August 2012 Archives

CMA on Fracking, University Drinking Feedback, Gardening Advice

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Canadian Medical Association President Anne Reid shares her thoughts on what should be included in health studies involving fracking.  You share your thoughts on tighter controls around drinking on university campuses.  And our gardening expert Marjorie Willison takes your calls.
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Acadia Drinking Strategy, Science of Everyday Life, Athlete Donations

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Acadia releases its new strategy for tackling binge drinking on campus.  We get an overview and reaction from an addictions counsellor.  Mary Anne White answers your questions about the science of everyday life.  And you share your thoughts about financial support for our amateur athletes.
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The Naked Oat

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Science has helped create a variety of oat that's better for you - and may help address the growing issue of hunger in Canada.  Click here to find out more about this great example of Canadian science in action: http://www.agr.gc.ca/cb/index_e.php?s1=n&s2=2011&page=n110228a


Stolen Monkey, Connaughton Fundraiser, Advice on Wells

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The General Manager of the Magnetic Hill Zoo tells us about the theft of a squirrel monkey.  Jared Connaughton reacts to a planned fundraiser on PEI to help support his training.  And George Somers shares his advice on maintaining a private well.
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Bus Access Denied, Buying a Car, More Missing Jellyfish

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Lauri Noye was denied access to a Metro Transit bus, after a driver decides the doctor's note she had explaining her need for a seizure alert dog to stay with her at all times.  We talk to Lauri and a spokesperson from Metro Transit.  George Iny of the Automobile Protection Association offers advice on buying a car.  And where have the jellyfish gone? You share your sightings.
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Springsteen Concert Success?, Pet Advice, Missing Jellyfish

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A veteran concert promoter shares his thoughts on the success of the Springsteen concert and the size of the crowd.  Dr. Eric Carnegy answers your questions on pet health.  And Norma Lee reports that she saw very few jellyfish at the beach this summer, and asks if you noticed the same.
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Lance Armstrong Reaction, Education Feedback, Chef Craig Flinn

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The organizer of the 2012 Cape Breton Classic bicycle race reacts to Lance Armstrong's decision to stop fighting doping allegations.  Your feedback on education priorities in the Maritimes.  And Chef Craig Flinn shares his ideas (and recipes!) for your summer garden bounty.
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Salad Nicoise

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Salad Nicoise

 

1 lb (454 g) greenhouse or garden lettuces (like Boston Bib or mesclun mix)

8 fingerling potatoes, cooked and sliced lengthwise

1/2 hothouse english cucumber

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

8 oz (225 g) green beans, blanched in boiling water and chilled

2 greenhouse tomatoes, sliced

1 pint greenhouse cherry tomatoes, mixed colors

2 stalks celery, peeled and sliced on the bias

1 cup (250 mL) canned or preserved artichokes, sliced

6 hard boiled eggs, peeled

3/4 cup (185 mL) nicoise olives (kalamata are fine)

2 cans of tuna in water

1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh basil leaves

 

Cook the eggs for 9 minutes, then peel, chill, and slice in half.

 

This salad is best served on a large platter and shared "family style" with everybody helping them selves. Simply lay the greens on the platter and build the salad up from there, garnishing with slices of potatoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, and crumbled tuna. Fresh basil leaves and a generous bath of dressing (below) is all you need for this simple rustic salad.

 

Vinaigrette:

3 anchovy fillets

1 shallot very finely minced

1 clove garlic, minced to a fine pulp

2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard

juice and zest of a lemon

1 tbsp (15 mL) white wine vinegar

1/2 tsp (3 mL) salt

1/2 tsp (3 mL) freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup (125 mL) extra virgin olive oil

 

Smash the anchovy fillets in a bowl with a fork and add the shallots and garlic. Add the mustard, lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add the olive oil in a slow and steady stream until the vinaigrette is smooth and emulsified. For a larger salad simply double the ingredients; leftover dressing will keep for a couple of weeks in the refrigerator.

