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Checking in on The Outhouse
They've been pumping out hilarious viral videos for the past three years... so it seemed high-time to catch up with Justin Hawco and Michael Lynch in The Outhouse.
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Making massage parlours safer for workers
A woman with lived experience talks about what really happens in massage parlours... and how regulations could make the work safer.
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Regulating massage parlours
Sex workers say they want to be involved in making new regulations in their industry... but some say they're not being consulted. Heather Jarvis is program coordinator for SHOP, the Safe Harbour Outreach Program.
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Celebration of Life for Tom McGrath
"A life beautifully lived deserves to be beautifully remembered." That's exactly what friends and colleagues of the late educator, leader and mentor Tom McGrath are doing tonight. His colleague Nancy Taylor drops by the studio to share his story, his legacy and to talk about the celebration of his life.
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Legendary comedy troupe Codco is getting back together for one night only in Halifax this week. Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones, Andy Jones and Greg Malone join us for a trip back in time.
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Giving up plastic for Lent
A spiritual call to ban the bag: Anglican Reverend Mark Nichols will tell us why he's encouraging his congregation to give up single-use plastics for Lent.
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it's not mosquito season yet... but it's not too soon to start biting into a study that's been happening around the province. While we certainly have our share of big pesky flying bugs, scientists actually know very little about them in this province.
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Off-Road Winter Safety Day
Staying safe when you're on the trails is the focus of Safety NL's "Off-Road Winter Safety Day" happening this coming Sunday, March 10th at the Rotary Sunshine Park on Thorburn Road.
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Listen Up, Ep. 1: Kaleb's Story
Kaleb Swain Carpenter learned about cancer when he was just a little boy. When he was 14, he lost his mom to the disease. Listen as he tells his story in his own words.
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Turning around a tragedy
A young family in Shoal Harbour loses their home to fire... but help is on the way thanks to the group Women Into Networking Kindness.
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Accident and new hockey gear
A bad accident involving a tractor trailer means it's going to be a while before Dwan Street plays hockey... but when she laces them up again it will be with gear from her favourite NHL team!
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Atlantic Accord explainer
It was called the biggest thing since Confederation... but do you know what the Atlantic Accord actually is?
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Dr. Simon Avis retires
It's not your everyday retirement interview... because it's not your average job. Outgoing chief medical examiner Dr. Simon Avis looks back on his 30-year career.
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South East Bight ferry fears
Residents of South East Bight say they are not happy about their new ferry service - that the vessel set to take over is unsafe. The chairperson of the local service district spells out the people's concerns, and then the minister of Transportation and Works responds.
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Sports funding gender divide
Meet a Paradise hockey mom who is willing to bet that sports composed largely of female participants are vastly under-supported compared to sports that are mostly male.
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"In This Together" cancer centre campaign
A cancer survivor shares the heartwrenching story of her emotional journey in hopes of raising funds to build a new chemotherapy unit at the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.
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It turns out people in St. John's are dyin' to get into a "Death Cafe." If you've never heard of this concept before... we get the morning-after review.
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Jumping Bean jumping borders
Growth is percolating for local coffee company Jumping Bean. The founder of the company drops by to share what`s in his cup... and to avoid all those coffee puns.
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Bell Island's "Unity In Our Community"
It's been two years since Wabana mayor Gary Gosine's nephew died of an overdose. Tonight, the drug awareness group that formed in his wake marks its 100th meeting. Gary Gosine shares his insights on how it is helping the Bell Island community.
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Disappointed by Vatican summit
Many observers are calling the four-day Vatican summit on abuse by clergy a "stunning letdown." We hear from a survivor who was there: Gemma Hickey.
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Remembering Chuck Lewis
Musician Chuck Lewis of The Masterless Men died on Monday. Bandmate John Curran drops by the studio to share some memories of his friend.
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He's arguably one of the biggest names in NL politics, but not every student knows who he is. Memorial University's library staff are busy "Unpacking Smallwood" boxes and posting the findings online.
