Podcasts May 23-27, 2016

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 24, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Sara Ruiz with Canadian Global Response on Fort McMurray recovery; Richard Truscott, vice president, Alberta and BC, Canadian Federation of Independent Business on Bill 6 working groups; Grant Brigden founder of Rover and Pascal Ryffel spokesperson for TappCar on new sharing economy services; Staff Sergeant Martin Schiavetta with the Calgary Police Drug Unit on fentanyl and W18; Chef Janice Docherty with ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen on their new cookbook.

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 23, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Alan Yu, Founder and Chairman of Fort St. John for LNG (FSJ for LNG) on LNG or Bust initiative; Stephen Vandervalk, Farmer at Fort Macleod and Alberta VP of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers on the lack of farmers at the farm safety consultations; David Redlawsk, Political Science Professor at Rutgers University and Author of Why Iowa, on the US electoral college; Jean-Marc Mangin, Executive Director Federation for the Humanities and Social and Bart Beaty, Professor of English at the University of Calgary and Academic Convenor for Congress 2016; Willem Klumpenhouwer, a PhD Student in Transportation at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering, and founder of the editorial website spuryyc.org on full reserve parking at LRT stations.

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Podcast May 16-20, 2016

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 20, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Cody Battershill, Founder of Canada Action I Love Oilsands Campaign on helping Fort McMurray; Blake Shaffer, PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary on what would happen if Ontario stopped taking our natural gas?; Duncan Kinney, Executive Director of Progress Alberta on how Albertans feel about pay day loans; Tasha Kheiriddin, Political Commentator and Columnist for the National Post on what Bill C-4 on union voting and transparency is all about.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 19, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Amber Ruddy, Alberta Director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, on minimum wage consultations; Neil McKendrick, Manager of Operations and Planning for Calgary on why parking fees could come back to LRT stations; Senator James Cowan, Senate Liberal Leader on amendments to assisted dying bill; Derek From, Staff Lawyer with the Canadian Constitution Foundation on have we really broken down trade barriers, or is it just a lot of lip service?; Paige McPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Gas Tax Honesty Day.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 18, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: George Rowe, President of the Board of Directors with the Fort McMurray SPCA; Dan McTeague, Gas Buddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst in Canada on where gas prices are going; Olga Szafran, Associate Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta , discusses if cultural differences are getting in the way of training foreign doctors; Province announces re-entry plan for Fort McMurray; David Berkus, Associate Professor of Management at Oral Roberts University and Author of “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations are Upending Business as Usual”.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 17, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Frank King, Communications Manager for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada on Fort McMurray efforts; Ian Lee, Associate Professor in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University on more problems with Bombardier, this time with trains; Ken Green, Senior Director for the Center for Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute on Ontario’s green plan for phasing out natural gas and getting more electric cars on the road; David Climenhaga, Political Analyst and Blogger at Albertapolitics.ca on former AUPE boss Dan MacLennan helping to resurrect the Alberta Liberals; Colin Craig, Director of Strategic Communications at the Manning Centre and Author of the Report “A Closer Look at Union Certification Votes” on why workers need a secret ballot vote to unionize.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 16, 2016 – Full Podcast

Keith Brooks, Clean Energy Program Director with Environmental Defence on the lofty targets in Ontario’s climate change plan; Charlie Gillis, Writer for Macleans Magazine on how foreign home buyers are becoming a Canadian problem; Temple Grandin, Professor of Livestock Behaviour and Welfare in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Colorado with the final word on humane treatment of livestock; Al Vinni, Resident of Saprae Creek and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council member on how Fire Smarting saved his home.

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Podcasts April 4-8, 2016

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 8, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Environment Minister Threats Why violence isn’t the answer when it comes to fighting public policy and Notley TV Broadcast

1:00: Gun Book: Our rocky relationship with the gun and its impact on our society Guest: Iain Overton, award winning Investigative Journalist and Author of “The Way of the Gun”

1:30: NDP Insider: A look from the inside at what Dippers are thinking of the Leap Manifesto and the showdown over oil and pipelines between Mulcair and Notley Guest: Sally Housser, Senior Consultant with Navigator/Former Deputy Director of the Federal NDP.

2:00: Turks and Caicos: Guest:   Global Sunday Audio

2:30 Tax Accountant: When is it advantageous to have a tax haven, who uses them and how they are legal Guest:  Jas Butalia, Tax Partner at WBC Partner LLP (A firm of Chartered Professional Accountants)

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 7, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Health Minister: Alberta’s Health Minister on Former AHS CEO Vickie Kaminski’s letter and what relationship AHS should have with the government Guest:  Sarah Hoffman,Deputy Premier and Minister of Health

1:00: Health Minister: Where the Health Minister should be meddling is in Sundre and their long term care beds Guest: Jason Nixon, Rimbey, Rocky Mountain House-Sundre

1:30:  Gen Y: Why Gen Y and their parents are going to have to re-think life’s milestones Guest: Rob Carrick, Personal Finance Columnist for the Globe and Mail

2:00: Open Line

2:30 Mulcair Interview/ Future of NDP: Mulcair’s comments and the LEAP Manifesto are making things interesting at this weekend’s NDP leadership convention in Edmonton Guest: Lori Williams, associate professor of Policy Studies at Mount Royal University

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, April 6, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: AHS Meddling: Is it meddling or good governance?