 

Serves 6


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Heirloom Tomato Puff Pastry Pizza With Goat's Cheese and Basil

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HEIRLOOM TOMATO PUFF PASTRY PIZZA WITH GOAT'S CHEESE AND BASIL

 

3 shallots minced

3 cloves garlic minced

3 tbsp (45 mL) butter

1/4 tsp (1 mL) chili flakes

1 tsp (5 mL) dried basil

1/4 cup (60 mL) dry sherry

3/4 cup (180 mL) softened goat's cheese

3/4 cup (180 mL) softened cream cheese

2 10 X 14 sheets puff pastry

2 lb mixed heirloom tomatoes (various colors and sizes)

1/2 tsp (3 mL) sea salt

1/2 tsp (5 mL) sugar

freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh basil, packed

3 tbsp (45 mL) extra virgin olive oil

 

Sauté the minced shallots and garlic in butter until they begin to take on a light brown color. Add chili flakes and dried basil and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Add sherry and reduce the total volume of liquid by three-quarters. Add this mixture to both the cheeses in a food processor and blend until very smooth.

 

Spread the mixture over the two sheets of puff pastry evenly leaving a half-inch border around the edge. Slice the tomatoes and disperse over the pizzas. Season each slice of tomatoes with some salt, sugar, and pepper. Bake at 500 F for 8 to 10 minutes or until the bottom of the crust is browned. Remove the pizza from the oven and garnish with fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.


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Carole Olsen, Teacher-Targeted Bullying, Household Tips

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Carole Olsen, the new Deputy Minister of Education for Nova Scotia, talks about the challenges ahead.  Your feedback to our interview on teacher-targeted bullying.  And home economist Reena Nerbas shares her household tips for everyday dilemmas.
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McAdam Water Woes, Teacher-Targeted Bullying, Feedback on Newpage and PEI Wind Farms

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Mayor Frank Carroll shares the latest on the well water woes that have been plaguing the small town of McAdam, New Brunswick.  Teacher Robert Smol talks about teacher-targeted bullying in schools.  And you share your thoughts on the Newpage deal and wind farms on PEI.
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Wild Berry Recipes from Marian Munro

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BERRY WILD SYRUPS for MILKSHAKES or SUNDAES

Foxberry Syrup

1 c. foxberries
½ c. water
1 c. sugar
Boil and cool. Good over icecream, pancakes, etc.

Wild Cherry Syrup

4 c. black or choke Cherries
½ c. water
Boil, blend then strain.

Return pureé (about 2/3 c.) to pot, add 2/3 c. water, 3/4 c. sugar and a couple of drops of almond flavouring. Reheat and stir until sugar dissolves. Cool and serve over cheesecake, ice cream or pancakes.


Bunchberry Syrup

4 c. bunchberries
½ c. water.
Boil and mash, sieve pulp. Return to pot and add 1/4 c. sugar, ½ tsp. Salt, 1 tsp. Cinnamon, 1 tbsp. Lemon juice and a sprinkle of nutmeg. Heat and serve hot with pork, or cold over ice cream. Old Brier Island recipe.

Huckleberry Sauce

Heat 2 c. huckleberries with 1/4 c. water, and 1 c. sugar together until sugar is dissolved. Delicious on pancakes, ice cream or by the spoonful with unpleasant medicine!

Blackberry sauce

- same as for huckleberry sauce. Can strain some or all, to remove seeds.
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PEI Wind Turbine Fight, Edible Plants, Newpage Deal Reaction

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Residents of Hermanville and Clear Springs in PEI say they don't want a proposed wind farm in their community.  Marian Munroe, Curator of Botany at the Nova Scotia Museum, shares her tips on harvesting and eating wild plants.  And you share your feedback on Nova Scotia's financial package for the Newpage mill.
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Multi-Million Deal for Newpage, Heating and Cooling Advice, More Come From Away Feedback

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Nova Scotia announces a $124 million financial package to help support the idled Newpage Mill.  Jean Laroche brings us an update.  Our heating and cooling expert Art Irwin answers your questions.  And we hear more of your feedback on our "Come from Away" attitudes.
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Regional Bus Service, Come From Away Feedback, Gardening Advice

