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NL: St. John's Morning Show

 

NL: St. John's Morning Show

While you've been sleeping, the world has changed. The Morning Show tells you how. We bring you the latest news; the stories that matter most, and the information you need.

Updated: Weekdays
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Episode 8: Gwen

Gwen speaks about her relationship with Michael Lavoie and what she recalls from those crucial days in January 1998.

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Is sugar killing us?

How can a stressful commute impact a person's professional performance?

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Not loving Meryl Streep's speech

'Crippled Scholar' Kim Sauder says Meryl Streep was not speaking up for disabled people in her Golden Globe speech.

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#DoesItFart? Scientists ask which animals pass gas

Biologists (and a few pet owners) from around the world have been collaborating on a Google spreadsheet that lists which animals pass gas and which don't.

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Snowclearing report

The City of St. John's asked consultants for a critique on the way it manages its fleet of trucks, tractors and snow clearing equipment. The result is 65 pages of mostly-bad news.

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Eyesight restoration surgery

A few months ago, 16-year-old Jakob Dawe went blind. Now, his parents are hopeful an experimental treatment in Dubai will give him his sight back.

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Christmas cough mystery

What one St. John's man thought to be a chest infection... turned out to have a somewhat more seasonal explanation.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:53]


Seasonal Affective Disorder

It's more than just the winter blues. A psychologist on how to recognize the signs of SAD... and how to cope with it.

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Slip and falls legal responsibility

Salt your steps or pay the price? How much responsibility do homeowners have if someone slips and falls on their property?

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:37]


The Colony of Unrequited Dreams... at the NAC

It's the story about the most divisive character in Newfoundland and Labrador history. Now, people in the nation's capital will get a glimpse into the world of Joey Smallwood.

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Cruise ship outlook

The City of St. John's expects cruise ship traffic to double this year, but a cruise industry expert begs to differ.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:38]


Rate My Treads

You can't think on your feet when you're lying on your back. A research lab in Toronto is testing winter boots for traction.

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Decluttering

New year, new you...right? If you need an extra push to get organized, a pro shares tips on how to declutter your life!

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Old Christmas Day

Bigger than Christmas? Barnyard animals bowing in secret? Cracking open the CBC vault for some Twelfth Night traditions past... and chatting with a modern-day expert about Old Christmas Day traditions.

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Deceptive VLTs

A Mount Pearl man - and 30,000 others - are taking Atlantic Lotto to court over video lottery terminals they say are designed to deceive. His story, and then a deeper look into what makes slot machines so addictive.

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Twitter quitter

St. John's journalist James McLeod has deactivated his Twitter account.

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Financial look-ahead

In this province much depends on the price of a barrel of oil or a tonne of iron ore... and we can't do a thing about either. Global market tends and what lies ahead in 2017 with investment advisor Larry Short.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:12]


Keeping up with Santa

Krissy Holmes goes on a ride-along with Santa as he winds down his epic pre-Christmas community tour at Bishop Abraham school in St. John's.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:52]


Feed NL big donation

Going once... going twice... Sold! It seems people are willing to pay a lot of money for a pig roast.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:04:54]


Jordan shootings

A freelance producer in Jordan on the impact that Sunday's shootings - one of which took the life of a Newfoundland woman - is having on those in the middle eastern country.

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Internet trolls

Getting psychological about internet trolling.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:04]


"Messiah" director's finale

Hearing Handel's Messiah at the Basilica is a Christmas tradition for some... but after this year's performance, the symphony's choir director will be taking his final bow.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:59]


Philip Riteman receives the Order of NL

Holocaust survivor Philip Riteman received the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador on Wednesday. His son Larry, who accepted on his behalf, drops by to talk about the world view of a second-generation survivor.

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Shipwreck archaeology

A group of local archaeologists is diving deep to learn more about German sneak attacks on Bell Island.

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Firewood giveaway

A family business in Torbay wants to make someone's home a little warmer this Christmas season.

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Sean McCann home for the holidays

Musician Sean McCann drops by for a chat and a couple of songs.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:15:58]


Gaskiers water supply

An update from the mayor of Gaskiers about the ongoing issues with the town's water following the story of a mother having to bathe her son in brown water.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:20]


Feed NL

The St. John's Morning Show kicks off Feed NL Day with musical guests, hot drinks, surprises and plenty of donations as generous folks drop off contributions for the Community Food Sharing Association!

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DNA keepsake jewelry

Natasha Glover has an unusual business... making jewelry out of DNA.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:46]


Council critic

Former mayor Andy Wells and his ongoing feud with St. John's City Council.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:12:18]


Driving Bob's bus

A Port aux Basques man talks about his time at the helm of Bob Dylan's tour bus.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:17]


Enough with the stuff

Curbing the craziness of Christmas: Our resident expert Jacquelyn Mair with her tips on how to have an easy breezy, holiday season.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:05]


"Storm the Kettle"

Resetting the Newfoundland table: Two local authors share their inspiration behind a new cookbook.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:47]


"A Silk Purse From A Sow's Ear?"

