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CrossTalk

Cross Talk's daily phone-in connects listeners from across Newfoundland and Labrador - and beyond.

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Would you agree with dropping speed limits to thirty on residential streets?

Guest: Daniel Fuller - CANADA RESEARCH CHAIR IN POPULATION PHYSICAL ACTIVITY at MUN’s School of Human Kinetics and Recreation.

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Is it time for Memorial University to increase tuition fees?

Guest: Liam O’Neill, Executive Director of External Affairs & Communications Memorial University of Newfoundland Students' Union (MUNSU)

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How's it going with any fitness, weight or health goals that you've set?

Guest: Obesity expert Farrell Cahill

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What you do to keep yourself busy when your stuck inside

Guests: Jerome Canning, and Rowena House.

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How could the municipalities on the Northeast Avalon work better together?

Guests: . Dan Bobbett, Dave Aker, and . Danny Breen

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Food insecurity is real for many in N.L.

Guest: Kerri Abbott, coordinator of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank in Carbonear

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What's your reaction to Dwight Ball's decision to step down?

Guest: MUN political scientist Kelly Blidook at noon

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Ask Dermatologist Dr. Wayne Gulliver about winter skin problems.

DR. Wayne Gulliver

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Trivia

Guest: ted Blades

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Do you believe that people who've spent time in prison can be rehabilitated?

Host: Ramona Dearing

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Is a feasibility study on a fixed link between Nfld and Labrador a good idea?

? Wally Andersen, mayor of Happy Valley-Goose Bay

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Share your reaction to the power rate mitigation announcement.

Guest: Premier Dwight Ball and Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady.

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your questions and tips on everything connected to snowblowers.

Andy Young of Kingsbridge Road Service Station

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Do you agree with some towns refusing to fight fires in communities that haven’t paid for fire services?

Sheila Fitzgerald, president of MNL, mayor of Roddickton-Bide Arm, former Small Towns Director for MNL.

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Any ideas on how to help people who can't do their own shoveling?

Joanne MacDonald, advocate for people with disabilities. Suzanne Brake, Seniors’ Advocate.

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Which NL book do you think would be great for a book club.

Bonnie Morgan, NL Collections Librarian for the public library system.

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Are you cooking any vegan dishes?

Island Vegan Cookbook Author Marian Frances White

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Which TV shows would you recommend to others?

Heidi Wicks

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Morning Show

Daniel Veilleux , president of the Long Island Transportation Committee.

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Ask a physiotherapist about your sore aching back and joints.

Corey Pritchett, physiotherapist and part owner of Nova Physiotherapy.

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Put your questions about fire safety to the province's fire commissioner.

Guest: Derek Simmons, Director of Fire Services/Fire Commission with NL gov’t’s Fire and Emergency Services.

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We're going to talk about the aftermath of the blizzard today.

Ramona Dearing

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Trivia

Delighted to say it's a Trivia Day today. We figure everyone needs a little break from all the talk of snow troubles. John Gushue is in studio, ready to take on your questions for him. And he's got questions for you. We've got students listening to the show today. And we're hoping they'll call in too. And happy news - we're running through for an extra half hour today.

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Storm Coverage

We are continuing our Blizzard 2020 coverage. In just a minute, a significant update on what's happening with Canada Post. We'll also ask a climatologist whether he thinks this blizzard was related to climate change. His answer might suprise you. Plus we've got lots of other stories to share with you. And we of course invite you to call in to share information, your opinions on how this state of emergency is being handled, and your own stories of getting through.

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Pedestrians winter safety

Today we're talking about a huge issue. Pedestrians in the winter, and their safety. Since the beginning of the year, vehicles have struck 9 pedestrians in the Metro St John's area. One man later died. It's a horribly high number of collisions. We do know it's happening at a time when the Avalon peninsula is clogged with snow. And pedestrians are both struggling to get around, and afraid for their safety. How can we make winter better for pedestrians?

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Self-care

Today's show is centred on being good to yourself. Everyone's talking about the importance of self-care. So we want to know if you practise self-care. What helps you beat stress, or helps put you in a better mood? From meditating to getting together for a laugh with friends, Do you practise self-care?

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NONIA 100th anniversary

It's a perfect winter's day for today's topic. It's going to appeal to history buffs, and to people who love making crafts. And it's going to bring back a lot of memories for some people. Plus we have some great prizes to give away. We're focusing on NONIA, the important organization celebrating its hundreth anniversary. Do you have a NONIA sweater or a connection to NONIA?

