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

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Death Letter

David Ridgen meets the police officers involved in the Greavette case to learn about their investigation.

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Psychedelics and spirituality

Explore the connection between psychedelic drugs like LSD and the transcendent feelings that users report.

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One time snooze

Hosts Rob Norman and Andrew Norton help Robin who is a chronic snoozer.

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The Juno Snub

Hear the the story of Rascalz, and how they started a conversation about the role of urban music at the JUNOS.

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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.

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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.

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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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Are young cancer survivors getting the support they need?

A cancer diagnosis is a life changing event, and for a young adult the diagnosis presents its unique challenges - aspirations are cut short. An online survey is looking at how cancer interferes with careers and finances of young people. Guests: Geoff Eaton, executive director, Young Adult Cancer Canada and Stephanie Lushman, who is a cancer patient

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Are Newfoundlanders too sensitive when it comes to stereotypes?

Hockey day in Canada, this past weekend in Corner Brook, was marred by a Toronto broadcaster who told a reporter to visit local bars, "cause I can't imagine there's much else to do". A lot of people got their dander up on social media. Guest:Colin Hollett, comedian.

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Body/fitness goals

What works for you, when it comes to meeting your body and fitness goals? Guest: Adrianna Smallwood, registered dietitian, Newfound Balance.

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What home remedy from days gone by do you remember?

For many of us, growing up, home remedies, like cobwebs on cuts or blowing smoke on an earache, were a fact of life. With little access to health care, home cures were all many people had. GUEST: Folkorist, Philip Hiscock.

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What random act of kindness will you never forget?

Being friendly is one thing but lending a total stranger your car? Alma Lake's act of kindness, handing over her keys to a tourist, was published in a national newspaper this week. We're asking, "Was there a random act of kindness that you'll never forget?"

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Do you think changes should be made to protect worker's pensions?

Ralph Morris, NL Coalition of Pensioners, Retirees and Seniors Organizations

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Would you live in a tiny house?

Guest: Jess Puddister and Jon Soehl.

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Can NL really go bankrupt?

Guest: Larry Short, Portfolio Manager & Executive Director, Hollis Wealth Dr. Leonard Wade Locke is a Full Professor of Economics at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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What is the hot, hot travel destination this winter/spring?

Guests: Jillian Roberts and Lynn Piercey

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Trivia Friday with ted Blades

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Is clutter a problem in your home?

Guest: Laurie Sprague, Laurie Sprague Designs

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What's needed to make snowmobiling safer in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Guest: Rick Noseworthy

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When you're chilled to the bone, what kind of soup warms you up?"

Guest: Red House Soups owner, Carolyn Norberg.

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How do you plan to get back in financial shape after the Christmas holidays?

GUEST: Al Antle, Credit Counselling Services of NL

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How hard is it to NOT drink in Newfoundland and Labrador?

It's no secret, in this province, we are big drinkers. And it can be difficult at times living in a drinking culture if you're a nondrinker. People ask inappropriate questions, make inappropriate comments. Guest: Wayne Bishop, Addictions Prevention Cons

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Turkey left overs

Chances are you may have some turkey left over and we`ll talk about what to do with it. Barry Parsons from Rock Recipes will be here. Call in with your tips and advice on what to you with turkey and veggie left overs and Barry will bring in suggestions to

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SANTA CLAUS.....HOHOHO

We have a special show today just for the children. We have a special visitor today, the jolly old elf himself. Santa Claus is with me and is here to take calls from children across Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Tips and advice on cooking the Xmas feast.

Bonita Hussey of Bonita's Kitchen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poGggrlCpUA

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Can we make our health care system better and cut costs?

Health Minister John Haggie will be in our studio to take your calls.

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What's your favourite Xmas memory?

We've decided to do a Friday show with Bud Davidge. Have a chat, tell some stories, play some of his music. We're asking, "What's your favourite Xmas memory?"

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What are the problems, issues and challenges faced by seniors in this province?

Senior's advocate Suzanne Brake.

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Are victims of intimate partner violence adequately protected by our justice system?

Aden Savoie is a victim of assault. Connie Pike is a violence prevention advocate.

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How do you manage holiday stress?

Janine Hubbard, president, Association of Psychologists in Newfoundland Labrador (APNL)

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Feed NL Day

Anthony Germain and Ryan Snoddon are on location at the Avalon Mall.

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How do you cope and manage the loss of a loved one during the Xmas season?

Kim Kelly, School of Social Work, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Tina Davies, Founder of Richard's Legacy Foundation.

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What does buying local mean to you this time of year?

Anita Carroll, Posie Row owner Nicole McKinnon of the Corner Brook Downtown Business Association

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Do you agree with the school board's plan to close five schools and potentially more in the future?

Memorial University Education Professor Dennis Mulcahy.

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Whether it's something for yourself or something for the whole family, what are you planning to binge watch during the holiday season?

Heidi Wicks has written TV, film and theatre reviews. She's also a creative writing student in Memorial's MA program.

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The Wish book

The Sears Xmas catalogue, fondly know as the "Wish Book", is no more. A staple in many homes for decades in Newfoundland and Labrador, we're asking for your "Wish Book" memories and stories.

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Poverty Numbers

The latest poverty numbers show those classfied as low income is on the rise compared to the oil boom years and advocates say the number could even be higher.

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The "R" word

In the current debate over the province dire financial position has meant the "R" word is on the table, resettlement. Some feel it has to happen, others say not so fast. What do you think? Should the government support and encourage resettlement?

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We're asking what's the worse (or best) date you ever went on?

Guest: Tara Lehman

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Are you ready for the legalization of cannabis?

GUESTS: Ryan Stratton, Jeff Piercey, Thomas Clarke

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Winter tires

Should winter tires be mandatory in this province? Cec Haire's guests are Jim Brazil of Safety NL and Gerry Young, owner of King's Bridge Garage.

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When most people fall they're elderly and they fall at home which results in chronic pain, injury and even death

November is fall prevention month in Newfoundland. For you or your loved ones, we're asking what can you do to minimise the risk of falling

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What do you traditionally bake for the Christmas season?

Guest: Barry Parson. Rock recipies

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We're asking how do you stay on budget during the holidays?

GUEST: Dara Squires.

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