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B.C. Almanac

Host Gloria Macarenko connects British Columbians as they share stories and ideas about what they have in common and what makes them different.

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JULY 22, 2016 Policing and mental health crises. Indian weddings.

Vancouver police Supt. Daryl Wiebe and Pivot Legal Society lawyer Douglas King on the VPD's mental health strategy. CBC producer Bal Brach and wedding planner Harprit Patel on Indian weddings.

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JULY 21, 2016 Swim to survive. Gardener Brian Minter.

Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung on pop-up pools and the Lifesaving Society's Dale Miller on Swim to Survive. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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JULY 20, 2016 Canada Child Benefit and child poverty. Distracted pedestrians.

Adrienne Montani, Provincial Coordinator at First Call: B.C. Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition, on child poverty. Vancouver Coun. Geoff Meggs, University of Washington Prof. Dr. Beth Ebel and Toronto Coun. Frances Nunziata on distracted pedestrians.

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JULY 19, 2016 Opioid prescription chill? To tip or not to tip?

Pain BC's Maria Hudspith, St Paul's Hospital's Dr. Keith Ahamad and Pain Medicine Physicians of B.C's Dr. Owen Williamson on doctors' reluctance to prescribe opioids. Ritual Restaurant's Nevada Cope and the University of Guelph's Bruce McAdams on tipping.

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JULY 18, 2016 Safety of students overseas. Family fights over inheritances.

Maggie Handford, a Ladysmith mother, and John Bird, president of the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, on managing the safety of students travelling abroad. Counsellor Dawn Schooler and lawyer Trevor Todd on how to divide inheritances.

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JULY 15, 2016 Dealing with bad news. Creative carnival food.

Dr. Joti Samra, a registered Vancouver psychologist, on how to respond when the amount of negative news gets to be too much. Follow Me Foodie's Mijune Pak and PNE's Laura Ballance on people's boldest food adventures.

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JULY 14, 2016 Summer music festivals. Benefits of boredom.

Francois Marchand, arts editor at the Vancouver Sun and Province, on the best summer music festivals in B.C. Clinical counsellor Alyson Jones on the benefits of letting children become bored.

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JULY 13, 2016 Reversing racial bias. How tech changes our brains.

Antonya Gonzalez and Andrew Baron, co-authors of "Reducing Children's Implicit Racial Bias Through Exposure to Positive Out-Group Exemplars." Dr. Mari Swingle, author of "i-Minds: How Cell Phones, Computers, Gaming and Social Media are Changing our Brains

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JULY 12, 2016 Child care as human right? Best and worst summer jobs.

Kendra Milne, author of "High Stakes: The impacts of child care on the human rights of women and children," and Anna Geeroms, one of the mothers featured in the report. Rune Mikkelsen, manager of the YWCA's WorkBC Career Zone, on summer jobs.

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JULY 11, 2016 Rental affordability. Summer pest control.

Tom Davidoff, real estate economist at the University of B.C., and Jane Mayfield, acting executive director of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre, on rental affordability. Mike Londry, owner of Westside Pest Control, on summer pest control.

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JULY 8, 2016 Grey tsunami to hit workforce. DIY funerals.

Christian Saint Cyr, publisher of the B.C Labour Market Report, on the impact of retiring baby boomers. CBC series producer Bridgette Watson and Classic Cremations owner Ngaio Davis on planning a do-it-yourself funeral.

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JULY 7, 2016 Marine wildlife encounters. Mechanic Sam Tremblay.

Ingmar Lee, the Vancouver Aquarium's Dr. Martin Haulena and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Michael Milstein on marine wildlife encounters. Mechanic Sam Tremblay and owner of Tremblay Motors answers your questions.

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JULY 6, 2016 Suboxone drug treatment changes. Summer stargazing.

Dr. Trevor Corneil, the chief medical health officer for Interior Health, and Leslie McBain, founder of Moms Stop the Harm, on Suboxone. Jaymie Matthews, an astronomer at the University of British Columbia, on summer stargazing.

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JULY 5, 2016 Canada Post lockout notice. Mindfulness.

CUPW Vancouver Local 846's Jennifer Savage and Sprott School of Business's Ian Lee on Canada Post's lockout notice. UBC's Miranda Massie, Mindwell's Geoffrey Soloway and UBC Sauder School of Business's Daniel Skarlicki on mindfulness.

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JULY 4, 2016 Canada's defence policy. Financial planning in uncertain times.

