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June 2013 Archives

Friday June 28, 2013

Crosstalk - Weight loss Today, on our crosstalk, Mark Hiscock and Anne Walsh join John in the studio to talk about weight loss journeys.  They take your calls.
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Friday June 28, 2013

On crosstalk: Stories of trying to lose weight...a lot of weight...What works and what doesn't? Shanneyganock's Mark Hiscock will be here with Anne Walsh, an assistant to the Roman Catholic Archbishop. They both have dramatic stories about their own weight loss. Have you ever tried to lose a few pounds?

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Thursday June 27, 2013

Battle Harbour solar energy Battle Harbour was for two centuries the economic and social centre of the southeastern Labrador coast. Fishing premises were first established there in the 1770s and it developed into a thriving community that was known as the Capital of Labrador.  The Battle Harbour Trust Foundation has restored this important community to its past glory - it's fishing premises, it's buildings, it's heritage; all preserved and presented as a bustling tourist attraction in the summer.  Now, a Newfoundland energy company is hoping to take that one step forward. It's  proposing to turn the town's diesel energy into solar energy and win power.  Gerry Skinner is the head of Newfoundland Energies. He joins host John Furlong in studio.

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Crosstalk - Surving cancer

It can be one of most troubling diagnosis to receive. And as quickly as it takes for the doctor to say the word "cancer," your whole life can change.  Our question today: Does surviving cancer, as many  do, make you live your life differently?  Our studio guests are Florence Strang, a Registered Psychologist and Susan Gonzalez. a registered nurse.  Both of them are stage three breast cancer survivors. They are co-authors of the soon to be released book: 100 Perks of Having Cancer Plus, 100 Health Tips for Surviving It.

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Wednesday June 26, 2013

Hyperbaric Reception Facility If you're a diver, you hope you'll never need a hyperbaric facility.  But in an emergency it can save your life.  A private company in St. John's called Sea-Force Hyperbaric is unveiling their multi-million dollar Hyperbaric Reception Facility today.  It's one of only a few in the world that is portable.  And it's housed at the big blue building in the St. John's dockyard on Water Street.  We reached Jim Hynes, one of the directors of Sea-Force Hyperbaric.

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Crosstalk - The state of the parties We've brought together Judy Morrow, president of the Liberal Party, and Kathleen Connors, president of the NDP, (they're both in our St. John's studio) and in our Corner Brook studio The president of the PC Party Cillian Sheehan.      

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Tuesday June 25, 2013

Clyde Jackman  Last school year is history... preparations are now underway for the next.  That means the transition committee overseeing the amalgation of the province's four English school boards into one mega-board is kicking into high gear.  The Board takes over September 1st.  But there's some question about what this means in terms of school board elections.  Clyde Jackman is the Minister of Education.  He speaks with host John Furlong.

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From the Archives Last week, we heard a 1978 interview with Memorial University archaeologist James Tuck describing the artifacts his team had discovered which established the presence of a Basque whaling station at Red Bay.  But the search that summer and fall wasn't just onshore -- it was offshore too.  In early September, underwater archaeologists with Parks Canada found the sunken wreck of a wooden ship.  Robert Grenier headed up the team... and as he told host Don Harron of the network show Morningside, initially they weren't quite sure what they'd found.

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Monday June 24, 2013

It's St. John's day!  This year marks the city's 125th anniversary... and we'd like to help out. We're asking today..what are your thoughts on the city of St. John's?  John's guest is Shane O'Dea, who has been heavily involved in the community in different capacities for years.

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Monday June 24, 2013

St. John's celebrates its 125th birthday today and Radio Noon plays a part by asking you to wax lyrical on the city's charms: do you have a favourite spot, view, walking trail, sound or smell. Shane O'Dea has supported the preservation of the city's heritage sites and buildings and joins guest host, John Furlong.

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Friday June 21, 2013

Whitey Bulger There's a trial underway in Boston that has captured headlines right across the United States. It's the trial of  "Mob Boss", as the headlines call him... James Whitey Bulger, one of the mostly feared men in Boston.  Since we like  to celebrate the deep roots of Newfoundlanders where-ever we find them, we want to explore Whitey Bulger. Whitey Bulger's father was from St. John's.  Gerry O'Neill is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist. He is the co-author of a new book on the life of Whitey Bulger - Whitey: The Life of America's Most Notorius Mob Boss.

