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Trash Talk - September 29, 2022

Trash Talk - September 29, 2022

October 1, 2022

We love hearing from our international audience members! Marty in Melbourne is the star of this week's edition of Trash Talk presented by Local Environmental Services.

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September 26, 2022 - COVID Travel Restrictions Lifted: Charles Adler; Cancer Care Delays: Andrea Woo

September 26, 2022 - COVID Travel Restrictions Lifted: Charles Adler; Cancer Care Delays: Andrea Woo

September 30, 2022

0:57 | Starting October 1, travellers will no longer be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or use the ArriveCAN app to enter Canada. Ryan kicks off the show with an early look at his unofficial, unscientific Twitter poll on non-mandatory mask use "in transit".

CHECK OUT THE POLL: https://twitter.com/ryanjespersen/status/1574401471801856006

 

14:13 | Emmy Award-winning talk radio legend Charles Adler tells us whether or not he'll continue to mask up on planes, and how he arrived at his decision. Chuck also chimes in on the stories making news over the weekend, including Pierre Poilievre clapping back at derogatory comments aimed at his family, W. Brett Wilson's bizarre obsession with the Prime Minister, and CBC anchor Ginella Massa's statement about women wearing (or not wearing) hijabs in Canada.

 

37:52 | Cancer patients in BC have the longest wait times for care in the country. Journalist Andrea Woo tells us why, expanding on her excellent reporting for The Globe and Mail. READ ANDREA'S RECENT WORK: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-british-columbia-cancer-care-staff-shortages/

 

58:57 | Brian Jean wants to "axe taxes" as Alberta's next premier. But where's he been for the last month or so? We take a look at an...interesting video posted by the former Wildrose Party leader with about a week to go in the UCP leadership campaign.

 

1:05:05 | Not every Positive Reflection has a happy ending. Sometimes, we feature stories of people making the most of a tragic circumstance. That's the case in this week's edition, presented by Kuby Energy. GET YOUR FREE SOLAR QUOTE: https://kubyenergy.ca/

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September 29, 2022 - SLAPP Lawsuit; Canada’s Claim to the Northwest Passage; AB Municipalities Panel

September 29, 2022 - SLAPP Lawsuit; Canada’s Claim to the Northwest Passage; AB Municipalities Panel

September 29, 2022

9:07 | Political operative Craig Chandler, fired by Danielle Smith this week, is suing Mount Royal University's Dr. Duane Bratt and private citizen Cassandra Raugust for defamation. But why? In an exclusive interview, the two defendants share their side of this bizarre story stemming from prank calls purporting to be from the Smith UCP leadership campaign. 

HEAR THE CALLS MADE TO CASSANDRA: 

https://twitter.com/thisismecassie/status/1561021051005329409?s=11&t=tcNAJqlkGb6f9tdhDMzqaQ

https://twitter.com/thisismecassie/status/1561547577673367552?s=11&t=uafC63BZuOFO0CYjeiovfg

https://twitter.com/thisismecassie/status/1561549195735072769?s=11&t=s6L0Vn9TG5w11fik-NYbog

30:32 | Does the United States still see Canada's claim to the Northwest Passage as "illegitimate"? Prompted by an email from Real Talk subscriber Lydia, we speak with Yale University political scientist Dr. Andy Knight about the Arctic territory, its historical connection to Canada, and present-day implications including climate change (including international shipping routes) and national security. 

42:44 | More than a thousand elected representatives and other engaged Albertans gathered in Calgary last week for the Alberta Municipalities Convention & Trade Show. What do you need to know? We check in with ABMunis president Cathy Heron and director Dylan Bressey for an update on an Alberta police force, EMS and other healthcare services, the "strained" relationship between different levels of government, and more.

CHECK OUT ALBERTA MUNICIPALITIES: https://www.abmunis.ca/

1:10:45 | This is our final show from Real Talk Studio 1.0! Ryan and John have an update for you as we prepare to move into our new digs next week. Circle Tuesday, October 11 on your calendar - we expect that'll be our first show from Studio 2.0! 

1:14:14 | We love hearing from our international audience members! Marty in Melbourne is the star of this week's edition of Trash Talk presented by Local Environmental Services.

KEEP IT LOCAL: https://localenvironmental.ca/

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The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

September 28, 2022 - Planetary Defence; Former White Supremacist Brad Galloway; Dr. Sajjad Fazel

September 28, 2022 - Planetary Defence; Former White Supremacist Brad Galloway; Dr. Sajjad Fazel

September 28, 2022

4:05 | In a scene straight out of the movies, NASA scientists (intentionally) crashed a satellite into an asteroid ten million kilometres away from Earth. It's an early step in establishing a "planetary defence" strategy. Does it make you feel more safe, knowing humans may avoid the fate of the dinosaurs? 

16:45 | For nearly a third of his life, Brad Galloway was a white supremacist. Now, he works to combat hate, extremism, and terrorism in Canada. He tells Real Talk how he fell into extremism, and how he got out. Is the far-right group "Diagolon" (whose leader Jeremy Mackenzie joked about sexually assaulting Anaida Poilievre) a threat to security in Canada? How can the average person spot red flags, and what should we do about them? Don't miss this important conversation. 

