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Jim Hanson and Jack Posobiec Talk Freedom Conveys Sweeping the Globe
"We are joined by the ambassador of trucker Stan, the man himself Jack posobiec. Hey, brother, how you doing? Yes, it is honk master posto. I've come down from the great wilds of the north and really to tell you how this thing has spread like a Prairie fire across the entire northern tier of this border, we're also now getting reports through telegram and getter and just all the different chats out there that there are freedom convoys now going across Europe, specifically we're talking about in Vienna, the actual liberation of Vienna in this Brussels in Belgium, and then even in France, they've called it the combo de la liberte, is now amassing outsiders. Those sound great, the convoy de la lique is amassing outside of Paris. President Macron has deployed armed police vehicles, armored police vehicles, the riot squad right controls to try to block them from coming into Paris so it really looks that this weekend is going to be an inflection point, not just Ottawa, not just that ambassador bridge, not just Edmonton coming up towards Calgary and Alberta and then Manitoba as well all across the Canadian border. You're now seeing this in Europe. I'm getting reports of Romania, New Zealand. This is coming in all over the place.
Canadian Provinces Lift COVID Mandates After Trucker Protests
"Man. Freedom wins, Canadian provinces of provinces lift COVID mandates after trucker protests, so four Canadian provinces have moved to lift their COVID-19 restrictions as a massive protest by truckers continued blockades in Ottawa on Wednesday, and that's a paralyzing the capital city, which you guys know, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island provinces have all announced plans to eliminate or roll back some or all measures, for instance, Alberta dropped its vaccine passport for places such as restaurants, immediately, and they're getting rid of mask at the end of the month. The moves came this week after a huge strong of truckers shut down
Alberta Lifts COVID-19 Measures, with Restrictions Exemption Program Now Over
"Grab and put together a media Montage. This is one of those montages. These truckers incidentally are getting the job done up in Canada. Here what they said did in Alberta? Well, that's right. A number of provinces are already conceding to the nationwide demonstrations by the nation's truckers. Jason Kenney, the premier of Alberta, Canada announced last night that the vaccine passport requirement to enter businesses will end immediately. 1159 p.m.. He didn't even give it a week or two or a month like these dumb Democrat governors do in Canada when they've got a bunch of truckers. Protesting peacefully? Well, you're right. They pulled the plug.
"alberta" Discussed on Encyclopedia Womannica
"Hello, I'm Alison Russell. I'm a Grammy nominated singer, songwriter, poet, and activist. I've been inspired by artists like Nina Simone and Tracy Chapman, who turned their faces into the blade of storm and roared back dignity and hope. This month, I'm your guest host on romantica. Today, we're talking about a singer with one of the longest and most unconventional careers in music. By the time she was in her 30s, cheap played Broadway, toured countless European cabarets and so thousands of records. Then, at the age of 62, she took a 20 year long break before staging a massively successful comeback in her 80s. Please welcome Alberta hunter. I'm saying another pretty soon. They don't write songs like this anymore. I love these beautiful songs. They don't write them like this anymore. Without a song. Alberta was born on April 1st, 1895, in Memphis, Tennessee. She was nicknamed pig growing up. A name Alberta attributes to being very messy when she was younger. Her father, Charles, was a Pullman sleeping car Porter, but died before she met him. Alberta and her mother, Laura, a chambermaid, moved around often to try and make ends meet. When Alberta was in elementary school, she set out on her own to Chicago. Stories vary and just how she got there, but as Alberta once told that a teacher with an extra train ticket to Chicago invited her along on the condition Alberta asked her mother's permission. Instead, Alberto told her mother she was staying over at a friend's house and made the break for Chicago. The city spelled a new beginning for young Alberta. When she arrived, she got a job peeling potatoes for $6 a week and a place to stay. She would send money back home to her mother. One night she entered a small club and began singing. Though she was thrown out that night, she soon got a job singing for a weekly stipend. From there, Alberta began a scene career that took her to the best clubs, Chicago had to offer. She's saying that the Panama cafe with Florence mills, and the dreamland cafe with king Oliver's Creole jazz band featuring Louis Armstrong. She became well known for her talent and energy while performing. Alberta was small, but her voice was explosive. She would add improvised rhythm to her songs by slapping her thighs clapping and snapping along. Her repertoire included blues, gospel, folk, and show tunes, as well as languages ranging from French and Italian to yiddish, German and Danish. In 1921, Alberta wrote and recorded her first songs. Among them was downhearted blues, which fellow were mannequin, Bessie Smith would record a year later on her album to great success. When that in 1919, Alberta married a man named Willard saxey Townsend. But they separated within months. Multiple sources speculate that Alberta was a lesbian and kept her sexuality a secret so as not to negatively affect her career. Alberta moved to New York in 1923 and quickly made it to the theater. She took part in an all black musical cult. How come at the Apollo theater? She spent the next few years between cities before making the move to Europe. She starred in showboat in London for two years before moving through Paris, Denmark, turkey, and Egypt, with various acts. Alberta returned to the U.S. in the 1930s, where she performed for U.S. troops through the United service organization. In 1954, Alberta's mother died. Her death deeply affected Alberta. She decided to give up singing entirely and enrolled in a nursing course at the YWCA. For the next 20 years, she worked as a scrub nurse on Roosevelt island in New York. She only stopped in 1977 because the hospital thought she'd reach the mandatory retirement age of 70. In fact, Alberta had registered herself as 12 years younger than her real age when she retired, she was actually 82. That summer, Alberta sang at a friend's party. By chance and agent attending the party heard her song and connected her to the owner of a Greenwich Village club called the cookery. With that, Alberta singing career roared back to life. She performed at the club for a 6 week program that was so successful. It was extended indefinitely, and she was given a recording contract with Columbia Records. She recorded four celebrated albums and was commissioned by movie director Robert Altman to record the soundtrack for his film. Remember my name. At 83 years old, she performed at The White House for president Jimmy Carter. At the time, Alberta told The New York Times, unhappiest woman in this world. By the 1980s, Alberta was battling ill health. She died at her home on Roosevelt island on October 17th, 1984, at 89 years old. Almond long were highlighting black musicians, Monica is a wonder media network production. Special thanks to co creators Jenny and Liz Kaplan, who invited me to guest host this month. As always, we're taking a break for the weekend. Talk to you on Monday. Doctor coming tomorrow..
