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August 2011 Archives

Radio Noon - Thursday, September 1, 2011

Radio Noon airs Daily from 12:00 - 1:30 in NL and from 11:30 - 1:00 in parts of Labrador. To particpate in our Crosstalk feature call in at 722-7111 or toll free 1-800-563-8255.

Crosstalk Phone in on Radio Noon: The long summer break can break the bank for parents who can't really afford summer camps or babysitters. Plus students forget a lot of what they learned last year. So should the school year be longer? Ramona's guests are education professor Alice Collins and John Smith of the NL Federation of School Councils.

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Motorcycle rally planned for St. John's: We'll find out why Jody Warren is organizing a big rally of motorcycle owners for Tuesday, September 6 in St. John's.

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Radio Noon - Wednesday, August 31

Radio Noon airs Daily from 12:00 - 1:30 in NL and from 11:30 - 1:00 in parts  of Labrador. You can particpate in our Crosstalk feature by calling 722-7111 or toll free 1-800-563-8255.

 

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Today our question was about teachers. Which teacher influenced you the most? Classes start up again next week. Is there a teacher who helped you get more out of school than you would have otherwise? Ramona's guest was writer and retired teacher Bruce Stagg of Hillview.

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What do you think of the idea of 500 wind turbines on the Avalon Peninsula?         The Helios Centre in Montreal says that idea makes more sense than developing Muskrat Falls.

 

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Should Dr James Hanley be getting his license back? Ramona's Guest in our Studio is Dr Chris Kaposy who is a Medical Ethicist at Memorial University.

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Radio Noon - Tuesday, Aug 30, 2011

Gardening Crosstalk:   

It's a gardening day with today's expert, Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre in Portugal Cove. Radio Noon airs Daily from 12:00 - 1:30 in NL and from 11:30 -1:00 in most of Labrador. You can listen in or particpate in our Crosstalk feature by calling toll free at       722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255.

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Former Liberal M-P Siobhan Coady:

During the federal election campaign, she had her hopes set on returning to Ottawa as an MP. But Liberal Siobhan Coady lost to the NDP's Ryan Cleary. Ramona caught up with her via phone from Ottawa and asks her what she has been doing since her election loss.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK - MOTORCYCLE NOISE

We are asking if there should be restrictions on motorcycle noise. Ramona's guests are St. John's Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff who wants the noise toned down. Selwyn Rose of the East Rider Motorcycle gear store in St. John's defends his right to sell the modified tailpipes that increase the noise from the exhaust system.                                                               Radio Noon airs Daily from 1200 - 1330 in NL and from 1130 -1300 in most of Labrador.     You can listen in or particpate in our Crosstalk feature by calling toll free at 1-800-563-8259 or in St. John's at 722-7111.

   

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Radio Noon - Grand River Keeper on the report on the proposed Lower Churchill hydro development.

The panel that reviewed the proposed hydro-electric projects for the Lower Churchill has come up with criticism after criticism. The panel says some of the analysis Nalcor did needs a lot more work. Including the assertion that Muskrat Falls is the best way, and the least expensive way to get more electricity to the island. The panel says that analysis is inadequate. It also says the project would harm fish habitat, wetlands and and the Red Wine caribou herd. As well as having significant adverse effects on culture and heritage in Labrador. Roberta Frampton Benefiel speaks for the group, Grand River Keeper.

 

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Radio Noon - "Royal" reintroduced to the Armed Forces

The federal government announced it's putting the word "royal" back into two branches of the Armed Forces. The Maritime Command will become the Royal Canadian Navy, and the the Air Command will become the Royal Canadian Air Force. Ramona speaks with retired Colonel Maurice Hynes, who used to command the 2nd Battallion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Mental health and physical activity

Do you see a connection between mental health and physical activity? Both guests on our program definitely do. Dr. David Attwood is the clinical chief of mental health and addictions for Eastern Health, and Shannon Fisher finds exercise helps her control her depression. She's the spokesperson for the Tri for Health triathlon in Torbay.

