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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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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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Pot at work

Managing medical marijuana in the workplace is a topic the local construction industry is talking about.

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Stuart McLean remembered

Pianist and composer Bill Brennan shares his memories of Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe.

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Ocean Ranger photos

He was the first one on and the last person off. A former medic takes us back to the Ocean Ranger disaster... 35 years later.

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Lab and life partners

On this Valentine's Day, meet a couple who've got just the right chemistry.

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It's almost Valentines Day, and guys and gals across the city are getting all dolled up in honour of the big day. But this year, the St. John's Womens Centre has decided to do something special. It snagged some makeup, hair, and beauty experts from this c

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Comedy for the Worried

Does the idea of getting up in front of a crowd of people to do standup make you anxious? Me too, but that's not stopping our next guests from doing it anyways! Meet the women behind "Comedy for the Worried".

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Kenmount Terrace

Kenmount Terrace is getting closer to having its own park and community centre, with the city of St. John's holding information sessions on its plans.

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Special needs child starting school

The mother of a child with special needs lays out her worries about what will face her daughter when she starts school.

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Wascally wabbits

The small town of Carmanville on Newfoundland's northeast coast is overrun with rabbits... but it's not the good thing you might imagine it to be.

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Qalipu status notifications

Wishing, waiting and commiserating: St. John's city councillor Sheilagh O'Leary is one of the many people stuck in limbo waiting to find out if they'll be granted native status as part of the Qalipu first nation band.

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Sights on the moon

How's this for high-stakes? Being on the shortlist to blast off with the Canadian Space Agency. Meet the man from Memorial University's Faculty of Science who may just be the next Canadian astronaut.

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Black students Newfoundland experience

Microaggressions, tough job prospects and culture shock: The president of the new Black Students Association at MUN breaks down what life in Newfoundland is like.

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Majestic makeover

A St. John's downtown mainstay gets a second shot at life, thanks to the province's Pentecostal church.

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Banned from traveling to the U.S.

She's called Newfoundland home for nearly 20 years... but President Trump's travel ban means the Iraqi-Canadian can't travel south of the border.

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Bullying in schools

Mothers Opposing Bullies (MOB) had their first meeting Sunday. Organizer Dana Metcalfe talks about who showed up and what they had to say. Following that, the head of the province's teachers' union looks at the strain bullying puts on teachers.

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A true "Pearl Girl"

A woman from Mount Pearl has learned that jewelry customers don't just want pearls... they want in on the whole process - starting with the oyster.

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The world of darts

A Shea Heights man hits the bulls-eye as this province's first professional darts player. And, one west-coast salesman is literally hitting his target-market by giving customers exactly what they want: Darts!

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Riverhead's Canadian Screen Awards nominations

They worked side by side in a local film last year... and now, two actors in Riverhead are up for Canadian Screen Awards.

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Women's March on Washington

Jenn Deon of St. John's was in Washington, D.C on Saturday to take part in the rallies and marches denouncing newly-elected President Donald Trump and his policies.

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Screen panel

A former TV blogger and a binge watcher drop by to help you find some good things to watch at home what with a snowy weekend in store!

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Snowclearing report

The City of St. John's asked consultants for a critique on the way it manages its fleet of trucks, tractors and snow clearing equipment. The result is 65 pages of mostly-bad news.

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Eyesight restoration surgery

A few months ago, 16-year-old Jakob Dawe went blind. Now, his parents are hopeful an experimental treatment in Dubai will give him his sight back.

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Christmas cough mystery

What one St. John's man thought to be a chest infection... turned out to have a somewhat more seasonal explanation.

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

It's more than just the winter blues. A psychologist on how to recognize the signs of SAD... and how to cope with it.

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Slip and falls legal responsibility

Salt your steps or pay the price? How much responsibility do homeowners have if someone slips and falls on their property?

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The Colony of Unrequited Dreams... at the NAC

It's the story about the most divisive character in Newfoundland and Labrador history. Now, people in the nation's capital will get a glimpse into the world of Joey Smallwood.

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Cruise ship outlook

The City of St. John's expects cruise ship traffic to double this year, but a cruise industry expert begs to differ.

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Rate My Treads

You can't think on your feet when you're lying on your back. A research lab in Toronto is testing winter boots for traction.

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New year, new you...right? If you need an extra push to get organized, a pro shares tips on how to declutter your life!

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Old Christmas Day

Bigger than Christmas? Barnyard animals bowing in secret? Cracking open the CBC vault for some Twelfth Night traditions past... and chatting with a modern-day expert about Old Christmas Day traditions.

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Deceptive VLTs

A Mount Pearl man - and 30,000 others - are taking Atlantic Lotto to court over video lottery terminals they say are designed to deceive. His story, and then a deeper look into what makes slot machines so addictive.

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Twitter quitter

St. John's journalist James McLeod has deactivated his Twitter account.

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Financial look-ahead

In this province much depends on the price of a barrel of oil or a tonne of iron ore... and we can't do a thing about either. Global market tends and what lies ahead in 2017 with investment advisor Larry Short.

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Keeping up with Santa

Krissy Holmes goes on a ride-along with Santa as he winds down his epic pre-Christmas community tour at Bishop Abraham school in St. John's.

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Feed NL big donation

Going once... going twice... Sold! It seems people are willing to pay a lot of money for a pig roast.

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Jordan shootings

A freelance producer in Jordan on the impact that Sunday's shootings - one of which took the life of a Newfoundland woman - is having on those in the middle eastern country.

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Internet trolls

Getting psychological about internet trolling.

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"Messiah" director's finale

Hearing Handel's Messiah at the Basilica is a Christmas tradition for some... but after this year's performance, the symphony's choir director will be taking his final bow.

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Philip Riteman receives the Order of NL

Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman received the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday. His son Larry, who accepted on his behalf, drops by to talk about the world view of a second-generation survivor.

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Shipwreck archaeology

A group of local archaeologists is diving deep to learn more about German sneak attacks on Bell Island.

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Firewood giveaway

A family business in Torbay wants to make someone's home a little warmer this Christmas season.

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Sean McCann home for the holidays

Musician Sean McCann drops by for a chat and a couple of songs.

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Gaskiers water supply

An update from the mayor of Gaskiers about the ongoing issues with the town's water following the story of a mother having to bathe her son in brown water.

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Feed NL

The St. John's Morning Show kicks off Feed NL Day with musical guests, hot drinks, surprises and plenty of donations as generous folks drop off contributions for the Community Food Sharing Association!

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DNA keepsake jewelry

Natasha Glover has an unusual business... making jewelry out of DNA.

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Council critic

Former mayor Andy Wells and his ongoing feud with St. John's City Council.

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Driving Bob's bus

A Port aux Basques man talks about his time at the helm of Bob Dylan's tour bus.

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Enough with the stuff

Curbing the craziness of Christmas: Our resident expert Jacquelyn Mair with her tips on how to have an easy breezy, holiday season.

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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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