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October 2012 Archives

Playhouse preview

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Tim Yerxa has a preview of Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albertans. A little bit of country for your listening pleasure.


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Zom-bees

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Attack of the zombie bees. Biologist Steve Heard tells Terry about a new threat to honey bee populations.

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Enterprise Fredericton

Posted by Kevin Shaw


With the end of Enterprise Fredericton, who will go to bat for Fredericton business owners? Terry talks with an economic development consultant.


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Atcon deal

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Last year a senior bureaucrat refused to tell a committee of MLAs what advice he gave the Graham government about the Atcon deal. Now we know what that advice was. Jacques Poitras has a report.

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Germain part 1

Posted by Kevin Shaw


She survived 26 days of imprisonment and rape, and now, a Moncton woman is talking about her ordeal. She speaks with Anthony Germain.

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Madeleine Dube

Posted by Kevin Shaw


Social Development Minister Madeleine Dube will join me to respond to a former ombundsman's concerns over senior care.

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Food bank report

Posted by Kevin Shaw


As we say every year, the need is great, and it's increasing. We find out what a new report says about the demand on New Brunswick's food banks.


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Vaccine recall

Posted by Kevin Shaw


We find out what a flu vaccine recall will mean for New Brunswickers.


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Senior's voice

Posted by Kevin Shaw


It's not officially part of the job right now, but Bernard Richard says he's keeping an eye on David Alward's promise to seniors.


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Liberal leader

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Terry talks to the new leader of New Brunswick's Liberal Party,
Brian Gallant.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

If you're moonlighting, should you tell your boss? Workplace specialist Pierre Battah talks about the pros and cons of holding down multiple jobs.

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Charlottetown Accord

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Today is the 20th anniversary of the Charlottetown Accord. We reflect on its legacy with Bob Rae.

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Invest New Brunswick

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Only months after the province invests in Radian6, the company announces it's laying off 50 New Brunswickers. We spoke with Louis-Phillipe Gauthier, the Vice President of Stategic Initiatives with Invest NB.

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Movie Review - We Have A Pope

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our movie reviewers Rebekah Chasse and Michael Higgins are together again. And they tackle a "lofty" foreign film.

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Maritime bus service

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Coach Atlantic Group of PEI is a step closer to taking over intercity bus routes in the Maritimes.

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Radian 6 Layoffs

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Once the tech darling of the province, now employees of Radian 6 brace for layoffs. We spoke to Larry Sampson, the CEO of the New Brunswick IT Council.

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C.U.P.E. on EA's

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Canadian Union of Public Employees is questioning whether the Education Department has hired 200 new education assistants.

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Gardening Phone In

Posted by Larry Dickinson

George Scott makes his last visit for this season to help gardeners.

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Obesity and food labels

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

A controversial editorial from the Ontario Medical Association recommends that junk foods display the same kind of graphic warnings we see on cigarette packages. Our house doctor weighs in.

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Infrastructure repairs

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Fixing sidewalks, bridges, sewer pipes and roads. Mayors from the region lobby for billions of dollars to help repair their cities. Terry talks to Fredericton Mayor Brad Woodside.

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Playhouse Preview October 24, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Tim Yerxa is here for this week's Playhouse Preview. Wild horses couldn't drag him away from our show.

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Gas Guru October 24, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones with his weekly prediction of gas prices. This week it's good news for consumers.

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Teacher's Questions

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Teachers are trying to figure out why the math just doesn't add up when it comes to the Education Minister's decision to hold back operating budgets for schools, while hiring a couple of hundred teachers assistants. They want answers.

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Vet's Ombudsman

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Guy Parent, Canada's Veterans Ombudsman was in Woodstock last night to meet with vets and their families.

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Household debt

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The Bank of Canada is once again expressing concern about household debt. Financial analyst, Dan Noel explains why rising household debt is a concern.

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Outdoor Education

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Doug Richardson, principal Keswick Ridge School, talks about
education that happens outside the classroom.

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Health Future

Posted by Larry Dickinson

In his new book "Chronic Condition", Jeffrey Simpson argues that complacency is keeping Canada's healthcare system stuck in the past and unable to face the future. We asked him about his prescription for Canada's healthcare system.

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Drainage

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Staying dry was a real battle for many people in Fredericton on the weekend as their neighborhood streets and parks flooded in the rain. Is there something missing in the municipal drainage system? We ask Dylan Gamble, the manager of Fredericton's streets and roads and Scott McConaghy, the chair of the city's Public Safety and Environment Committee.

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McAdam water shortage

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Terry gets an update on the water situation in McAdam.

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Potato crop

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Watered down potatoes. Terry finds out how the wet weather is affecting the potato harvest.

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Managing Education

Posted by Larry Dickinson

There's been lots of talk about the situation facing schools all over New Brunswick trying to get access to their full operating budgets. We spoke to two people who've been there - Kelly Lamrock and Dennis Cochrane.

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School Crimestoppers

Posted by Larry Dickinson

It's often been considered the lowest of lows when you're a student in high school... snitching on someone when you've caught them doing something wrong. The RCMP hopes times are changing.

