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Remembering Barbara Bush

As people in the United States mourn the loss of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one Newfoundland resident recalls her friendship with the matriarch of the Bush family. (Elaine Dobbin with Fred Hutton)

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Memorial's Fail Tale Cup

The CBC's Ramona Dearing drops by with the story of some students from Memorial University who are proud of winning a prize... for failing.

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Drug use during pregnancy

Earlier this week we talked about some new data showing the extent of drug use by expectant mothers and how it it affecting newborns. Tree Walsh with the city's needle exchange program says the numbers may be higher than health officials think.

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Seniors' Celebration of Food and Film (SCOFF)

Do you know how to bottle beets? Fillet a fish? One local group is keeping this province's food traditions alive... by getting them straight from those who know them. (Kristie Jameson of Food First NL and Leo Hearn who started Fishing For Success)

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Need for speed

Two local women are taking part in a 10-day auto rally race in South America.

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Mi'kmaq language lesson

Orthography teachers Marcella Williams and Shane Snook give Fred a lesson in speaking Mi'kmaq in advance of an indigenous arts and culture festival taking place in St. John's.

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Hockey game to honour Parker Tobin

There's a charity hockey game taking place in Bay Roberts this Saturday honouring Parker Tobin, one of the Humbolt Broncos killed in last weekend's tragic bus crash. RCMP constable Bryan Vaughan is one of the police officers taking part in the fundraiser.

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Nice neighbour noms

They're more than neighbours - they're friends for life! The winners of our "Nominate Your Neighbours" contest get a visit from the St. John's Morning Show hosts. (Marilyn Tucker and Susan Finn with Krissy and Fred)

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Former player/coach reacts to Humbolt tragedy

A former junior hockey player who left this province at the age of 15 gives his perspective on what it's like for hockey players on the road... and how he's coping with the Humbolt tragedy. (Corey Crocker with host Fred Hutton)

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Sgt. Thomas Ricketts Memorial Park

A new park for children is being built to honour Tommy Ricketts - who was only a child himself when he became a hero in the First World War.

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All-girl hockey camp

Hockey star Sarah Davis is back at home - working to shape this province's next big player.

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St. John's Edge head to playoffs

With playoffs starting tonight (Friday, April 6th) for the St. John's Edge... Newfoundland's very own Carl English and head coach Jeff Dunlap reflect on the basketball team's inaugural season.

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Comedian, cartoonist on "coming out"

No jokes: St. John's comedian Veronica Dymond speaks about the struggles of coming out at the age of 28... and life afterwards.

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Breast reduction surgeries

More and more women are getting breast reductions in this province. The Morning Show's Paula Gale has been looking into why that is.

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Take-home pap tests

Newfoundland and Labrador has one of the highest rates of cervical cancer in Canada... but a new do-it-yourself pap test could help lower that number. (Fred Hutton with Joanne Rose, coordinator of the province's cervical screening program)

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Intimate partner violence town hall

Something has moved Bruce Harvey to speak out... years after his niece Chrissy Predham-Newman was killed. He'll be joining domestic violence survivor Georgina McGrath on stage at a special town hall tonight (Monday, April 2nd) in St. Mary's. They dropped by the studio in advance of that event to talk about their connection.

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Canada's most autism-friendly town

Joan Chaisson is one of the women who transformed the small Newfoundland town of Channel-Port aux Basques into one of most autism-friendly communities in the country.

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Ches's busiest day

Fish Friday! Literally thousands of pounds of fish will hit the fryers in St. John's for the annual Good Friday tradition. Fred Hutton visits with Vicky Barbour at Ches's Fish and Chips to check on the preperations.

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Tapping maple trees

Untapped potential: The Morning Show's Lukas Wall heads to Pippy Park to find out about the growth of interest in tapping maple trees and making home-made maple syrup.

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Easter Seals pellet gun program

A training program for a Paralympic sport is being offered in this province for the first time. The CBC's Katie Breen sets her sights on target shooting at Easter Seals.

