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.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday January 20

On today's show: while many of us have been whining about the cold, Newfoundlanders are digging themselves out of an epic blizzard. We talk to two of them; why an after-school youth program is closing in one of Calgary's most vulnerable communities; two teachers in Exshaw are receiving an award today in Ottawa for the unique history lesson they developed with the help of Indigenous elders; the smash hit "Frozen 2" has a local connection. We tell you what it is.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday January 17

On today's show: who should get help dying? We talk to a Calgary doctor who provides medical assistance in dying about the pros and cons of relaxing the laws; gearheads rejoice! Car racing is coming back to Calgary, well, close to Carstairs. We tell you all about it; what you need to know about cannabis edibles now that they're for sale in Alberta; how to read your cat's face and what it's feeling on the inside.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday January 16

On today's show: what you need to know about the future of Alberta's 25 dollar a day daycare; we get some tips from a Calgary plumber about how to deal with frozen pipes; we tell you about a conference in Calgary happening this weekend called "Value of Alberta"; we hear about a dog owner's encounter with a couple of coyotes.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday January 15

On today's show: we talk to councillor Ward Sutherland about the details of the 550 million dollar arena deal just released by the city; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin talks about the future of Encana, now "Ovintiv"; we hear all about the history of the rail crossing that's closing permanently today on 8th street south east; could a private group come up with a successful bid for Calgary to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games?

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday January 14

On today's show: the head of CBC's English programming will be here to make the case for the public broadcaster and why digital programming should replace television broadcasts; wildfires continue to devastate south-eastern Australia. We speak with a retired Calgary firefighter who lives in one of the hardest hit areas; how to win a hockey game by getting beat up; Abominable Snowman? Frosty the Giant? One Alberta family has embraced the cold by building a 23-foot high snowman.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday January 13

On today's show: how Calgary's homeless population is coping during this extreme cold snap; Jim Carr is in Calgary this week for a Fireside Chat at the Palliser. We speak to him about his new role as the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the Prairies; if you're hoping to get your finances back on track after the holidays, we hear about some easy ways to save money in 20-20; to help us cope a little better with the freezing temperatures, we invited Davis Leong from Telus Spark to share some cold science with us.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday January 10

On today's show: we talk to the former U.S. ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman, about the latest news on the plane crash in Iran; why people driving through the Rockies are taking the lead when it comes to providing real-time road conditions; we meet Grandma Betty Wilson, a centenarian who still volunteers to read with children at a Calgary elementary school.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday January 9

On today's show: what brought down Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752? Iran's preliminary report is out but aviation experts warn answers may be a long time coming. CBC's Katie Nicholson will have more on the investigation; online registration for summer campsites in Banff National Park opened yesterday morning but their website crashed. We hear from the people who started venting on Twitter; from Wall Street CEO to performance artist, all because of tomatoes. We tell you about that High Performance Rodeo show.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday January 8

On today's show: what would you like to see happen in 2020 for Calgary and Alberta? That's what we're talking about with our Unconventional Panel; we talk to the chief of the Calgary Police about the recent spate of suspicious and violent deaths in the city; Postmedia is shutting down three small town newspapers in Alberta. We speak to the reporter at the Lacombe Globe about the loss of community news; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin on the promise of stronger natural gas prices this year, and reasons for hope in the sector.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday December 7

On today's show: Mayor Nenshi joins me to talk about the three things the city must get sorted in order to build the Green Line LRT on time; Canadians are prepping for what will be an emotional rescue mission. They're headed to Australia to help animals injured in the bushfires; how a make-believe convenience store turned a Calgary actor's real life upside down; we announce the final number for our CBC Calgary Food Bank drive.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday January 6

On today's show: we tell you about the war on cooking with gas; our starman, Don Hladiuk, explains why the constellation Orion is no longer shining as bright as it used to; why a new year is bringing renewed hope for the Flames season. Eric Francis tells us what he's expecting in 2020.

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The Eyeopener podcast - Friday January 3

On today's podcast: How Alberta's economy could transition from hydrocarbons to...carbohydrates; we talk about the value of your property and why in spite of a likely drop your property taxes won't be dropping; The Eyeopener's Paul Karchut will tell us why he's starting 2020 by turning off all screens, one day a week.

