NL: Central Morning Show

 
 

NL: Central Morning Show

Join host Leigh Anne Power in Gander on the Central Newfoundland Morning Show. The show provides news along with current affairs items and stories of local interest from urban areas and the diverse rural communities surrounding the two towns.

Updated: Weekdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/thecentralmorningshow/

All podcast episodes

Use the links below to download a file.

N.L. family wins car; helps Bonavista become Canada's Most Road-Trippable Town

Yavus Yildiz and his family made an epic road trip to Bonavista this summer. We found out how it helped them win a car and crown Bonavista as Canada's Most Road-Trippable Town.

Download N.L. family wins car; helps Bonavista become Canada's Most Road-Trippable Town
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:27]


Inside the world of rural sex workers

A new study looks provide a window on a secretive working world, as it looks into the lives of sex workers in the rural parts of province.

Download Inside the world of rural sex workers
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:16]


Farmed salmon breeding with wild stocks: DFO

Scientists can now prove salmon escaping from fish farms are breeding with wild stocks, and possibly contributing to the decline in wild numbers. We hear from DFO and the Atlantic Salmon Federation.

Download Farmed salmon breeding with wild stocks: DFO
[mp3 file: runs 00:14:00]


New obstacle course for adults starts in Gander

Grow up and start acting your age! That's something you won't hear at an adult obstacle course in Gander. Joanne Power, president of the Gander Airials Wellness Center, tells us more.

Download New obstacle course for adults starts in Gander
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:10]


Remembering Rev. Wesley Oake

Reverend Wesley Oake - WWII vet, minister in the United Church, and active community member - died this weekend at the age of 96. We remember the man who lived his life to the fullest.

Download Remembering Rev. Wesley Oake
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:23]


The dilemma and the reality of closing rural churches

The Anglican church in Central has had to face tough decisions, due to the problem of shrinking congregations and a lack of money to keep the buildings up. We speak with the bishop of the Central Newfoundland Anglican Diocese, John Watton.

Download The dilemma and the reality of closing rural churches
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:11]


Glovertown Rocks takes over the town

A big game of hide-and-seek is taking over the community of Glovertown. And the hidden treasure... painted rocks. The CBC's Melissa Tobin take a visit to find out how it started.

Download Glovertown Rocks takes over the town
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:33]


MusicNL launches new on the go app

MusicNL wants to get you in front of your favourite musicians. In fact, they now have an app for that. We'll hear from MusicNL later this morning. Program, marketing and communications director Rebekah Robbins explains.

Download MusicNL launches new on the go app
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:53]


Local author inspired by bottled beets

A tale of bottled beets, deli sandwiches, and tense border crossings. Local author Tom Halford will tell us all about his new crime novel, "Deli Meat".

Download Local author inspired by bottled beets
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:31]


New Pentecostal Church opens in Gander

After 9 years of planning, the new Pentecostal Church in Gander opened this past weekend. Pastor Ralph Benson talks to us about out how they're growing, in an era when most congregations are dwindling.

Download New Pentecostal Church opens in Gander
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:43]


Union defends video identifying 'scabs' at D-J Composites after workers report threats

Unifor is being accused of bullying in their online video showing the names and faces of people who've replaced locked out workers at a Gander company. We hear from two of the people in the video and Lana Payne, Atlantic Regional Director for Unifor.

Download Union defends video identifying 'scabs' at D-J Composites after workers report threats
[mp3 file: runs 00:14:44]


The importance of having a will

You don't need to be a millionaire to have a formal Will. Gander lawyer Gerald Ralph has a chat with the CBC's Martin Jones about why we should have one now.

Download The importance of having a will
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:04]


Dr. Todd Young has hospital privileges reinstated

Springdale doctor Todd Young will now be allowed to work inside the Green Bay Health Centre. He speaks with the CBC's Garrett Barry.

Download Dr. Todd Young has hospital privileges reinstated
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:57]


Musician Adyn Townes inspired by NL tour that was near life-ending

Musician Adyn Townes had a near-tragedy on his last tour of Newfoundland. He's now taken that incident and turned it into inspiration.

Download Musician Adyn Townes inspired by NL tour that was near life-ending
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:39]


NL man talks about overcoming breast cancer and depression

It was supposed to be a routine hernia operation but ended up as a battle with breast cancer. We bring you the story of a man who struggled to beat the disease.

