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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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Rank #1: Dana Gould

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We spoke with Dana Gould, comedian, actor, producer, writer, and voice artist. Dana spent seven years as a writer on "The Simpsons" and also created the show "Stan Against Evil." He is performing this weekend at The Laugh Shop here in Calgary. https://www.laughshopcalgary.com/event/dana-gould/ 

Sep 26 2019

17mins

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Rank #2: "Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo"

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We spoke with Adam Scorgie, producer of the new documentary film "Inmate #1: The Rise of Danny Trejo"

Sep 23 2019

11mins

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Rank #3: RCMP espionage investigation, policing "fake news", Tommy Chong on the return of "Cheech & Chong"

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The latest on the espionage case involving a high-ranking RCMP officer

Guest: Mercedes Stephenson, Ottawa Bureau Chief – Global News

Does Canada's Election Act go too far in trying to police so-called "fake news"?

Guest: Derek From, Staff Lawyer - Canadian Constitution Foundation

The original stoners are back: Cheech & Chong on tour (in Calgary Oct. 4)

Guest: Tommy Chong

Sep 17 2019

36mins

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Rank #4: Deep Prasad - Quantum physics, quantum computers, "exotic materials", and more

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We spoke with Deep Prasad - an engineer and physicist out of the University of Toronto, now CEO of ReactiveQ where he's helping to develop the first generation of quantum computers

Sep 13 2019

21mins

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Rank #5: Water vapor detected on "habitable zone" exoplanet

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We spoke with Björn Benneke, assistant professor at the Institute for Research on Exoplanets at the Université de Montréal

Sep 11 2019

15mins

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Rank #6: US targets flavored e-cigarettes in growing moral panic over vaping

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We spoke with Jacob Grier, freelance writer based in Portland and author of the forthcoming book "The Rediscovery of Tobacco: Smoking, Vaping, and the Creative Destruction of the Cigarette"  -- http://www.jacobgrier.com

Sep 11 2019

11mins

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Rank #7: Amnesty International vs. Jason Kenney, #MeToo backlash, "designated travellers", World Suicide Prevention Day

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Amnesty International Canada wants Alberta to back down from its “war room” and public inquiry

Guest: Alex Neve, Secretary-General – Amnesty International Canada

Has the Me Too movement led to a backlash that is now harming women in other ways?

Guest: Dr. Leanne Atwater, professor of management at University of Houston

Taxpayers footed bill for $4.5M in trips by MP spouses, partners over last four years

Guest: Amanda Connolly - National Online Journalist (Politics), Global News

World Suicide Prevention Day – the conversations we need to have

Guest: Mara Grunau – Executive Director – Centre for Suicide Prevention

Sep 10 2019

49mins

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Rank #8: Why digital proof of insurance should raise privacy concerns

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We spoke with Ann Cavoukian - Executive Director, Global Privacy & Security by Design Centre and former three-term Information & Privacy Commissioner of Ontario

Sep 10 2019

10mins

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Rank #9: What's really behind the spate of vaping related illnesses?

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We spoke with Dr. Michael Siegel, Professor - Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health

Sep 06 2019

15mins

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Rank #10: Comedian Taylor Williamson

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Comedian Taylor Williamson was the runner-up on season 8 of American's Got Talent, returned recently for their champions season, and was named one of their four favorite acts of all time 

Taylor is performing this weekend  - September 5th through 7th - at the Laugh Shop here in Calgary.

More at taylorwilliamson.com

Sep 05 2019

42mins

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