The HomestretchHomestretch Entertainment Column -- Thursday, October 8, 2015Oct 8, 2015 | 7:54Looking for some entertainment options this Thanksgiving long weekend? The CBC's Tracy Fuller shares a few ideas with Doug Dirks.
The HomestretchCalgary Riverdancer returns to the stageOct 8, 2015 | 7:00Riverdance has returned to Calgary. The 20th Anniversary World Tour stops at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium this week. The principal dancer on Sunday is a Calgary boy, with a long Riverdance history. Ryan McCaffery joined Doug Dirks today.
The HomestretchThe Strategists are in coundown mode 11 days before the federal electionOct 8, 2015 | 9:33The pressure is ramping up on the leaders, and the political pundits.But, the Strategists are loving every minute of it.
The panel is, as always, Stephen Carter, Zain Velji, and Corey Hogan. They join Doug Dirks in studio.
The HomestretchWhat's Cooking: Butternut squash for Thanksgiving dessertOct 7, 2015 | 5:55Most of us will be sitting down to a Thanksiving dinner this weekend featuring turkey, or ham for the main course. But, the options for dessert are endless. Marnie Fudge is the executive pastry chef at Cuisine et Chateau, a cooking school in Calgary.
The HomestretchCalgary parents stage protest against changes to school bus routesOct 6, 2015 | 4:32A group of Calgary parents marched to the board of education office Tuesday to protest the long distances that children must walk after changes to the school bus service.
The Homestretch's Jenn Blair caught up with a few of the protesters.
The HomestretchRick Mercer launches the 13th season of The Mercer ReportOct 6, 2015 | 7:35Rick Mercer has raced fighter jets in Cold Lake, flyboarded in Sylvan Lake and paintballed with Jann Arden in Edmonton. Now, there's a federal election looming. Rick joined Doug Dirks to look at the new season.
The HomestretchRobbie Babins-Wagner discusses depression screeningOct 5, 2015 | 7:20Depression is something that millions of Canadians will experience in their lifetime. Often that depression goes undiagnosed. But this week, there's a free, anonymous online test you can do through the Calgary Counselling Centre.
The HomestretchDr. Brian Goldman talk about gold-digging MDsOct 5, 2015 | 6:31Does your doctor wonder 'what's in your wallet?' House doctor Brian Goldman looks at the pressure placed on cancer specialists to identify would-be hospital donors.
The HomestretchThe Strategists talk strategic voting and changing directionOct 1, 2015 | 10:45We're in countdown mode now. The federal election is only 18 days away. The Strategists join Doug Dirks to take the temperature of the campaign. The panel is Stephen Carter, Zain Velji, and Corey Hogan.
The HomestretchNepal bans novice climbers from summiting Mount EverestOct 1, 2015 | 8:38It's a move expert climbers say has been a long time coming.
Nepalese tourism officials plan to ban novice climbers from attempting to summit Mount Everest.
Calgary's Jamie Clarke has reached the summit of Everest twice.
He joined Doug Dirks in studio.
The HomestretchThe effect of Alberta's rising minimum wage on small businessOct 1, 2015 | 5:57Today Alberta's minimum wage goes up a dollar. It's goes up a dollar fifty for liquor servers. The hikes will continue until 2018. Bonnie Bent owns Great Things in Store, a clothing retail shop in Cochrane. She spoke with Doug Dirks.
The HomestretchCalgary director Jennifer Liao discusses CIFF directorial debut, "End of Days, Inc."Sep 30, 2015 | 8:03The new film "End of Days, Inc." is screening TONIGHT at the Calgary International Film Festival. Calgary's own Jennifer Liao directed the film and she joined Doug Dirks in studio this afternoon to talk about it.
The HomestretchKananaskis Country Golf Course repairs will go aheadSep 30, 2015 | 6:04Paige MacPherson is the Alberta Director of The Canadian Taxpayers Association. She speaks with Doug Dirks about the Minister of Environment and Parks Shannon Phillips' plans for the K-Country golf course.
The HomestretchAlberta Medical Association talks about the 20% hike in Alberta doctorsSep 29, 2015 | 6:07Doug Dirks speaks with AMA President Dr. Carl Nohr about the influx of doctors in Alberta -- especially female doctors -- over the past five years.