Download NL man talks about overcoming breast cancer and depression
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:04]


Hearing loop helps hard of hearing at GFW Town Hall

The Genomics Project in Grand Falls-Windsor is workinf to help those hard of hearing by installed a hearing loop at the Town Hall. Audiologist Jill Lowther and clinical assistant for the Genomics Project Holly Rowsell explain.

Download Hearing loop helps hard of hearing at GFW Town Hall
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:35]


Billy Ballard, the man who cleaned Grand Falls-Windsor, dies at 75

He was the man who kept Grand Falls-Windsor clean and beautiful. We pay tribute to Billy Ballard.

Download Billy Ballard, the man who cleaned Grand Falls-Windsor, dies at 75
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:28]


Wet weather on the way, but not just yet, says Gander meteorologist

As we bid goodbye to summer vacation, we ask meteorologist Rodney Barney at Environment Canada's Gander weather office what we should expect as we move into fall and winter.

Download Wet weather on the way, but not just yet, says Gander meteorologist
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:17]


Gander photographer develops passion for film

Digital photography becomes more advanced with every passing year, but one Gander resident thinks developing film is still king. The CBC's Tyler Dunne met up with Mike Hiscock for a visit to his custom-built dark room.

Download Gander photographer develops passion for film
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:34]


Dry summer bad news for NL farmers

It's been a hot, dry summer in Newfoundland this year - but not everyone is loving the weather. Farmer Krista Chatman explains what it's meant for her crops.

Download Dry summer bad news for NL farmers
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:39]


Bonavista goalie reuses hockey gear for one-of-a-kind furniture

Bonavista hockey player Tristan Gray loves hockey so much, he wanted furniture made of his old gear. So he asked his girlfriend's dad, Bob Strickland, to make some. The CBC's Melissa Tobin meets up with them to get the story behind the handy work.

Download Bonavista goalie reuses hockey gear for one-of-a-kind furniture
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:54]


Canada-wide treasure hunt along the Trans Canada Trail

Finding buried treasure can be hard to find without a map. This month, you can get your OWN map of The Great Trail and hunt for prizes hidden across the country.

Download Canada-wide treasure hunt along the Trans Canada Trail
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:49]


Gander resident says complaint to town turned into 'nightmare'

Gander resident Paula Summers says she wished she never took her complaint to the town because they've made her look like the bad guy. The CBC's Melissa Tobin has her story.

Download Gander resident says complaint to town turned into 'nightmare'
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:17]


Effie Jewett turns 101 years old

We all want to live a long and healthy life - one women living in Grand Falls-Windsor has the answer. The CBC's Tyler Dunne met up with Effie Jewett to ring in her 101 birthday.

Download Effie Jewett turns 101 years old
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:09]


Breastless & Beautiful calendar set for 2019

Breastless & Beautiful is an interactive story calendar that features cancer survivors and their emotional stories. But if you're expecting splashes of pink ribbons and daffodils, you're in for a surprise.

Download Breastless & Beautiful calendar set for 2019
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:22]


Greenspond dealing with dead fin whale

Clyde Bragg, town clerk and manager for the town of Greenspond, tells us about a dead fin whale that's washed up just outside the community.

Download Greenspond dealing with dead fin whale
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:59]


A ditch effort in St. Alban's

The mayor of St. Alban's, Gail Hoskins, says disaster relief helped fix the town's roads but it wouldn't pay to make them more durable.

Download A ditch effort in St. Alban's
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:46]


Podcast Jam encourages new podcasters to join the fun

The Podcast Jam invites you to make a podcast in the month of September. Elling Lien of Unpossible Newfoundland and Labrador tell us how.

Download Podcast Jam encourages new podcasters to join the fun
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:26]


New books tells story of Canadian police officers in Afghanistan

The Canadian volunteer police force in Afghanistan is a part of history that few know about. William C. Malone was the deputy Canadian police commander in Kabul from 2011 to 2012. He talks about his new book aimed at changing that.

Download New books tells story of Canadian police officers in Afghanistan
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:16]


The baby caddy of Gander Golf Club

Golfer Jo LaForce has been turning heads all summer with her unique golf cart. The Gander mom is on maternity leave this summer. And she's souped up her baby stroller to hold her clubs with Baby Ben as the caddy.

