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December 2010 Archives

A Large Year music selections

Many of you may have heard A Large Year on CBC Radio One on the morning of Monday, December 27, 2010. A Large Year was a national CBC Radio One morning show replacing your local morning morning show for that day. It was hosted by Radio Noon's Ramona Dearing. And in addition to lots of interviews, A Large Year featured some great music from Newfoundland and Labrador. Here is a list of that music now:


A LARGE YEAR theme music: The Jig is Up. Performed by The Plankerdown Band. Album: The Jig is Up

Nothing But a Song. Performed by Great Big Sea. Album: Safe Upon the Shore

Leaky Faucets. Performed by The Scruncheons. Album: Journey

Klezmer Wedding by Srul Irving Glick (excerpt). Performed by Nancy Dahn, violin; Kristina Szutor, piano; and Paul Bendzsa, Clarinet. Courtesy of Francesca Swann and CBC Radio's Musicraft.

Small Island. Performed by The Idlers. Album: Keep Out

Lisa's Jigs/Medley. Performed by Dwayne Cote and Duane Andrews. Album: Dwayne Cote and Duane Andrews

La Fille de la Mer. Performed by Mary Barry. Album: Chanson Irisees

Smeceno Horo. Performed by The Dardanelles. Album: Dardanelles

Leap Before You Look. Performed by Bill Rose. Album: Leap Before You Look

Church Mouse. Performed by Sherman Downey. Album: Honey for Bees

A LARGE YEAR theme music: The Jig is Up. Performed by The Plankerdown Band. Album: The Jig is Up 


Radio Noon - December 24, 2010 - Santa Claus!!!

Santa Claus takes time out from his busiest day of the year to join host Ramona Dearing on Radio Noon. Santa takes calls from boys and girls across Newfoundland and Labrador. Click below to listen - and Merry Christmas from the Radio Noon crew!!


Santa Claus Part One

Santa Claus Part Two

Santa Claus Part Three

What's Coming Up on Radio Noon Crosstalk:

Tues Dec 28th, 2010

What's the best gift you've ever received?  Perhaps it was an object you lusted after for a long time.  Or maybe it was a helping hand when you really needed it.  Or an unexpected visit from someone far away.  In studio with guest host Roger Samson, Doug Bird of the Tickle Trunk Store in St. John's.   Phone in and share your stories!

722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255

12:35 Nfld/12:05 Lab

Radio Noon - December 23, 2010

Marine Atlantic Update

It looks like Marine Atlantic ferries may be able to sail again very soon. The company says that weather permitting, it will attempt a sailing out of Port aux Basques at 3 o'clock this afternoon. Tara Laing is with media relations at Marine Atlantic.


International Karaoke

There are more than a thousand international students at Memorial University, and of course they come from all over the world.  They're here in St. John's to get a Canadian university degree while improving their English, and learning about life in Canada.  But they also like to have fun.  That's why the Graduate Student Union holds an International Student Karaoke Night every once in a while. The students put down their textbooks, pick up the microphone, and belt out tunes like rock stars.  CBC freelancer Ashwin Gupta was there and brings us this report.


Michael Hlinka: Austerity

According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, the word of the year for 2010 is "austerity". Our business columnist Michael Hlinka says it's not just the word of the year - it's the word of the decade.



Radio Noon - Wednesday December 22, 2010

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Hickman's Harbour storm surge

Rain and wind are still hammering most of the island. And in Hickman's Harbour on Random Island, there's a storm surge.  It's the second time in three months that the people of Hickman's Harbour are dealing with high water levels.  Hurricane Igor washed out roads and caused devastating damage in September.  And an 80 year old man from the nearby community of Brittania died when the road he was standing on washed out from under him. Chris Hansford owns several businesses in Hickman's Harbour, including the ambulance and school bus services.


Christmas eating strategies

It's the time of year when we seem to eat and drink more than we should, even with the best of intentions. Noshing on luxurious foods at Christmas parties can replace regular meals. And there's all that sweet stuff around, whether it's fancy cookies or cake or candy. You can tell yourself to stay away. But that's tough. Tara Antle is a nutritionist in St. John's. Her company is called Healthy Balance.

Crosstalk: Your Favourite Christmas traditions

What are your favourite Christmas traditions? Ramona's guests are Elke Dettmer, who's originally from Germany but lives in Pouch Cove, and her friend and neighbour Russell Langmead, who has lots of memories of Christmases in Pouch Cove when he was growing up in the nineteen forties.





