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March 2012 Archives

Trooper The Cat

Ted speaks with Gwen Samms, the President of Stephenville’s SCAPA about the special package the band Trooper sent in support of Trooper the cat who is well on the way to recovery after being found frozen to a driveway with a broken pelvis some months ago.

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The Trial of Catherine Snow

Three jurists look at the trial of Catherine Snow, the last woman to be hanged in Newfoundland in 1833 and the audience/jury decides if she was guilty or not guilty.

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Two Alternatives to the Muskrat Falls Project

Ted speaks with Ed Martin, CEO of Nalcor, about why it is not considering two alternatives to the Muskrat Falls project, buying electricity back from Quebec, and natural gas.

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An Unexpected Visitor to Your House

Ted speaks with an experienced polar bear hunter about what to do if a bear comes sniffing around your house.

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Private School Can't Compete in the Western School District Regional Drama Festival

The Department of Education will not allow students at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Corner Brook compete in the Western School District Regional Drama Festival because it is a private not public school. Ted speaks with a student , the principal and Minister of Education.

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Award Winning Author gives Talk at Grenfell College

Roger Samson speaks with Dr. Elin Kelsey about the talk she’s giving at Grenfell College called: “Whales in Menopause; Kids in Despair: Moving Beyond Environmental Gloom and Doom Towards Hope, Happiness, and Resiliency.

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Opposition Parties Demand an Inquiry

Premier Kathy Dunderdale says she cannot demand an inquiry into DND’s part in the search for Burton Winters because it’s federal jursdiction. Merv Wiseman, the search and rescue co-ordinator at the Marine Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s, tells guest host, Roger Samson, that, in fact, she can.

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New Artistic Director of English Threatre

Roger speaks with Jillian Keiley about her appointment as the new Artistic Director of English at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.

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Oxfam: Possible office closure in St. john's

Ted speaks with Marilyn Porter - a member of Oxfam's provincial steering committee, regarding the possible closure of the Oxfam office in St. John's.

 

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Childless in St. John's

Ted speaks with Colleen and Dave Banko and Krista Austin, founders of a child-free group in St. John's .

 

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Jody Warren, coach of Girls Under 12 hockey team RE:controversy

Girls Under Twelve Provincial Hockey Tournament controversy: Ted speaks with Jody Waren, coach of the Conception Bay Regional under 12 girls team .

 

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Eugene Nippard (SOPAC) on moose population

Ted speaks with Eugene Nippard of the Save Our People Action Committee about the Minister of Environment's statements that the island's moose population is down and government is developing a 5-year strategy to keep the population viable.

 

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Hockey NL RE: Tournament controversy

Girls Under Twelve Provincian Hockey Tournament controversy: Ted recaps with Sandra Corbet, her daughter Olivia, and speaks with Bonnie Evans, the Female Chair of Hockey NL.

 

 

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Five Girls Not Allowed to Play in Hockey Tournament

Five girls on the Conception Bay Regional under 12 girls hockey team were not allowed to play with their team in the Girls Under 12 provincial hockey tournament. Ted speaks with Sandra Corbet and her daughter Olivia about why.

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Rumours of Closure of the Local Oxfam office

Ted speaks with Kristen Ostling of Oxfam Canada about whether or not the Oxfam office in St. John’s is slated to close.

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The Re-Trial of Catherine Snow

Ted talks to Fred Smith, from the Newfoundland Historical Society, about the re-trial of Catherine Snow, the last woman to be hanged in Newfoundland, back in 1833.

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Tooton's Photography

Ted talks with Anthony Tooton about his great-grandfather, also named Anthony Tooton, the founder of the famous family-owned photography business.

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Coyotes Coming into Our Communities

Zach Goudie speaks with a senior wildlife biologist about coyotes that are becoming a little too used to coming into communities in search of food.

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Finding A Date in a Isolated Community

Ted speaks with Dave Ward, who moved to McCallum from the mainland two years ago and who has turned to internet dating to ease his loneliness in this isolated community of 84 on Newfoundland and Labrador’s south coast.

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Disabled Parking

The CBC’s Nadia Stewart speaks with John Clark, a man with a disability, who says when he showed up at RNC headquarters in St. John’s, the disabled parking spots were occupied by police cars.

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Gruesome Discovery at Bowater House

CBC reporter Krissy Holmes speaks with Bowater House residents Brad Avery and Tyler Coady about the coyote head left in a bag at the residence door. RNC spokesperson Suzanne Fitzgerald speaks with reporters about the gruesome discovery.

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Three Environmental Groups Against Muskrat Falls Project

Ted speaks with Bruno Marcocchio, spokesperson for the Sierra Club Canada, about the court challenge three environmental groups have launched against the Muskrat Falls project.

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Remembering Lanier Phillips

Lanier Phillips was laid to rest Saturday March 17 in his hometown of Lithonia, Georgia. We look not only at what the people of St. Lawrence and Lawn did for Lanier, but also, what he did for Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Bayman Builders

On the Go’s Gavin Simms uncovers the not-so-secret clans who travel from the bay, hammers in hand, to construct the subdivisions of the greater St. John’s area.

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The Life and Times of Peter Cashin

Ted talks with former Lieutenant-Governor Ed Roberts about the life and times of Peter Cashin.

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Increase in Parking Fines

Ted talks to St. John’s councillor Danny Breen about the reasons for increasing parking fines in the capital city.

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A Dramatic Episode of the House of Assembly

Jerome Kennedy accuses Jim Bennett of bullying and intimidating Joan Burke through voice mail. Yvonne Jones accuses Kennedy of being oportunistic. We take you to the House of Assembly where the drama plays out.

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Monkey Tales

Ted speaks with Eva Joan Lee in Corner Brook about the Nicholsville monkey which was owned by her great grandfather. And we hear some monkey tales on Talkback.

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George Eastman in Newfoundland and Labrador

Ted talks with Edith Cuerrier, from the Provincial Archives at The Rooms, about a collection of photographs taken during two trips made to NL in the early 20th century by George Eastman, the founder of Kodak.

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And here are three images from the collection:

(Photographs courtesy of George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film)

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One of the Bowring Park Monkeys:

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A New Name for the Women's Studies Program

Ted speaks with Department Head, Dr. Katherine Side, about why the Womens Studies program at memorial University is changing its name to Gender Studies.

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Annual Walk into the Mealy Mountains

CBC producer Marie Wadden speaks with Sadia Rafiquddin, who immigrated to Canada from Pakistan when she was a child, about why she has joined Elizabeth Penashue on her annual walk into the Mealy Mountains.

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New Fossils Found in Africa

Ted speaks with Richard Thomas of the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve about what the discovery of new fossils in Africa means for our own rocks at Mistaken Point.

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