With Michael and Elliott
Episode #98 - YEG Votes and Parliament Returns
September 19, 2017 10:55 AM PDT
On Episode #98, we discuss the upcoming municipal election in the City of Edmonton. A mayoral race without significant competition and Ward races to watch.
Later the return of Parliament: what issues can we expect to see this coming sitting? How will Andrew Scheer perform, and did he do well to begin his first Question Period by tackling tax reform?
#TrumpWatch; Ethics and profiting from the Presidency.
On the "780" Sean Spicer, Craft Beer, and Bobby "The Brain " Heenan!Episode #97 - Whose Middle Class?
September 11, 2017 08:13 PM PDT
We begin by discussing Paula Simons' article on UCP membership and its numbers in Edmonton. Should the capital be worried about being excluded in a UCP government?
Later the federal Liberals new announcements regarding middle-class taxes; did they promote their message well and are the Conservatives changing the definition of middle-class?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: targeting the Environmental Protection Agency and cutting funding on ideological grounds.
Announcing our 100th episode, live on October 4th!Episode #96 - Trump is Trash
September 06, 2017 08:44 AM PDT
We begin by discussing the pros and cons of maintaining historical names on public spaces, despite some offensive behaviour. Is Edmonton's Frank Oliver deserving of continued recognition and what can be done to learn the whole history of complex historical individuals?
Later the Alberta UCP and unclear spending and leadership rules. Is this seeming disorder actually carefully orchestrated?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: choosing to end DACA and targeting immigrants. Can Congress get some sort of compromise done?Episode #95 - August Rush
August 29, 2017 08:39 PM PDT
We are back after our break to discuss some of the happenings in the past few weeks.
Derek Fildebrandt's controversies and resignation from the UCP caucus, plus the disturbing events in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Can anything be learned from these events, even in Canada?
Finally, #TrumpWatch returns: a White House in disarray and a slew of firings.
On "the 780", Jordan Dowler Coltman's podcast "Talking with People", the Before the Cyborgs film podcast, and Edmonton's "Secret Beach".Bonus Episode - APN and Thank you!
August 16, 2017 05:02 PM PDT
Just a quick note about the Highlevel Showdown joining the Alberta Podcasting Network Powered by ATB and the Recent Metro Community Choice Awards!Episode #94 - Tories Together and Tracking Trump
July 24, 2017 09:06 PM PDT
On Episode #94 we discuss the vote held to unite Conservative parties in Alberta. What will this ensuing leadership race look like and what is some of the history of the now former PC and Wildrose Parties?
Later a recap of six months of #TrumpWatch: has Trump been "succesful" and why Congress has been so 'voiceless'.
On the "780" Michael's recommendation for the Edmonton Fringe Festival, and Elliott's shout out to the Modern Manhood podcast.
We will return in the fall! Have a good rest of summer!Episode #93-Uniting Conservatives and Venezuelan Woes
July 17, 2017 09:28 PM PDT
On Episode #93 we begin with a discussion of the July 22 vote to unite Conservative parties in Alberta. Will the merger actually take place and what happens in the ensuing leadership race?
Later a look at the ongoing political turmoil in Venezuela; why has President Nicolas Maduro failed where his predecessor seemingly succeeded and what hopes can the Venezuelan people/opposition have?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: renegotiating NAFTA. How will Canada react to potential changes and would it defend Mexico?Episode #92 - Omar Khadr Primer and #TrumpWatch
July 10, 2017 11:34 PM PDT
On Episode #92, we discuss the case of Omar Khadr, and the federal government's recent apology and financial settlement with him. What are the facts, and how is this being politicized? Can Khadr ever move on and what role does the Charter of Rights and Freedoms play?
Later the leadership race for the federal NDP: who are the candidates and what direction will they want to lead the party as the 2019 election approaches?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: more discussion about apparent collusion between the Trump team and the Russian government. Is there a smoking gun that can emerge from all of this?Carding & Voter Suppression
July 03, 2017 09:58 PM PDTEpisode #90 - Constitutional Crises
June 26, 2017 08:37 PM PDT
It's Episode #90! We begin by discussing the Canadian Senate in response to its latest round of debate with the House of Commons. What were the initial reasons for the Senate's creation, and what kind of reasonable reform should we expect from the Upper Chamber?
Later the ongoing situation in BC and the looming fall of Premier Christy Clark's government. Will the election of a Speaker derail the NDP/Green plans to form
Finally on #TrumpWatch: is Trump learning how to better use Twitter, and the decision by the SCOTUS to temporarily uphold the travel ban.
On the 780, the greatness of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra and National Geographic Channel's "Genius".
Michael Vecchio and Elliott Tanti debate topics from across Canada that relate to their hometown... Edmonton
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