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U2 in Moncton, Royal Visit, Cold Call, Handwritten Letters

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We break the big news that U2 will play Magnetic Hill this summer, and we talk to a mega fan. Our royal watcher on a possible visit from Prince William and Kate Middleton. We make a cold call on the...

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Yarmouth Ferry, Boxing Buddies, Challenger Disaster and Marriage Prep

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Pastor speaks out about the loss of the Yarmouth ferry, 40-year-old buddies face off in the boxing ring, remembering the Challenger space shuttle disaster and we ask: "Are we doing enough to prepare for marriage?"...

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Toy Stories, Art Gallery Auction, Giant Snowman and Bridge Tolls

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Your stories about favourite toys and why the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton has to send three paintings to auction. We meet a man who built a snowman in Saint John that's two stories tall. Plus, find out why it's going to get more expensive to...

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Autistic Man Mistreated, NS Skating Oval, Twitter How-To and a Cold Call

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The Minister of Community Services responds to the treatment of an autistic man at a special care home in Sydney. We hear how likely it is that the speed skating oval will remain in the region after the Commonwealth Games,...

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PEI Concert Scandal, NB Power Freeze and Mandatory Helmets

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Hear about the concert that never was in Summerside, PEI, find out why NB Power is asking customers to turn the heat down, and we ask: "Should helmets be mandatory on the ski slopes?"...

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ATVs, Coyotes, and Student Debt

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An ATV enthusiast responds to being booted off the Trans Canada Trail, the latest on the hunt for a coyote that attacked a man in an urban environment, and we ask: "Is a university or college education worth the debt?"...

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Hobo heads to Sundance / Phone In: Best live Concerts

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From Dartmouth to Sundance: We catch up with Jason Eisener as he prepares for the first screening of his film "Hobo with a Shotgun" at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Phone In: We're asking you: What was your...

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Who's watching those surveillance cameras? A new security company comes to Halifax / Phone In: Education Cuts

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Under the Watchful Eyes of the UK: Ever walk into a store and notice a tiny camera above the counter.....and wonder if anyone's watching...and if they are - who are these people? Well, if you're in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia,...

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Cutting Budgets: One group wants the province to start with MLAs pensions. / Phone In: Beer & wine making with Bonnie Adams

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Budget solutions: One not-for-profit group says the government could save millions if it wanted... by shrinking MLAs pensions. Kevin Lacey is the Atlantic Canada Director of the Canadian Taxpayer's Federation explains why he believes provinces should be examining their...

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Farmland Re-purposed? / Phone In: Pet Care with Dr. Eric Carnegy

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Farmers vs. farmers: The debate over 380 acres of farmland in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley comes to a head. Five farmers applying to re-zone the land will soon find out if they have permission to do so. We speak...

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2011 Winter Games fever! / Phone in: Are judges handing down sentences that are just?

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Countdown to Canada Games: In just a few weeks, athletes, coaches and spectators will storm Halifax for the 2011 Winter Games. We check in with CEO Chris Morrissey to find out how preparations are going. Phone In: Law professor...

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Clearing out the voicemail, and inbox: Your perspective on this weeks' stories / Phone in: Art Irwin answers your home heating questions

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Your turn: Time to get YOUR perspective on the stories we broadcast this week. Talkback on our discussion with the three maritime premiers, Karen Casey's decision to cross the floor, and of course, 25 years later: Dire Straits' lyrics...

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Dire Straits' 25 year old hit deemed 'unacceptable' for Canadian audiences / Phone In: Getting and staying fit in the new year!

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Dire Straits Controversy: More than 25 years after 'Money for Nothing' was released, a regulating board for Canadian private broadcasters rules the song unacceptable for Canadian audiences, because of its use of the word 'faggot'. Gay actor and activist...

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Crossing the Floor: Scott Brison looks back on his decision to defect / Phone In: Who should have a say, when elected officials leave their party?

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From one party to another: Liberal MP Scott Brison knows all too well what recently minted Liberal MLA Karen Casey is going through. Brison walked away from the Conservative party years ago. He's been re-elected several times, in his...

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Tourism NS, NB and PEI, together? Considering a shared tourism agency / Phone In: Taking a leap. Our lifestyle coaches help you prepare for big changes.

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One Maritime Tourism board? : Universite de Moncton professor Donald Savoie suggests we eliminate the provincial tourism departments. But how do people who actually work in the industry feel? We talked to Real Robichaud, Exectuive Director with the Tourism Association...

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Three Maritime Premiers discuss the challenges laying ahead in 2011, and on the Phone in: What do you think are the biggest hurdles in our region in the coming year?

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Facing Challenges: 2011 This is not going to be an easy year. Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island are all projecting deficit And the tap been turned off when it comes to all that infrastructure money that's...