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Eyeopener podcast - Thursday, January 2, 2020

On today's podcast: Trevor Tombe on carbon tax, Di Golding's picks from 2019 and what to watch for in 2020, a recap of which holiday waste can and can't go in your blue cart, and a Calgary grade twelve public speaking champ tells us what gave him the edge as he heads to the world championships in China

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday December 31

On today's show: we go inside a secretive building in Calgary's Beltline; Christmas is coming... if you're Ukrainian. And like last week's version of the holiday, the best part is often the food. Julie van Rosendaal tells us all about it; our Dr. Raj helps us get ahead of the New Year's hangover; celebrating the New Year sober. We talk to a Calgary woman who doesn't drink and is encouraging others to give up their vices for the first month of 2020.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday December 30

On today's show: we look back on some of the most divisive decisions made this year at Calgary city hall with Mayor Naheed Nenshi; tired of shovelling snow? We hear from one Alberta city who's remedy is a snow-bot; a local running legend is organizing his final race event on New Year's Eve day. Martin Parnell joins me.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday December 23

On today's show: we get an update on the Bankview condo fire that's left many residents homeless and we find out how Calgarians are trying to help; the best board games to play over the holidays inspiring kids to turn off technology. We take a look at some games that might tempt you to the table; it's Ken versus Kenna in our Christmas Song Smackdown.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday December 20

On today's show: we talk to a journalist who spent this past year visiting every spot on the New York Times list of "52 places to go" and his last stop is Calgary; noshing on noodles in northeast Calgary. Our restaurant critic Elizabeth Carson tells us about her Jewish family's Sunday dinner tradition; Di Golding tells us What to Watch over the holidays.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday December 18

On today's show: the federal environment minister is in Calgary as the province challenges Ottawa's carbon tax plan. Johnathan Wilkinson is our guest; some lucky people in Medicine Hat are enjoying a cup of our "One Gray Knight" coffee, all thanks to John Whidden; there's a lot to love about the Christmas season. But what about the holiday traditions that drive you bonkers? Which foods, which songs, which customs just have to go? That's what we're talking about with the Unconventional Panel.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday December 17

On today's show: not all First Nations support the Trans Mountain Pipeline appeal underway in B.C. We hear their side of the story; stressed over that looming holiday feast? Julie van Rosendaal gives us some tips on how to avoid the anguish; what are some of the medical symptoms you should never ignore? Dr. Raj Bhardwaj will tell us about some of them; a Canmore caver has won a prestigious award for exploration. More with Chaz Yonge and his caving adventures.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday December 16

On today's show: we tell you about a young Calgary man who took his own life last month and why his story is a microcosm of a much bigger problem in Alberta; we get an overview of all the art exhibits Contemporary Calgary will be mounting in the new year; why the future of a school in the Rockies is up in the air and what that could mean for the indigenous students who go there.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday December 13

On today's show: Alberta's Education Minister speaks to the CBC about the future of public schools in Calgary; we meet some Calgarians who say there are two real live Grinches who have stolen Christmas from their community; we meet a Calgary-born film director responsible for many of those Hallmark made-for-TV Christmas movies; Andrew Scheer steps down as Conservative Leader. We discuss what this means for the future of the federal party.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday December 12

On today's show: we talk to a friend of the Alberta pilot killed in the plane crash on Gabriola Island; we hear about a new study that suggests longer naps could be bad news for some people's health; what will Alberta's economy look like next year and 10 years from now? We get a forecast from ATB Financial's chief economist.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday December 11

On today's show: after years of bargaining, Canada, Mexico and the U-S finally sign off on a revised NAFTA 2.0. What does the new trade pact mean for this country going forward?; our Unconventional Panel talks about Christmas party no-shows and how technology is making it easier to cancel plans last minute; we meet the Calgary artist who helped to brighten the gloomy halls of the Alberta Legislature.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday December 10

On today's show: the Young and the Jobless. More on the staggering unemployment rates among young men in Alberta; the trailer for the new Ghostbusters is out and it makes southern Alberta look pretty cool; for this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul looks at "black boxes" in your car. Most modern vehicles have them. Paul Karchut will tell us what they do and why some have privacy concerns around them; we speak with a Former Canadian Ambassador to China about the year-long detainment of Calgarian Michael Spavor in a Chinese prison.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday December 9

On today's show: why some of us are paying the price of Calgary's economic downturn with our smiles; why do we love made-for-tv holiday movies? We have the answer; we hear how blue cart contamination is costing Calgarians big bucks.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday December 6

