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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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Education system failing kids with special needs, say parents

A Hamilton, Ont., mother says she's finding she can't get the support her autistic son needs to succeed in his public school.

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An activist's plea for change

These days FrancesLee is fed up, and exhausted by the puritanical demands and strictures of fellow comrades.

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The future of work

Learn how to make a living in a digital future.

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Yankee Stadium girl hit by 170 km/h foul ball

A New York City councilman is renewing calls to extend the protective netting at Yankee Stadium after a young girl was hit in the face.

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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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Radio Active Podcast - August 18, 2017

On the show...Alberta's Health Minister is not pleased with the new dental fee guide. The President of the Alberta Dental Association joins us to defend it. And Paul Strickland joins us to talk about his Fringe show Ain't True and Uncle False.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 17, 2017

On the show...A criminal defense lawyer shares her thoughts on the Alberta government's plan to revamp impaired driving laws. And we preview the 2017 Fringe festival...Executive Director Adam Mitchell sets the stage for a Midsummer Night's Fringe.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 16, 2017

On the show...We look at the future of the publishing industry in Alberta following the closure of Venture Publishing. And former mayor and former Eskimos Bill Smith joins us to talk about the 1961 Esks and a record that may fall this Thursday night.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 15, 2017

On the show...We're all about the Canadian Derby. The 88th derby goes this weekend at Northlands. We'll talk to horse breeder and longtime derby go'er Julie Brewster. And Journal writer Curtis Stock talks about the future of the sport locally.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 9, 2017

On the show...We'll hear from a pair of local researchers who have released a list of 150 Acts of Reconciliation all Canadians can do. And no more struggling to hide the engagement ring. We'll tell you about the local entrepreneur behind the "Monarch Box.

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Radio Active Podcast - August 10, 2017

On the show...A new study shows 3 out of every 5 homeless youth spent some time in the Child Welfare system. We talk to one of the researchers involved and find out what he'd like to see done to stem the tide. And the story of a lost wedding ring..found!

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Radio Active Podcast - August 8, 2017

On the show...We'll tell you about the new "buy local" look coming to Londonderry Mall in northeast Edmonton. And we meet the young woman who beat out nearly 30 other contenders to become the Edmonton Eskimos' new anthem singer.

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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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