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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.

  • 06:20
    It would be a one stop shop for people who need affordable housing. The One Window Initiative went before council today. It's a coordinated effort between the City of Calgary and the providers of affordable housing. Maya Kambeitz is the executive director with Norfolk Housing Association.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 07:18
    It's time now for another edition of 'Where in the World is Brian Keating', which would make for a great reality show, in Doug's humble opinion. Brian joins Doug from his latest wildlife adventure in India.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 08:45
    Broadway smash hit Come From Away comes to Calgary this week. The musical is based on the true story of what happened at the Gander Airport in the days after the September eleventh terror attacks. Becky Gulsvig plays several characters in the Broadway Across Canada production.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 08:29
    Some Canadian senators may be feeling a bit self-conscious while they're at work tonight. In about 20 minutes time, the Senate will be broadcasting its proceedings live on television, for the first time EVER. Former journalist Paula Simons is an independent Alberta senator who just started her new job last October.
    Mar 18, 2019
  • 07:31
    Tsuut'ina Nation artist Glenna Cardinal has created a new art installation that explores her loss of home. The land she grew up on is now being developed as part of the SW ring road. Her installation is called "Mourning Home" and is on display at the Esker Foundation in partnership with Truck Gallery. Glenna Cardinal joins Doug in studio.
    Mar 15, 2019
  • 08:26
    A prayer vigil is being held at Calgary city hall tonight to remember the victims of the mass murders in New Zealand. 49 people were killed and another 48 injured during Friday prayers at two mosques in Christchurch. A 28-year-old man charged with murder has appeared in court and will face further charges. Saima Jamal is a Calgary peace activist organizing this evening's vigil here in Calgary.
    Mar 15, 2019
  • 05:56
    A new show in Calgary uses puppets to tell the story of three generations of women, dealing with Alzheimer's disease. Dorothy: A Mother Daughter Memoir Project is part of the festival of animated objects. Randi Edmundson is one of the performers. Her grandmother Dorothy had Alzheimer's. Randi joined host Doug Dirks in studio.
    Mar 14, 2019
  • 05:48
    Red Deer is getting a new shelter, that will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The province announced $7M in funding today. Kath Hoffman is the executive director of the Safe Harbour Society in Red Deer. She spoke with host Doug Dirks.
    Mar 14, 2019
  • 06:51
    Monopoly. Clue. Risk. All classic board games. Now, we can try out a new game called Kajillionaires. It was developed by the Alberta Securities Commission. Players risk their life savings as they navigate their way through some shady and not so shady investment opportunities. The ASC developed the game with the help of a psychology professor at the University of Calgary. Alison Trollope is the Director of Communications and Investor Education with the ASC and joined host Doug Dirks in studio.
    Mar 14, 2019
  • 08:02
    Renowned venture capitalist and Dragon's Den star Arlene Dickinson has a new mission . She's devoted herself to launching the next generation of Canadian entrepreneurs. With her new show, Under New Management, she's helping Canadians buy the small businesses of their dreams. The new show premieres March 15th on CBC television. Arlene Dickinson joined host Doug Dirks from Toronto to talk about it.
    Mar 14, 2019
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