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Ontario Morning

Ontario Morning tells you what's happening in your world - whether it's down the road or around the globe.Get the latest national and international news on World Report and local newscasts on the half-hour.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 17, 2019

Hunter Roger Galloway tells us about the 'Hats for Hides' program which the province has invested another $100 thousand in this year; Two fans, Doug Gregoire and Shan Culkeen, talk about the long-running HBO tv series 'Game of Thrones' which will conclude this weekend; Muskoka marina owner Jason Mortimer descibes coping with all of the problems created by the high water and flooding; Cindy Cartwright talks about hummingbirds; Celine Bak of the International Institute for Sustainable Development has reaction to a warning from the Bank of Canada that climate change could be a threat to our economy; Kirsten Luce explains how even well-meaning tourists can have adetrimental effect on wildlife; Haydn Watters introduces us to Wayne Etmanski, the deer whisperer.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday May 16, 2019

A discussion of the World Health Organization's new recommendations on reducing the risk of dementia with Mary Schulz of The Alzheimer Society of Canada; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley with his weekly update on provincial affairs; Family doctor Ramona Coelho explains why she doesn't support a court decision that doctors who object to assisted dying on moral grounds must still give patients referrals to other doctors; Author Jon Steinman calls for more co-ops to compete with the large national grocery store chains; Former diplomat John Higginbotham offers analysis of the escalation tension between the U-S and China; Family physician Joshua Tepper explains 'precision medicine'; Queen's law professor Kathleen Lahey talks about a case where a man posted intimate images of a former partner; Kevin Callan recommends taking your kids camping!

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 15, 2019

The NBA pledges to move towards more gender equity among coaches and referees; Daniel Farb is a psychotherapist and a former rapper known as MC FÜBB. He explains how he hopes his music can motivate people to confront the epidemic of opioid addiction; Peterborough's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Rosana Salvaterra discusses council's decision to hold a summit meeting later this year on the opioid crisis; Fatima Sajan of the National Council of Canadian Muslims explains the importance of charitable works during Ramadan; Crop manager Mark McLean explains how farmers are coping with the very wet spring and what the weather could mean for yields this year; Author Jordan St. John talks about craft beer; Alicia Mora, a Queen's student who has been honoured for her work with prison inmates in area institutions.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday May 14, 2018

We have reaction to a new policy that will allow gay and bisexual men to donate blood after abstaining from sex for three months; Andrea Gunraj of the Canadian Women's Foundation says there is still need to increase diversity among the judiciary; Mayor Phil Harding of Muskoka Lakes offers his thoughts on the province's new task force to help communities combat flooding; Mandy Rennehan, tne Blue Collar CEO, talks about the rewards of working in the skilled trades; Career and educational planning specialist David Lawson talks about students will be affected when budget cuts force schools to cut certain elective courses; Globe and Mail Arts columnist Kate Taylor explains why Netflix and other online services should by subject to taxes; Pembroke Mayor Michael Lemay has an update on the flooding; Jonathon Walford of The Fashion History Museum in Cambridge describes their exhibit 'Victoria 200'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday May 13, 2019

Lawyer Maanit Zemel comments on the case where a Kingston doctor successfully sued someone for cyber libel for defamatory claims online; Stacey Love-Jolicoeur describes how a transgender inmate successfully applied for a transfer to an all-female facility; Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry John Yakubuski talks about the province's task force that will help communities deal with the threat of flooding; Dermatologist Sonya Cook, reminds us of the risk from melanoma; Policy analyst Weseem Ahmed discusses bridging the rural-urban divide; Jake Linklater explains how Neyaashiinigmiing on the Bruce Peninsula, is one step closer to becoming Canada's first indigenous community with a license to grow medical marijuana outdoors; Akil Augustine, host of NBA Canada Raptors talks about the team's playoff win that came down to the last second.

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ONTARIO MORNING PODCAST, FRIDAY MAY 10, 2019

Phil Harding, Mayor of Muskoka Lakes, Graydon Smith, Mayor of Bracebridge and Huntsville Mayor, Scott Aitchison discuss the latest rainfall and flooding in their areas. Connor Amelotte and his Grandmother Robynne Dorion talk about a quilt they worked on. Mayor of Kawartha Lakes, Andy Letham tells us about the Disaster Recovery Assistance program. Natural childbirth? We learn more from Jessica Grose. It's Mental Health Awareness week and we talk to Krysta-lee Woodcock who has benefited from the services in her community. Our movie reviewer Eli Glasner talks about the world of Pokemon. Should homeless people own pets? Beth Daly discusses the pros and cons.

