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December 2012 Archives

A 63-year old man has died after going through the ice on his snowmobile in Hopedale harbour

RCMP Corporal Jonathan Kenny is with the Hopedale detachment.

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What are your picks for the top news stories of 2012 in Newfoundland and Labrador? Guest Host Roger Samson is joined by CBC assignment producer Mike Rossiter.

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The 2013 provincial economic outlook from the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council.

Fred Bergman APEC's Senior Policy Analyst.jpgFred Bergman is a policy analyst with APEC - Atlantic Provinces Economic Council. He's on the line from Halifax.

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CROSSTALK: What was the best cultural event you took in during 2012? I'm Roger Samson, sitting in on Radio Noon Crosstalk for a couple of days. My guest is cultural maven Sheila Guy Murphy AND today we're Thumbnail image for Sheila Guy Murphy.jpgtaking stock of the incredible talent in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

Part 3 13:00-13:30

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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thurs Dec 27, 2012

Join guest-host Roger Samson as he welcomes cultural maven Sheilagh Guy Murphy to studio. Phone in and tell us about the best cultural event you took in in Nfld and Lab in 2012. Hard to pick just one, isn't it?

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

12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab / www.cbc.ca/nl to listen live on-line

Coming Up on Crosstalk: Mon Dec 24, 2012

Santa Claus makes an appearance. On Christmas Eve, no less! He's looking to hear from the boys and girls in Nfld and Lab to see what they're hoping to get for Christmas. It's not every day we get Santa in studio, so we're turning the whole show over to him.

Right after the noon news/11:30 Lab / www.cbc.ca/nl to listen live on-line

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Bernice Morgan with her own personal Christmas story.

Bernice Morgan.jpgWe've got a treat for you right now. Well-known author Bernice Morgan, with a new Christmas story. Shallaway commissioned the story with help from Statoil. And Bernice Morgan read it at the Shalloway Christmas concert.

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Holy Heart launches Pulse FM - HHM Radio

HHM Radio.jpg That's Holy Heart of Mary Radio. Here to tell us about it is English teacher Jim Dinn and level three students, Daniel Escott and Amber Williams.

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Hard of Hearing Association in Nfld and Labrador.jpgChristmas toys under the tree come with bells and whistles. And the noise levels could damage hearing. Leon Mills is the executive director of the Cdn Hard of Hearing Association in Nfld and Labrador.

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CROSSTALK: Turkey time! In case you haven't heard, CBC NL wraps up its turkey drive on Friday (www.cbc.ca/nl for details). And we're delighted to have chef Kathy Jaeger in studio. She's got lots of suggestions for you. And we're looking for your best tips. From making that gravy to keeping your turkey moist to what to do with the leftovers.

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The filibuster at the House of Assembly produces a lively exchange.

Bay of Islands Liberal MHA Eddie.jpgNatural Resources minister Jerome Kennedy.jpgThe politicians had been at it all night. This produced a nasty exchange involving Natural Resources minister Jerome Kennedy and Bay of Islands Liberal MHA Eddie
Joyce.

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Esteban Rivera  and Dennis Knight.jpgCROSSTALK: Do you have a favourite Christmas tradition? Ramona's guests have very different experiences. Dennis Knight grew up in Jackson's Cove, Green Bay, Nfld, while Esteban Rivera spent his early life in Colombia.

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Shannie Duff speaks up on the harbour fence debate.

The proposed design for a new fence along the St. John's Harbourfront. CBC.jpgDeputy Mayor Shannie Duff joins us on phone from City Hall.

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Radio Noon Archives: "Christmas at Winterton": Christine Davies takes us back in time today...to Winterton at this very time of year, back in 1959. 

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Bob Candow, Ramona Dearing and Greg Hussey.jpgCROSSTALK: Are you having a hard time booking a skilled tradesperson in Nfld and Lab? An electrician? Carpenter? Plumber? If so, you're hardly alone. Let's talk about the situation--and possible solutions--with Ramona's guests. Bob Candow is the owner of Robert Candow's Plastering and Painting, and Greg Hussey is the owner of Karwood Contracting.

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The quest for Turducken..

Turducken_quartered_cross-section(Christopher As we approach the Christmas holidays, Gary Kelly is looking for help from you, our loyal listeners. Gary joins us on phone from Corner Brook.

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Gordon Pinsent - NEXT.jpgCROSSTALK: Gordon Pinsent was in our Toronto studio to take calls hot on the release of his brand-new memoir, Next.  And what a show it was!

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Whitbourne lose their Elementary school.

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Lloyd Gosse is the Mayor of Whitbourne.

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Burin, a town on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, will see its fish plant close today. (CBC).jpgLast day for Highliner Plant in Burin. We speak with worker and union rep Cathy Dimmer.

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CROSSTALK: The rumours are true. Mack Furlong is indeed lined up for another edition of Trivia. Will he talk backwards? Will he wear a bowtie? The truth is there's just no telling. What we do know with certainty is that he's got questions for you, you've got questions for him, and Ramona gets to give out the prizes. Phone in or tweet!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab / www.cbc.ca/nl to listen live on-line

Megan Bateman and the art of sexting.

