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The Alex Pierson Show

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The Alex Pierson show 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.

The Alex Pierson show 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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The Alex Pierson show 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

Music, Movies & Charity: The Strengths of Being Canadian with George Stroumboulopoulos

8/11/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by George Stroumboulopoulos, a Canadian entertainment legend, host and producer of "The Strombo Show" on Apple Music and former MuchMusic VJ. George and David talk about the Canadian music and film scene, what projects George has coming down the pike, and why food security is more important now than ever in recent years. Let's get talking

Duration:00:27:00

'The outcome could've been very different': TTC Spokesperson

8/11/2022
TTC Spokesperson, Stuart Green joins Alex to talk about the discovery of a four-year old girl around 1:30am Wednesday along the TTC tracks near Warden Station.

Duration:00:02:21

Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Technology To Help Treat Neurological Diseases

8/10/2022
David is joined by Dr, Nir Lipsman, Neurosurgeon and Director of the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Lipsman and David talk about the amazing developments in Deep Brain Stimulation, neuromodulation and other treatments to to help alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson's. Let's get talking.

Duration:00:15:08

What it's Like To Live With Parkinson's, and Why A Diagnosis Doesn't Mean You Can't Live A Full Life

8/10/2022
Guest Host David Peck is first joined by Larry Gifford, the National Director of Talk Radio for Corus Entertainment and host of the podcast "When Life Gives You Parkinson's". Larry and David talk about how debilitating the disease can be, but how it doesn't have to mean you can't live a healthy and rich life. Next, David is joined by Dr, Nir Lipsman, Neurosurgeon and Director of the Harquail Centre for Neuromodulation at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Dr. Lipsman and David talk about the...

Duration:00:37:17

Minister needs to tell us why he thinks he's done 'everything' he can to fix our airports

8/9/2022
Melissa Lantsman is the Conservative MP for Thornhill and Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport. She joined Alex to talk about a push to have Canada's Transport Minister explain why there are still massive delays at major Canadian airports..

Duration:00:08:53

Concerns raised over RCMP use of spyware capable of activating microphones and cameras on smartphones

8/9/2022
Tom Korski is the Managing Editor of Blacklock’s Reporter. He will join Alex Pierson live every Tuesday and Thursday on 640 Toronto. Today, he walked through a story detailing concerns being raised by The House of Commons' Ethics Committee. Members are expressing alarm over RCMP use of spyware capable of activating microphones and cameras on smartphones. MPs only learned of the practice in a routine House tabling of cabinet documents, that the RCMP used spyware to “covertly and remotely...

Duration:00:07:06

Remembering 'Teenage Head'

8/9/2022
As a Hamiltonian, Alex spends some time remembering 'Teenage Head.' Warren Kinsella joins the conversation and also shares some of the tragic details of Gord Lewis' death. You can read more of Warren's Toronto Sun piece here.

Duration:00:09:15

No Scientific Data for Canada's Travel Ban?

8/9/2022
Freelance columnist, Rupa Subramanya joins Alex to talk about her piece detailing how Transport Canada tried to find a reason for restricting unvaccinated travelers.

Duration:00:10:01

'A blatant disregard of the law by airlines'

8/8/2022
Alex Pierson talks to Gabor Lukacs, President and Founder of Air Passenger Rights. This after we learned Canadian airlines are refusing to compensate flyers for cancelled flights caused by staffing shortages. Under Canada’s passenger rights charter, the Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR), airlines are required to pay up to $1,000 in compensation for cancellations or significant delays that stem from reasons within the carrier’s control. However, airlines do not have to pay if the...

Duration:00:08:13

What Is "Othering" And Why Should Canadians Practice It More

8/5/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Aniqah Zowmi, a Specialist in diversity and inclusion. David and Aniqah talk about how people should learn to connect and empathize as an important trait, and what "Othering" is. Let's get talking

Duration:00:16:11

Will Banning The Import of Handguns Do Anything To Alleviate Rising Gun Crimes?

8/5/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Dexter J. Voison, a former dean at U of T who does comparative work between gun crimes in the US and Canada who is currently a Dean at Case Western University in Cleveland. David and Dexter talk about the Liberal government's plan to ban the importation of handguns into Canada, if its a good deterrent against gun crimes, and how it will really benefit. Let's Get Talking

Duration:00:07:58

Hate Crimes and Sexual Discrimination Have Risen During the Pandemic

8/3/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Karen Craggs-Milne, the Head of Anti-Racism, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at ThoughtExchange. Karen and David talk about the disturbing trend of increased violent and gender based crimes, and how we could try and overcome these dangerous ways of thinking. Let's get talking

Duration:00:15:03

The UN Warns The Nuclear Power Plant In Ukraine May Be "Out Of Control"

8/3/2022
Guest host David Peck is joined by Jeffrey Merrifield, the former Commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission to talk about the concerns of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Facility in Ukraine. Jeffrey tells David why the International Atomic Energy Agency is concerned about the condition of the facility, and if this is something we need to be immediately concerned about. Let's get talking

Duration:00:13:23

Spying On MP's, Blacklists & Really Expensive Dinner's

7/28/2022
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 Jay Martin checks in with Managing Editor of Blacklock's Reporter Tom Korski.Jay and Tom dive into if authorities have created a blacklist of funders after the "Freedom Convoy", why the Ethics Committee is questioning the RCMP & why the Governor General will have to cough up some dough. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:00

If You Don't Like Going To The Dentist, Then Maybe You'll Like Them Coming To You

7/27/2022
Guest host Jay Martin is joined by the founder of the independent mobile on-site dental hygiene practice MobileDent.ca, Janet Amiel. As an independent registered dental hygienist, Janet tells Jay how important it is, especially during this pandemic, to maintain oral hygiene, and why her service makes it so easy that you almost have no excuse. Let's get talking

Duration:00:10:00

Slave Labour Connections, Massage Therapists & Bank Freezes

7/12/2022
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 the Department of Employment granted dozens of permits to "massage therapists" without ensuring their employers are not involved in human trafficking. They also talk about whey a federal agency invested millions in a Chinese company that...

Duration:00:10:33

Our National Healthcare Is Struggling, Can The Premiers Get A Handle On It?

7/12/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Dr. Shawn Whatley, a practicing physician, Sr. Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute & Author of "When Politics Comes Before Patients - Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing."Rubina and Dr. Whatley talk about why all the Premiers from the Provinces and Territories are meeting in Vancouver, and why the federal Canada Health Transfer is a big ticket on the table. Let's get talking

Duration:00:14:08

Interest Rates Are Rising, And So Could Mortgage Payments

7/12/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Sherena Hussain, Founder of Academic Collaboration Consulting & an instructor of Infrastructure and Real Estate at the Schulich School of Business at York University. Rubina and Sherena talk about the expected Bank of Canada key interest rate hike, and how it can end up deeply affecting those making mortgage payments. Let's get talking

Duration:00:09:24

Is the Housing Market In a Cool Down?

6/21/2022
Guest host Rubina Ahmed-Haq is joined by Kristopher Goulart, a sales representative with Accelerate Reality Group. Rubina and Kris talk about why its so important to make sure to stress test and not try to purchase outside of your limit. Let's get talking

Duration:00:08:22

Rising Mortgage Rates Are Forcing People Out Of Their Homes

6/21/2022
Guest Host Arlene Bynon is joined by Kristopher Goulart, a sales representative with Accelerate Reality Group. Kris and Arlene talk about the terrible trend of people getting forced out of their own homes because of rising mortgage rates and cost of living. Let's get talking

Duration:00:06:34