Download The baby caddy of Gander Golf Club
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:45]


Come From Away touring cast and crew visits Gander

The Broadway smash Come From Away will soon hit the road. The CBC's Martin Jones chats with the stage manager and one of the stars of the North American tour .

Download Come From Away touring cast and crew visits Gander
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:31]


The legacy of Mary Pratt

Mary Pratt was a master of realism with an eye for making the ordinary appear extraordinary. We take a look back at her life with Corner Brook-based visual artist Ingrid Percy.

Download The legacy of Mary Pratt
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:57]


Service dogs give Canadians a new leash on life

You've likely heard of service animals for those with vision impairments or emotional needs - but what about a dog guide for diabetics or those experiencing seizures. Alex Ivic of the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides give us the details.

Download Service dogs give Canadians a new leash on life
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:46]


U.S. screenwriter tells story of Gander the Dog.

J.P. Bear is a screenwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. But his latest project tells the story of the Newfoundland dog war hero, Sargeant Gander. He speaks with the CBC's David Newell.

Download U.S. screenwriter tells story of Gander the Dog.
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:23]


Sex sells: Romance novels on the rise in NL

Authors Victoria Barbour and Melanie Martin talk about the popularity of the romance genre. And CBC's Martin Jones asks for advice on how to write a steamy book.

Download Sex sells: Romance novels on the rise in NL
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:17]


Staying healthy in the heat

The heat wave can mean serious business for seniors and those with chronic illness. Chief Medical Officer of Health for the province, Dr. Claudia Sarbu, gives advice to help manage heat-related illnesses.

Download Staying healthy in the heat
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:23]


Mosquito inquest: MUN researchers asking public to help in new project

The Newfoundland and Labrador Mosquito Project needs samples of the insect from across the region. Tegan Padgett, the research coordinator of the project, explains how it works and how you can help.

Download Mosquito inquest: MUN researchers asking public to help in new project
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:48]


The Split Peas turn 25

Twillingate's The Split Peas are celebrating their 25th year as a musical group this year... and they're no signs of slowing down. The CBC's Melissa Tobin brings us their story.

Download The Split Peas turn 25
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:56]


Manolis L cleanup underway near Fogo

After several years of calling on government to clean up the oil leaking from the Manolis L, there is light at the end of the tunnel. We hear from co-chair of the Manolis L Citizen's Response Committee, Carolyn Parsons.

Download Manolis L cleanup underway near Fogo
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:59]


Church group welcomes all bikers on ride

Motorcyclist and lead pastor at Windsor Pentecostal Church in Grand Falls-Windsor, Robert Parsons, tells the CBC's David Newell why they welcomed the Outlaw Bikers to their Blessing of the Bikers.

Download Church group welcomes all bikers on ride
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:17]


Bonavista transformed

In the most recent installment of our national summer series, Transformation, we visit the Bonavista Peninsula.

Download Bonavista transformed
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:07]


Beyond the Overpass Theatre's 15th season could be it's last

The 15th season of Beyond the Overpass Theatre starts Tuesday night. While they're gearing up for a great season, organizers Jamie Harding and Leslie Hewlett fear this could be their last.

Download Beyond the Overpass Theatre's 15th season could be it's last
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:14]


Paddlers promote Exploits River as world class

Alex Lowman and Nick Francis say the Exploits River is world class for paddling. That's why they started Exploits River Paddle Festival. They tell the CBC's Melissa Tobin about that.

Download Paddlers promote Exploits River as world class
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:25]


CNA aircraft maintenance school gets new helicopter

Aircraft maintenance students at College of the North Atlantic in Gander have a shiny red, 2-tonne toy to play with next year, thanks to the federal government.

Download CNA aircraft maintenance school gets new helicopter
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:39]


A guide to bad movies

They're so bad, they're good. Movie buff Scott Simms tells us about some truly awful films, that he says are secretly amazing.

Download A guide to bad movies
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:39]


Gander's first Gay Pride March

The CBC's Tyler Dunne talks with some of the people partaking in Gander's first Gay Pride March.

Download Gander's first Gay Pride March
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:21]


Poaching evidence found at Salmon Brook

Members of the Aboriginal Fishery Guardians say they've discovered evidence of salmon poaching near Glenwood. We talk to Calvin Francis, chief of the Gander Bay Indian Band Council.

