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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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 August 4-7:

Aug 4 University of Calgary Political Scientist Paul Fairie on elections, Sprott School of Business Professor Ian Lee on the Trans Pacific Partnership, Peter Holle of the Frontier Centre for Public Policy on equalization, Warren Kinsella on federal politics, Rebecca Sullivan on Cecil, Trump & HitchBot.

Aug 5 Maclean’s writer Jason Markusoff @markusoff on the wild west, Abacus pollster David Colletto on Millennials, Premer Brad Wall @PremierBradWall on equalization, Kent Hehr @kenthehr on the federal election, and Westjet pilots union drive.

Aug 6 Byelection call, CWB sale, candidate website analysis with PhD student Jeremy Hexham, University of Toronto Professor Nelson Wiseman, Libertarian leader Tim Moen, & bike licences.

Aug 7 Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors Mark Sholz @theCAODC energy update, loving music (or not) with music afficionado Dave Budge, Political Panel with strategist Corey Hogan @coreyhogan and former MLA Kerry Towle @EverydayABn & celebrity gossip.

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On 770 Afternoons June 15-19:

June 15 Throne Speech analysis with Stephen Carter, Lemonade Day with Okotoks Council Member Tanya Thorne, private health care lawsuit with Dr. Brian Day & Coun. Sean Chiu on dandelions.

June 16 Jack Mintz on corporate taxes, coal & renewables with Evan Bahry of IPPSA and the Pembina Institute, Stephanie Kusie on municipal taxes and how we vote with University of Calgary political scientist Paul Fairie.

June 17 Mental health with Dr David Swann, long-term care report by CIHI, legalizing pot with the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Control Board and aboriginal women with former Chief Rose Laboucan.

June 18 RESPS with Momentum, the moral case for fossil fuels, bacon with Atco Blue Flame Kitchen, the US election and a new Parkland Institute study.

June 19 Flood update with High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass @mayorsnod, Calgary Elbow MLA and Alberta Party Leader @GregClark4AB, Calgary River Action Group @CRCActionGroup, the RCMP, and the winner of @OkotoksLemonade Day.

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