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West Coast blackout

Thousands of people on the west coast of the island woke up in darkness on Thursday morning.  Heavy rain and winds caused power outages, road washouts, and severe flooding.  Joan Marie Hanlon is from Corner Brook and has had one hell of a day.  She speaks with host Ted Blades.

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Tangle Cove

Tangle Cove: It's a book - and a musical duo.  The book bookshowcases '30 new Canadian fiddle tunes,' writen by Dave Panting and Dan Rubin.  Dave and Dan perform live in studio with Ted Blades.

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Distracted driving and insurance

Ted talks with Amanda Dean, from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, about how the industry views speeding, and distracted driving, such as texting behind the wheel.

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How climate change affects insurance rates

Ted speaks with Amanda Dean, vice-president, Atlantic, for the Insurance Bureau of Canada, about the effect climate change, hurricanes and flooding has on insurance rates and coverage
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The first Folk Festival

Ted talks with Susan Shiner about the first Folk Festival in Newfoundland, in 1977, and about the Good Entertainment Festivals she helped organize in 1977 and 1978.  Pictures from the festival below.

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Cover of the first Good Entertainment Festival program

 

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Tourism: What Manitoulin Island can learn from Newfoundland

Ted talks with Sudbury Star columnist Ruth Farquhar about her recent column in which she argues that Manitoulin Island could learn a thing or two about tourism from Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Ches Sweetapple - survivor

Ches Sweetapple is alive and well at home in St. John's.  He was found in Central Newfoundland after being missing for a week. His story is a survivor's story.  Adam Walsh went to the Sweetapple house and spoke with both Ches and his wife Florence.

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Blogger responds to criticism of NL

Sorry Newfoundland you are not what I expected.  That's what one visitor to this province said recently in a blunt and scathing letter to the Editor in the Telegram this week.  That letter put one bloggers knickers in a knot.  Scott Bartlett joins Krissy Holmes to tell us why he wrote a formal response to Gene Poole.

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Old Brown's Daughter

Was "Old Brown's Daughter" really written by Johnny Burke?  Ted gets the answer from   Anna Kearney Guigne, a folklorist who has researched the origins of the song.

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Shred Kelly live

shred.jpgBC Folk group Shred Kelly join Ted for a chat and live studio performance.

 

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"No chickens allowed" in Stephenville

Ted talks with Tatum Ryan, who is fighting for the right to keep chickens in her back yard in Stephenville

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Wild Chervil

Ted talks to horticulturist Tim Walsh about wild chervil, an invasive plant that many people mistakenly identify as Queen Anne's Lace

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Jay Barry

Ted talk with Jay Barry about his son Aiden, the reasons for a recent sale on a number of works by AIden's grandmother, the painter Anne Meredith Barry

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More on controversial Lighthouse condo/hotel project

More here on the controversial Lighthouse condo/hotel project. In this podcast you'll hear from gallery owner Brenda McClellan, Mayoral candidate Geoff Chaulk and a number of OTG Listeners: 

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Birth control for dogs

Help is on the way to bring the exploding dog populations in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish under control.  Teams from a group called "Dogs With No Names" will put the Labrador dogs on "the pill." Dogs With No Names was started by veterinarian Judith Samson-French.  Ted reached her in her office in Bragg Creek, Alberta.

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Men at Lunch - Listener feedback

As soon as we aired the interview about the film, "Men at Lunch", the calls and emails came pouring in from On The Go listeners who think they may know the names of some of the men on that beam.

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A Basques will from 1563

Discovery of a Basque fisherman's will dating back to 1563 could be the oldest civil document written north of Mexico... and it was written in Placentia.  Ted speaks with Dr. Michael Barkham.

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Photographer Bojan Furst

A picture is - they say - worth a thousand words. But often, words are still needed help describe the story in a photograph; to give it context. Photographer Bojan Furst talked about this in a presentation to the Newfoundland and Library Association. He joins Ted in studio.

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Men at Lunch - A film based on the famous photograph of New York Steel workers

It is an iconic photograph.  11 men, stopping to eat their lunch on an ordinary Tuesday... Tuesday, Sept 20, 1932.  The men are lined up like birds on the iron beam of an under-construction skyscraper high over the streets of new york.

Eamonn Ó Cualáin (pronounced Amen Cullen) has made a film about the photograph and the men in it.  It's called Men at Lunch.  Eamonn speaks with host Ted Blades.

