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Trash Talk - May 27, 2022

Trash Talk - May 27, 2022

May 28, 2022

Ryan wraps up Real Talk's week with a full-throttle version of Trash Talk, presented by Local Environmental. 

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May 27, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi & Gillian Essien: CPC French Debate; #YEGCC Round Table re: Crime

May 27, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi & Gillian Essien: CPC French Debate; #YEGCC Round Table re: Crime

May 27, 2022

0:00 | Ryan and Johnny riff on last night's Oilers overtime win, wrapping up the Battle of Alberta in just five games. Who's going to paint Calgary Mayor Jyoti Gondek's face blue and orange, they wonder?

5:07 | Real Talker Gillian Essien makes her move from the email inbox to on screen, assessing this week's Conservative Leadership French language debate. A born-and-raised Montrealer now living in Alberta, Gillian offers a great perspective on the significance of what went down Wednesday evening.

20:09 | Strategist Supriya Dwivedi, also a born-and-raised Montrealer, shares what jumped out at her during the French language debate. She and Ryan also touch on the Supreme Court striking down life without parole, the horrific school shooting in Texas, and why nobody's talking about healthcare during Ontario's election season.

42:35 | Two senseless killings in Edmonton's Chinatown district prompted hundreds of people to show up at City Hall this week, demanding more from decision makers. That, combined with an inflammatory letter from Alberta's Justice Minister to Edmonton's Mayor, has contributed to an unusually high-profile and high-stress week for Edmonton's elected representatives. Councillors Sarah Hamilton, Andrew Knack, and Erin Rutherford join Ryan for this week's Real Talk Round Table.

1:12:16 | Per tradition, Ryan wraps up Real Talk's week with a full-throttle version of Trash Talk, presented by Local Environmental. 

Submit your Trash Talk: talk@ryanjespersen.com

May 26, 2022 - Chief Billy Morin; Hydrogen and Canada’s Clean Energy Future; #RobinWatch22

May 26, 2022 - Chief Billy Morin; Hydrogen and Canada’s Clean Energy Future; #RobinWatch22

May 26, 2022

4:50 | Real Talker Jest Sidloski takes us through the journey of #RobinWatch22: the joy and heartbreak of the circle of life, happening right under his family's porch camera. 

19:49 | What does it mean for Alberta to be "Fuji, not Kodak"? How does hydrogen fit into Canada's clean energy future? Matthew Klippenstein of the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association explains how hydrogen factors into future economic opportunity, including mainstream vehicle trends and more.

37:29 | Ryan gets into the results of our most recent Get Real: Question of the Week presented by Y Station. We asked where your hearts are at through the 2022 Stanley Cup Playoffs - you might be surprised by the results! 

42:54 | Chief Billy Morin, elected in 2015 as the youngest Chief in Enoch Cree Nation history, reviews his three terms in office. Chief Morin announced just a few days ago he won't be seeking re-election, so Ryan (obviously) asks what's next, what he's most proud of, how his perspective differs from many other Chiefs across Canada, and more.

May 25, 2022 - Rachel Notley; TX School Shooting; Monkeypox: Dr. Dan Summers; The Prosperity Project

May 25, 2022 - Rachel Notley; TX School Shooting; Monkeypox: Dr. Dan Summers; The Prosperity Project

May 25, 2022

1:20 | Ryan begins the show talking about the tragic and infuriating mass shooting at at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas that claimed the lives of at least 19 children and two teachers. 

15:55 | It's been two years since Pamela Jeffery founded The Prosperity Project to address the impact COVID-19 was having on women in Canada. Pamela joins Maureen Lesham, founder of The 482 Collective, to assess The Prosperity Project's impact through its first two years, and the work that remains.

Learn more: https://canadianprosperityproject.ca/ and https://www.the482collective.com/

30:57 | How concerned should we be about Monkeypox? Pediatrician Dr. Daniel Summers explains why he's speaking out against prominent American epidemiologist Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding, and what he's telling his own patients about the viral disease.

