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If you're talking about it, so is Judy Aldous on Alberta's only province wide open line. From strong opinions, to thoughtful arguments, to stories worth repeating - you never know what you'll hear nex ...
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Conservatives meet in Quebec City

We talk to two political strategists about this weekend's Conservative convention in Quebec City.
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Eating disorders

What are the biggest misconceptions when it comes to living with an eating disorder? Dr. Lara Ostolowsky from the University of Alberta and author Sheri Segal Glick join us for the hour.
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AI in the classroom

Will the advent of new artificial intelligence tools help or harm students in post-secondary classrooms?
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Understanding the Calgary E. coli outbreak

Dr. Stephen Freedman, a pediatric emergency physician at the Alberta Children's Hospital, joins us in studio for the hour to take your questions on E. coli.
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Teen vaping

What needs to be done to curb teen vaping?
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What you love about hiking

We talk to Alberta hikers about why they love to go outside and hike.
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Drug poisioning crisis continues

As the toxic drug crisis continues - why has it been so difficult to stop this tragedy?
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Alberta@Noon Extra: Kendall Kozakewich

Judy's full interview with Kendall Kozakewich, a 28-year-old woman with FASD.
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Is carbon capture a silver bullet?

We take a look at both the pros and cons of carbon capture technology - looking at the potential risks and the potential rewards.
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Life with FASD

We are hearing your stories about life with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, or FASD. It's the most common cause of developmental disability in Canada. Today on the program - what's the one thing you want others to know about FASD? If you're looking for help because you're concerned about FASD you can visit CanFASD.ca and fasdfamilylife.ca.
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Housing and the federal budget

The federal government says it wants to start a housing revolution - and that the new money available in yesterday's budget should help do that. The goal is to add almost 4 million new homes by 2031. To help pay for all this new spending, there's increased capital gains taxes, which will impact wealthier Canadians and businesses. Today - what do you think? Can you afford a place to live? If you want to buy a home - can you find one you can afford? What about renting? If you own a home - can you afford to keep it?
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The pursuit of perfection

If you're a perfectionist - where did it land you? What's it like for you trying to be perfect? Did it work? Or did it hinder you? Social psychologist and author Thomas Curran is our guest today to talk about perfectionism.
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Calgary's new housing strategy

Will Calgary's new housing strategy help make housing more affordable and accessible?
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India - Canada relations

India is now warning its citizens to not visit Canada. This is on the heels of allegations made by the Canadian Prime Minister that India was involved in the killing of a Sikh leader in British Columbia. Today - what do you make of this and what do you want to know? We're joined by Michael Kugelman. He's the director of the South Asia Institute at the Wilson Center in Washington DC.
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Are you going to the movies?

What does get you into the theatre? Do you want to go to a film festival? See a blockbuster? CBC pop culture columnist Rad Simonpillai is here to take your calls.
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Proposed Alberta Pension Plan

We're asking you about your pensions today. The provincial government has released a report on the possibility of leaving the CPP and establishing an Alberta Pension Plan. We want to hear what you think. We're joined by CBC Calgary's Jason Markusoff and Globe and Mail reporter and columnist Kelly Cryderan.
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New organization to support first responders in Alberta

Today we want to hear your stories about being a first responder. We're going to tell you about an organization that's setting up in Alberta to offer support to our first responders. We have two guests for the hour. Mo Shaukat is president of Boots on the Ground Peer Support for First Responders in Alberta, and Dave McLennan is the founder of Boots on the Ground in Ontario.
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How's the school year going?

We talk to teachers and parents about how the first few weeks of the school year have gone.
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Reaction to House of Commons speech

A Nazi soldier got a standing ovation in the House of Commons last week. And now the Speaker of the House has resigned. We're going to cover this story from several angles for the next hour. We're joined by Mount Royal University political scientist Duane Bratt, and David Marples, a professor of Russian and East European History at the University of Alberta.
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Finding a family doctor

How is your search for a family doctor going?
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Bringing your family to Canada

What kinds of challenges have you had to deal with when it comes to bringing your family to Canada? Immigration lawyer Jatin Shory joins us for the hour.
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Your vaccination questions answered

Next week, Albertans will be able to book appointments for RSV, flu, and Covid vaccines. What do you want to know about the latest vaccines? Dr. Lynora Saxinger joins us for the hour to take your calls and questions.
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Canada-India tensions

What impact do rising tensions between Canada and India have on your life? If you have family in India that wants to immigrate - or if you want to visit your family in India - what's this been like for you?
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High food prices

What's behind high prices at the grocery store? How are your Thanksgiving plans changing because of food costs?
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Choosing to not have kids

Have you chosen not to have children? What factors went into that decision? Author Maria Coffey joins us for the hour.
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New Hockey Canada changing policy

What will a new minor hockey dressing room policy mean for teams and players across the country?
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Cherie Dimaline and David A. Robertson

We talk to authors Cherie Dimaline and David A. Robertson about writing novels for young adults.
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Your questions on Israel and Gaza answered

Jon Allen, a former Canadian ambassador to Israel, joins us to answer your questions about the situation in Israel and Gaza.
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Edmonton's zoning bylaw

Edmonton is the most recent city to grapple with how to make housing more affordable and available. Without endless sprawl. The city has drafted a new bylaw which, if passed, would allow for higher density in all residential areas, most of the time. What do you think of the new zoning bylaw?
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What did your DNA test tell you?

Have you taken a DNA test? What did DNA testing reveal to you about your health and your family?
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The Working Mother Experience

What you want others to know about your life as a working mother? Our guest today decided that the best way to explain and explore what her life as a working mom is like would be through art. She's not a working artist. She's a mom with a job but she's started a project called "Working Mother Experience," an online exhibit of art by others like her.
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Your thoughts on an Alberta Pension Plan

The pension debate heats up. What do you need to know before you decide?
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When your car was stolen

Has your car been stolen recently? Sid Kingma with the Equite Association joins us for the hour to take your calls.
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What to do about short-term rentals

Is it time to consider new regulation for short-term rentals? What should that look like? What has your experience been like with short-term rentals like AirBNB?
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Foster and kinship care in Alberta

What do think people should know about the foster and kinship care system in Alberta?
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Are you a fast talker?

If you are a fast talker, we want to hear from you. What's that like? Have you tried to change?
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Why do you scare yourself?

Today on the program, we want to hear why you willingly make yourself scared. What do you do - and what's the feeling you get from freaking yourself out?
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How is the conflict in the Middle East affecting your relationships here?

It's been almost 3 weeks since Hamas attacked southern Israel. And about as long since Israel started retaliating. Thousands of people have died. The United Nations is calling on Hamas to release the hostages it continues to hold. And the UN is appealing for a humanitarian pause in the fighting to deliver food and other supplies to hundreds of thousands of civilians displaced in the Gaza strip. There is growing concern about how the conflict is affecting Albertans. If that's you - tell us how the conflict in the Middle East is affecting your relationships here.
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Your conversation with Rick Mercer

For 15 years - Rick Mercer travelled the country. He sledded down an icy road in BC in a homemade luge, went skinny dipping with Bob Rae, ziplining with Jann Arden, he had burgers with Jean Chretien. Rick has written a memoir about all this. It's called Rick Mercer - the Road Years, and today he is our guest
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What's next for the federal carbon tax?

