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The Homestretch with Doug Dirks and Jenny Howe

Designed to ease Calgary commuters' transitions from the end of the workday back to their families, The Homestretch offers an entertaining and lively blend of news and information.

  • 05:41
    We talk to Canada's Smartest Person Jr. contestant Alexia Sabau about her role in this year's competition.
    Dec 14, 2018
  • 07:20
    Typically if you go to a concert, you don't need to take along your hiking boots and flashlights But this weekend, a Canmore band is performing -- in a cave. Trundled, a Canmore based duo, dare performing their upcoming concert in the Rats Nest Cave in Canmore. Joe Shea and Ellen Braun joined host Doug Dirks in studio to talk about the special show.
    Dec 13, 2018
  • 07:26
    An unconventional Calgary music and arts festival now has charity status. Sled Island's first real fundraising event is this weekend and it's going to sound a little something like the 1970's TV game show, The Gong Show. Maud Salvi is the Executive Director of Sled Island. She joined host Doug Dirks on the line.
    Dec 13, 2018
  • 05:13
    Calgary businesses are being targeted by an email bomb threat that's happening all over North America today. Police are investigating, but say the reports are not credible. They say the emails contain unspecified threats and demand bitcoin payments. For more on this, we're joined by John Zabiuk. He's an instructor with the Bachelor of Applied Information Systems Technology Program at NAIT Polytechnic. He spoke with host Doug Dirks.
    Dec 13, 2018
  • 06:48
    There may be a nip in the air, but that doesn't mean you can't bundle up, go outside and watch the stars. If you look up in the sky tonight, you will see a gleaming meteor shower. Alan Dyer is an astronomy author and photographer. He joined host Doug Dirks.
    Dec 13, 2018
  • 08:16
    From horror to Hallmark, a Calgary-born filmmaker can't be accused of doing only one thing. David Winning's credits include Van Helsing, Andromeda and "Todd and the Book of Pure Evil." But his IMDB page is quickly growing with... Christmas movies. He joins Doug in studio.
    Dec 12, 2018
  • 07:42
    A Calgary doctor and entrepreneur made her final business pitch in a global competition at St. James Palace in London today. Breanne Everett took second place in the Pitch@Palace Commonwealth Competition in the spring. The Duke of York founded the event for entrepreneurs four years ago. Breanne was pitching an innovative shoe insert -- she designed -- that helps prevent foot damage in people with diabetes. It already won the Governor General's Award for Innovation -- here in Canada -- back in 2016. Breanne Everett is the CEO and founder of Orpyx. And we've reached her in London.
    Dec 12, 2018
  • 06:28
    It's that time of year when treats are everywhere! From office parties to holiday dinners, it's all about the baked goods. And our Homestretch Food Trends columnist, Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, says that's perfect because there's a bit of a trend happening in Calgary right now when it comes to delicious baking and other treats. Elizabeth is a Calgary-based food writer -- and our guide to foodie culture in Calgary.
    Dec 12, 2018
  • 06:36
    Two of the country's largest real estate agencies are predicting a relatively flat market for home prices next year here in Calgary, and in some cases, a slight decrease. Len T. Wong has been selling homes for Re/Max in our city for three decades now, and he joins me now for a closer look at the numbers.
    Dec 11, 2018
  • 07:35
    Many of us rely on caffeine to help wake us up and get us through the day. But a new study shows that caffeine can also help brain and lung development in premature babies. The research was published this month in the journal 'Pediatrics.' It involved researchers from the universities of Calgary, British Columbia, Montreal and Toronto. Calgary Doctor Abhay Lodha is a neonatologist and the lead author of the study.
    Dec 11, 2018
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