CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

October 2011 Archives

RADIO NOON - MONDAY OCTOBER 31

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

Ming's Bight Residents get their power back: That storm last week left people in Ming's Bight on the Baie Verte Peninsula without power for 4 long nights.  Ramona checks in with Resident Cathy Regular on what it was like.

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CROSSTALK: Here's our question for you:  Do you believe in ghosts?  Ramona's guest is author, storyteller and Haunted Hike host, Dale Jarvis. 

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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY OCTOBER 28, 2011

George Kelly is the Mayor of Burlington, in Green Bay: The power's been out in Burlington since Wednesday afternoon, ever since that nasty storm and some supplies are starting to run low. Ramona gets an update from Mayor Kelly.

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CROSSTALK: In 1981, a new feature was added to Radio Noon. Trivia, hosted for many years by the late Art Rockwood. 30 years later, we celebrate the radio segment that so many of our listeners love. Mack Furlong is in studio, with seriously excellent prizes to give away.

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY OCTOBER 27, 2011

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

Sandra Luscombe - President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association: Ramona speaks with Dr Sandra Luscombe about the men who lost a lot of weight and want MCP to cover the costs of removing the pounds of excess skin left behind.

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LesleyAnne Ryan's first novel wins a major award: Serving as a peacekeeper in Bosnia took a big piece out of LesleyAnne Ryan. But she's turned her experiences into an award winning novel manuscript. She joins Ramona in studio to discuss her experiences.

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CROSSTALK: Rug-hooking is still going strong.  But who knows how to make fishermen's lunch baskets anymore?  And do enough people still know how to do that beautiful Labrador beadwork? Our primary question for you:  Are we losing our traditional skills? Ramona's guests are Anne Manuel of the Craft Council of NL and master boat builder Jerome Canning.

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RADIO NOON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2011

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

A military chaplain remembers the day he had to break the news that the first Newfoundlander had been killed in Afghanistan: Father Gerald Westcott had the job of bringing that news to Jamie's family in Conception Harbour.

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CROSSTALK: The Eastern School District has brought in a new policy spelling out that a student who gets caught cheating won't get an automatic zero.  Do you agree with that policy?  Our studio guests have different views on this one. Mike Luedee is a retired principal, and Lily Cole heads the NL Teachers' Association.

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RADIO NOON - TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2011

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

Ralph Wiseman is the Mayor of Paradise: Not in My Backyard. That message comes through loud and clear at a public meeting in Paradise last night.

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Christine Davies will be here in studio soon with some archival tape: Today we shine the spotlight on Radio Noon. Trivia Crosstalk will be 30 years old this year.  We're celebrating on Friday with Mack Furlong. Today Christine will take us back to earlier times on Trivia.

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CROSSTALK: It's the last gardening day of the 2011 season! Fear not, we'll fire them back up again next spring.  In the meantime you can get some of Ross Traverse's excellent advice!



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RADIO NOON - MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2011

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

Ford Rice is the Director of Education for the Eastern School District: Ramona speaks with Ford regarding the new rules on assignments and cheating for grades 7-12 students in the Eastern School District.

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Protesters at Confederation building. Ramona speaks with Nadia Stewart reporting live from the Confederation Building where they are calling on Premier Kathy  Dunderdale to open the house of assembly now rather than in the spring.

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 RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: Whether you live in the area or you've been visiting, you know there's been no end of traffic jams lately in the St. John's area.  Is traffic congestion on the North East Avalon the new normal?  Ramona's guest is St. John's city Councillor Gerry Colbert, who heads up the city's traffic committee.

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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

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

POSTHUMOUS DEGREE:                                                                                               A Bachelor of Science degree for a young woman who died before she could attend her graduation ceremony.

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CONGO EXPATRIOT BANOIT MUKENDI ON WHY HE LOVES NL:                            Benoit Mukendi was trained as a nurse back in his home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo. He loves St. John's, but he had to leave to go to Ontario for his career. More than anything, he wants to come back to the island.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK:                                                                                         Do you think e-books will replace good old hardcovers and softcovers?   Ramona speaks with Elaine Huxter, who is part of a high energy book club in Corner Brook and David Benson, the owner of the Afterwords Second-Hand Bookstore in St. John's.

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 2011

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

A conversation coming up with UK linguist David Crystal: We all know that language is a living, breathing thing. But half the languages in the world will die in the next hundred years.

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A local marine design business celebrates those huge shipbuilding contracts: Ramona speaks with Leonard Pecore the President of Genoa Design International.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: You've been hearing about the report St. John's commissioned about amalgamating with Mount Pearl and parts of Paradise. And how a city manager says it doesn't present a compelling case. Should St. John's give up on trying to amalgamate with its neighbors? Paradise Mayor Ralph Wiseman will be in studio, along with former St. John's Deputy Mayor Ron Ellsworth.