On today's show: we're kicking off our annual CBC Calgary Food Bank Drive, broadcasting live from Fratello Coffee Roasters. The head of the Calgary Food Bank, James McAra, drops by to tell us what items they need most right now; we speak with Angus Cowan about a CBC Calgary Food Bank tradition, Amble with Angus; we tell you about a charity that brings joy year 'round to isolated Alberta seniors.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday December 5

On today's show: now that Alberta's credit rating has been downgraded because of our reliance on dwindling oil revenues, is it time for a Provincial Sales Tax?; what the latest phase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion could mean for Alberta's oil and gas sector; what the Tsuut'ina Nation's newly elected council hopes to achieve in the next three years.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday December 4

On today's show: how to get through to teenagers about vaping; how to send Christmas cards to members of the Canadian Armed Forces. We tell you about a program through the Canadian Military called Write to the Troops; our business commentator Deborah Yedlin on how a photo op could finally be enough to kill a pipeline conspiracy; with all this talk of cuts and layoffs, we ask our Unconventional Panel is the Alberta Advantage no more?

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday December 3

On today's show: property tax hikes and cuts to services in 20-20 - we round up all the changes city council voted in favour of; finding the perfect Christmas tree could be a bit of a challenge this year. We tell you why; See My Ability is a series we have on our website that features some inspiring people. We speak to the creator, Kelsey, who also happens to be a colleague of ours; healthcare unions say the premier could be putting Albertans' lives in danger if layoffs and wage cuts go ahead.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday December 2

On today's show: We tell you how a Calgary teen almost died from smoking and vaping; for this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul looks at Tesla's divisive Cybertruck - and how it just shuffled the deck for the competitive pick-up truck segment; huge crowds protested outside the UCP's convention in Calgary this weekend. We talk to a national reporter about what the meeting - and the protesters - accomplished.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday November 29

On today's show: how a misplaced can of bear spray saved the life of a Calgary woman and her son while they were out hiking in K Country; how soon is too soon to start playing holiday music?; we meet Daiquiri the Aussie shepherd, a local pooch who's attempting to break the world record for the most dog tricks in a minute!

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday November 28

On today's show: we hear why a city councillor thinks it's time to pull out of Calgary's arena deal with the Flames ownership group; former NHL player Sheldon Kennedy joins me in studio with his thoughts on Calgary Flames head coach Bill Peters; Angela tells us about the Do Crew's time volunteering with the Power Play program; our What to Watch columnist is here to tell us about Martin Scorcese's new gangster movie "The Irishman".

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday November 27

On today's show: we talk to Alberta's transportation minister about changes coming to photo radar; we bring you the latest developments around Calgary Flames coach Bill Peters, who's been accused by a former NHL player of using racial slurs; Our Unconventional Panel will debate whether they're okay with shouldering more property taxes to give relief to Calgary's business community.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday November 26

On today's show: she negotiated the new NAFTA, now Chrystia Freeland is bringing her diplomatic skills to domestic affairs. We get some analysis around the deputy prime minister's meeting with premier Jason Kenney; they've been granted relief over the past couple of years, but small business owners in our city continue to struggle in the face of increasing property taxes. And they're worried about what could be coming down at city hall; we meet a Calgary geophysicist helping bring clean drinking water to war-torn South Sudan.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday November 25

On today's show: City Council could vote this week for a tax freeze but your taxes could still go up. Reporter Scott Dippel is in to tell you why; who are the people in your neighbourhood? We tell you about a new app that helps you find out; we take a closer look at Calgary's urban bobcat population after one was shot with an arrow last week in Mission; the new Tesla pickup truck - futuristic or "fugly"? We find out what some Alberta drivers think of its design.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday November 22

On today's show: a man who signed the original firewall letter says it's just what the whole country needs right now. Ken Boessenkool is my guest; we speak with a woman who's been a fan of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers since 1945; John McMahon joins me to talk about football and the stadium named after his dad and uncle.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday November 21

On today's show: she says she's been ignored by Alberta's justice minister - so the chair of the Alberta Review Board has quit. She joins us to explain; our What to Watch columnist, Di Golding, tells us why you don't have to be a fan of the royals to enjoy season 3 of "The Crown"; why there will be more room in pipelines for oil heading out of Alberta by the end of the year.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday November 20

On today's show: 300 contract teachers in Calgary will be receiving notice today that come January, they are out of a job. To talk about what impact these cuts are having on teachers and kids, we speak with Bob Cocking, the president of the Alberta Teachers' Association Local 38; more of your random acts of kindness; our Unconventional Panel talks about the UCP's approach to governing.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday November 19

