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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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Chapter 1: Not if, how

A drunken tarot card reading returns Michelle to 1999, when she first met The Scientist (soon to be The Husband) and all was filled with promise.

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Making the leap to Canada

What's it really like for people building a new life in Canada?

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Explainer: North Korea's nukes

North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequences.

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Narcos location scout murder

Journalist Diana Washington Valdez says the murder of Carlos Muñoz Portal might have been prevented if Netflix had done more to ensure his safety.

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Prison segregation and human rights

The vice chair of the Human Rights Commission has some major concerns about segregation in our prisons.

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40 years of Rice Bowl

Some in this city - and even outside the overpass - got their first taste of Chinese food at the Avalon Mall. Rice Bowl owner Shirley Hong shares some memories and lessons learned from 40 years in business.

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Will basketball fly in St. John's?

Carl Lake, a sports reporter and longtime observer of the local sports scene, takes a look at the appetite for minor-pro basketball at Mile One Stadium.

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New school for Conne River

Nearly 200 students in Conne River get a new school. We check in with Chief Misel Joe on the morning of the grand opening.

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Coastal Sounds Community Choir

Sights and sounds from the Coastal Sounds Community Choir - where anyone can learn to sing. Yes, anyone!

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Entangled whales

The death of a right whale rescuer in New Brunswick last summer is affecting the future of whales all over the east coast. A report from Carolyn Ray, followed by a chat with Wayne Ledwell of the group Whale Release and Strandings NL.

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Professional basketball for Mile One

St. John's city council has approved a deal to bring pro-basketball to town. Mayor Dennis O'Keefe has details on the deal with the National Basketball League of Canada.

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Paradise mayoral candidates

There's trouble in Paradise... but two men - both running for mayor - say they can solve the issues in the town.

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Veterans Memorial Highway petition

A North River women says she takes her life in her hands every day driving on Veterans Memorial Highway. Now she's started a petition to get passing lanes installed on the dangerous stretch of road.

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Police officers, first responders PTSD and suicides

This week we've heard from those who knew RCMP Corporal Trevor O'Keefe, and how they're honouring his memory following his suicide. Tim Buckle knew Trevor O'Keefe professionally, and worked in police enforcement for nearly 30 years.

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How should we talk about and acknowledge suicide?

Author and retired RCMP communications strategist Helen Escott has some thoughts to share from her personal experience dealing with suicide.

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"Bring Widlene Home" campaign

A group of Newfoundlanders are asking Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help a 12-year-old Haitian refugee with ties to this province.

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Mayoral candidates Q&A

You asked the questions... and they have their answers. The three St. John's mayoral candidates - Danny Breen, Renee Sharpe and Andy Wells - take to the mics.

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Ballad of a Green Man

A new one-man show by Frank Holden opens Tuesday at the Barbara Barrett Theatre... all about the challenges of farming in St. John's in the 20th century.

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Kids who cook

Mom may be in charge of bedtime - but THEY are in charge of the kitchen. Meet the 9-year-old Spurrell twins... who share a love for cooking.

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Getting ready for Irma

Batten down the hatches: A check-in with two Newfoundlanders living in Florida who are preparing for Hurricane Irma.

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Association for New Canadians school settlement program

Not only new to the classroom, but new to Canada: How children escaping war are settling into schools in St. John's.

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Labour Day baby boom

In labour... on Labour Day. Meet the dad of the September long-weekend baby... and find out why this is such a busy birthing month.

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A friend in need

The story of a pothole, a flat tire... and an unlikely friendship.

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Mental health of public safety workers

Anxiety, depression and PTSD: A troubling new survey shows that first responders, correctional officers and others who work the public safety sector are suffering.

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Bridges to Hope

The Bridges to Hope Food Pantry in St. John's is running low on supplies. The man who runs the operation drops by to discuss the need for donations.

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Empty shelves

Stocks are low and the need is high at the St. Vincent de Paul food bank in Carbonear.

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Choices for Youth expansion

A group that helps at-risk youth in St. John's is looking to expand across the province.

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Band's gear damaged by Air Canada... again

Electronic-pop group Repartee has equipment damaged twice in a month by Air Canada. The band's keyboardist is Josh Banfield.

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Anthony's goodbye

Anthony and Krissy welcome some special guests for Anthony's final half hour on morning radio before his move to the bright lights of CBC TV's Here & Now.

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Clare Follett is "Neck Deep" in music

The 15-year-old student from St. John's who wants to make it as a singer-songwriter is just releasing her first CD.

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St. John's Taxi Chronicles

Sex, drugs, saving lives... and a personality like sandpaper. You'll find just about everything in a new book of stories by cab driver and author Joe White.

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Torbay speeders

A Torbay mom says some drivers are going three times the speed limit in her neighbourhood - and she fears for her children's safety.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:43]

Puffin patrol

Confused and far away from home, little lost puffins get some help going back to sea. It was a big weekend in Witless Bay for The Puffin & Petrel Patrol Program.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:07:20]

Eclipse excitement

It's shaping up to be the biggest photo op in human history - and one St. John's man is traveling to Wyoming to get in on it.

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Fluffy the turtle

Have you seen Fluffy? You may be able to help solve the case of a missing pet turtle.

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St. John's Touch Football League

We talk touch football in St. John's with a league president and a player... and find out why so many women in the city are playing!

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Memorial on Parade Commemorative Project

A look at the Memorial on Parade Commemorative Parkette, which will focus on three important St. John's institutions at Fort Townsend.

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Seeing Canada on $150

Road tales from two young hitchhikers who are nearing the end of their national, cross-country journey.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:09:15]

Dwarf Games multi-medalist

A check-in with the proud mom of Nicholas Quinn, a young athlete from this province who's already nabbed five medals at the World Dwarf Games.

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UK Roundabout Appreciation Society

In defense of the much-maligned roundabout with Kevin Beresford, also known as the "Lord of the Rings."

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Lack of female candidates

This week we've tried to figure out why there are fewer females on ballots in the capital city. So we figured we'd just straight up ask one. Maggie Burton is running for councillor at large.

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Women Candidates

Very few women are stepping up as candidates for the upcoming municipal election in St. John's. We'll dig into that issue with two long-time women mayors.

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Dumped from cabinet

Perry Trimper no longer has a seat at the table but now he may go for the Speaker's job. Terry Roberts spoke with Perry Trimper.

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Changing of the guard

Bennett is out, Osborne is in. What's behind it all? Political scientist Steve Tomblin is here with his take on it.

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Performing through the pain.

A Bonavista teen finds a special way to pay tribute to her sister who died in a tragic A-T-V accident earlier this month.

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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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