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Every weekday, Adam Walsh starts a new conversation on The Signal. It's a show about what's on your mind now, and what people aren't talking about...yet. The Signal will make you think, smile and learn more about the place you call home.


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Every weekday, Adam Walsh starts a new conversation on The Signal. It's a show about what's on your mind now, and what people aren't talking about...yet. The Signal will make you think, smile and learn more about the place you call home.




Three MHAs weigh in on both provincial and federal budgets

This show digs into different budget storylines with the help of its political panel. They talk about everything from health-care, to climate change and cost of living. Plus the start of the show features an interview with Canadian longtime environmentalist Tzeporah Berman.


Three things everyone with a mortgage should know.

The show meets with financial advisor Rob Tizzard for a big chat about mortgages. We ask folks if they are about to or if they have renewed their mortgage recently and how that is affecting them. Plus we speak with local country music singer Zay Nova on a new song about his mother's gift to him... the gift of a Brave Heart.


N.L. Public Libraries have a new program that will get you into places for free

We hear from groups involved with Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries Connect Pass Program. It allows library patrons to book passes for free admission to a wide range of museums, galleries, parks, gardens, recreational activities, performing arts shows, and sports games across the province. We also talk about perfiorming Shakespeare in high school.


What impact can social innovation have on our communities?

On this show we look at social innovation and how community programs can play a role in keeping folks housed, keeping families together and keeping young people in school. A big part of the conversation focuses on early intervention and prevention.


What do social workers do? We will tell you

It is national social work month so for this show we lined up social workers to talk about what they do and why they do it. Across N.L. there are 1,800 social workers and they work in a bunch of different roles supporting health, mental health and well-being


We head to The Rooms for Sharing Our Cultures

Join Adam and the team as they meet young folks with diverse backgrounds from across Newfoundland and Labrador.


Where's the Food? A look at what is being grown and havested in N.L.

Join Adam for a chat with Dan Rubin, the founder and chairperson of the Food Producers Forum. They look at the results of a new survey that is providing a roadmap to better enhance food security in the province. Also catch an interview with local musician Jay Heart and his "fusionary" music.


Golden anniversary! Talking about 50 years of publishing for Breakwater Books.

Join us as we explore the staying power of a Breakwater and hear from some of its authors. We also talk to a national expert about this province and food insecurity.


St. Patrick's Day

We will share stories and music from the Emerald Isle and talk about this province's ties to Ireland, both historically and in the modern day.


The Signal Connects: Street photographer Ritche Perez

Join us as we explore Ritche's world of street photography trough his lens. A conversation about connecting with strangers and finding community in Newfoundland and Labrador.


We head to The Big Land for the 2023 Labrador Winter Games

Meet some of the folks competing in and behind the scenes of the Games. Also catch a conversation about the non-profit Sharing Our Cultures. The group's mission is to create spaces for the voices, cultures, histories, and experiences of all children and youth to be heard, seen, and valued.


You brew you. A dive into the world of coffee.

We explore the world of coffee from seed to cup. Don't know your Arabica from your Robusta? We have you covered. We also speak with a guest who is helping folks reframe dysphoria.


What role should municipalities have in health-care?

We tackle whether municipalities should use operating funds to attract health professionals. We also hear from an energy advisor who has deets on home heating grants and rebates that can save you money.


What are you thinking about this year on International Women's Day?

Join university students Manaar Shahabuddin and Jenna Reid as they share their thoughts on the importance of gender equity. We hear from a range of voices and get their thoughts on the day. Plus we have an interview about wind development projects in central Newfoundland.


How to close the book on your finances

Learn how to close the book on your finances with Kimberley and Larry Short. And hear from a mechanical engineering researcher who is turning the tide—quite literally.


Meet NL's Juno Nominees

Meet this year's crop of Juno nominees! The Signal spend the hour chatting with them about their work, their passion and what success like this means for the arts in NL.


Provincial Plumbing Woes and Wind Development Consultations

Provincial Plumbing Woes and Wind Development Consultations


Adult Literacy

We learn about adult literacy in this province. Newfoundland and Labrador has some of the lowest literacy rates in the country. We find out why that is and about programs that are designed to improve the rates.


Meeting some real go getters!

Today on the show we met some real go getters... members of Go Getters NL and found out about their passion projects in the community. We also spoke with Marc Babin, host of Radio-Canada's Le Réveil Nouvelle-Écosse/Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador on some live shows.


Remembering Gordon Pinsent

Join Mark Critch, Berni Stapleton and others as they remember the life and legacy of the trailblazing, legendary actor Gordon Pinsent.