CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

September 2011 Archives

RADIO NOON - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 30

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    

People are grieving today in West. St. Modeste. Last night, a pick up truck hit two women as they were crossing the road. It happened at around 10 o'clock on a foggy and very dark evening. A 71-year-old woman is dead. A 73-year-old woman has been flown to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's. Agnes Pike is the mayor of West St. Modeste, and for her the tragedy has hit way too close to home.

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You know Colleen Power for her music. Now she's moved into the world of radio news, over at CHMR campus radio. We'll get the details.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: This fall is a big season for releases from local authors, including Wayne Johnston and Ed Riche.  That has got us wondering what local book you've really enjoyed lately. Ramona's guest is Darrell Squires, the Assistant Manager of Western Nfld and Lab Public Libraries.

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 29, 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.

Carbon monoxide poisoning claimed the life of an elderly couple in Conception Bay North this week: We'll tell you how to protect your family. Ramona speaks with Richard Murphy, the former fire chief for Conception Bay South.

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Pregnant women in Labrador West will be able to have their babies at the local hospital after all: Ramona speaks with expectant Mom Andrea Fry

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: The average age for a woman having a baby in Canada is 29. There was a time when that would be considered not so young. Now lots of women are having babies in their 40s, and lots of men are becoming dads later in life as well. Our question for you: are people waiting too late to have children? Ramona's guests-Brenda O'Brien and Lloyd Pike-have both had children a little later in life, and they have lots of interesting things to say. 

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RADIO NOON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: The leaders get their say with the debate on the evening of Wed Sept 28th, but you get to beat them to it on Crosstalk! We want to know what issues matter to you in the Newfoundland and Labrador election campaign.  Ramona's guest is Alex Marland, a political scientist at Memorial University.

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Child, Youth and Family Services Minister Charlene Johnson responds to concerns about the outcome of a tragic child protection case: 

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The disturbing story of a cat that was tortured to death in St. Alban's: Corporal Doug Hewitt has seen a lot of things in his days as an RCMP officer.  But a case of cat torture in St. Alban's has left him shaken.

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RADIO NOON - TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: It's a gardening day with Dave Morrow, our gardening expert who's partial to the good old-fashioned push-mower!  He's got an answer to all your questions, from planting fall bulbs to transplanting at this time of year.

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The new Qalipu Mi'kmaq Band is finally a reality: Ramona speaks with Calvin Francis,the Chief of the Gander Bay Indian Band Council.

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Radio Noon Archives: Today in her regular archive feature, Christine Davies will take us back the streets of St. John's...the changing streets...in 1949.

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RADIO NOON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK :  It's Hockeyville Day in CBS and sports journalist Scott Oake is our guest on Radio Noon!  Plus we've got special guests from the heart of Hockeyville --some students from Villa Nova Jr High in Conception Bay South. 

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A moon mission... in Labrador. A group of scientists from the University of Western Ontario just wrapped up a simulated moon mission. Part of the work was carried out at the Mistastin Crater in Northern Labrador. It was formed by a metorite strike about thirty million years ago. It's very much like the surface of the moon. Gordon Osinski is with the Centre of Planetary Science and Exploration at Western. This summer he led the project.

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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: We're all about the old-fashioned yet timeless tradition of recitations!  We have Dave Paddon in studio doing a couple of his incredibly witty pieces.

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How not to die of hypothermia and help someone who's been in cold water for a long time. Ramona speaks with Gordon Geisbrecht who is an expert on hypothermia at the University of Manitoba. 

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 22, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: Marine Atlantic says it made significant improvements to its service last year, from getting ferries to port on time to making more reservations available.  We want to know what you think: Has Marine Atlantic's service improved?  Ramona's guests are John Dicks of Hospitality NL, and Brian Button, the mayor of Port aux Basques. Phone in!

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Canada's Defence Minister Peter MacKay used a Search and Rescue helicopter for a personal vacation: Ramona speaks with Scott Simms who is the Liberal MP for Bonavista-Gander-Grand Falls-Windsor.

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Bill C-10 is going to mean significant  changes to the justice system in Canada: local lawyer Bob Buckingham has lots of concerns about them.

