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Radio Noon Crosstalk Monday August 11

On today's Crosstalk, we want to know if you went out jigging cod during this half of the food fishery.

How did it go?

See lots of fish?

Good sizes?

I'm Ramona Dearing.

And I'll be in studio with my colleague, Jamie Baker, the host of the Fisheries Broadcast.

Call in and tell us about your time on the water.

Radio Noon Crosstalk Friday August 8

This weekend, the Nfld and Labrador Folk Festival is underway in Bowring Park in St. John's.And we're asking if you go to folk festivals. Ramona's got two great guests: musician Jim Payne and festival organizer Erin Barnhart. Plus tickets to give away.

Tuesday July 08, 2014

Topics:
- Litter isn't a new problem but in St. John's things have gotten bad, so bad in fact, extra time and money is being thrown at the problem.
- It's the anniversary of the Great Fire in St. John's.

Crosstalk: Gardening with Dr. Peter Scott

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Monday July 07, 2014

Topics:
- Cec decided to test his water safety knowledge and took a water safety quiz in the presense of a Red Cross volunteer Wayne Young.
- The City of St. John's is warning and reminding citizens that metal detector use in its park is illegal.

Cross Talk:  It's official, it's a three way race to lead the PC party in this province. Call in to speak to our guest former Tory cabinet minister John Ottenheimer.

To download or listen to any Radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.

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Tuesday June 17, 2014

Topics:
- PC leadership contender John Ottenheimer
- CBC's David Cochrane was one of several reporters to put that question to Frank Coleman following yesterday's announcement that he was quitting both the party leadership and the premiership of the province.
-  Corner Brook businessman Bill Barry hopes a democratic process will decide who the next premier will be.

 

 

Crosstalk: There's a void within the PC party. A big one. It's still without a leader and Frank Coleman announcement yesterday means the race for the top job in politics is still up for grabs. Today on crosstalk we're talking about what's ahead for the PC party. How does it bounce back? What's the impact of Coleman's decision. Our guest this afternoon is Kelly Blidook. He's an associate professor of political science at Memorial University.

To download or listen to any Radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.
 http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/newfoundland-and-labrador/nl-radio-noon/

Monday June 16, 2014

Topics:
- an attack on an inmate at her majesty's pen in St. john's has the union for workers there saying.... no surprises there. we'll find out why carol furlong feels that way.
- a St. John's neighbourhood will do it part to help raise money for cancer research and their walk has a great name attached to it.
- We'll play an old recording from Grenfell about the time he was "adrift on an ice pan".

 

Crosstalk: It's time for Crosstalk on CBC radio in Newfoundland and Labrador. Today's topic centers around Sir Wilfred Grenfell and the  International Grenfell Association. What do you think is the legacy of the association in Newfoundland and Labrador? That's the question and we're looking at it today because this year marks the 100th anniversary of the association.

 

To download or listen to any Radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/newfoundland-and-labrador/nl-radio-noon/

Tuesday June 03, 2014

Topics:

 

The noise is too much for one man in Portugal Cove St. Phillips.

 

A story about the future of, or lack of a future for the provincial senior hockey league. 

 

On Crosstalk: It`s Tuesday and that means today the topic is gardening. Time to wrap your
head around what youre doing, what`s working, what`s not and what your gardening plans
are for the immediate future. Our gardening guest today is Dave Morrow.

To download or listen to any Radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/newfoundland-and-labrador/nl-radio-noon/

Monday June 02, 2014

Topics:

 

Feature interview with John Crosbie about Frank Coleman and the Tory leadership.

 

A complaint that an incident at the legislature on Thursday went WAY over the line.
 
On Crosstalk: Dress codes, and not just at school - but in the workplace and in our daily lives. What's OK to wear where ... and when? It's going to be quite the debate.

To download or listen to any Radio Noon Podcasts please follow this link.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/podcasts/newfoundland-and-labrador/nl-radio-noon/

Wednesday May 7, 2014

TOPICS:

- A local company finds real beauty in using berries and plants from this province.

- We'll find out why Harbour Grace doesn't have it's long awaited new arena.

