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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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 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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Podcasts Feb 29-Mar 4, 2016

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 4, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 First Ministers Meeting: Is Christy Clark getting too big for her britches? Danielle Smith takes on her comments over an East-West Power Line.

1:00  Conference Board of Canada: With low oil prices and forecasts not looking much better how is Alberta faring and how can we do better? Guest: Pedro Antunes, Executive Director, Economic Outlook and analysis and Deputy Chief Economist of The Conference Board of Canada

1:30    CFIB Bridge Benefit: Should we be paying public sector workers to retire early? Guest: Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business

2:00  Job Sharing: How some companies and employees are coming together to provide some work to more people. Guest: Melanie Peacock, Associate Professor at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University

2:30  Honour Killings: The Shafia family appeals their conviction in the honour killings in 2009 that shook the nation. How will this play out in the courts? Guest:  Rob Tripp is a Calgary freelance journalist and author who wrote a book about the Shafia case, Without Honour: The True Story of the Shafia Family and the Kingston Canal Killings. He publishes an independent crime website, cancrime.com

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 3, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30  News Round Up: Mitt Romney speaks out on Trump Guest: Host Chat

1:00  Minimum Wage: Who is on minimum wage and would raising it hurt the people we’re trying to help Guest: Charles Lammam, Director of Fiscal Studies for the Fraser Institute

1:30  Food Guidelines: Straight from the horse’s mouth. What the Senate recommends for Canada’s Dietary Guidelines and how will this fight obesity Guest: Senator Kelvin Ogilvie, Conservative Senator for Nova Scotia

2:00  Carbon Tax: Why a carbon tax could work in Canada Guest:  Jennifer Winter, Area Director for Energy and Environment for the School of Public Policy at U of C

2:30  ATA Wage Rollbacks: In this tight economy will the Alberta Teacher’s Association get on board and take a wage rollback? Guest 1: Paige McPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation Guest 2: Jonathan Teghtmeyer Spokesperson for the Alberta Teachers Association

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 2, 2016

12:30 Super Tuesday Results: Trump comes out the leader – what is next for the Republican Party? Guest: Wendy Schiller-Associate Professor of Political Science at Brown University

1:00 Doctor Assisted Suicide: Should Catholic Doctors and hospitals be compelled to perform doctor assisted suicides? Guest: Peter Stockland, Publisher of Convivium Magazine

1:30 INTERVIEW : Parking Everyone in Calgary angle parks in cul de sacs but someone forgot to tell the Calgary Parking Authority Guest: Keith Hopkins, Resident in Mayland Heights fighting an angle parking ticket

2:00 INTERVIEW: Food Inspection: America’s Food Inspection Agency is coming down hard on their Canadian counterparts. Are they being fair? Guest: Keith Warriner, Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph

2:30  Energy East: Don’t hate Quebecers – Hate their politicians 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.

 

March 1, 2016

12:30 Super Tuesday Preview: A big test for the Republicans – could Trump secure the nomination? And is Hilary Clinton the chosen one for the Democrats? Guest: Curtis Mullen, A Canadian Political Observer living in the US

1:00  French’s Ketchup: How French’s Ketchup went viral in Canada Guest: Debi Andrus, Assistant Professor of Marketing at the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary

1:30  Senator Black: Alberta’s Elected Senator Doug Black on how Alberta’s economy should move forward Guest: Doug Black, Elected Senator from Alberta

2:00  Notley Dial-In: Will the Premier be asked about a Pan-Canadian Carbon Tax and how does Notley feel about the latest efforts from Quebec to block Energy East? Guest: Premier Rachel Notley

2:30 Science Contest: A boy wins a science competition aimed to encourage girls to get into science. WHAT?!?! Guest:  Dr Sue Black OBE is an award-winning computer scientist

 

February 29, 2016

12:30 Manning: The Manning Centre held its annual conference this past weekend. The theme was “recharging the right” – did they in fact recharge? GUEST:  Colin Craig, director of strategic communications, Manning Centre, Calgary

1:00 WestJet: WestJet is 20 today but when you think about WestJet you don’t just think of an airline you think of a culture. GUEST:  Robert Palmer, WestJet spokesperson

1:30: Skinny TV: If you’re looking to trim your cable TV bill, “Skinny TV” packages as they’re now known as, become available tomorrow. Guest: Michael Geist,Law Professor at the University of Ottawa and holds the Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law

2:00: Spotlight/ Tim Callaway: Spotlight won at the Oscars. We’re talking to a minister about the show and the message it sends. GUEST: Tim Callaway, long time protestant minister in Calgary. Also wrote part of his PhD thesis on Alberta’s religious history

2:30: Drones: The Trudeau government is quietly shopping for drones for the military and expects to see expressions of interest from the defense industry by mid-April. GUEST:  Robert (Bob) Bergen, Ph.D Center for Military, Security and Strategic studies at the University of Calgary

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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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