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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 07:03
    Tech companies, like Facebook, will no longer be responsible for comments made by users online in Canada. It's a provision added to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement better known as the U-S-M-C-A which adopts the United States' approach to freedom of speech in the digital realm. Emily Laidlaw is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Calgary.
    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
  • 09:32
    If Calgary hosts the 2026 Winter Olympics, the town of Canmore is going to want a piece of the pie. They're hosting a public hearing at the end of October to gauge public interest. Next month, Canmore council will vote on whether or not to support the bid as a co-host -- in-lieu of a plebiscite. Canmore mayor John Borrowman spoke with host Doug Dirks.
    Oct 15, 2018
  • 04:48
    Some of the top rising stars in men's professional tennis, and experienced veterans are in Calgary this week competing in a Challenger Tour event at the Osten and Victor Alberta Tennis Centre. Danny DaCosta is the general manager of the tennis centre in the southeast community of Acadia and the tournament's director.
    Oct 15, 2018
  • 07:52
    After five years of civil war in Sudan, a peace deal was signed last month.Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced after South Sudan gained independence seven years ago. Stephen Par Kuol is the Chairman of the National Committee for Foreign Relations for the Sudan People Liberation Movement in Opposition. He is travelling around the world, speaking to Sudanese communities outside Sudan -- including Calgary. Alberta has the largest South-Sudanese population in Canada. Par Kuol spoke to host Doug Dirks.
    Oct 15, 2018
  • 07:20
    Eighteen-year-old Katie McMillan was finishing her last semester at Bishop Carroll last spring when she heard about an open casting call at Theatre Calgary. It was for a world premier called Mary and Max based on an Australian claymation film. The show debuts at the Max Bell Theatre tomorrow night. Katie McMillan plays young Mary and actress Lauren Elder plays older Mary.
    Oct 15, 2018
  • 06:31
    The Calgary Police Service has spent years trying to improve morale and fix ongoing HR issues within the service like bullying, harassment and gender discrimination. In February of this year, Sheila Ball was hired to bring about some of those HR reforms. It was the first time the service hired a civilian to head up its HR department. But after eight months, Ball walked out. The Calgary police commission called it a hiccup and said they were forging ahead. But now Ball is speaking-out about why she left the service in the hopes the next hire will have more success. Ball spoke exclusively with CBC reporter Colleen Underwood.
    Oct 15, 2018
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