The four candidates for Chief in the upcoming Qalipu election state their platforms, a Gander woman travels to a protest in support of prison inmates like her son, smartphone app helps people use their "puffers" better, and Susan Flanagan has a new novel

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(Starts at 1:12 mark) Four candidates are in the running for Chief of Qalipu First Nation in the October 14-22 elections. We hear, in no particular order, from (2:15) Corner Brook's Geoff Sparkes, (4:09) Peggy White of the Three Rivers Mi'kmaw Band in Robinson's, (7:31) Odelle Pike of the Stephenville area, and (10:49) current Qalipu Chief Brendan Mitchell of Corner Brook. (15:07) The family of Her Majesty's Penitentiary inmate Gregory Pike, who recently died by suicide, protested in St. John's against the lack of addiction- and mental-health treatment at HMP. (17:37) Joanne Power of Gander travelled to the protest to support her incarcerated son, who she says needs counselling, too. (22:37) A company called Breathe Suite is introducing a new device and smartphone app, to help people who have asthma and COPD make the most of their medication, and (32:05) Author Susan Flanagan joins us to talk about her brand-new novel, "The Degrees of Barley Lick."

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