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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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"Storm the Kettle"

Resetting the Newfoundland table: Two local authors share their inspiration behind a new cookbook.

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"A Silk Purse From A Sow's Ear"

Writer Marianne Warren grew up in the UK... but she had to move to Newfoundland to find her voice.

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Unwelcome visitor

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... drone - and it's lurking outside one woman's Gower Street home.

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CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary

Shopping for pot might not be legal yet. However, people are doing it - out in the open - at a store in St. John's.

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Budding business

Amid reports of a new marijuana dispensary in downtown St. John's, a man has plans to open his own pot shop in the city.

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Freedom from the grind

All you can eat vacation days? Getting paid to go to the gym? Working from home whenever you feel like it? Sounds like a dream for some... but one local business owner says for his workers - it's a reality.

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Taxi regulations

Who's driving your cab? A look at the city's lack of regulation with the deputy-mayor... and what one councillor wants to do about it.

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Dangerous driving

The man who captured the dramatic near-miss dashcam video that's captured big attention... and a mayor who says that stretch of highway in CBS has a history of dangerous driving. Following that: Lives forever changed by "non-life-threatening injuries."

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'Tis the season... when the rodents are roaming.

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Revisiting the Upper Churchill contract

What Hydro-Quebec stands to gain by aligning itself with Newfoundland and Labrador.

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MUN Board of Regents resignation

A student on Memorial University's Board of Regents resigns, but she can't go into the specific details about why. She explains why she's accusing the board of bullying, and the chair of the Board responds.

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Flying elbows, face kicks and lots of gold

A St. John's Martial Arts Club cleans up at a national Muai Thai championship competition in Toronto.

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Living with Lyme

A woman from this province is pushing for better diagnosis and treatment across the country.

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Searching for surrogates

A company from Alberta is scouting on the island this week, but it's not your typical job recruitment.

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Testin' the waters in Chatanooga, Tennessee

Some local rowers just got back from one of the world's largest regattas... and no surprise they did pretty well.

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Leonard Cohen remembered

Vicky Hynes is the organizer of an annual Leonard Cohen tribute concert in St. John's.

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US election and financial markets

The new president-elect of the United States calls himself a successful businessman. An investment advisor looks at how the financial markets are reacting.

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Talking Donald Trump

Studio guests and listeners react to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States of America.

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Food fishery licences and tags

Liberal MP Ken McDonald answers questions about the proposed system for next year's food fishery.

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Not taking the bait

After attending DFO's consultation last week, two food fishery participants say the tags system for next year is a bad idea that's left them with more questions than answers.

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Health Cannabis

What they're doing is not quite legal, but a new business has opened in St. John's.

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Mother seeks help for bedridden daughter

Connie Phillips of Bonavista doesn't walk and she doesn't talk. In fact, she spends most of her day in bed. But her mother says life could be greatly improved... if only someone would help.

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Toutons and Jam Jams in BC

A five-star hotel in Vancouver has hired a Newfoundlander as its executive pastry chef.

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Project Kindness NL

The man who's changing St. John's... one good deed at a time.

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Innocence Canada funding

A man who fights for the freedom of the wrongfully convicted says his organization may not be able to continue.

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88.5 FM launch party

We're celebrating our brand new 88.5 FM frequency... That means you can now tune into your favourite A.M. show on your FM dial. We've got prizes, trivia, a live band and a few surprises... all in the spirit of 88!

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Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra gala

Jody Richardson, one of the headline acts when the NSO Gala takes over the Arts and Culture Centre Friday night, drops by with a preview. Intro: Tomorrow night's gala is the big fundraiser of the year for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchest

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Revealing personal secrets in a pub... and raising money to help Haiti

Five people coming together on a blustery night is the premise for a play that opens next week at the LSPU Hall.

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Let's go Tom Cats!

They're the only hockey team from Canada to be in the running for a prize that could go a really long way.

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Muskrat Falls protest moves to Ottawa

Billy Gauthier, who's on the eleventh day of a hunger strike over Muskrat Falls, took his protest to Ottawa over the weekend.

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Autism Society's potato harvest

Growing potatoes for seniors in need: It's harvest time at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism.

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Muskrat Falls vegetation clearing

After weeks of pressure and protests, the province orders Nalcor to take more preventative measures at Muskrat Falls... but many say it isn't enough. Environment minister Perry Trimper drops by the studio.

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

An ADHD coach discusses the challenges and offers some suggestions for coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the workplace.

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Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

A St. John's man hits the campaign trail... in Cleveland, Ohio.