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Ontario Morning Podcast- Thursday May 9, 2019

GM announces $170 million investment in Oshawa. Oshawa Mayor Dan Carter discusses. Will Ontario legislate a wage cap for public sector workers? Mike Crawley tells us more. Rainbow Crosswalk in Barrie. University of Toronto launches Centre for Vaccine Preventable Diseases. Dr. Peter Lin discusses dementia. We learn more about a Kingston Billboard. A running club in Kingston are is helping to build self-esteem and confidence of young women.

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Ontario Morning Podcast- Wednesday May 8, 2019

New study is out talking about cancer rates and risks, two young brothers with Cystic Fibrosis are facing potentially different futures, The Green surge in politics, Belleville students podcast called 8 Steps In, president of the Treasury board talks about the recent provincial budget, Mothers Day books with Laura Carter, water conference in Ottawa and we learn more about the Glanmore Museum.

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Ontario Morning Podcast- Tuesday May 7, 2019

Student Curriculum, opioid towns, Samara Centre populism report, royal baby reaction,species cuts, mould cleanup, Blue Bayfield and Trillium Guy.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday May 6, 2019

A recent U.S. study shows that if you add up all the greenhouse gas emissions, meal kits are actually better for the environment than meals made with groceries from the store. Business Digest with Megan Read. CBC's Blair Sanderson explores the different options for children when it comes to learning how to ride a bike. City Councillor Leigh Bursey has always been open about his own mental health, and he hopes to bring attention to a suicide prevention motion on Parliament Hill. Serious flooding across Ontario has left homes in terrible shape and many families trying to figure out how to get back on their feet. The Apple Pie trail in Blue Mountain is getting a little help from council these days. OSAP applications are now open for the 2019-2020 school year, giving us an insight into the actual results of proposed cuts to the program. Donna Guzik takes a look at the week in business. The flooding situation is getting better, but water is still high around the province and the military is still out providing support. Grade 12 students at a Windsor high school are getting a crash course in "growing up."

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday May 3, 2019

The Belleville Police Service acquired two segways with the help of the local Lions Club, and Constable Mark Hall joins to discuss how they will be put to use. Business Digest with Megan Read. CBC's Jason Osler looks at new solutions emerging to prevent unwanted lewd pictures from appearing in your inbox. We'll get an update from CBC's Makda Ghebreslassie from the ground in Bracebridge, where the extent of the flood damage is becoming clear. The Heirloom Seed Sanctuary has gifted their seed collection to two organizations. The PCs are considering raising speed limits on some highways in the province. Film Review with Eli Glasner. Young people across the country are cutting class today to demand action on climate change. May is Museum Month, so we'll go to Oxford County and visit the Ingersoll Cheese Museum.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday May 2, 2019

Lynn Zimmer discusses the founding of Interval House. Business digest with Megan Read. Workplace expert Rubina Ahmed-Haq on touching in the workplace. Parents wrestling with high child care bills may soon need to shell out more to their daycare... Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley explains why. Rural Ontario has been facing difficulty getting doctors in the area, but is now seeing a surge of medical resident students coming up to northern communities. We'll hear the hopeful story behind a pair of Vincent Van Gogh tattoos. Indigenous people are over-represented in the criminal justice system in Canada, but when it comes to resources in and outside of jails they aren't left with many options, if any at all. A recent study links long-term antibiotic use to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in women over age 60, so house doctor Peter Lin breaks it down for us. Growing cannabis at home is probably new to many, and with the spring season around the corner, outdoor grows are a new possibility. The provincial government says it plans on plastering gas stations with anti-carbon tax stickers, so Dylan Radcliffe decided to make some stickers of his own.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday May 1, 2019

Protests are planned around the province today, over the government's budget cuts. Business digest with Megan Read. Tech column with Manjula Selvarajah. With a growing number of Canadians working from home, we'll look at how this trend is impacting workers' well-being. We'll speak to a Moon River resident about coping with flooding and leaving his home. We'll also talk to one of the local volunteers who's been helping his neighbours out with sandbags and a schoolteacher who got her students to help. Recent polls show a decline for the Liberals, so a Professor at Queen's University walks us through what that means for the upcoming federal election. Book column. A new study by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada shows the difficulty some medical specialists in this country have finding work. A new book out of Belleville focuses on the homefront efforts during the war, and the stories are recounted through old articles from the Belleville Intelligencer.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday April 30, 2019

A dream find for anyone who appreciates the value of an old harp. Megan Read gives us today's business digest. Paul Karchut is taking a look at premium gasoline and whether it's really worth the splurge at the pumps. It's the end of April and that means you've only got a few hours left to get your taxes in on time. Muskoka Lakes has declared a state of emergency and the Mayor says the flooding has a lot to do with poor water level management on the part of the province. With so many communities dealing with a flood emergency, how is this affecting people's mental health? Politicians are visiting flood zones, filling sandbags...and talking climate change. The Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands has been getting less money than normal from the nearby casino revenues due to heavy competition in the area. Author Andy Potter's new book " Bay of Blood" recently hit shelves across the province and is the first in a series that follows fictional OPP detective Eva Naslund.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday April 29, 2019

