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Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.

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Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.

    Understanding rare blood clots; vaccines & immunity; Canada #1; Federal $$ for Air Canada; Alberta's conservative infighting

    Understanding rare blood clots; vaccines & immunity; Canada #1; Federal $$ for Air Canada; Alberta's conservative infighting

    Today's guests:

    Dr Theodore Warkentin, clinical and laboratory hematologist and transfusion medicine director at Hamilton General Hospital / Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, and the Department of Medicine, at McMaster University

    Dr. Eleanor Fish, Professor of Immunology - University of Toronto 

    Dr. Lynora Saxinger, ssociate Professor in the Department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta

    Kevin Drew, U.S. News' assistant managing editor for international news

    Karl Moore, Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization - Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University

    Duane Bratt, Professor of Political Science - Mount Royal University

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Vaccines weaken the case for lockdowns; Radical resolutions at NDP convention; Premier Kenney's political woes

    Vaccines weaken the case for lockdowns; Radical resolutions at NDP convention; Premier Kenney's political woes

    Today's guests:

    Dr. Matt Strauss, critical care physician, assistant professor of medicine at Queen’s University

    Terry Glavin, author/journalist/columnist

    Lorne Gunter, Columnist - Edmonton Sun

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    • 39 min
    Revisiting Northern Gateway?; Green transition impact on jobs; Alberta's rising covid numbers; "Buy American" & protectionism

    Revisiting Northern Gateway?; Green transition impact on jobs; Alberta's rising covid numbers; "Buy American" & protectionism

    Today's guests:

    David Knight Legg - chairman of the ESG Working Group of the Province of Alberta and CEO of Invest Alberta Corporation

    Francis Fong - managing director and senior economist with TD Economics

    Dr. Joe Vipond, Calgary ER doctor

    Scott Lincicome - Senior Fellow of Economic Studies at the CATO Institute

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    • 43 min
    Vaping & smoking: reverse gateway?; AstraZeneca vaccine update; hot housing market; the case for stimulus

    Vaping & smoking: reverse gateway?; AstraZeneca vaccine update; hot housing market; the case for stimulus

    Today's guests:

    Prof. Ian Irvine, Professor of Economics at Concordia University / Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute

    Dr. Craig Jenne, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology Immunology and Infectious Diseases at The University of Calgary

    Robert Kavcic, Director and Senior Economist - BMO Capital Markets

    Craig Alexander, Chief Economist and Executive Advisor - Deloitte Canada

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    • 51 min
    Alberta curriculum changes; Alberta doctors reject government's offer; Childcare & economic recovery

    Alberta curriculum changes; Alberta doctors reject government's offer; Childcare & economic recovery

    Today's guests:

    Dr. Carla Peck, Professor, Faculty of Education - Elementary Education, University of Alberta

    Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies, physician, author, mathematics advocate

    Dr. Lorian Hardcastle, associate professor in the faculty of law and Cumming School of Medicine - University of Calgary

    Ken Boessenkool, Research Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute / J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice at the Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill University

     

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    • 48 min
    Supreme Court's carbon tax ruling; Black holes breakthrough; Police reform; Conservative climate infighting; Budget priorities

    Supreme Court's carbon tax ruling; Black holes breakthrough; Police reform; Conservative climate infighting; Budget priorities

    Today's guests:

    Dwight Newman, Professor of Law, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights in Constitutional and International Law - University of Saskatchewan / Munk Senior Fellow (Constitutional law) with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute

    Avery Broderick, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Waterloo and an Associate Faculty Member at the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics

    Kelly Sundberg, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University

    Tasha Kheiriddin, National Post Columnist / Max Bell School of Public Policy at McGill

    Alla Drigola, Director of Parliamentary Affairs and Small Business Policy - Canadian Chamber of Commerce

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    • 57 min

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