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BC Almanac connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different. Hosted by Mark Forsythe, the first hour is news and interviews from around B.C. After the 1 o'clock news the phone lines are open to listeners. The topics range from top BC news stories to what's new and controversial in areas such as health and education.






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SEPT. 22, 2107 Distracted driving. Health after 55.

The Traffic Injury Research Foundation's Karen Bowman and lawyer Paul Doroshenko on distracted driving. Joyce Resin, host of 55 and Up!, and Dr. Bal Pawa, co-founder of the West Coast Women's Clinic for Hormonal Health, on health after 55.

Duration: 00:49:44

SEPT. 21, 2017 Reconciliation. Burnout.

Chief Robert Joseph, co-founder of Reconciliation Canada, and Phyllis Webstad, president of the Orange Shirt Society, on reconciliation with Indigenous people. Dr. Shimi Kang, psychiatrist and creator of the Dolphin Kids Achievement Program, on burnout.

Duration: 00:50:19

SEPT. 20, 2017 Structural quake preparedness. Rivers Day.

John Sherstobitoff, a seismic specialist at Ausenco, and Jennifer Stewart, a founding member of Families Against Cuts to Education, on earthquakes. Mark Angelo, chair of B.C. Rivers Day, and Brian Smith, manager of the Seymour fish hatchery, on rivers.

Duration: 00:50:09

SEPT. 19, 2017 Political donations. Wills.

Dermod Travis, executive director of Integrity B.C., on the proposed bill to ban corporate and union donations. Candace Cho. lawyer and founder of the Onyx Law Group. and filmmaker Daniel Pierce on wills and estate planning.

Duration: 00:50:10

SEPT. 18, 2017 Racism in school curriculum. Christmas 'creep'.

Glen Hansman, BCTF president,Darin Flynn, Univ. of Calgary linguistics prof.,Joseph Hislop,Mission District Principal of Aboriginal Education,Jeffrey McNeil,TRU education instructor,on classroom racism. Innovation strategist,Christine Cowan,on early Xmas.

Duration: 00:52:02

SEPT. 15, 2017 Seniors residential care. Trans Canada Trail.

B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie, Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of B.C.'S Gudrun Langolf, Hospital Employees' Union's Jennifer Whiteside on seniors residential care. Valerie Pringle, Trisha Kaplan, Leon LeBrun on the Trans Canada Trail.

Duration: 00:49:55

SEPT. 14, 2017 Pot-impaired driving. Gardener Brian Minter.

B.C. Trucking Association's Louise Yako, lawyer Kyla Lee, Washington Traffic Safety Commission's Doug Dahl on marijuana impaired driving and law enforcement. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration: 00:49:38

SEPT. 13, 2017 Wildfire prevention. Restricting cellphones in public.

B.C. Forests Minister Doug Donaldson, University of British Columbia Prof. Lori Daniels and Williams Lake Mayor Walt Cobb on wildfire prevention. Consumer tech journalist Blaine Kyllo on restricting cellphones in public.

Duration: 00:49:43

SEPT. 12, 2017 Affordable housing plans. School dress codes.

Russ Godfrey, a housing advocate in Victoria, on affordable housing plans from the B.C. government and a Vancouver candidate. Renay Maurice, a UVic masters graduate, and Jordan Watters, a Greater Victoria school board trustee, on school dress codes.

Duration: 00:50:31

SEPT. 11, 2017 Throne Speech reaction.

University of British Columbia Prof. Richard Johnston, B.C. Liberal MLA Jas Johal and Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C. spokesperson Sharon Gregson on the Throne Speech.

Duration: 00:50:25

SEPT. 8, 2017 Parental supervision vs. children's independence. Celebrating teachers.

CBC reporter Yvette Brend and UBC Prof. Mariana Brussoni on striking the right balance between parental supervision and young children's independence. UBC Associate Dean Wendy Carr, retired teacher Larry Hope, and Erica Kinach on favourite teachers.

Duration: 00:49:21

SEPT. 7, 2017 Massey Tunnel bridge cancelled. Canada Food Guide.

Patrick Condon, a professor in the school of architecture and landscape architecture at the University of British Columbia, on regional transportation. Desiree Nielsen, a registered dietitian, on the Canada Food Guide.

Duration: 00:49:52

SEPT. 6, 2017 ICBC rate hikes. Proposed small business tax changes.

The Canadian Taxpayers Federation's Kris Sims and David Eby, B.C.'s attorney general and the minister responsible for ICBC, on ICBC's rate hikes. The B.C. Chamber of Commerce's Dan Baxter and BDO Canada LLP's Dom Cocco on proposed business tax changes.

Duration: 00:50:51

SEPT. 5, 2017 Fireball over B.C. Smaller class sizes.

Jaymie Matthews, a professor of astronomy at the University of British Columbia, on fireballs. Tom Longridge, president of the B.C. School Superintendents Association, and Glen Hansman, president of the B.C. Teachers' Federation, on smaller classes.

Duration: 00:48:57

SEPT. 1, 2017 Minimum wage timeline. First in family to go to postsecondary school.

B.C. Federation of Labour's Irene Lanzinger and Canadian Federation of Independent Business's Richard Truscott on B.C.'s minimum wage. Centennial College's Neil Buddel and PhD student Peter Wanyenya on being the first to go to postsecondary school.

Duration: 00:49:11

AUG. 31, 2017 Overdose Awareness Day. Gardener Brian Minter.

Dr. Mark Tyndall, executive medical director of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, and Dr. Victoria Lee, chief medical health officer of Fraser Health on Overdose Awareness Day. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration: 00:49:42

AUG. 30, 2017 Greyhound wants to reduce bus service in B.C. Do away with library late fees?

The CBC's Andrew Kurjata, Greyhound Canada's Stuart Kendrick and Smithers' Taylor Bachrach on Greyhound's application to reduce bus service in B.C. Whistler's Elizabeth Tracy and Fraser Valley's Scott Hargrove on whether libraries do away with late fees?

Duration: 00:49:24

AUG. 29, 2017 Rural economic development. Safe, quality daycare.

Don Krusel, Doug Donaldson, Greg Halseth and Grace McGregor on rural economic development. Pam Preston, Crystal James and Rena Laberge on finding safe, quality daycare.

Duration: 00:49:15

AUG. 28, 2017 Public alcohol consumption. Confronting everyday racism.

Michael Wiebe, commissioner of the Vancouver Park Board, and Jeremy McElroy, former member of Campaign for Culture, on public alcohol consumption. Donna Barker, an educator who presents on the subject of racial bias to various B.C. institutions.

Duration: 00:50:17

AUG. 25, 2017 Tolls and transportation costs. Paying for education.

B.C. Transportation Minister Claire Trevena, Simon Fraser University's Gordon Price, on eliminating tolls paying for transportation. Certified money coach Leslie Gardener and WealthBar's Tea Nicola on paying for education.

Duration: 00:48:38

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