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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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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 21, 2017

On the show...We chat with Edmonton's Chantal McKenna. She lives in New York now and just had her first child...in a cab. And we meet the creators of a new restaurant app that allows you to spend more time with friends and less time ordering food.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 20, 2017

On the show...It's all about the candy. We talk with the owner of Edmonton's oldest candy store and see what's changed over the years. And Laurie Radostits from Sweet Convenience shares with some candy-coated memories from her childhood.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 19, 2017

On the show...We meet two Edmontonians who are living out their childhood dreams by building and driving Jurassic Park jeeps. And we give you some tips on where to explore in Edmonton's spectacular river valley.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 18, 2017

On the show...A new species of dinosaur has been named after world-renowned Alberta paleontologist Phil Currie. He joins us to talk about his new namesake. And we'll look at a new trend making it's way to the Edmonton area...the fashion truck.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 17, 2017

On the show...Making mistakes in the classroom and not being embarrassed about it. We'll learn about a new pilot program coming to some Alberta schools this fall. And relaxed liquor laws allow restaurants to easily open patios. We'll hear reaction.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 13, 2017

On the show...A chuckwagon accident claims the life of a horse at the Calgary Stampede. We'll talk with an engineering student from the U of C who is researching ways to make the sport safer. And dish mobs! What are they and how you can get involved?

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Radio Active Podcast - July 12, 2017

On the show...Something called Co-Housing has come to Edmonton. We'll find out what it is and why this style of living is drawing people of all ages. And we talk with Concrete Theatre about their summer drama camp for Syrian refugee children.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 11, 2017

On the show...If you're eager to B-C wildfire victims...you might want to sit tight. The organiser of the B-C Wildfire Evacuee Support Group explains why. And we meet the first female instructor in NAIT'S Auto Body Technician program.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 10, 2017

On the show...Beware of stem cell miracle cures! U of A's Tim Caulfield on what researchers are doing t make sure people aren't duped. And some tips on how to help the homeless stay cool during this stretch of hot weather.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 7, 2017

On the show...Rebranding Edmonton! MacLean's columnist Jason Markusoff on why we struggle to describe our city and who we are. And if "I'm bored" has already become a common refrain in your house, our science columnist Torah Kachur has some help for you.

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Radio Active Podcast - July 6, 2017

On the show...Connor McDavid strikes it rich signing an eight year 100 million dollar contract with the Oilers. Hockey Hall of Famer Jim Matheson tells us how this shapes the teams' future. And we meet possibly the world's biggest Duran Duran fan.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 29, 2017

On the show...Reporter Gareth Hampshire with the latest on a suspected outbreak of Hepatitis B and C. And Edmonton music teacher Brenda Bracke calls it a career. We'll find out how the classroom has changed in the last 43 years.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 30, 2017

On the show...The shocking passing of Oiler tough guy Dave Semenko. His teammates share remembrances. And former Olympic rower Jason Dorland talks to us about a new type of coaching...that might stem the tide of kids leaving organized sports.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 28, 2017

On the show...A new study out of Seattle says raising the minimum wage may actually hurt workers. University of Calgary economics prof Trevor Tombe weighs in. And we meet multi-sport athlete Tanya Boychuk whose off to play soccer for Canada down under.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 26, 2017

On the show...Caught on tape...an Ontario woman demands to see a "white doctor". An Indigenous anaesthesiologist tells us that is not an isolated incident. And hop on your bike for the Foodie Bike Tour. We meet the woman who came up with the idea.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 27, 2017

On the show...Who is more likely to get behind the wheel of a driverless car, a man or a woman? We have the results of a survey of Edmontonians and Calgarians. And legendary U of A coach Clare Drake finally gets hit invite to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 23, 2017

On the show...We'll hear about an app that can help you figure out if you really want to swim in that murky water this summer. And many Red deer residents are still without power after Tuesday's windstorm. We'll hear how they're coping.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 22, 2017

