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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
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/thestjohnsmorningshow/


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The return

A man fields an unusual request from his father-in-law, and the story of a very special cherry tree.

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Sex on drugs

The relationship people have with drugs is complicated, but not as messy as the relationship people have had with sex.

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Corey Hart

1980s pop star Corey Hart reveals something you may not know about "Sunglasses at Night".

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Can geoengineering technology combat extreme weather?

"Cloud seeding" is being considered a tool for controlling extreme weather, with one in four countries using the technology already.

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Scout Street Style

Shopping on wheels, literally. Find out how one up-and-coming entrepreneur tackled high rents downtown by opening her own clothing store... in an RV.

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Lungs of a 126-year-old man

He was moving home to die: A young man's struggle to quit the cigarettes that were killing him.

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“Life on the Great Northern Peninsula: A Memoir”

Fisherman, hunter, trapper and lumberjack: Adrian Payne quit school in grade seven... guaranteeing a life of hard work. Now he's written a book about his life on the Northern Peninsula.

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Placentia Regatta

Imagine walking more than 100km with a boat on your back... and then winning the championship race at the St. John's Regatta. Tales from the past and plans for the weekend on the 54th anniversary of the Placentia Regatta.

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Gardens NL

A new group has been formed to promote Newfoundland gardens as tourism destinations.

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Long Overdue: The Story of the S.S. Beverley

A new book is in the works about a ship that set sail from Harbour Grace and never returned - and you may be able to help with the research.

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Watermelon Queen

Long live the queen! A meet and greet with Madison Laney, the U.S.'s 2017 National Watermelon Queen.

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Common Ground Coworking

There's a new vision for heritage buildings in downtown St. John's whereby artists and small businesses may find affordable rents.

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Coming out for the Pride Parade

A nephew helps his uncle "come out"... 47 years after he first realized he was gay.

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Conception Harbour park vandalism

The town has tried boulders, chains and cameras... but nothing is working to keep a gang of determined vandals on ATVs and dirt bikes out of Overfalls Park in Conception Harbour.

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Hashtag wondering where the capelin are rolling? Hashtag now it's easy enough to find out.

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Paradise pride flag flap

Some residents of Paradise are wondering why the town isn't flying the rainbow flag for pride week.

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The search for Cortney Lake

The desperate search for clues in the Cortney Lake case continued over the weekend. The missing girl's aunt, Glenda Power, speaks with Anthony Germain.

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Conne River pow wow

Chief Mi'sel Joe reflects and tells us what's planned for this year's Miawpukek First Nation celebration in Conne River.

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Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh

A Manitoba summer camp run by Tim Hortons was supposed to be fun... but it was a nightmare according to one Mount Pearl boy.

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Brazil Square on stage

What was it like to stay at a boarding house on Brazil Square back in the 50's and 60's? Playwright and director Bernie Stapleton is bringing those stories to life at the Majestic Theatre in downtown St. John's.

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Chasing Adele

Hello from the other side? A massive Adele fan from St. John's has run into some serious bad luck trying to see her favourite singer perform live in concert.

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Froude Avenue Fire.

Firefighters had a limited supply of water to fight a blaze that displaced Thirty-five people Monday night. The CBC's Ryan Cooke witnessed Mondays fire and went to last nights city council meeting.

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Not Enough Water.

Fire destroyed three apartment buildings on Froude Avenue in St. John's. It might sound unbelievable in 2017, but the firefighters didn't have enough water to properly fight this fire. Anthony Germain spoke with Councillor Danny Breen.

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Dear Donald

A local man wrote a letter to Donald Trump and got a response.

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HeyOrca is making a big splash. It's a local company still in its infancy but it's attracting big U.S. clients and millions in investment dollars.

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Being aboriginal... and white

The CBC's Regan Burden reflects on National Aboriginal Day as a fair-skinned indigenous person.

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"Home Is Where the Heart Feels"

There's a photo exhibit at St. John's City Hall displaying the art of new refugees to the province.

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Mount Pearl's robotics whizzes

The Robotics teams from both O'Donel High and Mount Pearl Senior High are heading off to California this week to compete against the world.

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Hitting the court

With all the talk this week of shooting hoops on the street, the morning crew takes the show to the parking lot!

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Advise for graduates

Ed Riche's words of wisdom to the high school class of 2017.

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Andy Wells's correspondence

Some St. John's city councillors are accusing former-mayor Andy Wells of crossing the line in the tone of his emails.

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Collective Architecture and Design

A husband and wife team say St. John's is ready for their brand of modern design.

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Bad Bones... Good food

Tag along on a visit to a new ramen noodle shop in downtown St. John's.

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Live music by way of Francois, Alberta and Nashville

Get into weekend mode with singer-songwriter and masterful guitarist Craig Young.

