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Open-air urinals spark outrage in scenic Paris neighbourhood

'We need urinals, obviously,' says gallery manager Fabienne Bonnat, 'but not this type — not there'

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Take the survey

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Digital heartbreak

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife’s whereabouts through her phone.

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Indigenous youth are standing up and speaking out

Indigenous young people are overcoming their doubts and are standing up to make their voices heard.

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Tell us your whale sighting story.

Guests: Fisheries and Oceans Canada's Dr. Jack Lawson, research scientist and Jerry Walsh chief of enforcement.

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Get your gardening questions ready for Ross Traverse.

Guest: Ross traverse

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What questions do you have about the rules of the road?

Guest: Jim Brazil, Safety NL. Defensive driving instructor.

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Tell us what's your favourite spot to take photos?

Guests: Photographer - Tom Cochrane & Photographer - Dawn Leja

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Do we need tougher rules for kids using ATVs?

Guests: Robert Marche - parent of a teenager & Mike Wahl - Newfoundland and Labrador injury prevention coalition

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How do you eat healthy on a budget?

Guests: Chef Brian Barrett & holistic nutritional consultant Jessica Mitton

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Gardening

Guest: Botanist Peter Scott

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Are we doing enough to protect our natural spaces?

Guests: Hiking guide Alice Will & Suzanne Dooley of CPAWS

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Trivia

Guest: CBC's John Gushue

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Gardening with Kim Thistle

Guest: Kim Thistle, The Greenhouse, Little Rapids.

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How do we put a stop to impaired driving?

Guest: Patricia Hynes Coates, national president of MADD

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What's your favourite music festival?

Summer music festivals seem to have exploded in terms of numbers. For some people, the planning for the pilgrimage, starts months in advance. Whether it's Nl trad, rock, jazz, what ever the genre, what's your favourite music festival? Call 722-7111 or long distance 1-800-563-8255. Guest: Jud Haynes, concert promoter, musician and album cover/festival poster graphic designer.

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What are you putting on the grill this summer?

Bob Arniel joins Cecil Haire to talk BBQ tips

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Are you looking for some tips to train your dog?

Teaching an old dogs new tricks. Apparently it's not too late too late for the dog in your life. And it seems young pups are not the best at taking commands. Hope for your K-9, we have tips today on training your dog. Call in you if you need advice or help. GUEST: Glenn Redmond.

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Get your gardening questions ready

Another gardening show. Some backyard die hards enjoy tremendous success while others are either at war with plant destroying insects or managing discolored leaves. Either way Crosstalk is the place to be if things are out of hand in your garden. Guest: Anthony O'Neill, from O'Neill's Gardenland.

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What's your favourite N.L. summer destination?

Your vacation selfies may include the beach in Burgeo, the hills on the west coast, the Labrador Torngats, or the bays and coves around us. If your vacation is home, we want to hear from you. What is your favourite NL summer vacation, stay cation, destination? GUESTS: Matt Molloy, Marketing Co-ordinator, Adventure Central Newfoundland Andrew Hiscock. Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland

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What's the best live theatre you've seen?

Guests: Greg Malone & Natasha Hart

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Do you feel safe as a pedestrian?

Guest: CBC reporter Meghan McCabe

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Will you be running the Tely Ten?

Guest: Kate Bazeley and Art Meaney.

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Gardening

Guest: Michael Murray - Murray's Garden Centre

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It's a show about books, more specifically, that one book that sticks out, at any age.

Guest: NL Author Lisa Moore

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Trivia

Guest: On The Go's Ted Blades

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Have you ever hitchhiked?

Guest: Brendan McCarthy.

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Have forest fires ever forced you from your home?

Guests: Karen Oldford, former mayor of Lab City. Walwyn Blackmore former mayor Grand Falls Windsor.

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Gardening Tuesday

Get all your growing questions answered by Cec`s guest - gardening expert Ross Traverse.

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Tell us about your first car.

Guest: Bob Ford, First president Antique and Classic Car Club.

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Sometimes we change the lyrics of a song, because we mishear the lyrics

Mishearing a lyric is called a mondegreen and when we mishear the words to a popular and well known song it can be quite funny. Our guest will be John Gushue.

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Inmate Services

Four people have died behind bars in the provincial prisons in less than a year, some by suicide, and families are demanding answers and changes in the system. What immediate changes are needed to prevent more inmate deaths? Guests: Denise Hillier, Director of Clinical Services, Stella's Circle. Cindy Murphy, Executive Director of the John Howard Society.

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Rules of the Road

The rules of the road are more rules, they are the law and govern you whether we're driving, walking, riding bicycle, atv, quad or a snow mobile. Many think they know them but what questions do you have about the rules of the road? Guest: Jim Brazil, Safety NL. Defensive driving instructor.

