Mar 12, 2012 | 52:58Type A Future Jobs Audio
Type A Future Jobs Mar 12, 2012 | 52:58This week on Type A, we look at life in a post-resource economy. Guests include economist and author Todd Hirsch, social media consultant Giles Crouch, physicist Marie D'iorio, Canada Research Chair on the challenges of a knowledge economy Diane Gabrielle Tremblay and founder of Real Life U Geoff Dubrow.
Jan 30, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Business of Education Audio
Type A The Business of Education Jan 30, 2012 | 52:59Some Canadians advocate applying a business model to the education system and that means offering parents more choice, making schools compete and enticing teachers with merit pay. We're pushing the envelope in Alberta; it shows in our results, and it's being noticed by the rest of the world. On the other hand - a similar move in the US has pushed students right off the table. What do you think? Join the discussion!
Feb 21, 2012 | 52:59Type A Productivity Audio
Type A Productivity Feb 21, 2012 | 52:59On this episode of Type A, hosts Karin Klassen and Rod Love explore work ethic and productivity. Productivity is the key to future growth, yet Canada is ranked 12th among its peer group of 17 countries. How do we pull up our boot straps and get going? And what happens if we don't?
Jan 24, 2012 | 53:00Type A The Corporation Audio
Type A The Corporation Jan 24, 2012 | 53:00We hear about the inherent problems of this economic cornerstone - as well as rebuttals from people who run the companies and sit in the boardrooms. Guests include Joel Bakan, author and co-creator of The Corporation, Hugh MacKenzie of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colin MacDonald, CEO of Clearwater Seafoods and Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.
Feb 13, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Private Sector Audio
Type A The Private Sector Feb 13, 2012 | 52:59Rod Love has a line he likes to use: "If you can find it in the Yellow Pages, government shouldn't be doing it." Love thinks the private sector should take over more public services because they're proven to be more cost-efficient even while generating a profit. But his co-host, Karin Klassen, isn't quite ready to concede that the private sector always does it better. She thinks privatization has its pitfalls, and that sometimes the moral imperative is more important than the mighty dollar. The two will discuss and debate the hits and misses of privatization on this week's TYPE A.
Feb 13, 2012 | 19:41Type A WEB EXTRA - Dru Stevenson on Privatization in the USA Audio
Type A WEB EXTRA - Dru Stevenson on Privatization in the USA Feb 13, 2012 | 19:41From food inspections to foster care to prisons, private sector takeovers seem to be sweeping across America. That presents some cautionary tales for Canadians. Here's our extended interview with Dru Stevenson, an American law professor and author of PrivatizationBlog.com
Feb 13, 2012 | 5:56Type A WEB EXTRA - Larry Brown on Private Liquor Stores Audio
Type A WEB EXTRA - Larry Brown on Private Liquor Stores Feb 13, 2012 | 5:56Despite the positive experiences here in Alberta (including Rod Love's!) not everyone believes private alcohol sales are a good idea. Larry Brown is the national secretary-treasurer for the National Union of Public and General Employees. This is HIS case against privatization.
Feb 27, 2012 | 52:59Type A The Debt Audio
Type A The Debt Feb 27, 2012 | 52:59Rod Love has seen the enemy and it is "debt". He was part of the Alberta government that slayed the beast - well at least, temporarily. Like other governments, Alberta is back in the red. But is debt really something to be feared?