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Cross Talk's daily phone-in connects listeners from across Newfoundland and Labrador - and beyond.

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How a little dog named Gobi changed an ultramarathoner's life

Dion Leonard was racing across the Chinese and Mongolian desert when a scruffy dog started running alongside him.

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The Ear Hustle

Hear the podcast creators talk about life inside San Quentin State Prison.

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The origin of Betty Boop

Mark Fleischer, CEO of Fleischer Studios, talks about the history of the Betty Boop character.

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Whipped cream canister kills Instagram star

Rebecca Burger died after a whipped cream canister struck her in the heart — and a French consumer watchdog group says they've warning about this product for years.

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Do you think Airbnb's need to be regulated?

Dion Finlay, Chair of the Board, Hospitality NL. Emilie Bourque, Fabstay Airbnb)

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From potholes, to signage, to painted lines or lack thereof, "What's your beef with the province's roads"?

Our guests today are: Ray Murphy, former mayor of Dunville. Jeannie Billard, Jeannie's Sunrise B and B, Port Aux Choix and chair of the Port Aux Choix Hospitality Committee.

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This is Crosstalk and it's Tuesday and that means a gardening show today.

Botanist Peter Scott is in studio on CrossTalk today to help you out with gardening questions.

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How should the province approach the legalisation of cannabis?

Justice Minister Andrew Parsons will be our guest.

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What's the best thing you've learned from the father figure in your life?

Guests: Shelley Neville and John Neville.

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Affordable daycare

Is access to affordable daycare getting better or worse? Cec Haire's guests are daycare operator Debbie Collins, president of the Child Care Coalition of NL and board member Gail Sullivan, who is also a daycare owner/operator.

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"Should anglers be allowed to keep any salmon?"

The salmon fishing season is open and the scientific data show this fish is in trouble. Our guest is Bill Taylor, president of the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

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Gardening

My guest is Anthony O'Neill who with O'Neill's Gardenland in Spaniard's Bay, Conception Bay.

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Put your questions about sunscreen to dermatologist Ian Landells.

Sunscreen is a must in the summer time and on Crosstalk today you'll get a chance to ask a dermatologist about the do's and don't.

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It's a Trivia Day with John Gushue

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Should Beatrice Hunter be in prison?

Kim Campbell Mclean executive director of AnânauKatiget Tumingit Regional Inuit Women's Association. Kirk Lethbridge is a member of NunatuKavut.

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Do you have any ideas on how to stop people from dumping garbage?

Conception Bay South town councillor Beverley Rowe is in studio to take your calls.

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Ross Traverse Mun Convocation address

One of CBC CrossTalk's regular gardening experts has received an honorary degree from Memorial University. Here's part of what Ross Traverse told students graduating from Business Administration:

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It's a gardening day with Tim Walsh of Memorial University's Botanical Garden.

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Should the inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls hold hearings here?

Amelia Reimer of the St. John's Native Friendship Centre and Jennifer Hefler-Elson of the Labrador Friendship Centre.

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What are your favourite places to go and see in Nfld and Labrador during the summer.

Melissa Hogan, travel blogger Suitcase and Heels, http://www.suitcaseandheels.com. Tom Cochrane, photographer, videographer, creative director of Old Crow digital magazine.

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Is it fair for towns to be responsible for disposing of dead whales?

Mayor John Kennedy, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

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Would you consider getting solar panels or a wind turbine.

Nick Mercer, PhD student specializing in energy policy (University of Waterloo).

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It's a gardening day with Todd Boland of the MUN Botanical Garden

Todd Boland is a research scientist at Memorial University's Botanical Garden.

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Bob McDonald of Quirks and Quarks is standing by to take your calls.

Bob McDonald, host of Quirks and Quarks will be receiving an honorary degree from Memorial University this week. He joined us from Victoria, BC. To take your questions about science.

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Genetic testing for Cancer

If a certain type of cancer ran in your family, would you consider genetic testing?

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Gardening Day

Ross Traverse helps us kick off our gardening season.

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A trivia day with Ted Blades

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Online security and keeping yourself from getting hacked or held ransome

Put your questions about cyber security to experts Chris Rose and John Hart.

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Should we consider no-fault insurance in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Doug McCarthy is an independent taxi drivers working for Jiffy Cabs.

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Should foster kids get financial support past the age of 18?

Joining us in Studio are two former Foster Children Brittany and Kayla. Also Jill Doyle, manager of programs, Choices for Youth.

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A Mother's Day Special

In Studio with Mom Ruth Lawrence. We'd love for you to paint us a picture of your mother.

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We're talking about the rate increase from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

Are you confused by how Hydro could change those numbers so much? Guest: Consumer Advocate Dennis Browne.