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Military sexual assault

A woman in St. John's speaks openly about how she says she was sexually assaulted when she was in the military. Mark Quinn has that story, coming up.

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Would you really ask for a cup of sugar?? We talk modern-day neighbours.

We all know Newfoundlanders are friendly but it turns out, a lot of us don't know the people next door.

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A plea for unity on Bell Island.

Wabana Mayor Gary Gosine says efforts to rebuild his town's lifeless economy are being hurt by infighting. Terry Roberts explains.

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Reviewing public washrooms in St. John's

Lifting the lid on the best and worst public bathrooms in St. John's.

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Stockwoods Closing

If you want a fresh loaf of bread from Stockwoods, time's running out. The staple convenience store is closing for good on Tuesday. They're baking their last batch of bread today. Krissy went by yesterday and spoke with general manager Cathy Ivamey, who has been there for almost fifty years.

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Boycotting Iceberg Alley

Some people say they are not buying tickets to the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent this year because of a mostly all-male lineup. A local musician and an organiser of the festival react to the news... and the fallout.

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Mount Cashel civil case ruling

The founder and chair of the Pathways Foundation, Gemma Hickey, reacts to the Supreme Court of NL decision that the Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation is not liable for abuses at Mount Cashel Orphanage in the 1950s.

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Bidet or not bidet?

Have you ever used a bidet? A man originally from Goulds thinks you need to give it a try.

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Newfoundland's next reality TV star

Meet Aaron McInnis, who's hoping his cakes will make him famous on the Food Network show Spring Baking Championship.

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Going for para ice hockey gold

For more than a decade Newfoundland athlete Liam Hickey has been chasing his dream. Saturday night, that hard work will pay off as he plays in a gold medal game at the Paralympics.

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Remembering Stephen Hawking

A tribute to Stephen Hawking from Hari Kunduri, a Memorial University professor who has an interesting connection to him.

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Mental Health First Aid

As society breaks down the stigmas associated with mental health issues, Fred Hutton finds out about a first aid course... for the mind.

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Girl cuts off her hair after being bullied at school

The mother of a six-year-old girl who was bullied into cutting her own hair off is calling on schools to do more.

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Rwandan rugby team sporting Swilers jerseys

If you happen to be watching a rugby match in Rwanda and think you recognise the Swilers Rugby Club colours on one of the teams, you wouldn't be wrong. A couple of Swilers drop by to tell us how the pink, white and green ended up on Rwandan players.

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Frontier Costumes: Fur, Leather and Jason Momoa

Canadian Screen Awards nominee Michael Ground is the man who helps dress Jason Momoa and other actors in the series Frontier. The Morning Show's Caroline Hillier went behind the scenes in the wardrobe department to meet Michael.

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Public pill drop

Dropping off your drugs. Why police and Memorial's School of Pharmacy want you to bring them the expired medications that are cluttering up your cupboards.

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Women in trades

Men at work? Not anymore. Fred Hutton chats with welder Renee Sharpe and electrician Joan Greeley about women working in trades.

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1949 Barber Shop

The neighbourhood of Rabbitown just may be the most diverse in St. John's. Krissy stops by a bopping place in the centre-city area.

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Managing lottery pools

Someone who hit the Lotto Max jackpot a couple of years back has a few tips on how to properly organize a work lottery pool.

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Targeting Teens #WakeUpWeightWatchers

Local filmmaker and writer Melanie Oates says Weight Watchers was a gateway to her eating disorder as a teenager.

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Too many round-a-bouts?

Why the Mayor, and others, don't like plans to change Rawlins Cross.

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The Other Newfoundland

We're not the only Newfoundland. Right now, another place called Newfoundland is getting a lot of attention. For all the wrong reasons.

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Lotto win during a cruel February

A group of Lotto Max winners received their big $60 million cheque Wednesday. The money was split between 31 people who all no doubt have a tale to tell... but those pale in comparison to the story Tiffany Moore shared with Krissy Holmes.

