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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

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

1/19/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:09

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

1/18/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:43:11

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

1/14/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:45:03

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

1/12/2022
We spoke with Dr. Arthur Caplan, professor of medical ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:14

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

1/12/2022
We spoke with Jeff Seymour, who is a lawyer and a partner at the law firm X-Copper See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:20

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

1/11/2022
We spoke with beer writer Stephen Beaumont, co-author of the all-new third edition of The World Atlas of Beer See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:01

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

1/10/2022
We spoke with Chaz Smith, founder of street outreach team Be the Change YYC See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:12:41

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

1/7/2022
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 omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:44:11

An end to Traffic Court in Alberta?

1/6/2022
We spoke with Charlie Pester, a former police officer who operates POINTTS Calgary See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:16:19

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

1/5/2022
We spoke with Ward 1 City Councilor Sonya Sharp See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:13

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

1/5/2022
We spoke with journalist and author Tara Henley See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:45

Ghislaine Maxwell convicted - what next?

12/31/2021
We spoke with Adam Klasfeld, managing editor at Law & Crime See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:53

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

12/30/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:25

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

12/23/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:48:46

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

12/23/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:26

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

12/15/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for...

Duration:00:49:42

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

12/15/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:40:32

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

12/13/2021
We spoke to Murtaza Haider, a professor of real estate management at Ryerson University and co-producer of the Haider-Moranis Bulletin. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:25

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

12/9/2021
Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, founder of DisinfoWatch.org 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...

Duration:00:48:10

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

12/8/2021
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 omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:49