With the federal Liberals carving out an exemption for home heating oil, what does the future of the carbon tax look like?
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Should parents have a say about their children's pronouns?

what rights should parents have when it comes to the pronouns their kids use? The pronoun debate is coming to Alberta politics this weekend, when the UCP has its annual meeting. There's a motion up for deabte - it says Alberta Parents should have to give written consent before a teacher can use a new pronoun for a child. What do you think?
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Flying in Canada

Have you taken a flight recently? What was the experience like? We're joined by the CBC's Kyle Bakx and aviation expert John Gradek for the hour to take your calls.
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The challenges of online dating

What has the world of online dating been like for you?
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Your money-saving tips

How are you cutting corners to deal with the high cost of living?
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Your go-to comfort foods

What are the comfort foods that you turn to when you need a satisfying meal or a delicious desert? Our foodies Phil Wilson and Karen Kho join us in studio for the hour.
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Your heat pump questions answered

Is a heat pump in your future? We take your calls and questions about heat pumps.
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The province dismantles AHS

Health care delivery in Alberta is about to change. Premier Danielle Smith has announced plans to dismantle Alberta Health Services as we know it, and create four new bodies to oversee healthcare. Is this the fix the health care system needs?
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Are you dining out?

With cost of living challenges affecting people across Alberta, we ask you - are you still dining out at restaurants?
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Travelling with a disability

If you have a disability, have you tried to travel recently? What has your experience been like?
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Making a living wage

Are you making a living wage? Are you a business owner who is trying to pay a living wage? We want to hear your thoughts on the cost of living in Alberta and the amount of money you need to make to get by.
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Who does the invisible labour in your house?

Author Eve Rodsky joins us to talk about the ways that household responsibilities are divided in families - and the ways that the "chore gap" can manifest itself in households.
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What should the province do with the Manning report?

Former politician Preston Manning was given a job: review the pandemic response and suggest how Alberta can respond better if there's another one. His report came out this week, and it recommends changing the rules so that the premier and cabinet have the last word on future crises. And it would be almost impossible to close schools. What do you want the province to now do with this report?
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Anna Olson

Baker and television personality Anna Olson joins us for the hour to take your calls.
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The joys of talking to strangers

What are the memorable conversations that you've had with complete strangers?
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Nurse practitioners in Alberta

For years, nurse practitioners have been asking for the ability to set up their own practices and bill the government for that work. With the province granting nurse practitioners that ability this week, where should those nurse practitioners fit into the primary care system in Alberta?
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David Keith

Climate scientist David Keith joins us in studio for the hour to take your calls and questions.
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Gift-giving ideas

How are you planning to give holiday gifts this year?
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A new approach to airline luggage?

Would charging for carry-on luggage - and making checked luggage free - make life easier for passengers and airlines?
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Pulling the trigger on the Alberta Sovereignty Act

Premier Danielle Smith says Ottawa is infringing on provincial jurisdiction with its attempts to decarbonize the electricity grid by 2035, saying Albertans would pay a huge price for it. Federal environment minister Steven Guilbeault, meanwhile, says Smith's political rhetoric is just that - rhetoric. As Alberta and Ottawa squares off again, what are your thoughts?
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Multigenerational households

More young adults than ever are living with their parents. Would you ever do this? We're talking about multigenerational households, and the reasons you've decided to make this your household.
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Giving to charity

Is giving to charity an option for you these days? If you are, how do you decide where to give?
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Tipping culture

Today we're talking about tipping culture. Is it out of control? How do you decide when you'll tip and how much?
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Are you a 'Romantasy' reader?

Are you a member of the growing group of people that just can't wait for Rebecca Yarros' next book? Is the romance-fantasy combo - or romantasy - your thing? Are you into another style of fantasy or science fiction? Today we want to hear about it.
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New oil and gas emissions cap

The federal government is introducing a new cap on oil and gas emissions. Is this the right move?
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Role models

Who are the role models in your life that you look up to?
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Rediscovering your identity after a career change

If you've recently retired or lost your job, what has it been like to rediscover yourself and rethink your self-identity? Authors Trish Exton-Parder and Corinne Wilkinson join us in studio.
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New federal dental plan

The new federal dental plan is rolling out. Starting next week, middle to low income seniors over the age of 87 should be able to sign up for the new federal dental plan. The rest of the program will be rolled out over 2024. Ultimately, 9 and a half million Canadians will get access to these benefits. At a cost of 13 billion dollars, it's the largest investment in dental care in Canadian history. Will this new dental plan help you?
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Long distance parenting

How do you make your long distance parenting arrangement work?
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Dealing with the high cost of cars

Cars and trucks in Alberta, new and used, are the most expensive in the country. So what's this meant for you? What are the lengths you've gone to in order to keep your vehicle alive? What have you changed about your life to be able to afford one?
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Blitz Day 2023: Your stories of kindness

It's Blitz Day live from the CBC lobby, and we wanted to hear your stories of an act of kindness that you will never forget. Tell us a story, and our guest Justine Giles will sing you a song.
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Odd gift requests from kids

We talk to a pair of Santas about their work and some of the weirdest gift requests they've received from kids.
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Do we need Pharmacare?

When Medicare was created, a few things were left out. One of those being dental care which is being partly fixed though the new national dental care program launched last week. The other is prescription drugs. About 10 per cent of Canadians have no coverage for prescription drugs and another 10 per cent are under insured. Pharmacare is supposed to address that by providing free prescription drugs to all. The plan was to have legislation around pharmacare in place by the end of this year. Do you have drug coverage? Do you want pharmacare to go ahead? We want to hear your thoughts.
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The dish you are looking forward to making

This is time of year when you're probably planning your menus for the coming holidays, stocking up on the ingredients, maybe even sourcing out your turkey. Today, take a moment to tell us about your plans. What is the one holiday meal or dish you always cook?
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Midlife No. 2

We talk to Sarah Chan and Jhenifer Pobliano, the editors of a new writing anthology looking at life in middle age.
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Alberta at Noon annual quiz show 2023

We've seen an election campaign, big changes in health care, debates over pension plans and energy regulations, and legal fights between the province and the feds. It's been a busy year, so how much do you remember?
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The future of electric vehicles

The federal government wants to see everyone driving a zero emissions vehicle by the year 2035 but Premier Smith says the policy will lead to massive increases in the cost of vehicles and utility bills, vehicle rationing, long wait lists, And an increase in costs to business owners. Are you ready to buy an electric vehicle? Is the federal policy too ambitious from your perspective?
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Your thoughts on city tax increases

More than 580-thousand property owners in Calgary will begin receiving their 2024 Property Assessment Notices. In Edmonton, those notices will be mailed out in mid-January. When you open your package, you might be in for a bit of a surprise, because property taxes are going up by quite a bit more than we've grown used to.
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Homeless encampments across the province

Homeless encampments across central Edmonton are being torn down this week. Just this week alone, makeshift shelters at four camps were removed by city workers and police. These actions have left people sharply divided. The city says the camps are too dangerous to remain standing, pointing to several recent encampment fires. Advocates for homeless people say taking them down puts encampment residents at risk. Today, we're asking you to weigh in. What should be done to deal with homeless encampments? What is the best way to balance concerns about community and resident safety with the needs of the unhoused?
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What should others be reading this year?

