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Edmonton: Radio Active

 

Edmonton: Radio Active

Radio Active brings you an eye opening, entertaining slice of Edmonton life. We'll update you on the latest news of the day, take you to what's going on right now and what's happening on weeknights. We'll let you know what you should know about your community.

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Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
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Sex is more than sex

Steve wants to have more sex with his wife. But is his focus on the bedroom obscuring a bigger issue?

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Origin stories

Ever wonder how we got here? Digging into history, these podcasts uncover the past to understand the present.

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The mighty mistle thrush

Vanessa Blanch and Alain Clavette tracked down a flock of birders to tell the story behind this “mega-rarity” in the birding community.

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Tragedy + Time

Oriana can’t lie and it’s hurting those close to her. Also, Kevin wants to make his grandma laugh.

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Music Friday with Edmonton singer songwriter Andrea Nixon

Andrea Nixon is back from the VIA Rail artist on board program and getting set to play two Edmonton shows in the next couple weeks.

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Portia's Final Show Hour 3

Ian Watson from Bar Clementine makes a special cocktail for Portia's last day. It's called "The Portia". Memorable moments with Charley Pride and a special musical tribute from the In Crowd, "Portia, We Adore Ya".

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Portia's Final Show Hour 2

Jim Hole gives Portia some advice on gardening and growing food on the East Coast. Jason Foster advises Portia on the Halifax craft beer scene, and we look back at one of Portia's favourite interviews.

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Portia's Final Show Hour 1

Doreen Prei prepares a special farewell salmon dish for Portia. Paul Havaardsrud raps and shares some of his favourite Halifax haunts.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 16, 2018

On the show...Edmonton Eskimos President and C-E-O Len Rhodes gives us an update on his very personal battle with prostate cancer. And so much for the cute little furry creatures that eat nuts. In years when squirrels have plenty of food.... male squirrels are killing the babies of their younger rivals. A researcher from the U of A will explain why.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 15, 2018

On the show...There's been a lot of talk in the city the last few days about building a gondola across the North Saskatchewan River. We talk to the City of Portland, which has been operating one since 2006. And battling Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. After suffering for years with O-C-D...Jennifer Masek found out she wasn't alone. And now she wants to help others. She shares her story with us.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 14, 2018

On the show....We talk to the artistic director of the Citadel Theatre about the apology letter that was published this morning. Daryl Cloran is apologizing for an environment of bullying and harrsassment. And it'll take a Canadian team from London, England to the tip of Mongolia. We talk to Edmontonian Shawn Hiron about a wild car race he's signed up for this summer.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 13, 2018

On the show...Former and current female guards at the Edmonton Institution have filed a $43.4-million lawsuit against Correctional Service of Canada and the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers over allegations of sexual harrassment. CBC's Raffy Boudjikanian with details. And it's an idea that could have you admiring the River Valley from up high. We talk to tthe winner of the Edmonton Project and find out how they plan to turn the idea into reality.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 12. 2018

On the show...The Alberta government beefs uo funding to fight rural crime. We hear about what these communities are facing and where the moneyt will go. And she's blazing a path for women who are new to Canada. Tracy Folorunsho-Barry tells us why she's helping immigrant women find financial security by helping them start their own businesses.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 9, 2018

On the show... In May of 1975 Kathleen Andrews made history in Edmonton, becoming the city's first female bus driver. The city has announced it will be naming a bus garage in Kathleen's honour. On International Women's Day, her daughter Lisa joins us to talk about her trailblazing Mom. And we talk with a U of A professor who was part of a team that discovered something called a "super-deep" diamond...and with it a mineral in it that has never been found on the Earth's surface before.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 8, 2018

On the show...An additional 8.1 million dollars will be spent in Alberta to support survivors of sexual violence. We find out how that money will be used and what kind of a difference it will make to survivors. And she designed the models and puppets for the film "Early Man" that's in theatres now. We talk to Edmontonian Verity Filipow about her experience working as a model maker on films in the UK.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 7, 2018

On the show...An NDP MLA whose daughter died after an overdose is taking on UCP leader Jason Kenney for comments he made criticizing safe injection sites. We speak with MLA Debbie Jabbour. And is it the Metro LRT Line all over again?? The new 24-million dollar funicular isn't functioning quite right. And with a Red Bull Crashed Ice in the river valley this weekend the city is scrambling to fix it. We'll find out what the problem is when we speak with the city's director of Facility Infrastructure Delivery.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 6, 2018

