CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

October 2012 Archives

SPCA receives horses

Two horses in Central Newfoundland are looking for good homes. The Exploits Valley SPCA received a complaint last Wednesday about two horses in bad shape. Now the group is wondering how it will cover costs for shelter, transportation and feed. Jean Mercer is a volunteer for the Exploits Valley SPCA. She speaks with host Ramona Dearing

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nl-kennedy-jerome-20101201.jpgCrosstalk - Muskrat Falls Today we're asking if you would give the Muskrat Falls hydro project the green light. In studio to take your calls and respond to your comments, Jerome Kennedy, the natural resources minister for Nfld and Labrador

Hurricane Sandy: Perspective from A Newfoundlander in New York

sandy.jpgHurricane Sandy is bigger than the State of Texas, and it's approaching the most heavily populated corridor of the United States.  David Kelleher Flight is a Newfoundlander living in the Big Apple, and he's holed up in his Manhattan apartment.  David speaks with host Ramona Dearing.
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Crosstalk: Warning labels for junk food We're asking if you think there should be warning  labels on junk food.  It's a move the Ontario Medical Association is proposing in an effort to 
combat obesity, especially in children.  Our question for you: Should we put warning labels on junk food?  Dr. Tony Gabriel, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Medical Association, takes your calls.
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Two Crosstalks - October 26, 2012

1.) Are women safe walking by themselves after dark in St. John's? Leslie McCleod joins me to take your calls and she's  the executive director of the St. John's Status of Women Council.

2.) Does your pet rule your life? Our guest on our second call-in today is Linda Pike. Linda's a pet wrangler for the TV series, Pet ER and the owner and operator of Companion Dog Training in the Goulds.

 

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Crosstalk - Cell phone fees

Have you ever been surprised by your cell phone charges? Our guest on the program is Steve Anderson of the group, OpenMedia.ca

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Offshore flight rescue

There was a dramatic rescue in the North Sea on Monday.  A Super Puma helicopter ferrying people to an oil rig  was forced to ditch south of Shetland.  19 people on board the CHC helicopter were rescued.  Jake Molloy is the union representative for the offshore workers who were on board.  Host Ramona Dearing reached him in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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From the archives Christine Davies brings us more from the radio series "The Way We Were".  Today: bringing medical care to the outports aboard the "Lady Anderson".
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Crosstalk - Respecting our elders
Heather Angnatok is the administrator for the division of Youth, Elders and Recreation for the Nunatsiavut government.  John Jeddore is a young man who grew up on the Conne River Reserve.  They join Ramona in studio.
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Two Crosstalks: The Lance Armstrong scandal and Flu shots for healthcare workers

Crosstalk part 1: The Lance Armstrong doping scandal Do you agree with the decision to strip Lance Armstrong of his Tour de France titles?  Host Ramona Dearing speaks with triathlete Shawn Stratton, who's got a keen interest in Lance Armstrong's story.  Shawn Stratton will compete at the World Triathlon Championships in London, England, next year.  And he's the president of the Paradise Triathlon Committee.
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Crosstalk part 2: Flu immunization for health care workers We're asking if flu shots should be mandatory for health care workers.  Ramona speaks with CBC's house doctor, Brian Goldman.
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Crosstalk - October 18, 2012

Today on the show, we're talking about an issue that just won't seem to go away. On Crosstalk today, our question for you is can we stop bullying. Our guest on the program is psychotherapist David Walker.

 

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Annual checkups?

There's a story in the national news recently suggesting that going to your doctor for an annual check-up doesn't reduce death rates.  That's an eye-opener for many of us who've heard the mantra for years that we SHOULD go in for a check-up every year.  Dr. Tony Gabriel is the president of the Nfld and Labrador Medical Association.
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Crosstalk - Insurance claims

Have you held off on making an insurance claim because you're afraid your rates will go up?  We've got Basil Crosbie in studio to take your calls.  He's the president of the Insurance Brokers Association of Nfld and Labrador in studio.
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Crosstalk - October 16, 2012

On the Crosstalk phone in today, we're asking if you'd ever consider becoming a vegetarian. Our studio guests Jessica Dinan and Ashley Critch are both vegetarians.

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CBC Radio Archives - The Newfoundland Rangers

Christine Davies joined me in the studio with a sound recording from the CBC Radio Archives. Today's feature is on the early days of a unique police force in the province - the Newfoundland Rangers. Christine Davies is an Associate Producer with CBC Radio

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Crosstalk - October 15, 2012

On today's Crosstalk we're talking about starting your own business. Something that lots of us dream about. We're asking if there are pitfalls people starting a business can avoid, and our guests are Cathy Bennett of the Bennett Group of Companies, and Anne Whelan of Caregivers.

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Christopher Pickard

It's been an awfully rough few days for members of the Pickard family in St. John's. Their patriarch, Christopher Pickard, died on Wednesday. At almost the same time, their mother, Julia Pickard, fell and broke her hip. And she waited an agonizingly long time for surgery. Her son, Chris Pickard, went on social media asking if anyone with connections could help. We've got him on the line now for an update.
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Ferocious Winds cause damage on the Nothern Peninsula and the coast of Labrador.

2 - The Longliner Elizabeth Ann and a Sailboat Taravana damaged in Cartwright (Credit Marg Hopkins).jpgFirst we speak with the Mayor of Anchor Point, Gerry Gros and then Merissa King speaks for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.

