NL: St. John's Morning Show


NL: St. John's Morning Show

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ECMA Awards indigenous artists

There are five nominees for the Indigenous Artist of the Year at this year's 2020 Easat Coast Music Awards. Three are from this province - Joanna Barker, Carolina East and Danntha Edmunds - and we meet them in advance of the award show weekend.

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Duckworth Street pedestrian envy

Some restaurants on Duckworth Street in downtown St. John's feel they're being left out - and they say their street is being used as a parking lot for the pedestrian mall. The Morning Show's Adam Walsh has the story... and reaction from the city.

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Scary seagulls

Screeching, swooping seagulls are making living in one St. John's neighbourhood a little scary for one resident. We get the story from Ty Menchions.

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Low-barrier emergency shelter

Help for those who are 'sleeping rough.' We talk to Joanne Thompson of The Gathering Place about plans for its new emergency shelter.

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Gemma Hickey's award-winning memoir

With a resume that now includes award-winning author... we chat with Gemma Hickey about winning two Atlantic Book Awards... and the-life altering journey that led to them.

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Support for John Abbott

Paul Antle makes his pitch: As MHAs are lining up behind Andrew Furey, we ask the businessman why he's backing John Abbott in the race to become Liberal leader - and premier.

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The silence of the bands

A music teacher shares her concerns about the postponing of choir, band practices and performances when students return to the classroom in September.

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Marking 125 years of St. John's firefighting

From a volunteer force to a full-time, professional fire department... it happened 125 years ago today. A chat with Fire Captain Paddy Power, the longest-serving firefighter currently with the St. John's Regional Fire Department, about its history and his own 40-year career.

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Keeping calm

He lives with someone who had COVID-19... and he didn't get sick. Now Mike Meaney is telling his story - and reminding others not to panic as the bubble expands and travel restrictions ease.

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Hope Jamieson leaving council

St. John's city councilor Hope Jamieson announced late Monday she's leaving as the councilor for Ward 2. We find out what's behind her decision.

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No tipping at Mallard Cottage

Raising prices may not seem like an obvious way to attract more customers to a restaurant... so we find out why Todd Perrin is trying it.

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Schools reopening plan

With schools set to reopen in September, we talk to a parent about the plans - of which there are three options on the table. Then, we speak with PC Education Critic Craig Pardy, who says the plan needs a lot of work... and the former teacherhas some thoughts on how he'd improve it.

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Capacity concerns

One yoga instructor in central St. John's says the rules of pandemic play are not level for business owners. Melanie Caines tells us why it’s costing her more time and more money to get more people healthy, and we also go to the area MHA Jim Dinn for his thoughts.

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Racism against Indigenous people

Racism exists in this province. Just ask Peter Penashue, who has faced it his entire life in Labrador. This week we will feature a series of stories about Indigenous people and the racism they face in this province.

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Refugees and COVID-19

In mid-March the pandemic halted refugee arrivals to the province. What does that mean for separated families - and when are things expected to get back on track? The Morning Show's Adam Walsh has been looking into the situation.

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Mount Pearl council

The Deputy Mayor of Mount Pearl on that explosive council meeting earlier this week... and why two councillors were removed from their seats.

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Water Street pedestrian mall

The patios and picnic tables are going in as the pedestrian mall on Water Street in St, John's opens later today. The Morning Show's Adam Walsh checks it out with the mayor.

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Food fishery 2020

Casting off for this year's food fishery... it gets underway tomorrow, July 4th. We talk with the co-founder of Fishing for Success about getting out on the water again to catch a few cod.

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Mount Pearl council

Two councillors with the City of Mount Pearl have lost their seats after being accused of breaking the code of ethics... but they have allegations of their own. Two long-term residents who are also former councillors weigh in.

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Working from NL

Live here - work anywhere! We continue the conversation about ex-pat Newfoundlanders coming back home to work - and the boost that gives our economy - with a manager at Corus Entertainment who has returned home to work.