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Obi's tale of survival
Obi is one tough little Shih Tzu... and her owners have her amazing story to share following that massive 15-vehicle crash in Birchy Narrows a week ago.
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Marguerite's Place cooking class
A new cooking course at Marguerite's Place is a dream come true for staff, and another step toward independence for residents.
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Addiction and recovery
A new book entitled "About Face: Essays on addictions, recovery, therapies and controversies" features contributions by people who have suffered from addictions. One of them is Gareth Mitton, who is now six years sober.
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Channeling "friendly Newfoundlanders:" A larger discussion around racism, Islamophobia and white privilege following a meeting held by the Anti-Racism Coalition of Newfoundland and Labrador on Tuesday night.
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Backhoe robberies continue
The disturbing trend of thieves using heavy equipment to gain access to businesses has not gone away. This past weekend, Landings Seafood house in Portugal Cove became the latest target.
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Fighting bigotry and hate
One local activist says it's time to confront racism and hate in our province.
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Like father like son
Meet the man who helped build this province's first mosque, and his son, who is now following in his father's footsteps in Nova Scotia.
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The biggest ladies man in Main Brook
A six year old bought twelve dozen roses in St. Anthony this week... then handed them out to every single female living in his hometown.
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83-year-old Bridget Richards was just a teen when she met the love of her life. The internet and cell phones were NOT around then. She was married to her husband Charl, also known as Bud, for 53 years. He passed away in 2009. Reporter Katie Breen visited her yesterday at Bonaventure Retirement Home in St. John's... and she brought along her Tinder app.
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The Power of your voice
According to Jill Power... anyone can sing. We kick off our new series, "The Power of your voice".
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Farming in NL
With stormy weather putting food security on people's minds this week, Morning Show reporter Ryan Cooke decided to look at some of the hurdles facing young people who want to become farmers.
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Call for change at HMP
One advocate says we need to rethink the whole security model at HMP.
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We'll meet a guidance counsellor who helps young children deal with stress and anxiety.. with breathing.. and a turtle!
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Women and Girls in Science
On this International day of Women and Girls in Science, we'll talk to two women about what it's like in a male-dominated field.
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We'll meet NIA instructor Elaine Dunphy and her class of "Wellderlies" in Mt. Pearl.
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A new flu shot
There's a stronger flu shot on the market for senior citizens. Ontario covers the cost, and some other provinces are using it in long term care homes. But in Newfoundland and Labrador, you'll have to pay out of pocket.
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Reaction to the review of inmate deaths
Reaction from from Skye Martin's mother and an organization that works with women at the correctional institute in Clarenville.
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Remembering Derek Holmes
Derek Holmes was a father, a husband, an artist and a leader in the arts and film community. Friends and acquaintances met with Fred Hutton by one of Derek's murals to share their memories.
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Internet stardom at the age of four! The "OK Google Kid" from Gander has been racking up lots of views trying to have meaningful interactions with the Google Assistant.
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Seeking a safe haven from racism
It's been nine years since Celia Quadjovie left France to come to Canada hoping to escape racism. She drops by the studio to talk about her experiences both abroad and in Canada. *Note: Interview contains some strong language
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The Ship Pub ECMA nomination
It's known as one of the best pubs to see a show in the country. The Morning Show's Gavin Simms takes a swing by The Ship Pub - nominated for "Venue of the year" at the 2019 East Coast Music Awards.
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The Edge's Big Baby, Skeete shooting and community outreach
Big Baby in the city! Former NBA champion Glen Davis has quickly become a hit with St. John's Edge fans. Ariana Kelland checks in to see how he's adapting to life in St. John's, and shoots some hoops with Jarryn Skeete. Following that, a couple of team members make a presentation to the Community Food Sharing Association`s Eg Walters following the warehouse fire earlier this week.
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Blood donor for 50 years... and counting
Meet a man dedicated to giving the gift of life! Morley Reid from Blaketown has donated whole blood or plasma more than 600 times.
