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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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The truth about "post-truth"

We're now living in a "post-truth" era. But are we? And if we are, what are the origins of this idea that the truth no longer exists?

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When brands fail internationally

Why some big name brands fail when they attempt to expand internationally.

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Human-Animal Relations

6 podcasts about our complex relationships with animals.

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Nixon's lawyer 'having nightmares' over Trump presidency

John Dean, one of the key figures implicated in the Watergate scandal says he's so worried about Donald Trump's impending presidency that he's having nightmares.

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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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Radio Active Podcast - December 23, 2016

On the show...What's more Canadian than driving your zamboni through the Tim Horton's drive-thru? We'll talk to the Stony Plain man who did just that. And we'll tell you about a Boxing Day special on CBC Radio that looks into loving and lying.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 22, 2016

On the show...She was murdered 27 years ago. Who killed Alberta Williams? Investigative reporter Connie Walker tells us what she's learned from looking into Alberta's story. And we talk with a political pundit about which MLA's to watch for in 2017.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 21, 2016

On the show...A business north of Edmonton has gone up in flames. We'll talk with Brian Mendieta about plans to replace his barn and business. And U of A geologist Chris Herd on a childhood dream come true...being part of a mission to Mars.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 20, 2016

On the show...A Stony Plain congregation deals with losing their church to fire. We'll talk with the pastor about what's next. And the man who dubbed the Fort McMurray wildfire "The Beast" is retiring. We find out what's next for fire chief Darby Allen.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 19, 2016

On the show...The final chapter in the CN cat story. The cat who rode the rails is reunited with it's owner. And the Edmonton Food Bank needs your help. We speak to a long-time volunteer and hear why the need is so great and why he still chips-in.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 16, 2016

On the show...Taking a punch for Parkinsons. We'll hear about how boxing may help those living with the disease. And Rod Kurtz tells us about a milestone for the Edmonton chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 15, 2016

On the show...The bloodshed continues in the Syrian city of Aleppo. We speak with a Syrian born Edmontonian about his concern for family and friends who are still there. And we'll hear about the plan to bring a portion of Millcreek back into

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Radio Active Podcast - December 14, 2016

On the show...The holidays can be especially difficult for those who have recently lost a family member. We talk with an expert on how to heal from holiday grief. And we'll meet an adventure cyclist planning a fund-raising ride through Ethiopia.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 13, 2016

On the show...Edmonton researcher John England talks about receiving a prestigious science award and how the arctic landscape has changed over the last fifty years. And we meet local Youtube sensations The Melisizwe Brothers.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 12, 2015

On the show...On the show...We meet Edmonton lawyer Robert Lee who is being recognized for his work on behalf of children in care. And as you visit your local craft fair, we look into the issue of cultural appropriation and crafts.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 8, 2016

On the show...We talk to the Chief of the Papascahase First Nation, who gave a proper burial to his ancestors today, 200 years after they were first buried. And we celebrate 40 years of good reading with the co-owner of Audrey's Bookstore.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 7, 2016

On the show...A clear vision for the future. We'll hear about a new pilot project to check Grade 2 students' vision. And the Northern Cree Singers and Drummers have been nominated for their 7th Grammy Award. We talk with founder Steve Wood.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 6, 2016

On the show...Carbon Tax 101. An economics professor will tell us how much will it cost us, and where the money will go. And with baton in hand...we'll hear about 8 year-old cancer patient Jordan Cartwright and his chance to conduct the ESO.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 5, 2016

On the show...Dealing with maternal mortality in Alberta's indigenous communities. And a long-time resident of McDougall tells us whether the Katz Group's promise of a charitable donation will ease some parking pain near Roger's Place.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 2, 2016

On the show...Edmonton's Public School Board is sitting on a 100 million dollar surplus. We find out where the money is going. And we'll tell you the heart-warming tale of the man who lost his home and his unexpected Christmas gift from WestJet.

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Radio Active Podcast - December 1, 2016

On the show...challenging Edmonton's latest homeless figures. But the head of Boyle Street Community Services says the numbers don't add up. And we'll tell you about a fund-raising dinner featuring some meats you likely haven't tried before, goose & bear.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 30, 2016

On the show...Ottawa approves two major pipeline projects. Professor of Energy Economics Michael Moore will give us his thoughts on the decision. And we talk to the PEI police department using Nickelback as punishment for drunk driving.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 29, 2016

On the show...Santa drops by to tell us about some quieter visits he's doing at Londonderry Mall specifically for kids with autism. And former Toronto Maple Leafs captain Darryl Sittler joins us to talk about his new book Captain - My Life and Career.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 28, 2016

On the show....We'll explore how abusive anti-female comments in the political arena may impact the next generation of would-be politicians. And we'll find out how the coal phase-out will impact the town of Hanna Alberta.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 25, 2016

On the show...We'll hear why the record-breaking sale of a Lawren Harris painting could be a boon for Canadian landscapes. And we'll talk with one of the organizers of Edmonton's 2nd Annual Somali Cultural Night.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 24, 2016