It's our new year's book phone-in. Tell us what you are reading and who else might like it. We are joined by Shelley Youngblut, the executive director of Wordfest, and Jacqueline Baker, an author and professor of creative writing at MacEwan University.
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What do you need to know about wills?

It's one of those things we tend to put off. An Angus Reid poll from last year suggests that half of Canadians don't have a will. You might be thinking it's expensive, it's complicated and you're probably too young anyway. Today, we're asking: do you have a will and what's holding you back from getting one?
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Dealing with debt

How are you managing your debt load? What successes and struggles have you had when it comes to paying down debt?
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Rethinking diploma exams

Diploma exams are required in a dozen Grade 12 classes. Students have to write at least two if they want to get their high school diploma and the tests are worth 30 per cent of their final grade. We want to know your thoughts. Is it too much to leave to the mercy of one high stakes exam? Do you see value in these standardized tests?
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Helping people out in the cold

With temperatures well into the -30s across Alberta over the next few days, it’s a time when people often wind up needing or giving help. It could be help for a neighbour or a stranger; in the woods or right in the heart of a city; a lifesaving act or something small. What are those wintery moments where you’ve come to someone’s aid? Or perhaps someone jumped into action for you. Do frigid moments like these help bring us together?
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Your home renovation questions

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of kicking off a home improvement project only to realize, you're in way over your head. Maybe you're just about to get a project underway. What has you stumped? We're joined by Bryan Baeumler to get your questions answered.
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How do we solve homelessness?

What do you think the key is to solving homelessness in our communities? What would you like to see happen next? Our guests today are: - David Berger, former Deputy Executive Director, Boyle Street Community Services - Christine Davies, Permanent Supportive Housing Supervisor at Niganin (an Indigenous led charity that provides shelter and supportive housing) - Judith Gale from Bear Clan Beaver Hills House, a group of volunteers who go out to help people living on the streets in Edmonton - Jason Nixon, Alberta's Minister of Seniors, Community and Social Services
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Rachel Notley steps down

Former premier Rachel Notley is stepping down as the leader of the Alberta NDP. What is her legacy in Alberta?
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Are we doing enough to help newcomers settle?

Today, we look at the supports that exist for helping newcomers to Canada, and where the holes in the system are. We have experts in the field, those who have lived it and asked you if we are doing enough to help people settle.
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Paying back small business loans

At the height of the pandemic, Ottawa handed out loans to small businesses struggling to survive. Now, the deadline to repay those loans is here. Do you own a small business? Did you get one of these federal pandemic loans? Have you been able to pay it back?
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Your questions about wills and estates

If you don't have a will yet, there's no time like the present to create one. It's also important to appoint an executor who will fulfill your wishes. How are you taking care of your estate?
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How are you sleeping?

Does your partner's snoring keep you up at night? You can always move to another room or wear earplugs if your partner snores. But what if something else is keeping you from getting a good night's sleep? How can you fix it? We are listening your sleep deprived stories today, and getting some tips from an expert in the field.
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Tell us about your scars

What do your scars say about you? What story do they tell?
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Danielle Smith sits down with Tucker Carlson

Premier Danielle Smith will sit down for a conversation with fired Fox News host Tucker Carlson at an event in Calgary this week. Is this the right decision?
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Are you getting the primary health care you need?

Just over 13 hundred family doctors agreed to take part in the online survey done for the AMA just last week. Vast majority of them say they concerned about the financial viability of their practices. Estimates from the provincial government show that at least 600 thousand Albertans don't have access to primary care. If you are a family doctor, we want to hear your perspective and your idea for solutions. If you're the patient, can you get the primary health care are you need?
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How AI helps and harms

AI is all around us. It autocorrects your texts and you can use it to create an email to colleagues, but AI generated images and videos are also threatening to disrupt our elections with fake information. When you encounter AI, what's that been like? Have you used it? Have you been fooled by it?
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Town Hall Special – Unsettling: Are we fulfilling the promise of immigration?

Canada's immigrant population is soaring. In Calgary, the surge has put pressure on infrastructure and service delivery, from the housing market to health care. Without critical supports in place for newcomers, is it time to reconsider immigration levels? Would you recommend a move to Canada to family and friends abroad? At a live town hall event, host Judy Aldous explored these questions and more with a panel of five immigration experts.
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Your experience as a power of attorney

It's a moment you never want to think about - there is an accident or an illness. Something takes away your ability to make decisions about your money or medical decisions. In Alberta - the financial decisions are made by someone who's been made enduring power of attorney and medical and other personal decisions through your personal directive. Have you been appointed power of attorney? What was your experience like?
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Single-use item bylaws in Edmonton and Calgary

New bylaws governing the use of single-use items are now in effect in Edmonton and Calgary. Are you on board with these bylaws - and is this the right approach to help reduce paper and plastic waste?
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Are you getting the childcare you need?

Have you found the childcare you need and can afford? We used to hear of parents paying 70 or even 100 dollars a day. Under the new federal provincial program, fees are supposed to be dropping to an end goal of 10 dollars a day. As the parent, what are you paying?
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Alberta's new policy for transgender and non-binary youth

It will affect their medical treatment, their use of pronouns at school and their participation in sports. Today, we're talking about Alberta's sweeping new policy for transgender and non binary youth, and we want to know your thoughts.
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Is thrifting what it used to be?

People are noticing that thrifting has gotten more expensive. Value Village is under the spotlight this week, with reports of marking up items coming into question. We wanted to know if you thrift and if you are finding the deals that you used to find?
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Drought concerns across the province

It snowed and rained a bit this weekend, but we know it'll take much more than a few days of precipitation to change things. Alberta is in what's called stage 3 of drought. Stage 4 is when it starts to affect how we all live and work. Do you live in an area where the drought is bad? What will it mean for you if it continues?
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Finding work with a criminal record

The John Howard Society surveyed 400 hiring managers across the country, including almost 50 in Alberta. They found many were reluctant to hire someone who had a criminal record. We asked you if you've tried to get a job when with a record. Have you been able to get work?
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Have you had your vehicle stolen?

Car thefts are rising. In Quebec, police reported a 50 per cent increase in 2022, and Toronto is seeing huge increases as well. In Alberta - the story isn't so dramatic. The numbers have been pretty steady over the past few years. Ottawa is preparing a summit on car thefts, so we wanted to know if you had your vehicle stolen.
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Seniors with pets

A pet can be a lifeline for someone as they age. It forces you out the door to exercise the animal and it gives you someone to care for. But it can be costly and make you worry about what will happen if you can no longer care for the pet. We want to hear your stories about what its like to have a pet as you age.
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The state of local news

Today we're talking about the state of news in the wake of big cuts at Bell Media. Bell, which owns CTV, is laying off 4800 people, cancelling lots of newscast. We asked you how you see the state of local news today?
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How much money do you need to be happy?

