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The world is changing every day. Now, more than ever, these questions matter. What’s happening? And why should you care? This Matters, a daily news podcast from the Toronto Star, aims to answer those questions, on important stories and ideas, every day, Monday to Friday. Hosts Adrian Cheung, Saba Eitizaz and Raju Mudhar talk to experts and newsmakers about the social, cultural, political and economic stories that shape your life.
 
The Forgotten Corner is a weekly podcast recorded in Medicine Hat, the 65,000-citizen hub of southeast Alberta, where people often wonder, “When will everyone just do what we want to do?” Scott Schmidt, Jeremy Appel and Mo Cranker have a combined journalistic experience of more than 20 years, much of that spent covering news and politics in Medicine Hat. After garnering some attention through the Medicine Hat News for our willingness to criticize the provincial government, we thought a podca ...
 
Listen to FREE audio podcast versions of Premium Content shows from RebelNews.com: The Ezra Levant Show, The Gunn Show with Sheila Gunn Reid, and Rebel Roundup with David Menzies. And if you like the podcast, consider subscribing to the video versions (Premium Content) at http://www.RebelNewsPlus.com
 
Canadian comedian and former radio talk show host Andrew Grose and his wife, Edmonton Comedy Festival Director, Carole McIlvride Grose produce an hilarious weekly show that will have you laughing out loud. The pair share their contradictory views on current events around the world, politics, life and each other. Regular segments include their "Dick of the week", "Checking in with the Politicians", and "How Smart is Carole?" While sometimes informative, this podcast is always entertaining.
 
Albertastan.ca is a progressive & independent Alberta political commentary podcast discussing popular social issues, critical of the way in which our popular media covers all things politics in our province. From a social-democratic & satirical view, hosted by Richard Gordon, we offer a voice for real change & understanding in Alberta’s political & environmental climate!
 
Unsettled: Journeys in Truth and Conciliation builds upon the 94 calls to action of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission, from the perspectives of Indigenous cohost Jessica Vandenberghe, settler cohost George Lee, and their Indigenous and settler guests. We start from the belief that conciliation in Canada is an ongoing project, individually and collectively, as the country moves beyond colonial thinking to build a nation of nations—one free of racist, pro-assimiliation policies, and ...
 
Broadcasting from June 2017 to September 2020, Unpacking the News was a weekly left podcast featuring in-depth conversations on Canadian political and social issues with journalists, activists, comedians, writers and academics from coast to coast. Hear Andre Goulet's 'The Harbinger Society Presents' at harbingermedianetwork.com
 
Stephen Carter does campaign strategy. Corey Hogan does communications strategy. Zain Velji sometimes remembers how to buckle his pants. Described as "sports talk radio for politics" by Facebook's recommendation algorithm, the three hosts dissect the news of the day, pass judgment and lift back the curtain on how decisions are made.
 
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Guests: Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, Dan McTeague, President, Canadians for Affordable Energy​, Corey Hogan, Senior Associate VP, Communications, University of Calgary, Host, Strategist Pod, Nathan Cooper, and Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly, MLA for Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Activist Taylor McNallie started Rural Albertans Against Racism in June of 2020 in an effort to see awareness of racial problems brought to areas of the province outside the big city. The group rebranded in October to become Inclusive Canada, but the message remains: Racism - systemic or otherwise - is still a very real problem in Alberta and Canad…
 
Edmonton Public school board trustee Bridget Stirling and Speaking Municipally co-host Troy Pavlek join us to talk about the city council and school board elections in Edmonton coming later this year. With massive turnover coming to both institutions what are the races to keep an eye on and what kind of campaigns are we likely to see? And yes, two-…
 
In this episode Mike’s Rewind Joe’s Fact Check Listener Questions, Comments & Reviews Covidiot of the Week – Bookstore Rant The Doctor’s Office with Doctor Tony – Herd Immunity The Vaccination Experience Dick of the Week - NIMBY WTF? – Tim Horton’ Freshly Cracked Eggs Checking in with the Politicians – Cruz, Trudeau, Dr. Tam, Shandro & Kenney What …
 