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Somalia Help

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We talk to Anne MacKinnon, a Fredericton nurse recently returned from a mission in Africa with Doctors Without Borders.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Be careful, the boss may be watching. Pierre Battah will be here to talk about your online activity and the workplace.

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Administration salaries

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

When it comes to jobs in New Brunswick, being a city administrator can be especially rewarding....CBC News has received information that reveals city managers are earning salaries well above the provincial average. Daniel McHardie has
a report.

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School Budget Cuts Panel

Posted by Larry Dickinson

What do parents think about the potential cuts to school budgets? We sat down with three of them and asked them to share their thoughts about the uncertainty.

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School Budget Cuts

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Leader of New Brunswick's Official Opposition, Victor Boudreau, weighs in on budget cuts to schools.

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Community Funding

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We talk to Bruce Grandy, the chair of Fredericton's Finance Committee about his concerns about this year's community financing numbers from the province.

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Movie Review - Argo

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Rebekah Chasse, our movie reviewer, will tackle the political thriller based on a true story... Argo.

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Skeet and Trap

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Getting women interested in skeet shooting. Nancy Robinson is organizing a series of introductory courses for women at the Fredericton Skeet and Trap Club.

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Duality Explained

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Duality. Duplicaton. Bilingualism. Even some provincial politicians have been confused. Our Provincial Affairs reporter has the backstory on the province's latest language fight.

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Gardening Phone In October 18, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Got a problem in your garden? George Scott drops by to answer your calls and email questions.

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Industry Reaction

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear what industry thinks of the recommendations made by Dr. Louis LaPierre and Dr. Elish Cleary about shale gas development in our province.

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School budgets

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Schools in New Brunswick brace for potential budget cuts. Education Minister
Jody Carr and Heather Smith, president of the New Brunswick Teachers Association
talk to Terry.

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Duality explained

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Journalist Jacques Poitras political and legal history of the idea that's making waves in New Brunswick politics.

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Language lady

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Our language lady Laurel Boone is back to answer your grammar questions.

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Cleary Report

Posted by Larry Dickinson

New Brunswick's Chief Medical Officer of Health has issued her diagnosis of shale gas development in the province. She spoke with Terry Sequin.

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Playhouse Preview October 16, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Classical music to inspire and entertain. The Gryphon Trio are coming to the Playhouse. Tim Yerxa has a preview.

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Pilgrimage to Rome

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Her life and guidance set such an important example. Our Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas is leaving for Rome to watch the Pope bestow Sainthood on Kateree Tekahkahwee, the first Aborignal person from North America.

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Gas Guru October 16, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones, our Gas Guru with his weekly prediction.

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ATV Drivers

Posted by Larry Dickinson

RCMP officers made an interesting discovery recently relating to the behaviour of some ATV drivers.

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LaPierre Report

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A tale of two reports. The province released two different perspectives on the shale gas industry in New Brunswick yesterday. We spoke with biology professor Louis LaPierre about his report.

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Fredericton Housing Development Part Two

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Developers keep building, but will the buyers keep coming? Today we get a reality check. We hear what forecasts say about Fredericton's housing boom.

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Friends of Isaac's Way

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear about help for employees out of a job and out of a home after the recent downtown fire.

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David Adams Richards

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A new honour for New Brunswick's David Adams Richards. He won the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for his novel "Incidents in the Life of Markus Paul".

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Fredericton housing development

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

if you build them ...will they come? We'll find out about the motivation behind Fredericton's new building boom.

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Fredericton air travel

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Can Fredericton's airport attract more airlines? Terry talks to the CEO of the airport authority.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Pierre Battah will be here to talk about why we sometimes feel like the workplace will fall apart without us.

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Frankenweenie

Posted by Larry Dickinson

An animated creation from Tim Burton is on the bill for our movie reviewer Rebekah Chasse.

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Tax Burden

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Canadian Federation of Independent Business is asking for a tax break for small and medium size businesses. Richard Dunn is New Brunswick Policy Analyst for the C.F.I.B.

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Official languages

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The state of linguistic equality in New Brunswick. Terry speaks with the Commissioner of Official Languages, Michel Carrier.

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Domestic violence

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Guns and domestic violence are a deadly combination, according to a new report. Is stricter gun control the answer? We'll hear from a reseacher who says it would help.

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Honouring a hero

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

A ceremony for an American born, Canadian War hero in Eastport Maine will bring together vetrans from both sides of the border.

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Gardening Phone In Oct. 11, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Is it time to move your plants inside or mow the lawn for the last time? George Scott helps listeners with their fall gardening questions.

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Liberal Leadership

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The three candidates for the Liberal leadership are in the studio to talk about their visions for the party.

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Domestic Violence Death Review Committee

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A new report and recommendations have been released on New Brunswick's domestic homicide rate.

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Protecting Our Water

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Water, water everywhere but how long will it last? We spoke with David McLaughlin, the former President and CEO of the National Roundtable on the Environment and the Economy.

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UNB International Students

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Lifting the spirits of international students at the University of New Brunswick the old fashioned Canadian way.... with a hockey game.

