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Saskatoon Afternoon

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012

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Wed, 2012-10-10 (All day)

3:00 p.m. Halloween is right around the corner, and with it comes creative costumes. Those include unusually coloured contact lenses. However, these lenses can also be purchased at non-optical outlets. This is a cause for concern for Paul Johnson. The President of the Saskatchewan College of Opticians joins Richard.

TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012

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3:00 p.m. A controversial new study finds there is little environmental impact from Alberta's oil sands. Lead researcher Dr. Roland Hall, professor of biology with the University of Waterloo, believes the oil sands have an impact that's local, not global.

3:30 p.m. The Riders are making a convincing argument for a playoff spot with their third straight win. Rider Insider and Green Zone Host Jamie Nye explains what went right in Toronto.

FRIDAY, OCT. 5, 2012

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Fri, 2012-10-05 (All day)

3:00 p.m. As Saskatoon and Regina's mayorality races continue, it appears some candidates in both cities are focusing on not-so-pressing issues. News Talk Radio reporter Patrick Book looks at the unusual candidates looking to head City Hall.

3:30 p.m. It's a busy weekend for brides who want fall weddings. We hear the story about one bridezilla who goes overboard in setting out ground rules for her bridesmaids. News Talk Radio's Sarah Mills tells us the story.

THURSDAY, OCT. 4, 2012

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Thu, 2012-10-04 (All day)

3:00 p.m. The first of three US Presidential debates got underway last night. John looks back at the ups and downs of the battle between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

3:30 p.m. It was courageous for Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston to respond back to her bully for comments over her weight. Dealing with criticism, justified or otherwise, is the norm for those in the public eye. Global Morning News anchor Lisa Dutton and CBC anchor Costa Maragos share their experiences with John.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3, 2012

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Wed, 2012-10-03 (All day)

3:00 p.m. The gloves come off tonight as US President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney step into the ring in their first televised debate. Chris Cargill, political pundit and policy analyst, explains what you can expect to see.

3:30 p.m. The Guinness World Record for the "most combines working simultaneously on a single field" could be shattered this weekend. Harvest for Kids, which focuses on community development programs, plans to take on that challenge. Director Derek Unrau joins Richard.

TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012

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3:00 p.m. Two Prince Albert mothers are fighting to change a bylaw that prevents school buses from using the stop arm safety lights to halt the flow of traffic. Saskatoon, Regina, and a number of other communities across the province also have a similar bylaw. Lorie Stevenson joins Richard to explain why she is taking on City Hall to make the change.

MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012

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Mon, 2012-10-01 (All day)

3:00 p.m. Beef producers in Alberta are battling a public relations nightmare over E. coli-tainted beef. Should Saskatchewan meat buyers be worried about the safety of their beef? Board chair of the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Mark Elford explains what measures are taken in Saskatchewan.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012

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Fri, 2012-09-28 (All day)

3:00 p.m. The countdown is on to a "yes" or "no" from the federal government on the $15-billion CNOOC takeover of Nexen. Everyone from corportate CEO's to federal politicans are weighing in to see if the deal should go through. Dr. Jack Mintz, Director of the University of Calgary's School of Public Policy, shares his thoughts.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27, 2012

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Thu, 2012-09-27 (All day)

3:00 p.m. Former Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor Sylvia Fedoruk, who led an illustrious life in politics, science, and sports, died yesterday at the age of 85. University of Saskatchewan Chancellor Dr. Vera Pezer talks about Fedoruk's extensive career.

3:30 p.m. Canada, particularly Saskatoon, is one of the most tax competitive places in the world. That's according to the Focus on Tax study by KPMG. KPMG tax partner Cory Kraft breaks down the numbers.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26, 2012

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Wed, 2012-09-26 (All day)

3:00 p.m. While Saskatchewan faces its own housing issues, Toronto finds itself with a 70 per cent slide in house sales. George Brauges, program head of business at the University of Guelph-Humber, gives his thoughts on what some call a "bubble."

3:30 p.m. Miners from PotashCorp's Rocanville mine are now safe and sound after being trapped by an underground fire. News Talk Radio reporter Patrick Book, who was on scene all day yesterday, tells Richard what he saw.

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