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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

Cost-of-Living Is Rising, and People Are Relying More on Food Banks

5/27/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Amanda King, Feed Ontario's Director of Network and Government Relations. Amanda tells Rubina how important food banks are becoming in this financially unstable time, and how unless we get a handle on inflation and extreme weather patterns, their use will only increase. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:30

A School Was Massacred, And Police Stood By

5/26/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Nicole Narea, a politics reporter for VOX News. Nicole breaks down what's known about the shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and why police may have waited up to 40 minutes before entering the school. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:31

If The Conservatives Keep In-Fighting, They Could Tear Themselves Apart

5/26/2022
Guest host Arlene Bynon speaks with Brian Lee Crowly, the founder and managing director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and author of "Gardeners vs. Designers: Understanding the Great Fault Line In Canadian Politics". Arlene and Brian discuss the current state of the Conservative party, and what could happen to the party on a federal level if they lose this coming election. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:06

Iran-Canada Soccer Game Cancelled And With Good Reason

5/26/2022
Guest Host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Shahin Moghaddam, a man who lost his wife and son on Flight P752 that was shot down by the Iranian government. Shahin tells Rubina why this Iranian-Canadian soccer match that was going to be held in BC was extremely offensive and insensitive, and why it had to be cancelled. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:05

Gun Culture: Canada Compared To The United States

5/26/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Professor Dexter R. Voisin, the dean in Applied Social Sciences at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. Professor Voisin tells Rubina about the difference between Canada and the United States when it comes to gun culture in the wake of the shooting in Texas. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:57

New Treatments for Mental Health Could Include Psychedelics

5/26/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Dr. Dominique Morisano, a clinical psychologist and adjunct professor at the University of Ottawa & University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health. Dr. Morisano tells Rubina all about the benefits and research psychedelic assisted therapy, and how the future of mental health treatment could be entering a new area. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:09:00

Finland's Greens Switch To Nuclear

5/26/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq speaks with Dr. Christopher Keefer, the president of Canadians for Nuclear Energy. Dr. Keefer tells Rubina about Finland's Green Party endorsing a switch to nuclear power, which could hopefully help free Europe from Russian gas and oil. Let's get talking See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:59

Blacklock's Reporter Check-In: Secret Bailouts, Witch Hunts & Concealed Files

5/26/2022
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 why Cabinet is keeping a $595-Million press bailout confidential, why the Canadian diplomats fled from Afghanistan on a half-empty plane & why those crossing the border may want to make sure their phones and laptops are secured. Let's get...

Duration:00:11:31

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