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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.




Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge: Housing costs; Russia's failures in Ukraine; Lack of interest in World Juniors

Today's guests: Mark Milke, Policy analyst / report author Stephanie Carvin, associate professor - Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University Dan Mason, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - University of Alberta


Alberta gas prices; Hockey Canada in crisis; Accidental 911 calls; Ranking provinces' liquor policies

Today's guests: Jason Nixon, Alberta Minister of Finance / Government House Leader Scott Stinson, National Sports Columnist - Postmedia Andrea McLean, Assistant to the deputy chief with Red Deer's 911 Emergency Communications Centre Mark von Schellwitz, Vice President (Western Canada) - Restaurants Canada See for privacy information.


New evidence points to SARS-CoV-2's origins

We spoke with study co-author Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan See for privacy information.


Monkeypox latest; What needs to change at Hockey Canada; Rogers executives grilled by MPs

Today's guests: Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant professor - Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba / Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses Taylor McKee, assistant professor of sport management - Brock University Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law / Professor of Law - University of Ottawa See for privacy information.


Understanding gasoline prices; "Old" music vs. "new" music; Peace Bridge vandalism

Today's guests: Vijay Muralidharan, managing director - R Cube Economic Consulting Alan Cross, music writer / broadcaster / historian / host - The Ongoing History of New Music Terry Wong, city councillor - Ward 7 See for privacy information.


Health care woes: The case for user fees; Doctor shortage hits Airdrie

Today's guests: Dr. Shawn Whatley, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and author of the recent book "When Politics Comes Before Patients—Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing" Peter Brown - Mayor of Airdrie See for privacy information.


Douglas Century - "The Last Boss of Brighton"

We spoke with best-selling author Douglas Century, about his new book: The Last Boss of Brighton: Boris "Biba" Nayfeld and the Rise of the Russian Mob in America" - Douglas is also co-author (with Ice-T and Spike) of the new book - "Split Decision" See for privacy information.


Canada & Ukraine; Inflation remains high; UCP leadership deadline; Oil volatility; Pathways Alliance

Today's guests: Andrew Potter, Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director - BMO Financial Group Duane Bratt, Professor - Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University Rory Johnston, Founder, Commodity Context Newsletter Mark Cameron, vice-president - Pathways Alliance


Russian turbine returned; Ripudaman Singh Malik murdered; Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims; plus, much more

Today's guests: Marcus Kolga - Founder of and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun crime reporter / Author - "Loss of Faith - How the Air India Bombers Got Away with Murder" Grant Robertson, senior writer - Globe & Mail Alicia Planincic, Manager, Policy & Economics with Business Council of Alberta Tom Olsen, CEO and managing director of the Canadian Energy Centre Adam Muzzin, Assistant...


Tobacco, nicotine, and harm reduction; Alberta's crypto strategy; Questions for the RCMP commissioner; Alberta's gas tax cut; Rights for air passengers

Today's guests: Dr. Charles Gardner, Executive Director - INNCO (International Network of Nicotine Consumer Organisations) / Neurobiologist; 25 yrs in global health Ryan Clements, Assistant Professor, Chair in Business Law and Regulation at the University of Calgary Stephen Maher, Nova Scotia-based journalist Gregory Galay, Postdoctoral Associate -The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary Gabor Lukacs, president - Air Passenger Rights


Tough questions for Hockey Canada; FINA's new transgender policy; C-27 & digital privacy rights; Supreme Court's flawed logic in R v. Bissonnette

Today's guests: Dan Robson, senior enterprise writer- The Athletic Linda Blade, president- Athletics Alberta Kean Birch, associate professor - York University / co-editor - Science as Culture Kerry Sun, New York-based Lawyer


Canada & continental defence; How to help Ukraine win; Increasing use of publication bans; Introducing bodychecking in youth hockey

Today's guests: Dr. Jim Fergusson, Deputy Director of the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba Aurel Braun, professor of political science and international relations at the University of Toronto, and an associate at the Davis Centre, Harvard University Adrian Humphreys, reporter, National Post Dr. Paul Eliason, postdoctoral scholar at the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary


Money laundering report; "Define the Decade"; Joe Bob Briggs

Today's guests: Sam Cooper, investigative journalist - Global News Adam Legge, president - Business Council of Alberta Joe Bob Briggs, writer/comedian/film critic


David Spade; Michael Geist on C-11; Protecting Calgary from floods; E.R. overcrowding; Groceries & loyalty programs

David Spade, actor and comedian / headlining the Great Outdoors Comedy Festival June 24th in Calgary Michael Geist, Law Professor & Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa Emma May, co-founder - Calgary River Communities Action Group Dr. Paul Parks, President of Emergency Medicine section - Alberta Medical Association Sylvain Charlebois, Professor and Director, Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University


UCP leadership candidate Rajan Sawhney; Federal vaccine mandates lifted; Sentient AI?

Today's guests: Rajan Sawney - UCP leadership candidate / MLA - Calgary-North East Dr. Zain Chagla, Infectious Diseases Physician / Associate Professor of Medicine at McMaster University Dr. Melanie Mitchell, Davis Professor - Santa Fe Institute / Author - "Artificial Intelligence: A Guide for Thinking Humans"


Canadian official attends Russian embassy party; Hans Island dispute resolved; Crypto crash; Copyright / website blocking

Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, Senior Fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute / founder - Rob Huebert, associate professor - University of Calgary Department of Political Science / senior research fellow - Centre for Military Security and Strategic Studies David Gerard, Author "50 Foot Blockchain: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Ethereum & Smart Contracts" / "Libra Shrugged: How Facebook Tried to Take Over the Money" Andy Kaplan-Myrth, Lawyer / VP Regulatory for TekSavvy, Canada’s largest...


Crowded field in UCP leadership race; Case against a windfall tax; Declining populations in Alberta towns

Today's guests: Rick Bell, columnist - Calgary Sun Ted Morton, former Alberta finance minister / executive fellow at the School of Public Policy / professor emeritus - University of Calgary Kevin McQuillan, professor - Department of Sociology, University of Calgary


Why was Emergencies Act invoked?; The mess at Canadian airports; Social media & disinformation; Risk of recession; Comedian Jebb Fink

Today's guests: Duncan Dee, Former Chief Operating Officer - Air Canada Jean-Christophe (JC) Boucher, Assistant Professor at the School of Public Policy and the department of political science at the University of Calgary Stephen Brown, Senior Canada Economist - Capital Economics Jebb Fink, Comedian


Leela Aheer joins UCP leadership race; Gas prices surge; Saving Juno Beach Centre; The case against banning smoking/vaping in parks

Today's guests: Leela Aheer, UCP MLA - Chestermere-Strathmore / UCP leadership candidate Rory Johnston, Founder - Commodity Context Newsletter Peter Mansbridge, award-winning journalist and author Rebecca Haines-Saah, associate professor in community health sciences at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary


Tim Hortons app violated privacy laws; Canada's gun debate; Flair Airlines can keep operating; Calgary's new harassment bylaw

Today's guests: James McLeod, Technology reporter Noah Schwartz, assistant professor of political science at Concordia University / author of the forthcoming book, “On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling, and the NRA” Karl Moore, Associate Professor - Desautels Faculty of Management (McGill University) Ryan Pleckaitis, chief bylaw officer with Calgary Community Standards