Podcasts March 21-24, 2016

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 24, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Ghomeshi: Jian Ghomeshi has been found not guilty. We’re chatting with our Lawyer in Toronto about what went down and what this means going forward. GUEST:  Ari Goldkind, Toronto lawyer

1:00: Chestermere: Chestermere residents are fed up with the local government and are now calling on the province for help. They’ve got over 5,400 signatures on a petition. GUEST:  Laurie Bold, delivering the petition today and also a resident of Chestermere

1:15: Rockyview: Rockyview 20/20 had a community meeting last night so we’re getting the run down on that. GUEST:  Bruce McAllister, Executive Director of Rockyview 2020

1:30: I Love YYC TRANSIT: New group is emerging in our city praising the City and its transit system. GUEST:  Jenifer Burgess, chair of I love YYC Transit

2:00: Drop In: Drop-In Centre’s hotel conversion plan goes to appeal board. Proposal calls for former Quality Inn in northeast Calgary to be used for transitional housing. The appeal board ruling couild take two months. GUEST:  Andy Lockhart, Calgary Drop-In board of Directors, has been heavily involved with the project

2:30: Basic Income: We’re talking to a libertarian about minimum income because the idea has surfaced again in Canada. GUEST:  Matt Zwolinski, Philosophy Professor at University fo San Diego and founder of the “Bleeding Heart Libertarians blog

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 23, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: No Guest: US politics, Calgary-Greenway, and the budget among other things.

1:00: Brown Bagging it: Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids works in partnership with Calgary schools to make sure, students who would otherwise go hungry, get healthy lunches. Guest: Tanya Koshowski, Executive Director for Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

1:30:  Springbank: The government is going forward with the Environmental Impact Assessment for the Springbank Dam. Guest 1: Brenda Leeds Binder, co-president, Calgary River Communities Action Group  Guest 2:  Ryan Robinson, landowner and member of dontdamspringbank.org

2:00: Nuclear: A listener requested that we debate nuclear energy on air (we are working on that) but we’ve invited Ben on to set the stage. He’s for nuclear energy but he says it can’t happen anytime soon. Guest:  Ben Thibault, Director of the Pembina Institute’s electricity program

2:30: BMI: How accurate is the widely used Body Mass Index (BMI) for older adults?This widely used health measure may not tell the whole story for seniors. Guest:  Dr. Anne Gilsing, ‎Postdoctoral Fellow at McMaster University

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 22, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Brussels: ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attacks in Brussels. We’re weighing in with a local terrorism expert. Guest: Michael Zekulin, expert on terrorism and radicalization, teaches political science at University of Calgary

1:00: Vaugh Palmer: Is the Transmountain Pipeline process going anywhere? Our government recently said if BC wants to sell us hydro power, we need to get a pipeline to the coast. We want to know whether that quid pro quo has any chance of working. Guest: Vaughn Palmer, Columnist with the Vancouver Sun

1:30  US and Cuba: We talked about the US and Cuba situation before Obama went down there and now we’re talking about it after the fact. Guest: Greg Anderson, professor of international relations at the University of Alberta in Edmonton

2:00: Federal Budget: Taking the House of Commons  live and Budget reaction Guest 1: Aaron Wudrick, Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Guest 2:  Marianne Hladun, communications for the Public Service Alliance of Canada Prairie Region

 

Audio Link: Danielle Smith, March 21, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Ready to Engage: A citizens group is submitting a petition asking City Council to reconsider the SW BRT project. Guest: Gerry McAllister, Ready to Engage member.

1:00 Senate Expenses: Justice Ian Binnie has cut the senators expenses owed in 10/14 cases by a “significant amount”. Guest: David J. Mitchell, former President & CEO of Canada’s Public Policy Forum.

1:30 Midwives: Friday, Alberta Health Services released their funding allocation for midwives and many in the profession have major concerns. The main issue is some centres got the full amount they requested, while others received far less….forcing some practices to close. Guest: Cassie Evans, Midwife and owner of Honeycomb Midwives talks about how it effects them.

2:00 Greenway Byelection: A new poll shows that the PC’s are elading the election campaign in Manitoba but there’s a lot of undecided voters as well. Guest: CJOB host Richard Cloutier.

2:30 Surplus: City of Calgary has an $86 million surplus: What should they do with it? Guest: Marcel Latouche, President and CEO of the Institute for Public Sector Accountability.

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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 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 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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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 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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