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Gardening

Guest: Todd Boland is the Research Horticulturist at the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden

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What part of Canada do you want to visit?

Guests: Gabby Peyton, avid traveller and blogger thefoodgirlintown.com, Jennifer Neary, Once in a LIfetime Travel travel consultant

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What are your memories of Reach for the Top?

Guest: Joan Sullivan, author of "Game" about NL's win of the 1974 national finals of Reach & Managing Editor, The Newfoundland Quarterly. Randal Wheeler, .Randal played on another team the same year.

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What do you like best about choirs?

Guests: Kellie Walsh, Podium 2018 Co-Chair, President-Elect, Choral Canada, Conductor - Shallaway Youth Choir; Lady Cove Women's Choir Ki Adams, Podium 2018 Co-Chair

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Gardening Day

It's true it's officially summer and gardeners are hoping this latest blast of cool, north east air, doesn't last. Despite the cool, wet conditions, whether it's seeds, plants, annuals, or hanging baskets, you'll get gardening questions answered. Guest : Anthony O'Neill, O'Neill's Gardenland

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Is summertime a good time to de-clutter?

The stuff you have can pile up quickly and and can seem to get out of control in your shed, basement or garage. We have tips and advice for you on ways to dig out from under it all. Given the season, we're asking is summertime a good time to de-clutter? Guest: April Miller, Professional Organizing.

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Trivia

Guest: John Gushue

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Do you feel safe riding a bicycle?

Guests: Daniel Fuller, School of Human Kinetics and Recreation, Canada Research Chair in Population Physical Activity. Kevin Flynn, Bicycle NL,

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How should indigenous peoples in Newfoundland and Labrador - past and present - be publicly acknowledged?

Guest: Kelly Anne Butler, Ph.D. candidate and Aboriginal Student Services Officer, Grenfell Campus, Memorial University

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Gardening with Tim Walsh, Nursery Manager, MUN Botanical Garden.

Guest: Tim Walsh, Nursery Manager, MUN Botanical Garden.

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Long-term care facilities staffing levels

A lobby is underway to protect people in long-term care facilities. A Facebook group called Advocates for Senior Citizen's Rights says current staffing standards and policies aren't sufficient. Do we need mandatory staffing levels for long-term care patients?

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Are you a fan of early/classic rock 'n' roll?

Guest: Musician Sandy Morris

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Do you even care about politics anymore?

Guest: Ed Hollett political/public policy blogger and senior research fellow in NL for AIMS, the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies.

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Is prison the right place to send someone suffering from mental illness?

Guests: Heidi Edgar, Program Manager with the Justice Program of Canadian Mental Health Association - NL Division. Dan McGettigan, director, Turnings.

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Gardening

GUEST: Michel Murray, Murray's Garden Centre.

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What's the story behind a unique place name in your community?

Guest: Aaron O'Brien, mapped trails and local place names on a map between Cape Broyle and Cappahayden.

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Who's the funniest comedian of all time?

Guest: Mark Critch

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Have you ever adopted a pet?

Guests: Heather Ballard , Rescue NL Jessica Rendell, Heavenly Creatures Judy Perry, Hoppy Homes Rescue

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What's one small thing people can do to protect the environment?

Guest: Diana Baird, Chair of the Steering Committee, NL Environment Network.

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Gardening

Guest: Botanist Peter Scott

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Are you living with PTSD?

Life with PTSD can be difficult. Coping with post-traumatic stress disorder, for some, is an exhausting daily chore. Jamie MacWhirter, co-founder PTSD Buddies.

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It's trivia today on CrossTalk

Ahead on the show: Trivia phone-in with in-house expert Ted Blades.

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Healthcare system: Problems and solutions

CBC NL's two-week review of issues in the health care system concludes with a forum this evening (May 31, 2018) at MUN on possible solutions to problems. In advance of that, listeners were invited to call in to our radio forum and speak with Cec Haire's guests Ramona Dearing and Anthony Germain.

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What should be in a new air passenger bill of rights?

Guest: passenger rights advocate - Woody French

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Gardening Day

It's Tuesday, time for our gardening show we'll have advice on what to do while you're waiting for the nasty weather to pass by. Guest: Anthony O'Neill, O'Neill's Gardenland in Spaniard's Bay.

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What's your favourite trail to hike in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Guests: Jason Edwards, East Coast Trail Association & Paul Wylezol, chair of the International Appalachian Trail NL

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What is your favourite NL book or author?

Guest: Kevin Major

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Have the services of the CNIB made a difference in your life?

Guest: Allan Angus, counsellor, CNIB NL

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Gardening

Get your gardening questions ready for horticulturist Ross Traverse.

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What foods are you fond of that come in a can?

Guest: Maureen Power, History Curator at the Provincial Museum/The Rooms.

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