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Crunching the second wave numbers

We all might be feeling a little more relaxed with no cases of COVID-19 in the province... but will we face a second wave? We check with an expert - a mathematical biologist at MUN.

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Memorial Day 2020

No marching.. no parades... and no gatherings. A St. John's couple who are both army veterans share their thoughts about Memorial Day during a pandemic.

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Beaumont-Hamel commemoration

With Memorial Day parades in this province cancelled and ceremonies limited to private wreath layings, we go to France where an early morning commemoration had already been held at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial.

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Returning home to work

Her job is in Ottawa, but like many Jill Keiley is working from her home in Newfoundland these days. Could more expats return to the province to work from home?

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NSO member helps CBC celebrate Canada Day

CBC Music debuts a brand new orchestral work on July 1st in celebration of Canada Day. Three dozen musicians from across the country were invited to take part, including Heather Kao of the Newfoundland Symphony Orchestra.

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Masks for veterans of the Korean War

Korean war veterans across Canada are getting a gift of thanks from the South Korean government: surgical masks. The Morning Show's Adam Walsh has been looking into the story.

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Weddings petition

No father-daughter dances… and for that matter no dancing period! We hear from one DJ who thinks the health restrictions for the wedding season are over the top... and who along with over 500 brides and bridesmaids want the province to make a little room for fun.

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Second World War veterans

Their names are Charlie, James, Elmo, Rod and Johnny. We meet five of the few remaining World War Two vets in this province.

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Working retail during the pandemic

Between the customers who don't follow the rules and the customers who yell at those who aren't following the rules - it's a tough time to be working in retail. We hear a first-person account.

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Fluctuating food prices

The cost of some grocery store staples has spiked in the last few months, with the prices of things like carrots, potatoes and onions all rising. Food First NL has been digging into the data.

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The aftermath of COVID-19

We check back with a man who had coronavirus disease to find out how it felt, how he's doing now.... and how it changed him.

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Alert Level 2 and you

As the province enters the first day of Alert Level 2, Health Minister John Haggie talks to us about face masks, travel... and how we get to Alert Level 1.

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Atlantic bubble

Pack your bags! Come July 3rd you can visit the other Atlantic provinces once more... and tourists from there can come here. We find out what Hospitality NL thinks of it all.

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Making face masks

We eavesdrop on a woman who's been busy at her sewing machine making cloth masks.

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Stolen groceries and helpful neighbours

A community rallies to replace groceries taken from a man's front step.

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Colonial symbols

Our province is peppered with place names, monuments and other commemorations that celebration colonization - and no longer jibe with the way we understand this province's history. Now that Discovery Day is gone, we hear from some Indigenous leaders on the bigger conversation.

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St. Pierre and Miquelon World War II volunteers

An order from Winston Churchill, a clandestine trip from the Burin Peninsula and a French military recruiting office in St. John's. The amazing story of how volunteers from St. Pierre and Miquelon were able to fight with the Free French Forces in the Second World War.

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Human Rights Commission NL

With the conversation on racism around the world and in this province growing, we find out what the province's Human Rights Commission has to say about the cases in front of them.

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Municipalities, money and regionalization

Liberal MP Scott Simms joins us to talk about money for municipalities - and whether the time for regionalization has finally come.

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Elon Musk and rural internet access

Beam us up, Elon! We talk about local support for the tech billionaire's plan to bring high-speed-satellite-internet to rural areas.

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History of discovery

Here’s an interesting quote: "History is not a record of the past as much as it is an exploration of present day values that explain it." We chat with Olaf Janzen - the retired history prof who said it.

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As cities and towns across the province plead for financial help, we ask the minister responsible if it's finally time to start making some bold moves. and get serious about regionalization.

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Should we still wear masks?

We talk to a MUN medical expert who says it will soon be more important than ever to wear a face mask in this province.

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Myths of Newfoundland

Tall are the tales... A chat with writer Oral Mews about his online series "Myths of Newfoundland."

