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

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Rock moms and the stars they raised

Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia, discuss her new book about rock moms.

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Feminism - 'stop blaming men'

Camille Paglia is never afraid to speak her mind — even when it rankles her fellow feminists.

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"God wasn't there"

William dedicated 22 years of his life to Mormonism, before he committed a serious sin.

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Mississauga mom fears for her son's safety at school prayers

A Mississauga mother says she fears for her eldest son's safety after a number of high-profile incidents targeting Muslim school prayers at the Peel District School Board.

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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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Country jamboree

Live music from Sherry Ryan and Darren Brown.

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Do you want Federal Fisheries to reduce the seal population?

Eldred Woodford, President Canadian Sealing Association.

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Are you finding it hard to navigate with all the potholes, and the missing line paint?

St. John's city councillor Danny Breen Chairs the Public Works Standing Committee.

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Bank practices

Are you surprised by the tactics the banks are using to make money off their clients? Ramona Dearing's guest is Al Antle, Executive Director of Credit Counselling Services of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Are you tired of winter?

It's been a long tough winter, with the snow, the wind and the ice. It's enough to wear you down and it has some pondering heading south. Our guest today is travel adviser John Hutton.

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Cec Haire and his guest Brenda O'Reilly with your Paddy's Day traditions, memories and music.

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Do we need more roundabouts?

My guests are retired driving instructor Barry Whelan and Jim Brazil, a driving instructor with safety NL.

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Are the services for mental health improving?

My guest is Mark Gruchy, mental health consumer advocate and co-chair of the Commmunity Coalition for Mental Health.

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Will women in this province ever see pay equity?

My guest is NDP MHA Gerry Rogers.

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Storm Aftermath

The clean up continues and impact of the wind is still felt today. We'll have the latest survival information BUT we want you to call with your storm story today. My guest is CBC meteorologist Ryan Snoddon.

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Has your confidence in the police been shaken?

Simon Lono, a policy analyst Lawyer Lynn Moore is married to an RNC officer, has worked for both police forces.

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Live from the Brier!

Curling legends Toby McDonald and Jamie Korab join Cec Haire at Mile One Centre as the 2017 Tim Hortons Brier heads into the championship weekend.

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Do you think we should reduce the number of moose licences?

My guest is Barry Fordham, with the Federation of Hunters and Anglers.

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Do you support the move to automated collections in St. John's?

My guest is Dan Breen, chair of public works committee with the city of St. John's.

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Are we losing our cooking skills?

My guest is Todd Perrin. Chef and co-owner at Mallard Cottage.

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The provincial government plans to change drunk driving laws and today we're asking: will the changes make you feel safer?

My guest is Patricia Hynes Coates, from CBS, who is national president of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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A black eye over black pants, the story of the 7 year old bowler has us asking today: are aggressive parents interfering too much in kids activities?

Real estate agent Don Power is also a parent, a sports journalist and Hockey Coach.

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Is it right to move aborginal kids to foster homes on the island?

Dr. Dennis Kimberley, Educator and Consultant in Children's Protection is also a professor of social work at Memorial University. Kristy Holwell is a town councillor from Nain, Labrador

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Are we too tied to our smart phones?

Jill Power is MUN student who also hosts a show on CHMR - MUN Radio. Angie Wilmott, past president of the NLCPA and currently a school guidance counselor in the Lewisport area.

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Can we produce more of our own food in NL.

Host Cecil Haire's guest is St. John's area farmer Chris Lester.

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What do you when you go outside in the winter?

My guest is Travis Maher, community services coordinator with the City of St. John's.

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Do you have adequate fire fighting services in your area ?

My guest is the head of Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Fire Services, Duane Antle.

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Are the latest Government cuts of 300 jobs to Management the right thing to do?

Executive Director of the Nl Employers council Richard Alexander and the President of the NL Federation of Labour Mary Shortall.

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Are you struggling with a picky eater in your house?

Lisa Pinhorn is with Feeding Futures and her colleague, business partner and sister Laurie Pinhorn.

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Are you struggling with a picky eater in your house?

Lisa Pinhorn is with Feeding Futures and her colleague, business partner and sister Laurie Pinhorn.

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Does the Ocean Ranger disaster still strike a chord with you?

Lloyd Major was a medic/radio operator who worked on the Ocean Ranger.

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Unacceptable student behaviour

Teachers in this province are speaking out about poor behaviour by students such as incomplete work, foul language and misuse of technology. Cec Haire's guests are high-school guidance councillor Boyd Perry and recent graduate Taylor Hoolohan.

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Should we all start using clear garbage bags to encourage recycling?

Mayor Randy Simms

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Do you know enough to protect your kids from potential social media and on-line dangers?

My guests are with the Internet Exploitation Unit with the RNC and RCMP. Constable Terry Follet and Constable Lisa Harris.

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Is rural Newfoundland and Labrador on its way out?

Karen Oldford is the president of Municipalities NL and the former mayor of Burgeo, Allister Hann.

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Who should get to decide who is "indigenous"?

My guest is in our Corner Brook studio. Dave Wells is chair of the Mi'kmaq First Nations Assembly of Newfoundland.

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Do you think is inclusive education is working?

My guests are Dave Banfield with the Learning Disabilities Association and Pam Anstey with the Association for Community Living.

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We're asking you today what pre budget advice do you have for finance minister Cathy Bennett

? Two guests are Dara Squires single mom of 3 and parenting writer. And economist and MUN professor Alison Coffin.

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Because of Donald Trump, will your travel plans to the USA be deferred or canceled?

Derek Winsor, owner / operator of E and B travel service, it's home based agent under T.P.I.

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Will Marine Atlantic increases keep you off the ferries?

Peter Fenwick is a BnB operator on the west coast, Inn at the Cape in Cape St. George and Dion Finlay, is the chair of Hospitality NL.

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are you finding ways to stretch your dollar?

Jim Crockwell, executive director MacMoran Community Centre. Amanda Warren, single mother of two volunteers at the MacMorran Community Centre,

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Are we soft on bullying in school?

Mothers Opposing Bullying want changes in school policies to better protect victims of bullying. In studio with Dana Metcalfe and April Bursey.

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Are too many snowmobilers driving recklessly?

Darrin Dunphy is a supervising chief instructor at Safety NL and Brian Dingwell is an avid snow mobilier, who's been on the machines since childhood.

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