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March 2013 Archives

Thursday March 28, 2013

RCMP seized two unsecured shotguns, a large quantity of ammunition and several lighters in a house in Natuashish on Wednesday night. (RCMP).jpgSeven children sniffing gas in a house in Natuashish: Sergeant Faron Harnum is with RCMP detachment in Natuashish. We reached him by phone.

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Budget 2013.jpgThe Government has just announced significant budget cuts to the court system here: Lawyer Bob Buckingham is very concerned about them.

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CROSSTALK: It's the time of year when people dream of travelling for some rest and relaxation. So here's our question for you: Would you go on a cruise? Ramona's guest is Ross Klein, the man behind www.cruisejunkie.com  and the author of several books about the cruise industry, including "Death by Chocolate: What You Must Know Before Taking a Cruise". Do you love going on cruises? Or are they not your thing?

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Wednesday March 27, 2013

English school boards in Nfld and Labrador are merging:  The minister of education in Nfld and Labrador Clyde Jackman joins us on phone.

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CROSSTALK: It's your chance to have your say about the tough provincial budget. 1,200 jobs to be cut. Fee increases. The number of school boards reduced to just two. What's your reaction? Ramona's guests are Carol Furlong, the president of NAPE. And Richard Alexander, ex dir of the NL Employers' Council.

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Tuesday March 26, 2013

Dr. Paolo Zamboni(CBC.CA).jpgDid the Zamboni treatment for MS patients lead to false hopes and bitter disappointment? Everyone wanted the Zamboni treatment to cure MS patients. But study after study suggests the prodedure doesn't offer any benefts. Mark Lane and ted Warren share their thoughts with us.

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Radio Noon Archives.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Christine Davies bring us a historical moment from the Newfoundland National Convention....the issue of whether to record the proceedings.

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John and Jane Crosbie pictured in Cape St. George. Courtesy of Peter and Jenny Fenwick.jpgCROSSTALK: As they leave the public eye at Governnent House in St. John's, we've got legendary NL politician John Crosbie and his wife Jane Furneaux Crosbie in studio to take your calls. Must-hear radio.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Learning disabilities and substance abuse(EX weinbergc.wix.com).jpgLearning disabilities and substance abuse can often go hand in hand. There can be a connection between teenagers with learning disabilities, and sustance abuse.  David Banfield of the Learning Disabilities Association is here with more information.

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CROSSTALK: Chief Misel Joe.jpgOur question for you: Do you have a spiritual place? Somewhere you go when you need to be quiet, or to recharge, or to contemplate some of life's big questions? Ramona's guests are Saqamaw Misel Joe, the chief in Conne River, and Sharon Taylor, who is working on a book about aboriginal spirituality.

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Friday March 22, 2013

Stephanie LeDrew.JPGThe first ever Nflder at the World Women's Curling Championships. We'll meet Stephanie LeDrew, originally from Corner Brook.

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Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Trivia Master Mack Furlong.jpgCROSSTALK: As promised, Trivia with Mack Furlong! He's got questions for you, you've got questions for him, and Ramona's gathered up some great prizes.

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Radio Noon, Thursday, March 22, 2013

(cbc.ca).jpgThe House of Commons votes to protect trans-gendered people from discrimination. We've got Jennifer McCreath on the line for her reaction.
 She's a transgender activist in St. John's.

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The RNC has confirmed that the victim of a vicious assault on tessier place died in a St. John's hospital on Sunday (CBC).jpgCROSSTALK: Is there a way to fix the drug problem in our communities? Last week, listeners told us loud and clear that they believe the NL drug problem is growing. Now let's talk about solutions: Ramona's guests are Royal Newfoundland Constabulary chief Robert Johnston and Cindy Murphy of the John Howard Society.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

li-hand-wash-hospital-620-c.jpgMan speaks on grandmother's C. Difficile death: A man whose grandmother contracted C. Difficile just before her death has a lot of questions for Eastern Health.  Christina Ballard of Paradise was 90 years old.  She died on the 9th of March at the Health Sciences Centre in St. John's.  Harry Tucker is her grandson, he speaks with Ramona Dearing, from Calgary.

 

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Crosstalk: Should there be warning labels on alcohol? Ramona's guest is Dr. Ted Rosales.  He's a pediatrician and geneticist well-known for his work on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.  They take your calls.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

East End Pharmacy.jpgThe Nfld and Labrador Pharmacy Board has suspended the licenses for Lloyd Bennett and John Gerald Whelan at East End Pharmacy. Margot Priddle is the Registrar of the Nfld and Labrador Pharmacy Board.!

