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Eastern Health privacy breach

Monday, October 15th was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. While some are open about their loss, others are not. However, a privacy breach at Eastern Health resulted in the personal details of about 79 patients being shared in a group email, including those of Rhonda McMeekin.

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Blind runner completes Cape to Cabot

Craig Spurrell made history at Cape To Cabot 2018 on Sunday, becoming the first blind runner to finish the grueling 20 km road race.

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"Finding Jennifer"

No named suspects, no arrests... and no answers. A preview of a 5th Estate documentary about Jennifer Hillier-Penney from the Northern Peninsula, who has been missing for nearly two years.

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Panting Under Pressure #3

Panting's pick! Sean Panting makes his choice based on your suggestions for a brand new original parody song in the latest edition of "Panting Under Pressure."

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Prepping for pot

Pharmacists are ready to answer your questions about health and medical effects of marijuana. One such pharmacist is Janice Audeau of the Health and Performance Pharmacy in Corner Brook.

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NSO ExxonMobil Big Ticket with The Tenors

It'll be an extraordinary night of music as The Tenors perform with the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra and the Shallaway Youth Choir Thursday evening at Mile One. Marc David and Hugh Donnan of the NSO drop by the studio along with Fraser Walters of The Tenors... who gets put to work as a quiz-master of Newfoundland English.

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Actress Samora Smallwood

Coming back to Newfoundland for work? One actress with deep Newfoundland roots says it's always been a dream of hers... and now that Samora Smallwood has landed a role in "Rex" she and her family are celebrating.

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Inring Oil refinery explosion

He's shaken but says he is ok. Krissy speaks with one man with close ties to this province who was working inside the Irving Oil refinery in Saint John, NB on Monday when an explosion happened.

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Last stop: Nigeria

A school bus filled with supplies donated from this province has arrived in Africa!

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Halloween house

Leslie Byrne is putting all his Halloween spirit into decorating his front yard... and he's got no shortage of that spirit!

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Hunters Feeding the Hungry program

Could wild game be the way to go when it comes to stocking food bank shelves in this province? A local hunters' group thinks so.

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Panting Under Pressure Volume II

Sean Panting returns for another episode of "Panting Under Pressure"... writing and performing his newest parody song live on the Morning Show!

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Wild turkeys on the trot

Fred Hutton goes on the hunt for stories and theories about the wild turkeys that have been lurking on the Avalon Peninsula.

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Shed Experiences for CFA's

Is the shed party a dying tradition - or is it alive and well? Baccalieu Trail tourism operator Sue Rose is welcoming tourists to the shed... and charging 'em cover!

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Elementary thoughts on Thanksgiving food

Tips for your Thanksgiving grocery list... from some very little foodies at Hazelwood Elementary.

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Bay Roberts shed party expansion

A shed party in Conception Bay North that got so popular - the by's had to build a piece on... online that is!

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Maddox Cove's new convenience store

You couldn't get a Pepsi and bag of chips in Maddox Cove in recent memory... but now you can. Beachfront Variety owner Dave Tizzard takes us inside his "mom and pop" shop.

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Income-based fees for long-term care, community care services

New payment rules for long-term and community care come into effect on November 1st. Ralph Morris, president of the NAPE Retirees Local and who's also with the Seniors, Retirees and Pensioners Coalition, gives his thoughts on the changes.

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"Son of a Critch"

A chat with Mark Critch on his new memoir of growing up in St. John's - a day before it officially hits the shelves.

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Sean Panting... Under pressure

Sean Panting drops by after the 7:00 news to choose the topic for his first speed-writing song live on the St. John's Morning Show... and then returns one hour after for the big reveal!

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"I live(d) Here"

Performing artist Louise Moyes takes the Morning Show's Gavin Simms on a shortcut version of her upcoming walking tour of Long's Hill.

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Now open: Mad Catter Cafe

A new coffee shop in St. John's offers the chance to meet a feline friend for life! The Morning Show's Jo-Ann Dooley checks out day one at the Mad Catter Cafe.

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Random acts of kindness... via stickies

A brave Clarenville Middle School student is spreading love around the hallways in the form of sticky notes. Random acts of kindness - on lockers - with grade seven student Olivia Parrott.

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Mystery at the Admiralty House Communications Museum

Where better to discover an old underground building than next to a museum? Sarah Wade, the museum manager at Admiralty House, drops by to talk about what's been unearthed.

