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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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Want to trade your desk job for a cabin in the woods?

This guy did it.

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Creative beer brewing

A micro-brewery in Iceland uses whale testicles smoked with sheep dung. Really.

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Remembering Roger Moore

Director John Glen reflects on his time directing Roger Moore as Jame Bond.

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This Harvard grad submitted a rap album for his thesis

Obasi Shaw just became the first student ever to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in Harvard's English department.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 25, 2017

On the show...For the first time in thirty years, the government has made changes to Alberta's labour laws. We'll see what law prof Bob Barnetson thinks. And the incredible story of a dog swept over a waterfall and the people who rescued her.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 23, 2017

On the show...Indigenous tourism is growing in popularity in Alberta. We'll talk to the owner of Mahikan Trails and find out what experiences tourists are looking for. And we'll tell you how you can be a guest at your own wedding..with the Pop-Up Wedding.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 24, 2017

On the show...Lucy has lived at the Edmonton Zoo for 40 years now. Reporter Jana Pruden tells us how the elephant went from star attraction to an unending source controversy. And we learn about the Alaska Highway in a new book "Beyond Mile Zero."

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Radio Active Podcast - May 19, 2017

On the show...The P-C/Wildrose courtship is heating up. PC Leader Jason Kenney talks about the next steps in uniting the right. And we meet Dr. Shawna Pandya. Tech-company founder, Tae-Kwon-Do black belt and civilian astronaut.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 18, 2017

On the show...A prize to support young indigenous writers has emerged, in response to the latest controversy around cultural appropriation. We meet the originator of the campaign. And we look into a study about why women's clothing sizes make no sense.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 16, 2017

On the show...Mike and Diane Ilesic joins us to talk about the mental and emotional support they've received since their son's murder five years ago. And you say you want to raise bees! The president of a local beekeeping association has some tips.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 17, 2017

On the show...Three local writers weight-in on a huge controversy. Cultural Appropriation: What is it, and why is it considered so harmful? And after the playoff run, Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli lays out his plans for the future.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 15, 2017

On the show...Portraits and stories of people and their struggles with mental health. An exhibit called State of Mind. And we look into why Red Deer's public school board has voted in favour of discussing an amalgamation of the Catholic and Public boards.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 11, 2017

On the show...Is it time to bring back the "City of Champions" signs? Ryan Batty and Ray Bilodeau debate the topic. And two students from the University of Lethbridge give their reaction to a lecture by renowned whistleblower Edward Snowden.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 10, 2017

On the show...Research into some huge dinosaur eggs discovered thirty years ago in China has finally finally published. Paleontologist Scott Persons will tell us what they found. And Dr. Billy Strean helps us cope with Oiler playoff emotions.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 9, 2017

On the show...We meet Edmonton's first ever Cemeteries Artist-in-Residence. An Oiler hat-trick benefits the homeless in the inner-city. And we look into why rural fire stations are having a hard time hanging on to firefighters.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 8, 2017

On the show...Forget the May long weekend. Gardening expert Jim Hole says you should get the jump on the season now. And Oiler fan Graham Mosimann explains what it's like to be an Oiler fan following the playoff run....in Calgary.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 5, 2017

On the show...Could garage suites be the next big thing in "infill" housing? We'll talk to the organiser of a sold-out garage suite tour this weekend. And we look at a study into whether higher oxygen levels benefit patients with spinal cord injuries.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 4, 2017

On the show...We broadcast live from Fort McMurray on the anniversary of the wildfire. We meet a Deputy Fire Chief who lost his daughter and his nephew, but not because of the fire. And new mom Kyle McLaren tells her bittersweet story of loss and gain.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 27, 2017

On the show...We hook up with CBC's Min Dhariwal in Anaheim and meet some Oiler fans who made the journey for game one. And Edmonton-Wetaskiwin Conservative M-P Mike Lake take his autism campaign global.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 28, 2017

On the show...The bizarre story of a U of A political scientists visit to an Al-Quada sleeper cell in the Caribbean. And a dinosaur skeleton and skull separated for almost 100 years are back together. We'll tell you how the mystery was solved.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 26, 2017

On the show...We talk to three firefighters who battled "The Beast" and are telling their stories in a new book. And Arlana Bennett tells a personal story about picking cans with her dad as a child and what that taught her about Indigenous identity.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 25, 2017

On the show...We learn more about the horrific murder of little month-old Anthony Raine and the two people accused. Also we mark Holocaust Remembrance Day. Gillian Horwitz with the Jewish Federation of Edmonton tells us stories of family she lost.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 21, 2017

On the show...A sad loss for a pioneer of home births in Edmonton. We learn more about the life of midwife Noreen Walker. And Rod Kurtz takes us to the 41st Annual Edmonton Motorshow to see what's new and exciting on four wheels.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 24, 2017

On the show...Should you have to be Catholic to attend a Catholic school? We'll find out how a court ruling in Saskatchewan may impact Alberta. And We meet Red Deer drag-racer and world record holder Barry Daniluk.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 20, 2017

On the show...Noise pollution! We look at some new technbology the city is considering using in the fight against noisy vehicles. And we meet a retired soldier who is pedalling across Alberta to raise funds for kids facing medical challenges.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 13, 2017

On the show...We catch Oiler playoff fever and meet a couple of young fans who've been waiting for this since they were kids. And we look at some U of A research into how a changing climate may be making it harder for polar bears to forage for food.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 12, 2017

