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NL: Central Morning Show

Join host Leigh Anne Power in Gander on the Central Newfoundland Morning Show. The show provides news along with current affairs items and stories of local interest from urban areas and the diverse rural communities surrounding the two towns.

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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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Nickel Films Festival heads to Bonavista

We talk to director Ruth Lawrence about her production field trip to schools in Bonavista region.

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Ice jam-packed off Northeast coast

We speak with Trevor Hodgson, the acting superintendent of ice operations with Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Region, about the extreme ice conditions off our coast.

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Glovertown woman helping to break the habit of emotional eating

Lesley Sheppard, a registered holistic nutritionist in Glovertown joins us talk about emotional eating and how to you can live a healthy, balanced life.

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Fixing the fishery

Steve Crocker, the provincial fisheries minister, speaks with Leigh Anne Power about the state of the industry.

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Man and his dog walk across Canada

Bret Mavriik and his husky Nymeria have walked over 7 million steps across Canada, in support of mental health awareness in kids. The CBC's Melissa Tobin spoke with Mavriik during their stop in Gander.

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Lewisporte fire department rescues dogs trapped in ice

Two dogs fell through ice near a wharf in Lewisporte on Monday afternoon. We hear about the efforts to rescue the pets.

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Province to provide free legal advice for sexual assault survivors

We talk to Justice Minister Andrew Parsons about a pilot project that will give victims of sexual assault help with legal advice.

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Dementia patient, 87, facing move from Gander to New-Wes-Valley

CBC reporter Ryan Cooke explains why a family in Gander is afraid for their mother's life in a move to get her the care she needs.

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Exploits SAR gets new $300K vehicle

The Exploits Search and Rescue team has raised enough money for a new mobile command centre. We ask team member Trevor Miller about what this means services.

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Richard Gillett happy to be home, but says fight isn't over

Fish harvester and hunger striker Richard Gillett is back home in Twillingate. We check on him to see how he is doing and what happens now.

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Tax tips for 2017

The tax deadline is fast approaching. We speak with an accountant to see what deductions you might be able to take advantage of this year.

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MUN prof work with robots inspires latest episode of Dr. Who

We talk to Andrew Vardy, an associated professor in the department of Computer Science Department and Engineering at Memorial University, about how he helped influence the latest episode of Dr. Who.

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Paintings to poems: Cara Kansala published new children's book

On World Poetry Day, we talk to visual artist Cara Kansala, who has transferred her paintings to the page and added poetry in a brand new book.

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For the love of community theatre

Well-known playwright Robert Chafe joins Leigh Anne Power in the studio to talk about being the adjudicator of the 2017 Provincial Drama Festival.

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Gambo mom-to-be moves over lack of OBGYN services in Gander

The lack of OBGYN services in Gander has meant a move for one mother-to-be. We hear from Nikki Hounsell of Gambo and the CEO of Central Health, Rosemarie Goodyear.

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Muskrat Falls opponent now tasked with keeping project on target

Jim Feehan was one of the strongest critics of the Muskrat Falls project. Now he's been given the job of helping keep it on budget and on time. We ask what hoe he plans to do that.

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FISH-NL accuses MP Simms playing politics

Fish-NL President Ryan Cleary says MP Scott Simms is playing politics with a Twillingate fish harverster's hunger strike. We hear both sides of the story.

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Despite increase NL spottings, polar bears in decline

Even though they are turning up on Newfoundland shores, polar bears are definitely on the decline says an expert who has been studying the animal for almost 35 years.

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Basia Bulat comes to central

Canadian songstress Basia Bulat tells the CBC's Melissa Tobin about her tour, her new music, and why she wants other women to share her stage.

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Bonavista Biennale 2017 set for the summer

A month long art event is happening in Bonavista this summer with some big names coming to town. Catherine Beaudette, co-founder of Bonavista Biennale 2017, gives us the details

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The business of the fishery

We talk to Don Sweetapple, an accountant who caters to the fishery and what happens to the big money involved when the fish disappear.

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Trapped in the ice

Pack ice around the town's harbour slowed down fishing vessels on their way to the crab fishery. We hear from one fisherman who was out in the thick of it on Wednesday.

