CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

September 2012 Archives

Jason Noble is a very talented music composer.

Thumbnail image for Jason Noble.jpgHe is the recipient of a massive 150-thousand dollar scholarship.

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Crosstalk: Are there lots of myths at play when it comes to the history of Nfld and Labrador? For instance, did John Cabot really make landfall in Bonavista? Was the extinction of the Beothuk a case of genocide? Ramona's guests are archeology professor Peter Pope and history professor Jeff Webb.

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Conservative MP Stephen Woodworth put forward the motion to study the rights of the fetus.

 It calls for a committee to look at when human life begins. The bill was defeated by a wide margin. If it had passed, it could have led to a review of Canada's abortion laws. The list of federal cabinet ministers who voted in favour of the bill include Intergovernment Affairs Minister Peter Penashue. And Status of Women Minister Rona Ambrose. We've reached the president of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women.
Linda Ross is on the line:

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Prote Poker, seen during a 2008 interview, has been elected grand chief of the Innu Nation. (CBC).jpgRadio Noon Crosstalk:  You've heard CBC reporting on some problems in the community of Natuashish, from children sniffing gasoline to allegations that alcohol was smuggled in for this week's election. Here's our question for you: will our Innu communities have a happier future? Ramona's guests are Prote Poker, the new grand chief of the Innu Nation; and journalist and author Marie Wadden.

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Could you see a cell phone tower next door to your house?

cell-tower-atop-building (CP).jpgCould a telecommunications company put a cell tower right next to your home? If those towers are under 15 metres high then yes they can. St. John's City Councillor Tom Hann is chair of the planning and development committee. He joins us on phone.

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We have 2 phone-ins for you.  

Would you change MHA salaries?  First, MHAs' salaries. The last time they were reviewed, there was an 8% wage rollback. Now MHAs get $95,000 a year, and there's another review underway. Former cabinet minister Trevor Taylor will join Ramona.

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Should you have to opt out of being an organ donor? Right now, you have to opt in. Is it time to change that? The Telegram's Peter Jackson has had a kidney transplant. He'll share his thoughts with you.

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Remembering Minnie White

Minnie White Album Cover.jpgChristine Davies brings us archival tape of the one and only Minnie White, first lady of the accordian.

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Crosstalk - Gardening with Tim Walsh

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Con O'Brien on Sam 'The Record Man'

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He was known to most Canadians as Sam the Record Man.  Sam Sniderman was a giant in the music industry.  During his lifetime, he built up a chain of record stores across the country.  Sam Sniderman died on September 23 at the age of 92.  He mentored hundreds of Canadian musicians, Including Con O’Brien of the Irish Descendants.  Con speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk hockey - Canada VS. Russia 1972

We’re asking you if those games were as exciting as hockey gets.  Our guests on the show:  In Corner Brook, Bob Marshall, Who played for the Corner Brook Royals when they won the Herder cup in 1962, and Who later went on to become the president of the Corner Brook Junior hockey league. In St. John’s, Doug Wright. Lawyer by day, huge hockey fan 24-7.  Up until earlier this year, he was a director of the St. John’s Minor Hockey Association, and he ran the Atom and Pee Wee hockey leagues, and has coached as well.  We are also joined by long-time radio host Bas Jameison, who was at the final game of the series.

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Elizabeth Buckley is proud to says she's a hero.

Elizabeth Buckley lives in St. John's. She saved a 5-year old girl in a runaway stroller from going straight into traffic yesterday.

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Young people in Natuashish are sniffing gas?

davis_inlet.jpgSgt. Faron Harnum is with the RCMP detachment in Natuashish. He joIns us on phone.

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CROSSTALK:  Do you agree with the decision to suspend Blue Jays shortstop Yunel Escobar for writing a homophobic slur on his black eye tape during a game. Ramona's guests are known for speaking up on issues affecting gays and lesbians, Gemma Hickey & Nathan Downey.

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Twillingate Tuna

Josh , Pop and Ivan Regular caught this Tuna in their trap.jpgTwillingate Tuna goes for Crab bait: Ivan Regular caught a tunafish worth a small fortune. It is now decomposing on the bottom of the ocean floor. We reached fisherman David Boyd to tell us why.

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Crosstalk #1:  We're asking if hockey parents need a lesson in good behaviour? Former NHLer Sheldon Kennedy is Ramona's guest for our first phone-in of the day.  You may have heard that Hockey NL is bringing in a short course in respect for hockey behaviour. Sheldon Kennedy's company put today the on-line course, and he's got a lot to say on this one. Hockey NL VP Murray Roberts will be join him.

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Crosstalk #2: Should the Kyle be saved?  The SS KYLE ran aground off Harbour Grace in 1967 and remains there to this day. There's a lobby effort underway to save the Kyle and fix it up so that it doesn't continue to rust away. Kyle historian Patrick Collins joins us in studio. 

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Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Music Pioneer

Christine Davies is here with a tribute to a pioneer of Newfoundland and Labrador folk music, accordion player Wilf Doyle.

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Crosstalk : Gardening with Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre in Portugal Cove.

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Two Nfld ponies are tops at competition in Kentucky.

Mr Maple with owner Celine Hutchinson.jpgCeline Hutchinson is the proud owner of Nfld ponies "Mr. Maple" and "Sweet Apple Scrunchions". She's on the line from her horse farm is Kars Ontario.

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CROSSTALK: Two phone-ins. 

In the first, pensioner Georgina Queller joins Ramona on the question of whether a 7 per cent increase in electricity rates would be too high.

