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Early heat wave in Pacific Northwest could break records
"And early heat wave in the Pacific Northwest good break records. I Norman hall. A heat wave this weekend could surpass daily records in parts of the Pacific Northwest and worsen the wildfires already burning in Western Canada. The region has grappled with scorching summer temperatures and unprecedented wildfires fueled by climate change in recent years, the unseasonable high temperatures get further boost dozens of fires burning in Canada's western Alberta province, the national weather service has issued a heat advisory lasting from Saturday through Monday for much of the western parts of both Oregon and Washington state. Its at temperatures could raise the risk of heat related illness, particularly for those who are dehydrated or don't have effective cooling. I Norman hall
"alberta" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"Change as a fact, in the mid 2000s was up for grabs in a range of ways that I tried to at least make my way through the very small number of them in the book. But, you know, I think this is the real set of questions when it comes, especially to these dense difficult issues like resource extraction. Indigenous concerns that are very hard to parse. And have a lot of relevance meaning across a wide political spectrum. But okay, so getting back to what Andy pants was asking, you know, the cynic in me wants to know what do we do with this information I sense in that a bit of frustration, frustration I'm kind of sympathetic to because, you know, we even see fact checking on fact checkers, right? We realize like some people who suppose a job it is, is to scrutinize all sources of information are in themselves, you know, should be open to scrutiny. And I think for the average audience person who doesn't have a lot of time to filter through a thousand different interpretations of something, they feel kind of pinched and kind of throw up their hands and I don't know if I'm reading that into Andy pants comments, but it's almost like, you know, we often talk, we just talked about in the last episode about the importance of place based knowledge. And in some ways, that sounds like what journalism is, but then it creates it sets up this interesting thing about is a fact of Montreal not a fact and Edmonton. Maybe that's a bizarre way of putting it, but, you know, the operations of power and dominant forces in a particular local political culture will distort that, right? And, you know, there's been accusations that when it comes to the political structure of Alberta, it's been heavily gerrymandered. Alberta's a lot less conservative and I think Reagan, you talked about that, then people might think based on the putative political results in the elections. Yeah, anyway, I've gone on and you wanted to talk about what you say is a dramatic example of the social life of some oil science facts here in Alberta. Well, that social side effects seems like there's two sides of it. There's the communal side of how do we tell stories? How do we convey facts in a way that resonates with people that reaches them and sits in gives the right way to motivate them the right way, and that's always a challenge, but the other challenge of getting to that step has to do with power. And whether those facts are allowed to be part of the debate, and the very first work I did on the oil and gas industry in Alberta was for the Parkland institute at the university of Alberta and I found a way using the industry's own statistics to show the economics of oil and gas and to show how the royalty regime worked each year, how much money came out of the ground, how much industry spent and then how much of the profits went to the public and to industry and nothing like that had been done before. It was peer reviewed at the university level, published by the Parkland institute, it was reported in every newspaper, television station, radio station, back in 2010, when it was released with all of the data is dramatic insight into the workings of the industry and particularly the oil sands regime and how incredibly generous it is. There are no costs. We give away everything for free. And it was all reported everywhere. And not since. It was immediately forgotten. It's never been mentioned again, and even the Parkland institute today, they asked me to take a look at one of their new papers. They've also forgotten it. They've also forgotten this work and what it revealed about how spectacularly profitable the oil sands are, how the royalty regime that was designed by 6 oil sands executives and just adopted by Ralph Klein unchanged is incredibly generous that gives for every dollar that industry spends, they get a dollar and four cents of free oil. That's how that's actually how it works. That's why there's a gold rush and everyone is fighting, tripping over themselves throughout the 90s and 2000s to build ten, $20 billion projects is because they're free. And then after you've paid for everything, they're incredibly profitable. That's why last year, a $152 billion went to the oil and gas industry in Canada, almost all from the oil sands. After they paid their taxes and their royalties, but that knowledge about how incredibly is lost. To the public to journalism. And even to the Parkland institute, they've erased that work from their memory and now they just go off the quarterly reports that don't tell anywhere near the full story. And so this incredibly important pertinent knowledge that I didn't entirely on my own, no funding. But found a large audience. It quickly disappeared and has been forgotten even by my progressive allies. While it's still holds the hope to solve so many of the problems facing us, there's an enormous amount of money that belongs to us coming out of the ground every year. And as soon as some political party wakes up and acts like an owner, this place could be quite a bit different, but absent those facts, the debate, the reforms are inconceivable.