1:00: Tesla: Is Tesla’s Model 3 the game changer in electric cars we’ve all been waiting for Guest: Chris Paine, Documentary Maker with Papercut Films. Documentaries include “Who Killed The Electric Car”, “Revenge of the Electric Car”, and “Bike vs Car”

1:30: Hillary Presidency: Everybody is freaked about Trump but what would another Clinton Presidency look like? Guest: Tim Powers, Communications Strategist, Vice Chairman of Summa Strategies

2:00: PUPPIES!!!! PADS is in with their dogs in training Guest #1: Wendy Proudlock, Calgary Development Coordinator for PADS (Pacific Assistance Dog Society) Guest #2: Rob Deklerk, Board Member of PADS and has raised several generations of dogs

2:30 Own the Podium: The heads of Own the Podium In Studio with Danielle on where the program is now, Vancouver’s legacy, Calgary’s possible bid, and the challenges in Rio Guest #1: John Furlong, Chair of Own the Podium and Author of “Patriot Hearts: Inside the Olympics that Changed a Country” Guest #2: Anne Merklinger,  CEO of Own The Podium @AnneMerklinger

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, April 5, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30:  Ethics Commissioner’s Role: What’s the point of having ethical guidelines if nothing can be done when they’re broken? Guest:  Duncan Kinney, Executive Director at Progress Alberta

1:00: Prosperity Fund: The Alberta Prosperity Fund goes on the road to gather support. But can supporters put aside their differences? Guest:  Dave Rutherford, spokesperson for Alberta Prosperity Fund and on the advisory board for the APF.

1:30: Cold FX: The Cold FX case and how class action lawsuits work Guest: Clint Docken, Class Action Lawyer (won the first class action against Cold FX)

2:00: MacDonald Laurier Healthcare: Breaking down the myths of having private healthcare options in our public system Guest:  Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

2:30: BEEF!!!!: The Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence on their Ultimate Burger Cook Off Challenge and their tips and tricks to get the most out of your cuts of beef Guest 1: Joyce Parslow, Home Economist with Canada’s Beef Culinary Team Guest 2:  Marty Carpenter, Chef and Director of the Canadian Beef Centre of Excellence

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, April 4, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Panama Papers: The significance of the Panama Papers and how offshore accounts work Guest 1: Martin Kenney, Managing Partner – Martin Kenney & Co.Guest:  Percy Downe, Why hasn’t the CRA gone after these offshore tax havens in the past? Guest 2: Percy Downe, Senator from Prince Edward Island

1:00: Sales Tax: You know what would solve all of these tax problems. A sales tax. Guest: Jack Mintz, Economist, President’s Fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

1:30: Sharing Economy: The challenges and possible solutions for the “Sharing Economy” Guest: Joeri van den Steenhoven, Director of the MaRS Solutions Lab

2:00: Autism Awareness: How far we’ve come in understanding the autism spectrum Guest: Dave Mikkelson, Executive Director for the Society for the Treatment of Autism Guest 1: Wildrose MLA Leila Aheer shares her story of her and her son’s journey with autism Guest 2: Leela Aheer, Wildrose MLA for Chestermere-Rockyview and Energy Critic

2:30: Meticulon: Autistic people can have great careers and companies are sitting up and taking notice Guest: Garth Johnson – CEO Meticulon Consulting

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Podcasts March 28 to April 1, 2016

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, April 1, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30:  Pembina Coal Power: Pembina says everyone is wrong on coal power and electricity prices…. So bring it on Pembina! Guest: Ben Thibeault, Electricity Program Manager at the Pembina Institute

1:00:    Canadian Dollar: The Senate looks at the rollercoaster ride for the Canadian Dollar and whether its relationship with oil works Guest:      David Tkachuk, Senator for Saskatchewan and Chair of the Committee on the fluctuating Canadian Dollar

1:30:    Asbestos Ban: Why hasn’t Canada banned asbestos use? Guest: Gabriel Miller, Director of Public Issues at the Canadian Cancer Society

2:00:    Oil Stories Roundup: Could oil be headed for a bullish ride on the markets and who are the ‘fragile five’ of OPEC’s members and what could it mean for oil prices Guest: Claudia Cattaneo, Western Business Columnist for the National Post

2:30:    Junos: The who’s who of the Juno’s this weekend and a taste of the songs and artists nominated Guest: Dave Budge, Former DJ, Music Aficionado

