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May 2012 Archives

Carol Furlong, the President of Nape, on Eastern Health Cuts

Ted gets reaction from Carol Furlong, the President of Nape, to the cuts at Eastern Health.

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Vickie Kaminski on Eastern Health Cuts

Ted speaks with Eastern Health CEO Vickie Kaminiski about the $43-million dollars worth of cuts.

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Farmer affected by Changes to EI

Big changes coming to EI…Ted speaks with Ian Richardson, a dairy farmer in Cormack, who, amongst other things, is concerned about losing seasonal workers if they are forced to go to work in other locations.

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Prison Doctor Takes his Patients off their Medication

Mark Quinn tells Ted about a lawyer’s fears that his client, who is suffering from a mental illness, will be taken off the her medication when she goes to jail by the prison psychiatrist, Dr. David Craig.

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HVGB SPCA Accused of Igniting Racism against the Innu

Posts about an abused dog on the Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA’s Facebook page has resulted in many racist comments directed at the Innu of Sheshatshiu. Ted speaks Kanani Penashue, an educator and mother of 4, who lives in the community about her reaction to the comments and the racism Innu people face daily.

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Ice Caps' Jason King speaks about conferance final

Ice Caps ready for Conference Final: Ice Caps forward Jason King talks about the upcoming series against the Norfolk Admirals
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Times Square 911 thank-you note

Thank-you to NL'ers: Tour operator Cindy Jardine finds a note stuck under the windshield wiper of her tour bus while it was parked in Times Square, in New York City.

 

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The Ballads and Barnacles Tour

Newfoundland and Labrador’s John Cossar and Jim Dorie from Nova Scotia became professional musicians late in life. Each has produced an exquisite CD and after meeting only a short time ago have mounted their “Ballads and Barnacles Tour.” They’re travelling all over the province. Guest host Brain Callahan invited them into the On the Go studio for a chat before they hit the road.

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Alan Doyle in studio

Ted talks to Alan Doyle about his first ever solo CD "Boy on Bridge". Alan plays a couple of songs from it as well:

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Update on the Oxfam Office in St. John's

Ted speaks with Jill Alison of Oxfam NL to find out the latest on the intention Oxfam National has to close the provincial officer.

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Newfoundlander Running for the French Parliament

Ted speaks with Stephanie Bowring a Newfoundlander and citizen of France who is running for the French Parliament.

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Cancellation of Meeting with Premier

Ted speaks with Clarence Peddle a retired Marine Search and Rescue Co-ordinator about the cancellation of the meeting Burton Winters’ family had set up with the Premier.

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School Wins 57 Thousand Dollars

Ted speaks with David Alcock, the Principal of Helen Tulk Elementary School in Bishop’s Falls. The school just won an Indigo books contest worth 57 thousand dollars over the next three years.

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The Province's Methadone Program

Glenn Payette speaks with two recovering addicts about their experience with the province’s methadone program.

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Sprung Greenhouse Project

On May, 8, 1987, former Premier Brian Peckford announced the Sprung Greenhouse project. From the CBC Archives, a look back 25 years to the great cucumber caper.

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Search and Rescue

Ted speaks with Merv Wiseman former supervisor at the Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre in St. John’s about what he says are historical problems with the way the RCMP approach search and rescue.

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Treatment of Drug Addiction

Ted speaks with actor/writer Mary Walsh, a member of the provincial health minister’s committee on mental health and addictions, about her concern that precribing methadone to treat drug addiciton, is simply trading one drug for another and condeming young people to lives of addiction.

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Singer/songwriter Nathan Rogers

Ted’s feature interview with Nathan Rogers, who is on tour performing an entire evening of songs written and made famous by his father, the late, great Stan Rogers. Nathan brings in his guitar and performs several of Stan’s songs live.

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Animal Health and Protection Act

Maggie with the details of the new Animal Health and Protection Act.

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Home care/autism

We hear from Mary Byrne, whose son has autism, and Ted speaks with the Minister of Health, Susan Sullivan, about Ms. Byrne's concerns:
 
  
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