In the second, do you need advice on home repairs, especially in the wake of post-tropical storm Leslie? That's where homebuilder and renovator Garnett steps in to help. It all starts at 12:25 (11:55 Labrador).

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Crosstalk: Tom Osborne quits PC's

St. John's South MHA Tom Osborne has left the Dunderdale government, citing leadership and other problems. He's Ramona's guest: Do you support his decision to sit as an independent? Looking forward to hearing from you!

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St. John's South MHA Tom Osborne Quits.

TOM OSBORNE.jpgSt. John's South MHA Tom Osborne has left the Dunderdale government, citing leadership and other problems. He's Ramona's guest: Do you support his decision to sit as an independent? Looking forward to hearing from you!

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The International Association of Women Police hit St. John's.

Police officers from South Africa parade through downtown St. John's on Sunday to open the International Association of Women Police conference. (CBC)

Female police officers from around the world are in St. John's for a conference. Jane Townsley is a chief inspector with the Transport Police in the United Kingdom and the head of their association.

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Robin Short.jpgCrosstalk: The NHL lockout. The lockout is looking like a very real possibility. Whose side are you on: management, or the players? Ramona's guest in studio is the Telegram's sports editor, Robin Short.

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Hurricane Leslie storm damage is heavy at Pearlgate Aparments in Mount Pearl.

Pearlgate Apartment building on Old Placentia Road.jpgCharlie Oliver is the CEO of Martek Morgan Finch, the company that manages the apartment building. He joins us in Studio.

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Thumbnail image for Hurricane leslie.jpgCrosstalk: Was Leslie just a bad storm, or is it a sign of climate change? Ramona's guest was David Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada.

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Tropical storm Leslie

Host John Furlong gets an update from Ryan Snodden; and also speaks with Minister of Municipal Affairs, Kevin O'Brien, about storm preparations

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Hereditary Spastic Ataxia For generations, members of a several families in the province have been afflicted by a rare disease called hereditary spastic ataxia -- or HSA.  Now, researchers at the Guy Rouleau Laboratory at the Universite de Montreal have identified the gene that causes the disease.  Dr. Nancy Merner is one of the researchers.  She speaks with host John Furlong from Montreal.

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Crosstalk - Condo living John Furlong is joined by real estate agent Bill Dilney to talk condos.  We get your feedback on condo living - good and bad.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tue Sept 11, 2012

CBC Radio One in Nfld and Lab is staying on the air all morning and all through Radio Noon with the latest on Leslie: power outs, wind damage, cancellations. Call us if there's any info we should get on the air.

709-722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255

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

A possible Airport Strike? Cholera outbreak in Sierra leone.

Will there be a strike at the Airport in St. John's? Unionized workers at St. John's International Airport have voted 1-hundred per cent in favour of striking. Wayne Fagan is with the union. 

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Sierra Leone's worst cholera outbreak in more than a decade. That's where local doctor David Allison is right now, helping with the relief effort. Link to Red Cross International Disaster Relief Fund http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=23892&tid=001

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Princess Di 1983.jpgHave you encountered a famous person? We want to hear your stories about what was said and done. The CBC's Christine Davies listens to famous people all the time as she prepares archival tape for the program. She's in studio Ramona.

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A floating Hotel for Long harbour? Crosstalk asks if traffic congestion is affecting quality of life in parts of NL.

EL_VENIZELOS.jpgWill there be a floating hotel in Long Harbour? Vale is going to need temporary accommodations for an extra 3-hundred or more employees in Long Harbour. Gary Keating is the Mayor.

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Crosstalk: Is traffic congestion lowering the quality of life here? Ramona's guest says there's certainly been a lot of change over the past few years. He's cab driver Dave Collins, who's also on the St. John's Taxi Committee. 

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The Northen Ranger update and Blasters in short supply.

MV Northern Ranger.jpgProblems with the Northern Ranger. Elsie Wolfrey was one of the passengers schedule on rhe Northern Ranger from Goose Bay to Rigolet on Monday. She explains how she finally got home.

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logo3.jpgDrillers and blasters are in extremely short supply. Roadbuilders in Nfld and Labrador need people who blast away rocks. Jim Organ is with the Heavy Civil Association of Nfld and Labrador. http://www.nfld.net/roadbuilders/ 

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Crosstalk: Is good grammar a thing of the past?  Sure, it constantly evolves and changes. But is it suffering in this digital world of hastily-written e-mails and text messages? Ramona's guests are professional editor Tamara Reynish and Ginny Ryan who directs Memorial University's Writing Centre.

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Binge drinking and our regular Gardening Crosstalk

Dr. Robert Strang.jpgA new approach to discouraging binge drinking by university and college students. We're joined on phone with Dr. Robert Strang, the chief public health officer for Nova Scotia.

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mun botanical gardens.jpgCrosstalk: It's a gardening day today with Todd Boland joining us from the Botanical Garden at Memorial University.  http://www.mun.ca/botgarden/home.php

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Anne Budgell canoes labrador and Andrus Voitk's passion for Mushroooms.

Anne Budgell.jpgRadio Noon's former Host Anne Budgell had quite the adventure in Labrador this summer, she did her first-ever canoe trip. Anne's research for a book she's writing on Barbara Mundy Groves, a woman who went to Labrador from New York in 1944 prompted her to spend a week paddling from Churchill Falls to Gull Island.

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field-guide.jpgAndrus Voitk has a serious passion for picking mushrooms. There's a mushroom picking event coming up at Terra Nova National Park this month that you might want to join. To learn more we reached Mushroom enthusiast Andrus Voitk by phone from his home in Humber Village.

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