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Feasting on Feedback/ Phone-in: Terry Punch

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Feasting on Feedback: From food trends, to outdoor rinks, to your most adventurous experiences, we air your thoughts on our recent stories. Phone-in: Geneologist Terry Punch is our guest as we bust some geneological myths and answer your questions about...

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Weathering the Storm, Who to Call and What to do in the Wake of Last Month's Wonky Weather

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Disaster Assistance in New Brunswick: The wind howled, the waves pounded our shorelines, and the rain came down in sheets. Last month brought a string of severe storms to the Maritimes. In their wake, wharfs were destroyed, tree were toppled,...

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The Joys of Skating Outdoors/ The Bluenose II, or should it be III? / Phone-in: Food Trends

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The Joys of Skating Outdoors: Tens of thousands of Nova Scotians have flocked to the Halifax Common in recent weeks to try out what has quickly become the city's hottest attraction - an outdoor skating oval. The rink is just...

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Brunswick Mines Lives a Little Longer/ Doug Bethune Car Questions

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Brunswick Mines Lives a Little Longer: Nine hundred employees of what was once the largest lead/zinc mine in the world may get to keep their jobs a little longer. Production at the Brunswick Mines outside of Bathurst has been winding...

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Terry Punch Awarded/ 2010 Top Book Picks

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Terry Punch Awarded:  Today, Terry Punch, our resident genealogist, was on the show, but not for the phone-in.  On Thursday, Punch was named to the Order of Canada.  We got his reaction to this great honour and we also...

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Aid for NB Flood Victims/ Polar Bear Swims/ On the Phone-in: Adventures!

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Aid for NB Flood Victims: Kathy Rogers told us how flood victims in Charlotte County, NB, have been left out to dry by insurance agencies.  More than 150 people find themselves homeless, their homes unsalvageable and without insurance (since the flood has been deemed...

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Spring Floods/ Costas's New Career/ Phone-in: Customer Service Stories

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Spring Floods:  The Maritimes have been battered with wind, rain, and/or snow over the past few weeks.  Although it'd be nice to think the worst was over... Dave Phillips, senior climatologist at Environment Canada, told us not to hold our breath.  Certain...

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The Christmas Card of the Air

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Listeners from around the Maritimes joined us to share greetings with loved ones near and far. Merry Christmas to all!...

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Wild Birds of the Maritimes

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Weather for the Birds: It's been a heck of a few months if you keep a keen eye out for wild birds of the Maritimes. The Christmas Bird Count is in full swing, and we re-convened the Maritime Noon Birders...

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Storm Encore/ Phone In: Parenting 101

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Storm Encore: High winds are battering the Maritimes once again. There's flooding along coastal areas, particularly along the Northumberland Strait. The Confederation Bridge has now re-opened, but authories are warning restrictions may be placed on what type of vehicles can...

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A Community Christmas Feast/ Phone In : Dietician Mary Sue Waisman

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The Gift of Sharing: A trend has been emerging in several Maritime towns over the last few years - a trend that will restore your faith in people, and in the strength of communtities. Communities like Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. People...

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Anxious Airport Wait/ The Gardening Phone In with Marjorie Willison

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Anxious Waits: one of the world's busiest airports is a mess again today. A snowstorm closed all but one runway over the weekend at London's Heathrow airport. In an attempt to clear up the backlog from all those cancelled flights,...

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Maritime Noon Food Bank Show

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We celebrated the season with music and stories, and raised money for a good cause - Maritime food banks. The mega-talented singer-songwriter Stephen Fearing entertained us, and Carmen Klassen and Pauline Dakin joined us to read a seasonal story. Thanks...

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Climate Change Challenge/ Phone In: Woodlot management

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Climate Change Challenge: Wild winds, flash flooding, communities cut off after bridges collapse or rivers rise - is the recent severe weather the Maritimes has experienced one-time anomalies, or part of a broader pattern linked to changes in our climate?...

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River Rising/ Stairwells with a Difference/ Phone In: decorating ideas

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River Rising: Many of you are still picking up the pieces, or trying to dry out following a windy and wet start to the week. Karl Wilmot is the Riverwatch Coordinator at New Brunswick's Emergency Measures Organization. He explained...

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December Flood: Maritimers clean up after a powerful wind and rain storm / Phone In: Our Renovating experts answer your questions just in time to save a couple of flooded basements!

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Oh the Wind and the Rain: Maritimers mop up after 180 millilmetres of rain, and strong winds carved a path from New Brunswick to Cape Breton. We speak with the man who called a state of emergency in St....

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The Great Convention Centre debate / Phone In: Geneologist Terry Punch sheds light on your family tree

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How many convention centres does it take to screw in a lightbulb? The multi-million dollar projects are a hot commodity in our region. Fredericton is gearing up for a grand opening in the new year, Charlottetown has started work on...

