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May 2013 Archives

Friday May 31, 2013

Crosttalk # 1: Should we remove all remaining religious symbols and names from our public school system? Bill Lee is the former superintendant of the Avalon East Consolidated School Board.

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Chris Picco.jpgCrosstalk: We've got Chris Picco http://www.chrispicco.ca of the Long Distance Runners http://www.thelongdistancerunners.com/ in studio, playing live and taking your calls, along with next-big-thing Ilia Nicholl.  

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Thursday May 30, 2013

Curbside recycling tips courtesy of Shelley Pardy she supervises the Waste Diversion Communications for the City of St. John's. 

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Crosstalk: We're asking if texting is the new drunk driving? Everyone knows that it's irresponsible to drink and drive, but do we think that way about driving while texting or talking on a cell phone? Ramona's guests have strong views on this one. They are RNC Staff Sgt Sean Ennis, and Jim Brazil of Safety Services NL. TEXTING.jpg

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Wednesday May 29, 2013

Bold thieves in Conception Bay North strip a pickup truck of every single wheel and take the tailgate while they're at it. 2008 Toyota Tacoma that was parked at a residence on Roaches Line.jpgWe speak with Corporal Paul Peddle - Trinity-Conception RCMP.

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Crosstalk: Do you have a suggestion for Canada Post on ways to save money? Canada Post's losses are expected to hit a billion dollars a year by 2020. But 1/2 the households in Canada mail only two items a month. Something's got to give.  Cutting door-to-door service? Every-other day delivery? Ramona's guest is Jon Hamilton, the General Manager of Communication Strategies with Canada Post.

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Tuesday May 28, 2013

CHURENCE ROGERS.jpgHow serious is the problem of an aging demographic when it comes to the upcoming elections? Churence Rogers is the Mayor of Centreville-Wareham-Trinity.

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Farley Mowat circa 1970(cbclearning.ca).jpgRadio Noon Archives: Today in our regular radio archive feature...when author and naturalist Farley Mowat came to live in Newfoundland in the early 1960s.

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CROSSTALK: It's a gardening day with Tim Walsh of the Botanical Garden at Memorial University. From invasive weeds to lawn woes to whether it's safe to put out hanging baskets, phone in and get some excellent advice!Thumbnail image for Omphalodes (Mun Botanical Gardens).jpg

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Monday May 27, 2013

While Coast Guard tries to seal cracks in the hull of a sunken paper carrier, oiled birds are still being sighted along the shores of Fogo Island...we check in with fisherman Aubrey Payne. Environmental Response, Pollution Response Vessel deploying Sorbent Boom in a sweep formation(Erika Pittman-Coast Guard) Environmental Response retrieving Breco Buoy (Bird Scaring Device)for servicing(Erika Pittman_Coast Guard) 

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A History of the Beothuck of Newfoundland. This book gives us a rare picture of a lost people whose culture was destroyed after the arrival of white settlers.jpgCROSSTALK: People in Nfld and Labrador are haunted by the extinction of the Beothuk, including the fact that there is so much that isn't known about their lifestyle and traditions. Seeking out every scrap of information has been the life's work of Beothuk expert Ingeborg Marshall. She's Ramona's guest, taking your comments and questions.

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Friday May 24, 2013

The Christian Brothers have agreed to pay $16.5 million dollars to 422 people across North America. They include residents at the former Mount Cashel Orphanage in St. John's. We hear from one of those residents.Mount Cashel(CBC).jpg 

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Coast Guard is attempting to plug an oil spill coming from a sunken paper carrier off the shores of Change and Fogo islands. It's been leaking since April. Sea bird expert Bill Montevecchi will be here to talk about the impact on wildlife and whether he thinks the solution will work.

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Thursday May 23, 2013

Sealer's memorial - Larry Dohey The people working on the Sealers' Memorial in Elliston are in high gear, getting ready for the hundredth anniversary of the sealing disasters of 1914.   78 men from the SS Newfoundland died in a blizzard that March.  Their names will be engraved on a wall of black granite.  But up until just a few days ago, one of the names was still a mystery.  Larry Dohey is the man who solved the riddle of the missing name.  He's the manager of Collections and Projects at the Provincial Archives.  Larry joins host Ramona Dearing

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Canada Post - "junk mail"

A lot of people opt out of receiving "junk mail" with their Canada Post mail deliveries - but now the post office is updating that program. Notices have been sent to those households. And even though you still don't want those flyers and coupons, you may find yourself opting back in. Anick Losier is a spokesperson for Canada Post. She's on the line from Ottawa, and speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Crosstalk - Is cosmetic surgery the new normal? Dr. Ian Landells is a dermatologist who also does cosmetic procedures. He's the first person in Nfld and Lab to offer Botox treatments.  Also in studio today,  Natalie Beausoleil is an Associate Professor of Social Science and Health at Memorial University.  She's done a lot of research on women's body images.

