Real Talk Ryan Jespersen
February 22, 2022 - Politics & Emergencies Act Passing discussed by Group Chat; Dr. Jodi Halpern

February 22, 2022 - Politics & Emergencies Act Passing discussed by Group Chat; Dr. Jodi Halpern

February 22, 2022

4:21 | YWCA of Edmonton's CEO Katherine O’Neill, lawyer Harman Kandola, and crisis management specialist Jenny Adams chat about Canadian politics, the recent passing of the Emergencies Act, and the Conservative leadership race.

34:16 | Ryan reviews the results from the most recent Question of the Week about the federal Conservative party and where it's headed after Erin O'Toole was booted. Presented by Y Station.

38:02 | UC Berkeley bioethicist Dr. Jodi Halpern explains how serious health issues and losses, including COVID, can impact a person and their loved ones, and how best to cope. 

1:15:41 | #PositiveReflections | Ryan shares a variety of Real Talker messages about the lighter side of life. Presented by Kuby Energy.

February 16, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi & Tristin Hopper on Canadian Politics; Dry February

February 16, 2022 - Supriya Dwivedi & Tristin Hopper on Canadian Politics; Dry February

February 16, 2022

13:24 | Political analyst Supriya Dwivedi and National Post columnist Tristin Hopper on Canadian politics from the federal government invoking the Emergency Act, to the Conservative Party's leadership race, and beyond. 

47:52 | A roundtable on short and long-term sobriety from alcohol, including the benefits and challenges, with Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction's Dr. Bryce Barker, recovery coach Michael Walsh, and Mitzi Lyne who is five years sober.

1:22:23 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan sinks his teeth into the Devour! The Food Film Fest (March 11-13, 2022)—a celebration of food & wine, and cinema! Presented by Tourism Jasper.

February 15, 2022 - Albertan in Ottawa during Convoy; Anti-Censorship; Last of Right Whales Film

February 15, 2022 - Albertan in Ottawa during Convoy; Anti-Censorship; Last of Right Whales Film

February 15, 2022

8:17 | Born and raised Albertan Natasha Kornak currently living in Ottawa, shares how unsafe she's felt during the occupation of nation's capital by "Freedom" demonstrators over the last few weeks.

20:53 | Registered Provisional Psychologist Salvatore Durante on issues surrounding censorship and how the decision to censor or ban information can result in the loss of knowledge.

49:50 | Award-winning filmmaker Nadine Pequeneza talks about her new documentary film, Last of the Right Whales, telling the story of North Atlantic Right Whales who are nearing extinction thanks to humans.

1:09:52 | #QuestionoftheWeek | Ryan reviews Real Talkers input on Alberta removing COVID health protections recently. Presented by Y Station.

February 14, 2022 - Counter-protesters & Bill 1; Students Oppose Mask Mandate Removal; Tech & Love

February 14, 2022 - Counter-protesters & Bill 1; Students Oppose Mask Mandate Removal; Tech & Love

February 14, 2022

2:20 | Emma Jackson on helping to organize the counter-demonstration to the "Freedom" convoy in Edmonton on Saturday (February 12) where she was told by police that she could be charged under Bill 1, the Critical Infrastructure Defence Act.

17:55 | Students Against Kenney organizers, Sam Clark, Toby Maltais, and Lauren Bayne on planning a province-wide school walk out this afternoon, to show their support for mask mandates in schools to keep students and teachers safe.

49:11 | Behavioural scientist Dr. Michelle Drouin on technology, relationships, couples, and sexuality. Her new book is OUT OF TOUCH: How to Survive an Intimacy Famine, is available now.

1:18:31 | #PositiveReflections | Ryan shares about the lighter side of life with an email from a Real Talker. Presented by Kuby Energy.

Trash Talk - February 11, 2022

Trash Talk - February 11, 2022

February 12, 2022

Ryan let's 'er rip on emails from Real Talkers on what's ticking 'em off. 
Presented by Local Environmental

February 11, 2022 - Supply Chains & Blockades; Black Settlers in Early Canada

February 11, 2022 - Supply Chains & Blockades; Black Settlers in Early Canada

February 11, 2022

17:35 | University of Waterloo's Dr. Jim Bookbinder on supply chain issues and how the current border blockades across Canada are tightening bottlenecks. 

