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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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Not if, how

On the cusp of her 39th birthday, recently divorced Michelle struggles with a complicated new romance.

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Secrets in sport

Mark Tewksbury talks about gold medals and gay athletes.

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Ripples in a pond

In Fault Lines CBC Vancouver Seismologist Johanna Wagstaffe guides you through two disastrous scenarios so you can prepare yourself.

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Catch of the day

How one of the strangest, and frankly blandest-tasting animals you’ll ever encounter, might just be exactly the fish the planet needs.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 19, 2018

On the show...A fireball streaking across the sky caused quite a social media buzz yesterday in our city. We'll talk to Frank Florian from the Telus World of Science about what it was and where it possibly landed. And the amazing comeback story of Olympic speed skater Denny Morrison...and how a dream came true. He and his wife Josie will both be competing in Pyeongchang.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 18, 2018

On the show...We talk with the Hinton woman whose dog was shot by a hunter while they were out for a walk. And after CBC's Go Public uncovered stories of aggressive sales tactics being used by cell phone companies....our money columnist Bruce Sellery helps you review your telecom bill and ensure you're not overpaying.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 17, 2018

On the show......We'll look into a new health trend that has experts worried. University of Alberta Professor Tim Caulfield will explain the raw water craze. And an engagement story with a twist. A couple gets engaged at the Ice Castle. Unbenouced to them, a professional photographer is nearby and snaps some shots. We have the story of the social media search to unite the couple with the photos.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 16, 2018

On the show...we meet two members of Women Who Explore, a new group for aspiring female adventurers. And speaking of exploring, if you're interested in exploring Edmonton's authentic Chinese food scene we'll tell you all about Chinatown Dining Week.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 12, 2018

On the show....We talk to a linguistic anthropologist about how we talk about sexual and gender based violence. And one mans' story of a miraculous recovery thanks to blood transfusions....and his generous gift to the University of Alberta Hospital.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 15, 2018

On the show...How prevalent is violence against women? We talk with reporter who has created a resource tool that tries to answer the question. And we talk to an Oiler fan who is headed to Sin City to catch the first Oilers game in Las Vegas.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 11, 2018

On the show...CBC's Gareth Hampshire with details of an early morning explosion in the downtown and the injuries it caused. And we'll hear from two Edmonton actors who will weigh in on the conversation around sexual harassment in the theatre industry.

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Sherwood Park man fills indoor skatepark gap in the Edmonton area

Chris Hartwell is building an indoor skatepark in Sherwood Park so the kids who BMX, skate and scooter have something to do in the winter months.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 10, 2018

On the show...We'll tell you about a nude swimming event in Calgary and the ripple effect being felt here in Edmonton. And we talk to the producer of a film about women making in-roads into the male-dominated electronic music industry.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 9, 2018

On the show...The Canadian Finals Rodeo is once again looking for a new home. But is this actually the final farewell? And we chat with gold medal goaltender Carter Hart, still coming to grips with Team Canada's World Junior Hockey win.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 8, 2018

On the show...What if Edmonton had saunas in the winter, right along the frozen river valley? We'll talk to two people who want to make that a reality. And we get the Irish betting line on where Amazon will put it's next North American headquarters.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 3, 2018

On the show...A state of emergency in Mackenzie County in Northern Alberta. During a winter deep freeze some folks were without natural gas. We talk with the Reeve. And what's wrong with the Oilers? Hockey Hall of Famer Jim Matheson tries to answer that.

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Radio Active Podcast - January 4, 2018

On the show...Decriminalizing drunk driving in Alberta! We find out what's already happening in B-C. And don't want to use your smart phone or computer to keep track of your appointments? We'll find out about a popular Japanese daytimer sold in Edmonton.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 22, 2017

On the show...A cougar kill in northern Alberta has created an uproar. A U of A ecology professor joins us to discuss why the kill was not senseless. And we'll tell you about a fitness program tailored to autistic people and their caregivers.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 21, 2017

On the show...The emotions that come with Christmas. We talk to a mental health expert from the U of A about how to take care of your mental health over the holidays. And need a goalie? There's an app for that. We'll speak with the creator of Goalie Up.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 19, 2017

On the show...Edmontonians are not happy with icy roads and sidewalk. We'll talk to an educator with E-M-S about how to stay safe out there. And she's already winning gold medals. We meet gymnast turned weightlifter Gina McGonigle.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 20, 2017