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Bottled Milk/ Phone In: Dr Robin Walker and Children's Health

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Bottled Milk: Nostalgic for the days when you could reach for an ice cold bottle of milk? You may soon get that chance again. Fox Hill Farm in Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley is just getting ready to start up its...

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Education Cuts and School Boards/ Energy Bill break in Summerside/ Phone in: The Science Panel

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Cutting Costs: School boards in Nova Scotia have been told to start working up plans to shave 22 per cent from their budgets over three years. The government says something has to change given student enrolment is on the decline...

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The Howard Hyde Inquiry/ Phone In: Volunteer Boards

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The Howard Hyde Inquiry: It's been the longest fatality inquiry in Nova Scotia's history, and its recommendations could have far reaching implications for the way the mentally ill are treated in custody. 45 year old Howard Hyde was schizophrenic. He...

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Microscopic Munchers Devour the Titantic/ Phone In: Managing Debt

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Small but Hungry: It may be microscopic, but it's currently chewing through what's left of the once mighty Titantic.The bacterium called halomonus titanicae was recently discovered at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in icicle-like structures which have attached themselves...

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Memories of the School for the Blind/Phone In: Art Irwin & Home Heating

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Growing up, Dennis McCormack knew his life wouldn't be easy. He was told repeatedly that because he was legally blind, he'd have to try harder and work harder, in order to succeed. Now he's written a memoire about his experiences, and he credits...

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Christmas Tree Woes/ Cider Fire Follow/ Phone In: What's the one movie you'd recommend this year?

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Christmas Tree Woes: This is not an easy year for Christmas tree farmers in the Maritimes. Many are feeling the impacts as an influx of American trees, a strong Canadian dollar, and high production costs eat away at their...

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Advice for NB Premier/ What's the best way to keep young people in the Maritimes?

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Free Advice: New Brunswick premier David Alward is getting plenty of advice these days. His government is deep in deficit and promising modest government-wide cuts this year and next as a way to start digging the province out of that...

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Ferry Funding/ Somebeachsomewhere/ Phone in: Newsmaker of the Year

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Ferry Funding: Ottawa has decided to continue funding ferry service between Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI. This extra $51 million will keep the ships running just three more years. For reaction, we reached three people who have been lobbying...

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Robert Latimer/Phone in: Car Buying

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Punishment not Justice: The case of Robert Latimer continues to fascinate Canadians. The former Saskatchewan farmer killed his severely disabled daughter in the fall of 1993. He served 7 years in prison for the second degree murder of Tracy....

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HIV-AIDS Awareness Week: Measuring Progress in the fight against AIDS / Phone In: Stephen Lewis answers your questions about AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

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HIV-AIDS: Nearly 30 years into the pandemic, some promising results are surfacing in Africa. Closer to home, the issue seems to be falling off the radar, in schools, and society. Meet our AIDS panel- three Maritimers who continue to...

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Shipbuilding Boom/Climate Crusader/Phone in: Maritime Wildlife

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Building for the Future: One of the oldest industries in Nova Scotia is making a comeback. Thirteen hundred people are working fulltime at the Halifax shipyard, and the Irving-owned company is positioning itself to compete to build Canadian ships...

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So long, Danny Williams / Phone In: Reflecting on Canada's mission in Afghanistan

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One Heck of a Ride: Premier Danny Williams of Newfoundland and Labrador announced his resignation today in an emotional farewell to his supporters. One week ago, the premier of Nova Scotia was at William's side when they announced the multi-billion...

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Opportunities for Microbreweries? Phone In: Simon Winchester and Stories of the Atlantic.

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Cheers: The best known brand of beer in Atlantic Canada is moving more of its production down the road. Labatt's, the company that owns the Keith's brand, announced yesterday that it will shift more production to other brewing plants across...

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A Tasty Show and the Science of Everyday Life

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Yum, Yum: Each day the approximately 10,000 taste buds in your mouth sort through and react to the variety of food and drink you consume. But what is actually going on, and what's the connection between your brain and...

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Telling Science Stories/ The Car Care Phone In with Doug Bethune

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Telling The Story: The only thing that stands between you and a clear understanding of everything from the lastest medical breakthrough, to the impact of invasive marine species, to global warming, is good reporting. That's why the Science Media Centre...

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Premiers' Meet/The Trouble with Billionaires/Our Legislatures/Phone In: Chefs Panel

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  Power Politics: Yesterday's mega-deal between Nova Scotia and Newfoundland had premiers Darrell Dexter and David Alward talking today. The hydro electricity Nova Scotia will receive as part of its deal could travel to, or through New Brunswick. But it...

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An Historic Energy Deal/ A Blow for Berwick, NS/ Phone In: veterinarian Dr Eric Carnegy.

