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July 2011 Archives

Coming Up on Crosstalk-Mon Aug 1, 2011

Join guest host Carolyn Ray for what's sure to be a lively show:  Do you want the police to carry out more radar blitzes to catch speeding drivers?  Recent blitzes led to dozens of tickets for drivers going at very high speeds.  Carolyn's guest is St. John's lawyer Jeff Brace.

 

Radio Noon: Genealogy of Mugfords July 29, 2011.

Ontario-based genealogist Martin Potter's been doing DNA research as part of a quest to find out more about Mugfords. After a couple of years of effort, he's got some interesting results.

 

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Radio Noon: St. John's IceCaps, anyone? July 29, 2011.

The new AHL hockey team is the St. John's IceCaps. Former premier Danny Williams is the President and CEO of the team. He explains how the name was chosen. 

 

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Coming up on Crosstalk: Fri July 29, 2011

It's Mack Furlong! With trivia!  See you there!

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Radio Noon: Should details of Jack Layton's cancer be made public? July 28, 2011.

You can bet that a lot of Canadians are wondering exactly what type of new cancer NDP leader Jack Layton is being treated for. He of course announced earlier this week that he's taking a leave of absence to be treated for a second type of cancer. Lots of people believe the details are nobody's business. But Globe and Mail health reporter Andre Picard argues it should be made public.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Increase in crime rates in Newfoundland and Labrador. July 28, 2011.

Today on the show, we're talking about crime in Newfoundland and Labrador. Last week, Statistics Canada released figures showing that violent crime went up by 13 per cent last year, and by 29 per cent in St. John's. The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says it's important to keep that in context. What's your perception? Do you think there's more crime in Newfoundland and Labrador than there used to be? My guest on show, Ron Fitzpatrick. His group, Turnings, works with offenders and ex-offenders.

 

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Skating on Iceless Ice-Wed July 27, 2011

When you skate, you need ice.  At least, that's up until recently.  A company in Nova Scotia is selling synthetic ice.  And it's holding a demonstration tomorrow in Mount Pearl. Tim Oldfield is the owner of IcePro Sports.  We reached him in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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CHANNAL says ad about "crazy" people is offensive: Wed July 27, 2011

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It was supposed to be funny.  But a mental health group isn't laughing about an advertisement that was on the back of a Metrobus. The sign for the Orange Stores said:  "We smile a lot because we like you, not because we're crazy."  The Consumers' Health Awareness Network complained to Metrobus. Karon-Ann Parsons is the executive director of CHANNEL:

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Crosstalk: Wed July 27, 2011

Many of us are trying to reduce the amount of garbage we create.  Have you been able to get to half yet, as the MMSB has been encouraging you?  Ramona's guest is Leigh Puddester, the CEO of the MMSB. 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening, Tuesday, July 26

It's a Tuesday, so it's a gardening show. Kim Thistle with The Greenhouse in Little Rapids is our guest.
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Two phone-ins today!: Tues July 26, 2011

Off the top of the show, right after the noon news (11:30 Lab), we want your thoughts on the news that federal NDP leader Jack Layton is fighting a new type of cancer.  Long-time NDP organizer Nancy Riche will be Ramona's guest in studio.

Then Crosstalk, it's a gardening day, with expert Kim Thistle of the Greenhouse in Little Rapids!  Phone in and get some terrific advice!  12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

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Radio Noon: Orca whales in the waters off Bay Bulls. July 25, 2011.

There was quite the spectacle in the waters off Bay Bulls on Saturday. A dozen Orca whales. Michael Gatherall saw them first-hand. He's the co-owner of Gatherall's Puffin and Whale Watch. 

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Radio Noon: The risks of getting Alzheimer's disease. July 25, 2011.

A recent study on who is most at risk to get Alzheimer's disease has just been released and its findings might take you by surprise. Dr. Mehrul Hasnain is a Geriatric Psychiatrist here in St. John's.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Your powers of concentration in this age of the internet. July 25, 2011.

So many people now are texting, checking Facebook, their e-mail and popping on-line to get the latest news. There's information coming at us from every which way. Some of it's fun. Some of it's fascinating. Some of it's vital information. What's it doing for your ability to make sense of the world around you? My guest on the show today believes we've got so much information coming at us that we're close to living out of context. We are joined by Russell Wangersky, a writer and the editorial page editor with the Telegram newspaper.

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Mon July 25, 2011

We're talking about powers of concentration in this age of the internet and smart phones. With lots of us Tweeting and Facebooking and texting and checking e-mail and going on-line to get the latest news, can you concentrate the way you used to? Ramona's guest is Russell Wangersky, who wrote a recent related editorial in the Telegram newspaper.  Phone in with your thoughts.

