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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 - Friday October 15

10/15/2021
On today's show: why you should care about your school trustee, even if you don't have kids or they're all grown up! We speak to two retiring trustees; we hear why the Calgary Humane Society has too many critters and not enough space; the Calgary Flames play their first game of the season tomorrow night. We talk hockey with Sportsnet's Eric Francis; we ask shoppers if they've started their Christmas shopping yet considering the ongoing supply chain issues.

Duration:00:28:45

Special: Mayoral Debate Show

10/14/2021
Calgary Eyeopener host David Gray brings top three mayoral candidates Jyoti Gondek, Jeromy Farkas and Jeff Davison together for a one-hour special mayoral debate.

Duration:00:54:39

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday October 14

10/14/2021
On today's show: CBC's City Hall Reporter, Scott Dippel, tells us about his one-on-one interview with outgoing mayor, Naheed Nenshi; why a professor at the U of C is analyzing millions of tweets with COVID-19 misinformation every week; our happiness and well-being columnist Jennifer Moss talks about how to alleviate chronic anxiety brought on by the pandemic.

Duration:00:26:01

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday October 13

10/13/2021
On today's show: some shelter and nonprofit workers in Alberta are unionizing to protect themselves from trauma in the workplace, which has gotten worse since the start of the pandemic; our final interview with mayoral candidates, today Brad Field joins us; on this week's Karchut on Cars, what's behind the rise of turbo-charged engines and what are the pros and cons?; why there are concerns about wild boars in one of Alberta's national parks.

Duration:00:26:40

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday October 12

10/12/2021
On today's show: ward 2 councillor Joe Magliocca has been charged with fraud and breach of trust. We speak with his lawyer about it; we continue our series of conversations with mayoral candidates. Today Jeff Davison joins us; she's one of Canada's top criminal defence lawyers and now, she's written a memoir about her life. Marie Henein joins us; a look at the celebrity space race and William Shatner's upcoming rocket trip.

Duration:00:32:53

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday October 8

10/8/2021
On today's show: we speak with another Calgarian running for mayor, Jeromy Farkas joins us; a look at the possibility of another surge in COVID-19 cases in Alberta after the Thanksgiving long weekend; we continue our conversations with community associations from each quadrant. What the election means to the community of Edgemont in the Northwest.

Duration:00:23:28

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday October 7

10/7/2021
On today's show: the Calgary Catholic School District has voted in favour of a vaccine mandate for all staff. We hear from the Chief Superintendent of the Calgary Catholic School District; we start hearing from community associations from each quadrant in the city ahead of the civic election. We head to Ward 10 in the northeast first; we speak with another Calgarian running for mayor. Jan Damery joins us; our What to Watch columnist weighs in on whether the new Netflix series "Squid Game" is...

Duration:00:33:15

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday October 6

10/6/2021
On today's show: twenty-seven people want to be Calgary's next mayor. Today we begin a series of interviews with some of those candidates. Jyoti Gondek kicks things off; a petition to allow fans back at Calgary high school football games is gaining traction after limits are placed on who can be a spectator; we hear from retired Alberta senator Doug Black about why you should care about the upcoming senate election; how Calgarians feel about life in the city. We chat with the Calgary...

Duration:00:31:55

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday October 5

10/5/2021
On today's show: Alberta's slow leak of people moving to other provinces; last week, the pharmaceutical company Merck issued a press release about a new anti-viral drug to treat COVID-19 infection. Dr. Raj Bhardwaj talks about why some people are calling it a game-changer; we speak with a Calgary podcaster who's hosting candidate debates for the wards in Calgary; an update on the city's mobile vaccination stations and where to find them when you vote this civic election; with the season...

Duration:00:37:55

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday October 4

10/4/2021
On today's show: we crunch the COVID-19 numbers with our data journalist Robson Fletcher to see what they actually say about the state of our province and our healthcare system; we hear all about the newest portion of Calgary's ring road to open in the Southwest; we tell you about a local caterer who's delivering food and messages of gratitude to ICU staff in Calgary hospitals; we hear about a mom's effort to bring the Canadian road trip to her son by crowd-sourcing licence plates from every...