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Playhouse Preview October 10, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet is bringing poetry in motion to the Playhouse next month. Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of The Playhouse talks about the company and what to expect.

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Mental Health Week

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The province marks the start of Mental Health Week with a new program to help children and youth cope with depression and anxiety.

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Homeless

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Fredericton's big fire over the weekend has uncovered a bigger problem in the city ... affordable housing. Tim Ross is coordinator of the province's Community Action Group on Homelessness.

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Gas Guru October 10, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones with his weekly prediction of gas and home heating oil prices.

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Art Lost

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Two members of Fredericton's art community talk about the loss of Isaac's Way restaurant last weekend and its role in helping local artists display their work while supporting worthy causes.

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Garbage to electricity

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

One person's garbage is another person's light bulb. We'll find out more about a plan to generate electricity with your trash in Fredericton.

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Youth Shift

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Juggling student debt, unemployment, education and personal lives. Two New Brunswickers share their stories of the new reality for young people in Canada.

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Fire Update

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A first person account of the fire on Carleton Street early Sunday morning from a man living in the building. And we speak with Tina Lejeune, who is trying to pick up the pieces after losing her business.

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How Much Do Our Mayors Cost Us?

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Exercising your rights to find out as much as you can from your local government under right to information changes. We have a report card on how well city halls are responding.

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Norm Foster

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Playwright Norm Foster has moved back to New Brunswick. He talks about the world premiere of his new production, Hilda's Yard.

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Downtown Fredericton Fire

Posted by Larry Dickinson

A fire in downtown Fredericton over the weekend destroyed a building housing Issac's Way Restaurant, and a rooming house.

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Year of the Cooperatives

Posted by Larry Dickinson

One in two New Brunswickers is a member of a co-op. Are you? We find out why the co-op business model is getting attention from the UN and about the future of co-operatives.

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Miniature Portraits

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Find out about the teeny-tiny exhibition at the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John.

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Chief Stewart Paul

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We get reaction from Tobique First Nation to the province's flood mitigation plan.

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Movie Review - Looper

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Rebekah Chasse takes on "Looper", an action movie starring Bruce Willis.

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Right to Information

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

If you have a question about what happens at Fredericton city hall, you have
to make a request Brenda Knight, the city's new Right to Information manager.

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Pumpkin carving

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

It's intense...it's secretive...and the carving knives are flashing everywhere. The Great Pumpkin carving competition at Fundy National Park is back.

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How Secret Should A Government Stay?

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We talk about why the Alward government has muzzled its own Chief Medical Officer of Health over her study on the health effects of shale gas exploration.

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Duality Followup

Posted by Larry Dickinson

We hear from two doctors about treating patients in English and French.

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Price-Fixing Charges

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Quebec gas stations are accused of fixing prices. Among them Irving Oil.

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Gardening Phone In Oct 4, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Our gardening expert George Scott drops by to answer your questions.

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Relocation Money For Perth Andover

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The province will spend 8-million dollars to relocate, flood-proof, or buy-out Perth-Andover and Tobique First Nation homes in flood prone areas. We talk to the minister of Local Government, Bruce Fitch, and Dan Dionne, the Village Manager of Perth Andover.

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Playhouse Preview October 3, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Needing only their voices, their joy, and their ability to entertain audiences, the Nylons are coming to the Playhouse. Tim Yerxa, Executive Director of The Playhouse talks about the group and their performance date.

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Gas Guru October 3, 2012

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Bob Jones has his weekly gas price predictions and this week, it's not good news.

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Language and healthcare

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

What is the difference between duality and equality in heathcare? We'll talk to a doctor who says the system in New Brunswick isn't fair to those whose mother tongue is French.


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Future for young people

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

The road map to adulthood is not as clear as it once was. Terry
talks to a representative about a new report from Community Foundations of Canada that outlines what the future for young people is in Canada.

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Access to Information

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

New Brunswick's Access to Information and Privacy Commissioner responds to the results of Newspapers Canada's freedom of information audit.

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Fly tying workshop

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

A world-famous fly-tier visits Keswick Ridge School.

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UNB Tedx

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

TED talks, Fredericton style.

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Rating Freedom of Information in Canada

Posted by Larry Dickinson

Newspapers Canada has released the results of its annual test of Freedom of Information in Canada. We find out how New Brunswick fared.

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Beaverbrook Art Dispute Saga

Posted by Larry Dickinson

The most aggressive member of the Aitken family has had a change of heart about the Beaverbrook art dispute. Hear from Tim Aitken on why he tried to settle the dispute.

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Schizophrenia

Posted by Larry Dickinson

One mother's experience with the pain of paranoid schizophrenia. It hit her son in his late teens.

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Pierre Battah

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Shake hands. Kiss kiss. How do you greet your colleagues? Pierre Battah helps us navigate the confusing and sometimes awkward world of workplace greetings.

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Alcohol and Athletes

Posted by Myfanwy Davies

Separating alcohol and athletics. Terry talks to St. Thomas University's Athletics Director about an incident involving the school's Rugby team.

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