On the show..Hockey play-by-play legend Bob Cole with more stories from his book "Now I'm Catching On-My Life On and Off the Air". And we'll tell you about a new device made right here in Edmonton that makes braces work faster and more comfortably.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 23, 2016

On the show...We hear reaction to the announcement from Ottawa about lowering coverage of the amount of medical marijuana for veterans. And hockey play-by-play legend Bob Cole joins us to talk about his new book Now I'm Catching On.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 22, 2016

On the show...We get the latest on the controversial PC leadership race. We talk to one of the contenders. And a U of A researcher is convinced that texting people nice messages might relieve depression and stress. Dr. Vincent Agyapong will explain.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 21, 2016

On the show..We talk to two high school students from Edmonton who've just returned from the global meeting on climate change in Morocco. And we'll you about an indiegogo fundraiser to develop an app for Edmonton emojis...or more appropriately Ed-mojis.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 18, 2016

On the show...A political shocker. We talk to former Calgary Conservative M-L-A Sandra Jansen about her decision to cross the floor to the New Democrats. And Rod Kurtz tells us about a new Edmonton business that's a collectors dream come true.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 17, 2016

On the show...We look back at the amazing work done by Sports Central. The local charity is celebrating it's 25th anniversary. And our Digital Culture Panel looks into the role social media played in getting Donald Trump elected.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 16, 2016

On the show...Our political watcher Graham Thomson walks us through 25 dollar-a-day daycare, the PC leadership race, and what's at stake for Alberta with Trump taking power. Also, blogger Sunil Agnhotri gives us his thoughts on the Oilers current slide.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 15, 2016

On the show...A Daycare battle is brewing in the Westmount neighbourhood. We talk to the head of the Community League. And Edmonton musician PJ Perry has been named to the Order of Canada. We'll talk about his life in music, and this latest honour. 

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Radio Active Podcast - November 14, 2016

On the show...We remember Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen and in particular his connection to Edmonton. And since Friday was Remembrance Day...we learn about the history of the famous poem "In Flanders Fields".

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Radio Active Podcast - November 11. 2016

On the show...We'll find out what a new poll reveals about our attitudes and feelings about the First World War. And a brazen art theft. A gallery assistant tells us what happened when she confronted a man who stole her raven statue in broad daylight.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 10. 2016

On the show...A Canadian ex-pat living in Florida gives us his reaction to Donald Trump's shocking election victory. And rodeo cowboy Al Bouchard joins us to talk about his childhood connection to the Canadian Finals Rodeo.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 9. 2016

On the show...Two female candidates have dropped out of the PC Party leadership race. We find out why. And we speak to Edmontonian acting off-Broadway. His Shakespearean character shares striking similarities with a modern-day political candidate.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 8, 2016

On the show...If a picture tells a thousand words, what does a scar tell us? We'll meet a woman whose scars became part of a unique photo project. And we meet two men honoured for their bravery after rescuing a teenage girl who was attempting suicide.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 7, 2016

On the show...We meet the first woman to ever become a commercial airline pilot in Canada. She is from Edmonton. And we'll tell you about an event called "Food for Thought"...making space to talk about mental health in the restaurant industry.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 3, 2016

On the show...We'll tell you about a feminist campaign school that aims to disrupt the makeup of politics in Alberta. And our digital culture columnists explain why people from Toronto are using Facebook to "check-in" to the Standing Rock protests.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 2, 2016

On the show...We get a Canadian perspective on what has been a nasty U-S election with an ex-pat in Florida. Edmonton native Ashley O'Kurley joins us. And with Remembrance Day around the corner, Poppies are everywhere. We find out what wearing one means.

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Radio Active Podcast - November 1, 2016

On the show...It might smoulder underground all winter. We find out what's being done to prevent a flare up of "The Beast" next spring. And the YMCA has decided to shutter its old downtown site. What happens to the 60 long-term tenants who live there?

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Radio Active Podcast - October 31, 2016

On the show...We get reaction to the province's new strategies for dealing with opioids and the deaths related to them. And we look into "carding". Edmonton Police say they don't disproportionately target minorities...but critics are demanding proof.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 27, 2016

On the show...We talk with a home-schooling parent upset with the government's decision to pull accreditation for Trinity Christian School Association. And we meet Maria De Vera. She's up for a tourism award for her excellent customer service.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 26, 2016

On the show...Our political watcher Graham Thomson with the good news and bad news for the NDP in some recent surveys. And we'll tell you how a Fort McMurray brewery is trying to turn tragedy into triumph with a new whiskey called "The Beast".

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Radio Active Podcast - October 25, 2016

On the show...Edmontonian Sue O'Connor talks to us about leaving the comfy life in Edmonton to live and work in war zones. And we speak with an Alberta father who is asking for an exception after he missed the deadline to claim a 50/50 prize.

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Radio Active Podcast - October 24, 2016

On the show...Carol Wolfe's search for her daughter Karina is the story behind the new documentary "My Only Daughter." We talk with filmmaker Grace Smith. And Rod Kurtz takes us to the opening of the new 24 million dollar Terwillegar Foot Bridge.

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