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CrossTalk

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

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Hillary McBride and her clients want to help demystify mental health. No actors. No auditions. No artifice.

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The housing crisis

A CBC Vancouver original podcast that explores how foreign investment in real estate divides community, class and culture.

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Panic in Toronto

There are still a lot of unanswered questions about what happened in Toronto on Monday.

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Get a taste of Mic Drop

Teens have a lot to say about this complicated world -- are you listening? Check out the trailer.

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It time elected officials be forced to sign off on a code of conduct policy?

Linda Ross, of President and CEO of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women. Carey Majid, Executive Director of the Human Rights Commission

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Is it time to end the recreational cod fishery?

Todd O'Brien.

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How do you like to cook your wild game?

Todd Perrin. Mallard Cottage.

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Could a social enterprise help fill a need and create jobs in your community?

Catherine French, manager Cochrane Centre. Nicole Helwig, Manager Centre for Social Enterprise

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Have you considered using medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana use in Canada, remains controversial and divisive. Some doctors prescribe it, some don't and never will. Yet some patients say medical cannabis helps them and is an unexpected blessing.

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What will it take to get drivers in this province to stop speeding?

Guest: Carl Smith former and retired RCMP member. Jim Brazil, Safety NL, defensive driving instructor.

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What (or who) makes a perfect scone? The simple scone, that flaky pastry, are popular and so easy to make, an usually include dried fruit. Do you like scones with raisins? Cheese and chives? At an afternoon tea?

Guest: Carolyn Power, Executive chef at the Hungry Heart Cafe.

Download What (or who) makes a perfect scone? The simple scone, that flaky pastry, are popular and so easy to make, an usually include dried fruit. Do you like scones with raisins? Cheese and chives? At an afternoon tea?
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What's your most rewarding experience as a volunteer?

It's volunteer week, we're celebrating the thousands of people in this province who give their time and talent without anything in return. Volunteers give because "you get more than you give"... if you volunteer, what's been your most rewarding experience? GUESTS: Margo Edison, Diane Davis

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World and Olympic figure skating champion Kaetlyn Osmond.

World and Olympic figure skating champion Kaetlyn Osmond.

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Is a tunnel needed or necessary?

The new review of a tunnel between Labrador and Newfoundland has the premier suggesting he's open to a partnership with Quebec and that a public-private partnership could possibly finance it. What's a province to do? Is a tunnel needed or necessary?

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What are you doing to reduce your use of plastics?

The plastics we use lingers, on land and sea, longer after we're done with it. Raising awareness of plastic's environmental impacts and reducing our dependency on it, is the goal of a local wildlife biologist. What are you doing to reduce your use of plastics?

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Our guest is a specialty cake decorator. We want your cake baking tips, Tell us about the cakes you've baked.

Aaron McInnis, Happy Belly Cakery in CBS.

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Have you had a close encounter with a wild animal?

Dennis Minty. Nature photographer, environmental educator.

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When did you become a sci-fi fan?

Sci-Fi on the Rock, Vice chair Steve Lake and Mae Dalton-Summers, executive member Sci-Fi on the Rock will be our guests.

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It's April 5th, Pay Equity Day, do you think gender pay equity is possible?

St. John's Status of Women Council executive director Jenny Wright. St. John's Status of Women Council director Dwan Street.

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Are you worried about your personal information?

Honestly, who reads on line user agreements? Terms and conditions? News headlines on the improper use of personal information from facebook accounts puts the spotlight on what we agree to when we sign up. Guests: Privacy Commissioner, Donovan Molloy and Chris Dillon from Triware and Board member at NATI

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What condiment do you crave?

Making a burger better or taking the edge off cury, condiments play an important role in many meals and for some no meal is complete with a little something on the side. Condiments are more than just pickles and sauces. Guest: Condiment king, Steve Curtis.

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Good Friday and Easter traditions

Cec Haire and his studio guest Maureen Power, Curator of History at The Rooms, with a show about the various traditions observed during the Easter weekend.

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What do you think of the budget?

You've had a day to think about it. Is there anything in it you didn't expect or see? Was there anything you were hoping to see that wasn't included? Our guest is Fred Hutton.

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We have tips and advice on cooking for one, and we want to know what are your suggestions, tips and advice on cooking for one?

My guest is chef Andie Bulman.

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Should cat declawing be banned in NL?

Veterinarian Dr. Maggie Brown-Bury

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What do you think of Judy Foote's appointment as Newfoundland and Labradors Lieutenant Governor?

Kelly Blidook, Memorial University political science professor.

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What are you planning to grow in your garden this year?

Guests: Jackson McLean, assistant manager The Seed Company by E.W. Gaze. Dan Rubin, Perfectly Perennial Herbs and Seeds.

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What traditional knowledge do you value most?"

Pam Hall, artist and author, "Towards an Encyclopedia of Local Knowledge: Excerpts from Chapters I and II."

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What is your best or most memorable moment/experience in sports?

They didn't win the Brier but walked away with hardware for their passion and sportsmanship. The Greg Smith team became fan favourties too, they had the time of their lives. GUESTS: Greg Smith Brier rink. Ian Withycombe and Andrew Taylor.

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Do you believe in omens and premonitions?

Guest: Dale Jarvis.

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Are you getting enough sleep?

Dr. Sheila Garland, Clinical Psychologist. Assistant Professor of Psychology & Oncology

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How can health care be improved in personal care homes?

