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College is expensive and the process of finding and getting into the best colleges is more complicated and competitive than ever. You owe it to yourself to become an educated consumer. This podcast will show you how to pay only your fair share of the college bill and gain a competitive advantage to beat the colleges at their own game. Subscribe and enjoy!
 
Join legislature reporter Emma Graney, columnist Keith Gerein, as well as others in The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal's Alberta politics podcast.
 
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The Alberta legislature grounds had a back-to-school feel this week as MLAs returned to the capital for the fall sitting of the government’s first session. As colourful leaves fluttered down, so did a few new pieces of legislation, with House Leader Jason Nixon pledging to introduce between 14 and 17 bills during the next nine weeks. Join repor ...…
 
Filing your financial aid forms correctly is important, but knowing what required documentation is needed can help speed up your processing times and help you earn more free money for college. Learn about the details, timelines, and documentation colleges use when evaluating your financial aid award so you can become a more educated consumer wh ...…
 
Some of the most generous colleges in the country use a financial aid form called the CSS Profile. It can be far more difficult to complete than the FAFSA, but with the insights Jason shares in this episode, you can easily avoid making mistakes that could costs you thousands. Learn what you need to know about how to get tons of free money from ...…
 
With Alberta's budget now confirmed for Oct. 24, the government this week floated a couple of snippets at the AUMA convention about what we might see in the UCP's first set of complete fiscal plans. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Moira Wyton, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk about what else happened at the Alberta Urba ...…
 
Because the financial aid formula is so complicated and the forms to apply for financial aid are so confusing, over 70% of financial aid forms submitted contain errors and inconsistencies. Those errors cost families thousands in lost aid each year. Colleges are not motivated to help people correct their mistakes, so you have to take that respon ...…
 
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney recently visited New York hoping to sell Alberta to investors. Join Dave Breakenridge, Janet French and Keith Gerein as they talk about Kenney's American travels. The team also talks about rural policing, and news that a lawsuit over gay-straight alliances has been dropped. Regular host Emma Graney was busy chasing ...…
 
Are you confused about financial aid? In this episode, Jason offers a revealing insider's look at what people expect versus what colleges actually do when it comes to awarding free money for college. Learn which category of financial aid you qualify for and what tips and strategies you need to use to get the most money possible.…
 
This week, Alberta premier Jason Kenney got into a war of words with Amnesty International. Kenney's colourful letter made full use of his thesaurus. Our regular host Emma Graney is away this week. Join Dave Breakenridge, Janet French, Clare Clancy in Edmonton and Chris Varcoe in Calgary.By Postmedia.
 
College financial aid season will be here again soon and to help you prepare, Jason has created a special episode about FSA ID's you definitely need to hear. Learn what the FSA ID is, how you can get one, and most importantly, how to use it to get through financial aid season more easily. This is a must listen for anyone planning to apply for f ...…
 
The big news out of Alberta politics this week was, of course, the MacKinnon panel report, which is slated to guide the UCP's spending over the party's four-year mandate as government. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Dave Breakenridge and the Calgary Herald's Chris Varcoe to unpack the 26 recommendations, what it m ...…
 
Two flimsy, stapled pages formed the entirety of the province's first-quarter fiscal update this week, leading Alberta politics watchers to wonder — where's the rest? Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Clare Clancy to dive into what that was such an odd turn of events, and what it means for Alberta. The team also t ...…
 
Everybody likes an upgrade, right? Okay, so how do you get upgraded for college? It's through an often overlooked community known as the Honors College. In this episode, Jason shows you everything you need to know about Honors Colleges, including what they look for in potential students, what benefits they offer, and what students can expect as ...…
 
Alberta's agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs for short) have undergone an overhaul by the UCP government, with 61 new appointments all at once. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney (who apologizes for her singing) and guests Clare Clancy and Keith Gerein to talk about what the thwack of changes means for Alberta politics. The team also takes ...…
 
Having a strong SAT or ACT score greatly improves your student’s chances for success with college admissions and scholarships at some of the best colleges in the country. And having the opportunity to study and make lifelong connections at the right college can forever change the course of a person's life. In this episode, Jason describes the 4 ...…
 
