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The Eyeopener from CBC Radio Calgary (Highlights)

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The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians

The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians

Location:

Calgary, AB

Description:

The Eyeopener sets the agenda for the day, asking the questions that need to be answered and bringing compelling local stories to Calgarians

Language:

English

Contact:

1724 Westmount Blvd. NW P.O. Box 2640 Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M7 403-521-6209


Episodes

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 28

5/28/2020
On today's show: we hear how COVID-related racism is impacting the Chinese-Calgarian community; we speak with the GM of the Calgary Flames about the NHL returning to play; we meet Alberta's new envoy in Washington, James Rajotte; what does work from home mean for your well-being? Happiness Columnist Jennifer Moss joins us to explain; Crescent Heights now has a town crier. We talk to him about the gig.

Duration:00:41:44

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday May 27

5/27/2020
On today's show: we speak to the daughter of a Cargill worker who died from COVID-19 and find out how the family is coping; how the NHL hopes to get players back on the ice at some point this summer; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin on the province's decision to allow open pit coal mining along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains; stores are open, but they aren't accepting returns. We tell you why.

Duration:00:32:37

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday May 26

5/26/2020
On today's show: we check in with a Calgary hair salon and restaurant manager to find out how reopening went; the head of Skip the Dishes Canada responds to calls to cap the fees they charge restaurants for delivery services; we speak with a Calgary employment lawyer about what employees should know before they return to work; today is National Paper Airplane Day. Telus Spark tells us how to craft the perfect flyer.

Duration:00:35:06

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 25

5/25/2020
On today's show: we find out how surgeons in Alberta will be clearing the backlog of non-urgent surgeries resuming today; as more businesses in Calgary prepare to open their doors, we talk to Mayor Naheed Nenshi about the state of the city; a reality check on the future of shopping in Kensington; it's the moment we've all been waiting for... we find out which lichen is Canada's favourite; we bid a fond farewell to our Ovid of Covid, Allan Monk.

Duration:00:39:00

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 22

5/22/2020
On today's show: we hear about the changes in store for the Calgary Board of Education now that the province's audit is wrapped up; we hear about the Alberta Energy Regulator's decision to temporarily suspend environmental monitoring for oil and gas projects; go home - that's the message drivers with Alberta plates are getting from some residents in B.C. resort towns; coming soon to High River... the return of the drive-in movie theatre.

Duration:00:27:27

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 21

5/21/2020
On today's show: we take a closer look at the issues with booking a campsite online; Calgary restaurants say food delivery services like Skip the Dishes are taking too big a cut; we hear about a new retreat for emergency workers struggling with trauma; it's almost time to peel the plastic wrap off old city hall. We talk to the man leading the restoration of this Calgary landmark.

Duration:00:28:52

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday May 20

5/20/2020
On today's show: the McKenzie Towne Care Centre has it's first new case of COVID-19 in four weeks. We hear from the sister of a resident; city officials say Calgarians need to step up their social distancing. We talk to Mayor Nenshi about that; our Unconventional Panel debates whether Calgary's longest playground zone along Elbow Drive is just a photo radar cash cow; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin shares her take on Joe Biden's plan to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project if he's...

Duration:00:35:34

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday May 19

5/19/2020
On today's show: we tell you which playground zone continues to be the biggest source of ticket revenue for the Calgary Police Service; would you volunteer to be infected with the coronavirus in order to speed up the search for a vaccine?; social distancing guidelines have forced the cancellation of large gatherings this summer. We find out what that means for traditional Indian weddings; our food guide Julie van Rosendaal is going old-school this week serving up some fresh ideas for a...

Duration:00:32:47

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 18

5/18/2020
On today's show: Alberta leads the country when it comes to testing for COVID-19, but is it enough? We ask health columnist Andre Picard; with international flights grounded and the border to the U.S. closed, what does the future of travel look like?; we tell you about an internet movement that's helping girls get their curls back; it's day three of the May Long weekend. We hear what that means for the green thumbs in Alberta.

