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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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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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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