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Central's political panel back again

Our political panel, Tom Rideout, Sandra Kelly, and Junior Downey, join us for their thoughts on the budget, the fishery, and the legalization of pot.

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Botwood mechanics make own beard oil

We meet the mechanics behind Botwood's Bearded Puffin Company, who move from their car dealership to their beard oil production room.

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NL anti-smoking group warns of pot pitfalls

Now that the federal Liberals have a plan to legalize marijuana, we talk to Kevin Coady of the NL Alliance for the Control of Tobacco about how smoking pot it could affect your health.

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More businesses opening in Bonavista

We speak with John Norman of Bonavista Living about the half dozen new businesses opening on Church Street this year.

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Pothole season open in Gander

We ask Gander town councillor Gerry Parrott why all the new pavement in Gander seems to be crumbling already.

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Why did Darrin Pike quit the NL the school board?

We speak with the PC education critic, David Brazil, about the defection of the head of the school board to the teacher's union.

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Twillingate fisherman enters 6 days without food

Fisherman Richard Gillett says he is weaker but steadfast as he enters his 6th days of a hunger strike outside DFO in St. John's.

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Family hoping to be reunited

A Syrian Family in Bishop's Falls is anxiously hoping their daughter will be able to leave Aleppo and come to Canada. The CBC's Garrett Barry spoke to the Zalam family trying to help and the mayor of their new hometown.

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Botwood family blessed despite losing everything in home fire

The CBC's Chris Ensing speaks with Tracy Hoffe of Botwood about the devastating loss and the help she's received after her home burnt to the ground on Sunday.

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Schoolstock rocks Jane Collins Academy

We speak with teacher Rodney Vokey and student Autumn Halliday about the resurrection of Schoolstock - the all-day rock show for junior high and high school students this Thursday in Hare Bay.

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Ambassador for the Children's Wish Foundation gives wish to her brother

18 year old Caitlin Hoskins of Random Island has spent most of her life in and out of hospitals. But she wanted to share her wish with her younger brother, who she says often gets forgotten because of her illness.

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Fogo library safe for another year

Libraries in the province got a year reprieve in last week's budget. We get some reaction from a Fogo Island library board member.

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NLers at Vimy

We talk to historian and author Christopher Harvie about the Newfoundland connection to the Battle at Vimy.

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Milton-George's Brook one step closer to becoming a town

A consultants study suggests the best option for Milton-George's Brook is to be its own town. We talk to Craig Pardy, chair of the Milton-George's Brook local service district.

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Fire destroys seniors home in Baie Verte

Almost a dozen residents of a seniors home in Baie Verte are homeless after the facility burned to the ground Thursday night. We talk Craig Davis of Central Health what happens next.

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NAPE president says fears still alive in latest budget

We ask Jerry Earle, the president of the province's largest public service union, about what the 2017 provincial budget means for NAPE workers.

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Health Minister John Haggie defends Liberal budget

Health Minister and MHA for Gander, Dr. John Haggie, joins the CBC's Leigh Anne Power to to defend his party's budget.

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Union cries unfair play from DJ Composites

The union representing locked out workers at DJ composites has filed an unfair labour practice complaint against the company. We talk to Lana Payne, the Atlantic regional director of Unifor.

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Shrimp fishermen protest for fairness

Northeast Coast shrimp fishermen protested in Grand Falls-Windsor on Wednesday, asking for special treatment from the federal government. They say is the only to get them through the year. CBC's Melissa Tobin was there.

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Med School for All

If you've always wanted to take a medical course, here's your chance. We find out about a series of seminars hosted by the Memorial Medical school.

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Making up for missed classes

We find out how the school board plans to make up for all the school days missed due to our stormy weather.

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Winter storms lists Baccalieu Endeavour vessel

This week's huge storms rocked a fishing boat onto it's side in Musgrave Harbour. We talk Cluney Pardy, owner of the Baccalieu Endeavour, who is facing a hit to his business.

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East Coast Art Party takes Gander by storm

A company that teaches amateurs how to paint has spread across Atlantic Canada. The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Jason Johnson, manager for The East Coast Art Party in Newfoundland, about its popularity in Gander.