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk-Fri Aug 26, 2011

Do you see a connection between mental health and physical activity?  We'd love to hear from you.  Ramona's guests are Shannon Fisher--a spokesperson for the Tri for Health triathlon happening in Torbay on Sunday to raise money for sports gear for people with mental health problems--and Dr. David Attwood, the clinical chief of mental health and addictions with Eastern Health.  Phone in!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Service Canada job cuts in Gander

29 positions for people who process EI claims will be cut in Gander over the next 3 years.  And that's left Gander mayor Claude Elliott furious.

 

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Radio Noon - Jack Layton's message for people with cancer

In his last letter to Canadians, Jack Layton made a point of speaking to people who also have cancer. CBC's Andrew Brown reads that passage from Jack Layton's letter. Ramona speaks with oncologist Kara Laing on the impact of those words.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Student Housing

Our question:  if it's any easier for students to find housing in Nfld and Lab this year. Jessica McCormick is the Newfoundland and Labrador Chair of the Canadian Federation of Students. Robert Leamon is the president of the student union on the Grenfell Campus.  They joined Ramona.

 

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Radio Noon - Service Canada job cuts across the province

The federal government is planning big cuts to jobs at EI processing centres across the province. According to the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Gander will be hardest hit, with 29 positions being cut. The Alliance says jobs will also be cut in other locations: 5 in Grand Falls-Windsor, 12 in Goose Bay and 10 in Corner Brook. We contacted P-SAC's Jeannie Baldwin.

 

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Radio Noon - Rick Hansen: 25 year anniversary of "Man in Motion"

25 years ago, Rick Hansen left Cape Spear on his incredible "Man in Motion" campaign. He went across Canada, and then across the world in his wheelchair. Today he returned, with a new relay. And this interview with Ramona.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Newfoundland and Labrador summer discoveries.

We hear from listeners about the terrific places they discovered in Newfoundland and Labrador this summer. Our guest--Marg Kearney, who used to work for the provincial government's tourism department.

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk Thurs Aug 25, 2011

We're asking if it's any easier this year for college and university students to find housing.  Ramona's guests are Jessica McCormick, who chairs the Nfld and Lab Federation of Students.  And Robert Leamon, the president of the student union on the Grenfell Campus. Phone in!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Coming Up on Crosstalk: Wed Aug 24, 2011

What did you discover in Nfld and Labrador this summer?  It could be a fantastic spot.  Unforgettable history.  Or a dose of generous hospitality.  Ramona's guest is the intrepid Marg Kearney.  Phone in!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld/12:05-1 Lab

Radio Noon - Proactive health care

Anyone who's trying to find a family doctor knows there are significant shortages in some parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, and that's true right across Canada. Our guest believes one of the solutions is getting GPs to take a different approach, one that would get their patients a lot healthier in the process. Dr. Dan McCarthy is on staff with the BC Medical Association.

 

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Radio Noon - Man receives award for raising awareness about mental health issues

Austen Mardon of Edmonton went out whale-watching in Bay Bulls earlier this week. But that's not why he's visiting Newfoundland and Labrador. He's getting a medal of honor from the Canadian Medical Association at their big conference in St. John's. It's for raising awareness about mental health issues, and for Austen Mardon, that comes from personal experience with schizophrenia.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening

Kim Thistle of the Green House in Little Rapids, near Corner Brook offers up some excellent gardening advice!

 

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues Aug 23, 2011

It's a gardening day with Kim Thistle of the Green House in Little Rapids. In this strangest of years for gardeners, phone in and get some excellent advice from Kim!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Labrador

Radio Noon - Last-minute change kept man off doomed Resolute Bay jet.

Two people from this province died in the plane crash in Resolute Bay over the weekend. The crash took the lives of 12 people, including a six-year-old girl. Her 7-year-old sister was one of the three survivors. Morgan Cox of Fortune was also supposed to be on that plane. He's a snowmobile mechanic who has worked in Resolute Bay for the last eight years. Like crash victim, Ches Tibbo, he also survived a plane crash in 2008. Morgan Cox spoke with our Natalie Kalata from his Fortune home this morning, and told her about the last-minute change in his travel plans.