LEARN MORE ABOUT BRAD'S WORK: https://preventviolence.ca/ 

39:29 | Dr. Sajjad Fazel is demanding more from politicians. The health policy expert, frustrated by divisive, partisan attacks, says it's time we see more empathy and respect from elected officials. 

READ SAJJAD'S THREAD: https://twitter.com/SajjadFazel/status/1573795401106423811?s=20&t=LjkdrKb4_jq_lR5r9L8VJA

1:02:34 | Are you still driving with a Graduated Driver's License (GDL)? Alberta's making changes to how it certifies drivers. Johnny gets personal about his own situation (and it's pretty hilarious). 

1:09:31 | The Jasper Dark Sky Festival is happening October 14 to 23! Don't miss your chance to experience the world's largest dark sky preserve in stunning fashion. #MyJasper Memories is presented Wednesdays on Real Talk by our friends at Tourism Jasper. 

LEARN MORE & GET YOUR TICKETS: https://jasperdarksky.travel/

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September 27, 2022 - Fascism in Italy: Dr. Piero Garofalo; Cyborg Cockroaches (For Real!)

September 27, 2022 - Fascism in Italy: Dr. Piero Garofalo; Cyborg Cockroaches (For Real!)

September 27, 2022

0:20 | Is Italy back on the road to fascism? Will thousands of Canadians be left uninsured for damages from Hurricane Fiona? What are the implications of Alberta pushing back on Ottawa's "firearms confiscation program"? What percentage of Real Talkers polled will still wear masks on airplanes? There's a lot to keep an eye on these days. Ryan opens the show with a few quick hits.

11:01 | Is the election of Italy's new PM Giorgia Meloni an indicator that country is back on the road to fascism? What does the far-right coalition government mean for Italy, the EU, and the "western world"? Dr. Piero Garofalo, author of "Internal Exile in Fascist Italy" sets the scene (going back a hundred years), and brings us up to present day.

ORDER DR. GAROFALO'S BOOK: https://www.amazon.com/Books-Piero-Garofalo/s?rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3APiero+Garofalo

37:51 | Real Talker "Darren" emailed the show, taking issue with the oft-invoked phrase "common sense politics". It perfectly tees up our upcoming interview with Dr. Sajjad Fazel on Wednesday.

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43:05 | In this week's The Leading Edge: cyborg cockroaches. No, seriously. They're real, they're fascinating, and one day they might save your life. The Leading Edge is presented Tuesdays on Real Talk by Leading Edge Physiotherapy. 

LIFE SHOULDN'T HURT: https://leadingedgephysio.com/

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The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

Trash Talk - September 23, 2022

Trash Talk - September 23, 2022

September 24, 2022

Audience member Catalina's email about the "Mushy Middle" lit a fire under a whole bunch of Real Talkers, including a few featured in this week's edition of Trash Talk. We couldn't help ourselves - we had to include Flames coach Darryl Sutter, too.

 

Trash Talk is presented by Local Environmental Services.

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September 23, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi: Journo Dale vs. the CPC; Climate Change Real Talk Round Table

September 23, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi: Journo Dale vs. the CPC; Climate Change Real Talk Round Table

September 23, 2022

0:24 | Does Dale Smith owe Garnett Genuis an apology? Ryan kicks off the show with a look at a tweet from the independent journalist that went viral after CPC leader Pierre Poilievre accused "Journo Dale" of threatening his MP. 

8:27 | Supriya Dwivedi chimes in on the story, including thoughts on the role the Parliamentary Press Gallery plays (or should play) in this brouhaha. Is the relationship between politicians (Conservatives in particular) and the national media about to get even worse? This is one of the spiciest exchanges Supriya and Ryan have ever had - make sure you check it out! 

36:01 | How is the UK winning the race against climate change? Science journalist Anne Shibata Casselman and Caroline Brouillette, national policy director at Climate Action Network Canada, form this week's Real Talk Round Table. Why has Canada failed to make meaningful progress on emissions reductions? What do the next few years look like - politically, economically, and otherwise?

CHECK OUT ANNE'S PIECE IN THE WALRUS: https://thewalrus.ca/uk-climate-change/

CHECK OUT CAROLINE'S PIECE IN POLICY OPTIONS: https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/july-2022/canada-cop27-course-correct/

1:10:34 | Audience member Catalina's email about the "Mushy Middle" lit a fire under a whole bunch of Real Talkers, including a few featured in this week's edition of Trash Talk. We couldn't help ourselves - we had to include Flames coach Darryl Sutter, too. Trash Talk is presented by Local Environmental Services.