"alberta" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"World. Something I wanted to mention, so I cited the Tai, but it was actually a reprint of a column by an Alberta based individual named David climate haga. He's at the Alberta politics dot CA blog. He says in his Twitter bio, he's an old newspaper guy and an unapologetic social Democrat. So but there too, right? Like he is not a CBC, he's not at the Edmonton journal. And so on and so forth. Dave's a friend of mine. He's a veteran of the Calgary Herald, and he's an invaluable source of journalism. He works for the nurses union, but it blogs in the evenings every day and is an incredibly valuable columnist for the just in out of his own journalistic bones in his body. Now, I just want to pick up on some of the Candace said you talk about the social life of facts. I think in your climate change book, you talked about the communal life effects. So amounting to the same thing, right? And so not to get too hippy dippy here, but are you suggesting that perhaps facts are less than noun that we think they are and more like a verb, like we're factoring, we're generating facts as sort of things that come to a certain level of commonly agreed upon. I mean, I'm not talking about, is this plutonium? Or is this not plutonium? But you're talking more about social political cultural facts or what we call fact. I mean, it's such a pliable term. Yeah, I'm not talking about
"alberta" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"On climate change. So I think there's like a whole bunch of questions we could begin asking as well about regional media and how it differs from national reporting when it comes to indigenous issues. I wonder if there's a contrast between BC and Alberta in the way indigenous issues and resources are portrayed in the media because especially in the media industry is using First Nations quite a bit in public relations. It is their kind of last remaining social license. It's something they grasp for regularly. A lot of the subsidy programs specifically target you get extra subsidies. There's more money available if you partner with First Nations. And it kind of results in an opposite generalization where the idea that they might be opposed to some of this development. That's dismissed as the wrong interpretation. There's so many examples of them working with industry and projects being announced and particularly when it comes to the pipelines. There's been a lot of misperception created by the media about who supports the pipelines and how many of them do talking about the different levels of government and types of government and who they have signed on with the pipelines going across BC. Gives it quite a bit different impression from the traditional governments and the public opinion, especially those directly affected as opposed to tangential communities. And I wonder if you kind of see the reverse instead of generalizations towards more nature oriented to on development business and unfortunately in Alberta, that's about all we have on offer. You can sign up for resource development or you can stay on your boil water order. Sort of thing. There isn't a lot of other options. And I wonder whether there would be more takers if there was more than nothing or oil and gas development. Interesting. Well, I just remember, you know, the NDP version of what the conservatives put forth for so long was they just put a different spin on it. It's like we want to include you into the bounty in the prosperity, a new pipeline would generate. You know, again, that was also their interpretation of undrip. It was sort of inclusion in something that's a fait accompli. And they try to sell it that way. There wasn't necessarily a vast gulf between the NDP and the conservative version. And I mean, some people, I guess, would uncharitably call that co optation of certain willing participants. I would like to share stuff that I kind of left on the table. I mean, as you may or may not know, Reagan, I used to live and work in Edmonton for CBC there. I used to be the morning show host for about 20 months. And what happened pretty quickly, I got the sense that there was, I think, a genuinely felt struggle or tension about how critical to be about the oil sands about the tar sands about the oil patch. And you know, I'm sure there's actually probably a whole list of guidelines around what you can call things. If I had ever called it the tar sands on air, I would have been called on the carpet. But you sort of got the sense pretty quickly that, you know, that there were people gunning for the CBC and waiting for it to fall, which in some ways is a fascinating window into what is a public broadcaster who in the public do you represent and I think there was an almost kind of overcompensation to try and represent the pro oil sands side and almost just kind of a common sense specific to the region that this is what butters the bread of most antonians or, you know, that was the line. And I remember having the chief economist for Edmonton in the studio and almost as an afterthought, I threw a question at him and I said, you know, because we were talking just about the state of the city or something like that. And I said, can I ask you something just before we go, do we have a good sense of just how much of Edmonton's economy is tied to the oil patch? And my memories are a little foggy, but it was something to the effect of nobody knows. Nobody has a real precise number. You know, percentile. And I remember just wanting to say, wait a minute, hold the phone, hold weather, hold traffic hold sports. Are you telling me? That the chief economist of the city of Edmonton, which basically shoots oil revenues into its veins, doesn't have a solid number. Anyway, but of course, we're running out of time and by that point, I started to I knew better by that point that I can not be seen or heard, I guess in the case of radio, to be even moderately critical of the oil patch. And there was a sense you have to be a team player. I've lived here my whole life and Alberta does have a very serious case of Stockholm syndrome. When it comes to the oil and gas industry, I've spent my adult life as probably the most prominent critic of the oil and gas industry.
