On 770 Afternoons Oct 12-16

Oct 12

12:30  Harper-polls: Stephen Harper spoke to News Talk 770, on the eve of new polling data that shows the Liberals in the lead.

1:00  Citizenship election: Will this be remembered as the ‘citizenship election’? GUEST:  Scott Gilmore, columnist, Macleans magazine   @scott_gilmore

1:30  Syria Russia: The Russian ambassador to Canada is defending his country’s new combat role in the Syrian civil war and is asking Ottawa to join its coalition in the fight against ISIS. GUEST: David Marples, professor and chair, department of history and classics, University of Alberta @UAlberta

2:00  The DI: The Calgary Drop In Centre has been serving a hearty Thanksgiving meal to needy Calgarians for more than half a century. GUEST: Debbie Newman, executive director, Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society   @calgarydropin

2:30  Wordfest: Calgary’s renowned, international writers’ festival is 20 this year and features four dozen events and appearances by some of Canada’s top literary figures. GUEST: Shelley Youngblut, Wordfest director, Calgary writer  @Youngblut  @WordfestTweets

 

Oct 13

12:30  Fahmy: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy says he felt abandoned by Prime Minister Stephen Harper during his imprisonment in Egypt on terror-related charges. GUEST:  Colin Perkel, Canadian Press reporter   @Perkel

1:00  Tech: Super high speed internet connections are coming to some Canadian cities, but will it just be another reason for streaming services to jack their prices further? GUEST: Peter Nowak, technology journalist/blogger at alphabeatic.com, author  @peternowak

1:30 Illegal Smokes: Construction of a cigarette factory in southern Alberta could lead to the proliferation of contraband tobacco, warns a national lobby group. GUEST: Gary Grant, retired Toronto police officer, spokesman for National Coalition Against Contraband Tobacco   @StopContraband

2:00  Softwood lumber: A softwood lumber deal between Canada and the U.S. that expired yesterday should be renewed,  according to an association representing companies in Alberta that manufacture wood products. GUEST:  Paul Whittaker, president and CEO, Alberta Forest Products Association   @AB_Forest_Assn

2:30  After the vote: A pro-democracy group is calling on the federal parties to agree to clear, post-vote rules if there is no majority government. GUEST: Duff Conacher, Democracy Watch   @democracywatchr

 

Oct 14

12:30  Philippine terror: Who are the Islamist extremists responsible for kidnapping Canadians and others in Philippines? (audio clip in BURLI, Dave Taylor folder  “philippines”  2:09) GUEST: Michael Zekulin, expert on terrorism and radicalization, teaches political science at University of Calgary  @UCalgary

1:00  Best PM: A new survey names Liberal Jean Chretien as Canada’s best prime minister of the past 25 years. GUEST: Mark Mullins, AHA think tank    @Aha_World

1:30  Journos: An organization that represents Canadian journalists has ranked the federal political parties on six key measures, including privacy rights and the public’s right to know. GUEST: Tom Henheffer, executive director, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression   @Henheffer @canadaCJFE

2:00  Dem debate: Most analysts say that Hilary Clinton dominated the first televised debate among Democratic presidential hopefuls. GUEST:  Joseph Uscinski, associate professor, political science, University of Miami   @JoeUscinski

2:30  Girl Guides: The Girl Guides of Canada have released new guidelines that provide for the acceptance of transgender guides. GUEST: Pamela Rice, chief commissioner, Girl Guides of Canada   @girlguidesofcan

2:40   Catholic board: Leaders on the Edmonton Catholic board don’t seem willing to create safe environments for transgender students, according to an Edmonton transgender woman. GUEST: Marni Panas,   @marnipanas

 

Oct 15

12:30  Uber   (intro music:  shut up and drive) A legal showdown is underway between ride sharing service Uber and the City of Calgary. (audio in BURLI of Mark Halat, manager of compliance services for animal and bylaw services, City of Calgary  –   also   uber-roro) GUEST: Ari Goldkind, Toronto lawyer, former mayoral candidate   @AriGoldkind

1:00  Minorities work: Minority and coalition governments can be effective. GUEST: Cameron Maxwell, political science professor, University of British Columbia   @UBC_Arts