CROSSTALK: Whale Tales... with all the talk about beached whales in the news of late, we want to hear your opinions, questions and ... your best whale stories. My guest today is no stranger to whales and other marine animals. And he can tell a few pretty good tales himself. Wayne Ledwell is with Whale Release and Strandings

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Tuesday April 8, 2014

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Topics:

- Sperm Whale washed ashore in Biscay Bay

- Email responder shares her experiences in hospital emergency departments.

- A new name for the Pepsi Centre.

- CROSSTALK:  Virginia Waters provincial by-election. Call in with your questions for NDP candidate Sheilagh O'Leary, Tory Danny Breen and Liberal Cathy Bennett.

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Monday April 7, 2014

TOPICS:

-Another weekend, another stabbing on George Street. I'll talk with Seamus O'Keefe, executive director of the George Street Association.

 

-New Newfoundland and Labrador Coalition of Pensioners, Retirees, and Seniors Organizations.

 

CROSSTALK: Tales from the ER...call in and tell us about wait times and treatment you've received in the province's emergency rooms.

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Tuesday April 1, 2014

Topics:

 

If you live in St. John's -- you're happy with life in this province after leaving India -- and can even take the snow...then dance! We'll check in with a couple people involved in a YouTube video that hit the Net just a couple of days ago.

Crosstalk:

 

What are your solutions to snow-clearing issues this winter in St. John's? Walker and driver Rochelle Baker & St. John's City Councillor Jonathan Galgay here to take your calls with guest host, Angela Antle

CALL IN: 709-722-7111 // 1-800-563-8255 // @CBCCrosstalk

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Monday March 31, 2014

Topics:

- The town of Conception Bay South marks the anniversary of the 1914 sealing disasters with the publication of a special heritage booklet, titled "A price too dear"...we'll speak with the mayor and the writer...

Crosstalk:

- Today's cross talk question is this...Full Day Kindergarten - Glorified daycare or a learning launchpad. Our guest is Dr. David Philpott of the Jimmy Pratt Foundation.

CALL IN: 709-722-7111 // 1-800-563-8255 // @CBCCrosstalk

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Monday March 24, 2014

Topics:

 

- Developer's plan to build a small subdivision on Ragged Beach in Witless Bay has been denied.

 

-  On an ice patrol...we'll hear from radar operator Colin Curtis from Provincial Aerospace

 

- From Memorial to Yale. A student from Kilbride will be studying the stars at one of the most acclaimed universities in the world.

 

Crosstalk:

 

Meet our new RNC Chief, Bill Janes. Do you have concerns about policing?

 

CALL IN: 709-722-7111 // 1-800-563-8255 // @CBCCrosstalk

 

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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Topics:

- Bridges to hope is trying to fill another need among low-income families.

- Chat with Hockey NL about how to grow girls hockey in this province.

Crosstalk: Caring for Seniors. Host John Furlong is joined by Shaun Lane and Ken Kavanaugh.

 

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Thursday, September 19

Crosstalk: We're handing the topics over to you and we've assembly a panel of people in the community to respond to your concerns. Let's get to our panel - Robyn Noseworthy, Gideon Barker and Nathan Whelan. Nathan is with the federation of school councils. Gideon works a couple of jobs in St. John's and Robyn is a lifeguard.

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Crosstalk August 14, 2013

Today's Crosstalk question is whether urban sprawl is becoming a problem in Nfld and Labrador. It's an issue the St. John's Board of Trade is raising in advance of this September's municipal elections. The Board is calling on the city of St. John's to think about building up instead of out. Partly to save money on infrastructure costs such as roads. But also to create neighbourhoods where people can walk to work or to pick up a carton of milk. Denis Mahoney chairs the St. John's Board of Trade. He's in studio, along with Shannie Duff, the outgoing Deputy Mayor of St. John's.

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Gardening Crosstalk: August 13, 2013

Gardening Day on Crosstalk with Ross Traverse

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Crosstalk: Is classical music cool again

This afternoon on Crosstalk, we're asking a cheeky question, and that is whether classical music is cool again. We're asking the question at the same time that the Tuckamore Chamber Music Festival is underway in St. John's. Ticket sales have been healthy. And we're wondering if there's been a revival of interest in classical music. Joining me today, two people who can't get enough classical music. Well-known writer and broadcaster Marjorie Doyle. And violin player Dominic Greene.