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Radio Noon - Jack Layton has passed at the age of 61

As word breaks of the death of Jack Layton, Ramona speaks with provincial NDP leader Lorraine Michael and Vancouver East MP Libby Davies, who is the Deputy Leader of the federal NDP. She was in St. John's today to take part in a convention.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Jack Layton

We opened the phone lines following the sad news of the death of Jack Layton. The leader of Canada's official opposition announced late last month he was taking time off to be treated for some new tumors. With Ramona in studio, Anthony Germain, the new host of the St. John's Morning Show, and the former host of the House, the Week in National Politics.

 

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Coming up on Monday, August 22, 2011

Do you agree with the Federal government's move to restore the Royal designation to the Air Force and Navy?

Those who oppose the move include NDP Member of Parliament Jack Harris, while on the other side, retired colonel Maurice Hynes thinks it's about time the word Royal is brought back.

Both gentlemen will join Ramona on Monday's Radio Noon Crosstalk.

Crosstalk begins at 12:30, Noon in most of Labrador.

Radio Noon - Michael Hlinka: Fairness in Income Tax Code

Earlier this week, legendary investor Warren Buffett had a column in the New York Times that had him calling for higher taxes on people like him. Business Columnist Michael Hlinka has an idea how to ensure fairness in the income tax code.

 

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Radio Noon - Molly Nelson: Stolen Bike Found!

On Tuesday's show, Molly Nelson, of Maine, told us the story of how her customized motorcycle and all her belongings were stolen from a parking lot on Ropewalk Lane. Today she's back on the show with some good news.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Liberal Leader Kevin Aylward

Today on the show the newly chosen Liberal Leader Kevin Aylward is here. Aylward was selected on Sunday over six other people who sought the liberal leadership. Kevin Aylward was only 24 when first elected in Stephenville district in 1985. He entered cabinet in 1994 and over the years, served as minister of environment, forestry, agriculture and tourism. He retired from politics in 2003. But now he's back and leading the Liberals into the October 11th election.

 

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Coming up on Crosstalk: Friday, August 19, 2011

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

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thursday, August 18, 2011

On Radio Noon Crosstalk today, newly minted Liberal Leader Kevin Alyward will be here. With less than 2 months to go before a provincial election he's had to hit the ground running. But he's pausing long enough to join me - Roger Samson - in our Radio Noon studio to take your calls. What questions do you have for the provincial Liberal leader as he takes on Lorraine Michael's NDP and Kathy Dunderdales PCs?

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab

Radio Noon - Exotic Animals

Instead of fluffy friends like cats, dogs or rabbits, a couple of people in central Newfoundland are the proud owners of animals with hard shells and scaly skin. CBC Reporter Shirley Camia brings us their story from a backyard in Grand Falls - Windsor.

 

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Radio Noon - Michael Hlinka: Volatile Stock Markets

The world's major stock markets have been very volatile lately and according to our Business Columnist Michael Hlinka, if you're looking to blame someone or something, you might want to blame algorithmic trading. He's here to explain what it is and what should be done with it!

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Linden McIntyre

Today on the show our special guest is Linden McIntyre. Best known as an investigative journalist with the 5th estate. He's also the author of the Giller Prize Winning - The Bishops Man. Linden McIntyre is accustomed be being the person who asks the question, but today he was willing to answer yours.

 

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Weekend Arts Magazine on August 20-21

Join Mack Furlong and meet the artists and cultural workers of our province. Marjorie and John Doyle talk about their father in the documentary Regarding Our Father, a film about Gerald S. Doyle, an iconic businessman and important music collector. David Dawe describes the conflict that at one time tore communities in two - Catholic v Protestant. Manfred Buchheit was cleaning up his archives recently and discovered a cache of Polaroid photos he and Kent Barrett had made in 1980 - fast forward to international interest in the 30-year old snaps. The Brad Jefford Trio + is our guest on Liner Notes.

The Weekend Arts Magazine airs from 6 to 9:30 island time - 5:30 to 9:00 in parts of Labrador - on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CBC Radio 1.

