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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.

Location:

Calgary, AB

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News

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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

Dr. Jen Gunter- "Blood"; Balancing internet freedom with protecting children; Is US support for Ukraine waning?; The risks of capping interest rates

2/21/2024
Today's guests: Dr. Jen Gunter -OB-GYN / Best-selling author / her latest book is “Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation” Dr. Michael Geist, law professor, Canada Research Chair in Internet and e-Commerce Law - University of Ottawa Adam Zivo – Columnist with the National Post\ Jeremy Kronick - Associate Vice President and Director of the Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:19

"Navalny" producer reflects on the death of the Russian opposition leader

2/20/2024
We're joined today by filmmaker Odessa Rae, producer of 2023 Oscar Best Documentary winner “Navalny” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:43

Canada not building enough homes; Concerns over Bill S-210; Major allergy breakthrough; Study examines impact of DEI; How spending restraint could balance budget

2/13/2024
Today's guests: Benjamin Tal – Managing Director and Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. Dr. Emily Laidlaw – Canada Research Chair in Cyber Security Law / Professor at the Faculty of Law – University of Calgary Josh Koenig – Assistant Professor in the Division of Clinical Allergy and Immunology – Department of Medicine – at McMaster University David Haskell – Researcher and Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and Senior Research Fellow at the Aristotle Foundation for Public Policy Jake Fuss – Director of Fiscal Studies at the Fraser Institute Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:55

Recall petition launched against Calgary mayor; Potential impact of oil & gas emissions cap; Traceable "safer supply"; Trans athletes & female sports; Alberta drought fears

2/8/2024
Today's guests: Landon Johnston, Calgary business owner Tony Bonen - Director of Economic Research with the Conference Board of Canada Adam Zivo - National Post columnist and Director of the Centre for Responsible Drug Policy Linda Blade - Former President - Athletics Alberta / former Canadian track and field champion and has spent 25 years as a sport-performance professional coach in Edmonton Paul McLauchlin - Reeve of Ponoka County and president of the Rural Municipalities of Alberta and named to the drought advisory committee for Alberta Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:02:51

Rachel Notley resigns; Concern grows over fate of Israel hostages; Calgary's single-item bylaw; Canada's grim economic picture

1/16/2024
Today's guests: Deron Bilous - Senior Vice President with Council Public Affairs / Former NDP Cabinet Minister & MLA Orit Sulitzeano - Executive Director - Association of Rape Crisis Centers in Israel Sharon Howland - Leader of Program Management, Waste & Recycling Services with the City of Calgary Livio Di Matteo - Professor of Economics at Lakehead University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:53

Irwin Cotler on ICJ case against Israel; US & UK strike Houthi rebels; Carbon tax & home heating; Concern over AB childcare plan

1/12/2024
Today's guests: Prof. Irwin Cotler - International Chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and Canada's first Special Envoy on Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combatting Antisemitism Christian Leuprecht - Professor at the Royal Military College and Queen’s University. Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Military Journal. His latest book is Security. Cooperation. Governance. Trevor Tombe - Professor of Economics, and Research Fellow at the School of Public Policy Krystal Churcher - Chair of the Association of Alberta Childcare Entrepreneurs, Educational Consultant, and Private Operator Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:17

Sturgeon Refinery costs; Heated tobacco products; Economy & immigration; State of global democracy; Tax fairness for second incomes

1/11/2024
Today's guests: Richard Masson - Chair of the World Petroleum Council of Canada and member of the School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary David Sweanor – Adjunct Professor of Law at University of Ottawa Randall Bartlett – Senior Director of Canadian Economics at Desjardins Yana Gorokhovskaia – Freedom in the World report Co-Author and Freedom House’s Research Director for Strategy & Design Jason Dean – Associate Researcher at the Montreal Economics Institute and Associate Professor of Economics at King’s University College at Western University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:56:26

Comedian Taylor Williamson

1/10/2024
Today's guest: Taylor Williamson, Stand-up comedian / Finished 2nd place on season 8 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT / Named me one of their 5 favorite acts of all time in the 10-year AGT Anniversary Special / Appearing this weekend at the Laugh Shop Calgary Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:20:20

Mistakes the BoC needs to avoid in 2024 ; Russian activist Maria Kartasheva faces deportation from Canada; Rescuing memories from old film rolls; A new era of lunar exploration