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RADIO NOON - WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: There's a last-minute tentative agreement.  But if flight attendants with Air Canada had gone on strike, Ottawa would have forced them back to work very quickly. And that's what we want to hear from you on:  Should the federal government legislate striking employees back to work? Ramona's guests are Richard Alexander, the executive director of the N&L Employers' Council.  And Lana Payne, the president of the N&L Federation of Labour.

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Five thousand litres of mud was spilled at White Rose oil field:  Ramona speaks with Gail Fraser, a Professor of Environmental studies at York University.

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Leah Ford was forced to go to boarding school in Makkovik as a child: She experienced beatings and hunger, and we have her story.

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RADIO NOON - TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: It's a gardening day with Todd Boland from MUN's Botanical Garden! 

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An obesity expert says believe it or not, setting a goal of losing weight probably isn't going to help you. Many of us who are trying to slim down set a goal of losing a certain amount of weight within a certain amount of time. Ramona speaks with Dr. Arya Sharma who holds a research chair in obesity at the University of Alberta.

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Radio Noon Archives for Tuesday September 20: Today in her regular archive feature, Christine Davies will look back 50 years to one of the worst forest fire seasons on record in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Radio Noon - Monday september 19, 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.

RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: Thankfully, Maria was much kinder to N&L than Igor.  But still, 2 hurricanes a year apart.  Which has us wondering if the weather's having a greater effect on your life than it used to? Ramona's guest is David Phillips, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada. 

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You've told us loud and clear you hate illegal dumping, and you want the provincial government to do more. We put your concerns to municipal affairs minister Kevin O'Brien. 

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Convenience store owners say they're being squeezed out of business....and government is to blame. Ramona speaks with Lorne Russell who is the owner/operator of an Ultramar gas bar and convenience store in Blaketown - near Whitbourne. 

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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 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.

A woman was seriously injured yesterday after a Targa Road Rally crash. The 67-year old woman is in hosptial with what's believed to be a broken leg and a broken pelvis. Doug Mepham is the spokesperson for Targa. He speaks with Host ramona Dearing. 

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A woman from Fortune believes the Targa event should be banned in the province. Ramona Speaks with Lucy Cooper whose friend was hit by a Car in Thursday's Targa rally race.

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 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.

Radio Noon Crosstalk: Are you worried about eating processed meats? Ramona's guests have some fascinating and pertinent information for lovers of ham, salt beef, sausage, bacon and other processed meats.  Sue Ghazala is a biochemist at Memorial University.  Matthew Piercey is the executive director of the Nfld and Lab chapter of the Cdn Cancer Society.

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A new study supports the Lower Churchill project. The Company, Navigant carried out a review on behalf of Nalcor. Ramona speaks with The CEO of NALCOR, Ed Martin.

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John Neil of New Harbour: Ramona speaks with John on the anniversary of the death of his son Johnathan in a Moose crash.

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Radio Noon : Wednesday September 14, 2011

Radio Noon Crosstalk :

Illegal dumping--it's shameful and way too common in Nfld and Lab.  You've probably seen the evidence yourself while heading out to your cabin or berry picking or hiking. Is there a solution to illegal dumping? Ramona's guests are Churence Rogers, who is the mayor of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity, and the Smalls Towns Director with Municipalities NL. And CBS councillor Stephen Tessier.

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Seen while picking bakeapples on the Northern Peninsula, ½ km from the nearest road.  Photo submitted by Michael Bennett.

Air Canada Strike

Flight attendants with Air Canada could go on strike as soon as one week from today. And that's making travellers nervous right now. Ellen Tucker chairs the Board of Directors with the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies. She's on the line from Saint John, New Brunswick.

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50 Years of Phys Ed

A lot has changed since Memorial University's Phys Ed program started 50 years ago. For one thing, the name is now a lot fancier. It's the School of Human Kinetics and Recreation. For another thing, a lot of stereotypes have fallen by the wayside. Here to talk about that: Antony Card, the dean. And Michelle Healey, the director of athletics at Memorial.