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Emergency funding for municipalities

Municipalities want emergency funding to offset pandemic expenses... and they want it now. Pleas to government haven't produced results, so we hear about their latest push for extra cash.

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Indigenous Activist Award

Leading into National Indigenous Peoples Day this coming Sunday, we celebrate the work of one community builder who has helped the reconciliation conversation get to the level where it is today.

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Summer job with the opera

We meet a woman who not only completed her first year of university during the pandemic - but also managed to find a job in the performing arts for the summer.

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Towns fed up waiting for emergency funding

Municipalities want emergency funding to weather the pandemic.. but they say it hasn't happened. We hear from the mayors of two towns about their struggles,

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Indigenizing MUN

Turning the page... Memorial University wants a new and very different relationship with Indigenous people in the province. We find out about its draft framework to Indigenize the university - what that means and how it can happen.

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The return of Hudson and Rex

City TV announced yesterday that Hudson and Rex has been green-lit for a 3rd season... and they'll begin shooting in St. John's this summer. We talk about the logistics of doing that inside a pandemic, with producer Paul Pope.

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Local hires for public projects

Trades NL is renewing a call for the province to adopt a policy giving hiring preference to local workers on government projects funded by the public purse.

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Masked Bandits

We find out how a group of quilters is giving back to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Seagull intelligence

The old saying, ‘You are what you eat’ is a curious one when you apply it to seagulls. WE reach out to one researcher to find out why she is so interested in the dietary preferences of seagulls.

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"That life jacket was my best friend"

No one has to tell Beverly Fisher of Bonavista that life jackets save lives - wearing them saved hers... and her husband's life too.

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Essential workers during pandemic

A look at the one-time cash-infusion for some essential workers, and whether the province could do more to help the people during critical work during the pandemic.

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First Light tackling racism

We take a look at how First Light St. John's Friendship Centre is educating people about racism that's not only out in the open... but also hidden in our institutions.

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COVID-19 impact on women

The old saying goes "a woman's work is never done..." and in many cases the pandemic is proving that to be as true as ever. We speak with the president and CEO of the Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

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Justice minister on defunding police

With the ongoing discussion about defunding the police, we go to the source of the money: the provincial government. Justice Minister Andrew Parsons joins us.

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The return of George Street

Tentative signs of life in downtown St. John's! We hear from two members of the George St. Association about getting back to business... pandemic permitting.

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Role of RCMP

While conversations about defunding the police continue, we ask the commanding officer of the RCMP in this province where he stands on the debate.

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Faces of Mental Illness

A campaign focused on ending the stigma surrounding mental illness is looking for people to share their stories of recovery. We find out how you can nominate someone for the 2020 Faces of Mental Illness Campaign.

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Hitchhiking hamster

Driver wanted: We bring you the story of Pebbles the hamster... and why she needs a ride from Calgary to Newfoundland.

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Spaced-out pedestrians

A look at the options the City of St. John's is considering for a downtown pedestrian mall, to allow for more physical distancing.

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Fertility clinics

Planning for a family during the pandemic: We hear from a Mount Pearl woman who has been unable to access fertility services since March.

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Policing in Newfoundland and Labrador

As calls to defund police departments continue, a Memorial University social work professor helps us take a closer look at the work police do, and the role local agencies and other professionals play in doing the job.

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Defund the police movement

What does it mean to defund the police, and what would our world look like if law enforcement took a different shape? One professor at MUN says it's time for a change.

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Racism in Newfoundland and Labrador

Being Black in Newfoundland and Labrador. A new social worker is sharing his experience amid the Black Lives Matter movement. Over the last two days we've featured a candid conversation with him and his mom.

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Long-term care homes visitation

It's been a long, lonely time. We speak with a Catalina woman about when she last saw her husband - who was admitted to a long-term care home an hour after visitations were halted back on March 23rd.

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Time for a haircut!

