CBC Newfoundland and Labrador

November 2012 Archives

A grinch puts a damper on one family's christmas.

Bobbi Matchim is a single mother with an 18-month-old son and a seven-year-old daughter. In the middle of moving her family from Corner Brook to Deer Lake someone stolen the Christmas gifts she'd bought for the children. 

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Airport deals with first snow-clearing issue since the PSAC strike started.

St. John's Airport (cbc.ca).jpgSo what's in store for the rest of the winter? First up Chris Bussey, the spokesperson for PSAC's local negotiating team then Keith Collins, President and CEO of St. John's International Airport Authority.

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CROSSTALK: We're asking whether the justice system is focused more on criminals or on victims. Ramona's guest is well-known defence lawyer, Bob Simmonds. Phone in or tweet!

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Illegal Dumpsite near Norris Arm

Josh Saunders of Norris Arm has a few words to say to the person who dumped some garbage near his cabin.  Not only is it right in the middle of the Norris Arm Watershed area, it's also very close to the Central Waste Management Facility, where most of the junk could have been taken for free.  Josh Saunders actually works there as a heavy equipment operator.  That's where we reached him.

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Crosstalk: Would you ever wear sealskin? 

Ramona Dearing is joined by Bernie Halloran of Vogue Furriers and Jennifer Shears of Natural Boutique in St. John's.

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Would you wear Sealskin?

That's our question Wednesday on Radio Noon Crosstalk. The Sealing industry is in tough shape ... that's no secret. But that hasn't stopped some manufacturers from making products with seal skin, and some retailers from proudly putting it in their shop windows. Our guests are Bernie Halloran, Vogue Furriers http://www.voguefurriers.com/ and Jennifer Shears, Natural Boutique http://naturalboutique.ca/about-us.

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A Mountie, a choking incident ... and, fortunately, a happy ending.

BearPaws_Molasses ((C)Dare Foods).jpgMark Lyall's is a Labrador man who may well owe his life to a Mountie who knew how to do the Heimlich manoeuvre. We're happy to have Mark on the phone to tell his tale.
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Marijuana(CBC.CA).jpgCROSSTALK: Should marijuana be legal and taxable? Guest Host John Gushue welcomes medical marijuana user Michael Dawe.
As well our resident audio archivist Christine Davies has dug up a VIP from our archives...a Very Interesting Person.
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A young runner from Kippens makes her mark on national track and field scene.

Kippens runner Jillian Forsey, 17, won a national junior tournament this weekend in B.C. (Courtesy Jillian Forsey).jpgOn Saturday Jillian Forsey won the Canadian junior women's cross-country title in British Columbia. Jillian joins Guest Host John Gushue on phone from her hom in Kippens on the Port Au Port Peninsula.

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Graduate Students Danny Wadden, Farell Cahill and Dr. Guang Son in our radio Non StudioCROSSTALK: It's the time of year when many of us find ourselves around food that we can't resist. We're looking for your opinion on this one: Can food be addictive? Ramona's guests are obesity reserachers at Memorial University whose work is being noticed around the world. And Guang Sun, Farrell Cahill and Danny Wadden will be in studio to take your calls.

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Seniors, and a shortage of affordable housing.

Some seniors in Nfld and Labrador are couch-surfing because they're effectively homeless.
 It's a shocking assertion. Ralph Morris says it's absolutely true. Ralph Morris is in studio now:

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CROSSTALK: The man. Mack. Furlong. Yes, Trivia. He's got questions for you, you've got questions for him, and Ramona gets to give away the prizes. Radio that gets your weekend going in the right direction. Phone in or tweet.

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MusicNL launches a Christmas Songwriting contest.

It's a songwriting contest for young people with good prizes....but for some reason the entries aren't coming in. Jen Winsor from Musicnl http://www.musicnl.ca/ joins us on phone.

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CROSSTALK: Keith Russell is both an MHA and a hockey coach. And it's in his role as coach that Hockey NL has suspended him for 6 games. He used foul language with referees during a children's hockey tournament in Labrador. Our question for you: Do you agree with the suspension? Ramona's guest is Carl Lake of www.thesportspage.ca  

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One day, two phone ins:

Jeremy Shannon Reid being escorted from Court (CBC.CA).JPGDo you agree with the decision to grant Jeremy Reid day parole? His vehicle struck and later killed Shane Mercer and badly injured Lesia Penney. Seven months into a 4-year sentence, he's been granted day parole. Shane's sister Lindsay Mitchelmore and father Dave Mercer join Ramona.