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The Owner of Trius Tours tells us about his hopes for a regional bus service.  Your share your thoughts on the Mayor of Calgary's comments about the Maritime Come From Away attitude.  And our gardening expert Marjory Willison takes your calls with your questions on the garden.
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Come From Away Attitude, Advice on Poisons, Significant Fossil Find

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Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi shares his thoughts on the "come from away" attitude he sees in the Maritimes, and how it's holding us back.  Kim Sheppard of the Nova Scotia Poison Control Centre shares advice on handling poisons and what to do in a potential poisoning situation.  And Deborah Skilliter, Curator of Geology at the NS Museum of Natural History, talks about Superstar, the most significant fossil find in NS in recent history.
 
 
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Catastrophic Drug Coverage in NB, Water Safety, Food for Veterans

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New Brunswick and PEI are the only two provinces in Canada without catastrophic drug coverage.  We speak to the head of the Canadian Cancer Society of New Brunswick about why that needs to change.  Paul D'eon, Director of Lifesaving Services with Lifesaving Nova Scotia shares his tips on water safety.  And you share your thoughts on veterans, food and MP Peter Stoffer.
 
 
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Veteran Food Complaints, Tips for Running, Happy Meal Study

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Veterans at Camp Hill in Halifax say the food isn't good enough.  MP Peter Stoffer visits the hospital and shares his findings.  Dr. Chris Milburn and Erin Forsey share their tips on running, for beginners to experts.  And a new study finds that the lure of toys actually does help children make better food choices.
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Weight Misconceptions, Painting Advice

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Is being overweight the new normal?  A new survey finds that most Canadians don't believe they have a weight problem, even when they do.  We talk to the outgoing head of the Canadian Medica Association about the issue.  And our paint expert Jim White answers all of your painting questions.
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Perth-Andover Relocation, Respect in Sport, Gardening Advice

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Perth-Andover's Flood Victims Committee calls on the provincial government to relocate homes in the community flood zone.  Your thoughts on how we should bring respect back into sports.  And gardening expert Marjorie Willison provides her advice on your green thumb dilemmas.
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Lobster Dispute, Acadian Bus Feedback, Respect in Sport

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An industry observer shares his thoughts on the simmering lobster fishery dispute between New Brunswick and Maine.  You share your thoughts on the end of Acadian bus service.  And a conversation with Darren Cossar and Katherine Morrow on respect in sport.
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Acadian Cuts, Appliance Repair, Boredom Busters

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Reaction from Marcus Garnet, Vice-President Atlantic for Transport Action Canada, on the surprise announcement that Acadian Bus Lines will stop running Nov. 30.  Your appliance repair questions answered by our expert Aaron Publicover.  And listeners share their suggestions for bored kids.
 
 
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Federation of Rural New Brunswickers, PEI Student Loan Changes, Bored Kids

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The Federation is Rural New Brunswickers has been growing quickly over the last few weeks.  We speak to founder and Interim Chair Art MacKay about it's goals.  You share your thoughts on PEI's decision to drop interest rates on student loans to zero.  And Michael Ungar takes your calls on kids and boredom.
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PEI Student Loans, Canada Post Feedback, Cocktails and Mocktails

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PEI's Minister of Education talks about his province's plan to cut student loan interest rates to zero.  You share your thoughts on changes to rural mail service by Canada Post.  And ideas for summer cocktails and mocktails from award-winning bartender Bruce Jenner. 
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Canada Post Defends Mail Delivery Changes, More Olympic Moments, Motorcycle Safety

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A Canada Post spokesperson defends changes to rural mail delivery that has many seniors upset.  You share more of your favourite Olympic moments.  And we talk about how we can make our roads safer for motorcyclists. 
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Oland Warrant Update, Power Deal Feedback, Olympic Memories

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Another twist in the court battle to have search warrants related to the Richard Oland homicide investigation released.  Our listeners share their thoughts on the Muskrat Falls power deal.  And the CBC's Bruce Rainnie joins us for a conversation on your favourite Olympic memories.
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