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Fresh from the birthplace of the CCF! Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.

Alberta Advantage Podcast Team Advantage

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    • 4.7 • 200 Ratings

Fresh from the birthplace of the CCF! Commentary and analysis on local and provincial politics from a left perspective.

    "People are going to be driving on my family's home"

    "People are going to be driving on my family's home"

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    At the opening ceremony for Calgary's southwest ring road, seth cardinal dodginghorse interrupted the proceedings —in the presence of Jason Kenney, Ric McIver, Tsuu'tina Chief Roy Whitney, and Mayor Naheed Nenshi— and told his story. We're pleased to have seth join us to discuss the context behind his action, the history of Tsuu'tina and Calgary, the legacy of colonization, and Calgary's fixation on automobile culture.

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    • 46 min
    Doctors On Strike? 1962 and the Birth of Canadian Medicare

    Doctors On Strike? 1962 and the Birth of Canadian Medicare

    In 1961, Saskatchewan CCF Premier Tommy Douglas moved to fulfill a campaign promise to provide universal medical care insurance— producing fierce opposition from Saskatchewan's doctors, who went on a 23-day strike in1962. What can be learned from this example, where progressive reforms were opposed by a well-resourced and entrenched establishment? Why have efforts to expand medicare to include pharmacare and dental care stalled for so long?

    • 1 hr 4 min
    MINI-EP: Building Left Media with Andre Goulet

    MINI-EP: Building Left Media with Andre Goulet

    Andre Goulet of the newly-launched Harbinger Media Network joins Team Advantage to talk about the problem of reactionary podcasts that unfortunately top the charts. How might we expand the reach of fledgling left-wing podcasts and help get our ideas into the mainstream?

    To learn more about Harbinger, visit harbingermedianetwork.com and follow @harbingertweets. Follow Andre Goulet on twitter @andremarrgoulet, and tell him Kate sent you.

    • 12 min
    Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency: Seth Klein's Good War

    Mobilizing for the Climate Emergency: Seth Klein's Good War

    Seth Klein joins Team Advantage to discuss his new book, A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency, calling out today's Neville Chamberlains of the climate emergency, and outlining how a rapid transition could create jobs, reduce inequality, and tackle our climate obligations.

    Check the book out at sethklein.ca, and register for the Alberta book launch on October 5th here. A full transcript is available at albertaadvantagepod.com, courtesy of Opal Transcription Services.

    • 47 min
    The Attack on Post-Secondary Education

    The Attack on Post-Secondary Education

    As the pandemic hits budgets hard, Kenney's UCP is continuing to push towards "performance-based funding" for Alberta's universities, colleges, and post-secondary institutions. Marc Schroeder, former president of the Mount Royal Faculty Association, joins Team Advantage to discuss why low-cost, accessible, and public post-secondary education in Alberta is something we can't afford to lose.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    MINI-EP: Chrystia Freeland's Nazi Collaborator Grandfather

    MINI-EP: Chrystia Freeland's Nazi Collaborator Grandfather

    Chrystia Freeland did indeed have a Nazi-collaborator grandfather, Michael Chomiak. Why is this relevant, and why is it worth talking about? Davide Mastracci joins Team Advantage to discuss his recent article in Passage, Chrystia Freeland Must Account For Her Nazi Collaborator Grandfather. Who was Freeland's grandfather, and what did he do while editor-in-chief of a Ukrainian-language newspaper launched in January 1940 shortly after Nazi occupation? Did he ever express regret for his actions?

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

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This is a thought-provoking leftist podcast.

This podcast is a solid source of thought-provoking leftist political point of view. Attempts to critically challenge mainstream thinking.

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Informative Podcast

This is a great podcast. Covers a mix of current events and discussions of leftist ideas. The discussion of things like defining centrism and social reproduction have been very educational for me.

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10 Grain Elevators out of 10

This podcast is super informative and probably one of my favourite podcasts! I enjoy ranting with my coworkers here in Quebec about Albertan politics based on the info and analysis talked about on the show.

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