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October 2011 Archives

Tribute to Arnold Bennett

Remembering Arnold Bennett: Ted talks with Father Paul Lundrigan about the sudden death of the well-known community activist.

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Western School Board

Ted speaks with an official from the Western School District about why a sports team from Labrador South on its way to a meet in Carbonear was told to return home while other competators from the island were allowed to go on.

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No Library for the New Town Hall

Ted spoke with Gary Dawe, the chair of the library board in CBS about his concerns that a new library is not in the plans for the new town hall and that the present facility is in jeopardy.

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Barbara Walsh's new book August Gale

Barabara tells us about her new book - one with deep roots in Newfoundland
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Students From Southern Labrador

A group of students from Southern Labrador on their way to a cross country running meet in Carbonear are made to turn back by the Western School District, they say, for no good reason. Ted speaks with Sheila Pye from Mary’s Harbour one of the parents.

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Mike Holmes on young people in the trades

Ted speaks with Mike Holmes, professional contractor and star of "Holmes on Homes" about why going into the skilled trades is a wise career decision ..... there's plenty of work and a lot of job satisfaction.

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Kevin Carter's struggle with weightloss and MCP

Zach Goudie speaks with Kevin Carter, a Botwood resident, who says that after dropping over 200 pounds, he urgently needs surgery to remove pounds and pounds of sagging skin... problem is even though his doctor says the surgery is medically necessary he received a letter from the Minister of Health, Jerome Kennedy saying MCP will not cover it.

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Rod Ford calls the cops on Mary Walsh

Ted speaks with Mary Walsh, who in her 22 Minutes, Marg Delahunty Warrior Princess garb, ambushed the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, only to have him call the police.
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The Nature Conservancy on a massive new aquisition

Ted speaks with Doug Ballam, program manager with the Nature Conservancy in NL about the group's acquisition of  "The Grassy Place," a 3,879-acre piece of land at the headwaters of Robinsons River in the Long Range Mountains.

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Controversy over proposed mental health treatment centre in Paradise

Many Paradise residents do not want a treatment centre for young people with mental health problems at the site of the old Paradise Elementary.  Hear what the mayor, government officials and one resident have to say.
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NL Hydro warns about contact with power lines

About a dozen people have come in contact with power lines this year. NL Hydro has issued a warning to take extra care when working around live lines. Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with Jim Haynes a Vice-President with Hydro.

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The Amazing Kreskin

Ted talks with...come on, think hard, who is it? The Amazing Kreskin, in town on an island-wide tour.
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The Codroy Valley Porcupine

Eric Leukert found and photographed a dead porcupine by the side of the road in the Codroy Valley. That's a first for the island, so Ted spoke with Mr. Leukert.
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Jim Fidler

Ted speaks with and plays some cuts from Jim Fidler's new CD, ""Up the River" which he's launching in December.

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Road Repairs

Ted speaks with Tom Hedderson, the Minister of Transportation, about Neil Dawe's concern that someone will be killed if government doesn't fix a section of the TCH near Clarenville. Ted also asks the minister about why road repairs are going on during rush hour.

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Hydroplaning

Reporter Carolyn Ray speaks with Neil Dawe about what he says is a dangerous section of the TCH near Clarenville where a car hydroplaned into a ditch on Saturday. He says government refuses to fix it.

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Occupy Wall Street

Ted speaks with Randy Wadland, one of the organizers of an Occupy Wall Street Demonstration in St. John's.

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The Once

Ted invited The Once in for a chat about their new CD "Row Upon Row of People They Know." The trio brought along the pal George Murray whose poem they turned into a song.

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No Polling Station in Voisey's Bay

Ted speaks with Sean Lyle, who lives in Nain, about his concerns surrounding what he calls insufficient polling services in the district of Torngat Mountains.

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Veteran Programs

Ted speaks with Pat Varga, the Dominion President of The Royal Canadian Legion, who says Stephen Harper should not extend his review of government programs to any veterans programs.

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Demonstration in St. John's

Ted speaks with Randy Wadland, one of the organizers of an Occupy Wall Street Demonstration in St. John’s.

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Savage Pitt Bull

Zach Goudie speaks with people outside the Georgetown Pub who witnessed a pitt bull savage and kill a small dog named Ringo, a beloved family pet.

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"What are the Facts"

Ted speaks with Heather Power about WTF, “what are the facts,” a new feature on cbc.ca/nl, which is dedicated to getting inside the heads of new - and potential - voters.

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A Shortage of Pumpkins

Guest host Todd O’Brien speaks with Chris Lester of Lester’s Farm about having to import thousands of pumpkins for Thanksgiving and Hallowe’en because of the very poor crop this year.

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Plans for Former Senior's Home

Guest host Todd O’Brien speaks with Denise Cole about fears that a former Seniors’ Home in Happy Valley Goose Bay will be used for office space rather than reopening for seniors.

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Election Issue: Homecare

Guest host Todd O’Brien speaks with Helen Hillier, the president of Disabled Rights Are Indeed Neglected…or…. DRAIN, about election promises to pay family members for homecare.

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PC Candidate for Topsail Fighting Cancer

Here and Now reporter Glenn Payette on the campaign trail with the PC candidate for Topsail, Paul Davis, who is fighting to keep his seat while fighting cancer.

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Siminovitch Prize in Theatre

Ted speaks with Robert Chafe, who just made the shortlist of playwrights up for the prestigious Siminovitch Prize in Theatre.

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Coping with Diabetes and High Blood Pressure

Ted speaks with Dr. Wendy Young about a research project examining how song, dance or even a laugh can make a difference in the way people with diabetes and high blood pressure cope with their illnesses?

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Lana Payne's Memories Of Her Friend Nancy Riche

Ted speaks with Lana Payne about the death of Nancy Riche, President of the New Democratic Party in NL, Secretary-Treasurer of the Canadian Labour Congress, and long-time advocate for workers and the poor.

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