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Calgary: Eyeopener

Whether you spend your mornings in your kitchen, your car or your office, tune in to the Calgary Eyeopener for the information you need to stay in touch with your city.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday September 18

On today's show: a new class action lawsuit alleges North America's most powerful hockey leagues are limiting opportunities for younger players. We speak with the lawyer taking the case; the COVID-19 effect on our black, blue and green bins; happiness Columnist Jennifer Moss talks about the mental health implications of back-to-school; 40 letters for 40 years of Terry Fox and his Marathon of Hope.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday September 17

On today's show: Calgary Police Chief Mark Neufeld talks about the police budget currently under review and how the force is trying to weed out racism in its ranks; Alberta's most loyal cross-country skiers have hatched a plan that they're hoping will get K-country trails groomed this winter; the city is swamped with permit inquiries from people doing renos, so they're putting on a reno webinar. We hear about it; a paleontologist in Montana has discovered a connection between Drumheller's dinosaurs and the fashions worn by RuPaul.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday September 16

On today's show: our business commentator Deborah Yedlin on MEC dropping its co-op; snowbirds can relax in Palm Springs this winter, but should they? The Unconventional Panel on travelling again; Mark Messier says the best leader on and off the ice in the NHL right now is the captain of the Calgary Flames. Mark Giordano joins us; we speak with a "butterfly ranger" about a new pollinator hotspot in the city.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday September 15

On today's show: a CBE superintendent joins us to explain just how school works when some of your classmates are in quarantine and some aren't; we go door-knocking out in Valley Ridge to see what life has been like for residents backing right onto the huge West Ring Road project; a new ally in the fight against COVID-19 could be "Dr. Google". Dr. Raj has more; we tell you more about signs of life on Venus!

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday September 14

On today's show: what back-to-school looks like on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation; we talk about the wildfire haze in Calgary, and tell you all about a new fall forecast; no better time than right now to tie the knot. We speak with a local wedding planner about why; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul explores the future of transportation and whether the work being done on hyperloop technology in Canada could disrupt our need for cars in big cities.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday September 11

On today's show: we talk to Alberta Health Services about the rules for students who are sent home to quarantine; we go to California to speak with a former Calgarian who, right now, is surrounded by wildfires; we speak with a national health reporter on the stops and starts in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine; we have raccoons here in Calgary! We find out how many.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday September 10

On today's show: we hear from parents whose teens were sent home from Bowness High School; an update on Calgary's Ring Road from Alberta's Minister of Transportation, Ric McIver; several men have died by suicide in Medicine Hat over the past few months and all of them knew each other. CBC reporter Colleen Underwood brings us that tragic story; Corb Lund joins us for a look at his three upcoming indoor concerts here in Calgary.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday September 9

On today's show: it's an Eyeopener Walking Show on Stephen Avenue! We chat with Mayor Nenshi at City Hall about the state of the city; downtown was, of course, largely built with oil money. We talk about the state of the energy sector with the CEO of MEG energy, Derek Evans; perhaps no industry relies on us all getting together as much as the arts. Without an audience, how can our theatres survive? We ask two local companies; Downtown West is one of the most densely populated parts of the city. We speak with the community association about living in the core.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday September 8

On today's show: 12 years after a woman fled from a man who abducted her in Banff, she says it's time to forgive; we speak with a couple of Calgary high school students about what it's like to be back in the classroom; the Bow Valley Club is closing. We hear about it; slugs destroying your veggie patch? Send in the hens! We tell you about Calgary's new chicken pest control team.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday September 7

On today's show: we check-in with Calgary restaurateurs about Mayor Nenshi's idea to keep patios open in the coming months; multi-tasking country music star Drew Gregory talks about his harvest season playlist and how his own harvest is doing; as rental car giant Hertz struggles to stay afloat, the company is selling off thousands and thousands of its cars. This week's Karchut on Cars finds out if you should buy one; Thomas Homer-Dixon's new book says now is the time for personal reflection and hope as we look at our biggest issues like climate change and social inequality.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday September 4