The Morning Show's Adam Walsh is back out on the streets of St. John's to check out some of the businesses re-opening on this first day of COVID-19 Alert Level 3... including a barber shop.

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Curriculum petition

One recent high school graduate gives the curriculum in this province a failing grade on educating students about racism and discrimination. Now, Isabel Ojeda has started a petition to try to change that.

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Bay d'Espoir, Conne River medical services erosion

Concerns over health care in Bay d’Espoir and Conne River took a turn this week when the clinic’s emergency services were shut down. Residents say they’ve had enough - and now they want answers from Central Health. We hear from one concerned resident, and the CEO who made the call.

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Racism study

We’ve been discussing racism on the program all this week, and continue that discussion with the author of a study that asked white first year Memorial University students if they saw racism around them.

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Women entrepreneurs

The Memorial Centre for Entrepreneurship wants to make way for more women. We find out why and how it plans to do that in advance of an online event being held this afternoon.

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Racism in NL

We speak with a college student who decided to write about her experiences with racism in this province... because she says too people here don’t acknowledge it exists.

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Black Lives Matter NL

A conversation with the co-founders of the newly formed group in this province.

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Parents working from home

The struggle is real for parents working from home with kids. We reach a couple of parents dealing with that situation to talk such things as the loss of productivity... and the guilt.

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Patient backlogs

Thousands of patients in this province are waiting for appointments and procedures delayed by the pandemic. We talk with president of the medical association about that, and about how virtual care fits into our system long-term.

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Fiscal crisis management

This province was in poor fiscal shape before the pandemic, so what now,... And what next? Financial analyst Larry Short lays out the challenges ahead.

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White allyship

With conversations on racism growing across the country and around the world, how can white people be good allies? We hear how one member of the group Anti-Racism Coalition NL is navigating that path.

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Heathcare fallout from coronavirus

Apart from COVID-19, what impact has the pandemic had on the health care system? We talk to a family physician and researcher.

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A Home For Nature

Scientists in this province have been working on the plan for 25 years. If you're counting - that predates Oprah's Book Club, Tickle Me Elmo and the DVD. The plan is now ready... and we get the details from .the chair of The Newfoundland and Labrador Wilderness and Ecological Reserves Advisory Council. (WERAC)

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U.S. protests

The video of an unarmed black man being killed by police has sparked a global movement against racism. The entire world is watching as protests erupt across the United States. An expert in racial studies and social relations at Memorial University speaks with us.

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Safe havens for children

For many children, school was a safe haven when home was not. So, how can we protect kids now that the haven is gone during the pandemic? We hear from an advocate.

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Garage tenting

We find out the connection between a potato garden and why a woman from St. John's is spending her weekends camping out in her mom’s garage in Port Blandford.

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Graduating MUN as a mature student

What’s it like graduating in your 50’s? We find out from new graduate Connie Boland... and explore what its like to head back to school as a mature student.

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Masters in Folklore for Bangladesh student

What brings a woman from Bangladesh to MUN to study Newfoundland's history in World War One? Nadia Sarwar, who is convocating today with her Masters in Folklore, shares her story.

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The view from the bike seat

An avid cyclist's perspective on trail usage... and how we can all share the roads better.

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Shopping malls post-pandemic

As major Canadian retailers like Reitmans crumble under the pandemic pressure, we consider what the future of retail may hold.

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The humpback of Holyrood

We head "outta town" to hear about Holyrood's humpback whale.

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Assistance for tourism operators

There's financial help for tourism operators as the province unveils new money... but is it enough? We talk with Tourism Minister Bernard Davis.

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Remembering Harold Paddock

"A teacher that would change your life." Retired Memorial University linguistics professor Harold Paddock, died last week. Musician Jean Hewson and folklorist Philip Hiscock share their memories of him.

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Toppled cell tower frustrations

A toppled tower has created headaches for St. John's west end users. We check in with Carla McIsaac who lives in the Blackmarsh Road area... on her landline.

