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TYPE A SPECIAL - APRIL 9, 2012

Tune in to CBC Radio One on Monday, April 9 for a one-hour special from the Type A team!

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WEB EXTRAS: Extended Interviews w/ our A-List

Here are longer versions of some of our discussions with risk-taking entrepreneurs. Anthony-Lacavera-Photo.jpg

Anthony Lacavera studied computer engineering at the University of Toronto, got his pilot's license, produced a Tennessee Williams' play in New York and London, started a charitable foundation, helped to build the new Art Gallery of Ontario, was named a "Top 40 Under 40", launched a new company to the top of multiple business rankings and forever changed the landscape of Canadian telecommunications. Now, he is the founder and CEO of WIND Mobile.

Here is his conversation with Rod Love:
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Westjet-Clive-Beddoe_350x350.jpgClive Beddoe immigrated to Canada in 1970 and less than three decades later, changed the country irrevocably when he started a new, national airline with two other local entrepreneurs. They started in Calgary, with three second-hand planes and a lot of gumption. Now, Westjet is the second largest carrier in the country with ninety aircrafts flying to seventy-one destinations across North and Central America. After many years of accolaides, Clive will be inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame this Spring in Toronto.

Here is his conversation with Rod Love:
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Rita Tsrita2.jpgang started a family business in 1976, never imagining that it would become the billion-dollar game-changer it did. As foreign students in Toronto, Rita and her sister recognized the need for affordable, easy-to-book trips to Asia from Canada. With Rita's future husband, they started Tour East Holidays. Family tragedy struck, the internet age dawned and global threats of terrorism changed everything. Still, Rita grew her company to one of the largest travel agencies in North America while managing to give back to organizations like the Royal Ontario Museum (where she sits on the board) and the Markham Music Festival (to which she donates a grand prize).

Here is her full conversation with Karin Klassen:
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Episode Ten: A-List of Risk-Takers

istock-risk-chart.jpg They took big risks and we were all rewarded.

Clive Beddoe: Founding shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of WestJet

Rita Tsang: Founder and CEO of Tour East Group

Tony Lacavera: Founder and CEO of WIND Mobile and Globalive.

Kathleen Pedro: Co-founder and owner of Brazen Hussy Inc.

Richard Anderson: Former director and Chief Executive of First Calgary Petroleum

Coming up on the next (and final) episode of Type A, an A-list of Canadian risk takers.

We've invited entrepreneurs who have taken different paths to success to share their stories and insights. From travel to telecommuncations to the energy industry, hear from people who have beaten back the naysayers. Join Type A hosts Karin Klassen and Rod Love for the finale of this ten-part series on the economy.

Monday, March 26 at 2pm and Friday, March 30 at 8pm, a half hour later in Newfoundland and parts of Labrador.

LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE HERE:
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WEB EXTRA: Roy Romanow on Future Health Care Costs

Thumbnail image for romanow_roy030605.jpgOne area of concern with an aging population is health care. It's the single largest expense for provincial and territorial governments. Forty-four per cent of all government spending on health care was for seniors.

Roy Romanow believes our health care system is sustainable as the populations ages.That's if we focus more money on seniors' care... and less money on acute care.

Roy Romanow was the Premier of Saskatchewan from 1991 to 2001. In 2002, he was asked by then Prime Minister, Jean Chretien, to head a Royal Commission on the future of health care in Canada. We reached Roy Romanow in our Saskatoon studio.

Here is his extended conversation with Rod Love:
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WEB EXTRA: Joe Wasylyk on Seniorpreneurs

seniorpreneur.jpegAccording to TD Economist Francis Fong, an increasing number of seniors are choosing to delay retirement and remain in the workforce.

Joe Wasylyk is a serial - and senior - entrepreneur who believes his project can help seniors better enjoy their life, and escape financial hardships in their later years. He is also the author of Encore! Encore!: Seniors (50 Plus) as Entrepreneurs: Their Time Has Come. We caught up with Joe in Edmonton.

Here is the full interview:
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The View From Me: Living Happily Ever After

As a person of a certain age, I have started to worry, daily, about what my life will look like when I retire. I've read the books, done the math, listened to the rhetoric and become a believer: As a Boomer, whatever I have done to prepare, it isn't enough. I will be a drag on the people I love the most. I will be living on a shoestring with 18 roomates drinking wine that comes from a box.

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WEB EXTRA: Carol Baird-Krul on Retirement

retirementbook.jpgHere is an extended interview with Carol Baird-Krul, co-author of Transition to Retirement: The Uncharted Course.

You can read more about this book on the CBC Books website (click here).

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WEB EXTRA: Kevin Page on Chile

When we spoke to Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, he'd just returned from a short trip to Chile. There, he gave a presentation on "Best Practices in Budgeting" at the OECD High-Level Parliamentary Seminar in Santiago. We asked him what he saw there, and what Canada could learn from the Chileans. Here's his answer:
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Episode Nine: Retirement

Monday, March 19 and Friday, March 23
retirement.jpgThe first wave of Baby Boomers has just hit retirement age. Some believe this is a game changer for the Canadian economy. Type A explores the implications of this demographic shift - from the work force to government benefits to health care spending. And as hosts Rod Love and Karin Klassen discover, it's not as bad as some would lead Canadians to believe.

Listen to Part One by clicking here: and Listen to Part Two by clicking here: Guests include TD Economist Francis Fong, Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, actuary Malcolm Hamilton and the 12th Premier of Saskatchewan, Roy Romanow.



And we ran a LIVE WEB CHAT during the show. Check out the replay below!



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BACKTALK 6: Audience Reaction to Jobs

In this webisode, Karin and Rod open the mailbox and respond to some of your tweets, website comments and Facebook posts about our two episodes on jobs. Here's what you had to say about them:
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