KEEP IT LOCAL: https://localenvironmental.ca/

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September 22, 2022 - Dr Duane Bratt re: Minister Madu, Michelle Rempel Garner & Trump; Daughters Day

September 22, 2022 - Dr Duane Bratt re: Minister Madu, Michelle Rempel Garner & Trump; Daughters Day

September 22, 2022

0:25 | How bad is the damage to Alberta's reputation when a cabinet minister praises the "Freedom" convoy? Today's show opens with a deep dive into Kaycee Madu's comments about COVID restrictions and those who fought them. 

6:31 | Dr. Duane Bratt, political scientist out of Mount Royal University, explains why Minister Madu's comments may be bad for the province, but good for Kaycee's career. We analyze MP Michelle Rempel Garner's unignorable disdain for colleague Garnet Genius channeling Freddy Mercury (ish) in the House of Commons, and former President Donald Trump's claim he "thought about" declassifying documents, thus, declassified them. 

DIG INTO DR. BRATT'S WORK: https://www.amazon.ca/Books-Duane-Bratt/s?rh=n%3A916520%2Cp_27%3ADuane+Bratt

45:18 | Daughters Day celebrates the achievements of women in Alberta. We check in with chair Dr. Vivian Abboud and award recipient Delmy Garcia-Hoyt to learn more about the challenges facing immigrants to Canada, women living in poverty, and more. 

CHECK OUT DAUGHTERS DAY: https://daughters-day.com/

1:00:28 | An email from Real Talker "Catalina" got many of us thinking - including panelists Charles Adler, Erica Ifill, and Mo Amir - when she asked who else belonged to the political "mushy middle". Erica and Mo were particularly critical of the premise of Catalina's email during their September 21 panel on Real Talk, prompting a reply from the author...which Ryan reads in this episode. We're all about furthering the discussion on Real Talk. Thanks to Catalina for following up, and keeping us thinking! 

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The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

September 21, 2022 - Erica Ifill & Mo Amir on PMJT at the Piano, The Mushy Middle, & Minister Madu

September 21, 2022 - Erica Ifill & Mo Amir on PMJT at the Piano, The Mushy Middle, & Minister Madu

September 21, 2022

1:17 | Do you need to brace for World War III? Vladimir Putin says he's "not bluffing" about using nukes. We open with a look at this developing story on the Russian President's plan in Ukraine. Plus, what would you do with $1.34B? That's the conversation two anonymous Americans are having after the third-largest lottery windfall in US history.

15:53 | The Unofficial Opposition Real Talk Round Table is back! Erica Ifill and Mo Amir have a chemistry you can't manufacture. Don't miss their takes on the Prime Minister at the piano, the "Mushy Middle" of the political spectrum, married couples seeking elected office together, and Alberta cabinet minister Kaycee Madu's expressed support of the "Freedom" convoy. 

READ ERICA'S PIECE ON THE QUEEN: https://www.hilltimes.com/2022/09/21/the-queen-is-gone-and-im-glad-her-reign-is-over/383458

CHECK OUT MO'S SHOW: https://www.cheknews.ca/shows/this-is-vancolour/

1:10:20 | It's a perfect time of year to visit beautiful Jasper, Alberta! This week's #MyJasper Memories lays out some wonderful options for seasonal experiences like (heated jacket) motorcycle/sidecar tours, Indigenous Fireside Storytelling, and Jasper Food Tours.

PLAN YOUR OWN #MYJASPER MEMORIES: https://www.jasper.travel/

1:13:30 | We get into the Real Talk mailbag to hear from Carolyn and Ron (in what we promise will be the last we discuss Justin Trudeau singing Queen...unless there are new developments).

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The views and opinions expressed in this show are those of the host and guests and do not necessarily reflect the position of Relay Communications Group Inc. or any affiliates.

September 20, 2022 - Travis Toews’ Plan To Be Premier; Int’l Week of Happiness at Work; Leading Edge

September 20, 2022 - Travis Toews’ Plan To Be Premier; Int’l Week of Happiness at Work; Leading Edge

September 20, 2022

0:40 | Canada's Prime Minister was singing karaoke at a hotel bar a couple nights before the Queen's funeral: do you care? Ryan and John review some of the more prominent criticism of PM Trudeau's "down time," and check on what Real Talkers have to say about it.

15:14 | Are you happy at your job? It's International Week of Happiness at Work. Talent recruiter David Bolton explains what Canadians care about most at their jobs, and how trends have changed over the years. 

CHECK OUT WHAT DAVID'S TEAM DOES AT ROBERT HALF: https://www.roberthalf.ca/en

32:26 | Travis Toews wants to be Alberta's next premier. The former finance minister lays out his plan for party unity, Alberta's future in Canada, a provincial pension plan, re-indexing income tax and social supports (including AISH), and addressing the opioid crisis.

CHECK OUT THE TOEWS CAMPAIGN: https://www.toewsforalberta.ca/

58:54 | Researchers at the University of Alberta Telerobotic and Biorobotic Systems Group are literally changing lives. Combining AI, machine learning, and exoskeleton technology earns them the spotlight in this week's edition of The Leading Edge presented by Leading Edge Physiotherapy.

LIFE SHOULDN'T HURT: https://leadingedgephysio.com/

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