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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

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Episodes

OCT. 18, 2018 Earthquake preparation. Fall photography

10/18/2018
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John Cassidy, seismologist with Natural Resources Canada. Liron Gertsman, an award-winning 18-year-old wildlife photographer, and Ethan Hugh, a Vancouver resident who posts on Instagram at myvancouverlife.

Duration:00:49:15

OCT. 17, 2018 Marijuana legalization day.

10/17/2018
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Brady Strachan, a CBC reporter in Kamloops, Dr. Evan Wood, director of the B.C. Centre on Substance Use, Jon Hernandez, a CBC reporter in Vancouver, Kirk Tousaw, a lawyer and cannabis policy-reform advocate, Benedikt Fischer, a senior scientist at the senior scientist for the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

Duration:00:49:51

OCT. 16, 2018 Legal marijuana and the workplace. Technology and seniors.

10/16/2018
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Tom Brocklehurst, director of prevention practices and quality for WorkSafeBC, Richard Truscott, B.C. vice-president for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, and Leslie Whittaker, an employment lawyer with Boughton Law. David Kaufman. professor of education and gerontology at Simon Fraser University.

Duration:00:49:15

OCT. 15, 2018 Encouraging young people to vote in municipal elections.

10/15/2018
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Carey Doberstein, an assistant professor of political science at UBC Okanagan, and Paula Tran, a first-time voter in municipal elections, a UBC Okanagan student and the UBC Okanagan Student Union's vice-president of external affairs.

Duration:00:50:45

OCT. 12, 2018 On the cusp on becoming homeless. Gardener Brian Minter.

10/12/2018
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Penny Gurstein, the director of the University of British Columbia's Housing Research Collaborative and co-author of the report No Vacancy. and Jeremy Hunka, a spokesperson for the Union Gospel Mission, that was also involved in putting together in that report. Master Gardener Brian Minter offer gardening tips and advice.

Duration:00:49:25

OCT. 11, 2018 Reducing natural gas consumption. Halloween fun.

10/11/2018
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David Claus, assistant director of facilities management af the University of Northern B.C., Shell Busey, a home improvement consultant, and Arman Mottaghi, Vancouver operation director for the B.C. Sustainable Energy Association. Heather Pescada, a Summerland resident and creator of skeleton scenes outside her house, and Deborah Lawless, district coordinator for Halloween Alley who runs the store in Kelowna.

Duration:00:49:24

OCT. 10, 2018 Pipeline explosion. Highway speed limits. Foraging food.

10/10/2018
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Andrew Kurjata, a CBC reporter based in Prince George, on the explosion at the Enbridge natural gas pipeline nearby. Sandy James, a former planner with the City of Vancouver, and Gordon Lovegrove, an associate professor of engineering at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus who studied the impact of increasing speed limits along some B.C. highways in 2014. Bill Jones, author of The Deerholme Foraging Book.

Duration:00:49:27

OCT. 9, 2018 Municipal election issues.

10/9/2018
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Justin McElroy, a CBC reporter who is covering municipal elections around Metro Vancouver, Megan Thomas, a CBC reporter who has been watching races on Vancouver Island, Andrew Kurjata, a CBC reporter and producer based in Prince George, covering municipal elections in northern B.C., and Chris Walker, the host of CBC's Daybreak South in Kelowna.

Duration:00:50:57

OCT. 5, 2018. Getting youth away from gangs. Thanksgiving traditions.

10/5/2018
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Alison Gutrath, community coordinator of Abbotsford Community Services' In It Together program. Chef Andrew George Jr, chef, instructor, and author of Modern Native Feasts and A Feast For All Seasons.

Duration:00:49:54

OCT. 4, 2018 Brett Kavanaugh investigation reaction. Managing video games.

10/4/2018
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Lauren Dobson-Hughes, an advocate for gender, health and rights. Dr. Shimi Kang, psychiatrist, parenting expert and author of The Dolphin Parent: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy and Self-Motivated Kids, and Michael Medley, founder of the UBC eSports Association, consultant in the eSports industry and a former competitive swimmer and swim coach.

Duration:00:50:06

OCT. 3, 2018 Trans Mountain Indigenous consultation. Winter driving.

10/3/2018
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Merle Alexander. an Indigenous resource lawyer with Miller Titerle, Reuben George, manager of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's Sacred Trust, and Ernie Crey, Chief of Cheam First Nation and co-chair of the Indigenous Advisory and Monitoring Committee. Kurtis Strelau, director of education for Young Drivers of Canada.

Duration:00:49:32

OCT. 2, 2018 LNG Canada's northern B.C. project: environmental and economic impacts

10/2/2018
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Ian Bruce, science and policy director with the David Suzuki Foundation, Karen Ogen-Toews, CEO of the First nations LNG Alliance of B.C., Marc Lee, a senior economist at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' B.C. office, and Dan Baxter, policy director for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce

Duration:00:48:44

OCT. 1, 2018 UBCMA, the new NAFTA. $40B LNG in B.C.?

10/1/2018
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Keith Head, a professor of international trade at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Merran Smith, executive director of Clean Energy Canada, Philip Cross, a senior research fellow at Resource Works, and Phil Germuth, mayor of Kitimat.

Duration:00:50:41

SEPT. 28, 2018 Tent cities. Gardener Brian Minter.

9/28/2018
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Megan Thomas, a CBC reporter in Victoria, and Doug King, executive director of the Together Against Poverty Society, on tent cities. Master Gardener Brian Minter, owner of Minter Country Garden, answers your gardening questions.

Duration:00:49:59

SEPT. 27, 2018 Brett Kavanaugh hearing. Money laundering in B.C. real estate.

9/27/2018
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Rachel Bitecofer, assistant director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. Garry Clement, a financial crime expert, former national director of the RCMP's Proceeds of Crime Branch, and now head of the Clement Advisory Group.

Duration:00:49:15

SEPT. 26, 2018 Rental housing, beyond the increase cap. Importance of trees.

9/26/2018
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David Hulchanski, a housing and community development professor at the University of Toronto who was an urban planning professor at the University of British Columbia in the 1980s. Stephen Sheppard, a forest resources management and landscape architecture professor at UBC.

Duration:00:50:11

SEPT. 25, 2018 Municipal election financing. Binge-worthy television.

9/25/2018
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Dermod Travis, executive director of Integrity B.C. Lisa Christiansen, the CBC's TV on the Radio columnist.

Duration:00:50:17

SEPT. 24, 2018 B.C. rent increase formula. Staying healthy as you age.

9/24/2018
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Spencer Chandra Herbert, chair of the B.C. Rental Housing Task Force and NDP MLA for Vancouver-West End, Paul Lagace, a poverty law advocate who works at the Prince Rupert Unemployment Action Centre, and David Hutniak, CEO of Landlord B.C. Joyce Resin, host and organizer of 55 and Up! forums.

Duration:00:50:44

SEPT. 21, 2019 Federal government's Trans Mountain plan. Rainy weather motor vehicle maintenance.

9/21/2018
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Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada and MP for Saanich - Gulf Islands, and Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs. Sam Tremblay, owner of Tremblay Motors.

Duration:00:49:59

SEPT. 20, 2018 Proposed ban on handguns

9/20/2018
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Christian Leuprecht, a security expert and professor at Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and Mario Canseco, president of Research Co.

Duration:00:49:58