Minimum wage gets a panel! Alberta's finances get a panel! You ALLLLLL get a panel! Such was the case in Alberta politics this week. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to talk about panels galore, and take a brief look at what legislation is ahead for the UCP government. Good stuff from the galler ...…
 
Almost every college application these days requires at least one recommendation and it’s usually from a counselor who, depending on your high school size, you may not know very well. Before you get too discouraged that your counselor won’t be able to give you a good recommendation because they’re either overworked or unfamiliar with you person ...…
 
Sure, it was a four-day week in the middle of summer, but that didn't stop MLAs from giving themselves a five per cent pay cut and Premier Jason Kenney from celebrating his first 100 days in office. Join host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to talk all things Alberta politics, and find out why former U.S. president Ro ...…
 
Just like with many other aspects of the college planning process, the whole SAT and ACT test requirement is a bit of a game. You have to understand the rules to the game in order to play well, and knowing which scores to report and whether to report any scores at all could make all the difference in getting accepted or winning a big scholarshi ...…
 
It might be summer, but that doesn't mean Alberta politics is taking time off. Instead, it headed to court this week where Justice Eric Macklin granted an injunction against Bill 9, the UCP government's controversial labour law. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Janet French and Sarah O'Donnell to dive into why, and what that mean ...…
 
Essays are one of the most important ways students can share the details of who they are with colleges. The key to being successful is to prepare in advance so you can take full advantage of this opportunity to impress the colleges, but surprisingly, most people don’t take the time needed to make this first impression really count. In this epis ...…
 
The new UCP government this week reversed an NDP decision around Alberta's electricity market, announcing the province will stick with an energy-only market. Confused as to what that means? You're not alone. It's outrageously complex. Join host Emma Graney who tries to explain it all with the help of guests Sarah O'Donnell and Clare Clancy. The ...…
 
Why is it that people think you can’t negotiate the price of college? What places a university above all other businesses and financial transactions and makes negotiations off-limits with them? The answer is – nothing. College prices are negotiable just like anything else, but if you don’t know that, you’ll likely take whatever they offer and p ...…
 
Investigations into the 2017 UCP leadership race continued to make headlines in Alberta politics this week, with the elections commissioner slapping one-time candidate Jeff Callaway with $70,000 in fines for his campaign. The Journal also revealed two more UCP MLAs interviewed by police in the RCMP investigation into alleged voting irregulariti ...…
 
A good story is unforgettable and because of that, we're hardwired to remember stories. What do stories have to do with college applications? Well, the application itself is basically an invitation for you to share your story with the college. It's like submitting an entry for a storytelling contest that can influence the rest of your life. Lis ...…
 
KNBR Senior "LA Sucks" Correspondent Al Madrigal wishes failure on all Los Angeles teams as Lakers and Clippers make moves and Dodgers continue their winning waysBy KNBR.
 
Yahoo, another set of politicians played dress up at Calgary Stampede this week ahead of the premiers meeting in Saskatoon. Join host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keith Gerein and Dave Breakenridge to discuss everything pancake-related, and what Premier Jason Kenney brought to the table when premiers hung out in Calgary and later in Sa ...…
 
San Francisco Giants broadcaster Dave Flemming suggests that roster turnover has helped SF Giants create depth that benefits team veterans that have struggled in first half of seasonBy KNBR.
 
San Jose Giants broadcaster Joe Ritzo details who he thinks might be next young arm to crack SF Giants rotation, and discusses development of Joey Bart and Heliot Ramos in their young careersBy KNBR.
 
Former Giants starter Shawn Estes shares memories of playing in 1997 All-Star Game in Cleveland & discusses change in MLB baseballs, saying he's "happy" he doesn't have to pitch todayBy KNBR.
 
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins advocates moving Giants talent while values are high as SF looks towards rebuilding for futureBy KNBR.
 
