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Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

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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.

Location:

Calgary, AB

Genres:

News

Networks:

Curiouscast

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

Remembering Norm Macdonald

9/16/2021
We spoke with New York Times writer and comedy columnist Jason Zinoman about the life and legacy of comedy icon Norm Macdonald See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:04

The need for more & better debates; Alberta's COVID problem; Tracing the virus's origin; "Smells Like Teen Spirit" turns 30

9/10/2021
Today's guests: Andrew Coyne, columnist - Globe & Mail Rachel Notley, Official Opposition Leader / NDP Leader / Former Premier Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist - Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan Alan Cross, Music writer/broadcaster/historian / Host - The Ongoing History of New Music See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:51:06

Linden MacIntyre, "The Winter Wives"

9/8/2021
We spoke with journalist and award-winning and best-selling author Linden MacIntyre about his new novel, "The Winter Wives" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:03

Steven Koonin - "Unsettled"

9/8/2021
We spoke with Dr. Steven Koonin about his new book, "Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters." Dr. Koonin is a former Undersecretary for Science in the US Department of Energy under President Obama and is currently a Professor at New York University, with appointments in the Stern School of Business, the Tandon School of Engineering, and the Department of Physics See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:55

Why emotion so often prevails in Canada's gun control debates

9/7/2021
We spoke with Matt Gurney, columnist for the National Post See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:17:22

Decision Canada: The View from the West

9/3/2021
We spoke with Alise Mills, conservative political analyst and Senior Associate - Sussex Strategy Group See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:41

Why so many believe in miracle cures for COVID-19

9/3/2021
We spoke with Dr. Timothy Caulfield, Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy, a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Health, and Research Director of the Health Law Institute at the University of Alberta See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:31

Kids and mental health; Women in Afghanistan; Fluoride & cavities; Spending & deficits; Overdose awareness

9/1/2021
Today's guests: Dr. Kelly Schwartz, Registered Psychologist / Associate professor - School and Applied Child Psychology - University of Calgary Dr. Lauryn Oates, Executive Director - Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan Dr. Lindsay McLaren, Professor - Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary Jake Fuss, Senior Economist -Centre for Fiscal Studies (Fraser Institute) Petra Schultz, Co-founder Moms Stop The Harm See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:01:01:35

How Afghanistan was lost; Why the Liberals' campaign has sputtered; The case against re-naming Ryerson University

8/27/2021
Today's guests: Brad Taylor, Author of 15 New York Times bestsellers / security consultant / Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.), 21-year veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry and Special Forces Paul Wells, Senior Writer at Maclean's magazine Patrice Dutil, Professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University / senior fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:13

Veteran journalist Kevin Newman on the crisis in Afghanistan

8/26/2021
We spoke with veteran Canadian journalist Kevin Newman, who's been working with the Veterans Transition Network. More of Kevin's dispatches on the situation in Afghanistan here, here, and here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:52

Ottawa's efforts in Afghanistan may be too little, too late

8/25/2021
Chris Ecklund, Founder - Canadian Heroes Foundation See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:35

Election housing promises; vaccination mandates & requirements

8/25/2021
Today's guests: Justin Ling, freelance journalist John Van Sloten, Pastor - Marda Loop Church Devon Greyson, Assistant Professor University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:06

CPC Leader Erin O'Toole; Why COVID testing still matters; Canada's fiscal future; Pay Equity Act

8/2/2021
Today's guests: Hon. Erin O'Toole, Leader - Conservative Party of Canada Dr. Lisa Barrett. Assistant professor - Division of Infectious Diseases , Department of Medicine , Department of Microbiology & Immunology - Dalhousie University Alexandre Laurin, Director of Research - C.D. Howe Institute Howard Levitt, employment & labour relations lawyer / Senior Partner - LSCS Law See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:50:23

Why it's not up to the governor general to deny Trudeau an election

7/29/2021
We spoke with Philippe Lagassé, associate professor and William and Jeanie Barton Chair at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University / expert in executive power and legislative-executive relations in Westminster states See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:04

Allan inquiry a dud?; How ridesharing saves lives; The pickup truck culture war

7/29/2021
Today's guests: Sandy Garossino, writer, researcher, former trial lawyer Michael Anderson, Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics - University of California, Berkeley Max Fawcett, writer and journalist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:36:49

Childcare policy; Prosecuting foreign fighters; Wildfires & climate change

7/27/2021
Today's guests: Dr. Lindsay Tedds, Associate Professor and Scientific Director, Fiscal and Economic Policy School of Public Policy, University of Calgary Dr. Leah West, Assistant Professor & Associate Director (Admissions and Recruitment), Norman Paterson School of International Affairs - Carleton University Tristin Hopper, Reporter - National Post See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:35:25

Saving Afghan interpreters; NXIVM's downfall; Working from home; Business-government vaccine partership; Calgary's downtown woes

7/25/2021
Today's guests: Dave Morrow, retired Canadian infantry officer / Veteran | Fitness coach | Entrepreneur Rick Ross, Executive Director of the Cult Education Institute / Author - "Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out." Jason Clemens, Executive Vice-President - Fraser Institute Scott Crockatt, Vice President, Communications & External Relations - Business Council of Alberta / also with (Industry for Vaccination) IFV Coalition Susan Thompson, Insight Manager (Alberta) - Avison...

Duration:00:53:18

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

7/22/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:33:23

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

7/20/2021
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...

Duration:00:45:17

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

7/19/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:38:03