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Radio Noon: Missing man from Spaniard's Bay. July 22, 2011

Two days ago, Terrance Pike left his home in Spaniard's Bay on foot. He hasn't returned. The police are trying to find him. For an update we've reached Staff Sergeant Rick Robinson.

 

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Radio Noon: Health care discrimination against the LGBT community. July 22, 2011.

The health care system is meant to help us. But what if instead of receiving proper care from hospital staff, they're afraid of touching you? That's exactly what happened to John Baker's partner. Baker took part in a panel discussion as part of Gay Pride Week. It focused on how the health care system handles patients who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans-Gendered.

 

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Radio Noon: Shakespeare by the Sea. July 22, 2011.

Shakespeare by the Sea production of Hamlet kicks off this evening on Signal Hill in St. John's with Dave Sullivan in the lead role. He's here to give us a taste of what's in store for the audience.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Barbecuing! July 22, 2011

Today on the show, we're talking about barbecuing. It's easy. It's delicious. And there's not a lot of clean-up. You can get some great ideas from our guest, chef Steve Watson.

 

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Radio Noon: RCMP crack down on speeding using Aerial and Laser resources. July 21, 2011.

The RCMP issued a 85 speeding tickets yesterday near Butterpot Park and Gushue's Pond. All thanks to a laser speed detector. RCMP Constable Janet Austin is with Traffic Services East. She operated the laser speed detector yesterday. She joins us from her patrol car.

 

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Interaction on the road between drivers and cyclists. July 21, 2011.

Today on Crosstalk, we're asking who's worse on the roads: Drivers or cyclists. We all know drivers can put cyclists' lives on the line. But we've probably seen people on bicycles putting themselves and other drivers in danger as well. In the studio today, Kevin Baldwin of Bicycle Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

 

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Radio Noon: History of the Telegraph Cable in Newfoundland. July 20, 2011

Yesterday, we talked with Joe Keating of County Kerry, Ireland about his attempts to salvage as much of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable as possible. Which got us wondering if anyone has ever tried the same thing on the Newfoundland side of the pond. Ted Rowe joins us. He is the author of the book "Connecting the Continents", which is about the history of the Telegraph Cable.

 

 

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Radio Noon: Petermann Ice Island off the coast of Labrador. July 20, 2011

Icebergs abound this year off the coast of Labrador and North East Newfoundland. And they all originated from the Petermann Ice Island. Our national reporter Vik Adhopia, was part of a expedition to the ice island yesterday. He joins us to tell us about the experience.

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Favourite Hiking Trails in Newfoundland and Labrador, July 20, 2011

Today on Crosstalk, we talk about all the best places to hike in Newfoundland and Labrador. Todays guests have hiking in their blood. Fred Hollingshurst and Mary Smyth had a hiking column in the Telegram newspaper. They have a book published about some of their favourite hiking locations. So if you're looking for suggestions for new hikes to try out, they can help you.

 

 

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Radio Noon: An Irishman wants to haul up the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable. July 19, 2011.

Most of the TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable between Heart's Content and Ireland has been resting on the ocean floor for 145 years. But Ireland's Joe Keating wants to raise it from the sea floor. We've reached Joe Keating at his home in Cahirciveen in County Kerry, Ireland.

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Radio Noon: Memories of Resettlement - a building is towed across the bay in Twillingate. July 19, 2011.

In Twillingate, something in being done that hasn't been done in many, many years. They're floating a building across the water. We talk with one of the men on board the boat that's doing the towing. Chris Osmond is with the Isles Wooden Boat Building Committee.

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening, July 19, 2011

Ross Traverse of Traverse Gardens joins us to talk about all sorts of gardening topics.

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MUN hires an Aboriginal Affairs Special Advisor.

Memorial University has hired it's very first advisor on aboriginal affairs. Maura Hanrahan takes on this new job. We talk with her about the importance of the position.

 

 

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Radio Noon, Monday July 18, 2011 - A propane leak at a gas station in Bonavista causes concern.

There was a propane leak from a tank at a Irving gas station in Bonavista. Keith Shirran, who is the assistant deputy chief, talk with us about the incident.

 

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Injuries and safety issues at work - teenager injured from Carysvale, Conception Bay

A teenager from Marysvale, Conception Bay is still in hospital after a frozen cod fell on his head. Gatlyn England was offloading fish at a wharf in Bay Roberts when he was knocked unconcious.