On the show...A well-known Edmonton realtor gets his knuckles rapped for misleading advertising. We'll find out what consumers should be watching for. And smartphones and hunting. We'll meet the creator of an app that helps Alberta hunters count moose.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 11, 2017

On the show...The town of Taber is facing controversy over flying a pride flag. A member of Taber's LGBTQ community will explain. And we hear the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce's concerns over incoming federal marijuana legislation.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 10, 2017

On the show...She is a crazy Mexican women who loves curling. And Gabriela Fernandez is in town for the World Men's Curling Championship. And we meet Sujood Thraya, one of the 24 finalists in the national "Poetry in Voice" competition.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 6, 2017

On the show...Why it might be awhile before we hear an apology to soldiers who were kicked out of the military because they are gay. And we'll find out what's in store at this year's Natural Hair Show.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 7, 2017

On the show...The Mayor of Chipman Alberta tells us how residents are coping after a murder this week. And sales of multi-million dollars homes in Edmonton are on the rise. A realtor who sells luxury homes tells us where he thinks the market is going.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 5, 2017

On the show...A CBC news investigation uncovers devices that have been spying on cellphones near Parliament Hill. A surveillance expert explains what's going on. And we'll tell you about something called Simply Supper Helps...and how you can help.

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Radio Active Podcast - April 4, 2017

On the show...We look into the growing problem of rural homelessness in Alberta. And we'll talk to world champion Edmonton boxer Jelena Mrdjenovich about a new documentary detailing her rise to the top of the sport.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 24, 2017

On the show...Signing up for the course that will get that easy A. We talk to a professor about dealing with students who aren't exactly looking for an academic challenge. And we look into city councillors losing some tax-free money.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 23, 2017

On the show...We get Mayor Don Iveson's reaction to the federal budget and find out what it might mean to our city. And we meet Edmonton entrepreneurs Gavin and Geneva Gariepy, already making their mark in business...at 10 and 8 years of age.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 22, 2017

On the show...The new leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservatives joins us. Jason Kenney will talk about his plans to unite the right. And high-fashion nail art is coming to Canada. We meet the organizer of Canada's first nail expo happening in Nisku.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 20, 2017

On the show...Clean water for First Nations. We talk to a chief from Northern Alberta about what that government promise could mean for her community. And "Mounties on the Cover." A collection of Mountie memorabilia unlike anything in the world.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 21, 2017

On the show...Bats and Bioware. We'll tell you about a new bat hibernation site found outside the Rocky Mountains. And Bioware releases the latest instalment in the Mass Effect series. A gaming expert explains what all the excitement is about.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 17, 2017

On the show...Budget 2017. Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Sarah Hoffman joins us to discuss the highlights. And what happens when music and math collide? Science columnist Torah Kachur explains the science of vocal vibrato.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 16, 2017

On the show...The end of boar bounties in Alberta. An inspector with Alberta Forestry tells us why they're such a pest and what can be done to curb the problem. And why a picture of pint of Guinness has sparked outrage in the Irish community.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 14, 2017

On the show...Eskimo receiver Adarius Bowman on his mission to help autistic kids. It all started with a teammate. And we talk to a University of Alberta researcher whose study has pinpointed the time the "Mother of all Bison" arrived on our continent.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 15, 2017

On the show...Will free HIV tests at local pharmacies increase the number of people getting tested? That's what some researchers are hoping. And a satellite built by a group of U of A students is about to launch into space. We talk to the project leader.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 8, 2017

On the show...Adults-only! We talk with a condo lawyer about why he thinks age discrimination will soon become a thing of the past. And smallpox was eradicated 40 years ago, but we still need a better vaccine. Two U of A researchers tell us why.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 7, 2017

On the show...We talk to a infectious disease expert about the recent outbreak of Mumps and what you need to know to avoid getting sick. And Canadian author Sigmund Brouwer on using animals to tell kids the story of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 3, 2017

On the show...MacEwan Griffins hockey player Shawn Proulx's story of overcoming loss and focusing on the future. And we will discuss the the Mommy Monologues. Ten monologues with very different perspectives on mothers and motherhood.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 1, 2017

On the show...Conservative leadership candidate Kevin O'Leary joins us to explain why he's ditching another debate. And our digital culture panel looks into how our smartphones can make life in the kitchen a little easier.

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Radio Active Podcast - March 2, 2017

On the show...Alberta's crown attorneys say they're short-staffed. We'll find out how they're getting the government's attention. And we hear from one of the victims of a multi-million dollar mortgage scam and learn can be done to prevent similar frauds.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 28, 2017

On the show...Having Our Baby. We meet an Edmonton couple and the surrogate who helped them grow their family. And we talk with the president of Edmonton Hockey about the suspension of a handful of parents for threatening referees.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 27, 2017

On the show...A facility that houses chronic alcoholics and drug addicts in the inner city is claiming success. We'll the Executive Director of Ambrose Place. And we meet the woman behind a contest to find Canada's most motorcycle-friendly town.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 24, 2017

On the show... As meetings continue, we talk with the only Indigenous member of the government's Ministerial Panel on Child Intervention. And the Dean of the U of A's School of Business gives us his thoughts on Alberta's latest economic forecast.

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KAPOW! Part 1

Explore the real world science of super powers breathing underwater and super speed with CBC Science Columnist Torah Kachur.

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KAPOW! Part 2

Explore the real world science of super powers of wall climbing and super strength with CBC Science Columnist Torah Kachur.

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