Piping plovers have started showing up on Ontario's shores again, but their habitats have been the cause of controversy on several Ontario beaches. Racial and ethnic identity are being considered more in marketing. Is it time to put the brakes on vanity licence plates? The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority is asking you to soil your undies... we'll explain how burying a pair of underwear can help keep soil healthy. With the heavy rainfall since last Friday, towns in the Muskoka region are still coping with the effects of flooding in the area. Monfort Hospital in Ottawa is the latest to install a machine created by Queen's grads that sanitizes your smart phone. Donna Guzik joins us with a look at business. A new U-S study looks at the different phases of peak creativity. Plant based protein that looks, feels, and tastes like meat is coming to Canadian grocery shelves.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday April 26, 2019

Infectious disease specialist Dr. Sumon Chakrabarti says there's a spike in measles cases worldwide because the rate of vaccinations has dropped in recent years; Peterborough councillor Stephen Wright, who is an Airbnb host, explains why he would like to see Airbnb in the city subject to the same tax as hotels; Andrea Minano of the Flood Policy Research Group explains how we may be affected by cuts to the budgets of conservation authorities; Lawyer Cathy Guirguis explains why the Saugeen Ojibway Nation is taking the federal and provincial governments to court over a land claims in the Bruce Peninsula area; A maple say tsunami. Bill Hubbert talks about their banner year for maple syrup; Mike Burrell,co-author of 'Best Places to Bird in Ontario'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday April 25, 2019

CBC's Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley looks at what may or may not be the effect of various funding cuts that have become apparent following the release of the new provincial budget; Barrie may follow the lead of Guelph with an initiative called 'Downtown Welcoming Streets' that would make an outreach worker available to intervene rather than a police officer should a situation warrant it; Collection of books on local Ontario history donated to St. Lawrence College; Names for new streets in Barrie; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses some of the health risks associated with shift work; 'Contract cheating' companies that provide essays for university students for a fee Mario Bertrand, wild turkey tracker.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday April 24, 2019

Leafs fan Mike Wilson saw 89 games this season including last night's season-ending loss to the Bruins. He spoke to us en route to Canada, where our conversation was interrupted by a local police officer; Phil Gurski a former analyst with CSIS discusses the Sri Lankan government's decision to shut down social media following the terrorist bombings; Muskoka flooding: Mayors Graydon Smith of Bracebridge and Scott Aitchison of Huntsville; local Huntsville merchant Randy Mitson; Chris Davis, another disappointed Leafs fan, whose wife roots for the Boston Bruins; Marking Independent Bookstore Day with Kathryn Corbett; Peterborough paediatrician Karolyn Hardy-Brown explains how they help babies undergoing opioid withdrawal.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday April 23, 2019

Barbara Franchetto of the Southen Ontario Library Service explains what will be the effect of the province's cuts to library service funding; Andrew Parkin of the Monk Centre talks about how Ontario is perceived by other parts of Canada; Mike Cavanagh of the Ontario Pharmacists Association responds to the provincial government's proposal to permit pharmacists to make diagnoses and offer prescriptions for dozens of conditions; U-S congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says she's given up Facebook entirely, and will limit her use of other social media. We ask Sam Fiorella of Seneca College if this could be the start of a trend; Richard Reznick Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Queen's University explains how they came to issue an apology for a policy the excluded blacks from entering medical school until 1965; Trisha Dougherty of the Kawartha Store in Fenelon Falls talks about how she benefited from the Million Dollar Makeover; Katherine Homuth tells us about their nearly indestructible Sheertex pantyhose.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday April 18, 2019

Details from a national survey of hospital patients on how well medical staff are communicating information about procedures and aftercare; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley describes some obstacles in the way of the province's plan to expand beer sales; Peterborough may lose its Board of Health and Medical Officer of Health under provincial restructuring; Lack of diversity in kids t.v.; Two Brighton high school students describe the bioplastic they have created that has earned them a spot at a national science fair; How to diagnose concussion in children; A marketing professor describes what kind of strategy might convince more of us to register as organ donors.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday April 17, 2019

Architectural historian Shannon Kyles explains how susceptible Ontario's historic churches, hotels, homes and shops might be to fire; Journalist Catherine Field has an update from Paris in the aftermath of the fire at Notre Dame cathedral; Jason Fraser, a paramedic who works in Peteborough, has reaction to the province's plan to merge 59 local ambulance services into 10 regional ones; Neuropsychologist Patricia Boyle explains their study that showed a link between 'low scam awareness' and the onset of cognitive impairment; Daniel Myran a medical doctor and expert in public health, expresses his reservations about the decision to lessen restrictions on alochol use in Ontario; New tapeworm carried by coyotes and foxes can infect dogs and humans; Michlee Pinchev addresses the question: Are we depriving ourselves of richer interactions by posting our news to social media sites like Facebook? Councillor Mike McCann explains why Barrie should become a 'bee' city.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday April 16, 2019

