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April 2013 Archives

We'll hear about a new video that's designed to get young people interested in a career in manufacturing.

The video is called "Breaking the Mold". It was premiered this afternoon to High School students at Herman Secondary School.
Veronica Samek is with Workforce Windsor Essex. (runs 6:11)

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The Windsor Jewish Film Festival opens tonight..we'll get a preview .

The Windsor Jewish Film Festival kicks off tonight . For the next four days, you'll be able to take in 10 foreign films. For a preview, I'm joined by Stuart Selby. (runs 7:22)

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Stephen Fearing talks to The Bridge about his first studio album in over 6 years.

Stephen Fearing's new album is called Between Hurricanes. This is his 9th solo album. Stephen explains how important it is for today's musicians to be diverse. (runs 9:31)


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New smart phones can take your credit info. Michael Legary explains how it works and how to guard your information.

Smart phones can read payment info form your credit or debit cards. That means criminals can steal your information and make a purchase. Michael Legary, founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Seccuris Inc. tells us how to protect our information. (runs 11:59)


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Carly Butler shares her amazing journey with The Bridge.

Carly Butler is retracing her grandmother's footsteps from England to Canada. She spoke to The Bridge to share the details of this transnational trek. (runs 9:58)


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Windsor bands are are reaching for success, and getting it.

Tom Lucier of Phog lounge speaks to the recent success stories of four Windsor bands. The Windsor music scene is always strong. Now, the rest of the world is paying attention to our local talent. (runs 11:59)


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Windsor family concerned for their loved ones in the wake of the Boston bombing.

The tragedy in Boston hits closer to home for one Windsor family. CBC reporter Allison Johnson spoke with the Favot's about their worries of having two daughters living close to where the search happened. (runs 5:18)


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A Windsor guitarist has the talent for a big career but first he's got to graduate from high school.

Last Saturday night I was asked to induct blues musician Sonny Rhodes into the Canada South Blues Museum.
That night there was an opening act featuring three young musicians from Windsor.
Normally, when you see this you think, isn't that nice giving the kids a little experience on the stage.
The band was called West Palm Blues Band with a 15 year old drummer and guitarist and a twelve year old bass player.
Well, once they started the house went nuts.
These kids could play and it turns out that the guitarist Christian Vegh is already getting a lot of attention for his skill and talent.
He's in grade ten, in the International Baccalaureate program at Assumption high School.
I visited him at his home in LaSalle last night. (runs 8:41)

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Many people are remembering Rita Macneil, talk with fellow Cape Bretoner Ashley MacIssac .

As you've been hearing this afternoon singer Rita McNeil has died.
She passed away yesterday after complications from surgery at the age of 68.
There is no doubt that the east coast singer touched many people with her music, including many here who saw her perform in Windsor several times.
Earlier today I spoke with Ashley MacIssac, who, along with Rita McNeil hails from Cape Breton Island. (runs 6:02)

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I'll chat with Joe and Marija Byrne they were in Boston yesterday to watch and run in the mararthon.

Many people are returning from Boston today after taking part in yesterday's Marathon.
Joe Byrne was there to cheer on his daughter Marija as she ran her third Boston Marathon.
Joe and Marija just got back this afternoon. (runs 11:41)

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We'll tell you how you can enter a raffle to win a trip onboard a great lakes freighter.

Have you ever wondered what life aboard one the big lake freighters would be like?
Well you can have a chance to find out through a contest being run by boatnerd.com
It's currently running a raffle where the prize is a trip for two on board a freighter.
Keith Grant Davie got to experience that prize...because he won the prize back
in 2007. Keith Grant Davie joins me on the line from Utah. (runs: 7:54)

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Washington has given approval to the State of Michigan to go ahead with a new bridge crossing Windsor and Detroit.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder made the announcement earlier this afternoon. He said Michigan received the presidential permit it required to go ahead with the project. For more on what happens now, we've reached Essex MP Jeff Watson. (runs: 6:19)

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She put off her musical aspirations for years but now Windsor Vocalist Brenda McCurdy is releasing her first CD.

For Windsor's Brenda McCurdy, life got in the way of her passion for singing.
But a few years ago she found her voice once again and now, she is releasing her first CD titled Follow My Heart. (runs 8:08)

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A feature interview with Boz Scaggs and your chance to win tickets to see him in concert this Saturday night at Caesars Colosseum.

Singer and songwriter Boz Scaggs comes to Caesars Colosseum this Saturday night for a show that I would hope touch on not only his hits from the Silk Degrees days but also back to his beginnings as a singer with Steve Miller and his own first solo recordings, like Somebody Loan Me A Dime from his first self titled album. (runs 8:48)


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When it comes to healthcare, almost 25 percent of nurses across Canada would not recommend the hospital they work at .

Many nurses say they're overworked, understaffed and fear patient care is suffering because of it. Karen Bertrand is with the Ontario Nurses Association. She's a registered nurse of 38 years. She's also vice president of Region 5 for the ONA which
covers nurses throughout Southwestern Ontario. (runs 6:37)

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We'll find out about The Informed Dining program to find out what it means for consumers.

Transparency in dining. A new program rolling out in some chain restaurants across the country wants to make you an informed diner. But do you really want to know how much fat's in that burger? (runs 7:10)

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Caesars Windsor has changed the entertainment scene in Windsor over the past five years.

For the past five years Caesars Windsor has been bringing world class entertainment to the Colosseum...more than 300 shows over those years. And today it announced a number of acts that are slated to appear over the next few months.
Among them, BB King, Willie Nelson, Journey and Alice Cooper.
No one could argue that it has changed the entertainment scene in Windsor.
Tim Trombley is the Entertainment director for Caesars Colosseum. (runs 10:36)

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We'll find out how and why a local families donation to Haiti became a motorcycle.

It's been three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti. And as the country continues to rebuild, there are some people who continue to find ways to help.
Paul Haslip of Pain Court is one of those people. He and his family, were looking for some way to help. (runs 9:42)

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We'll hear about the University players season finale, "The Importance of Being Earnest"

This weekend, the University of Windsor's University Players is staging their season finale "The Importance of Being Earnest". Leigh Rivenbark is director of "The Importance of Being Earnest", he joins me in the studio. (runs 8:48)

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I'll talk with Rick Mercer about his final show and his upcoming appearance at the Capitol theatre in Chatham.

After tonight, Rick Mercer fans are going to have to wait until next season for their next hit of humour.His final episode of the season airs tonight on CBC Television at 8 o'clock.
And then, Rick hits the road for a series of in person shows.
Later this month, he'll be appearaing at the Capitol Theatre in Chatham - it's already a sold out show. Rick Mercer joins me on the line from Toronto. (runs 8:07)

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