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Heated sidewalks, Michigan-style
Bring on those heated sidewalks some are saying! A Michigan town has done it in a big way.. so maybe we can too. We hear all about their can-do attitude and maybe pick up a few tips for a pilot project of our own,,, as well as sharing some thoughts from a few listeners to the show.
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The Gathering Place dental clinic
It's been two months since the dental clinic at The Gathering Place opened its doors, bringing much-needed dental care to people on the margins. Linda Blakey and Stewart Gillies are both dentists who help run the free clinics.
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Avalanches in Newfoundland and Labrador
We sift through the history of avalanches in this province... and find they're not as rare as you might think.
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Bicycling master plan
The City of St. John's has been holding public sessions looking for feedback on how to improve bicycling in the city. Robin Whitaker, who cycles for both transportation and fun, drops by the studio with her thoughts.
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Shhhh... We're speed dating
An upcoming speed dating event... at an unusual location.
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Adopting dogs from Labrador
Happy Valley-Goose Bay SPCA vice president Bonnie Learning takes a few minutes while dropping off a special passenger at the airport to chat about why so many pooches from Labrador are adopted on the island.
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St. John's trash
Many listeners made their thoughts loud and clear Monday after hearing the interview with Laura Casey about the litter and litterers in St. John's. Several referenced the organization Clean St. John's as having the responsibility, so we reached executive director Karen Hickman to discuss the trash littering the city.. and who's in charge of cleaning it up.
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Taking on litter (and litterers)
St. John's resident Laura Casey says even if you don't litter yourself... walking by and not picking it up is almost as bad.
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Ferryland's "iceberg house"
Take a spin up the southern shore to meet the owners of the Ferryland house featured on a new postage stamp.
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The Kondo effect
If it doesn't 'spark joy' for you, it could 'spark joy' for others. Thanks in part to Marie Kondo, local thrift stores are seeing an increase of donations.
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MHA among drivers trapped by Tuesday's flooding
Many people were caught by surprise during Tuesday's dramatic flooding in St. John's. One of those trapped in a stalled vehicle was Liberal MHA Lisa Dempster.
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Topsail-Paradise byelection candidates: Paul Dinn (PC)
Getting to know the candidates: This week we're interviewing each of the three candidates in the byelection for the Topsail-Paradise seat in the House of Assembly. Today, the third and final candidate: Paul Dinn for the Progressive Conservatives.
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Topsail-Paradise byelection candidates: Kathleen Burt (NDP)
Getting to know the candidates: This week we're interviewing each of the three candidates in the byelection for the Topsail-Paradise seat in the House of Assembly. Today, NDP candidate Kathleen Burt.
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Heavy equipment universal keys
As police in St. John's investigate back-to-back heists using heavy equipment, operator Glen Saunders says there are many keys out there that will fit most any machine.
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Sky-high prices have prompted one west coast mayor to call on government to conduct an inquiry into airfare within the province. Fred Hutton speaks with Stephenville mayor Tom Rose.
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Topsail-Paradise byelection candidates: Patricia Hynes-Coates (Liberal)
Getting to know the candidates: Over the next three days, we'll be interviewing each of the three candidates in the byelection for the Topsail-Paradise seat in the House of Assembly. First up, Liberal candidate Patricia Hynes-Coates.
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Honouring Chantel John
People in Conne River are remembering Chantel John as a loving person who was full of life. The 28-year-old woman was killed in the community on Wednesday evening, in what the Miawpukek First Nation called "a horrible act of violence." Natalie Mackey was Chantel John's cousin and friend.
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After The Danforth shooting
It has been almost six months since a man from the Northern Peninsula found himself in the midst of gunfire in Toronto. Jerry Pinksen locked eyes with the man who was randomly firing bullets. One of those bullets struck his girlfriend, Danielle Kane. The Danforth shooting left her in a wheelchair, but that hasn't held Danielle Kane back.
