Podcast May 16-20, 2016

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 20, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Cody Battershill, Founder of Canada Action I Love Oilsands Campaign on helping Fort McMurray; Blake Shaffer, PhD student in the Department of Economics at the University of Calgary on what would happen if Ontario stopped taking our natural gas?; Duncan Kinney, Executive Director of Progress Alberta on how Albertans feel about pay day loans; Tasha Kheiriddin, Political Commentator and Columnist for the National Post on what Bill C-4 on union voting and transparency is all about.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 19, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Amber Ruddy, Alberta Director of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, on minimum wage consultations; Neil McKendrick, Manager of Operations and Planning for Calgary on why parking fees could come back to LRT stations; Senator James Cowan, Senate Liberal Leader on amendments to assisted dying bill; Derek From, Staff Lawyer with the Canadian Constitution Foundation on have we really broken down trade barriers, or is it just a lot of lip service?; Paige McPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation on Gas Tax Honesty Day.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 18, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: George Rowe, President of the Board of Directors with the Fort McMurray SPCA; Dan McTeague, Gas Buddy’s Senior Petroleum Analyst in Canada on where gas prices are going; Olga Szafran, Associate Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Alberta , discusses if cultural differences are getting in the way of training foreign doctors; Province announces re-entry plan for Fort McMurray; David Berkus, Associate Professor of Management at Oral Roberts University and Author of “Under New Management: How Leading Organizations are Upending Business as Usual”.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 17, 2016 – Full Podcast

Guests: Frank King, Communications Manager for Samaritan’s Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada on Fort McMurray efforts; Ian Lee, Associate Professor in the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University on more problems with Bombardier, this time with trains; Ken Green, Senior Director for the Center for Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute on Ontario’s green plan for phasing out natural gas and getting more electric cars on the road; David Climenhaga, Political Analyst and Blogger at Albertapolitics.ca on former AUPE boss Dan MacLennan helping to resurrect the Alberta Liberals; Colin Craig, Director of Strategic Communications at the Manning Centre and Author of the Report “A Closer Look at Union Certification Votes” on why workers need a secret ballot vote to unionize.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, May 16, 2016 – Full Podcast

Keith Brooks, Clean Energy Program Director with Environmental Defence on the lofty targets in Ontario’s climate change plan; Charlie Gillis, Writer for Macleans Magazine on how foreign home buyers are becoming a Canadian problem; Temple Grandin, Professor of Livestock Behaviour and Welfare in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Colorado with the final word on humane treatment of livestock; Al Vinni, Resident of Saprae Creek and Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo council member on how Fire Smarting saved his home.

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Podcasts April 11-15, 2016

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 15, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Budget Wrap Up

1:00: Bob Rae: Former MP Bob Rae on Attawapiskat Guest: Bob Rae, Partner at OTK Law Firm where he works on aboriginal issues, Former MP and Leader of the federal Liberals and Former Premier of Ontario

1:30: Assisted Death: Reaction to the new physician assisted dying laws Guest #1:  Dr. Derryck Smith, Vancouver psychiatrist, Chair of Dying With Dignity physician advisory council  Guest #2:  Peter Stockland, Publisher of Convivium Magazine

2:00: Minister of Environment: The Minister of Environment and Parks on the carbon tax, pipeline approvals and the Leap Manifesto Guest: Shannon Phillips, Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks

2:30 Know Your Money: What our “Know Your Money” segment is about and how you can get in on it

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 14, 2016 – Full Podcast

Special Event: Budget 2016 Guests: NewsTalk 770 Reporter Michael Lumsden, Wildrose Leader Brian Jean, PC Leader Ric McIver, Liberal Leader David Swann, Alberta Party Leader Greg Clark, Education Minister David Eggan, Finance Minister Joe Ceci, Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous, Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Brian Mason, Chamber of Commerce Policy Analyst Justin Smith, Alberta Union of Provincial Employees President Guy Smith, Alberta Teachers Association president Mark Ramsankar, Canadian Taxpayers Federation Alberta Director Paige MacPherson, Canadian Federation of Independent Business Alberta Director Amber Ruddy, Service Alberta and Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean, Global Edmonton legislative reporter Fletcher Kent.

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 13, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: Wildrose Budget Recommendations

1:00:  Pre-Budget Chat: Our hopes and fears, from the left and right, laid out for the Alberta Budget Guest #1:  Duncan Kinney, Executive Director of Progress Alberta Guest: #2: Peter Pilarski, Director, Prairie Provinces with Canadian Work Strategies  @ppilarski

1:30:  Saudi Arabia: The Liberals get us deeper into bed the the Saudi’s. Should we be nervous Guest: David Bercuson, Director of the Centre for  Military, Security and Strategic Studies at U of C @CMSSCalgary @UCalgary

2:00:  Meningitis Trial: Are we being too hard on the Stephan’s family? Guest: Karen Selick, Lawyer and Commentator

2:30 Elizabeth Fry: 50 years of Elizabeth Fry – how has incarceration changed for women and where we need to move forward Guest #1:  Katelyn Lucas, Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society Guest #2: Client Cynthia

 

Audio: Danielle Smith, April 11, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30: NDP Convention Tape Guest: Host Chat on Rachel Notley, Stephen Lewis and LEAP Manifesto

1:00: Notley Press Conference and Calls

1:30:  Private Syrian Refugees: Why the backlog for privately sponsored Syrian refugees Guest:  Raj Sharma,Calgary immigration lawyer   @immlawyercanada

2:00: Adapting in Alberta Series Launch: Guest:  Dave Taylor, Hosting Adapting in Alberta Tuesday 12:30-3:00

2:15 Defense Minister: The Minister of National Defense on the future of Canada’s military Guest: Harjit Sajjan, Minister, Minister of National Defense and Liberal MP for Vancouver South @HarjitSajjan @CanadianForces

2:30 Crazies & Concerts: The left is the only one with crazies amongst their clan. The right has enough of their own and they aren’t helping the cause in the States Guest: Michael Taube, Troy Media syndicated columnist and Washington Times contributor, was a speechwriter for former prime minister Stephen Harper

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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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