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Radio Noon - The American Military searches for remains at a World War II crash site near Botwood.

During World War II, Botwood served as a refueling center for the American Military's flying boats. They could land on water and were frequently used to cross the Atlantic. In 1942, one of those flying boats - the Excalibur - crashed shortly after takeoff from Botwood. Eleven passengers and crew were killed. At least three bodies were never recovered. Warren Lessing's father was one of the missing. Now a special American military unit is in Botwood, diving at the site of the crash, searching for human remains.

 

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Radio Noon - John Noseworthy seeks PC nomination

Another Auditor General is entering politics. John Noseworthy hopes to follow his predecessor Elizabeth Marshall - and run for the Tories. Noseworthy was in his 9th year of a 10 year appointment as Auditor General when he stepped down at the end of July. He's seeking the PC nomination in Signal Hill Quidi Vidi. If he wins that, he'll take on NDP leader Lorraine Michael.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening

It's been quite a wet summer for most gardens and gardeners. But there is hope yet, so if you're trying to make the best of a bad gardening year, our guest can help. Gardening expert Dave Morrow joins us from Grand Falls Windsor

 

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Radio Noon - Harvesting Iceberg Ice

The Petermann's Ice Island is just a few kilometres off St. Anthony, and about 80 icebergs have calved from it. This has allowed the CBC's Caroline Hillier to experience firsthand what's involved in harvesting iceberg ice.

 

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Radio Noon - Update on a Newfoundlander missing is Saskatchewan

Carole King has been missing for over a week. Her car was found in a boggy area near her current city of Herschel.

 

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Local Produce

Today on the show we're talking about locally grown food.  Are you making more of an effort  to eat local produce or growing your own produce? Andreae Callanan joins us in the studio. She's the former Food Nerd Columnist with the Scope Newspaper and she's with FEAST - a local food education group.

 

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Friday August 12 Crosstalk-Insects

Today on Crosstalk it’s insects with special guest Barry Hicks.

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Friday August 12 St. Lawrence

Yesterday Premier Kathy Dunderdale was in St. Lawrence for a ribbon cutting… to mark the re-opening of mining for flourspar in that town. The provincial government is giving Canada Fluorspar a 17 million-dollar repayable contribution to get things going by 2013.

Rick Rennie is quite familiar with that town, he grew up there and ended up writing about it for his PH-D. His book is called “The Dirt. Industrial Disease and Conflict at St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.” I reached him in Winnipeg.

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Friday August 12 Rodney Martin

Well, in the last hour or so there has been lots of chatter about who is in and who is out of the Liberal leadership race. The deadline has just past, and we know of at least one more person who is going for it. Real estate agent Rodney Martin has decided to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party. He joins me on the line.

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Friday August 12 Judy Morrow

Well, we now know that there are at least four people in the running for the Liberal leadership, but to get the latest official word, I’m joined by Judy Morrow, the president of the Liberal party.

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Thursday August 11 Crosstalk-Hiking

Today’s topic on Crosstalk is hiking with special guests Dylan Abbott and Andrew Case.

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Thursday August 11 Dr. David Halfer

A study published today in the journal Nature provides new insight into Multiple Sclerosis. It studied sixteen thousand MS patients worldwide to try to better understand the genetic basis of the disease.The study comes as many Canadians with MS continue to pin their hopes to the Zamboni treatment, which is based on a belief that MS is caused by blocked veins in the neck. Dr. David Halfer is one of the authors of the study published today. He is the chair and chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.

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Thursday August 11 Tri For Health

This is one I hadn’t heard about before. It’s called the Tri for Health. It’s a fundraising effort for the Waterford Hospital.Their goal is modest, to raise 30 thousand dollars this year. Shannon Fisher is spokesperson for the Tri For Health.

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Wednesday August 10 Crosstalk-Liberal Leadership Announcement

Today on Crosstalk we look at the upcoming Liberal Leadership Announcement. Our special guest is Memorial University Porfessor Amanda Bittner.

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Wednesday August 10 Eight Men Released

A judge in Happy Valley - Goose Bay released 8 men Monday before they were to attend a bail hearing. Reporter Peter Cowan has been looking into this story and he joins me this morning to explain what happened.

