I thought I'd been abandoned by the Liberals Friday afternoon in Stoneville, north of Gander Bay. Full Story>>
Sometimes when you're staring at your third club-sandwich-on white of the day, covering a provincial election can be a pretty draining affair. Full Story>>
Reflections on a northern journey
have just left Deer Lake on Air Labrador's new Dash-8 aircraft,
on the way to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and then on to Wabush. I'm
following Jack Harris on his first trip into Labrador this election
Stuff happens on and off the bus
I'm not as thin as I used to be. But in my mind's eye I can still squeeze through the same little spaces that I could 10 years ago. Full Story>>
From Oct. 10, Election reporters Dave Cochrane and Dave Zelcer compare notes with St. John's Morning Show host Jeff Gilhooly about the second week on the campaign trail (runs 7:10).
The debate: need for reform?
We should call this one as we see it – the obligatory Leaders’ Debate is an outmoded concept in its present form and must be changed if it’s to make a meaningful contribution to public debate. Full Story>>
Hail to the bus driver
wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and
round: but none of the leaders and none of the media would get
anywhere in this campaign if it weren't for the unheralded work
of the bus drivers. Full Story>>
Filling or filing?
fairly new technology available that allows me to do my job on
the bus: I do my interviews and collect my sound on a digital
recorder; edit together my voice, interviews and sound on my laptop
computer's four-track mixer; and then transfer my story (in perfect
studio quality) to the CBC's computer by hooking the two computers
together over the digital cell phone. Full
Comparing reporters' notes
Oct. 3, CBC radio political reporter David Cochrane is on
the Conservative bus. Reporter David Zelcer is on the Liberal
bus. The two Dave's talk to Morning Show host Jeff Gilhooly about
the first week on the campaign trail.
Taking it on the head
Grimes opened Ed Buckle's campaign HQ in Corner Brook Wednesday.
Tuesday morning, I woke up in Corner Brook. But on Tuesday night
I fell asleep in Gander. Full
have my first anecdote from before they'd even made the election
call. I was working on a district report for Exploits.