1:30  ADHD gaps: Some students with ADHD face discrimination because of a lack of standards around assessment of the condition, according to a national awareness-raising group. GUEST:  Heidi Bernhardt, executive director, Centre for ADHD Awareness Canada CADDAC  @CentreforADHD

2:00  Strat voting: A crowd-funded analysis of strategic voting reveals ridings in Calgary where upsets are possible or likely. GUEST: Brian Singh, pollster, strategist, social media expert   @BFSingh

2:30  Alcatraz: Did two of the three men who escaped from the infamous Alcatraz prison survive? GUEST: David Widner, nephew of Alcatraz escapees John and Clarence Anglin

 

Oct 16

12:30  Police attitudes: 95 per cent of Calgarians believe that the city is a safe place to live, according to the police commission’s annual survey. GUEST: Ward Sutherland, Calgary councilor for Ward 1, police commission member @Ward4Ward1

1:00  Transit drivers: The union representing Calgary transit drivers is fighting back against public abuse the workers face. GUEST:  Rick Ratcliff, president, ATU local 583

1:30 CFIB Left Out: The provincial government has left small business out of its advisory process on economic diversification, according to a small business lobby group. GUEST:  Amber Ruddy, Alberta director, CFIB   @aruddy

1:45  Lobbying scandal: The Conservatives and New Democrats are continuing to raise concern about the connection of senior Liberal campaign official to an energy company; GUEST:  Rona Ambrose, Conservative candidate in Sturgeon River-Parkland, Alberta  @RonaAmbrose

2:00  Poli panel: Panellists break down the big political stories. GUEST: David Climenhaga, political analyst and blogger at Albertapolitics.ca  @djclimenhaga GUEST2:  Christina Pilarski, political commentator    @crontynen

2:45  Tattoo festival: More than 400 tattoo artists have converged on Calgary for a mammoth tattoo and arts festival. GUEST: Steve Peace, owner of Immaculate Concept Tattoo shiop in Calgary, tattoo artist and festival organizer

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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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On 770 Afternoons September 14-18

Sept 14

12:30 City Hall security: Visitors to Calgary City Hall faced a small phalanx of security guards and an airport-like screening process. GUEST:  Aurelio Perri, News Talk 770 reporter

12:45  Aussie PM: Australia’s prime minister has been ousted from office by a party leadership poll. GUEST: Peter McCaffrey, research fellow, Manning Foundation  @peteremcc

1:00  Refugees-Gilmore: Amid a widening refugee crisis in Europe, a columnist says Canada could bring in 200,000 more refugees in the next year. GUEST:  Scott Gilmore, columnist, Maclean’s magazine   @scott_gilmore

1:30  Libs poll: A new poll gives the federal Liberal candidate in the Fort Mac-Cold Lake riding a strong, second place showing, though he trails the Conservative. GUEST:  David Valentin, executive vice president, Mainstreet Research   @davidvalentin    @MainStResearch

2:00  Electric cars: The Canadian heralded as our country’s Elon Musk is in Calgary to foretell the future of electric vehicles in the region. GUEST: Kent Rathwell, Sun Country Highway president   @SunCountryHwy

2:30  Food drive: Calgary’s food bank, under pressure because of the faltering economy, is gearing up for its biggest single day food drive of the year. Guest: James Mcara, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank  @CalgaryFoodBank

 

Sept 15

12:30  Battle of Britain: Events are being held around the world to mark the 75th anniversary of a decisive moment in the Second World War, the Battle of Britain, which cost the lives of 23 Canadian fighter pilots. GUEST: Ed McGillvray, retired brigadier general, ret’d cold war fighter pilot, father was a member of WWII bomber crew

1:00  Amber Alert **TAKE RCMP AVAIL LIVE**: An Amber Alert is still in effect today for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar Blanchette, whose father was found dead yesterday in a home in Blairmore, Alta., in what appears to be a murder-abduction. News Talk 770 reporter Michael Lumsden is in the Blairmore area. GUEST:  Michael Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter

1:30  Tiered min wage: It may be possible to bring a tiered minimum wage scheme to Alberta. GUEST: Todd Hirsch, chief economist, ATB Financial  @ABEconomist

2 pm  Nurse stress: Nurses across Alberta are working under increasing levels of moral distress. GUEST:  Heather Smith, president, United Nurses of Alberta  @UnitedNurses