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Radio Noon : Tuesday September 13, 2011

Radio Noon Crosstalk : Gardening with Ross Traverse

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Matthews controversy

Premier Kathy Dunderdale is commenting today on the controversy over a job offer to Danny Williams former communications director. Yesterday Williams defended his decision to offer Elizabeth Matthews the vice-chair position at the CNLOBP. He made the offer in a letter to Matthews the day before he left office.Williams says he discussed the appointment with Kathy Dunderdale. But when it became public - Dunderdale said the appointment was her idea. Here's what Premier Dunderdale had to say today about the controversy.

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Bigger Paycheque not wanted

Most people love getting a pay raise. But not Linda Chaisson. She's a city councillor in Corner Brook. And she's upset that she's being forced to take home a bigger paycheque Linda Chaisson joins me now on the line.

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Radio Noon Archives:

Time for Christine Davies to join me in the studio, as she does each Tuesday afternoon with a recording from the CBC Radio Archives.

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Crosstalk: Mon Sept 12, 2011

Avalon Minor Hockey is in the process of registering young players for a league where checking isn't allowed.  And that's got us wondering if you think we need no-checking leagues?  Ramona's guests are former NHLer Terry Ryan and Avalon Minor Hockey's technical director Steve Power. 

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RADIO NOON: Friday September 9, 2011

Radio Noon Crosstalk: Where were you on September 11, 2001 and what was happening in your community? Ramona's guests are Percy Farwell, the former deputy-mayor of Gander. And American businessman Kevin Tuerff, whose life changed when his plane diverted to Gander.

There may be good news in the search for a missing St. John's man: Ramona speaks with Steve Kelly about a couple of possible sightings of his brother Scott who has been missing for over a week now.

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Is extreme weather the new normal across Newfoundland and Labrador? David Philips is a Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada. Ramona had a conversation with him about the extreme weather conditions in our Province.

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RADIO NOON: Thursday, September 8, 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.

Radio Noon Crosstalk: Can you eat healthy on a really tight budget?  Ramona's guest is dietician Amanda Burton, who's been developing recipes for the Community Food Sharing Association. 

An underground explosion on Water Street sends a manhole cover into the air: Ramona speaks with Norman Dimmell who was driving the pickup truck that was almost directly in the line of fire. 

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A man in Markland loses house but is saved by his dog:                                           The Whitbourne Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call around Midnight. Ramona speaks with Fire Chief Jamie Budden about what happenned.

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RADIO NOON: Wednesday, Sept 7, 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.

Radio Noon Crosstalk:

You've been hearing lots of names as people try to win party nominations for next month's provincial elections.  But most of the names you've been hearing belong to men.  We're asking if you care how many women run in the provincal election?  Ramona's guests are political scientist Amanda Bittner, and Robin Whitaker of Equal Voice.

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A couple have a close call with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.                              RCMP Constable Darren Coady is with the detachment in Marystown. He responded to the call.

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The United nations has declared a Famine in Somalia.                                          Despite the dire need there has been little in the way of fundraising efforts. Ramona speaks with Professor liam Swiss of Memorial University on why that is?                 

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Radio Noon Tuesday - September 6, 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.

Radio Noon Crosstalk - Tuesday September 6:      

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The Jimmy Pratt foundation for children at risk:                                                     Ramona's speaks with Cathy Legrow who is the chair and sponsor of the foundation.

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Radio Noon Archives:                                                                                                        Christine Davies looks back to 9-11 and we speak to a Newfoundlander who was there in New York City on that day ten years ago.

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Radio Noon - Friday, Sept 2, 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.

Radio Noon Crosstalk - Friday September 2:                                                                   It's Musical Friday on Radio Noon. That's where you call Ramona and tell her what song you'd like to hear this afternoon and why.

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A search is underway for a highly regarded member of the musical community.  Scott Kelly has been missing since late Wednesday night. Ramona speaks with Steve Edwards who is the owner of Music City, where Scott Kelly works and Steve Kelly who is Scott's brother.                                                                                           

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Now that CBC TV has switched to Digital what do you need to do?                   Ramona speaks with Larry Wartman, a Senior Manager of Transmission Operations with CBC.                                                                                                      

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