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Episode #150 - Thank You and Good Night
December 09, 2018 09:52 PM PST
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In our final episode we recap the year that was 2018 while we play some fun games, all in front of a live audience. Thank you to all of our listeners over the years and to the Alberta Podcast Network.

Episode #149 - Good Bye HLS
November 24, 2018 12:48 PM PST
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Announcing our live 150th Episode on December 6th, the last time our hosts come together. Thank you to everyone in their continued support of our show!

First we look at the federal government's announcement of funding for media groups in Canada, and then the contentious dispute between Canada Post and its union of workers. Is back to work legislation the right course of action?

In #TrumpWatch: hypocrisy and the president's daughter.

Episode #148 - Olympic Obstacles
November 14, 2018 08:33 PM PST
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We begin with a look at how the Alberta Ministry of Education is using its power to mandate compliance with GSA's in schools; is this an issue the UCP would alter if they form government?

Later a look at the failed bid for Calgary to host the Olympics in 2026; was a referendum the right move and what are the reasons for not wanting to host the games?

Finally it's.... #TrumpWatch: can the Mexican border wall find funding?

Episode #147 - Contesting Congress
November 07, 2018 07:49 PM PST
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We begin with a discussion of Alberta MLA Robyn Luff, and her expulsion from the NDP caucus; to what extent should officials be expected to tow party line and follow their own beliefs?

Later the federal Liberals goal to reduce poverty nationwide; what are the optics?

In #TrumpWatch: the results of Midterm elections! Why are both Dems and the GOP claiming victory, and will these results affect the Trump administration in the final two years.

In the "780"- Edmonton transit, the Thunderbay Podcast, and 100th anniversary of World War I

Episode #146 - Immigration and Bolsonaro
November 01, 2018 08:54 PM PDT
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Episode #146 begins with a discussion of a proposed new immigration policy by the federal government; is this a pre campaign announcement and will it affect how the Liberals and Conservatives approach the next election?

Later a look at Brazil's new president Jair Bolsonaro; is his election an isolated incident or part of a trend of global right wing populism? How can progressives be vigilant?

Finally in #TrumpWatch: one week before the Midterm elections. What is at stake and how could a new Congress affect his presidency?

Episode #145 - 20 Bucks a Tonne
October 24, 2018 08:10 PM PDT
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We begin by looking at Alberta Labour Minister Christina Gray, and a potential political blunder; is this something the NDP should be concerned about, or are critics over blowing things?

Later Ottawa's plan for a Carbon tax; is this a ballot box issue? How will certain provinces react?

Finally continuing our look at key midterm election races in #TrumpWatch

Episode #144 - A "HIGH"level Showdown
October 17, 2018 08:01 PM PDT
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We begin with a look at the historic legalization of cannabis in Canada; what are the consequences socially and politically?

Later highlighting new legislation from the federal government regarding solitary confinement in prisons; what rights should prisoners have and would a Conservative government repeal new measures for more prisoner personal interaction?

In #TrumpWatch: continuing coverage of the midterm elections for Congress, just a few weeks away.

The 780: Stephen Sondheim and the podcast Putting it Together, the anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, and acts of civil disobedience!

Episode #143 - Corrupt Cartel of Corruption
October 10, 2018 08:34 PM PDT
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On Episode #143 we look at consultation with Indigenous peoples in Canada, and whether new legislation will have a special consultation process. Then new developments in New Brunswick following the provincial election.

Later a discussion once again of Nicolas Maduro and his authoritarian rule of Venezuela; will the death of Fernando Alban (opposition critic) grab the world's attention? How can the international community react to dictatorships?

Finally looking at the upcoming midterm election in #TrumpWatch

Episode #142 - USMCA and CAQ
October 03, 2018 07:30 PM PDT
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We begin looking at the new version of NAFTA, the US-MEXICO-CANADA Agreement (USMCA). What were some of the concessions made and will there be lasting political consequences for Justin Trudeau?

Later discussing the results of Quebec's provincial election; what does Francois Legault's victory signal about Quebecois values?

Finally it's.... #TrumpWatch

In the "780", Nuit Blanche in Edmonton, the icon Charles Aznavour, and harm reduction strategies.

Episode #141 - Trudeau in NYC/Brixit Breakdown
September 26, 2018 08:30 PM PDT
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We begin with a look at Justin Trudeau at the United Nations; has Canada done enough to regain a seat on the security council?
Later a look at the results of the New Brunswick provincial election, and what it says about the Westminster parliamentary system. Then Brexit troubles in the UK; can Theresa May find a solution that will please everyone?

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