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March 2012 Archives

Radio Noon - Friday March 30, 2012

The age of eligibility for the old age pension is moving - from 65 to 67. For comment we've reached Ed Williams. He's chair of the St. John's Avalon Chapter of CARP - representing retired people.

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Gywnne Dyer believes it's time to figure out how to grow meat in a lab. That's just one of his thoughts on growth areas for green jobs.

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Crosstalk: No matter what you think of the federal budget, we want your reaction to it. Ramona's guest is Memorial University political scientist, Alex Marland.

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RADIO NOON - Thursday March 29, 2012

The RCMP have released more details on the shooting at the Degrau Medical Clinic on Monday. Sgt. Marc Coulombe speaks for the RCMP. He joins me now. .

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Wildlife officers shot and killed a polar bear on the Northern Peninsula. The bear tried to get into at least four homes in Goose Cove, just south of St. Anthony. It busted windows and forced open a door. Its last stop was at the home of Michael and Jill Sexton. It was a morning that Michael Sexton will never forget.

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Crosstalk: Would you rather be a townie or a bayman? Actors Berni stapleton and Amy House duke it out in studio. Amy's on the side of the righteous saying she's glad she's a bayman. Berni's tempting fate by announcing she's a bayman who would rather be a townie. What about you?

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Radio Noon - Wednesday March 28, 2012

Debbie Forward.jpgEastern Health suggests nurses aren't adapting well to new patient monitoring systems. The nurses union says that's just wrong. Debbie Forward heads the nurses union in the province.

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The historical relationship between the Moravian church and Labrador Inuit gets special recognition. Joan Andersen is a member of the Moravian church in Makkovik.

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Crosstalk: When we talk environmental issues, we often focus on negative things: toxins in our day-to-day lives, or climate change or the destruction of the rain forest. Are we too gloomy about the state of the environment? Not only does our guest say yes, but she also says we're scaring children in the process. Elin Kelsey is an author visiting Nfld and Lab, and she is Ramona's guest today.

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Radio Noon - Tuesday March 27, 2012

Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies has some long ago archival tape of Comedian Bob Hope's stop over in Gander.

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It's one of the most offensive words in the English language: And the town of Torbay tries to find the person responsible for distributing some disturbing graffitti. We speak with mayor Bob Codner.

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Our question: are traditional ballads in danger of dying out?  We've got a treat for you: musician Matthew Byrne in studio, taking your calls AND performing some ballads live!

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Radio Noon - Monday March 26, 2012

Epilepsy drug shortage - There's currently a nationwide shortage of epilepsy drugs.  Gail Dempsey is the executive director of Epilepsy Nfld and Labrador.  She's also the president of the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance.

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Dirty city - A joint committee of city council and Downtown St. John's have come up with a new plan to tackle the problem of litter.  Councillor Sheilagh O'Leary is on that committee.  She joins Ramona.

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Crosstalk - Tattoos!  Dave Munro from Troublebound Studios in St. John's takes your questions.

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Radio Noon - Friday March 23, 2012

Aspirin for Cancer - There's a new study out suggesting that taking aspirin every day could mean a greatly reduced risk of cancer.  We speak with cancer expert David Saltman.

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Air canada strike - Air Canada baggage handlers at 3 airports across the country have gone on an illegal strike.  Ramona speaks with Ellen Tucker, who chairs the board for the Association of Canadian Travel Agencies.  she also speaks with Gerry Rogers, who got caught up in the strike.

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Radio Noon - Thursday March 22, 2012

Placentia Bridge -  Overweight vehicles have been crossing a bridge in Placentia, causing residents some concern about safety.  Bill Hogan is the mayor of Placentia. He speaks with Ramona.

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 Wheelchair Curling - The Canadian wheelchair curling championships are underway in Thunder Bay - Ontario.  Newfoundland and Labrador is represented by the Joanne MacDonald rink.  Joanne MacDonald is no stranger to wheelchair sports in this province... She joins Ramona from Thunder Bay.

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Crosstalk -  Are we building too many houses along our coastline?  Our guest in Geoff Gallant, the deputy mayor of Torbay.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Fri March 23, 2012

It's a trivia day with Mack Furlong. Hold onto your hat! He'll have questions for you and he welcomes your questions for him, ranging from Nfld and Lab history to pop music. We've got prizes to give away, and we'll all have a grand old time! 

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Radio Noon - Wednesday March 21, 2012

Todd Holt speaks with media.jpgNEW ADDITION: In our first half hour today, is the sentence for Graham James long enough? One of the men involved in the case says no. Todd Holt says it's nothing short of a national travesty. He's Ramona's guest.