In Canada’s non-profit sector, where many disenfranchised and racialized communities are considered, there is actually a diversity problem. A recent survey has revealed BIPOC are not represented in leadership at the table in their boardrooms. Today on “This Matters,” we hear a powerful personal story of what that looks like from Soofia Mahmood, an …
 
Gov. Pedro Pierluisi explains why the time has come for statehood for Puerto Rico. NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Leigh Ann Caldwell and Washington Bureau Chief for the Texas Tribune, Abby Livingston, discuss Covid relief and Texas recovery.By NBC News
 
On Ontario municipality has issued instructions telling children to self-isolate for two weeks and wear a mask if they leave their room after a possible exposure to COVID-19... even if they are not showing any symptoms of the virus. GUEST Keean Bexte Support Rebel NewsBy Rebel News
 
This week I talk to Dr. Stephanie Ross, associate professor and director of the School of Labour Studies at McMaster University. She is author, co-author and co-editor of several works on Canadian labour and unions, including Building a Better World: An Introduction to the Labour Movement in Canada (Fernwood, 2015) and the book we primarily discuss…
 
Hundreds of encampments have popped up in Toronto’s city parks since the start of the pandemic. On “This Matters” we hear first-hand stories from Dom, an encampment resident who lives in Alexandra Park, who shares his experience surviving on the street. Lorraine Lam, an outreach worker from Sanctuary Toronto, joins part two of the episode to talk a…
 
Duncan and Jim were in the budget media embargo and sifted through hundreds of pages of facts and figures, tables and charts, spin and counter-spin and came to this conclusion: the 2021 Alberta budget sucks ass. They break it down and get into the details in the latest Progress Report podcast.By Progress Alberta
 
If you’re feeling tired and rundown: you’re not alone. There’s a name for what you’re feeling — pandemic fatigue — a biological response to your brain processing the “fight or flight” instinct over and over again, with no definitive timeline on when the pandemic will end. Steve Joordens, psychology professor at the University of Toronto Scarborough…
 
On a new episode of Harbinger Society Presents the panel buries Federalism as writer Nora Loreto (Sandy and Nora Talk Politics), chemist Ada McVean and podcaster extraordinaire Aliya Pabani (We Are Not the Virus) join host Andre Goulet to discuss what the colliding crises in long-term care, homelessness and academia tell us about the limitations of…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about leader brand - how it's established, how it's applied and how it fits in with political tactics. How do you keep your brand current to what the public wants? Should Erin O'Toole be on TikTok? And most importantly, what's going on with vaccines in Canada this week and why does it make Corey so angry? Zain Ve…
 
Hate crimes are on the rise in Canada, the Alberta budget sees continued support for healthcare, and another top military commander is under investigation. Also, Trudeau and his cabinet walk out on Parliament’s Uighur genocide vote. Hosts: Shane and Patrick Duration: 47:08 For detailed show notes visit westerncontext.ca.…
 
There was quite a media storm a few weeks back when footage surfaced of the Edmonton Police Service kicking a group of homeless Albertans into blistering cold temperatures. That storm prompted yet another conversation about homelessness in Alberta, but no major changes have been announced. To get a better grasp on the homeless situation in Alberta …
 
The boys of summer have reported for Spring Training, and thanks to some new additions, excitement for the Blue Jays is very high. Gregor Chisolm and Mike Wilner, the Star’s baseball columnists, join “This Matters” to talk about the team’s prospects, what the new additions add and why Toronto sports fans have reason for hope. If you would like to s…
 
In this episode, we talk about the vote in Parliament to call out China on committing genocide and, of course, the politics of it all for Erin O'Toole's Conservatives and the Trudeau government. We also provide a very 'hot-take' on the Alberta provincial budget which just dropped on the day of recording. Finally, we quickly talk about the latest 'f…
 
