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March 17, 2022 - Alberta Curriculum Controversy; Backlash on Kim Kardashian’s Business Advice

March 17, 2022 - Alberta Curriculum Controversy; Backlash on Kim Kardashian’s Business Advice

March 17, 2022

12:20 | Registered psychologist Dr. Angela Grace and curriculum experts Dr. Carla Peck and Dr. Dwayne Donald discuss the Alberta government increased funding for charter schools and delaying new math and English curriculums for Grades 4-6 until next year, while moving ahead with the updated curriculum for students in kindergarten to Grade 3 starting September 2022.

49:59 | Author of All Made Up: The Power and Pitfalls of Beauty Culture, from Cleopatra to Kim Kardashian, Rae Nudson unpacks the backlash against Kim Kardashian's "work hard" business advice for women.

59:38 | Things get heated! Jespo and Hoyles go toe-to-toe on issues that matter to them including social media celebrities and what responsibilities they, if any, do and don't have.

March 16, 2022 - Brian Jean on Byelection Win; ”Deranged NDP Law Prof”; Alta Not Ready for Renewables

March 16, 2022 - Brian Jean on Byelection Win; ”Deranged NDP Law Prof”; Alta Not Ready for Renewables

March 16, 2022

1:55 | Ryan unpacks Brian Jean's landslide win in the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection, with 63% of the vote. 

15:39 | Associate Professor of Law at the University of Alberta, Dr. Ubaka Ogbogu on facing ongoing harassment and threats after Alberta's Premier singled him out calling him "deranged" and a "NDP law professor" on social media. He details if he's going to take legal action against Jason Kenney.

40:32 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan offers a round-up of activities and places in Jasper National Park, including: the new wilderness-inspired accommodation, the Forest Park Hotel, a ski for free deal, and the only gay ski week in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper Pride. Presented by Tourism Jasper.

43:34 | Energy journalist Markham Hislop on the rapid adoption of renewable energy around the world and global automakers shifting to electric, without Alberta's government keeping pace with the trends.

1:01:53 | Newly elected Brian Jean shares about easily winning the Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche byelection on Tuesday night and his focus to have Kenney removed as leader of the United Conservative Party.

March 15, 2022 - UN Ambassador Bob Rae; Canadian Photographer in Ukraine; Humboldt Trucker’s Fate

March 15, 2022 - UN Ambassador Bob Rae; Canadian Photographer in Ukraine; Humboldt Trucker’s Fate

March 15, 2022

2:29 | Canada’s Ambassador to the United Nations Bob Rae discusses the nation's role on the world stage and how our country can and should deal with Russia's aggression towards Ukraine.

27:43 | Edmonton-based photographer Dale MacMillan joins us live from Poland where he's working with the humanitarian group, Medair, to help refugees from Russia-invaded Ukraine.

43:43 | Criminal defense lawyer Kyla Lee on the trucker involved in the deadly Humboldt Broncos' bus crash, Jaskirat Sidhu, and the rejection of his bid to stay in Canada after completing his sentence.

1:07:57 | #TheLeadingEdge | Ryan shares about Pride Tape, the rainbow-coloured athletic tape designed to show support for LGBTQ players and inclusion through sport. Presented by Leading Edge Physiotherapy.

March 14, 2022 - ”Freedom” Counter-Protester & Calgary Police; Russia & Cyber Warfare; Rural AB Dr

March 14, 2022 - ”Freedom” Counter-Protester & Calgary Police; Russia & Cyber Warfare; Rural AB Dr

March 14, 2022

4:04 | Calgary Beltline resident Meaghan Walsh on weekly  “freedom” demonstrations taking over 17th Avenue in south-central Calgary on Saturday afternoons, why counter-protestors are starting to show up, and the local police's uneven response to the different sides.

18:15 | Computer scientist Dr. Ryan Henry on the establishment of the National Cybersecurity Consortium, and the need for it as cyber warfare is being waged by Russia, and other actors. 

47:56 | Rural Alberta physician Dr. Brad Martin shares about becoming quite the grump during the pandemic and how he found a way passed it with the help of his family and Real Talk. 

61:10 |#QuestionoftheWeek | Ryan reviews Real Talkers' takes on the most recent survey about current affairs, including International Women's Day, Russia invading Ukraine, and Alberta removing the gas tax. Presented by Y Station.

#PositiveReflections | A look at the positive side of life. Presented by Kuby Energy.

March 11, 2022 - Russian Invasion & Coutts Blockade Signs of New World Order; Oil Prices on the Rise

March 11, 2022 - Russian Invasion & Coutts Blockade Signs of New World Order; Oil Prices on the Rise

March 11, 2022

4:25 | Ryan and the team discuss a new poll on the Conservative leadership race. It found Pierre Poilievre is the favourite amongst Conservative voters to lead the federal party.

