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Newfoundland This Week
CBC Radio Nfld. and Labrador:
The Best of The St. John's Morning Show
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While you've been sleeping, the world has changed. The Morning Show tells you how. We bring you the latest news; the stories that matter most, and the information you need.

 
 

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Ron Hynes intellectual property

Just one month before the first annual "Ron Hynes Songwriters Festival," organizers get bad news from the late singer-songwriter's estate.

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Heritage property to be demolished

Richmond Cottage has an appointment with the wrecking ball after St. John's city council approves demolition of the heritage property.

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Fidget spinners

They might be a popular fad among children, but should fidget spinners be allowed in the classroom? Are they a distraction, a tool... or just a fun toy?

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Glampfire recipes

Despite the winter weather forecast, a couple of outdoor enthusiasts inspire you to try your hand cooking on a campfire this long weekend!

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Condos for bees

A young boy has an interesting new business that's creating quite the buzzzzzz. Hear about Joel Stamp and his bountiful bee factories.

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The Puffin Patrol

A local children's author's latest book is about the group that helps confused puffins in Witless Bay find their way back home.

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St. John's Beer Tours

A brand new guided tour that'll definitely make your taste buds "hoppy!"

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Bonavista in Ontario

An Iraqi-born doctor who worked in Bonavista finds a special way to keep memories of Newfoundland alive in his new practice on the mainland.

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Common Ground Coworking tour

Going inside a St. John's business-incubation centre to find out what the young entrepreneurs are (co)working on.

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Google's St. John's VP

If you Google Google, you might find that there's a little bit of Newfoundland inside the search engine giant. One of the company's senior vice presidents - who happens to be from St. John's - is in town for a special event this week.

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Rising cost of Muskrat Falls

A senior engineer who worked on the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project raises questions about why initial estimates were so low.

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The do's and don'ts of having an outdoor fire

It's that time of year again, some of us want to burn backyard debris and others just want to sit around a camp fire. But what are the rules if you live in St. John's and want a fire on your property?

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She went to New Brunswick for the ECMA's... and came home with a new family.

Rozalind MacPhail's amazing road trip story.

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Taking action on fentanyl overdoses

Christopher Smith says he can't sit and wait any longer, he is planning to bring a pop-up OD action tent downtown this weekend.

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Gerry Byrne Vs MUN

The man who's been called out for his Trump-like behaviour joins us to talk about MUN's "culture of entitlement."

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cuisine and conversation inspired by the seal harvest.

Trying to change the conversation about the often controversial seal hunt.

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School of God

What do you do with a masters degree in theology or divinity in 2017?

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CNA modernization plan

A scathing review for the College of the North Atlantic... and now a new vision for the future.

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MUN finances

Memorial University's vice-president, academic puts forward the case for an increase in tuition.

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Picking nits

For one new company, business is both lousy... and great!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:42]


Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

Six thousand children across the country were asked where they like to learn about money. It wasn't the internet or an app: It was at school... and at home. Tips for parents on getting that cash conversation started.

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Gender-neutral washrooms

Why having to choose between male or female washrooms has gotten uncomfortable for a mom and her 12-year-old son.

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NL Explorer trek

Newfoundland survivor man Justin Barbour is about a week into his cross-province trek through the woods. His girlfriend gives an update on his progress.

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Science communication

Lots of fishermen in this province say they don't buy the science DFO is selling. One teacher of Science Communication in the Fisheries Sciences program at MUN's Fisheries and Marine Institute says there's a lesson to be learned.

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Testing medical marijuana

What does it take to test the quality of marijuana? A company in Paradise could soon be doing that work.

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Ice MeltErg Indoor Rowing Challenge

It's still pretty chilly outdoors, but rowing season in St. John's is set to start this weekend with an indoor rowing challenge.

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Daffodil lady

She's spent thousands of hours selling thousands of flowers: Meet the 89-year-old woman who has been volunteering with the Canadian Cancer Society for 66 years.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:04]


NL Beard and Moustache Club

There's a new social group in town with members who share a love for facial hair and community giving.

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U.S. baseball tourny "Trailblazer"

The only Canadian playing in an all-girls baseball tournament taking place in the United States this weekend is a 15-year-old student from Waterford Valley High.

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Vimy Ridge trench art

A few years back a man from Shoe Cove thought he'd found a neat old flower vase at the flea market. Turns out it has a direct connection to the famous battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Making it last for 70 years

Statistics reveal that four in ten marriages end in divorce. Not for one couple... who have just celebrated their platinum anniversary.

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Hidden cameras

There's a lesson for everyone in the story about a surveillance system discovered in a rental property: Technical talk with a man in the business.

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The Informants are "Uprising"

A peek inside the world of Christian rock music with a man named Christian Victory.

