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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.

  • 08:25
    Poverty, abuse and addictions are just some of the painful challenges that could have destroyed the life of Darrel J. McLeod. But he says there were "angels" in his life who inspired and saved him. The former federal chief negotiator of land claims and accomplished musician can now add 'author' to his CV. He has penned a candid memoir called "Mamaskatch - A Cree Coming of Age", a book that became a 2018 finalist for the Governor General's Literary Awards. Darrel J. McLeod is launching his book at Shelf Life tomorrow afternoon in Calgary. He is Cree from Treaty 8 Territories in Northern Alberta.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 07:09
    This time next year when you walk through East Village, you'll come across a large plaque with a poem etched on it. It will be the first Alberta component of Project Bookmark Canada. So far there are 21 so called bookmarks across the country -- excerpts of Canadian literature. Rosemary Griebel wrote the poem. She is a librarian with the Calgary Public Library. Shaun Hunter is with the Calgary Bookmark Reading Circle.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 07:39
    It's not just young people who will have easier access to pot. Research has shown that the greatest increase in marijuana use in the last 20 years has been among adults over the age of 50. But not much is known about the benefits and potential risks of cannabis for older people. Longevity columnist Sharon Basaraba talks seniors and weed.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 08:17
    The City is pulling the plug on a second public art installation near the Trans-Canada Highway and Bowfort Road interchange. That's the site of the controversial Bowfort Towers sculpture. A complementary landscape project featuring little hills or "drumlins" was supposed to be installed on the other side of the highway but because of budget issues, the city is cancelling it. Jennifer Thompson is the city's Lead for Public Art.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 08:12
    It was a major milestone in our country and while there are still concerns about whether supply can keep up with demand, by all accounts the legalization of cannabis rolled out pretty smoothly. So, what's harshing the mayor's buzz? Naheed Nenshi is not happy with the provincial government. And he's not alone. Here to dive into that and more is our eye on the legislature, Graham Thomson.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 07:26
    It was a rescue mission that was watched around the world. Twelve young soccer players and their coach were trapped inside a cave in Thailand last June during the rainy season.They were saved by a team of highly skilled experts. Canadian Erik Brown was a part of that team. He's in Calgary this weekend to share his story at the Divescapes Conference.
    Oct 19, 2018
  • 06:45
    We talk to Mark Ikeda and Richard Lee, the two dancers and collaborators who have created "Know the Rules, Win the Game" - a dance performance at this year's Fluid Fest in Calgary.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 07:17
    Sgt. Braden Schrag with the Las Vegas Police Department is in our city this week talking to public safety officials about how to counter violent extremism. He joins us to discuss the issue.
    Oct 18, 2018
  • 07:04
    We talk to 22-year-old Rebecca Shuttleworth, the artist behind the 2019 edition of the Calgary Stampede poster.
    Oct 17, 2018
  • 07:24
    Matt Zabloski, the project lead on Calgary's cannabis legalization project, talks about what legalization will mean for the city of Calgary.
    Oct 17, 2018
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