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 Oct 5-9

Oct 5

12:30  Politics: Justin Trudeau has established a solid lead in terms of voter engagement, according to one polling firm. GUEST:  Bruce Cameron, president and partner, Social Media Roi   @roitweets

1:00  Calgary-Edm corridor: The Alberta Government will study whether the Queen Elizabeth Highway should be expanded to six lanes. GUEST: Peter Wallis, president and CEO of the Van Horne Institute in Calgary @Van_Horne

1:30  High River gun grab: The new Alberta government has refused a former High River resident’s demand for a provincial inquiry into the seizure of guns by the RCMP during the flood GUEST: Dennis Young, former High River resident, retired RCMP office

2:00  TPP: What effect will the major new trade pact, the Trans Pacific Partnership, have on Canada’s supply management system? GUEST: Michael Bloom, VP of industry and business strategy, Conference Board of Canada   @ConfBoardofCda

2:30  Eat chocolate: Nothing says holidays like chocolate, and particularly gourmet chocolate. GUEST: Natascha Schwarzer, master chocolatier, Cococo Chocolatiers, owners of Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut   @ChocBernCal

 

 Oct 6

12:30  Ghosts: In 25 days, Calgary will be over-run with ghosts and ghouls, but spirits are with us year-round, according to Johanna Lane. GUEST:  Johanna Lane, creator of Calgary Ghost Tours

1:00  Vital Signs: Calgary gets an overall B in an annual quality of life survey by the Calgary Foundation, the same rating as 2014. GUEST: Kerry Longpre, vice president, communications, Calgary Foundation, Vital Signs project leader   @CalgFoundation

1:30  Disability employment: Efforts are underway to create more inclusionary workplaces in Calgary and to recognize the wide range of skills that people with disabilities can bring to the labour force. GUEST: Tom Snell, president, Columbia College

2:00  New chief: It’s expected that Roger Chaffin, a deputy chief and veteran Calgary Police officer, will be named today as the new chief. GUEST: Aurelio Perri, News Talk 770 reporter GUEST: Ritesh Narayan, criminologist, Mount Royal University

2:30  Catholic education: Is it time to consider pulling the public funding from the Catholic education system in Alberta? GUEST: Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal columnist

 

Oct 7

12:30  Tax coalition: Three Calgary groups have banded together to demand a say for taxpayers and businesses in any new tax powers acquired by the city. GUEST:  Amber Ruddy, Alberta director, CFIB   @aruddy

1:00  Rail potential: Is there potential for commuter rail or high-speed rail in Alberta? GUEST:  Michael Schabas, railway consultant   @michaelschabas

1:30  Spending promises: Are all political parties addicted to making big spending promises, particularly during election campaigns? GUEST: Aaron Wudrick, federal director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation    @awudrick   @taxpayerDOTcom

2:00  Independent schools: A new report shows that families, including many in Alberta, are shunning public schools for private schools. GUEST: Deani Van Pelt, director of the Barbara Mitchell Centre for Improvement in Education, Fraser Institute   @DeaniVanPelt

2:30  Trade deal – poli: Federal cabinet ministers are out selling the advantages of the new TPP mega trade deal. GUEST: Gerry Ritz, federal agriculture minister, Conservative candidate for Battlefords-Lloydminster, Sask   @GerryRitzMP

 

Oct 8

12:30  Cities matter: A survey of the political parties by Calgary’s mayor has turned up some interesting civic pledges, and an absence of any commitments by one major party. GUEST:  Aurelio Perri, News Talk 770 reporter

1:00  Refugees: The Prime Minister’s office intervened in a file normally handled by Citizenship and Immigration involving the refugee crisis in the Middle East, according to a published report. GUEST:  Raj Sharma, Calgary immigration lawyer   @immlawyercanada

1:30  Mental health: As the economic downturn bites, Calgary employers are being urged to support their staff who may be experiencing greater stress and anxiety. GUEST:  Dr. Elaine Chin, chief wellness officer, Telus   @TELUS