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At 12:30 (noon Labrador) we move on to another issue: The Nfld Historic Trust has put together a list of buildings at risk of being lost if they don't get some TLC, including Ridley Hall in Harbour Grace and Wesley Hall in Wesleyville. www.historictrust.ca Is there a building in Nfld and Lab you want saved? Ramona's guests are Deborah O'Reilly from the Historic Trust.

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Radio Noon - Tuesday March 20, 2012

 

Workers collect Medical waste strewn across major road in St. John's.Eastern Health explains how medical waste wound up blowing around in the wind. Pat Coish-Snow is Vice-President responsible for Acute Care at Eastern Health. She joins Ramona on phone.

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Radio noon Archives. Christine Davies will be here in 10 minutes with some archival tape about the Nflder who offered Nelson Mandela a one-way plane ticket to St. John's.Walter Davis.jpg

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Crosstalk: The Tori Stafford case in Ontario has parents thinking about what age is appropriate to let their children walk unsupervised. We want to hear from you on that. When should we let children walk alone? Ramona's guests are both parents themselves, Brenda O'Brien and Lloyd Pike.

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Radio Noon - Monday March 19, 2012

Municipal and provincial government employees get the day off today, in honour of St. Patrick's Day. People in the private sector do not. Should that change? We speak with Richard Alexander of the Employers' Council.

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Critical care nurses say some new hospital equipment isn't working properly. The Liberal opposition says about a hundred nurses have signed a petition saying a new patient monitoring system is not safe. We speak with leader of the provincial Liberals Dwight Ball.

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Crosstalk: Coyote sightings are back in the news. There's the one that was right on the grounds of the new school in Paradise. And then there's that 82-pound animal hunter Joe Flemming believes is a coyote. What's your sense: Is the coyote population out of control? Ramona's guest is outfitter Wayne Holloway.

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Radio Noon - Friday March 16, 2012

Thumbnail image for Topsail Valley.JPGA great big cell phone tower may go up in Conception Bay South even though the town council is opposed to it. We speak with CBS Mayor Woodrow French.

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One year ago to the day, Anita Carroll and her daughter were making urgent arrangements to get out of Bahrain because of violent protests. She's just back from another visit there, and says thousands of demonstrators are still gathering in public.

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Crosstalk: Paddy's Day beckons! And so we're having a musical Friday on Crosstalk. Phone in your requests for great Irish or Irish-Nfld tunes, and set everyone's toes tapping.

Radio Noon - Thursday March 15, 2012

Locked out trawlermen from here occupy the Nfld Lynx in Nova Scotia. David Decker is the Secretary-Treasurer of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers, the union representing the trawlermen. He joins us on cell phone.

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 The power's been out in Black Tickle, Labrador since early yesterday morning. We get updates first from Laura Keefe, resident of Black Tickle and the mother of three young children and Jim Haynes, Vice President - Regulated Operations.

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Crosstalk: All eyes will be on Sidney Crosby as he returns to the ice. With violence in hockey under the microscope, would you put your children in hockey? We want to hear from you. Our guests have opposing views. They're recreational hockey player and Mount Pearl councillor Paula Tessier, and Carl Lake of www.thesportspage.ca 

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Radio Noon - Wednesday March 14, 2012

Reaction to news the Central Nova School board won't be offering school trips to Europe in the future. John Smith is former President of the Federation of School Councils,  a member of the school councils of Queen Elizabeth Regional High and Frank Roberts Junior High in Conception Bay South.

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Unionized Tradespeople with Eastern Health demonstrate at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's. They say unless salories go up, it's going to be hard to attract new workers. Mark Rice chairs the trades committee and he's joins us on phone from the demonstration.

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Crosstalk: Our question for you: Should restaurants be required to post calorie counts on their menus? The Centre for Science in the Public Interest says it's difficult to guess calorie counts yourself. Even dieticians have a hard time. Do you want that kind of information, or do you think it's not necessary? Call in! The Centre's Bill Jeffery is our guest.

To see the whole report: http://cspinet.org/canada/pdf/writing-on-the-wall.complete-report.pdf

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Radio Noon - Tuesday March 13, 2012

nl-phillips-lanier-201202hi.jpgThere's a lot to celebrate about the life of Lanier Phillips. The American who adopted St. Lawrence after the Truxton and Pollux disaster died yesterday. Today, Christine Davies traces how being rescued in St. Lawrence compelled him to become part of the Civil Rights movements in the States. http://www.batteryradio.com/

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A Mom who vows to fight to keep the school in Catalina open. The school in Catalina holds about 150 students from K - 8 and it could soon be on the chopping block. Adele Mclaughlin has three children at Catalina Elementary. We reached her by phone.

