Radio Noon - January 4, 2011
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CBC national news reporter Vik Adhopia is back in St. John's after spending five weeks in Afghanistan reporting on the Canadian troops. During that time he covered the death of a young soldier. He also experienced an attack on the Kandahar air base and flew on chopper missions. In between it all, he saw signs of a country that is slowly transforming itself.
It's a new year and it's time to welcome back Christine Davies to the show. She's here each Tuesday with a sound recording and its story from the CBC Radio Archives.
It can be a tough time. Old Christmas trees are piling up in heaps. People are heading back to work and school. The days are short, the nights are long. The holiday bills will arrive soon. And the next statutory holiday is a long way off. My guests on the program today are Roxanne Notley in Port Hope-Simpson. She's the executive director of the Southeastern Aurora Development Corporation. She loves winter. My other guest on the program today is actor and comedian Jonny Harris.