Editor Joel Berry Describes His Comedy Influences
"Folks I am talking to Joel berry not to be confused with crunch berry or really any berry, Joel berry you're your own man, and you grew that beard of your own volition. Did you grunt it out in hopes of landing a gig with the Babylon bee? Because I know that if they see an unbearded youth walk in, they just think like he's probably not reforms enough for us, right? Yeah. Well, I was hired and I started reading spurgeon and like the next morning, it just was incredible. I'm going a beard virtually all the time. But I just shave it off before anybody notices. But I want you to know that it's there. You know, it's happening, basically. It's happening as much as your beard is happening. It's growing about the same rate. See that sometimes. I think you should the next few years. If you take certain vitamins, you could like grunt it out in four days. It's unbelievable. Okay, so here's my question for you. When you were growing up, like ten minutes ago, who were your heroes? Who were your comedy heroes? Is there anything that influenced you or what's your comedy thing? Well, you know it came a little bit later in life. I'll be honest. I was homeschooled very sheltered. You know, I grew up in the world where you know you don't watch The Simpsons, you know, you stay away from The Simpsons. So I had to kind of play catch up later on. But I want to know what level are we talking? It's one thing to avoid The Simpsons. It's another thing to turn your own butter. Like where were you on that spectrum? You were maybe a step above churning our own butter. We were pretty long Jean skirts on the ladies. Oh yes. And like a whole Holly hobby kind of aesthetic? Yeah. So those early Apple on B jokes where we would talk about the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, introducing its first baptist supermodel in the long Jean skirt. Those jokes were also too good. It's too good. So yeah, so what did so when did you I mean, was it reading the onion? What was it? What were you reading that made you think I want to do this? Unless it was the B itself. Yeah, it was the B itself, you know? I think the bee was originally inspired by what the onion did. Our founder Adam Ford, he read an onion headline shortly after the Alberta fell decision when they redefine the meaning of marriage at the Supreme Court. And it was something to the effect of forced Supreme Court Justices suddenly realized that they will be the villains in an upcoming Oscar winning movie. You know? And that's a pretty good headline, right? Yeah, it's very good. And I think Adam at that point, he read that. And even though he vehemently disagreed with the point of view of the onion, he had to respect the joke. Why aren't we doing
"alberta" Discussed on The Big Story
"alberta" Discussed on The Big Story
"Now lives in in alberta infamy it is interesting how hopeful i think alberta was but i think the rest of canada too. I mean as we were staring down a summer. That was not as i said gonna look much different than the last. As much as i heard some epidemiologists saying what a risk this was and i'm somebody who's been very prudent with everything throughout this pandemic. I wanted to believe it could work. You know and i think there was a lot of that from everybody and so when did it start to come crashing down as maybe the wrong word but when did it start to become clear like your we go case. Count started rising In late july. So a couple of weeks after stampede ended and you know normally these interactions take about maybe two weeks to percolate into case counts and then longer to proclaim to hospitalizations and as counsellor starting to arise in late july. Dr tina hinshaw came up for a press conference once again and we all expected her to say well. We're going to be prudent and cautious and putting more restrictions the pullback of our plants alberta government did the opposite Kenny's government trotted out dna. Hinshaw to say that we're going to start looking at this as an endemic You're gonna stop contract tracing in a few weeks we're gonna stop requiring people to isolate if they have covet will just make it a recommendation and a few weeks after that. We're going to abandon a routine testing for symptomatic. People altogether it'll be cova. Testing will be a very small thing for diagnostic purposes in some cases Which sounded really really reckless and that this government was really aggressively. Moving into the post pandemic era even as for rising and august hospital started filling up again after getting to a know very comfortable lows. I see us for you. Know had barely any kovic patients a hospitals. Were doing much better much like they were. After other waves arising in august and jason kenney was pretty absent from the fray they did bring out Dr hinshaw to say actually you still have to isolate. We're gonna delay our plan to move into the full post pandemic period and then a lot of silence and a lot of really uncomfortable. Silence as jason kenney went on vacation to europe in late august and his government went into the sort of caretaker mode. That federal government goes in when the federal election except alberto wasn't an election. They were just trying to lay low So as to not cause the federal conservatives any bother so during the federal election. And i guess during kenny's vacation what happened to the cova situation in alberta. I think the rest of canada suitcases cases rising started getting worried. We're told hospitals were lagging indicators. Did anybody expect it to get this bad. And how bad is it. We have the most hospitalizations and most critical care. I icu Precious with covert since his pandemic began alberta had had it worse than any other province just about in the second wave and then again in the third wave and now we are even worse than that at the time when a lot of provinces are not doing so bad or not facing this full brunt of the fourth way and that's largely of course because we had we gave the virus so many opportunities to spread and there are we have fewer vaccinated people in any other province is not a huge gap. But it's enough of a gap that it it's clearly mattering here and we. Have you know we have this culture. That kenny create helped create or help support for awhile. That you know. Make people think that the pandemic was over. He wasn't going to impose any limitations on vaccine passports or any inducements. He offered a A lottery and then he ham handedly and rise. Ably added offered a one hundred dollars to every vaccine. Hold to get their shots. You know which basically said you guys who are hold. Who didn't do the right thing. Get money those. You did the right thing. Well you already had a vaccine for free. Things just got really bad. Jason kenney finally came back from vacation and then finally acted. What did he do when he finally came back. This is when he impo announced this this one hundred dollar bonus they offer they've they've imposed a mask mandate which is good because i mean people like myself and a lot of others were still wearing masks and grocery stores and you went inside but you know the mask. Usage really really dropped. It's all voluntary and nobody was mandating it so at least we were amassed But they didn't put another other restrictions. They were you know. Reluctant to put in these sort of action. Passport for most this month at every other province was enacting Especially the including those who are not having any you know massive problems with the fourth wave He thought this was enough. He is facing a lot of pressure from a lot of rural mla's and in his conservative base who really oppose the ideologically and culturally oppose the requirements to close businesses to wear masks indoors. That you the government's gonna tell me whether i should get back needed it or not There's this real seem in his base. Even though a large majority of the province supports more restrictions wants tougher action supports vaccine passports. That's not the base that he lives with and he is you know at the same time that he is supposed to be working his butt off to protect public health alberta He is really working his butt off to keep his united conservative base together and keep his caucus. Happy i'm going to ask you about that in just a second because i understand that this is a very fluid situation with the kenny's leadership in alberta but just i one of the things i think has shocked. The rest of canada is hearing from some doctors in alberta. Who who were saying things like make sure you wear your seatbelt. Don't go biking road. Don't do anything that could possibly land you in the hospital for any reason because there's no guarantee you can get care. What do we know about what the triage situation is in hospitals right now. Alberta at this point is not has not exercised as triage protocol. As far as i know That that may come but right now they are doing. They're really really worried about how close there are hospital. System is the tipping point. We are operating well past one hundred and fifty percent of our normal vic- capacity right now and that's largely due to cove it. They've been able to expand our icu. Capacity by offering surge capacity. They've canceled thousands of surgeries across the across the province. So not only. Is there that human suffering with cova with many cases of vaccinated and in some cases unvaccinated people in the hospital or critical care or dying. But there's also all these people who have needed cancer surgery. Hernia surgery pediatric surgery. Who are having to wait and suffer longer because our hostile seem to capacity. We have icees being set up in places that is use are not only up like an operating rooms because we just need that space. I'm not sure how much longer we last before we start bringing in field hospitals already. The province has put out an s. o. s. to other provinces asking for staff and some provinces to bring in staff and icu space. A colleague from city tv corny. Terro put forward something that. I wanna get really crushed me as bad as as terrified as to be isolated in hospital room Suffering from kobe imagined doing so.
"alberta" Discussed on The Big Story
"You're listening to a frequency podcast network production. It was supposed to be the end of the pandemic and the start of the best summer ever. On july the first on candidate alberta's public health measures will be lifted and our lives will get back to normal glad that alberta is open i and then alberta we'll be open for good when alberta rio and removed almost all pandemic restrictions on canada. There were a lot of nervous albertans a lot of concern but there were also millions of people who hoped for the best who wanted premier jason kenny and his government to be right the sights and sounds of the next few weeks offered a glimpse at something close to normal something that could maybe hopefully be close for all of us and then reality set in and so did. The delta vary at that point in the summer as it was clear. The fourth wave was beginning across canada. There was a choice to be made. Put some restrictions back in place. Use the tools that other governments were using to try to rein the virus back in or stay hopeful and wait and see and wait and see and wait and we are sixteen hundred cases in a day. we're also talking about twenty four deaths in twenty four hours. We continue to do all that. We can to increase capacity particularly issues. Where pressure on our staff. Physicians and resources is intense. Were basically on the us to institute a triage vertical. These are the conversations that we're having this literally wars. Alberta is in bad trouble that enough that provinces who are managing their own. Fourth waves are sending all the help. They can bad enough that finally even jason kenney had to do something turmoil within the united conservative party and infighting over the government's handling of the fourth wave of the pandemic mandatory stay at home and work from home Gatherings limited to one household plus. Another only up to ten people. Government has reluctantly decided to adopt the restriction exemption program proof of vaccination program for participation in certain discretionary activities reluctant vaccine passports are cabinet shuffle. More kovic restrictions is all of it too little too late. How much worse can this get before it turns around and if this was entirely preventable as many other canadian provinces seem to be proving. Why was nothing done to prevent it. And what happens now to the people of alberta who are bearing the brunt of a government's inaction and what happens to the government itself and its leader who sat by for so long. I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Jason marcus off is the alberta correspondent for maclean's magazine which means he's in alberta which means i start by saying jason. I hope you're safe. Thanks take me back to the beginning of the quote unquote best summer ever. What happened on candidate candidate. Jason kenney stood in front of a big open for summer sign that his somebody in the premiums office alberta government made for branding purposes and he had some kind of pancake breakfast and he was holding advance news happy to go around and hug people and celebrate and just welcome us into the post pandemic age. What was it like those first few weeks of no restrictions or almost no restrictions in open for business and back to normal acquitted. Feel i feel like this past summer. Here in ontario was not that different from last summer in terms of masks freedom etcetera etcetera. I can't even imagine what it must feel like. I mean you know there's you know like is probably there when restaurants were reopening. A lot of people still didn't go and those who really wanted to go went. We also live in this bifurcated society in alberta where there are some people who are still very cautious and very wary. And those who are just can't wait to get their masks off and get back to. What seems like normal You know restaurants weren't packed somewhere. Some happy on patios doing great. I mean thank goodness has happened in the summer. When there's more opportunity to go outside the stampede went on. This was seemed to be jason. Kenny's big big idea to open in time for the calgary stampede in in mid early july But even they were wary. They were much more wary of the consequences and liabilities of covet spread than than the provincial government. And it's health ministry were they. They had manfred. I'm asking for all staff at the stampede They implemented what probably was the first mandatory proof vaccine system For the big country country music tent nashville north So they were cautious. Some groups were cautious a lot of places in rural alberta that never wanted researchers in the first place and tried to defy often They went full open People had friends over for dinner parties and backyard gatherings and you know apartment cocktail shindigs like normal. Some people did a lot of people didn't But enough people did that well. We're in this terrible situation right now so i think a lot of us know everybody knows how bad the situation is now and obviously none of that was probably a prudent idea but at the time i want to be fair was it regarded as a horrible idea by everyone. Was everybody raising the alarm. Like what we're public health officials and epidemiologists they're saying as this began it was regarded by most people. I'd say the mid point was it's a really big risk Our our case counts. Pete quite high. Our third wave was even worse than the second wave. After pretty mild i wave in alberta we went from In late may or early may having twenty five thousand active cases to by the time we were in july early july having like eight hundred five hundred cases active cases so things were really improving. The third wave had abated Vaccinations seemed like they were doing their magic. But we were still all distancing. The risk was once we all start. You know getting back a cheek to jowl to aerosol. We'll get infected again. We'll start spreading it again but you know there seems to be some people. A lot of people hopeful. That kenny's big gamble was right that we wouldn't have this problem. I would say that's where i sat. I thought it was a very risky plan but it could work. It seemed to be potentially working in britain. And you know case counseling to be dropping all over the place you know. There were a lot of You know doctors epidemiologists saying that. This is very dangerous but kenya. You know clung to the the official recommendation that the chief medical officer of health delivered to him. Dr dena hinshaw that this was prudent. I mean she gives options. I'm sure this wasn't her only option that she gave. But this is the one they took and this is the one they clung to And what's worse than the fact that he took a gamble on was wrong was how confident he was that he was going to be right his team his aides and he were chasing the media. We gotta stop fear mongering about the risks of this pandemic one of his aides said the pandemic is ending. Get over it right a tweet that will that.