"alberta" Discussed on MEDIA INDIGENA : Indigenous current affairs
"Custom already in these very first few forays into talk backs, we kind of want to give people a chance to think and talk about things that kind of left on the table or things that occur to them after the fact after the deep dive that maybe they wanted to introduce now that they have a chance to kind of revisit the conversation. Where might that go for you, Reagan? Well, a little bit of both, I think thinking back on our conversation we covered lots of the article, but I can't help but think it's leaving a little bit of a misimpression about just how bad the media is in Alberta. And when it comes to these oil and gas issues, like my study was kind of subtle looking at word counts and placement in the paper and it would be mistake if people thought it was that subtle and that you needed that sort of careful, sophisticated look to uncover a bias other than the journalistic ideal that we might expect. But when it comes to oil and gas, the biggest factor is what's missing. It's what isn't reported, which never makes the news for us to analyze what comes in the newspaper to do the sort of content analysis that I did. But since the last time we talked, there's been a really incredible international example of this investigative reporter Seymour hersh, his bombshell latest investigative journalism piece is about how the United States sabotaged the Nord stream pipeline in September and gives the details, which have yet to be reported, not just in the Calgary Herald, but North America media in general. And so those two parts that we were kind of given the wrong impression about how subtle the bias is when it comes to such an overwhelmingly powerful industry in a place like Alberta. And then another great example of the same sort of thing taking place on a larger scale. With a really historically significant piece that even yet still isn't getting attention and lots of folks may not have even heard about. And the original thought was that Russia had bombed the Nord stream. Yeah, that was a claim. It really ridiculous. There's no conceivable reason why the Russians would do such a thing. If they wanted to cut off the gas, they did with Nord stream one. They just turn off the taps. No need to destroy $11 billion worth of infrastructure. But what Seymour hersh revealed was the very careful planning to avoid congressional oversight and the planning stretched back to long before the Russian invasion. Months before it was in play ready to go, this is cutting off Germany with winter coming. It's incredible burden on society, but their main worry was that with winter coming and Nord stream one shut off over the sanctions because of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. That the Germans would be interested in peace would be interested in steadily. Or would ease up in their support of Ukraine and the U.S. didn't want to see that happen. And so Nord stream is what came of it. It's an act of terrorism and a huge environmental crime, one of the hugest releases of methane in history. There's an American interest to keep Europe dependent on North America and keep them from getting a oil and gas lifeline to Russia where they can get cheap gas closer and Nord stream two was about to come online. But now that's all over. And once again, the connection between Russian resources and Europe is cut off and they are relying on North America and you see there's Canada has a number of projects trying to supply Germany before the invasion after, but they get a lot of attention from industry and the government, a lot of promotion to try to get liquefied natural gas there. And so there couldn't be anything more serious, more timely, and it's really dramatic illustration of the bias I kind of touched on in our local papers, but it plays out on a much bigger scale. And in ways we can't study with content analysis because it doesn't even make the papers. Candace. Well, I actually was thinking about that last question you asked, which was about what relevance has for indigenous issues. I guess I have a couple of different strength thoughts. One is, I guess, the situation in Alberta with indigenous people is quite different than, say, what it is in BC, simply because there's treaties. That's a major difference, but also it's a different response and interaction with both government and industry as it is any province. And I guess I was thinking more broadly about how
"alberta" Discussed on twitterspaces
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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
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
"Advice. This time it. They are more strategic value on the inside the outside they can cause more damage on the inside than the outside but be fundamentally tied up in that. Is this notion. I care about you. Yeah hey. I paid a big price. But i care about you. It's the same advice. Stephen gave to jason kenney to start with. how are you doing. What's going on with you. And you keep it on their zaidi's their feelings and you give them the pass because some of these people when they talk to barnes especially if let's just say they were co conspirators. Who didn't take the step with them right. Or maybe we're a little more quiet and caucus than you're gonna be worried about how they're going to be even judged by this and he should be giving them the passes like i totally understand why you kept your mouth shut. It was the right move. I know you've got to stay in there. You've got to help with this party on the right right trajectory and i think that's particularly true if if you wanna take over the but it's even if it's not