2:00  Senior strategy: Ottawa must take a leadership role, working with other governments across the country, to develop a national seniors strategy, according to a task force report from a Quebec-based think tank. GUEST: Mark Taylor, deputy mayor, City of Ottawa, member of IRPP task force on seniors strategy  @Go_Taylor  @IRPP

2:30  Deepak Chopra: The noted personality and author is in Calgary. GUEST: Deepak Chopra, personality, author, doctor   @DeepakChopra

 

Oct 9


12:30  Notley speech:
Premier Rachel Notley speaks about the challenges facing Calgary’s business community in a speech to 1,500 community leaders sponsored by the Calgary chamber of commerce. NOTLEYSPEECH FROM BMO CENTRE   @RachelNotley Online stream at: http://alberta.ca/news

1:00  Health fraud: Alberta’s government watchdog has sounded the alarm over the potential for healthcare fraud in the province. GUEST:  Sarah Hoffman, Alberta health minister   @shoffmanAB

1:30  Notley reax/commentary on Q&A: GUEST: Janet Brown, pollster ON SITE at BMO CENTRE GUEST: Justin Smith, Director of Policy, Chamber of Commerce

2:00  Political panel: Panellists break down the big federal and provincial stories. GUEST1: Peter Pilarski, political commentator, longtime PC Alberta supporter  @ppilarski GUEST2:  Dave Cournoyer, political commentator/blogger   @davecournoyer

2:30 Soda politics: Pop makers like Coke and Pepsi are scrambling to fight back against the anti-sugar, healthy living movement that has cut into their profits. GUEST: Marion Nestle, professor in the department of nutrition, food studies, and public health at New York University, author of Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning)   @marionnestle

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On 770 Afternoons Week of September 21-25

Sept 21

12:30  Poli-bowl: Charity, bowling and politics collide again tonight in Calgary, with the fourth annual poli-bowl. GUEST: Shane Byciuk, organizer of the poli-bowl   @calgaryrants

1:00  Streaming wars: Streaming wars are fully underway in Canada with the arrival of Shomi, a major competitor to Netflix. GUEST: Peter Nowak, technology journalist/blogger at alphabeatic.com  @peternowak

1:30  Trudeau’s riding: Is Justin Trudeau in danger of losing in his home riding in Quebec? New polling numbers suggest it will be close. GUEST:  Quito Maggi, president and CEO, Mainstreet Research  @quito_maggi  @MainStResearch

2:00  School boards-gender minorities: Alberta must legislate province-wide policy governing how school boards must treat gender minorities, particularly students who are transgendered, says an Edmonton-based professor and advocate for gender minorities. GUEST: Kris Wells, assistant professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies & Services  @KristopherWells

2:30  Bank Gov: It could be “considerable time” before Canada’s resource sector adjusts to the current “super cycle,” Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz said in a speech in Calgary today. GUEST: Mike Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter  @MLumsden770 GUEST2:  Mary Moran, president & CEO, Calgary Economic Development   @calgaryeconomic

 

Sept 22

12:30  VW scandal: A scandal over emissions rigging at Volkswagen may have serious ramifications but the company and its brand can recover, if the disaster is handled well, according to a product safety expert at the University of Calgary. GUEST: Debbie Andrus, an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Calgary who has studied recalls and product safety   @haskayneschool

1:00  Senior strategy: Canada urgently needs a national strategy to address the very costly graying of the population, according to the association representing the nation’s doctors. GUEST:  Dr. Cindy Forbes, president, Canadian Medical Association   @CMA_Docs

1:30  Refugees: A retired university professor and war refugee who came to Calgary as an immigrant says Europe has been through migrant crises before like the one now taking place. GUEST:  Karla Poewe, professor emeritus, anthropology, University of Calgary, European refugee