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Bicycles on walking trails

We talk to a jogger who's fed up with the number of cyclists who use the capital city's walking trails.

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Bridges to Hope overhaul

After a series of pandemic-related setbacks, a busy food bank in St. John's is back up and running. We talk to manager Jody William about what's changed at Bridges to Hope.

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Project Grow

We find out all about a new community project in St. John's that’s helping folks sprout their own food.

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Halal wings

It isn't always easy to find halal meat in St. John's, but one woman tells us about a restaurant that went above and beyond to ensure she could order her favourite dish.

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Downtown pedestrian mall

To say the city report was shelved would be an understatement: Adam Walsh drops by to dust off his findings and tell you about recommendations for a pedestrian mall downtown.

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Susie Taylor's "Even Weirder Than Before" Q&A

The St John’s Morning Show Radio Book Club has finished reading Even Weirder Than Before.. so we thought it was time to get some listener questions answered by the author herself!

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Spiraling through the pandemic

A heartwarming story about a teen's love for Kraft Dinner Spirals... and all the people who helped him stock-up when stores ran out.

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Longer waits at traffic lights

If you've noticed you've been waiting at a few traffic lights in the capital city a little longer this year, you’re not the only one. We get to the bottom of why you many be spending more time at intersections this spring.

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Water Street pedestrians and businesses

Lots of people seem to like the idea of a pedestrian-only Water Street., so we check with downtown business owners to see what they think of it.

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Could Water Street in downtown St. John's become pedestrian-only... perhaps lined with patios and lots of room for people to walk through? The City of St. John's is exploring the concept, so we hear some ideas from a downtown resident about making it work.

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The Lookout Horse

So many things are changing because of the pandemic, but here's one tradition that is not: The Lookout Horse (aka Joey's Horse) is back on its perch overlooking Roaches Line - so we set out to find the story of how it got there.

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COVID-19 virology research at MUN

The race for federal research dollars on COVID-19 sent researchers at Memorial into high-pressure deadline mode - and now that the research applications are in, it's a waiting game. We check in with MUN Virologist Rod Russell to find out what they hope to do - and how busy he could be if those projects get the green light.

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Remembering Captain Jenn Casey

Three former classmates.of Snowbird Captain Jenn Casey speak share some memories from their time at the University of King's College.

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Ten Thousand Coffees

A coffee to keep connected: We hear about a MUN alumni program to match students with career mentors,,, and how for one Malaysian student, it's become much more.

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Catching up with the Morning Show Book Club

The St John’s Morning Show Radio Book Club convenes for their final thoughts on Susie Taylor’s "Even Weirder Than Before: A Novel"

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Town hall on the future of oil

It's tough days in the province's oil industry. A town hall taking place today will bring players together to try to bridge the choppy pandemic waters.

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Rawlins Cross intersection

It was a roundabout way of fixing one of the worst intersections in town... but the ongoing saga of Rawlins Cross will be taking yet another turn this week.

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Food supply chain

The Morning Show's Adam Walsh takes us on a produce tour of North America to check on the supply chain during this pandemic… and he begins the journey inside his own fridge.

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Airline employees grounded

We talk to two people who work for airlines about what they're lives have been like lately under the pandemic... and the financial implications when they can't fly.

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Restaurant cooking for the needy

The COVID-19 downturn isn’t stopping a local restaurant from giving back to the community, as they cook up warm meals for a vulnerable population.

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Job losses under the pandemic

It's the harsh reality... tens of thousands of people in this province lost their jobs in April. MUN Economics professor Lynn Gambin helps us break down the numbers, and shares her insights.

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Out of work

They've been unemployed since March... and it's still not clear when they'll be able to go back - or what their industries will look like. We talk to a server and a hairstylist about what it's been like for them since the pandemic was declared.

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Online soccer league

It's the first in Canada... and maybe the whole world. We talk to the technical director for the CBS soccer Association about the club's online soccer league.