because you're allowing essentially you are. You're continuing to express the values that you think are supposed to be driving this organization and you're showing a tape of leadership that jason kidd. He's been accused of being deficient in so everything. That jason kenny. Isn't you want to be in those moments in addition to doing the things that just sort of make sense on this front now. I think think it would be very funny. If and when there's two concert to united conservative caucus like that's just going to be amusing to me in the legislature. There probably won't be allowed to have that name but It alternate if your plan if you wanna give yourself the range of options here tell everybody keep their powder dry not to go nuts This is something that unless you're going to have a temptation particularly if there's a lot of people that That that are sympathetic to you to say like well. Let's just all go. Let's create the. I dunno the p. c. c. Or something like that right. But that's probably not the right. Move at this moment. If your objective is stephen carter scenario one quick dethroning of the premier. What are you doing differently this weekend. Yes so this is where you say. I stay true to the values of the united conservative party. I tried to be critical. Still being respectful. In my time there my record shows that i stood with the premier even when i stood against some of his policies and i paid a price for that i am now and we know. This is a premium whose vindictive whose punitive who goes against the grassroots when the grass roots are not with him. And i understand why so. Many and i've had many conversations with people who have deep concerns about jason kennedy's leadership i understand. Why so many have stayed silent. I don't need to now. I am happy to carry their water. I will be their voice. And you essentially create your you almost create a situation like derek filled. Brad has here at the western standards. Give me your information. Tell me your grievances. I will start a list. And if he stands up in the legislature maybe legislatures other venue but stands up and says i have forty to use ep constituency president..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Even if somebody is thinking of leaving. Unless they're leaving right now they might want to leave at a time. That gives maximum damage. If they're trying to be real jerk about it they would wait until things have cooled down a bit and would leave right so. I don't think that there's a. I don't think there's a channel changer here that you can do until you know for sure. The state of your caucus and in that sense. I wouldn't waste any channel changes you have in your back pocket so the very first thing that you need to do. If you're jason kenney the premier's office is figure you're shit out like really figure you're shit out. I don't mean sort of and don't fall for the idea that you need to try to win. Tomorrow flipped the channel tomorrow. Anything like that. You are in a long term game at this point and you win it by controlling your internal party apparatus not not the media narrative tomorrow although obviously those two interplay and there's a lot of back and forth there you've got to keep in mind what you're trying to do over the next bit. Here's my point though. Zane good strategy comes from good analysis Good strategy comes from good analysis. And you need to understand what you're working with. You've got to have a good understanding an honest understanding with yourself. Who was rock-solid with you would never leave. You would take a bullet for you. The doug schweitzer's of the world who will embarrass themselves for the premier's office if they need to right. And who. On the furthest periphery of you right now. The angela pitts who are who are barely onside as it is signed. The letter has made a bunch of comments. That have been deeply unhelpful to you. I m l. a.'s. Who have given sympathy. You've got to do an honest accounting of all of this. You cannot be lied to by your staff. You need to understand rumor. Every whisper about these situations. You need to know where their constituency association presidents are. You need to know where constituency board members are. You've got to understand who might be whispering to them. How how loudly and you've got to understand the situation. You're playing with right now because that drives all of your decisions going forward. Now you fundamentally decide this scared the crap out of in the sense that they're not going to be a problem for you for a bit and they're not immediately out to go and kind of more on that in a minute You know what happens when the parade doesn't start. Because i assume you're gonna ask us at some point. Okay through barnes. How do you kick this thing further. How do you get what you want. I'll get there. Yeah for sure. But it's it at this point you've dealt with an insurgency..