On today's show: we speak to two school teachers, one in the CBE and one in the Catholic system, about what the first week back has been like; there's a new way for Black students to apply for law school at the U of C. We speak to the woman who helped spearhead the changes; getting rich playing video games is a real thing and now at Mount Royal University, you can learn how to do it. We get the scoop on their new course; we hear about Reels on Wheels, a drive-in movie at the Stoney Nakoda Resort and Casino.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday September 3

On today's show: after a proposed Black Lives Matter mural downtown sparked backlash and racist and violent threats against the organizer, the mural is going ahead in a new location and with private money. We speak to the artist; nice guys don't always finish last. We hear why you don't need to step on people's toes to get ahead in your career; night markets return to Inglewood this weekend, with a few changes. We talk with the organizer.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday September 2

On today's show: we reconvene our Unconventional Panel to ask what grade it gives the Alberta government for back-to-school planning during the pandemic; paid parking at Alberta hospitals is back. We find out why the decision was made; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin on what the consolidation trend in the oilpatch says about where the industry is heading in Alberta; we hear about a creature that's been seen hanging around Waterton.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday September 1

On today's show: we hear about the history behind a peacekeeping monument in Southwest Calgary that was recently vandalized; with kids heading back to school, we have tips on how to keep up the exercise; what kids and teens can do to keep clean this fall; we hear all about the sixth annual India Film Festival of Alberta.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday August 31

On today's show: students start heading back to the classroom this week. We get the latest facts about the virus and children from infectious disease specialist, Dr. Lynora Saxinger; Pride reimagined. We speak with festival organizers on what to expect this year; on this week's Karchut on Cars, why so many companies, many of which don't have a background in cars, are now designing electric vehicles; is casual Friday about to become casual Every Day? What the pandemic could mean for the future of fashion.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday August 28

On today's show: facing a record deficit, the province's Finance Minister is hinting of some tough times to come. Minister Travis Toews joins us; we hear about WestJet's new mask protocols; the province is asking Albertans how they feel about new user fees in provincial parks. We talk to the conservation director of the Alberta Wilderness Association about the idea; We hear more about the Virtual Lego Convention called Buildcon.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday August 27

On today's show: it's been one of the most contentious lightning rods of Alberta Ottawa relations - equalization, but a new survey is suggesting opinions in this province are softening. We get to the bottom of that; we hear from Making Changes, a not for profit that offers both in person and online shopping for girls; how grandparents are preparing for their grandkids to go back to school; as protests continue in Wisconsin, we hear from one of the creators of the CBC podcast Seat at the Table. She's been interviewing guests from the world of sports and pop culture about Black Lives Matter.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday August 26

On today's show: parents still have a lot of questions about how the return to school is going to work. We put some of those to the chair of the CBE; we speak with Craig Jenne from the U of C about the first documented case of COVID-19 reinfection in the world; many of our pets have grown used to us always being around the house during this pandemic, but as kids head back to school and adults return to the office, what should we be doing to keep fido chillaxed?; for the first time in months, a blockbuster movie is released in theatres today. We talk to a film critic about "Tenet".

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday August 24

On today's show: we talk to two Conservative Party insiders about the election of their new leader; how a major oil company is trying to attract more investment to Alberta by setting targets for environmental performance and gender diversity; we hear how a Calgary university is involved in the ambitious project to write an obituary for every person in Canada who's lost their life to COVID-19; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul takes a look at one of the best selling, longest standing cars ever built.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday August 21

On today's show: a look at the big cuts the CBE is making to bus attendants for kids with special needs; we check in with The Weather Network's Kyle Brittain about the smokey forecast for Calgary this weekend; we hear about a mystery tunnel found in Stony Plain; lumber is flying off the shelves in Calgary. We find out why; we find out how the province is dealing with the backlog of driver exams.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday August 19

