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July 2014 Archives

A Growing Passion For Basketball

Posted by Amy Grant

16-year-old Julian Roche tells us about playing basketball at a private school in the U.S.

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Deborah Discovers: Grand Manan

Posted by Amy Grant

Deborah took the ferry and her family over to Grand Manan for the first time.

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Our Movie Review: Lucy

Posted by Amy Grant

Scarlett Johansson plays a woman who finds herself becoming the smartest and most dangerous person on the planet in Luc Besson's new sci fi thriller. Tara Thorne reviews the french film director's new movie.

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You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne for Amanda Rouse

Posted by Amy Grant

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Health Care Providers That Work Together Serve Patients Better

Posted by Amy Grant

UNB nursing professor, Shelley Doucet is leading a research and evaluation project to help healthcare providers give better collaborative care to patients.

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Juno Award Winning Bluesman Comes To Town

Posted by Amy Grant

Morgan Davis is launching his new cd this weekend at the Magnolia Cafe in Saint John. Davis talks to us about his new cd that features some of Canada's best blues musicians.

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A Saint John Photographer Documents The Housing Problems In Saint John

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John photographer, Chris Donovan is trying to put a face on the issue of quality affordable housing in Saint John. His exhibit opens on August 15th on the third floor of Brunswick Square.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: No Changes

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Robert Jones says that there'll be no real change at the pumps tonight at midnight.

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Catch The Wind - The Irish Descendants for Gillian Clarke

Posted by Amy Grant

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The Proposal To Expand Curbside Pickup

Posted by Amy Grant

Saint John Mayor Mel Norton speaks about the recent recommendation to adopt curbside recycling and keep the curbside composting program too.

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Elephant Skeletons

Posted by Amy Grant

Jeff Liberty features a Saint John artist with an Eastern feel.

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Shine On - Eric Bibb for Tandi Hooper-Clark

Posted by Amy Grant

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Moving New Brunswick Towards A Digital Society

Posted by Amy Grant

A recent report gave three recommendations on how to drive change in the province. One of the main recommendations was to move N.B. towards a digital society. Ed McGinley and David Alston spoke with us about the digital shift.

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Off The Shelf: Two New Authors

Posted by Amy Grant

Mary Barlow recommends two new books by two new authors. 'Everything I Never Told You' written by Celeste Ng and 'Fourth of July Creek' written by Smith Henderson.

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In The Morning - The Coral for the workers at Sociallogical

Posted by Amy Grant

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IT Can Drive The New Economy

Posted by Elke Semerad

A New Brunswick Research and Innovation report gives three recommendations on how to drive change in province. Geoff Flood is the president and CEO of T4G and the co-chair of the New Brunswick Research and Innovation Council.

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Advanced Care Paramedics Coming To New Brunswick

Posted by Elke Semerad

They're ambulance attendants who have the training to administer life-saving medicines to the people they treat. Chris Hood is executive director of the Paramedic Association of New Brunswick.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: D-Day

Posted by Elke Semerad

Marc Milner details the role Canadian troops played in the advances at Normandy. He's the author of the new book 'Stopping the Panzers,' due out in November.

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Summer In The City - Lovin' Spoonful for Linda Turgeon

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Finance Minister Checks The Balances

Posted by Elke Semerad

The New Brunswick government just released the audited financial statements for last year. The province is still carrying a half-billion-dollar defecit. Blaine Higgs is the finance minister.

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Deborah Discovers: Red Head Battery

Posted by Elke Semerad

Harold Wright takes Deborah to the abandoned magazines in Red Head, built in 1864 to protect our port during the American Civil War.

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Any Road - George Harrison for Melanie Richard to Matt Humphrey

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Back On Campus At UNBSJ

Posted by Elke Semerad

Karen Kidd is the Canada Research Chair in Chemical Contamination of Food Webs, and a professor of biology at UNBSJ. She is studying mercury levels in the 'hotspot' in Kejimkujik Park.

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South Portland, Maine, Says No To Bitumen

Posted by Elke Semerad

The mayor and council of South Portland, Maine, voted against accepting any bitumen at the city's port, which already pipes crude oil to Montreal. Jerry Jalbert is mayor of South Portland.

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The Gas Guru Predicts No Change

Posted by Elke Semerad

Reporter Robert Jones says the price of gas and heating oils will probably not budge at all tonight.

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From Summer Job To Success: Jim and James Crosby

Posted by Elke Semerad

The fourth and fifth generation Crosby men talk about sweet summer jobs working in the family molasses business.

