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Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge


Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.

Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.


Calgary, AB






Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.




Case against vaccine passports; Court victory for free expression; Why WestJet rejected a bailout

Today's guests: Joanna Baron, Executive Director - Canadian Constitution Foundation Marty Moore, Barrister and Solicitor - Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms Karl Moore, Associate Professor of Strategy & Organization - Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University See for privacy information.


No new fighter jets?; Billionaires in space; How church arsons are huring reconciliation; Return to the flat tax?

Today's guests: Tamara Lorincz, PhD candidate at the Balsillie School of International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University / Fellow - Canadian Foreign Policy Institute Dr. Katie Mack, astrophysicist and assistant professor of astronomy at North Carolina State University / author - "The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking)" Dr. Brian Bird, assistant professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Dr. Ergete Ferede, professor of economics - MacEwan University See...


Ross Rebagliati on Sha'Carri Richardson suspension; Legality of "vaccine passports"; Cold War with China?

Today's guests: Ross Rebagliati, Canadian Olympic gold medalist snowboarder / Cannabis entrepreneur / Founder and CEO of Ross'Gold Bryan Thomas, Senior Research Associate & Adjunct Professor, Centre for Health Law, Policy & Ethics, University of Ottawa Balkan Devlen, Senior Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute / Adjunct Research Professor at Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University See for privacy information.


Investigating / covering foreign fighters; More unmarked burial sites found at residential schools; Rising oil prices; Hate speech vs. free speech; Mixing vaccines

Today's guests: Stewart Bell, National Online Journalist, Investigative - Global News Dr. Leah West, Assistant professor of International Affairs (National Security and Intelligence) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University James Daschuk, assistant professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies - University of Regina Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy...


Paul Bernardo denied parole; Single-event sports betting legalized; New hate speech law coming

Today's guests: Tim Danson, longtime lawyer for the families of Kristen French and Leslie Mahaffy Paul Burns, President & CEO - Canadian Gaming Association Joanna Baron, executive director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation See for privacy information.


Passage of Bill C-10; Hotel quarantine on its way out; Winston Churchill statues

Today's guests: Michael Geist, Law professor / Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-Commerce Law - University of Ottawa Matt Gurney, Columnist - National Post Mark Milke, Author / columnist / researcher / President - Sir Winston Churchill Society Calgary See for privacy information.


Chris Sankey on reconciliation; Liberals found in contempt of Parliament; Invest Alberta's outgoing CEO; Canadians' views on racism; Combating forced labour

Today's guests: Chris Sankey, prominent Indigenous business leader / senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute / former elected Councillor for the Lax Kw’alaams Band. Michael Chong, Conservative Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs / MP Wellington - Halton Hills David Knight Legg, Outgoing CEO - Invest Alberta Corp. David Korzinski, Research Director of the Angus Reid Institute Lori Waller, Communications Officer - Above Ground See for privacy information.


Canada's QAnon "Queen"; Vancouver scraps honours programs; Calgary considers "fair deal" vote; Canada's data gap

Today's guests: Mack Lamoureux, Reporter - Vice News Dr. Anna Stokke, Professor & Chair, Department of Mathematics & Statistics - University of Winnipeg / Co-founder & President of non-profit Archimedes Math Schools / Co-founder of the advocacy group WISE Math Gian-Carlo Carra, City Councillor - Ward 9 Dr. Michael Wolfson, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute. See for privacy information.


Understanding Equalization, Senate election; Recapping G7 & NATO summits

Today's guests: Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Calgary and a Research Fellow at The School of Public Policy Laila Goodridge, UCP MLA Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche Abigail Bimman, Global National Ottawa Correspondent See for privacy information.


Notwithstanding clause; Indigenous energy partnerships; Banff welcomes back tourists; Prioritizing outdoor rec for kids

Today's guests: Peter L. Biro, Founder -, a democracy and civics education advocacy organization, / Editor, “Constitutional Democracy Under Stress: A Time For Heroic Citizenship.” Dale Swampy, President - National Coalition of Chiefs Karen Sorenson, Mayor - Town of Banff Dr. Renee Farrell, Calgary Pediatrician See for privacy information.


