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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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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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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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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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"The Way Forward"

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

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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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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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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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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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