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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.

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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Vancouver, BC

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CBC

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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.

Twitter:

@bcalmanac

Language:

English

Contact:

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


Episodes

JAN. 15, 2018 North Korea, Blue Monday

1/15/2018
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Charles Burton, former diplomat to Beijing, on Hawaiian missile scare and North Korea Summit; Sarah Hamid-Balma from Canadian Mental Health Association on blue Monday.

Duration: 00:53:46


JAN. 12, 2018 Facebook feed changes. Proportional representation.

1/12/2018
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Christopher Schneider, an associate professor at Brandon University, and Rina Liddle, who runs Liddle Works Indie Media, on Facebook's feed changes. Max Cameron, director of UBC's Centre for the Study of Democratic Institutions, on electoral reform.

Duration: 00:49:58


JAN. 11, 2018 Olympic hockey team. Cellphone addiction.

1/11/2018
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Ed Willes, sports columnist for the Province newspaper, and Todd Harkins, general manager for the Prince George Cougars, on Canada's men's hockey team. Peter Reiner, a professor at UBC's National Core for Neuroethics, on cellphone addiction.

Duration: 00:49:30


JAN. 10, 2018 Bread price-fixing. Binge-watching.

1/10/2018
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Kevin Grier, a food market analyst, Bruce Cran, president of the Consumers' Association of Canada, and Sam Trosow, a Western University law and media professor, on bread price-fixing. Greg David, editor of TV, eh?, on what people are binge-watching.

Duration: 00:50:37


JAN. 9, 2018 Foreign real estate ban? Walking to school.

1/9/2018
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Josh Gordon, an assistant professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Public Policy. Mariana Brussoni, an associate professor at the University of B.C.'s School of Population and Public Health, and Carol Sartor, a HASTE school facilitator.

Duration: 00:50:22


JAN. 8, 2018 Oprah for president? Winter birds.

1/8/2018
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Lucia Lorenzi, a postdoctoral fellow studying sexual violence at McMaster University, on calls for Oprah Winfrey to run for U.S. president in 2020. Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada's senior conservation management specialist, on winter birds.

Duration: 00:50:30


JAN. 5, 2018 Temporary foreign workers. Home technology.

1/5/2018
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B.C. Federation of Labour's Irene Lanzinger and B.C. Restaurant and Foodservices Association's Ian Tostenson on temporary foreign workers. CBC's Matthew Braga and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner in B.C.'s Brad Weldon on home tech.

Duration: 00:49:10


JAN. 4, 2017 Wage transparency. Gardener Brian Minter.

1/4/2018
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Jan Borowy, co-chair of the Equal Pay Coalition in Ontario, and Chandra Childers, a senior research scientist at the Institute for Women's Policy Research, on wage transparency. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration: 00:50:14


JAN. 3, 2018 Meat tax. Co-parenting.

1/3/2018
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Boston Common Asset Management's Lauren Compere and B.C. Cattlemen's Association's Kevin Boon on meat taxes. Karen Kristjanson, author of Co-parenting from the Inside Out, counsellor Alyson Jones and lawyer Patricia Hebert on co-parenting.

Duration: 00:49:38


JAN. 2, 2018 Property assessments. New Year's resolutions.

1/2/2018
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University of British Columbia associate professor Tom Davidoff, property tax agent Paul Sullivan, B.C. Assessment's Tracy Wall on property assessments. Life and nutrition coach Lisa Carpenter and Big Fit Girl author Louise Green on New Year's resolutions

Duration: 00:49:15


DEC. 29, 2017 WHO considers gaming disorder. Financial resolutions.

12/29/2017
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Richmond Addictions Services' Benjamin Wong and Game Quitters' Cam Adair on 'gaming disorder.' Leslie Gardner, a money coach at Money Coaches Canada, and Simon King, a Vancouver mortgage broker, on financial goals.

Duration: 00:49:38


DEC. 28, 2017 Getting around on New Year's Eve. Holiday waste.

12/28/2017
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Simon Fraser University's Andy Hira, BC Taxi Association's Mohan Kang, Operation Red Nose's Chris Wilson on getting around on New Year's Eve. The Joy of Doing Nothing author Rachel Jonat, Recycle BC's Allen Langdon and UBC's Patrick Lewis on holiday waste

Duration: 00:49:24


DEC. 27, 2017 Oak Bay homicide. Organic food certification. Long holiday with the children.

12/27/2017
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The CBC's Megan Thomas. The Certified Organic Associations of B.C.'s Carmen Wakeling. Parenting expert Kathy Lynn, Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast B.C.'s Carolyn Tuckwell, the Vancouver Park Board's Sean Healy.

Duration: 00:50:16


DEC. 22, 2017 Christmas Card of the Air

12/22/2017
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Listeners share their holiday messages with loved ones around the province.

Duration: 00:51:22


DEC. 21, 2017 Holiday travel tips. Gardener Brian Minter.

12/21/2017
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CBC reporter Tanya Fletcher, Kamloops Airport's Jeff Scherban, DriveWise B.C. owner Kate Wells, and Crossing the Line author Luciano Nisi on holiday travel tips. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

Duration: 00:49:44


DEC. 20, 2017 Naloxone kits in pharmacies. Santa Claus.

12/20/2017
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Dr. Jane Buxton, harm reduction lead at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, and Alex Dar Santos, president of the B.C. Pharmacy Association, on naloxone kits in pharmacies. Santa Claus talks to children who call in.

Duration: 00:51:52


DEC. 19, 2017 Non-resident housing ownership. Christmas decorations.

12/19/2017
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Josh Gordon, assistant professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Public Policy, on non-resident housing ownership. Stacey McLachlan, executive editor of Western Living magazine, and Ryan Lermitte, founder of Light Knights, on Christmas decorations.

Duration: 00:49:12


DEC. 18, 2017 Amtrak derailment. Cellphone plans. Winter holiday movies.

12/18/2017
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King 5 News reporter Alex Rozier and UBC's Sauder School of Business transportation economist Garland Chow on the Amtrak derailment. OpenMedia digital rights advocate Katy Anderson on cellphone plans. Eric Fell and Patrick Maliha on winter holiday films.

Duration: 00:49:49


DEC. 15, 2017 Coastal ferry review. Wine.

12/15/2017
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Jim Abram, a director of the Strathcona Regional District and former president of the Union of B.C. Municipalities, on the coastal ferry review. Christa-Lee McWatters Bond, chair of the B.C. Wine Institute, and Dean Canadzich, a winemaker at Enrico Winery

Duration: 00:51:11


DEC. 14, 2017 Seniors' services. Instant Pot.

12/14/2017
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Isobel Mackenzie, B.C.'s Seniors Advocate, and Gudrun Langolf, president of the Council of Senior Citizens' Organizations of B.C., on OSA's third annual Monitoring Seniors’ Services report. Robert Wang, co-creator of the Instant Pot.

Duration: 00:50:54

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