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He started it.

He being the mayor of Moncton. George LeBlanc did his own Twitter poll on putting a roundabout at the intersection of Killam Drive and Collishaw. The mayor talked to us about it on our show and we decided to put our own question to the people. "I think this is going to be a talker," producer Karin said. Understatement of the week. Dozens and dozens of listeners weighed in and wow, are we critical of drivers out there. "They are great but not in this city. To(o) many people can't drive on a straight road." I thought that was a bit harsh, until I went around the Dieppe traffic circle, and saw an SUV pulled over in the middle of it, the driver looking totally confused. Hmmm... To be continued. While we're all waiting for the green light on that idea, take a spin on our facebook page to signal your feelings on roundabouts. It's a busy spot, so you may have to yield to others.

We talked about another type of roundabout this week. A roundabout way to get a job. And an expensive one. That's how Ken Coates might describe a university education. He's an academic who tells it like it is: more parents and educators should steer high school grads towards community colleges and trades instead of university. A lot of our listeners agreed. Ironic that we ended the week hearing from grads of a gaming program at the NBCC, many who had job offers in hand before their diplomas. If you're a soon-to-be-grad, send me an email and let me know which road you're heading down.

A la prochaine ...

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