On the show....Public funding for private schools is under fire again. A coalition of education groups is once again calling on the government to take money from private schools and use it to deal with classroom issues in the public system. We talk to Joel French from Public Interest Alberta. And combine a spy thriller with a romantic comedy and you have The Romeo Initiative, one of the plays being performed as part of the Skirts Afire Festival in Edmonton this week. We'll meet two of the actors.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 5, 2018

On the show...New research from the University of Alberta shows that indigenous hunting is NOT the cause of declining caribou populations in Canada. U of A professor Brenda Parlee will explain. And defenceman Ethan Bear makes his NHL debut with the Oilers. We talk to his parents about what it means to them and their First Nations community in southeastern Saskatchewan.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 2, 2018

On the show...Imagine a Lulu Lemon or MEC type store- but for cannabis products. That's what Fire and Flower CEO Trevor Fencott says his Alberta stores will be like. We find out why the company is moving it's head office to Edmonton. And we find out about a local artist's work on the hit movie- Blade Runner 2049. We'll give you a hint...it has to do with squeaky boots and clinking glasses.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 1, 2018

On the show...We meet Canada's first Indigenous Rhodes Scholar...and find out why Billy-Ray Belcourt chose to come home to Alberta to complete his PhD. And Rod Kurtz takes us on a walk through the course for the next weekend's Red Bull Crashed Ice event in the river valley.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 28, 2018

On the show....Eight-time super featherweight boxing champion Jelena Mrdjenovich reacts to Edmonton city council lifting the one-year moratoruum on combative sports events. And we talk to two Edmonton men who are driving to the South Pole.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 27, 2018

On the show....The Alberta government is pumping $1 billion into the oil industry ... for the consturction of new bitumen upgraders. We hear industry reaction to the investment. And we talk to the first woman to be elected as Alberta's Regional Chief to the Assembly of First Nations.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 26, 2018

On the show...An independent report into Alberta's Justice system finds that it was "a complete breakdown of legal protections" that led to an Indigenous woman being shackled and jailed, even though she was the victim in a case of kidnapping and sexual assault. That's prompted the institute for the advancement of aboriginal women to call for big changes to Alberta's justice system. We'll hear their demands. And the story of Robin Hood like you've never seen or imagined it before. We'll tell you about Citadel Theatre's "Silver Arrow".

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Silver and Gold with Erin Kay

On this week's instalment of Music Fridays, we'll meet local singer-songwriter Erin Kay and hear about her new album, Silver and Gold.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 22, 2018

On the show...Edmonton's public school board decides to lobby the province to stop funding private schools. We'll hear reaction from the association that oversees those independant schools. And Joni Mitchell sang about paradise being paved to make room for parking lots. A new regional task force is going to be looking into ways to preserve farmland in the Edmonton region. We talk to the city's representative on that task force.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 21, 2018

On the show...B-C is upset with Alberta's wine boycott. BC is accusing Alberta of breaking the Canadian Free Trade agreement. We look at what could come from the first test of this agreement. And just over two years ago, an extremely rare eye disorder caused Kevin Michael-Gagner to lose his sight. There's now light at the end of the dark tunnel...but a lack of finances is preventing him from getting his life back on track. We'll tell you how you can help.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 20, 2018

On the show...In the wake of a new guideline on medical marijuana...we talk to an Edmontonian who uses the drug for his thoughts on these new regulations. And putting the brakes on the Tour of Alberta. We talk to a local bike shop owner about the race and what the loss of the race will mean for Edmonton and the cycling community

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Radio Active Podcast - February 16, 2018

On the show...A warning to family doctors in a new national guideline out of the University of Alberta. The health risks of medical marijuana might outweight the benefits. We talk to the researcher who led the project. And we talk to a local film maker about the premiere of his film Midnight Oscillations...a film inspired by a soundtrack.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 15, 2018

On the show...we continue with our series, Edmonton: The New Capital....and this time we're looking at a favoured Edmonton institution: the mall. And Rod Kurtz takes us to a new Ritchie business called Food in the Nud. A labour of love for an Edmonton couple who overcame their own families health challenges.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 14, 2018

