NL: St. John's Morning Show

 
 

NL: St. John's Morning Show

While you've been sleeping, the world has changed. The Morning Show tells you how. We bring you the latest news; the stories that matter most, and the information you need.

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Sydney whale rescue

This week a whale was spotted near St. John's Harbour entangled in fishing gear. There's a Newfoundlander in Australia, Justin Hawco, who dealt with a similar situation down under.

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New digs for the Mews Centre

The City of St. John's has a new location in mind for the community centre in the Mundy Pond area...and they want your input. Councillor Jamie Korab drops by to talk about where they hope to rebuild it - and why in that location.

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Botanical Garden puffins

What has about 2,500 plants and stands eight feet high? Meet the latest additions to MUN's Botanical Garden, and get a chance to name them.

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Signal Hill fence

There's been a lot of critical reaction to the new fence being installed near the Visitor's Centre on Signal Hill. St. John's East MP Nick Whalen drops by to chat with Fred Hutton about what he's been hearing.

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Mount Pearl Anthem getting the American treatment

It's the viral video that keeps on giving - and now the Mount Pearl Anthem has caught the attention of another major American brand. "Right This Minute" host Oli Pettigrew is in Mount Pearl on a secret assignment. The Morning Show's Kenny Sharpe meets up with Oli to hear about his show... and why he's traveled from Phoenix, Arizona to Mount Pearl, Newfoundland.

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Air passenger bill of rights

As of this week you have more rights as an airline passenger when flying - partly thanks to someone from this province who helped start the push. Former CBS mayor Woodrow French drops by to talk about the fight for passenger rights, what you need to know and what you may be entitled to when travelling by air.

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Come From Away takes to the streets of NYC

A massive blackout in Manhattan sent the cast of Come from Away out of the theatre this past weekend. Actress Petrina Bromley.tells the tale of how they didn't let the outage stop the performance.

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"A beautiful stone for a grave yet to be dug"

A memorial stone has been erected in the town of St. Lawrence for Courtney Lake, whose body has still not been found two years after she disappeared. Courtney's aunt Glenda Power sits down with Fred Hutton to talk about why Courtney's father set up the memorial headstone.

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West White Rose project's huge crane

Husky Energy has brought a giant crane to Argentia to make the construction of the platform destined for the Jeanne d'Arc Basin. Jeanne d'Arc Basin. Sandy Nairn, vice-president of the West White Rose Project, talks to Fred Hutton about the need for such a mega-crane for the mega-project.

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Donnie Dumphy's ocean rescue

A harrowing tale of rescue from Leon Parsons, aka Donnie Dumphy, who along with a friend was plucked from the chilly waters of Conception Bay by the MV Flanders crew.

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Recovering Bell Island's sunken shells

The president of the Shipwreck Preservation society of NL takes us on a deep dive into World War II history when four ore carriers were sunk off Bell Island... and explains why the military is retrieving unexploded ordnance from them next week.

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Remembering Bob Johnstone

Members of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary are mourning the loss of former police chief Bob Johnston this week. The current head of the RNC, Chief Joe Boland, drops by to remember and pay tribute to his close friend and colleague.

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Australia's Today Show plays tourist

Stevie Jacobs - normally a weather presenter on the Australian Nine Network's breakfast program 'Today' - has taken his segment on the road. He's travelled to the other side of the world actually... which places him squarely in Newfoundland.

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Flatrock's Big River warnings

If you're thinking of heading out for a dip today -- you may want to cross Flatrock off your list. Mayor Darrin Thorne talks about the town's swimming danger warnings... and how those efforts are being thwarted.

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Missing signals on Signal Hill

We check in with Parks Canada for a message about the Cabot Tower flags.... which have been absent from the national historic site this year.

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United Nations internship

She's fresh out of university... and now Hannah Barry is going to work for the UN. The young St. John's woman has been chosen from hundreds of applicants to work with the United Nations food security program in Zimbabwe.

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Life in the Colorado Avalanche camp

It's been a big summer for Alex Newhook - from the NHL draft to the Colorado Avalanche development camp... and now back in St. John's for a spell.

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Waterford River Valley Campground

It`s not a mirage, but a green and pristine oasis in one of the most industrial areas around these parts. We find out how you'll soon be able to get away from it all... just off Topsail Road.

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Remembering Juanita Dinn

A long-time cancer survivor and voice of the "In This Together" campaign, Juanita Dinn, passed away on the weekend. We re-air a recent interview Fred Hutton did with Juanita, and then Fred talks with Karl Smith of the https://inthistogethernl.ca/ cancer campaign.