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WWII veteran's window visit

The story behind a window visit and tribute to a Second World War veteran in Carbonear - including reminiscences about his time in the war.

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Provincial officials are still enouraging people to stay home, but there are hints that in-province tourism may soon be a thing to do. We connect with one passionate staycationer about where she plans to head... once it’s ok to go.

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SJMS Radio Book Club gets even weirder

Have you caught up on Susie Taylor’s debut novel, Even Weirder Than Before? We drop in on the St. John’s Morning Show Radio Book Club to check on their progress... and to answer some of your questions on the book.

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Landmarks go teal for World Ovarian Cancer Day

Today is World Ovarian Cancer Day - and later tonight buildings in this city and around the world will light up teal.... all because of one Newfoundlander. It’s a story that will take us halfway around the world and back… for a message that could save your life.

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Jane's Walk virtual tour guides

Take an online stroll through the beautiful Waterford Valley. We meet the 7-year-old girl and her mom who are sharing their favourite route as part of the annual Jane's Walk Festival.

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2020 Royal St. John's Regatta cancelled

It's going to be a quiet summer at Qudi Vidi Lake. We hear what the Regatta Committee is working on to replace their annual festivities, and we also check in with the mayor to see what might become of the civic holiday in St. John's this year.

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Peer support group for doctors

We learn about a group in St John’s for physicians looking for support during COVID-19.

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Back It Up

It started as a physical-distancing message that morphed into a song... and grew into an ear worm with choreography to "Back It Up." We pop into the Forsey family bubble to hear their new theme song that you might find yourself singing it too!

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Fear of flushing

It's a plumbing problem that’s costing St. John’s residents a lot more to fix during this pandemic.

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Row Row Row of Hope

How one Holyrood man found hope and strength from his dory-rowing ancestors...and why he wants to share those lessons with everyone else.

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Remembering Irrfan Khan

He was a movie star with hit films in Hollywood and Bollywood, but for one St. John's family he was also a cousin... and an inspiration. We talk to relatives of the late Irrfan Khan.

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Double bubble

As we enter the next phase... slowly, very very slowly, restrictions are being eased. The Minister of Health talks about our new normal as we continue to live with a pandemic.

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May the 4th be with you. And also with you.

We talk to a St John's Star Wars fan who's also a priest one of the biggest days for Star Wars fans.

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Bridge the Gapp

If you’re struggling right now, there is help available. We learn more about the province’s mental health resource that is meant to offer help for a range is challenges.

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China vacation

The Morning Show's Adam Walsh has the story of two old friends, a health scare... and a journey around the world that brought them back together.

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Lawn care

It's time to wake and rake that lawn! We talk to an expert who has some helpful pointers on how to get the most out of your lawn and garden.

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Morning Show Book Club

Are you looking for ways to connect with others while streaming a little less television? Well, a book club might be in order. We introduce you to the St John’s Morning Show Book Club, and remind you how to read along for free.

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Emergency alerts improvements

Police in this province will soon be authorized to use the emergency alert system. Representatives from both police forces join us to talk about improvements to NL’s emergency alert system.

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Tourists, stay where you're to

Come from aways need to stay away: As of next week, tourists will no longer be allowed into the province. We get reaction from the chair of Hospitality NL.

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Emergency alerts

The emergency alert system came under scrutiny last week after the tragedy in Nova Scotia. We reach the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment to take a closer look at what the system is capable of, and how officials here are using it.

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Musicians sidelined by the pandemic

The East Coast Music Awards were supposed to start this weekend... and Shanneyganock was set to receive a lifetime achievement award. Frontman Chris Andrews talks about the new reality for musicians in a COVID-19 world.

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The Woman in the Attic

It’s a big day for a new local author… but likely not how she always imagined. The story behind 22-year-old Emily Hepditch’s debut novel.

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Bonavista tourists

Roll up that welcome mat: People in Bonavista want tourists to stay away. We hear from Bernard Davis, the province's Minister of Tourism, Culture, Innovation and Industry.