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A Historic Deal: Nova Scotia Power's parent company Emera has agreed to lay an undersea cable to carry hydro electric power from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia and into the power grid that carries electricity to New Brunswick and beyond. It's...

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Scientists get Media Savvy/ A Different Approach to Afghanistan/ Phone-in: Art Irwin on Heating with Wood

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Toning-Down the Jargon: We once-again drop into a recent public forum in Halifax called Science and Its Publics. The event marked the Atlantic launch of the Media Science Centre of Canada. That's an independent non-profit organization whose mission is to...

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Telling Science Stories/ Phone In: Pain Management

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Lost in Translation: The need to understand the science behind everything from invasive species to the latest treatment for MS has never been greater. Yet the ability of the media to tell complicated science stories is being compromised by...

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The Life of Noah Augustine/ Phone In: Terry Punch and Genealogy

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Death of a Leader: Noah Augustine was a complex man who fought tirelessly for native rights in New Brunswick, but whose life took a serious turn that few people would ever forget. 39-year-old Augustine died in a car crash near...

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Your Recommendations for Young Readers

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Recommended Reading: Today, with your help, we built a list of favourite children's books. Our guests were Kathleen Martin, an author and vice-president of the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia, Mary Ann Gallagher, the owner of Benjamin Books in Rothesay,...

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A Day Of Remembrance

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A Day of Remembrance: At cenotaphs throughout the Maritimes, veterans of Canada's wars past and present were joined by throngs of men and women, Girl Guide and Brownie troops, cadets, and young children holding their parents hands. The CBC's Jack...

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Hot Off the Gaspereau Press/ Commander Josee Kurtz / Astronomy Phone In

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Hot Off The Press: Good luck getting your hands on Johanna Skibsrud's Giller-prize winning book, The Sentimentalists. The author grew up in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and almost no one had ever heard of her book before it made...

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Flooded Out/ The Treatment of Veterans/White Poppy Controversy/Phone In: Painting expert, Jim White.

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Flooded Out: It's been a tense 48 hours in south western Nova Scotia, where heavy rain and flooding have forced the evacuation of some homes in the Tusket area of Yarmouth County. We got an update on the situation from...

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Wet and Wild Weather/Veteran's Protest/Phone In: What Sources do You Trust?

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Wet and Wild: Roads closed, basements flooded - it's been a wild weather weekend in the Maritimes. Southeastern New Brunswick, including Alma, the Moncton area and Saint John were particularly hard hit. In Nova Scotia, some families have been forced...

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Empty Nursing Home Beds/ Phone In: Quitting Smoking

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The Waiting Game: The wait for a nursing home bed to open up is a stressful and emotionally fraught one for an elderly person, and their families. And the wait for some seniors in Nova Scotia is longer than it...

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Hospital Fundraisers Seek Patient Info/ Midwifery in the Maritimes/ The Baking Phone In with Janice Murray Gill/

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Patiently Raising Funds: Like any other group trying to raise money for a good cause, hospital foundations are continuously seeking out ways to broaden or enhance their fund-raising. In Nova Scotia, the provincial government has received a request from the...

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Antiquated Liquor Laws/Phone In: Family Law

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Cheers!: If you've ever brought a bottle of wine or a case of beer back across a provincial boundary, you've committed a criminal offence. But you're not about to get hauled in before a judge anytime soon. A federal law...

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Delivering health care in the Maritimes - what needs to change?

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Here's to Your Health: Health care expenditures eat up one-third of the budgets of New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. In Nova Scotia, it accounts for 40-percent of all spending. Successive governments have tried to control health care costs, but...

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Beavering Away/Regional Energy Opportunties/Phone In: Art Irwin & Home Heating

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Beavering Away: Sure, they're industrious and they may be our national symbol, but beavers can make plenty of trouble for people with all their busy work. And when it comes to maintaining wetlands, Ducks Unlimited says beavers top its list...

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The Art of Governing/ Enrollment up at Maritime Universities/Phone In: Beer & Wine Making with Bonnie Adams

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No Easy Task: In an economic climate darkened by clouds of burgeoning debt loads, political leaders have to make complex choices about what they will and will not fund. And we all seem to want more services, better roads,...

Difficult Political Choices/Phone In: Wildlife Biologist Bob Bancroft

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Burgeoning Debt, Difficult Choices: The three Maritime provinces are struggling with burgeoning debt loads, and all three provincial governments have difficult choices to make. In Nova Scotia, a panel of economists the government established warned that if the province...

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Municipalities Feel the Pain/ Phone In: The Debate over Fixed Dates for Elections

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Pain All Round: Premier Darrell Dexter opened a meeting of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities in Cape Breton today with a sober warning that local governments will feel the pinch as the province tries to balance the books....

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Please Send Money/ Phone In: Bullying Prevention

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Cooling Off in Kamloops: Just about everyone has a road trip story. You could call it a right of passage and the thing that makes us Canadian. The popular Maritime band The Stanfields are currently on a road trip, playing...