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 31, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30:  LGBTQ Guidelines: What will the Education Minister do if schools don’t have LGBTQ guidelines in place? And is he happy with what’s happened so far? Guest: Minister Clips Guest: Kris Wells, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services  Guest: Sara Baral, Founder of Pro Children and on the Board of Directors for Parents for Choice in Education

1:30:    Fraser Institute Alberta Debt: A sobering look at where Alberta’s finances are going Guest: Ben Eisen, Associate Director of Provincial Prosperity Studies at The Fraser Institute

2:00:    Coal: The Coal Association of Canada gets serious about going after Alberta’s coal phase out plan Guest: Robin Campbell, President of the Canadian Coal Association

2:30:    Park & Rides: The SW BRT won’t have Park and Rides – why that’s a good thing from our favourite transportation engineer Guest:          Willem Klumpenhouwer is a PhD candidate in transportation engineering at University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 30, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Gas Prices: Something just isn’t sitting right with Danielle Smith on how are gas prices work… so we’re getting to the bottom of it with…. Guest: Jennifer Winter, Area Director for Energy and Environment for the School of Public Policy at U of C @jenwinter_YYC @policy_school @UCalgary

1:00: Trudeau Interviews: The Prime Minister makes a whirlwind trip through Alberta to sell the EI Changes Host Chat/Tape

1:30: Kent Hehr: Calgary Liberal MP Kent Hehr takes Danielle Smith’s questions on the budget and EI changes Guest: Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and MP for Calgary Centre

2:00: Edwin Black: Investigative Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author Edwin Black joins Danielle Smith Guest: Edwin Black, Investigative Author and Journalist known for his work on human rights, corruption, governmental misconduct and corporate criminality

2:30: Securities Regulator: What a national securities regulator will mean for consumers and businesses Guest: Richard LeBlanc Associate Professor of Law, Governance & Ethics at York University and Member of the Academic Advisory Board for the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance.

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 29, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: MRU Budget: Can the trust be rebuilt between MRU’s administration and faculty? Guest: Duane Bratt, political scientist at Mount Royal University

1:00: Down Syndrome Residency: A university professor who has applied for permanent residency in Canada is facing the prospect of having to leave the country because his son has Down Syndrome. It’s all because of the potential “burden” the child would place on the health care system. Guest: Felipe Montoya, Professor at York University in TO

1:30: Atlantic EI: How employment insurance is holding back the fishing industry in the Maritimes and what lessons we can learn from it Guest: Kevin Lacey, Atlantic Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation

2:00: McLean Creek Dam: Danielle takes ones last stab and bringing some attention to the McLean Creek Dam Guest: Dick Koetsier, he is the Bragg Creek landowner who created the website, Dam Mclean and actively lobbied government to build McLean Creek rather than Springbank

2:30: Adult Food Guide: Why the food guide should change as you age Guest: Dr. Alice Lichtenstein, Gershoff Professor of Nutrition Science and Policy and Director and Senior Scientist at the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tufts University

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 28, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Pakistan Bombings/Terror Arrest The latest on the Pakistan bombings and the ensuing riots and the Canadian terror suspect arrested in Waterloo Guest: Christian Leuprecht, Professor of Political Science at the Royal Military College of Canada and Queens University

1:00: Alberta Can’t Wait: Another Unite the Right group popping up in AB?  We’re chatting with Alberta Can’t Wait about who they are and what they stand for. Guest: Prem Singh, member/co-founder of Alberta Can’t Wait

1:30: Garden Update: An update on Danielle’s vegetable garden and tips and tricks for spring clean up Guest:  Merle Coombs, Owner of ‘Spruce It Up Garden’ centers and host of ‘Let’s talk Gardening.”

2:00: Raw Sewage: Albertans are critical of enviros in the East and West as they are against pipelines but seem okay with raw sewage being pumped into the Ocean or Rivers. But is it really that bad? Guest:  Dr. Jack Littlepage, Emeritus Professor Biological Oceanography, University of Victoria.@uvic

2:30: Government Debt: The argument for governments to go into debt Guest: Jeff Hodgson, Jeff Hodgson is a freelance writer specializing in politics and public policy. (His columns are published monthly at the website Poletical.)

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Podcasts March 14-18, 2016

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 18, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30  Senate: 7 new senators! Guest 1: Dr. Melanee Thomas, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at U of C What does the opposition think? Guest 2: Blake Richards MP for Banff-Airdrie

1:00 Solar Energy: How would the average Joe get into solar energy in their homes- how viable is solar energy from a consumer perspective? Guest: David Gray, President of Gray Energy Economics and Cofounder of AIM Energy Pros, Former Executive Director of the Office of the Utilities Consumer Advocate

1:30  CFIB Lower Taxes for Small Businesses: The premier has hinted at lowering taxes for small businesses and the CFIB is applauding. Guest: Amber Ruddy, Alberta Director of the CFIB (Canadian Federation of Independent Business )

2:00  Greenway: An update and analysis on the battle for Calgary Greenway. Guest: Corey Hogan, former Liberal party strategist

2:30  Happiness: Is the pursuit of happiness the new pseudo-religion Guest: Neil Pasricha, TED Speaker, Director of Institute of Global Happiness, Author of “The Book of Awesome” and his latest book “The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything = Have Everything

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 17, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30   Coal Power: Coal Facilitator and Phase Out Guest: Alan Crowley, VP of Regulatory and Market Studies with EDC and Associates

1:00   Air Force Canada: The Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Guest:         Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force.