On the show...LRT expansion to West Edmonton it a hot topic. We'll hear from a resident and a business owner opposed to a potential LRT underpass at 149th Street and Stony Plain Road. And we'll learn how 30 minutes in Photoshop netted a former Edmonton man a reasonably priced apartment in downtown Toronto.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 13, 2018

On the show...A jury in Saskatchewan finds Gerald Stanley not guilty of murdering Colton Boushie. Indigenous Canadians are reeling from the verdict. Chief Tony Alexis, with the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation shares his thoughts. And an 8 year-old Beaumont girl with terminal brain cancer has written her bucket list. We'll talk with her Mom about what's on that list and the plan to check things off.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 7, 2018

On the show...A trade war breaks out between B-C and Alberta. Premier Rachel Notley announces a boycott on all imports of British Columbia wine. A local restaurant owner gives us his reaction. And Edmonton seniors homes are catching the Olympic spirit..with their own seniors games. We'll met an organizer and participant.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 6, 2018

On the show...What is free speech?? Edmonton journalist and writer Omar Mouallem is giving a talk on that topic at the U of A. We chat with him about the state of free speech in Canada. And a big business story when it comes to where you'll soon be able to buy cannabis in our city. We've got the skinny on a big acquisition of local liquor stores by bud giant Aurora Cannabis.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 5, 2018

On the show...With more and more people stepping down from their positions because of allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct....we take a look at the legal side of the issue with U of A Law Professor Peter Sankoff. And Chinook is coming. Not the weather system, the art festival. We talk to the man putting it together, and one of the people involved in the Latin component of this year's series.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 1, 2018

On the show...Doctors at the U of A hospital won't put a man from Saskatchewan on the liver transplant list unless he enters rehab. But he's too sick to do the program. We talk to his wife about why they're fighting these transplant rules. And we'll find out how U of A paleontologists discovered a lizard fish that's 90 million years old thanks to a young tourist with keen eyes.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 31, 2018

On the show...We talk with the Edmonton woman at the heart of the class action lawsuit against segregated hospitals like the Charles Camsell. And would you like to hear local Edmonton musicians while you're shopping or while you're having dinner at your favourite restaurant? We meet the founder of "GRadio" and find out how he's connecting local artists with local businesses.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 30, 2018

On the show... It's been an uphill climb for businessman Aaron Barr as he tries to build Strathcona County's first legal marijuana growing operation. He shares his story with us. And U of A neuroscientists have discovered that the brain acts differently depending on whether you are outside or inside. We'll find out why.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 29, 2018

On the show...Remembering Tommy Banks. Long time friend and colleague Colin McLean shares some of his favourite memories and we hear a candid interview with Tommy...sitting where he was most comfortable, at a piano. And Grammy fashion. We talk with an Edmonton designer whose clothing will debut at the Grammy's in New York.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 26, 2018

On the show...A large group of Edmontonians showed up for an open house this week on Valley Line LRT expansion to West Edmonton. We'll find out what design options were revealed and what questions were left unanswered. After three straight wins, the Oilers lose a stinker to Buffalo. Oilers analyst Sunil Agnihotri joins us to talk about this Jekyll and Hyde season.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 25, 2018

On the show...We sit down for a conversation with feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. She faced a barrage of online threats during the height of the Gamergate campaign. We hear what she's doing about sexism against women in video games. And we talk to MacEwan University basketball player Kristen Monfort-Palomino about her battle with mental illness and her journey away from and back to the basketball court.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 24, 2018

On the show...A CP rail conductor lost her job after butting heads with her employer over racy boudoir photos. Could posting revealing photos of yourself on social media cost you your job? We talk to an Edmonton lawyer who specializes in workplace law. And we'll tell you about the Enoch Cree Hockey Association. Only three years-old and teams are already winning medals in Edmonton's Minor Hockey Week.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 23, 2018

On the show...CBC's Gareth Hampshire with the story of a mystery letter that uncovered some family secrets and shattered a mother-daughter relationship. And downtown construction leads to something unexpected...Street Hockey. We'll hear about where they've been playing and a special guest who dropped by this past weekend.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 22, 2018

On the show...There was a huge increase in the number of johns arrested last year in Edmonton's sex trade. We get reaction from the exective director of CEASE, the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation. And we talk to local photographer Jay Procktor about a new exhibit inspired by the death of his father. It's called "Good Grief".

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