On today's show: we bring you a story from the hamlet of Walsh, Alberta where a war has broken out between two small businesses; we take a closer look at what Canada's new finance minister, Chrystia Freeland, brings to the new role; we hear about an online survey on the future of Chinatown; a group of Didsbury seniors wrote a song for Barbra Streisand and Babs heard it and replied. We tell you the story.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday August 18

On today's show: the return of the school year is looming and is top of mind for both parents and teachers. We talk to two Calgarians who are both; we find out how many noisy vehicles Edmonton's noise cameras have caught going over the decibel limit; the CFL has sacked its 2020 season. We speak with the league's commissioner, Randy Ambrosie; Julie Van Rosendaal tell us what to make for dinner when it's too hot to cook.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday August 17

On today's show: we find out about Guyana's huge oil play and how Alberta is playing a role in its development; Alberta ski hills are hiring and they're looking for young Albertans to fill hundreds of positions; noisy motorcycles are driving Calgarians crazy. We speak to Kent Hehr who posted his complaint on Facebook and has an idea to stop the noise; we hear about a group of Calgarians bonded by their love of Costco who take shopping to the max.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday August 14

On today's show: we get a COVID-19 reality check with University of Calgary infectious disease specialist Craig Jenne; more and more Calgarians are getting ticketed for drinking in parks. We speak to a North Vancouver city councillor where they're allowing alcohol consumption in some public spaces; what difference could a proposed private surgical facility in Edmonton make for health care in Alberta? We ask a health economist; it's out with the old classics and in with the new movies at Landmark Cinemas in Calgary. We find out more about that.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday August 13

On today's show: we learn more about the tragic drowning of three family members at Crescent Falls near Nordegg; we hear one city councillor's thoughts on this week's mural controversy in downtown Calgary; we hear about one musician's quest to find her beloved stolen fiddle; on this week's edition of Calgary Famous, singer-songwriter and multi-media queen Jann Arden.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday August 12

On today's show: we hear about calls for the collection of race-based data during the COVID-19 pandemic in Alberta; two murals that have been around Calgary for a quarter century will soon disappear. We talk to the artist of both; a good resume might be the advantage you'll need in finding a job when CERB runs out in the fall. We speak with a professional resume writer and employment strategist; we're all familiar with bird watching, but we hear all about it's aquatic counterpart - fish watching.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday August 11

On today's show: shock is rippling through Red Deer after a deadly attack on a family doctor. We speak to one of the victim's colleagues; Dr. Raj on how to keep students and teachers safe when schools reopen; the Lebanese Prime Minister and his entire cabinet have resigned. We hear from the honorary consul to Lebanon in Edmonton; we hear about a fundraiser to build a community fridge in Crescent Heights.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday August 10

On today's show: CBC investigative reporter Jennie Russell joins us with details of a proposal to build Alberta's largest private contracted surgical facility; as back-to-school plans roll out across the country, teachers at the forefront are likely feeling the pressure build. We talk to public education advocate Annie Kidder about the stress they are under; we talk to a wildlife photographer who captured an encounter between the baddest bears in Banff: The Boss and Split Lip; the race for Canada's Best Restroom.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday August 7

On today's show: we remember Jock Osler; more money is coming to cities from the feds. Infrastructure minister Catherine McKenna is our guest; we go on a road trip to Camrose; we talk to a Calgary man who turned the lot of his flood-damaged property into a community garden.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday August 6

On today's show: Alberta's Chief Paramedic responds to criticism being launched at the province's plan to consolidate ambulance dispatch; the Calgary Zoo is running out of bamboo for the two giant pandas. We talk to the Zoo's chief operating officer; we speak with one of the lucky few to be watching NHL hockey in person these days. Eric Francis tells us what that's like.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday August 5

On today's show: at least a hundred are dead and thousands are hurt after a massive explosion in Beirut. We hear from an Edmonton man whose family is there; an Alberta fossil shows dinosaurs had cancer. We talk to one of the scientists behind the discovery; why a movie released 35 years ago is making a comeback in movie theatres now!