32:36 | Question of the Week | Ryan reviews Real Talkers thoughts on the ongoing "freedom" convoys across Canada. Presented by Y Station. 

37:54 | Descendants of Black settlements in early Canada, Steven Cook, Shannon Prince, and Junetta Jamerson discuss their family heritage, the discrimination their ancestors faced in both the US and Canada, and how racism is seeing a resurgence.   

1:38:34 | #TrashTalk | Ryan let's 'er rip on emails from Real Talkers on what's ticking 'em off. 
Presented by Local Environmental

February 10, 2022 - Dropping Vaccine Passports & Alberta’s Economy; How Dogs Make Us Better Humans

February 10, 2022 - Dropping Vaccine Passports & Alberta’s Economy; How Dogs Make Us Better Humans

February 10, 2022

17:23 | The Calgary Chamber of Commerce's Deborah Yedlin voices concerns around the Alberta government's Road Map out of the Pandemic, including the immediate removal of the Restrictions Exemption program (REP)—moves that likely won't boost consumer confidence or the economy.

32:29 | Ryan calls out the contradictions and intolerance of Premier Jason Kenney likening anti-vaxxers to people living with HIV/AIDS. 

43:05 | #MyJasper Memories | Love is in the mountain air as both Ryan and Sam share about their families spent time in Jasper National Park over the weekend. 

50:51 | The author of the new best-selling book, How Dogs Make Us Better Humans, Bea Bohm-Meyer shares about writing the book and what our furry, four-legged companion animals have to teach us.

1:14:18 | The Real Team discusses the occupation of the nation's capital and several border crossings and what can and should be done about it. 

1:36:31 | #PositiveReflections | Ryan looks at the lighter side of life with Real Talkers' emails. Presented by Kuby Energy.

Trash Talk - February 4, 2022

Trash Talk - February 4, 2022

February 5, 2022

Ryan reads revved up emails from Real Talkers (and himself) about what is really ticking them off this week. Presented by Local Environmental.

February 4, 2022 - GoFundMe for Health Care Workers; Can Anyone Have an Eating Disorder?

February 4, 2022 - GoFundMe for Health Care Workers; Can Anyone Have an Eating Disorder?

February 4, 2022

9:50 | Ryan and team discuss the plans of Alberta's Premier to drop health precautions and the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP) in the coming week.

18:54 | Emma May shares about launching a GoFundMe campaign "Canadians Care About Our Health Workers" to show gratitude and support for the doctors, nurses, and other health care providers who tirelessly show up for patients during the on-going pandemic.
 
41:41 | A candid conversation about eating disorders on our Real Talk Round Table with Logan Locke, Raffela Mancuso, and Karly Watson. Each share about their lived experience with eating disorders, and how the condition can impact people of any gender, race, weight, and age.
 
1:50:56 | #TrashTalk | Ryan reads revved up emails from Real Talkers (and himself) about what is really ticking them off this week. Presented by Local Environmental
 
February 3, 2022 - 1st 100 Days: Mayors Sohi/Gondek; CPC Leadership; Fashion & Black Representation

February 3, 2022 - 1st 100 Days: Mayors Sohi/Gondek; CPC Leadership; Fashion & Black Representation

February 3, 2022
2:07 | City of Edmonton Mayor Amarjeet Sohi reflects on his 100 days in office, the challenges he's faced and what his team is working on, including the potential need to address the Province cancelling the Restrictions Exemption Program (REP).
 
20:12 | City of Calgary Mayor Dr. Jyoti Gondek discusses the deal between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Sports and Entertainment Corporation falling through, declaring a climate emergency, her major concerns around Sean Chu remaining on City Council, protests outside her home and at the Coutts border crossing—all in her first 100 days in the mayor's chair.
 
47:00 | Fashion psychologist Dr. Dawnn Karen discusses the representation of Black people in and by the fashion industry, as beauty standards tend to be eurocentric.
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