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Wednesday May 22, 2013

Senate Trouble

Yet another senator is in the news today. This time one from Newfoundland and Labrador. Conservative Elizabeth Marshall chairs the committee that oversees the selection of senators for various committees. For her efforts, she gets just over 11-thousand dollars a year. But the Huffington Post says the committee met only once in the past two years. And that was only for 15 minutes. We reached Elizabeth Marshall in Ottawa this morning.

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Scholarship Winner

Zoe Wilkins of Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay North, will travel all the way across Canada to finish high school. She's just been named the winner of the Lester B.Pearson Scholarship for Nfld and Labrador. And it means a total of 80-thousand dollars. We've got Zoe on the line during her lunch break at Ascension Collegiate.

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Our question for you: Should Mike Duffy resign as senator? Ramona's guests are Tim Powers, a Conservative political commentator and the Vice-President of Summa Strategies Canada, along with Edward Roberts, who spent close to 50 years in public life, including as a provincial cabinet minister and as Lieutenant Governor.

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Tuesday May 21, 2013

Gander freak storm drops 58 cm's of snow on the long weekend: First we speak with heavy equipment operator Scott Harris and then the owner of Square Pond RV park Gina Byrne. Snowman in Square Pond Friends and Family RV Park (Gina Byrne).jpg 

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Radio Noon Archives: Christine Davies takes us back to the 1950's when TB was a serious problem in NL.

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CROSSTALK: It's a gardening show with Kim Thistle of the Greenhouse in Little Rapids. Phone in for some terrific advice!The Greenhouse and garden Store.jpg

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Friday May 17, 2013

DEER LAKE WATERS on the rise: First we reach Deer Lake Mayor Dean Ball  then Homeowner Robert Cull.Deer Lake Power is releasing water from three of the gates at its main dam to deal with high water levels. (Town of Deer Lake).jpg 

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UNESCO warns that Gros Morne Park might be delisted as a World Heritage Site. That's if a fracking project goes ahead. Reaction from Environment Minister Tom Hedderson.Gros Morne National park. (NL Tourism).jpg 

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CROSSTALK: As we head into the Victoria Day weekend, we want your trouting memories and stories: from the Newfie Bullet to perfect days at your secret spot. Ramona's guests are both avid trouters: Jeremy Meadus of OP Hunting and Fishing, and Craig Purchase, who is a fish biologist at MUN.

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Thursday May 16, 2013

Nathan Whalen, the president of the Nfld and Lab Federation of School Councils.jpgCROSSTALK: Should trustees with the Eastern School District have spent $10,000 on 2 parties? Ramona's guest is Nathan Whalen, the president of the Nfld and Lab Federation of School Councils.

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Black bears like this one have been known to enter comunities throughout Newfoundland (cbc.ca).jpgMARYSTOWN BLACK BEAR: Amy Drake tells us about her early morning experience with a Black Bear in the community of Marystown.

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Wednesday May 15, 2013

 

LogoNFHA.jpgCrosstalk: On today's Crosstalk phone-in, we're talking about the fact that some people want the legal hunting age lowered to 12 in Nfld and Labrador, with supervision. And we've got two of those people joining us today. In our Corner Brook studio, Wendell Smith, the President of the Upper Humber Rod and Gun Assn. And here in St. John's, Barry Fordham, who is a spokesperson for the Newfoundland Federation of Hunters and Anglers. 

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RayGuy.jpgRemembering Ray Guy: Ray Guy's wit and courage will resonate in Nfld and Labrador for a long time to come. Whether through his newspaper columns, his stage-writing or his commentaries on Here and Now or CBC Radio. Ray Guy died yesterday at the age of 74. Radio Noon would like to pay tribute by playing part of an interview from 2008, just after his book, The Smallwood Years, was published. 

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Tuesday May 14, 2013

Dog's tooth violets from Kathryn King's garden.jpgCrosstalk: From rock gardens to water features to working edible plants into your flower gardens, phone in for some expert landscaping advice. Ramona's guests are Jeannette French of Daisy Design http://daisydesign.ca/ and Mark Bowering of Bowering Gardens http://www.boweringgardens.com/ .

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School Board decision to rescind closures cause controversy amongst some.  First we have Bill Lee who is a former School Board Superintendant then we're joined by Milton Peach who chairs the Eastern School district.

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Radio Noon archives with Christine Davies: Christine Davies is here with a fond look back at the Doyle Bulletin. 