It's not your usual folklore topic. MUN student Megan Bateman has been studying the practise of sexting. And she's got some fascinating observations.

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Ramona, Unidentified Mummer, Francesca Swann, Dale Jarvis.jpgCROSSTALK: With the St. John's Mummers' Festival right around the corner, we've got a timely question for you: If the mummers come knocking on your door this year, will you let them in? One of Ramona's guests is Dale Jarvis of the Heritage Foundation of Nfld and Lab. The other is Rhonda O'Keefe Arsenault, who is part of the mummering tradition on the Southern Shore.

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Crosstalk: Do you have questions about fire safety?

Inspector Gary Power with the St. John's Regional Fire department.jpgGet timely advice about preventing fires in and around your home. Ramona's guest is Inspector Gary Power of the St. John's Regional Fire Department. 

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Radio Noon Archives: Christmas At Baie Verte.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Christine Davies.jpgAudio Archivist Christine Davies with a Christmas concert that was first broadcast in 1961.

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The School Lunch program launches "Our Children Sing Christmas" CD: Gerry Colbert is the executive director of the School Lunch Association and he's here to talk about their unique fundraiser.

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Lana Payne and Richard Alexander.jpgCROSSTALK: Today on the show, we're soliciting your thoughts on minimum wage. If the advisory committee's recommendations are accepted, minimum wage would sit somewhere around 10 dollars and 34 cents an hour next year. What do you think? I'm in studio with Richard Alexander, the executive director of the Nfld and Lab Employers' Council and Lana Payne, the president of the Nfld and Lab Federation of Labour.
Where should minimum wage be?

 

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Congratulations to Laura Pittman, Newfoundland's newest Rhodes Scholar.

Laura Pittman, Newfoundland's newest Rhodes Scholar.jpgLaura Pittman, a mechanical engineering student from Memorial is packing her bags and heading to Oxford University in England next year. We've reached her by phone in Calgary.

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The proposed design for a new fence along the St. John's Harbourfront. CBC.jpgThe St. John's Board of Trade and that harbour fence. Steve Power chairs the St. John's Board of Trade. He joins Ramona on phone.

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CROSSTALK: What were the best books from Nfld and Lab that you read this year? Ramona's guest is Darrell Squires of the NL public library system, who does lots of book reviews in his spare time.

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Does St. john's need a harbour fence?

Word broke yesterday about a new harbourside security fence in the works for the City of St. John's.And the reaction has been full and swift.  We've got the phone lines open for you right now.  Do we need a fence along the waterfront?

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Crosstalk: Corner Stores We're asking if you remember the old corner stores.  Not so long ago, they were around everywhere.  These days their numbers are down.  Kathie Hicks' parents had B & D Superette in Corner Book.  Phyllis Weir's family had Weir's General Store in Petty Harbour - although most people called it Herbie's Store.  They join host Ramona Dearing in studio.

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A gathering of the POWER Clan.

Power Clan Gathering.jpgThe Power Clan Gathering brings people from Ireland and Newfoundland together because they want to celebrate their joint heritage and ancestry. http://powerclangathering.com/author/powerclangathering/ 

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CROSSTALK: The debate over the Muskrat Falls hydro project lasted just two hours. What do you think - was there enough debate? Ramona's guests are MUN political scientist Christopher Dunn, and two of his students: James Doyle and Jason Brett-Williams.

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Today on CROSSTALK: Was there enough debate on Muskrat Falls?

The NL legislature has voted to approve Muskrat Falls. Muskrat falls.jpgOur guest is Memorial University political scientist Christopher Dunne and two of his students James Doyle and Jason Brett Williams. Phone in or tweet!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 12:05-1 Lab / www.cbc.ca/nl to listen on-line

CROSSTALK: What's your take on graffiti?

The graffiti left at a Signal Hill platform identifies the sprayed message as the work of RC or Rong Crew(CBC ).jpgCROSSTALK: It's a new viewing platform on a walking trail on Signal Hill. And now there's graffiti all over it, graffiti that can be seen from a long distance. What's your take on graffiti? Do you consider it vandalism, or do you see it as artwork? Ramona's guest is Elizabeth Scammell-Reynolds, who is an art appraiser with Reynolds Fine Arts Services Ltd. She's got interesting things to say on this one, and we know you do, too. 

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Radio Noon Archives: Christmas on Fogo Island back in the fifties.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Christine Davies.jpg Christine Davies is here with some lovely seasonal archival tape. Christmas the way it was on Fogo Island back in the fifties.

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DON'T TELL THE NEWFOUNDLANDERS.jpgCROSSTALK: Was Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada a conspiracy? Ramona is in studio with Greg Malone, whose latest book is: "Don't Tell the Newfoundlanders: The True Story of Newfoundland's Confederation with Canada". Looking forward to your calls!

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Francis Smith was born without ears.

Francis Smith.jpgHe was bullied by students and teachers. But he's come to town with a message of hope.

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CROSSTALK: Try putting yourself in Nancy Bonnell's shoes. The resident of Labrador City just received notice that her apartment rent is going from $900 a month to $2000. She's one of Ramona's guests on the phone in. Bruce Pearce of the Community Advisory Council on Homelessness will also be in studio. The question for you: Is it time for rent control in Nfld and Lab?

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