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Travelling Europe despite disability

There was no guarantee he’d survive a two-month trip to Europe, but one positive thinker with muscular dystrophy was willing to take the chance. CBC’s Gavin Simms spoke with 29-year-old Douglas Elton and his mother Joanne.

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Women and fishing

You'll likely see lots of people out fishing this weekend... but why are most of those fishers men? A couple of fisherwomen stop by to talk women on the water.

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The world of pre-teens

From being the biggest fish to the tiniest: A 12-year-old on the stresses of leaving elementary school for junior high.

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Get your free HIV test this Thursday

Thursday, June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. The Morning Show's Adam Walsh finds out where the free service is being offered... and takes the opportunity to get himself tested.

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The Mount Pearl Anthem

Mount Pearl now has its own creative (and hilarious) anthem. Mayor Dave Aker and Jason Piercey drop by to talk about making the video - which can be found on the city's website at https://www.mountpearl,ca

Download The Mount Pearl Anthem
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Airport Heights fish truck

it's summer, and with it comes fresh seafood. The Morning Show's Adam Walsh checks in with a local fish truck owner situated well above sea-level to find out how his business is doing.

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Future Possible at The Rooms

Why is Joey Smallwood's chair in an art gallery? Jamie Fitzpatrick checked out a new exhibit at The Rooms which focuses on the art in this province since Confederation.

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Return of the foraging feline

Newfoundland's famous feline forager went missing recently... but we're happy to report that Douglas Fur the cat came back to his owner Shawn Dawson. CBC intern Ken Meeker went foraging with them on their first outing of the season.

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The legend of the Bell Island pterodactyl

The Bell Island mines draw many visitors who want to go back in time and experience the last days of mining for ore under Conception Bay... but there's talk of something else found in the rock that dates to a much earlier time.

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Red Cross Rescuer Award

An afternoon luncheon turns into a life-saving exercise for a local teenager. Now Carter Short has received an award for his actions... and has advice for other students on taking first aid training.

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Oil exploration amid climate change concerns

How can the province justify increasing oil exploration while saying it wants to combat climate change? The Morning Show's Adam Walsh drops by with the answer.

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Nickel Film Festival week

Grab your popcorn! The Nickel Independent Film Festival is happening this week. Two of the people involved in pulling it off are executive director Elling Lien and filmmaker Kenneth J. Harvey.

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Olive's Gluten Free cakes

For local business owner Olive Ingram, the latest chapter in her recipe for success is the icing on the gluten-free cake!

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Bycatch rules and fish dumping

Thousands of pounds of fish, and tens of thousands of dollars down the drain... all due to bycatch regulations. The province's minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, Gerry Byrne, drops by to talk about what his department is doing to address the situation.

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NHL Draft first round hopeful

It's a big week for St. John's native Alex Newhook... who's coming off a fabulous season with the Victoria Grizzlies and expected to go in the first round of the NHL Draft. His parents Paula and Shawn drop by the studio for a chat as the big day approaches.

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Bell Island plastic bag mural

Saving the environment and creating beautiful art in the process is the idea behind a project on Bell Island that a group of girls and boys have taken on to make a huge mural entirely out of plastic shopping bags.

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Air Cadets glider dedication

He spent 70 years helping Air Cadets in this province, and now the organization has honoured Don Gladney's name by putting it on a glider. Fred Hutton drops by the Holiday Inn for a look... and a chat.

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Mike the Toulouse goose is on the loose

A saucy goose down at Quidi Vidi lake has been accosting folks near the boathouse... so the Morning Show's Gavin Simms headed lakeside for an encounter.

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Free hugs at the St. John's Pride parade

After a hug changed her daughter's life, a mother from St. John's is hoping to help others who are struggling... one hug at a time.

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Search continues for Trevor Hamlyn

The family of Trevor "Pepsi" Hamlyn is still looking for closure.. and clues about his disappearance one year ago.

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Michael Dunne, the sandwich angel of Manna Bakery

Always a ray of sunshine, Michael slings sandwiches while brightening the day of any customer who comes his way.

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Debbie Cooper is moving on

She's been the voice of Here and Now for decades... but Debbie Cooper has decided it's time for the next chapter. She arrive at work a bit earlier this morning for a chat on the radio side of things with Krissy and Fred.