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday August 4

On today's show: a look at the growing list of court challenges facing the Alberta government; love 'em or hate 'em, Calgary has a lot of ants. That's what we're talking about on our summer series Backyard 101; on Karchut on Cars, Paul looks into what goes into making modern seats more comfortable for those long summer roadtrips.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 31

On today's show: we find out what teachers think of the CBE's re-entry plan for the fall when we speak to the head of the Alberta Teachers' Association; a federal program that provides rent relief to small businesses during the pandemic ends today. We talk to a group who says the program is problematic and could have helped more; why you should treat a used face mask like a tissue you just blew your nose with; the most thirst-quenching and refreshing beers to take on a camping trip.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 30

On today's show: Calgary City Councillor Joe Magliocca is facing increased criticism after his work expenses were made public in a report yesterday. It reveals he may owe the city up to ten thousand dollars; a new review of studies has found that young children are not superspreaders of the coronavirus. We speak to the lead author of the report; on this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul tells us why small, affordable cars are getting harder to find; thinking about buying a vacation home outside Calgary? How about a cottage that looks like it could belong to Bilbo Baggins? We tell you about the "Hobbit House".

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 28

On today's show: we hear what life is like in "The Bubble" for the Calgary Flames as they gear up for their first exhibition game back tonight against the Edmonton Oilers; the Calgary-based business Swimco has filed for creditor protection as it tries to stay afloat. We talk to the owner; a swarm of 50 thousand bees set up camp in an Edmonton construction site. We meet the guy who got them out of there; we find out more about The Great YYC Staycation scavenger hunt.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 27

On today's show: Calgary city council is about to go on summer break. Their last meeting starts today. We find out what loose ends council is tying up; gone but not forgotten. We remember Turk, Calgary's beloved wild turkey; we speak with the father and daughter who helped rescue three teenage campers at a campground northwest of Calgary.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 24

On today's show: recovered from COVID-19 but still suffering. We speak with two Calgarians about how the coronavirus has changed their lives; with COVID numbers rising in Calgary, some fitness studios are pushing pause on their reopening efforts while others are pushing ahead. We talk to two owners in both those camps; no spitting, no high fives, stands filled with paper cut-outs of fans. It's going to be a really bizarre baseball season; pack your bags! We're going on a roadtrip to Rimbey.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 23

On today's show: how Calgary's Catholic School District is planning their school re-entry this fall. We speak with their Chief Superintendent; back to school this fall has parents frantically googling the word "homeschooling". If you're thinking of doing it, we tell you what you need to know; hear why the group Masks 4 Canada thinks a safe return to school plan this fall should include masks for students; Crown land campers are leaving behind heaps of junk. We talk to the clean-up crew.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 22

On today's show: we hear from two parents about what they think about sending their kids back to school this September; we hear from an infectious disease expert about the city's decision to make masks mandatory on transit and in public buildings, as well as the announcement from the province that school will return in September; back to school really will mean back to school in September. We talk to Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange about what that will look like; we hear from our gardening expert for a mid-season check in.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 21

On today's show: we hear from an expert on bus safety as the investigation into the Columbia Icefield tragedy continues; our health contributor, Dr. Raj Bhardwaj, spoke to Calgary City council yesterday about mandatory masks. We find out what he told them; Bowness residents are decorating their lawns with signs that say Slow the Bow. We find out what that's all about; the story behind a missing Birks watch with an unusual inscription on the back from the Mayor of Toronto to a Calgary surgeon.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 20

On today's show: we hear from a city councillor about where and when face masks could be made mandatory in Calgary; a look at how some of Calgary’s popular attractions are doing this summer with fewer tourists and big changes in how they do business; we speak with a Calgary man who was at the Columbia Icefield on Saturday and witnessed the bus rollover that claimed 3 lives and left 24 people injured; we hear about a portly pooch named Woody who is carrying about 100 extra pounds.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 17