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The stories behind the names

Jamie Fitzpatrick drops by the Native Friendship Centre in St. John's to find out what we can expect to hear when the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls comes to the province next week.

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Early settler in Galway

Under construction... Mark Quinn drops by to talk about a man who's on track to become one of the province's first Galwegians.

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The Good Lovelies St. John's connection

You know that lovely band from Toronto, with the three lovely singers? One of them is kind of a secret Newfoundlander. Jamie Fitzpatrick chats with Kerri Ough, who has been living in St. John's for the last few years.

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Paradise home invasion trial Ep. 3: The night of the arrests

The CBC's Ariana Kelland brings us inside the courtroom for details on the evening four men were arrested for a string of home invasions.

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Canada Reads: The Boat People

A story of new Canadians resonates from St. John's to Vancouver. Jamie Fitzpatrick speaks with the author of The Boat People, and the defender who will taking it into this year's Canada Reads competition.

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CannabisNL plan

Is the province's weed plan flawed out of the gate? Public policy analyst Ed Hollett takes a look at the NLC's plan and what it means for independent retailers hoping for a cut.

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Sexist slur ruling

Reaction from lawyer and Equal Voice chair Melissa Royle to the dismissal of a case involving an obscene comment yelled at a female reporter.

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Smallwood in Holywood

How Joey Smallwood's niece Samora is making it in film and television... and the unlikely story of her family history.

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Kaetlyn Osmond's mentor

With the province (and country) waiting for Kaetlyn Osmond to hit the ice later tonight for her singles skate at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Krissy chats with her older sister and best friend Natasha.

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Paradise home invasion trial Ep. 2: The ex-girlfriend and the former friend.

The CBC's Ariana Kelland brings you inside courtroom No. 7 for a detailed look at a trial playing out in St. John's.

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For A New Earth

A new advocacy organisation is aiming to shape ecological conversation in Newfoundland and Labrador

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Be nice, be helpful, keep smiling, even when they hate you.

We'll hear how compassion fatigue can wear down the people who are supposed to make your day easier.

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The show must go on, but not just yet.

Hear how actors in Mount Pearl are waiting for a fellow student to recover before the curtain goes up on their annual musical.

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Gold ring`s true worth

Finders keepers is not always the case in metal detecting. A lost ring is returned 50 years later... all thanks to a metal detector and an honest Newfoundlander. Hear the story behind the ring, the young man who owned it... and what it means to him now.

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Seagulls in love

For the love of birds... more specifically the love of seagulls. On this Valentine's Day, we celebrate the romantic life of gulls with seabird researcher Bill Montevecchi.

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Liam Hickey's exciting news

A chat with athlete Liam Hickey, who's having quite the week. Not only was he named the City of St. John's male athlete of the year Monday night, but he also found out he's off to South Korea later this month to play sledge hockey with Team Canada at the Paralympics!

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Guns, violence displayed in St. John's home invasion trial

The CBC's Ariana Kelland brings us inside a St. John's courtroom where four men are on trial for a string of home invasions.

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Rose Manor Inn murder mystery nights

We take you to a dinner party in Harbour Grace that people are just dying to attend.

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Son of a Critch

St. John's R&B and pop musician @JakeLC13 breaks down his track "Appreciate" from his home studio. If you don't recognise him by his Twitter handle, his name is Jacob Critch... son of comedian Mark Critch.

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Dealing with infertility

Can a marriage survive the emotional and financial stress that comes with infertility? A blog called "Learning to Rest" is breaking the silence around how hard it can be to make a baby.

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Opioid crisis

Is opioid addiction in this province at a crisis level? Who's suffering the most, and what's being done to fix the problem? Digging deep into the opioid epidemic with a panel of special guests. (Health minister John Haggie, RNC sergeant Steve Knight and Tree Walsh with the Safe Works Access Program)

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Turning 30-years-young

Why thirty is the new twenty. From your ovaries to your bank account... there's a lot of pressure for millennials turning 30. One birthday girl isn't letting that pressure get to her.

