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 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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