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Where should marijuana be sold once it's legalized?

Thomas Clarke used to deal marijuana illegally. Those days are over for him. He's got his eye on a legal business involving marijuana. Specifically, a nursery and possibly a retail store down the road.

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Garbage

Do you have ideas on how we can stop so much trash from accumulating? Karen Hickman is Executive Director of Clean St. John's and Corner Brook City councillor Tony Buckle.

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We're talking about the high cost of proms with students from Holy Heart

Holy Heart Students in our Studio were Maria Humby Jenna Hatcher, Emily Dawe, Simon Greeley-Noble, Margaret Henley

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Today's show focuses on the Hebron platform. Did you play a role in the project?

Pat McCormick, Pres. NL Building Trades Council, John Leonard, Business Manager of Bricklayers Union, Darrel Melvin, Business Manager of Millwrights Union and Darin King, Executive Director NL Building Trades Council

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Local words and expressions

Today's show will be full of words and expressions that are unique to Nfld and Labrador. We've got folklorist Philip Hiscock in studio.

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Police chases

Are police chases worth the risk?

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Are we overlooking opportunities to save heritage buildings?

Jerry Dick is the executive director of the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Have you ever tried to quit smoking?

Our guests, Leslie Phillips is a Professor at MUN's School of Pharmacy and Catherine Balsom, Pharmacist in MUN's Smoking Cessation Program.

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Does the future of the fishery matter to you?

Our guests are Tom Rideout, former premier and fisheries minister and Aubrey Payne, Fish Harvester on Fogo island.

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The Avalon Mall at 50. We want your memories.

Do you have memories connected to the Avalon Mall? Our guest is Paul Thomey, co-owner of That Pro Look.

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Today's phone-in is all about icebergs.

It's looking to be an incredible year for icebergs. Our guests are Ed Kean, iceberg harvester and Stephen Bruneau, civil engineer at Memorial University with a keen interest in icebergs.

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Would you go out on a motorcycle with the roads in this condition?

In studio to take your calls, Darrin Dunphy. He's an instructor with Safety NL. He specializes in motorcycle safety.

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Should MUN students pay more for their education?

Guests: Renata Lang is the Director of External Affairs with the MUN Students' Union and Sofia Descalzi is the President of the Students' Union at the Grenfell campus.

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What's your favourite animal?

Our guest is Kimberly Orren, the founder of Fishing for Success.

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Food safety

In light of the expanded country-wide flour recall, nutritionist Tara Antle takes your questions about food safety.

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Should airlines stop overbooking flights?

Our guest is Peg Norman, owner The Travel Bug.

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Is spirituality important to you?

In studio, philosophy professor and former monk, Sean McGrath.

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Do you eat flipper pie?

Is flipper pie at Easter a tradition for you? The whole show is about cooking seal. Our guest is Brian Barrett, deli manager at Colemans Garden Market in Corner Brook.

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Will this year's budget keep you here?

In studio, Memorial University student and proud Labradorian Regan Burden. And Ryan Young, who was one of the organizers of last year's budget protests.

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What's your reaction to the budget?

On today's phone-in, we're looking for your reaction to the provincial budget. Todays guests are Jerry Earle of NAPE and Richard Alexander of the Employers' Council.

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Do you agree with the province's plan to increase immigation by 50 per cent over the next few years?

In studio to take your calls, Tony Fang. He's an expert on immigration. Tony Fang works in the Economics Department at Memorial University. In fact, he holds the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Economic and Cultural Transformation.

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Do you accept that nothing can be done about the illegal Herder Cup goal?

Guest: Carl Lake of The Sports Page.

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Would you ever want to see a polar bear in the wild?

Joining me from Postville, Labrador to take your calls: Jim Goudie, the Wildlife Manager Nunatsiavut Government.

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We're focusing on the weather. Tell us what you're up to on this stormy Monday.

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Do you agree we're in too deep to stop the Muskrat Falls project?

We've got MUN economist Jim Feehan in studio.

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Minimum age to purchase marijuana

What should the minimum age to buy pot be in this province once the federal government makes it legal? Ramona's guests are Mike Moore, Johnny Hodder and Martin Jones, students in the Journalism program at the College of the North Atlantic.

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A garden-planning show to brighten your day

We're going to focus on planning your garden with Tim Walsh from MUN's Botanical Garden.

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Do you think the mental health report will change anything?

We've got representatives of each party in studio to take your calls. Health Minister John Haggie. Conservative MHA Steve Kent. He's a former minister of health. And NDP MHA Gerry Rogers, who played a major role in the formation of the all-party committ

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