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April 2012 Archives

Highway of Death

Friday’s accident on Alberta’s highway 63 claimed the lives of seven people including a Newfoundland couple and one of their two young sons. Many are calling for that province to speed up work twinning what many call the “Highway of Death.” Ted speaks with Landon Reppert, the Alberta Department of Transportation’s Regional Director for Fort MacMurray.”

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The Shed

With St. John’s City Council bringing in new rules to limit the size of sheds On the Go revisits Wanita Bates’ mini documentary one of the “last bastions of male-dome,” the shed.

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The Race to The New World

Ted speaks with the author of a fascinating new book called, "The Race to The New World: Christopher Columbus, John Cabot and A Lost History of Discovery," who says the real story of the two has not been told... until now.

 

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Dr. Ian Landells RE: Eastern Health shredding controversy

Ted speaks with Dr. Ian Landells, Eastern Health's clinical chief of dermatology about the controversial move the health authority took when it shredded information in patients' charts without informing either the doctors or patients.

 

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Patient Records Destroyed by Eastern Health

St. John’s doctor Wayne Gulliver says Eastern Health destroyed patient records with no consultation with doctors or patients. Chris O’Neill Yates speaks with him. Ted then speaks with Vickie Kaminski, CEO Of Eastern Health.

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MADD's Reaction to the Sentence handed down to Jeremy Reid

Ted speaks with Josephine Gaulton-Rowe, of MADD in Labrador West, about the 4-year sentence Jeremy Reid received after pleading guilty to criminal negligence causing death and criminal negligence causing bodily harm. As part of a plea bargain the Crown dropped “impaired driving causing death and leaving an accident scene.”

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Bison in Newfoundland and Labrador

Brunette Island off the south coast of the Burin Penninsula was once the home to bison. Yes bison! From our CBC archives, here’s the audio track from a television show called “Eyewitness” where the bison and their short spell in NL are front and centre.

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The 4:20 Rally in Bannerman Park

Ted speaks with Maggie Gillis who is in Bannerman Park in St. John’s for the annual 4:20 rally.

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Our Memory Quiz

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Federal Government Spending in this Province

St. John’s mayor Dennis O’Keefe, and NL’s cabinet representative Peter Penashue square off over the amount of money the federal government spends in this province.

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No More Snowballs!

Ted speaks with Graham Wells who discovered that all his favorite English and Irish products imported from the UK were pulled from the shelves.

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Ted also speaks with Judy Bennett the Coleman’s spokesperson.

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Graham Wells song:

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The Old Sewers of St. John's

Ted speaks with Gerald Penny, an archeologist about the old sewers of St. John’s.

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Canadian Legion Rememberance Contest

Ted speaks with Allison Somers a student at Carbonear Collegiate who has won the Canadian Legion Rememberance contest in the Senior Poetry category.

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Long Term Care

One listener’s reaction to Chris O’Neill Yates’ interview with a woman who became suicidal from the stress of caring for her husband who had Alzheimar’s. Chris also speaks with Robert Sexty, Chair of the board of Anglican Homes Incorporated, which runs St. Luke’s about where in the world the province’s report, on long term care (based on consultations done 2 years ago) might have gone to.

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The Garrick Theatre in Bonavista

Maggie tours the recently restored Garrick Theatre in Bonavista.

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Cuts to Environment Canada

Maggie speaks with Ian Jones, a professor of Biology at MUN about the unit at Environment Canada, which responds to oil-spill emergencies being cut in St. John’s and right across the country.

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A Canadian Soldier talks about the Frightening Side Effects of Mefloquine

Here and Now’s Zach Goudie’s exclusive interview with retired Corporal Donald Hookey about the dangerous side effects he experienced after the Canadian military gave him the anti malarial mefloquine.

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Canada Games Mens' Soccer team Wins in Italy

Maggie speaks with Carter Mackey, a right winger on the provincial Canada Games Mens’ Soccer team, and Mike Power the coach, about winning the Under-17 division of the Acropolis Cup in Italy.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival

The Avion Players of Gander with their entry in the Provincial Drama Festival in St. John’s.

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On the Go Listeners' Thoughts on "Why Men Lie"

A chance to win Linden MacIntyre’s new novel, “Why Men Lie” inspired many On the Go listeners to send in their thoughts on the subject. We set their musings to music.

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A Griffin Helicopter for 5-Wing Goose Bay

Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with Randy Edmunds, MHA for the Torngat Mountains, about Ottawa stationing a third helicopter at 5-Wing Goose Bay.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival

We hear from the director of and a scene from “Night Mother” the Labrador West Carol Players’ entry into the NL Drama Festival.

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A New Book titled "Why Men Lie"

Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with award winning journalist and author Linden MacIntyre about his new book, “Why Men Lie.”

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St. John's Oxfam Office

Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with Robert Fox, Oxfam Canada’s Executive Director, about the possible closure of the St. John’s Oxfam office.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Drama Festival

CBC Producer Heather Barrett dropped by Corner Brook’s Off-Broadway Players’ final rehearsal of Hysteria.

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Stranded in L'anse au Clair

Maggie speaks with Peter Crewe, one of about 40 people stranded in L’anse au Clair because the ferry can’t get through the ice.

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Mike Paterson a Furniture Maker

Maggie Gillis speaks with Mike Paterson a furniture maker in Upper Amherst Cove on the Bonavista Peninsula.

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CBC Cuts

Ted speaks with Chris Boyce the Executive Director of Radio & Audio CBC English Services about cuts being made to live music recording.

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A Protocol for Dealing with Polar Bears

Ted speaks with Alistair Bath, a professor of geography at Memorial University in the field of human dimension in wildlife management, about developing a protocol for dealing with polar bears.

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Henry Rollins and his Spoken-Word Show

Ted speaks with Henry Rollins, former front man for the punk band Back Flag, who is bringing his spoken-word show to Corner Brook and St. John’s in June.

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Juno Award Winner

Mark Fewer is the only Newfoundlander to pick up a Juno. Ted speaks with him about his Juno Award winning CD “Changing Seasons”.

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Polar Bear Sightings

Ted speaks with Gary Stinson a marine mammal specialist with DFO about why we are seeing so many polar bears this year.

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