Follow Dr. Summers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/WFKARS

44:21 | She served as Alberta's Premier from 2015-2019, and she wants the top job again. Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley talks about her vision for Alberta, including "fixing" healthcare, and addressing Calgary's unemployment, currently the highest of any major city in Canada.

Read more about the NDP's plan for Alberta: https://www.albertasfuture.ca/

1:09:12 | John and Ryan discuss racist and threatening comments sent to Colorado Avalanche star Nazem Kadri and his family. Ryan reads an email from Real Talker "Megan," who wrote to talk@ryanjespersen.com

1:18:09 | This week's edition of #MyJasper Memories takes a look at wellness benefits to getting outside. Did you know physicians around the world are starting to prescribe time outdoors? Learn more about "nature deficit disorder," and some of the solutions that await you in Jasper National Park! #MyJasper Memories is presented by Tourism Jasper. 

Learn more: https://www.jasper.travel/realtalk/

May 24, 2022 - Battle of AB; Labour Shortages & Immigration; NextGen Workplace Trends; Charles Adler

May 24, 2022 - Battle of AB; Labour Shortages & Immigration; NextGen Workplace Trends; Charles Adler

May 24, 2022

It's the first show back after the May Long weekend, and we've got a lot to catch up on!

3:13 | How do the Flames solve a problem like Connor McDavid? Andrew Walker, host of The Hedge, takes a look at the first three games of the first Battle of Alberta in 31 years, and tees up tonight's Game Four in Edmonton.

Check out and subscribe to The Hedge: https://www.thehedgepod.com/

15:20 | Canada's facing a major labour shortage, and experts say immigration needs to be a big part of the solution. So, what's holding up more than two million applications from people looking to emigrate from countries like Syria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine? International immigration lawyer Viviane Albuquerque shares great insights into the root of the delay, and why it needs to be a top political priority. 

Connect with Viviane: https://www.mobilitys.ca/

37:27 | Do you know how much your co-workers make? Do you know how much your friends make? Research shows Generation Z is much more likely to share that information amongst themselves. Should you? Career advisor Julie Bauke gives us some great tips on how to update our perspectives on privacy, salary expectations, and workplace trends. 

Check out more of Julie's work: https://thebaukegroup.com/

56:25 | With Premier Jason Kenney's resignation still in the headlines, we break from our "every two weeks" scheduled chat with legendary broadcaster Charles Adler, who joins us live from Las Vegas. The Titan of Talk shares his take on whether on not Kenney will actually leave, and what the United Conservative Party needs to do to earn a second term.

Trash Talk - May 20, 2022

Trash Talk - May 20, 2022

May 21, 2022

This week's edition of Trash Talk presented by Local Environmental kicks off with a rant about the zipper merge, and picks up steam from there! 

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Check out Local Environmental: https://localenvironmental.ca/

May 20, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi; #ableg Round Table: Kathleen Smith, Blaise Boehmer, Barry Morishita

May 20, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi; #ableg Round Table: Kathleen Smith, Blaise Boehmer, Barry Morishita

May 20, 2022

5:02 | The whip-smart Supriya Dwivedi appears in her regular Friday slot to chime in on Jason Kenney's (quasi) resignation, Pierre Poilievre's interview with Jordan Peterson, and Canadian exceptionalism in the context of another mass shooting in the US.

37:30 | Political commentator Kathleen Smith, strategist (and former Kenney communications director) Blaise Boehmer, and Alberta Party leader Barry Morishita form this week's Real Talk Round Table, taking on The Resignation, the future of the UCP, and what the Alberta Party's got to do to capitalize on this opportunity. 

1:25:50 | This week's edition of Trash Talk presented by Local Environmental kicks off with a rant about the zipper merge, and picks up steam from there! 