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Huawei coming to a rooftop near you

St. John's council unanimously approved an application to install nine Huawei telecommunication antennas on a city rooftop. Local techie Jordan Young drops by to talk about the implications of installing the controversial infrastructure here in the city.

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New anonymous posters appear downtown

Following all the kerfuffle over Crime Stoppers' failed poster campaign last week, some new posters have been appearing in the downtown area... and they carry a very different message. The person behind the posters is Nina Elliott from Twillingate.

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Halibut bycatch dump

Grand Bank fisherman Wayne Meade recently threw 7000 pounds of halibut bycatch overboard... because the rules say he had to. He's on the phone and Ryan Cleary in the studio talking bycatch limits and regulations.

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Newfoundland talent on The Handmaid's Tale

Corner Brook native Jonathan Watton has taken on one of the lead roles in the new season of the critically-acclaimed series "The Handmaid's Tale.

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"Neveah's Acts of Kindness" patch

The Girl Guides are honouring the memory of Nevaeh Denine with a new badge that promotes random acts of kindness. We hear from Lori Cooper - one of the organizers of the Goulds District Girl Guides troupe - and then from Neveah's proud mom Holly Denine.

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Atlantic Girls Choir take gold

A local girls choir wins gold at their very first international choral competition which took place in the Czech Republic . A couple of Atlantic Girls Choir members drop by the studio for a chat with Krissy - fresh off their stunning triumph.

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Memories of D-Day: Part 2

One of the survivors of the D-Day invasion 75 years ago was . Fred Hutton continues his conversation with the 97-year-old veteran Chief Petty Officer Rod Deon to reminisce as he prepared to return to France for the special 75th anniversary ceremony taking place today.

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Memories of D-Day: Part 1

One of the survivors of the D-Day invasion 75 years ago was Chief Petty Officer Rod Deon. Fred Hutton sat down with the 97-year-old veteran to reminisce as he prepared to return to France for a special 75th anniversary ceremony on Thursday.

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Newfoundland Growlers take the Kelly Cup!

Tom Parsons - a Newfoundland Growlers fan who sat through the nail biting sixth game in the Kelly Cup final last night is celebrating the victory, along with team owner Dean MacDonald and Glenn Stanford, chief operating officer of the Newfoundland Growlers.

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Reaction to the MMIWG inquiry

A young woman who testified about her mom's murder at the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls shares her thoughts in the wake of the Inquiry's final report released on Monday.

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Blind date with a CFA

He's in the Toronto cast of Come From Away, but George Masswhol is in town for a charity event. George Masswhol talks to Krissy and Fred about what has brought him here... from away.

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New Canadians get back to the farm

Meet two Syrian farmers who are getting back to their roots... here in Newfoundland.

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Pipelines: Why the Canadian Taxpayers Association says we should listen up

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is on a cross-country tour to talk about pipelines and their potential tax-revenue. Franco Terrazzano held a press-conference in St. John's this past Friday, and spoke with Krissy Holmes.

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Return to the beaches of Normandy

He's one of the few Canadian survivors of D-Day. Chief Petty Officer Rod Deon speaks with Fred as he gets set to return to France for the first time in 75 years.

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New donor keeps The Fluvarium flowing

There's a new lease on life for The Fluvarium. John Perlin of the Quidi Vidi Rennie's River Development Foundation stops by to talk about the future for the non-profit organization following the news that a donor has stepped up to help save the environmental educational centre.

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Cyclists thoughts on the bike plan

Now that the City of St. John's has rolled out its master cycling plan... are you up for the ride? We find out what some local cyclists think of it.

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Fluvarium field trip

With all the fuss that's going on about the future of the Fluvarium, Fred Hutton set out to speak with the experts.... the students who visit the environmental education centre.

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No Kinsmen beer tent at the Regatta

The St. John's East Kinsmen Club says the Royal St. John's Regatta Committee treated them with arrogance and disrespect.. and that's why they won't be serving beer on the shores of Quidi Vidi Lake this year.

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Conquering Mount Everest

A Newfoundlander has reached the world's highest peak... but Mark Ballard's incredible accomplishment is overshadowed by the deaths of fellow climbers on Mount Everest.

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Puffin population

The puffins are back and bigger than ever... that is, in numbers, anyway.

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The New Waterford Hospital.

The city and the province face off over the chosen site for the new Waterford Hospital. The city says it's on a flood plain and building there is against their regulations but the province is pushing ahead anyway.

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Growlers play by play commentator

What's it like to be a hockey play by play broadcaster? Find out as we speak with Chris Ballard.... who's gearing up for game one of the Kelly Cup finals.

