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February 2012 Archives

Government Policies

Ted speaks with political scientist Mario Levesque about what the current dispute between the provincial Fisheries Minister and the FFAW means for anyone who disagrees with government policies.

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Kim Stockwood's Provincial Tour

Ted speaks with Kim Stockwood about her provincial tour and latest CD “Back to the Water.”

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The Long Wait for Heart Surgery

Freelance journalist, Martine Blue speaks with Leonard Peach of Grand Bank about his long wait for heart surgery.

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The St. John's Shamrocks Star in the Movie "Goon"

“Goon” star and co-writer Jay Baruchel chose the St. John’s Shamrocks as one of the team’s names and St. John’s as the birthplace of one of the main characters. Maggie Gillis chats with Jay to find out why. And Ted speaks with Randy Pearcey a local coach who played with the real Shamrocks.

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Local Business Concerns

Ted speaks with Leanne Hachey and Bradley George of the Canadian Federation of Independent business about the brain drain to N.S., a day off in February and other concerns.

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Graduating from Paradise

Maggie Gillis with a report on several women who graduated last fall from a program at the Carpenter-Millwright’s College in Paradise.

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Lawsuit Filed Against Eastern Health

Ted speaks with the CEO of Eastern Health about the latest court case against the health authority involving women who had mastectomies and later found out they did not have breast cancer.

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Women Taking on Traditionally Male Jobs

Maggie Gillis introduces you to Carrie Wickett who graduated last fall from a program at the Carpenter-Millwright’s College in Paradise. She is one of an increasing number of women taking on traditionally male jobs.

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The History and Myths of Newfoundland.

Ted talks with Professor Jerry Bannister, from Dalhousie University, about his lectures on the history and myths of Newfoundland.

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New Zealand earthquakes

Ted talks about the New Zealand earthquakes with museum conservator Carla Pike, who is from St. John’s, but living in Christchurch these days.

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Remembering Geoff Seymour

We remember veteran broadcaster Geoff Seymour who died on Sunday in Ottawa at the age of 75.

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Ocean Ranger Coverage

On the Go’s coverage of the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the Ocean Ranger including an email from Sean Huxter who was a child in Springdale 30 years ago, an excerpt of the Memorial Service and Ted’s interview with Dr. Bruce Parsons at the Institute for Ocean Technology about advances in offshore safety.

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Firefighters in Corner Brook

CBC reporters speak with Pete Daniels, the president of the firefighter’s local in Corner Brook, about Council laying off 4 firefighters.

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The Mayor of Corner Brook

Ted speaks with the Mayor of Corner Brook, Neville Greeley about Council laying off four firefighters.

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Millions have been announced for Quebec...but is Labrador being left out?

Sept-Illes, Que. is getting millions from the feds to modernize its port for the shipping of IOC ore. Liberal MHA Yvonne Jones tells Ted that she believes at least some of that money should go to Labrador.

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Remembering the Sinking of the Ocean Ranger

Carl Palmer’s father, George was one of the 84 men who died on the Ocean Ranger. Ted speaks with Carl Palmer’s brother-in-law, Gabriel Keresztesi about the profound affect his death has on his family 30 years on.

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A Conversaton with Burton Winters' Parents

The CBC’s Peter Cowan speaks with the parents of Burton Winters.

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A Set of Musical Twins.

Hear Ted’s conversation with Jake and Billy Nicoll, musical twins who are recording three CDs, playing in several bands and have a duet on the side.

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Family Reaction

We hear an email written by Burton's parents and go to a rally at Confederation Building organized by Stephanie Frost, Burton Winters' aunt.

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Makkovik Reaction

Reaction from listeners, Merv Wiseman, the union spokesman for the workers at the Maritime Rescue Sub Centre in St. John's, and NDP MP Jack Harris to what DND and the RCMP had to say about their part in the search for 14-year old Burton Winters of Makkovik.

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Rose Blanche - Harbour Le Cou

Stats Canada says the population of Rose Blanche - Harbour Le Cou has dropped from 547 in 2006 to 118 in 2011. Ted speaks with the town clerk who says Stats Can is wron

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A Review into the Response to the Disappearance of Burton Winters

Excerpts of a news conference held by the Department of National Defence and RCMP on the findings of a review into the response to the disappearance of 14-year old Burton Winters of Makkovik.

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Remembering James Chalker

Ted speaks with local lawyer Jim Thistle about his friend, colleague and mentor, James Chalker, a St. John’s lawyer who died this week.

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85 year old Papergirl Eileen Hynes

Gavin Simms accompanies 85-year old Eileen Hynes on her paper route.

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Jack Harris calls for a Full Investigation into Search and Rescue Response

Ted speaks with Jack Harris the NDP MP for St. John’s East, who wants a full investigation into when a Canadian Forces search and rescue team was deployed in the search for Burton Winters the 14-year old from Makkovik who froze to death last week.

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Pictures of the Mill Baskets

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Ted speaks with Nicole Penney about the baskets men who worked at the mills in Corner Brook, Grand Falls-Windsor, and Stephenville used to carry their lunch to work in.

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Your Thoughts on Sidewalk Clearing

Gavin Simms takes to the snow covered sidewalks of St. John’s to talk to pedestrians about what they thought of the City’s efforts at sidewalk clearing.

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Email Scam

Ted received an email from “Gavin Will” asking, in broken English, for a great deal of money. So Ted, knowing it was a scam, called the real Gavin Will in St. John’s .

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Loran Scholarship Winner

Ted speaks with 17 year-old Donovan Taplin from Bell Island who just won a Loran Scholarship, valued at up to $75,000.

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Questions about Makkovik's Search and Rescue

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Here and Now reporter Carolyn Stokes speaks with Merv Wiseman at the Maritime Rescue Sub Centre in St. John’s. He wonders why JRCC didn’t send air support to help in the search for Burton Winters, the 14-year old from Makkovik who died after he had to abandon his snowmobile on the sea ice.

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Fundraiser for the Stephen Lewis Foundation

Ted catches up with Great Big Sea’s Murray Foster who wrote a song every day in January to raise money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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Concerns about recent hirings at Marine Atlantic

Ted talks with Brian Button, the mayor of Chanel Port aux Basques, who has a bone to pick with Marine Atlantic about a new hire, and the fact that that job now resides in St. John’s, instead of his town.

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Report on the Muskrat Falls Hydro Project

The Manitoba Report on the Muskrat Falls hydro project is out. CBC’s provincial reporter David Cochrane joins Ted to give a synopsis of its conclusions and then Ted speaks with Ed Martin the President and CEO of NALCOR.

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Remembering Suzanne Woolridge

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From the Archives:

Here she is about 5 years ago telling Jeff Gilhooly, host of the St. John’s Morning Show, about her efforts to find out if Sir Elton John was coming to the province.

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On the Go’s tribute to Suzanne Woolridge, CBC Radio’s arts reporter for Newfoundland and Labrador and dear friend who died Tuesday Jan. 31.

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