Kingston doctor Gregory Murphy explains his concerns about the province's plan to put lower limits on injections for the relief of chronic pain; The head of Georgian College MaryLynn West-Moynes, approves of proposed changes to how the province will fund post-secondary institutions; University of Ottawa law professor Stewart Elgie will be intervening at the Court of Appeals hearing of Ontario's challenge to the federal carbon tax; Natasha Sharma talks about 'positive parenting'; Pekka Reino an elementary school teacher in Simcoe County talks about a town hall meeting that was held to discuss education issues; Kingston veterinarian Ryan Llera explains how some pet owners are now experiencing 'vaccine hesitancy'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday April 15, 2019

Lisa Gue of the David Suzuki Foundation explains why they feel the federal government should be enacting more stringent restrictions on neonicotinoid pesticides; Heather Russek of the Brookfield Institute talks about their research into what kind of expertise may be needed in the job market in 2030; Nour Alideeb of the Canadian Federation of Students explains their objections to the province's proposed policy to tie funding of post-secondary schools to certain performance criteria; Grey County Warden Selwyn Hicks explains how affordable housing emerged as one the most important issues during a recent forum; Brigitte Vezina, Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation explains how copyright could be used to prevent cultural appropriation; Samantha Yammine - Science Sam - talks about the global shortage of helium.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday April 12, 2019

Samantha Fink from Queen's University in Kingston winner of Amnesty International's Youth Media Prize; Lindsay Bird of CBC Cornerbrook looks at the influence of women in the 'zero waste' movement; Three interviews and three different reactions to yesterday's provincial budget: Treasury Board Board President and Conservative MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge Peter Bethlenfalvy; The NDP's leader of the Opposition, Andrea Horwath; Ian Lee, economist at Carleton University; Natalia Moudrak of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation discusses changes coming to the building code in response to climate change; Chef Clarke Day talks about the Corks and Forks Festival in Kingston.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday April 11, 2019

The Canadian Paediatric Society is encouraging doctors to make a point of asking parents about relationships, routines and how their family functions as these are all factors that can affect a child's development; The CBC's Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley previews the provincial budget that will be tabled today; The Mayor of Belleville, Mitch Panciuk, responds to critics of his 'prayer breakfast' with members of the local faith community; Peterborough Detective Constable Keith Calderwood talks about some scams that are targetting seniors; Family doctor Peter Lin explains why it's never too late to benefit from getting exercise; Author Robert Clarke is combining his love of movies and history, to write a book about the history of movie theatres in his home town of Peterborough; Orleans M.P.P. Marie-France Lalonde talks about her private member's bill to make a permanent change to Daylight Saving Time.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday April 10, 2019

Tim Wharmsby previews the N.H.L. playoffs; Sheila Block, Senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives discusses what she expects to see in tomorrow's provincial budget; Dr. Colin of the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit talks about 'vaccine hesitancy' and the recent re-appearance of mumps in the community; Kimberly Sutherland Mills has some recommended reading on the theme of space travel; Stephanie Carvin of Carleton University offers her perspective on the first annual report by the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians; Jeremiah Bowes: metal detecting man.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday April 9, 2019

The British government is considering legislation to regulate and if necessary sanction social media companies like Facebook; Martha Friendly of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit has serious reservations about the province paying a rebate for child care services; Freelance sports writer Graham Kritzer recounts his experience tailgating in the States; Dr. Javeed Sukhera of the Ontario Psychiatric Association responds to reports that the province may put a cap on the number of visits by a patient each year; Massimon Bergamini represents an association major airlines in Canada. He makes the case for the federal to postpone implementing a passengers bill of rights; Humorous memes from vintage pictures at the Orillia Museum of Art and History.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday April 8, 2019

Space journalist Elizabeth Howell looks ahead to the spacewalk this morning by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques; Wendy Parker introduces to the members of a knitting club for men in Winnipeg; Diane Lloyd, chair of the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board talks about the prospect of eliminating as many as 55 teaching positions; Kelly Pedro describes 'vaccine hesitancy'; Michael Bryant describes how they've brought a free ride service to the Kawartha Lakes area; Nephrologist Dr. Joanne Bargman talks about the hazards from an overdose of Vitamin D; Clearwater Township Mayor Doug Measures talks about the local impact of Roxodus, the four-day classic rock festival coming to his community.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday April 5, 2019

Ottawa quietly hoping to change border enforcement regulations in order to reduce the influx of irregular asylum seekers; Reaction to speculation that the province may require all teachers to be tested annually in math; Cannabis comes to Kingston; Doctor Nadia Alam ,President of the Ontario Medical Association, responds to a report on Toronto Star report about the serious decline in vaccination rates in Ontaro; Musician Matt Epp and storyteller Isasc Murdoch talks about their 'Unity Concert'; A reading retreat in Prince Edward County.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday April 4, 2019

