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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

MARCH 19, 2019 Look ahead to housing in the budget. Gender wage gap.

3/19/2019
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Tom Davidoff, an associate professor and director of the University of British Columbia's Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate. Paulette Senior, CEO of the Canadian Women's Foundation, and Fatima Cader, a lawyer based in Toronto.

Duration:00:51:10

MARCH 18, 2019 Transmountain. Spring Break.

3/18/2019
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Hamish Telford on British Columbia's Court of Appeal arguments in the battle for jurisdictional power in the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. A five-day hearing is now underway. And Quincey Kirschner on safe spring break for the kids.

Duration:00:50:10

MARCH 15, 2019 Islamophobia. Brian Minter.

3/15/2019
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Hasan Alam with the Islamophobia Legal Assistance Hotline on how we should we tackle Islamophobia and hate crimes. At least 49 people were killed in the shootings at two mosques in New Zealand. Brian Minster on the importance of pollinators.

Duration:00:52:38

MARCH 14, 2019 Electric vehicles. Long-distance relationships.

3/14/2019
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Matthew Klippenstein, an electric vehicle industry analyst and EV advisor for Plug In B.C. Dr. Cheryl Fraser, registered psychologist, relationship expert, and author of Buddha's Bedroom: The Mindful Loving Path to Sexual Passion and Lifelong Intimacy.

Duration:00:49:36

MARCH 13, 2019 Boeing 737 Max grounded. Post-secondary school admissions.

3/13/2019
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David Gillen, professor and Director of the Centre for Transportation Studies at the University of British Columbia's Sauder School of Business. Molly McCracken, admissions editor with Kira Talent, a company that works with post-secondary admissions to create a fraud-free admissions process.

Duration:00:50:35

MARCH 12, 2019 Cellphones in classrooms. Dental costs.

3/12/2019
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Ian Landy, the principal of Edgehill Elementary in Powell River who blogs about technology in schools. Dr. Harpreet Singh Dhillon, a dentist at Strive Dental in Surrey, Jocelyn Johnston, executive director of the B.C. Dental Association, and Dr. Mario Brondani, president of the Canadian Association of Public Health Dentistry, and associate professor of Dentistry and director of the Dental Public Health graduate program at the University of British Columbia.

Duration:00:50:18

MARCH 11, 2019 Quest for more sleep

3/11/2019
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Dr. Charles Samuels, president of the Canadian Sleep Society and medical director of the Centre for Sleep and Human Performance in Calgary

Duration:00:50:31

MARCH 8, 2019 International Women's Day: leadership and music

3/8/2019
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Janni Aragon, a political scientist and director of the Technology and Society program at the University of Victoria. Andrea Warner, a CBC Music columnist and author of We Oughta Know: How Four Women Rules the '90s and Changed Canadian Music and Buffy Sainte-Marie: the authorized biography

Duration:00:50:19

MAR. 7, 2019 SNC-Lavalin's history. Online hoaxes.

3/7/2019
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Giuseppe Valiante, a Canadian Press reporter in Montreal. Jesse Miller, a social media awareness and online safety speaker, and the founder of Mediated Reality.

Duration:00:50:45

MARCH 6, 2019 Gerald Butts's testimony.

3/6/2019
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Sanjay Jeram, a senior lecturer in political science at Simon Fraser University, and Lisa Young, a professor of political science at the University of Calgary.

Duration:00:50:41

MARCH 5, 2019. SNC-Lavalin and the state of Canadian democracy. Stroke awareness and prevention.

3/5/2019
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Duff Conacher, co-founder of Democracy Watch, on the SNC-Lavalin saga and the impact on Canadian democracy and leadership. Dr. Phil Teal, spokesperson for the Heart and Stroke Foundation BC-Yukon chapter and director of the stroke program at Vancouver General Hospital, on stroke awareness and prevention.

Duration:00:52:12

MARCH 4, 2019. Chinese-Canadian foreign relations. Public funding for private schools.

3/4/2019
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Michael Byers, Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia, on Canadian-Chinese foreign relations. Elba Bendo, director of law reform at West Coast LEAF, Patti Bacchus, former chair of the Vancouver School Board, and Shawn Chisholm, executive director of the Federation of Independent Schools Association.

Duration:00:53:36

MARCH 1, 2019. Renting in British Columbia. Master gardener Brian Minter.

3/1/2019
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Architect Michael Gellar and Brandon Yan, former Vancouver city planning commissioner, on renting in B.C. Master gardener Brian Minter.

Duration:00:51:58

FEB. 28, 2019 More fallout from Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony.

2/28/2019
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Ken Hardie, Liberal MP for Fleetwood-Port Kells, Nathan Cullen, NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley who also sits on the House of Commons justice committee, Bob Zimmer, Conservative MP for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies, and David Cochrane, senior CBC parliamentary reporter in Ottawa.

Duration:00:50:06

Shocking Jody Wilson-Raybould testimony to the justice committee

2/27/2019
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Live Broadcast of Shocking Jody Wilson-Raybould Testimony to the Justice Committee. Wilson-Raybould says she faced political pressure, 'veiled threats' on SNC-Lavalin; PM urged her to 'help out'

Duration:01:10:53

FEB. 27, 2019 Michael Cohen's testimony. Jody Wilson-Raybould's testimony

2/27/2019
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Rachel Bitecofer, assistant Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University. David Moscrop, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Communication at the University of Ottawa, and Mike McDonald, chief strategy officer at Kirk and Co. Consulting and senior associate at Pollara Strategic Insights

Duration:01:51:29

FEB. 26, 2019 Byelection results. Keeping clothing out of the landfill.

2/26/2019
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Stewart Prest, a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, and Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute. Karen Storry, a senior project engineer for Metro Vancouver, and Amelia Eleiter, co-founder and director of Debrand Services.

Duration:00:49:32

FEB. 25, 2019. Agricultural Land Reserve regulations. RRSP's and financial planning.

2/25/2019
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Minister of Agriculture Lana Popham and David Connell, associate professor at the University of Northern British Columbia, on regulation changes to ALR land use. Jean Freed, financial advisor and consultant, on registered retirement savings plans.

Duration:00:52:40

FEB. 22, 2019 NEB's Trans Mountain decision. Oscar movies.

2/22/2019
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Joe Spears, a marine safety expert and managing director of the Horseshoe Bay Marine Group, and Paul Paquet, adjunct professor of geography at the University of Victoria and a senior scientist at the Raincoast Conservation Foundation. Lisa Christiansen, a big fan of awards shows and the CBC's TV on the Radio columnist.

Duration:00:50:34

FEB. 21, 2019 Measles outbreak. Student loan debt.

2/21/2019
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Dr. Reka Gustafson, medical health officer at Vancouver Coastal Health, on measles vaccinations. Isaiah Chan, director of counselling at Credit Counselling Society of BC, on student loan debt relief.

Duration:00:52:16