34 episodes

A show for curious Albertans who want more than the daily news grind. Hosted by Jeremy Klaszus. A collaboration between CJSW 90.9 FM and The Sprawl.

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    • 4.9, 81 Ratings

A show for curious Albertans who want more than the daily news grind. Hosted by Jeremy Klaszus. A collaboration between CJSW 90.9 FM and The Sprawl.

    A Fair Ride: Equity and the Green Line

    A Fair Ride: Equity and the Green Line

    Whose voice matters at Calgary city hall—and whose doesn't? Amid calls for anti-racist action in every segment of society, including urbanism, we take a deeper look at who the Green Line is for.

    • 31 min
    Cheryl Foggo on Black Life in Alberta

    Cheryl Foggo on Black Life in Alberta

    "The grief that I've experienced in the last week is very familiar." Cheryl Foggo has been writing about racism and Black life in Alberta for more than 30 years—as an author, playwright and filmmaker. Jeremy and Cheryl discuss the history of Black people in Western Canada, and Foggo's upcoming myth-busting documentary on John Ware. Features music by Miranda Martini.

    • 56 min
    Green Line at the Crossroads

    Green Line at the Crossroads

    On June 1, the Green Line goes is going before a Calgary city council committee—yet again—amid public debate over whether the LRT project should go ahead or not. We look at what's at stake and the politics behind it.

    • 29 min
    Racial Disparity and the Cargill Outbreak

    Racial Disparity and the Cargill Outbreak

    In Alberta, as elsewhere, people of colour are bearing the brunt of COVID-19. "Why isn't there a voice among community members, among Canadians, defending these workers?" asks Marichu Antonio, executive director of Action Dignity.

    • 25 min
    The Shandro Fiasco

    The Shandro Fiasco

    Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro has doubled down on his fight with the province's doctors—and misused his power to threaten and intimidate his critics. We look at the fallout.

    • 34 min
    Plan It Calgary, 10 Years Later

    Plan It Calgary, 10 Years Later

    In 2009, city council approved Plan It—a long-range blueprint to shift growth into established neighbourhoods and introduce more transportation choice. But a decade later, we're falling short on key targets—and moving backwards on transit.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
81 Ratings

81 Ratings

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This podcast makes me a better citizen

The Sprawl does the brutal working of making Calgary city politics understandable and pointing out what’s relevant. I feel so much more prepared to talk about the politics that effect my life.

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Fantastic Local Deep Dives

Clear, understandable explanations and explorations of things affecting Calgary.

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Good & specific

If you want an independent media source that helps you understand the local politics of Calgary, especially the city council, look no further

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