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November 2012 Archives

Talkback calls on the closing of 5 rural schools

OTG listeners, like you, weigh in on the Eastern School District hearings into the board's decision to close 5 rural schools
 
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70 years after the sinking of the RMS Nova Scotia

Ted speaks with 92-year old Thomas Goodyear, who was aboard the RMS Nova Scotia when a German U-boat sank the ship in shark filled waters off the eastern coast of South Africa during WWII on Nov. 28, 1942.

 

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Not a dialogue

When Eastern School District representatives hold a public meeting about the future of a school, the public is not allowed to ask questions and the board members are not allowed to answer questions. Ted asks the Boards chair, Milton Peach, why.

 

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Why not bell the cats?

Scientists estimate Canada's 8.5 million outdoor cats kill about 100 million songbirds a year. Ted asks Veronica Sherwood of the Ecology Action Centre's Allied Cats program who says keep your cat indoors, why not just bell the cat.

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The Laramie Project

Ted talks with cast and crew members, and the director, of "The Laramie Project", on at the Resource Centre for the Arts.

 

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Helen Best Colgan - author of "Two Girls From The Bay"

Ted talks with Helen Best Colgan, the author of "Two Girls From The Bay", which is about her life on Merasheen Island and the Belvedere Orphanage in St. John's.
 
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Muskrat Falls debate

On The GO listeners, like you, weigh in on Muskrat Falls, the project and the process.
 
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Ennis Sisters new Christmas CD

Ted talks to the Ennis Sisters -Maureen, Karen and Teresa - about their reunion, their coming tour and their new CD, "It's Christmas".
 
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Independent consultant to review school transportation policies

Ted speaks with Clyde Jackman, Minister of Education, about the department's proposed review of school busing policies and guidelines.

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The fate of the Bannerman Park bandstand

The CBC's Beth MacDonell speaks with Mary Walsh, campaign chair of the Bannerman Park foundation about the controversy surrounding the fate of the old bandstand. And one listener has his say with an email.

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Fracking in Gros Morne National Park

Shoal Point Energy has announced it may use fracking in its drilling near Gros Morne National Park.Ted speaks with N.B reporter Jacques Poitras about his province's experience with the controversial process.

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New lobby group in NL

Ted speaks with Leiland Gallagher, a founding member of NAMP (Newfoundlanders Against Marijuana Prohibition).

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School in London tends to cemetery of Newfoundland soldiers from WWI

Beatrix Potter Elementary.jpgTed talks with 6 students from Beatrix Potter Elementary in London, and their headmaster, Steph Neale, about the soldiers, and a nurse, from Newfoundland, buried in Wandsworth Cemetery.
 
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73-year old describes ordeal in the woods

Dennis Byrne, a 73-year old from Stephenville, tells Ted about his ordeal alone in the woods when a tree he was cutting down, fell on him.

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New hockey gear given to Hopedale

Ted talks with RCMP Corporal Jonathan Kenny about the new hockey gear given to Hopedale by the NHLPA's Goals and Dreams Fund.


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How effective is the smoking ban in cars?

Ted talks with oncologist Dr. David Saltman about the effectiveness of smoking bans in cars where children are passengers. 

 

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Marie Ryan discusses Kallie Rogers case

Ted talks with disabled rights advocate Marie Ryan about the case of Kallie Rogers.
 
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External review of Psychiatric Services released

Ted talks with Barry Fleming, the province's Citizens Representative, about the recent review of psychiatric services in the correctional system in NL
 
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NL Mountie star of RCMP video

Ted talks with Cpl. Robert Ploughman, who's gay, from Bishop's Falls, a Mountie, and one of the stars of the B.C. RCMP's new "It Gets Better" video.
 
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Nova Scotian man rescued on Skirwink Trail

Ted talks with the chief of the Port Rexton fire department, and the owner of the Fisher's Loft Inn, about the rescue of an injured hiker on the Skirwink Trail. 

 

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New electricity calculator

Ted talks with NDP Leader Lorraine Michael and NALCOR CEO Ed Martin about the new electricity calculator on the powerinourhands.ca web site

 

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