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Weekly podcast detailing the good and the bad (mostly bad) of Alberta politics. A project of Progress Alberta.

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    • 4.6 • 94 Ratings

Weekly podcast detailing the good and the bad (mostly bad) of Alberta politics. A project of Progress Alberta.

    Nora Loreto

    Nora Loreto

    Every day for the past 14 months independent journalist Nora Loreto has tallied up COVID deaths in residential care. We chat with Nora about her incredibly valuable but unpaid journalism, the long-term care disaster and the state of Canadian media. Don't miss it. 
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    Media Has Ignored The Anti-Vax Movement’s White Supremacist Roots  Nora's spreadsheet tracking COVID deaths in residential care

    • 57 min
    Enbridge's privately funded pro-pipeline police force in Minnesota

    Enbridge's privately funded pro-pipeline police force in Minnesota

    Minnesota is often called the most Canadian state in the U.S. and given the fact a pipeline corporation is working closely with the police to arrest and harass their political opponents we're inclined to agree. Alleen Brown of the Intercept joins us to discuss how Alberta-based pipeline corporation Enbridge is funding and supplying police in Minnesota in order to quash Indigenous-led resistance to the Line 3 pipeline.  
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    Local Cops Said Pipeline Company Had Influence Over Government Appointment Enbridge shells out $750K to law enforcement for Line 3 protest costs How Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is dividing Indigenous lands and people Bonnie Raitt and Indigo Girls join Minnesota activists in new Line 3 protest song No More Pipeline Blues (On This Land Where We Belong)

    • 36 min
    Orphan wells, $18 billion in federal subsidies and W. Brett Wilson

    Orphan wells, $18 billion in federal subsidies and W. Brett Wilson

    Julia Levin of Environmental Defence joins us to talk about her recently released report that dives into just how much financial support the fossil fuel industry squeezes out of the federal government and we also have Jeremy Appel on to discuss his investigative deep-dive into the 16 orphan wells famous rich guy W. Brett Wilson was able to dump on the public. Would it surprise you to discover that these two are connected? Listen to the pod to find out how. 

    • 58 min
    POD: GraceLife, carding, and Madu

    POD: GraceLife, carding, and Madu

    Ubaka Ogbogu, a law professor with the University of Alberta, joins us to discuss the monster Jason Kenney has created with Gracelife church, carding legislation introduced by the UCP, Justice Minister Kaycee Madu's extraordinary and now-deleted statement about him and much more. 

    • 58 min
    14 ways to make Edmonton safer for all

    14 ways to make Edmonton safer for all

    Rob Houle and Irfan Chaudhry were both a part of a task force started by the city of Edmonton as a reaction to wide-scale calls to start fixing the problem of racist, violent policing last summer. The task force's report has been submitted to council. We talk with Rob and Irfan about the report's findings, recommendations and how the only thing that really matters in the next municipal election is what a candidate is willing to do on the police budget. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The racist, white supremacist foundations of the COVID denier movement

    The racist, white supremacist foundations of the COVID denier movement

    As the third wave of COVID-19 gathers steam the anti-mask, COVID denier groups have become more violent, more emboldened and are putting people in danger. We do a deep dive on the COVID denier movement with Kurt Phillips, the formerly anonymous author of Anti-Racist Canada and a founding board member of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

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This podcast gets me fired up in such a good way - thanks an so here’s to many more episodes!

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Funded by Antifa and the illuminati.

Great podcast Duncan. See ya at the annual agenda 21 summer camp.

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Good content, distracting noises

The Nov 11 episode looked interesting and I wanted to listen to the entire episode but there was an ongoing random rattling noise that was super distracting and made it impossible for me to listen to the whole thing. Wish I coulda put up with that, I was interested in the content.

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