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A Banner Season for Tuna/ From Ig-Noble to Nobel/ The Phone in on Widowhood


The Tuna Count: Prince Edward Island's tuna season is going to be short and sweet this year. It opened just yesterday morning, and it's expected the entire 400 fish quota could be reached by today. At last count fishermen had already hauled close to 300 tuna. This year's extraordinary catch has fisherman wondering why the federal government is moving ahead on plans to safeguard tuna. Canada is reviewing bluefin tuna under its endangered species law for the first time. No salt-water fish that is commercially harvested has ever been listed under Canada's Species at Risk Act. Not even cod. The CBC's Laura Chapin brought us up to speed on the story.

Nobel's Brother, Ig: Dr Richard Wassersug is basking in reflected glory today. Not that the award winning scientist - and one half of Maritime Noon's Science Panel - is any slouch when it comes to ground-breaking scientific research. But Dr Wassersug shares a personal connection - and apparently a sense of humour - with this year's first Nobel Prize winner in Physics, the Russian born Andre Geim.

Widowhood: When a woman suddenly finds herself widowed, she is often surrounded by friends and family who want to offer support and help. But that outpouring of assistance, as well intentioned as it is, can be shortlived. And, at the end of the day, a widow is often going home to an empty house, and questions about the future can be overwhelming. When Mary Francis of Saint John found herself suddenly widowed after 27 years of marriage, she knew she needed support. She found it by talking to other widows. The conversations these women shared with her are filled with loneliness and fear - but also laughter and hope. Mary Francis turned those conversations into a book called "The Sisterhood of Widows: 16 true stories of grief, anger and healing." And you called to share your experiences of widowhood. Click Here


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