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Shots fired near Cochrane Pond

A family having a fire in the woods on Sunday quickly hit the ground after shots started hitting the trees around them. Wayne Soper relives the scary incident he and his family were caught up in.

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Craft breweries - Present and future

Newfoundland beer historian Chris Conway is on tap talking about what new beers are brewing in the province.

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NAPE stickers campaign

Now that NAPE has sealed the deal and ratified new contracts with the province, what happens with its 'NAPE Members Welcome' campaign?

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Alternate Ode to Newfoundland... and Labrador

A politically correct Ode to Newfoundland? Oops - Newfoundland and Labrador that should read. The 2018 Ode remix with Sean Panting.

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RPM Challenge month

He's the face of the RPM Challenge, but what's his home studio like? Elling Lien invites the CBC's Gavin Simms to drop by for a visit as the 11th annual RPM Challenge gets underway.

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Stay or Go?

Should young people stay in the province or go elsewhere when they graduate? With dark skies on the horizon, two students from St. Bon's debating club tackle the big question.

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Weather headaches

Extreme temperature changes can be a big pain for people in this province. More specifically, it can be a big pain in the head.

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"Getting To Know Me 2"

Sketch comedy and accordion troubles all part of putting off a sold out show for local comic Mike Lynch, who you may know on Facebook as Cecil O'Brien or Randy Lee.

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Therapy dogs in the workplace

They already make people feel better in hospitals, seniors' homes and Her Majesty's Penitentiary. Now, St. John Ambulance is hoping to make you feel better at work.

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Seeing in 3-D

A high-tech 3-D printer at The Makerspace is encouraging collaboration at Memorial University.

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Hockey rock?

How a local musician penned a song about a hockey playing couple for Hockey Day in Canada.

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Spelling champ didn't speak a word of English two years ago.

Marios Al Bazi has only been speaking English for less than two years... but chances are, the 11-year-old new Canadian can probably spell better than you. Marios took part in a class spelling bee and placed fourth. He's in studio along with Peter Jackson.

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Want Someone? Know Someone?

If you're single in St. John's, you may be able to get help from a new Facebook page! Dating advice - and dating horror stories - with local matchmaker Dara Squires.

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Hurry Hard - The Curling Musical

A high-stakes, interactive curling musical... on ice!

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B’ys, the word of the year is merb’ys

The St. John’s Morning Show set out to find the 2017 Newfoundland and Labrador Word of the Year and have compiled the votes.

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Figgyduff Dory and #NLWordOfTheYear

"Fries before by's." "Froze ta det." Meet the woman who is incorporating Newfoundland phrases into fashion as we mull over what the 2017 NL word of the year should be.

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Social media and potential employers

We've all been there... creeping someone we don't know on Facebook. Well, if you're an employer you're probably crossing the line. A status update on your 'social resume' with the province's Privacy Commissioner Donovan Molloy.

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Sea-Hawks cheerleaders are world champs

Memorial University's Sea-Hawks cheerleading team are fresh back from the ICU University World Cup Cheerleading Championships in Florida... where they took first place!

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Filipino-Newfoundlander identity

From one home to another: Ritche Perez, a Filipino-Newfoundlander... or is that a Newfoundlander-Filipino, talks to Jamie Fitzpatrick about culture identity as he prepares for a trip to the Philippines with one of his daughters.

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Blue Monday

Yesterday (Monday, Jan. 15th) was what some call the most depressing day of the year, so we wanted to send out some positive vibes to make up for "Blue Monday"... with some help from Joel Thomas Hynes.

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With help from Paul De Decker, (@pmdedecker) we are setting out to find the NL Word of the Year for 2017! Tell us your suggestions and you can win some CBC swag!

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The view from Marble Mountain

Krissy Holmes broadcasts live from the top of Marble Mountain and speaks with CEO Tony Abbott about the clean up on the west coast.

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World Transplant Games gold medalist

The story of Heather Lannon - who took home the gold competing in memory of her husband at the World Transplant Games in Switzerland.

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