On today's show: we talk to Calgary's medical officer of health about challenges with the COVID-19 tracing app; Lethbridge's only safe consumption site has had its provincial funding pulled. We talk to a Lethbridge City Councillor who has had a problem with the site for years; we talk to an Alberta man who holds the Guinness World Record for "most Marvel comic tattoos"; why the town of Olds is trying a different approach to curbside recycling.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 16

On today's show: our Eye on the Legislature, Paul McLoughlin, talks about the escalating war between the doctors and the provincial government; we hear why Alberta is looking across the Atlantic for ideas on how to treat addiction; why Canada's airline industry wants the Trudeau government to ease quarantine restrictions for European travellers; why the burger chain "Wendy's" is only using Alberta-grown lettuce.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 15

On today's show: the province is seeing a spike in new covid cases especially among younger people under the age of 40. We speak with an immunologist about this latest trend; we speak with city councillor Gian-Carlo Carra on Inglewood's fight to keep tall buildings out of the historic neighbourhood; we speak with a filmmaker who's hiked, paddled, skied and snowshoed her way from Newfoundland to the Arctic to Calgary; a new study on hummingbirds shows that these tiny birds, with even tinier brains, can learn to count. We speak with one of the researchers from the University of Lethbridge.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 14

On today's show: we speak with NDP MLA for Lethbridge-West, Shannon Phillips about being the target of unauthorized surveillance by two Lethbridge police officers; the fight to keep tall buildings out of historic Inglewood; it's been 20 years since the Pine Lake tornado. We talk to the director of a kids camp that narrowly missed the twister; we continue our series "Know Your Bow" and learn about the history of flooding along Calgary's rivers.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 13

On today's show: a look ahead at what life in a University residence could be like once school starts up again in the fall; how Calgary's Women in Need Society is getting creative with its online sales; we kick off a week-long series all about the Bow River by looking at how it would've historically been used by Indigenous people.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 10

On today's show: we speak with addiction and public health specialist Dr. Hakique Virani about the Police Chiefs of Canada calling for the decriminalization of drug possession; how a massive collection of centuries-old photos is helping scientists track changes in the Rockies; Canada's divorce rate is lower than other countries but according to marriage counsellor and lawyers, that may be about to change; pack your bags, we're going on a roadtrip to Nanton!

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 9

On today's show: the city council hearing on tackling systemic racism in Calgary is going into it's third day. We talk with committee chair, Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra about how it's been and what comes next; Calgary's hailstorm is now pegged at more than a billion dollars. We speak with the Insurance Bureau of Canada about the damages; we hear the official opposition's reaction to the federal fiscal update; we hear about a pen pal project for isolated seniors across the country.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday July 8

On today's show: will opening the door to more private clinics improve wait times for hip and knee surgeries? We speak with an orthopedic surgeon about it; the UCP government says it's restoring balance to labour relations. Unions say it's an attack on the rights of working people. We get reaction to Bill 32; a government program to clean up old oil and gas wells has proved to be so popular with industry, it's actually slowing the process down. Kyle Bakx has that story; a petition calling for safer road rules for cyclists in Alberta will be presented in the legislature today. We talk to one of its authors.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday July 7

On today's show: we take a look at the Alberta government's recent decision to open parts of the Foothills and Rockies to coal mining; the Mayor talks about today's public hearings on systemic racism; we take a look at the UCP government's proposed changes to Alberta's Health Care system; we talk to an Alberta conservationist about allowing a sandhill crane hunt in Alberta.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday July 6

On today's show: new documents reveal it would cost millions in repairs to keep the Saddledome going past its date with the wrecking ball; should Alberta continue or completely end 25-dollar a day child care?; a look at the United States' decision to buy three month's worth of the global supply of the COVID-19 drug remdesivir; how Sparrows across the country have dropped their old tune for a new way of singing.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday July 3

On today's show: a look at how the Siksika Nation is dealing with a spike in possible COVID-19 cases; Edmonton has become the first city in Canada to remove minimum parking requirements from all new developments. We find out if it could happen here in Calgary; we speak with a Canmore teenager who commuted two months to his job in Saskatchewan by canoe; pack your bags, we're going on a road trip to Claresholm!

