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April 2013 Archives

Tuesday April 30, 2013

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Radio Noon Archives.jpgRadio Noon Archives: Christine Davies takes you back to the sixties, to meet Frank Cantwell.

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N.L. finance minister Jerome Kennedy says the province has lifted its hiring freeze. (CBC) .jpgFirst there's a hiring freeze in the public service, and then there's not. Finance Minister Jerome Kennedy made the announcement yesterday that the provinces recent hiring freeze is over. We've reached the president of the Nfld and Labrador Federation of Labour, Lana Payne for reaction.

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Ross Traverse.jpgCrosstalk: Gardening is back. Ross Traverse, who deservedly just won a Lifetime Achievement Award from Landscape NL, joins Ramona in studio. If you've got questions about winter damage, garden planning, pruning and reviving your poor old lawn, give us a call!

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Monday April 29, 2013

Atlantic Vision.jpgA Marine Atlantic passenger says there's no doubt in her mind that yesterday's so-called security incident was actually a bomb threat. Here's Mary Walters, explaining what happened on board the Atlantic Vision.

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Dan Bursey is an award-winning family/kids entertainer, singer-songwriter and comedian from Lewisporte. He's hoping to win a national contest on CBC. And you can help him reach the top. Dan Bursey.jpg http://danbursey.com/fr_home.cfm 

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CROSSTALK: It's International Dance Day. Do you dance? Phone in with Kristin Harris Walsh and Candice Pike of Dance NL! http://dancenl.ca/ 

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Friday April 26, 2013

Possible resettlement for Little Bay Islands. People in Little Bay Islands vote next week on whether to resettle. And for Doris Tucker, it's a heartbreaking decision. She's on the line from Little Bay Islands. Little Bay Islands has a population of 69(Google Maps).jpg

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CROSSTALK: She was nominated for a 2012 Juno in the Contemporary Christian/Gospel category, and Kellie Loder is performing live in studio. The pride of Badger, NLwill also take your calls. Kellie Loder.jpg

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Thursday April 25, 2013

Protesters at the offices of Child Youth and Family services in Sheshatshiu. Protestors in Sheshatshiu.JPGProtestors say too many Innu children have been removed from the community. And they say some of the children are being put into care outside the province. Jonas Riche is a Band Counsellor in Shehashuit.

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CROSSTALK: And what a discussion it was. We asked: with all this talk of the recent terrorism plots, will there be a backlash against Muslims? Ramona's guests are Dr. Muhammad Quddus Anwar, a member of the Muslim community in St. John's, and Jennifer Selby, an Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Memorial University.

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Wednesday April 24, 2013

Public Sector morale is at an all itme low: So says President of NAPE Carol Furlong.NAPE President Carol Furlong.jpg 

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CROSSTALK: There's been lots of outcry over the provincial government's decision to amalgamate the 4 English school boards in NL to one. But does school board amalgamation make sense? NL Opposition Leader Dwight Ball has concerns about the way it's unfolding. He'll be in studio with Ramona to take your calls and tweets.

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Tuesday April 23, 2013

Port aux Basques fire

Seniors in Port aux Basques need a home after yesterdays fire.

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Radio Archives feature

Christine Davies has one last person to introduce to us from a 1975 documentary about the MV Bonavista's journey up the coast of Labrador.

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You need a routine prescription, but your doctor is all booked up. Should pharamcists have the right to prescribe medication? Ramona's guests are Margot Priddle, the Registrar of the NL Pharmacy Board, and pharmacist and professor Debbie Kelly. ccType=audioclip id=2381310956&mediaid=2381310667&category=AudioMobile/Radio_Noon_NL]

Monday April 22, 2013

A fire at a 12 unit apartment complex in Port aux Basque leaves elderly residents homeless.  Jerry Musseau is the fire chief in Port Aux Basques. He joins us on phone.Fire destroyed much of a 12-unit apartment complex in Port aux Basques on Monday morning. (RCMP).jpg 

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CROSSTALK: April 22nd is Earth Day, so phone in and tell us about your top environmental priorities. Ramona's guest is Katie Temple of the Nfld and Lab Environment Network (www.nlen.ca) images.jpg

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Tues April 23, 2013

You need a routine prescription renewed, but your doctor is all booked up. Should pharamcists have the right to prescribe medication? Ramona's guests are Margot Priddle, the Registrar of the NL Pharmacy Board, and pharmacist and professor Debbie Kelly, who does write some prescriptions at the NL HIV clinic. Phone in or tweet with your thoughts!

