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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 - Thursday July 29

On today's show: from pandemic to endemic. Alberta is changing the way it manages COVID-19; a look at the mental health of athletes at the Olympics; the cost of cleaning up Alberta's oil & gas wells, and who's paying for it; and Singer Songwriter John Wort Hannam tells us why he turns to John Denver for the best campfire songs.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 28

On today's show: the latest on the arena deal between the city and Flames ownership, and the ticket tax that'll cover the Flames part of cost overruns; why some fully vaccinated Canadians who recieved two different types of vaccine are running into trouble booking international trips; we hear how things are going at Alberta's summer camps; we hear the plans for the Plaza Theatre in Calgary.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 27

On today's show: how Alberta nurses feel about the province's plan to pay them less; how federal party leaders are revving up for a possible pandemic election; are pickup trucks really a plague on Canadian roads? A recent Globe and Mail article makes that suggestion and it's got people talking. CBC national car columnist, Paul Karchut, explains.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 26

On today's show: a look at what's behind the recent increase in new COVID-19 cases in Alberta; we learn more about a new vaccine bus hitting the road today in Alberta; we introduce you to the Calgary studio that's turned Canada's Olympic wrestlers into Japanese-inspired anime characters; we tell you the story behind a new mural in Bowness Park.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 23

On today's show: if you're heading west on vacation, you'll need to keep a close eye on the wildfires in B.C. We hear from folks on the ground; the latest on restrictions at the Canada-U.S. border for travellers heading in both directions; why southern Alberta counties are declaring a state of agricultural disaster; we're hosting campfires songs with some of Alberta's finest musicians, beginning with Mariel Buckley.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 22

On today's show: should pepper spray be legal? Alberta's justice minister thinks so. We get reaction to Kaycee Madu's letter to the feds; overwork is one of the leading causes of burnout, and yet many have worked longer hours in the pandemic than ever before. Happiness columnist Jennifer Moss has the pitch for working less; we speak with the mom of a proud Olympian who has the entire town of Vulcan behind her; Angela takes over Huntington Hills.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 21

On today's show: we talk with Olympic gold bobsledder, Kaillie Humphries, on the latest in her long-standing harassment claims against her former coach and Bobsleigh Canada; Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano could be a Seattle Kraken tonight. We look ahead to the NHL expansion draft with Eric Francis; an update on big changes coming to the Glenbow Museum; we speak with legendary stuntman Eddie Braun about a new movie chronicling one of his most famous stunts with ties to Calgary.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 20

On today's show: what cattle farmers in southern Alberta are doing about the extremely dry conditions they're seeing; Canada's environment and climate change minister, Jonathan Wilkinson, talks about the air quality lately and what he's doing in the city; we meet Jake, a trauma dog from Airdrie who just won an Alberta Community Justice Award; we hear about a grasshopper invasion in Lethbridge.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 19

On today's show: how smoky skies impact your health. We talk to a lung specialist about Calgary's dismal air quality; what the Stoney Nakoda Nations think of having a passenger train go through the Morley reserve; we check in with towns on either side of the Alberta Montana border on the prospect of the return of non-essential travel; and have you ever listened to a modern country song and thought "this isn't country!" Well, maybe you're wrong. We define just what makes country, country.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 16

On today's show: our political panel looks at the two referendum questions the Kenney government will ask us this fall; the dream of taking a train from Calgary to Banff is a little closer today. We speak to the woman whose family business has been pushing for the project; we hear what's behind the push for a deer cull in Alberta; the Stampede is offering two new tours this year. We give you a sneak peek into the second one, number two, you might say?


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 15

On today's show: why it may be time for the suburbs to pay more tax. We speak with the former chief planner for Calgary who published that opinion this week; we check in with The Weather Network's Kyle Brittain about the smoky skies above Calgary this morning; we meet national team speedskater Hayden Mayeur, who's also moonlighting as a mobile barista in a tiny vintage car; the world record holder for lowest female vocal note joins us ahead of her show in Calgary.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 14

On today's show: we break down the possible legal fallout after a Calgary lawyer admits to hiring an investigator to follow a judge; we talk to Ward 1 Councillor Ward Sutherland about why he's not seeking re-election this fall; the province is easing major health restrictions for care homes across the province. We speak with a man with two parents in supportive care for his reaction; the Snowbirds fly over Calgary today. We speak with an Alberta pilot.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 13

On today's show: how is Canada and Alberta faring when it comes to carbon capture? We look at the industry on the heels of a big investment by Shell; Canadian country music star Terri Clark talks Stampede and what it's like to be back performing in front of a live audience; a look at where and when you can score a free plate of pancakes in the city; how one Calgary woman went from make-up artist to a thrifter and tripled her salary during the pandemic.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 12

On today's show: we check in with three iconic Calgary western wear stores to find out how business is going this Stampede; we check in with the Calgary Hotel Association to find out how their industry is fairing now that restrictions have been lifted; we meet liberty horse trainer, Niki Flundra, performing nightly at the Stampede's Grandstand Show; we meet a Calgary cab driver who spends his weekends delivering groceries for seniors free of charge.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 9

On today's show: we hear about private sector plans for a high speed rail link between Edmonton and Calgary; the Harvie Passage on the Bow River is a popular channel for rafters, paddleboarders and floaters, but just how safe is it these days? We speak with a group hitting roadblocks trying to improve the passage; we talk to a Calgary social worker offering counseling and support to South Asians who are ready to come out as gay to their families; a preview of Stampede’s Nashville North stage...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 8

On today's show: the Green Line is a go in Calgary. We speak with an advocacy group after both the province and feds give a final signoff on the project; why the University of Calgary is no longer accepting students in its oil and gas engineering program; we talk to Alberta’s cloud seeders about what this summer is looking like in hail alley.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 7

On today's show: we speak with one of the candidates running for National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, former Tsuut'ina Nation chief, Lee Crowchild; talks at OPEC go bust, but this time, it could be a boon for Calgary's oilpatch; our Unconventional Panel discusses Stampede and whether they'll be going and whether the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth" still reflects the Calgary of today; the Folk Music Festival needs volunteers. We hear how you can help.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 6

On today's show: Mayor Nenshi talks about the city dropping its mask requirement; we hear the details about a new deal for the troubled Sturgeon Refinery; what impact all the recent heat had on speeding up glacial melt in the Rockies; we find out what a fish kill is.


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 5

On today's show: is it time to take off masks in Calgary? Councillors Jyoti Gondek and Jeromy Farkas discuss whether they think council should repeal the city's mask bylaw today; several churches on First Nations lands across the country have been set on fire in the last few weeks. How some in the Indigenous Catholic community are responding to the news; Stampede is popping up early across Calgary this week. We hear about the different events across the city; a Calgary highschooler turned...


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 30

On today's show: just how dangerous are Calgary's rivers and lakes? After a spate of recent rescues, we'll speak with a water safety expert on how to stay safe; looking to beat the heat? Might be a smart move to stay inside and watch some TV. Our What to watch columnist Di Golding tells us about a new movie called "No Sudden Move," and the Netflix series "Sweet Tooth"; praying for rain. we speak with farmers in Northern and Southern Alberta about how their crops are faring during the heat...