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The Homestretch with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe

Designed to ease Calgary commuters' transitions from the end of the workday back to their families, The Homestretch offers an entertaining and lively blend of news and information.

  • 07:24
    The CBC show The Debaters travels across the country and it's always taped before a studio audience. But tonight, Steve Patterson is a one-man show. He's in Calgary doing stand-up at the YYC Comedy Festival. He joined Doug Dirks in studio.
    Oct 19, 2017
  • 06:56
    A piece of Calgary's cowboy history has returned to Stampede Park. A hat believed to be worn by legendary local cowboy Clem Gardner has been acquired by the Calgary Stampede. Cassanda Cummings is the Stampede's historical specialist.
    Oct 19, 2017
  • 07:47
    Writers and journalists from across North America are gathering in Banff for conference called The Democracy Project: Journalism in the Age of Alt-Facts. Patti Sontag is with the New York Times News Services. Robert Cribb is with the Toronto Star.
    Oct 19, 2017
  • 06:06
    Today is the deadline for cities across North America to make their pitch to Amazon. The tech giant wants to set up its second headquarters outside its main campus in Seattle. Mary Moran is the head of the Calgary Economic Development Authority.
    Oct 19, 2017
  • 06:30
    Joe Carbury was the "eye in the sky," the voice of the Chucks for 45 years before hanging up his hat in 2008. Joe died yesterday. He was 91 years old. Billy Melville is a chuckwagon historian and a colour commentator for CBC Sports.
    Oct 18, 2017
  • 07:16
    Alberta has a new Chief Justice of the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench. The Honourable Mary Moreau is the first woman to hold the position. She joined Doug Dirks on the line from Edmonton.
    Oct 18, 2017
  • 06:05
    Grass fires that spread through the Gleichen area last night caused extensive damage, destroying homes, and killing livestock and pets. The CBC's Meghan Grant spent the day travelling through the area, and joined Doug Dirks in studio.
    Oct 18, 2017
  • 05:18
    A nine year old Calgary magician is hoping to work her magic and meet her idols, the famous duo Penn and Teller. She wrote a letter to the duo which Penn read, then shared on Twitter. London and her dad Jeff Jones joined Doug Dirks in studio.
    Oct 18, 2017
  • 06:58
    A state of emergency remains in effect for Medicine Hat, Wheatland County, the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass and the MD of Acadia due to wildfires. Residents living in the west end of Coleman were forced to leave their homes, including Stephanie Wolfe.
    Oct 18, 2017
  • 07:03
    There will be four new councillors joining city council as the new session begins this fall. Jyoti Gondek is among them. The University of Calgary business professor is the new councillor for Ward three. She spoke with Doug Dirks.
    Oct 17, 2017
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