Best Smalltown podcasts we could find (Updated March 2019)
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Midwest friends discuss nostalgia, the unexplained, and pop culture.
 
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MonsterTalk: The Science Show About Monsters is a free audio podcast that critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, or werewolves.
 
The show offers a new outlook on news with the help of award-winning journalist Lynda Steele. We’ve got more than just your daily news updates. Steele will report on the biggest headlines of the day while offering conversational insight into the issues making waves in Metro Vancouver.
 
Podcast by UnHerd Audio Documentaries
 
Coaching Christian Leaders helps ministry, business, and military leaders accomplish God's calling for their lives. This podcast will interview pastors, authors, Christian businessmen, and others. It will also provide Christ-Focused coaching that will help you get unstuck, build sustainable systems, stay focused, streamline tasks, reduce stress, and stay on time.
 
The HOW of Business is a weekly podcast for aspiring Entrepreneurs and existing Small Business Owners. If you are looking for actionable advice, tips and techniques on how to start and grow your small business, this is the podcast for you! In each episode we either discuss a business topic, or interview an existing business owner or business service provider. Our episodes are about 30 to 45 minutes in length, and are hosted by Henry Lopez and David Begin who share the knowledge and experienc ...
 
In this folksy, funny podcast, Travis McHenry delves into moments from his fabled life with help from his friends and even his mother! Interspecies genocide, sandwiches, jelly beans, underage drinking, time travel, the Civil War, raw hotdogs, cigars, and a live deaf beauty pageant; no show is without a surprise or two.
 
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After Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced on Tuesday the province will be building temporary modular homes in Maple Ridge to aid the homelessness conflict, the dispute from the Maple Ridge residence has only increased. The conversation about the homelessness in Maple Ridge continues. After Housing Minister Selina Robinson announced on Tu ...…
 
Canada's most renowned astronaut will be hitting the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon-landing in his "Exploration: Where We're Going Next" tour. He will be discussing the history and future of space exploration and he joins us now on the line. Guest: Chris Hadfield - Astronaut, engineer and pilot…
 
Many of these contests happen over March break so are in full swing right now. Is it ever okay to have hunting contests? Guest: Camilla Fox - Founder & Executive Director of Project Coyote
 
Calls: do you agree with the sentence of the driver responsible for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash?
 
The sentencing came nearly a year after the accident occurred that killed 16 and injured 13 players and staff. Jaskirat Singh Sidhu pleaded guilty to 29 counts of dangerous driving causing death or bodily injury in Melfort, Saskatchewan. Guest: Paul Doroshenko - Criminal Lawyer with Acumen Law - specializing in driving law…
 
Her top priority during her three-year term is to negotiate wage increases for teachers, similar to the doctors’ new deal where salaries will be increased six per cent over three years. Guest: Teri Mooring- 1st Vice-President of the BCTF, British Columbia Teachers’ Federation
 
In a letter sent to Liberal Anthony Housefather, chair of the Liberal-controlled committee that voted to shutter its limited probe into the allegations of attempted political interference in the SNC-Lavalin court case Jody Wilson Raybould said she would provide the committee with copies of texts and emails she referenced in her explosive testim ...…
 
Calls: what do you make of the fact that so many British Columbians have neglected to fill out their Speculation Tax declaration forms?
 
Lynda opens the show! More than 250,000 British Columbia home owners have still not filled out their Speculation and Vacancy Tax (SVT) declaration form. According to the B.C. Ministry of Finance, 84 percent of the around 1.6 million homeowners in areas covered by the tax have filled out the declaration. The province says 99 per cent of British ...…
 
Talking to the Insurance Bureau of Canada about a report commissioned by ICBC What is snowplow parenting and why is it "ruining our children"? The Conservatives are past twenty hour hours of filibustering in the House of Commons Talking to Coast Mental Health about the province’s plan to open 51-unit supportive housing project in Maple Ridge…
 
Yesterday Housing Minister Selina Robinson unveiled the province’s plan for housing the homeless in Maple Ridge. They will build a 51-unit supportive housing project for residents of the controversial Anita Place homeless camp on the site of a previously-rejected social housing project at 11749 Burnett St. Guest: Darrell Burnham - CEO with Coas ...…
 