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

Friday April 19, 2013

NL Connections to Boston: Local marathon runner Shawn Stratton was in Boston during the bombings - only about 50 feet away from one of the explosions. He's home safe and sound, but it was a very tense morning for the couple he stayed with in Boston. Tom Mullen spoke with Ramona Dearing: 

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CROSSTALK: Craig Young plays live in studio and takes listeners' calls! His CD is Back Home. He's a little bit country, a little bit traditional, and the perfect guest to get your toes tapping on a Friday.Thumbnail image for Ramona and Craig Young.jpg

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Thursday April 18, 2013

The debate over Muskrat Falls heats up in Nova Scotia. Nova Scotia is proposing to spend one point five billion dollars on a Maritime Link. But their provincially-appointed consumer advocate and small-business advocates say that the Maritime Link is not the lowest-cost alternative. This prompted a lively exchange in yesterday's question period. In this clip you'll hear the voices of Nova Scotia Premier Darrel Dexter, the Speaker, Gordie Gosse and Liberal MLA Andrew Young.muskrat-falls-river-2012.jpg 

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Thumbnail image for Pulp and Paper Mill.jpgCROSSTALK: Do you agree with the government's decision to loan Corner Brook Pulp and Paper $90-million? Natural Resources Minister Tom Marshall was due to appear.

Keith Goulding, past president of Greater Corner Brook Chamber of Commerce is now Ramona's guest in our Corner Brook Studio.

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Wednesday April 17, 2013

One show, two phone-ins.

Should the NL speaker have evicted MHA Gerry Rogers from the House of Assembly? CBC webmaster John Gushue joins Ramona to take your calls for this short phone-in.

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Crosstalk # 2: The Rehtaeh Parsons tragedy will haunt Canadians for a long time. Our question for you: Can we stop cyberbulling? Let's talk about a complex and urgent issue.  Cst Kevin Foley and Sgt Ed Billard are with the RNC. We'll also hear from several students. Rehtaeh Parsons.jpg

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

RADIO NOON ARCHIVES with Christine Davies: You can be sure it wasn't easy to be a Grenfell Mission Nurse. Clayre Forsyth spent 20 years in Cartwright. Christine Davies brings you her stories in a few minutes.

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CROSSTALK: This morning, the unrest in the crab fishery continued, with fishers protesting at the FFAW office in St. John's. Our question for you: Do you support yesterday's dumping of crab at Hickman's Harbour? Ramona's colleague, John Furlong of the Fisheries Broadcast, joins her in studio to take your calls.

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Monday April 15, 2013

 We have one of the makers of those jokes circulating on Facebook about Premier Kathy Dunderdale.  Lorna Yard has been making memes for a good while and joined us live in studio.  Joey_Dunderdale.jpg

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CROSSTALK: More than 1 in 10 people in Nfld and Lab have diabetes. So if you have questions, from prevention to coping with it, call in with Ramona's guests. Dr. Pradip Joshi is an internist with a special interest in diabetes, and Carol Ann Smith is the Regional Director of the Cdn Diabetes Assn in Nfld and Lab.

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Friday April 12, 2013

Combined council controversy  It was supposed to be a routine gathering of municipal leaders in Labrador. The meeting of the Combined Councils of Labrador has turned into a political firestorm. Both Labrador Affairs minister Nick McGrath and provincial NDP leader Lorraine Michael were scheduled to take part in a panel discussion, but the acting president of the Combined Councils says officials at Nick McGrath's office told him to keep Lorraine Michael off that panel. Nath Moores also said he was told that if Michael speaks at all during the meeting, those offiicials would go to the premier. Moores told CBC he perceives it to be a threat to the combined councils funding. In this piece, Nick McGrath's side of the story. But first, a snippet of what NDP leader Lorraine Michael had to say to Tony Dawson of a Labrador Morning.

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Thursday Apirl 11, 2013

Reaction to environment and convservation cuts Wednesday's Crosstalk phone-in posed the quesiton: Are you concerened about cuts to the Department of Environment and Conservation? Minister Tom Hedderson explained the reductions on our show, and we had a huge response from our listeners. Ramona Dearing and Christine Davies highlight some of your reactions.

