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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 - 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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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday February 15, 2019

Canadian stranded in Haiti because of anti-government protests; 'Far From the Heart' an interactive play created to help young people under the concepts of consent and sexual violence; Given its limited availability in the region, what kind of housing does Prince Edward County need?; Rolling Stones fan finds himself being billed for much more than the advertised price for his concert tickets; Latest developments in Washington D-C, as Trump pledges to declare a national emergency to get funds for the Mexican border wall; Study reveals that people in rural locations may be more vulnerable to strokes.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday February 14, 2019

Commissioner of Official Languages would like to see a national initiative to ensure more people can learn French as a second language; The CBC's Mike Crawley looks ahead to the next session in the provincial legislature; Shortage of rental housing in Prince Edward County; Getting dialysis patients in for treatment during bad winter weather; Dr. Iris Gorfinkel reminds us of the serious risk presented by measles; Projecting how climate change will affect cities in Canada and the U-S.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday February 13, 2019

Nelson Wiseman comments on the ethics investigation into the connections between the Prime Minister's Office, SNC Lavalin and the former Justice Minister; The small town of Madoc and the 'Canadian Rajah'; Spokesperson for the Blue Mountain Resort address the revelation that they had unwittingly hired cleaners that were being held and forced to work against their will; Misleading or false labels on fish; Idling bylaw; Books for Black History Month; 'Body farms' make a scientific study of human decomposition to aid in police investigations.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday February 12, 2019

Laura Misener, Director of the School of Kinesiology at Western U. talks about what parents can do to protect their children in amateur sports from sexual advances from coaches; Former CBC foreign correspondent Brian Stewart remember Joe Schlesinger; The O.P.P. makes arrests in a human trafficking ring that forced workers into cleaning jobs around Barrie and Wasaga Beach; Could making certain opioids legally available to addicts help mitigate the epidemic?; A profile of vulnerable seniors in eastern Ontario from the United Way; The Rollings Stones are coming to Oro-Medonte.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday February 11, 2019

Call to the provincial government to provide financial assistance to parents and children affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; Are you entitled to pay when you can't work because a storm?; Vassy Kapelos of the CBC's Power and Politics talks about allegations that the PMO may have attempted to influence possible legal proceedings against SNC Lavalin; Looking for a family doctor in Kingston; Owning vs. renting your home; 'Death By Rubber Duck' a book that exposed some of the toxins in everyday household products; Period emoji. A new emoji - a drop of red blood - that will stand for menstruation.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday February 8, 2019

Support group for funeral home workers; Health care workers want the province to declare the epidemic of opioid addiction a crisis; Robin Cavanagh, the new Director of Indigenous Peoples' Collaborative Relations at the Canadian Canoe Museum; The rising number of grandparents and their role in our families and communities; 'Telehealth' for pets in foster care; Ice Cube Gallery.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday February 7, 2019

Study from Heart & Stroke maintains our health care system is not properly prepared to respond to dementia that often accompanies a vascular emergency; Our Queen's Park reporter Mike Crawley talks about leaked documents, fears of privatization and the province's new model for assisting people on the autism spectrum; The head of the Ontario Autism Coalition explains her objections to the province's new method of financing treatment for autism; The melting of the so-called 'third pole' - the glaciers in the Himalayas; Family doctor Peter Lin looks at the correlation between hearing loss and cognitive decline; The rise - and perils - of perfectionism among a new generation; The lost clarinet.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday February 6, 2019

Analysis of last night's State of the Union address by President Trump; Michael Decter, another former Deputy Minister of Health offers another perspective on changes to the provincial health system; Questions about the role of victim impact statements; Winter walks and the Ontario Active School Travel program; Nordic chair that soothes and comforts dementia patients; Some recommended reading for these cold winter days; Sensory-friendly grocery store; Reaction to new indigenous language bill from the federal government.

