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The Homestretch
with Doug Dirks
& Jenny Howe



Zain Velji's horror movie picks

Zain Velji offers his picks for great, underrated horror films for the upcoming Halloween weekend.




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What's Cooking - Scampi and Spolumbo's

Chef Vince Parkinson stops by with a recipe for scampi and Spolumbo's sausage with penne.





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Organ harvesting in China

Author Ethan Guttman joins us to talk about his new book "The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting and China's Secret Solution to its Dissident Problem."




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MP Joan Crockatt

MPs in Ottawa were back in caucus meetings today, one week after the shootings on Parliament Hill. We talk to local MP Joan Crockatt about how things have changed in Ottawa after the shooting.




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Chocolate prices and Halloween

Business columnist Kate MacNamara talks about the rising price of chocolate and the effect on Halloween.




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Chef Vince Parkinson's recipe

Scampi and Spolumbo Sausage With Penne

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Graham Thomson breaks down byelection results

Edmonton Journal columnist Graham Thomson breaks down Monday night's byelection results.




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Using lawn signs to predict elections

Is there a better way to predict election results? Political scientist Duane Bratt tells us about a polling experiment he conducted involving lawn signs on private residences.




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Senator Grant Mitchell

Senator Grant Mitchell joins us to talk about the most recent meeting of the Senate defence committee.




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Lyndon Penner on scary plants

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The "sheep-eating" plant, Puya Chilensis

Homestretch gardening expert Lyndon Penner looks at some of the scariest and spookiest plants out there in his final column of the year.




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