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CROSSTALK: Should seasonal workers pay higher E-I premiums? Charles Cirtwill of the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies says yes. He also says seasonal employers should pay more, too. Earle McCurdy of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers has a different perspective. They're both Ramona's guests.

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Crosstalk: Monday March 18, 2013

Our question for you: Should men and women share hospital rooms? It's happening in some hospitals in NL when beds are in short supply. Ramona's guest, Health Advocate Kathleen Connors worries about that.

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Monday March 18, 2013

George Joyce
A trustee with the Eastern School District is angry with 2 men at the top of the organization.
It's all got to do with a proposal that School District chair Milton Peach, and CEO Bruce Vey submitted to the finance department. In it, they proposed major cuts and consolidations.
But trustee George Joyce says he was never consulted before that message was sent to government. We reached George Joyce near Clarenville.
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Friday March 15, 2013

Yvonne Jones.jpgLiberal M-H-A Yvonnes Jones announces she will run for Liberal nomination:  Federal cabinet minister and Labrador M-P Peter Penashue has resigned. Yvonne Jones jons us in Stduio.

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Penashue steps down.jpgCROSSTALK: Today, the story that's still reverberating in NL: The resignation of Intergovernmental Affairs Minister and Labrador MP Peter Penashue. What's your reaction? Ramona will be in studio with MUN political scientist Kelly Blidook.

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Parents in Whitbourne plan to take the Eastern School district to court

The board plans to shut down their elementary school, and bus those children to Woodland Elementary in Dildo. Ramona talks to Tony Young on the "Save Whitbourne Elementary" Committee.

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Crosstalk: should we have scoreless games for young athletes?

Like the idea or not, the notion is gaining traction across Canada. Including here in Nfld and Labrador. Where the Nfld and Lab Soccer Association is going with scoreless games for players under 12 this seaon.

We've got Mike Power in studio from the Soccer Association. He's the director of player development. He's in studio right now, along with Tim Fletcher, an assistant professer at MUN's School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Enhanced Picture (shadows) of Powderhorn Lake ice formation.jpgAnother mystery occurrence on a lake in Central Nfld. We contacted cabin owner Peter Butler and asked him about what he experienced on Powderhorn Lake.

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CROSSTALK: We're asking if you're concerned that the drug problem is growing in Nfld and Labrador?  Ramona's guest is Ron Fitzpatrick of the group "Turnings". 

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Radio Noon Tuesday March 12

It came from Outer space??? Something may have crashed onto the ice at Dawes Pond west of Badger last night. Jim Gillard is with the Twillingate Astronomical Observatory. We reached him pondside.

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Radio Noon Archives with Christine Davies: Christine Davies is here with the Parts 1 and 2 of John Ryan's (Pic. Standing with Cane) story about the sinking of the S.S. Erik in the waning days of World War I.

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Part 2

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CROSSTALK: It's the time of year when people are pouring over seed catalogues. Dreaming of hardy varieties. Get some great advice on which ones to choose from Tim Walsh of the Botanical Garden at Memorial University.

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Monday March 11, 2013

One of about 60 puppies that arrived in Halifax from Labrador on JULY 12 (CBC).jpgAn animal rescue group in Nova Scotia argues there's a better way to control the animal population in Natuashish than shooting stray dogs. Shelley Cunningham is the President of Litters 'n Critters Animal Rescue. We reached her in Nova Scotia.

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Corporate Research Associates released new poll today indicating that the NDP are pulling ahead in the polls in Nfld and Labrador. NDP leader, Lorraine Michael joins us in studio.

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CROSSTALK: In the House of Assembly, NDP leader Lorraine Michael asked if the NL gov't knew about the looming deficit at the time the Muskrat Falls hydro project was being decided on. Our question for you: Should the Muskrat Falls project be delayed until the province is in the black? Ramona's guests are Leo Power, who supports the project. And Con O'Brien, who has called for an independent review.

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Crosstalk: Acts of kindness

My guest in studio is inspirational speaker Shawn Stratton. Who has just experienced a huge act of kindness.

We want to hear about your experiences.

Has anyone ever done something incredibly nice for you?

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Cell phone service horror stories

A few months ago, we talked to the group, "Open Media.ca" about its push for better cell phone contracts. At that time, Open Media.ca was calling for cell phone horror stories and we heard from quite a few people here about their problems.

Now the group has put all those stories into a study called "Time for An Upgrade".