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Catholic Church sex abuse

Gemma Hickey has accused the pope of failing to respond to the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church, and St. John's Archbishop Martin Currie has recently made his views known to his parishioners. Fred Hutton speaks first with Archbishop Currie, and then turns to Gemma Hickey for reaction.

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MJ at London Fashion Week

Local clothing designer Melanie Jacqueline (MJ) spent last week showcasing her stuff at the prestigious London Fashion Week.

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Amusement park ride turns frightful

The mother of a family that was on the Tilt-A-Whirl ride at Thomas Amusements talks about the malfunction that gave her family quite a scare Sunday afternoon in Torbay.

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Happy City Neighbourhood Summit 2018

How to build stronger neighborhoods is a discussion you can participate in this weekend with some folks who've made it their mission to bring their communities closer together!

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Gov. Gen. Julie Payette's Great Big Sea space encounter

One of the founding members of Great Big Sea shares the story of how former-astronaut Julie Payette wound up bringing one of the band's CDs along with her on a mission to space.

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Silly Talent jam with Billy Talent

Silly Talent - the local Billy Talent tribute band - say they've officially peaked after a surreal encounter with the real thing. As reality sets in for the local musicians, Krissy gets the full story of what really went down Monday night at CBTG's.

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Is the Labrador-Island link dependable

Could we be facing "Dark NL" all over again? An independent consultant is raising concerns about the province's power supply this winter.

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The power of a positive outlook

She travels thousands of kilometres a year for cancer treatment, so winning free gas for a year couldn't have come at a better time. Meet Donna Hearn... who is living proof that attitude is everything.

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Science Literacy Week: Space Adventures

If you've been wanting to take a fossil hike or meet this province's first astronaut candidate... this is your chance! There's dozens of opportunities to do cool science stuff this week at the Johnson Geo Centre.

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Billy Talent on the east coast, cannibal rats & more!

Krissy Holmes gets the chance to chat with one of her favourite bands, Billy Talent, who performed in the Iceberg Alley Performance Tent on Monday night.

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Wander East Yoga Conference

The province's Yogis will be gathering in St. John's next month for what's being touted as "one of the greatest day's in the yoga history in Newfoundland and Labrador!"

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Baseball fields bucket list

It took six years, but two friends - one of whom is a former premier - have completed their tour of all 30 Major League Baseball fields.

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Phone-free challenge

Last Friday, two teenagers agreed to take the Morning Show's phone-free challenge. Today they returned to talk about how they fared.

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Take the #NLphonefree challenge

Can you go phone-free for a day? Two teenagers agree to take the Morning Show's phone-free challenge.

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Getting to know the candidates: Paul Antle

Tennis Anyone? Our special "get to know the candidates" series in the Windsor Lake byelection wraps up with Liberal candidate Paul Antle, who serves up a few ideas about what makes him tick.

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Looking at the bright side of Muskrat Falls

Put on your rose-tinted glasses for a positive spin on the Muskrat Falls hydro project from businessman Charlie Oliver.

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Getting to know the candidates: Kerri Claire Neal

From hunting to gathering... we continue to get personal with the three Windsor Lake by-election candidates. Today, hitting the trail with NDP candidate Kerri Claire Neal.

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Getting to know the candidates: Ches Crosbie

You know the saying: Politics IS personal. Well, we're getting really personal with each of the three Windsor Lake byelection candidates ahead of next weeks election... starting with PC leader Ches Crosbie.

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From CFAs to CBOs: Finding love in Dover

They may be come from aways, but they come back often to central Newfoundland. The story of finding love, in Dover, in the days following one of the darkest moments in human history: the terrorist attacks which took place 17 years ago today.

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Unifor's "Meet the Scabs" video

Death threats and fear: Two of the D-J Composites replacement workers who've been identified in an anti-scab video created by Unifor spoke on the Morning Show today... as did the Atlantic regional director for Unifor and one of the locked-out workers.

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Remembering Dee Murphy

A man who contributed countless chapters to the history of Newfoundland and Labrador sports has died. For a look back at the life of Dee Murphy, long-time friend Carl Lake and his wife Debbie sit down with Fred Hutton... all three of who have fond memories of Dee to share.

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Manganese health concerns

Waiting and wondering: People in west-end St. John's still can't drink their water due to high levels of manganese. To explore the potential health risks of the heavy metal Fred speaks with Dr. Atanu Sarkar, an associate professor of Environmental Health and Occupational Health with Memorial University who specializes in water.

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Earthquake mystery and the Dover Fault

A Twitter question posed to Dover Mayor Tony Keats about the relationship between his town`s claim-to-fame and Sunday`s earthquake led to the mayor getting a couple of calls... one from a Morning Show guest and then another from a Morning Show host.