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Should there be an independent review over the Muskrat Falls hydro project?  Ramona's guests both say yes. Dennis Browne is with Group 2041, and Con O'Brien is with People's Assembly.

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Christine Davies is back with archival tape about the old days of TB in NL.

Doctors have a tough job these days. But it had to be even more difficult back in the days of TB.

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CROSSTALK: In a few years, Canada will have a new Canadian Museum of History. Our question for you: Which stories from Nfld and Labrador should be included? John Will is an historian with what is now the Museum of Civilization, and Mark O'Neill is the president.

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Remembering Sgt. Kelly

Anna Linegar, Dave SullivanRemember Dave Sullivan, and that very powerful monologue he did in the voice of Sgt. Michael Kelly, who died at Beaumont Hamel? For Anna Linegar that monologue hit very close to home.

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Here's the link to the original Interview and performance with Dave Sullivan.

http://www.cbc.ca/radionoonnl/2012/11/09/coming-up-on-crosstalk-fri-nov-9-2012/

Crosstalk: We've got an aging population, and that means more older drivers behind the wheel. Add to that concerns that there are flaws in our system when it comes to identifying drivers who shouldn't be on the roads anymore. Should elderly drivers have to be retested? Ramona's guests are Rudy Singleton and Jim Brazil of Safety Services NL.  http://safetyservicesnl.ca/ 

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Is Western Labrador turning into a mini-fort mac?

Learning lessons from Fort Mac...we'll speak with two mayors from Labrador West who were part of a delegation to Northern Alberta.

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Crosstalk: It just might turn out to be the debate of the century: Could you ever give up eating bologna? 

Newfoundland-Recipes-Kimbap-Newfoundland-Style1-www_saltjunk_com.jpg Ramona's guest is Kevin Phillips http://saltjunk.com/. He's originally from Cape St. George, and he's compiling a book of bologna recipes, one for every day of the year. Bologna caviar, anyone? Call in or tweet!

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MUN is set to buy the battery Hotel in St. John's

Battery Hotel.jpgGary Kachanoski is the president of the university, and he joins on phone.

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Alan Doyle, Shawn Hallett of Great Big Sea in our CBC Radio Noon Studio.jpgCROSSTALK: Hot on the heels of the release of their 20-year retrospective album, XX, Alan Doyle and Bob Hallett of Great Big Sea come to our studio to take your calls! Is there a moment from those 20 years that really stands out for you? Phone in or tweet!

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Today is the 80th anniversary of public broadcasting in Nfld and Labrador

We've brought you some tape from our early days, including from VONF.

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CROSSTALK: Does it make a difference when authority figures come out of the closet? RCMP Corporals Kori Power and Robert Ploughman did. Both men are originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, and they're both featured in the new video from the RCMP on the theme of It Gets Better: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/11/06/rcmp-lgbtq-youtube.html 

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RADIO NOON CROSSTALK: The incredible story following the sinking of the escort vessel, the HMS Jervis Bay.

Lewis Tilley & George Squires at Government House November 21, 1940.jpgChristine Davies has some powerful tape for you today. The fallout from the sinking of the escort vessel, the HMS Jervis Bay.

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Eva Murphy November 7, 2012 CROSSTALK: We're asking if students should be allowed to text in class. Officially, the use of smart phones and tablets and cellphones is not permitted. But the reality is that of course it's happening. We're going to debate whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. We've got four students from Memorial University with us: Kaif Khan, Kristin Catherwood, Megan Bateman and Brittany Roberts. And we've also got Folklore professor Jerry Pocius here.

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Angela Pickett prepares for her debut at Carnegie Hall in New York tonight!

Sybarite 5.jpgLocal violist and violinist Angela Pickett makes her Carnegie Hall debut tonight with her group Sybarite 5.

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Thumbnail image for The-Other-Side-of-Midnight-.jpgMack Furlong is guest-hosting Radio Noon today. He wants to know if you've ever had a memorable taxi ride, whether as a passenger or a cabbie. Mack will be in studio with Mike Heffernan, who wrote the book, "The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories."

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Remembering Sgt. Kelly

Sgt. Michael Francis Kelly.jpgAt the age of 26, Sgt. Michael Francis Kelly was killed at Beaumont Hamel. He was a husband and father who was born and raised on Cabot Street in St. John's. Dave Sullivan also lived on Cabot Street, but in another time.

