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Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

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Join Rob Breakenridge weekday afternoons from 12:30pm - 3:00pm.

Join Rob Breakenridge weekday afternoons from 12:30pm - 3:00pm.
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Calgary, AB

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News

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Curiouscast

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Join Rob Breakenridge weekday afternoons from 12:30pm - 3:00pm.

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English


Episodes

Unifor president opposing federal Conservatives

8/22/2019
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Guest: Unifor president Jerry Dias

Duration:00:12:56

"MAID isn't the easy way out"

8/20/2019
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Guest: caller Cynthia, whose husband is seeking the MAID process

Duration:00:09:59

Recycling clamshell plastics in Calgary

8/20/2019
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Lorenzo Domini, president, Recycling Council of Alberta, manager of material processing and municipal development, GFL Environmental.

Duration:00:19:06

Taking a parent through Medical Assistance in Dying

8/20/2019
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Guest: Tracey Peterson

Duration:00:16:33

What drives the nomadic lifestyle?

8/19/2019
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Stephanie Murray, Brock University student who is researching the nomadic life join guest host Zack Hewitt

Duration:00:15:56

Canada's ambassador to the US resigns, "Because Internet" - technology's impact on language, Burger battle: can vegan products use terms like 'burger' and 'milk'?

8/8/2019
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Canada’s ambassador to the US resigns – why the position matters so much Guest: Sarah Goldfeder - Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute / Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group How the internet and technology is changing the English language Guest: Gretchen McCulloch - internet lingust, author: "Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language" From vegan burgers to almond milk – controversy on the words that vegan alternatives can use Guest: Anna Pippus - Vancouver...

Duration:00:32:54

"Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World"

8/6/2019
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We spoke with economist Robert Lawson, co-author of the new book "Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World"

Duration:00:12:19

John Ivison - "Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister"

8/6/2019
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We spoke with National Post political affairs columnist John Ivison about his new book "Trudeau: The Education of a Prime Minister"

Duration:00:18:26

Alberta Matters: Calgary working with surrounding communities for growth

8/6/2019
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Chris Sheard, board chair, Calgary Metropolitan Region Board

Duration:00:07:21

Music, copyright, and plagiarism; Marking 20 years since the phenomenon of “The Blair Witch Project”; How to get consumer credit card debt under control

8/1/2019
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Music, copyright, and plagiarism: Katy Perry court loss highlights some importance legal and artistic issues Guest: Kurt Dahl - Partner / Entertainment Lawyer with Murphy & Company LLP, also drummer for the band One Bad Son Twenty years since “The Blair Witch Project” – a cultural phenomenon that will never be duplicated Guest: Jake Kring-Schreifels - Senior Editor at Yankees Magazine and a freelance culture writer for a variety of publications Quebec to mandate minimum monthly...

Duration:00:37:59

"Old Town Road" sets new Billboard record - How did it do it?

7/30/2019
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We spoke with chart analyst and pop critic Chris Molanphy, who writes the "Why Is This Song No. 1?" feature and hosts the Hit Parade podcast for Slate.com

Duration:00:13:34

Mindset of a fugitive murder suspect, Canada’s election date won’t be changing, how the opioid crisis has affected pain treatment, Canadians & religion, e-scooters

7/29/2019
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What is the endgame for fugitive BC murder suspects? Guest: Jooyoung Lee – Associate Professor, Sociology, University of Toronto Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer decides to keep federal election date where it is Guest: Michael Mostyn, CEO – B’nai Brith Canada Opioid crisis forces a rethink on how the system helps patients deal with pain Guest: Lori Montgomery – Medical Leader, AHS Calgary Pain Program; clinical associate professor, Depts. Family Medicine and Anesthesiology,...

Duration:00:50:55

Calgary’s budget cuts & arena deal, Alberta’s first approved outdoor cannabis consumption zone, changing Canada’s election date

7/24/2019
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Council approves 60 million in budget cuts Guest: Jeromy Farkas - Councillor, Ward 11 Calgary’s arena deal: How we got here Guest: Jason Markusoff, Alberta correspondent - Maclean’s magazine Calgary Folk Fest to allow cannabis consumption zone Guest: Sara Leishman - Executive Director, Calgary Folk Music Festival Does Canada’s election date – which currently conflicts with a Jewish holiday - need to be changed? Guest: Shimon Koffler Fogel - President and CEO, Centre for Israel...

Duration:00:49:24

The economics of pro sports, 24 Sussex Drive dilemma, Alberta’s prosecutor shortage, photo radar

7/23/2019
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What does the economic evidence tell us about the impact of subsidizing pro sports arenas and stadiums? Guest: Brad Humphreys, economics professor - West Virginia University, specializing in the economics of sports The costly dilemma of 24 Sussex Drive: spend millions to repair it or tear down a historic home Guest: Chris Selley – National Post columnist More cases are collapsing as Alberta’s prosecutor shortage drags on Guest: Matthew Block, Secretary - Alberta Crown Attorneys...

Duration:00:46:26

Life of a chuckwagon driver

7/15/2019
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Chance Bensmiller, chuckwagon driver

Duration:00:13:48

Paid plasma donations, retail freedom, tragic outcome for rehabilitated bear cub, the world of competitive eating

7/4/2019
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Why it's a mistake for Canada to ban paid plasma donations Guest: Peter Jaworski - Assistant Teaching Professor (Ethics) - Georgetown University and co-founder - DonationEthics.com A fight for retail freedom in Manitoba Guest: Ramsey Zeid, manager of Winnipeg grocery store Food Fare A rehabilitated black bear was shot and killed less than a two weeks after being release Guest: Clio Smeeton, president of the Cochrane Ecological institute Another big day for hot dog eating legend...

Duration:00:53:02

Why it's a mistake for Canada to ban paid plasma donations

7/4/2019
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We spoke with Peter Jaworski - Assistant Teaching Professor (Ethics) - Georgetown University and co-founder - DonationEthics.com

Duration:00:17:33

The fight for retail freedom

7/4/2019
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We spoke with Ramsey Zeid, manager of Winnipeg grocery store Food Fare - they're fighting a provincial law which mandates that certain retailers must remain closed on holidays

Duration:00:12:09

Foreign election meddling, LNG & emissions, e-scooter sharing, Boeing's $100-million payout

7/3/2019
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Growing concern about foreign meddling in Canada’s upcoming election Guest: Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor of International Relations - Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University) A pragmatic environmentalist’s case for LNG Guest: Blair King - BC-based Environmental Scientist with an interest in energy policy As Calgary prepares to roll out an e-scooter sharing program, other cities are having second thoughts Guest: Jeremy Elrod, Nashville city...

Duration:00:49:55

"Why Young Men" author Jamil Jivani, Competition Bureau smacks down Ticketmaster, more reaction and fallout from the Lethbridge/police/deer story

6/27/2019
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“Why Young Men” – what leads young men down a dangerous and violent path and how to stop it Guest: Jamil Jivani, author - "Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity" Visiting professor - Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School Founder - Citizen Empowerment Project Ticketmaster faces $4.5-million in penalties after Competition Bureau investigation Guest: Josephine Palumbo - Deputy Commissioner for the Competition Bureau’s Deceptive Marketing Practices Directorate

Duration:00:40:54