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Calgary Today with Angela Kokott

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When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.

When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.
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Calgary, AB

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When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.

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English

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AM 770 CHQR 200 Barclay Parade SW Calgary, AB T2P 4L4 403-716-6500


Episodes

A Safer City

5/25/2018
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The case is being made that by focusing on women in planning and decision-making roles, we could have a safer city. Elisabeth Mehrer with YWCA Calgary joins Angela to discuss.

Duration:00:04:20

Fuzz and Fire

5/25/2018
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Poplar fluff proved to be a contributing factor in a grass fire this week. Carol Henke from the Calgary Fire Department joins Angela to talk about it.

Duration:00:03:53

CEASE and Desist?

5/25/2018
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Experts on autism are throwing red flags about a homoeopathic therapy which purports to cure those with the disorder.

Duration:00:04:16

Can chess help young offenders?

5/25/2018
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A program sentencing young offenders to learn and play chess is showing promising results.

Duration:00:03:34

US / North Korea summit is dead

5/25/2018
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For perspective on the days events surrounding the US President's cancellation of the summit with North Korea, we turn to Dr. Stephen J. Farnsworth, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director, Center for Leadership and Media Studies at University of Mary Washington, Fredricksburg, VA.

Duration:00:08:04

Peer rejection not the cause of school shootings

5/25/2018
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Jennifer Watling Neal is an associate professor at Michigan State University. She joins Angela to talk about her latest piece published in The Conversation on school shootings and one of the reasons often presented as an explanation.

Duration:00:16:02

Calgary Today with Angela Kokott - healthy eating

5/16/2018
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Is eating unhealthy actually making Canadians spend more money? Jessica Lieffers, a researcher with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta joined Angela to answer just that.

Duration:00:05:22

Oil & gas companies are no longer including the terms oil or gas in their names

5/15/2018
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Oil companies are changing their names – their dropping oil and gas. Akshat Rathi is a reporter covering energy and science at Quartz, he joined Angela on Calgary Today to discuss this trend. You can read his full article here: https://qz.com/1278107/statoil-is-the-latest-energy-company-to-drop-oil-from-its-name/

Duration:00:08:59

Online trolls & echo chambers

5/11/2018
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Online forums and comment sections seem to be a cesspool of the worst of humanity. But are online news trolls as bad as we think? Maite Taboada, professor in the Department of Linguistics and director at the Discourse Processing Lab at Simon Fraser University joined Angela to discuss how online comment sections can innoculate themselves against trolls.

Duration:00:06:56

Remembering Frank King

5/10/2018
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The chairman and CEO of the ’88 Olympics, Frank King, died today at 81. His wife Jeanette tells Global News he died suddenly while training at the Glencoe Club for a seniors’ track and field competition. Former vice-chair of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee, Bob Niven, joins Angela in studio to remember Frank King.

Duration:00:04:45

Iran Nuclear Deal

5/8/2018
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US President Donald Trump has withdrawn from the Iran Nuclear deal, calling it “a one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.” In response, Iran says Trump’s actions are “illegal, illegitimate and undermines international agreements.” Dr Stephen Farnsworth, professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington, joins Angela to look at the international implications.

Duration:00:08:14

Calgary Olympic Committee

5/8/2018
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Calgary City Councillor and chair of the City's Olympic Committee Evan Woolley joins Angela to explain the approach he and the commmittee intends to take in furthering the decision-making process of whether to host the 2026 Winter Games.

Duration:00:17:16

Housing Incentive Program Extension

5/3/2018
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Bernadette Majdell, CEO of HomeSpace Society, joins Angela to discuss how the non-profit affordable housing developer has been able to leverage the City of Calgary's Housing Incentive Program (HIP) into housing for people who couldn't otherwise afford shelter. Majdell expands on how Calgary is doing in the various types of "non-market housing", and why an extension of HIP is still needed.

Duration:00:04:27

Politics of Pipeline Polls

5/2/2018
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Ted Morton, Executive-in-Residence at the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary, joins Angela Kokott to discuss the tricky political landscape that was revealed in a recent Ipsos poll commissioned by Global News on Canadians' support of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

Duration:00:20:37

Updates from Priddis

4/27/2018
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A two-year-old boy has died after falling into a septic tank in Priddis. Zach Laing, reporter for the Calgary Sun and Herald, has all the latest updates and details.

Duration:00:03:22

Hey Alberta- Victoria's raw sewage is fine

4/26/2018
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Tristin Hopper, National Post reporter, starts the conversation.

Duration:00:12:51

Up & Away Gala

4/26/2018
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The UP & Away Charity Gala is on May 3 at the BMO Centre- helping to raise awareness and funds for the Catholic Family Service programs. Patricia Jones, UP (The Unlocking Potential) CEO, shares more about this years gala.

Duration:00:04:44

America’s Librarian

4/25/2018
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This evening- “America’s Librarian” is launching her first novel, “George & Lizzie” at Central Libraries John Dutton Theatre. She joins the show to discuss the importance of reading, truth and literacy in the world today.

Duration:00:04:22

Vehicles as weapons

4/25/2018
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Vehicles are the easiest and cheapest weapons- they are also impossible to prevent. Candyce Kelshall, an adjunct professor with the terrorism, risk and security studies program at Simon Fraser University, explains.

Duration:00:04:29

Art of Radio Sound

4/24/2018
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The Kinkonauts, a long-form improv troupe, are now building a hand-made radio sound-effects “foley” table for their live 1920s radio plays. Michael Harvey, Kinkonauts member and Nicole Zylstra, Kinkonauts founder join Angela in studio!

Duration:00:09:24

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