"alberta" Discussed on Front Burner
"Today Let's start with last week. We all wish we could simply turn the page and leave covert in the past but this disease is an invisible and ever changing foe and we have no choice but to face the grave threat of this fourth wave head on comes out and announces. He's declaring a state of public health. Emergency and and that there may not be any staffed. Icu beds left in ten days. It's a grave announcement and one that contains an apology from the premier. And can you tell me about that apology. Well it was as close to remorse. As we've seen from jason kenney about any of the pandemic handling. We believed that we could prudently move away. Fr- from addressing. Kobe is a pandemic and towards an endemic. It is now clear that we were wrong and for that i apologize however in the same press conference. Kenny clarified. that he wasn't actually apologizing for lifting public health measures in july. He thought that that was the right thing to do. What he was apologizing for was just saying that they're open for good. Okay we actually saw that case counts and even the delta variant continued to stabilize even come down through most of july offender niff- different name but I know they also announced a vaccine passportprogram. So what this means. Is that anyone who has valid proof of immunization or has a negative result from a privately paid for cova tests can access some services businesses or events without having to physically distance. And what does that look like now. Well you know just in the few days since that's happened the demand for the covert nineteen. Vaccinations the bookings have tripled In alberta one thing to note though is that those people who are getting their first Vaccines now are.
"alberta" Discussed on Front Burner
"Cova cases and hospitalizations are a gain spiking in alberta. But so far no move to bring back restrictions the premier and his chief medical officer of health having spoken publicly in weeks where his premier kenny during this time as as cases continue to go up. So that's a good question We know that he was on vacation for a couple or few weeks. Which is you know. Fair enough But his health minister and chief medical officer of health and virtually anyone who had any role in The pandemic was completely or virtually completely absent during this time. Why do you think they were so absent during this time. Well you can only speculate. I mean the premier has said. Look i was on vacation and i'm a person with a heavy work schedule so i need to be able to Take a decent break. Sometimes and i think that that is is absolutely fair enough. It's important that first person in my position doesn't burn out has a chance to recharge my batteries. I can tell you. I was in sharp in touch with my office with senior ministers. But the plan wasn't going the way that they had hoped and so people are sort of at least speculating about why he might have stayed away one. He was going to have to answer to this plan. That just wasn't working. Also that he was going to have to do this in the middle of a federal election. It went so differently than how he hoped it was going to go. And you know there were real political implications for how that might affect a conservative campaign of erin o'toole yeah pro- probably just worth mentioning here. While all this was happening in in august you could still buy hats from the. Gp's website but that say best summer ever alberta twenty twenty.
"alberta" Discussed on Front Burner
"I wanna talk to you about something else that happened at the end of july and that was the announcement of an even further lifting of restrictions to come right and so tell me about that announcement after the past seventeen months of restrictions. I know this will likely feel like a dramatic shift for many. We have grown accustomed to protective measures so some anxiety is only natural. Well it was a big one and it was a shocking one. Actually too many people It was basically moving to end contact. Tracing and isolation requirement so phase one at the end of july as of tomorrow corentin will no longer be universally legally required for close contacts of confirmed cases. Contact tracers would no longer be notifying close contacts of anyone who had been exposed covert nineteen and a symptomatic testing of contacts. Who may have been exposed was no longer being recommended. Then face to of that is by mid august Isolation if you have a positive test was no longer going to be required right and mask mandates fully lifted so basically you you test positive for covert. Oh well go to work go shopping. If as long as you're feeling okay. Yeah i i remember reading that headline and feeling like i need to double check it When when it came through it was it was such a shocking essence. I remember There was some really striking comments to made my doctors who who basically said that there was nowhere else in the entire world except now in alberta where you don't have to isolate after testing positive within the medical community. There is plenty of concern. There is a general feeling shock months. Colleagues i work in the hospital and we're doing the absolute wrong thing. I don't want to take this on. I don't want to take on this government and this was such a big reaction. That dr dena hinch i remember. She actually apologizes for causing confusion. Fear or anger and communicating her plan. But she still stood by this plan. Right carolyn an at least at least at that point she did and so what was the justification offered for this move by hinshaw and by premier. Kenny well i think they were still thinking that even if kovic was spreading around there'd be so many people who were vaccinated and not getting seriously ill from it that it almost wouldn't matter it would be like a regular kind of flu season right and the significant investments in a wide spread contact. Tracing is not something we can live with for years to come. If we don't tell people make this shift now The question is when when would we make the shift. When would it be more appropriate. But they were also talking about moving on from covert as the only public health priority to free up resources and to be able to turn attention back to other public health issues like the flu things like syphilis. And there's a there's a million other you know. Smaller public health Issues that probably are falling down on the priority list And they really wanted to turn their attention back to that and again. I think there's no perfect answer. There never has been in this pandemic but we do need to think about kovic as one risk among many and not as the dominant risk that everything needs to focus on. Dr hinshaw has has at times been in celebrated for being the voice of reason on covert in alberta but kenney said we accepted without modification of the proposal that came forward from the chief medical officer of health which is based on science and data. So what do we know about how her recommendations compared to the government's approach to the uc peas. Approach well technically. We know nothing for sure. Unlike ontario for example that has a science table that makes a list of recommendations among the group of them and then the government accepts those or doesn't accept them The chief medical officer of health alberta makes recommendations to cabinet and that is not public so purely from public transparency point of view it is a failing of the system that has been sort of light. Sean on it During cove. but at this point you know we have no choice but to just accept what's being said because there's literally no way barring cabinet leaks to show anything otherwise we have to believe that kenney says that he took. That plan went with it exactly as she recommended. Because how do you prove otherwise. Okay and so. By mid august the province does back off their controversial stance which allows people with with cove in nineteen to not Isolate and so. Why do they do that. Why do they back off of that decision. Well i guess the numbers don't lie in. The numbers are public. The rates of hospitalizations from cova nineteen Were significantly greater than what their own internal modeling had suggested. Our initial modeling showed that at this time we would expect to have about ninety total cases in hospital compared to one hundred forty six cases in hospital today. This is an increase of sixty two percent over our projections. But dina hinshaw. Dr dena hinshaw said there is no threat to hospital capacity at this time. Anyone who needs treatment will be able to get it either for a covert related illness or for.