Support this podcast Are the NDP merely liberals in a bit of a rush? Team Advantage examines Gary Teeple's 1972 essay, 'Liberals in a hurry': socialism and the CCF-NDP. What role does the Fabian Society have in shaping the thought of the CCF, and later, the NDP? Can real socialist change be made through technocratic changes or parliamentary methods…
 
It's definitely the worst of times for Alberta's two largest cities as they continue to get hammered by the pandemic, economic crisis and oil price collapse. Edmonton and Calgary share high unemployment rates, shuttered businesses and empty downtown cores. But their mayors see themselves as key players in Alberta's economic recovery. Guest host Jim…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about budgets in the times of Covid-19 through a deep dive into Alberta's "frankenbudget". What's the story the Government is trying to tell? What does budget communications look like? And most importantly, did you know Hillary Clinton has a novel coming out? Zain Velji, as always, picks the questions and keeps e…
 
Digital culture has long had an impact on our relationship with our bodies. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic has fed into that too. Managing our health is harder than ever. One result is an alarming rise of people with eating disorders. On today’s episode, mental health reporter Nadine Yousif talks to “This Matters” host Saba Eitizaz about eating disorde…
 
University of Calgary developmental biologist Gosia Gosperowicz joins us this week to discuss the growing concern for another COVID-19 wave, as variant strains are taking hold in Alberta and the government insists on continuing with an ill-advised reopening plan. Follow Gosia on Twitter at @GosiaGasperoPhD More information on Gosia sounding the ala…
 
In this episode: Nerds 2 You DDoS attacks Vaccine Reservations Mike’s Rewind Joe’s Fact Check Listener Questions, Comments & Reviews The Doctor’s Office with Doctor Tony Covidiot of the Week – Anti-mask protesters at Trader Joes in Salem, OR Dick of the Week – Anti-mask protesters at Trader Joes in Salem, OR WTF? - Anti-mask protesters at Trader Jo…
 
Shannon Pettypiece Senior White House Reporter for NBC News Digital and Eli Stokols White House reporter for the LA Times join Chuck to talk about how Republicans are reckoning with Biden's Washington. Plus, Facebook and Australia have come to an agreement to allow news links to be shared on the social media platform after Australia tried to give n…
 
A new voice chat-based social media app called Clubhouse has become the talk of tech town. Clubhouse offers something different in the social media space in that it’s focused on audio. Data shows downloads just crossed 10 million in the Apple app store. The majority of those were just in the month of February alone. For an app that was little more …
 
In the latest episode of Alberta, This is Going to Hurt, our hosts interview Dr. Paul Boucher, President of the AMA and an ICU physician working at Calgary’s Foothills Medical Centre. Listen as Dr. Boucher discusses some of the challenges Alberta physicians have experienced over the past year, including the increasing pressures on primary care. He’…
 
Almost a year after the worst mass shooting in modern Canadian history, Nova Scotians are still in the dark about what exactly happened. A gunman, dressed in an RCMP uniform, driving an RCMP cruiser killed 22 people. In the months since, the Mounties have been short on answers. And it’s left people wondering whether they have something to hide. Fea…
 
New documents obtained by Rebel News through an access to information request, show that Theresa Tam, Trudeau’s public health officer, had a deep conflict of interest with the China-controlled world Health Organization all throughout the key moments of the pandemic. GUEST Sheila Gunn Reid Support Rebel News…
 
The Conservative Party of Canada is in a rebuilding phase as leader Erin O’Toole says there is “no place for the far right” in the party and has signalled a shift to the middle of the political spectrum. Susan Delacourt, national columnist for the Toronto Star, joins “This Matters” host Adrian Cheung to talk about the current state of the Tories, t…
 
Corey Hogan and Stephen Carter talk about the Commons vote on the Uyghur genocide before being subjected to the return of grab-bag favourite "Fine, Fabulous or F**ked" and the dreaded "Hoedown". Was the Liberal cabinet abstention good strategy? Are bozo eruptions in the CPC undoing O'Toole's rebranding work? And why did Stephen and Corey pass up th…
 
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