Radio Noon - Tuesday December 21, 2010

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Hurricane Igor Assistance Program Ends

The Canadian Red Cross has officially wrapped up its Hurricane Igor Assistance program.  It was three months ago today that Igor caused so much damage.  In the days following, the Canadian Red Cross launched an appeal to help out people affected by the hurricane.  That included a big benefit concert in St. John's in early October that was broadcast on CBC Radio One.  Anna Power is the Operations Manager for the Canadian Red Cross in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Frustrated Marine Atlantic passenger

Nerves are frayed at the Marine Atlantic terminal in North Sydney.  Yesterday, Marine Atlantic cancelled all sailings to Port Aux Basques until later this week, when high winds die down.  Hundreds of stranded passengers are waiting to get back to Newfoundland on the next available ship.  Dwayne Campbell is one of them.  He spoke to Radio Canada reporter Fern Devost at the Marine Atlantic terminal in North Sydney earlier this morning.



How do you cook your turkey? Ramona's guest is Kathy Jaeger, chef and instructor at the Hungry Heart Cafe in St. John's, and author of the food blog Jaeger Mush.  You can also check out some turkey cooking safey tips in a public service announcement on Eastern Health's website.

Radio Noon - Monday, December 20, 2010

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Premier Kathy Dunderdale on Leadership Intentions

She's not saying no, but she's not exactly saying yes, either. There's been speculation over the past few days that Premier Kathy Dunderdale may run for leadership of the provincial progressive conservatives after all.  Kathy Dunderdale was sworn in earlier this month after Danny Williams resigned as premier.  At the time, she said she was just going to fill the premier's job until a new party leader was picked prior to the next election. This morning, Premier Dunderdale was at Government House for the swearing in of new MHA David Brazil.  Afterward, she spoke to reporters.


Cottage Hospitals Book 

Cottage hospitals in Newfoundland and Labrador play a big part in our province's medical history. And now Edward Lake has published a history of them. It's called "Capturing an Era". Ed knows first hand about some of that history. Years ago, he was a nursing assistant at the cottage hospital in Placentia. 90 year old Jean Lewis trained as a nurse in England, and came to Newfounldand for what was supposed to be a short stint. But she stayed, and travelled all over Newfoundland and Labrador as the provincial Director of Public Health and Cottage Hospital Nurses. Ed Lake and Jean Little dropped by our studio to chat with Ramona.



Do you have questions or stories about rum? Does rum put a festive glow in your Yuletide celebrations? Are you a rum and eggnog person? Have you been Screeched in? Ramona's guests are Jean-Pierre Andrieux, author of the book Rumrunners


CROSSTALK: Favourite Books of 2010

Ramona and her guest, librarian Pat Parsons, took your calls on your favourite reads of 2010. To hear what our callers recommend, you can listen that that Crosstalk here. Meanwhile, Pat sent us a list of her recommendations from 2010. Here they are:

Leisure Reading
Winter Garden - Kristen Hannah
The Mistress of Nothing - Kate Pullinger
The Secret Daughter - Shilpi Gowda
Annabel- Kathleen Winter
The Help- Kathryn Stockett
The Death of Donna Whelan- Michael Winter
The Sentimentalist - Johanna Scribscrud
Room- Emma Donaghue
Minding Frankie- Maeve Binchy
The Queen of New Beginnings - Erica James
Russian Winter- Daphne Kalotay
Sarah's Key - Tatiana Derosnay
The Ghosts of Belfast- Stuart Neville
Collusion - Stuart Neville
Millenium Triology: Girl with dragon tattoo, etc - Stieg Larsson
House Rules- Jodi Picoult
Rescue- Anita Shreve
The Postmistress- Sarah Blake
Cross Fire- James Patterson

Newfoundland and Labrador Books
Where old ghosts meet - Kate Evans
Where Eagles Lie Fallen- Gary Collins
Blue Ice: Sealing Adventures of George Noseworthy - Daphne Noseworthy
A Lingering Look behind: Tales of growing up in Joe Batt's Arm - Lloyd Brown
River of Dreams: The evolution of fly fishing - Donald Hustins
The Glass Harmonica - Russell Wangersky
Beyond the call - Earl Pilgrim

Biographies /Memoirs
Margaret Trudeau
Danny Williams: The War with Ottawa - Bill Rowe
My Life - Keith Richards
America By Heart - Sarah Palin
Let's Take The Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship - Gail Caldwell

New Non Fiction
The Family Dinner
The Book of Awesome
I Shall Not hate
Incontinent on the Continent

Juvenile Books
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series
Dear Canada Series
Bones Series
The 39 Clues Series
Twilight Series



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