Research shows health care in personal care home needs some work. Poor communication, inadequate staffing, lack of structure are problems areas in homes where thousands in this province live. Guest: Dr. Gary Tarrant

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Guess the famous and well-known movie quotes

Cecil Haire's guests are comedian Colin Hollett and Stephanie Tobin from the CBC newsroom.

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We want to hear about the Newfoundland and Labrador women who are your heroes.

Tell us who they are and why you admire them. Guests: Hope Jamieson, a member of St. John's city council. And Labrador MP Yvonne Jones, who is in our studio in Happy Valley Goose Bay.

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What needs to be done to protect salmon stocks in this province?

Don Ivany, Director, NL Programs, Atlantic Salmon Federation

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What do you think is the best thing about a boil-up?

It's true what they say about a cuppa tea in the woods. Can't beat it. Today on Foodie TUESDAY, we're talking about, that lunch, or meal or cuppa tea over a fire in the woods or on the beach. Guest: Lori McCarthy of Cod Sounds, the culinary tourism company.

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Do food labels help you make good choices?"

Cigarette packages in Canada have warning labels and some day pre-packaged foods that are high in fat, salt and sugar MAY have a warning label, on the front. March is Nutrition Month and we're asking, "Do food labels help you make good choices?" GUEST: Adrianna Smallwood, spokesperson, Dietitians of Canada, registered dietitian.

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What was the first job you ever had?

GUEST: Actor, author Berni Stapleton

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Does the reduction in moose hunting licenses for 2018 go far enough?

Barry Fordham, President of The Newfoundland Association of Hunters and Anglers

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Should the service and fee for cabin garbage collection be abolished or expanded?

COATT (Cabin Owners Against Trash Tax) David Crawford and Brett Wareham will be our guests.

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Have you ever been approached by a scammer?

Jessica Gunson Acting Call Centre & Intake Unit Manager, Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

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What do you think of the verdict in the Anne Norris murder trial?

Lawyers Rosellen Sullivan and Mark Gruchy

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What movie have you seen again and again, and still love?

Guest: Film and Television Producer Mary Sexton

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Do we need new and tougher laws to stop the sexist comments that are a lingering possibility every time a female reporter goes out in public?

Tuesday's court ruling involving a female TV reporter who had a sexist slur shouted at her puts the justice system and workplace protection rights in the spotlight.

Download Do we need new and tougher laws to stop the sexist comments that are a lingering possibility every time a female reporter goes out in public?
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What are your memories of performing in music festivals?

Paul Kinsman Jerry Stamp

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Favourite Kitchen Gadget?

What's your favourite kitchen gadget? Guest: David Gosine.

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Are the rules designed to protect animals from abuse and neglect tough enough?

GUEST: Scott Goulding, Chairperson, SPCA NL

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Mom phrases

What's something your mom always says or said? Guest: Janet Cull

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Was keeping four schools open the right decision made when recommendations were made for them to close.

In early February elected school board trustees held a vote on school closures. It was recommended that all five schools close, but the board voted to close only one. Was keeping four schools open the right decision made that day?

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What's your favourite love/romance/valentines day story?

Tara Lehman

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What favorite family recipes have been passed down to you?

Andrea Maunder - Bacalao Restaurant

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Is an apology owed for resettlement in this province in the 1950's, 60's and 70's?

Resettlement in Newfoundland, some argue was a displacement of a culture and way of life, when over 20 thousand people relocated. Two brothers from that era now say an atonement of some sort is required. Guest: Hayward Blake and Raymond Blake.

Download Is an apology owed for resettlement in this province in the 1950's, 60's and 70's?
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It's Friday and it's trivia day on Crosstalk

The CBC's John Gushue is in the studio with me and we're here to take your calls and trivia questions.

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What are you doing this time of year to keep your heat bill down?

Guest: Jack Parsons, K and P Contracting.

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Are you making the most out of your, customer, reward points cards?

Guest: Mark Lane, dedicated rewards collector.

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What are you favourite plant-based dishes and recipes?

We're looking at all things vegan Guests: Co-founders of NL Vegan Facebook page, Jackson Mclean (veg fest) Kelsey Steeves, health coach and blogger.

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What do women need to know about heart disease?

A new study finds heart disease in women is often undiagnosed and early heart attack signs are missed, almost 80 per cent of the time. Guests:Dr. April Manuel, Professor, MUN School of Nursing. Bypass heart surgery patient: Barb Baldwin, President of the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association. Heart attack survivor: Natasha Pinsent

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What do you still have in your possession from your childhood?

Do you have something from your childhood, like a toy or clothing -- that over the years, you still have? For some of us, special and important items reminds us of a different time. On this "Feel Good Friday" show Chris Andrews from Shanneyganock will be here to take your calls.

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Are overly-enthusiastic adults taking the fun out of sports for kids?

Sadly, sports isn't alway fun. In hockey rinks, soccer pitches, basketball courts, and ball diamonds, there are stories of parents berating and verbally assaulting players, coaches and refs. Guest: Vince Burton, president of Conception Bay Regional Minor Hockey.

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What do you think about the care available for people with mental illness?"

Let's talk about mental health the awareness day in Canada which encourages people to talk about mental health and mental health programs. Mary Walsh is my guest in studio.

Download What do you think about the care available for people with mental illness?"
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Would you get your DNA tested?

The interest in a person's heritage and ancestry has grown in popularity and so has the use of DNA test kits. There are of course pros and cons in learning about yourself and your family. David Pike is past president of the Family History Society of NL

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When was the first time you were on a plane and where were you going?

We survived another week and we'll keep things light because it's Friday and ask you about your maiden flight. Guest: RNC media relations officer, and world traveler, Geoff Higdon.

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