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Remembering Ron Pumphrey
An author, a politician, a journalist... and a beloved Newfoundlander. Remembering Ron Pumphrey.
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Stranded on dry land
Seals that are in roads, driveways and parking lots around the town on the Great Northern Peninsula.
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Through Thick and Thin
We'll catch up with the Northern Peninsula man who transformed his life after the Fort McMurray wildfires by losing more than 350 pounds.
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Parking lot good samaritan
A stranger carried out a "random act of kindness" last weekend... and the lady who received this kind gesture went to Twitter to express her gratitude. Kayla Lazzaro tells us about the kindness of a stranger and how his act affected her, and a little while later we reach Rod Taaffe, the kind stranger himself!
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Good Samaritans and first responders
First on the scene: A Kippens man says more support needs to be given to good Samaritans who help in tragic situations.
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Memorial University's "Coat Check"
Winter in India is a little different than what we get in St. John's. As part of "Winter Welcome 2019, some of MUN's newest international students got the opportunity to go shopping for proper clothing.
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Return of rapper N8 Douce
Making a comeback after nearly losing it all: St. John's rapper N8 Douce (aka Nathan Doucette) opens the door of his basement studio to the CBC's Maggie Gillis.
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Limiting backyard fireworks
Has the number of backyard fireworks displays gone too far? Some people are concerned about how all the noise is affecting animals... and people.
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The Iceman cometh
The Morning Show's Gavin Simms spends some time in a cold pond with a man who does it everyday.
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A whole host of years in review
With 2018 about to become a memory, Fred Hutton talks with the current and former hosts of Labrador Morning as well as the hosts of the newly-created Newfoundland Morning about the biggest stories from the past year.
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Prior to her untimely death this past August, nine-year-old Nevaeh Denine embodied the spirit of giving and generosity. We reflect on her life and legacy with family friend, Stephanie O'Brien.
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Early Christmas gift for Krissy and Fred
It's a tradition in many families to open one gift on Christmas Eve, and our radio family is no different. A special gift for the Morning Show arrived this morning... all the way from Asheville, North Carolina!
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Firefighters remember Todd Walsh
Todd Walsh, a member of the St. John's Central Fire Station, passed away earlier this week following a brief illness. On Thursday afternoon Todd's co-workers gathered to remember their friend and co-worker.
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Rescued animals as presents
What should you do if your child wants a puppy or a kitten for Christmas? Newfoundland's Dog Whisperer goes through the pros and cons.. and what needs to be considered before putting on the leash.
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Sherman's shiny new year
2019 is going to be a big year for musician Sherman Downey. He drops by for a chat and to talk about what to expect from his new album he's putting the finishing touches on.
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Celebrating life for Christmas
For Joan Williams, Christmas is a time to give thanks to paramedics and others who have stepped up as first responders and good samaritans throughout the year.
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"No jobs, no plan, but at least we're home."
Hear the story of Vickie Morgan and her family - who have made big sacrifices to move home to St. John's after a decade living away. Following that, local businessman and social activist Dan Meades shares his insights for others struggling with such decisions.
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Christmas sucks... your cash away
Christmas spending can get out of hand in a hurry, but there is a way to stop the money suck. Larry Short from CPA Canada has some tips to help us manage expectations... and budgets.
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Young readers gift ideas
From classics to new titles and holiday reads... writer and bookshop owner Sheree Fitch shares her recommendations for Atlantic Canadian children's books to give as gifts this season.
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City budget and businesses
It's a tough pill to swallow: The St. John's business community is worried about how the city's new budget will affect them. Vaughan Hammond of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and business owner Brenda O'Reilly drop by to talk about their concerns.
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Single Parents Association gifts appeal
A local charity says it hasn't gotten enough donations to meet the need this holiday season. SPAN's Elaine Balsom drops by to talk about how you can help spread some cheer to needy families.
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Buried fire hydrants
One St. John's resident says the city's snow clearing is making his neighbourhood less safe.
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