Podcasts March 28 to April 1, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Podcasts March 14-18, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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On 770 Afternoons Oct 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 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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