Duration:00:27:37

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 15

5/15/2020
On today's show: how the town of Banff is preparing for the return of tourists now that the mountain parks are set to reopen; we speak to the student behind a petition demanding that the University of Calgary offer a break on tuition; we talk to the owner of a pub in Lethbridge about reopening for the first time since the pandemic hit; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul offers up advice on showing your car some love while it's not on the road.

Duration:00:29:40

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday May 13

5/13/2020
On today's show: with stores like Aldo and J. Crew filing for bankruptcy protection, our business commentator Deborah Yedlin weighs in on the future of retail; it's not just businesses and charities, the United Church in Alberta has also been hit hard by this pandemic. We find out what they're doing to hang on; we ask our Unconventional Panel if it's time to ban cyclists from the pathways; living longer and better. We speak to the author of Aging Successfully.

Duration:00:34:31

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday May 12

5/12/2020
On today's show: why people who live in Northeast Calgary are currently the most affected by the pandemic; we hear what happens to companies who charge more than they should for essential products; planning to hit the mall this weekend? We tell you what to expect; we tell you why you're likely to see more patios popping up around the city in the weeks to come; how the pandemic could change the way we build our cities.

Duration:00:39:21

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 11

5/11/2020
On today's show: our weekly check-in on the state of the city with Mayor Nenshi; what does the future look like for the performing arts in Calgary?; we hear about a new album of unheard cowboy songs written by a longtime Southern Alberta rancher; we check in with Goodwill about opening up their donations centres; in defense of the English Foxhound - America's least popular dog.

Duration:00:39:43

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 8

5/8/2020
On today's show: we catch up with three local businesses who are looking forward to re-opening next week; scientists at the University of Calgary have developed a new method for testing COVID-19. We speak to the lead researcher about their discovery; why small businesses are taking insurance companies to court; we tell you how you can hire a drag queen to do a curbside concert for mom.

Duration:00:29:51

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 7

5/7/2020
On today's show: we talk about the State of the Province with Premier Jason Kenney; have reports of a more contagious mutation of the coronavirus been greatly exaggerated? We get the real story; we hear why some businesses think May 14th is too soon to get back to business; we hear what the town of Blackfalds is doing to keep the Canada geese away from their parks.

Duration:00:37:48

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday May 6

5/6/2020
On today's show: AHS has had to take control of the Millrise Seniors facility in Calgary. We explain why; we find out how dressing up on Star Wars Day might get you arrested in Lethbridge; parents are working from home and helping their kids learn online. We hear how they're coping and what they see in the future for school; we bring you a story about the friendship between a dog and an elk.

Duration:00:32:59

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday May 5

5/5/2020
On today's show: with Air Canada's billion dollar loss in the first quarter of this year, what does the future hold for Canadian airlines?; we hear from a farmer on the edge of Calgary who's tired of city dwellers dumping trash on her land; we meet a Calgary water polo player who has built herself a pool in her backyard out of hay bales; we have an update on the CBC Calgary Reads Big Book Sale; buzzing bees and beetles on the hunt. We hear about all the bugs rustling to life at this time of...

Duration:00:36:10

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 4

5/4/2020
On today's show: we ask Mayor Nenshi for his reaction to the province's relaunch strategy; can Alberta's energy sector ever bounce back? We talk to the CEO of Whitecap Resources based in Calgary; why Alberta potato farmers are worried about their crops; we look at the pros and cons of Alberta's new coronavirus contact tracing app called Trace Together; we hear an original poem from our Ovid of Covid, Allan Monk.

Duration:00:39:12

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 1

5/1/2020
On today's show: we hear the details of Alberta's relaunch plan; how the government's plan to reopen Alberta's economy will also improve access to medical procedures; will shops and restaurants be ready to reopen May 14th? We speak to a couple of business owners to find out; our beer columnist Haydon Dewes tells us what the next big taste in beer will be.

Duration:00:30:24

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday April 30

4/30/2020
On today's show: we speak with the head of the union representing Cargill's workers about plans to re-open the High River meat plant - the site of Canada's largest COVID-19 outbreak; what to do about that 25 kilometre long ice jam that's flooding Fort McMurray. We talk to a glaciologist; we hear some encouraging news about efforts to curb the coronavirus in Alberta; our happiness columnist, Jennifer Moss tackles a big one. Dealing with uncertainty.

Duration:00:30:01