1:30  Transit: Wading through the City Council Transit stories – how much of a mess have we created Guest 1: Michael Lumsden, Reporter News Talk 770 @MLumsden770 and Is the Greenline Viable? Guest 2:  Peter McCaffrey, Director of Research with the Manning Centre

2:00    Quebec Corruption: The blow up in Quebec over the arrests and allegations of corruption by former politicians Guest: Duff Conacher, visiting professor at the University of Ottawa and Co-Founder of Democracy Watch.  @DemocracyWatchr

2:30   Jay Ingram: Science Broadcaster and Author Jay Ingram on being touched personally by Alzheimers and his look at it through a scientific lens Guest: Jay Ingram, Broadcaster, Former Co-Host of Discovery Channel’s science show and Author. His latest book is “The End of Memory: A Natural History of Ageing and Alzheimer’s”

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 16, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30   US Politics Results and Energy Government Announcement Audio: Guest: Economic Development and Trade Minister Deron Bilous

1:00   SW BRT: The SW BRT from a Transportation Engineer’s perspective Guest: Willem Klumpenhouwer is a PhD candidate in transportation engineering at University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering

1:30  Zita Cobb: Does a Newfoundland Philanthropist have the answer to reinvigorate the economy and what is Zita Cobb’s philosophy of social entrepreneurship? Guest: Zita Cobb, CEO of the Shorefast Foundation, Newfoundland Philanthropist, and Head Innkeeper of the Fogo Island Inn.

2:00     CD Howe Institute: CD Howe releases their shadow budget ahead of the real one next week Guest: Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research at the CD Howe Institute and one of the Authors of the Report

2:30   Super PAC Funding: How US campaign funding works and who the big spenders are Guest: Viveca Novak, Editorial Director for the Center for Responsive Politics

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 15, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Pump Price headache: WHY ARE WE PAYING SO MUCH AT THE PUMP!!!?!?!?! Guest: Dan McTeague, Senior Petroleum Analyst for GasBuddy.com

1:00   PSAC Oil Wells: The proposal before Ottawa to clean up wells and put people to work Guest: Mark Salkeld,President & CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC)

1:30  Fraud: In an economic downturn the fraudsters come out of the woodwork to take your money. The Alberta Securities Commission with their tips on avoiding investor fraud. Guest: Alison Trollope, Director of Communications and Investor Education at Alberta Securities Commission

2:00     Energy Poverty: How much are you spending on your electricity bill compared to the rest of the country? Guest: Kenneth Green, Senior Director at the Center for Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute

2:30   Male Contraceptive: How much closer are we to a male birth control pill? Guest: Gunda George, Professor and Department Head in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Director at the Institute for Therapeutics Discovery at the University of Minnesota

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 14, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Show Set Up:   Host Chat US Politics/ Daylight Savings Audio

12:40 Canada/US Relations: Behind the pomp and circumstance – what did Trudeau’s visit accomplish? Guest: Norman Hillmer, Professor of History and International Affairs at Carleton University

1:00     Institutes: Why institutes are important and deserve charitable status Guest: Jeremy Hexham, PhD candidate in the Department of Communications, Film and Media at University of Calgary specializing in political communications

1:30  Assisted Death: The logistics of physician assisted death in Alberta Guest:  Dr. James Silvius,  Geriatrician at  Rockyview General Hospital, and Medical Director, Seniors Health, Community Seniors Addictions & Mental Health at AHS. He is also the chair of the steering committee leading the preparations for physician-assisted death within AHS.

2:00     Energy East: How the Energy East hearings are going over in Quebec Guest:  Eric Duhaime, Author, Columnist for the Journal de Montréal, and for the National Post and Hosts a radio talkshow on FM 93 in Quebec.

