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The Homestretch
with Doug Dirks
& Jenny Howe



Lyndon Penner on harvesting

Gardening expert Lyndon Penner talks about some of the pitfalls of harvest time and how to avoid them.




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Urban chickens

Coun. Ray Jones speaks to us about his change of heart when it comes to allowing chickens to be raised in Calgary.




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Manopause

Dr David Keegan, family doctor and associate professor at the University of Calgary, speaks about the increasing use of testosterone being used to treat "manopause."




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Snake adoption

Phil Fulton of the Calgary Humane Society tells us about some boa constrictors that are in need of permanent homes.




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Dr. Brian Goldman on nurse practitioners

Dr. Brian Goldman tells us about the discussion happening at the Canadian Medical Association's annual meeting around the role of doctors and other health professionals.




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Dinosaur eggs

Francois Therrien, curator of Dinosaur Paleontology at the Royal Tyrell Museum, talks about a large dinosaur egg excavation in southern Alberta.




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Brian Keating in Kenya

Naturalist Brian Keating speaks to us from Nairobi, Kenya, about an elephant orphanage he visited.




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Chinese energy investors

Samir Kayande, director of energy research with ITG Investment Research, speaks about some Chinese companies that have invested heavily in Alberta's energy sector.




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U of C writer in residence

Ian Williams, the new writer in residence at the University of Calgary, discusses the new job and what he is hoping to accomplish.




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Bear activity

It's been a busy summer for conservation officers in Banff, with officers responding to up to two dozen calls about bears on some days. Guest host Frank Rackow talks to David Gummer, a wildlife ecologist with Banff National Park.

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