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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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 Week of Sept 28 – Oct 2

Sept 28

12:30  Politics of healthcare: A national survey reveals that the access that Canadians have to healthcare influences their view of it as an important election issue. GUEST:  Shachi Kurl, senior vice president, Angus Reid Institute   @ShachiKurl  @angusreidorg

1:00  Rinks economics I: The timing may be coincidental, but one week after Okotoks was mocked online for a painfully simplistic and bland marketing slogan, the community is bringing a renowned tourism branding expert to town for a presentation. GUEST: Roger Brooks, tourism branding expert   @Roger_Brooks

1:30  Rinks – economics II: Downtown sports stadiums typically aren’t a good tool for economic development, cautions an economist who has studied sports complexes for decades. GUEST: Victor Matheson, professor, economics and accounting, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts   @holy_cross

2:00  Rink callersNO GUEST

2:30  Adult education: Canada’s market for adult learning through apprenticeships is broken, according to new research by the Institute for Research on Public Policy. GUEST:  Torben Drewes, professor, economics, Trent University, Ontario, co-author of the IRPP paper   @TrentUniversity

 

Sept 29

12:30  Doc stats: The number of doctors in Alberta has increased 20% in the last five years, according to new data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information. GUEST:  Yvonne Rosehart, program lead, physicians information, CIHI, (Canadian Institute for Health Information)  @CIHI_ICIS

1:00  Prop taxes: Calgary councilors plan to keep the tax hike at 3.5 per cent this year, but is this the best they can do? GUEST:  Richard Truscott, vice president, Alberta and BC, Canadian Federation of Independent Business @cfibAB

1:30  Munk debate: Citizenship, security and the Keystone pipeline were lightning rod issues last night in the Munk foreign policy debate among the three primary federal leaders. GUEST:  Greg Anderson, professor, political science, University of Alberta  @AnderPoli @UAlberta

2:00  Putin loves Syria?: Vladimir Putin has reaffirmed his support for Syria’s regime in a blunt speech at the United Nations that pits him against the U.S. GUEST: David Marples, professor and chair, department of history and classics, University of Alberta @UAlberta

2:30  NDP poll: New polls show New Democrat support in Quebec is slipping and the party’s national support also is faltering. GUEST: David Coletto, CEO, Abacus Data   @Colettod

 

Sept 30

12:30  Vote kit: A grassroots group is trying boost familiarity with the electoral process and encourage Calgarians to cast ballots in the federal election. It is holding a mock vote tomorrow at Connaught School in Beltline. GUEST: Kristal Turner, member of VoteKit   @VoteKit

1:00  Oilsands x prize: Is a $20 million X prize for oilsands CO2 control ideas valuable research or just PR? GUEST:  Norm Sacuta, communications manager, Petroleum Technology Research Centre, Regina, Sask   @PTRC_SK

1:30  Kids cancers: A lantern and light ceremony will be held tonight in Calgary to honour Alberta children who have died of cancer, to cap childhood cancer awareness month. GUEST:  Christine McIver, CEO, Kids Cancer Care Foundation, Alberta   @KidsCancerCare

2:00  Premier rankings: A new study ranks Mike Harris, former Ontario Premier, as the best in Canada – and Quebec’sPauline Marois the worst – in a performance review of 80 premiers since 1981. GUEST: Mark Mullins, AHA think tank  @Aha_World

2:30  Car2Go: Car2Go service is expanding in Calgary to offer four-door vehicles. GUEST: David Holzer, regional director, Car2Go   @car2go

 

Oct 1

12:30  Jays: Why do Albertans suspend their dislike for Trawna, and root for the Toronto Blue Jays? GUEST: Steve Simmons, sports columnist for the Toronto Sun   @simmonssteve

1:00  Breast cancer: The largest single-day volunteer-led event in Canada, the CIBC Run for the Cure, will be held in Calgary Sunday and at 60 other locations in Canada. GUEST: Janis Simmons, breast cancer survivor, 2015 survivor spokesperson   @CBCF

1:30  Merrifield: Alberta’s former trade envoy to the United States has offered sharp criticism of the Notley government after his ouster from the post. GUEST: Rob Merrifield, former Alberta trade envoy to the U.S.

2:00  Legal aid crisis: Alberta lawyers have rebuked governments for “starving” legal aid and have withdrawn from a program that ensured the poor got legal representation. GUEST: Kelly Dawson, president, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association, managing partner, Dawson Duckett Shaigec& Garcia

2:30  Uber TO: Toronto councilors voted yesterday to regulate Uber in the same way that the city regulates the taxi industry. GUEST: Ari Goldkind, Toronto lawyer, former mayoral candidate   @AriGoldkind

 

Oct 2

12:30  CPO: The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has a new program this year designed to bring music to children who otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to it. GUEST:  Paul Dornian, president and CEO, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, director Mount Royal Conservatory   @CalgaryPhil

1:00  Sharing economy: Provincial governments have an opportunity unlock economic development potential in the new sharing economy, says an Ontario MPP. GUEST:  Tim Hudak, Conservative MPP for Niagara West-Glanbrook, @timhudak

1:30  Guns: The shooting deaths of 10 people, including the killer, at a small college in Oregon, has re-focused attention on the debate about guns in America and gun laws. GUEST:  Gary Mauser, Simon Fraser University professor emeritus who studies crime and firearms legislation  @GaryMauser

2:00  Poli panel: Panellists break down the big political stories. GUEST: David Climenhaga, political analyst and blogger at Albertapolitics.ca  @djclimenhaga GUEST: Zain Velji, senior consultant, engagement strategies, Hill + Knowlton Strategies @zainvelji

2:30  Germany: Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of German reunification. GUEST: Jeremy Hexham, doctoral student, University of Calgary  @jjhexham

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