Applying Early Action can give you a distinct advantage in the college application process. An Early Decision application, if you’ve prepare for it properly, can also boost your chances of success with the #1 college on your list. In this episode, Jason shares insights on how to use both effectively and helps you determine which one is better i ...…
 
Will Nike's feud with Kawhi impact him signing with the Lakers? Jason McIntyre of FS1 joins Drew Hoffar to give a new and interesting perspective on Kawhi and GSWBy KNBR.
 
Hating on oil? Premier Jason Kenney will not be putting up with that, thank you very much, announcing this week his government will conduct an inquiry into alleged foreign-funded attacks on Alberta's energy industry. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Keith Gerein, Clare Clancy and Dave Breakenridge to delve into why that inquiry i ...…
 
Fox Sports analyst Chris Broussard weighs in on where he believes Kawhi Leonard will ultimately sign & inefficiency of "superteams"By KNBR.
 
Sean Deveney discusses shift of balance of power around NBA after a flurry of free agency moves and tradesBy KNBR.
 
Michael Lee, senior writer for The Athletic, joins Rod Brooks to break down NBA free agency, recent trade rumors, Kevin Durant's choice to join the Brooklyn Nets, and the latest on Kawhi Leonard.By KNBR.
 
Winning at college these days is almost as tough as winning at professional golf. In golf, a very small difference in performance can have a HUGE result on the outcome. And, when planning for college, every little edge you can find can work to your advantage. Even a 2% or 3% difference can make ALL the difference in your reaching your goals! In ...…
 
Premier Jason Kenney wants Albertans to elect their senators again, no matter what the federal government thinks. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney with guests Clare Clancy, Keioth Gerein and Dave Breakridge to chat about what that means and why it's a whole... thing. The team also takes on the Western Premiers' meeting and changes to the oil ...…
 
Ethan Strauss, NBA writer from the Athletic, joins Rod Brooks and Marcus Thompson to break down the possibility of Kevin Durant leaving and what the Warriors plan should be entering free agency.By KNBR.
 
ESPN NBA columnist Kevin Arnovitz discusses potential for NBA to reduce season length & options to recover lost revenue - including a mid-season tourney or play-in style playoff roundBy KNBR.
 
Former Giant Shawn Estes chats difficulty of knowing as a player teammates might be traded as SF weighs moving assets, including Will Smith and Madison BumgarnerBy KNBR.
 
San Jose Mercury News columnist Jon Wilner discusses potential for "ban" for California colleges if state passes law to allow player compensationBy KNBR.
 
Winning at college these days is almost as tough as winning at professional golf. In golf, a very small difference in performance can have a HUGE result on the outcome. And, when planning for college, every little edge you can find can work to your advantage. Even a 2% or 3% difference can make ALL the difference in your reaching your goals! In ...…
 
In the fourth and final chapter of our special series on the Alberta election, Emma explains how Jason Kenney was able to win so convincingly.By Edmonton Journal.
 
NASCAR driver & show favorite Clint Bowyer chats staying fit at 40 (less cheeseburgers more beer) & road course racing ahead of Toyota SaveMart 350By KNBR.
 
The Athletic Senior Columnist Andy Baggarly weighs in on Giants' poor starting pitching after losing 3/4 in Los Angeles, and suggests it might be worse than the team's lack of hitting.By KNBR.
 
The federal government approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (again) this week, but Premier Jason Kenney was not jumping for joy. Join Press Gallery host Emma Graney and guests Keith Gerein, Janet French and Dave Breakenridge to talk about why. The team also takes a look at this week's passage of Bill 9 and why the government didn't wa ...…
 
NASCAR driver and Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin breaks down differences in performing well on traditional vs road coarses ahead of Toyota SaveMart 350By KNBR.
 
San Francisco Chronicle columnist Bruce Jenkins thinks this will be most interesting W's off-season in recent memory as Bob Myers and company look to add pieces via draftBy KNBR.
 
San Jose Sharks broadcaster Jamie Baker discusses Sharks re-signing of Erik Karlsson and potential to bring back Joe Pavelski & Joe Thornton in important off-seasonBy KNBR.
 
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