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Offshore earthquake mystery

It wasn't exactly earth-shattering news...but one geophysicist says there is an element of mystery to the offshore earthquake that was recorded near the island earlier this week. Alison Malcolm drops by to dig a little deeper into the story.

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Surfing in Israel

A woman who's originally from St. John's is a surfing champion is Israel. We reach Jessica Rose hot off a competitive win in her favourite hobby: Long-boarding on the Mediterranean Sea.

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Getting set to coach the Newfoundland Growlers

The new head coach of the Newfoundland Growlers is off to Toronto this week for the Maple Leafs training camp. Playing catch-up with Ryane Clowe as he builds a hockey team from scratch.

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Glamping in Pouch Cove

A trip down the road to the largest campground in the province: Jellystone Marine Park - located just outside Pouch Cove.

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Alexandra Kirkland Blackall Community Builder Award

The family of Alex Kirkland - a Memorial University student who died suddenly last year - tells us about a new scholarship being launched in her honour.

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What`s the deal with manganese?

Manganese seems to be the word of the week for St. John's west-enders... but what exactly is it and why all the concern about elevated levels found in drinking water in some areas of the city? For some chemical context, Krissy speaks with Memorial University Chemistry professor Chris Kozak.

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Team Gushue sponsorship

Team Gushue and Purolator have set their collective sights on the 2022 Olympics. Gold medalist and world champ Brad Gushue along with Purolator's Ken Johnston drop by the studio on their way to the major partnership announcement.

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Arctic cruise ship adventure

A Russian cruise ship ran aground in Nunavut last week. St. John's biologist Holly Hogan was on board and returned safely to tell the tale!

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Wooden sailboat builder

He an American who lives in Denver, Colorado... but Dan Costello is building a type of two-masted wooden sailboat known as a Caledonia Yawl in Bacon Cove, Newfoundland.

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Haze from B.C. fires

Smoke from the wildfires in British Columbia has traveled more than four-thousand kilometres and created a haze in Newfoundland skies. Environment Canada meteorologist Tabea Fischter speaks with Fred.

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CHMR's bilingual broadcaster

Inuktitut on the Island's airwaves? Biilingual broadcaster Angus Anderson shares his language over local radio.

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Expired sticker shock

A Mount Pearl resident got dinged with a big fine for driving with expired stickers,,, but Dan Meades says he's been hard done by - and he'll fight his case in court.

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Remembering Kim Hix

Tributes are pouring in for a Chicago woman who died at Cape Spear on the weekend. She loved a lot of Newfoundland music but her favourite band was Great Big Sea. Bob Hallett talks to Fred about her love of music... and the province.

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"Crown and Anchor" debut

The Newfoundland film 'Crown and Anchor' opens in theatres tonight...but this morning we get the story behind its punk rock roots in this province - by looking closer at the film's soundtrack.

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Little signing hands

Sign language in schools? The mother of a deaf seven-year-old is making it happen... with her silent super power.

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Cocaine is killing people

A wake-up call on cocaine use in the city: Local musician Colleen Power follows up on her Facebook post on what she calls a growing problem... and her thoughts on possible solutions.

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Mother seeks justice following son's death

A grieving mother wants justice following the death of her son in Alberta. Fred Hutton speaks with Donna Foote Matthews about altercations her son Jeffery had with three British soldiers outside a Medicine Hat bar. Following that Fred talks to the case lead investigator with the Medicine Hat Police Service.

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Indian flooding fundraiser

The devastating floods in southern India strike close to home for a St. John's woman who's originally from the area. Mini Nair drops by the studio to talk about what's happening there, how she's trying to help... and how you can help while getting a tasty meal at the same time.

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Broadway sensation's vocal cord paralysis

She's been a Broadway sensation in the musical Mamma Mia, but a Newfoundland-born singer is now facing the prospect of never singing professionally again. Fred Hutton finds out what's next for Tina Maddigan-Mayer.

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Remembering Meech Kean

A difficult good-bye to a colleague and fellow journalist. Fred Hutton welcomes former private radio colleagues Gerri Lynn Mackey and Andrew Hawthorn to the studio to remember VOCM's Meech Kean.

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Cardiac rehab picnic

They walk together, talk together and sometimes even eat burgers together. Krissy drops by the Newfoundland Cardiac Rehabilitation Association's annual picnic to find out why friendship is such an important component of cardiac recovery.

