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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.




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 See for privacy...


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 See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy...


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 See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy...


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" See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy information.


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 See for privacy information.


"Ice War Diplomat" - Behind the scenes of the 1972 Summit Series

We spoke with former Canadian diplomat Gary J. Smith about his new book, "Ice War Diplomat: Hockey Meets Cold War Politics at the 1972 Summit Series" See for privacy information.


"The Year of the Graves"; The politics of gun control; The life & legacy of Ronnie Hawkins

Today's guests: Terry Glavin, author and journalist Matt Gurney, Columnist / Co-Founder - The Line Alan Cross, music writer / broadcaster / historian See for privacy information.


Brett Kissel; Mary Lynn Rajskub ("Fame-ish"); Supreme Court on parole eligibility for murderers; Quebec's Bill 96

Today's guests: Brett Kissel, County music artic Mary Lynn Rajskub, actor/comedian / author: "Fame-ish: My Life at the Edge of Stardom" Lisa Kerr, Assistant Professor of Law - Queen's University Julius Grey, constitutional/human rights lawyer / senior partner - Grey Casgrain See for privacy information.


How Kenney can help unify the UCP; Canada needs a new national security policy; Monkeypox conspiracy theories; Comedian Trent McLellan

Michael Solberg, Partner - New West Public Affairs Thomas Juneau, associate professor, public and international affairs - University of Ottawa Justin Ling, Author / freelance journalist Trent McLellan, Comedian / cast member - This Hour Has 22 Minutes See for privacy information.


Kenney resigns

Today's guests: Rick Bell, Columnist - Calgary Sun Ken Boessenkool, J.W. McConnell Professor of Practice, Max Bell School of Public Policy - McGill University / Research Fellow - CD Howe Institute See for privacy information.


Inflation still running hot; "Son of Elsewhere"; US energy policy; Royal visit

Today's guests: Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Calgary / Research Fellow - School of Public Policy Elamin Abdelmahmoud, Author - "Son of Elsewhere: A Memoir in Pieces" James Coleman, Professor - SMU Dedman School of Law Nathan Tidridge, vice-president of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada See for privacy information.


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.