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Contact tracing and privacy

Would you download an app that tracks your movements if it would help fight COVID-19? The privacy commissioner for the province weighs in on the pros and cons.

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Bonavista tourists

The're victims of their own success. Tourists are showing up in Bonavista ... and locals are getting nervous - and angry. We speak with the town's mayor.

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Stranded sailors

A Corner Brook family on an around-the-world trip got caught in the path of the COVID-19 pandemic. National Reporter Chris O’Neill-Yates has the story of their adventure… and it's one you won't want to miss!

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Women and the pandemic

Experts are worried about increased domestic violence while families are in lockdown. We talk to two advocates who say it's just one of the issues women are up against right now.

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Family bubble

The Morning Show's Paula Gale talks to some kids about all the fun they're having in their bubbles!

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A posthumous tribute to a Mount Pearl volunteer

We hear about Karen Jones, a young Mount Pearl volunteer whose energy, commitment and brilliant smile left a lasting legacy in her community.

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Search and Rescue volunteer

Against raging winds and driving rains, through bogs and along treacherous cliffs... they're there for us. We meet a Search and Rescue volunteer who puts herself in harms's way to help others.

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Morning Show Book Club

If you're missing your book club, why not join ours! Details on that - and advice if you're still trying to stay connected with your pre-pandemic club.

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First Light volunteers

We meet two members of First Light Friendship Centre's volunteer board - an elder and the youth director - to find out how they enjoy working together.

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Ramadan is here

We check in on how some in the Muslim community will be marking the month of Ramadan, including how they'll be swapping face-to-face celebrations for virtual ones.

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Lighthouse isolation

He's made a living off of living alone. A Trinity Bay lighthouse keeper sheds light on how he passes the time and stays positive in isolation.

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Making the most of yeast

A St. Philip's store owner talks about the run on yeast packets... and how her small business is adapting.

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Celebrating 40 years at Shoppers

If you’re an east ender who’s been to Shoppers Drug Mart in, say, the last 40 years - you have likely come across Daphne Morton. The beauty expert thinks good customer service is more important now than ever. We speak with Daphne Morton, as well as her son Craig from his home in Iqaluit, Nunavut.

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Isolated by choice in Little Bay Islands

It’s been nearly four months since the ferry made her last run to the outport of Little Bay Islands. We check back with the couple who were determined to stay put after resettlement.

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Earth Day: Plastics

The canals of Venice are running clear and the smog over L.A. has lifted. We've heard a lot about the positive environmental impacts of COVID-19... but are we producing any less plastic waste? We put that question to a marine biologist.

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Nova Scotia tragedy

Reaching out to some people from this province who are living close to where the scenes of terror unfolded in Nova Scotia over the weekend.

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Hot meals for the needy

What do you get when you cross a local dancer with a Newfoundland comedy icon and a pandemic? The answer... lots of hot meals for people in need!

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Being 20 in 2020

What’s it like going from age 19 to 20 during the pandemic of 2020? We check in with one Newfoundlander who's doing just that.

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Ghost ships and phantom crews

A graduate student at MUN's folklore department is working on a project to map eerie sightings along our coasts.

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Witless Bay family's COVID-19 test results

We check back with a family from Mobile who we spoke to last month while they were waiting to get tested for COVID-19.

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Following sports during the pandemic

We talk to local sports journalist Carl Lake, who's still reporting every day... even with no sporting events taking place.

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Remembering Charlie Pearcey

We pay tribute to the late Charlie Pearcey - the man behind one of the last remaining fishing stages in St. John's.

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So many people feel helpless sitting at home, riding this pandemic out. Now there's a new website to help you help your neighbours.

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Spoons 101

Ramraajh gets a lesson from Jason Hanrahan, an expert in playing the spoons.

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City litter

So...much... litter. But who's cleaning it up? We speak with Karen Hickman of Clean St. John's and then with Deputy Mayor Sheilagh O'Leary.

