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Join host, Rob Breakenridge, as he offers his unique perspective on the most talked-about stories of the day every weekday afternoon.

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Afternoons with Rob Breakenridge

Latest release on May 21, 2020

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Rank #1: Why testing is such a valuable tool in targeting the virus

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We spoke with Dr. Raywat Deonandan - Epidemiologist & Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

May 21 2020

14mins

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Rank #2: Ethics of human challenge vaccine trials; restaurants vs delivery apps; men's mental health

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Today's guests:

Dr. Arthur Caplan, Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine in New York City

Paul Shufelt, Edmonton chef and restaurant owner

Dr. John Oliffe, Professor at UBC, Founder and Lead Investigator of UBC’s Men’s Health Research Program

May 20 2020

34mins

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Rank #3: Keystone XL uncertainty; questions about RCMP; Fair Deal Panel report delayed; future of the CF Snowbirds

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Today's guests:

Dennis McConaghy, ex-TransCanada Executive VP, Author - "Breakdown: The Pipeline Debate and the Threat to Canada's Future"

Paul Palango, veteran journalist and author of three books on the RCMP

Donna Kennedy-Glans, former MLA and cabinet minister / member - Alberta's Fair Deal Panel

Matthew Fisher, international affairs columnist / foreign correspondent

May 19 2020

54mins

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Rank #4: Joe Biden on the Keystone XL Pipeline

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Dennis McConaghy, a local oil and gas commentator breaks down Joe Bidens' decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline if he wins the presidency.

May 19 2020

12mins

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Rank #5: CHL settles class action lawsuit over minimum wage for players

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We spoke with Randy Gumbley, spokesperson for WAIPU North America (World Association of Icehockey Player Unions)

May 15 2020

14mins

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Rank #6: Anastasia Lin on how Chinese-Canadians are targeted by "United Front" groups

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We spoke with Anastasia Lin, Chinese-Canadian model/actress/former Miss World Canada and now ambassador on Canada-China policy for the MacDonald-Laurier Institute 

May 15 2020

14mins

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Rank #7: Why Canada needs more testing; Senator Paula Simons; Should mask-wearing be mandatory?

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Today's guests:

Dr. Isaac Bogoch - Infectious disease expert, physician and scientist with the University of Toronto and Toronto General Hospital​

Paula Simons - Independent Alberta Senator

Dr. Joe Vipond - Calgary emergency room physician / clinical assistant professor - University of Calgary

May 14 2020

43mins

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Rank #8: Vince Guzzo on how movie theatres can make a comeback

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We spoke with Vince Guzzo (aka Mr. Sunshine), Montreal-based entrepreneur, owner of a chain of cinemas, and one of the Dragons on CBC’s Dragons’ Den 

May 14 2020

16mins

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Rank #9: Calgary City Council approves plan for shops and restaurants to expand business onto sidewalks

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Kensington Business Revitalization Zone's executive director, Annie MacInnis joins Rob Breakenridge to discuss city council's approval to allow shops and restaurants to expand their businesses onto sidewalks and streets in Calgary.

May 11 2020

6mins

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Rank #10: The importance of data in understanding COVID-19's impact

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We spoke with Dr. Raywat Deonandan - Epidemiologist & Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa

May 11 2020

13mins

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