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Fogo Island Co-op manager worried about future of the in-shore fishery

Phil Barnes, the manager of the Fogo Island co-op, says he's trying to figure out how to deal with the loss of most of his shrimp supply.

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Caribous goalie Jason Churchill speaks about Herder loss

We hear from the Clarenville Caribous goaltender who was in the net for that controversial goal against the Harbour Grace CeeBees in Sunday afternoon.

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GFW Enactus headed to Nationals

We talk to Angie Brown and Ira Parmiter, co-presidents of the College of the North Atlantic Enactus team, about their win at regions and how they're prepping for nationals in Vancouver.

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Informants drop sophomore album

Christian-rockers The Informants release their new album March 31 and then they're off on a cross-Canada tour. We talk to bassist Dion Jacobs.

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Century old book provides insight into Beothuks

We talk to historian Dr. Jeff Webb about the importance of a book about the Beothuk people written by a geologist and surveyor over 100 years ago.

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Grilled-cheese truck coming to Port Rexton

A food truck specializing in grill cheese sandwiches is headed to the Bonavista Peninsula this year. We speak with owner of Oh My Cheeses, Lisa Leshane.

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Coalition fights for more regulations for aquaculture

We talk to Leo White of the Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition for Aquaculture Reform, a collective who want more regulations for the aquaculture industry in the province.

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Rebecca Russell 1st female coach in Herder final

We talk with Clarenville Caribou's head coach Rebecca Russell about the Herder finals.

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The relics of Amelia Curran

We talk to musician, activist, and now author Amelia Curran about her new songbook, Relics and Tunes.

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Petition how-to

People who've had their membership applications to the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band rejected want to petition it in the House of Commons. We ask MP Scott Simms how the process works.

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Phocalux boats given exemption

We talk to Phocalux owner Brad Rideout about the special exemption from DFO to get his company's boats out sealing again.

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Bettering mental health care in NL

We hear from the Canadian Psychologists Association and the executive director of CHANNAL about what we need to do to improve mental health care services.

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Gander's oldest curler

Bill Tibbo turns 90 later this year and still loves to throw rocks. The CBC's Julia Cook met up with him at the Gander Curling Club.

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Eastern Health urges people to get tested for STIs

Eastern Health is hosting sexual health clinics across the region this month. We speak with Dr. Claudia Sarbu about the importance of getting tested.

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Like mother, like daughter

Author Eva Crocker, daughter of well-known author Lisa Moore, talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about her debut, Barrelling Forward.

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Champney's West marks the moratorium 25 years later

It's a big weekend for the tiny community of Champney's West, which is marking its continued existence 25 years after the cod moratorium with a big party.

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The federal budget from a female perspective

Jenny Wright, executive director at the St.John's Status of Women Council, tell us what the federal budget does for women.

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Fear at the border

We talk to Burlington native Rani Majumder about why her school cancelled her class' trip to the Holocaust Museum in the U.S.

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Gander's Adam Boland and team national champs

The CBC's Garrett Barry talk to Adam Boland, skip for the Memorial University curling team, right after the team's win at the USports Men's Curling Championship in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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Gander woman lucky after car catches fire

A man spots fire coming from a car in Gander - a single mother sitting inside, with no idea the trouble she was in. The CBC's Chris Ensing spoke with both.

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Company in Fleur de Lys says it needs more seals

Government regulations are causing problems for the only major employer in Fleur de Lys. We find out why they need seal carcasses.

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Floressa Harris gets 2 medals at Special Olympics World Winter Games

We talk to Floressa Harris, who has won two medals at this year's World Winter Games in Austria, and her coach Rachel Matthews.

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Golden tourism ticket missed?

Come From Away has the eyes and ears of New York. But some say the Newfoundland and Labrador tourism department dropped the ball on a big opportunity. The CBC's Ariana Kelland has more.

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Nature Boy talks

The CBC's Ryan Cooke spoke with cult leader, Eligio Bishop, aka nature Boy from the jungles of Costa Rica.