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Ontario Morning - Tuesday February 5, 2019

Important issues for black voters as the federal election approaches; Bob Bell, former Deputy Health Minister comments on some of the changes to the health care system that it is speculated will be brought in by the P.C. government; Emergency room M.D. Brian Goldman gives a perspective from the front lines of proposed changes to health cars; Cryptocurrency worth over $250 million is locked because password has been lost; Sickle cell blood drive; Study on food bank use in Canada; Will enrolment of Chinese students at Canadian colleges and universities be curtailed because of ongoing tension between governments?; Lunar New Year.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday February 1, 2019

Before groundhogs,bears and other animals were used to predict the end of winter; Farmers in Loyalist Township are looking for ways to generate income during the winter - but local bylaws are stopping them; Janice Jackson, Mayor of South Bruce Peninsula talks about preparations for this year's Willie Fest; Kristine Spekkens, an astrophysicist at Queen's University explains how people can permit access to their devices to create a supercomputer; The CBC's Haydn Watters learns about research that is trying to modify cow burps to reduce methane emmisions; Some recommended movies to mark Black History Month.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday January 31, 2019

Christine Dobby of the Globe and Mail discusses the controversy around adopting Huawei's 5G technology; The CBC's provincial affairs reporter Mike Crawley has an update from Queen's Park; New 'safe rooms' being built in Muskoka hospitals; Update on the political and economic turmoil in Venezuela; Homeowner discovers part of her house was built over the septic system; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses the link between the lack of sleep and our perception of pain; Housing solutions

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wedneday January 30, 2019

Analysis of critical trade negotiations that are about to begin between the U-S and China; Call for a Global Food Treaty which would make major food producers more responsible for the health and environmental effects of their products; Author Don Gillmor recounts his efforts to understand his brother's suicide in his book 'To the River: Losing My Brother'; Apple Face Time has been hacked; Conde Nast has announced the creation of a paywall for all of its publications; Humourous books; How to ensure teens get enough sleep.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday January 29, 2019

Transportation planner for Peterborough Sue Sauve talks about the radical elevated bicycle path called the Hovenring; Achiever fever; New app allows Orillians to track snowplows; Defending the fare increase on Highway 407; Hotel staff are being trained to recognize human trafficking; Former diplomat Charles Burton has analysis on the latest developments in the American effort to extradite Huawei executive Meng Wan Zhou; Coping with the snow when getting around by wheelchair.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Monday January 28, 2019

Reporter talks about allegations that Amazon has been thwarting attempts by independent delivery drivers to unionize; Lawyer for the man who was arrested and then released without charge in the anti-terrorist raid in Kingston talks about the need for the media and the public to respect the concept of the presumption of innocence; Advocating for a universal school food program in Canada; Security expert Christian Leuprecht has analysis of last week's raid on a suspected terrorist in Kingston; The priorities at the meeting of the Rural Ontario Municipalities Association; President Trump concedes to allow temporary funding for the federal government; Cris Vitela who writes and comments on the community tells us what people are talking about in Kingston in the aftermath of last week's arrest; The 'Get A Grip' program provides free winter cleats to prevent accidents from falling.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Friday January 25, 2019

The 'Loop', a pilot project where manufacturers will pick up, clean and refill their product's plastic containers; Local account of the terror arrest of two people yesterday in Kington; Charles Pascal one of the creators of Ontario's early childhood education plan responds to suggestions that the government may want to increase class sizes; The Canadian Paediatric Society is now recommending early exposure of children to potential food allergens; Counter top food composter; Haliburton apiarist traces where his bees forage.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Thursday January 24, 2019

How lower income people may not be able to afford to eat according to the new Canada Food Guide; Our provincial affairs reports on the latest from Queen's Park; Housing shortage in Kingston called a 'crisis'; Different aptitudes and expectations of four generations of employees in the workplace; Cost of internet service is going up; Family doctor Peter Lin discusses hemochromatosis - a surplus of iron in the blood; First partner vs. first lady: the significance of how we describe ourselves; ReFrame Film Festival in Peterborough.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Wednesday January 23, 2019

Firefighting in frigid weather; Farmer responds to the reduced role of dairy products in the new Canada Food Guide; Canada's China strategy; The O.P.P. will reopen the case of Soleiman Faqiri who died under questionable circumstances while in detention in Lindsay; Recommended reading that can be enjoyed by the whole family; Call to raise the speed limit for snowmobiles in Ontario; Exercise snacking.

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Ontario Morning Podcast - Tuesday January 22, 2019

Local reaction in Georgian Bay Township to the pending review of regional government services; Report on violence in Ontario long term care facilities; Mayors of Peterborough and Kingston talk discuss preparations for the arrival of pot stores; Arif Virani, the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General defends the federal government's amendments to impaired driving laws; Financial advisor Shannon Lee Simmon talks about how she struggled with credit card debt as a younger woman; The Mayor of Peterbourgh talks about the city's program that will allow citizens to donate money to local climate-change initiatives; Tania Norman - the soup lady of Barrie who serves up hot food to street people.

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