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Viral video of emaciated polar bear may not be what it seems

'I wasn't totally surprised. These things happen,' the Nunavut polar bear monitor Leo Ikakhik told As It Happens host Carol Off.

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3 concussions later

After her concussions Miranda would fight for the next six years to get her life back.

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Alabama newspapers vs. Roy Moore

Alabama's biggest newspapers say Roy Moore is unfit for office.

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Going on your own terms

Will Pegg's knows he doesn't want to die from metastatic bone cancer. So he's chosen to go on his own terms, with a medically assisted death.

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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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Name a restaurant from your childhood that isn't around anymore?

Local author Robert Hunt will be our guest.

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How do you save energy?

Guest: Jack Parsons - K & P Contracting

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Is enough being done soon enough to fix the province's money problems?

Guest: Economist Allison Coffin.

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Whether it's loaves, rolls, sour dough, biscuits- with or without yeast, we're asking what's the trick to baking bread?

Jamie O'Flaherty

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Are you worried about drivers when out on about on our roadways?

Guests are Norma Reid and Kim Rose

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Do you treasure letters or other mementos sent home by relatives who served during wartime?

Frances Ennis Bob Wakeham

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Are you prepared to give up single-use plastic bags?

Guests: Torbay Mayor Craig Scott and St. John's Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O'Leary.

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What is the most amazing place you ever visited?

Tis the season for making winter and spring travel plans and we'll be talking about travel and looking for your stories about the places you've explored....anywhere in the world. Guests: Candice Walsh & Geoff Higdon.

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What was the first concert you went to?

We're focusing on music and your memorable stories whether from a music festival, or a concert. My in studio guest is singer/songwriter Colleen Power.

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Mummering stories.

Do you have any stories about mummering and the costumes and props people used? Guests: Ryan Davis and Kim Kelly of the Mummers Festival.

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After 35 years on stages, Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers have started their final tour, with a stop today for CrossTalk.

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Should government cut spending to deal with the province's financial position?

The NL Employers Council says it's time to cut spending and taxes. GUEST: Richard Alexander, executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council

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Have you encountered a ghost -- or a ghost-story that's given you chills?

Dale Jarvis, Folklorist and storyteller

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Do you have questions about how to achieve your healthy weight loss goal?

Register Dietitian Heidi Murphy

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Are you surprised by how many women are saying #MeToo?

Guest: Linda Ross, president, Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women Newfoundland and Labrador.

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When it comes to reducing obesity, what's a realistic goal?

Dr. Farrell Cahill, PhD is a recognized leader in the field of obesity, diabetes and exercise physiology in Canada.

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What's something passed down in your family that you'd never part with?

Anne Chafe, Director of The Rooms Art Gallery and Museums Division.

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Are you seeing more rats than ever before?

Guest: Rod Squires, Complete Pest Control.

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How do you cook your favourite root vegetables this time of year?

Cross Talk is live at Lester's Farm Market with nutritionist Tara Antle.

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What's your favourite Newfoundland and Labrador word or expression?

It's been 35 years ago next month since the the dictionary of Newfoundland English was published. GUEST: Folklorist Philip Hiscock.

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Do you have tips or need some help with de-cluttering?

GUEST: April Miller, April Miller professional Organizing.

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Why is it so tough being a girl?

It's International Day of the Girl, a celebration of the potential of young women. Margot Walsh, Provincial Commissioner, NL Council, Girl Guides of Canada. Giovanna Del Negro.

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What are you doing to reduce garden and household waste?

Tim Walsh, MUN Botanical garden (organics), Danny Breen, Mayor-elect.

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Cooking moose!

Crosstalk heads to Bonita's kitchen in Spaniard's Bay. Bonita Hussey has been gained popularity online with her video series focusing on traditional recipes. She and Cec prepare a Moose Stroganoff and ask... how do you cook moose?

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Do first responders with PTSD get adequate support?

RCMP staff Sgt. Boyd Merril and Wade Smith President Provincial Association of Private Ambulance operators. Wade Smith owns Smith's Ambulance in Whitbourne.

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What memories do you have of shows you've seen at the Arts and Culture Centre?

Marie Sharpe, former costumer 1974-2011, Rick Boland, actor, writer.

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Gardening with Dr. Peter Scott

Gardening with Dr. Peter Scott

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Is distracted driving getting worse?

RNC Sgt. Paul Didham

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Gardening with Kim Thistle.

Kim Thistle, The Greenhouse, Little Rapids.

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Is it time for Regionalization in NL?

Craig Pollett, CEO Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

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Trivia Friday

Summer is officially over and we're heading in to the weekend, so why not kick back and take it easy with Cec Haire and the Friday trivia show. Your opportunity to call in with your bits of information and try to stump Ted Blades from On the Go.

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Will you go to watch professional basketball at Mile One?

Guests are Scott Noftall, (Next Level Basketball Training) (former MUN Seahawk). Jeremy Reyonlds, varsity basketball commentator.

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Has your life been affected by PTSD?

Corporal Jamie Macwhirter, served in Afghanistan and has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD. Vanessa Macwhirter is his wife.

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Gardening with Todd Boland of MUN Botanical gardens.

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Who's this province's best premier? The worst? Why?

Bill Rowe, author of The Worst and Best of the Premiers and Some We Never Had, will be our guest.

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What are your memories of NL's Rock n Roll Pioneers of the 50's 60's and 70's?

Greg Dodd and Wayne Sturge

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Should we be talking about suicide?

Helen Escott has some thoughts to share from her personal experience. Tina Davies, lost her own son, Richard to suicide. Is founder of Richard's Legacy Foundation and helps people following suicide.

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When the weather gets bad, do drivers get worse?

Jim Brazil, Defensive Driving Instructor for SafetyNL.

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