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 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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