Download Poaching evidence found at Salmon Brook
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:06]


Random Island man searches for history

Norman Marsh lives on Random Island. In his spare time, Marsh grabs his shovel and metal detector and heads outside. The CBC's Tyler Dunne met up with him to look for treasure.

Download Random Island man searches for history
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:41]


Health Canada recalls some blood pressure pills

If you are taking a blood pressure medication, you should check your prescription. Health Canada recalled a popular drug earlier this week. Pharmacist Trent White tells us what your next steps should be.

Download Health Canada recalls some blood pressure pills
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:11]


Dozens disrupt hospital announcement to protest Springdale doctor's departure

Several dozen protesters were at a provincial government announcement in Springdale on Wednesday in support of their family doctor, Dr. Todd Young. The CBC's Garrett Barry was there.

Download Dozens disrupt hospital announcement to protest Springdale doctor's departure
[mp3 file: runs 00:09:33]


Gander's pigeon problems

The CBC's Melissa Tobin talks to Gander Mayor Percy Farwell about the infestation of pigeons at the town's public works depot and how they plan to deal with the problem.

Download Gander's pigeon problems
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:47]


NLer working to protect the Queen

Master Corporal Cathy Kean is a Newfoundlander with the RCAF contingent in England. The CBC's Tyler Dunne talks to her making history in her duties with the Queen's Guard.

Download NLer working to protect the Queen
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:17]


Journalism prof weighs in on the health of local media

Journalism professor Kim Kierans talks about the change in local journalism, after the new that the four local papers in Central Newfoundland will combine into a free single publication.

Download Journalism prof weighs in on the health of local media
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:34]


Former employee laments loss of local paper

After over 80 years in business, four local papers in Central Newfoundland are closing their doors. Gerry Gardner worked in the newspaper industry in Grand Falls-Windsor for 20 years. He speaks with the CBC's Tyler Dunne.

Download Former employee laments loss of local paper
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:05]


Moreton's Harbour Community Museum re-opens

There's new life in the Morton's Harbour Museum, all thanks to the passion of one woman. We get a tour of the historic building with Cheryl Dearing.

Download Moreton's Harbour Community Museum re-opens
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:40]


Bicycle Angels give back in Gander

Gander's Bicycle Angels are on a mission to give free bikes to those in need. We meet Cass Norman and Stephanie Shelley.

Download Bicycle Angels give back in Gander
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:42]


Summerford's Pothole Man takes matter in his own hands

Ernest Barnes has spent days, and countless cans of fluorescent spray paint, marking pot holes in his area. The CBC's Martin Jones asked the self-proclaimed Pothole of Summerford.

Download Summerford's Pothole Man takes matter in his own hands
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:10]


James P. Howley named Person of National Significance

Ground-breaking geologist James P. Howley was honoured by the federal government more than one hundred years after his death. We ask MUN historian Jeff Webb why Howley was significant to this province's history.

Download James P. Howley named Person of National Significance
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:18]


Lakewood Academy recreated in Legos

The video of Glenwood Irving by Lego is legendary. Now, Lakewood Academy in Appleton has released a new Lego video that recreates like inside their school.

Download Lakewood Academy recreated in Legos
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:37]


Linking family doctors for better pateint care

Dr. Jared Butler of the Shalloway Family Practice Network explains how the network will bring family physicians throughout the Central NL together for the benefit of all, especially the patients.

Download Linking family doctors for better pateint care
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:24]


Same day HIV-AIDS testing happening in NL

June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. We talk to Debbie Kelly of MUN's School of Pharmacy about how the AIDS Committee of Newfoundland and Labrador is promoting rapid-result tests for HIV testing in some pharmacies across the province.

Download Same day HIV-AIDS testing happening in NL
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:53]


Mummers horror movie comes full circle in Twillingate

Bhaveek Makan grew up in Central Newfoundland. The Vancouver-based film maker recently returned to the island to shoot a horror movie based on the lore of mummers and fairies in this province. The CBC's Melissa Tobin visited the set.

Download Mummers horror movie comes full circle in Twillingate
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:58]


Keeping kids reading during the summer

Summer slide may sound like a fun activity, but it's really a slippery slope for reading skills. Courtney Crocker of the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries here in Central tells us more about a program to keep kids engaged over the summer break.

Download Keeping kids reading during the summer
[mp3 file: runs 00:05:15]