2:00  Transgender mom: Edmonton’s Catholic school board says it is working to develop a policy on transgender students, after an explosive meeting last week. GUEST: Mom of transgender 7 year old student

2:30  Conservatives: Why is the conservative political movement in Canada struggling? GUEST: Marcel G. Latouche, president and CEO, Institute for Public Sector Accountability, Calgary

 

Sept 23

12:30 Balloons: High River is hosting its second major hot air balloon event, with 20 pilots competing in the skies over the town. GUEST:  Jamie Kinghorn, balloon festival organizer   @jamie_kinghorn

1:00  Econ forecast: Calgary’s economy will contract 0.5 per cent this year, due to the dramatic drop in energy prices, according to a new forecast from the Conference Board of Canada. GUEST:  Alan Arcand, associate director, centre for municipal studies, Conference Board of Canada  @AlanArcand   @ConfBoardofCda

1:30  Fire review: Calgary councilors are considering recommendations from consultants for changes to the city’s fire service that could save roughly $16 million annually. GUEST: Shane Keating, Calgary city councilor for Ward 12  @CouncillorKeats 1:40  Reax: GUEST: Mike Carter, president, Calgary Firefighters Association   @CGYFireFighters

2:00  Pope Visit: Pope Francis wasted no time getting political in his first speech today during his first visit to the United States. GUEST:  Irving Hexham, professor of religious studies, University of Calgary   @irvinghexham

2:30  Sugar tax: The Canadian Diabetes Association is using the federal election campaign as an opportunity to push harder for a tax on sugary drinks. GUEST: Dr. Jan Hux, chief scientific officer for Canadian Diabetes Association   @DiabetesAssoc

 

Sept 24

12:30  AUMA conf: Municipal leaders from across Alberta, meeting in Calgary, heard from Premier Rachel Notley today. GUEST: Jim Stevenson, Calgary councilor, Ward 3  @StevensonWard3  @TheAUMA

1:00  Enactus: For more than a quarter century, a global association has engaged students, including those at Calgary universities, in projects that address social issues. GUEST:  Wendelin Fraser, associate professor, Bissett School of Business, Mount Royal University   @WendelinFraser

1:30  Immigration economics: Canada can accept large numbers of new immigrants if it builds flexibility into its labour force rules, according to a University of Alberta professor. GUEST: Bob Ascah, fellow, Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta  @UAlberta

2:00  Ken King: Should there be a significant public investment in a proposed $900-million sports complex in the city’s west end that would include new homes for the city’s professional hockey and football teams? GUEST: Ken King, CEO of Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corp.  @NHLFlames @calstampeders

2:30  Beer: It’s a great time to be a beer lover in Calgary. The first ever Alberta Beer week gets underway tomorrow. GUEST: Natasha Pieskar, certified cicerone, beer ambassador for National pubs, Alberta chapter president, CAMRA  (Campaign for Real Ale)  @Hoparella  @altabrewers

 

Sept 25

12:30  Corp social resp: Is corporate social responsibility sustainable when the price of oil drops below $50 per barrel? GUEST:  Franco Savoia, executive director of Vibrant Communities Calgary  @vibrantcalgary

1:00  Climate change: What is the link between climate change and our planet’s increasing weather volatility? GUEST:  Gregory Bothun, professor, department of physics, University of Oregon   @Univ_Of_Oregon

1:30  Civic matters: Is CalgaryNext in the right location, given the environmental complications and other questions? GUEST:  Jeremy Klaszus, freelance journalist/Metro columnist   @klaszus

2:00  Poli panel: The political panel reviews the big stories of the week. GUEST: Jonathan Denis, former Conservative MLA    @JonathanDenisAB GUEST 2:  Kathleen Smith, political commentator, host of @ToThePointTV web show,  @KikkiPlanet

2:30  Budge Music: Music expert Dave Budge continues to school Danielle. GUEST:  Dave Budge, former DJ, music aficionado   @BudgeCityNews

 

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