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CBC To Air Documentary Code Kids

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Code Movement is a push to teach young schoolchildren how to program computers. David Alston is a proponent here in New Brunswick, and Greg Hemmings directed the documentary.

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Arizona - Great Balancing Act for Tanya Cormier's daughter Emma

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Post-Arthur Review Of NB Power

Posted by Elke Semerad

The government says NB Power will be left to conduct an internal review of its handling of the storm, but some people familiar with the utility are questioning whether self assessment is enough. Reporter Robert Jones has more.

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Police Commission's Newest Member

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jennifer Carhart is the principal of Hazen White-St. Francis School. She's the newest member of the Saint John Board of Police Commissioners.

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Tomato/tomato Talks About Upcoming CD Launch

Posted by Elke Semerad

John and Lisa McClaggan are excited to be releasing their first CD, a work produced in their own home studio.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Healthy Soil

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett answers a listener's question about purchased soil that doesn't seem to be nurturing her seedlings.

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Help Me Lose My Mind - Disclosure for Doug Tremblay

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Morgentaler Clinic No Longer Offering Procedures

Posted by Elke Semerad

The New Brunswick government only pays for abortions at two hospitals, and only if a woman gets approval from two doctors who certify the procedure is "medically necessary." Simone Liebovitch is the manager of the Morgantaler Clinic in Fredericton.

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Council's Youngest Elected Member, Kathy Rogers, Remembered

Posted by Elke Semerad

Former city councillor and super-volunteer Kathy Rogers died last week. She was 54. Greg Zed has known Kathy Rogers for more than 30 years.  Ivan Court is a west side resident and long-time Liberal.

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Deborah Discovers: Tin Can Beach

Posted by Elke Semerad

Deborah Irvine Anderson visits the south end beach, sometimes known as Rockaway beach.

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Off The Shelf: A Friend's Book and A Journalist's Take

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow shares 'The Story Of Owen' by E.K. Johnston and '10% Happier: How I Tamed the voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works' by Dan Harris.

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It's A Beautiful Day - Michael Buble for Kevin Bogle

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History: 1942

Posted by Elke Semerad

In 1942, the port of Saint John was an important base for shipping badly needed supplies, and the U-boat captains came hunting that spring. Marc Milner is the director of the Gregg Centre for the study of War and Society at UNB.

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Change - Tears For Fears for Jeff Liberty

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Rothesay Develops Rail Safety Recommendations For Community

Posted by Elke Semerad

A helipad in Kennebecasis Park is one of the suggestions from a committee focused on rail safety in Rothesay. Nancy Grant is Rothesay's deputy mayor, and she oversees the ad hoc committee on rail safety.

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Our Movie Review: Begin Again

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne reviews this movie about the romance and business of making music, starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo.


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Chelsea Morning - Joni Mitchell for Glenda Thornton

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Deborah Discovers: Tin Can Beach

Posted by Elke Semerad

Deborah Irvine Anderson visits the south end beach, sometimes known as Rockaway beach.

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Minister Of Energy And Mines Responds About Storm Damage

Posted by Elke Semerad

NB Power is still working to restore electricity to 800 customers since Arthur hit the province July 5th. It's been a tough slog for hundreds of crews, many on loan from neighbouring provinces and states. Minister Craig Leonard talks about the response.

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The Gas Guru Predicts Two Cents Down

Posted by Elke Semerad

Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will fall by one or two cents tonight at midnight.

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From Summer Job To Success: Andrew Oland

Posted by Elke Semerad

Moosehead Breweries president and CEO Andrew Oland talks about loading car trunks with cases of beer at the drive-thru, and an office job with a testy spreadsheet.


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CBC Learns Rank Incorporated Behind Possible Coast Guard Site Development

Posted by Elke Semerad

The Waterfront Development Commission is courting a developer for the Coast Guard site. CBC has learned the company is Halifax-based Rank Incorporated, owned by the Ramia family. CBC's Connell Smith spoke to Stephen Kimber about the family.

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Saint John Energy Got Lucky

Posted by Elke Semerad

In the height of the power outages caused by post tropical storm Arthur, about 10 per cent of Saint John Energy customers were without power, and that was restored within two days. Ray Robinson is the president and CEO of Saint John Energy.


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Walls Fall Down - Bedoiun Soundclash for Christina Barrington

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Tomato/Tomato

Posted by Elke Semerad

Jeff Liberty explores the tasty new EP from John and Lisa McLaggan who make up Tomato/Tomato.

