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Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen

 

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen

Heroes, Hustlers and Horsemen is history like you haven't heard it before. These are whiskey-soaked, rough and tumble biographies about larger than life figures who shaped southern Alberta in the tumultuous late 1800s.

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Inventors who regret their inventions

Sometimes it's because the product ended up being harmful. In most cases, the creators simply lost control.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:27:08]

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Far-right group linked to vote

Did a far-right group meddle in a Quebec cemetery referendum?

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[mp3 file: runs00:20:11]

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Zika testing in Canada

Canadian scientists are testing mosquitoes to see if they can transmit infections like the Zika virus.

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[mp3 file: runs00:09:37]

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What's race got to do with it?

In many cases, drugs have been used to prop up mythologies around race and justify discriminatory policies against already struggling communities.

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[mp3 file: runs00:34:46]

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John Ware, legendary cowboy

The story of a former American slave who became a legendary cowboy and rancher in southern Alberta.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:14]


Jerry Potts, warrior, scout, legend

The story of a sharp-shooting scout with Blackfoot and Scottish heritage, who came to aid of the North West Mounted Police when they first arrived southern Alberta. A deadly foe on the battlefield, a diplomat and a warrior, Potts bridged two cultures.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:16]


Diamond Dolly, 'Queen of Calgary's Fleshpots'

The story of a 'notorious' madam who ran brothels in early Calgary, when the prostitution business was booming.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:23:07]


Deerfoot, the human thunder bolt

The story of a Blackfoot runner once considered the 'Fastest in the West.' Robbed of his greatest victory, Deerfoot's career brought out the best and the worst of early Calgary.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:22:24]