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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

Authors Ted Barris ("Battle of the Atlantic") and Noah Schwartz ("On Target")

9/29/2022
Today's guests: Ted Barris - Historian / Author - "Battle of the Atlantic: Gauntlet to Victory" Noah Schwartz - Assistant professor of Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley / Author - "On Target: Gun Culture, Storytelling, and the NRA"

Duration:00:27:18

Author Sarah Kendzior; Diagnosing & treating anxiety; How Canadians feel about energy exports

9/28/2022
Today's guests: Sarah Kendzior, New York Times bestselling author of Hiding in Plain Sight and The View from Flyover Country / Her latest book is "They Knew: How a Culture of Conspiracy Keeps America Complacent" Dr. Eddy Lang, member - Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care / department head for emergency medicine at the University of Calgary’s Cumming School of Medicine Cody Battershill, Founder and chief spokesperson - Canada Action

Duration:00:32:43

Robbie Hart: "Ice Breaker: The 1972 Summit Series"

9/26/2022
Today's guest: Robbie Hart, co-producer and director of the documentary "Ice Breaker: The 1972 Summit Series," which has its Alberta premiere this Friday (30 Sept) at the Calgary International Film Festival

Duration:00:15:16

Russian provocation; What does the future hold for ArriveCan?; Iran protests

9/22/2022
Today's guests: Alexander Lanoszka, Assistant professor of international relations at the University of Waterloo and fellow at the Council on Geostrategy Matt Malone, law professor - Thompson Rivers University Roya Hakakian, Iranian-American author / journalist / poet / human rights activist

Duration:00:38:31

Standing up to Putin & helping Ukraine win

9/21/2022
Today's guest: Molly McKew, lead writer at GreatPower.us / Writer/lecturer on Russian influence & information warfare / Senior Adviser - Stand Up Republic Foundation

Duration:00:11:16

Queen's funeral; ArriveCan's future; Debating the future of the monarchy

9/19/2022
Today's guests: Ben O'Hara Byrne, Host of “A Little More Conversation” weeknights on Corus Radio Brian Lilley, Political columnist - Toronto Sun Andrew Cohen, journalist / professor - Carleton University / author - The Unfinished Canadian: The People We Are André Pratte, writer / former senator / senior fellow in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

Duration:00:44:49

Tim Cook, "Lifesavers and Body Snatchers"

9/16/2022
Today's guest: Tim Cook, historian / author: "Lifesavers and Body Snatchers: Medical Care and the Struggle for Survival in the Great War"

Duration:00:14:16

Interpreting Poilievre's victory; Alberta oil can save Canada's roads; Ukrainian counter-offensive; Economic freedom in Canada

9/12/2022
Today's guests: Alise Mills, Conservative analyst & strategist / Senior advisor - Canada-US Relations Simon Hesp, chemical engineering professor - Queen’s University Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and Political Science - University of Toronto Fred McMahon, Michael Walker Chair of Economic Freedom Research - Fraser Institute

Duration:00:56:05

Ken Dryden: "The Series"

9/1/2022
We spoke with Hall of Fame goalie and best-selling author Ken Dryden about his new book commemorating the 1972 Summit Series "The Series: What I Remember, What it Felt Like, What it Feels Like Now"

Duration:00:17:02

Michelle O’Bonsawin's very limited qualifications for the Supreme Court

8/31/2022
Leonid Sirota Associate professor at the University of Reading law school in the United Kingdom

Duration:00:16:43

WEF conspiracy theories. Laith Marouf controversy, Canadian LNG, Churchill statue

8/30/2022
Today's guests: Rudyard Griffiths, Executive Director - The Hub Marvin Rotrand, National Director, League for Human Rights - B'nai Brith Canada Heather Exner-Pirot, senior fellow - Macdonald-Laurier Institute Mark Milke, President - Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary

Vaccine mandates at universities, Passenger rights, Supreme Court appointee

8/30/2022
Today's guests: Dr. Zain Chagla, infectious diseases physician and associate professor at McMaster University Daniel Tsai, Lawyer and lecturer in law and business at University of Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University Leonid Sirota, Associate professor - University of Reading law school

Duration:00:43:01

B’nai Brith Demands Independent Review of Government-Funded Anti-Racism Seminars After Uncovering Further Antisemitic Content

8/30/2022
Marvin Rotrand, National Director, League for Human Rights, B'nai Brith Canada

Duration:00:14:16

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