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Crosstalk - Do you have questions about fracking? Graham Oliver is the spokesperson for the Port au Port - Bay St. George Fracking Awareness Group. He joins us from Kippens today. Also joining us, the man who appeared before the Greater Corner Brook Board of Trade on Wednesday: David Murray. He's the president and CEO of the Black Spruce Exploration Corporation. David Murray's company is in partnership with Shoal Point Energy as the operator of exploration wells. Black Spruce and Shoal Point want to start fracking in three spots on the West Coast of Nfld: near Sallys Cove, near Lark Harbour, and on the Port au Port Peninsula.

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Wednesday April 10, 2013

CNA Student protests Students of College of the North Atlantic are holding demonstrations at campuses across the province to protest program cuts.  The provincial budget cut 15-million dollars from the college's annual grant.  CNA is eliminating 27 courses at 16 of its 17 campuses, and its adult basic education program is being transferred to the private sector.

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Crosstalk - Should we be concerned about cuts to the Department of Environment and Conservation? Joe Brazil is a former senior wildlife manager in Department of Environment and Conservation.  Don Ivany is the Director of Programs for Newfoundland and Labrador, Atlantic Salmon Federation.  They speak with Ramona.

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Tuesday April 9, 2013

From the Archives Christine Davies joins Ramona in studio with archival tape from 1975, and a trip to Labrador by the coastal boat MV Bonavista.

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Crosstalk - Has inclusion education gone too far? Ramona is joined by Memorial University professor David Philpott, whose research often delves into inclusive education and learning disabilities, and Winnipeg human rights lawyer, Yude Henteleff.

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Monday April 8, 2013

Todd Russell - NunatuKavut protest  Former Labrador M-P Todd Russell spent some time in a jail cell on Friday. The police arrested the president of NunatuKavut along with several other people protesting the Muskrat Falls Hydro Development. Host Ramona Dearing speaks with Todd.

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Crosstalk - Should we be afraid of death?  We've got two guests in studio whose job is to ease others through the end of life as painlessly as possible, and with dignity. Dr. Susan MacDonald is the Medical Director of Palliative Care Services for Eastern Health. Carmel Collins is a nurse practioner with Eastern Health's Palliative Care Leadership Team.

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Friday April 5, 2013

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On today's Crosstalk phone in, we're very excited to tell you that we've got one of the most popular new acts performing live in studio. You know Andrew James O'Brien from his CD, "Songs for Searchers". Catherine Allan performed with him on the CD. And now they've formed a duo Called "Fortunate Ones".

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Thursday April 4, 2013

Restaurant Association taken by surprise
Bar and pub owners say new fees imposed by the Liquor Corporation will hurt.
The Restaurant Association of Nfld and Labrador says its members are also taken by surprise. Nancy Brace is the executive director of the Restaurant Association of Nfld and Labrador.
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We're talking about the new incentive the provincial government is offering for people in small communities who want to resettle.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013

Stolen Art
 
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Kelly Bruton of St. John's has many talents. One of them is to make beautiful textile art.
You may have seen them in the Land and Sea program on Mistaken Point. Well, Kelly's really hoping you've seen another one of her artworks. Because someone stole it from Devon House in St. John's, which is run by the provincial Craft Council.  We've got Kelly Bruton on the line from Devon House.
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Do you agree with the budget cuts? Ramona is joined by Russell Wangersky, the editorial editor for the Telegram newspaper.

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Tuesday April 2, 2013

Corrections Cuts
Another day, another impact of the provincial budget.
As you heard Maggie Gillis say, this time it's about how the corrections system in Nfld and Labrador will change. The number of probation officers in Nfld and Labrador will be reduced.
And the electronic anklet monitoring program has been cancelled. Randy Piercey is a defence lawyer in St. John's.
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Archives Feature
Christine Davies has a story about traveling by coastal boat to Labrador in the mid-1970s.

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The topic today is books for young people. We've got women in studio who fill their lives with books for young people. Susan Prior is the provincial Children's Librarian.And Emily Blackmore also works in the Public Library System, where she's the Adult Lending Services Librarian for the Provincial Resource Library.

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Monday April 1, 2013

International Student Community Service awards

It's not easy coming to study as MUN as an international student. There's a whole new culture to adjust to, plus missing family and friends. Despite that, many international students volunteer with local community groups. Now Memorial is recognizing their community spirit with International Student Community Service awards. One of the first four recipients is Muhammad Munir from Pakistan. He's studying economics and finance.

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Do you or did you have the best nan or pop in the world? The best grandparents a child could ever wish for. Did they do special things for you? Did they cheer you up when you were feeling low? Did they make special meals for you? In studio with me, three young women: Anna Gosine, Helena Menchion and Anna Mercer.

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