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Thursday June 20, 2013

Gone to the whales Host John Furlong takes a trip to Cape Spear to meet Jack Lawson of DFO to talk about the  Third Annual Whale Festival.

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train.jpgCrosstalk - Road for Rails Was Roads for Rails a good deal?  Burf Ploughman was one of three members of the Sullivan Commission that looked at all aspects of the railway.  He joins host John Furlong.  They take your calls.

 

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Tuesday June 18, 2013

Father Chris Rushton leaves Sheshatshiu For 30 years, Father Chris Rushton has been ministering to the people of Labrador. But that's coming to an end. In a few days, "Father Chris" as he is known will move back to the mainland and leave his many friends in Sheshatshiu behind. It was a painful decision to make, and an even more painful decision to announce. Father Chris was kind enough to share his thoughts with us today from our Goose Bay studio.

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From the archives: The Red Bay Basques

This week, the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization -- UNESCO -- is meeting in Cambodia.  The Committee is reviewing more than 30 nominations for designation as a World Heritage Site, including two from Canada.  One of them is the Basque Whaling Station at Red Bay.  The nomination paper says Red Bay provides the most comprehensive and earliest land and underwater archaeological evidence of 16th century European trans-Atlantic whaling ...that would be by the Basques... for large-scale production of whale oil.

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Crosstalk - Gardening Horticulturalist Dave Morrow joins host John Furlong.  They take your calls.

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Monday June 17, 2013

ROBOT GLIDER AT SURFACE.jpgMissing MUN robot MUN's Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory is asking for the public's assistance in locating  a lost underwater vehicle.  Neil Riggs is the Senior Project Manager of the Autonomous Ocean Systems Laboratory.  He joins host John Furlong.

 

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signage.JPGCrosstalk - Road signage woes Today on Crosstalk...we want to ask you about road signs in your neck of the woods. Are they an eye-sore, a safety hazard, or just a part of doing business?  Host John Furlong is joined by Geoff Gallant, Deputy Mayor, Town of Torbay; and Carol-Ann Gilliard, Chief Executive Officer Hospitality NL

 

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Friday June 14, 2013

Phone-In #1: Quebec soccer turban ban
Do you agreed with the decision by the Quebec Soccer Federation to ban turbans on the soccer fields? Our guests are Rami Wadhwa who plays badminton and has raised an athletic family and Pritam Singh Cheema who is a senior member of the Sikh community.

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Crosstalk: Father’s Day
With Father’s Day this Sunday, we want to hear about your dad… or any other father figure including your pop, step-dad, father-in-law, foster dad or adoptive dad. In studio with Ramona, Tom Mills and his son Tom Mills Junior.
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Thursday June 13, 2013

Tom Hedderson - climate change A study looking at what climate change could mean for this province over the next few decades paints a sobering picture.  The study concludes that every single person in Nfld and Labrador will be affected by climate change.  Tom Hedderson is the environment minister, and the minister responsible for the Office of Climate change, Energy Efficiency and Emissions Trading.  He joins Ramona.

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Crosstalk - Ball hockey brawl On today's Crosstalk phone-in, we're talking about the ugly ball hockey brawl last Saturday.  Our question today on Crosstalk: Would you accept Justin Pender's apology? Joining Ramona in studio: sports columnist Don Power.  He's got an opinion piece on the website for CBC in Nfld and Labrador--cbc.ca/nl With the headline: Justin Pender's actions will live with him forever.

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Coming Up on Crosstalk: Fri June 14, 2013

Fathers' Day is on Sunday, and Radio Noon pays tribute to dads, step-dads, pops, fathers-in-law, foster dads, adoptive dads and all those father figures out there. Did your dad give you advice you still follow? Make sacrifices for you? Show you how to do things? Phone in with Ramona's father-and-son team, Tom Mills and Tom Mills Junior.

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Wednesday June 12, 2013

From the archives Christine Davies brings up tape from the Sod-turning at the Confederation Building - June 11, 1958.

