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episodes: February 2012 Archives

Radio Noon - Tuesday February 28, 2102

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for nl-placentia-bridge-2006fil.jpgAn inspector has declared the lift-bridge in Placentia unsafe for vehicles over 13-thousand kilograms. Ramona is joined on phone with Jane Hynes, owner of the Three Sisters Pub and Restaurant in Placentia.

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The Ceiling collapsed at William Gillett Academy in Charlottetown, Labrador on Monday. We are joined on phone with students Garreth Kippenhuck who is in Grade 12 and Evan Powell who is in Grade 5.

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Crosstalk: Did you see the program CBC Marketplace did on the cost of eyeware? (http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/) What do you think? Are you paying too much for glasses? Ramona's guest is community activist Marie White.

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Radio Noon - Tuesday February 21, 2012

The experimental moose detection system near Grand Falls-Windsor still is not working. To find out more, Ramona speaks with Eugene Nippard, a founding member of the Save Our People Action Committee - the group that pushed for the detection system.

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Almost a hundred years ago to the day, the SS Florizel went aground off Cappahayden, taking more than 90 people with it. Christine Davies brings you archival tape of one of the rescuers.

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Crosstalk: Municipalities want more money from the province, including the possibility of an extra percentage on income tax, or the HST. Do you support their call? Ramona’s guests are St. John’s Mayor Dennis O’Keefe and Churence Rogers of Municipalities NL .

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Radio Noon - Monday February 20, 2012

In light of the finanicial crisis in Europe, members of the local Greek community worry about their relatives living away. Ramona speaks with John Kufudi, a local businessman and president of the Greek Community of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Archdeacon Francis Buckle was a proud son of Labrador. As he’s laid to rest, his friend and protoge Chesley Lethbridge remembers his work.

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Crosstalk: In the wake of the Burton Winters tragedy, should Labrador have its own dedicated search and rescue squadron? Our guests were Torngat Mountains MHA Randy Edmunds, and St. John’s East MP Jack Harris.

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