Duration:00:27:09

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday October 1

10/1/2021
On today's show: what difference will 20 ICU-trained Canadian Red Cross staff make at the Red Deer Regional Hospital? We ask a doctor who works there; we hear about a new documentary that looks into the human impact of orphan wells in Alberta; why bears in the Rockies are having a hard time fattening up for winter; we have a good news story for you of a years-long Calgary art heist investigation with a happy ending.

Duration:00:27:50

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday September 30

9/30/2021
On today's show: we hear from Cowboy Smithx and the executive director of Alberta’s only Indigenous women’s shelter about the importance of this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation; why voting in next month's referendum is going to be a pain in the neck for some Albertans, including those living on First Nations reserves; we hear from the lead academic of a free online course meant to educate Canadians about the history of Indigenous people; we hear how several First Nations youth...

Duration:00:31:43

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday September 29

9/29/2021
On today's show: CBC Reporter Sarah Rieger looks into a major privacy breach with the vaccine app that was used by the Flames at the Saddledome; now that the federal election is in our rearview mirror, we ask our Unconventional Panel how prepared they feel for our upcoming municipal election; what the return of international hunters means for outfitters in Alberta; we chat with Calgary playwright Eugene Stickland about his new volume of plays about medical conditions.

Duration:00:35:46

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday September 28

9/28/2021
On today's show: a Calgary man shares his story of being intubated in an ICU for almost two weeks and why he's now encouraging others to get vaccinated; with surgeries on hold, some Albertans are looking at paying for private surgery outside the province; a sleep expert makes the case for permanent standard time; why some stage musicals bomb on the silver screen. Calgary film & theatre critic Louis B Hobson dishes on the disappointing Dear Evan Hansen film.

Duration:00:30:19

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday September 27

9/27/2021
On today's show: an update on the COVID-19 situation in Lethbridge with the medical lead for the ICU at Chinook Regional Hospital; we tell you about a nightmare property in the southeast and how it reveals a complicated and dysfunctional system for dealing with these situations; almost three years after China arrested two Canadian men, including Michael Spavor of Calgary, they are both back on home soil. We talk to former diplomat Gordon Houlden about Canada's relationship with China, going...

Duration:00:31:13

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday September 24

9/24/2021
On today's show: relationship therapists in the city say more couples are going to therapy over COVID-19 related conflicts. We hear from a marriage counsellor about what that looks like; why it may be difficult to get your hands on winter tires in the coming months; we find out why you might be waiting a lot longer to get through to a 3-1-1 operator these days; we check in with the organizer of tomorrow’s Orange Shirt Day Walk.

Duration:00:25:17

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday September 23

9/23/2021
On today's show: we hear from two restaurant owners on how they're dealing with the province's Restriction Exemption Program; many of those dying of COVID-19 in this province have pre-existing conditions. We find out more about those losing their lives to the virus; why birds haven't minded us all staying home more during the pandemic; a short documentary about the pandemic’s impact on migrant workers is making its debut at the Calgary International Film Festival. We talk to the Calgary...

Duration:00:35:29

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday September 22

9/22/2021
On today's show: we hear from the Vice-President of the United Conservative Party on why he wants Premier Jason Kenney to resign; why Alberta has a new minister of health; the Alberta Children's Hospital is delaying all but its most urgent surgeries. We speak with a mom whose son is waiting for brain surgery; an Airdrie bartender is earning praise, and cash, for his tropical twist on the humble caesar. We have more on the drink and the man behind it.

Duration:00:30:19

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday September 21

9/21/2021
On today's show: it's a Liberal minority, but Alberta has changed ever so slightly. Pollster Janet Brown weighs in; we speak with re-elected Calgary Conservative MP Stephanie Kusie from the riding of Calgary-Midnapore; George Chahal has traded his city council seat for a chair in Ottawa. We speak with Calgary-Skyview's new Liberal MP; the Maverick Party's first election is in the books. We speak with candidate Josh Wylie; we hear from a firefighter who ran the Calgary Marathon in his uniform.

Duration:00:41:00

Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday September 20

9/20/2021
On today's podcast: an ICU doctor describes what it's like to care for some of our city's sickest COVID patients; we'll find out how Quebec restaurants are faring with a QR code system; and we'll hear about the bid to create Mammoth-like creatures.

Duration:00:27:40