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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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Female comics speak out against sexual harassment

"Their first defence is: 'We're all comics. It's a joke."

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Best & worst luggage carousels

Hear about an annual report that ranks Canada's best and worst airport luggage carousels.

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Music as medicine

Buffy Sainte-Marie talks about being blacklisted by the entertainment industry, ongoing sex scandals and more.

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Julian Fantino and medical marijuana

The former federal cabinet minister who once compared weed to murder, defends opening medical marijuana business.

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The Ledge Episode 3: The Ledge: Byelection, unusual oratory and Alberta Party leadership race

Jason Kenney finally gets his chance at a seat in the Alberta legislature, Bill 24 evokes some unusual oratory and Premier Rachel Notley talks about her rural roots at the AAMDC. NDP MP Linda Duncan talks about the world climate change forum in Germany.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 15, 2017

On the show...We talk to two high school students about their experiences with GSA's in their schools and communities. And Rod Kurtz meets one of his childhood idols. He chats with Ken Dryden about his new book Game Change.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 16, 2017

On the show...We continue our discussion on gay-straight alliances with two teachers. And how often should we be washing our cars during Edmonton's long and harsh winters? The chair of NAIT's Auto Body Technician program will tell us.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 14, 2017

On the show...The Edmonton Public School Board wants the Alberta School Boards Association to create a GSA policy. We'll talk to one of the trustees behind the motion. And coming to Edmonton..Amadeus Live. A movie musical like you've never seen before.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 13, 2017

On the show...He's been to all fourty-four Canadian Finals Rodeos in Edmonton. Jens Jorgenson tells us how he feels about the final one at Northlands. And the story of an Edmonton basketball players' unorthodox path to the pros.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 10, 2017

On the show...A PhD program in Indigenous Studies started at the U of A this fall. We talk to the professor who created the program and a student whose in it. And we meet a lawyer who is also an author. Her first book is about to be released in the U-S

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The Ledge Episode 2: Mansplaining, hepeats and gay-straight alliances

Kim Trynacity and Michelle Bellefontaine discuss the heated debate over Bill 24. They also talk about the “mansplaining” and “hepeat” debate, and then Kim talks to Duane Bratt from Mount Royal University about an upcoming book on the 2015 NDP win.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 8, 2017

On the show...Dr. Roberta Bondar is more than an astronaut. She's also an accomplished photographer. We talk about a new exhibit opening in Sherwood Park. And we take you to Just for Her, Edmonton's only hijabi-friendly hair salon.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 9, 2017

On the show...As of next February, the only publicly operated fertility clinic in Alberta will stop offering in-vitro fertilization. One patient tells us what this will mean for her. And we meet the owner of Edmonton's first distillery..opening next week.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 7, 2017

On the show...We talk to a U of A professor about whether confederation is really the most important moment in the creation of Canada. And we meet Edmonton fencer Marina Guintchitskaia. She'll tell us about her top-40 finish at the Junior World Cup.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 6, 2017

On the show...CBC uncovers more trouble with the Metro LRT Line. Investigative reporter Jennie Russell has details. And a chat with Ms. Pat. She's not your typical comedian. She grew up in poverty in Atlanta and became a drug dealer in her teens.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 2, 2017

On the show...we speak with the new chair of the Edmonton Catholic School Board. We'll find out what issues Terry Harris is ready to tackle. And we delve into a world of dystopian Indigenous literature with Governor General's Award winner Cherie Dimaline.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 3, 2017

On the show...A safer environment for LGBTQ students. We'll find out more about the new NDP government's new bill to protect students who join gay straight alliances. And we find out how a shutdown at Edmonton's compost facility is impacting St. Albert.

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The Ledge - episode 1: UCP leadership aftershocks and why people in Calgary voted for Naheed Nenshi

Host Kim Trynacity talks to the University of Calgary's Jack Lucas about what his study of the Calgary municipal election says about voters. Then, CBC's Michelle Bellefontaine joins Kim to talk about an embarrassing gaffe at the UCP leadership convention.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 1, 2017

On the show...Our political watcher Graham Thomson drops by with some surprising news from the United Conservative Party regarding the future of Brian Jean. And we talk to the creators of one of Edmonton's creepiest haunted houses.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 30, 2017

On the show...We talk with some Catholic parents about what they'd like to see in an alternative sex ed curriculum. And Jasper author Susanna Pfisterer stops by to tell us about her award winning book.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 31, 2017

On the show...We look into how Martin Luther put Halloween in the history books 500 years ago. And speaking of Halloween, we talk with an Edmonton mom about a trick or treating practice event for autistic children.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 27, 2017

On the show...An updated version of First Nations, Metis and Inuit history is being introduced in Alberta classrooms. A Native Studies professor explains what that looks like. And we meet the kids who helped Roger Waters put Another Brick in the Wall.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 25,2017

