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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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The ethics of a morality pill

An increasing number of drugs can be used to alter self-control, empathy and benevolence. Are we getting dangerously close to a 'morality pill'?

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Day 2

With one book down and four remaining, it's day two of the battle of the books.

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Rachel Dolezal speaks

With the launch of Rachel Dolezal's memoir, Piya Chattopadhyay tries to understand the story that sparked so much hurt and outrage.

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Reaction To Beyak

Senator Lynn Beyak continues to face criticism over her comments about residential schools. Matt Galloway spoke with our pop culture columnist, Jesse Wente.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 - 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 - 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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Radio Active Podcast - February 23, 2017

On the show... When it comes to which school system your tax dollars support, your property tax form is a little misleading and the chair of the public school board wants that clarified. And we hear about plans for four safe injection sites in Edmonton.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 22, 2017

On the show...We hear the voices of people impacted by the opioid crisis. They want safe injection sites and more treatment. And Chinatown's Harbin Gate will soon be dismantled to make way for new LRT construction. We'll find out where it'll be rebuilt.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 21, 2017

On the show...Garth Brooks begins his nine-show run in Edmonton. Rod Kurtz gets some one on one time with Garth and his wife Trisha Yearwood. And we'll talk with a U of A researcher who's working with a compound that might solve the Alzheimers riddle.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 16, 2017

On the show..Our tribute to the late Stuart McLean. CBC Edmonton TV producer Paul Moore shares how he chose a career in journalism because of Stuart. And Edmonton's Heather Young-Leslie talks about her story that became Stuart's story...the Jingle Dress.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 15, 2017

On the show...2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. We'll talk with a local pilot who will be flying over the Vimy Memorial to mark the occasion. And we learn about Canada's first Deaf Festival right here in Edmonton.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 14, 2017

On the show...Handling hate! We hear from a local group that is creating a hate crime data base and heat map. And we talk with a Thorhild-area farmer who decided to combine in February. We'll find out why.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 13, 2017

On the show...We look at 5 artists, 1 love. The annual celebration and showcase of black history and culture in Edmonton. And sending love to Sherwood Park's muslim community. How a Radio Active discussion point compelled one woman to take action.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 9, 2017

On the show...We meet the photographer behind a new film featuring portraits of refugees as they start their new life in Canada. And Tom Keenan, author of the book Technocreep, joins us to talk about our internet habits and how to improve them.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 8, 2017

On the show...With fentanyl deaths continuing to rise, the government announces wider access to the antidote. But will that make a difference? And we look into the possibility of Catholic education being incorporated into the public school system.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 7, 2017

On the show...Danielle Larivee joins us to talk about the challenges she faces as she takes control of the Ministry of Children's Services. And we meet a young woman who is being recognised for her quick actions...using CPR to save her father's life.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 6, 2017

On the show...We chat with Metis artist David Garneau Metis about what he plans to create for Edmonton's newest LRT bridge. And we hear from a U of A professor who says, until black history is enshrined in the education system, equality is not possible.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 2, 2017

On the show...We hear the findings from the fatality inquiry into the death of caregiver Valerie Wolski...and the developmentally disabled man who strangled her. And we meet a young man who is on the way to fulfilling his football dream.

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Working Parents Part 1

Radio Active dedicates the show to working parents. Parenting tips from Kim Knull, Snacks for kids with Doreen Prei, Research on pregnancy discrimination, and technology and how it intersects with learning.

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Working Parents Part 2

We learn about our hosts MacEwan's Child Care Centre, Torah Kachur on animal parents, Our stay and home dad panel and more parenting tips from Kim Knull.

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Working Parents Part 3

Ashley Thompson-Daly on how some work places are accommodating working parents, Tisha Estabrooks explores new 24 hour daycare in Edmonton, Portia checks into trading in her sedan for a minivan and the In Crowd with family friendly fun for your weekend.