2:30  Beakerhead: A five-day festival that transforms Calgary into a laboratory that blends science, arts and culture begins tomorrow. GUEST: Jay Ingram, science writer/broadcaster  @jayingram

 

Sept 16

12:30  Beer and bugs: Robert Nathan Allan is in Calgary for the city’s annual mashup of science and art, Beakerhead, hoping to convince Calgarians to eat crickets. GUEST:  Robert Nathan Allen, Aspire Food Group   @RNAeatsbugs

1:00  Uber Edmonton: Edmonton councilors are holding a public hearing today as the city considers a licensing process for ride-sharing services like Uber. GUEST:  Mike Nickel, Edmonton city councilor, Ward 11    @Clr_MikeNickel

1:15  Hailey murder: RCMP announced today that a 22-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, in the deaths of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father. GUEST: Michael Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter   @MLumsden770

1:30  Isaac Foundation: The Isaac Foundation’s mission is to fund innovative research projects that aim to find a cure for MPS, a rare, debilitating, and devastating disease. GUEST:  Andrew McFadyen, The Isaac Foundation   @isaacfoundation

2:00  Abortion prisoner: A Toronto woman has now spent more than 10 years behind bars for protesting outside abortion clinics. GUEST: Christie Blatchford, Postmedia columnist    @blatchkiki

2:30  Cassie Campbell: What did it take for women to carve a path to success in a male-dominated sport? GUEST: Cassie Campbell-Pascall, former Olympic women’s hockey player (gold medal winner), broadcaster   @CassieCampbell

 

Sept 17

12:30  Clean energy: Spending on clean energy in Canada has jumped in recent years, but the country could do much more, according to a climate think tank. GUEST:  Merran Smith, executive director, Clean Energy Canada  @merransmith

1:00  U.S. debate: Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina upstaged frontrunner Donald Trump during a televised debate last night. GUEST:  Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent, Toronto Star newspaper    @ddale8

1:30  Fed rate: The U.S. federal reserve announced today that it will not increase its key lending rate. GUEST: Sherry Cooper, chief economist, Dominion Lending   @DLCCanadaInc

2:00  Fat shaming: Fat shaming remains a persistent problem in society, despite warnings that it’s akin to bullying. GUEST:  Shelly Russell-Mayhew, associate professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary   @UCalgaryEduc

2:30  Niqab: The Conservatives say they’ll go to the Supreme Court of Canada over a federal court of appeal ruling that permits women to wear face coverings during citizenship ceremonies. GUEST: Tarek Fatah, author, broadcaster, fellow at Middle East Forum   @TarekFatah

 

Sept 18

12:30  Anti radicalization: Calgary Police have begun a new program aimed at preventing at-risk youth from becoming radicalized. GUEST: Sgt. Paul Dunn, Calgary Police  @calgarypolice

1:00  Courts access: A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal is a reminder that challenging the law is a costly process that few can afford. GUEST:  Marni Soupcoff, executive director, Canadian Constitution Foundation   @soupcoff

1:30  Election gun giveaway: The Libertarian Party association in the vast Alberta riding of Yellowhead, a mostly rural district in west-central Alberta, is giving away a semi-automatic rifle in a federal election contest. GUEST:  Cory Lystang, Libertarian candidate for Yellowhead    @corylforliberty

2:00  Poli panel: Political commentators dissect the big political stories of the week. GUEST1: Corey Hogan, former Liberal party strategist, director engagement strategies, Hill and Knowlton, Calgary   @coreyhogan GUEST2: Zain Velji, senior consultant, engagement strategies, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Calgary  @zainvelji

2:30  Celeb news: Pop culture/celeb news expert Sarah Crosbie on the big stories of the week and week ahead. GUEST: Sarah Crosbie, pop culture/celeb news expert, co-host, Jeff and Sarah Show on Q107 Calgary @jeffsarahshow  @sarahcrosbie

2:45  Community food: A project is underway to develop a community food centre in Calgary. GUEST: Renee Mackillop, project manager of the Alex Community Food Centre  @thealexchc

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On 770 Afternoons September 8-11

Sept 8 (12:30 pm) Introduction, (1:00 pm) Hill and Knowlton Corey Hogan on the state of politics, (1:30 pm) Athabasca University Professor Bob Barnetson on teen workers, (2:00 pm) Alberta Oil Magazine editor Max Fawcett on why now is the perfect time for a royalty review and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, (2:30 pm) School of Public Policy economist Jack Mintz on the coming fiscal tsunami.

