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

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Trivia Friday

Ted Blades

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Traditional Newfoundland and Labrador food

Guest: John Riche Today we're talking about traditional foods. My guest on the show made up a list of sixty of them that hold a unique place in the culture. John Riche included some of the best-known foods, such as Vienna sausages and peppermint knobs.

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What young listeners are reading this summer

Guest: Leigha Locke, Provincial Children's Librarian

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It's a gardening day

Gardening today with Todd Boland, who is a research scientist at Memorial University's Botanical Garden.

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Are you seeing less trash around this summer?

Brendon Follett from Western Bay, has been collecting litter from the area as a volunteer for several years.

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When you have visitors, where's the first place you take them sightseeing?

We're talking about hosting visitors. We want to know the first place you take them sightseeing. There are so many possibilities, from amazing vistas to getting out on the water to museums and historic premises.

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Tell us about a remarkable woman who has or had a connection to this place.

Susan Chalker Browne, author of books including "Mother of the Regiment and Other Remarkable Women of NL"

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Do you book accommodations through hotels or through services such as Airbnb?

Peg Norman, owns The Travel Bug store on Water Street.

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Gardening

Botanist, Dr Peter Scott.

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Are you finding ways to bring less waste into your home?

Jilian Rose created the Facebook group called, "Zero Waste Newfoundland and Labrador " Sophie Wells is a member of the NL chapter of Zero Waste Canada.

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Are Come From Aways who move here truly welcome?

Leslie Vryenhoek, author, Trudy Morgan-Cole, author & blogger

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Do you love being out on the water?

In studio to share their stories, kayaker Jenn Guy and sailing addict Kirk Rees.

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Gardening Day

Michael Murray of Murray's Garden Centre

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Pedestrian safety

There are lots of distractions for drivers, including texting and phone calls. It's possible there's also been an increase in aggressive driving. Or at the very least, speeding. What's your experience been like? Is it getting more unsafe to be a pedestrian? Guest: Rob Howell

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Roundabouts: Do you like them or hate them?

Guest: Jim Brazil, Defensive Driving Instructor, Safety NL

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So today we've got an expert on mini-split heat pumps and other ways to conserve electricity.

Guest: Peter Upshall of TakeChargeNL

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Gardening Day

Guest: Gardening expert Anthony O'Neill

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Should the flooding of Muskrat Falls be delayed?

Guest: Johannes Lampe, president of Nunatsiavut

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We want to hear about your favourite museum exhibits.

Sometimes we think of museums as dusty dark spaces where there's so much to read that your head starts spinning, but museums have changed a whole lot over the years.

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Invasive green crab

A species that is aggressive and incredibly difficult to deal with. Green crab is a challenge you're going to be hearing more and more about. Guest: Federal fisheries scientist Cynthia McKenzie

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Have you ever run the Tely 10 or would you like to some day?

Guests: Kate Bazeley, record-breaking Tely 10 winner, elite road runner. Art Meaney, Tely 10 champ and running coach.

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Gardening

Guest: Research horticulturist Todd Boland with MUN Botanical Garden

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Do you have questions about how to take better pictures?

Guests: photographers Dennis Minty and Carol Ann Ryan.

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Have you been checking out local craft beer?

We're all about beer today, specifically, craft beer made right here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Do you worry that some traditional craft-making skills are being lost?

What are some of the traditional crafts that you remember? Do you keep those traditions alive? Have you maybe put a modern twist on them?

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Are you interested in any of the countless shipwrecks off Newfoundland and Labrador?

Guest: Neil Burgess - president of the Shipwreck Preservation Society of Nfld and Labrador.

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Gardening Day

Guest: Botanist Peter Scott

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Do you still hear people making homophobic comments or jokes?

Guests: St. John's Pride NL Board members Derek Semerad and Forough Emam plus activist Blair Curtis.

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Trivia Day

with John Gushue

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Which vintage car would you love to have?

If money were no object, which vintage car would you choose? Or maybe it would be a motorcycle or a van or a truck. Our guests today are absolutely in love with beautiful classic and antique cars. Mel and Cynthia Gregory have quite the collection.

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Dog training

Guest: Ken Reid is a dog trainer in St. John's. He's known as Newfoundland's Dog Whisperer.

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Gardening Day

Guest: Tim Walsh - Nursery Manager, MUN Botanical Garden

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Have you made changes so that you can stay in your home as you get older?

Guests: Kim White is an accessibility advocate. Karen Noel is responsible for the new "Home to Stay" social enterprise at Stella's Circle in St. John's. And Keri Chambers is an occupational therapist at Stella's Circle.

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Who taught you how to cook?

A Relative? Cookbook? Or did you learn from watching cooking tv shows? Do you remember what you first started cooking? We've got Andrea Maunder in studio with lots of her own stories.

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The fascinating insects of Nfld and Labrador.

From fire ants to lady bugs to daddy long legs and bees. We have two of the authors of the new book, Stouts, Millers & Forky-Tails ready to hear from you.

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We're dedicating the show today to magnificent whales.

We've love to hear about your experiences with whales off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. We have two guests from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans with all kinds of information

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Gardening with Ross Traverse.