Alexander Moens, a professor of political science at Simon Fraser University, on Canada's defence policy. Maili Wong, author of Smart Risk: Invest Like the Wealthy to Achieve a Work-Optional Life, on financial planning in uncertain times.

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JUNE 30, 2016 Marijuana task force. Canadian books and authors.

Tim Stockwell, director of the University of Victoria's Centre for Addiction Research of B.C., on the government's task force on the marijuana legalization. Author and reviewer Robert Wiersema and Kidsbooks owner Phyllis Simon on favourite Canadian books.

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JUNE 29, 2016 Private schools not just for the rich. Learning how to swim.

Sandy Garossino, associate editor of the National Observer, on the diversity of private schools and how they are funded. Barbara Byers, Public Education Director for the Lifesaving Society, on why some people do not learn how to swim when they are young.

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JUNE 28, 2016 Real estate report. Being introverted.

Realtors Keith Roy and Aaron Jasper on the Real Estate Council of B.C.'s Independent Advisory Group's final report on real estate regulation in B.C. Michaela Chung, author of The Irresistible Introvert: Harness the Power of Quiet Charisma in a Loud World.

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JUNE 27, 2016 Dangerous dog bylaws. Environmentally responsible boating.

Rebecca Ledger, a Vancouver animal behaviour scientist, on how to protect people from dangerous dogs. The Georgia Strait Alliance's Christianne Wilhelmson and the Boating B.C. Association's Don Prittie on environmentally responsible boating.

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JUNE 24, 2016 Brexit win. Family adventures.

UVic's Amy Verdun and UBC's Max Cameron on the Brexit win. Kevin Vallely, Caitlin Vallely and Nathaniel Fava talk about adventure travelling as a family.

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JUNE 23, 2016 Brexit or Remain? Gardener Brian Minter.

UBC lecturer Allan Craigie and UBC Institute for European Studies director Kurt Hubner on today's referendum on whether the UK should leave the EU. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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JUNE 22, 2016 Postpartum anxiety. Career planning for students.

Dr. Nichole Fairbrother, an assistant professor at UBC, and Sheila Duffy, director of the Pacific Post Partum Support Society, on postpartum anxiety and depression. Melinda Giampietro, president of Options Solutions, on career planning for students.

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JUNE 21, 2016 Animal protection bill. Talking to youth about drugs.

Liberal MP Nathaniel Erskine-Smith and Vancouver lawyer Rebeka Breder on Bill C-246. The Centre of Addictions Research of B.C.'s Dan Reist and the Kamloops/Thompson School District's Angela Lawrence on how to talk about drugs to young people.

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JUNE 20, 2016 Possible Changes to CPP. "Fostering Success" study looks at improving education for kids in care.

UVIC study follows foster kids to find out what we can do to improve their success in life. Alex Hemingway from Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives makes a case for expanding the CPP

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JUNE 17, 2016 Housing affordability. Fatherly advice.

University of British columbia's Penny Gurstein and Simon Fraser University's Rhys Kesselman on what governments can do to improve housing affordability. Tony Morrow, host of The Average Father podcast, on the best and worst advice from your father.

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JUNE 16, 2016 Flooding in the northeast. Bike theft.

CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener, Dawson Creek Mayor Dale Bumstead and Chetwynd Mayor Merlin Nichols on flooding in the northeastern B.C. Sam Garvey, Const. Brian Montague, Erin O'Melinn and J Allard on bike theft.

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JUNE 15, 2016 Seniors housing. Talking about consent.

CMHC market analyst Richard Sam and B.C. Seniors Advocate Isobel Mackenzie on the availability and affordability of appropriate seniors housing. iGuy's Ryan Avola and The Good Men Project's Mike Kasdan on talking to boys about sexual consent.

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JUNE 14, 2016 Smoking in condo units. Future of public libraries.

Jack Boomer, Paul Roxburgh and Paul Mendes on the push for more multi-unit housing buildings to go 100-percent smoke-free. Chief librarians Sandra Singh and June Stockdale on the future of public libraries.

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JUNE 13, 2016 LGBTQ reaction to Orlando shooting. Men making changes to improve health.

Rev. Gary Paterson of the United Church on LGBTQ reaction in B.C. to the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Wayne Hartrick, president of the Canadian Men's Health Foundation, on men making changes to improve their health.

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JUNE 10, 2016 Premier talks about sexual violence. Gardener Brian Minter.

Premier Christy Clark talks about her personal experience being assaulted as a teen and B.C.'s efforts to support victims of sexual violence. Master Gardener Brian Minters answers your questions.

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JUNE 9, 2016 Premier's personal assault story. Canadian foreign policy.