Today we're asking about money and if it can buy you happiness? New research says that, up to a point, more money will make you happier, but eventually the thrill wears off. What do you think?
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Edmonton's public spaces bylaw

There's a big debate happening in Edmonton on what can and can't happen in public spaces. If the new bylaw is passed, it would ban drug use in all public spaces and have you get a permit to hold a protest. So what do you make of the public spaces bylaw for Edmonton?
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When it comes to sex, what should we talking about?

Our guest today has written a book called - "Sex in Canada: The Who, Why, When and How of Getting Down Up North." It's a compilation of wide ranging data about the sex lives in Canadians. We asked you for your questions. What myths do you want busted? What do you know now, that you didn't know when you first become sexually active?
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Stories of adoption

For some people, adopting a child is an option when it comes to starting or expanding their family. For others, placing a child for adoption can be a life changing decision as well. With Family Day coming up, we'd like to hear your stories about the adoption process, or advice you'd like to share.
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Life in the trades

Have you pursued a career in the trades? What are the benefits and what are the drawbacks?
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Premier Smith's budget preview

Today, we looked at the Premier's economic outlook announced last night. The plan is to bump up the amount of money we pump into the Heritage Saving Fund, to restrain spending, and to delay promised tax cuts. What are your thoughts?
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Why you love wrestling

Today on Alberta at noon, we talked about your love of wrestling. Peter Klein has a podcast all about wrestling and joined us on the show. So did Edmonton filmmaker Omar Mouallem who just made a documentary about the indie wrestling scene.
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Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation

We talk to bestselling author Dr. Jen Gunter about her new book "Blood: The Science, Medicine, and Mythology of Menstruation."
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The 'radical act' of hanging out

Sheila Liming is an associate professor of writing at Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont. Her new book "Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time" looks at the joy and the importance of simply hanging out with people. Is this a part of your life? What's the best thing that's ever happened to you while just hanging out?
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Two years of war in Ukraine

David Marples from the University of Alberta joins us for the hour to discuss the ongoing war in Ukraine.
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How did the deadliest year for opioid deaths affect your life?

In 2023, at least 4 people died on average everyday from opioids. That's over 17 hundred people. So if you've lost someone to the drug crisis, what was their story, and what is yours?
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Your thoughts on the federal pharmacare program

The federal government has announced the creation of a national pharmacare program - but Alberta wants to opt out. What do you think of the idea of national pharmacare, and what should Alberta's response be?
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New renewable energy policies

The pause on renewables was lifted and there are now a new set of rules that come into effect March 1st. Projects like wind and solar farms cannot be built on prime agricultural land unless they can co-exist with crops or livestock. Wind turbines won't be allowed near protected areas and in places where they might affect so called "pristine viewscapes." No such rules exist for oil an gas, logging or coal. So what do you make of these new rules for renewables?
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Political parties at city hall

Today we talked about whether or not we should have political parties in municipal elections. Most polling shows Albertans don't want them, but the premier has said she wants them; that in her mind, it's already partisan so parties would just make it more transparent.
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Super Tuesday in the U.S.

With a second Biden-Trump matchup all but certain, we talk to political scientist Greg Anderson from the University of Alberta about what to expect as the 2024 U.S. presidential election approaches.
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Your stories of waiting for surgery

How have surgery wait times in Alberta affected you?
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What the interest rate means for you

The Bank of Canada is holding interest rates at 5%, saying it's still too soon for a rate cut. What does this mean for your finances and your mortgage?
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Potlucks: awful or amazing?

We talked about potlucks on the show today. Are you like Carmen Cheng and you love them as a way to be introduced to fabulous new foods? Or maybe you're with Phil Wilson who's been to too many potlucks where KFC and veggie trays were the centerpieces. We wanted to know your thoughts.
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The federal carbon tax

Is the federal carbon tax on its last legs? In the absence of a federal carbon tax, are there better ways to tackle climate change?
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The Alberta NDP leadership race

Who should be the next leader of the Alberta NDP?
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Reviewing the Oscars

The Oscars have come and gone for another year. Did the Academy make the right picks? What did you think of the show?
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Self-checkout and scanned receipts

Do you use the self-checkout or do you prefer chatting with a cashier? What do you think of the idea of scanning a receipt before you can leave a grocery store?
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Your weight loss experiences with Ozempic

What is your experience using diabetes drugs like Ozempic for weight loss?
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When is it time to change jobs?

Has there been a moment when you decided that you needed to find another job? We asked you what happened and if it worked out the way you expected it to.
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Why did you stay in or leave your small town?

A new report describes many of the challenges facing small rural communities in Alberta right now. When young people leave, and newcomers choose to live in big cities, it can trigger the demise of a town, or village. We wanted to hear your stories about life in small town Alberta. Past, present, and future.
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Your gardening questions with Jim Hole

You might have a question about your indoor plants, or this sudden warm weather might have you thinking about what you're going to plant this spring. We have Jim Hole for the hour.
1/1/152 minutes, 48 seconds
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Should the recall legislation be changed?

The province is considering changes to its recall legislation. What do you think of the way it stands now, and how would you like to see it changed?
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How to age well

How are you handling grey hair and your changing body? What are you doing physically and mentally to age well? Are you trying to hide it - or embrace it?
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Dog safety

How do we keep people safe from aggressive dogs?
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Looking after children and aging parents

The so called 'sandwich generation' is growing, and more people are feeling the squeeze. Millions of boomers are living longer thanks to breakthroughs in modern medicine and more young adults are still living at home because of the rising cost of housing. We want to know what it's like to be a hard working member of the 'sandwich generation'.
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Measles and vaccines

If you've been vaccinated against measles - or if you've had measles in the past - is it time for a booster? Craig Jenne from the University of Calgary joins us for the hour to take your calls and questions.
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Carbon and fuel taxes

The cost to fill up at the pumps is going up. What will it mean for you?
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When to claim your Canada Pension Plan

Today on Alberta at Noon, we wanted to hear your thoughts on when is the best time to start collecting your share of the Canada Pension Plan.
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Is social media helping or harming children?

Four school boards in Ontario have launched a massive lawsuit against social media platforms like Tik Tok, Instagram and Snapchat. The suit claims the sites are addictive, and negatively affecting the behaviour and mental health of children. How is the use of social media apps affecting your kids or grandkids?
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The state of primary health care

The provincial government has launched a plan to train and retain more doctors in under served areas of Alberta. But, those doctors won't be ready to practice for another six years or so. We asked how you're feeling about primary care right now in your community.
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What are you reading?

We're joined by two guests today to share book recommendations. Jacqueline Baker is an author and associate professor of creative writing at MacEwan University in Edmonton, while Calgary's Anne Logan reviews books on her blog ivereadthis.com.
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Do you suffer from migraines?

Dr. Werner Becker from the University of Calgary joins us to take your calls and questions on migraines.
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Your second chance at life

What happened when you were given a second chance at life? Coming close to dying - or knowing it's imminent - can change everything. Today, we want to hear about those moments and what changed for you.Jeremie Saunders, the co-host of the Sickboy podcast, is our guest for the hour.
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Volunteer Week begins today

Do you volunteer your time? If so, what are you doing and what do those volunteer efforts bring to your life?
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Blanket rezoning in Calgary

Will zoning changes in Alberta's major cities help alleviate the housing crisis?
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Attracting people to the trades

What will it take to get more workers to choose the trades?
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What's in a brand?