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Under the Sea: Power from Newfoundland/ Phone In: Do you support standardized testing in public schools?

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Powering Up: Newfoundland's premier is sounding confident that a proposal to funnel hydro electric power from the Lower Churchill River via undersea cable to the Maritimes will proceed. In a speech on the weekend, Danny Williams said a deal could...

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Health Canada's response to AlphaMax controversy in NB/ Phone In: Your opinion on media coverage of the Russell Williams case/.

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Short and Sweet: Earlier this week, Mathew Abbott of the Fundy Baykeeper raised concerns about the use of the pesticide Alphamax to control a sea lice infestation in some salmon farm operations in the Bay of Fundy. Mr Abbot says...

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Lackluster Business Ranking/Phone In:The Science Panel

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Sputtering Economic Engine: Political and business leaders say it repeatedly: small businesses are the engine that drives the economy. If so, then the Maritimes apparently needs a tune-up. According to a study by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business,...

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Lucentis Gets the Green Light in NS/ Sea Lice and Deltamethrin/ Controlling Tunicates/ Phone in: Childhood Asthma

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Seeing the Light? Nova Scotia has just joined New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and every other province and territory in Canada in agreeing to pay for what is an expensive but sight-saving treatment. The province had been trying to...

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Fed up Volunteer/Putting Down Roots/Life Altering Phone In

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Time Out: Anyone who's ever attended a minor hockey game knows that too often the behavior of parents in the stands is way off-side. Anyone who coaches or volunteers in kids' sports has a story about a run-in with...

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Stay-in-school/Phone In: Terry Punch

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Picking a New Path: Reporter Shaina Luck takes us to a neighbourhood where almost half the students don't finish high school. The reasons may be multi-layered, but the fact remains that unless kids stay in school, get an education, and...

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Entertaining Farms/ Biomass Debate/ The Birders Phone In

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Maize Mazes and Farm Profits: Well, the frost may already be on the pumpkins, but the corn mazes that have been created on some farms throughout the Maritimes are still packing 'em in. Those corn mazes, winery tours, U-Picks, and...

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Is Burning Biomass a Bad Idea?/End of Life Care?/ Bucks for Business

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Steamed: Nova Scotia Power has been given the green light to burn wood to create electricity. The utility is partnering with the NewPage paper mill in Port Hawkesbury to burn the plant's waste wood in a steam boiler, which...

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Remembering a Maritime mine rescue/Lobster market news/Phone In: Heart Health

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Mine Rescue: No matter where you live, it's impossible not to have been swept up in the emotion of the rescue of 33 miners in a remote corner of Chile. That rescue is particularly poignant for Maritimers. From the Moose...

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Tunicate Invasion in Northern NB/ Queen Mary 2 to the Rescue/ Phone In: Car Care with Doug Bethune

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Sea Squirt Invasion: No one knows how it got there, but an invasive species called tunicates, never before found in New Brunswick, has appeared off the coast of the Acadian peninsula.Tunicates reproduce quickly, and can cause problems for marine-based industries...

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Still in a Spanish Jail/ Cheaper public transit buses/Phone In: Marjorie Willison

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All Aboard: The town of Cornwall, Prince Edward Island, is revved up over the purchase of its new bus. It's made in China, from North American parts. Not only is it the first of its kind in Canada, but the...

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Francophone Group Disappointed with Court Decision on Census/Phone In: Political Courage

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A Disappointing Decision: The Federal Court of Canada has rejected an attempt by a francophone group to force the Harper government to reverse its decision to scrap the long form census. The governing Conservatives believe the survey is too intrusive....

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Oil & Gas Uncertainty/Social Justice for Rural Communities/Phone in:What Makes a Great Neighbourhood?

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An Uncertain Future: Unlike Newfoundland, Nova Scotia's offshore potential is still mostly untapped. And the province's marquee gas project, Sable, is now on the decline. When Nova Scotia's premier Darrell Dexter spoke to the annual gathering of offshore oil and...

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

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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...

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Scotland's Approach to Dementia/ Art Irwin on Heating Your Home

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The Cost of Doing Nothing: Dementia already affects 20% of seniors who are over the age of 80, and a new case of dementia is diagnosed every five minutes. A generation from now, more than a million people in...

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The Legacy of Possum Lodge: Red Green's Pearls of Wisdom

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The Legacy of Possum Lodge: Until now no book has been able to combine duct tape and crisis management. "How to Do Everything, From the Man Who Should Know - a Completely Exhaustive Guide to Do It Yourself and Self-Help"...

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Campaign to Ban the Van/Preserving and Pickling Phone In

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Banning the Van:  It was a tragic accident that people in the Maritimes will never forget. Two winters ago, a passenger van carrying members of the Bathurst High School basketball team collided with an on-coming tractor-trailer on a snow and...

