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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On 770 Afternoons September 14-18

Sept 14

12:30 City Hall security: Visitors to Calgary City Hall faced a small phalanx of security guards and an airport-like screening process. GUEST:  Aurelio Perri, News Talk 770 reporter

12:45  Aussie PM: Australia’s prime minister has been ousted from office by a party leadership poll. GUEST: Peter McCaffrey, research fellow, Manning Foundation  @peteremcc

1:00  Refugees-Gilmore: Amid a widening refugee crisis in Europe, a columnist says Canada could bring in 200,000 more refugees in the next year. GUEST:  Scott Gilmore, columnist, Maclean’s magazine   @scott_gilmore

1:30  Libs poll: A new poll gives the federal Liberal candidate in the Fort Mac-Cold Lake riding a strong, second place showing, though he trails the Conservative. GUEST:  David Valentin, executive vice president, Mainstreet Research   @davidvalentin    @MainStResearch

2:00  Electric cars: The Canadian heralded as our country’s Elon Musk is in Calgary to foretell the future of electric vehicles in the region. GUEST: Kent Rathwell, Sun Country Highway president   @SunCountryHwy

2:30  Food drive: Calgary’s food bank, under pressure because of the faltering economy, is gearing up for its biggest single day food drive of the year. Guest: James Mcara, CEO of the Calgary Food Bank  @CalgaryFoodBank

 

Sept 15

12:30  Battle of Britain: Events are being held around the world to mark the 75th anniversary of a decisive moment in the Second World War, the Battle of Britain, which cost the lives of 23 Canadian fighter pilots. GUEST: Ed McGillvray, retired brigadier general, ret’d cold war fighter pilot, father was a member of WWII bomber crew

1:00  Amber Alert **TAKE RCMP AVAIL LIVE**: An Amber Alert is still in effect today for two-year-old Hailey Dunbar Blanchette, whose father was found dead yesterday in a home in Blairmore, Alta., in what appears to be a murder-abduction. News Talk 770 reporter Michael Lumsden is in the Blairmore area. GUEST:  Michael Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter

1:30  Tiered min wage: It may be possible to bring a tiered minimum wage scheme to Alberta. GUEST: Todd Hirsch, chief economist, ATB Financial  @ABEconomist

2 pm  Nurse stress: Nurses across Alberta are working under increasing levels of moral distress. GUEST:  Heather Smith, president, United Nurses of Alberta  @UnitedNurses

2:30  Beakerhead: A five-day festival that transforms Calgary into a laboratory that blends science, arts and culture begins tomorrow. GUEST: Jay Ingram, science writer/broadcaster  @jayingram

 

Sept 16

12:30  Beer and bugs: Robert Nathan Allan is in Calgary for the city’s annual mashup of science and art, Beakerhead, hoping to convince Calgarians to eat crickets. GUEST:  Robert Nathan Allen, Aspire Food Group   @RNAeatsbugs

1:00  Uber Edmonton: Edmonton councilors are holding a public hearing today as the city considers a licensing process for ride-sharing services like Uber. GUEST:  Mike Nickel, Edmonton city councilor, Ward 11    @Clr_MikeNickel

1:15  Hailey murder: RCMP announced today that a 22-year-old man has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, in the deaths of two-year-old Hailey Dunbar-Blanchette and her father. GUEST: Michael Lumsden, News Talk 770 reporter   @MLumsden770

1:30  Isaac Foundation: The Isaac Foundation’s mission is to fund innovative research projects that aim to find a cure for MPS, a rare, debilitating, and devastating disease. GUEST:  Andrew McFadyen, The Isaac Foundation   @isaacfoundation

2:00  Abortion prisoner: A Toronto woman has now spent more than 10 years behind bars for protesting outside abortion clinics. GUEST: Christie Blatchford, Postmedia columnist    @blatchkiki

2:30  Cassie Campbell: What did it take for women to carve a path to success in a male-dominated sport? GUEST: Cassie Campbell-Pascall, former Olympic women’s hockey player (gold medal winner), broadcaster   @CassieCampbell

 

Sept 17

12:30  Clean energy: Spending on clean energy in Canada has jumped in recent years, but the country could do much more, according to a climate think tank. GUEST:  Merran Smith, executive director, Clean Energy Canada  @merransmith

