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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

Part 3 13:00-13:30

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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

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Santa Claus on Radio Noon

Santa Claus makes his annual visit to Radio Noon.

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August 7 Crosstalk with Dave Morrow

Crosstalk phone-in on Radio Noon. We’ve got a gardening day for you today. As we’ve been doing every Tuesday during this amazing summer. If you have any questions about any of your plants, from trees right down to houseplants, give us a call. Our guest expert extraordinaire today is Dave Morrow. A horticulturalist in Grand Falls-Windsor.

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August 7 Wild Dogs

Wild dogs are killing livestock on the Port au Port peninsula. Glenn Hinks says the losses are threatening his ability to keep going as a farmer. And he’s doesn’t like a plan to live-trap the dogs. We’ve reached Glenn Hinks at his home in the community of Mainland.

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August 7 Rodney Devries

All kinds of people here in Nfld and Lab have old fiddles kicking around. And lots of people are digging them out and learning how to play. Of course, those old instruments need some TLC. And that’s where Rodney Devries comes in. He’s giving a free workshop tonight at Memorial’s School of Music about how to look after stringed instruments. Rodney is with me in the studio.

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August 6 Crosstalk: NL Hospitality

The people of Nfld and Labrador are famous for their hospitality. How often have you heard visitors say the place is beautiful, but that what really stands out is the kindness of the people? We’re talking about that today on the Crosstalk phone in. Asking if the hospitality in Nfld and Labrador is really as good as everyone says. And joining us to field calls today, Harold Mullowney, who is the mayor of Bay Bulls. A town that sees more than its share of tourists.

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August 6 Joelle Carey

There was a sound coming off the water in Bonavista on Saturday that warmed people’s hearts. A small flotilla of boats with Make and Break engine. A taste of what the Make and Break Flotilla in Bonavista on Saturday sounded like. Joelle Carey is a follklore student interning with the Nfld and Lab Heritage Foundation this summer. She organized that flotilla. And since we had such a big response to our Crosstalk last week on Make and Break Engines, we’ve invited her back to tell us how it went:

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August 6 Mayor Ernest Simms

The RCMP on the Northern Peninsula have responded to 13 crashes between moose and vehicles over the past month. Some of them have been minor. Some of them have been serious. The police say there are more moose on the highways these days. Ernest Simms is the Mayor of St. Anthony. We have him on the line.

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Weekend Arts Magazine on August 20-21

Join Mack Furlong and meet the artists and cultural workers of our province. Marjorie and John Doyle talk about their father in the documentary Regarding Our Father, a film about Gerald S. Doyle, an iconic businessman and important music collector. David Dawe describes the conflict that at one time tore communities in two - Catholic v Protestant. Manfred Buchheit was cleaning up his archives recently and discovered a cache of Polaroid photos he and Kent Barrett had made in 1980 - fast forward to international interest in the 30-year old snaps. The Brad Jefford Trio + is our guest on Liner Notes.

The Weekend Arts Magazine airs from 6 to 9:30 island time - 5:30 to 9:00 in parts of Labrador - on Saturday and Sunday mornings on CBC Radio 1.

If you miss an interview or a show, then check our podcasts and streaming interviews, available at cbc.ca/wam. Or follow @CBCWam on Twitter. Or search for CBC WAM on Facebook. Or listen live from anywhere in the world. Go to cbc.ca/nl and choose the Listen Live to Radio One button.

If you’d like to comment on the show or anything you hear on the show, email us; our address is wam@cbc.ca. Or call us at 576.5245, 1.877.576.5245 toll-free from anywhere.

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Friday August 12 Crosstalk-Insects

Today on Crosstalk it’s insects with special guest Barry Hicks.

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Friday August 12 St. Lawrence

Yesterday Premier Kathy Dunderdale was in St. Lawrence for a ribbon cutting… to mark the re-opening of mining for flourspar in that town. The provincial government is giving Canada Fluorspar a 17 million-dollar repayable contribution to get things going by 2013.

Rick Rennie is quite familiar with that town, he grew up there and ended up writing about it for his PH-D. His book is called “The Dirt. Industrial Disease and Conflict at St. Lawrence, Newfoundland.” I reached him in Winnipeg.

