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Calgary Today with Angela Kokott

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When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.

When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.
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When you think ‘Calgary’ one of the names that readily comes to mind is Angela. On your ride home Angela delivers a one of a kind perspective on the days news stories along with traffic and weather.




AM 770 CHQR 200 Barclay Parade SW Calgary, AB T2P 4L4 403-716-6500


Toews: "Throwing money at the problem won't fix it."

Travis Toews, Minister of Finance


Alberta MLAs get pay cut

Laila Goodridge, MLA for Fort McMurray-Lac La Biche


Joe speaks with Dino's Women's Hockey Captain Paige Michalenko

Joe speaks to Paige about the courses given to the Dino hockey team around sexual violence.


Commemorating the 75th anniversary of D-Day

Norm Christie, author and military historian


Roger Chaffin, Speed Limits, Green Canmore, Cycle Coordinator, and Winning the Lotto

FORMER POLICE CHIEF ROGER CHAFFIN Today at the Calgary Chamber of Volunteer Organizations, former Police Chief Roger Chaffin addressed harassment allegations at the Calgary Police Service. CITY GEARS UP FOR SPEED LIMIT DEBATE The city is gearing up to debate speed limit reductions in residential neighbourhoods and how exactly to approach the task. GREEN CANMORE Canmore and five other Municipalities across Canada were awarded the Community Energy Knowledge Action Partnership from the...


Cannabis Research Funding, Air Quality, Biking Bylaws, and Women and Mini Strokes (TIA)

CANNABIS RESEARCH FUNDING Today Minister Bill Blair was in Calgary to announce federal funding for cannabis research. AIR QUALITY We’ll chat with an expert about the air quality in Alberta, given wildfires in the area, what people can do to protect respiratory health. NEW BIKING BYLAW TALKS Today the city council is reviewing the possibility of a bylaw that would allow cyclists to move through intersections by yielding, instead of stopping. WOMEN LESS LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED MINI...


War Room, Air Travel Woes, Farmers and Mental Health, and Raul Tapia

KENNEY'S WAR ROOM The incoming government has announced a "war room" to fight environmental organizations and their "war on oil" as coined by Premier Kenney. TO MY FELLOW TRAVELLERS... Author and blogger James Fell penned a piece on his blog about air travel etiquette and we’ll get his thoughts on flying the “friendly” skies. FARMERS AND MENTAL HEALTHCARE A stunning 40 per cent of Canadian farmers are reluctant to reach out for help in matters of mental health. RAUL TAPIA Raul Tapia...


Speed Demons, Alberta Wilderness, and the S.S. Moyie Returns

SPRINGTIME SPEED DEMONS Does springtime bring out the speed demons? We'll talk with the traffic division of the Calgary Police Service. ALBERTA WILDERNESS On the eve of the May long weekend, we'll chat about protecting wilderness areas and the importance of keeping ATVs on trails. THE S.S. MOYIE IS BACK! It's back this year and ready for Captain's Cruises. Heritage Park's boat, the S.S Moyie will be sailing soon and we'll dive into its history and restoration.


Living Wage, Forensics, Money Laundering, Puppies, and The Perfect Caesar

COST OF LIVING WAGE DECLINES IN CALGARY The cost of living in Calgary has dropped by $0.75 to $16.45 as a living wage. FORENSICS: TV vs REAL LIFE How do forensics shows like CSI compare to real life? We'll ask a forensic expert for the Calgary Police Service. MONEY LAUNDERING IN ALBERTA Following the revelation of money laundering problems in B.C., according to Law Economics and Governance professor Dr. Brigitte Unger, Alberta may also have a money laundering problem too. PUPPIES FOR...


Delayed Retirement, Breakfast Club, STEM, and Calgary Educators Honoured

DELAYED RETIREMENT More and more Canadians are delaying retirement to help their children. BREAKFAST CLUB Pembina Pipeline has committed $5 million dollars to Breakfast Club of Canada, which feeds students healthy breakfasts at school. (Serving more than 220,000 students in 1,643 schools daily) GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM With demand for people in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) The University of Calgary, Mount Royal University and SAIT have joined to get more than 850 grade...


SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Geoff and Bob Snider

Two Calgary educators, atheletes, speakers, business owners, and brothers were honoured with the Calgary Board of Education's Legacy Award.


Children's Books, Flood Readiness, Safe Passing, Death and Finances, Neuro Nexus Hackathon, and Local Doctor Honoured

THE CHANGING FACE OF BOOKS Sales of books have been declining in Canada with the exception of children and juvenile books. We'll chat about the way these books are changing. FLOOD READINESS The City of Calgary held an event today to talk about the city's readiness for potential flood events. SAFE PASSING In honour of road safety week, we'll talk about safely passing roadside assistance vehicles like tow trucks with the Alberta Motor Association. ALBERTANS HESITANT TO MAKE END OF LIFE...


Getting Alberta Back to Work, Rural Crime, WestJet and Onex, and Multi-Sports

GETTING ALBERTA BACK TO WORK Premier Kenney and Minister of Treasury Travis Toews announced their plan today to get Albertans back to work. We'll get a reaction from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. RURAL CRIME WATCH Data from Stats Canada shows that rural crime was 38 percent higher than in urban areas. WESJET AND ONEX Private equity firm Onex has agreed to purchase WestJet for $5 billion. What does this mean for the future of the airline? BENEFITS OF...


Domestic Violence, Wild Rose Brewery, Banff Cleanup, and Roller Derby

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LINKED TO TWO HOMICIDES Two recent homicides have been identified as being rooted in domestic violence. WILD ROSE BEER SELLS Wild Rose Brewery has sold to Sleeman Breweries. FIRE CLEANING IN BANFF This weekend will kick off clearing to prevent the spreading of wildfires. ROLLER DERBY IN CALGARY This weekend the Calgary roller derby community is hosting Flat Track Fever.


Safe Online Giving, Springbank Dam, Anti-Bullying Bylaw, Blood Services, Aboriginal Development Conference, and Wood's Homes

ONLINE CHARITY ACCOUNTS A number of accounts have opened online to raise funds for the Lovett family. We'll share some tips to help make sure that contributions make it to the persons you intend. SPRINGBANK DAM OPPOSITION We'll chat with residents who are in opposition to the Springbank Dry Dam. ANTI-BULLYING BYLAW The City of Chestermere has passed the first reading of an anti-bullying bylaw. We'll hear about it from their deputy mayor. CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES CHANGE DONOR...


Cryptocurrency, On-Demand Transit, Green Victory, and Food Trucks

CRYPTOCURRENCY EXPLAINED We'll chat about cryptocurrency for the uninitiated with an expert. ON-DEMAND TRANSIT PILOT Calgary is piloting a new on-demand transit project pilot for a few select neighbourhoods. The fare will be the same as a regular fare. DAVID AKIN ON GREEN WIN We'll chat with Global News's David Akin about his take on the Green's gain of another federal seat in Nanaimo. FOOD TRUCKS IN CALGARY The City of Calgary is hosting a Food Truck Inspection blitz today to help...


Western Alienation, Abuse Text Line, Polka Dots, Double Homicide, and The Friendship Bench

BARRY COOPER ON WESTERN ALIENATION We'll chat with professor Barry Cooper about Western alienation. ABUSE TEXT LINE A new text-and-chat line will be a province wide number for private and confidential access to victims of abuse. BRIDGELAND POLKA DOTS Early data from a traffic-calming efforts in Bridgeland show that it may be working. FRIENDSHIP BENCH Calgary has become the first region to receive a non-school located Friendship Bench, a safe space for anyone to connect with peers.



Joining us for Mental Health Week is Sam Fiorella, co-founder of The Friendship Bench, yellow benches that are safe spaces for anyone wanting to connect to peers.


Carbon Tax Ruling, GSA Walkouts, and Hike for Hospice

PROVINCIAL vs. FEDERAL CARBON TAX A Saskatchewan provincial court just ruled the federal carbon tax constitutional. We'll chat about provincial vs. federal carbon tax and which benefits Alberta more. GSA WALKOUTS Thousands of students walked out across Alberta in protest to the UCPs policy on GSAs. HIKE FOR HOSPICE Hike for Hospice is this Sunday and we'll chat with Stampeders Alum Rob Cote about how the Stamps are helping raise money.