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday July 2

On today's show: we get an update on the spread of COVID-19 in Alberta; we speak with Alberta's next Lieutenant Governor, Salma Lakhani; the European Union says it's opening its doors to Canadians, but how interested are Canadians in travel right now?; Calgary skies will light up tomorrow night in honour of the Stampede. We talk to the man behind the fireworks’ show about what we can expect.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 30

On today's show: we break down the UCP government's plan to get the economy back on track; we get an update on the AHS investigation into the COVID-19 outbreak at the Verve condo building in the East Village; we tell you about a new concert series launching in Calgary tomorrow where your hotel balcony is your box seat; our food guide Julie van Rosendaal tees up Canada Day with some tasty treats.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 29

On today's show: allegations have surfaced about overcrowding and lack of proper veterinary care at an animal rescue operation in Airdrie; COVID-19 has spurred a car renaissance! We hear more from Paul in this week's Karchut on Cars; why so much Alberta cattle is waiting to be processed and what that means for beef producers; squirrels, glorious squirrels! We talk about those bushy-tailed critters in the first installment of a new summer series called Backyard 101.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday June 26

On today's show: a new report from the University suggests that supervised consumption sites save lives and money; there will be no Verdi or Beethoven for Calgary opera lovers next year. The Calgary Opera has postponed its entire season. We talk to artistic director, Bramwell Tovey about that decision; we speak with a McGill professor who thinks the pandemic might be making the world more polarized and politicized than ever before; we speak with Loverboy's Mike Reno about the band's upcoming concert for Calgary charities.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday June 25

On today's show: Jay Hill once worked in Ottawa, now he's advocating for a split from Ottawa. We talk to the new interim leader of Wexit Canada; our Eye on the Legislature, Paul McLoughlin, talks about new legislation that will allow the Province to put its own issues front and centre during municipal elections; many people are still feeling stressed, but they aren't addressing it. Happiness Columnist Jennifer Moss discusses why it's still so hard to ask for help when it comes to our mental health; we talk to a sports reporter and lifelong Calgary Flames fan about Jarome Iginla going into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday June 24

On today's show: Alberta is spending 10 million dollars on serology testing in the fight to curb COVID-19. We speak with an expert on how the testing works and its applications; we talk to journalist Jan Wong about the Chinese criminal justice system and what Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor are enduring as they await their trials for suspicion of spying; the mosquitoes are out in full force and they're biting. We talk to U of C entomologist John Swann about what this summer has in store; a duffel bag that takes the stink out of sports gear. We speak with its inventor, who's from Calgary.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:30:19]


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday June 23

On today's show: for many of us, life is returning to something a little closer to normal, but residents in Alberta care homes are still on lockdown. We tell you why the calls to loosen those restrictions are increasing; a primer on 5G. We speak with an assistant professor at the University of Calgary about the new technology; why MLA Ric McIver is shaving off his moustache after nearly half a century; we speak with the owner of Brucie, a three-legged Calgary dog who's been immortalized in song by Hawksley Workman!

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[mp3 file: runs 00:28:07]


Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 22

On today's show: why the Milk River could dry up for the entire summer; the economic toll of wildfires. Why they're costing us billions of dollars; CBC reporter Bryan Labby tells us about Alberta's beleaguered tourism industry and how it's trying to survive the pandemic; when taxidermy and Bigfoot collide. We take a look at the documentary "Big Fur" showing this week at the Calgary Underground Film Festival.

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[mp3 file: runs 00:32:00]