Submit your Trash Talk: talk@ryanjespersen.com

Check out Local Environmental: https://localenvironmental.ca/

May 19, 2022 - Jason Kenney Resigns: Erika Barootes, Thomas Lukaszuk, Melissa Caouette

May 19, 2022 - Jason Kenney Resigns: Erika Barootes, Thomas Lukaszuk, Melissa Caouette

May 19, 2022

1:00 | Ryan shares his initial thoughts just twelve hours after Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announced his resignation following a 51.4% approval in his UCP leadership review.

12:00 | UCP founding president Erika Barootes, former Alberta Deputy Premier Thomas Lukaszuk, and political strategist Melissa Caouette explore what led to Kenney's low score, who might seek the party leadership, and what it means for Albertans. 

1:11:38 | Johnny and Ryan break down Game One of the first playoff Battle of Alberta in 31 years, including a memorable moment between agitator Matthew Tkachuk and Evander Kane.

May 18, 2022 - Battle of Alberta w/ The Hedge host Andrew Walker; Farrah Khan re: Dress Codes

May 18, 2022 - Battle of Alberta w/ The Hedge host Andrew Walker; Farrah Khan re: Dress Codes

May 18, 2022

1:34 | Andrew Walker, host of The Hedge, joins Ryan and Johnny to tee up Game One of the Battle of Alberta. Who's the favourite to advance past this series? What's the smart wager? Is it cool that Wayne Gretzky picked the Flames to win?

Check out (and subscribe to) The Hedge: https://www.thehedgepod.com/

30:51 | May Long Weekend marks the kickoff for so many attractions in Jasper, including canoe tours, river rafting, and a wide array of cabins. This week's #MyJasper Memories gets you set for spring and summer in Jasper National Park! 

Plan your own MyJasper Memories: https://www.jasper.travel/realtalk/

34:47 | Students protesting a dress code enforcement blitz in Ottawa caught the attention of the nation when video surfaced of a clash with police. Farrah Khan, manager of Consent Comes First at the Office of Sexual Violence Support and Education at Toronto Metropolitan University moves the conversation forward, with great insights on how dress codes police students' bodies and identities. 

Learn more about Farrah Khan: https://www.farrahkhan.ca/longer-biography

Check out Consent Comes First: https://www.ryerson.ca/sexual-violence/

May 17, 2022 - Kenney Leadership Review: Dr. Jared Wesley; David Milgaard’s Legacy: Jana Pruden

May 17, 2022 - Kenney Leadership Review: Dr. Jared Wesley; David Milgaard’s Legacy: Jana Pruden

May 17, 2022

0:20 | Ryan and Johnny kick off the show with an impromptu review of Amazon's new season of Kids in the Hall.

4:00 | A day ahead of the Battle of Alberta - Game One, we take a look at terms of the wager between the Mayors of Calgary and Edmonton.

8:30 | The majority of Albertans think United Conservative Party members need to dump leader Jason Kenney...but will they? Dr. Jared Wesley, political scientist at the University of Alberta, digs into the results of a Viewpoint Alberta survey conducted by Common Ground Politics.

Check out the survey results here: https://www.commongroundpolitics.ca/kenneyreview

37:42 | How many Real Talkers believe a reversal of the Roe v. Wade decision would have an impact on abortion access in Canada? Find out, as we review the results of our most recent Get Real: Question of the Week conducted by our research and strategy partners at Y Station.

Take this week's Question on the Stanley Cup Playoffs: https://ryanjespersen.com/question-of-the-week

41:08 | Following news of David Milgaard's passing over the weekend, journalist Jana Pruden shares about her two-day experience sitting down with the justice advocate, and the connection they maintained ever since. 

Read Jana's 2019 feature in The Globe & Mail: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-is-it-really-50-years-david-milgaard-on-justice-faith-and-freedom/

1:16:05 | In this week's edition of The Leading Edge presented by Leading Edge Physio, we learn about technology developed by NASA now being used for Parkinson's patients and post-stroke rehabilitation. 

Learn more: https://leadingedgephysio.com/

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