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January 11, 2022 - Do Not Just Go Get Omicron; First-ever Residential School Database

January 11, 2022 - Do Not Just Go Get Omicron; First-ever Residential School Database

January 11, 2022

11:49 | VICE journalist Anya Zoledziowski and the Clinical Department Head for Emergency Medicine for the Calgary Zone, Dr. Eddy Lang discuss the growing frustration and exhaustion with the pandemic which is tempting people to get Omicron and get it over with.

39:14 | Cree-Metis archeologist Dr. Paulette Steeves on creating the first comprehensive database of Residential Schools, Indian Hospitals, and Indian Day Schools in Canada, pre and post confederation.

54:53 | Question of the Week | Ryan reviews Real Talkers 2021 takeaways. Presented by Y Station

January 10, 2022 - Back to School during COVID Surge; Free Cooking Classes for Kids amid Omicron

January 10, 2022 - Back to School during COVID Surge; Free Cooking Classes for Kids amid Omicron

January 10, 2022

13:46 | Alberta Teachers’ Association president Jason Schilling on students and teachers returning to in-person learning on Monday, January 10 before all schools across the province receive rapid tests and medical-grade masks.

45:34 | Cook and contributing food editor for the Globe and Mail, Julie Van Rosendaal explains why she hosted a variety of free cooking classes for kids who were out of school as a health protection measure for the Omicron surge. 

1:18:22 | Positive Reflections | Ryan shines a light on the good found in the everyday. Presented by Kuby Energy

Trash Talk - December 23, 2021

Trash Talk - December 23, 2021

December 25, 2021

Ryan reads emails from real audience members about what's really pissing them off.
Presented by Local Waste.

December 23, 2021 - Top News of 2021 with Jana Pruden & Supriya Dwivedi; Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie

December 23, 2021 - Top News of 2021 with Jana Pruden & Supriya Dwivedi; Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie

December 23, 2021

9:13 | A look back at 2021 through what made news over the last 12 months, with award-winning journalist Jana Pruden and political analyst Supriya Dwivedi.

39:40 | Eat Your Words | An anti-vaxxer gets put in their place for not understanding syphilis and COVID-19 are both viruses that can't simply be repelled by a healthy immune system. Presented by Prairie Catering.

42:07 | The original hockey insider Bob McKenzie discusses the NHL cancelling games and opting out of the Olympics as the Omicron variants takes hold worldwide. Oh! And his love of a good margarita.

1:15:33 | Trash Talk | Ryan reads emails from real audience members about what's really pissing them off.
Presented by Local Waste.

December 22, 2021 - Pandemic‘s Death & Ambulance Availability in Alberta; Faith & The Holidays

December 22, 2021 - Pandemic‘s Death & Ambulance Availability in Alberta; Faith & The Holidays

December 22, 2021

3:42 | Ryan discusses the escalating tensions between the City of Calgary and the Calgary Sports & Entertainment Corp. over the cost to redevelop the iconic Saddledome. Plus a rundown of the health measures changing in Alberta due to ballooning Omicron variant COVID cases. 

17:42 | Health Sciences Association of Alberta's Mike Parker addresses the tragic death of a Calgary-area paramedic over the weekend and how it's related to deteriorating emergency services across the province.

50:02 | A discussion of how we celebrate this time of year, with Al Rashid Mosque's Noor Al-henedy, Anglican priest Reverend Michael Coren, and Rabbi Kliel Rose from Winnipeg's Congregation Etz Chayim.

1:29:16 | #MyJasper Memories | Ryan shares about drool-worthy sweet treats, memory-making horse-drawn sleigh rides and skating on a frozen lake all during Pyramid Winter Fete on the weekends between January 14-30, 2022 at 2-5pm. Presented by Tourism Jasper.

December 21, 2021 - Tim Caulfield on Misinformation & Health; Reddit going Public

December 21, 2021 - Tim Caulfield on Misinformation & Health; Reddit going Public

December 21, 2021

10:25 | Health law and policy expert Timothy Caulfield on misinformation being pushed by NFL stars, TV docs and pundits, and what can be done about it. 

45:35 | Reddit is going up for sale on the stock market. Corporate finance expert Anthony Mayadunne explains what it means and if you should get in on it.

1:20:55 | Question of the Week | Ryan reviews Real Talkers thoughts on internet and cell services and rates.
Presented in partnership with Y Station.

December 20, 2021 - Dr. Darren Markland on COVID in Alberta; New Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s

December 20, 2021 - Dr. Darren Markland on COVID in Alberta; New Test to Diagnose Alzheimer’s

December 20, 2021

19:03 | ICU physician Dr. Darren Markland addresses the emergence and expansion of the Omicron COVID variant in Alberta and around the world, amid the province's flawed rollout of rapid tests and the lack of health measures. 

53:26 | UBC's Dr. Mari DeMarco explains how Canadians can access a new test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and what it means for patients and their families. 

1:25:15 | Positive Reflections | Ryan shines a light on the good found in the everyday. Presented by Kuby Energy

Trash Talk - December 17, 2021

Trash Talk - December 17, 2021

December 18, 2021

Ryan lets 'er rip on Real Talkers' emails about bad drivers, anti-vaxxers, and more as submitted to talk@ryanjespersen.com.

Buckle up for another edition of Trash Talk, presented by Local Waste.

December 17, 2021 - Chris Hadfield; Photo Radar Real Talk Round Table

December 17, 2021 - Chris Hadfield; Photo Radar Real Talk Round Table

December 17, 2021

8:55 | Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares about his journey into writing books since retiring from space travel, including his new Cold War thriller, The Apollo Murders. 

37:21 | #RealTalkRoundTable: Photo Radar, Urban Design & Road Safety
We get evidence-based perspectives on how effective speed enforcement is, from City Planner and urbanist, Brent Toderian, City of Edmonton’s Director of Safe Mobility's Jessica Lamare, and active transportation advocate Stephen Raitz with Paths for People.

1:32:15 | #TrashTalk | Ryan lets 'er rip on Real Talkers' emails about bad drivers, anti-vaxxers, and more.
Presented by Local Waste

December 16, 2021 - Alberta‘s COVID Christmas; Quebec‘s Bill 21; Alberta to Leave or Stay in Canada?

December 16, 2021 - Alberta‘s COVID Christmas; Quebec‘s Bill 21; Alberta to Leave or Stay in Canada?

December 16, 2021

1:25 | Infectious disease physician Dr. Lynora Saxinger on the loosening of Alberta's COVID health restrictions for the holiday season despite the emergence of the Omicron variant. 

13:05 | Maclean’s Magazine senior writer Paul Wells explains why federal party leaders can no longer avoid taking a position on Quebec's Bill 21, which forbids public servants from wearing religious symbols on the job. 

38:32 | Senator Paula Simons and University of Calgary political scientist Dr. Barry Cooper debate if Alberta should stay or leave the country.

1:24:13 | #EatYourWords | Ryan rebukes youth hockey players who used the death of another player's mother as cruel taunts during the game. Presented by Prairie Catering.

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