Andrew Weaver, Richard Zussman, Kenya Rogers and Tracy Porteous on Christy Clark's personal story behind her support of new campus sexual assault legislation. Bill Graham, a former Liberal defence and foreign affairs minister, on Canada's foreign policy.

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JUNE 8, 2018 Clinton vs. Trump. Cycling trips.

UBC Prof. Paul Quirk on Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump and the Bernie Sanders factor in the race for the U.S. presidency. John Crouch and Ed Kruger on cycling trips.

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JUNE 7, 2016 Survival and rescue. Christy Clark.

Peter Jedynakiewicz and Mike Danks on stories of survival and rescue. Judi Tyabji, author of Christy Clark: Behind the Smile, and Les Leyne, a columnist with the Victoria Times-Colonist, on Christy Clark.

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JUNE 6, 2016 Physician-assisted dying and end of life decisions.

Lee Carter, Josh Paterson, Dr. Heidi Oetter, Lorraine Gerard and Joanne Taylor on physician-assisted dying and end of life decisions.

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JUNE 3, 2016 Gas shortages, gas price hikes. Summer camp.

CBC reporter Brady Strachan on GasBuddy.com senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague on gas shortages and gas price hikes in B.C. Carolyn Tuckwell, Jason Stockley and Evan Allen on summer camps.

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JUNE 2, 2016 New casinos. Mechanic Sam Tremblay.

B.C. Lottery Corporation spokesperson Angela Koulyras, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Prof. Bill Thompson and Terrace Mayor Carole LeClerc on new casinos in B.C. Mechanic Sam Tremblay answers your questions.

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JUNE 1, 2016 Child care. Sleep.

Sharon Gregor, spokesperson for the Coalition of Child Care Advocates of B.C., on child care. Dalhousie University's Dr. Rachel Morehouse and Vancouver Coastal Health's Dr. John Fleetham on sleep.

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MAY 31, 2016 Ticket scalping. Couples' finances.

Vancouver Ticket owner Kingsley Bailey and Vancouver musician Ford Pier on fans' experiences with ticket resellers. Lesley-Anne Scorgie, author of The Modern Couple's Money Guide: 7 Smart Steps to Building Wealth Together.

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MAY 30, 2016 Approaches to homelessness. Home inspections.

Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps, University of Victoria Prof. Bruce Wallace and Maple Ridge Mayor Nicole Read on homelessness. Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors of B.C. President Vince Burnett on home inspections.

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MAY 27, 2016 Provincial exams down to two. Cruise ship travel.

B.C. School Trustees Association President Teresa Rezansoff, UBC Prof. Don Krug and professional chemist Blair King on B.C. scrapping all but two provincial exams. Phil Reimer, creator of the Ports and Bows column for Postmedia, on cruise ship travel.

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MAY 26, 2016 Public transit funding. Gardener Brian Minter.

Eric Doherty, a Victoria transportation planning consultant, on how public transit is funded in B.C. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your gardening questions.

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MAY 25, 2016 Opiod use to manage pain. Lyme disease,

Dr. Hance Clarke on the appropriate use of opiods to manage pain. Dr. Bill Bowie and Dr. Elizabeth Zubek on Lyme disease.

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MAY 24. 2016 Support for schizophrenics. Forced adoptions.

David Helkowski, president of the B.C. Schizophrenia Society, on support for people with schizophrenia and their caregivers. Valerie Andrews, executive director of Origins Canada, and Gail Davies on women forced to give up their children for adoption.

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MAY 20, 2016 NEB's Trans Mountain project approval. State of public discourse.

Kevin Hanna, director of the UBC's Centre for Environmental Assessment Research. Jim Hoggan, author of You're Right and I'm an Idiot: The Toxic State of Public Discourse and How to Clean It Up, and SFU's Centre for Dialogue's Shauna Sylvester.

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MAY 19, 2016 The politics of 'elbowgate.' Infertility.

CBC reporter Susan Lunn and University of the Fraser Valley Prof. Hamish Telford on the politics of 'elbowgate.' Dr. Beth Taylor, co-founder of The Olive Fertility Centre, and Merewyn Hines, a single mother, on infertility.

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MAY 18, 2016 How one person's drug addiction affects their entire family.

June Ariano-Jakes, author of Addiction: A Mother's Story, Dr. Keith Ahamad, a family physician certified in addiction medicine at St. Paul's Hospital, and Doug Mackenzie, program director at Options Okanagan Treatment Centre, on drug addiction.

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MAY 17, 2016 Carbon emission targets. Nuclear weapons.

