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January 2013 Archives

St. John's Caps coach on hockey fight controversy

 

Senior hockey took a smack this week when Todd Gillingham, the coach of the North East Seniors Eagles, condemmed the violent behaviour of the St. John's Caps. The two teams faced off against each other on Sunday night at the Rogers Bussy Arena. Wally Bray is the head coach of the St. John's Caps. He joins host John Furlong in studio.

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Crosstalk - the legalities of marriage and common law

Should we eliminate legal differencies between married couples and those who chose to live common law? Host John Furlong is joined by Jill Brown, a lawyer with King Penney and Brown Barristers and Solicitors in Corner Brook.

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Runner Jillian Forsey - From Kippens, to Jamaica

hi-forsey-jillian-201211.jpgJillian Forsey has just returned from competing with the Canadian Junior women's cross-country team in Jamaica.  She crossed the finish line in 14 minutes, 48 seconds, to help Team Canada claim the team title in the junior women's bracket - Something it also did in the junior men and senior women divisions.  Jillian Forsey is back home in Kippens.  She speaks with John Furlong.

 

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Crosstalk - Drug testing in the workplace The issue of substance abuse on the job is a growing concern, and drug testing policies are becoming the norm in certain industries; particularly when people are working in potentially hazardous workplaces.  But is this kind of testing a violation of your human rights? Host John Furlong is joined by Richard Alexander. He's the Executive Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Employers Council.

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From the archives - U.S. Army transport ship Edmund B. Alexander docks in St. John's

It was big news - about a thousand American servicemen were on board. Their job: To help build and maintain the first U.S. base in the province at Fort Pepperrell, alongside Quidi Vidi Lake. Christine Davies takes us back 72 years, to the docking of the Edmund B. Alexander.  Tony & Margaret DeAntonio 1943  - Courtesy A Friendly Invasion II: A Personal Touch by John N. Cardoulis

 

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CROSSTALKIs the proposed Newfoundland Power rate hike too high? 

Your electricity bills could be going up. Newfoundland power is asking the Public Utilities board to approve a proposed 7.2 per cent rate hike for residential customers and a 0.6 - 6.0 per cent for commercial customers. They also looking for substantial increases in the rates of its returns to shareholders. Over ten per cent this year and the next. Newfoundland Power has been making its case before the PUB. Consumer advocate Tom Johnson has been putting forward the arguement that these increases are too high. He's John Furlong's guest guest on today's crosstalk.

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Hypothermia - Do you know what to do?

hypo for web.jpgSay you're on a snowmobile and go through the ice - Do you know what to do? Memorial University PHD studio Farrell Cahill is an expert on hypothermia. He's one of the only thermo-regulatory physiologists in the province. Ramona Dearing spoke to Farrell Cahill and he began by defining hypothermia:

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Crosstalk - Quitting smoking

smoking-8col.jpgA study released late last week offers new encouragement for smokers who want to quit. Today on Crosstalk, we're asking if it really is as hard to quit smoking as everyone says. In our Corner Brook studio, a woman who knows exactly what it's like. Late last summer, Andrea Green quit smoking. Also with us, Mary Lynn Pender. She's the director of Smokers' Help Line - It's run by the Nfld and Labrador Lung Association.

 

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The case of the midding Haggis.

Butcher Mike McGowan (The Western Star).jpgMike McGowan, a butcher in Corner Brook is supposed to supply the haggis for tonight's annual Robbie Burns Night tonight.  ....tonight's the big night, but there's still no sign of the haggis. Mike McGowan joins us on the line from Corner Brook.

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Trivia Master Mack Furlong.jpgCROSSTALK:  Good news, everyone: Mack is back. Mack Furlong, that is. With another (weird and) wonderful edition of Trivia. He's got questions for you. You've got questions for him. Ramona, with a glad heart, hands out the prizes. Is there anything not to like? Phone in or tweet!

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Eton FRX1 Radio.jpgAll callers today will have their names put into a draw for an ETON FRX1 portable radio.

 

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Coalition of Persons with Disabilities is planiing to shut down for good.

Coalition of Persons with Disabilities Newfoundland and Labrador .JPGThe issue is a lack of government funding. Michelle Murdoch is the President of COD NL.