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Radio Active Podcast - February 1, 2017

On the show...The Walterdale Theatre cancels it's production of "Othello". We dive into the controversy with two guests offering their perspectives on the lack of diversity on Canadian stages.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 31, 2017

On the show...Edmonton's muslim community responds to the shooting deaths of six people Sunday night at a Quebec mosque. And we hear first hand, the story of an Edmonton woman and her boyfriend who fear they may be torn apart by the U-S travel ban.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 30, 2017

On the show..We visit with HGTV's Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and find out about life in front of and behind the camera. And an Edmonton man's search for some family heirlooms, results in the discovery of a different treasure altogether.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 27, 2017

On the show...We talk with the lead researcher of a U of A study that shows fluids used in hydraulic fracturing are negatively impact fish populations. And IKEA Canada decreases it's environmental footprint by expanding it's wind business.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 26, 2017

On the show...Is your backyard a magnet for coyotes? Some new research tells us what coyotes are attracted to. And we'll tell you about the 25th edition of Afro Quiz. An event that will test you and introduce you to some Canadian black history.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 25, 2017

On the show...President Donald Trump gives thumbs up to the Keystone XL Pipeline. Political watcher Graham Thomson on what it means for Alberta. And we'll find out what's in store for this year's Ice on Whyte Festival...warm weather or not.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 24, 2017

On the show...We hear the story of a 2007 murder in Stony Plain and one woman's journey to forgiveness. And we'll hear from a Belgravia resident who calls a city pilot project in the neighbourhood "absurd and irritating".

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Radio Active Podcast - January 23, 2017

On the show...Eradicating homelessness by 2019. That's the city of Edmonton's goal. But a new report from the University of Calgary says cities need to be more realistic. And we'll talk to a local pizza shop owner being hailed as a hero.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 20, 2017

On the show...We talk to the author of a study that shows many Canadians kids with ADHD are being given drugs with dangerous side effects. And we learn why one of Canada's big banks is partnering with the U of A's Machine Intelligence Institute.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 19, 2017

On the show...The AMA says Edmonton commuters would save time if they would zipper merge. We'll find out what the city of Edmonton thinks about that. And the amazing story of a 60 year-old report card and a reunification with the students family.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 18, 2017

On the show...A U of A researcher gives us his preliminary findings on the economic impact of the Fort McMurray wildfire. And we meet some of the first female graduates from the city's Fire cadet program. And one of those grads was the top of her class.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 17, 2017

On the show...It appears activity is picking up in Alberta's oil and gas sector, but is it sustainable? The Petroleum Services Association of Canada will try to answer that. And we'll hear how horses in the Edmonton area are helping kids learn to read.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 16, 2017

On the show...Alberta's outgoing RCMP deputy commissioner Marianne Ryan reflects on her 35-year career and how policing has changed over those years. And we meet Jennifer Stang, who decided to leave medicine and instead pursue her passion....baking.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 13, 2017

On the show...As Edmonton grapples with gender inequities on city council, we'll hear about one woman's experiences and her advice for others. And we'll learn about an Alberta village on the cutting edge of drone delivery technology.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 12, 2017

On the show...Naloxone can save lives. But who should carry the life-saving naloxone kits? We get an answer from the Boyle McCauley Health Centre. And we unpack a study that shows Edmontonians how they can avoid frustrating hours behind the wheel.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 11, 2017

On the show...With Canadian media outlets under more concentrated ownership..how does that impact the freedom of the press? Media lawyer Matthew Woodley joins us to discuss. And we'll get tips for exercising safely in the bleak mid-winter.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 10, 2017

On the show...We'll hear from an Edmonton group that says it can suck C02 out of the atmosphere and turn it into valuable products. And we talk to a U of A researcher who looked into how the Sherpa people thrive in the high elevations around Everest.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 9, 2017

On the show...We meet the Edmonton founder of a Toastmaster's club for those who are brain-injured or have suffered a stroke. And the man behind the new CBC mini-series "Pure" tells us why he decided to make a show about Mennonite drug traffickers.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 6, 2017

On the show....How much does gender shape children's expectations of their futures. We'll hear what some 9 year-olds told a writer for National Geographic's January issue called "Gender Revolution". Also....art comes to Edmonton cemetaries.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 5, 2017

On the show...International students at the U of A are facing new tuition hikes. We'll find out what the long impact might be. And we'll talk to Michael Kalmanovitch about why he might be closing his downtown location of Earth's General Store.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 4, 2017

On the show...Alberta's new carbon tax has taken effect. Our political watcher Graham Thomson will give us the early political fallout. And will our national parks be overrun in 2017 with free passes being handed out? Concerned conservationists speak out.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 3, 2017

On the show...It's a New Year. Edmonton psychologist Cory Hrushka joins us to discuss how to leave 2016 behind and move in 2017. And fitness trainer Kate Andrews joins us to look at the always troublesome New Year's resolution to get fit and stay fit.

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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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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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What's a Christmas special without good food?

Chef Doreen Prei and Kathryn Joel from Get Cooking Edmonton lay out the menu for our holiday special today. Wild Rice & Corn Cakes, Cheese fondue and Potato Roesti with Salmon Tartar.

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