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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.

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Richmond Hill, ON

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Curiouscast

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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.

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English


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Episodes

COVID Questions, Answers & Phone Calls with Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro

5/17/2022
Guest Host Jody Vance is joined by Jason "The Germ Guy" Tetro, a microbiologist and host of the "Super Awesome Science Show" and author of "The Germ Code" & "The Germ Files". Jason and Jody not only talk about rising COVID levels around the world, but also take some calls and answer questions from listeners. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:31

Its the Provincial Election, So Why Isn't Anyone Talking About Labour Shortages?

5/13/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon is joined by Rocco Rossi, the president and CEO of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce. Rocco and Arlene talk about the lack of labour development strategies in this provincial election, and why that needs to change. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:21

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Conservative Debates & Cost of Living Increases

5/11/2022
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Guest host Arlene Bynon checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Tom Korski, the managing editor of Blacklock's Reporter. Arlene and Tom discuss the Conservative English leader debate and how each member is positioned before the debate, as well as the ever increasing cost of living in Canada. Let's...

Duration:00:08:59

Without Nuclear Ontario Is Going Back To Increasing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

5/11/2022
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Dr. Chris Keefer, the President of Canadians for Nuclear Energy about Ontario's energy grid possibly losing three nuclear plants that provide the province with abundant clean energy. Dr. Keefer tells Arlene that without these plants, and a larger push for more nuclear plants, we will only see energy prices continue to increase as well as a return to dangerous greenhouse gas emission levels. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy...

Duration:00:08:08

Ignorance of Russian History and Culture Is Holding Back Diplomatic Progress

5/11/2022
Guest Host Arlene Bynon speaks with Sean M. Malone, a professor of History at the Royal Military College Specializing in Cold War and Nuclear Issues. Sean talks with Arlene about the many Active Measures Russian forces continue to take to spread disinformation and propaganda, and until western nations get a stronger understanding of Russian history and culture we will continue to make the same mistakes. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:00

Elective Surgeries Still Waiting Extremely Long Waits in Canada

5/10/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Dr. Katherine Smart, the President of the Canadian Medical Association about the surgical backlog situation in this country. Dr. Smart tells Rubina that although we are clearing the backlog, elective surgeries are still in for an extremely long wait. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:10

Canada is Considering A Ballistic Missile Defence Program in the Arctic

5/10/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Dr. Jane Boulden, a professor at the Royal Military College of Canada about Defence Minister Anita Anand weighing if Canada should build a ballistic missile defence program in the arctic circle. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:07

Afghans Interpreters Left Behind By Canada Are Being Tortured by The Taliban

5/10/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Chris Ecklund, the founder of Canadian Heroes & Fight For Ukraine about the Taliban hunting, torturing and killing former Afghan Interpreters in Afghanistan. Chris tells Rubina why this is such a dark chapter in Canadian history and how the Canadian government failed the people of Afghanistan. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:00

Cancer May Not Be As Genetic As We Previously Thought

5/9/2022
Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Dr. David Wishart, a professor in the departments of biological science & computing science at the University of Alberta about some new research that suggests Cancers may not be as genetically predisposed as we previously may have thought. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:00

Conservatives Want To Build Highway 413...But At What Cost

5/9/2022
Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Peter Miasek, the President of Transport Action Ontario to talk about the Conservative promise to build Highway 413, even though it may further erode the trust people still have in our governments. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:08

Half of Women in Canadian Federal Prisons Are Indigenous

5/9/2022
Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Dr. Vicki Chartrand, an associate professor in the Sociology Department at Bishop's University and Founder and Director of the Justice Exchange Research Clinic. Dr. Chartrand tells Angela that for the first time in recorded history, half of the women in federal prisons in Canada are indigenous, marking a serious problem with our prison systems. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:51

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Profiting from Inflation, Forgiven Student Loans & Failing Newspapers

5/9/2022
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Rubina and Tom talk about how the government has been profiting from inflation, why $54 million in student loans will be repaid on the taxpayers dime & why periodicals fell 9 per cent in Canada despite over a third of a billion dollars. Let's get talkin See...

Duration:00:09:59

Putin Claims Russia's Invasion Is Too Defend The Motherland...But Fails To Say Anything Else

5/9/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Sean M. Maloney, a professor of history at the Royal Military College who specializes in Cold War and Nuclear Issues about Russian President Vladimir Putin's Victory Day speech. Sean tells Rubina why this speech was actually completely underwhelming, and failed to say anything of note. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:20

Will Belarus Join Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine?

5/5/2022
Guest host Angela Kokott is joined by Dr. Balkan Devlen, a Sr. Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Angela and Dr. Devlen talk about what the possibility of Belarus joining the Russian war in Ukraine, and why NATO supplies to Ukraine are being targeted by Russian forces. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:51

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Twisted Tax Practices, Data Privacy & Unverified Account Freeze

5/5/2022
It's that time of the week where we take a look past the veil into the stories that don't get the attention they deserve in Ottawa. Guest host Angela Kokott checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski. Angela and Tom talk about why the Revenue Minister dismissed allegations of corrupt practices, why Public Health Agency of Canada needs to regulate collection of personal data & why the department of Finance never verified the accounts it froze under a Freedom Convoy...

Duration:00:09:30

Flora's Story: Maternal Mental Health Awareness

5/5/2022
Guest host Angela Kokott speaks with Roberta Scott, who runs a support group called "Journey to become a single mother by choice." Roberta and Angela discuss Roberta's late friend Flora, who committed suicide shortly after giving birth to her daughter. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:08:16

What We Lost: Inside The Attack On Canada's Largest Charity

5/5/2022
Guest Host Angela Kokott speaks with Tawfiq Rangwala, the Author of "What we Lost: Inside the Attack on Canada's Largest Charity". Tawfiq tells Angela about his new book and what really happened behind the scenes with We Charity. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:25

We Need To Protect Supports For Women In Need in Canada

5/5/2022
With all the discussion in the U.S. over the Supreme Court leak on the possible overturn of Roe V. Wade, guest host Angela Kokott speaks with Mohini Datta-Ray, the Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Toronto. Mohini tells Angela why we need more supports for women in need, and why we need the government to ensure we wont have this right taken away. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:57

Leaks of the U.S. Supreme Court Plan To Overturn Roe V. Wade

5/4/2022
Guest Host Angela Kokott is joined by Professor Stephen J. Farnsworth, a professor of political science at the University of Mary Washington. Professor Farnsworth and Angela breakdown the monumental leak from the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe V. Wade decision, which would greatly affect the freedoms and availability of abortions for women in America. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:54

Russian Oil Is Being Boycotted, and Germany Is Finally Supporting The EU's Push

5/4/2022
Guest host Angela Kokott speaks with Professor David Welch, the University research chair and Professor of political science at the University of Waterloo. Professor Welch and Angela break down Germany's support of an EU ban on Russian oil, even though it would seriously hurt German energy. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:28