Calgary: Eyeopener

 
 

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.

Updated: Weekdays
Download episodes from this podcast for: 3 months
Visit Show Site: http://www.cbc.ca/eyeopener/

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Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday June 18

On today's podcast: Pipe dreams. Peter Tertzakian on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion; why the town of Claresholm could soon be a hot destination for new Canadians; the science behind those puppy dog eyes;and we talk to a shisha bar owner about why the city might be targeting waterpipe smoking.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday June 17

On today's podcast: The CEO of a renewable energy company speaks up for Trans Mountain; the plan to turn downtown office space into condos; the lengths some ski jumpers are going to in order to train, now that Winsport has closed its jumps; we visit The Hive in East Village - home to tens of thousands of honeybees.

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Eyeopener podcast for Friday, June 14

On today's podcast: A conversation with Alberta's new Energy Minister Sonya Savage; how a basketball game brought a country to it's feet; Banff brings back the idea of pay parking in town We talk with the town's mayor; how a quick-thinking rancher jumped into action to deliver a baby antelope by the side of a highway.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday June 13

On today's podcast: Richmond Green Golf Course might be the cheapest golf game in town, but two councillors propose shutting it down; is it a national unity crisis? Senator Paula Simons on controversial federal bill C-69; a longtime Cochrane pharmacist has one wish before he retires, that everyone in town will quit smoking; Angela tells s about Roll Out. It's Calgary's first Roller Skate Festival.

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Eyeopener Podcast Wednesday June 12, 2019

On today's podcast: Airdrie residents who started the group "Stop The Stench" have won their fight against a stinky compost facility near their homes; we talk about planning your digital legacy and how to avoid becoming a social media zombie; start slapping as we bring you Calgary's summer mosquito forecast; Angela tells us about something called Boodle feast;

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Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday June 11

On today's podcast: How the war on single-use plastic affects Alberta's plastic industry; we talk to a farmer who tried to do a good deed under aerial assault; why you should shake up your walking route from sidewalks to back alleys; but first, how to cut 60 million dollars from Calgary's budget.

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Eyeopener Podcast Monday, June 10, 2019

The latest on the property tax problems at city hall; Indian Relay is coming to Calgary; the Raptors could win the NBA title; the youth achievement awards.

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Eyeopener podcast for Thursday, June 6th, 2019

More on our playground zone series, we hear from one group concerned about the possible increase in Alberta's charter schools, and we speak with a military historian about the 75th anniversary of D-Day

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Eyeopener podcast for Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Liz Withey continues our playground series with a look at how the city enforces speeding depending on quadrant/location, Councillor Shane Keating gives his thoughts on the new provincial bill that would offer tax breaks to businesses moving to vacant or derelict sites, and our Unconventional Panel debates whether recycling is even worth doing

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Eyeopener Podcast for Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

HIV Community Link responds to the review of provincial funding for new supervised consumption sites, we look at the huge variety in speeding enforcement in Calgary playground zones, a local tailor retires after more than sixty years on the job, and we meet a Red Deer man who has documented the larger than life story of former Maple Leafs owner Harold Ballard... in Lego dioramas!

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Eyeopener podcast for June 3rd

We hear from Mayor Nenshi on the latest to-and-fro on property taxes at City Hall; the city has decided to take the lead on demolishing Kensington Manor rather than waiting for its owner to get it done; we hear from a Calgary company bringing soundproof booths to open concept offices across the country; and the story of a safe finally cracked after decades left unopened

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Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 31

On today's podcast: City council ok's urgent tax relief for local busineses; how the Kenney government plans to cut red tape;why buy clothes... when you can now rent the latest look? We talk to a stylist about the pros and cons of this new trend; but first, living with all this smoke.

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Eyeopener podcast Thursday May 30

On today's podcast: Asthma sufferers fear another smokey summer; how to live in a tiny home; Angela gets tempted by a lemon tree; but first conversion therapy in Alberta.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 29

On today's podcast: Smoky skies. The temperature has shot up this week, and right on time, a haze has descended on the city; we hear what happens inside so-called "conversion therapy" programs operating in Calgary; the Unconventional panel takes on the Kenney government's decision to lower the minimum wage for minors; but first, are we heading into another recession?