On the show...Ottawa's latest fiscal report includes financial help for families and working poor. Political scientist Duane Bratt offers analysis. And restraining an unruly passenger on a Westjet flight to Yellowknife. Jordan Mernickle tells his story.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 26, 2017

On the show...We talk about what Alberta universities are doing to combat sexual violence on their campuses. And we give you Real Estate 101 for home buyers facing liens on their property from contractors who were never paid by the home builder.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 24, 2017

On the show...Friends continue to rally around Kim O'Hara as she recovers from injuries sustained when she was hit by a U-Haul truck during a police chase. We talk to the organiser of a GoFundMe campaign. And we get your ready for halloween on the cheap.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 23, 2017

On the show...We talk to chef Roger Letourneau from Edmonton's bar Clementine, named one of the Top Ten Best New restaurants in Canada by En Route magazine. And we bring you the full length interview with Dave & Kortney Wilson from HGTV's Masters of Flip.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 19, 2017

On the show...Remembering Gord Downie and what he meant to Canada's indigenous peoples. We speak to Charlene Bearhead, co-chair of the Downie-Wenjak Fund. And grade six students are struggling to pass provincial math exams. We find out why.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 18, 2017

On the show...The newly re-elected Mayor of Edmonton joins us to talk about his second term. Don Iveson will tell us about his vision for the future. And is it distracted driving if your pet is on your lap? An Edmonton Police Sergeant has the answer.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 17, 2017

On the show...We find out more about why AHS is warning people about a possible exposure to tuberculosis. And a member of Edmonton's Somali community shares his brothers' story of a narrow escape from that horrific weekend bombing in Mogadishu.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 16, 2017

On the show...We talk with AMA travel about all the natural disasters in the last couple of months and how that's impacting travel plans. And filmmaker Megan Murphy retraces her father's bike trip through Ireland after losing both her parents to cancer.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 13, 2017

On the show...A Canadian family held captive for five years is released in Pakistan. We'll look into how their freedom came about. And Indigenous artist Tanya Harnett talks about her photographic exhibit and upcoming lecture "The Scarred/Sacred Water".

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Radio Active Podcast - October 12, 2017

On the show...The first-ever survey of transgender youth in Alberta is out. We speak to a grade nine student who took part in the survey. And our digital culture columnists look at how social media can help or hurt a civic election candidates campaign.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 11, 2017

On the show...Getting ahead of the fentanyl crisis by educating students. A school resource officer tells us how kids are responding to the message. And an Edmonton artist who's just back from Europe will tell us about her residency in Finland.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 10, 2017

On the show...A sixties scoop survivor shares her thoughts about the federal settlement announced today. And we'll meet a local publisher whose not only rubbing shoulders with a Hollywood celebrity...but doing business with him as well.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 6, 2017

On the show...Live from CBC Centre Stage..we look at some of the civic election issues in downtown Edmonton. Homelessness and bike lanes are just two of the issues on peoples minds. Reporters Gareth Hampshire and Andrea Huncar give us a closer look.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 4, 2017

On the show...The Vice-President of the Edmonton Police Association joins us to talk about the importance of training and how it likely saved an officers' life. And we find out how Kailer Yamamoto is feeling after making the Oilers opening night roster.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 5, 2017

On the show...We look at how the justice system can improve for indigenous women. A forum happening in Edmonton is tackling this question. And we meet two U of A students have created a bong they claim is different than anything you've smoked from before.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 3, 2017

On the show...Red Deer resident Jason Beisick gives his first hand account of the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas. And is racism a civic election issue? We'll hear from a man who reported a hate incident...and also hear how the police responded.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 2, 2017

On the show...The U of A presents "An Afternoon with Chris Hadfield" But before that he joins us to talk about his time in space and the legacy he left behind. And we look at the science behind why tree leaves change colour at this time of year.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 28. 2017

On the show...the pitch for Lac La Biche. The publisher of the towns' newspaper sends a letter of invitation to online retailer Amazon. Is he serious? And Canada's relationship with slavery. Author Linda Spalding talks about her new book A Reckoning.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 26, 2017

On the show...We shine a spotlight on the opioid crisis as it's playing out in Edmonton's suburbs. And Edmonton search and disaster dogs are helping find quake victims in Mexico City. We'll talk with one of the trainers.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 27, 2017

On the show...The battle over legal aid and forcing clients pay a fee upfront. Lawyers are speaking out against the practise. And we'll tell you how the city of St. Albert is grappling with an invasive species of goldfish.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 25, 2017

On the show...We look into a study on the high rate of PTSD among women who were pregnant during the Fort McMurray wildfire. And from woodland perfume to jewelry made out of retired guitar strings..we'll learn about Edmonton Made's first catalogue.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 21, 2017

