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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

A year into Taliban rule, Afghans fear Canada has left them behind

8/15/2022
Lauryn Oates, executive director of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Duration:00:13:20

Canadian Blood Services considers plasma donor compensation; Afghanistan one year after Taliban takeover

8/12/2022
Today's guests: Dr. Peter Jaworski, teaches business ethics at Georgetown University and has written extensively about the issue of plasma donor compensation Dr. Lauryn Oates, executive director - Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan

Duration:00:28:52

Federal plan to reduce emissions from fertilizer worries farmers

8/12/2022
Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta vice-president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers.

Duration:00:09:42

Farmers worried about fertilizer targets; ARRIVECAN app concerns; Essay contest fiasco; Retirements surge in Canada

8/11/2022
Today's guests: Stephen Vandervalk, Alberta vice-president of the Western Canadian Wheat Growers / Alberta farmer Bianca Wylie, Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) senior fellow Sarah Elder-Chamanara, Owner & CEO of Madame Premier / Host - Ellected Podcast Stephen Brown, Senior Canada Economist - Capital Economics

Duration:00:53:07

Women are not the barometers in mixed-gender relationships

8/11/2022
Matthew D. Johnson, professor of family science at the University of Alberta

Duration:00:12:48

Can Trudeau turn things around?; Organs partially revived in dead pigs; Costs of healthcare

8/9/2022
Today's guests: Paul Wells, Canadian journalist and author Dr. Arthur Caplan, Professor of Bioethics - Department of Population Health, New York University Bacchus Barua, Director, Health Policy Studies - Fraser Institute

Duration:00:36:39

Housing costs; Russia's failures in Ukraine; Lack of interest in World Juniors

8/8/2022
Today's guests: Mark Milke, Policy analyst / report author Stephanie Carvin, associate professor - Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University Dan Mason, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation - University of Alberta

Duration:00:35:42

Alberta gas prices; Hockey Canada in crisis; Accidental 911 calls; Ranking provinces' liquor policies

7/28/2022
Today's guests: Jason Nixon, Alberta Minister of Finance / Government House Leader Scott Stinson, National Sports Columnist - Postmedia Andrea McLean, Assistant to the deputy chief with Red Deer's 911 Emergency Communications Centre Mark von Schellwitz, Vice President (Western Canada) - Restaurants Canada See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:42:20

New research points to SARS-CoV-2's origins

7/27/2022
We spoke with study co-author Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan

Duration:00:13:48

New evidence points to SARS-CoV-2's origins

7/27/2022
We spoke with study co-author Dr. Angela Rasmussen, Virologist with the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) at the University of Saskatchewan See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:14:07

Monkeypox latest; What needs to change at Hockey Canada; Rogers executives grilled by MPs

7/26/2022
Today's guests: Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant professor - Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba / Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses Taylor McKee, assistant professor of sport management - Brock University Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law / Professor of Law - University of Ottawa

Duration:00:37:32

Monkeypox latest; What needs to change at Hockey Canada; Rogers executives grilled by MPs

7/26/2022
Today's guests: Dr. Jason Kindrachuk, Assistant professor - Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, University of Manitoba / Canada Research Chair in the molecular pathogenesis of emerging viruses Taylor McKee, assistant professor of sport management - Brock University Michael Geist, Canada Research Chair in Internet and E-commerce Law / Professor of Law - University of Ottawa See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:37:38

Understanding gasoline prices; "Old" music vs. "new" music; Peace Bridge vandalism

7/25/2022
Today's guests: Vijay Muralidharan, managing director - R Cube Economic Consulting Alan Cross, music writer / broadcaster / historian / host - The Ongoing History of New Music Terry Wong, city councillor - Ward 7

Duration:00:34:21

Understanding gasoline prices; "Old" music vs. "new" music; Peace Bridge vandalism

7/25/2022
Today's guests: Vijay Muralidharan, managing director - R Cube Economic Consulting Alan Cross, music writer / broadcaster / historian / host - The Ongoing History of New Music Terry Wong, city councillor - Ward 7 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:34:42

Douglas Century - "The Last Boss of Brighton

7/22/2022
We spoke with best-selling author Douglas Century, about his new book: The Last Boss of Brighton: Boris "Biba" Nayfeld and the Rise of the Russian Mob in America" - Douglas is also co-author (with Ice-T and Spike) of the new book - "Split Decision"

Duration:00:24:24

Health care woes: The case for user fees; Doctor shortage hits Airdrie

7/22/2022
Today's guests: Dr. Shawn Whatley, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute and author of the recent book "When Politics Comes Before Patients—Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing" Peter Brown - Mayor of Airdrie See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:20:44

Douglas Century - "The Last Boss of Brighton"

7/22/2022
We spoke with best-selling author Douglas Century, about his new book: The Last Boss of Brighton: Boris "Biba" Nayfeld and the Rise of the Russian Mob in America" - Douglas is also co-author (with Ice-T and Spike) of the new book - "Split Decision" See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:24:44

Canada & Ukraine; Inflation remains high; UCP leadership deadline; Oil volatility; Pathways Alliance

7/21/2022
Today's guests: Andrew Potter, Associate Professor at the Max Bell School of Public Policy Douglas Porter, Chief Economist and Managing Director - BMO Financial Group Duane Bratt, Professor - Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University Rory Johnston, Founder, Commodity Context Newsletter Mark Cameron, vice-president - Pathways Alliance

Duration:00:53:14

Russian turbine returned; Ripudaman Singh Malik murdered; Hockey Canada's handling of sexual assault claims; plus, much more

7/19/2022
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 Kim Bolan, Vancouver Sun crime reporter / Author - "Loss of Faith - How the Air India Bombers Got Away with Murder" Grant Robertson, senior writer - Globe & Mail Alicia Planincic, Manager, Policy & Economics with Business Council of Alberta Tom Olsen, CEO and managing director of the Canadian Energy Centre Adam Muzzin, Assistant...

Duration:01:19:29

Tobacco, nicotine, and harm reduction; Alberta's crypto strategy; Questions for the RCMP commissioner; Alberta's gas tax cut; Rights for air passengers

6/24/2022
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

Duration:01:07:48