1:00  U.S. debate: Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina upstaged frontrunner Donald Trump during a televised debate last night. GUEST:  Daniel Dale, Washington correspondent, Toronto Star newspaper    @ddale8

1:30  Fed rate: The U.S. federal reserve announced today that it will not increase its key lending rate. GUEST: Sherry Cooper, chief economist, Dominion Lending   @DLCCanadaInc

2:00  Fat shaming: Fat shaming remains a persistent problem in society, despite warnings that it’s akin to bullying. GUEST:  Shelly Russell-Mayhew, associate professor, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary   @UCalgaryEduc

2:30  Niqab: The Conservatives say they’ll go to the Supreme Court of Canada over a federal court of appeal ruling that permits women to wear face coverings during citizenship ceremonies. GUEST: Tarek Fatah, author, broadcaster, fellow at Middle East Forum   @TarekFatah

 

Sept 18

12:30  Anti radicalization: Calgary Police have begun a new program aimed at preventing at-risk youth from becoming radicalized. GUEST: Sgt. Paul Dunn, Calgary Police  @calgarypolice

1:00  Courts access: A recent decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal is a reminder that challenging the law is a costly process that few can afford. GUEST:  Marni Soupcoff, executive director, Canadian Constitution Foundation   @soupcoff

1:30  Election gun giveaway: The Libertarian Party association in the vast Alberta riding of Yellowhead, a mostly rural district in west-central Alberta, is giving away a semi-automatic rifle in a federal election contest. GUEST:  Cory Lystang, Libertarian candidate for Yellowhead    @corylforliberty

2:00  Poli panel: Political commentators dissect the big political stories of the week. GUEST1: Corey Hogan, former Liberal party strategist, director engagement strategies, Hill and Knowlton, Calgary   @coreyhogan GUEST2: Zain Velji, senior consultant, engagement strategies, Hill + Knowlton Strategies, Calgary  @zainvelji

2:30  Celeb news: Pop culture/celeb news expert Sarah Crosbie on the big stories of the week and week ahead. GUEST: Sarah Crosbie, pop culture/celeb news expert, co-host, Jeff and Sarah Show on Q107 Calgary @jeffsarahshow  @sarahcrosbie

2:45  Community food: A project is underway to develop a community food centre in Calgary. GUEST: Renee Mackillop, project manager of the Alex Community Food Centre  @thealexchc

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On 770 Afternoons September 8-11

Sept 8 (12:30 pm) Introduction, (1:00 pm) Hill and Knowlton Corey Hogan on the state of politics, (1:30 pm) Athabasca University Professor Bob Barnetson on teen workers, (2:00 pm) Alberta Oil Magazine editor Max Fawcett on why now is the perfect time for a royalty review and Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall, (2:30 pm) School of Public Policy economist Jack Mintz on the coming fiscal tsunami.

Sept 9 (12:30 pm) Commander of the Royal Victorian Order D. Michael Jackson on the landmark reign of the Queen, (1:00 pm) former Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk on uniting the middle, (1:30 pm) Canadian Payroll Association Chair Edna Stack on Albertans living paycheque to paycheque, (2:00 pm) Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada general counsel Isabelle Roy on sick leave, (2:30 pm) Insurance Bureau of Canada Heather Mack on climate change.

Sept 10 (12:30 pm) Former United Church Minister Mike Jones on religion and homosexuality, (1:00 pm) Ward 9 council member Gian-Carlo Carra on a new city subsidy program and Peter McCaffrey, research fellow with the Manning Foundation, (1:30 pm) Lee Humphrey founder of Veterans for the Conservative Party of Canada, (2:00 pm) Calgary lawyer Simon Shakibaei on his own experience as a refugee, (2:30 pm) Fraser Institute’s Deani Van Pelt on increasing public education spending and declining student enrollment.

Sept 11 (12:30 pm) Rob Laird and Jamie Sale from Recovery Acres on the need for a new addiction treatment facility for women, (1:00 pm) Derek From of the Canadian Constitution Foundation on the firing of a Calgary bus driver and the constitutionality of Calgary’s vaping ban, (1:30 pm) Joel French Public Interest Alberta on minimum wage statistics, (2:00 pm) political panel with Dave Beninger and Amanda Nielsen, and (2:30 pm) Luke Azevedo from Calgary Economic Development on the TIFF, and Friday Free-for-All.

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