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 March 7-11, 2016

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 11, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30               Kraft Hockeyville/Daylight Savings            Host Chat

12:45               Deborah Yedlin-Coal Power: Is everyone abandoning coal power and what would happen to your electricity bill              Guest: Deborah Yedlin, Business Columnist for the Calgary Herald

1:00                 Duncan Kinney: Our favourite Progressive on to talk about coal power, ATA wage rollbacks and all the political happenings this week Guest:  Duncan Kinney, Executive Director at Progress Alberta

1:30                Natural Remedies Trial: The parental movement against the medical system and towards “natural remedies”       Guest: Tim Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy and a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta

2:00                 Pay Day Loans Minister: The Minister of Service Alberta with (hopefully) details on the Pay Day Loan legislation Guest: Stephanie McLean, Minister of Service Alberta. Minister of Status of Women

2:30      Opposites Attract: Why opposites DON’T attract    Guest: Chris Crandall, Professor of Psychology at the University of Kansas

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 10, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Show Set UP/ AUMA Energy East: Host Chat/ Notley Audio

1:00     Streamlining Offenses: The NDP says they will make our court process more efficient for small offenses – what does that mean and what are the potential problems?  Guest:  Paul Moreau, Criminal Defense Lawyer, Former Crown Prosecutor and Spokesperson for the Criminal Lawyers’ Association of Alberta on Traffic Issues

1:30    Millennial Report: Are Millennials falling behind and why?    Guest: Paul Kershaw, Policy Professor at UBC, and Founder of Generation Squeeze.

2:00     Payday Loans: Do pay day loan companies fill a void or is there another way? Guest 1: Tony Irwin, Board Chair of the Canadian Pay Day Loan Association     Guest 2:  Carolyn Davis, Community Relations Director for Momentum

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 9, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30   Carbon Tax: Cleaning up our carbon taxes and policies          Guest: Jack Mintz, economist, president’s fellow, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary  @jackmintz

1:00     Saskatchewan Campaign: Brad Wall may be Alberta’s political hero right now but will that help him in Saskatchewan    Guest: John Gormley, Host of Gormley on News Talk 650 CKOM and 980 CJME

1:30    Adult Only Housing: Does Alberta need adult-only housing    Guest: Wanda Morris, VP of Advocacy and COO at the Canadian Association of Retired Persons

2:00     Coup D’Etat: The leader of yesterday’s Coup D’etat on what they’ve accomplished and who is joining this grass roots movement          Guest: George Clark, Foudner of Albertans First (albertansfirst.org)

2:30   Phone Lady: Are Milennials too scared to pick up the phone? And why talking on the phone is still an important skill           Guest: Mary Jane Copps, Owner of “The Phone Lady” and Author of “The Phone Book: Essential Telephone Communication Skills”

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 8, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30  Unite Right: Can the right even unite in one room for one night to decide their future?     Guest: Rick Orman, Former PC MLA and Political Observer

1:00     Kevin Falcon: A former BC politician weighs in on the proposed carbon tax and BC’s Premiers comments on an East West power line Guest: Kevin Falcon, Executive VP of Anthem Capital and Former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of BC

1:30    Broadbent Institute: The argument for proportional representation (and trying to understand how it works)   Guest: David Moscrop, Author of the report “An Electoral System For All” done by the Broadbent Institute

2:00     LGBTQ and Bill 10: What are parents concerns when it comes to Gay Straight Alliances in Alberta schools?        Guest: Donna Trimble, Executive Director of Parents Choice in Education

2:30   Public Consultations: After the mess with the SW BRT line – what does good public consultation look like?        Guest:  Wendy Green Lowe, licensed trainer with the International Association for Public Participation

 

Soundcloud Link: Danielle Smith March 7, 2016 – Full Podcast

12:30 Physician Assisted Suicide: Can you be Catholic and be okay with physician assisted suicide? Guest:  John Berkman, Professor at Regis College at the University of Toronto

1:00  Wage Gap: Are women still making less then their male counterparts even though they’re more educated?        Guest:  Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives @katemcinturff @CCPA

1:30    Family Friendly Parliament: Do our political institutions need to get family friendly? Host chat

2:00  Coal Power: Both sides on the debate over coal powered electricity    Guest 1: Robin Campbell, President of the Canadian Coal Association @CoalCanada    Guest 2: Ben Thibault, Electricity Program Director at the Pembina Institute

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