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Kiss Me - Sixpence None The Richer for Paulette Paulin

Posted by Elke Semerad

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A Place To Play A Song - Clinton Charlton for Dan Culberson

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Here's How To Live Off The Grid On Purpose

Posted by Elke Semerad

More than 130,000 people were without power after Arthur swiped through New Brunswick. Brian Rose is president of Appleseed Energy, a green energy provider for northeastern Nova Scotia. He's lived off the grid for 15 years.

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Deborah Discovers: St. Nicholas Church

Posted by Elke Semerad

Deborah Irvine Anderson visits the tiny St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, the only orthodox church in the province.

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Our Movie Review: Tammy

Posted by Elke Semerad

Tara Thorne feels this movie starring Melissa McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone is very funny, but gets lost in its focus tonally.

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Time With You - Doug and Bailey Boyer, for Bailey's birthday

Posted by Elke Semerad

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CBC Responds To Criticism Over Lack Of Local Broadcast During Arthur

Posted by Elke Semerad

Many of our listeners and viewers were angry or disappointed CBC New Brunswick did not have special radio programming to provide updates and information given the severity of the storm. Mary-Pat Schutta is Senior Manager CBC New Brunswick.

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From Summer Job To Success: Glenn Cooke

Posted by Elke Semerad

Our summer series features business people in Southwestern New Brunswick and their early job experiences.

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The Gas Guru Predicts Savings

Posted by Elke Semerad

CBC's Robert Jones predicts the price of gas will drop tonight by two cents and the price of diesel and heating oil will drop by three or more.

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Summer - War for Nelson Hansen

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Busy Times For City Arborists

Posted by Elke Semerad

Information Morning's Megan MacAlpine met Marc Doucet, at the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Manawagonish Road, on the west side. He's the operations manager for urban forestry with the city.

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Our Resident Green Thumb On Cleaning Up After Arthur

Posted by Elke Semerad

Betty Kennett shares lessons learned about how a garden can weather a storm like Arthur.

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Golden Years - David Bowie for Beth McCoy

Posted by Elke Semerad

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Forestry Companies Should Go Through Marketing Board To Private Woodlot Owners

Posted by Elke Semerad

New Brunswick's highest court has ruled that the marketing boards are the ones that should decide the terms of any deals forestry companies make with private woodlots. Ken Hardie is the manager of New Brunswick's federation of woodlot owners.

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Off The Shelf: Montreal Authors

Posted by Elke Semerad

Mary Barlow recommends two books from Montreal authors, Sean Michaels and Heather O'Neill: 'Us Conductors' and 'The Girl Who Was Saturday Night.'


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Hideaway - Kiesza for Jericho Dawn

Posted by Elke Semerad

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The State Of Rail Safety One Year After The Lac-Mégantic Disaster

Posted by Amy Grant

This weekend marks the anniversary of the rail disaster in Lac-Mégantic. Rail safety advocate, David Jeanes tells us how the industry has changed in the year since the disaster.

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Making Connections With New Brunswick's Military History

Posted by Amy Grant

Marc Milner, director of the Gregg Centre for the study of War and Society at UNB will be joining us throughout the summer to talk about some of this province's military history.  This morning he starts by talking about our involvement in WWI.

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I Can See Clearly Now - The Holly Cole Trio from Melinda Sheehan wishing her sister AJ Griffin a happy birthday

Posted by Amy Grant

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Deborah Discovers

Posted by Amy Grant

Today, we kick off a new summer series where the CBC's Deborah Irvine Anderson plays tourist in her own town. First stop: The Loyalist House.

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A Community Trying To Recover

Posted by Amy Grant

CBC reporter, Rachel Cave tells us how Moncton is trying to move on after the deadly shootings from a month ago.

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Our Movie Review: Transformers: Age Of Extinction

Posted by Amy Grant

Tara Thorne lets us know her real feelings about the new Michael Bay film which she found overly long and dumb.

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My Silver Lining - First Aid Kit for Trent Seely

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Back On Campus At UNBSJ

Posted by Amy Grant

This summer we're meeting a number of people that work at UNBSJ throughout the summer, today we're going to start our series with the head of collections at the Ward Chipman library.

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Steven Robar is the Community Engagement Liaison at UNBSJ. He helps organize the Promise Partnership.   listen


 

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Take Liberty: Spotlight Alert The Medic

Posted by Amy Grant

Jeff Liberty tells us about the Nova Scotia rockers who just had one of their songs featured on the NHL Awards.

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The Gas Guru Speaks: Everything Going Down

Posted by Amy Grant

Reporter Robert Jones predicts that the price of gas, home heating oil and diesel will all be going down tonight at midnight by 2 cents.

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Streak - Ray Stevens from Dana Mckay for Sarah Tabor

Posted by Amy Grant

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