Sept 9 (12:30 pm) Commander of the Royal Victorian Order D. Michael Jackson on the landmark reign of the Queen, (1:00 pm) former Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk on uniting the middle, (1:30 pm) Canadian Payroll Association Chair Edna Stack on Albertans living paycheque to paycheque, (2:00 pm) Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada general counsel Isabelle Roy on sick leave, (2:30 pm) Insurance Bureau of Canada Heather Mack on climate change.

Sept 10 (12:30 pm) Former United Church Minister Mike Jones on religion and homosexuality, (1:00 pm) Ward 9 council member Gian-Carlo Carra on a new city subsidy program and Peter McCaffrey, research fellow with the Manning Foundation, (1:30 pm) Lee Humphrey founder of Veterans for the Conservative Party of Canada, (2:00 pm) Calgary lawyer Simon Shakibaei on his own experience as a refugee, (2:30 pm) Fraser Institute’s Deani Van Pelt on increasing public education spending and declining student enrollment.

Sept 11 (12:30 pm) Rob Laird and Jamie Sale from Recovery Acres on the need for a new addiction treatment facility for women, (1:00 pm) Derek From of the Canadian Constitution Foundation on the firing of a Calgary bus driver and the constitutionality of Calgary’s vaping ban, (1:30 pm) Joel French Public Interest Alberta on minimum wage statistics, (2:00 pm) political panel with Dave Beninger and Amanda Nielsen, and (2:30 pm) Luke Azevedo from Calgary Economic Development on the TIFF, and Friday Free-for-All.

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On 770 Afternoons August 10-14:

Aug 10 Newfoundland and Labrador Advanced Education Minister @ClydeJackman , global energy outlook with Peter Linder, Columnist and commentator John Robson @thejohnrobson on not voting ‪#‎CPC‬, @CDHoweInstitute on guaranteed minimum income and @psychicinvan Cassandra!

Aug 11 Eugenics in AB, candidate quotas, NDP candidate Bob Hawkesworth, Black Hat conference with Thomas Keenan, Conservative pundit Stephen Taylor @stephen_taylor on #CPC, and Canadian Constitution Foundation’s Marnie Soupkoff on @rooshv.

Aug 12 On @770afternoons today: guaranteed minimum income, climate change science, John Mortimer of Labour Watch on Bill C377, AB Party Foothills candidate Mark Taylor.

Aug 13 Foothills Liberal candidate Ali Bin Zahid @ali4mla, University of Calgary Religious Studies professor Irving Hexham @irvinghexham on refugees, terror and Canadian foreign policy, @UAlberta sociologist @AmyKaler on sexism in politics, Anti-Uber Toronto council member Jim Karygiannis and pro-Uber former Toronto mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind @AriGoldkind.

Aug 14 Canadian Bar Association, Foothills PC Blair Huston and PC Leader Ric McIvor & Green candidate and Leader Janet Keeping, Author Tarek Fatah @TarekFatah on ISIS, Political Panel with Thomas Lukaszuk @LukaszukMLA and Susan Wright @susanspbx, and celebrity news update.

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On 770 Afternoons July 27-31:

July 27 Federal politics, “Free the Beer” lawsuit with Derek From of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, Alberta Party leader Greg Clark, AFL boss Gil McGowan on pensions, and Bill Ptacek on the Calgary Library.

July 28 Pot breathalyzer, health of the Bow River, Keynes v Hayek, unite the right with former Justice Minister Jonathan Denis, pensions, Transalta & Ponzi schemes.

July 29 Housing stats, EI unfairness, climate change, Green Party Leader Elizabeth May, Cecil the Lion and should sport hunting be banned with Terry Anderson from the Property and Environment Research Centre.

July 30 The EU, abortion drug, AIMS on managing resource revenue, Fraser on CPP, cost of election and Liberal candidate Darshan Kang.

July 31 The bad deal with Iran, CTF on equalization, living vegan with my brother Shayne Woodsmith, political panel with Dave Cournoyer @davecournoyer & Christina Pilarski @crontynen , NDP MP Linda Duncan, and open line.

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