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The Longliner Elizabeth Ann damaged in Cartwright (Credit Marg Hopkins).jpgThe Elizabeth Ann and a Sailboat Taravana damaged in Cartwright (Credit Marg Hopkins).jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Noon, October 11 - Three-part crosstalk

hospital xtalk.jpgCrosstalk part one: Hospital parking - Should you have to pay to park at a hospital? Host Ramona Dearing is joined by Tom Badcock is the executive director of The Hub, and an advocate for people with disabilities. He takes your calls.

 

 

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offshore xtalk.jpgCrosstalk part two: Offshore night flights - We're asking if night flights from the oil platforms should resume. Ramona Dearing is joined by Lana Payne, the president of the Nfld and Labrador Federation of Labour, takes your calls.

 

 

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lemon crosstalk.jpgCrosstalk part three: Lemon laws - We're talking about buying cars, and whether we should have protective laws in case they turn out to be lemons. Ramona Dearing is joined by Phil Edmonston, the author of the Lemon Aid car guides.

 

 

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Offshore night flights

li-cougar-night-cnlopb-2012.jpgWorkers on the Hibernia and Terra Nova oil platforms have started petitions against the resumption of night flights.  Even though a report on behalf of oil companies Suncor, Husky Energy and Hibernia recommends those flights continue.  Sheldon Peddle is one of the worker co-chairs of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee on the Hibernia platform.  We reached him on the platform. 

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hi-pit-bull-picnic-6col.jpgCrosstalk - Breed specific legislation On today's crosstalk, We ask if certain breeds of dogs should be banned. In the town of Paradise, there's a petition underway to strike the town's bylaw banning pitbulls.  Our guest on the show is animal trainer Ken Reid, who is also a proud pitbull owner.

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Offshore night flights

li-cougar-night-cnlopb-2012.jpgWorkers on the Hibernia and Terra Nova oil platforms have started petitions against the resumption of night flights.  Even though a report on behalf of oil companies Suncor, Husky Energy and Hibernia recommends those flights continue.  Sheldon Peddle is one of the worker co-chairs of the Occupational Health and Safety Committee on the Hibernia platform.  We reached him on the platform. 

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hi-pit-bull-picnic-6col.jpgCrosstalk - Breed specific legislation On today's crosstalk, We ask if certain breeds of dogs should be banned. In the town of Paradise, there's a petition underway to strike the town's bylaw banning pitbulls.  Our guest on the show is animal trainer Ken Reid, who is also a proud pitbull owner.

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We have 2 Phone Ins for you today.

Bullying (CBC).jpgWe started our program with a phone-in: How would you handle the bullies involved in Friday's incident in Blaketown? Joining us is Education Minister Clyde Jackman.

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Ross Travers in Studio.jpgCROSSTALK: It's our last gardening phone-in until next spring. Yes, it's time to think about get your grounds and gardens ready for the cooler months ahead. And that's where Ross Traverse can help you out. He'll be Ramona's guest in studio, answering any of your gardening questions.

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School Closures

The Eastern School District is wrestling with some tough decisions. It's latest plan puts forward the idea of closing five schools in small communities. Swift Current, Catalina, Heart's Delight, Whitbourne and Colliers.

It's not a done deal yet. And you can be sure parents will lobby to try to save their schools. You just heard that's already happening in Catalina. Milton Peach chairs the Eastern School District.

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Crosstalk

We're asking if we're forgetting how to make things with our hands. From woodworking to picking apart an engine and putting it back together to sewing a new dress. My guests are Labrador craftsperson Mike Voisey and Lumsden native Jim Parsons.

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Disabled employees

Dianne Haines is the demo manager for "Professional Warehouse Demonstrations".

The company won this year's Business Inclusion Award from the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities has given the company this year's inclusion award.

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Crosstalk

Are you seeing too many crashes during your daily commute? Ramona's guests are driving experts Rudy Singleton and Jim Brazil. And St. John's Morning Show reporter Cecil Haire will drop by as well.

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People within the disabled communities condemn the savage attack on a young man.

Mark Lane is the Executive Director of Easter Seals Nfld and Lab and he's on the line.

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Crosstalk: The beef recall has expanded to every Canadian province and territory. And that's got us wondering if you trust that the food you eat is safe. Ramona's guest is agricultural economist, Ellen Goddard.  709-722-7111 / 1-800-563-8255 / @CBCCrosstalk

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Watch out for soaring gas prices this week.

George Murphy is with the Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices, and he's the MHA for St. John's East. He sees a jump in gasoline prices overnight Wednesday.

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CROSSTALK: Is it time to prune the shrub? Are you still picking strawberries? Are you harvesting a tasty tomato crop? It's Gardening day with research scientist Todd Boland joining us from the Botanical Garden at Memorial University.

If you're looking for gardening advice, turn to Radio Noon Crosstalk.

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

Artist Bill Rose meets one of his hockey heroes - Leafs goalie Johnny Bower.

Johnny Bower Picture by Artist Bill Rose.jpgSt. John's artist Bill Rose has just returned from Vaughn Ontario, where he met one of the hockey heros of his youth. Johnny Bower.

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Crosstalk:  Would you homeschool your children? Some parents homeschool for religious reasons, and others because their children face bullying in the classroom. Guest Host John Furlong will be in studio with home-schooling moms Kim Porter and Joan Sears, plus homeschooler Ben Sears.

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