On the show...Fourty-two thousand Albertans were diagnosed with dementia last year. We'll look at the provinces new dementia strategy. And Rod Kurtz chats with goalie Shannon Szabados about her pursuit of a third Olympic gold medal.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 18, 2017

On the show...We talk to a political scientist at the U of A about how media coverage of women running for office can get very personal. And renowned Alberta photographer John E. Marriott joins us to talk about his new book Tall Tales, Long Lenses.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 14, 2017

On the show...We hear from an Edmontonian with cerebral palsy who made his first trip to the river valley yesterday, thanks to the new funicular. And just back from a bull fighting event in Las Vegas...we will meet modern-day matador Kris Buffalo.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 15, 2017

On the show...An independent review of the boxing match that left Tim Hague dead has been released. We'll hear reaction from a legal expert in combat sports. And hockey Dad Karl Subban joins us to talk about his new book "How We Did It".

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Radio Active Podcast - December 13, 2017

On the show....Despite 15 million dollars in funding...women and children are still being turned away from women's shelters in Alberta. We find out why. And we celebrate Brett Kissel Day in Edmonton with the man himself.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 12, 2017

On the show...Fact or fiction? We talk about the video of the emaciated polar bear that's been the subject of climate change debate around the world. And a woman's fifty year search for her Dad comes to an end with a shocking discovery.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 11, 2017

On the show...We meet an Edmontonian who has started a non-profit gym for queer, trans and non-binary people. And with workplace harassment being such a hot topic, we get a fresh perspective on preventing it at the staff holiday party.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 5, 2017

On the show...U of A med students want to see provincial cannabis revenues go to youth mental health and addiction programs. And Katherine Fraser reminisces about her father, Fil Fraser. The film producer and social activist has died at the age of 85.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 6, 2017

On the show...The search has been called off for an Edmonton-area couple missing after their plane disappeared in the B-C mountains. We talk with the missing pilots' sister. And Rod Kurtz looks into what's stopping girls from getting into the trades.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 4, 2017

On the show...We get an update on new work being done in Jasper to take down trees attacked by the mountain pine beetle. And we'll talk to an Edmonton woman who was reconnected with a family photo album that went missing twelve years ago in Winnipeg.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 1, 2017

On the show...We look into a collection, called "The Sweet Bloods of Eeyou Istchee: Stories of Diabetes and the James Bay Cree. And we'll speak with two volunteers from an Edmonton organization that's helping seniors take care of their dogs.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 30, 2017

On the show...Where the Universe Sings. A film about the life and times of iconic Canadian painter Loren Harris. We'll talk to the films' director. And Holes Greenhouses partners with cannabis company Atlas Growers. Jim Hole will explain.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 29, 2017

On the show...The federal government apologizes to thousands of LGBTQ Canadians. We'll talk to the Edmonton MP who helped develop the apology. And changes in the oil industry. How data has become as important as the oil itself.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 28, 2017

On the show...We kick off our annual CBC Clothing Drive. Reporter Gareth Hampshire gives us the latest tally and how you can help. And Royal Historian Carolyn Harris joins us to dish on details of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 27, 2017

On the show...Helping women talk openly about their health. We`ll talk with the founder of the Women's Health Coalition of Alberta. And we talk with FC Edmnonton owner Tom Fath about his decision to shutdown his franchise.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 24, 2017

On the show...The Needle Vinyl Tavern closes indefinitely after allegations of sexual harassment. We look into what it will take to make music venues safer. And two Zimbabweans living in Alberta share their hopes for the future in a post-Mugabe homeland.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 22, 2017

On the show...We talk to members of local bands that cancelled gigs at the Needle Vinyl tavern after allegations of sexual harassment against one of the owners. And Indigenous artist Jason Carter joins us to talk about his MacEwan University Alumni Award.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 23, 2017

On the show...We hear from Brittany Rudyck, one of the women behind allegations of sexual harassment at the Needle Vinyl tavern. And our digital culture columnists share their thoughts on social media and it's role in issues like workplace harassment.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 21, 2017

On the show...Twenty percent of city staff claim to have been victims of workplace bullying. We talk to an expert who says it's a culture that's going to be tough to change. And Rod Kurtz settles a football wager with our colleagues in Calgary.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 20, 2017

On the show...Family law expert Pamela Cross says a culture change is needed in family court. And we'll do an electric vehicle reality check with Automotive journalist David Booth. His math on what it'll take to recharge future E-V's doesn't work.

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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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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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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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