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Eastern Health is trying a new initiative to help emergency partients

Eastern Health is trying out a new initiative to help partients who come to the emergency department, but leave before seeing a doctor.
Earlier I spoke to Gail Downing. She's the Director of Emergency Seriveces with Eastern Health and I reached her in Carbonear.

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White moose is spotted on the Port au Port Peninsula

It's hardly the enigmatic Great White Whale, but a white moose is causing a stir on the Port au Port Peninsula. The sighting is certainly not common, but exactly how rare is it? Katherine Mell is the Senior manager of Habitat with then province's wildlife and conservation division. She's in Corner Brook. I spoke with her earlier today.

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Crosstalk: Camping - Host John Furlong is joined by Simon Story, keen camper and part of sales staff at the Outfitters in St. John's.  They take your calls.

 

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Wednesday July 18, 2013

Tracking food prices - The price of gasoline jumped about five cents overnight, pushing up the price of a litre of unleaded gas up to $1.40 on the Avalon Peninsula. NDP MHA George Murphy tracked gas prices long before he was elected to politics. Now he's planning to start tracking the cost of certain foods as well. He's calling it the "O-PEC basket." George Murphy is here in the studio.

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Crosstalk - It's Pride Week in St. John's, and our question fits right in: What does Pride Week mean to you? In studio with me, Noah Davis-Power, the President of St. John's Pride. And gay-rights activist Gemma Hickey.

 

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Coming up on Crosstalk, Thursday, July 18

What does Pride Week mean to you?  Is it something only members of the LGBT community celebrate?  Our guests are Noah Davis-Power, President of St. John's Pride, and Gemma Hickey, past president of Egale Canada.

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Wednesday July 17, 2013

 

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Panhandlers in downtown St. John's. - It's easy to judge from afar, but just who are those people hanging out on the corner, asking you for money? And what do they think of the way they're treated? All panhandlers may be looking for your spare change, ...but they have their own stories. CBC's John Michael Bennett encountered a few panhandlers in downtown St. John's.

Here's what they told him.

 

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Crosstalk - We're asking whether you give money to panhandlers.  My guest is Gaylynne Lambert of the Downtown Development Commission.

 

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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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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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Two Crosstalks - October 26, 2012

1.) Are women safe walking by themselves after dark in St. John's? Leslie McCleod joins me to take your calls and she's  the executive director of the St. John's Status of Women Council.

2.) Does your pet rule your life? Our guest on our second call-in today is Linda Pike. Linda's a pet wrangler for the TV series, Pet ER and the owner and operator of Companion Dog Training in the Goulds.

 

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Crosstalk - October 18, 2012

Today on the show, we're talking about an issue that just won't seem to go away. On Crosstalk today, our question for you is can we stop bullying. Our guest on the program is psychotherapist David Walker.

 

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Crosstalk - October 16, 2012

On the Crosstalk phone in today, we're asking if you'd ever consider becoming a vegetarian. Our studio guests Jessica Dinan and Ashley Critch are both vegetarians.

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CBC Radio Archives - The Newfoundland Rangers

Christine Davies joined me in the studio with a sound recording from the CBC Radio Archives. Today's feature is on the early days of a unique police force in the province - the Newfoundland Rangers. Christine Davies is an Associate Producer with CBC Radio

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Crosstalk - October 15, 2012

On today's Crosstalk we're talking about starting your own business. Something that lots of us dream about. We're asking if there are pitfalls people starting a business can avoid, and our guests are Cathy Bennett of the Bennett Group of Companies, and Anne Whelan of Caregivers.

