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NL: Weekend AM

Weekend AM is CBC Radio One's province-wide, Saturday and Sunday morning show. You'll meet creative people up to all sorts of things that keep life in Newfoundland and Labrador interesting.

Updated: Sundays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 6 months
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The last U.S. Blockbuster thrives on great customer service

The Bend, Ore., location became the last Blockbuster standing when 2 stores in Alaska closed

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Narcotic Farm

This Narcotic Farm in Kentucky played a major part in shaping the culture around mid-century heroin use in the U.S.

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Franklyn: Heartbreak in a digital world

Franklyn revokes his access to tracking his ex-wife's whereabouts through her phone. It's his last connection to her.

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Monster trucks, blueberry snacks and 17 Men

Heather gets a ride in a monster truck, chef Christine Tizzard brings us some yummy blueberry recipes, and a play about the First World War premieres in Cow Head

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Listen to the world around you, accordions included

Sound artist Hildegard Westerkamp shows us how to reconnect our ears wtih our environment, the Loyal Orange Lodge in Green's Harbour gets a reno, and Wilf and Marion Hunt are each other's main squeeze

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Electronic knitting and a new craft space

We get a tour of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador's new gallery and shop, and Heather takes part in a Sound Symposium project.

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A visit to Kent Cottage; art and music for the body and soul

Heather gets a tour of Kent Cottage in Brigus by artist Thayer Carter, the grandson of Rockwell Kent, we hear how singing in a choir is good for public health, and tattoo artists Alicia Simms and Lizzie Renaud show us their ink!

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Hitting the road - on two wheels and in four-part harmony

The Trepassey Posse begins an epic bicycle ride, the National Youth Choir of Canada starts a Newfoundland tour, and the Mi'kmaw people of Western Newfoundland tell us their story in the documentary film - The Country.

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Sibling showdown on the soccer pitch

Guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick speaks with Brett and Mark Russell, a pair of soccer rivals who can't help but take the rivalry home with them.

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Inclusion and tolerance at the library, and the secrets of the ladies' room.

Guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick checks in with the St. John's regional library about a different kind of story time for kids, and speaks with the writers and photographer behind a new book called "What's Written in the Ladies."

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A new kid's book from a true survivor, and a new brand on the St. John's entertainment scene

Guest host Jamie Fitzpatrick speaks with Geoff Eaton, a cancer survivor with a message for children, and asks a marketing and design expert for his take on a new pro hockey look.

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The Royal Wedding in The She-Shed

The Ladies is the Golden Realm host Heather and her Royal Wedding analysts Dee Payne, Rodney Philpott and Janessa O’Toole at their festive location of Conception Bay South

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Register your rug and wear a SALT shirt

Lauren Saunders and Emily Evans of theshopsalt.com tell Heather Barrett why their signature shirt is taking over St. John's, and Winnie Glavine of the Rug Hooking Guild of N.L. wants you to register any hand made rugs you have underfoot.

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A man of Labrador letters, and a man of every Newfoundland community

Alex Saunders, recipient of the Lawrence Jackson Writer's Award, tells Weekend AM's Heather Barrett about his life and writing career, and Harold Noseworthy explains his quest to visit every single community in Newfoundland.

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Too many accordions, not enough bees, and just the right number of singers

Heather visits a beekeeper in Flatrock, talks to a Trinity Bay man who is selling off an impressive accordion collection, and meets Essi Wuorela, a member of the Finnish vocal group Rajaton.

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A model longliner in Winterton, glow in the dark art in Torbay, and a Holocaust Memorial film in St. John's

Heather talks to 12-year-old Jacob Hiscock about his latest boatbuilding project, she visits Brenda Rowe's art studio, and she meets Robert Katz, co-creator of the film "Were the House Still Standing,"

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Ghosts and flying saucers, fashion forward knitting patterns, and Viva Las Curling

The Definitely Not Faked Paranormal Film Footage Challenge is a hit at Sci Fi on the Rock, Allison O'Mahony's designs are knit around the world, and Devin Heroux reports on the World Curling Championships - from a Las Vegas casino.