On the show...The death toll rises after a massive earthquake in Mexico City. An Edmontonian tells us what it was like 17 storeys up. And two University of Alberta researchers explain the impact Roger's Place is having on its surrounding neighbourhood.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 20, 2017

On the show...A new report says crystal meth use in Alberta has nearly tripled in five years. We'll find how AHS is responding. And if you love puppies...and want to train the next generation of service dogs.. Dogs with Wings wants to hear from you.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 19, 2017

On the show...We start our civic election coverage with a new column from former insider, now political analyst John Brennan. And we'll chat with a U of A professor is programming a computer to pass a bar exam and eventually learn to be a judge.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 18, 2017

On the show...Controversial comments about citizenship rights for Indigenous Canadians have led to calls for Tory Senator Lynn Beyak to resign. The Samson Cree First Nation has started a petition. And it's the end of the line for the Garneau Tree.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 14, 2017

On the show...Residents say the city isn't doing enough to deal with problem properties. We'll find out how a newly developed task force is addressing the issue. And we find out why some Edmontonians are trekking 165km along the river valley this weekend.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 12, 2017

On the show...Edmonton is hosting the first and largest national gathering of Indigenous Elders. We talk to Treaty 8 Grand Chief Rupert Meneen about the significance of the meeting. And bidding for Amazon! Good idea or bad idea?

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Radio Active Podcast - September 13, 2017

On the show...A wildfire raging out of control in southwestern Alberta forces people out of Waterton National Park. We speak with eyewitness Jared Pierson. And Steve Sandor tells us about potential changes on the professional soccer scene in Canada.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 11, 2017

On the show...The city is about to unveil it's first new green-space in three decades. We talk with the woman who designed Alex Decoteau Park. And we learn more about a prominent Chinese family in Edmonton. We will meet the Mahs.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 7, 2017

On the show...They're called "Dreamers"...children of undocumented U-S migrants. President Trump is stopping the program that allows them to stay in the states. We talk to one of them. And Peter and Shala Nygaard share their global Decade of Discovery.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 6, 2017

On the show...The affordability of infill housing. Councillor Andrew Knack discusses his own personal experiment on the topic. And from civil engineer to world-renowned poet. We talk with Titilope Sonuga and her upcoming U of A Alumni Award.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 5, 2017

On the show...A Hurricane story with a happy ending. We hear first hand how a cry for help in Beaumont Texas ended up being heard in Beaumont Alberta. And we meet a performance painter whose art is being "blown up" for a good cause.

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Radio Active Podcast - September 1, 2017

On the show..How the oilsands are impacting wolf and moose behaviour. We look into a new study on how tailings ponds and pit mines are affecting the hunter and it's prey. And we`ll tell you about an outpouring of love for Santa.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 31, 2017

On the show...it's all about the new economy. We meet some Edmontonians who make their living online. First..he works out shirtless with his cat. He is Trav Beach Boy. And then we meet the online poker pro who is also a stay-at-home Mom.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 29, 2017

On the show...We talk to an Edmontonian dealing with the onslaught from Hurricane Harvey in Texas. And what would your ultimate Edmonton monument look like? We'll tell you how you can participate in "The Edmonton Project".

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Radio Active Podcast - August 30, 2017

On the show...They're controversial figures in Edmonton's history. Parks and neighbourhoods are named after them. Should those names be removed? And former Radio Active columnist Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail shares her Hurricane Harvey evacuation tale.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 25, 2017

On the show...Scott Stevenson with the story of an arson fire turned homicide investigation. And remembering Edmonton photographer Con Boland. Family friend Dianne Young reflects on the life and legacy of the controversial artist.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 28, 2017

On the show...We hear the story of a little library stolen from the front yard of a Pleasant View home. Canadians will soon be able to identify as transgender on their passport. We talk to a diversity and inclusion professional about the change.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 24, 2017

On the show...Homemade guns show up in Edmonton. We talk to an expert on guns and gang violence about what's driving this. And studies show high nitrogen levels are impacting climate change. We meet a U of A scientist who is hoping to turn the tide.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 23, 2017

On the show...We'll talk to a local emergency room doctor and health professor about what doctors would like to see before marijuana is legalized. And a new way to look at domestic violence. We look at a program called Men as Peacemakers.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 22, 2017

On the show...The second-largest producer of gluten-free foods in North America is based right here in Edmonton, and celebrating it's 25th anniversary. And we tell you about Project Potluck..drowning out hate and racism with casseroles and pie.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 21, 2017

On the show...We'll tell you about a new beach that has popped up in the river valley and meet the Cloverdale resident who wants the city to develop more of them. And we learn about a piece of history we're about to lose in the Garneau neighbourhood.

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