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CROSSTALK: Do you worry that the rape drug will be slipped to someone you care about? Sara Tilley of St. John's believes it happened to her. Fortunately, her friends looked after her. But by coming forward, Sara Tilley broke a wall of silence, in the process revealing that it's happened to many, many others in Nfld and Lab. Joining her in studio, Leslie McLeod, the executive director of Marguerite's Place.

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A food recall affects the Newfoundland Chocolate Company

logo.pngBrent Smith is the co-owner of the Newfoundland Chocolate Company. He joins Ramona in studio to explain why.

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CROSSTALK:  Have you been seeing driving habits that don't quite match the conditions? Get it off your chest! We have two traffic services police officers in studio with us: RCMP Constable Dennis Hann and RNC Constable Dave Hutchings.

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RADIO NOON ARCHIVES: American troops arrive at our shores...

Tony DeAntonio at Camp Alexander 1941 (Courtesy: A Friendly Invasion II: A Personal Touch by John N. Cardoulis).jpgEdmund B. Alexander(Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command).jpgIt was in late January, 1941, that the U.S. Army Transport vessel Edmund B. Alexander steamed from New York City to St. John's. Tony, DeAntonio, a U.S. Army private, just 23-years-old was on board.

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CROSSTALK: Ross Reid is now NL's Deputy Minister Responsible for the Population Growth Strategy. Our question for you: Is better childcare the key to growing our population? Ramona's guests are Mary Walsh, who chairs the Assn of Early Childhood Educators, and Angela Richards, who is an early childhood educator as well as being a single mother of twin toddlers.

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Why online dating could leave you broke.

Key Messages to Help Avoid Scams in a Public Setting(rcmp-grc.gc.ca).jpgThe RCMP Commercial Crime Section is warning the public of "Romance scams" targeting the province. Constable Colleen Noble is with the RCMP Commercial Crime Section.

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Jamie Fitzpatrick.jpgCROSSTALK:  Did you miss NHL hockey? Whether yes or whether no, we want to hear from you. Ramona's guest is broadcaster Jamie Fitzpatrick, who also writes about hockey online.(www.proicehockey.about.com) Phone in or tweet!

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Hilda Whelan of Dildo wins first ever Ovations award.

Premier Kathy Dunderdale has created an honour to recognize women in the province. Women who fight for justice against all odds. It's called the Premier's OVATIONS award, and the very first recipient is Hilda Whelan of Dildo. 

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CROSSTALK:  Should a geography course be mandatory in our high schools? Ramona's guest is MUN Associate Professor of Sociology, Judith Adler.

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Don't be surprised if you see a dog in a restaurant in St. John's.

Anne Malone is legally blind, and she just got a guide dog two months ago. Staff in some St. John's restaurants don't want the dog in their establishment even though it's the law.

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CROSSTALK: Have you noticed vulnerabilities in our food supply this winter? Ramona's guests are Andrea Maunder of Bacalao Restaurant, and Darren Butt from the College of the North Atlantic's Disaster and Emergency Management program. Have you noticed some bare spots in your food store?

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Jane Adey with more on the disappearance of Henrietta Millek

Henrietta Millek disappeared in December 1982.jpgIt's 30 years since Henrietta Millek disappeared. Her friends and family have never forgotten her. Jane Adey has been working on this story.

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Kara Arnold.jpgLinda Ross.jpgCROSSTALK: On Thursday, there's a big gathering in St. John's called "Ovations", to recognize the contributions of women in NL .( http://www.ovationsnl.ca/ ). Which leads us to this question: Should there be more women in leadership roles here? Ramona's guests are Hilda Broomfield Letemplier, who is the president of Pressure Pipe Steel Fabrication, and Linda Ross, the president of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

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RADIO NOON Archives: Labrador Nurse Millicent Loder.

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Radio Noon Archives.jpgChristine Davies is back with more recollections from the CBC Radio Archives of pioneer Labrador nurse Millicent Loder.

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CROSSTALK: Whether it's travelling back and forth between NL and places such as Alberta, or driving a big distance to and from work in NL everyday, is the long-distance commute here to stay? Ramona's guests are Val Perry, who drives from Harbour Grace to St. John's every weekday, and Kelly Vodden, KVODDEN@MUN.CA who is working on a Memorial University study of long-distance commuters.

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Phone in Special: Your questions about surviving power outages

Tea and Toast by the Power(John Power).jpgAre you wondering what you can do to prepare for the next power outage?
Joining us to give you advice, Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Chief and the president of the Nfld and Labrador Assocation of Fire Services, Vince Mackenzie.

