The world watched over the weekend as tension between several of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s most loyal lieutenants spilled into the streets, and one of them turned his guns on targets in his own country. What does the short-lived rebellion in Russia mean for the war in Ukraine, and Putin himself? What's the main takeaway for the West?
3:00 | Ian Bremmer is one of the world's foremost authorities on geopolitics. The political scientist and president of Eurasia Group joins Ryan off the top of the show to explain what led to this weekend's events, why Wagner warlord Yevgeny Prigozhin's uprising stopped so quickly, and what it all means moving forward.
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29:50 | The NHL says no more Pride, cancer, military, or other special edition jerseys in warmups. Ryan and Johnny touch on the story (with more to come later in the episode from Charles Adler).
32:00 | Did you notice Dr. Deena Hinshaw was fired last week? Alberta's former Chief Medical Officer of Health was let go from an AHS position in Indigenous health, prompting the resignation of Indigenous Wellness Core medical lead Dr. Esther Tailfeathers. Ryan reads an email from Real Talker "Dr. Rick," who's got a message for Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.
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35:40 | Talk radio legend Charles Adler wastes no words in assessing the NHL's jersey decision (and Bud Light boycotts), Vladimir Putin's near future, the fate of the Titan submersible, and Bell Media's plea to further suffocate local news coverage.
1:14:15 | An Edmonton man is recovering from a near-fatal workplace accident on the West LRT project. Ryan reads an email from Real Talker "Hamid," who's rallying support for his co-worker Mark McQuaid.
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1:17:00 | Real Talker "Chad" made our week with his love letter to Real Talk. Written from Jasper, Alberta, his note made such an impression we decided to make it this week's Positive Reflection presented by Kuby Renewable Energy. Thanks Chad!