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li-moose-sign-20130412.jpgCrosstalk - Moose warning lights Should the moose warning lights on the Trans-Canada Highway come down?  Ramona's guest is Eugene Nippard, the co-chair of SOPAC, or the Save Our People Action Committee.  They take your calls.

 

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Tuesday June 11, 2013

Crosstalk part one: Can Premier Dunderdale's popularity bounce back?  Host Ramona Deering is joined by CBC's provincial affairs reporter David Cochrane.  They take your calls.
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IMG_0021.JPGCrosstalk part two: It's a gardening day with Ross Traverse.  He joins Ramona to answer your gardening questions.
 
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Monday June 10, 2013

The Rooms loses it's director The provincial budget cuts hit The Rooms hard. Thirteen employees, including curators at the Art Gallery have lost their jobs. And now fresh news that the director of the Art Gallery is leaving. Is there a connection? Art gallery director Sheila Perry speaks with host Ramona Dearing.

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bikers.jpgCrosstalk: Is the biker threat in Nfld and Labrador being hyped? Our guests on the show today are: RNC Deputy Chief William Janes. And author and infiltrator Alex Caine. His books include: Charlie and the Angels, Befriend and Betray, and the Fat Mexicans.

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Friday June 7, 2013

Cubic farming The concept is called "cubic farming".  Plants are grown indoors, without ever seeing the sun.  And a young Newfoundlander is planning to bring it to St. John's.  Stephen Bruce wants to grow fresh greens year-round.  He's the president and CEO of "Newfoundland Fresh".  He joins ramona on the line from Montreal, where he's based at the moment.

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Paddon_4web.jpgCrosstalk - recitations Today the show is all about recitations.  We've got Dave Paddon in studio to perform a couple, and to take your calls.  Dave is well-known for his recitations, including The Christmas Turr and Not a Word of a Lie.  He joins Ramona 

 

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Thursday June 6, 2013

hi-nl-george-street-sign-852.jpgGeorge Street association RE: biker presence Word from the RNC that the Hell's Angels may be trying to set up a chapter in St. John's has the George Street Association on edge.  Seamus O'Keefe is the executive director of the George Street Association.  He speaks with host Ramona Dearing  

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french.jpgCrosstalk - Airline passenger bill of rights Is there still a need for an airline passenger bill of rights? Conception Bay South mayor Woodrow French says a passenger bill of rights would benefit Canadians.  He's been pushing the idea for several years.  There have been two attempts to get a passenger bill of rights passed through parliament.  But so far, no luck.  Mayor French joins Ramona in studio.  They take your calls.

 

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Wednesday June 5, 2013

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Radio Noon Archives.jpgRadioNoon Archives: Today in our regular radio archive feature...a follow to last week's feature...former Premier Joey Smallwood skewers author Farley Mowat.

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CROSSTALK: Ever tried to identify a bird song? It's not easy if you can't spot the bird in question. Well, that's where Darroch Whitaker comes in. He's an ecosystems scientist with Parks Canada, and he works in both Gros Morne and Torngat National Parks. We've got lots of NL bird songs to play for you, and Darroch is happy to take your questions.

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Tuesday June 4, 2013

Royal Nfld Constabulary Chief Robert Johnston .jpgCROSSTALK #1: Are you worried that biker violence is going to escalate here? 

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Royal Nfld Constabulary Chief Robert Johnston takes your calls on this question: 

 

CROSSTALK #2: It's a gardening day with Michael Murrary of Murray's Garden Centre. http://www.murraysgardens.com/ . cropped-kaleclose13.jpg

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Monday June 3, 2013

David Cochrane.jpgOrganized Crime violence hits the streets of St. John's: CBC Reporter David Cochrane gave us the latest news from a briefing given by RNC Chief Robert Johnson.

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Meet Neria Aylward of St. John's who won third place honours at a national brain bee in Hamilton, Ontario.Neria Aylward with Brain Bee Trophy.jpg 

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Dr Arya Sharma.jpgCROSSTALK: On the eve of a public talk in St. John's (details: http://www.drsharma.ca/events), leading obesity expert Dr. Arya Sharma pops into our studio on a question that's on a lot of people's minds: When it comes to losing weight, what works and what doesn't? Phone in for some cutting-edge advice. And share your experiences as well.

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