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Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday May 28

On today's podcast: Why The Green party says no more foreign oil in Canada; what the UCP's proposed changes to Alberta's minimum wage, overtime and holiday pay will mean for Calgary businesses;our food guide, Julie van Rosendaal tells us everything you need to know about Spam.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 27

On today's podcast: a conversation that you had with a man who waited 50 years to get his high school diploma; counselor Shane Keating on making changes to the way tickets are handed out around street sweeping; we're going to go on the hunt for a wild turkey in Ramsey; and we're going to talk to a couple who did something everyone dreams of doing. Stepping away from their lives and taking a year off to just travel the world.

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Eyeopener Unleashed: The International Avenue Edition

We hit the streets on May 24th for a walk down International Avenue. Along the way, we spoke with Mayor Nenshi about his deep connection to this part of the city, we explore some of the amazing multicultural shops and restaurants, and find out about the brand new bus rapid transit line that's transformed the face of the avenue.

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Eyeopener podcast Wednesday May 23

On today's podcast: Why the month of May is so bad for fires in Alberta; why the Calgary Board of Education is dipping into it's reserves; we speak with a lacrosse fan who is stoked abut the Roughneck's big game this weekend; first we hear about plans for changes to the Stampede LRT station.

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Eyeopener podcast Wednesday, May 22

On today's podcast: The Calgary councillor championing the "Idaho Stop." Gian Carlo Carra joins us to talk about changing rules of the road for cyclists, and preparing for more bike sharing companies to come; then the Unconventional panel will weigh in on bike sharing, and the next wave, electric scooters; a story for chocolate lovers: we'll tell you about a new kind of chocolate, coming to Canada soon; but first, a season of repeal starting with Alberta's carbon tax. How the federal Liberals plan to respond to the UCP plan to scrap the tax.

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Eyeopener podcast for May 21, 2019

We'll hear from an evacuee as fires burn around High Level, Alberta. Our political panel tees up the first sitting of the Kenney Government. Angela finds out about a new fundraiser for city's justice facility dogs. And we'll find out about a new course for road cyclists behaving badly.

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Massage therapist charged

A massage therapist, Dennis Baltazar, in Calgary is facing a slew of sex charges over alleging of assaulting three men at a downtown sports clinic. Since then, 14 other complainants have come forward. Janine Gotzke, Baltazar's former teacher, spoke with the Calgary Eyeopener.

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Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 17

On today's podcast: We speak to a longtime massage therapist about how sexual assault charges in the industry tarnish the profession in Calgary; Lois Szabo helped open Calgary's first gay bar, that was 40 years ago. Tonight she'll be honored for it; but first, Alberta is relaxing its public drinking laws. We tell you more about what it could mean for parks and summer festivals.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 16

On today's podcast: The battle of the Swans. Why a pub in Inglewood is being forced to change its name; we talk about the effects of ageism and how seniors get discriminated against; if you're upset about the rain heading into a long weekend. Well here's another way to think about it. We talk to a music loving canola farmer who couldn't be happier about the forecast. First a conversation with Senator Paul and her vote on the amendments to Bill C-48.

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Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday May 15

On today's podcast: We go to where cod is king and ask an Atlantic Canadian what they think about news that McDonald's now has fish and chips on the menu; we hear about one woman's failed attempts to keep magpies from nesting in her backyard and the Unconventional panel joins into talk about irksome urban wildlife; we talk with Ward 7 councillor Druh Farrell on how to keep single-use plastics out of Calgary's landfills.

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Eyeopener podcast -Tuesday May 14

On today's podcast: we talk to a professor who is giving a distinguished lecture at the U of C today...about sex; we hear what a Canmore van dweller thinks of the town's new plan to crack down on people living in vans; Dr. Raj Bhardwaj talks ticks and what to do if you get bit by one.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 13

On today's podcast: Is Calgary any closer to getting a new field house? We talk to the projects latest champion, councillor George Chahal; now that the UCP has formed government is it light's out for solar power; do you remember the Mona Lisa billboard? She may be coming back; and in a surprise announcement this morning, Westjet has agreed to a 5 billion purchase by Onex.

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Eyeopener Podcast Friday May 10, 2019

On today's podcast: the craft beer boom; one family, three sets of twins; why the African violet endures as a classical house plant; a conversation with the man who invents languages for Game of Thrones.

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Eyeopener Podcast Thursday May 9, 2019

On today's podcast: why a Calgary cab driver is suing the city; councillor Joe Magliocca says Calgary should get out of the golf business; a short story dispenser at the new Central Library; how to remove a rattlesnake from your office.