2:30   Sell ‘n Stay: Are there other options for seniors to get their retirement nest egg out of their house without having to move Guest: Chris Newell President and CEO of the Accredited Senior Agent (working on the product called Sell ‘n Stay)

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Podcasts March 7-11, 2016

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 11, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30               Kraft Hockeyville/Daylight Savings            Host Chat

12:45               Deborah Yedlin-Coal Power: Is everyone abandoning coal power and what would happen to your electricity bill              Guest: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist for the Calgary Herald

1:00                 Duncan Kinney: Our favourite Progressive on to talk about coal power, ATA wage rollbacks and all the political happenings this week Guest:  Duncan Kinney, Executive Director at Progress Alberta

1:30                Natural Remedies Trial: The parental movement against the medical system and towards “natural remedies”       Guest: Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta

2:00                 Pay Day Loans Minister: The Minister of Service Alberta with (hopefully) details on the Pay Day Loan legislation Guest: Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta. Minister of Status of Women

2:30      Opposites Attract: Why opposites DON’T attract    Guest: Chris Crandall, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 10, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Show Set UP/ AUMA Energy East: Host Chat/ Notley Audio

1:00     Streamlining Offenses: The NDP says they will make our court process more efficient for small offenses – what does that mean and what are the potential problems?  Guest:  Paul Moreau, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Former Crown Prosecutor and Spokesperson for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Alberta on Traffic Issues

1:30    Millennial Report: Are Millennials falling behind and why?    Guest: Paul Kershaw, Policy Professor at UBC, and Founder of Generation Squeeze.

2:00     Payday Loans: Do pay day loan companies fill a void or is there another way? Guest 1: Tony Irwin, Board Chair of the Canadian Pay Day Loan Association     Guest 2:  Carolyn Davis, Community Relations Director for Momentum

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 9, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30   Carbon Tax: Cleaning up our carbon taxes and policies          Guest: Jack Mintz, economist, president’s fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary  @jackmintz

1:00     Saskatchewan Campaign: Brad Wall may be Alberta’s political hero right now but will that help him in Saskatchewan    Guest: John Gormley, Host of Gormley on News Talk 650 CKOM and 980 CJME

1:30    Adult Only Housing: Does Alberta need adult-only housing    Guest: Wanda Morris, VP of Advocacy and COO at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons

2:00     Coup D’Etat: The leader of yesterday’s Coup D’etat on what they’ve accomplished and who is joining this grass roots movement          Guest: George Clark, Foudner of Albertans First (albertansfirst.org)

2:30   Phone Lady: Are Milennials too scared to pick up the phone? And why talking on the phone is still an important skill           Guest: Mary Jane Copps, Owner of “The Phone Lady” and Author of “The Phone Book: Essential Telephone Communication Skills”

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 8, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30  Unite Right: Can the right even unite in one room for one night to decide their future?     Guest: Rick Orman, Former PC MLA and Political Observer

1:00     Kevin Falcon: A former BC politician weighs in on the proposed carbon tax and BC’s Premiers comments on an East West power line Guest: Kevin Falcon, Executive VP of Anthem Capital and Former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of BC

1:30    Broadbent Institute: The argument for proportional representation (and trying to understand how it works)   Guest: David Moscrop, Author of the report “An Electoral System For All” done by the Broadbent Institute

2:00     LGBTQ and Bill 10: What are parents concerns when it comes to Gay Straight Alliances in Alberta schools?        Guest: Donna Trimble, Executive Director of Parents Choice in Education

2:30   Public Consultations: After the mess with the SW BRT line – what does good public consultation look like?        Guest:  Wendy Green Lowe, licensed trainer with the International Association for Public Participation

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 7, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Physician Assisted Suicide: Can you be Catholic and be okay with physician assisted suicide? Guest:  John Berkman, Professor at Regis College at the University of Toronto

1:00  Wage Gap: Are women still making less then their male counterparts even though they’re more educated?        Guest:  Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives @katemcinturff @CCPA

1:30    Family Friendly Parliament: Do our political institutions need to get family friendly? Host chat

2:00  Coal Power: Both sides on the debate over coal powered electricity    Guest 1: Robin Campbell, President of the Canadian Coal Association @CoalCanada    Guest 2: Ben Thibault, Electricity Program Director at the Pembina Institute

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Podcasts Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 4, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 First Ministers Meeting: Is Christy Clark getting too big for her britches? Danielle Smith takes on her comments over an East-West Power Line.

1:00  Conference Board of Canada: With low oil prices and forecasts not looking much better how is Alberta faring and how can we do better? Guest: Pedro Antunes, Executive Director, Economic Outlook and analysis and Deputy Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada

1:30    CFIB Bridge Benefit: Should we be paying public sector workers to retire early? Guest: Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

2:00  Job Sharing: How some companies and employees are coming together to provide some work to more people. Guest: Melanie Peacock, Associate Professor at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University

2:30  Honour Killings: The Shafia family appeals their conviction in the honour killings in 2009 that shook the nation. How will this play out in the courts? Guest:  Rob Tripp is a Calgary freelance journalist and author who wrote a book about the Shafia case, Without Honour: The True Story of the Shafia Family and the Kingston Canal Killings. He publishes an independent crime website, cancrime.com

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 3, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30  News Round Up: Mitt Romney speaks out on Trump Guest: Host Chat

1:00  Minimum Wage: Who is on minimum wage and would raising it hurt the people we’re trying to help Guest: Charles Lammam, Director of Fiscal Studies for the Fraser Institute

