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 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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