"alberta" Discussed on Front Burner
"So i think this brings us now to like the end of july beginning of august and at the end of july as it starts to become possible to observe what the effect of the reopening is. Just talk to me. But what started to happen with cove in nineteen case counts in alberta well as soon as the data catches up to the reality you know. The testing is always delayed. Everything is delayed in covert but cases are starting to creep up but we know with any of the covert variants they grow exponentially and delta is like corona virus on crack. It's extremely transmissible. The experts are warning that the doubling rates just keep getting shorter so the case load is doubling in a shorter amount of time and they were predicting exactly what we're seeing today. Some doctors are blaming the stampede while others say it is the ripple effect of lifting restrictions because we had almost a threefold increase in our in our cases and we know that these are going to continue to increase the for the next ten days at an exponential rate. I know i remember. July july thirtieth. You know it's it's announced. At least one hundred and thirteen people were confirmed to have caught cove in nineteen at the calgary stampede. Dr dena hinge alberta's chief medical officer. She came out and she acknowledged the rise in in cases was creating quote anxiety in some people but she added that while covert nineteen cases may rise in the coming weeks and months a surge of hospitalizations and other severe outcomes is much less likely thanks to vaccines. Yeah i guess. With the benefit of hindsight again What she wasn't seeing was the so-called pandemic of the unvaccinated and Sure there were seventy percent of eligible albertans. That had one vaccine but that just wasn't enough and there were large pockets of unvaccinated people throughout the province and they were concentrated too right. I mean they. There are actual communities where it's as low as you know in the forties and so the number of unvaccinated people or people who have only gotten one vaccine are the people who caught kovin and their cases are literally collapsing the healthcare system right now. She was counting on.
"alberta" Discussed on Front Burner
"To prevent an ongoing crisis in our healthcare system last week. Kenny laid out the dire situation to albertans the viruses spreading even more rapidly than their models highest projections and the province may run out of staffed..
The Disappearance of Ryan Shtuka
"It's mid february two thousand eighteen in beaumont alberta a town about forty minutes outside edmonton and heather. Stupa is enjoying her saturday night at home with her husband's scott and their two teenage daughters. They have one more kid ryan. I mean i say kid but actually is twenty and he doesn't live with them anymore. He's out chasing adventure with a friend. Working at a ski resort called sun peaks for the winter now about ten. Pm and heather is in the midst of texts conversation when a notification pops up on her screen. From one of ryan's friends. This guy. james sexually the friend that he went out to sun peaks with for the winter and kinda registers at the messages. From james. And things you know. I wonder what he wants but before she gets to that. She wants to finish what she's doing so she just kind of like swipes up to clear the notification finish her thought or her little tech chain or whatever and then clicks back and as. She's reading this message from his friend. It's almost not registering. What james is saying. Which is basically like heads up. Ryan didn't show up for work today. He's not answering his phone. And we're worried so we just went ahead and reported him missing to police. So you're probably going to be getting a call just like f. Why heather immediately gets james on the phone. He's like okay. What the heck is going on. Start from the top. Tell me what happened the that maybe she can just help. Take the temperature down. A couple of notches like problem. Solve this mom style. Yeah is this just a couple of friends freaking out over nothing right. Yeah get him involved. I totally support us. James says that he and ryan and group of other friends had gone out on friday night. I see this bar on the resort called mommas then according to jean strong's reporting for the sun peaks independent news to another place right next door called bottoms for this like silent. Disco thing that they had going on silent. Disco is like when everybody gets their own pair of headphones. And that's how you hear music that the dj is playing right. Yeah okay well in true twenty year old fashioned. James says that no one was really ready to go home when bottoms close for the night at one. Am so they decided to all head down the hill and off the resort to this like little get together that they heard was going on. This was happening at a house. That was just around the corner from where james and ryan lived anyway so they figured like okay. We're gonna head down there. Maybe have another drink and then we'll just go home. They ended up catching a lift down from the bar to the bottom of the hill and then they were walking the rest of the way to the house party and listen to me. This whole trip took like ten minutes tops by one thirty. Though james was ready to go home he tells heather that he saw ryan stand up and he thought that he was right behind him. In a couple of other people who had left the same time but somewhere during their walk home i guess they looked around and realized he wasn't
Aeffe to Acquire Full Control of Moschino
"Group i africa now owns masino. One of the top two brands. I routinely mispronounce. What's the other one lisa. Because she she see you. Did you just did it. I know because. I had to think about it. I was thinking hard. I wasn't going off the cup. This brand had a seventy percent stake in mosquito since one thousand nine hundred nine which was a couple of years after the death of the brand's founder franco most keno. He had started the brandon. Nineteen eighty-three and and actually. Since the beginning. I had been licensed partner and production and distribution partner for its men's and women's collection so they have been working hand in hand for almost forty years now owns one hundred percent. It bought the remaining thirty percent of the company for a combination of cash and other capital amounting to about sixty six million euros. Yes sabrina that is a lot of money. it really is. If you've never heard of it was started by alberta ferretti and her brother. The group also owns alberta freddie though mar blue girl cacharel amazon. Paul got i was looking up something about this story and happened upon an old new york times article from nineteen ninety nine. It was about the original. I ifm majority by of mosquito commented on other recent acquisitions by lvmh prada fendi. So nothing really changes. I was a little worried about them until you said that. They have been working together for decades. Now i'm not so worried like they understand who they're dealing with. They will let this brand continued to be lovely and weird. Which is how i like them.
More Corporate Ransomware Victims
"A canadian company that runs several medical clinics across the country may have been victimized by data theft the marchetto criminal marketplace one of the places where crooks sell stolen data is listing the company on its website. The company hasn't responded to my requests for comment. The website has posted copies of what it says is part of what was stolen as proof of the hack. A security researcher sent me one of the documents which looks like contact information between the healthcare chain and and alberta university as if the windows print spoiler vulnerability wasn't enough of a problem. Now there's news. Possibly millions of printers may by hp xerox and samsung have a printer driver vulnerability. That's been around for over fifteen years. Researchers at sentinel labs are urging it administrators and individuals with printers from these companies to make sure they have the latest printer drivers hp issued fixes in may. The report says three hundred and eighty hp and samsung printer models as well as at least a dozen xerox models are affected. The good news is researchers have seen no evidence yet that hackers know about and have exploited this problem to compromise computers
Coyotes Have Taken Over Stanley Park.
"I'm jordan heathrow. This is the big story. Dr colleen cassidy. Saint clair is a professor of biological sciences. At the university of alberta she specializes in the study of how animals including peyote behave in landscapes that have been altered by humans. Hello colleen hi jordan. Thanks for having me no problem. I'm glad you could spare the time. Why don't you start by telling us what's happening right now. In stanley park in vancouver. But also i understand. It's not just in stanley park. Sure well what i know of stanley part comes to me from the news so similar to what other people know. There's an unprecedented situation going on there. Where there is spend thirty Documented attacks on people by coyotes. We're coyotes have bitten people in the past six and a half months. That's extremely unusual. I have never heard of something. Like that. Happening anywhere in north america previously. But nor have. I heard about the situation. That's occurring in calgary in the last month and calgary eight. People have also been bitten by coyotes. Eight different people so you mentioned that. This is incredibly unusual. How do coyotes normally behave in spaces that they share with humans well normal has been a sliding slope for many years decades really over about the past twenty years sir spin increasing reports from across north america of coyotes in urban areas probably coyotes always danced around urban areas and were seen there occasionally by people. There's a at edmonton. That was known as coyote alley a hundred years ago so it's not entirely new. That coyotes are in urban areas. But they just seem to be more. Abundant and boulder and that's occurring in urban areas across the continent from vancouver to halifax from phoenix. T. l. o. Knife pretty much. Every urban area in north america. That i've heard of anyway has a population of urban coyotes. And that's a fairly new phenomenon.
Devin Buffalo: Inspiring Indigenous Youth
"Today our guest is devon. Buffalo devon is a member of the samson cree nation born in wetaskiwin alberta. He's a goaltender. He's a motivational speaker. And he's someone who's worked with first nations youth has drawn praise from all corners. Devon buffalo joins us now devon. Thanks so much for doing this. How are you today. i'm doing great. I'm really excited to do this interview. So thank you for having. Let's see how you feel about twenty five minutes. I think twenty-five might be too long. Let's see how you feel after cozy five. We have a lot. We want to get into here with you. And we're going to try to get in as much as we can. Because you have a spectacular story and you're really distinguished person not just goaltender but i want to start by talking about goaltending because the choice to become a goaltender. I think is different for everybody. Some they see goaltender. Make a big save on television. Wrote a game and they say. I wanna do that for others. it's well. I had three older brothers and they all played and they needed a kid to stand in net and an act as a target. What was it for you devon. Why'd you become a goaltender parlay the second one. I had five older brothers but the opposite four of them were goalies. We had one demand in family. Yeah my I hated goalie when you're young and you don't have the pads and you go in the net with the goalie stick and faded i. I wanted to score goals and after bet. My dad came home with some pads. He's like you're try these out. And we had a native provincials. It's called big alberta tournament native communities i was pre novice and you know he strapped the pads on me. I said i'll try to and went out there. And i hate it like i hated asian i remember letting in goals in crocker's everyone getting mad at me you know and we were pretty nagas these gizzard rapid parks agai sucked. I wasn't wasn't a good experience. And i went right back into a player and our goalie moved or something so we had no goalie Games as all right. Like i have stuff. I guess i'll go. ned. And i never looked back. Got four brothers who played goalie. Yeah in one season. So i think some might have played. A few seasons only retired early but we had all five of us. I guess goalies yet.