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RADIO NOON - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 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.

Don Coombs is Mayor of Harbour Grace: He says there may not be as much dumping of garbage in the woods, thanks to a new plan.

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Robert Fox is in St. John's for a public forum on Global Hunger: You've heard about the famine in East Africa. In a few minutes, we'll have a first-hand account of what life is like in the refugee camps. Ramona speaks with in Studio Guest Robert Fox.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: Premier Kathy Dunderdale says the provincial legislature won't open until the spring.  Should there have been a fall sitting of the legislature? Ramona's guest is Russell Wangersky, the editorial page editor at the Telegram newspaper.

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RADIO NOON TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 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.

Vandals just won't leave the new city hall in Corner Brook alone: Ramona speaks with City Councillor Leo Bruce.

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Radio Noon Archives: On today's regular archive feature we'll learn a little about the HMS Calypso.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: It's a gardening day!  One of our last of the season.  Tim Walsh is in studio from the Botanical Garden at Memorial University to answer your questions.

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RADIO NOON - MONDAY OCTOBER 17

Radio Noon airs Daily from 12:00 - 1:30 in Newfoundland and from 11:30 - 1:00 in parts of Labrador. To participate in our Crosstalk feature call in at 722-7111 or toll free                      1-800-563-8255.
 
Healthcare Money:
Making decisions about how healthcare money is spent is not easy. You might not like the fact that certain drugs costs aren't covered by the provincial government. But what would you do if you had to juggle the spending sheets, and make the decisions yourself?
A professor in St. John's believes it would actually make a big difference if regular citizens could have some say as health policies were being developed. Roger Chafe is the director of Pediatric Research at Memorial's school of medicine.
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The Environment Network:
The federal government has delivered a potentially fatal blow to the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network. It's pulled the plug on core funding. The Environment Network is an umbrella organization for about forty other environmental groups across the province. So there will be a significant impact if it does wind up closing its doors. Chris Hogan is executive director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network. He joins me now.
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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK:

When it comes to food sensitivities, do restaurants do enough to accommodate people's dietary restrictions? Ramona's guest is chef Kathy Jaeger of The Hungry Heart Cafe.

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Radio Noon Friday October 14, 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.

There’s a mysterious element to that search for the missing American hunter. 65-year old William Oberkiser lives in Indiana. His truck has been located not far from the Trans-Canada Highway east of the Burgeo Highway turn-off. But so far searchers haven’t been able to piece together where William Oberkiser might have gone. Sgt. Boyd Merrill speaks for the RCMP.

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Radio Noon’s Lacy O’Connell has more information:

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Radio Noon Crosstalk:

Today on the show, we want your stories about getting your moose. My guests are Bruce Porter is a retired conservation officer, and he’s in Porterville. Earl Pilgrim is a retired wildlife enforcement officer who lives in Roddickton.

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Radio Noon Thursday October 13, 2011

Coptic Christians

Egyptian Christians in this province are very worried about their friends and families back home. Twenty-five Coptic Christians were killed in Cairo over the weekend in clashes with the military. Nashwa Shenouda is a doctor in Grand Falls-Windsor. She's one of the 3 dozen or so Coptic Christians who moved here to escape persecution from the Moslem majority. Dr. Shenouda speaks with Leigh Anne Power of the Central Morning Show.

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Gros Morne Hunter

For the first time ever, hunters are getting moose in two national parks. The cull is to reduce deforestation in Terra Nova and Gros Morne National Parks. The hunt will prove to be a challenge for hunters, because they can't use ATVs to get their moose out of the parks. Peter Bull of Steady Brook is one of the people planning to get a moose. He's got a tag for an animal from Gros Morne National Park. And he's planning to use a lot of muscle power to get his moose. We've got Peter on the line now.

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Crosstalk

Last week, a dog that has been described as a pitbull attacked and killed a toy poodle in St. John's.  And that's why we're asking whether so-called aggressive breeds of dogs should be banned?  Ramona's guest is Susan Deir, the manager of the St. John's SPCA. And an owner of a pitbull dog.

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Radio Noon Wednesday October 12 2011

Torngat Mountains
One of the big upsets last night was in the district of Torngat Mountains, on the north coast of Labrador. Liberal MHA Randy Edmunds unseated Aboriginal Affairs Minister Patty Pottle.
And he did it even though he didn't have much of a travel budget during the campaign.
We've reached Randy Edmunds in Makkovik.
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Lost by only 40 votes
Julie Mitchell came within a hair's breath of squeezing out Conservative cabinet minister Clyde Jackman last night. She lost by only 40 votes in the district of Burin-Placentia West. And had she won the seat, it would have made things very interesting. Because the NDP and the Liberals would have been tied at 6 seats each. Raising interesting questions about which party would have been named the official opposition.
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Radio Noon Crosstalk

Today on the show:

Should Kevin Aylward stay on as leader of the provincial Liberals?