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Calgary Eyeopener Podcast Wednesday May 8, 2019

On today's podcast: the future of Bighorn; the Unconventional Panel tackles federal incentives for electric vehicles; building sidewalks in places never designed for them; the attempt to amend Bill C-69.

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Calgary Eyeopener Podcast Tuesday May 7, 2019

On today's podcast: HIV Community Link defends its plans for a safe consumption site in Forest Lawn; what Spruce Meadows is doing to make sure soccer fans get to the next Cavalry FC game on time; why an Alberta town is buying cardboard cut-out cops; betting on royal baby names.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday May 6

On today's podcast: some junior oil companies aren't paying taxes or making payments to landowners; a man from Forest Lawn is leading the charge against a mobile consumption site; why a group of parents are taking Hockey Calgary to court; what you need to know before buying an electric vehicle.

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Eyeopener podcast - Friday May 3

On today's podcast: GSA protests at Calgary high schools; Kaetlyn Osmond is hanging up the skates; Mike Soroka is making a name for himself in the major leagues; Rick Mercer is coming to town.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday May 2

On today's podcast: looking for signs of change in the oilpatch; an update on a Calgary man who's been locked up in China since before Christmas; the debut of Calgary's new pro soccer team; wolves and bison are getting re-acquainted in Banff; what some teenagers think of possible changes to Instagram.

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Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday April 30

On today's podcast: A woman calls for action to protect wildlife outside Banff; Geddy Lee is coming to town with some of his favourite instruments; the best meal Julie Van Rosendaal has ever had.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday April 29

On today's podcast: the mayor of Victoria tells us about her tour of the oilsands; the relationship between cannabis use and exercise; a conversation with food writer Ruth Reichl; Paul Karchut asks if premium fuel is worth it.

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Eyeopener podcast - Friday April 26

On today's podcast: a suspected street race may be behind the death of a Calgary pedestrian; a southeast Calgary recycling plant keeps catching fire; Shazam! actor Zachary Levi; a Calgary photographer who loves dressing up as Wonder Woman.

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Eyeopener - Thursday April 25

On today's podcast: a suspected street race may be behind the death of a Calgary pedestrian; a southeast Calgary recycling plant keeps catching fire; Shazam! actor Zachary Levi; a Calgary photographer who loves dressing up as Wonder Woman.

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Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday April 24

On today's podcast: why CFL players are holding a strike vote; former Alberta Party MLA Greg Clark reflects on his election loss; an X-Games athlete tells us about his latest stunt.

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Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday April 23

What happens when Jason Kenney repeals the carbon tax; the frustrating Flames; a long-range plan for Lake Louise, how a radio reporter ended up playing Justin Trudeau on The Simpsons.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday April 18

On today's podcast: The federal liberals plan to spend millions of dollars to encourage Canadians to buy electric cars but are the roads ready for them; kids at a Calgary daycare may have been exposed to tuberculosis. We talk to an infectious disease expert about consumption; Angela's getting ready for a Do Crew; but first, Calgary Flames assistant general manager Craig Conroy on last night's loss.

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Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday April 17

On today's podcast: The winners, the losers, and the survivors. Albertans sent a loud message to the rest of the country last night. We talk to a brand new UCP MLA excited to be heading to the legislature; we check in with former NDP finance minister Joe Ceci, who's still not entirely sure if he won his seat in Calgary Buffalo; and check in with our Unconventional panel to hear what they're thinking; but first... Alberta has decided. We parse out the results with Duane Bratt.

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Eyeopener podcast -Tuesday April 16

On today's podcast: Will spring make Calgary's housing market grow? We discuss that with a local realtor; the proud father of Calgary's latest hockey star; happy Sesqui Centennial to the Periodic Table. We tell you why this historic chart is so important.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday April 15

On today's podcast: We check in with our election focus group one more time, before voting day;we tell you about some of the new programs happening at the new Central library; we start in Canmore where the town has just banned people from jumping off Engine Bridge into the Bow river.

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Eyeopener podcast for Friday April 11

On today's podcast: We recap the Flames game with former Flame, and Stanley Cup winner, Jamie McCowan; Angela hears about all the buzz around the return of Game of Thrones; and The Door Knockers. We head out to hear what candidates are hearing on the streets.

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Eyeopener podcast for Thursday April 11

On today's podcast: We talk to political scientist, Duane Bratt about the latest revelations about the UCP nomination race; finding joy in a dementia diagnosis. A conversation with author and doctor Tia Powell; a conversation with Flames assistant manager Craig Conroy on the teams first playoff game; up first, authorities ask for help finding a missing 12 year old girl.