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Values did a A combined party would have by by. Its nature has to represent corey. So it's like in the series dave. Are they fighting over the iron throne or are they trying to establish an independent kingdom in the north. And it's pretty clear to me. They're fighting over the iron throne still five minutes ago. Drew barnes released a statement on his departure departure from the uc caucus is nice way to put drew. But it ends with this. I will continue to speak as the member of legislative assembly for cypress medicine hat. I will continue to stand on the principles and beliefs that the united conservative party was elected to govern under essense. Abandoned it is it's not exactly the clearest sign in the world but i would say the fact that you're still talking about the beliefs of the ep and not small c. That you were elected under is assigned to me that that infrared apparatus that infrastructure still means something to you. But here's the thing that we need to talk about. They might be trying to take over the party. They might fail. I think this particular cast of yahoos is likely to fail right like even if they managed to pull jason kenney out of the throne. I don't think they're getting. They might feel. It's better to be an opposition. Mla than unelected at the end of the day and so as much as they might want to keep the intact as long as they think. That's a prize. That's attainable to them. If they feel it's not they might take the well and we've seen this You know. Derek filled brand did this You know the freedom conservative party. Look how that caught on not really at all but if a party like that did catch on if a party like that took five ten percent of the vote you might as well do rachel notley the favor of measuring the drapes and reporting it to her yourself. Because that's gonna hand the next election to the dp carter. You're shaking your head. What do you think. I totally agree with with corey's analysis. I think the corey is correct. But it doesn't matter what i think. It matters what they think. And the problem with this group is that they all think their brand of conservatism is the right brand of conservatism. If you simply exposed albertans to that brand of conservatism albertans would bite on it. They love it. That's lots of conservatism. So corey's problem is that he's thinking rationally right. And how dare you sir on this. Podcast bring rational. Thought i will not have it. I will not have it. Zane irrational thought. We go back to you as though thank you so much once again that was stephen. Carter hosted strategist podcast. Thank you carter. Guys i have. I have a question for you on this right so you see this release and this could happen. This what i'm about to ask you could happen. Five minutes for now could happen tomorrow. But let's talk going back in time throughout the day. We saw literally no support for kenny on social media by any of his caucus his ministers etc corey by design..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"You said it. And i'll repeat it to you. I'll say it's part of why i lied to this. They want to win elections individually and as government and yes maybe they could all get elected as back or opposition. Mla's in this new right-wing initiative wild rose independence party different party. But are they ever gonna stiff government. They ever have a chance of that if they take that Carter i wanna. I wanna see what you think. A corey's two tracks new party or takeover. The uc pd agree with that and from the breadcrumbs. You've seen thus far on this thursday evening. Which one do you feel like. This could be leaning more towards well. Let's let let me allow. Let me project forward in the time line. So let's assume that corey's correct that they wished to stay close and be able to take over the. There are two timelines to do so. One is a relatively short time line. Where the leader needs to be forced out and step down in order to do that. You'll start to see some sort of letter. Writing campaign from from executives and constituency associations board of directors of the key. That'll be demanding. Some sort of a leadership review or some sort of a formal function to try and non versions of that that we've discussed on this. Yes in the past. Do you feel like. Can i ask you more pointed question. Do you feel like after today. Those anonymous campaigns might have names attributed to them. They're going to have to have to be the second or they're on a different timeline. Or they're on a different plan so there's really three options. If you go with gorey's thesis the first two the first option is they're going to try and get rid of them right away and try and win the leadership right away that the results because you still have two years tons of time to run a leadership reestablish the leader and win the next election the second time line is right can i. Can i help you before you get to second. I need i need. I need to clarify for myself as i act as a proxy of the listener. Okay order option number one. finish off what. The tactics are quick. Unseating of a leader right. You said letter writing campaigns. I interrupted you and said yeah needs to be specific. People need to put their names on them. What other pressure tactics get a premier to resign in scenario one just explained that tactically to me before jump onto number two leadership reviews the first tactic. You must get to the place of a leadership review the second is an actual caucus revolt where the caucus including cabinet ministers are talking about how this guy needs ago. That is what took alison redford out. She she made it through the leadership review but then she was unable to sustain the through the through the actual caucus revolt because she kept committing errors. Right so the errors right now. The challenge this time line has is that the errors that are happening most of the caucus. I don't think see them as errors. I think most people most of the caucus recognize that. The thing is making kenny unpopular with thirteen or fifteen. La's is the thing that's going to actually make him popular with albertans right. Stop this fucking pandemic. So i think that those are basically the two things right now. The only one that's available to this group is the leadership review. Because i think the general members will them over the second pathway the second longer pathways to wait until after the election if he loses the next election you take over the party. You're the leader now. It means you have to be in opposition for four years. But that's not all bad. You can take back for years later so that timelines relatively relatively simple third quarter. You've action of course was the idea that they'd be forming their own party that reflects their actual values. Instead of their compromised..