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The Homestretch
with Doug Dirks
& Jenny Howe



Netflix and the CRTC

With hearings underway in Ottawa bigger questions are being raised about the CRTC's authority and its relevance in the digital age. Doug Dirks talks to Michael Geist, the Canada Research Chair in internet and e-commerce law at the University of Ottawa.

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Displaced people in Ukraine

People have become refugees in their own country, and the recent Russian annexation of Crimea has them facing an uncertain future. Doug Dirks talks to Lloyd Cenaiko the President and Founder of the Calgary-based Humanitarian Aid Relief Teams organization.

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Documentary on addiction

The film "Dear Albert" follows the life and work of a recovering addict. It's one of the international documentaries screening at CIFF tonight. Doug Dirks talks to Nick Hamer who wrote and directed the film.

"Dear Albert" screens at the Calgary International Film Festival tonight at 9:15 at Eau Claire Market, and again on Sunday at 4:15 in the afternoon.

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Scotland and Canada

It was a tense night for the United Kingdom, but in the end, Scotland voters said no. Doug Dirks gets analysis from the CBC National Affairs Editor Chris Hall and looks at how what happened could impact our country.

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Colin and Justin

Colin and Justin.jpgColin McAllister and Justin Ryan are much more than interior designers these days. Their recent Canadian series, "Cabin Pressure", showed the transformation of their own quaint cottage in Muskoka. The pair speak with Doug Dirks ahead of their appearance at the Calgary Home and Design Show at the BMO Centre this weekend.

 

 

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A Walk Among the Tombstones

Eli Glasner reviews this film starring Liam Neeson, along with "This Is Where I Leave You" and "Love Is Strange."

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Ebola outbreak

The United Nations Security Council has been meeting to come up with a new strategy to fight Ebola. Doug Dirks talks to Bart Witteveen, he's director of humanitarian and emergency affairs with World Vision Canada.

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Understanding grief

Losing a family member or friend can be a devastating experience with physical and emotional consequences we're not really prepared for. Our longevity columnist Sharon Basaraba talks to Doug Dirks about how to cope.

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New CAPP president

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers has hired a new president. Tim McMillan was a sitting MLA in Saskatchewan, representing Lloydminster, before accepting CAPP's top job. In government he was the minister of rural health, but before that he held the energy and resources porfolio. Doug Dirks talks to Globe and Mail energy and finance columnist Jeffrey Jones about the move.

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ISIS and global business

Retired Colonel Peter Mansoor is speaking at the Global Business Forum in Banff about the situation in Iraq. He's an associate professor of military history at Ohio State University. He  had a 26-year career in the U-S Army, where he rose to the position of Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq. He was also the executive officer to General David Petraeus, during the military surge in 2007 and 2008.

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