Mike McKay of the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research at the University of Windsor talks about the significance of the declining ice cover over the lakes in winter; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley talks about the surprising response the PC government is getting to its plan to change the slogan on vehicle license plates; Maryam Monsef, Peterborough M..P and Minister for Women and Gender Equality is asked about the expulsion of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus; Journalism professor Ann Rauhala discusses how our reaction to the SNC imbroglio tends reflect our ingrained interests and biases; Dr. Joshua Tepper explains hands-on C.P.R.; Natalie Moore and Amina Vance are two students who organized today's protest against new education policies brought in by the new provincial government.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday April 3, 2019

Duane Bratt a political scientist at Mount Royal University in Calgary offers his perspective on the expulsion of Jody Wilson-Raybould and Jane Philpott from the Liberal caucus; Vassy Kapelos, host of the CBC's Power and Politics updates us on the Prime Minister's decision to remove Wilson-Raybould and Philpott from caucus; Dr. Katherine Morrison talks about a study she has led on assessing and helping obese children; Courtney Szto of Queen's University tells about a recent roundtable on racism in hockey; In this week's books column Isabell Patton offers up some 'guilty pleasures'; Former principal Dan Witt explains how student suspensions were dramatically reduced at his school; Caylin Turner ,a student at Regiopolis-Notre Dame High School in Kingston talk about taking part in the Canadian Improv Games.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday April 2, 2019

Survey commissioned by the Broadbent Institute found that more and more Canadians feel they are having trouble keeping up with the rising cost of living; Matt Turner, a harm reduction Coordinator in Barrie, discusses the prospects for a safe injection site in the city; Environmental economist Dave Sawyer looks at the dollars and cents of the carbon tax; John Lawford of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre talks about the growing incidence of 'bill shock' among cell phone users; Outgoing Environmental Commissioner Diane Saxe advocates for putting a price on carbon; Fran Rider of the Ontario Women's Hockey Association talks about the effect of the end of the Canadian Women's Hockey League on young female athletes; Katreena Scott of OISE discusses the effectiveness of suspensions in maintaining student discipline.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday April 1, 2019

Members of the Ontario College of Teachers are teaching teachers about how to help students struggling with mental health; The ride-sharing service Lyft had a very successful IPO last week. What does this say about the about the way we think about public transportation?; Could Kingston's legal cannabis shop become a tourist draw?; A new book on living with and care for a preemie; Federal Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna and Ontario's Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks Rod Philips outline their respective administrations' positions on the carbon tax; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman explains his frustration with the province's 'catch and release' approach to certain types of offenders following their arrest; We ask the Director of Education at the Trillium Lakelands School Board about the rising rate of suspension of students and whether it is an effective response to discipline problems.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday March 29, 2019

Mark Read of the Kingston Field Naturalists talks about the re-emerging bald eagle population; Bernadette Conant, the CEO of the Canadian Water Network, talks about their Aquahacking competition; Lawyer Mike Perry explains why he hopes to bring a class action suit against the province for the cancellation of the basic income pilot project; Ross McKenzie of the University of Waterloo's Centre for Automotive Research marks the end of Ontario's Drive Clean program; Innisfil Mayor Lynn Dollin explains how they will accept payment in Bitcoin for property taxes; Irwin Elman, Ontario's Child and Youth Advocate, reflects on his organization's accomplishments as the office prepares to cease operations.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday March 28, 2019

Economics professor Michael Veall discusses the likelihood we are heading into a recession; Today in our series 'Broke' psychiatrist Kwame McKenzie says our social contract is increasingly geared towards basic survival, rather than to providing social and economic security; Dave Marino Spiritleaf talks about the preparations to open Kingston's first legal pot shop; Family doctor Peter Lin describes how virtual reality is being used to treat phobias; The CBC's Christina Jung visits the Neskantaga First Nation where the community has endured a boil water advisory for over 25 years; Chef Dylan Benoit, host of the cooking show 'Fire Masters'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday March 27, 2019

Barrie councillor Natalie Harris explains why she wanted the city to declare a state of emergency over the opioid epidemic; Journalist Oliver Wiseman has an update from London on the Brexit debate; Lynda Collins from the University of Ottawa discusses how some jurisdictions are hoping to sue fossil fuel producers for the cost of the damage caused by pollution; In part three of the series 'So Broke' Amanda Terfloth explains how even sharing rent with three others takes up more than half of her income; Beyhan Farhadi, a former teacher who researches e-learning at the University of Toronto, is skeptical of the value of e-courses being mandated for Ontario high schools; Porter Airlines announces new commuter flights to Muskoka; History and historical fiction, some recommended reading from Michele Berry.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday March 26, 2019

