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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On 770 Afternoons Oct 19-23

Oct 19

12:30  Rock the Indigenous vote: A woman who founded the ‘Rock the Indigenous Vote’ movement in the US says she expects strong turnout among Canada’s aboriginal population in today’s election. GUEST:  Cara Currie Hall, aboriginal activist, indigenous Cree   @cara_curriehall

1:00  Irrational voting: Canadians might like to believe they make rational voting choices, but really, we’re terribly irrational. 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 University of Alberta   @CaulfieldTim

1:30  Sharing economy: It’s not surprising that the City of Calgary is in a battle with ride sharing service Uber. GUEST: Sunil Johal, policy director, Mowat Centre, co author of Policymaking for the Sharing Economy   @MowatCentre

2:00  Homeless vote: The most unusual polling place in Calgary, perhaps in Canada today, is inside the Drop In Centre. GUEST: Jordan Hamilton, Calgary Drop-In & Rehab Centre Society   @calgarydropin

2:30  Entrepreneurs: A five-day celebration of startups and entrepreneurship kicks off in Edmonton today. GUEST:  Ken Bautista, CEO and co-founder of Startup Edmonton    @kenbautista

 

Oct 20

12:30  Post mortem: Who are the voters who pushed the Liberals to a majority government and why? GUEST: David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data   @Colettod

1:00  Parl procedure: Now that the federal government is changing, what happens next? GUEST:  Julian Castro-Rea, associate professor, department of political science, University of Alberta  @UAlberta

1:30  Kent Hehr: Newly elected Calgary Centre Liberal MP Kent Hehr in studio. GUEST:  Kent Hehr, Liberal MP elect for Calgary Centre  @kenthehr

2:00  Unfixed cars: An alarming number of auto recalls are never completed, including an estimated one out of every five for vehicles in Calgary. GUEST: Christopher Basso, CARFAX   @CarfaxReports

2:30  Hemachromatosis: One in 300 Canadians is at risk of a genetic condition that causes the body to store too much iron. GUEST: Bob Rogers, CEO and executive director, Canadian hemochromatosis society @IronOutCanada

 

Oct 21

12:30  Canada ISIS: What will the impact be of the Trudeau government’s decision to pull out of the air war against ISIS. GUEST:  David Bercuson, director, Centre for Military and Strategic Studies, University of Calgary  @CMSSCalgary

1:00  Atkins: Canadians should be prepared for deficit spending from the new Trudeau government that could result in “unintended consequences,” according to a noted Calgary economist. GUEST: Frank Atkins, research chair of finance & capital markets at the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, economist   @FrontierCentre

1:30  C-51: Taxpayer privacy protections were gutted under the Conservatives, according to a University of Calgary professor. GUEST:  Saul Templeton, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Calgary @UCalgary

2:00  MP money: 180 MPs who did not run in the election or who were defeated will collect an estimated $220 million in pensions and severance payments. GUEST: Aaron Wudrick, federal director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation    @awudrick   @taxpayerDOTcom

2:30  Flu shot: The annual flu shot campaign is underway in Alberta. Danielle gets her shot, live on the air. GUEST: Jason Chan-Remillard, London Drugs pharmacist

 

Oct 22

12:30  Human trafficking: News Talk reporter Mike Lumsden had exclusive access to a Calgary Police component of an international crackdown on human trafficking. GUEST:  Mike Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter    @MLumsden770

1:00  Homeless court: Homeless people have a right to public spaces, according to a decision from British Columbia’s top court. GUEST: DJ Larkin, lawyer for Pivot Legal Society @DJ_Larkin  @pivotlegal

1:30  Stockwell Day: The former Alberta politician, Stockwell Day, credited with bringing tax reform to the province 15 years ago is being honoured in Calgary today with a  Taxfighter Award. GUEST: Stockwell Day, onetime Alberta treasurer, Canadian Alliance leader, MP   @Stockwell_Day

2:00  Lord of Rings: It’s the 60th anniversary of the literary blockbuster Lord of the Rings series. GUEST: Glen Robert Gill, professor of classics and humanities at Montclair State University, New Jersey

2:30  Gamers: Video game lovers are converging on a Calgary bar today for a national competition involving a hot new first-person shooter, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. GUEST: Jeyson Acevedo, public relations manager, Ubisoft Entertainment, Canada   @ubisoft

 

Oct 23

12:30  Hurricane in PV: The”the worst hurricane ever recorded” is headed for Mexico. Are are they preparing for when it strikes landfall? GUEST 1:  Jean-Marc Couterier, Environment Canada GUEST 2: Wayne Elliot, resident of Puerto Vallerta

1:00  Fraser income tax: Alberta’s personal income tax rate hikes will likely bring in $1.7 billion less than expected, according to a new Fraser Institute report. GUEST:  Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies, Fraser Institute   @CharlesLammam

1:30  Franklin expedition: Thierry Boyer, a Parks Canada underwater archeologist who was part of the team that found one of the Franklin Expedition wrecks, was in Calgary this week. GUEST:  Thierry Boyer, underwater archeology team, Parks Canada

1:45  Indigenous vote: Did Rock the Indigenous Vote have an impact? It certainly did. GUEST:  Brandi Morin, reporter, APTN

2:00  Poli panel: Commentators David Cournoyer and Elizabeth Pilarski analyze the big political stories. GUEST1:  Christina Pilarski, political commentator    @crontynen GUEST2:  Dave Cournoyer, political commentator/blogger   @davecournoyer

2:30  Fright night: Psychologists at the University of Alberta are using a novel ‘fright night’ approach to helping people confront anxieties and phobias. GUEST: Janet Caryk, registered psychologist and clinical lecturer, faculty of medicine and dentistry, University of Alberta  @UAlberta

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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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