44 episodes

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

The Progress Report Progress Alberta

    • News Commentary
    • 4.6, 67 Ratings

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

    Why Bill 32 is actually good + Down the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator rabbit hole

    Why Bill 32 is actually good + Down the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator rabbit hole

    Our guest Abdul Malik makes the case for why the UCP's new union busting bill is actually good. Plus Duncan follows up on his story about the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator war criminal statue by going down the Ukrainian Nazi collaborator rabbit hole. 

    • 58 min
    Calgary/Edmonton Municipal Roundtable

    Calgary/Edmonton Municipal Roundtable

    The UCP have dramatically changed the rules around municipal elections in Alberta making it easier for conservatives to win and for big money to sway elections. We dissect the rule changes and the upcoming municipal horse races in Edmonton and Calgary with Romy Garrido. 

    • 1 hr
    Abolish the police (in Calgary, too)

    Abolish the police (in Calgary, too)

    We discuss the the organizing and struggle to end police brutality in Calgary and rural Alberta with comedian, public speaker and organizer Adora Nwofor. Full show notes at www.theprogressreport.ca/abolish_the_police_in_calgary

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Abolish the police

    Abolish the police

    What does society look like when community safety isn't handled by armed cops authorized to kill people? In part two of our conversation on disarming, defunding and dismantling the police with Reakash Walters and Molly Swain, we discuss the abolitionist position.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Defund the police

    Defund the police

    Edmonton and Calgary spend nine times more on the police than they spend on housing the homeless or social programs. Combined the two cities spend $750 million a year on cops. We talk with Reakash Walters and Molly Swain about how to divest from police and invest in the community. 

    • 1 hr
    How a young mother and former foster kid is fighting the UCP (and winning)

    How a young mother and former foster kid is fighting the UCP (and winning)

    The UCP are trying to snatch away financial, social and education benefits from 2100 former foster kids. It's incredibly cruel and totally needless and A.C. and her lawyer Avnish Nanda have taken the government to court and won to keep these benefits – for now. We talk about this case with Nanda and Jenn Prosser an organizer and campaigner who grew up in foster care and kinship care during the aftermath of Klein's cuts. 

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

DavidAitchChrist ,

Funded by Antifa and the illuminati.

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

KaCaMcD ,

Insightful, funny, engaging

A welcome and refreshing take on Alberta politics and beyond, and an excellent counter to the right wing discourses and lies from the Kenney government. Good balance of deep dissection of complex issues and an awesome sense of humor.

embour33 ,

Happy I found this podcast!

So happy I finally found a podcast that has a leftist view and perspective on Alberta’s political landscape!!

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