1:30  Food Guidelines: Straight from the horse’s mouth. What the Senate recommends for Canada’s Dietary Guidelines and how will this fight obesity Guest: Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, Conservative Senator for Nova Scotia

2:00  Carbon Tax: Why a carbon tax could work in Canada Guest:  Jennifer Winter, Area Director for Energy and Environment for the School of Public Policy at U of C

2:30  ATA Wage Rollbacks: In this tight economy will the Alberta Teacher’s Association get on board and take a wage rollback? Guest 1: Paige McPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Guest 2: Jonathan Teghtmeyer Spokesperson for the Alberta Teachers Association

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 2, 2016

12:30 Super Tuesday Results: Trump comes out the leader – what is next for the Republican Party? Guest: Wendy Schiller-Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University

1:00 Doctor Assisted Suicide: Should Catholic Doctors and hospitals be compelled to perform doctor assisted suicides? Guest: Peter Stockland, Publisher of Convivium Magazine

1:30 INTERVIEW : Parking Everyone in Calgary angle parks in cul de sacs but someone forgot to tell the Calgary Parking Authority Guest: Keith Hopkins, Resident in Mayland Heights fighting an angle parking ticket

2:00 INTERVIEW: Food Inspection: America’s Food Inspection Agency is coming down hard on their Canadian counterparts. Are they being fair? Guest: Keith Warriner, Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph

2:30  Energy East: Don’t hate Quebecers – Hate their politicians Guest: Eric Duhaime, Author, Columnist for the Journal de Montréal, and for the National Post and Hosts a radio talkshow on FM 93 in Quebec.

 

March 1, 2016

12:30 Super Tuesday Preview: A big test for the Republicans – could Trump secure the nomination? And is Hilary Clinton the chosen one for the Democrats? Guest: Curtis Mullen, A Canadian Political Observer living in the US

1:00  French’s Ketchup: How French’s Ketchup went viral in Canada Guest: Debi Andrus, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary

1:30  Senator Black: Alberta’s Elected Senator Doug Black on how Alberta’s economy should move forward Guest: Doug Black, Elected Senator from Alberta

2:00  Notley Dial-In: Will the Premier be asked about a Pan-Canadian Carbon Tax and how does Notley feel about the latest efforts from Quebec to block Energy East? Guest: Premier Rachel Notley

2:30 Science Contest: A boy wins a science competition aimed to encourage girls to get into science. WHAT?!?! Guest:  Dr Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist

 

February 29, 2016

12:30 Manning: The Manning Centre held its annual conference this past weekend. The theme was “recharging the right” – did they in fact recharge? GUEST:  Colin Craig, director of strategic communications, Manning Centre, Calgary

1:00 WestJet: WestJet is 20 today but when you think about WestJet you don’t just think of an airline you think of a culture. GUEST:  Robert Palmer, WestJet spokesperson

1:30: Skinny TV: If you’re looking to trim your cable TV bill, “Skinny TV” packages as they’re now known as, become available tomorrow. Guest: Michael Geist,Law Professor at the University of Ottawa and holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law

2:00: Spotlight/ Tim Callaway: Spotlight won at the Oscars. We’re talking to a minister about the show and the message it sends. GUEST: Tim Callaway, long time protestant minister in Calgary. Also wrote part of his PhD thesis on Alberta’s religious history

2:30: Drones: The Trudeau government is quietly shopping for drones for the military and expects to see expressions of interest from the defense industry by mid-April. GUEST:  Robert (Bob) Bergen, Ph.D Center for Military, Security and Strategic studies at the University of Calgary

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On 770 Afternoons Oct 19-23

Oct 19

12:30  Rock the Indigenous vote: A woman who founded the ‘Rock the Indigenous Vote’ movement in the US says she expects strong turnout among Canada’s aboriginal population in today’s election. GUEST:  Cara Currie Hall, aboriginal activist, indigenous Cree   @cara_curriehall

1:00  Irrational voting: Canadians might like to believe they make rational voting choices, but really, we’re terribly irrational. GUEST: Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at University of Alberta   @CaulfieldTim

1:30  Sharing economy: It’s not surprising that the City of Calgary is in a battle with ride sharing service Uber. GUEST: Sunil Johal, policy director, Mowat Centre, co author of Policymaking for the Sharing Economy   @MowatCentre

2:00  Homeless vote: The most unusual polling place in Calgary, perhaps in Canada today, is inside the Drop In Centre. GUEST: Jordan Hamilton, Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society   @calgarydropin

2:30  Entrepreneurs: A five-day celebration of startups and entrepreneurship kicks off in Edmonton today. GUEST:  Ken Bautista, CEO and co-founder of Startup Edmonton    @kenbautista

 

Oct 20

12:30  Post mortem: Who are the voters who pushed the Liberals to a majority government and why? GUEST: David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data   @Colettod

1:00  Parl procedure: Now that the federal government is changing, what happens next? GUEST:  Julian Castro-Rea, associate professor, department of political science, University of Alberta  @UAlberta