Writer Marianne Warren grew up in the UK... but she had to move to Newfoundland to find her voice.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:54]


Unwelcome visitor

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a... drone - and it's lurking outside one woman's Gower Street home.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:59]


CannaLeaf Medical Dispensary

Shopping for pot might not be legal yet. However, people are doing it - out in the open - at a store in St. John's.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:14]


Budding business

Amid reports of a new marijuana dispensary in downtown St. John's, a man has plans to open his own pot shop in the city.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:56]


Freedom from the grind

All you can eat vacation days? Getting paid to go to the gym? Working from home whenever you feel like it? Sounds like a dream for some... but one local business owner says for his workers - it's a reality.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:24]


Taxi regulations

Who's driving your cab? A look at the city's lack of regulation with the deputy-mayor... and what one councillor wants to do about it.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:13:26]


Dangerous driving

The man who captured the dramatic near-miss dashcam video that's captured big attention... and a mayor who says that stretch of highway in CBS has a history of dangerous driving. Following that: Lives forever changed by "non-life-threatening injuries."

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Rats!

'Tis the season... when the rodents are roaming.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:08:27]


Revisiting the Upper Churchill contract

What Hydro-Quebec stands to gain by aligning itself with Newfoundland and Labrador.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:50]


MUN Board of Regents resignation

A student on Memorial University's Board of Regents resigns, but she can't go into the specific details about why. She explains why she's accusing the board of bullying, and the chair of the Board responds.

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Flying elbows, face kicks and lots of gold

A St. John's Martial Arts Club cleans up at a national Muai Thai championship competition in Toronto.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:11]


Living with Lyme

A woman from this province is pushing for better diagnosis and treatment across the country.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:06:24]


Searching for surrogates

A company from Alberta is scouting on the island this week, but it's not your typical job recruitment.

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Testin' the waters in Chatanooga, Tennessee

Some local rowers just got back from one of the world's largest regattas... and no surprise they did pretty well.

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Leonard Cohen remembered

Vicky Hynes is the organizer of an annual Leonard Cohen tribute concert in St. John's.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:05:58]


US election and financial markets

The new president-elect of the United States calls himself a successful businessman. An investment advisor looks at how the financial markets are reacting.

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Talking Donald Trump

Studio guests and listeners react to the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States of America.

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Food fishery licences and tags

Liberal MP Ken McDonald answers questions about the proposed system for next year's food fishery.

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Not taking the bait

After attending DFO's consultation last week, two food fishery participants say the tags system for next year is a bad idea that's left them with more questions than answers.

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Health Cannabis

What they're doing is not quite legal, but a new business has opened in St. John's.

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Mother seeks help for bedridden daughter

Connie Phillips of Bonavista doesn't walk and she doesn't talk. In fact, she spends most of her day in bed. But her mother says life could be greatly improved... if only someone would help.

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Toutons and Jam Jams in BC

A five-star hotel in Vancouver has hired a Newfoundlander as its executive pastry chef.

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Project Kindness NL

The man who's changing St. John's... one good deed at a time.

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Innocence Canada funding

A man who fights for the freedom of the wrongfully convicted says his organization may not be able to continue.

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88.5 FM launch party

We're celebrating our brand new 88.5 FM frequency... That means you can now tune into your favourite A.M. show on your FM dial. We've got prizes, trivia, a live band and a few surprises... all in the spirit of 88!

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Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra gala

Jody Richardson, one of the headline acts when the NSO Gala takes over the Arts and Culture Centre Friday night, drops by with a preview. Intro: Tomorrow night's gala is the big fundraiser of the year for the Newfoundland Symphony Orchest

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Revealing personal secrets in a pub... and raising money to help Haiti

Five people coming together on a blustery night is the premise for a play that opens next week at the LSPU Hall.

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Let's go Tom Cats!

They're the only hockey team from Canada to be in the running for a prize that could go a really long way.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:12]


Muskrat Falls protest moves to Ottawa

Billy Gauthier, who's on the eleventh day of a hunger strike over Muskrat Falls, took his protest to Ottawa over the weekend.

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Autism Society's potato harvest

Growing potatoes for seniors in need: It's harvest time at the Elaine Dobbin Centre for Autism.

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Muskrat Falls vegetation clearing

After weeks of pressure and protests, the province orders Nalcor to take more preventative measures at Muskrat Falls... but many say it isn't enough. Environment minister Perry Trimper drops by the studio.

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October is ADHD Awareness Month

An ADHD coach discusses the challenges and offers some suggestions for coping with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in the workplace.

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Campaigning for Hillary Clinton

A St. John's man hits the campaign trail... in Cleveland, Ohio.

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MusicNL Awards big winner

Electronic-pop group Repartee led by singer Meg Warren took home four of the six awards they were nominated for, which made for a long night of celebration!

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q's new host

Newfoundland's own Tom Power is taking over as the host of 'q' on CBC Radio next week.

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