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Veteran paratrooper

Still supporting his brothers and sisters in arms... an 87-year-old veteran paratrooper who served during the Korean Conflict was one of the people who showed up at the Paradise airfield Monday for a jump with the Skyhawks Parachute Team. Fred Hutton - who unexpectedly had some time to spare - was lucky enough to spend a bit of that time reminiscing with retired corporal Douglas Parmiter.

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Skyhawks parachute team

They're parachutists and acrobats; they're skilled and daring... and they've got Fred Hutton lined up for something that likely wasn't on his bucket list. Meet The SkyHawks, Canada's military parachute team.

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"Cops in Kabul - A Newfoundland Peacekeeper in Afghanistan"

On the ground in Afghanistan: An in-depth conversation with William Malone, the Newfoundland RCMP officer who spent a year overseeing Canadian efforts to train police officers there and who has a new book being launched later this week.

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"Shiffting Gears" on mental health

Kelsey Puddister drops by the studio to talk about this weekend's car show and drag race fundraiser in memory of her brother Jacob.

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Remembering Mary Pratt

A good friend of Mary Pratt's since the 1970's drops by the studio to bid farewell to the renowned painter.

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Cannabis dispensary rejected

An approved cannabis dispensery is being told it cannot set up shop in Portugal Cove-St. Phillips. Owner Thomas Clarke speaks to Krissy about the setback.

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Free NL members to speak at Public Utilities Board hearing

Fighting a hike in household power rates: Keith Fillier and James Murphy are two members of the group Free NL who will make their case where it counts... at a PUB hearing on Thursday.

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Soul Steps

Three Newfoundland "soul sisters" have co-authored a self-help book that's climbing the Amazon chart. Florence Strang, Natalie Finlay and Veronica Conners talk to Krissy about "Soul Steps: 52 Ways to Reconnect Spirit."

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The Tenors' Clifton Murrray

Weaving both musical and radio magic... special guest Clifton Murray of The Tenors drops into the studio along with his dad Craig and Hugh Donnan of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra. You won't want to miss this conversation as Clifton takes us on a deep dive into his Newfoundland heritage.

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Canada-Saudi Arabia relations

Memorial University political scientist Russell Williams with a local perspective on Canada's uncertain and diminishing role on the global stage.

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Shallaway's 25th anniversary trip

Some young singers are about to set out on the biggest trip yet for the Shallaway Youth Choir. The choir's artistic director and a couple of young choristers drop by to talk about where they're going... and what they're singing.

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The $27K Cheeto

When the St. Johns Morning Show found out a woman from Glovertown cashed in a crunchy snack for nearly $30 000, the CBC's Lukas Wall went searching for his own profitable Cheeto.

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Stop complaining about the heat!

The latest viral video heating up the internet comes in the form of a song from Placentia-born comedian Vicky Mullaley... who's had it with Newfoundlanders' weather woes.

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Stolen purse

A woman who'd been robbed 17 years ago got the surprise of her life on earlier this week.

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The multi-award winning musical "Once" at the LSPU Hall

The Theatre St. John's production of "Once" stars Miranda MacDonald and Michael Cox, Keith Pike is artistic director. Hear the stars of the show perform a song live in the Morning Show Studio.

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Jelly Bean Row

Is the Jelly Bean Row phenomenon catching on around the province? A west coast artist says other areas are importing the idea and potentially losing their own traditions.

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Federal Conservative Leader in town

Federal Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is in town, We'll find out what he's up to and what his 2019 platform includes for the people of this province.

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Fred Penner

He's a legendary Canadian singer, songwriter, author and children's entertainer. We'll sit down with Fred Penner ahead of his performance at this weekend's Folk Festival in Bannerman Park.

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Instrument Library

Strummin', Pickin' and Drummin'. Starting today you can borrow a musical instrument from the library in St. John's.

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Ladies Championship Trophy

On this regatta eve, we look back at the origin of the ladies championship trophy.

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Dining for Danielle

Fundraisers underway to help a Toronto shooting victim with connections to this province.

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N.L. nurse locks eyes with Danforth shooter, before girlfriend is shot

Jerry Pinksen made eye contact with the Danforth shooter seconds before his girlfriend, Danielle Kane was shot. She is now recovering in hospital.

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One Of A Kind Car

Ever have to sell a car you loved? Imaging if you also built that car. Meet a car buff who has a for sale sign in the window of his labour of love.

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Rawlins Cross Traffic Flow

Confusing ? Dangerous ? Tangly... Those are just a few words people commonly use to describe Rawlins Cross. We ask residents and business owners about the intersecting one-way streets and frequent fender benders.