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Does this give him and perhaps jeans something to work with like if we're looking at this as checkers rather than chess is there enough. You know mixing metaphor making it worse pieces on the board to do some damage with if you are brian gene popping up for you know. Every six months to try to figure out what's up in the world of conservatism in alberta. This is the question. I think that will drive the answer to it will drive alberta politics over the next two years because of one of two things happening here right one. Is that brian gene and You know at all now the malays who have barnes and low and who who've been kicked out of caucus let's just assume they're on the same side even if they're not on the same team. Yeah yeah good point either they are trying to take over the use ep or they are not and i don't want to be too simple about it but if they are if they are trying to recreate a wild rose party if they're if they're happy to see these things burn then i think we're in one game right where all of a sudden there's another party on the right this big fight But you have to know that if you had two right parties you brought them together and they fell apart within just a couple of years the odds of them coming back together again get a little bit longer and that starts look like more of a permanent schism and that definitely does not like seemed like a way back to government if there is a sense that they are actually just fighting over the use. Ep the tactics will be markedly different. Barnes burns and low and won't like they'll sit as independent true conservatives there who want the use ep to be more united and better and they will continue to try to chisel people out of jason kenny's orbit but in the sense of like but we're all still members of the my sense is they're actually more like that right now and again. The very limited data we have available right now first of all who quits as caucus chair but not quits the caucus and i think that's a pretty strong signal as to where loans head as similarly barnes didn't go anywhere burns could have gone a lot of places for a long time here and he didn't he was much happier to be a gadfly within the party and carter..
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"The way that the way that premiers go down is when the people who are in their caucus take them down the people who are outside your caucus can't do anything to write. The people who are outside of the caucus are sitting out there thinking about you know their next moves and how they're going to get reelected forming their own party. They're not coming back in. So it's the people who are in the caucus that represent the real threat to you. So what what. I'm certain kenny's concerned about right now. And the six. What did you say. Sixty that are left those sixty. Are you there more than enough to keep your majority. They're sixteen more. That can leave. And you still hold your majority government. But you have to make sure those people aren't gunning for you because all of these things out together like i said a number of episodes ago. The best thing that could happen to kenny is that he kicks eight people out of this caucus and those eight people form a different party and then he can start to shift into a true conservative. Government looked like a true conservative government. That's concerned about the cost of healthcare. That doesn't wanna see people's lives wasted for no particular purpose to wants businesses to get back to being businesses as soon as possible that means locking down for sharp short short sharp periods. That's what kenny wants. That's what kenny needs. And today could be his very first step towards actually achieving that corey. Jump into carter about another thing. We can speculate with a moderate degree of confidence. Is that this is not a caucus in a state of total. Anarchy to my point about how little we have actually heard. Then we can feel has been vetted by multiple sources You know media. And i've talked a couple of outside of the western standard who obviously has a pipeline to somebody or somebody's there has not been an awful lot of that spilled out of this caucus. They they are still largely holding together. So carter's point. Maybe this is an opportunity to reset right to say. We're going to take a different approach from this point forward. I'm not. I put up with drew barnes and his nonsense for too long. That was lesson learned for me We allow that to become a poison. Let's make no mistake. Drew barnes at his opposition to the covid restrictions. That was just drew. Barnes finding something to be miserable about. Maybe he believes it in his core. But i also believe he would be fighting about it regardless. The guy has found every three months since he was not made finance minister. A reason to break with jason kenney on something he has been picking a fight every three months since the dawn of time on a very similar schedule. Brian gene has been popping his head up. Ever since the two thousand seventeen leadership race writing a column in varying degrees of vagueness about what the premier should or shouldn't do and even before he was premier when he was leader of the cpi and saying.
"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..