Guest: John Efford

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Radio Noon Crosstalk Oct 11 2011

Today on the show, gardening day with Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre. If you need some gardening advice, look no further. Michael Murray can save you a lot of time and grief.

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Jones Head Cliff

Tomorrow evening, the town council in Bay Roberts will decide whether to put up a fence or warning signs on a cliff that cost an 11-year old his life this summer. Christopher Davis and his family were visiting relatives in Bay Roberts in August when he fell over the Jones Head cliff. Christopher's parents say the tragedy was preventable, and that they'd like to make sure nothing like that ever happens again. Melvin Walsh is a town councillor in Bay Roberts.

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CBC Radio Archives Feature

On today's regular archive feature, we'll go back to 1970 and the official opening of the new city hall in St. John's.

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RADIO NOON - MONDAY OCTOBER 10, 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.

The search for an aggressive pit bull in St. John’s: Ramona speaks with Sheilagh O’Leary about what the city of St. John’s is doing about the pit bull that killed another dog last week.

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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: American author and expert Nancy Ratey was in St. John’s and she took the time to come to our studio to talk about ADHD and her newest book, “The Disorganized Mind: Coaching Your ADHD Brain to Take Control of Your Time, Tasks, and Talents”.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: LOCAL FOOD

We’re asking if you’re willing to pay more for local food. Andrea Maunder, a co-owner of Bacalao Nouvelle Newfoundland Cuisine and Mike Rabinowitz of The Organic Farm in Portugal Cove are our studio guests.

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RADIO NOON - FRIDAY OCTOBER 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.

A swarm of teenagers and a bullying incident puts a girl in hospital. Ramona speaks with Constable Suzanne FitzGerald of the RNC.

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It's going to cost them a fortune, but people in Placentia are determined to find the money to keep the beautiful Sacred Heart church in good repair: Ramona speaks with one of the organizers, Ian Walsh.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: It's a Trivia Day with Mack Furlong. He's got questions for you. You've got questions for him. 

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY OCTOBER 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.

The Marine Rescue Center in Quebec gets a temporary reprieve.  The Rescue Centre in St. John's does not. Ramona speaks with Liberal M-P Judy Foote who says she has proof the closure of the marine rescue sub-centre in Quebec is being delayed.

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NB: Since going to air with this, the Canadain Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence have issued a statement saying both rescue centres in Quebec and St. John's will be "consolidated" with the exisiting centres in Halifax and Trenton in the spring of 2012.

She's 13 and she's lucky to be alive: A girl from Natuahsish spends a week stranded on an isolated island eating berries. Ramona speaks with the girl's Aunt, Katie Rich.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: Midwives used to deliver babies all the time in Nfld and Lab.  Over the past several years, there's been a lobby effort to get them licensed, but it still hasn't happened. We want to hear from you: should midwives be practising in Nfld and Lab?  Ramona's guests are Pearl Herbert of the Association of Midwives NL; and Katie Fitzpatrick of Friends of Midwifery.

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RADIO NOON - WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5, 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. 

Trucker Robin Smith questions Marine Atlantic's decision to cancel sailings because of the rough weather: Ramona speaks first with Trucker Robin Smith and then gets a response from Tara Laing who is the communications manager with Marine Atlantic. We also have a listener response at the end of the interviews.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: We're getting close to voting day.  And we're asking if rural Nfld and Lab is important to you in this election campaign.  Ramona's guest is political scientist Chris Dunne. 

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RADIO NOON - TUESDAY OCTOBER 4, 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. 

Random Island experiences damage from Hurricane Ophelia: Ramona speakes with Random Island resident Chris Hansford.

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Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies is here with an archival recording to mark the 50th anniversary of Memorial University's "new" campus in St. John's.

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: It's a gardening day with Todd Boland of the Botanical Garden at Memorial University! 

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RADIO NOON - MONDAY OCTOBER 3, 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.   

Paula McCarthy  lives in Belloram: She and her family had a very rude awakening this morning. Now the question of where they'll live is up in the air. That's especially hard with a new baby just around the corner. 

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: If you're keen to find out more about your family history, we'll have lots of great information for you about how to get started on your research, and also on some common surnames. Ramona's guests are Don Tarrant and David Pike of the Family History Society of Nfld and Lab.

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