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"Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame member "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan and his wife are tag teamed by Krissy and Fred. It's a look at the glitz and grime of pro wrestling just before the St. John's stop on the "Jim Duggan 2X4 Comedy Tour."

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Coastal communities and climate change

Federal environment minister Catherine McKenna is in St. John's to speak with mayors and scientists (and Morning Show host Krissy Holmes) about how climate change is affecting our coastal communities.

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Mark Ballard summits Everest

He's slept with lions and swam with sharks and now... Mark Ballard has crossed something else of his bucket list. His very proud father Derek (Doc) Ballard brings us the exciting news from his son at the top of the world.

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NL's common matriarch

Try to wrap your mind around this one: It looks like about 10 per cent of people from this province could be descended from the same female ancestor. While we don't know who that woman is... we're certainly interested in learning all about the intriguing mystery.

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Project Blowfish crystal meth haul

Last week, the RCMP reported the largest crystal meth bust in the province's history. How prevalent is the drug in this province... and should we be concerned? RCMP Staff Sergeant Steve Conohan is a drug expert.

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Mount Pearl Focus on Youth Awards

They're two of the brightest minds in Mount Pearl. Meet Sarah Kennedy and Cameron Kinsella, two grade 12 students who are proudly wearing a new title they'll be carrying for the next year or so.

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Radio RIAC: One year on the air

A radio program created by Newfoundland newcomers is celebrating one year on the airwaves. The CBC's Levi Garber has been looking into the story of Radio RIAC, which is celebrating its anniversary at The Rooms Museum this coming weekend. (Saturday, May 18th)

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Aviation history with Sir John Alcock's nephew

There's a very special guest in town to help celebrate 100 years since Alcock and Brown's historic flight across the Atlantic. Group Captain Anthony J. Hamilton Alcock lands in the studio for a chat with guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick.

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New Canadians on the right to vote

They're some of the newest new Canadians in this province... and they're very excited to get out and vote on Thursday. Find out what these new Canadians have to say to people who will not be exercising their right to vote.

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England Premier League soccer trip

A young soccer team from St. John's gets an opportunity most teen players can only dream about. We hear all about their thrilling experience in one of the world's soccer hubs: England.

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First-time voters

A check-in with three voters who are heading to the polls for the very first time in a provincial election... two of them high school students and the third a new dad and student at Memorial University.

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Knitters assemble behind Janeway finger puppets

A shortage of finger puppets at the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre has garnered a huge reaction from knitters across the province... ever since Denika Philpott started the Facebook group 'Knitted Finger Puppets for the Janeway.'

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Why no Greens in this election?

There's red, blue and orange...but no green in this provincial election. To find out why that is we speak with David Peters, who's involved with the federal Green Party here in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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School strike for climate

Students are skipping school tomorrow (Friday, May 9th) to push for action on climate change. To find out about the "Fridays for Future NL" march planned for this week, two of the leaders drop by the studio.

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Alex and Riley Mercer annual food drive

A couple in CBS honour the memory of their children every year by helping others. Louise and Bernie Mercer lost both their children Riley and Alex to a rare form of brain cancer. May 9th, which was both Riley and Alex's birthdays, has now become the day the Mercer's hold their annual food drive.

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Iceberg tourism

The seasonal majestic migration is upon us: Many icebergs can be seen in the St. John's area... and tour guide Andrew McCarthy of McCarthy's Party is one of the colourful people who takes tourists out on the water hunting for them!

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Innovation to save lives

A new web-based app to help aid organizations on the ground during disasters was invented by a local man. Bo Simango and his company Holocene had an award-winning reception at the Social Innovation Challenge this past weekend in St. John's.

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Secret Life of Squirrels

A retired school teacher originally from Newfoundland - now living in Nova Scotia - has been spending lots of time with some critters on her back deck. The pictures Nancy Rose snagged over the last few years have resulted in a series of books. She`s in town this week to visit some local schools.. as well as the Morning Show studio.

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Class action ruling against obituary website

A federal court judge has awarded $20 million to plaintiffs involved in the Afterlife class action law suit initiated by St. John's lawyer Erin Best. She goes over the chain of events in the copyright infringement case with Fred Hutton. Following that, Fred speaks with the woman who first brought the situation to light.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today, May 1st is the anniversary of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprisings, and there is a memorial service planned for Sunday at Memorial University's Bruneau Centre. Steve Wolinetz, president of the Jewish Community Havura, wrote a letter in the Telegram entitled "Holocaust Remembrance Day: Remembering those died then - and also now."