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The folklore of Sheila

We talk to Irish folklorist Shane Lehane about the real Sheila behind Sheila's Brush, and how she's connected to St. Patrick.

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DJ Composites workers no closer to a deal

We talk to Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director for Unifor, about the lock out at DJ Composites, now entering it's third month.

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A Syrian grandmother is reunited with family

After a year of waiting, a Syrian refugee family is together in Lewisporte. CBC's Garrett Barry was at the airport for the reunion.

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Less storms, but with more force

The winter storms keep coming and they seem to be getting harsher. We talk to research climatologist, Christian Seiler, about what's happening with our weather.

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Werewolf in Twillingate

The CBC's Julia Cook visits Tony Horwood and werewolf in Twillingate.

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Gushing over Gushue

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to two junior curlers and their coach about what Team Gushue's win at the 2017 Brier means for the sport.

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Lawyer plans class action lawsuit against Qalipu

Lawyer Doug Doucette says he is planning a class action lawsuit against Qalipu. The CBC's Leigh Anne Power gets the details.

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Minister Foote says Fish Fund a fair deal

Minister Judy Foote, NL's representative in the federal cabinet, says the Atlantic Fish Fund will mean good things for the province's fishery.

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9/11 Memorial Museum talks Come From Away

The CBC's Gavin Simms talks to Cliff Chanin of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York, about his thoughts on the Broadway musical based in Gander.

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'Come For Away' brings back memories for New Yorker

Tony Aiello, a plane person from New York who spend his days after 9/11 in Lewisporte, gives his review of Come From Away.

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Clarenville volleyballer gets triple crown

15-year-old Cole Mackey won three gold medals in volleyball this season. We speak him him and his coach, Mark Pritchett.

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Fish fund not what was promised

We talk to Kevin Parsons, the fisheries critic for the PCs, about his thoughts on the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

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Understanding the high unemployment rate

Jessica McCormick of the Federation of Labour about why we have a high unemployment rate in this province, but businesses still can't find workers.

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Councillor Lorenzen awaits his fate

Gander town councillor Wayne Lorenzen was accused of a conflict of interest. He now waits to see if he'll still be a part of the council chambers.

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Waiting for Qalipu letter

A descendant of Mattie Mitchell's says he still hasn't received his letter of status from the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq band.

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Chant family very thankful for strangers who saved their mother's life

Peggy Chant, who's mother was found lying in a snowbank after a heart attack, says doesn't know what would have happened if Tyrone and Nicole Lush didn't see her mother Sunday night.

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Helped wanted in Gander

Debbie Yannakidis, president of the Gander and Area Chamber of Commerce, says the service industry is having a hard time getting qualified applicants.

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Gander Gushue Girls cheering hard at the Brier

We talk to Jeanne Collins, one of the curling superfans in St. John's this week celebrating Team Gushue and Brier 2017.

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Senate Committee reviews SAR services

The CBC's Chris Ensing talks to Senator Fabian Manning, who is part of a Senate Committee investigating search and rescue in the country.

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Trail work from Gander to Appleton begins

We talk to Glenn Blandford of the Adventure Trail group, who are building a trail along Gander Lake from Silent Witness in Gander to Appleton.

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GFW students heads to Ottawa for Daughter of the Vote

We talk to Sabrina Andrews of Grand Falls-Winsdor, who is sitting in the House of Commons representing Daughter of the Vote on International Women's Day.

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Gander gymnastics enters Sport NL Hall of Fame

We talk to Joanne Power of the Airials Gymnastics club about why she nominated Gerald Lomond into the Sport Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame.

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Dramatic rescue at sea for Summerford sealers

Brian Anstey, skipper of the Northern Provider, talks to the CBC's Jamie Fitzpatrick about him and his crew's rescue from sea on Sunday.

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The Power of Pink continues

We check in with Megan Brown and Ashley Evans, daughter's of Lisa Brown who died of breast cancer in February, about the success of their charity The Power of Pink.

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Uncle Vik turns 100

Victor Baker is a centenarian! The CBC's Chris Ensing visits his 100th birthday party in Lewisporte that included cake, singing and a horse and buggy.