Time now for Steele the Show - a listener’s chance to grab the mic and talk about something they feel passionately about. We have Blaine in studio who wants to talk about how to say positive even in the face of terrible news stories. Guest: Blaine Mandin - Listener
 
Later this month, a few select Vancouver residents will be able to use a ridesharing app after Kater soft-launches the first service in BC. Customers have been getting asked to register on the website as of Thursday. Some will then be asked to download the app, and will be able to ask for rides as of March 30. Kater has access to 141 cars, but ...…
 
SNC-Lavalin filibustering and Phillpotts interview The Alberta election date was just announced and things are already heated Budget 2019 – what are the standout promises? Another Liberal MP calls it quits – though she was already going to quit Guests: Sandy Garossino- Former Crown prosecutor and columnist with the National Observer Alan Fryer- ...…
 
Calls: is it enough already and do we need we move on from the SNC-Lavalin affair?
 
The Tories are continuing to stage a filibuster in the House of Commons to protest the justice committee's decision to close its investigation of the S-N-C-Lavalin affair. Wilson-Raybould alleges she was pressured to drop the criminal prosecution of the company. Former cabinet minister Jane Philpott has told Maclean's magazine there's quote -- ...…
 
“Snowplow parenting” is a term that has been coined for a type of parent who is SUPER overprotective of their children… we’re talking calling their bosses for them to discuss work issues. This is leaving their kids ill-equipped to face challenges and unprepared to handle even basic life. Guest: Julie Romanowski- Parenting coach specializing in ...…
 
It’s time to head to the box office! Movie guy Steve Stebbing is here to help steer you to the right theatre this weekend. THE CONVO: Vancouver really is Hollywood North - this pilot season more shows are being filmed here than LA or New York! Do you know they were going to make a sequel to Forrest Gump but didn’t following the 9-11 attack beca ...…
 
Lynda opens the show! A new report commissioned by the Insurance Bureau of Canada and conducted by MNP accounting breaks down how much the same driver in the same car would pay for insurance in Alberta and British Columbia. It turns out we are paying hundreds of dollars more annually under ICBC’s monopoly than our neighbours. For example there ...…
 
The BC government is making measles vaccines available at schools, community health centres, mobile community clinics and public-health units starting in April and going to the end of the school year in June. It aims to make sure 95% of children in BC have up to date MMR vaccines - making sure they receive 2 doses once they get to school if the ...…
 
Lynda hands out the Steele of Approval… to Nowruz! which is Iranian New Year and happened today at 2:58pm. GUEST: Hooman Adjudani Reveller of Iranian New Year
 
The big questions today is can Canada afford the increasing debt, which the Finance Minister say will increase by $55 billion over the next three years? GUEST: Michael Campbell Host of Moneytalks - 8:30am on Saturdays on CKNW
 
According to the latest poll from Insights West,The Future of Cannabis in Canada, there has been a Canadian-wide increase in Cannabis consumption since legalization and a strong future demand for edibles. GUEST: Steve Mossop President of Insights West
 
Less than one week ago, a twenty eight year old Australian man stormed into two New Zealand mosques, killing fifty parishioners and injuring fifty more. The attack was senseless and done in cold blood, though perhaps the most troubling aspect of all was the fact that the gunman live streamed the attack on social media- and in the dark circles o ...…
 
Port Coquitlam is looking into ways to protect tenants from being renovicted. This is a new problem for that city but one that could grow as they have a number of older buildings with long term tenants and low rents. GUEST: Brad West Mayor of Port Coquitlam
 
Vancouver Rape Reliefs shelter’s services are available to all “born females” who have experienced male violence. This stance has been highly contentious amid the trans community as Vancouver Rape Relief receives funding from the province as well as a grant from the City of Vancouver. But the shelter’s city grant may be revoked as of 2020 if it ...…
 
What’s going on in Surrey and beyond? There is a dog poop conspiracy theory in the City of White Rock - people think dog owners are being framed - and it stinks. A powerful letter to the editor from a female student in the Chilliwack school district points out how restrictive dress codes do not save anyone from experiencing harassment. GUEST: L ...…
 
Under the new CMHC First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation would use up to $1.25 billion over three years to help lower mortgage costs for eligible Canadians. The incentive would be 10 per cent for buyers purchasing a newly built home and 5 per cent for existing homes. Only households with an annual income u ...…
 