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OTG Listener Barry Snow bought these figurines recently from an artist in NYC:

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Illegal dumping

Illegal dumping is a problem everywhere in NL. Just ask Ron Barron, the mayor of Wabush.

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Aquaculture industry under attack

The aquaculture industry is under attack today after farmed salmon were discovered in the Garnish River. The opposition even raises the spectre of Frankenfish. John asks the aquaculture about the significance of this incident, and why the industry always seems to play them down.

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Ray Guy

Paying tribute to Ray Guy.  Featuring an excerpt from a 1976 CBC documentary from a program called Five Nights.

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The Ted Blades Sandwich

Chef Kevin Phillips (saltjunk.com) has immortalized Ted in bologna - The Ted Blades Sandwich.  Kevin is putting together an all-bologna cookbook, in which The Ted Blades will be featured.  Have a listen as Kevin guides Ted through the process of putting together a Ted Blades sandwhich.
 
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Go to cbc.ca/nl features for a video of Ted making the Ted Blades sandwich.
Click on this link  http://saltjunk.com/?p=10542 for the recipe.

Off to India

It's not going to be a normal gig for the National Youth Orchestra of Canada... It's going to be a ground-breaking one...

In India.

We caught up with viola player Shantelle Jubenville, who's studying at Memorial's School of Music.

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Tony Young of the "Save Whitbourne School Committee"

The CEO of the Eastern School District says the parents at Whitbourne Elementary and Epiphany Elementary in Heart's Desire-Islington are getting another chance to convince them to keep their schools open.  Tony Young is with the Save Whitbourne School Committee. He speaks with Ted

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Time-out rooms in schools

Ted talks time-out rooms in schools, with Edward Knox, founder of FEAT-NL, Families for Effective Autism Treatment.

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Joel Thomas Hynes

Actor, playwright, award winning novelist - and now songwriter - Joel Thomas Hynes joins Ted in studio for a live performance and chat.

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Homeless at 70

70-Charlie Green, homeless after a sewer backup forced him from his apartment, has had to couch surf and sleep in a car, because he can't find interim place that will take his 15-year old dog, Patch.

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Listener feedback on Dunderdale speech

On the Go listeners with their take on Kathy Dunderdale's pride in her government's accomplishments in the offshore.

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Lorraine Michael on taxation

Ted talks with NDP leader Lorraine Michael about the NL government's oil development and taxation policies

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Sister Perpetua Kennedy

Sister Perpetua retired as Archivist for the Presentation Congregation only last year at the age of 89.  She turned 90 last November.  We have an interview she did with Bill Richardson. It originally aired in 2008 on Sunday Afternoon in Concert on CBC Radio 2.

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Flying garbage

Ted speaks with Paul Murphy who says he was hit by flying garbage while driving on the Outer Ring Road.

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Kathy Dunderdale speaks on budget

Here's the entire hour-long speech Premier Kathy Dunderdale gave on Thursday, May 2nd, about the latest budget and her approach to governance.

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Artistic Fraud - Under Wraps

Ted talks with Artistic Fraud's Robert Chafe, Jillian Keily and Petrina Bromley about their new production of "Under Wraps"

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Polar bears in the Great Northern Penninsula

cubs.jpgTed talks to Tammy Hillier about two bears that walked into her town. Picture by Colleen Saunders.

 

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Oily birds update/old sunken boat

The mystery of the oily birds off Fogo and Change Islands is one step closer to being solved.  On April 26, Ted spoke with Bob Grant from the Coast Guard.  He said they were looking into the matter, and would have crews out on the water this past weekend.  Today we get an update from Mr. Grant.

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Danny Breen on Mile One complaints

Ted speaks with Danny Breen, council rep on the St.John's Sports and Entertainment Board and more emails and talkbacks on the noisy Johnson box at the Leonard Cohen concert at Mile One. 

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Remembering Patrick Keating

We remember frequent OTG contributor Patrick Keating, who's died at the age of 60

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Carolann Fowler and Stephen Green perform live on On the Go.

St. John's musicians Carolann Fowler and Stephen Green join Ted in the studio for a performance and chat.

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Noisy Neighbours at Cohen

OTG listener Shannon Fisher tells Ted how noisy neighbours ruined the Leonard Cohen concert for her.

