alberta@noon
with Donna McElligott



A@N for Monday June 1, 2015

A special podcast live from the legislature where 85 new MLAs are being sworn in.

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A@N for Friday May 29, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Financial author Gordon Pape speaks with callers about the idea of opening up the CPP to additional voluntary contributions.
  • Penhold-based designer Beth Anne Pedersen talks about getting the opportunity to present her work in New York City.
  • Matt Davis, an arborist with Adair Tree Care, answers listener questions on tree care.

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A@N for Thursday May 28, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Dave Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada, discusses why the province is so dry this spring.
  • Bird expert Chris Fisher speaks about crows and why you may want to avoid them at this time of year.
  • Mark Beeman, the co-author of "The Eureka Factor: Aha Moments, Creative Insight, and the Brain", talks with listeners about what happens in your brain why you have a "eureka moment".

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A@N for Wednesday May 27, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Sarah Hawkins, public policy analyst for the Cancer Society in Alberta, talks about rising cancer rates.
  • Natalie Bull, the executive director of Heritage Canada The National Trust, tells us about a wooden trestle bridge that was included in the latest Top Ten Endangered Places list.
  • Dr. Chris Wilkes, a psychiatrist specializing in children with Alberta Health Services, speaks with callers about what is normal behaviour and when to seek help.

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A@N for Tuesday May 26, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • CBC Reporter Andrea Huncar speaks to us about a wildfire near Wabasca.
  • Domini Clark, travel editor with the Globe and Mail, talks with callers about Air Canada cracking down on carry-on luggage sizes.
  • Melanie Peacock with the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University talks with listeners about economic uncertainty due to low oil prices.
  • Elna Edgar of Edgar Farms Asparagus talks about having to cancel their asparagus festival.

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A@N for Monday May 25, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Geoff Driscoll with the Wildfire Information Centre talks about a province-wide fire ban and some of the wildfires burning in Alberta.
  • Murray Kerik, the reeve of the M.D of Lesser Slave River, talks about a fire that is burning about 20 kilometres southeast of Slave Lake.
  • Duane Bratt, political scientist and chair of policy studies at Mount Royal University, talks about Premier Rachel Notley and the new 11 cabinet ministers who were sworn in yesterday.

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A@N for Friday May 22, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Best-selling author and economist Jeff Rubin speaks with listeners about the demand for oil.
  • Donna Balzer, a Calgary horticulturist and author, answers gardening questions from callers.

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A@N for Thursday May 21, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Cpl. Siddhi Rai and Cpl. Thamraj Gurung, members of the British Army training in Suffield, Alta. speak about their families in Nepal.
  • Edmonton food columnist Mary Bailey talks about an event in Northern Alberta called Cook it Raw.
  • Professor Joseph Doucet, dean of the Alberta School of Business, speaks with listeners about whether they support a royalty review in Alberta.

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A@N for Wednesday May 20, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Tom Thivener, cycling coordinator for the City of Calgary, and Chris Chan, the executive director of the Edmonton Bicycle Commuters Society, discuss the cycle track network in their cities.
  • Quebec professor Pierre Fortin speaks with callers about whether a Quebec-style childcare program would work in Alberta.

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A@N for Tuesday May 19, 2015

On today's podcast: 
  • Dave Solverson, the president of the Canadian Cattlemen's Association, talks about country of origin labels.
  • Glen Metzler, the president and managing director of API Labs, talks about plans to grow poppies near Lethbridge.
  • Food columnist Karen Anderson makes chocolate mug cake.
  • Entomologist Ken Fry answers listener questions on caterpillars and other bugs.

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