Ending live horse exports; Variants vs. vaccines; London, ON suspect charged with terrorism; CFL season set for August

Today's guests: Jann Arden, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee / award-winning singer wongwriter Sinikka Crosland, President of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition Dr. Lynora Saxinger, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Alberta Stewart Bell, National Online Journalist, Investigative - Global News Mark Stephen, Play-by-Play voice of the Calgary Stampeders on 770 CHQR See for privacy information.


Vaccine access and equity; Avoiding a 4th wave; Keystone XL's official demise; Ethics Committee report on WE Charity scandal

Today's guests: Dr. Gabriel Fabreau, Calgary physician / assistant professor and clinical researcher - Cumming School of Medicine, Univeristy of Calgary Dr. Caroline Colijn, Canada 150 Research Chair in Mathematics for Infection, Evolution and Public Health / Epidemiologist / Professor - Department of Mathematics / Faculty of Science - Simon Fraser Univesity James Coleman, Professor of Law (focus on energy policy and law) - Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law Chris...


When a hate crime becomes terrorism; ending hotel quarantine; opening Canada-US border; Who was Egerton Ryerson?; finding missing WW2 Canadian bomber crew

Today's guests: Dr. Leah West, Assistant professor of International Affairs (National Security and Intelligence) at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University Dr. David Naylor, member - federal expert advisory panel / Co-chair - Covid-19 Immunity Task Force / Professor of Medicine and President Emeritus, University of Toronto Mark Agnew, Vice President of Policy and International Affairs - Canadian Chamber of Commerce Dr. Patrice Dutil, Professor, Department of...


Equalization referendum; Nova Scotia 911 tapes; Unshackling cannabis industry; Enbridge mainline toll dispute

Today's guests: Bill Bewick, Executive Director - Fairness Alberta Andrew Douglas, Publisher - Frank Magazine (Atlantic) Nathan Mison, Chair of the Canada Working Group / Chair of the Alberta Cannabis Council / CEO and Founder of Diplomat Consulting Samir Kayande, independent business strategy consultant with 25 years of energy expertise See for privacy information.


Shutting down debate on C-10; Moving forward on reconciliation; Alberta economy update; Premier's skypalace controversy

Today's guests: Michael Geist, Professor of Law / Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law, University of Ottawa Melissa Mbarki, Policy Analyst and Outreach Coordinator at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. She is from the Muskowekwan First Nation and is a consultant and operations analyst for natural resource projects in Western Canada Mike Holden, Vice President, Policy & Chief Economist - Business Council of Alberta Lorne Gunter, Columnist - Edmonton Sun See...


Canada and the Vietnam War; Removing memorials; Calls for ICC residential schools investigation; Mixing second vaccine doses; Pushing back on Halifax library boycotti

Today's guests: John Boyko, Author - "The Devil's Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War" Ken Coates, Macdonald-Laurier Institute Senior Fellow in Aboriginal and Northern Canadian Issues / Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation, Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan Donna Kennedy-Glans, Lawyer / Former MLA & cabinet minister Dr. Lynora Saxinger, Associate Professor in the department of Medicine and Division of Infectious Diseases at the...


Steve Patterson, "Dad Up"

We spoke with author and comedian Steve Patterson about his new book "Dad Up: Long-Time Comedian, First-Time Father" See for privacy information.


Single doses for COVID survivors; ending hotel quarantine; finding the upper limit of human longevity

Today's guests: Dr. Anthony Harris, Professor, Epidemiology and Public Health - University of Maryland School of Medicine Michelle Rempel-Garner, Conservative MP - Calgary-Nose Hill / Shadow Minister for Health Dr. Andre Gudkov, Senior vice president and chair of the Department of Cell Stress Biology at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center See for privacy information.


Legal challenge to outdoor sports restrictions

We spoke with Greg Dunn, Defence lawyer / senior and managing partner - Dunn & Associates See for privacy information.


Why so many children died at residential schools; Changes to hotel quarantine program; UFO video debunking; Sports tourism industry

Today's guests: Tristin Hopper, National Post Christine Van Geyn, Litigation Director - Canadian Constitution Foundation Mick West, Author, debunker / Author - "Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect" Grant MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer - Sport Tourism Canada See for privacy information.