendak died today. He was 83.Sendak was the author of many popular children's books, including "Where the Wild Things Are". Montreal animators Chris Lavis and Maciek Szczerbowski worked with Sendak on "Higgledy Piggledy Pop!"

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http://www.nfb.ca/film/higglety_pigglety_pop_trailer/

Sideguards

desouza.jpgVille St-Laurent is now making it mandatory for heavy trucks to have side guards. Jeanette Holman Price started the Jessica Campaign. It's in honour of her daughter Jessica who was killed by a snow removal truck in Westmount. She talks to Sue Smith.




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Alan de Sousa is the Mayor of Ville St-Laurent. He also talked to Sue about this.
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http://www.thejessicacampaign.com/Default.asp?p=1

Student votes

Martine Desjardins, the president of FEUQ, spoke with Sue Smith.

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Accueil Bonneau

bonneau.jpgToday Accueil Bonneau is marking their 135th anniversary. They provide hot meals and services to the homeless. Kelly Greig has more on this story.

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Dogs at Work

dogs1.JPGMila Petkovic has the story of a who's employees are allowed to do something out of the ordinary- bring their dogs to work.

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Masks

Mayor Tremblay is recommending masks be banned from demonstrations.
Sue Smith spoke to McGill professor Jacob Levy.

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Aislin

terry.jpgTerry "Aislin" Mosher has drawn about 10,000 cartoons for the Gazette. He is now being inducted into the Canadian Cartoonist Hall of Fame tomorrow in Toronto.

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Vintage Recall

vintage.jpgIf you like vintage clothes, then there's an event this weekend you might enjoy.It's called the Vintage Recall. More than two thousand vintage items for sale with all the money going to the Alzheimer Groupe. Linda Israel is executive director.

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Beastie Boy

Adam Yauch, better known as MCA, has died. He co-founded the Beastie Boys with Mike Diamond and Adam Horowitz in 1979. He was diagnosed with cancer in 2009. He was 48. Homerun's music columnist Duke Eatmon talks to Sue about him.

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Peter Mansbridge

The Mansbridge Internship is an award worth $10,000 It is an initiative of the CBC's Peter Mansbridge and Mount Allison University.And this year, a Montrealer is the winner.Lia D'Abate talks to Sue Smith.

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http://www.mta.ca/leadership/mansbridge.html

Raccoons

raccoon.jpgThe City of Montreal is asking people to stop feeding the raccoons on Mount Royal. Gabrielle Korn -from Les Amis de la Montagne-talks to Sue Smith.

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Thomas Mulcair

One year after the "Orange Wave"--NDP leader Thomas Mulcair talks to Sue Smith.

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Cabane à Sucre

urban cabane a sucre.JPGSabrina Marandola spent the day at an urban sugar shack---in the making.

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Marc Bergevin:New Habs GM

Geoff Molson speaks to Sue Smith.

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Biodome

penguin IMG_3349.JPGThe oldest living Gentoo Penguin in North America turned 33 today. Homerun's Kelly Greig was at her birthday celebration at the Biodome.

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Jean-Guy Moreau

gbowserphoto.JPGJean-Guy Moreau - one of the province's most beloved comedians - has died. Moreau was famous for his impersonations of Jean Drapeau, Premier Rene Levesque and Lucien Bouchard. George Bowser of Bowser and Blue worked with him.

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CLASSE

Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois is the head of the student group CLASSE. He speaks to Homerun's Sue Smith.

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