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Music to clean highways by

Sean Panting drops by to share a song inspired by garbage.

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Beatrice Hunter case

Fighting words from an Inuk woman in jail at Her Majesty's Penitentiary for refusing to agree to stay away from the Muskrat Falls site. A political scientist takes a look at all the overlapping and thorny issues raised by this case.

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Beatrice Hunter jailed in St. John's

Pressure is mounting to move a Labrador Inuk woman out of Her Majesty's Penitentiary. Andrew Parsons is the province's justice minister and attorney general.

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Hebron under tow

Saturday was "D-Day" for the Hebron platform: It's finally on its way to sea. Reporter Chris O'Neill-Yates was there for Saturday's big send-off.

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Turning points

Straight from the heart: Moving stories from students who have been honoured for their personal essays on turning points in their lives.

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Seniors and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

If you think you're too old to have a high intensity workout, Bill and Carmel Conway might change your mind.

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Remembering Jamie Wilkinson

He waited years for a new heart... but there was no happy ending for a teacher and musician from Flatrock. His wife and one of his good friends drop by the studio to share the story that is touching many people.

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Rotting whale and red tape

Some extra-high tides mean the dead whale that was fouling a beach just north of St. John's is on the move. You'd think that would be good news for the mayor of Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove...

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Holy Heart presents "New York, New York"

This week, performing arts students at Holy Heart High School finish off the year with a musical that delivers a slice of The Big Apple!

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"Caught" coming to CBC TV

This week CBC announced the airdate for the television version of Lisa Moore's novel "Caught." We play catch up with producer Allan Hawco.

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Ron Hynes intellectual property

Just one month before the first annual "Ron Hynes Songwriters Festival," organizers get bad news from the late singer-songwriter's estate.

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Heritage property to be demolished

Richmond Cottage has an appointment with the wrecking ball after St. John's city council approves demolition of the heritage property.

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Fidget spinners

They might be a popular fad among children, but should fidget spinners be allowed in the classroom? Are they a distraction, a tool... or just a fun toy?

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Glampfire recipes

Despite the winter weather forecast, a couple of outdoor enthusiasts inspire you to try your hand cooking on a campfire this long weekend!

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Condos for bees

A young boy has an interesting new business that's creating quite the buzzzzzz. Hear about Joel Stamp and his bountiful bee factories.

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The Puffin Patrol

A local children's author's latest book is about the group that helps confused puffins in Witless Bay find their way back home.

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St. John's Beer Tours

A brand new guided tour that'll definitely make your taste buds "hoppy!"

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Bonavista in Ontario

An Iraqi-born doctor who worked in Bonavista finds a special way to keep memories of Newfoundland alive in his new practice on the mainland.

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Common Ground Coworking tour

Going inside a St. John's business-incubation centre to find out what the young entrepreneurs are (co)working on.

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Google's St. John's VP

If you Google Google, you might find that there's a little bit of Newfoundland inside the search engine giant. One of the company's senior vice presidents - who happens to be from St. John's - is in town for a special event this week.

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Rising cost of Muskrat Falls

A senior engineer who worked on the Lower Churchill hydroelectric project raises questions about why initial estimates were so low.

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The do's and don'ts of having an outdoor fire

It's that time of year again, some of us want to burn backyard debris and others just want to sit around a camp fire. But what are the rules if you live in St. John's and want a fire on your property?

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She went to New Brunswick for the ECMA's... and came home with a new family.

Rozalind MacPhail's amazing road trip story.

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Taking action on fentanyl overdoses

Christopher Smith says he can't sit and wait any longer, he is planning to bring a pop-up OD action tent downtown this weekend.

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Gerry Byrne Vs MUN

The man who's been called out for his Trump-like behaviour joins us to talk about MUN's "culture of entitlement."

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cuisine and conversation inspired by the seal harvest.

Trying to change the conversation about the often controversial seal hunt.

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School of God

What do you do with a masters degree in theology or divinity in 2017?

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CNA modernization plan

A scathing review for the College of the North Atlantic... and now a new vision for the future.

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MUN finances

Memorial University's vice-president, academic puts forward the case for an increase in tuition.

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Picking nits

For one new company, business is both lousy... and great!

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Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

Six thousand children across the country were asked where they like to learn about money. It wasn't the internet or an app: It was at school... and at home. Tips for parents on getting that cash conversation started.

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Gender-neutral washrooms

Why having to choose between male or female washrooms has gotten uncomfortable for a mom and her 12-year-old son.

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NL Explorer trek

Newfoundland survivor man Justin Barbour is about a week into his cross-province trek through the woods. His girlfriend gives an update on his progress.

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Science communication

Lots of fishermen in this province say they don't buy the science DFO is selling. One teacher of Science Communication in the Fisheries Sciences program at MUN's Fisheries and Marine Institute says there's a lesson to be learned.

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