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February 2013 Archives

Crosstalk: Stretching your dollar

On Crosstalk - we want YOUR ideas on stretching a budget dollar.

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Coming up Thursday on Radio Noon's Crosstalk:

What are you doing to stretch your buying dollar?

A dollar has exactly 100 cents, but there's more pressure than ever to stretch that dollar. The cost of living is on the march, governments are cutting back ... everyone is feeling the squeeze. We'd love to hear your creative ideas. Join guest host John Gushue and our guests, Susan Flanagan and Elaine Balsam, for an economically minded Crosstalk.

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Radio Noon airs weekdays at 12, 12:30 in Parts of Labrador.

Radio Noon Crosstalk: Do some communities get a free ride?

Municipalities NL.jpg... or at least get more services than they pay for? The reason may be is that these communities are unincorporated. Cities and towns say their unincorporated neighbours are getting an unfair break. What do you think? Call in Wednesday on Radio Noon Crosstalk.                                          Guest host John Gushue will be joined by guests Neville Greeley, the mayor of Corner Brook, and Churence Rogers, of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Sunset in CBS.jpgConception Bay South is planning NOW for the next power outage: Joining us here in the studio is C.B.S. Mayor Woodrow French.

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maude Barlow.jpgMaude Barlow is the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians. She is also chair of the Washington-based Food and Water Watch.  She joins us in Studio.

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Crosstalk: Do some hockey parents go too far?

Hockey NL.jpgIt's not the first conflict between parents and a minor hockey group - but a dispute in Clarenville has put a new focus on what has often turned into true conflict. Guest Host John Gushue welcomes Jennifer Park and Todd Gillingham.

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The poorer you are, the more likely you are to smoke. That's just one of the points raised today by the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco, which has unveiled a five-year strategy on cutting down on smoking. The Alliance says some segments of the population are at much greater risk ... and those are the people that the government and the health-care system need to focus on. Kevin Coady is the Alliance's executive director.

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Crosstalk: We're looking for your picks for the ideal kitchen gadget or utensil.

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On Radio Noon's Crosstalk on Monday, we're looking for your picks for the ideal kitchen gadget or utensil. What's the tool or item that you'd recommend to anyone? 

Our guests are Jeremy Charles and Todd Perrin, two acclaimed chefs who have helped put the local food scene on the national map. 

Guest host John Gushue is bringing along his: a plastic mold that makes perfectly round spheres of ice, which are great for keeping drinks cold without diluting them. 
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A home-grown food app that is trying to get off the ground ... and soaring.  It's called the Forgetful Chef - and there's a catch. It doesn't exist yet. I spoke with Chris Da Sie, one of the people behind it, earlier in Studio A.
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Crosstalk: Trivia with Mack Furlong

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Trivia Master Mack Furlong.jpgHe's here to take your questions and no doubt, has a few questions to throw out to you.

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Another off-ice hockey fight. ..this one in Minor Hockey in Clarenville.  Barry Wheeler runs a popular hockey blog called NL-hockey-talk.ca. He's pretty plugged in, to what's going on in hockey circles in this province.

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Truckers ignore wind warnings

Division No. 4, Subd. A-20130221-00087.jpgHigh winds are certainly not unknown in the Wreckhouse area. Last Sunday, wind gusts peaked at 170 kilometres an hour. You'd think warnings would be enough to keep truckers off the highway - but not so. Constable Shawn Skinner is with the RCMP in Port-aux-Basques. He speaks with host John Furlong.

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Crosstalk - Are you disillusioned with the Senate?

Host John Furlong speaks with Kelly Blidook, a political science professor at Memorial University

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Housing costs for international students

We've talked about the impact that high housing costs are having on students across Nfld and Labrador.  But there's an angle that hasn't received much attention.  And that is the impact  that growing rents are having on international students at Memorial University.  Parsa Khan is  from Bangladesh, and has completed biochemistry and business degress at Memorial University.  He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk -  Should the public service sector be trimmed? Former Conservative Premier Tom Rideout joins us from Corner Brook today.  Former Liberal cabinet minister Kay Young is with us from near Lethbridge.

