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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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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