US Military Guns Keep Vanishing, Some Used in Street Crimes
"Associated press investigation has discovered that amidst all the gun violence that we've been facing in this country. The military certainly isn't making matters any better. In fact military in the two thousand early two thousands had essentially lost literally thousands of weapons and oftentimes had no idea that they had lost many of them. So the army couldn't say how it's beretta m nine got to new york's capital and alberta until the june of two thousand eighteen police Until the june two thousand eighteen police foot chase. The army didn't even realize someone had stolen the gun. Inventory records checked by investigators. Said the m nine was six hundred miles away safe inside fort bragg north carolina. So what what's up. What does nine millimeter. Beretta m nine like what's what's up with this gun. Well it turns out. It was actually connected to four shootings in albany my bat in albany new york and so this is actually a widespread problem that has basically gone unnoticed. By the military weaponry being stolen In some cases it's an inside job or low ranking soldiers will know about some vulnerabilities and hey the military's got a lot of weapons. They're not going to notice why not steal them and sell them on the private market now. An associated press investigation has found that. At least one thousand nine hundred. Us military firearms were lost or stolen during the two the the two thousand ten's with some re surfacing in violent crimes because some armed services have suppressed the release of basic information. The associated press actually is under counting underestimating. Just how many of these weapons have gone missing or have been stolen now. While the ap's focus was on firearms and this should concern you. Military explosives also were lost or stolen including armor piercing grenades that ended up in atlanta backyard.
That Time I Realized My Boob Was Out
"That time i realized my boob was out. Let's just say it was awkward for everyone involved. There are specific moments in life. That will regrettably stay with a person forever. Whether or not you'd like to believe that these moments shape you somehow into the person you are meant to be is still up for debate. All i know is that one one finds their boob out in front of a total stranger. They must make the most of the situation. I was frantically cleaning my house back in a time when i still needed to clean my house because i was still allowed to have guests come over for visits. It was a smoldering hot summer day in central alberta which made my house temperature close to thirty above as i did not have an air conditioner at the time full disclosure. I blame this entire event on the fact that he didn't have a c. And now make sure. There is a unit in every home in which i live so as not to flash any more random people accidentally i put on my loose fitting green strapless dress as it was the coolest article of clothing. I had in my closet when i clean. I don't stop for anything. This is likely because. I hate cleaning and just want to get it over with. I removed the junk placed three loads of laundry on the line and started wiping down the windows and mir's with windex. Then the doorbell rang. I debated answering it but had the thought that it may be something important like that one time. I was writing in my home office. And unbeknownst to me my toddler son had called nine. One one and a cop showed up at my door. Explaining there was a strange call to nine one one from our household lars was hiding in his room at the time with our cordless phone knowing all too well that he had done something very bad
Immune Boosting, Is It a Bust?
"Can you boost your immune system. Yeah what pitting facts against fighting off infections and this idea that we can pop a pill to boost our immune system. It started exploding during the early days of the pandemic. Tim caufield professor of public health at the university of alberta canada was watching as old took off. It was in the air. You know this idea of immune boosting it was just part of the gestalt own remain so and is the pandemic got worse and worse s s idea grew and grew and it felt like products to boost the immune system was suddenly everywhere. Especially as we've seen all over social media. And tim wanted to know what exactly was the stuff that was getting touted all over the internet so he did what any self respecting academic would do and he started scrolling instagram. And i really did i. I went through hundreds and hundreds of post day for work at the lab for you is getting a coffee and scrolling instagram. And you know. I wish i could say it was it was fancier but that's what i did team and he's tame systematically trolled instagram looking for the trending posts labeled with the hashtag immune booster and there was a lot of the stuff that you'd expect so called superfoods vitamins herbs. Were in the mix too i i saw supplements remain a vitamin d to Zinc and obviously vitamin c. Ginger elderberry echinacea saw a lot of smoothies a lot of smoothies out there and of course all they came with a healthy dose of that influence holier vibe. Tim talked about it without producer. Rose ramllah let me see like the instagram post. The mother of all immune boost instagram posts voted like it would definitely be someone sitting on the beach. Our in the forest they would be in a yoga pose foreshore. They would have a smoothie by the their side asset limits in one hand and magical berries in the other
What Does Pride Look Like in Small-Town Canada?
"I'm jordan heath rawlings. This is the big story. Sheltering is the co director producer and editor of a new dock from extra called small town fried facial jordan. Before we get into the details. Maybe just tell me. Which small towns did you guys go to absolutely so we went to taber alberta Which has a population of about nine thousand people We also visited annapolis royal in nova scotia and they have a population of about five hundred people and Our last location was in norman wells in the northwest territories and they have a population of about eight hundred people. This documentary is fascinating And i love the idea behind it and we're going to get into the specifics of where you went and what you saw. But can you just start by explaining in general what is so fascinating and meaningful about pride in small town. Canada so My partner of twelve years Grew up as a closeted queer teen in the mid nineties. Much like myself Only she grew up in a small town nestled in the also in the ottawa valley This would have been in the mid nineties when You know the internet and gsa's and all of that good stuff. wasn't readily available to us and In two thousand eighteen her small town Called smiths falls celebrated their first Pride event. I think it was about fifty. People may be that what walked down their main street with their rainbow. Flags and Her mom was there and she got very emotional. And i asked her if she was okay and she said i just never thought i would see this happen. here in my small town
Thomas Barker, University of Alberta Transformative Learning
"Some have said the transformative learning is the fundamental educational task of our times. The best college teachers don't just teach they transform. We all remember teaching transformed us in some ways. Maybe this was through study abroad. Service learning or cooperative learning my study and lies. How three teaching trends global learning transformational learning and indigenisation offer transformative experiences to evaluate them. We ask a simple question. How do they transform. Students for example in digitized classes transform how we think about the land many of see the land is something to plow mine pave or fence off. How can we transform by seeing land as identity showing relationships tar past and future can global learning work saying way. Many people see others around the globe as foreigners or remote aliens. How can we transform humans who share joys and concerns comparing these trends shows how they transform learning one. Does it by looking at the land under your feet. The other one it by looking at the land under all our feet turns out all three trans global learning transformational learning and indigenisation. Do the same thing transform. The learner push learning in the same direction. Seeing that direction can help college programs work together.
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Last night. Criticizing the leader and yet his name was not included in the to kick you out list so there are two ways you can leave caucus one you can be kicked out and the second you leave lloyd. Snell grove leave. When i was working for alison redford he. He was less than thrilled that that she won the leadership and he just bailed leaving. The cock is is not off the table for these l. That are that the. I think the next big assumption is. This isn't over. We are simply in the middle. I think that this is where the speculation really starts to ramp up when you start looking at the the eight. What would what do we call them. The cove in eighteen the eighteen people that signed the letter. The eighteen people that oppose the lockdowns. The eighteen people who feel like their constituents are being served by government. That's barely taking care of it citizenry. Those people aren't going to be satisfied. I'm dying to know what's going on with angela. Pit and with you know a number of these others that sign these letters carter. Okay hold on. Let me go back to corey's framework of what we know with a high degree of speculative confidence right. Are you saying this is not over in defining this as others leaving the caucus or being told to get left from the caucus that this is just. I mean at the end of the day. Here's here's something that's speculative not speak you live at all m l. a.'s. And governments tend to act so they can get re elected in the next election core. You're gonna agree with me on that right. There is a strong motivation to act in a fashion. That will get you reelected and looking at the money. Looking at jason kenny's overall popularity looking corey's one has been pointing out to us that the polls have shown for what is it now. Seven straight months corey that the mvp are poised to form the next government seven straight months multiple polling firms multiple polling per methodologies. All of them tell us a singular story and that is the. Mvp is most likely to form the government. Having said that the emily's that signed this letter aren't the ones that are going to lose their seats right. These are the emily's that have a high degree of confidence can actually hold their seats. And that's why they speaking out against the premier right. They have confidence that if they were to leave this caucus they could form their own caucus instill and still hold. And that's what. I'm that's that's the unknown known that i'm the most interesting. Is that the right wing of alberta. Forget about the party affiliation still hold significant sway in rural alberta.