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Link to Dave Sullivans YouTube Presentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838AxY59oB8

Sgt Adam Beaton,  Chief Warrant Officer Terry Hurley and his wife Corp (Retired) Roxanne HurleyCrosstalk: As we approach the 11th day of the 11th month, we're asking if Remembrance Day is important to you. It sure is to Ramona's guests: Sgt Adam Beaton, Corp (Retired) Roxanne Hurley, and her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Terry Hurley. We're looking forward to your calls.

 

 

 

A statue of a female soldier on patrol, pays tribute to all currently serving CF personnel (modelled after Corp (Retired) Roxanne Hurley).jpgThumbnail image for A statue of a First World War soldier, of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, stands sentry at the Monument of Honour in Conception Bay South (Modelled after Chief Warrant Officer Terry Hurley).jpg 

 

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Women in Trades.

High school girls in Stephenville this week got a taste of what it's like to get a skilled trade. Whitney Morneau is in Grade 12 at EA Butler School in McKays. Courtney Musseau is in Grade 10 at St. James Regional High School in Port aux Basques.

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Kallei, Katrina and John Rogers. (CBC ).jpgCrosstalk: Kallei Rogers is a little girl who needs 24-hour home care. But her parents say they can't afford the portion of the bill that the provincial government expects them to pay. So now Kallei is being cared for at the Janeway Children's Hospital. Our question for you: Should the provincial government be more flexible on home care? Ramona's guest is Michelle Murdoch, the president of the Coalition of Persons with Disabilities.

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Why overeating can make you hungrier.

Thumbnail image for Faculty of Medicine graduate student Danny Wadden.jpgMany people feel hungry they overeat. A research team at Memorial University has made a discovery that could help explain it.
Danny Wadden is a graduate student in bio-medical science in the faculty of medicine.

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CROSSTALK: So Obama stays in office after all. Have your say on the U.S. vote--phone in with your reaction! Is America a divided country? Ramona's guests today are Emeline Dehn-Reynolds, an American studying ethnomusicology at Memorial University and journalist and ex-pat American Roger Bill. Phone or tweet.

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Radio Noon Archives. The sinking of the Jervis Bay.

HMS Jervis Bay (Photo courtesy of Allan C. Green Collection).jpgChristine Davies is back with a remembrance story from World War II.

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CROSSTALK: More and more newspapers are putting up paywalls for on-line readers to help cover costs. Will readers make the switch? Are you willing to pay to get your news on-line? Join us for a conversation about how people are getting their news these days. Ramona's guest is Frank Carroll, a journalism instructor at the College of the North Atlantic in Stephenville. Call in or tweet!

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E-waste recycling program.

MMSB.jpghttp://www.mmsb.nl.ca/3rguide-search.asp?id=31An E-waste recycling program is in the works for Newfoundland and Labrador. Leigh Puddester is the CEO of the MMSB.

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Crosstalk: Dictionary Of Newfoundland English.jpgGut-foundered, scroop and moldow are all part of the The Dictionary of Newfoundland English which is 30 years old. On our Crosstalk phone in, we're asking if you've got a favourite word in the dictionary. Or maybe one you believe should be in it. Ramona's guests are both with Memorial University: Folklorist Philip Hiscock, and Suzanne Power of the English Language Research Centre.

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Airport strike - Keith Collins

li-airport-fog-20120506.jpgIt's eight weeks now since maintenance and emergency services workers at the St. John's airport went on strike, and airport managers are warning the strike could drag on into the winter. Keith Collins is the CEO of the St. John's International Airport Authority. He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

 

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Ed Martin on "bill calculator"

nl-martin-ed-2-180110.jpgWith the Muskrat Falls hydro project now so close to being a reality, you probably want to know what difference it will make on your electricity bills.  As part of its campaign to promote Muskrat Falls, the provincial government has put together a bill calculator.  You can find it online at www.powerinourhands.ca   It's already generating controversy.   So we've invited Ed Martin, the president and CEO of Nalcor to join us.
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Crosstalk - Your favourite saints - Today we're marking All Saints Day. (or all Hallows Day) by asking if you have a favourite saint.  Our guest on the program is a Roman Catholic priest.  Father Paul Lundrigan is the parish priest for St. Kevin's and St. Joseph's.
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Crosstalk - Bullying

We're asking if you would come to the defense of someone being bullied.  Our guest on the show is someone who can definitely say yes.  He's Travis Price, who grew up in Coldbrook, Nova Scotia; and he's one of the young men who started Pink Shirt Day after a younger boy was bullied.  We're also joined by some students from Prince of Wales Collegiate:  Lauren Lambe, Grade 12; Alysa O'Keefe, Grade 11; and Xiong Yi Cui, Grade 12.
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