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Bankruptcy on the rise in N.L.

We talk to insolvency trustee Ian Penney about the rise in bankruptcy rates in province and what do do if you're in financial trouble.

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GFW Cataracts honour player Clarence Goulding

Clarence Goulding collected five Herder trophies during his hockey career. This weekend, Grand Falls-Windsor Cataracts will retire his jersey.

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Brad Watkins staying in the fishery

When fisherman Brad Watkins boat sank in the Frobisher Bay in the fall of 2015, he had a choice to stay in the business or get out. We find out why he decided to stay.

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Researchers look to understand why NL woman have more mastectomies

We talk to Dr. Holly Etchegary of MUN's Faculty of Medicine about her researching into why women in Newfoundland and Labrador have more mastectomies than other women in Canada.

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3D printers in the classroom

The CBC's Melissa Tobin drops by Mr. Tim Goodyear's class at the Centre for Distance Learning and Innovation in Gander to see how he incorporates at 3D printer into his teaching.

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Students go back to basics with boil-up in Eastport

The CBC's Julia Cook meets up with students at Holy Cross School in Eastport to talk about the history behind this Newfoundland tradition.

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Red Cross buliding in Gander closing

Long-time Red Cross volunteer Jean Dillon explains what will be lost when the building on Roe Avenue closes at the end of March.

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Fair play for all

We hear from two parents who want their daughters to be able to compete and travel with both the girls and boys hockey teams.

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Preparing for quota cuts

Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources Steve Crocker talks about the declines on shellfish numbers and what government is planning in case of quota cuts.

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Pop Con conference coming to Gander

Geek alert! Central it's getting it's own Pop Con. We talk to Jeff Power, organizer of the sci-fi, fantasy, and comic convention happening in Gander in June.

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9 Wing Gander gets radar help from Quebec

Major Josh Riley, Commanding Officer of 12 Radar Squadron, explains to the CBC's Melissa Tobin why they've set up a remote site in the woods just outside Gander.

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Less cuts, more economic stimulation

Common Front NL, a coalition of labour, community and social justice groups in this province, says Alberta is doing it right and Newfoundland and Labrador is doing it wrong.

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Justice served says family of Jason Skinner

Mary Ellen Giles, an aunt of Jason Skinner, the man killed in Grand Falls-Windsor, says Monday's jury verdict brought justice.

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DFO biologist explains the decline in snow crab

Darrell Mullowney is an Aquatic Science Biologist with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. He explains why the stock is down.

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Cider company buds in Central

We talk to Chris Adams and Marc Poirier, owners of The Newfoundland Cider Company, about their new business in Milton.

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More Crown land good for farmers

We talk with Wooddale farmer Chris Oram about what it means to have more land available for purchase for farming.

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Aboriginal tourism growth area for province

Keith Henry of the Aboriginal Tourism Association of Canada says Newfoundland and Labrador has a rich Aboriginal history that tourist around the world want to know more about.

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7 year old survives fiery snowmobile ride

Perry Struge says his son Ethan isn't hurt, but is shaken up after his snowmobile caught on fire on trip to the west coast last week.

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Punch Table release debut album

Punch Table, a St. John's based band with roots all over the island, just released their new record. We talk to lead singer Sarah Blackmore about the band and how her father, Kevin Blackmore, contributed to the album.

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Qalipu human rights violation?

A mother applying for membership in the Qalipu Mi'Kmaq Band says her disabled son has been treated differently by the membership committee and she believes it's a human rights violation.

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Don't delete culture

Artist Sharon King-Campbell says the omission of 'Culture' from the new department of Tourism, Industry, and Innovation is a step backwards for the arts.

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Gander Special Olympian prepares for World Winter Games in Austria

Floressa Harris is one of four people from NL representing Team Canada at the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria next month.

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Zita Cobbs get Order of Canada

We talk to Shorefast Foundation founder Zita Cobb about becoming a Member of the Order of Canada.

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Hermitage-Sandyville gets medical clinic back

We talk to Hermitage mayor Steve Crewe about the re-opening of the medical clinic and Rosemary Goodyear, CEO of Central Health, about the change in the decision.