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Bonne Bay storm

Living in the middle of a national park is certainly easy on the eyes. But people who live near Gros Morne mountain don't just have beautiful scenery to contend with. They've also got powerful winds.

Norris Point and Rocky Harbour were hit especially hard on Sunday.James Bowen is a doctor in Bonne Bay.

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mmmm....Bologna Cupcakes

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From the archives: Newfoundland National Convention

Christine Davies joins host Ramona Dearing with another excerpt from the broadcast recordings of the Newfoundland National Convention

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Crosstalk Tuesday Feb 19 - Windy Winter

Is this the windiest winter you've ever seen? Joining us to take your calls: Two meterologists. Rodney Barney from the Gander weather office of Environment Canada, and our very own Ryan Snodden.

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Band Aid grants

Students at a school on the Port-au-Port peninsula can expect to see some new music stands in their music room. While members of a high school concert band on the Avalon will soon be practicing on a few new flutes. Both schools received grants from the MusiCounts' Band Aid program. Carolyn Lethbridge is the principal and music teacher at Our Lady of the Cape in Degrau. And Robert Colbourne is the music teacher at Crescent Collegiate in South Dildo.

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Crosstalk Monday Feb 18

The topic: drinking water. Many communities in NL remain under boil-water advisories. In additition, CBC News has uncovered information showing the number of communities in NL with high levels of THMs (byproducts of chlorination) in drinking water has nearly doubled over the past 13 years. Our question for you: do you trust that your water is safe? Ramona's guests are NL Environment Minister Tom Hedderson, and Assistant Deputy Minister Martin Goebel.
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Wild and windy night

The midget Central Thunder hockey team was trying to head home from St. Anthony yesterday. But Mother Nature had other plans. High winds and blowing snow forced the driver to pull off the highway outside Parsons Pond. He and 33 passengers spent the night on the DRL bus. Jody Fancey is one of the parents who was onboard.
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Northern Peninsula power

People in a number of communities on the Northern Peninsula are still without power after yesterday's storm.
Merissa King is a spokesperson for Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro.
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Ramona Dearing Bolonie Cupcakes

Kevin Phillips' arresting recipe for Bologna Cupcakes

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups mashed potatoes (hot)
  • 1 carrot mashed (hot)
  • ½ tsp butter
  • 4 slices bolonie (1/4" thick)
  • ½ cup green peas (for garnish)

Method

Prepare mashed potatoes and carrot as desired - set aside.

In a skillet, low-med heat, sauté bolonie in butter until centers puffs. Press bolonie in a greased or lined large muffin pan or cups. Bake at 350F for approx 8-10 minutes. On serving plates, scoop 4 oz of mashed potatoes into each bolonie cup and smooth out with a spatula knife. Garnish top with mashed carrot and sprinkle plate with green peas. Here you can have your cake and eat it to.

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Also try: Potato Stuffed Bolonie Rolls 

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Makes 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups mashed potatoes (hot)
  • 2 tbsp celery (minced)
  • ¼ cup onion (finely chopped)
  • ½ cup green peas
  • ½ tsp prepared mustard
  • Salt & pepper
  • 8 slices bolonie (1/8" thick)
  • Toothpicks

Method

Prepare mashed potatoes as desired. Add celery, onion and mustard. Mix well. Season to taste. Spread 4 tbsp of potato mixture on each bolonie slice. Roll and secure with toothpicks. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Turn mid-way.

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Radio Noon has two Crosstalk Features today.

Thumbnail image for Adam Walsh.jpgCrosstalk #1: The province faces a $4-billion deficit over the next three years. Are you surprised by the budget shortfall? Guest CBC reporter Adam Walsh. 

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Thumbnail image for Lisa Moore.jpgCrosstalk #2: Lisa Moore's February is this year's Canada Reads winner. She's our guest in studio to take your calls on the very anniversary of the Ocean Ranger disaster, which features so prominently in the novel. Lisa Moore is a Booker Prize nominee, a Giller Prize nominee, the winner of the Commonwealth Writers' Prize.