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Friday August 12 Rodney Martin

Well, in the last hour or so there has been lots of chatter about who is in and who is out of the Liberal leadership race. The deadline has just past, and we know of at least one more person who is going for it. Real estate agent Rodney Martin has decided to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party. He joins me on the line.

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Friday August 12 Judy Morrow

Well, we now know that there are at least four people in the running for the Liberal leadership, but to get the latest official word, I’m joined by Judy Morrow, the president of the Liberal party.

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Thursday August 11 Crosstalk-Hiking

Today’s topic on Crosstalk is hiking with special guests Dylan Abbott and Andrew Case.

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Thursday August 11 Dr. David Halfer

A study published today in the journal Nature provides new insight into Multiple Sclerosis. It studied sixteen thousand MS patients worldwide to try to better understand the genetic basis of the disease.The study comes as many Canadians with MS continue to pin their hopes to the Zamboni treatment, which is based on a belief that MS is caused by blocked veins in the neck. Dr. David Halfer is one of the authors of the study published today. He is the chair and chief of the Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale School of Medicine.

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Thursday August 11 Tri For Health

This is one I hadn’t heard about before. It’s called the Tri for Health. It’s a fundraising effort for the Waterford Hospital.Their goal is modest, to raise 30 thousand dollars this year. Shannon Fisher is spokesperson for the Tri For Health.

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Wednesday August 10 Crosstalk-Liberal Leadership Announcement

Today on Crosstalk we look at the upcoming Liberal Leadership Announcement. Our special guest is Memorial University Porfessor Amanda Bittner.

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Wednesday August 10 Eight Men Released

A judge in Happy Valley - Goose Bay released 8 men Monday before they were to attend a bail hearing. Reporter Peter Cowan has been looking into this story and he joins me this morning to explain what happened.

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Wednesday August 10 Ryder Brings Cup Home To Bonavista

This past June the people of Bonavista were delighted with the results of the Stanley Cup final. The Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks, 4 - 0 in game 7. That victory meant the Cup would be coming to Bonavista, the home of Michael Ryder who was playing with the Bruins at the time. Betty Fitzgerald is Mayor of Bonavista.

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Wednesday August 10 Petermann's Ice Island off St. Anthony

The huge Petermann’s ice island is now just a few miles off St. Anthony on the Northern Peninsula. That’s the closest it’s come to land since it broke off from a glacier in the Arctic. Paul Alcock runs Northland Discovery Tours in St. Anthony. He joins me now.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Crosstalk-Gardening

Today on Crosstalk it’s gardening with special guest Christine Bird from Happy Valley- Goose Bay.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Amanda Bittner

With Liberal leader Yvonne Jones stepping down, it leaves a big hole in the party leadership and some big questions about what happens next. Where is the party going to go from here? Amanda Bittner is a political science professor at Memorial University and she joins me on the line.

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Tuesday Aug 9 Kathy Griffiths

This coming Sunday will mark 70 years since Winston Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt drew up the Atlantic Charter. That happened in Placentia Bay, near the community of Ship Harbour. Some special events are planned to mark the anniversary…organized largely by residents of the town. But they feel that not enough is being done to develop and promote the site of this historic event. Kathy Griffiths is a resident of Ship Harbour, and the chair of the Atlantic Charter Foundation.

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Radio Noon August 8 Dr. Ian Landells Ban Tanning Beds

For years, dermatologists have warned us about the dangers of tanning beds. But now they say warnings aren’t enough…it’s time to ban the use of tanning beds for part of the population. Local dermatologist, Dr. Ian Landells met with government officials on Friday to push for a ban. He joins me now.

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Radio Noon August 8 Road Rage Lloyd Hobbs, Safety Services of NL

Today on Crosstalk we look at Road Rage. Our special guest is Lloyd Hobbs of Safety Srevices NL.

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Radio Noon August 8 Jerry Dean Excalibur

It’s going to be a busy month in Botwood, a town known for its aviation history. It once was a hub for flying boats that were used in Trans Atlantic flights up to the 1940’s. During World War Two there was a terrible crash…one that left 11 of the 37 people on board dead, including some U.S. military personnel dead. A recovery team with a special recovery ship are heading towards Botwood. Jerry Dean is the Mayor of Botwood. Hello there.

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