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Christopher Pickard

It's been an awfully rough few days for members of the Pickard family in St. John's. Their patriarch, Christopher Pickard, died on Wednesday. At almost the same time, their mother, Julia Pickard, fell and broke her hip. And she waited an agonizingly long time for surgery. Her son, Chris Pickard, went on social media asking if anyone with connections could help. We've got him on the line now for an update.
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Radio Noon: Family questions pets' death. Aug 01, 2011

The loss of a pet is hard for any family.  But Lisa Goodman of Port Saunders isn't just dealing with her grief.  She's wondering how her dog died, and she's warning other pet owners in the area.  Guest Host Carolyn Ray spoke with Goodman.
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Skating on Iceless Ice-Wed July 27, 2011

When you skate, you need ice.  At least, that's up until recently.  A company in Nova Scotia is selling synthetic ice.  And it's holding a demonstration tomorrow in Mount Pearl. Tim Oldfield is the owner of IcePro Sports.  We reached him in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
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Radio Noon - Crosstalk: Gardening, Tuesday, July 26

It's a Tuesday, so it's a gardening show. Kim Thistle with The Greenhouse in Little Rapids is our guest.
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Little Bay Islands

Little Bay Islands oin Notre Dame Bay may soon be no more.  The residents are considering resettlement.  The community is a 9-kilometre, half-hour ferry ride from Newfoundland. Only 80-90 people live there now. Recently a meeting was held explaining the provincial government's resettlement policy. The deputy mayor of Little Bay Islands is Jim Forward. I spoke with him from his home. 

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - July 7

Astronaut Chris Hadfield

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Moose Plan

The provincial government just released its plan to reduce the number of moose-vehicle accidents. $5 million dollars will be spent on a variety of initiatives.

They include:

- a 15-kilometre test section of wildlife fencing;

- a wildlife detection system;

- and a new GPS Collision Data Management System

For his reaction to this initiatives, we've reached Eugene Nippard at his home in Grand Falls-Windsor. He's the founder and past-president of the Save Our People Action Committee.

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Greg Thomson

A charity watchdog thinks the Canadian Cancer Society has some explaioning to do. About why - proportionally - it's spending less on research...and more on fundraising. It raises the question: Are you - as the donor - aware of where your money is going when you donate. It's part of an investigation by CBC Television's Marketplace. Greg Thomson is with Charity Intelligence in Toronto. That new non-profit organization that researches and analyzes Canada's charities to help you make better decisions.

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ER/PR reportable testing

Eastern Health has resumed ER/PR reportable testing. In the wake of the Breast Cancer testing scandall, Eastern Health stopped using the local results of estrogen and progesterone receptor tests. Vicki Kaminski is the President and CEO of Eastern Health.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Wednesday July 6

Allergies - it seems more and more people are getting them. Whether it's food allergies to nuts and grains or allergies to scents such as perfume or smoke. What, if anything, can be done to lessen the impact of allergies? How are those without allergies suppose to act? What's causing the increase in allergies? These are all questions we'll pose to allergy specialist Dr. Palinder Kamra.
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New Dawn agreement

It's official. Last week the Labrador Innu approved the new Dawn agreement by a huge margin. This means the $6.2 billion dollar Lower Churchill development had cleared an enormous hurdle. But now the real work begins for Nalcor, the province's energy corporation, to get the projct sanctioned. Ed Martin is the president and CEO of Nalcor Energy.

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Herb Spurrell

The Retirement Home in Trepassey will shut down in a few months. 10 people won't have a place to live, and 6 people will be out of work. Owners Herb and Linda Spurrell say they've got no choice but to shut the operation down.

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Training Police officers at home

Training Police officers at home is a big job, but training them in another country, in another language - that's challenging. But that's exactly what RCMP Staff Sergeant George Noseworthy did. He signed up to train police officers as part of a peackeeping mission in Kosovo.  And after a year there, Noseworthy returned to the province on July 1st. The CBC's Nadia Strewart spoke with him ... and here's part of their conversation.

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Capelin

They've been making an apearance on beaches over the past week or so, whales in hot pursuit. It's like old times. Why are seeing capelin like old times in some places this year. Brian Nakashima is a capelin research scientist at the Department of Fisheries and oceans.

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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Tuesday July 5

Gardening
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Radio Noon Crosstalk - Monday July 4

Crosstalk today: Soldiers face danger, and we make a point of showing our gratitude a couple of times a year. But is that enough? Do we show enough support for our troops? That's the question Monday on Radio Noon Crosstalk. Lt. Col. Alex Brennan of the First Battalion of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment will be in studio. Edward Roberts has had a lifelong interest in the history of Newfoundland and Labrador. He was an MHA for 23 years, and served as the province's lieutenant-governor from 2002 to 2008.

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