Historian and lawyer Anthony Gaughan discusses the Democrats' political situation following the release of the Meuller report and what other legal difficulties may yet confront President Trump; Ian Semple the Director of Transportation Services for Kingston talks about the creation of two bike boxes to prevent collisions; Staff Sergeant Tom Fournier of the Brockville Police addresses community concerns about youth crime; Michelle PInch, founder of Pinch Social discusses how social media contributes to our sense that we are not doing as well as our peers; Harvey Bischof the head of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation talks about cuts to class size, reduction in teaching staff and the likelihood of a labour dispute in the near future; Haydn Watters continues his New Wave series on water by finding out how conservation areas plan for conditions such as flooding.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday March 21, 2019

An update on the relief efforts in southern Africa in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai from Melanie Gallant Oxfam Canada; Owen Sound councillor Richard Thomas explains the debate over whether or not to scrap a tax rebate for empty commercial properties in hopes of reducing vacancies downtown; Joe Taylor mayor of Otonabee-South Monaghan explains what they may do with the hundreds of thousands they got from the province to improve service delivery; Former M.P.P. Bill Murdoch who was once suspended from the P.C. party caucus discusses M.P.P. Randy Hillier's expulsion; Robert Haller of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association discusses the problem of lead in the municipal water supply.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday March 22, 2019

The need to know more about the possible risks from cannabis consumption during pregnancy; The CBC's Haydn Watters tells us about his trip to ClearWater Farm near Lake Simcoe which will be part of the conservation effort from the Ontario Water Centre; Jerry Horwath, long-time radio play-by-play announcer talks about his career and his new book 'Hello, Friends! Stories from my Life and Blue Jays Baseball'; Aviation expert Arthur Rosenburg discusses the safety options that had not been installed on the two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners that crashed; Julia Tanner, Peterbourgh Petes superfan; Braden Kenny talks about the family maple syrup operation that's been in business since the 1930's.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday March 21, 2019

Steve Clark Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing discusses a $200-million dollar investment in modernizing small town service delivery; Barrie councillor Robert Thomson talks about the traffic and safety problems developing around school drop off zones; The CBC's Mike Crawley talks about the findings by the Ethics Commissioner who found no breach in the selection of Ron Taverner to become head of the O.P.P.; New federal money to help with the growing number of Canadians with dementia; Local Kingston mortgage specialist Cris Viela explains some of the new regulations designed to make home ownership easier for some people; Family doctor Peter Lin talks about the hazards of blood clots; Study by Frontier College shows a link between poverty and a low literacy level; Author Joy Kogawa talks about her new interactive project 'East of the Rockies'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday March 20, 2019

Environment Canada's Dave Phillips joins us for the first day of spring; Update on the World Figure Skating Championships from Carol Lane; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman explains how the city may use new infrastructure funds earmarked in the federal budget; : Spencer Julien is a former student advisor to the provincial government who joined his colleagues in speaking out about recent changes in education policy; Kerry Clair has recommends some book to read this spring; Mark Palmer explains Safe Sump - a sump pump that includes a monitoring system connected to the internet; Political scientist Jared Wesley on the federal Liberals and millennial voters.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday March 19. 2019

An update on the flooding that began in Innisfil on Friday; Greg Kirkethe Coordinator of Healthy Environments with Renfrew County and District Health Unit explains how letting gardens revert to their native state may pose health risks; Caroline Alphonso of the Globe and Mail talks about what provisions we might expect for skills training in the federal budget; Shannon Lee Simmons looks at how the feds could use today's budget to make it less difficult to buy a home; David Onley talks about his report on how Ontario is failing in its plan to make the province accessible; Market expert Doug Stephens talks about retail self-checkout stations; Parents group says all children with disabilities - not just autism - should have access to provincial aid for training and therapy; Alyson Schafer talks about so-called "snow plow parents".

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday March 18, 2019

Barbara Perry studies hate crimes and right wing extremism in Canada. She discusses the mass murder in New Zealand and to what extent we may be able to anticipate such attacks; The debate over the usefulness of breast cancer screening for women in their '40's; Consultant Lisa Durante talks about the new 'use it or lose it' leave program that permits any parent time off to tend to a new child; Takara Small looks at the role of social media in the attack in New Zealand; Haydn Watters tells us about the Juno celebrations in London; The CBC's Amanda Pfeffer explains how the provincial government may proceed with a cormorant hunting quota - even against the objections of their own scientists; Jordan Press talks about the forthcoming federal budget.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday March 15, 2019