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Crosstalk: We're going to meet some high school students who say a surprising number of teens use tanning beds. Should tanning beds should be banned for teens under the age of 19? We'll hear arguments on both sides of this one, including dermatologist Ian Landells.

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Radio Noon - Monday March 12, 2012

nl-tsb-cougar-wreck-1[1].jpgToday we remember the victims of Cougar - Flight 491. It's the third anniversary of the helicopter crash. Tomorrow also marks a somber anniversary.
On the thirteenth of March, 1985, another offshore chopper also plunged into the icy Atlantic. Six people died when a Bell two-fourteen S-T Universal helicopter crashed in Placentia Bay. There's never been a full explanation of what caused that accident. Here's some tape from our archives, dating back to March 1985.

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The Christian Brothers Institute is going bankrupt. So where does that leave the men who have been seeking compensation for years? Geoff Budden is a lawyer in Mount Pearl who is handling most of the local claims.

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Crosstalk: Is it time to legalize marijuana? We want your thoughts on this one. Our guest is former federal health minister and former BC premier Ujjal Dosanjh, who says it's past time to make the change. Phone in with your opinions.

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Radio Noon - Friday March 9, 2012

National Defence change their rules on callbacks for Search and Rescue. We speak with Merv Wiseman the Union of Canadian Transport Employees representing workers at the Maritime Rescue Sub-centre in St. John's.

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A Glovers Harbour man rolls up the rim in Paradise for a big win. Clayton Hemeon was treating himself to a hot cup of Tim Hortons coffee last Thursday. Amy Stoodley of the CBC Central Morning Show tells us what happenned.

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Crosstalk: Do you love curling? That's our question for you today. And if you do, you'll be in very good company. Olympic gold medal curler Mark Nichols will be in studio along with his sister Shelley Nichols, who is a 7-time NL champ in her own right.Thumbnail image for Shelley, Ramona and Mark Nichols.jpgMark and Shelley Nichols.jpg               

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RADIO NOON - Thursday, March 8, 2012

St. John's says the provincial government is leaving municipalities in the lurch. Mayor Dennis O'Keefe and councillor Danny Breen - who heads the city's finance and administration committee - just held a news conference to explain why. Mayor O'keefe joins us on phone.

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Months later Emily O'keefe gets her prayer beads returned. ( See following link on original story http://www.cbc.ca/radionoonnl/2012/01/17/coming-up-on-crosstalk-wed-jan-18-2012/ ) Teenager Emily O'Keefe tried everything to get a very special set of prayer beads back after they were stolen. Emily joins us with an update on that story.

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Should the provincial ferry system be declared an essential service? Wabana Mayor Gary Gosine say yes, emphatically. He's Ramona's guest on the show.

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RADIO NOON - WEDNESDAY MARCH 7, 2012

 

Torngat Mountains MHA Randy Edmunds is pushing the provincial government to do a full investigation into the Burton Winters tragedy.

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Crosstalk: It's a snow day in these parts. We'll have all the latest updates for you, including road conditions, weather, re-openings and cancellations. Plus we'll open up the phone lines with a myriad of weather-related questions: What's the best thing about a snow day? If you're a student with the day off, did you go to sleep with a spoon under your bed in the hopes you'd get today off? Is this Sheila's Brush, or is it too soon for that? What are conditions like in your neck of the woods?

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Radio Noon - Tuesday March 6, 2012

From the archives.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Christine Davies pays tribute to the late Megan Nutbeem today on our show. She had a fierce love of Nfld dogs and the breed is better for her efforts.

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Carl Lake is editor of The Sports Page.ca. He speaks on phone with Ramona Dearing on how the Brad Gushue Rink is faring at the Brier in Saskatoon. http://www.thesportspage.ca/

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Crosstalk: Are you trying to figure out how to cook gluten-free food for someone you care about? Maybe they have Celiac disease, or maybe they're avoiding gluten because they believe it's better for their health. At any rate, avoiding wheat and other sources of wheat can be tricky. Get some tips from Janeway dietician Lisa Dooley.