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Marjorie Doyle - A Doyle Reader

Ted talks with author Marjorie Doyle about her new book "A Doyle Reader"

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Right place/right time rescue: Mariem Gill and Tyler Lush

Ted speaks with 81 year old Mariem Gill and 13 year old Tyler Lush.  Tyler rescued Mariem who had fallen while she was out walking.

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NL'er builds cinder block homes for the poor

Guest host Maggie Gillis checks in with Grand Falls-Winsor resident, Holly Hoskins, who with her husband, paid their own way for the second time to fly to the Dominican Republic, to build cinder block homes for the poor.

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Daycare and the Stay at Home Mother Debate

On the Go's listeners continue their debate on the advantages and disadvantages of daycare, a woman's "place" and tax incentives and the single parent.

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Port Authority president on harbour fence

The President of the St. John's Port Authority says the controversial new harbour fence is absolutely necessary. Hear Ted's interview here:
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The cat came back

winnie.jpgTed speaks with Jamie Bearns whose cat Winnie, after 2 months living hard on the streets of St. John's, came back
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Crossing the line Ted speaks with Derek Sanderson about his new book "Crossing the Line," in which he describes how because of his alcoholism, he went from NHL stardom to sleeping on a park bench in just a few short years.

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Swift Current mother on school closure

Ted speaks with Marie Butt, a member of the school council and parent of 2 children at school in Swift Current, about the Eastern School District's plan to close their school and bus students to Clarenville and Shoal Harbour.
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Former RCMP officer Janet Merlo returns to NL

Guest host Roger Samson's feature interview with Janet Merlo the former RCMP officer who heads a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment against the RCMP. Ms. Merlo has come home to NL to heal and begin a new life with her 2 daughters.

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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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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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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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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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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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Murray Foster - 30 songs in 30 days for charity

Murray Foster, Great Big Sea's man on the bass, resolved to write a song a day
during the month of January to raise money to help in the fight against AIDS in Africa.

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Gay marriage controversy

Ted spoke with two men from Virginia - Jim Smith and Donato Cacciapaglia - about the controvery surrounding Canada's civil marriage law and gay couples from other countries who've come here to be wed. 
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Eastern Health patients restrained

Vickie Kaminski speaks with Ted about the practice of restraining patients with alzeheimer disease and dementia

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MRI wait times - Sylvia LeTorunel

Sylvia LeTorunel had six months to wait for an MRI - until she made her story public.

 

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Lynda Boyd/Rose Miller on Republic of Doyle

Ted chats with Lynda Boyd, who plays Rose Miller on Republic of Doyle

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Quantum Computing

Ted speaks with Dr. Geordie Rose who has been named Canada's science innovator of the year for developing what amounts to a human in a box, computers that can learn, grow and evolve the same way we do.

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Barbara Walsh's new book August Gale

Barabara tells us about her new book - one with deep roots in Newfoundland
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Mike Holmes on young people in the trades

Ted speaks with Mike Holmes, professional contractor and star of "Holmes on Homes" about why going into the skilled trades is a wise career decision ..... there's plenty of work and a lot of job satisfaction.

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Kevin Carter's struggle with weightloss and MCP

Zach Goudie speaks with Kevin Carter, a Botwood resident, who says that after dropping over 200 pounds, he urgently needs surgery to remove pounds and pounds of sagging skin... problem is even though his doctor says the surgery is medically necessary he received a letter from the Minister of Health, Jerome Kennedy saying MCP will not cover it.

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Rod Ford calls the cops on Mary Walsh

Ted speaks with Mary Walsh, who in her 22 Minutes, Marg Delahunty Warrior Princess garb, ambushed the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, only to have him call the police.
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The Nature Conservancy on a massive new aquisition

Ted speaks with Doug Ballam, program manager with the Nature Conservancy in NL about the group's acquisition of  "The Grassy Place," a 3,879-acre piece of land at the headwaters of Robinsons River in the Long Range Mountains.

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Controversy over proposed mental health treatment centre in Paradise

Many Paradise residents do not want a treatment centre for young people with mental health problems at the site of the old Paradise Elementary.  Hear what the mayor, government officials and one resident have to say.
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NL Hydro warns about contact with power lines

About a dozen people have come in contact with power lines this year. NL Hydro has issued a warning to take extra care when working around live lines. Guest host Maggie Gillis speaks with Jim Haynes a Vice-President with Hydro.

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