On today's show: Alberta's election commissioner could soon be looking for work, if the UCP has its way. Is it about saving money or punishing those who stand in its way? More in a moment; from "OK Boomer" to "Alright Karen". We talk about the impact of intergenerational sniping on workplace culture; Alberta drivers: buckle up. Insurance rates are going up in the New Year. We find out why; the shopping season has begun and with just 10 days left until Black Friday, our colleagues at the Cost of Living are dedicating their upcoming show this weekend to shopping.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday November 18

On today's show: a Calgary man lost 800 thousand dollars after his bank wired his life savings to fraudsters. More on that story from our Go Public team; Calgary has been named the top driving city in the world. We do a reality check on whether we actually deserve that title; is your cat too fat? Why our feline friends are getting wider; Cheri Macaulay was beloved by many in this city. She was deeply involved in the community but this weekend she passed away, succumbing to cancer. We speak with Jeremy Klaszus, a Calgary journalist and editor who was friends with Cheri, to talk about what she meant to him.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday November 15

On today's show: we hear from a doctor who's in favour of Bill 207 which would allow physicians to opt out of medical services they disagree with; we speak with a Calgary exterminator who says the city has a big cockroach problem; we talk to a Blue Bombers fan who really needs his football team to win the Grey Cup so he can wear pants again.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday November 14

On today's show: we speak to the President of the Alberta Medical Association about doctors' concerns regarding Bill 207, a private members bill on conscience rights; how some post-secondary students in Calgary are preparing for higher tuition fees; should Calgary's newest cemetery also have park features like a basketball court, wading pools, and a zipline? We find out how an historic cemetery in Atlanta livens things up.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday November 13

On today's show: ahead of his show in Calgary this week, Bluesman Colin Linden recounts some of the highlights of his 40-plus years in the music biz; city council is looking at three different property tax scenarios for 2020 - including a rate freeze. We tell you what each option means in terms of service cuts and why your taxes are probably going to go up regardless; Calgary's theatre scene is grieving the death of John Murrell, a distinguished playwright, librettist, and actor. Up next, we speak with one of John Murrell's long-time friend and colleagues.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday November 12

On today's show: after nearly four decades as a hockey commentator, Don Cherry has been fired over "divisive remarks". This isn't the first time the Coach's Corner host has sparked outrage, so why now? We ask sports reporter Morgan Campbell; we hear what Calgarians think of Sportsnet's decision to fire Don Cherry; we tell you about the big changes coming to Calgary's science centre, Telus Spark; we speak with Marilyn Boake, the Chairperson for Habitat for Humanity Foothills, about qualifying for a mortgage through Habitat for Humanity.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday November 11

On today's show: political scientist Duane Bratt gives us his analysis of the Kenney Government's new Fair Deal Panel and its mandate to strengthen Alberta's autonomy; a project trying to tell the story of every Canadian soldier buried during world war two in a dutch cemetery; Remembrance Day has a great deal of focus on veterans - and rightly so - but what about Canadians in uniform who are still serving abroad? We talk to an Alberta soldier deployed in Ukraine; can you drive a car and support Greenpeace or does that make you a hypocrite? Why, when it comes to climate change "perfect should not be the enemy of the good".

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday November 8

On today's show: the UCP government responds to criticisms over its decision to cut the wildfire rappel program. Agriculture & Forestry Minister, Devin Dreeshen joins us; we talk to a Calgary Stampeders fan who cheers on her team by baking them fresh cookies; restaurant critic Elizabeth Carson gives us her take on Sidewalk Citizen's new location in Central Memorial Park; we tell you about a documentary about a woman, her great grandfather, and his long lost art.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday November 7

On today's show: should Calgary be building new suburbs at a time when inner city neighborhoods are facing cuts to services? We discuss that with Councillor Evan Woolley; the meat draw is a long tradition at many Legions including here in Calgary. We speak with Karen Ball, a member of the Kensington Legion; our What To Watch columnist reviews the new streaming service Apple TV; Our Eye on the Legislature, Paul McLoughlin, talks about the hammer that Jason Kenney could wield in his standoff with Ottawa.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday November 6