Calgary's new civic brand is "Blue Sky City", a change from previous taglines like "Be Part of the Energy" and "Heart of the New West." Do you like the change? Does a civic brand change the way you feel about your community? What do you think about the approach that your community is taking?
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Putting a veto on local deals with Ottawa

The premier says her government should approve deals that cities or universities make with the federal government. The mayor of Calgary says that's the opposite of what we need now. We want to know your thoughts on Bill-18.
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Your thoughts on Bill 20

Today we spoke about Bill 20. City mayors call it anti-democratic and an overreach. What about you?
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The future of hydrogen

Our provincial government believes hydrogen can help us reach net zero. Investing millions of dollars to get us there. Environmental advocates say it's a distraction. What do you think?
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Banning smoking in the UK

The UK has a new strategy to reduce tobacco use - to ban stores from selling cigarettes to an ever expanding cohort. If you're born in 2009 or later, shops would never be able to sell to you. Can you imagine this working here?
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The right to disconnect

Trudeau government is floating the idea of a 'right to disconnect' from work policy for federal employees. Ontario already has a law like that designed to help people manage their work-life balance. Do we need rules around the right to disconnect from work?
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What should happen to TikTok?

After years of trying, American lawmakers have started a process to end TikTok as it now stands. They passed a law that will either see the app sold or banned. The company CEO took to Tiktok of course to defend his company. What do you think of TikTok and what do you think its future should be?
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Bye Bye BC, Hello Alberta

Why are thousands of British Columbia residents packing their bags and moving to Alberta? In a special joint show with BC Today, we look at why so many people are making their way across Alberta's western border.
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How well do you know your neighbours?

Back in the day, many of us grew up in close-knit communities, where you knew most of the people on your block. Today we're asking, how well do you know your neighbours?
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Opening day for Trans Mountain

The Trans Mountain Pipeline is up and running after years of construction. Jeff Jones from the Globe and Mail joins us to look back at the history of the project and look ahead to what its completion means for Alberta.
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Your thoughts on the Canadian dental plan

The federal dental care program is now up and running. Are you using it? Do you plan to? How is it helping?
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A ban on cellphones in schools

There's a wide variety of approaches to cell phones in Alberta schools. Some have strict restrictions, others not so much. Is it time for a province wide ban?
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Why are you still working, when you could be retired?

There are a growing number of Canadians who are working past the age of sixty-five. Many of them are doing it because they need the money, while others just love their jobs. We asked why you are working when you could be retired?
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Recriminalizing public drug use

BC's short lived experiment with allowing hard drug use in public places is over. Oregon has also reversed course on decriminalization? What happened and what's to be learned?
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Why you love to raise bees

There's a beekeeping boom in this country. Stats Canada reported earlier this year that there were more than 15 thousand beekeepers in Canada, the highest in almost 40 years. It's a growing hobby that comes with some big challenges for first-timers. We want to know why you got into beekeeping.
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Would you miss Canada Post?

Canada Post is in big financial trouble. It lost almost 750 million dollars last year and says it could run out of money within a year. The Crown Corporation wants to rethink how it works and what it does. One option is to stop daily mail delivery. Would you care if that happened?
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Your questions for the Alberta NDP leadership candidates

4 candidates are vying for your votes in the Alberta NDP leadership race. Three of those candidates, Kathleen Ganley, Naheed Nenshi and Sarah Hoffman, are here today to answer your questions
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Protesting on university campuses

Unlike other universities, Alberta encampments are brought down quickly. At the U of C, it lasted less than 24 hours. A similar encampment was removed at the University of Alberta. Was this the right strategy? When protesters set up encampments on campus, what should happen?
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Wildfires in Fort McMurray / Your questions for Jodi Callahoo Stonehouse

1000's of people told to leave, smoke in the air. Clogged highways. Another fire season has started in the Fort McMurray area. How are you affected by these fires and what are you thinking as we head into another season of fire and smoke?At the end of the show, we speak with Alberta Leadership candidate Jodi Callahoo Stonehouse.
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How are you saving at the pump?

What are you doing to save money when you fill up your vehicle? Patrick De Haan from GasBuddy and Lorraine Sommerfeld from driving.ca join us to take your calls.
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Oilers face a crucial long weekend

With the Edmonton Oilers facing a do-or-die long weekend in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, we talk about Oilers fandom and the lengths you've gone to to cheer on the team.
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The random events that shaped your life

Author and sociologist Mark Rank joins to talk about how random chance can influence our lives.
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The high cost of rent

Rent prices have skyrocketed over the last year. How are tenants - and landlords - feeling about the price hikes?
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Joanna Tschudy takes your calls

We're joined by gardening expert Joanna Tschudy to take your calls and questions.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gardening with Jim Hole

Horticulturist Jim Hole answers your end of season gardening questions.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Back-to-school meals

What are the meals that save you during the school year?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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International students

Would cutting back on international students help Canada's housing crunch?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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First time home buying

When you think back on that first home you bought, what were the mistakes you made? Spend too much? Too little? Bought in the wrong location? We hear from you about what you learned from buying your first house.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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The lasting impact of summer camp

The season for summer camps is ending. Whether you went for a week or a month, whether you hiked or played trumpet or learned about your culture - what are your stories of the lasting impact of camp.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Province takes over lab services

The province has taken over control of laboratory services from Dynalife after complaints about poor service and long delays. Is this the right decision?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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The pet you won't forget

Have you had a pet in your life - past or present - that you'll never forget? Whether it was a childhood friend or an adult companion, we're taking your stories today on Alberta@Noon.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Fires continue to burn in B.C. and N.W.T.

On today's Alberta@Noon, we provide an update on the fires in British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Men and friendship

Why do some men find it so hard to make and maintain friendships? What can be done to solve the issue?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wildfire evacuations continue in the Northwest Territories

Judy Aldous and Loren McGinnis host a two-hour special for Alberta and the Northwest Territories as wildfires threaten Yellowknife and other northern communities.
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Northwest Territories wildfire evacuation

Tens of thousands of Northwest Territories residents are on evacuation notice as wildfires continue to burn throughout the territory. Judy Aldous and Loren McGinnis are in studio taking your calls and emails for a special three-hour show.
2 hours, 54 minutes, 8 seconds
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Surrendering a pet

Have you ever had to give up a pet? Why did you have to and what was the experience like?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Are you ready for self-driving taxis?

