NL: On The Go

 
 

NL: On The Go

On The Go has now been on the air for 30 years, bringing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians stories from every nook, cranny and cove in the province.

Updated: Updated weekdays.
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months

All podcast episodes

Use the links below to download a file.

Freda Betsy Gillis, NL's oldest person, died at 108

Her daughter, Vera Bruce, and granddaughter, Peggy Bruce, celebrate her very long life.

Download Freda Betsy Gillis, NL's oldest person, died at 108
[mp3 file: runs 00:13:12]


Looking back on a career looking at politics

Stephen Tomblin, who's just retired from Memorial University, reflects on his time as a political scientist.

Download Looking back on a career looking at politics
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:12]


First Scottish ship to sail to Newfoundland?

University of Aberdeen researcher Thomas Brochard discoveries an earlier visit to the New Founde Land than previously known.

Download First Scottish ship to sail to Newfoundland?
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:14]


Bring Your Own Cards and Baskets.

Tor Fosnes and Patrick Curran talk about their new book on the great game of 120s and its many rules.

Download Bring Your Own Cards and Baskets.
[mp3 file: runs 00:12:49]


Meet NL's smartest student!

Kianna Mitchelmore, graduated from Canon Richards Memorial High School in Flower's Cove with the highest exam marks in the province. She won the Junior Jubilee Scholarship too.

Download Meet NL's smartest student!
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:09]


New laws for ambulances in NL

A single set of laws is about to replace the patchwork of regulations that govern ambulance services. We speak with the Health Minister and a private ambulance operator.

Download New laws for ambulances in NL
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:05]


What happens when a roof is blown off a building?

Maggie Gillis speaks with Greg Hussey about his efforts to help put new roofs on homes in Puerto Rico.

Download What happens when a roof is blown off a building?
[mp3 file: runs 00:15:12]


Gift of Health

Maggie Gillis speaks with Dr. Shobha Rayapudi about a program to make people healthier, with a plant based diet.

Download Gift of Health
[mp3 file: runs 00:18:17]


Are we paying enough attention to offshore oil safety?

Lifeboat designer Dan O'Brien on the shortfalls he sees in our offshore oil safety regime.

Download Are we paying enough attention to offshore oil safety?
[mp3 file: runs 00:18:08]


Does Paying for Performance, Lead to Increased Alcohol and Drug use?

Research by University of Wisconsin economic professor John Heywood says it can.

Download Does Paying for Performance, Lead to Increased Alcohol and Drug use?
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:32]


Looking to our libraries' future

Ted talks with Hans Rollmann, member of the St. John's Public Library Board.

Download Looking to our libraries' future
[mp3 file: runs 00:12:45]


Knocked Down on a Crosswalk; Could Have Been Killed.

Holy Heart student & her mother share story of traffic incident in St. John's

Download Knocked Down on a Crosswalk; Could Have Been Killed.
[mp3 file: runs 00:10:55]


The pitch for a 4th political "party"

Graydon Pelley on what he hopes to achieve with the NL Alliance.

Download The pitch for a 4th political "party"
[mp3 file: runs 00:18:37]


Coco, the cow, goes on the lam

CBS farmer Barry Scott tell an entertaining story about his missing 1,000 lb. Black Angus

Download Coco, the cow, goes on the lam
[mp3 file: runs 00:07:59]


We Were Here Once. We Are Still Here Now.

Here's Ted Blades' original documentary, from March 2016, about how the students from Beatrix Potter School came to tend the graves in the Royal Newfoundland Plot in Wandsworth Cemetery.

Download We Were Here Once. We Are Still Here Now.
[mp3 file: runs 00:23:46]


We Didn't Think We Were Doing A Lot

Emotions run deep when a group of students from London's Beatrix Potter School meet the relatives of the soldiers they tend to in Wandsworth Cemetery.

Download We Didn't Think We Were Doing A Lot
[mp3 file: runs 00:26:30]


What the Spanish 'Flu has to Teach us

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Spanish 'flu. It was a global epidemic, particularly devastating in Labrador, that Canada's Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, says we would be wise to remember.

Download What the Spanish 'Flu has to Teach us
[mp3 file: runs 00:16:28]


One For The Boys

Cathy Saint John talks about the book she's written about her brother, Sgt. John Blake, who served as a Green Beret in the Vietnam War.

Download One For The Boys
[mp3 file: runs 00:17:32]


What fate awaits Farms of Newfoundland and Labrador?

The President of the NL Federation of Agriculture and the Minister of Fisheries & Land Resources discuss the implications of what's happening to a small farm in Kippens.

Download What fate awaits Farms of Newfoundland and Labrador?
[mp3 file: runs 00:18:38]


Shiny and New

A new children's book written by Robert Chafe and illustrated by Grant Boland

Download Shiny and New
[mp3 file: runs 00:13:15]


Books for students at Coles!

Kids from Fatima Academy in St. Brides go on a book-buying binge

Download Books for students at Coles!
[mp3 file: runs 00:08:50]


Seasons Before The War

A new children's book by author Bernice Morgan and illustrator Brita Granstrom

Download Seasons Before The War
[mp3 file: runs 00:14:41]


Listen While I Tell You.

On the heels of the discovery of an old sign, folklorist and writer Alison Kahn recounts her 1980s research into the Jewish community in St. John's.

Download Listen While I Tell You.
[mp3 file: runs 00:11:06]


Rock Climbing Wedding

Bride and groom go to new heights to tie the knot

Download Rock Climbing Wedding
[mp3 file: runs 00:06:09]