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July 2011 Archives

Power Out In Several Communities In Central Newfoundland

Ted speaks with Bob Pike of Newfoundland Power about how someone broke in to one of their stations and turned off the electricity in several communities in Central Newfoundland.

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Why Courts Hand Out Concurrent Sentences

Following the case of Leo Power, who while drunk struck and seriously injured 2 women in February, Ted speaks with a lawyer about why the courts hand out concurrent rather than consecutive sentences.

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Greta Hussey's Book

Ted with a feature interview with Greta Hussey about her book entitled “Our Life on Lear’s Room, Labrador.”

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Facebook Threat

Following the story about the 14 year old girl who went to court to get a peace bond on another 14-year old who had threatened her, Ted speaks to Mark Gruchy is a St. John’s lawyer about what constitutes a legal “death threat.”

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Paper Lanterns

Ted speaks with the Coast Guard about how people are mistaking paper lanterns launched near tidal waters for distress flares and calling SAR.

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On The Go: Hitchhiker raises awareness about racism and homophobia.

Ted speaks with an immigrant from the Philippines named Hurly Meraveles of Thumbs up Canada, who hitchhiked across the country giving workshops and speaking to his rides about racism and homophobia.

 

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On The Go: Ted speaks with local MP Jack Harris about Jack Layton's announcement.

Ted speaks with Jack Harris about Jack Layton's announcement that he is taking a leave of absence as leader of the federal NDP because of his health.

 

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On The Go: Awareness about refugees who are a part of the LGBT community.

Ted speaks with David Pepper, a long-time gay activist from Ottawa, who is travelling across Canada to raise awareness about refugees who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered.

 

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FAA Decides Not To Retrofit Sikorsky S-92A Helicopters

Chris O’Neill Yates speaks with Mike Cunnigham, lead investigator with the Transportataiton Safety Board, about the FAA decision not to retrofit Sikorsky S-92A helicopters to give them the capability to fly for 30 minutes after losing all their oil—citing cost.

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Allergy-Free Gardening

Ted speaks with Thomas Leo Ogren, a horticulturist and the author of “Allergy-Free Gardening: The Revolutionary Guide to Healthy Landscaping”.

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Desperate Conditions In Somalia

Ted speaks with Djula Hared Ibrahim who is from Somalia. She tells Ted about the desperate conditions in that country.

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Pesticide Free Golf Course

Ted speaks with Bill MacFarlane, owner of Fiddler’s Green in Antigonish, NS, about why and how he runs his almost completely pesticide free golf course.

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Update On The Garbage On The Beach In Mt. Carmel

On the go producer Ingrid Fraser with an update from the provincial government on the pile of garbage on the beach in Mt. Carmel.

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Outer Ring Road Picture

img2.JPGHow much space should you put between your car and the one in front of you? More than the people in this photo - submitted by Neil Robbins - are putting between cars, up on the Outer Ring Road

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Mt. Carmel Mayor Speaks About The Garbage On The Beach

Ted speaks with the mayor of Mt. Carmel about the large pile of garbage on the beach in that community.

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Remembering Elizabeth Finalyson

On the Go remembers Elizabeth Finlayson, the last witness to testify at the Cameron Inquiry who died on July 1st at the age of 71.

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Mt. Carmel Beach Garbage

garbage.JPGTed speaks with Don Dunphy in Mt. Carmel, St. Mary’s Bay about a big pile of garbage dumped on the beach by the town which he says should be removed.

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Sea Hawks Coach In Tanzania

Roger speaks with Peter Benoite, the head coach of the Sea Hawks Men’s basketball team, who is recruiting in Tanzania.

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Nathalie Pires on On The Go

Guest host Roger Samson speaks with Nathalie Pires about Fado, the urban folk music of Portugal, which she is performing at the Sound Shift International Festival of Music and Dance in St. John’s.

To hear her music go to:

www.nathaliepires.com

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Harry Manx live on On The Go

vinathumb.jpgA feature interview with and live performance from singer songwriter Harry Manx who fuses the music of India with the blues.

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Martin's Meadow Park

Ted speaks with Wanda Martin and Laurie Perks who live on Cabot St. in St. John’s. They say they can’t get the City to put up “children at play” signs to slow down traffic in the Martin’s Meadow Park area. Ted also speaks with Frank Galgay, ward councilor for the neighbourhood.

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Accident On The Outer Ring Road

accident.jpgTed speaks with an eye witness to the accident on the Outer Ring Road, which claimed the live of one man and injured two others. We’ll also hear from a flag person with 24 years experience who says some drivers won’t slow down, won’t get off their cell phones, and who has been verbally abused by drivers. And Tom Hedderson, Minster of Transportation and Works talks about the accident at a news conference.

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Pilot Project For Dealing With Moose On Our Highways

moose.jpgThe provincial government unveils a pilot project for dealing with moose on our highways and byways. We’ll hear from the Tom Hedderson and Ralph Wiseman on the plan and St. John’s lawyer Ches Crosbie who has launched a class action suit claiming the provincial government is responsible for injuries and deaths cause by road collisions with moose.

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Documentary: "Last Summer in Grand Bruit"

A special On the Go presentation of the international award winning documentary “Last Summer in Grand Bruit,” prepared at Battery Radio by Jiri Slavicinsky, a journalist and documentary maker from the Czech Republic. It is narrated by Berni Stapelton. First, Ted speaks with Jiri Slavicinsky.

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Icebergs Could Pose A Threat To Offshore Oil Rigs

Ted speaks with Margo Bruce-O’Connell, the director of Public Affairs for Hibernia about what happens if a huge iceberg comes their way.

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Torbay Water Supply

Ted speaks with Bob Codner, the Mayor of Torbay about the pressure housing developments are putting on the town’s water supply.

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More On Petermann Ice Island.

Ted speaks with Dr. Brad de Young, a professor of oceanography, at Memorial University about Petermann ice island.

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Tourists To See Petermann Ice Island

Ted speaks with Paul Alcock of Northland Discovery Boat Tours in St. Anthony about taking tourists to see Petermann ice island. Ted began the conversation by asking Paul where the icebergs are.

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