5 episodes

Hosted by Graydon Pelley and Rudy Norman, TalkNL explores important issues facing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians by having conversations with those on the front lines. From professionals to advocates, to everyday people trying to make it, TalkNL explores why we face the things we do, and discusses some ways we can hopefully solve some of the problems facing the province.

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Hosted by Graydon Pelley and Rudy Norman, TalkNL explores important issues facing Newfoundlanders and Labradorians by having conversations with those on the front lines. From professionals to advocates, to everyday people trying to make it, TalkNL explores why we face the things we do, and discusses some ways we can hopefully solve some of the problems facing the province.

    Yes, it’s a crisis – Climate Change w/ Conor Curtis

    Yes, it’s a crisis – Climate Change w/ Conor Curtis

    Conor Curtis is a Climate Change researcher and writer, originally from Corner Brook, NL. His work consists mostly of what Newfoundland and Labrador is, or isn’t, doing to combat the global crisis of climate change. He also does a lot of work looking at social inequality and how these two issues are perhaps the most important issues facing the world today.

    • 42 min
    We have a spending problem – Bonus Episode w/ William Neville

    We have a spending problem – Bonus Episode w/ William Neville

    Rudy and Graydon chat with William Neville, who was a candidate in the 2019 Provincial Election and had an opportunity to knock on the door of over three-quarters of his district. From there, he gained insights of the concerns people face in Newfoundland and Labrador. William offers a unique perspective to the province’s challenges, and shares where he thinks the future of Newfoundland and Labrador is headed if some things don’t change soon.

    • 28 min
    Holding Nothing Back w/ Jim Learning

    Holding Nothing Back w/ Jim Learning

    Jim Learning is an advocate for all things Newfoundland and Labrador. In this episode, he has a conversation with Graydon and Rudy that lays everything on the table. With his blunt, to the point style, Jim speaks from the heart with passion and vigor about major issues facings the province including Muskrat Falls, the Political System, and even a few politicians he feels leave something to be desired.

    • 37 min
    In the classroom – Teachers & Education w/ Dean Ingram

    In the classroom – Teachers & Education w/ Dean Ingram

    In this episode, Graydon has a conversation with Dean Ingram, President of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teacher’s Association, about the challenges facing our education system today. Dean and Graydon look at things from the perspective of a teacher, parent and student, and go into detail about some big issues including budgeting, policy, and the role the association plays in the system as a whole.

    • 27 min
    The elephant in the room

    The elephant in the room

    Episode 0 – The Elephant in the room



    Graydon Pelley and Rudy Norman kick off TalkNL with an introduction episode talking about the purpose of the podcast and what they hope to accomplish through it. Also, we get a little history of NL Alliance as a group, why it exists and what’s important to them moving forward.

    • 24 min

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