Alex Kennedy

Alex Kennedy works for CBC Newfoundland and Labrador in St. John's.

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First Listen

Portuguese musician Nico Paulo moved to N.L. and fell in love with a Scottish classic

When musician Nico Paulo moved to St. John's from Portugal last summer, she had never heard the traditional song Wild Mountain Thyme. Months later, it's the anchor of a new live EP scheduled to be released later this year.

Getting e-book smart: Here's how to use N.L.'s digital library

Being stuck inside means there's no time like the present to dive into a good book. Whether it's the latest murder mystery or something to brighten spirits, Newfoundland and Labrador's digital library has something for everyone.

Kids helping kids: Mount Pearl hockey team hopes to clinch the Good Deeds Cup

The City Tire Blues are one of 11 regional finalists across Canada vying for the grand prize, which would help the Canada-wide counselling organization provide services to more children in need. Voting ends Wednesday.

Dishing up hot meals for truck drivers a way to show 'deepest appreciation,' says Salvation Army

Volunteers at the Salvation Army are renewing their efforts to provide hot meals to truck drivers finding it hard to access some services on Newfoundland and Labrador's roads.

Coils, curls and conversation: This N.L. woman shares the challenges of growing up with Black hair

Raven Khadeja hopes teaching more people about Black hair can be a form of self-healing.

Officials stress patience as wait times rise with testing numbers

With waiting times on the rise, Premier Andrew Furey stressed patience as part of Monday's COVID-19 briefing, while health officials work to lower the wait.
First Listen

Musician Ife Alaba opens her journal to listeners in newly released singles

St. John's musician Ife Alaba has always been interested in music, from singing in choirs in South Africa to performances in opera and jazz. Now, she is making her own path, with the release of three singles in the last 18 months.

'Newfoundland is my muse': This award-winning photographer has found her new home

Ting-ting Chen's photography showcasing the landscapes of the island has netted her more than a dozen prestigious photography awards across the globe.
Election Notebook

Questions about N.L. election timing rise along with number of COVID-19 cases

Liberal Leader Andrew Furey fielded calls on CBC Radio's CrossTalk on Tuesday, including ones about whether he regrets triggering an election now that coronavirus cases are going up.
First Listen

Veteran musician Matthew Hender steps into the spotlight with solo debut

Hender has spent years playing with musicians across the province, with everyone from the Kubasonics to the Long Distance Runners. Now he's dropped his own album, titled Baby Eagle.