 

 

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Underexposure of the Drought in Africa

The headlines call it the most severe humanitarian disaster in the world. That's coming from UNICEF, who ought to know. Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Uganda, the worst drought in 60 years has affected 10 million people, many of them kids. But the drought and the food crisis in Horn of Africa is not top of mind for many people.
Why is that? To talk about this Bill Hynd of OXFAM joins us.

 

 

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It's summer. What better time to kick back and read a good book.

It's summer. What better time to kick back and read a good book.
our guests today on radio noon crosstalk are avid readers, Danine Farquharson teaches English at Memorial University and Joanne Soper Cook is a library technician.

Book List
 
Double Talk - Patrick Warner
The Thirteenth Tale - Diane Stetterfield
The Historian - Elizabeth Kostova
The Hand That First Held Mine - Maggie O'Farrell
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Almost Moon -Alice Sebold
Karin Fossum - any of her novels
The Slap - Christos Tsiolkas
Ransom - David Malouf
Birdsong - Sebastain Faulks
The Warmth of Other Suns - Isabel Wilkerson
The Last Call - Daniel Okrent
Waking the Messiah - Joanne Soper-Cook
The Topography of Love - Bernice Morgan
Death on the Ice - Cassie Brown (Audio Book, narrated by Ron Hynes)
Still Alice - Alison Genova Randall
Death of a Lesser Man - Thomas Rendell Curran
Bullfighting - Roddy Doyle
Bury Me Deep/ Queenpin - Megan Abbott
A Short History of Tractors in Ukranian - Marina Lewycka
The Good Earth - Pearl S. Buck
The Children's Book - A.S. Byatt
Highway to Valour - Margaret Duley
The Outspoken Princess and the Gentle Knight - Jack Zipes
Miss O'Dell: My Hard Days and Long Nights with the Beatles, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and the Women They Loved - Chris O'Dell
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
Calculating God - Robert J. Sawyer
Tigana/ Sailing to Byzantium/  Beyond This Dark House/ - Guy Gavriel Kay
A Dance with Dragons - George RR Martin
Sixty Five Roses - Heather S. Cariou
Hypothermia - Arnaldur Indridason
Earth's Children Series- Jean Auel
The Cosmopolitan - Nadia Kalman
Moonlight Sketches - Gerard Collins
 
 
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Discussion on conflicting Information about skin care.

There's so much conflicting information about how to protect yourself from skin damage. We talk to a dermatologist to help us seperate fact from fiction. Dr. Ian Landells joins us.

 

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Gardening - Tues July 12, 2011

We're talking about gardening. Tim Walsh, the Nursery Manager from MUN Botanical Gardens joins us.

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The lower churchill plan - selling power to consumers in the US.

Getting Lower Churchill Power to the US border will be challenging, getting it to actual US customers may be even more so. That's one of the messages that came from the recent meeting of the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin says the US power grid lack capacity to transport power and the price of power is key. On the Canadian side of the border Former federal environment minister Jim Prentice has weighed in on these issues. 

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Icebergs from the massive Pertermann Icefield are a bonanza for people looking for icebergs off St. Anthony.

Paul Alcock has been taking tourists to see icebergs off St. Anthony for fifteen years now. But this is a season unlike anything he's ever seen. It appears while global warming is causing these massive ice fields to break off. Paul Alcock is with Northland Discovery Boat Tours.

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk - Wednesday July 13, 2011 - AHL Hockey Team in St. John's

Discussion on the name and potential for success for the new AHL team coming to St. John's

 

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Coming up on Radio Noon Crosstalk - Wednesday July 13

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Well, AHL hockey is back in the province.

St. John's is the home of a brand new franchise that'll hit the ice this fall at Mile One.

Call with your thoughts on the return of AHL hockey, and what it'll take to make the team successful.

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My guests are sports enthusiasts Andrew Brown and Jonathan Crowe.

Christian Corbet is the founder Corner Brook Pride Incorporated.

Some gay pride activities in Corner Brook scheduled for this friday and saturday have been cancelled. 

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City Council Responds To Gay Pride Activists

To respond to some of the criticism against Corner Brook City Hall. Councillor Gary Kelly is on the line.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Gardening

 

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So, whether you've got problems with flowers or trees or vegetables or bugs.

 


 

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Harry Potter And The Deathly Hollows Part Two

Fans discuss how they grew up with the Happy Potter series and how it has affected their lives.