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Passenger bill of rights

Just before the holidays, the 2nd phase of the bill of rights for airline passengers came into effect. That's the phase where you can get compensation if you're facing flight delays, as long as they're not related to weather or certain mechanical problems. So give there's money on the line now for the airlines, are you seeing fewer flight delays? Woodrow French is one of the people who pushed for airline passengers to have a bill of rights.

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We open the phone lines for your remembrances of John Crosbie.

Bill Rowe, author, former broadcaster and politician

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Put your questions about winter skin problems to dermatologist Wayne Gulliver.

Guest: Dr. Wayne Gulliver.

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Are you satisfied with what you're paying your telecom provider?

Guest: John Lawford, Executive Director, Public Interest Advocacy Centre

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Give us a line and we'll try to guess the name.

Stephanie Tobin - CBC News

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Best Canadian song?

Time for Crosstalk on CBC. Hope you had a good Christmas. On today's show we're talking about music from Canada. What the best Canadian song of all time?

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SANTA

On today's show, we've got Santa Claus in studio. And a warm welcome for the children of Newfoundland and Labrador to call in and have an important chat with Santa. He likes to double check your list. And find out if you're leaving any cookies or cake out for him tonight.

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Tibb's Eve

We're celebrating Tibb's Eve today. If you have any traditions or memories, we'd love to hear them. Or even if you just want to send out season's greetings to friends and family. This is the spot. I've got some great stuff to give away. And we've got folklorist Philip Hiscock here in studio to take your calls.

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Tell us about your favourite holiday movies.

Scott Simms, movie buff.

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Your favorite Christmas ornaments

Jacqueline Mair

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Tell us about the best toy you ever got.

Janet Murphy, owner of Gingersnap toy store.

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How can we reduce vehicle-pedestrian accidents?

Rudy Singleton, Traffic Safety Instructor with Safety NL.

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Carl English

On today's phone-in, we've got the incredible Carl English in studio. A basketball legend in Nfld and Labrador. A legend who achieved excellence after a horrible tragedy tore his family apart. This is your opportunity to phone in and speak with Carl English.

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Mummering

The mummer's parade is tomorrow in St. John's. So today we're filling the airwaves with stories about mummering. Have you ever gone mummering or jannying? Have you ever been a nalujuk on old Christmas Day? Or run from a Nalujuk? Do you find mummers and Nulujuks kind of scary. Or a great bit of fun.

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Feed NL day

It's CBC's Feed-NL day. Which is part of our Warm Hearts campaign to raise money for the Community Food Sharing Association. So that it can distribute food right across Nfld and Labrador. Now you hear a lot of talk about the people who use food banks. Stuff like, they're lazy, or they're using the system. Or how come they're still buying smokes and six packs. Let's get all that out in the open today. Do you ever wonder if people really do need to use food banks?

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The Rooms hiring controversy

On today's phone-in, it's your chance to share your reaction to the government scandal over the filling of that job at The Rooms. It's the job that Carla Foote got. The job that means provincial cabinet minister Christopher Mitchelmore is facing a two-week suspension for quote "grosly mismanaging his obligations". It's the scandal that has Conservative leader Ches Crosbie wanting an investigation into whether the premier was involved. Even though Dwight Ball is maintaining he wasn't. What's your reaction to the controversy?

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Are there ways to rebuild trust between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people?

Guests: Perry Trimper & Innu Nation Grand Chief Greg Rich in our Happy Valley-Goose Bay Studio.

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Do you have a collectible that connects to Nfld or Labrador?

Guest: collectibles expert John O'Mara

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We want to know what you're baking up for the holidays.

Guest: Barry Parsons of Rock Recipes

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This is your chance to put your observations or questions about the scope of climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador to two experts.

Joel Finnis, climatologist with MUN’s Dept of Geography Carissa Brown, Associate Professor of Bio-Geography, with the Northern EDGE Lab

Download This is your chance to put your observations or questions about the scope of climate change in Newfoundland and Labrador to two experts.
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We're asking if you ever had a Grenfell coat?

Cynthia Randell, manager of Grenfell Historic Properties in St. Anthony, including the gift shop. Maureen Peters, Curator of History, at The Rooms Museum in St. John's

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"You know you're from a small town when____ "

Jonny Harris, for Still Standing, and Murdoch Mysteries

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Does the province need to start a dialogue on racism?

Guest is Chief Misel Joe, Miawpukek first nation.

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The recitation. have you performed one?

It's a great way to tell a great story and as a form of entertainment it's in a league of its own.

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