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Street Hockey on Ice/ Preparing for Natural Disasters/ The Weather Phone In

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Game Off: Maritimers of all ages love their street hockey, especially this time of year when ice hockey leagues are just gearing up for a new season. But not all the neighbours on every street are fans. For the second...

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Handicapping the NB Election/ Phone in: Alzheimer's.

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Vote Early, Vote Often: The New Brunswick election campaign has been a tightly fought race. Liberal Leader Shawn Graham is trying to avoid cementing his place in history as leader of the first party since Confederation to be ousted after...

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Can't Hear Yourself Think?/Hurray for Root Cellars/ The Gardening Phone In

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Peace and Quiet: George Prochnik's book "In Pursuit of Silence: listening for meaning in a world of noise" is a rallying cry, of sorts, for more quiet in our noisy world, and an analysis of just how it all got...

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Sprinting to New Delhi/Maritime Software Developer Has Hit on His Hands/ The Science Panel.

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Can't Get There Fast Enough: Canadian authorities have called the unfinished condition of the athletes' village at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi "revolting". Earlier this week, a walkway to the main Olympic Venue collapsed, injuring more than a dozen...

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Your Experiences with Palliative Care

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Slipping This Mortal Coil: While most of us will not be in much of a position to dictate the terms of our leave taking, most of us would say, if asked, that we want a "good" death. But what does...

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Shhhhhsh: what's the importance of silence in YOUR life?

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Listen Up: Remember quiet time? Way, way back when your teacher would ask you to lay your little head on your desk for a rest? Do you feel like you could use a little quiet time again? Time to...

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Too Much Maganese A Cause for Concern/The Genealogy Phone In

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Too Much of a Good Thing?: The chemical element manganese occurs naturally in food, water and soil. Among other things, our bodies use it to metabolize carbohydrates. If you don't have enough manganese in your body, you can develop dermatitis...

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If you make it, will they eat it?

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Back to school means back to brown-bag lunches. But the most carefully prepared lunch is no good if it doesn't get eaten. So, our nutritionist Mary Sue Waisman answered your questions on making healthy lunches your child will love....

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Peter Gzowski: A New Biography/ On the Gardening Phone In: Marjorie Willison

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Captain Canada: His voice, and style were unmistakable, and many devoted CBC listeners adored him. The legendary CBC broadcaster Peter Gzowski hosted the national radio show Morningside for 15 years. The hundreds of thousands of Canadians who tuned in each...

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What Role Should Governments Play in On-Line Gambling?

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Hedging Their Bets: The on-line gambling business is big money, raking in billions of dollars around the world each year. Many sites are run by private offshore companies.That worries organizations such as the Atlantic Lottery Corporation, which says millions of...

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Flash Flood in Cape Breton/ Overlooked Corners in Genealogy

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Stranded! : For many Maritimers, the past weekend was like most this summer, pleasantly sunny and rain free. But at the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, the story was completely different. The small community of Meat Cove was hit...

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Paint and Stain Expert Jim White on the Phone In

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The next time you have a painting project, you might not be able to ask "latex or enamel" ? As oil-based paints go the way of the Dodo, Maritime Noon's paint and stain expert Jim White explained whether today's latex...

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The Choppy Seas of Public Opinion/ Phone In: Is the Customer Always Right?

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Hey There, Sailor! : Our story about an American recreational sailor's encounter with Canada Border Services agents in Nova Scotia has drawn plenty of reaction. Dan Leger, the director of news content for Halifax's Chronicle Herald, recounted the story for...

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US skipper will never return because of treatment by Canada Border Services / Deposit on coffee and tea containers ? Phone-in: Sound, hearing,and The Science of Everyday Life.

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Welcome to Canada - May We Intimidate And Threaten You ? We Canadians like to congratulate ourselves for having a reputation as a friendly people. But what about the people who represent Canada officially ? Dan Leger, the director of...

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Not the Kind of BLT You Had in Mind/ The Older I Get, the More I Realize......

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Ticks Spread: Nova Scotia has identified a fourth area of the province where the ticks that carry Lyme disease are established. Dr. Maureen Baikie travelled to Pictou County to warn people they should take precautions to avoid black-legged ticks when...

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Shunning our Shorelines?/ Thoughts on a Culture of Peace/ Hiking Phone In

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Anchors Away: If you're a passenger on a cruise ship, lounging by the pool and sipping on a coconut drink with one of those little umbrellas - you're probably NOT preoccupied by what type of fuel is propelling your boat....

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Speak Up for Yourself with Voice Prints/ Cyrus Eaton's Legacy/ Phone In: How to Create a Culture of Peace

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Listen Up: Police investigators have used fingerprints for decades to identify people. And now you can buy laptop computers which require an impression of your fingerprint instead of a password to access the hard drive. But what about "voiceprints"? It...