1/9/2024
Today's guests: Andrew Grantham, Executive Director and Senior Economist for Economics and Capital Markets with CIBC Matthew Light, Associate Professor of Criminology and European Studies at the University of Toronto Gerald Freyer, Film Archivist at Film Rescue International in Indian Head, Saskatchewan Phil Langill, Director of the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory and Associate Professor in the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy at UofC Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:50:46

Canada increasingly seen as unserious; Future of Canada-China relations; Canada seeks to deport former Iran official; The need for a Plan B on climate policy

1/3/2024
Today's guests: Perrin Beatty - President and CEO Canadian Chamber of Commerce Charles Burton - Senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute / Former diplomat in Canada’s embassy in Beijing Stewart Bell -National Online Journalist, Investigative Global News Charles DeLand - Associate Director of Research and leads the C.D. Howe Institute's energy policy program Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:37:36

CEO Pay: How much is too much?; Canada's economic outlook for 2024; How doctors can screen for problem drinking; The impact of vacines on SARS-CoV-2

1/2/2024
Today's guests: David Macdonald – Senior Economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and author of report: Canada’s New Gilded Age: CEO Pay in 2022 Tony Stillo – Director of Canada Economics at Oxford Economics Dr. Jurgen Rehm – Senior Scientist in the Institute for Mental Health Policy Research at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Ryley McClelland – PhD. Candidate in virology at the University of Alberta Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:46

Russia launches aerial attack on Ukraine

1/2/2024
GUEST: Aurel Braun TITLE: Professor of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto Associate, Davis Center, Harvard University. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:08

Russia launches massive missile attack on Ukraine; Feds promise "renewed" new housing policy; Canada's population growth

12/29/2023
Today's guests: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and Political Science - University of Toronto Steve Lafleur, Policy analyst & columnist Jack Jedwab, President / CEO - Association of Canadian Studies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:52

Michael Geist on C-18 & S-210; Senate passes gun control bill; Toronto votes to remove Dundas name

12/15/2023
Today's guests: Michael Geist – Law Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Canada Research Chair in Internet & E-Commerce Law Rod Giltaca – CEO & Executive Director of the Canadian Coalition for Firearm Rights Lynn McDonald – Former MP, Professor Emerita from the University of Guelph, and member of the Royal Historical Society Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:13

Israel is winning; Birth tourism on the rise; State of the Oil & Gas Industry; Future of airline industry

12/14/2023
Today's guests: Colonel Richard Kemp, retired British Army officer Andrew Griffith, fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and Environics Institute Gurpreet Lail, CEO of Enserva John Gradek, Former Air Canada executive and currently a Faculty Lecturer and Academic Programs Coordinator, Supply Networks - McGill University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:01

Canada's shifting position on Israel, Alberta's electricity market, Inflation Is Easing, Mortgage rates hitting economy, Myths on privacy in the age of AI

12/13/2023
Shimon Fogel, President and CEO - Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs Blake Shaffer, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary Jeremy M. Kronick, Associate Vice President and Director of the Centre on Financial and Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute James Orlando – Director & senior economist at TD Economics Ignacio Cofone, Canada Research Chair in AI Law and Data Governance at McGill University / Author - "The Privacy Fallacy: Harm and Powerin the Information Economy" Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:58:07

Emissions cap a slap in the face to First Nations; Supporting Oct. 7 victims; Long ER Waits in Alberta; Charter confusion

12/11/2023
Today's guests: Stephen Buffalo, President & CEO of the Indian Resource Council of Canada and Senior Fellow at the MacDonald-Laurier Institute Lisa Raitt, Former MP, Cabinet Minister and Deputy Leader of Conservative Party of Canada Dr. Paul Parks, president- Alberta Medical Association Jack Jedwab, president of the Association for Canadian Studies Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:45

Grain Growers of Canada Kyle Larkin on Senate's rejection of Bill C-234

12/8/2023
Bill sought to exempt propane and natural gas from carbon pricing for on-farm activities Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:16:11

Calgary mayor pulls out of menorah lighting ceremony

12/8/2023
Ariella Kimmel, VP, Strategic Communications and Development for Winston Wilmont. Former senior staffer in Alberta government and a volunteer within the Jewish community Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:58

Canada’s emissions reduction goal

12/8/2023
Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:38