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Crosstalk: Will the concerns of people with disabilities still be heard?

The Coalition of Persons with Disabilities NL faces closure because of a lack of funding. Ramona's guests are Marie Ryan, a former chair of the organization. And Catherine Rodgers, who used to be its executive director.

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Crosstalk: What's the secret to a long life?

Tom Kierans.jpgWell-known St. John's resident Tom Kierans was in our studio as he celebrated his 100th birthday. That's right, he was born Feb 13, 1913. 

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Crosstalk: Can you afford to live where you live?

Housing prices and rents have gone up, and so have property taxes. Plus we're juggling high costs for milk and fuel. It can all leave homeowners and renters tight for money. Ramona's guests are Pastor Jonathan Rogers from SonRise Ministries in Corner Brook, and Ralph Morris of St. John's. He heads up the NL Public Sector Pensioners Association.

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Crosstalk: Are you comfortable talking about your Mental health?

People are more comfortable talking about their health these days. But what about their mental health? Is it still hard to talk about? Ramona's guest in studio is passionate about this issue. He's CTV's Seamus O'Regan, and he's one of the national spokespersons for Bell's Let's Talk Day http://letstalk.bell.ca/en/ 

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What this cold weather means when it comes to Holyrood's crippled generating station.

We are on phone with Rob Henderson, Manager of Systems Operations, NL Hydro.

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Buddy Wasisname(http://buddywasisname.com/).pngCROSSTALK: It's Buddy Wasisname and the Other Fellers, in our studio in Labrador West where they're kicking off their tour of Arts and Culture Centres! http://buddywasisname.com/ 

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Flooding hits Flat Bay Brook and the people there feel like they're abandoned.

Flat Bay(Nicole Glover) .jpgNora Glover is a permanent resident of Flat Bay Brook.

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icy-sidewalk in St. John's(cbc.ca).jpgCROSSTALK: Is it any easier for pedestrians to get around this winter?Ramona's guest is Kelly Bruton of St. John's, who started the Facebook page "Winter Sidewalks in St. John's". No matter where you live, tell us how you're finding getting around on foot.

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Power outage in St. Lunaire-Griquet

li-620-power-outage-cp02887.jpgTo say the hours are dragging for people in St. Lunaire-Griquet is an understatement. With no power since Monday night, people are very uncomfortable. There's the cold for those without heat. And there's no water, either. Neyda Galvez lives in St. Lunaire. Gerald Hillier is the mayor. They speak with host Ramona Dearing.

 

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schoolbus.jpgCrosstalk - Should there be police officers in our schools? Host Ramona Dearing is joined by Ruby Hoskins, the president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of School Councils.

 

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RADIO NOON - Tuesday February 5/2013

William Keough at Convention.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Christine Davies will be here to feature an excerpt from the broadcast recordings of the Newfoundland National Convention.

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Only Hotel in Cartwright burns to the ground.

 

: The community of Cartwright is in shock today.

The newly renovated Cartwright Hotel.jpgCartwright Hotel picture taken this morning.jpgRosetta Holwell is the Mayor of Carwright. She joins us on phone in our first half hour.

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Today on Radio Noon: Will you miss the Penny?Penny.jpgCROSSTALK: Will you miss the penny?  We'll take a penny-wise perspective on the question as the Royal canadian mint stops circulating coppers on Monday/today. Coin collector Rod O'Driscoll will be Ramona Dearing's guest.

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Hockey blogger on hockey fight controversy

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Todd Gillingham - coach of the North East Senior Eagles - says after one of his players got his mouth ripped open, the opposing bench taunted him about his former alcholol abuse. But Caps head coach Wally Bray says Gillingham was not taunted about drinking. The president of the league says its all being investigated. Barry Wheeler lives in Summerside and runs the website nlhockeytalk.ca He has been watching all of this very closely and he joins host John Furlong.

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brian m.jpgCrosstalk: The first album you purchased - What's the first record you ever bought with your own money? Host John Furlong is joined by CBC's Brian McHugh

 

 

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