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Bob Bancroft Health Update/ Eel River Bar dam opens/ Children's health

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Bob Bancroft: A few weeks ago, Maritime Noon received some news that really threw us for a loop - our long-time wildlife expert - and long-time friend - Bob Bancroft had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Bob's wife Alice said...

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Cool Tunes, Hot Jazz

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May We Take Your Order? Jazz had its roots in the nightclubs of Chicago and New Orleans in the early 20th Century. But the genre isn't easily defined, and 100 years later, it encompasses everything from swing to scat,...

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Nursing Our Nurseries/ Phone In: Art Irwin on Heating and Ventilation.

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Nursing Our Nurseries: As many a green-thumbed gardener knows, the season to plant flowers and prune shrubs - and launch night attacks on big fat slugs - can be strikingly short here in the Maritimes. That means that local nursery...

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The Band of America's Few/ Phone In: Preserving Jams and Jellies with Ellie Topp

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Stepping Out: Military bands from around the world will take the stage in Halifax tomorrow to perform at the official opening of the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. Most of those bands are tightly-knit groups who have been working...

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Tidal Power Setbacks Par for the Course/Phone In: BBQing

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Down but Far From Out: The news that Irving Oil has abandoned its research into tidal power in the Bay of Fundy sent a ripple through the Maritimes. Irving says that its decision was "due to policy concerns and uncertainty...

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Tidal Power Ebbs and Flows in the Bay of Fundy/ Phone In: Is Technology bringing us closer togather or driving us farther apart?

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Ebb and Flow: The surging tides of the Bay of Fundy have the potential to provide massive amounts of power - if only they could be harnessed. On both sides of the Bay environmentalists and industrialists look at the churning...

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The Cost of a University Education/ Cruising on the Hanseatic/Pet Care Phone In

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Counting the Cost: The latest survey of Maritime University graduates includes sobering news for those who want to further their education. Most students who got an undergraduate degree in 2003 went on to get a second degree in order...

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The Case of the Exploding Wine/ Investing in the Past to Forge a Future/ What Makes a Great Workplace?

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Unlucky Seven: The Nova Scotia winery Benjamin Bridge has been enjoying year over year success with its white wine Nova 7. Two years ago, the Gaspereau Valley winery described its product as "nothing short of spectacular". Today, some of it...

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A Tribute to Irwin Barker/A Celebration of Adult Learners/ The Renovations Phone In.

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A Comic's Comic:Canadian comedian and comedy writer Irwin Barker has died. Although he lived in Toronto, he had roots in the Maritimes, and was well known here. Irwin was a contributor on the CBC TV program "This Hour has 22...

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Political Dustup in New Brunwick/ Phone In: The Time Crunch

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Behind the Photo-Op: Every now and then, the backdrop behind the exquisitely-crafted political photo-op is raised and the public gets to see the workings of the party machinery. And that seems to be the case with a split between Federal...

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Who's in Charge Here?/ Phone in on Protecting Fresh Water Resources.

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Nobody Asked Me: Actually, the government of Canada didn't ask anyone whether they could spend a billion dollars on the upcoming political summits in Ontario. Which raises the question - who makes the decisions these days - and where does...

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Solving a Flood Plain Problem/Fighting Food Fraud/Phone In: Jim White on Paints and Stains

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Fighting Food Fraud : Two years ago the world's attention was focused on China. Tens of thousands of babies were getting sick at an alarming rate, and many died. The problem was traced back to baby formula laced with melamine...

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Why a public inquiry into John Simon's death won't get the answers some people are seeking/ The Gardening Phone In

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Calls for a Public Inquiry: The Chief of the Assembly of First Nations this week waded into the controversial death of a Nova Scotia man. Shawn Atleo called for a public inquiry into the shooting death of John Simon. An...

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A Super Natural Super Highway for Wildlife/Cooking with Arthritis/ The Baking Phone In

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Safe Passage: A coalition of conservation groups from Canada and the U-S wants Nova Scotia and New Brunswick to protect land that could act as a corridor for wild animals in search of new habitat. The fact that we...

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Women Shut Out of Canada Excellence Research Chairs/ Happy Birthday Saint John/ Phone In: Family law

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Academic Excellence and Gender: The federal government named 19 scholars as prestigious Canada Excellence Research Chairs this week. At Dalhousie University, Douglas Wallace was named Chair in Ocean Studies and Technology. At the University of Prince Edward Island, Ian Gardner...

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The MLA expense scandal in Nova Scotia is referred to police/ New Waterford Soup Kitchen/ Phone In: Pain management.

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Under Criminal Investigation: The MLA expense scandal in Nova Scotia is now in the hands of the RCMP. On Tuesday, the province's Auditor General hand-delivered a two-page letter to the Speaker of the House. In it, Jacques Lapointe says he...