1:30  Kent Hehr: Newly elected Calgary Centre Liberal MP Kent Hehr in studio. GUEST:  Kent Hehr, Liberal MP elect for Calgary Centre  @kenthehr

2:00  Unfixed cars: An alarming number of auto recalls are never completed, including an estimated one out of every five for vehicles in Calgary. GUEST: Christopher Basso, CARFAX   @CarfaxReports

2:30  Hemachromatosis: One in 300 Canadians is at risk of a genetic condition that causes the body to store too much iron. GUEST: Bob Rogers, CEO and executive director, Canadian hemochromatosis society @IronOutCanada

 

Oct 21

12:30  Canada ISIS: What will the impact be of the Trudeau government’s decision to pull out of the air war against ISIS. GUEST:  David Bercuson, director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary  @CMSSCalgary

1:00  Atkins: Canadians should be prepared for deficit spending from the new Trudeau government that could result in “unintended consequences,” according to a noted Calgary economist. GUEST: Frank Atkins, research chair of finance & capital markets at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, economist   @FrontierCentre

1:30  C-51: Taxpayer privacy protections were gutted under the Conservatives, according to a University of Calgary professor. GUEST:  Saul Templeton, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary @UCalgary

2:00  MP money: 180 MPs who did not run in the election or who were defeated will collect an estimated $220 million in pensions and severance payments. GUEST: Aaron Wudrick, federal director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation    @awudrick   @taxpayerDOTcom

2:30  Flu shot: The annual flu shot campaign is underway in Alberta. Danielle gets her shot, live on the air. GUEST: Jason Chan-Remillard, London Drugs pharmacist

 

Oct 22

12:30  Human trafficking: News Talk reporter Mike Lumsden had exclusive access to a Calgary Police component of an international crackdown on human trafficking. GUEST:  Mike Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter    @MLumsden770

1:00  Homeless court: Homeless people have a right to public spaces, according to a decision from British Columbia’s top court. GUEST: DJ Larkin, lawyer for Pivot Legal Society @DJ_Larkin  @pivotlegal

1:30  Stockwell Day: The former Alberta politician, Stockwell Day, credited with bringing tax reform to the province 15 years ago is being honoured in Calgary today with a  Taxfighter Award. GUEST: Stockwell Day, onetime Alberta treasurer, Canadian Alliance leader, MP   @Stockwell_Day

2:00  Lord of Rings: It’s the 60th anniversary of the literary blockbuster Lord of the Rings series. GUEST: Glen Robert Gill, professor of classics and humanities at Montclair State University, New Jersey

2:30  Gamers: Video game lovers are converging on a Calgary bar today for a national competition involving a hot new first-person shooter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. GUEST: Jeyson Acevedo, public relations manager, Ubisoft Entertainment, Canada   @ubisoft

 

Oct 23

12:30  Hurricane in PV: The”the worst hurricane ever recorded” is headed for Mexico. Are are they preparing for when it strikes landfall? GUEST 1:  Jean-Marc Couterier, Environment Canada GUEST 2: Wayne Elliot, resident of Puerto Vallerta

1:00  Fraser income tax: Alberta’s personal income tax rate hikes will likely bring in $1.7 billion less than expected, according to a new Fraser Institute report. GUEST:  Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies, Fraser Institute   @CharlesLammam

1:30  Franklin expedition: Thierry Boyer, a Parks Canada underwater archeologist who was part of the team that found one of the Franklin Expedition wrecks, was in Calgary this week. GUEST:  Thierry Boyer, underwater archeology team, Parks Canada

1:45  Indigenous vote: Did Rock the Indigenous Vote have an impact? It certainly did. GUEST:  Brandi Morin, reporter, APTN

2:00  Poli panel: Commentators David Cournoyer and Elizabeth Pilarski analyze the big political stories. GUEST1:  Christina Pilarski, political commentator    @crontynen GUEST2:  Dave Cournoyer, political commentator/blogger   @davecournoyer

2:30  Fright night: Psychologists at the University of Alberta are using a novel ‘fright night’ approach to helping people confront anxieties and phobias. GUEST: Janet Caryk, registered psychologist and clinical lecturer, faculty of medicine and dentistry, University of Alberta  @UAlberta

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On 770 Afternoons Week of Sept 28 – Oct 2

Sept 28

12:30  Politics of healthcare: A national survey reveals that the access that Canadians have to healthcare influences their view of it as an important election issue. GUEST:  Shachi Kurl, senior vice president, Angus Reid Institute   @ShachiKurl  @angusreidorg

1:00  Rinks economics I: The timing may be coincidental, but one week after Okotoks was mocked online for a painfully simplistic and bland marketing slogan, the community is bringing a renowned tourism branding expert to town for a presentation. GUEST: Roger Brooks, tourism branding expert   @Roger_Brooks