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LGBTQ+ Curriculum

Minister of Education Al Hawkins responds to criticism that LGBTQ+ children are being short-changed by this province's schools and educational curriculum.

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Seeing Colour

Have you ever heard a colour? Meet a teenager from St. John's who sees sounds.

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Parents of severe sunburned boy

8-year old Dawson Devereaux suffered a severe sunburn on his shoulders and back while attending a Mount Pearl summer camp. Mayor Dave Aker said the city takes full responsibility, and said they're also making changes to the camp's dress code. The story had exploded on social media over the weekend, when the boy's father posted pictures of his blistered shoulders. The Morning Show's Gavin Simms spoke last night with Dawson's parents, Chad and Colleen Devereaux.

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New Video Game, The Sea Between

Move Over, Super Mario... Meet local video game developer Matthew Hare and his first game, "The Sea Between:.

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Mudder...The Newfoundland Pony

Nobody knows how Mudder ended up in Ontario. In her early 30's, she's one of the oldest Newfoundland Ponies alive. Korrine Affleck, a councillor-at-large with the Newfoundland Pony Society helped rescue Mudder. CBC's Gavin Simms reached her over the phone.

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Faith and politics

A conservative and Christian M-P is in the province hosting a series of talks about religion and politics.

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Summer camp Sunburn

The City of Mount Pearl's Summer Camp is re-evaluating its approach to sunscreen, after a young boy recieved a serious sunburn last week. Krissy Holmes speaks with the mayor.

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Learning from rainbow crosswalk incident

A dashcam video of a man spitting on a rainbow crosswalk in Corner Brook still has people talking. Gay-rights advocate Sue Rose speaks about what society can learn from it.

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"Tombstones and Tea" walking tour

Feeding your morbid curiosities on a walk through a local graveyard with Dale Jarvis.

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Creating - and using - the Waterlily Turbine

You'll be sure to get a charge out of this one! Adam Press is the creator of the Waterlily Turbine - a locally developed, portable device charger. Putting the device to the test is local adventurer TA Loeffler... who's using the turbine on her canoe trip through the North West Territories.

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Beagle buddies

There's are many beagles in the province looking for new fur-ever homes... and Beagle Paws hopes you'll open your heart and your home to some of them. Sheila Lewis - president of the rescue organization - drops by with Gideon to talk about the big increase in the numbers... and how you can adopt your own beagle buddy.

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Gathering Place gathering shoes

The CBC's Andrew Waterman drops by The Gathering Place to find out about a program that's keeping people in need... on their feet.

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Rainbow crosswalk spitter

"Paint will last longer than spit." A video of what looks like a man deliberately spitting on a rainbow crosswalk is being widely shared on Facebook. The video has caused emotional reactions in many, including director/screenwriter/producer Stephen Dunn.

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Capelin rolling

Looking for some tips and tricks for catching capelin as they roll onto our beaches, the CBC's Andrew Waterman heads to Middle Cove Beach.

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Signal Hill hiking trail blocked

A section of what is arguably the most popular trail in the city has been closed down all summer. The Morning Show's Gavin Simms met up with some hikers hoping to walk the North Head Trail at Signal Hill.

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Access to Information and Privacy requests deadlines

Privacy commissioner Donovan Molloy is calling out the provincial government for breaking its own laws when it comes to handling ATIP requests.

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Freshwater cannabis

There's a proposal for another marijuana production facility - this one in the tiny community of Freshwater, which is near Carbonear. Atlantic Pharma CEO Robert Giannou is one of the proponents of the business.

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RIAC Radio

There;s a brand new (non-CBC) radio show in town... that's all about multi-cultural content.

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World Cup young Croatia superfan

Soccer fans in the city are gearing up for Sunday's World Cup game... including one young Croatia fan who has family from that country.

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Fire the Signal Hill cannon

A trip with the Morning Show's Gavin Simms to the top of Signal Hill... where Parks Canada is inviting people to shoot off the noon day gun!

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Airport renos

After four years of planning and construction, the St. John's International Airport unveiled the first phase of its expansion Wednesday... and Fred Hutton was there to check it out.

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Too windy to set out

The wind blows... and don't boat tour operators know it! The owner of Ocean Quest Adventures, Rick Stanley, talks about the challenging year thus far for ocean tourism.

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Middle Eastern folklore

Spinning yarns from around the world with international storyteller and folklorist Yoel Perez, who's in town for the St. John's Storytelling Festival's Summer Series.

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