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ON Point with Alex Pierson

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ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

Location:

Richmond Hill, ON

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

ON Point with Alex Pierson is an in-depth, no-nonsense look at the stories making headlines. Alex has 20 years in the field, and behind an anchor desk.and is known and respected for her tough reporting style and accountability. Join the daily conversation with ON Point with Alex Pierson and never miss an important story again.

Language:

English


Episodes

Francesca Grosso - The Auditor Generals report on Long-Term Care homes was released, and big surprise, the province was not prepared.

4/28/2021
Alex speaks with Francesca Grosso, Principal at Grosso McCarthy Inc about the Auditor Generals damning report on the handling of LTCs during the pandemic...and how the province let down some of its most vulnerable. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:33

Tom Korski - ON Point with Alex Pierson

4/27/2021
Alex speaks with Tom Korski, Managing Editor of Blacklocks Reporter about why the Department of Health rated a failed Spartan Bioscience Inc. as "solid", how Infrastructure Minister Catherine McKenna will do better explaining where billions in public spending went, and why YouTube has been voter to be regulated by The Department of Heritage. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:11

Dr. Jane Liddle - The kids are not okay, and we can't ignore it anymore

4/26/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Dr. Jane Liddle, Lecturer for Department of Pediatrics at Ottawa University and a community Pediatrician about the disturbing rise of young children suffering from mental health issues during this pandemic, and what needs to be done in order to save our truly most vulnerable. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:48

'Today is a great day': Ticats CEO

4/21/2021
Scott Mitchell joins Alex Pierson to talk about news the start of the CFL season is being delayed. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:43

'The demeanour tonight has been celebration'

4/20/2021
Reporter Sloane Martin joins Alex from the streets of Minneapolis in the wake of a jury finding Derek Chauvin guilty. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:58

'Kids are going to be scared now, because what if the cops come?'

4/19/2021
Brodie O'Hare talks to Alex Pierson about a video captured in a skateboard park in Gravenhurst. In the video a police officer is seen aggressively shoving a young person. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:50

Frank Seglenieks - Why is the water in Lake Ontario so low this year?

4/15/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Frank Seglenieks, Canadian Secretary for the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River Board. They talk about why the water levels are so low in Lake Ontario this year, and if this will last all year. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:44

Roger McIntyre - What is Brain fog, how does it alter your brain, and is it permanent?

4/15/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Roger McIntyre, Prof. of Psychiatry and Pharmacology and UofT. Head of Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network. They talk about the becoming more commonplace term "Brain Fog." What it really means, who it affects, and how to clear the fog. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:32

Dr. Kirk Atkinson - What are Small Modular Reactors, and why should you know about them

4/15/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Dr. Kirk Atkinson, Director of the Centre for Small Modular Reactors, Associate Professor and Industrial Research Chair in Faculty of Energy Systems and Nuclear Science at Ontario Tech University. They talk about what Small Modular Reactors are, and why 4 provinces that opposed the carbon tax are looking to utilize them in the near future. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:40

Sarah Bontrager - A city in California has found a unique way to clean up homeless encampments, and build relations with the people in the community

4/14/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Sarah Bontrager, Housing and Public Services Manager for the City of Elk Grove. Sarah helped to design a way to pay the homeless to clean up their camps within the city, and how effective it has been. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:09

Vanessa Vakharia - Online learning is here to stay in Ontario, are you and your kids ready?

4/13/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Vanessa Vakharia, owner of The Math Guru, a Toronto math and science tutoring studio, and author of "Math Hacks: Cool Tips + Less Stress = Better Marks". They talk about tips and tricks to improve students experience with remote learning, and some issues that still need to be smoothed out. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:24

Shaun Proulx - Systemic discrimination notable factor in Bruce McArthur investigation

4/13/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Shaun Proulx, Journalist, Broadcaster and PUblisher of TheGayGuideNetwork.com. They talk about the recent watchdog review into the investigation of Bruce McArthur and other missing persons cases, and how the Toronto Police Service needs to improve in order to reconcile relations with the LGBTQ community. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:12

Roger McIntyre - What does our fear response have to do with Protests

4/12/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Roger McIntyre, a Prof. of Psychiatry and Pharmacology at the University of Toronto, Head of Mood Disorders Psychopharmacology Unit at the University Health Network. They discuss the rise of protests and rallies during this 3rd wave, and how the human brain is wired to handle the stress. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:32

Mark Weiss - Airlines hiring pilots with zero flying experience

4/12/2021
Alex Pierson talks with Mark Weiss, a retired airline pilot who became an expert in the field of plane crash investigation. They talk about a new initiative being used by airlines to help diversify their pilot roster...hire pilots and then train them yourselves... Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:38

Jean Hammond - How to spend time with the family during April Break

4/12/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Jean Hammond, A Family Partnership Speacialist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and mother of a child with a disability. Jean tells Arlene some creative and healthy ways for family to spend time together during this April Break and Stay-at-home order, and the importance of Family time. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:33

Doris Grinspun - Delayed announcing Stay-At-Home order so ICU numbers to rise

4/12/2021
Guest Host Arlene Bynon spoke with the CEO of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario, Doris Grinpsun. They talk about why the Solicitor General wanted to delay announcing the stay-at-home order, and how this has affected hospitals and people's lives. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:19

Naila Shaikh - An inside look at Intensive Care Units through a Nurse's eyes

4/9/2021
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Naila Shaikh, an Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse about what the ICUs are like behind the scenes, as they reach over 500 patients, and how the staff are able to hold up. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:44

Harry Hanson - Virtual Cocktail Class

4/8/2021
Alex talks with award-winning bartender Harry Hanson. They talk about how Harry had to pivot after the first lockdown and he was laid off of work, and how he came up with hosting Virtual Cocktail Class, remote bartending lessons for parties and groups. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:06:08

Alicia Bacon - ON Point with Alex Pierson

4/8/2021
Alex talks with Alicia Bacon, a recently engaged woman who has lost her engagement ring in Cambridge. They talk about how it happened, and what Alicia is doing to try and get it back...including a cash reward. Let's Get Talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:21

Dr. Byram Bridle on NACI saying delay between doses to be less than 4 months as supply increases.

4/8/2021
Alex talks with Dr. Byram Bridle, an Associate Professor of Viral Immunology at the University of Guelph about the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) acknowledging that with Canada's vaccine supply growing, not everyone will have to wait four months between doses. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:20