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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
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Vancouver, BC

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BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.

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@bcalmanac

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English

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B.C. Almanac, Box 4600 Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 4A2 (604) 669-3733


Episodes

Global climate strike. Gardener Brian Minter.

9/20/2019
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Sustainabiliteen organizer Rebecca Hamilton and Clean Energy Canada executive director Merran Smith discuss the global climate strike. Minter Country Garden owner Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration:00:50:19

Brownface, blackface and Justin Trudeau.

9/19/2019
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Langara College sociology professor Indira Prahst and University of British Columbia's Social Justice Institute education professor Annette Henry talk about brownface and blackface, in light of images of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in brownface.

Duration:00:49:36

Vaping-related illness. Racism in schools.

9/18/2019
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B.C. Lung Association's Dr. Menn Biagtan and University of British Columbia's Dr. Chris Carlsten discuss vaping and related illness. Radio-Canada's Mugoli Samba and diversity and inclusion consultant Cicely Blain discuss racism in B.C. schools.

Duration:00:49:58

Safety and maintenance of roads around B.C.'s smaller communities

9/17/2019
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Peace River Regional District's Rural Roads Task Force chair Karen Goodings helps us field comments from listeners about the safety and maintenance of roads around B.C.'s smaller communities.

Duration:00:49:57

Road safety. DIY electronic repairs.

9/16/2019
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Shabnem Afzal of the Canadian Association of Road Safety professionals discusses forest road safety and the increased need for safety awareness in the Fall. Kady Wong and Riley Shaw of Repair Matters talk DIY electronics repair and electronic waste reduction.

Duration:00:59:31

Energy and environmental policy in the federal election. Fall books.

9/13/2019
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UBC political scientist Richard Johnston discusses Canadians' opinions on energy and environmental policy in the federal election. CBC Books producer Ryan B. Patrick and author Chelene Knight discuss fall reading recommendations.

Duration:00:50:07

B.C.'s speculation and vacancy tax. Amazon in Canada.

9/12/2019
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University of British Columbia economist Tom Davidoff and Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch discuss B.C.'s speculation and vacancy tax. Work Smarter with Social Media author Alexandra Samuel discusses Amazon, and its growing reach and impact in Canada.

Duration:00:49:59

Federal election underway.

9/11/2019
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Research Co. president Mario Canseco and Simon Fraser University senior political science lecturer Sanjay Jeram discuss Canada's 43rd federal election, and react to comments and questions from listeners.

Duration:00:49:45

Daylight Saving Time. Safe opioid supply.

9/10/2019
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B.C. Jobs and Trade Minister Bruce Ralston and University of Calgary's Blake Shaffer discuss whether B.C. should switch to permanent Daylight Saving Time. University of British Columbia's Dr. Mark Tyndall discusses the call for a safe opioid supply.

Duration:00:50:08

The place of opinion pieces in news. Packing a healthy lunch.

9/9/2019
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How much do you read opinion pieces? An op-ed published by a Calgary instructor in two Vancouver newspapers is being widely condemned for saying Canada would be better off without ethnic diversity. Then, what's your healthy lunch strategy?

Duration:00:49:37

Drug addiction and overdoses. Canada's Bianca Andreescu in the U.S. Open final.

9/6/2019
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B.C. Provincial Health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry discusses drug addiction and overdoses and what can be done in B.C. Tennis British Columbia's Mark Roberts and Khristina Blajkevitch discuss Bianca Andreescu's historic performance at the U.S. Open.

Duration:00:47:45

Ride-hailing politics. Gardener Brian Minter.

9/5/2019
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Simon Fraser University political science lecturer Stewart Prest and Simon Fraser University associate professor of economics Hendrik Wolff discuss ride-hailing and politics. Minter Gardens Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration:00:50:15

Sawmill closures. Post-secondary pressures.

9/4/2019
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B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, ERA Forest Products Research's Kevin Mason and B.C. Council of Forest Industries' Susan Yurkovich discuss sawmill closures. Options Solutions' Melinda Giampietro talks about the transition after high school.

Duration:00:50:02

Back-to-school routines. Children's screen time.

9/3/2019
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Registered psychologist Dr. Vanessa Lapointe offers advice to help children and parents ease into their school routines. Angus Reid Institute executive director Shachi Kurl discusses her latest poll on screen time and children.

Duration:00:50:44

Gas-price report. Late-summer barbecue.

8/30/2019
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En-Pro International's Roger McKnight and economist Marc Eliesen react to the BCUC's gas-price report. Big Day Barbecue's Rhys Amber, Chicha Peruvian restaurant's Shelome Bouvette, and Serbian Days Vancouver's Sasha Mirkovic discuss barbecue.

Duration:00:48:53

Vaccinating students. Fires in the Amazon.

8/29/2019
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The University of Alberta's Tim Caulfield discusses British Columbia's approach to ensuring almost all students are vaccinated. The University of B.C.'s Kai Chan and UBC Museum of Anthropology's Nuno Porto discuss Canada and the Amazon forest fires.

Duration:00:50:04

Delayed and cancelled flights. Air travel and climate change. Making the most of the last days of summer.

8/28/2019
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Air Passenger Rights' Gabor Lukacs on passengers' rights. David Suzuki Foundation's Tom Green on air travel and climate change. VancouverMom.ca's Christine Pilkington and Tourism Vancouver Island's Heather McEachen on how to make the most of summer.

Duration:00:49:40

Oklahoma's opioid ruling and B.C. Adjusting to campus life.

8/27/2019
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Class-action lawyer Reidar Mogerman, B.C. Centre for Substance Use's Dr. Keith Ahamad and Moms Stop the Harm's Petra Schulz talk about what Oklahoma's Johnson & Johnson ruling. Simon Fraser University's Tracey Mason-Innes discusses campus life.

Duration:00:50:25

No to mass immigration billboard. Back to school sleep schedules.

8/26/2019
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Say NO to mass immigration. That was the slogan emblazoned across a billboard at the foot of Knight street in Vancouver. The ad is one of several that have appeared in Canadian cities, promoting the People's Party of Canada's controversial stance on immigration. What do you think of the removal of the billboards? Then, the school year is almost upon us ... How are you getting your child ready for the new sleep schedule?

Duration:00:51:18

Competing policing models. Gardener Brian Minter.

8/23/2019
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Simon Fraser University criminology Prof. Rob Gordon discusses municipal police forces, the RCMP and regional policing. Minter Gardens Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration:00:49:51