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Monday May 13, 2013

Crosstalk: Mary Pratt is one of Canada's pre-eminent painters. You can now see a 50 year retrospective of her work at The Rooms in St. John's. Mary Pratt joined us in Studio

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The sex trade: A customer's perspective:  If you caught Radio Noon on Friday, you might have heard an e-mail from a man in St. John's who believes prostitution should be decriminalized. His reasons are personal. Like most people, he's interested in being part of a romantic couple. But, he has a disability; and as he puts it, people don't see him as an ideal partner. That's where sex workers come in. He sees them as an alternative... a way to get some intimacy in his life instead of always being seen as an asexual person. He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Nain - Plastic bag-free for three years

Plastic bags .jpgIt's been almost three years since the community of Nain banned plastic shopping bags. Earlier this week during our phone-in on the litter problem in Nfld and Labrador, one of our listeners wanted to know if that ban is making a difference. George Lyall is the man with the answers. He's the Deputy AngajukKah of Nain. He speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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Friday May 10, 2013

Thumbnail image for Kim Stockwood cover for Crosstalk: In advance of Mother's Day, we asked what makes your mother--or step-mom or nan or foster mom or special aunt or adoptive mom or another maternal figure--so special to you. And boy, did we hear stories. Ramona's special guest was Kim Stockwood, http://kimstockwood.com/ the singer-songwriter who is very close to her mother, Shirley.

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Corner Brook ESSO Sign.jpgRemembering Joseph Riche: The death of the former Grand Chief of the Innu Nation has hit a lot of people hard. Edward Nuna of Sheshatshui was a childhood friend.He shares his memories with Ramona:  

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Thursday May 9, 2013

Crosstalk: Having a child with serious disabilities is extremely difficult, and as those children mature into adulthood, it can be even more difficult for older parents to care for them. Our question: Are aging parents of children with disabilities in NL getting the help they need? Charmaine Noble is a mom looking for more help for her adult son. And Sherry Gambin-Walsh is the Executive Director of the NL Association for Community Living. Listen in to what was an eye-opening phone-in.

Author Lyndsay Green on "The Perfect Home for a Long Life". Ideas very much worth thinking about for anyone who wants to stay out of a nursing home. The Perfect Home for a Long Life.jpg

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Wednesday May 8, 2013

CROSSTALK: Should prostitution be decriminalized? Nikki Thomas.jpg

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CBC is doing a series of stories on prostitution in St. John's this week. Our question: Should prostitution be decriminalized? Advocates say it would improve safety for sex workers. Ramona's guests were independent escort and sex workers' rights activist, Nikki Thomas. And Leslie Jeffrey, a professor at UNB in Saint John who's done extensive research on sex-trade policies in Canada. If you missed the show on air, listen in now for an intelligient, riveting discussion. 

Parks Canada explains why the washrooms at Cape Spear weren't opened up for visitors from a cruise ship. Glenn Keough is the Manager of National Historic Sites and Visitor Experience.

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Tuesday May 7, 2013

Woodsia ilvensis growing in the crevice garden of the Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden; photo by Todd Boland.jpgCROSSTALK: It's a gardening day with Todd Boland of the Botanical Garden at Memorial University! Questions about moss, liming, pruning, seedlings, etc? Look no further!

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A Mother's Day Card from CBC Archives:  Christine Davies brings us back 50 years to an Interview with Ellen Horan who raised sixteen children with her husband Thomas. 

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MONDAY MAY 6, 2013

CROSSTALK: Is the litter problem getting worse? Joining me in our Corner Brook studio, Keith Cormier. He's organized cleanups in the city in the past. Also with us, Karen Hickman the Executive Director of St.John's Clean & Beautiful.http://www.cleanandbeautiful.org/.jpg

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Composting: Anne Madden of the Botanical Garden at MUN  drops by with tips on starting your own compost and we've got a few to give away right after the interview. RUSTIC BIN.jpg

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Friday May3, 2013

Should snowmobiles and ATVS come with emergency locator transmitters? Dave Paddon thinks so. Dave is a commerical pilot who grew up in Labrador. He joins us on phone.

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CROSSTALK: Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Trivia Master Mack Furlong.jpgIt's Mack Furlong with Trivia. He has questions for you. You have questions for him. And Ramona dishes out the prizes. What's not to like?

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Thursday May 2, 2013

Musgrave Harbour declares a State of Emergency: Ray Stokes is the mayor, and he's on the line now with an update:

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CROSSTALK: Do you agree with the auditor general that the federal government has mismanaged search and rescue? Ramona's guest are Liberal MP Scott Simms and NDP MP Jack Harris who'll be standing by to take your calls.(CBC.CA).jpg

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Wed May 1, 2013

Crosstalk: On today's Crosstalk phone in, are you wondering if your clothes were made in sweat shops? Of course we're asking because of the horrible factory collapse in a suburb of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Four hundred workers are dead, 25-hundred more are injured, and there are still missing workers. Our question for you today on Crosstalk: Are you wondering if your clothes were made in a sweatshop? Joining me, Kevin Thomas, the Director of Advocacy for the Maquila Solidarity Network in Toronto. His group works to get better wages and working conditions for garment workers around the world.

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