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Are apologizing for their ethics failings. They didn't they didn't fire bill more. No more no. They just wanted to move behind the curtain. They tried to get him a cushy job elsewhere in fact as was reported in blackhawks last month they spent nearly eleven thousand dollars during a pandemic on hospitality and printing in order to try to get this guy the oecd job. I it's it's madness to think that that somehow more no was being punished. This is just another example of how when the spotlight gets too hot. The liberals try to give their buddies jobs somewhere in the dark. And that's all you're seeing here and you should not give justin trudeau a pass for this. This is not ethical heroism. This is ethical failure at the highest stages. It wasn't bad enough that he had to be an ethical failure in canada. He tried to make bill more. No the world's ethical failure by putting him in charge of the oecd. Carter me response to that. In terms of maybe. Don't give me response. I don't want your version. Give me because because you didn't have one. Yeah i'd already do what i did find resonate because he's talking about things that are long ago passed. I don't if i agree with you. I think this is a big threat for them. And i i e realistic. You just made me do it. Neither one of us would do this disagree. We both wanted to talk about albert. You're fucking with us at this news. Your next look. It's a twenty five minutes clean. It would have been perfect. People could of told their fred's it starts at two twenty five minute mark. Now wait till the twenty six minute mark to delay entirely karner the worst which which i just wanted to wish all of our listeners. A very happy new bark once again. Let's move onto our next segment our next segment and then there were sixty guys use. Ep in alberta has to fewer members in its ranks. As of this evening we record tonight on thursday evening. The party caucus met thursday evening to discuss a letter from former us. Ep caucus chair todd low and publish announcing his resignation as charon stating that premium jason kenney was quote unquote causing dysfunction within the party..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"It seems to me if this was for anybody. This was for the base. That would laugh this off with the people who are just looking for ways to dunk on trudeau and find snide ways. This was this was a party sanctioned version of true dom or the library or any of the other. You know very weak sauce Insults that are thrown around on social media that entirely through a specific type of person. Because let me count the ways. This was kind of bad on execution. Just the cheesiest bucket stock photo i've ever seen like. What are these people doing. They're all kind of huddling around like they're playing invisible football with a bunch of twenty five something bar stars like it doesn't make any sense and then just this again this this person who's just on their back with oxygen mask doesn't look like they're intimated again just kind of stock imagery nonsense and then let's talk about the fact that It just. it's very callous. It and he's talking about people who are dying and what that could possibly mean and it's making light of this. It's like yeah. Look the americans get to party and that shouldn't be our biggest concern right now right. Yes that's part of it. Like the whole thing was just a total mess across the board and the funny thing i thought was. They took it down but i apologize in the past few hours. I've been busy watching alberta implode. But unless they've took the unless it happened in the last couple of hours they didn't apologize they just took it down almost pretended it never happened. Yeah just moved on. We're on the vaccine front tangentially in some ways. Can i ask you guys about astra zeneca. Like i'm just throwing shit because i just want to just keep dragging it out. Get this is good. It's keeps the people go either. Wanted to it keeps people until the forty three minute mark. When we start with al berta we lose eighty percent of the audience. No i think you should ask us. How the astrazeneca vaccine works in. How how how common how's it different. How's it different. I got it that makes it. You know like the. Let me ask you one quick question on both because i think it is an important thing with the backtrack. This week Carter how significant is that backtrack and tubes double barrel question. How how does that make the look from from last week when we're discussing quickly when i i don't actually understand what the hell is going on. I am so confused with the communications and and the structures around astrazeneca. I don't understand what they're trying to communicate. Here's all. I know i'm in like i'm in this group that got this vaccination the got the vaccination. I need to get the the second one for this to be as effective as it should be. And i just hope that all of this to and froing doesn't put people like me off of getting our second. Vaccinations i don't understand why they're making such a big deal out of it. It does not feel like it is compared to the risk of the pandemic compared to the risk of other issues This just does not feel like. It's something i'm going to worry about in until it reaches the level of birth control risk It's just something. I'm not going to care about koi. Talk to me about the communications on this quickly..
What is Happening with the Astrazeneca Vaccine?
"In canada but also particularly i guess in ontario in alberta. Okay so you know. I think that what we need to i remember and i think that i remember discussing this on a previous podcast session. But the issue is that policy always plays catch up with science typically scientists and move this fast but because we're are in a middle of a global pandemic sciences evolving so incredibly fast and policy is basically just trying to play catch up but i think it should give us reassurance that these changing guidelines mean that we are actually adopting policies to match what science is telling us. So i think that in just to start with. I think there should be reassuring even though it does come across as a lot of flip. Flopping it's not it's just trying to catch up with science and the fact that we are being nimble is incredible and the other thing that people have to understand is that we take these public health decisions. These have to be done transparently and we have to build trust with with the public and we do this by allowing canadians to be empowered to making informed decisions. And that's why a lot of this especially from nasi has been exceptionally transparent. But i will say that their communication has an hasn't been hasn't really been done properly and i think that has led to a lot of confusion but i do appreciate the are being transparent and trying to guide canadians with information. So what i would like to do.
Is In-Person Worship an Essential Service?
"One day when this is all over we'll look back at what covid nineteen revealed about our society. One of the things will notice is what people were not willing to sacrifice the parts of our lives that we consider essential in charge. Do not and will reflect on this when we remember y and where people were willing to break the rules to defy police and public health officials to essentially say this right here is more important to me than not just my own safety but more important to me than everybody's safety and for some families that meant contact with the grandparents or loved ones for some jerks that meant going to a barbecue restaurant or jim but i think it's fair to say that after a year of this if you went back and plotted where exactly the most public. Anti lockdown actions were found in north america. Churches would be at or near the top of the list. Just listen this alberto church that has openly defied public health orders for months has officially been. Shut down thinking chanting in honking. Those are some of the sights and sounds seen inside the fence off on sunday. And then the situation escalates. I don't believe there was attack. Defense people parked without permission on the neighbouring inauguration. Land a lot of racial slurs being thrown out of bounce that was from grace life church in alberta last weekend it was quite a scene. Protesters tore down. Fencing vandalized a car and acted not particularly christian. But it makes sense first of all in the big picture because the rise of the religious right especially in the united states but also here has become linked with defying the government and flaunting public health measures.
The Line 5 pipeline: A disaster waiting to happen, or necessary to avoid an energy crisis?
"First one that comes to mind. I'm gonna guess that you went with one of maybe three. The trans mountain pipeline which our federal government purchased a couple of years ago the keystone excel pipeline. Which is actually a pipeline. Because it didn't get built or maybe the end bridge line just because it's by far the largest of all the crude oil and natural gas pipelines. That run through this country. But i'm gonna guess that none of you zero named line five. I would be shocked. Many of you even knew that it existed. I sure didn't even though it has been running from alberta to sarnia ontario for more than sixty years line. Five is an offshoot of that main and bridge line and its distinguishing feature over. The decades is that it runs through a narrow strait between lake michigan and lake here. It's distinguishing feature right. Now is much the same only. It's the danger that it might pose to those two lakes and their shorelines and the legal fight over whether or not to shut it down as well as the massive economic cost. That would come with doing that. In short for more than half a century line five has moved more than half a million barrels of natural gas and crude every day and nothing bad has happened yet so the question is are we pushing our luck. What would happen if something bad did happen. How catastrophic could it be and is it as some governments would argue worth the risk to keep all that fuel flowing.