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Wednesday August 10 Ryder Brings Cup Home To Bonavista

This past June the people of Bonavista were delighted with the results of the Stanley Cup final. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 4 - 0 in game 7. That victory meant the Cup would be coming to Bonavista, the home of Michael Ryder who was playing with the Bruins at the time. Betty Fitzgerald is Mayor of Bonavista.

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Wednesday August 10 Petermann's Ice Island off St. Anthony

The huge Petermann’s ice island is now just a few miles off St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula. That’s the closest it’s come to land since it broke off from a glacier in the Arctic. Paul Alcock runs Northland Discovery Tours in St. Anthony. He joins me now.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Crosstalk-Gardening

Today on Crosstalk it’s gardening with special guest Christine Bird from Happy Valley- Goose Bay.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Amanda Bittner

With Liberal leader Yvonne Jones stepping down, it leaves a big hole in the party leadership and some big questions about what happens next. Where is the party going to go from here? Amanda Bittner is a political science professor at Memorial University and she joins me on the line.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Kathy Griffiths

This coming Sunday will mark 70 years since Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt drew up the Atlantic Charter. That happened in Placentia Bay, near the community of Ship Harbour. Some special events are planned to mark the anniversary…organized largely by residents of the town. But they feel that not enough is being done to develop and promote the site of this historic event. Kathy Griffiths is a resident of Ship Harbour, and the chair of the Atlantic Charter Foundation.

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Radio Noon August 8 Dr. Ian Landells Ban Tanning Beds

For years, dermatologists have warned us about the dangers of tanning beds. But now they say warnings aren’t enough…it’s time to ban the use of tanning beds for part of the population. Local dermatologist, Dr. Ian Landells met with government officials on Friday to push for a ban. He joins me now.

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Radio Noon August 8 Road Rage Lloyd Hobbs, Safety Services of NL

Today on Crosstalk we look at Road Rage. Our special guest is Lloyd Hobbs of Safety Srevices NL.

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Radio Noon August 8 Jerry Dean Excalibur

It’s going to be a busy month in Botwood, a town known for its aviation history. It once was a hub for flying boats that were used in Trans Atlantic flights up to the 1940’s. During World War Two there was a terrible crash…one that left 11 of the 37 people on board dead, including some U.S. military personnel dead. A recovery team with a special recovery ship are heading towards Botwood. Jerry Dean is the Mayor of Botwood. Hello there.

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Radio Noon: A man is charged with supplying alcohol to minors. Aug 03, 2011.

Yesterday, the RCMP charged a man with supplying two young girls with alcohol. The girls are 12 and 13 years old. It turns out Brian Benoit was under a court order not to be alone around children. Corporal Joe Anderson of the Bay St George RCMP spoke with Radio Noon.

 

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Radio Noon: Family questions pets' death. Aug 01, 2011

The loss of a pet is hard for any family.  But Lisa Goodman of Port Saunders isn't just dealing with her grief.  She's wondering how her dog died, and she's warning other pet owners in the area.  Guest Host Carolyn Ray spoke with Goodman.
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Radio Noon: David Cochrane interviews Alan Doyle and Russell Crowe. Aug 02, 2011.

He's been the talk of the town, and we finally caught up with him. Russell Crowe is in St. John's with his good buddy Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea. They've been busy releasing their musical collaboration today and shooting an episode of Republic of Doyle. The CBC's David Cochrane finally got face-to-face with the elusive two earlier this morning.

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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening. Aug 02, 2011.

It's a gardening Tuesday. Host Carolyn Ray is joined my Todd Boland from MUN Botanical Gardens.

 

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Radio Noon: Traffic Speed Enforcement.August 1, 2011.

RCMP Traffic Services East and West carried out a blitzes a couple of weeks ago, using both an airplane and hand-held radar. They gave out dozens of tickets, even though they were only focusing on people driving at dangerously high speeds. Today on Crosstalk, we're asking if you want the police to carry out more radar blitzes to catch speeders.

 

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