Today: Yesterday in the 2019 budget the Canada Training Benefit was introduced? What does it mean for you and your work skills? GUEST: Christian St Cyr Author, BC Labour Market Report
 
The BC government is making measles vaccines available at schools, community health centres, mobile community clinics and public-health units starting in April and going to the end of the school year in June. It aims to make sure 95% of children in BC have up to date MMR vaccines - making sure they receive 2 doses once they get to school if the ...…
 
The Best: March budget madness, Speculation tax, Homelessness in Maple Ridge, & Public bathrooms in Vancouver
 
Lynda hands out the Steele of Approval… To Thomas Panek - who will become the first person to ever run the New York Marathon lead entirely by guide dogs.
 
While the battle about 4/20 being in a public park continues in Vancouver, Edmonton is considering a different way to tackle smoking in public. They are looking at a motion from Councillor Jon Dziadyk today that recommends creating a designated smoking area at Hawrelak Park (a local park) for cannabis and cigarette smokers, and to consider simi ...…
 
Over the past few days we’ve been talking a lot about the homeless situation in Maple Ridge. The city is deeply divided about what should be done. At the heart of this issue is Alliance Against Displacement which is a grassroots organization that organizes with communities facing displacement in British Columbia. What is there take on the situa ...…
 
Vancouver has a problem - not enough public toilets! In fact, Waterfront Station includes none and it is a major hub! What is the solution to this problem? Guest: Michael Geller - Architect,planner,developer, educator and blogger
 
The Speculation Tax has drawn a lot of criticism from BC residents. In his piece The Speculation and Vacancy Tax – What the government isn’t saying real estate lawyer, Kenneth Pazdar points our some of the flaws he sees with it. Guest: Kenneth Pazdar - Real Estate Lawyer
 
Today is the Federal Budget - it is expected there will be measures to help millennials get into the housing market. Guest: Paul Kershaw - Professor at UBC School of Population and Public Health, Founder of General Squeeze.
 
The Best and the Foodiest with Richard Wolak. Today: We’re shining a spotlight on Fraser Street. What are some of the must-eats on that East Van street. Guest: Richard Wolak - Writer/Editor of VancouverFoodster.com; co-host of the CKNW Original Podcast “Food, Glorious Food” at cknw.com
 
Lynda opens the show! Today Finance Minister Morneau rose in the House and tabled the Budget . His speech in the House of Commons will still be delayed but it meant the lockups, where reporters and stakeholders were anxiously waiting, were released on time. So he has the details, despite the Conservatives filibustering to delay the speech. Gues ...…
 
There has been a lot of talk of school closures in Vancouver. The reason being there are many schools (mostly in East Van) that have low enrollment and would be high risk in the event of an earthquake. The VSB identified these schools as part of their draft Long Range Plan. If that job was not done to identify schools that could be closed, why ...…
 
Talking to former Europe Bureau Chief for Global National Sean Mallen about his new book “Falling for London”
 
Steele the Show: Jesse Stretch vs what needs to happen to truly help the homelessness in Maple Ridge
 
Emmanuel Macron, the French president, is under attack for failing to prevent “yellow vest” protesters from wrecking Paris’s grandest avenue, the Champs-Elysees. This radical group in France is known for almost weekly vandalism and violence. Canada has their own yellow vests, but they claim they are a different brand. Among their concerns: carb ...…
 
One thing that has become abundantly clear following the mass shooting in Christchurch New Zealand is that the perpetrator was involved in internet culture - on a deep level. He posted his manifesto online, broadcast live to Facebook in which he signed off “subscribe to PewDiePie” - which is an internet and meme joke of sorts. Is the internet b ...…
 
With schools implementing policies to have free feminine hygiene products for everyone into schools. What are places of business doing to help get rid of the stigma and help women during that time of the month? Eric talked with the Victorian women’s trust in Australia who have started a campaign to get Menstrual Policies into women's contracts ...…
 
New West schools have started to supply feminine hygiene products free and Surrey is looking at doing the same? Is it time for BC to look at a school wide policy? This is the issue Green Leader Andrew Weaver raised during International Women’s Day. Guest: Annie Ohana- Surrey teacher
 
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