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City of St. John's junior and senior Youth of the Year Awards

Their bios will blow your mind... and what's hard to believe is that they're both just teenagers. Meet Jack White and Anna James... the 2019 St. John's Youth of the Year award recipients!

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Concussion legislation

How do you legislate concussions? It's a question one doctor in central Newfoundland wants to find the answer to after the premier made a promise to bring in stronger laws to tackle such injuries.

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Innovation Week

The St. John's Convention Centre will be busy all this week as Innovation Week gets underway. Krissy Holmes headsdown to find out what's happening... including a look at the "Pitch & Pick" event where top startups compete against each other.

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NL vs PEI election campaigns

Can we learn anything from the way other provinces do election campaigns? We take a closer look at this week's election in Prince Edward Island with campaign watcher Andie Bulman.

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The return of Thomas Amusements

Thomas Amusements shut down last fall following a serious malfunction on one of their rides... but they'll be back in action this summer. The company's owner Jared Thomas chats with the CBC's Gavin Simms.

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Quinn Butt murder trial reaction

A high-profile murder trial reminds us that prevention is the only way to end child abuse. The mother of Quinn Butt speaks following the life-sentence ruling against her former husband of first-degree murder for killing five-year-old Quinn. Following that, Connie Pike and Bev Moore-Davis of the Miles For Smiles Foundation talk about their ongoing campaign to end child abuse in the province.

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Bell Island loses part of cliff

Did you hear a loud bang on Good Friday? It could have been a large piece of Bell Island that collapsed into the ocean. Henry Crane of Bell Island speaks to the Morning Show's Kenny Sharpe about the massive chunk of cliff that gave way.

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New Canadians documentary, "Home"

It's Newfoundland stories like you've never heard before: A new film made in cooperation with the ANC is shedding light on the lives of immigrants who settle here. Producers Rodrigo Iniquez and Conor McCann drop by for a chat along with Sherri Breen of the Association for New Canadians in advance of the film premiere on Wednesday, April 24th.

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70th Annual Provincial Drama Festival

After serving as mayor of St. John's for the better part of a decade, you would think Dennis O'Keefe had seen enough drama... but Doc's dying for another kind of drama these days! He drops by the studio for a chat with Fred, along with Amanda Joseph of the NL Drama Society.

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Decarbonize NL

Driving, eating, wearing clothes: Just about everything in our current lifestyles has a dirty carbon cost... but one collection of Newfoundlanders wants to help us to clean up our act.

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Good Friday flipper pie-day

There are two burning questions this week: When will the election be called... and will there be flippers for Good Friday? Reg Taylor of Taylor's Fish, Fruit and Vegetable Market has a crack at answering one of them.

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Talk With Our Kids About Money Day

It's post-budget day, and lots of adults are talking about how we manage our money... but what do kids think? Some Grade 6's from Mary Queen of Peace Elementary come in to talk about saving and spending!

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Alcock and Brown's transatlantic flight centennial celebration

100 years ago this spring, transatlantic aviation began here in St. John's. To find out more about Alcock and Brown's white knuckle ride across the Atlantic - and how people are planning to celebrate the centennial - Krissy sits down with aviation enthusiasts Paul Snow and Gary Hebbard.

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Independent book publishing

You don't need a publisher to get a book out these days, with many writers taking the DIY approach. There's now a brand new support organization for those who want to self-publish. Author Jeff Kelland is founder and president of the Independent Publishers of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Daphne MacNeil is the group's secretary.

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Dominican resort scam suspected

A couple's trip to the Dominican Republic went south after a quick visit to their resort casino cost them thousands of dollars because of what they claim was a scam.

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Terry Fox Research Institute precision medicine

Terry Fox began his Marathon of Hope from here in St. John's 39 years ago today... and his legacy lives on. Terry's brother Darrell and Dr. Victor Ling - president and scientific director of the Institute, drop by to talk about a new initiative to improve care for cancer patients here.

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Her Majesty's Penitentiary: Plans for new... and old

He's been inside HMP many times visiting his clients, but it never gets easier. Lawyer Mark Gruchy met Fred outside the walls Thursday to get his thoughts on the province's plan to build a new prison. Following that - what about the old HMP? Jerry Dick says the 160-year-old structure has a long and significant history...and he believes there is a larger conversation to have about the future of that heritage structure.

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