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MUN Economist talks provincial layoffs

Nearly 300 people are losing their management jobs in the provincial government this week. We get an economist Alison Coffin's take on whether these cuts will actually strengthen our economy.

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Botwood closer to biofuel plant

We talk to mayor Scott Sceviour about the latest on the biofuel plant coming to the area.

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Lighten the load

We're not out of the woods when it comes to snowfall. Our Julia Cook spoke to insurance adjuster Jim Smith for some advice on what to do with the drifts on your roof and decks.

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Lighten the load

We're not out of the woods yet when it comes to snowfall. Our Julia Cook spoke to insurance adjuster Jim Smith for advice about what to do with the drifts on your roof and decks.

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Fog Lake releases new album; prepares for European tour

Glovertown artist Fog Lake, aka Aaron Power, talks to the CBC's Melissa Tobin about his latest release and his up-coming tour in Europe.

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Artist working though Newfoundland Quarterly archives

Artist Matthew Hollett is digging through the archives of Newfoundland Quarterly this year. We talk about his new gig.

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Northern shrimp stocks down again

The Northern shrimp stocks continue to decline. We talk about the science and what it means for employment in our region.

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Milton-George's Brook resident against incorporation

Not everyone in Milton-George's Brook want their local service district to become an incorporated town. We talk to Manuel Ellis, who days he wants a public vote on the matter.

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'If A Place Could Be Made' hits stage in Gander

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to artists Louise Moyes, Diana Daly, and Anne Troake, creators of 'If A Place Could Be Made' who are artists in residence at the Gander Arts and Culture Centre.

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ACC art gallery hosts arts exhibit for kids

THE CBC's Leigh Anne Power talk to Clayton Hann about his latest exhibit, which he created especially for little children.

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Dover mayor and family rewards for saving a life

Tony Keats, the mayor of Dover, and his family were recognized with a St. John Ambulance Life-Saving Award. He tells us how he and his family saved the life of a man in their own home.

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Brown family raises money for cuddle bed at Gander hospital

Megan Brown talks about The Power of Pink, the charity started in memory of her mother, Lisa Brown, who died of breast cancer at the age of 49.

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Appleton's Polar Bear Dip

Appleton hosted it's 25th annual winter carnival with a dip in the freezing waters of Gander Lake. Even the MP, Scott Simms, jumped in.

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Gander pool re-opens

The CBC's Chris Ensing heads to the Arts and Culture Centre pool in gander, after it's been closed since the summer.

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Remembering Stuart McLean

We look back at Stuart McLean's visit to Gander with the Vinyl cafe in 2011.

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Former CBC host Ed Pike recalls his family connection to the USS Truxtun and the USS Pollux

75 years ago the American ships Truxton and Pollux foundered near the town of St. Lawrence. We talk to former CBC host Ed Pike about how his family saved a sailor from the wreck.

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Rum Ragged head to Central

Mark Manning, one of the members of trad band Rum Ragged, speaks to the CBC's Leigh Anne Power about the band's success.

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Comedian DeAnne Smith comes to Central NL

DeAnne Smith has been on Last Comic Standing and Just for Laughs. She joins our show to talk about her shows in Gander and Grand Falls-Windsor this weekend.

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Gander Flyers retire jersey of Ed Philpott

We talk to Ed Philpott, #16 for the Gander Flyers, about his time in the game.

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Home invasion in Eastport sends two to hospital

Eastport resident Peter Squires helped two men who say they were attacked in a home invasion. Squires recounts the events to CBC's Chris Ensing.

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Ocean Ranger pictures donated to The Rooms

We talk to Lloyd Major, a former medic on the Ocean Ranger, about the pictures he recently donated to The Rooms. And archivist Larry Dohey explains their significance.

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Lewisporte awaits arrivals of Syrian family

A family of Syrian refugees has been waiting over a year to move to Lewisporte. But the paperwork process is slowing them move down. We talk with Reverend Stephanie McClellan.

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Milton-George's Brook considers being a town

The local service district says they might be better off as a town.