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Budget preview

In advance of Budget 2017 on Thursday, our analyst for the live special broadcast - Larry Short - raises the curtain on Cathy Bennett's financial plan.

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Bail supervision program

A new idea to reduce overcrowding at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:20]


Making his mosque safe

A young St. John's student is stepping up to support his Muslim community... and he's pushing for the Prime Minister to pay a visit.

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Herder finals sibling rivalry

The tension between the Clarenville Caribous and the Conception Bay North CeeBee Stars ramps up this weekend as the net-minding Whiffen brothers play in the Herder Finals... on opposing teams.

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Giant Cop: Justice Above All

Local gaming company Other Ocean is taking a leap into the world of virtual reality.

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Freedom of the press

The province's Director of Public Prosecutions has a message about journalists and the laws of the land.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:39]


Immigrant panel

Romel Maligaya from the Philippines Bunmibee of Nigeria and Sean Charters of South Africa shared their experiences of being immigrants living in Newfoundland on the St. John's Morning Show on Tuesday.

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"The Way Forward"

Is Premier Dwight Ball's plan the right way forward... or are things headed south?

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Newfoundland's survivorman

Traipsing through tuckamore and ripping down rivers. The man known as the "NL Explorer" talks about his upcoming 700km adventure through the woods of Newfoundland.

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From the Dragons' Den to the lion's den

A feature interview with Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary.

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Aboriginal Peoples Week

Chief Mi'sel Joe of the Miawpukek First Nation is in town for Memorial University's series of forums "Aboriginal Peoples Week: Building Reconciliation"

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"Don't Knock Em' Just Rock Em"

Some members of the province's Down Syndrome Society say many families still don't know about the support that's available They're looking to change that... starting with socks.

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Blasphe-myth

Comedian John Sheehan gets serious about losing his religion.

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Wrenboy champions

Two brothers from the Irish group "Causeway Delight" explain what it means to be a Wrenboy, as well as help our listeners learn a bit of Gaelic.

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Short parades and green beer

It's home to the shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade in the world... and it's comedian Colm O'Regan's hometown. The Irish funnyman talks Irish drinking culture and his stance on green Guinness.

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Windstorm scare

A Stavanger Drive shopper had a big fright this past weekend when Saturday's hurricane-force winds blew her into oncoming traffic... and straight into Jake Doyle's car!

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Adult kindergarten

A wise kindergarten teacher once said "Life is like Facebook: If you stop clicking on the bad stuff... it'll stop popping up." Just one of the lessons adults take home from a brand new class in St. John's.

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Taxi insurance

Stop the meter! Cab drivers in St. John's want the provincial government to change the way their cars are insured.

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Songs of Freedom and Resistance

International Women's Day was on Wednesday, but some artists and musicians in the city want to keep the celebration and conversation going. Organizer Sandy May has the details, and Katie Baggs unveils a new song.

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Brier update and crowd etiquette

Another two big games for Team Gushue at Wednesday's Brier... amid complaints about fans in St. John's.

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Daughters of the Vote

Prepping for a future in politics: Three delegates are representing St. John's in Ottawa this week to put the focus on gender parity in government.

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Justice system under pressure

Provincial justice minister Andrew Parsons faces lots of big issues these days: Everything from overbooked courtrooms to loss of confidence in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

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Fail the breathalyzer... lose your car

Under new proposed legislation, failing the breathalyzer will result in police impounding the vehicle for a time. But what if the car belongs to someone else?

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Brier ultimate panel

An Olympic champion, three super-fans from Ontario and a man in a bear suit prepare for an exciting week of curling.

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Elementary student's RPM Challenge

Meet an impressive eight-year-old named Ethan... who's singing about Albert Einstein and breakups on his brand new album.

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Away From Everywhere

Filmed in St. John's and starring a local cast... plus Jason Priestly. "Away From Everywhere" makes its St. John's premiere tonight.

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Sex workers message board

The Safe Harbour Outreach Project (SHOP) in St. John's has created a new exhibit at City Hall giving sex workers a place to speak out.

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Freshwater Road institution for sale

A half-century of wedding cake history is up for grabs as Stockwood's Bakery & Delicatessen goes on the market.

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Cellphone Hotel

Stash your device in a cellphone hotel. That's how one high school is handling its approach to phones in the classroom. So far, it's a success.

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Ward Four candidate

It's only February, but some people are getting ready to run a big race in September... the race to be on St. John's city council.

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Bariatric surgery

Forget about that diet! New research shows bariatric surgery is the most effective weight-loss tool available.

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Search and Rescue dogs

They're dogs with jobs who are trained and ready to respond... But the province doesn't recognize them as official search and rescue dogs.

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