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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


Calgary, AB


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




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


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 23

On today's show: how the pandemic has shifted the outlook for grade 12 students; how the Calgary Board of Education plans to deal with renaming schools from now on; how higher oil prices are impacting Alberta's oilpatch and Albertans; the Summer Olympics kick off in Tokyo a month from today. We speak with a Calgary long distance runner who is ready to race.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 22

On today's show: we tell you when you'll no longer have to wear a mask in Calgary; we speak with the head of the Banff Centre about its reopening plans; a Calgary appraiser tells us about some of the wild things he's found hidden in people's homes; on this week's Karchut on Cars, we talk about the so-called "midlife crisis car" and whether the convertibles you see this time of year really are a last grasp at youth.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 21

On today's show: a look at what Canadians plan to do with the extra money they managed to save during the pandemic; when masks are no longer mandatory, will you still wear one? We hear what some Calgarians are planning; we speak with Calgary's mayor about when the city might lift its mandatory mask bylaw, now that Alberta fully reopens on July 1st; the man behind some of Canada's most iconic buildings is with us on this National Indigenous Peoples Day. Douglas Cardinal joins us.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday June 18

On today's show: We hear from a landowner near the site of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal mine, which is now dead in the water; We speak with a parks ecologist about how wardens in K Country keep bears and motorists apart; and we hear how people feel about getting busy as Alberta opens up and personal calendars start to fill up a bit more.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday June 17

On today's show: We hear from Canada's Minister of Environment about why Ottawa is willing to get involved in reviewing new coal mines in Alberta; how a village of medical professionals worked together to get a potentially life-saving medication to an Alberta toddler who ate raccoon feces; and why you need to declare you've cleaned your water shoes and fishing rods before going in the water in Banff National Park.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 16

On today's show: We talk to grade 12 students about how the see-saw of in-person and online learning has affected their studies; we learn why lumber prices are coming down; and we hear stories from two Calgarians going to the Olympics - a paddler, and the first transgender official at the games.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 15

We hear about new research showing what folks who have yet to get a COVID-19 shot have in common; we unveil what the Calgary Folk Fest has in store for this summer; and Kyle Brittain chats about our Ontario-esque humidity.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 14

On today's show: Bryan Labby tells us about increasing meat prices; we talk about the psychology behind vaccine lotteries; we chat about the City's digital Traffic Tuesday signs; and we talk to a Calgary HR expert about what the return to work could look like in a fully-vaccinated world.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday June 11

On today's show: second dose appointments for COVID-19 vaccines are being moved up in Alberta. We get an update on the rollout; we talk to two Calgarians who've managed to peel themselves off their couches to go to the movies; for the next in our Innovators series, we hear from a plant-based protein company with big plans to change the alternative meat, snacking and cereal industries; a drive through the Beltline is a little more colourful this morning. Angela is on scene at a new mural...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday June 10

On today's show: stage two of the province's reopening plan kicks off today. The Eyeopener's Paul Karchut breaks down what's open and what's not; our eye on the legislature, Paul McLoughlin, on the Alberta government's 1.3 billion dollar failed gamble on the Keystone XL Pipeline; we hear why the oilsands largest producers are casting their lot together to reach net-zero; we chat with a young man roller blading for the bees!


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 9

On today's show: the killing of four people in London, Ontario has some Muslim Calgarians on edge. We speak with a lifelong resident of the city who says some women she knows want to take off their hijabs as a safety precaution; we kick off a new series talking with grade twelve students about their lives during the pandemic. This week, we talk about their mental health and how they're holding up; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin is taking on a new role at the Calgary Chamber of...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 8

On today's show: equalization is going to a vote. The province will hold a referendum on the contentious federal program in October. We speak to a former Alberta finance minister about it; what to expect at the Calgary Stampede midway this year; we hear from a longtime Calgary banjo player about a musical tribute to local seniors.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 7

On today's show: Premier Kenney's recent Sky Palace dinner is getting push back from his own caucus. We hear more; we find out how the push to get more Calgarians vaccinated in the city's northeast is going; our starman, Don Hladiuk, tells us about Marsquakes; we learn all about K-pop boy band, BTS, and how big of an impact they're having on fans.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday June 4

On today's show: the police are giving up eight million dollars to change how people in mental health emergencies are helped. We learn more; we hear why hospital admissions for Albertans with chronic respiratory conditions dropped in the first six months of the pandemic; with the rivers rising around Southern Alberta and a thick snowpack still to come, we take a look at the province's flood outlook; we hear the history of rap music in Canada as the Juno's celebrate 30 years of the genre.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday June 3

On today's show: it's another red light for the Green Line. We hear why construction is delayed from the city's chair of the Green Line committee, Councilor Shane Keating; Calgary's tech sector keeps growing. Mphasis has announced its Canadian headquarters will be in the city, bringing upwards of 1,000 jobs here. We hear from a senior vice president at Mphasis; a look at the cyber attack that temporarily shut down the JBS meat processing plant in Brooks; and we tell wasps to buzz off!


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 2

On today's show: what the sweeping changes to long term care in Alberta could mean for local care homes; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin has some good news for the oil patch in Calgary; Langevin School no more. Following renewed attention to Canada's residential school legacy, we speak with two grade eight students who led a push to change their school's name; and what's driving the trucker shortage in Alberta and around the world.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 1

On today's show: we speak with a man who's made it his life's work to ensure people don't forget the children who died in Alberta residential schools; new variants of concern keep emerging, and that’s keeping public health officials busy. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj on how this has the potential to change your summer plans; Alberta's justice minister is ordering the Lethbridge Police Service to go back to the drawing board on its action plan meant to shape-up the force. We speak with a Lethbridge...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 31

On today's show: the remains of more than 200 children were found on the grounds of a B.C. Residential School last week. We talk to the lead archeologist who works on similar community-led identification projects here in Alberta; a look at the shift underway in the energy industry as major companies face mounting pressure to cut emissions even faster than planned; the Sylvan Lake Gulls are dive-bombing their way to the ball diamond this year. We talk to the team's general manager about its...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 28

On today's show: the supervised consumption site at the Sheldon Chumir centre is closing and two new sites will open instead. We hear some of the details; drive-thru vaccinations are coming to Calgary's Northeast. We hear more; there are only a few days left before you have to pay to enjoy Kananaskis. We hear all about the new fees; look out British Columbia, here comes Alberta! Will B.C. be ready for us when we can start traveling again this summer?


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 27

On today's show: Premier Jason Kenney talks about Alberta's reopening plan; the government is apologizing to Italian-Canadians who were sent to internment camps during the Second World War. We hear more about what that acknowledgment means for the community; we hear all about the sleek new parkade in the East Village; why 91-year-old Einar Franson says it's time for his huge, replica grain elevators to find new homes.