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How Safe is Our Drinking Water?/ Phone In: Improving Politics - Your Civic Duty.

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Safe, Clean Water: 10 years ago most Canadians had never heard of Walkerton, Ontario. A decade ago, e-coli contaminated the town's water supply, killed seven people and made thousands more sick. Today, Walkerton is the symbol of the high cost...

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An Idea That Holds Water: Phone-in: Encore Careers

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Quenching Your Thirst: A drink of water in a public building used to be found at the closest water fountain. Over the years, those water fountains have all but disappeared. A group of business and engineering students on the Acadia...

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Three More Years for Georges Bank/ Erosion on the Maggies/ Phone-in: Sleep Disorders.

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Not Nearly Enough: The Nova Scotia government has decided to extend a moratorium on oil and gas exploration in the fertile fishing grounds southwest of Nova Scotia known as Georges Bank. The current moratorium was set to expire in December...

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Separated at Birth? Weird Seaweed and Tim Burton/ On the Phone-In: The Secret Life of Birds

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Out There: Tim Burton is a wildly imaginative Hollywood director known for such hits as Beetlejuice and Edward Scissorhands. But even he probably couldn't imagine this: a doctoral student at UNB in Fredericton has named a new strange-looking seaweed...

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The Head of Corridor Resources Steps Down/ Phone In: Pet Care

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A Little Luck and a Lot of Gumption: Norm Miller is an explorer at heart, and his curiousity, willingness to take risks, and just plain luck have all put Corridor Resources, the company he founded, in an enviable position. This...

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The Phone In: Doug Bethune on Fuel Efficiency in Vehicles

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Fill 'Er Up!: If you've filled up your car recently, you need no reminder that fuel prices are high. Firmly fixed above the one dollar mark around the region, gas is expensive and diesel is only slightly cheaper. Some drivers...

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I Heard the Mussels Call My Name: The Gardening Phone In

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Calling All Mussels: As humans, we have many options for communicating with one another - a wave to the person across the street; a radio show that links people in three provinces; an email, Tweet or phonecall around the globe....

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Your comments on Fed funding cuts to Maritime women's groups / Phone in: What's helped you most in dealing with cancer?

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Not-So-Suble Messages: Every government has a few standard methods of shaping society. First, it can make a policy, and then it can either spend or withhold public money to achieve the desired effect. Women's groups in the Maritimes say they're...

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Phone In: Brain Development - The Difference Between Boys and Girls

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From the Neck Up: Our society is hyper-conscious of physical differences between boys and girls. If anything, it seems to reinforce and exaggerate those differences in everything from clothing to cosmetics. But psychologist Dr JoAnn Deak believes the more intriguing...

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What Sank The NBPower/Hydro-Québec Deal ? Phone In: How Has Divorce Changed Your Life?

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Why The Deal Went South: last November, New Brunswickers woke up to the startling news that their government intended to sell N-B Power to Hydro Quebec. At the time, very few people knew how much power rates would need to...

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Avoiding The Energy Crunch/Listener Mailbag/ Phone In: Allergies

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This Time We're Serious: more & more of our electricity generated by wind and tides for all eternity. Lower power rates. Are these realistic goals for Atlantic Canada - or just a pipedream? That question is being discussed with some...

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From Goats Gone Wild to Saving Your Pennies/ The Phone in: Art Irwin

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Maritime Noon Has Overtime Periods: just like the NHL or the NBA: except that, unlike pro sports, we go into overtime every day. Once we leave the studio we head back to our desks to check out your emails and...

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Youth Outreach Program Loses Its Funding/Phone-In: What Aren't You Getting From Mainstream Newspapers?

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To Good To Last: It's a program that offers hope and practical training to troubled young people who've fallen through the cracks of society. The Youth Outreach Program run by the John Howard Society in Fredericton also had an enviable...

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Fiddling Around With Energy Efficiency/Phone-in: Your Favourite Maritime River

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One Man's Plan: There are many motives for reducing your domestic fuel bill. For starters, you could save a pile of money. But Duncan MacAdams feels that government programmes and incentives from utilities haven't gone far enough in moving society...

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The Basics of Personal Finance for Young People/Phone In: Managing Your Money

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Mounting Debt, Bigger Burdens: How many sleepless nights and family tensions have been sparked by money problems ? It's usually the old story of not enough revenue coming in to cover the monthly bills. But how many of us would...

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Mystery Creature Identified / All Aboard: Rural Transportation in the Maritimes/ Phone In: Filing Your 2009 Income Tax Return

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Wild and Wooly Creatures: Lorraine Simmons of Halifax called us recently to describe a chance sighting of what looked like a large, curly horned goat hanging out with a bunch of deer. Turns out, the goat belongs to Shelley Skedden...

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