With Michael, Elliott and Sharon
Episode #102 - Edmonton Elect's and Notley Shuffle's
October 17, 2017 09:44 PM PDT
On Episode #102 we begin with a discussion of Edmonton's municipal election on October 16. What were the results, and why was voter turnout so low? What were the surprises of the night?
Later Rachel Notley's shuffling of her Cabinet. Is this the bench that will contest the 2019 election? What does the appointment of Sandra Jansen say about the government's needs to do well in Calgary?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: continued attempts to "kill" ObamaCare and the constant battle to erode the former President's legacy.Episode #101 - YEG and Catalonian Votes
October 11, 2017 09:57 PM PDT
With one week before Edmonton's city election, we take a look at the Wards of interest and the mayoral race. Who are some names to watch out for?
Later looking at the federal government's settlement with Indigenous Canadians and the infamous 60s scoop. Will any settlements finally erase the painful memories?
Then discussing the Spanish region of Catalonia and its independence vote. What can other countries learn from the fallout, and can declarations of independence really be legitimate if not recognized?Episode #99 - International Votes
September 28, 2017 09:40 PM PDT
It's Episode #99 and we discuss the mayoral race in Edmonton and a questionable appointee to the shadow ministry of Status of Women by the Conservative Opposition.
Later to international events: recent parliamentary elections in Germany and the emergence of the far right in the Bundestag.
An independence "vote" for Iraqi Kurdistan. Is it more symbolic than actually significant? Will there ever be a physical Kurdish state?
Finally on #TrumpWatch: failing to support Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, and extending the countries targeted by the travel ban.
100th episode LIVE next, on OCTOBER 4!!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?
Michael, Elliott and Sharon debate topics from across Canada that relate to Edmonton
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