Casting the net wider: remaking the welfare state
"Good evening my fellow americans to light. I like to talk to you about where we are as we mark one year. She's everything stopped because of this pandemic last night. President joe biden spoke to america in primetime address from the white house for the first time since taking office he promised to direct states to make all adults eligible for covid vaccine by may and discussed the bill he had just signed into law. The american rescue plan one point nine trillion dollar stimulus program extends unemployment. Benefits it helps. Small businesses lowers healthcare premiums for many it provides. Food and nutrition keeps families in their homes. America's not the only country that's responded to the crisis with increasing generosity. I kind of went in. It was like a state of panic. That i honestly i can't tell you day-to-day thoughts were because they were just scrambled. Like what am i gonna do. What am i gonna do. How am i going to survive. How am i going to what. That's more good. Hope a fifty. Seven year old self employed chef based in canada when the pandemic swept away all of her work. She didn't expect much outside. Help after alberta's oil crash in two thousand fourteen. She received no government support and had to close her restaurant. But this time around with covid nineteen. The federal government included the self employed in. Its rescue package. I honestly i couldn't believe it. Until i saw myself until i filled out the application i pressed met and two days later. There was money in my bank account. And i was absolutely shocked across the world from america to canada to western europe. The pandemic prompted a shift in thinking about the role governments can and should play in crises. The greatest expansion of the wealth estate in living memory in this past yet social nada is our public policy editor. She's been tabulating that expansion which currently stands at nearly sixteen trillion dollars. That's more than four times. The support that countries provided during the financial crisis of two thousand and seventy thousand nine. And it's a shot departure from the pas not just in size but in shape too and because of that this could well mark the start of a new chapter for the welfare state. How do you mean how was this response. Different from what came before significantly. I think it mocked a risk shift from individuals to the state with governments essentially bailing out the people say things like schemes in britain and much of europe as well as cash gifts and in unemployment benefits in america what lawsuit of the state stepping up and taking a lot of risks that otherwise would have fallen onto households and individuals that is a sharp contrast from what we've seen over the past couple of decades when risks such as example being replaced by an algorithm or foreign worker had actually increasing been offloaded from governments and employees own individuals and you saw a lot of countries just for pragmatic reasons really move to universalism so with government prefers blanket benefits instead of fussing of eligibility. Or what's the basis of the way that it was before the pandemic the risen one model of course of welfare state but if we take as a starting point side of a social contract where there is a certain amount of poverty relief and social security that is supplied by the state to go back to suit of the early twentieth century. So the great depression in america really triggered the idea of we need some social security and in europe of course in the second world war was reading the moment when people started to realize that there were these collective big risks that they wanted to ensure against and then the big shift in both sides of the atlantic ready staw in about the seventy s and the welfare state becomes leaner and more focused on getting people into jobs and so benefit make order to get the incentives work or boosted welfare in many countries become stigmatized and at the same time. The labor market is made. More flexible has made easy to fire people. And you really see particularly from the early ninety s on more and more risk being shuffled back to individuals but even before covert hit there was talk about a need to change things right absolutely as with so many things covid nineteen has really shown quite a start light on the flaws in the traditional model and although the lessons are different for every country there are a few general ones. The welfare state on the hall was built around yesterday's worker middle skilled work who today is increasingly. Rare will become even rarer we've seen the labor market polarize over the last couple of decades in rich countries. The sheriff skilled in high-skilled workers growing whereas middle skilled and indeed middle income jobs have been falling and will continue to fall and the pandemic also related to that highlighted. How little job. And income security many of our essential workers indeed have because they fall into that low paid bracket low security bracket and then the other thing that covert has exposed is the vulnerability of work with kids of course when schools closed. There was suddenly this extra job that needed to be done. The situation has put childcare which we knew was an issue before the pandemic but it sort of forced onto the agenda and one of the encouraging things. I think that might be coming out of this. Is countries making better plans for things like child benefit. So part of the coronavirus relief plan. Joe biden will temporarily raise the child tax credit quite significantly and democrats already whispering the really like to make this change permanent. And do you think we'll see that pattern more. Broadly a will to make permanent to the kinds of changes. The governments were essentially shocked into by the pandemic. The will is that. I think it's too early to tell but the demand is clearly. Then that's an important start. Say lots of people. Such as mrs hope who we heard earlier have experienced vulnerability that can come with the show but also have seen how the state can help these moments of shock. And i think it would be very hard in a next crisis for states to roll out similar policy bazookas to help the people so i think on the demand side and again this is something we already sold before the pandemic domon strengthening for better more generous safety nets are that will only grow on the back of the pandemic experience whether the will is that is launching a political question and it's also a fiscal question but i am carefully hopeful because this past year has provided a live experiment of all sorts of policies that otherwise would have taken years to get the political backing for and so after all this experimentation. What are the lessons from the pandemic that you think should last. I think the most important goal here is just to ensure or cushion workers against certain shocks and just to make that a bit more practical and most of communists have argued that covered his shown the generosity of benefits should be pegged to the state of the economy so that when indeed were going through a mass period of shock and it's much harder to actually find a job benefits should be more generous. And when the economy's healthy again then you can make them a bit. Less generous against more flexibility in the welfare system to short revamped post covid social safety net would on the one hand provide enough flexibility to incentivize work but also have a state that wasn't afraid to step in when disaster hits and crucially estate that would also invest in human capital in childcare in health in educating the next generation as well as rescaling older workers today and that second element is important because just bringing out a huge umbrella on the stormiest days won't be
"alberta" Discussed on ONE Energy
"Can. The show folks today on the show I have an absolutely brilliant brilliant man his name Sean Wagner. is currently the lead writer writer and editor for Burda nuclear nucleus, which is dedicated about promoting and educating and bringing nuclear power to Alberta, but also to Canada and throughout the entire world. He based on his bio on o'byrne nuclear nucleus. He is a lifelong nerd. He has a bachelor of science and masters of Science and Materials Engineering from the University of Alberta. His focus was on materials characterization and production, and before starting a nuclear nucleus, he worked for two years as a research assistant under Dr. Thomas. Stunned that formerly of Oak Ridge National Lab Studying Nano, scale gas flows through porous structures. Yes. That sounds incredibly smart. Incredibly cool and no doubt. Our conversation will not disappoint you. He studies nuclear energy on his own because he says that it takes all of the boxes that are needed for combating climate change and promoting environmental stewardship such as carbon high-intensity, reliable, large scale power generation. And just that it has the ability to bring people to a higher level of their quality of life. Without further delay, enjoy conversation check them out at Burda nuclear. NUC NUCLEUS DOT CA algen that's Berta nuclear nucleus dot ca check them out on facebook twitter instagram. Enjoy the show. All right. Going three to. Irvine. One. And we're live Sean. It's a pleasure to meet you Jordan. Pleasure to meet you too sir. So I interviewed Eric Meyer. I. Don't know about last year you came up. and. Obviously from Alberto and I am from burden once I found out there was another guy promoting nuclear got pretty excited and started following your work so. Tell me tell me about about what you're doing. Thank you. Well I run Alberta Nuclear. Nucleus Limited. It's a nonprofit organization that's working towards benefiting education and advocacy for nuclear projects and Kind of capabilities here Alberda we've. As, most people are probably aware Alberta's pretty heavy set into the oil industry and whatnot. A lot of people are saying he probably diverse. is seeing as how most trying to get off oil. So one of the things that we're trying to say is, Hey, like Alberta's got all of the traits people that are required to build nuclear stuff and we also have a lot of things that could be very useful in nuclear fields. Everything we need is here why don't we diversify into their because that'll take the least amount of retraining to get people ready to work. In it and so that's what we're trying to do. We're trying to talk with people about you know what misunderstandings they have or misconceptions that they might be repeating with knowing, and so we we chat with people about that and try and get them to be like Oh. Okay. So I'd never really thought about that for Nuclear and just get the conversation moving in that way. Right. So what made you start over a nuclear nucleus? I was drinking with a friend of mine on her back Parks Fun Day. I don't know how the topic got onto energy I. Think we were Griping about the pipeline or whatnot. This is like two years ago or something like that and I ended up going on a two and a half hour red at. And my friend was like, okay, you've been dogging for two two and a half. And you haven't repeated yourself. Once you need to give a presentation artist. Oh she got in touch with some people at a a little fun little group called Edmund to nerd night. Okay. Which is basically where people can go in and give twenty minute presentations on whatever topic they want. And people will just the day to come in and they sit around and they drink they listen to you give a speech on whatever's interesting to you so I started writing speech them. and talking with them and kind of halfway through writing the speech I realized. You know I've got all this information, but I can't put it all into. This one speech. So I guess I should probably have like a website where I could put all the extra information. So I made a website and I was like, okay well, now I need like an email and twitter account so that people can. Find a way to get in touch with me after they might have read this stuff. So I made that. was just like, Oh, well, now that I have all this stuff, I need some branding. So I got in touch with a graphic designer branding. facebook page, and then I got invited to a bunch of other facebook pages and all of a sudden I was giving a presentation and I had one hundred followers on twitter and people following me on facebook and whatnot, and I was putting out articles like twice a week for six or seven months and it just. It just kind of snowballed out of control all this time I'm unemployed. So I'm just like doing this out of my basement. That's awesome. So main objective to make sure I understand is you're trying to educate Burton's about why diversifying the nuclear would be very beneficial. That's the fundamental part of it a lot of the other. The. Other parts of it are just kind of like they're things that I liked doing 'cause like you've you've talked with Eric before. Heard about some of the other people who are promoting things like Ben hurt is a fairly technical economic guy. He likes to take the the big money pictures on things and the technical aspects, and he's kind of more focused down in Australia and Kersee Gauguin is you know super into the bright new future talking about how we can make things better how we can make sure that everyone frost and All this kind of big social field good stuff that can happen with nuclear and Shell in Brooker is basically just poking the bear all the time. And we've got eric who is another very social person and he likes to bring it music and get people kind of building a sense of community about things me. I'm kind of like the Tech Guy I'm not as techy as some of the like really really technical people in the field I like doing the like the fundamental tech aspects of things. So like taking the the really basic fundamental science that people were learning in like grade ten grade eleven and being like hey. Like this is the stuff you need to know. And that's it. You can. You can take all the stuff you learned and kind of built and propagate it without adding anything extraneous or new complicated on top of it, and that's how and this will be how a nuclear reactor works and you can figure it out just from this. So like you know back when people are you know backward people in Highschool or saying I'll never use science. How do I have to do for it? Well, it's like this is the stuff you need. All you need to understand how nuclear were right right.
