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November 2011 Archives

Randy Murphy of the East Coast Trail Association

Randy Murphy of the East Coast Trail Association speaks with Glenn Deir about concerns that housing developments along the trail will compromise hikers ability to walk the coastline unimpeded.

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Provincial Math Report Card Scores

Ted speaks with Education Minister CLyde Jackman about this province’s low scores in the Pan-Canadian Assessment of Mathematics, Science and Reading.

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Marine Atlantic Ferries

The Joseph and Clara Smallwood and the Caribou lie beached in India in a place where crews have neither safety gear nor is there any environmental protection. Ted tries to get some answers from Marine Atlantic, the company that sold the ferries.

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Santa Clause Parade Postmortem

The Santa Claus parade in St. John’s took so long to wrap up that some parents in the west end left before their children saw Santa. Ted asks Gaylynne Lambert, Marketing & Special events Co-ordinator with the City, why.

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Family rescued by Divers near Stephenville

Jeremy Eaton of CBC in Corner Brook speaks with Kyle Bennett, who lives in Stephenville Crossing, about why he happened to have his surfboard with him on Saturday and the part he played in saving a family after their car ended up in a frigid pond.

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Water Witch Remembrance

Ted speaks with Dan Rubin and Bernie Picket of Pouch Cove about the sinking of the Water Witch 136 years ago and an event at All Saints Parish Hall to mark the anniversary.

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Quantum Computing

Ted speaks with Dr. Geordie Rose who has been named Canada's science innovator of the year for developing what amounts to a human in a box, computers that can learn, grow and evolve the same way we do.

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The Trans-Labrador Highway

Ted talks with Tom Hedderson, the Minister of Transportation and Works, about his recent drive down a section of The Trans-Labrador Highway.

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National Survey on early Childhood Education

Ted talks with Education Minister Clyde Jackman about the poor marks this province received in a national survey on early childhood education.

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Comedian Ron James

Ted talks with comedian Ron James about Stephen Harper, the Occupy movement, Canada’s national identity, CODCO and Rene Simard. This podcast contains new material not heard on the radio, and also, some mild swearing.

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Pet ER

Ted speaks with Jody Richardson, writer, researcher and interviewer on Pet ER, about their second season of true stories about injured pets and the people that love them.

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The South Side Hills

Ted speaks with Taryn Sheppard, a writer with the Scope newspaper about her thoughts on building homes on the South Side Hills.

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Creatin and Liver Fat Research

Ted speaks with Dr. Sean Brosnan, a professor of biochemistry at Memorial, about new research that shows adding something called creatine to your diet actually prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver.

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The New Dawn Agreement

Ted speaks with Katie Riche to get the Innu Elder’s take on the New Dawn Agreement.

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The Super 8 Motel's Act of Kindness

Ted speaks with Catherine Murrin, a member of A.O.K., about the Super 8 Motel wanting to donate their old beds to the needy.

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The Minister of Child Youth and Family Services

On yesterday’s show, Ted spoke with the mother of a mentally ill child who says Child Youth and Family Services is telling her to hand over custody or they will dump her child back in her lap and offer her no help at all. Ted speaks with Charlene Johnson, Minister of Child Youth and Family Services who won’t comment about the particular case but did talk about their policies.

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The Battle of Monchy-le-Preux

Ted talks with Anthony McAllister, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment’s historian, about the Battle of Monchy-le-Preux in April of 1917. This podcast contains extra details not heard on the radio.

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Child Youth and Family Services

Ted speaks with the mother of a 12-year old boy with serious mental health problems who says she can’t get any help from Child Youth and Family Services for her child, and worries that she might end up losing custody of him.

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Talk at Memorial University

Ted speaks with Dr. Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence, about his talk at Memorial University in which he delivers a defense of all of life’s diversity.

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The Battle of Beaumont Hamel

Ted speaks with Wade Davis, a Harvard ethnobotanist and National Geographic explorer-in-residence about , and how it scarred a British doctor who with very strong ties to NL.

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The Impact Shell Shock had on War Veterans

Ted speaks with Memorial University History professor Mark Humphries about his study of the impact shell shock had on WWI veterans and their families.

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Remembering Peter Narvaez

Ted speaks with musicians Ron Hynes and Sandy Morris and the head of the Memorial’s folkore department about Peter Narvaez.

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Remembering Peter Narvaez

Following the death of folklorist and musician Peter Narvaez Ted replays an excerpt from his interview with Peter, Glenn Collins and Sandy Morris, about their CD “The Superpickers.”

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Terry Kelly

Ted speaks with Terry Kelly on his performance tomorrow at the Canadian Embassy in Washington DC.

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Regional Economic Development Board

Ted speaks with Christine Snow, Executive Director of the Northeast Avalon Regional Economic Development Board, about their strategic plan and the imput they want to get from the public.

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Summer Olympics in England

Ted speaks with Jonathan Ladha and Daniel Inkpen about their ambition to sail for Canada at the upcoming summer Olympics in England.

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Jason Daniel Earle's Father

After more than a week on the run, the R-N-C captured 18-year-old Jason Daniel Earle this afternoon. CBC’s Beth Macdonell speaks with his father Bill.

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Ellen Moores of Rushoon 106 Years Old

Meet Margaret Ellen Moores of Rushoon who was born in 1905. She is still going strong and just celebrated her 106th birthday with a big party thrown by family and friends.

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Changes to OxyContin

Guest host Roger Samson speaks with Dr. Lydia Hatcher about changes that will make the pain killing drug OxyContin more difficult to abuse.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour

This year, the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour turned 75 years old. From the CBC archives Bill Gillespie interviewing Bob Fogwill and Arch Lush, 2 of the leaders in the early labour movement in NL.

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Tony Andersen of Nain

Tony Andersen of Nain speaking in Ottawa about his experience in residential schools and his role as an Inuit Leader today.

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Cell Phones

Zach Goudie speaks with a St. John’s resident about almost being run over by a driver she says was talking on his cell phone while backing out of his driveway.

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John Crosbie Jokes

John Crosby in trouble….. again…. for something he said…. this time a joke which combined the troubled economy in the U.S. , call centres in Pakistan, and suicide bombers.

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Omnibus Crime Bill

Here and Now reporter Nadia Steward speaks with St. John’s criminal lawyer Bob Simmonds and provincial Justice Minister Felix Collins about the federal Conservatives’ new omnibus crime bill.

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75 Years of Radio in Newfoundland and Labrador

On Wed. Nov. 2nd, the 75th anniversary of CBC Radio in Canada, Ted speaks with Memorial University folklorist Philip Hiscock about 75 years of radio in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Bullying of Gays at School

Ted speaks with Susan Rose, Chair of the Education Committee for the LGBT organization Egale Canada, about the bullying many gay students are forced to endure at school, and how the provincial Department of Education and her organization are working to put an end to it.

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Reaction to Ted's Interview with Gary Dawe

Listeners reaction to Ted’s interview with Gary Dawe, the chair of the library board in CBS, about the uncertain future of the library in that community, and reaction from Mayor Woodrow French.

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