San Francisco is experimenting with "robotaxis" on city streets. Is this something you'd like to see where you live?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Clean energy regulations / Gardening with Jim Hole

In the first half hour, we take your calls on the federal government's new clean energy regulations and Alberta's response. In the second half hour we're joined by Jim Hole to take your gardening calls.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Hidden talents and secret lives

Do you know someone who has a surprising background, a hidden talent, or a history that you wouldn't expect?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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What you'll do for concert tickets

Swifties across the country were crossing their fingers hoping for access to Taylor Swift concert tickets today. What lengths have you gone to get to a must-see show?
51 minutes, 6 seconds
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What the Online News Act means for you

Does it matter to you if Canadian news disappears from social media? What do you make of the dispute over bill C-18?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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A pause on renewables / Tree questions with Gerard Fournier

On today's two part show, we start with a conversation about the province's moratorium on renewable energy approvals - we are joined by Andrew Leach from the University of Alberta and Emma Graney from the Globe and Mail. In the second part of the show, arborist Gerard Fournier answers your tree questions.
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Affordable housing in Alberta

Are you able to make ends meet when it comes to housing? How do we make progress on affordable housing in Alberta?
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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Why you fight wildfires

When wildfires ripped through Australia in 2019, Andrew Stewart says many Canadian crews came to help. This summer, he's come to Alberta. So what's behind that brotherhood and sisterhood of firefighters. Today - your stories of why you help fight wildfire.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Keeping your house cool

It has been hot - the hottest July on record. This has changed so many facets of our lives, including how we build and renovate. So what are you doing in your house to stay cool?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Looking for love as a senior

This fall, a new version of the US reality show "The Bachelor" is set to debut. This season's twist: the new bachelor is a 71 year old grandfather. Obviously not every single senior gets the reality TV treatment, but for millions of Canadians over 60, it is a familiar story. Today's question: how do you find connection, intimacy, and love - as you age?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gardening with Joanna Tschudy

Joanna Tschudy joins us for the hour to answer your gardening questions.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Should doctors charge membership fees?

A medical clinic in Calgary has told its patients that it will move to a paid membership model. Health Canada says it's a violation of the Canada Health Act. What do you think?
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Summer supper

What are you making for dinner on these hot summer nights?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Record breaking heat

How are you dealing with the high temperatures?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Gardening with Kath Smyth

Kath Smyth joins us to answer your gardening questions.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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The pull of nostalgia

What makes us nostalgic and why is nostalgia such a powerful force in our lives?
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Alzheimer's treatment

Researchers continue to work on finding effective treatments for Alzheimer's disease. Do reports of new breakthroughs give you hope?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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High rent in Alberta

Renters and landlords across the province are grappling with price hikes and increasing costs. How have increased costs affected you?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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High interest rates

How are higher interest rates affecting you and your family?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gerard Fournier answers your tree questions

Arborist Gerard Fournier joins us for the hour to take your calls and questions.
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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What do people misunderstand about your generation?

There are so many stereotypes about different generations - what are the common misconceptions and misunderstandings that people have about your generation?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Memorable midway rides

What are the carnival and midway rides that stand out from your youth? What story do you tell about the ride you remember?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Court delays

How are delays in Alberta's court system affecting you? What's behind the issue and what are the possible solutions?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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What you learned after being scammed

Have you been the victim of a scam? What did you learn from the experience?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Gardening with Jim Hole

Gardening expert Jim Hole joins us to answer your questions.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Homeless encampments in Alberta

What's the right response to homeless encampments in Alberta?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bill C-18 and news consumption

Where do you get your news? Will content restrictions imposed by Meta and Google change how you consume news?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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The cost of weddings

How much are you willing to spend on a wedding?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Should sports gambling ads be restricted?

Is it time to introduce new regulations on sports betting ads in Canada?
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Gardening with Joanna Tschudy

Joanna Tschudy from the Calgary Horticultural Society joins us in studio to answer your questions.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Your most memorable teacher

Today we're taking your stories about the teacher you'll never forget. How did your most memorable teacher make a difference in your life?
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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What happens next for Russia?

What do you make of what's happening in Russia right now? What do you want to know about the conflict and how we got to this point?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Lab grown meat

Last week US regulators approved the sale of lab grown chicken. That means it's meat grown from real chicken cells, but never was part of a live animal. Tastes like chicken without having been one. So there's no beaks, no feathers and no slaughtering, but you have to be ok eating something made in a lab. It'll still be years until it's actually on store shelves. Fish made that way is also being developed and then there will be beef. But would you buy it? Can you see the case for it?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Zoning changes in Edmonton

There's contentious debate in Edmonton over a suite of changes to the city's zoning bylaws. What do you want your neighbourhood to look like in the future and who should get to decide?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Your gardening questions with Kath Smythe

From drought to downpours. How's your garden?
53 minutes
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Being rewarded at work

New research suggests that non-financial rewards - such as "employee of the month" plaques - can actually cause more problems for employers and employees than anticipated. What motivates you in the workplace and what kinds of rewards to you want to receive from your employer?
52 minutes, 59 seconds
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Delaying retirement

Are you going to be able to retire when you want to? Or will you be delaying retirement?
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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AM radio memories and stories

With two historic Alberta radio frequencies being taken off the air last week, we talk about the future of AM radio in this province and take your calls. Alan Cross and Marty Forbes join us to talk about the past, present and future of the AM dial.
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Your tree questions with Gerard Fournier

What a season. So dry and hot. Then this rain that fell like a god send. Now the smoke. Your garden and your trees may be reacting to the unusual weather. So Gerard Fournier has come into studio to answer all your questions
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Your dad's embarrassing moments - that you now understand

What did your dad do when you were younger that mortified you at the time - but you can appreciate today? Comedian Steve Patterson joins us to take your calls.
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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It's finally raining

In the middle of a long hot dry spring, what difference will the rain make?
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Diablo Cody on Jagged Little Pill

We talk to writer Diablo Cody about her award-winning Broadway adaptation of Alanis Morrisette's 1995 album Jagged Little Pill.
48 minutes, 5 seconds
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How are you managing screen time?

Psychologist Dr. Sheri Madigan joins us to take your calls on managing screen time with kids.
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Calgary's housing plan

Calgary city council is in the middle of a hot debate around affordable housing. We want to hear how you think our cities should address it.
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your gardening questions with Jim Hole

It's extremely dry out there. That might be causing your plants some stress.
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Preparing for wildfires

There are 64 wild fires burning right now in Alberta. In Calgary - city firefighters had to put out 2 fires, this week - both near downtown. Much of Ontario and Quebec are blanketed in smoke today, and of course - Halifax. A wildfire there destroyed hundreds of homes. To call this year unprecedented is an understatement - so today, what should we do now to prepare for what may be a season of fires.
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Pickleball in Alberta

Why pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in Canada.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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What got you to quit smoking?

The labels on cigarettes are changing. What do you think of that? Is it effective? If you did quit smoking, what finally motivated you?
52 minutes, 55 seconds
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Your gardening questions with Joanna Tschudy

We answer your gardening questions in this hot, dry spring
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Alberta's relationship with Ottawa

What do you want Alberta's relationship with Ottawa to be like? Are you with our newly elected premier, Danielle Smith?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Your real life Succession stories

Did you pass on your family business to your children or maybe you're the one that has taken over the business? What was that like and what did you learn along the way?
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Alberta provincial election results

The UCP returned to power. Is that the result you wanted? We dive into the Alberta provincial election results with guests Alex Boyd, an Alberta-based national reporter for the Toronto Star, and Jason Markusoff, a CBC Calgary producer and writer.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Battleground Calgary election issues

What matters to you in this election and are you hearing what you want to hear? We asked these questions to a live audience on a special edition of Alberta at Noon in Calgary.
51 minutes, 19 seconds
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Your gardening questions with Jim Hole

We're a little past that unnoficial start of gardening season around here. The May long weekend. You might have questions about what you should and shouldn't be planting this time of year
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Foreign interference inquiry

There will not be public inquiry into foreign interference - is it the right call? After two months of reviewing documents and interviewing policy makers, David Johnston is recommending against calling a public inquiry into foreign interference in Canadian politics.
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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How are you sleeping these days?