"alberta" Discussed on Pause
"Hi I'm babs river and welcome to paused at home and Alberta Social Innovation can act podcasts the pandemic and economic downturn this spring have forced many change makers to pause and pivots as we head into summer although our province is experiments with opening some aspects of our lives. We still have a lot to adopt in light of our work. Structures changing on a daily basis. And the pause were home. We've decided to touch base with change makers across Alberta to hear about the new questions and reflections on their minds during this period of systems. Change if the question sparks new thoughts for you at least share in the comments on your favorite listening platform and let us know what you think. As the way we engage with each other ships the way we volunteers changing to what does volunteer engagement. Look like right now. House covid nineteen bringing people together new ways. What does this mean about are shifting priorities and the way volunteerism those even the smallest social needs on today's episode at least Martin Ascii sits down with Daniele Graham dearden and UNICENTER ONI. These three for volunteer. Berta the association that connects volunteer centers and agencies who rely on volunteers throughout the province..
"alberta" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO
"Cliff Alberta the Kogan is said that was the message this afternoon from Senegal county health officials today as they reported three more people dying from the corona virus in San Diego county bringing the total now for the outbreak to sixty three all three of the victims ranging in age from the thirties to the seventies had underlying medical conditions but the county supervisor Nathan Fletcher says despite the progress that has been made in slowing the rate of cases residents in Senegal county can not drop their guard the virus has not changed the level of transmission that it can generate has not changed what has changed has been our actions and our actions are the things that have put us in a strong position but if our actions change we will be just as susceptible to widespread community outbreak we will be just as susceptible to overwhelming our health care and hospital systems as all of those places where you have seen the tragic stories on the news and you've seen the horrific pictures play out here in the county there were seventy five new cases of cold at nineteen over the last twenty four hours that brings the total since the outbreak began to two thousand and eighty seven cases president trump is your live here on a coca this afternoon laying out plans to start re opening the economy from the corona virus shut downs the president praising the courage of Americans amid the corona virus outbreak these have been trying times a girl virus from adjustable and has unfairly claim thousands of precious American lives to every citizen who has lost a cherished love one your pain is our pain trump says his plan for started we open economy will be in three phases it'll drive give St step by step guidelines to get back to business the president saying that some states will begin to re open sooner than others and added the economy can get restarted again that is safe and structured fashion the U. S. navy this afternoon has identified the sailor from the Senegal based USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier who died this week of cold at nineteen complications he was forty one year old Charles Thacker of Arkansas he died at the US Naval Hospital in Guam four days after he was found unresponsive the navy says his wife an active duty member station in San Diego here herself was flown earlier this month to Guam and was by his side when he died governor Newsom today announcing a plan to help front line workers in the food industry in California during the pandemic news about a message today for food workers were scared about not receiving a paycheck we don't want you going to work if you're sick and we want to make sure that you know that if you're sick it's okay to acknowledge it and it's okay let your employer know and still know that you're going to get a supplemental paycheck Newsome said food and grocery workers will get at least two extra weeks of sick leave under this new plan he says the food industry is essential California residents livelihoods during the current pandemic summer and setting it goes going to be a lot different this year with the loss of the county fair at today's announcement that the Senegal pride three day event in July has been called off the city good tourism authorities says visitors spent nearly twelve billion dollars in San Diego each year Bob Roches hotel owner tourism consultant he tells reported Porter ten news this recovery could take awhile and we won't recover the money it's not going to get that robust that we were actually will recover the money is lost forever the six billion dollars that I anticipate over the next twenty one months but I think will recover by twenty twenty two or twenty twenty three even with the county fair cancelled the del Mar thoroughbred club says is still planning to hold summer races is scheduled no word yet on the future of comic con on Wall Street today the Dow lost ninety one points to finish at twenty three thousand four hundred and eleven companies time forty four let's take a look at those freeways right now and here's Cobos Laura K. let's start off at our borders where there is an hour and fifteen minute delay reported it send the cedar with three lanes open time mesa thirty.
"alberta" Discussed on KOMO
"Causing a slowdown from Alberta place south on five still stopping go between one hundred thirty three into downtown Seattle to just about the convention center our next call traffic at six fourteen and the weather outlook on board we have a lot to talk about here in the sand in a tunnel from the cold weather center no one like crazy over the past system getting across the cascades over the next several hours is going to be tricky but it's just as hard to navigate the lowland roads here for the evening commute it's at downpour out there and will continue to be so for the next thirty six hours at times in most locations from western Washington and atmospheric river sterling in our direction so that will keep the steady rain coming today Heiser mainly forties but tomorrow we bump well up into the fifties a sign that the warm part of the storm this year that pushes the snow level up and turn in and seven dumping rain in the cascades too so that starts to come right down the sides of the mountains into our rivers and they're going to start to swell especially those that feet out of the south cascades and the southern Olympics like the show Hey listen to Alec and callous rivers in particular so watch those ones all of our rivers gonna run high as we head toward Saturday the rain breaks partner scattered showers just in time for the official arrival of winter on Saturday night in the coming weather center I'm meteorologist Shannon o'donnell ran over much of western Washington right now heavy in Silverdale moving toward Bainbridge island also over the eastside specifically the cascade foothills like whole bark maple valley and that heavy snow Shannon was talking about change required on so called me Stevens and blew it passes unless you drive an all wheel drive rig come on news time six of six I let's get more on that round of snow that arrived in the cascades come as Ryan Harris reports from snow Kwame passed with what's ahead if you drive east there seven to twelve inches of snow expected at the pass through morning with another couple inches forecast for Friday great for skiers and snowboarders not so much of your driving east for the holidays washed out plus supervisor Kevin Nicholson says they don't do things any differently because of the holiday get away the cruiser in because there's heavy snow it's not gonna be a smooth gone down on a regular every traffic mall next the more difficult but I mean that's why we're here we're here to make sure that people can get to where they're going to spend the holidays with their families Neil is one of those snowboarders who hit the mountain early to beat the storm visions are I can't see anything ten feet in front this time the advice come prepared with chains are traction tires food water extra clothes and blankets a full tank and anything else you need if you have to be here for awhile so call me pass Ryan Harris como news come on news time six oh seven is saying extreme weather is becoming the norm governor Insley is out with a set of new climate proposals income was Charlie harder looks at some of the measures Insley is sending to the state legislature Insley wants right here companies to have certain emissions targets a clean fuel standard a quarter of new cars offered for sale by twenty twenty five to be zero emission and to align Washington state emission targets with the latest science is Lee says the science is clear that's an assertion Republican congressman Mike Conway a Texas recently.
"alberta" Discussed on Pause
"Time and time again one thing I love about hearing from the coalition's is that when they're facing challenges of confusion they stay curious when they're discouraged They find courage and continue the conversation when there's division they are connected and the keep connected when there is doubt the Hi I'm me Mahaffey and welcome to pause an Albert a social innovation connect podcast we invite partners and collaborators to pause from their busy work and sit down together to reflect on what they're learning as they seek to address the root causes of complex problems in their nations when used well they help change makers bring their unique perspectives and efforts together to better understand an address complex problems in today's episode would we hear from three change makers within a province wide coalition called echo the early childhood coalitions of Alberta we turn over the Mike to Janice Kramer One of echoes Coalition Liaisons to host this episode Janice did a beautiful job of summarizing echoes model she also invited to incredible local coalition leaders to sit down with her for reflective conversations about what this work looks like in their communities and what they've learned along the way before we jump into that conversation here's Janice introducing.