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Don't forget the food banks

A Carbonear group is urging people to not forget about local food banks during the province's COVID-19 pandemic. We chat with Kerri Abbott of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank to find out how they're coping, and what you can do to help,

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Memorial University during the pandemic

How does a university continue to operate under a pandemic? We check in with MUN’s new president, Vianne Timmons.

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Exchange student staying here

We find out why one exchange student from Argentina decided to stay when schools in our province shut down.

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Online learning at MUN

The Morning Show’s Adam Walsh checks in with students and profs at Memorial University to see how they’ve adapted to their online world of learning.

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Grow local

One local food activist says now is the time for people in this province to work together to develop a sustainable local food supply. In fact, Dan Rubin says we're already part way there.

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Isolation and icebergs

Iceberg season is usually a boon for small coastal communities, but this year not everyone wants to welcome tourists. We talk to one aficionado who’s keeping an eye on icebergs… while keeping her distance.

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Virology at MUN

Have you wondered what its like to be a virus the middle of a pandemic? We reach out to one virologist at Memorial University who's preparing to join the global research race for answers on COVID-19.

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Indigenous education: Bringing past to present

A teen from Hopedale says there's a lot that we can learn from how his Inuit ancestors lived. Nicholas Flowers is hoping those teachings - about the importance of finding a connection with the land - will one day find a place in the province's curriculum.

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Time in the wilderness

Lace up the boots and put on the toque... The great outdoors is waiting! It's one of the few things we can still do - if we keep a safe distance. We hear from two avid wilderness enthusiasts whose adventures are not for the faint of heart.

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Pandemic resilience

One Newfoundlander is offering up his leadership skills to help the people of this province plot their post-pandemic future. Author Craig Dowden joins us with an NL-specific look at the science of resilience.

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Exploding whale

Due to popular demand, we present a story Adam Walsh brought us on Thursday that involves tweets from a town in England, an exploded whale in America... and a lesson about COVID-19. Yes - all of that in one whale of a tale!

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Back in the house from the yard

After isolating in a tent for two weeks, a man from Port Blandford is finally back inside the house with his family. We hear about their happy reunion.

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Fish & Chips

Even if you can't get to your favourite "Fi & Chi" joint tomorrow.... no worries. We get some pointers on how to cook fish & chips at home.

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Pandemic models

Health Minister John Haggie talks about the newly-released models that look at how COVID-19 could impact this province over the next two years. And, we ask how the province plans to deal with some of the biggest challenges -- such as a shortage of ICU beds.

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Getting home from Saudi Arabia

She's had to flee war-torn countries before, but a woman from St. John's says getting home from Saudi Arabia during the pandemic is proving to be an unusual challenge. We hear what she's up against.

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The Witless Bay Puffin newspaper

All the news that's fit to print from an intrepid 8-year-old who's started her own newspaper. We have a chat with the editor-in-chief of the Witless Bay Puffin.

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Project Food For Thought

We hear from a family who are are organizing a community-driven foodbank.. within their physical distancing family bubble.

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Covid-19 case in long-term care home

A person in a long-term care home in the small community of St. Lawrence has tested positive for Covid-19. We hear from the mayor.

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Foster care visits

Visits between children and parents in the foster care system are suspended - and a group of doctors says that amounts to a human rights violation. We find out why the minister responsible is sticking to the policy.

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Screen time suggestions

We talk about some healthy screen time activities for kids with a member of the Morning Show team who's home with her family.

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Covid-19 legal advice

We explore how Covid-19 is impacting the need for legal information in this province, and how one organization is working to meet the demand.

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Foster care visits

Government has cut off foster care visits between parents and their children during the pandemic... and that has a local group of physicians gravely concerned. We hear from one of them.

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Finance minister during unprecedented times

Staring down the province's long and dark economic tunnel... we talk financial survival in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic with Finance Minister Tom Osborne.

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