1:30  Rinks – economics II: Downtown sports stadiums typically aren’t a good tool for economic development, cautions an economist who has studied sports complexes for decades. GUEST: Victor Matheson, professor, economics and accounting, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts   @holy_cross

2:00  Rink callersNO GUEST

2:30  Adult education: Canada’s market for adult learning through apprenticeships is broken, according to new research by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. GUEST:  Torben Drewes, professor, economics, Trent University, Ontario, co-author of the IRPP paper   @TrentUniversity

 

Sept 29

12:30  Doc stats: The number of doctors in Alberta has increased 20% in the last five years, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. GUEST:  Yvonne Rosehart, program lead, physicians information, CIHI, (Canadian Institute for Health Information)  @CIHI_ICIS

1:00  Prop taxes: Calgary councilors plan to keep the tax hike at 3.5 per cent this year, but is this the best they can do? GUEST:  Richard Truscott, vice president, Alberta and BC, Canadian Federation of Independent Business @cfibAB

1:30  Munk debate: Citizenship, security and the Keystone pipeline were lightning rod issues last night in the Munk foreign policy debate among the three primary federal leaders. GUEST:  Greg Anderson, professor, political science, University of Alberta  @AnderPoli @UAlberta

2:00  Putin loves Syria?: Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his support for Syria’s regime in a blunt speech at the United Nations that pits him against the U.S. GUEST: David Marples, professor and chair, department of history and classics, University of Alberta @UAlberta

2:30  NDP poll: New polls show New Democrat support in Quebec is slipping and the party’s national support also is faltering. GUEST: David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data   @Colettod

 

Sept 30

12:30  Vote kit: A grassroots group is trying boost familiarity with the electoral process and encourage Calgarians to cast ballots in the federal election. It is holding a mock vote tomorrow at Connaught School in Beltline. GUEST: Kristal Turner, member of VoteKit   @VoteKit

1:00  Oilsands x prize: Is a $20 million X prize for oilsands CO2 control ideas valuable research or just PR? GUEST:  Norm Sacuta, communications manager, Petroleum Technology Research Centre, Regina, Sask   @PTRC_SK

1:30  Kids cancers: A lantern and light ceremony will be held tonight in Calgary to honour Alberta children who have died of cancer, to cap childhood cancer awareness month. GUEST:  Christine McIver, CEO, Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Alberta   @KidsCancerCare

2:00  Premier rankings: A new study ranks Mike Harris, former Ontario Premier, as the best in Canada – and Quebec’sPauline Marois the worst – in a performance review of 80 premiers since 1981. GUEST: Mark Mullins, AHA think tank  @Aha_World

2:30  Car2Go: Car2Go service is expanding in Calgary to offer four-door vehicles. GUEST: David Holzer, regional director, Car2Go   @car2go

 

Oct 1

12:30  Jays: Why do Albertans suspend their dislike for Trawna, and root for the Toronto Blue Jays? GUEST: Steve Simmons, sports columnist for the Toronto Sun   @simmonssteve

1:00  Breast cancer: The largest single-day volunteer-led event in Canada, the CIBC Run for the Cure, will be held in Calgary Sunday and at 60 other locations in Canada. GUEST: Janis Simmons, breast cancer survivor, 2015 survivor spokesperson   @CBCF

1:30  Merrifield: Alberta’s former trade envoy to the United States has offered sharp criticism of the Notley government after his ouster from the post. GUEST: Rob Merrifield, former Alberta trade envoy to the U.S.

2:00  Legal aid crisis: Alberta lawyers have rebuked governments for “starving” legal aid and have withdrawn from a program that ensured the poor got legal representation. GUEST: Kelly Dawson, president, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, managing partner, Dawson Duckett Shaigec& Garcia

2:30  Uber TO: Toronto councilors voted yesterday to regulate Uber in the same way that the city regulates the taxi industry. GUEST: Ari Goldkind, Toronto lawyer, former mayoral candidate   @AriGoldkind

 

Oct 2

12:30  CPO: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has a new program this year designed to bring music to children who otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to it. GUEST:  Paul Dornian, president and CEO, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, director Mount Royal Conservatory   @CalgaryPhil

1:00  Sharing economy: Provincial governments have an opportunity unlock economic development potential in the new sharing economy, says an Ontario MPP. GUEST:  Tim Hudak, Conservative MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook, @timhudak

1:30  Guns: The shooting deaths of 10 people, including the killer, at a small college in Oregon, has re-focused attention on the debate about guns in America and gun laws. GUEST:  Gary Mauser, Simon Fraser University professor emeritus who studies crime and firearms legislation  @GaryMauser

2:00  Poli panel: Panellists break down the big political stories. GUEST: David Climenhaga, political analyst and blogger at Albertapolitics.ca  @djclimenhaga GUEST: Zain Velji, senior consultant, engagement strategies, Hill + Knowlton Strategies @zainvelji

2:30  Germany: Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification. GUEST: Jeremy Hexham, doctoral student, University of Calgary  @jjhexham

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