Merran Smith, a member of B.C.'s Climate Leadership Team, on her call for the premier to adopt the team's 32 recommendations right now. Peace activist Murray Thomson, author of Minutes to Midnight, on his call for nuclear disarmament.

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MAY 16, 2016 Seasonal migrant workers. Millennials buying homes.

Stan Raper, national coordinator of the Agricultural Workers Alliance, on calls to change the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. Sean Cooper and UBC Prof. Paul Kershaw on the challenges millennials face when buying their first home.

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MAY 13, 2016 B.C.'s camping reservation system. Gap year after high school.

Sam Waddington, owner of Mt. Waddington Outdoors, on B.C.'s camping reservation system Discovery Camping. Michelle Dittmer, director of leadership and outreach for My Gap Year, on taking a year off between high school and post-secondary school.

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MAY 12, 2016 Record low May snowpack. Gardener Brian Minter.

University of Victoria climatologist Faron Anslow on B.C.'s record low snowpack for May. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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MAY 11, 2016 Youth dropping sports. Dwindling bee populations.

Saul Miller and Glen Mulcahy on the drop in youth participating in sports. Lori Weidenhammer and Kerry Clark on the drop in bee populations.

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MAY 10, 2016 Paying for plasma. Parenting young teens.

Margo Somerville, director of McGill's Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, on a call for B.C. to ban pay-for-plasma clinics. Dr. Shimi Kang, author of The Dolphin Parent, on a Salmon Arm couple who is await sentencing for hitting their 14-year-old.

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MAY 9, 2016 Panama Papers made public. Tougher distracted driving penalties.

Dennis Howlett, executive director of Canadians for Tax Fairness, and David Silver, the Chair in Business and Professional Ethics at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on the Panama Papers. Drop It and Drive founder Karen Bowman on distracted driving.

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MAY 6, 2016 Wildfires and psychology. Birdwatching.

CBC reporter Betsy Trumpener and Royal Roads University Prof. Robin Cox on wildfires and the psychological impact. Colin Clasen, editor of The Birder's Guide to Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, on birdwatching.

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MAY 5, 2016 B.C. and the Fort McMurray fires. Youth mental health.

Dave Munro, the Canadian Red Cross's Naomi Armstrong, and Prince George fire information officer Amanda Reynolds, on the Fort McMurray fires and B.C. M.J. Ziemann and the Canadian Mental Health Association's Jonny Morris on youth mental health.

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MAY 3, 2016 Catherine Galliford and women officers. Expo 86 memories.

CBC reporter Natalie Clancy and former RCMP officer Jane Hall on what it's like to be a female police officer in Canada. Expo 86 CEO Jimmy Pattison and Expo 86 Director of Media Relations Gail Flitton on people's memories of the world's fair.

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MAY 2, 2016 State of B.C. labour. Parenting preschoolers.

Mark Thompson, a professor emeritus of industrial relations at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on the state of labour in B.C. Deborah MacNamara, counsellor and author of Rest, Play, Grow: Making Sense of Preschoolers (or anyone who acts like one).

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APRIL 29, 2016 Marijuana regulation and law enforcement. Earthquake preparedness.

Canadian Association of Medical Cannabis Dispensaries' Jamie Shaw and UBC's Michael Krausz on marijuana regulation and law enforcement. Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services' Capt. Jonathan Gormick and UBC's Kent Johansen on earthquake preparedness.

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APRIL 28, 2016 School budget decisions. Gardener Brian Minter.

Bill Bruneau, a UBC professor emeritus and former Vancouver school trustee, on school boards' difficult decisions. Master Gardener Brian Minter answers your questions.

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APRIL 27, 2016 Premier's salary top-up. Running.

Globe and Mail columnist Gary Mason and IntegrityBC executive director Dermod Travis on Christy Clark being paid an additional tens of thousands of dollars a year by the B.C. Liberal Party. Running coach Gary Robbins answers your running questions.

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APRIL 26, 2016 Wait-lists and private clinics. Downsizing your home.

Andrew Longhurst, the author of a CCPA study, and Janice MacKinnon, the author of a Fraser Institute study, on wait-lists and private clinics. Agenomics's Lee Anne Davies and Good Riddance Professional Organizing Solutions' Susan Borax on downsizing.

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APRIL 25, 2016 Williams Lake shooting. Parental leave for dads.

CFSEU-BC Staff Sgt. Lindsey Houghton on B.C. gun violence beyond Metro Vancouver. Brock University Prof. Andrea Doucet and father Mike Wallberg on parental leave for dads.

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