On today's show: we get reaction from the Calgary Public Teachers association to the multi-million dollar shortfall that public schools in Calgary are now facing; we ask our Unconventional Panel if the way we address each other - things like, "Hey, guys" or "Hi, dude" - has gotten too casual; we tell you about a group of guys who made a historic discovery in Edmonton's river valley while on a pee break; the thrills and dangers of wild skating in Banff National Park; we speak with Tom Leppard about the the sunrise and sunset ceremonies at the Field of Crosses display.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday November 5

On today's show: why some Alberta rural doctors are saying a change to on-call shifts will affect quality of care; the time signal airs everyday here on CBC Radio One at 11 A-M Mountain Time and it turns 80 years old today; our food guide Julie van Rosendaal on the great raisin debate; some Albertans have been calling for separation from Canada. Turns out, there's a way to do that. We hear about the process, whether it's likely to unfold and what it might lead to.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday November 4

On today's show: Albertans with disabilities say they've been blindsided by the UCP budget. We talk with a disability advocate; what's the fastest you've ever driven? For this week's Karchut on Cars, Paul looks at why that matters and how the tech from high end supercars trickle down to your daily driver; with year one of the Canadian Soccer League now over, we look ahead to see if the momentum can last.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday November 1

On today's show: CBC Business Reporter Kyle Bakx joins us to explain why Encana, a cornerstone of Alberta's oil patch, is declaring itself an American company; the Calgary Cavalry could win it all tomorrow. We catch up with a super soccer fan to look ahead to the game; we talk to Sheldon Kennedy, former NHL player and winner of Battle of the Blades; we talk to some indigenous teens who have just returned from an international robot design competition in Dubai.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday October 31

On today's show: we speak with Deborah Yedlin on the breaking Encana news; we find out what the hot Halloween costumes are this year; our Eye on the Legislature, Paul McLoughlin picks through the avalanche of news out of Edmonton this week; since launching in the city, the number of Uber drivers in Calgary has grown from the hundreds to the thousands. We hear how the business has changed.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday October 30

On today's show: we take a closer look at how the provincial budget is leaving the Calgary Police Service with a multi-million dollar hole in its finances; with Halloween just one day away, our Unconventional Panel will debate if it's gotten too scary; we talk to a Calgary woman who's earned a spot on Oxford University's prestigious ice hockey team; the Alberta government wants to change the rules around where doctors can work in order to address shortages in rural areas. We hear what a practicing rural doctor thinks of the plan.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Tuesday October 29

On today's show: A former child and youth care counsellor tells us about the risks of working on the frontline; Julie van Rosendaal with some out of the box ideas of what to do in the kitchen this Halloween; a new city committee is tasked with focusing on the green line LRT. We hear from committee chair Shane Keating on what the provincial budget means for the project.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Monday October 28

On today's show: A Canmore woman is flying to Romania to face off against the world's strongest female arm wrestlers. She joins me in studio; Norway's energy investment fund has just surpassed a trillion dollars. Alberta's Heritage Fund, however, isn't doing so great. We take a look at what we can do better; it's exactly what our city is supposed to be attracting in order to diversify our economy - tech companies. And a Vancouver based company had eyed Calgary as a spot for expansion but now that's changed. We find out why; for this week's Karchut on Cars, as the carsharing company Car2Go gets ready to pull out of Calgary and four other U-S markets, we look into whether this is a canary in the coal mine for the carsharing model.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Friday October 25

On today's show: The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in Calgary is inducting songwriter Andy Kim. He joins us in studio; a Canadian company has developed an app to connect shoppers with food that's not-quite-expired. We speak with the CEO and founder of the app; we talk to Alberta's Finance Minister about the provincial budget; what the provincial budget means for Calgary. We speak with Ward 1 Councillor Ward Sutherland.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Thursday October 24

On today's show: What Calgary's small business owners want from the provincial budget; the Ghostbusters are making an appearance in Calgary this weekend. Angela brings us those details; we learn about a new study that says people living with dementia benefit more from gardening or getting a massage than taking pills; this week's federal election results has sparked a social media war between Alberta and Atlantic Canada. We speak with a Newfoundlander who previously lived in Alberta.

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Calgary Eyeopener podcast - Wednesday October 23

On today's show: How to get the East to listen to the West. We speak with the president and CEO of the Canada West Foundation; the city is pondering slower speed limits on residential roads. Our Unconventional Panel will debate if we need to slow down; we check in with a former pro mountain biker from Canmore who is re-learning to ride on one leg; how the oil and gas industry gave birth to the world's most famous pitch perfect software, auto-tune.

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