At its best, sleeping can be a beautiful thing. A chance to rest and recharge. But it can also be incredibly frustrating if it's not going well.
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Alberta election campaign so far

With 10 days left in the provincial election campaign, have you decided how you'll vote? Has anything changed your mind? Political scientist Lori Williams and Globe and Mail reporter Kelly Cryderman are our guests.
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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WestJet strike

WestJet pilots could go on strike this week. Are you changing your plans?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Sharing a pub with a pet

Do you want dogs around when you go out for dinner or a drink?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Talent shows

Talent shows - why you love to watch them or perform in them.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Wildfire update

What's it like for you dealing with the wildfires right now? How should we deal with them in the future?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Canada and China's diplomatic expulsions

Now that Canada and China have traded diplomatic expulsions, what do you think will happen next and what should Canada's long term strategy be?
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Your gardening questions with Jim Hole

Today, we speak with Horticulturalist and Arborist, Jim Hole, who answers your questions about gardening.
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Reining in AI

The so-called "Godfather of AI" has stepped down from his role at Google. Geoffrey Hinton is warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence. Including the potential for governments to use AI to manipulate elections or in his words create "robot soldiers." What do you think when you hear this? Are you concerned about the reach of AI? What do you think needs to be done to address it?
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Red Deer health care

This election campaign, both parties are promising a Red Deer hospital expansion. We've come to the Red Deer library to find out what you want your next government to do, to improve your health care.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Alberta wildfires

How have the fires affected you? We know residents of Edson were allowed home this morning, how's that going? If you're still out of our home, get in touch and let us know how you're doing. Are you getting the information you need?
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your spring gardening questions

It's hot out there, and while we're in a bit of a summery-spring What does that mean for your garden? Today on the program, Joanna Tschudy is here to answer all your questions.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Prince Charles' coronation

The coronation of King Charles - how are you feeling about it? For the first time in 70 years, a new monarch will be crowned on Saturday. What about you? What will you be thinking as you watch the new king be crowned?
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The right to repair

You buy a laptop. Not long after the battery won't hold a charge. You want to replace the battery because the laptop works fine otherwise, but you can't buy the tools or the battery. That's one of problems the right to repair movement is trying to fix. They got some traction In The newest federal budget. So what do you want the right to repair?
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Election campaigning underway

The race is on. The UCP announces a tax cut while the NDP promises to focus on health care. The election campaign is officially underway. So what matters to you in this election? What will decide your vote?
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Your childhood books

Judy Blume is having another moment. There's a new documentary about her life and influence and the movie adaption of her book Are there God it's me Margaret. So we're using this as a reason to talk abut the book that saw you through your adolescence
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Who decides where you work?

The members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada are looking for higher wages, yes, but a big question at the bargaining table has been the rules around remote work. Who gets to decide if you work from home, you, your union, or your employer?
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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What happened to you when you took a Gap year?

Why did you take a year away from school when you were young? What did you do and what did you learn? Looking back - was it the right choice?
52 minutes, 55 seconds
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Calgary Arena deal

Calgary's new arena deal - what do you think of it? It'll cost 1 point 2 billion dollars - to replace the Saddlecome and build up the area all around it. Mayor Jyoti Gondek says this is a better deal than previous ones because it's about the whole district. It'll mean a new home for the Flames, other publicly available facilities. But what do you think? What do you want to see?
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Involuntary drug treatments

Involuntary drug treatment is on the table. Should it be?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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The PSAC strike

150 thousand federal public servants across the country are on strike. These are people who work at the passport and immigration offices. Who work at Canada revenue on your taxes. If you are someone on strike or you're affected by it - what does this strike mean to you?
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Your kitchen tips

Julie van Rosendaal joins us to talk about your tips and tricks in the kitchen.
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E-sports in Alberta

There is a rising influence of esports, or competitive video gaming. There's even a push to have them included in the Olympics. Toda, we're making the case to turn Alberta into an esports destination.
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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The Beep Test

The Beep Test in Phys-Ed class it's still being used. Should it be?
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10 years of Trudeau

10 years ago, the third place federal Liberals picked a new leader. Justin Trudeau would go onto to win 3 elections and become one of the most divisive politicians. What do you think of 10 years of Trudeau?
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Ramadan in Alberta

This is the end of the third week of Ramadan. If this is something you celebrate - we want to hear how it's going. Guests Tamania Jaffri and Saima Jamal both celebrate this holy month for Muslims and join us in studio.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Where are you on the political spectrum?

Are you on the right or on the left? How do you see yourself politically?
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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Homeless encampments

Edmonton has seen a huge spike in 3-1-1 calls about them. From about 800 calls a year to nine thousand calls in 2022. Now Edmonton city council is working on a a new strategy to deal with encampments. Are you seeing homeless camps in your community? In your neighbourhood? How do you think the city should respond?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Support for people with autism

If you have autism or you care for someone with autism, what do you need most right now? MP Mike Lake and Terri Duncan with Children's Autism Services of Edmonton join us.
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Federal dental care program

Will the federal government's investment in dental care pay off?
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Is it time to rethink TikTok?

Are you taking TikTok off your phone? You or your kids might use TikTok as a way to share videos, have fun, and waste time. However, a growing number of governments are banning it from employee cell phones. Some experts are questioning the timing. So today - what is behind the move to drop TikTok, and what questions do you have about how your data might be used?
52 minutes, 54 seconds
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Collecting rewards points

Have recent changes to well-known rewards programs changed your habits as a consumer?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Airline problems

Have recent issues with Canadian airlines made you rethink your travel plans?
52 minutes, 50 seconds
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Two police officers shot and killed in Edmonton

Edmonton Police Service Constables Travis Jordan and Brett Ryan were killed while responding to what police described as a family dispute at an apartment complex in the city's northwest. If you are a first responder - or you are close to one - how are you doing today? Jason Trenholm is a provincial service coordinator for OSI-Can Alberta, which is a program offered by the Canadian Mental Health Association which offers support and mental health services to first responders and front line workers. He joins us for the hour to talk about the challenges of being on the front lines.
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Budget day in Alberta

What's your reaction to this year's provincial budget?
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Alberta is calling - did you listen?

Have you moved to Alberta recently? If you've decided to pull up stakes and move to this province, what made you decide to move and what has it been like for you so far?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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The challenges of finding a rental

Costs are high and vacancy rates are low. How challenging is the rental market for tenants right now?
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Dealing with the opioid crisis

Different provinces have different strategies when it comes to the opioid crisis. While BC is doubling down on harm reduction, by decriminalizing small amounts of drugs, Alberta is pursuing a different model - in an attempt to become the Canadian epicentre of the treatment and recovery movement. What needs to happen to help solve the crisis?
52 minutes, 53 seconds
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Your energy efficiency questions answered

Are you looking to retrofit your house with an energy efficient renovation? Dave Turnbull with Enerspec Energy Consulting joins us to take your calls and questions.
52 minutes, 51 seconds
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Previewing the Oscars

Canadian actors, producers and filmmakers will be well represented at this year's Academy Awards. Which films would you like to see take home trophies this year?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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DIY projects

What kinds of do-it-yourself home projects are you tackling right now?
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Let's go to the theatre

Have you been to the movies recently? What has the experience been like? Is it better than staying at home?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Bouncing back from layoffs

How did you bounce back from getting laid off?
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Avoiding scams

Albertans are defrauded out of millions of dollars every year by scammers. What can you do to avoid becoming a victim?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Winter biking

What are the joys and challenges of winter biking in Alberta? Whether you're new at it or you've been doing it for years, we want to hear your stories.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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AI in the classroom

Is AI a threat to education or are tools like ChatGPT potentially useful for students and teachers?
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Is Alberta's affordability plan going to help?