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Albert Garland's gluten free power cookies

 

two tablespoons of margarine

¼ cup of sugar

flavorings (5 drops of mint, 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder)

blend these first four ingredients together until creamy

add ¼ cup of flax

add ¼ cup of lecithin

mix well

add ¼ cup of low fat yogourt

Add one egg (Optional if you don't use the egg double the amount of yogourt)

Mix well until creamy

Add ¼ cup of coconut flour, ¼ cup sorghum flour, ¼ cup soya flour

Add two teaspoons of magic baking powder

Mix dry ingredients with creamy base

If the batter is two thick add a little more yogourt

Add and mix in ¼ cup of crushed nuts

Spoon onto ungreased glass baking dish (makes 12-16 cookies)

Bake in preheated oven 350 for 12-13 minutes

allow to cool for five minutes before removing from pan

These cookies are good as a base . You just crumble one into a small dish add about 3 tablespoons of a vanilla yogourt and top with fresh fruit of your choice.

 

 

Albert Garland's gluten free rumballs

 

two tablespoons of margarine

¼ cup sugar

cream first two ingredients together

add 5 drops of rum flavouring and 1 teaspoon of cocoa powder

Mix well

Add ¼ cup ground flax, ¼ cup of lecithin ,¼ cup of walnuts

Mix well

add ¼ cup of coconut flour

mix well and form into balls (makes 10-12 balls)

If mixture is too dry add another small amount of margarine if the mixture is too wet add a little more coconut flour

refrigerate overnight to allow flavour to ripen

 

Variations I use natural peanut butter ( 1 teaspoon to make a peanut butter variation and leave out the rum flavoring)

 

A Radio Noon listener sent in the following recipe.

I love buckwheat as a grain substitute, and i'm including an excellent pancake recipe for your webpage.

It uses almond milk and olive il, but I use sunflower oil and regular milk. When I want to make crepes I just add more milk to thin the mixture to the consistency I want.

Buckwheat pancakes

Ingredients:

* 1 cup of buckwheat flour

* 2.5 tbsp. of brown sugar

* 2 tsp. of baking powder

* 3/4 cup of almond milk

* 2 tsp. of olive oil

* 1 large egg, beaten

* 2 tsp. of vanilla

Directions:

* Mix all dry ingredients together and then combine with all wet ingredients, mix well.

* Preheat a griddle or large skillet (if electric) to 375°F (or medium heat) and grease lightly with oil.

* Pour 1/4 cup batter for each pancake onto hot griddle.

* Cook 1 to 1½ minutes, turning when edges look cooked and bubbles begin to break on the surface.

* Continue to cook 1 to 1½ minutes or until golden brown.

* Serve hot!

 Vicky Hammond

RADIO NOON - MONDAY March 5, 2012

spelling bee.jpg2012 Spelling Bee held in St. John's this weekend: There were a whole bunch of amazing spellers competing at the 2012 Telegram Postmedia Canspell regional spelling bee on Saturday in St. John's. We'll introduce you to a couple of them.

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Crosstalk: Prime Minister Stephen Harper has told his MPs to expect changes to their pension plans when the budget is handed down at the end of the month. What do you think? Should MPs' pensions be cut? Ramona's guest is former MP and Senator Bill Rompkey. Phone in with your thoughts.

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Radio Noon - Friday March 2 2012

Hundreds of Iron Ore Company of Canada workers got a huge surprise at a union meeting in Labrador City this morning. They had gathered to hear details of the latest contract offer from IOC. An offer their union was recommending workers to reject. But when the meeting started IOC announced big changes to the offer. The CBC's Mike Power was not allowed into the meeting but he still staked it out.

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper notified Conservative M-Ps this week that changes are coming to their pension plans. Right now, an MP only has to serve for six years before collecting a pension. And that can be done as early as age 55. Ryan Cleary is the NDP MP for St. John's South-Mount Pearl.

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Crosstalk: Trivia with Mack Furlong.

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RADIO NOON - THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2012

Public sector protest against cuts:  Thousands of public sector employees who work for the federal government are taking part in a national day of actioN.  They're protesting against the Conservative government's plan to make budget cuts cuts that will affect them. The CBC's Maggie Gillis spoke with workers at a protest in St. John's.

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Leap day babyHis name is Gordon Snow-Benoit, and he's just arrived in this world.  The proud parents are Beth Snow and Devon Benoit of Stephenville.  There's something unusual about their little boy:  He's not going to have a birthday until the next leap year in four years!

Two phone-ins this episode.  Number one is on the robo-call scandal that is rocking Ottawa - we'll speak to CBC ottawa's Chris Hall.  Next up we're asking if the City of Corner Brook is treating firefighters fairly, with our guest Neville Greeley.

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Crosstalk:  Two phone-ins this episode.  Number one is on the robo-call scandal that is rocking Ottawa - we'll speak to CBC ottawa's Chris Hall.  Next up we're asking if the City of Corner Brook is treating firefighters fairly, with our guest Neville Greeley.

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