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A St. John's film maker goes to Cannes, and Dave Paddon brings us some April Foolishness

Cody Westman of St. John's is bringing his short film, called Casey, to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, and recitationist Dave Paddon has a new book.

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Winterset Award and a proper cup of tea

Weekend AM goes to Government House in St. John's for the presentation of the 2017 BMO Winterset Award, and Heather and Lisa enjoy a cuppa with Dee Payne of the Newfoundland Teacup Appreciation Society.

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A rising hockey star, and some television old favourites

Heather talks to 14-year-old hockey phenom Abby Newhook, and Weekend AM's Binge Watchers Andie Bulman and Bree Parsons have some great recommendations from television's back catalogue.

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First Listen: A Bit of Wear and Tear, Chris Andrew's solo album.

Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock likes to keep it fresh. He takes a break from a successful career in his band, to pursue a labour of love. The album A Bit of Wear and Tear is featured on First Listen.

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Don't sear your meat? Ally Blog and The Finch.

Chef Claire Tansey debunks cooking myths. Ally Blog, two BFF's tell us about enjoying the best NL offers. A meter from greatness, Angela Pickett on the set of The Finch.

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Chris Andrews of Shanneyganock has a new solo album and a bit of wear and tear

You may know Chris Andrews from his band, Shanneyganock. Or his pub, Erin's Pub. Or for his occasion guest gig here at the CBC. Now - for the first time in a decade, Chris has cut a solo album. It's called A bit of wear and Tear. Chris Andrews dropped by the Weekend AM studio recently for a chat with host Heather Barrett.

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Horror films, snowmobile racing, and Celtic fiddling

Heather meets two of the members of Grind Mind, an N.L. horror filmmaking collective, we get the Saturday lowdown on Cain's Quest 2018, and the Celtic Fiddlers celebrate their 25th anniversary

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An evening with Canada Reads and Sharon Bala at The Association for New Canadians

We invited you to join us at the Association of New Canadians Training Centre in St. John's. Our special guest was Sharon Bala - author of The Boat People, one of the books on the Canada Reads Shortlist. It was a wonderful evening - with Sharon, the staff and students at the Association for New Canadians - and some great music and snacks. Come with us now and listen to an Evening to Open Your Eyes.

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Allan Hawco is Caught, Kaetlyn Osmond has Australian fans

Allan Hawco tells Heather about his latest project, the CBC Television mini-series Caught, and Alison Eagar Ryan, the Australian international skating judge from St. John's, joins Heather from Brisbane, Australia to talk about Kaetlyn Osmond's Olympic performances.

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Jon Kimura Parker practices the piano, Hockey Night on Fogo Island, and sashay, townies!

Heather interrupts Jon Kimura Parker's piano practice, the Fogo Islanders hockey team prepares to to play the Montreal Canadiens Alumni, and Jason Wells/Irma Gerd talks about the St. John's drag queen scene.

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Bakers wanted, Crippled gets rave reviews, and Namaste, b'ys!

The Great Canadian Baking Show is looking for home bakers for its second season, Crippled, a play by Paul David Power, is making audiences cry and think, and Jody Williams is holding yoga classes just for men.

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Heat Vision and the Sackville music scene

Steve Haley is from Placentia, but calls Sackville, New Brunswick home. He joins Weekend AM's Heather Barrett for a First Listen to his new album, Heat Vision.

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Snowbiking, reading, then the perfect nap

Heather gives snowbiking a try in Pippy Park, librarian Jewel Cousins and The Broadcast's Jane Adey tell us how you can take part in NL Reads, and when you are #HoveOff out of it, sleep expert Sheila Garland has nap advice.

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Weekend AM highlights from Jan. 27-28, 2018

Percussionist Greg Hawco is the latest Newfoundlander to get tangled up in the musical Come From Away, We'll #HoveOff with low-maintenance snacks courtesy of Five Brothers Artisan Cheese, and Heather takes part in Knit Night at the Geek Bar in St. John's.

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