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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.




David Milgaard's life & legacy; Buffalo shooter & online extremism; Abortion politics in Canada; Alberta's housing market

Today's guests: Ron Dalton, Co-President - Innocence Canada Jared Holt, Resident Fellow - Atlantic Council's Digital Forensic Lab, researching domestic extremism and the internet Kelly Gordon, Assistant Professor, Political Science - McGill University Brad Mitchell, CEO - Alberta Real Estate Association See for privacy information.


Ice Wars: AJ Galante & Chris Therien

We spoke with AJ Galante (president & founder of Ice Wars / former president and general manager of the Danbury Trashers) and Chris Therien (former NHL defenceman & broadcaster / announcer - Ice Wars) about the Ice Wars event coming up May 21 at the River Cree Resort and Casino See for privacy information.


Capturing an image of a black hole; Supreme Court rules on "extreme intoxication"; Quebec's Bill 96 infringes on minority language rights

Today's guests: Avery Broderick, Associate Professor - Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo / Research Associate - Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Steven Penney, Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta Allison Hanes, Columnist - Montreal Gazette See for privacy information.


C-69 court ruling; Regulating social media & online hate; New firearms regulations; Alberta's ambulance shortages

Today's guests: David Wright, assistant professor, Faculty of Law - University of Calgary Taylor Owen, Director of the Centre for Media Technology and Democracy at McGill University / co-chair of the Canadian Commission on Democracy Expression Rod Giltaca, CEO & Executive Director - Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights Mike Parker, President - Health Sciences Association of Alberta See for privacy information.


Trudeau in Ukraine; Bank of Canada's independence; Rogers-Shaw deal hits a snag; Privacy implications of Bill S-7

Today's guests: Marcus Kolga, Founder of and a Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute’s Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad Steve Ambler, Professor of Economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute Andrew Willis, Business Columnist - Globe & Mail Paula Simons - Independent Alberta Senator See for privacy information.


New regulations for crowdfunding websites; Abortion & the courts; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees

Today's guests: Jessica Davis, President - Insight Threat Intelligence Kerri Froc, Associate professor of law - University of New Brunswick Alan Cross, Music writer / broadcaster / historian / host of the podcast " The Ongoing History of New Music" See for privacy information.


Canada and National Security; Twitter and free speech; Understanding Bank of Canada's role; In search of "hobbits"

Today's guests: Stephanie Carvin, Assistant Professor - Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University / Author - "Stand on Guard: Reassessing Threats to Canada's National Security" Kaveh Shahrooz, lawyer and human rights activist, and a Senior Fellow with Macdonald-Laurier Institute's Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad Stephen Gordon, economics professor at Laval University Gregory Forth, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology - University of Alberta / Author:...


Canada's Ambassador to the U.N.; The fight over secret documents in fired Winnipeg scientists case; Will Canadians get answers from Emergencies Act public inquiry?

Today's guests: Bob Rae, Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations Michael Chong, Conservative Foreign Affairs Critic Matt Gurney, Columnist - National Post See for privacy information.


The New Climate Bargain: How Canada can manage energy and climate security

We spoke to Colin Guldimann, an economist with RBC. See for privacy information.


Ryerson University officially has a new name; Regulating social media platforms; RCMP considered charges against Trudeau; Raymond remains dry

Today's guests: Patrice Dutil, professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Max Fawcett, Canada's National Observer's lead columnist James Bezan, Conservative ethics critic Kurtis Pratt, Town of Raymond’s chief administrative officer See for privacy information.


Ottawa's internet regulation plans face blowback; Public inquiry into use of Emergencies Act; Antisemitism on the rise in Canada

Today's guests: Michael Geist, Law Professor & Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa Michael Nesbitt, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law - University of Calgary / Fellow, Centre for Military, Security & Strategic Studies / Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute Michael Mostyn, Chief Executive Officer - B’nai Brith Canada See for privacy information.


Canadians sanctioned by Putin; What do to with 24 Sussex Dr.?; Saving the environment vs. saving on gas

Today's guests: Richard Shimooka, Senior Fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute Russell Mills, former Chair - National Capital Commission Gregory Jack, vice president, public affairs (Canada) - Ipsos Public Affairs See for privacy information.


"Friendly Local Game Store" - The story of Calgary's own The Sentry Box

We spoke with Garry Snow, Director / Producer - "Friendly Local Game Store" as well as Gordon Johansen, owner of the Sentry Box See for privacy information.


Veterans group gives up Afghan rescue efforts; Inflation and the economy; Centre Ice Conservatives; Monarchy poll; Barriers for older workers

Today's guests: Oliver Thorne, Executive Director, VTN Canada Dr. Jack Mintz, President's Fellow - School of Public Policy, University of Calgary Rick Peterson, former Conservative Party of Canada leadership candidate / founder - Centre Ice Conservatives Dave Korzinski, Research Director - Angus Reid InstItute Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President - Fraser Institute See for privacy information.


METI's message for aliens; Charter at 40; How Canadians feel about religious freedom; Alberta's Chief Firearms Officer

Today's guests: Dr. Douglas Vakoch, President - METI International Brian Bird, Assistant Professor - Peter A. Allard School of Law, UBC Ray Pennings, Executive Vice-President - Cardus Teri Bryant, Alberta chief firearms officer See for privacy information.


Removing a constitutional relic; What's driving inflation?

Today's guests: Paula Simons, Independent Senator - Alberta Steve Globerman, Resident Scholar - Fraser Institute See for privacy information.


Putin’s Ukraine Invasion Is About Energy and Natural Resources

We spoke with David Knight Legg, Founding CEO & Board Senior Advisor - Invest Alberta / Former Chairman of the ESG Working Group of the Province of Alberta See for privacy information.


"Unprecedented"; Housing supply & labour shortages; Energy Security; Food sector consolidation

Today's guests: Steve Mayer and Andrew Willis, "Unprecedented: Canada's Top CEOs on Leadership During Covid-19" Kevin Lee, CEO of the Canadian Home Builders Association Ron Wallace, Fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and a board member of the Canada West Foundation Anthony Winson, professor emeritus of sociology and anthropology at the University of Guelph, author of "The Industrial Diet" See for privacy information.


Uncovering the truth about the Nova Scotia massacre; Productivity & growth ignored in federal budget; Canada's most reputable corporate brands

Today's guests: Paul Palango, veteran investigative journalist / author: "22 Murders: Investigating the Massacres, Cover-up and Obstacles to Justice in Nova Scotia" Andrew Coyne, columnist - The Globe & Mail David Scholz, Executive Vice President - Leger See for privacy information.


How do Canadians feel about honouring historic figures?

We spoke with Patrice Dutil, professor of politics and public administration at Ryerson University and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. See for privacy information.