HARRY POTTER

 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Monday July 11

On Radio Noon Crosstalk: what's the best musical performance you've ever seen - it could be a rock concert, it could be a classical show ... could be your nan's rendition of a John Denver tune ... whatever it is, we want to hear about it. My guest are pianist, percussionist, arranger and producer Bill Brennan ... and powerhouse singer and producer Kelly-Ann Evans.

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Medical Marijuana

 

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Little Bay Islands

Little Bay Islands oin Notre Dame Bay may soon be no more.  The residents are considering resettlement.  The community is a 9-kilometre, half-hour ferry ride from Newfoundland. Only 80-90 people live there now. Recently a meeting was held explaining the provincial government's resettlement policy. The deputy mayor of Little Bay Islands is Jim Forward. I spoke with him from his home. 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - July 7

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Coming Up on Crosstalk - Fri July 8, 2011

Mack Furlong is heading into studio for another edition of Trivia with guest host Chris O'Neill-Yates, the radio show where you never know what might happen! Phone in and try his questions for you.  Feel free to try some of your questions on him! 

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Moose Plan

The provincial government just released its plan to reduce the number of moose-vehicle accidents. $5 million dollars will be spent on a variety of initiatives.

They include:

- a 15-kilometre test section of wildlife fencing;

- a wildlife detection system;

- and a new GPS Collision Data Management System

For his reaction to this initiatives, we've reached Eugene Nippard at his home in Grand Falls-Windsor. He's the founder and past-president of the Save Our People Action Committee.

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Greg Thomson

A charity watchdog thinks the Canadian Cancer Society has some explaioning to do. About why - proportionally - it's spending less on research...and more on fundraising. It raises the question: Are you - as the donor - aware of where your money is going when you donate. It's part of an investigation by CBC Television's Marketplace. Greg Thomson is with Charity Intelligence in Toronto. That new non-profit organization that researches and analyzes Canada's charities to help you make better decisions.

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ER/PR reportable testing

Eastern Health has resumed ER/PR reportable testing. In the wake of the Breast Cancer testing scandall, Eastern Health stopped using the local results of estrogen and progesterone receptor tests. Vicki Kaminski is the President and CEO of Eastern Health.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Wednesday July 6

Allergies - it seems more and more people are getting them. Whether it's food allergies to nuts and grains or allergies to scents such as perfume or smoke. What, if anything, can be done to lessen the impact of allergies? How are those without allergies suppose to act? What's causing the increase in allergies? These are all questions we'll pose to allergy specialist Dr. Palinder Kamra.
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New Dawn agreement

It's official. Last week the Labrador Innu approved the new Dawn agreement by a huge margin. This means the $6.2 billion dollar Lower Churchill development had cleared an enormous hurdle. But now the real work begins for Nalcor, the province's energy corporation, to get the projct sanctioned. Ed Martin is the president and CEO of Nalcor Energy.

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Herb Spurrell

The Retirement Home in Trepassey will shut down in a few months. 10 people won't have a place to live, and 6 people will be out of work. Owners Herb and Linda Spurrell say they've got no choice but to shut the operation down.

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Training Police officers at home

Training Police officers at home is a big job, but training them in another country, in another language - that's challenging. But that's exactly what RCMP Staff Sergeant George Noseworthy did. He signed up to train police officers as part of a peackeeping mission in Kosovo.  And after a year there, Noseworthy returned to the province on July 1st. The CBC's Nadia Strewart spoke with him ... and here's part of their conversation.

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Capelin

They've been making an apearance on beaches over the past week or so, whales in hot pursuit. It's like old times. Why are seeing capelin like old times in some places this year. Brian Nakashima is a capelin research scientist at the Department of Fisheries and oceans.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Tuesday July 5

Gardening
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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Monday July 4

Crosstalk today: Soldiers face danger, and we make a point of showing our gratitude a couple of times a year. But is that enough? Do we show enough support for our troops? That's the question Monday on Radio Noon Crosstalk. Lt. Col. Alex Brennan of the First Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment will be in studio. Edward Roberts has had a lifelong interest in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was an MHA for 23 years, and served as the province's lieutenant-governor from 2002 to 2008.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Allergies - it seems more and more people are getting them ... whether it's food allergies to nuts and grains or allergies to scents such as perfume or smoke. What, if anything, can be done to lessen the impact of allergies? How are those without allergies suppose to act? What's causing the increase in allergies? These are all questions we'll pose to allergy specialist Dr. Palinder Kamra. Have a question of your own? Call in!

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's that time of year again. Plants are blooming and as a result many people with allergies are suffering. Do you have questions about allergies? Our guest is allergy specialist Dr. Palinder Kamra. She'll be in studio with guest host Chris O'Neil Yates to take your calls.

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