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Fri March 8, 2013

Have you ever been on the receiving end of an act of kindness, one that's stayed with you? Ramona's guest Shawn Stratton sure has. He'll tell his story--and he's looking forward to hearing your stories. Phone in or tweet!

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12:25-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Lab

Use alternatives to salt to enhance the flavour of food

Ramona talks with Nicole Penton, a registered dietician. She's advising people to use spices, peppers, garlic and cumin to flavour food.

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Kim Stockwood remembers Stompin' Tom Connors

Ramona talks with Kim Stockwood about her fond memories of Stompin' Tom Connors, who passed away at the age of 77.

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Crosstalk: should women be ordained as priests in the Roman Catholic church?

In studio with me today, Anne Walsh, who is very involved in the church. She's the executive assistant to archbishop Martin Currie. She's also served as a university chaplain and she's working on a Doctor of Minister Degree.

Also with us today, Roman Catholic priest Paul Lundrigan. The parish priest for St. Kevin's in the Goulds and St. Joseph's in Petty Harbour.

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Crosstalk: healthy cooking with chef Roary MacPherson

Today we've got a chef in studio to answer your questions about how to cook with good health in mind and how to keep those dishes appealing.

Roary MacPherson is the executive chef at the Sheraton Hotel in St. John's. He's also working with the Canadian Cancer Society here in Nfld and Labrador on a new program. It's called "Cooking for Life".

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Thurs March 7, 2013

Do you think women should be ordained as priests within the Roman Catholic church? Canadian Cardinal Marc Oulette says no; Ramona's guests have their own views. They're RC priest, Paul Lundrigan, and Anne Walsh, who is very involved in the church. Phone in or tweet!

12:25-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Labrador

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Coming Up on Crosstalk Wed March 6, 2013

It's one thing to talk about cooking healthy foods, and another thing to make the change. It's your opportunity to share your tips, and ask chef Roary MacPherson for advice. He'll be in studio, along with Matt Murphy of the Canadian Cancer Society, NL Division. The group has just started a program called "Cooking for Life". Phone in!

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12:35-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Labrador

Crosstalk Tuesday March 5 2013

The strike at the St. John's airport started almost 6 months ago, and there's no sign it will end anytime soon. Our question for you: Are you surprised that the strike has dragged on this long? Ramona's guest is St. John's Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff.

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Employment programs cut

On Friday, the provincial government announced it's cutting funding to 40 groups in Nfld and Labrador that's being used to help people find jobs. Those groups include the John Howard Society, the Community Education Network and the Celtic Business Development Association. The government says it will re-invest the 14-million dollars into services such as training to develop skills.The opposition Liberals are speaking out again the cuts. We're going to check in with Kelly Vodden to see what she thinks of them. She's an associate professor at Memorial University, both in St. John's and on the Grenfell campus. She's also heading up a multi-province project about Canadian Regional Development.

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New young adult novel tackles subject of mental illness

Ramona talks to Susan Chalker Browne about her new novel "The Secret Life of a Funny Girl", which deals with the subject of mental illness.

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Crosstalk: Should the province pay for the patch to help people quit smoking?

Both my guests on the show would like to see that happen for people on low incomes.

Kevin Coady is the executive director of the Alliance for Tobacco Control--or ACT-- in Nfld and Labrador. Mary Lynn Pender is the Director of the Smokers' Help Line.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues March 5, 2013

The strike at the St. John's airport started almost 6 months ago, and there's no sign it will end anytime soon. Our question for you: Are you surprised that the strike has dragged on this long? Ramona's guest is St. John's Deputy Mayor Shannie Duff. Phone in or tweet.

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

12:25-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Lab

Coming Up on Crosstalk: Mon March 4, 2013

Lots of people are trying to quit smoking. And lots of people do it by using the patch or prescription medications. But that can be a challenge if you're low income. What do you think? Should the provincial government cover the costs for those people? Ramona's back on the show today, and her guest is Kevin Coady of ACT, the Alliance for the Control of Tobacco. Phone in or tweet!

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12:25-1:30 Nfld / 11:55-1 Lab

 

Concerns about fracking in western Newfoundland

The Petroleum Services Association will be visiting the province later this year to calm concerns about fracking - or hydraulic fraturing.

 

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Crosstalk: What movies are you recommending?

On Cross-talk, what movie do you consider to be your favorite, what movie speaks to you on a personal level and why. My guest will be Adam Clarke, movie buff and film critic with the Scope.

 

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