Guest: Ross Traverse horticulturist

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What's your favourite place to visit in Canada?

NL singer/songwriter/author Alan Doyle

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Do you struggle with over eating?

Guest: Dr. Jacqueline Carter-Major, Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychology at MUN, and is on the Board of Directors of the Eating Disorder Foundation of NL.

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How do you protect yourself from the sun?

Dr. Ian Landells, dermatologist.

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Gardening

Horticulturist Anthony O'Neill

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Are you a fan of comic books?

Guest: Wallace Ryan, comic book artist or cartoonist.

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Trivia friday with the CBC's John Gushue

We'll end the second last week in June with a triva show and ask you questions on various topics and share useless, unimportant and obscure facts all the in name of fun as we ease in to the weekend together.

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Are you willing to video-conference your doctor visits?

Some of the challenges in delivering accessible heath care can be fixed with the use of technology for the interaction and with patient and doctor. Virtual care could save time and money. Would you use technology instead of going to a doctor's office? Call 722-7111 or long distance 1-800-563-8255. GUESTS: NLMA President Dr. Charlene Fitzgerald in HV-GB. Dr. Fitzgerald is a family physician practicing in HVGB.

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We want your air travel stories

Remember the golden days of air travel? Elegance, fine china, gourmet meals, white gloves and champagne. Since the golden age of air travel flying has changed drastically. Do you remember what is was like to fly in the glory days of air travel? GUESTS: Jack Pinsent, Director Gander Airport Historical Society and Paddy Penney, Heritage Research Officer, Gander Heritage Trails Inc. ( both are in our Gander studio)

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It's that time of week, this time of year. Our gradening show.

Whether your growing food or something to appreciate from a distance, we have our gardening expert, Michael Murray, is here and we want your gardening questions

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Does running improve your mood?

The physical benefits to running are undeniable but running also works wonders for your mind too. And as its popularity grows, we're asking, does running improve your mood? With Keith Bailey, pharmacist-owner of Shoppers Drug Mart in CBS, and Gail Thornhill, Director of Housing Services at Stella's Circle.

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The grilling season is here, we want your BBQ tips and we'll answer your grilling questions.

Guest: Michael Wozney, chef at Soul Azteca but also the pop-up BBQ enterprise, Diablito's

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What do you think of the cost of flights within NL?

The cost of inter provincial flights, is expensive and shows no sign of letting up. We want your stories about flying anywhere in this province, what do you think of the cost of flights within Newfoundland and Labrador? With guest Jordon Brown, resident of Labrador West and district MHA, pending a judicial recount

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Should we cut some hospital services & use the money to focus on staying healthier?

Guests: Debbie Forward, the president of the Registered Nurses' Union of NL. And Dr Pat Parfrey, who leads the group Quality of Care NL

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Gardening

Guest: Tim Walsh is the nursery manager at the Memorial University Botanical Garden

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Are you okay with being a presumed organ donor unless you opt out?

Guests: Jonathan Hickman, president of the NL Chapter of the Canadian Transplant Association. Leah Lewis, dialysis patient & kidney recipient who needs a new kidney.

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Do you have a pet that was rescued?

Bonnie Learning, Vice President, Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA Beagle Paws President Sheila Lewis

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Tell us if you'd buy an electric car.

Jon Seary owns a Tesla Model X electric van. Joe Butler, have a plug-in Prius and a BMW I-3 4-seater hatchback (runs on electricity but has a back-up generator.

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Gardening

Guest: Todd Boland

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Call in and tell us about your favourite places to hike and walk anywhere within Nfld and Labrador

Susan Flanagan, avid hiker, tour guide and journalist. Katherine Easton, avid hiker,

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Have you ever dreamed of being a pilot?

Guests: Allison Rumbolt is a pilot with Cougar Helicopters and Phil Hadfield is an international pilot with Air Canada.

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Keeping clothing out of landfills.

We're talking about clothing today. And the environment. So many articles of clothing wind up in landfills. Our guests on the show today want to change that. Here's our question for you: Do you try to extend the life of your clothing? Do you fix it up? Do you find creative new uses for it?

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Do you think the Growlers are going to win the Kelly Cup?

So it's a big game tonight for the Growlers in Toledo. They're leading the Kelly Cup series 2 to 1 in the After tonight, will it be a comfortable 3 to 1. Or a nervewracking 2-all tie? Here's our question for you: Do you think the Growlers are going to win the Kelly Cup?

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Should we stop calling people Come From Aways?

Today we're asking if we should stop calling people "Come From Aways". It's a term that's applied to visitors - as the hit musical, "Come From Away" has made very clear. It's also a term that's applied to people who weren't born in Newfoundland and Labrador. Lots of people use the term with humour, or with fondness for the person they're talking about. But does calling people CFAs label them as outsiders, who don't fully belong? Should we stop calling people Come From Aways?

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A gardening day with Peter Scott.

Guest: Dr Peter Scott

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What we all need to know about online security and privacy.

Guest: John Hart, IT technician Chris Rose, IT technician Both with the company, Nerds on Site.

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