The CBC 's Julianne Hazlewood explains how London won the right to host the Juno Awards this year; Peterborough Pollinators at Canada Blooms; Flood proofing your property; An update on Innisil's decision to fund Uber instead of conventional public transit; Annie Kidder of People for Education talks about what changes we may anticipate to the province's education system; A preview of the Juno Awards with Jess Huddleston of CBC Music; How wealthy Americans may have been using illegal means to try and get their kids into the best colleges; We check in with Fresh Air host Nana aba Duncan who will be broadcasting from London this weekend.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday March 14, 2019

A big thaw has begun. Check your policy for your flood insurance; The federal government is setting up a toll-free line and investigative unit to prevent the abuse of athletes; Analysis and reaction to the United Nation's Global Environmental Outlook; Airline industry expert Karl Moore talks about the decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 & 9, and the implications for air travel; Family doctor Joshua Tepper on the potential hazards of mixing certain foods with prescription drugs; Juno award nominee Samantha Martin

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday March 13, 2019

Construction contractors in Ontario are facing a shortage of skilled labour; Brian's Record Option in Kingston will reopen following last year's disastrous flood; Reaction from MediaSmarts to the province's upcoming ban on cell phones in class; Women business owners and entrepreneurs in Orillia; An update from London on the Brexit debates; Liz Coates with some recommended reading for the March Break; A university student explains why she opposes the province's decision to ban smart phones from class.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday March 12, 2019

Former pilot and a retired accident investigator with the Transportation Safety Board looks at the risks posed by commercial airline travel in general and the Boeing 7-37 Max 8 in particular; Bullying in the workplace and its similarity to intimate partner violence; Reaction to the proposal to ban single-use plastics in Ontario; Trent prof explains the science behind the flashing grape in the microwave trick; Roots and Wings Kingston helps younger girls explore their racial identity; Raina Douris of Mornings on CBC Music shares some highlights from past Juno awards ceremonies.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday March 11, 2019

The federal Liberals' relationship with Canada's aboriginals;; Bob Huggins is working on a documentary on the British Home Children who were sent to Canada;The first legal 'bricks and mortar' pot shops are due to open in less than a month; Claire Tansey talks about cooking with kids; Plans in Bruce County to develop hydrogen fuel technology; Daylight saving time and sleep; Birdscaping.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday March 8, 2019

Political scientist Sylvia Bashevkin says that a gender divide in federal politics has been revealed by controversy surrounding the charges pending against SNC-Lavalin; Will Mark Zuckerberg remake the Facebook interface?; Best and worst cities for women in Canada; Analysis of Google's decision not to run election ads; Mayor of Peteborough explains a new initiative to reduce homelessness; Sonali Mohapatra, theoretical physicist, talks about her career and the role of women in scientific pursuits; Haliburton dogsled ride captured on virtual reality.

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Ontario Morning - Thursday March 7, 2019

Peterborough lawyer is questioning the amnesty on marijuana convictions proposed by the federal government; The CBC's Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley discusses Ron Taverner's decision to withdraw as a candidate to head the O.P.P.; Political scientist Tom Urbaniak has analysis of Gerald Butts' presentation yesterday; Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman talks about efforts to reduce the hazards from whiteouts and blowing snow along a stretch of Highway 400; Family doctor Peter Lin has some tips on how to stay healthy and safe while travelling.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday March 6, 2019

What will happen now that the OSPCA will no longer be enforcing animal welfare laws?; More on 'the London patient' the second person to be cleared to HIV following a stem cell transplant; Head of the English Catholic Teachers talks about the challenges of reintegrating children on the autism spectrum into regular classes; Digital detox; Crisis management advisor Yaroslav Bara talks abouit what we might expect when Gerald Butts testifies today; Author Therese Greenwood; Rural on Purpose is a social enterprise in Belleville to help attract and retain talent.

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Ontario Morning - Wednesday March 6, 2019 - Part 1

What will happen now that the OSPCA will no longer be enforcing animal welfare laws?; Megan Read has the business digest; Manjula Selvarajah talks about cell phones you can fold; More on 'the London patient' the second person to be cleared to HIV following a stem cell transplant.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday March 5, 2019

Several groups are concerned that the province may weaken the Endangered Species Act; A new report from Plan International Canada reveals that girls' confidence in their equality to boys diminishes as they get older; CBC's Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley talks about the firing of acting O.P.P. Commissioner Brad Blair; Kingston council debates declaring that climate change is an emergency; Head of the association of Ontario's school principals discusses their concerns with how the province is proceeding with changes to autism funding and treatment; A call for a 'green' burial site in Owen Sound.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday March 4, 2019

Dr. Jim McGorman, E.R. physician with Peterborough Regional Health Centre talks about dangers of slips and falls during the winter; AshMuskoka, a research project to see how wood ash from fires can contribute to forest health; 'Golden Girls' housing arrangement; Parent helping to supporting older children; Cynthia Dale talks about the return to TV of 'Street Legal'; Canada commits to the construction of the Lunar Gateway project; The Art Kitchen in Picton.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday March 1, 2019