11:06 | Dr. Andy Knight on what the Coutts border blockade, January 6th insurrection, and Russia's invasion of Ukraine indicates there is a new world order in the making.

40:26 | #RealTalkRoundTable | Economist Dr. Kent Fellows and journalist Tim Querengesser discuss high oil prices and their impacts on Canadians' bottom-lines, Alberta government's coffers, and the auto industry. 

#TrashTalk | Ryan let's it rip on Real Talker emails about what's pissing 'em off this week. Presented by Local Environmental.

Trash Talk - March 11, 2022

Trash Talk - March 11, 2022

March 11, 2022

#TrashTalk | Ryan lets it rip on Real Talker emails about what's pissing 'em off this week. Presented by Local Environmental.

March 10, 2022 - Deporting the Humboldt Crash Trucker; Nuclear Safety & Russia; Tasha Kheiriddin

March 10, 2022 - Deporting the Humboldt Crash Trucker; Nuclear Safety & Russia; Tasha Kheiriddin

March 10, 2022

4:54 | Ryan and editorial producer Sarah Hoyles discuss Canada Border Services Agency rejecting trucker driver Jaskirat Singh Sidhu's bid to stay in Canada after serving his sentence for his involvement in crash that killed 16 members of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team. 

20:10 | Dr. David Novog explains what is at stake as Russian forces take control of nuclear power plants in Ukraine and what it means for the safety of the invaded country, the region, and global community.

38:31 | Conservative commentator Tasha Kheiriddin on the expanding federal leadership race, why she's endorsing Jean Charest, and what the future could hold for the Party.

March 9, 2022 - Kenney’s Radio Show, Interest Rate Hike for Canadians; The Science of Belief, Opinion & Persuasion

March 9, 2022 - Kenney’s Radio Show, Interest Rate Hike for Canadians; The Science of Belief, Opinion & Persuasion

March 9, 2022

2:30 | Ryan ponders what the new Saturday morning call-in radio show featuring the Alberta Premier will sound like, who is paying for it, and how it will be used to further Jason Kenney's leadership. 

15:01 | McMaster University economist Dr. Adam Lavecchia explains what The Bank of Canada interest rate increase means for Canadians' every day lives and expenses.

33:15 | Question of the Week | Ryan reviews Real Talkers thoughts about Russia's invasion of the sovereign country, Ukraine.

39:49 | Science journalist David McRaney shares about his investigation of why some people never change their minds while others do in an instant.

#MyJasper Memories | Ryan announces murals are coming to Jasper for the first-ever UpLift! Jasper Mural Festival. Street artists from across Canada will be in the mountain town on April 23-May 8, 2022 adding some colour and style to many of Jasper's walls, alleyways, and buildings. Plus, Ryan shares a Real Talker's story about misadventure while hiking in the National Park. Presented by Tourism Jasper

March 8, 2022 - Women War Criminals; What Defines Womanhood Round Table

March 8, 2022 - Women War Criminals; What Defines Womanhood Round Table

March 8, 2022

2:17 | Ryan and Sarah review the news headlines including Alberta's Premier Jason Kenney having a block party on Twitter where he stopped many Albertans from accessing his account.

11:50 | Wilfrid Laurier University's Dr. Izabela Steflja on how war affects women from the battlefield to the home front, and their ability to commit war crimes.

32:46 | #TheLeadingEdge | The first centre of its kind in Canada, The Zebra Centre, supports kids who have experienced abuse, using a continuum of multi-disciplinary resources. Presented by Leading Edge Physio.

34:45 | An International Women's Day discussion about what defines womanhood, with transgender advocate Marni Panas, breast cancer survivor Christina Belding, and childless woman expert Melanie Notkin.

March 7, 2022 - Disinformation & Russia; Zarqa Nawaz on Freedom Convoys Making Muslims Look Good

March 7, 2022 - Disinformation & Russia; Zarqa Nawaz on Freedom Convoys Making Muslims Look Good

March 7, 2022

11:58 | McGill University political scientist, Dr. Aaron Erlich on the disinformation campaigns waged by Russia to control its citizens and reinforce the illegal invasion of Ukraine.

39:36 | The creator of Little Mosque on the Prairie and author of the new book, Jameela Green Ruins Everything, Zarqa Nawaz discusses how the "freedom convoy", and now Putin, are making Muslims look good.

1:17:50 | #PositiveReflections | Ryan shares about kind acts in the world to get the week started on a lighter note. Presented by Kuby Energy.

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