On the show...A windstorm wreaks havoc in Red Deer. We'll talk to one of the residents dealing with the damage. And we'll talk to the head of a task force that's devised a plan to make the heart of Edmonton's Chinese community more inviting.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 21, 2017

On the show...We hear about a University of Alberta program that could help reduce suicide rates among high school students. And Wednesday is National Aboriginal Day. The Canadian Native Friendship Centre will tell us what's happening in Victoria Park.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 19, 2017

On the show...The Supreme Court of Canada reaffirms the Jordan decision. We'll explain what that means for Alberta's courts. And creating a sustainable food supply. Permaculturalist Kenton Zerbin tell us about a food forest he's building in St. Albert

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Radio Active Podcast - June 20, 2017

On the show...Medicine Stories. We'll find out about a unique audio tour that's helping us all on our road to reconciliation. And we meet a 64 year-old great grandmother who will be getting her English degree this Thursday from MacEwan University.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 16, 2017

On the show... CBC's Janice Johnson with the latest on a story she broke last week...the Angela Cardinal jailed victim case. And a high-rise fire in London has other cities reviewing their plans. Edmonton Fire Chief Ken Block joins us.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 15, 2017

On the show...A survivor of the 60's Scoop tells his story and what's being done to work toward an apology from the province. And the Painted Lady butterfly will make a return to Edmonton this year. Why it's returning after more than a decade away.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 14, 2017

On the show...Alberta is seeing more hate crimes than any other province in Canada. We look at the reasons why. And we meet Vic Maxwell. At the age of 81, he's planning to recreate a 1967 canoe trip across the country in honour of Canada's 150th birthday.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 13, 2017

On the show...We'll talk to an Alberta man who has become one of the oldest Canadians to climb Everest. And we meet the Edmonton inventor behind the Grengine...a solar powered generator.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 12, 2017

On the show...Travis McEwan with the latest on two critical reports about the government's handling of the Fort McMurray wildfire. And local high school basketball player Ben Krikke tells us what it's like to make the U-16 national team.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 9, 2017

On the show...CBC News receives leaked copies of a detailed report assessing the response to the Fort McMurray Wildfire. Kim Trynacity has details. And we'll find out why Alberta has the highest rate of murder of indigenous women in our country.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 8, 2017

On the show...We'll tell you about a indigenous woman's fight to claim her daughter's remains. And apparently those home blood pressure monitors can be inaccurate about 70 percent of the time. We'll tell you what you should know.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 5, 2017

On the show...Ever had a run-in with a cyclist or a pedestrian on a shared path? Now a local group wants to change the way to build and use these pathways. And we meet a women whose goats will deal with Edmonton's weed problems.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 6, 2017

On the show...the shocking story of woman who is sexually assaulted, comes to court to testify and is sent to jail for five days. We get reaction from the Elizabeth Fry Society. And we meet the man mowing his lawn while a tornado approaches.

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Radio Active Podcast - June 1, 2017

On the show.......Ottawa is promising four million dollars to research Lyme disease. An expert tells us how she'd like to see that money spent. And a community physician for the Blood Reserve gives us a front line look at the fight against opioids.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 31, 2017

On the show...How dramatic changes to B-C's political landscape might impact Alberta politics and our economy. And Rod Kurtz drops by Eskimos training camp to ask Mike Reilly how chemistry develops between quarterbacks and receivers.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 30, 2017

On the show...A former Mountie says the shooting deaths of four officers in Mayerthorpe twelve years ago need to be re-investigated. And the surprising Alberta connection to a Nova Scotia man's search for the "attractive young lady" in a hidden portrait.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 29, 2017

On the show...The move to keep motorboats off of Whitemud Creek. And we'll tell you about a study that used fake caterpillars to understand species interactions around the world. The U of A prof who led the study tells us what they learned.

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Radio Active Podcast - May 26, 2017

On the show...As horse racing in Edmonton comes to the finish line..a local author introduces us to the people who made racing possible for so many years. And we find out why some wooden benches built by seniors in Holyrood have become a hot commodity.

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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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