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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.




What to do about inflation; Homelessness in Alberta; Who killed Barry & Honey Sherman?

Today's guests: Trevor Tombe, associate professor of economics at the University of Calgary and a research fellow at The School of Public Policy Ron Kneebone, director of economic and social policy research in the School of Public Policy Kevin Donovan, Chief Investigative Reporter - Toronto Star / Author - "The Billionaire Murders" See for privacy information.


Madu out as Justice Minister; Canada's "Misery Index"; "Modernizing" the CBC; Gas prices remaining high

Today's guests: Duane Bratt, political scientist, Mount Royal University Peter Menzies , Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute, past editor-in-chief of the Calgary Herald and former vice-chair of the CRTC Jason Clemens, Executive Vice-President- Fraser Institute Gregory Galay, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Calgary / School of Public Policy See for privacy information.


Quebec's proposed tax on the unvaccinated; Truckers facing vaccine mandate; The need to update privacy laws; Free speech & political dissent

Today's guests: Vardit Ravitsky, bioethics professor - School of Public Health at the University of Montreal / Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine - Harvard Medical School Chris Nash, President - Alberta Motor Transport Association Christopher Parsons, a senior researcher at University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab Christine Van Geyn, Litigation Director - Canadian Constitution Foundation See for privacy information.


Questions abound after genetically-modified pig heart transplanted into a human

We spoke with Dr. Arthur Caplan, professor of medical ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine See for privacy information.


What happens when motorists no longer have access to traffic court?

We spoke with Jeff Seymour, who is a lawyer and a partner at the law firm X-Copper See for privacy information.


Stephen Beaumont on the ever-changing, ever-evolving world of beer

We spoke with beer writer Stephen Beaumont, co-author of the all-new third edition of The World Atlas of Beer See for privacy information.


Calgary closing some LRT stations overnight - the impact on the homeless

We spoke with Chaz Smith, founder of street outreach team Be the Change YYC See for privacy information.


Taxing luxury homes; Policing in Alberta; State of Canadian healthcare; Measuring levels of immunity

Today's guests: Dr. Paul Kershaw, UBC policy professor, and Founder, Generation Squeeze Kevin Halwa, a regional director with the National Police Federation Sean Speer is The Hub's editor-at-large / Senior Fellow , Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Univeristy of Toronto Dr. Tim Evans, Inaugural Director and Associate Dean at the School of Population and Global Health (McGill University / Executive Director of Canada's COVID-19 Immunity Task Force See for...


An end to Traffic Court in Alberta?

We spoke with Charlie Pester, a former police officer who operates POINTTS Calgary See for privacy information.


Why the mayor needed to involve all of city council in handling the collapse of the arena deal

We spoke with Ward 1 City Councilor Sonya Sharp See for privacy information.


Journalist Tara Henley on why she left the CBC and what needs to change at the public broadcaster

We spoke with journalist and author Tara Henley See for privacy information.


Ghislaine Maxwell convicted - what next?

We spoke with Adam Klasfeld, managing editor at Law & Crime See for privacy information.


Why Canada needs F-35s; Protecting athletes from abuse; A unique approach to dealing with urban coyotes

Today's guests: Robert Huebert, associate professor in the department of political science at the University of Calgary Dominick Gauthier, Co-founder of the sport funding group B2ten Colleen St Clair, Professor, Biological Sciences - University of Alberta / overseeing the Edmonton Urban Coyote Project See for privacy information.


James Webb space telescope; Breakthrough cases & immunity; Calgary arena deal; Kenney's political future

Today's guests: Adam Muzzin, associate professor in the department of physics and astronomy at York University Dr. Marcel Curlin, Associate professor of medicine (infectious diseases) - Oregon Health & Science University Bill Black, President and COO - Calgary Construction Association Evan Menzies, former Director of Communications for the United Conservative Party / current campaign strategist with Crestview Strategy See for privacy information.


Arena deal collapses; Disallowance vs. notwithstanding clause; The value of rapid tests

Today's guests: Ryan Pike, managing editor - Flames Nation Andrew Coyne, columnist - Globe & Mail David Juncker, chair of McGill University's biomedical engineering department See for privacy information.


Omicron - knowns & unknowns; "Dilemmas of Free Expression"; Alcohol in convenience stores?; Latest on the Sherman murders

Today's guests: Dr. Angela Rasmussen, virologist at the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization at the University of Saskatchewan Emmett Macfarlane, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo / editor and contributor: "Dilemmas of Free Expression" Ivonne Martinez, president of the Alberta Liquor Store Association Kevin Donovan, Chief Investigative Reporter, Toronto Star / author - "The Billionaire Murders" See for...


Kenney vs, Jean; Interest rate hikes are looming; Why housing is a local issue

Today's guests: Lorne Gunter, columnist - Edmonton Sun William Robson, president / CEO - CD Howe Institute Murtaza Haider, a professor of real estate management at Ryerson University and co-producer of the Haider-Moranis Bulletin See for privacy information.


Is housing affordability more of a municipal concern than a national one?

We spoke to Murtaza Haider, a professor of real estate management at Ryerson University and co-producer of the Haider-Moranis Bulletin. See for privacy information.


Standing up to China & Russia; Working from home; Higher food prices; Worker shortages

Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, founder of and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Howard Levitt, employment and labour lawyer / Senior partner - Levitt Sheikh / author of six books including "Law of Dismissal in Canada" Dr. Stuart Smyth, Associate Professor / Research Chair in Agri-Food Innovation - University of Saskatchewan Simon Gaudreault, VP of national research - Canadian Federation of Independent Business...


Fair Game: Biology, fairness and transgender athletes in women’s sport

We spoke with Dr,. Jon Pike, co-author of the report “Fair Game: Biology, fairness and transgender athletes in women’s sport.” Dr. Pike is a philosopher specializing in the ethics and metaphysics of sport at the Open University UK and is the former Chair of the British Philosophy of Sport Association. See for privacy information.