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Soprano Rebecca Caine brings Hollywood to GFW

Opera singer Rebecca Caine has travelled the world with her music. We chat with her about her new show, A Soprano in Hollywood, that's in Grand Fall-Windsor Sunday night.

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Lion Bear Fox tour N.L

The CBC's Melissa Tobin speaks with Ryan McMahon of the folk-rock trio Lion Bear Fox about their first tour in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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End of the winter is nigh

We talk to Environment Canada climatologist Dave Phillips to ask when we will see the end of the cold weather.

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Rejected from Qalipu

Dave Sheppard and Mamie Lambert both were accepted into the Qalipu First Nations Band in 2011, but in 2017, they were rejected. We hear both their stories.

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Accepted or rejected

We continue our conversation on the Qalipu First Nation Band acceptance and rejection letters released last week.

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SAR aircraft maintainers protest for contract

The people who keep Cormorant Search and Rescue helicopters in good repair say they've been without a contract since 2015 and that needs to change. We hear from PSCA union local president, Martin Coady.

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Our February sky-update with Jim Gillard

Jim Gillard, of the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory, tell us what to expect in the stars in the month of February.

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Springdale high school student releases EP 'Cardiac'

We talk to Christian Howse, a senior at Indian River Academy, about his debut EP and plans for his musical future.

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GFW guidance counsellor dealing with world issues in the classroom

Exploits Valley Intermediate's guidance counsellor Janine Taylor-Cutting tells us the issues students are bringing to her about the world affairs.

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Music is good for the soul

The CBC's Melissa Tobin goes to St. Alban's to meet 18-year-old Ashley Farrell, who is blind, autistic and taught herself to play the accordion.

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Narcotics Anonymous starts meetings in Gander

We talk to the man who started NA meetings in Gander, who is recovering from a drug addictions himself.

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NLer creates snowmobile trail app

An app to map your ride. We talk to Bryan Taylor, about his new snowmobile trail app that's available for trails in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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MUN prof makes astronaut short-list

John Jamieson, the Canada Research Chair in Marine Geology at Memorial University, is one of 72 people still in the running to be Canada's next astronaut.

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MUN prof abandons American citizenship

American Steve Carr, who's lived in Newfoundland for many years, says he is taking the steps to become a Canadian citizen because of Donald Trump.

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Gander library host ESL cafe

The CBC's Melissa Tobin heads to a recent ESL cafe at the Gander Public Library, aimed at helping help new comers to Canada with their English.

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CWSHL heads straight to playoffs

We talk to Bryan Blackmore of the Central West Senior Hockey League about cancelling regular season games and the future of the league.

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Gander holds vigil for Quebec City

Shining a light on a dark event. We hear about a peace vigil held in Gander, organized in light of the mass shooting in Quebec City.

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Repartee's Meg Warren talks ECMAs

We catch up with GFW's Meg Warren, who's on tour in Winnipeg, to talk about Repartee's ECMA nominationss and more.

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New book helps men care for loved ones with cancer

Don Kerr shares his insight on cancer caregivers with his new book, "Riding Shotgun: A Book for Men and the Partners They Care For".

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Prepping for the RPM Challenge

February 1st marks the first day of the RPM Challenge. We talk to Elling Lien of Unpossible Newfoundland and Labrador to get tips on getting started.

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Gander Flyers not flying high

General Manager of the Gander Flyers, Garry White, says they team is working to keep the team in the game.

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It's back to class for Bay d'Espoir Academy's junior and senior high students

The CBC's Melissa Tobin visits the new Bay d'Espoir Academy in St. Alban's, as students and teachers try to get back to normal after the fires on January 17.

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Muslim in GFW worried about his community

Dr. Mohammed Boodhun, a doctor in Grand Falls-Windsor, talks about how the Muslim community in central NL is dealing with the shooting at the mosque in Quebec City.

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MUN student from Iran affected by U.S. travel ban

Elahe Nezhadhossein, a PhD student in Sociology at Memorial University, talks about how the current travel ban in the U.S is affected international students.

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Coywolf population on the rise

A wolf-coyote hybrid confirmed near Grand Falls-Windsor has us asking an expert whether the animals pose a threat to humans.

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