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Earl Sunshine of Grand Prairie takes part in an Idle No More protest.jpgCROSSTALK: Do you support the Idle No More movement? Phone in or tweet with your thoughts. Ramona's guests are Ashely White of Corner Brook. She's organizing an upcoming Idle No More event. She's also a member of the Qalipu First Nation. Plus Chris Sheppard. He's Inuit from Postville, Labrador, and works at the Native Friendship Centre in St. John's.

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Coming Up on Radio Noon: Fri Jan 11, 2013

Not a regular day--not a regular program! Starting with the noon news (11:30 Lab), we'll bring you lots of blizzard information, from Ryan with your weather update to road information to public service announcements. And we'll open the phone lines if you need to get any information out to our listeners. Stay cozy, and stay with CBC!

12:00 Nfld / 11:30 Lab

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Fire destroys Home Hardware and Bank in Springdale

What's left of Home Hardware & Bank of Montreal in Springdale.jpgRennie Normore is the chief of the volunteer fire department in Springdale.

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CROSSTALK: St. John's South-Mount Pearl MP Ryan Cleary had a close call when his vehicle hit a moose. It was after dark, in Terra Nova National Park, and the moose popped up with no warning. Now he's calling for highway speed limits to be reduced at night. What are your thoughts on that?

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MUN professor stirs up controversy by banning cellphones in the classroom.

One of his students is well-known pianist David Chafe. He joins us on phone.

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Amanda Burton, MSc, RD.jpgCROSSTALK: Are you avoiding wheat? Many people are going gluten-free these days.  Do you think it's a healthy choice, or the latest health fad? Ramona's guest is dietitian Amanda Burton of Recipe for Health http://www.recipeforhealth.ca/ 

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On December 30, a car smacked into the front of Manna Bakery in St. John's

Thumbnail image for Manna Bakery.jpgThe business is closed temporarily. It's a hard hit for a family-run operation. John Rusted is the Vice President of Manna Bakery.

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Radio Noon Archives.jpgRADIO NOON ARCHIVES: Christine Davies is back today, with fascinating archival tape of Labrador Nurse Millicent Loder.

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CROSSTALK:  Are people with dementia excluded socially? The Alzheimer Society has a campaign aimed at getting us to see the person, not the disease. Ramona's guests are Shirley Lucas of the Alzheimer Society NL, and Paul Penney, whose wife, Agatha, was diagnosed at the age of 50. Phone in or tweet. BTW, here's a link to an excellent documentary on CBC's Sunday Edition late last year: http://www.cbc.ca/thesundayedition/shows/2012/11/14/redefining-dementia-in-denmark/ 

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The School bus in the Western School District has only 2 students.

The bus is in the St. George's area on one of the runs that the Callahan Group handles. Dave Callahan is the owner of the company. He's on the line from St. George's.

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Thumbnail image for TA Loeffler and Mike Wahl.jpgCROSSTALK: Here's where we can help: we've got two experts in studio who can answer your questions and inspire you. TA Loeffler is a professor of Human Kinetics and Recreation at Memorial University, and a well-known mountain climber www.taloeffler.com. Mike Wahl is the co-owner of Definitions https://definitionsonline.com .

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Remembering Father Biju Anthony

Father Biju Anthony of Bird Cove.jpgWe don't tend to think of priests as being shy people. But that's how Father Biju Anthony was. He's also being remembered as a man with a strong sense of humour. We are joined on phone with his friend Wanda Pittman.

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The province's first baby of 2013 was born enroute to the hospital in an ambulance.

Baby Nicholas and Mom Jennifer.jpgThe first baby born in Nfld and Labrador this year arrived at 4:18 in the morning on New Year's Day. Nicholas Benmore was born in an ambulance on the way to the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's. Jennifer MacDonald is the proud mother. CBC Reporter Zach Goudie caught up with her and baby Nicholas resting comfortablY at the hospital.

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E-book (CBC).jpgCROSSTALK: Winter is the perfect time to get some good reading in. And so to our question for you: Are e-books edging out print books? Phone in and share your thoughts. Ramona's guest is Emily Blackmore of the NL public library system.

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A local man's efforts make a difference in Tanzania.

Cassian Rwandera with new studio Recording equipment.jpgPeter Young of St. Phillips has made it possible to open a recording studio in Tanzania. Peter joins us in studio.

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