Rose Fine-Meyers works to illuminate the lives of many women who contributions have gone unacknowledged, We speak to her to mark the beginning of Women's History Month; Law professor Jennifer Quaid discusses Jody Wilson Raybould's suggestions the roles of Attorney General and Minister of Justice should be performed by two people; Cindy Blackstock has reaction to the federal government's proposed overhaul of the Indigenous child welfare system; Dave Phillips talks winter; Esther the Wonder Pig will be starring in her own feature movie; Singer-songwriter Donovan Woods.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday February 28, 2019

How climate change is contributing to the pothole problem; Our Queen's Park reporter, Mike Crawley has an update on what's happening in provincial politics; Kim Speers, who teaches public administration at the University of Victoria offers her reaction to former Justice Minister Jody Wilson Raybould's statement; Jason Heroux Kingston's poet laureate talks about the movie 'Who Is Bill Kaufman?'; Analysis of the political fallout from Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen; Family doctor Peter Lin explains why we should know our blood pressure and cholesterol numbers; Ontario Public School Boards' Association says they may not be properly prepared if children on the autism spectrum are re-integrated into the classroom.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday February 27, 2019

Pink shirt day; Political scientist Niambi Carter previews public testimony by Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer; Dr. Bob Bell, former deputy health minister has reaction the province's proposed changes to the health care system; Takara Small talks about cellphone 'detox'; Author Elizabeth Hay in conversation about her new memoir 'All Things Consoled'; Ontario's Minister of Health and Long Term Care Christine Elliott responds to questions about the changes her government is bringing to the health care system; Maybe you really are exercising. Consider 'High Intensity Incidental Physical Activity'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday February 26, 2019

People For Education say our high school lack the resources to help students prepare for higher education and life after school; Jake Thomas a former ski instructor who suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident explains how he's found a way to get back on the slopes; Federal by-election winner for York-Simcoe, Conservative Scot Davidson; Cooking and baking now that trans fats have been banned in commercial food preparation; Peterborough is hoping for funding for a green waste facility; The REACH Centre in Owen helps young adults with disabilities. As a gift they received property for a new facility, but it requires around one million dollar to restore.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday February 25, 2019

The CBC's Jasmine Kabatay looks at the increasing participation of Canadian aboriginals in the film industry; Film reviewer Karen Gordon in conversation about last night's Academy Awards; Mayor of Cavan Monaghan Township talks about their hopes to attract the auto industry; Rape crisis funding in Renfrew County; R.R.S.P. advice; Mowat Centre study yields some surprising insight into the presumed rural/urban split.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday February 22, 2019

The hazards of having your vehicle hacked as they are built with more and more computer circuitry and online access; The head of the Police Association of Ontario explains why they support the province's revision of various oversight regulations; The Daughter Project, which is coming to Peterborough, will create a shelter for sexually exploited girls; The CBC's Haydn Watters on farm 'matchmaking' where new farmers can be found for dormant properties; Norm Wilner talks about the lobbying movie studios do as they vie for Academy Awards; Members of the Nai Choir, comprising former Syrian refugee child will be joining members of the Orillia Vocal Ensemble for a special concert.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday February 21, 2019

90 Days & Nights in the Cold: Paul Tavares is camping out in various locales to raise awareness of homelessness; Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley on PC M.P.P. Randy Hillier's suspension from caucus and other issues in provincial politics this week; Reaction to the CRTC's finding of aggressive and misleading sales practices by telecom companies; the 'Field of Ability' a special baseball diamond to accommodate players of all kinds; Author and anthropologist Greg Beckett on the situation in Haiti; Dr. Iris Gorfinkel on the risks presented by edible cannabis products; Women athletes and testosterone: the IAAF is conducting hearings on the case of Castor Semenya.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday February 20, 2019

Health Canada is warning of risks to giving young people to age 18 cough syrup with opioids such as codeine; Mother and daughter volunteering with a nursing group recount their escape from Haiti; Analysis of proposed changes to the province's police oversight regulations; CannSell, a mandatory course for people selling cannabis retail; Cornwall councillor wants city to allow participation at meetings via electronic links; Some graphic books recommended for kids; Political strategist provides analysis of the Liberals' response to the SNC-Lavalin controversy; Actor Matt Craven from the CBC series 'Unspeakable'.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday February 19, 2019

The Rev. Tim Schindel is making personlized prayers for each member of the Ontario legislature; Angus Reid polls reveal growing concern among Canadians about epidemic of opioid addiction; M.P.P. Michael Coteau plans to introduce a private member's bill to ensure we have 'the right to repair' which would make it easier for people to do their own repairs; Contraband tobacco in Ontario; Unnecessary personal medical lab tests; Cornwall to consider new rules to determine when flags will be flown at half-mast; Mural art revealed on the ceiling of the legislature.

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