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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.

  • 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
  • 06:45
    We take 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
  • 05:41
    Our food trends columnist Elizabeth Chorney-Booth looks at the prevalence of gluten-free options on Calgary restaurant menus.
    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
  • 06:18
    Alena Jenkins, the owner of Five Points Cannabis in Bridgeland, explains why an appeal has pushed back the opening of her new business.
    Oct 17, 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
  • 07:32
    Tomorrow, recreational marijuana becomes legal in this country but some Canadians still won't be allowed to get high. Marijuana is considered a performance enhancing drug in amateur and and many pro sports and elite athletes who live and train here in Calgary and across southern Alberta are being warned to stay away from legal weed. Paul Melia is the president and chief executive of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
    Oct 16, 2018
  • 09:11
    When Calgary rocker Jackson Phibes writes music, it's not your typical songs about love, politics or life philosophy. It's all about the morbid and macabre in a fun, twisted kind of way. His band Forbidden Dimension is celebrating 30 years of writing and performing horror rock in the city with a huge party at the Palamino on Saturday night. Two of the band members spoke with host Doug Dirks. Tom Bagley a.k.a Jackson Phibes is the frontman, singer and songwriter. P.T. Bonham is on drums.
    Oct 16, 2018
  • 07:56
    A documentary project called Blackfoot Stories began collecting the histories and language of the Siksika First Nation nearly 15 years ago. Heather Bliss started the online database while studying linguistics at the University of Calgary. She received a grant recently to continue collecting stories with one significant difference...pairing Siksika students at the University of Calgary with storytellers from the Siksika First Nation.
    Oct 16, 2018
  • 09:26
    Not much will change for students tomorrow. Smoking of any kind is not allowed on Calgary Board of Education property. But that doesn't mean students won't have access to pot. Brent Macdonald is the lead psychologist with Macdonald Psychology Group and a former high school guidance councillor in Calgary.
    Oct 16, 2018
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