The cost of living is up, and so many of us are feeling it. Necessities like food, rent and clothing are all more expensive these days. Back in November, the province announced a plan to send cash to some Albertans. Affordability Minister Matt Jones now says they should start receiving it by the end of January. What do you think? Is this money going to help? Do you see bumps in the road ahead?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is it time to cancel meetings

Shopify has cancelled thousands of meetings. Are they onto something?
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Do negative political ads work?

Does going negative in a political campaign work? Do negative messages resonate with you as a voter?
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Wills and estates

Do you have a will? Today, we make the case for writing one. We're joined for the hour by Jonathan Ng. He's a wills and estates lawyer with the law firm Underwood Gilholme.
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Are you slimming down your streaming?

Are you cutting the cord on Netflix or other streaming services? With price increases on the way, are you still getting the value you want from your streaming?
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Election interference

Is enough being done to properly investigate allegations of foreign interference in Canadian elections?
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The cost of groceries

New affordability measures in the federal budget aim to help Canadians with the high cost of groceries. Will the measures help you with your grocery bills?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Investing in the green energy transition

The Biden administration is spending billions of dollars on the green energy transition. Should Canada follow suit?
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Who should be responsible for toxic wastewater?

First Nations communities near Imperial's Kearl oil sands site in northeastern Alberta are saying they've been kept in the dark about industrial wastewater leaks at the site. Who is to blame and what should be done to fix the problem and rebuild trust?
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Health care funding

Will new health care funding from the federal government make a difference? What needs to change in the health care system?
52 minutes, 52 seconds
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Moraine Lake

The days of driving your car to Moraine Lake are over. Starting this summer you'll have to take a bus or shuttle if you want to go. What do you think? Would you do that?
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Do it Yourself economy

You may have noticed we've been doing more things for ourselves lately. We're checking and bagging our own groceries. We're doing our banking online. We're even making our own beds in hotel rooms. What do you think? Do you want to do it yourself?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Light pollution

What do we lose when we can't see the night sky?
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How's your small business faring?

It's been a long few years for every type of small business. If you're a small business owner - are you back on your feet?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Is it OK to restrict where some protests are held?

According to Calgary officials, there have been at least 21 anti drag and anti trans protests in the city in 2023. Last month, the Calgary library had to cancel an event after protesters went inside while drag kings and queens were trying to read to children. The City of Calgary has now passed a bylaw to restrict where protests like this can happen. Is that the way to go?
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One year since Russia's invasion of Ukraine

One year ago today, sirens sounded over Kyiv as Russia launched a full scale invasion of Ukraine. So today - as you reflect back on the past year - how are you feeling and what do you think will happen now? We will hear from Ukrainians in Alberta and those who have helped them.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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The art of the handshake

Do handshakes matter to you? Have you become a fist-bumper in the wake of the pandemic? What does someone's handshake tell you about them?
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Live in Lethbridge

What are the benefits of moving to a small city? We talk to three new Lethbridge residents about their experiences, in front of a live audience at the Lethbridge Public Library.
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Transit safety

What has been your experience using public transit in this province? Does more need to be done to keep transit users safe?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Small talk

We don't often give small talk a second thought. They're those friendly bits of chit-chat that punctuate your day. Do you love it or loathe it?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Have you fallen in love with film?

As recently as a few years ago it looked like the film camera was going extinct but it's trendy again. Especially with younger people. We want to hear why YOU'RE taking pictures the old way.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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How do you plan to cast your vote?

With a provincial election just around the corner, what are you watching for from the two major parties and how do you plan to cast your vote?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Managing obesity

Dr. David Lau, a professor emeritus of medicine at the University of Calgary and the founder of Obesity Canada, joins us in studio to take your calls and questions on some of the ways to manage obesity.
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Cutting back your drinking

A new report urges Canadians to dramatically cut back their drinking. Are you on board? Have you tried this already? How has it gone? If you haven't cut back, do you plan to?
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What you learned after becoming a parent

What surprised and challenged you most about being a new parent? Lethbridge psychologists Chelsea Bodie and Caitlin Slavens join us for the hour to take your calls and stories.
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Your journey through menopause

Menopause can bring all sorts of changes - some of them unexpected. What have you learned from your experience with menopause?
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How old do you think you are?

How old are you in your head? It's a bit of a strange question, but you likely have an answer to it. Maybe you were born 55 years ago - but in your mind, you still think you're 35. Or you remember when you were 12, that you always felt like you'd make a better 40 year old. Our guest today wrote about this phenomenon for The Atlantic. Today she's our guest as we explore why you might not think you're the age you actually are.
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Downtown sheriffs

Do we need provincial sheriffs in downtown Edmonton and Calgary?
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Stolen Focus: Why you can't pay attention

Are you struggling to keep your focus? What do you miss out on when you lose your focus. What tips and strategies have you used to help you and your family stay focused?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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The 15-minute city

What do you think of the concept of the 15-minute city? What are the pros and cons? Is this something you'd like to see in your neighbourhood?
52 minutes, 47 seconds
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Moving to a just transition

What should happen next with the "just transition"?
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The four day work week

What are the benefits of a four day work week? Is it something you'd like to see adopted here in Canada?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Talkin' sandwiches

Our resident foodies, Phil Wilson and Carmen Cheng, join us for an hour of vigorous sandwich debate.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Gardening with Jim Hole

Gardening expert Jim Hole joins us for our first gardening show of the season.
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Cleaning up oil and gas wells

Who should be responsible - and who should foot the bill - when it comes to cleaning up oil and gas wells in Alberta?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Has cannabis stigma changed?

Has the way you think about pot changed since legalization? Is it a normal part of life in Canada? Or do you think there's still a stigma attached to using it?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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How did you meet?

With the rise of dating and matchmaking apps, more and more couples are meeting online as opposed to through mutual friends, or at bars, or through their workplace. What's been your experience?
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Trump indicted

Former U.S. president Donald Trump has been indicted in New York. What do you think about the indictment and what do you expect to see happen next?
52 minutes, 49 seconds
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Shopping Malls

Is the shopping mall still a part of your life? do you miss the glory days of the mall or should the shopping mall experience be a thing of the past?
52 minutes, 3 seconds
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Long Term Care standards

Will new voluntary standards improve long-term care in Canada?
52 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pride nights in the NHL

What do you make around the recent discussion around Pride nights in the National Hockey League? What does it tell you about inclusion in sport?
52 minutes, 50 seconds