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Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday April 10

On today's episode: An update from the city on the hundreds of homes and businesses affected by burst and frozen pipes over the last month; the Unconventional Panel tackles whether political parties should work so hard to dig up past transgressions; A preview of the Stanley Cup playoffs that start tonight.

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Calgary Eyeopener Podcast - April 9, 2019

On today's podcast: Calgary homeowners will pay 3.45 percent more on their tax bill this year; The Senators are in Calgary for public hearings into controversial Bill C-69, Senator Doug Black explains what they hope to accomplish; Watch your step, CBC's Bill Sanderson explores why some dog owners put dog poop in a bag and leave it behind. Some of your responses to this problem.

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Eyeopener podcast - Monday April 8

On today's podcast: We talk to our mayor about what provincial parties are promising Calgary; David checks in to see how fast the snow pack is melting in the mountains and Calgary's risk of flooding and drought; Calgary police plan to use 3D technology to solve crimes; Paleontologists discover a remarkable fossil in Peru, a whale that could walk.

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Eyeopener podcast - Friday April 5

On today's podcast: Regular Calgarians weigh in on last night's Provincial Debate; A Calgarian lands his dream job, sampling cannabis; An Albertan who lives in the UK gives us her perspective on Brexit.

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Calgary Eyeopener - April 4, 2019

On today's podcast: Learn why your car insurance rates are going up; Hollywood comes to Fort Macleod; City Councillor, Shane Keating weighs the pros and cons of selling naming rights to Calgary's Transit properties.

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Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday April 2

On today's podcast: we talk to the Mayor about how the city's plans for fixing our property tax burden; a Lethbridge arena is renamed in honour of the late Logan Boulet. We hear why; the curious case of a woman who can't feel pain; we'll check out an act of optimism in Inglewood with the opening of a new independent book store.

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Eyeopener podcast for Monday April 1

On today's podcast: The Canadian Women's Hockey League is disbanding,we talk to the coach of the Calgary Inferno; Alberta Liberal Leader David Kahn; we find out about street sweeping in the city; Kath Smyth preps us for the Spring gardening season.

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Eyeopener podcast for Friday March 29

On today's podcast: Our beer columnist suggests some spring brews and patios; Cabin Party, a chance to have a camp experience and raise money for young adult cancer survivors; we take a peek at what's in store for the Flames in the post season; what are the political parties promising this week? We have the wrap on some of the latest policy announcements.

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Eyeopener podcast for Thursday March 28

On today's podcast: Indigenous groups are pushing ahead their plan to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline; a 6-year-old environmentalist gives a hotel chain a hard time about serving breakfast on non-reusable plastic plates; we talk to a vet in Westlock Alberta about a one-of-a-kind calf delivery; our What to Watch columnist takes us to Brazil, and Northern Ireland.

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Eyeopener podcast for Wednesday March 27

On today's podcast: More allegations over wrongdoing in Jason Kenney's 2017 leadership campaign; our Unconventional panel will dig into changing fashion trends; we hear about a flood at the Cochrane Museum.

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Eyeopener podcast for Monday March 25

On today's podcast: We ask a panel of Albertans how they feel about the election so far; we revisit Bill 6 the farm safety act which the UCP is promising to repeal if elected; discover a side of Ed Whalen most people don't know about.

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Eyeopener podcast for Tuesday March 26

On today's podcast: a new report debunks some myths about the carbon tax; CBC's election producer Falice Chin looks at who is running for office; why do some of us talk with our hands and what does it say about us.

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Eyeopener podcast for Monday March 25

On today's podcast: We ask a panel of Albertans how they feel about the election so far; we revisit Bill 6 the farm safety act which the UCP is promising to repeal if elected; discover a side of Ed Whalen most people don't know about.

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Calgary Eyeopener - March 20, 2019

On today's Podcast: The Unconventional Panel defends their political parties; Premiere Rachel Notley discusses the upcoming provincial election; Jonathan Love critiques the broadway show, 'Come From Away'.

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Calgary Eyeopener - March 21, 2019

On today's podcast: UCP leader Jason Kenney is hoping to get your vote; A group of Calgary Doctors have put a sign up in their clinic asking patients not to bring unvaccinated children; Calgary's old science centre and planetarium is getting a face lift.

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