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 July 27-31:

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

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

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

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

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

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On 770 Afternoons June 22-26:

June 22 Gay Conservatives with Jamie Ellerton, AUPE boss Guy Smith, union power in Alberta, Save the Slopes campaign, and high gas prices with Dan McTeague.

June 23 Can you afford to retire with Jonathan Chevreau, a TFW story, minimum wage & the Sask Health Minister on eliminating surgery wait lists.

June 24 Paying for surgery in the US, John Gormley, women executives, gouging banks, and a new Senate report on reserves.

June 25 NEB boss Peter Watson on pipeline progress, health spending accounts, Habitat for Humanity, Propellus and hydrogen cars.

June 26 Film biz with Luke Azevedo, Ross Rabagliati, Economist Andrew Leach @andrew_leach, ‪#‎cpc‬ MP James Rajotte, Political Panel with @davecournoyer & @crontynen.

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On 770 Afternoons June 15-19:

June 15 Throne Speech analysis with Stephen Carter, Lemonade Day with Okotoks Council Member Tanya Thorne, private health care lawsuit with Dr. Brian Day & Coun. Sean Chiu on dandelions.

June 16 Jack Mintz on corporate taxes, coal & renewables with Evan Bahry of IPPSA and the Pembina Institute, Stephanie Kusie on municipal taxes and how we vote with University of Calgary political scientist Paul Fairie.

June 17 Mental health with Dr David Swann, long-term care report by CIHI, legalizing pot with the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Control Board and aboriginal women with former Chief Rose Laboucan.

June 18 RESPS with Momentum, the moral case for fossil fuels, bacon with Atco Blue Flame Kitchen, the US election and a new Parkland Institute study.

June 19 Flood update with High River Mayor Craig Snodgrass @mayorsnod, Calgary Elbow MLA and Alberta Party Leader @GregClark4AB, Calgary River Action Group @CRCActionGroup, the RCMP, and the winner of @OkotoksLemonade Day.

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