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MusicNL Awards big winner

Electronic-pop group Repartee led by singer Meg Warren took home four of the six awards they were nominated for, which made for a long night of celebration!

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q's new host

Newfoundland's own Tom Power is taking over as the host of 'q' on CBC Radio next week.

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Cleaning up in Morrisville

Community volunteer Tracey Drew is one of the people pitching in following the visit by Hurricane Matthew earlier this week.

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Premier stepping down

He's the most popular provincial leader right now... but he's leaving his job as leader of the Progressive Conservatives.

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The Way Forward

In advance of the premier's consultation session at The Rooms billed as "The Way Forward," we have some consultations of our own with three of the community leaders attending the session.

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Capturing those fall colours

Photographer Tom Cochrane with tips on how to have some fun with the scenery.

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Shining a light on "Dark NL"

The man behind the popular blog "Uncle Gnarley" offers his analysis on a report that hasn't received as much attention as it deserves.

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Bike lanes revisited

The councillor behind a motion in St. John's City Council asking that the parking ban for bike lanes be lifted again... and not just for the winter months.

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No more bullies allowed in Montreal

Newfoundland's "Dog Whisperer" reacts to the Montreal pit bull ban.

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Motorcycle clubs and organized crime

It's less like the movie Goodfellas... and more like a well-oiled corporation. An expert drops by to talk about organized crime in light of recent motorcycle gang-related arrests.

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Downtown fashion district

Where to buy "dragon's blood" and other unusual items: An up-and-coming shopping area in an old part of St. John's.

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House fire dog rescue

How a weekly walk took an unexpected turn for one Holyrood couple.

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Accessibility complaints

A St. John's woman who uses a wheelchair says the province has gone from leading the way in accessibility to having no vision at all.

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Real estate "refugees"

With housing prices in some other provinces reaching all-time highs, some people from away are looking to this province to buy their dream homes.

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Clarenville school protest

Some students at Riverside Elementary in Clarenville are skipping school today, but their parents know all about it. In fact, they're the ones keeping their kids home.

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YouTube puppeteer

11-year-old Jake Thompson and his puppet friends Gary and Weasleton have their own YouTube web series and are about to host a puppet workshop.

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"Just Give"

Two BC kids with big hearts are in St. John's this week to start the most epic social studies lesson you ever heard of!

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Kicking a bag habit

St. John's city councillor Sheilagh O'Leary says it's time the city gets behind a proposal to get rid of "single-use" plastic shopping bags.

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"A Soldier Returns: My Battle With PTSD"

Author/soldier Jamie MacWhirter talks about mentally-damaged soldiers, and then his wife Vanessa joins him to discuss the difficulties of being married to somebody who is emotionally scarred by warfare.

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In Praise of Profanity

A rhyme of oaths... Why our society is one of the most foulmouthed in history, and why we shouldn't overuse our curse words.

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Scotsburn ice cream plant layoffs

A Manuels couple who've both worked at the Scotsburn ice cream plant for decades will both soon be out of work.

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Abandoned on VICE

The host of a new television show recently paid a visit to a few abandoned NL communities.

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Acts of Kindness

A new feature on the show: Real stories from you - our listeners - about people who do something special and out of the ordinary. First up: a touching story about a Newfoundland boy, Wendel Clark... and Kraft Dinner.

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Bell Island hag

She comes with a tale of wartime intrigue and a really, really bad smell. And now she has her very own postage stamp.

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Talking suicide with children

Practical tips on how to talk about suicide with your kids... no matter how it comes up.

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Mexico orphanage

Corruption, kidnappings and gang shoot-outs are just some of the horrors that St. John's native Rick Bursey has seen.

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Coding in schools

James Flynn, founder of Code NL, says Newfoundland must take steps to ensure computer coding courses are offered to students.

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Jack and the Magnificent Ugly Stick

A local writer teams up with his dad for his latest children's book.

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Downhome rescue

Grant Young, publisher of Downhome Magazine, was hoping to hook a fish... but circumstances led to the pursuit of an entirely different type of creature.

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Getting "the boot"

A downtown dinner turns into an expensive hassle thanks to the "Denver Boot." The full story from the person who got the boot, Morning Show listeners... and the people who manage the parking lot and give the boot.

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Shells galore

It's never a slow day when you're chasing 30 turtles... Meet the city's self-professed "Turtle Man" Dennis Oliver.

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Tribute to Tom Hollett

Friends and colleagues in the taxi business are remembering Tom Hollett as a visionary with a big heart. Ken Downtown says even though he didn't know him well, he'll forever remember his kindness.

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Off to Rio

Local wheelchair basketball player Liam Hickey is headed to the Paralympic Games.

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