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
Meet Christa Couture, Author, Indigenous, Disabled, Mom
"There's something really important than i think. We need to talk about first. And that is the fact that apparently you fold everything including dishcloths. We gotta start with you. It's wtrw yes i do. I do fold everything away. Gosh my secret is out. I mean well. I am very like tidy very organized person and you know on one hand. I love like the drawer. Everything being neatly tidied and put away because then it's like pleasing. It's like a small little tiny moment of of having fresh flowers. It's just like oh that's nice And i think for a while. I mean there's probably a part in my life for any little mishap would crush me and i think it's sort of turned me into a bit of a neat freak because it meant that that was an area of my life i could kill some control over so there was a time. We're just kinda served me well to think okay. Well at least taken full these dish put them away so that when it opened the door. It's not total chaos. I can't do much else. So i think i've always been a tidy person. But i think it probably got heightened in the in the last years but yes. It's true it's true. I'm i think. I know where you may be got some secret intel. All i'm going to share is at the person who related this very critical intel to me said it also happened to be pretty life changing for them. So that's good to hear that a positive listed in the beginning right but but then ultimately life changing in every way match so you grew up. Sounds like into a certain extent. Kenneth splitting your time part With your mom and canada and then summers aish with your dad in montclair new jersey to set aside a new york for those who don't know where that is. Your dad Was cree and sounds like he was. A healer was a culture her first nations culture part of your life from the earliest days. I'm curious yeah. And in this way that i wouldn't have known was remarkable or even to name because it was just there and my dad did also live in northern alberta. There was yeah definitely split my time and a few few homes as per custody agreements and my parents both moving a lot and so where he lived in northern alberta was was on a a cre- reserve and and he was a healer. And so you know what. My dad's house. There was a sweat lodge in usually one or two ts in the yard and he ran various ceremonies and in the summer. We would go to another camp where he ran fast for people. And i would my sister and i would just be running around in the field and he would be doing that work. And so you know as a kid i didn't i. Of course. I took it for granted that the swizz present in my life and that i had access to ceremony which of course for a lot of indigenous people. There's been you know. A break for a lot of heartbreaking reasons and so i feel really grateful that it was just there i mean the soaraway. I feel about it now. Is that you know as a teenager. I was like okay. Whatever dad and then by the time in my twenties i was ready to come back and say okay wait. Can we now talk about this. Can you share these teachings with me. More you know explicit way was when he was was sick and when he died and so i wasn't able to kind of learn more from him in a more direct way but but of course it it shaped me and it was. It was there. My child had the. I mean even just to know that this is a part of you from the earliest days until learn through us moses through just being around it. I think that's so powerful. It's something that i've been come kind of fascinated with the concept of lineage and heritage over last couple of years. Maybe i'm at that point in my life where i'm getting curious about it. And if it like so often so many of us really know nothing about you. Know not just our parents as human beings but also the lineage that you know their parents and their parents and their parents and and what may have been lost along the way. Yeah and it's interesting. What gets shared. Because my dad was also french that my last name couture was my dad's last name but i know i know about french. Canadian like i would feel a bit shakey thing. I say a french canadian ancestry. I don't feel like. I'm part of that cultural group in the present whereas my from my mother's side she scandinavian and her parents lived in new norway. Alberta says it all right there and and so there was. There was some presence of that. You know adhere the stories and some of the words and the way. They talked about being norwegian and swedish. Was there but dia french. But i kinda i don't really talk about some like i wouldn't know what to say so it's interesting with the lineage. Because it's also like what was what happened to be present and so i can't the ways that i think of myself. I mean i think of my father very much as a cre- person although he was also mixed you know technically
Is Biden Delivering on His Climate Promises?
"His twenty twenty campaign. President biden promised move fast on environmental protections. Now that he's been in office for a few months. How's he doing on that promise. I want to hear everything well. So far his administration is added eighteen new regulations and overturned twenty policies that environmental groups like the audubon society and the natural resources. Defense council opposed now toll. Cain they've stopped a coppermine from operating in arizona. After local native american tribes argued it could endanger sacred sites and sensitive habitats administration. Also pump the brakes on a decision to slash three million acres of northern spotted owl habitat. At least for now maybe the biggest decision. So far was ending the permit to finish the keystone excel pipeline. Which was supposed to carry crude oil from alberta canada all the way to the southern states in the gulf coast. Why is that a big deal. Well environmentalists were against the pipeline from the beginning over safety concerns and the increased greenhouse gases that the pipeline would release into the atmosphere. It also threatens the water supply and lands of the rosebud sioux tribe and other native peoples. Is there more work to do abso lutely. But everything's gotta start somewhere right
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"At what they're spending on. Does this look like a path out of the morass that we're in right now. Alberta's future requires a different type of thinking. And i think i used the phrase alberta's future intentionally because that's the name of this initiative. The mvp has going on right now. I think you've got to take that you've got to make it clear so what i would do is almost not quite like let me let me just hedge a little bit and say i'm not suggesting you create a red book like in nineteen ninety-three the liberals had that depth of policy. But i would make clear. You've got that depth of thinking behind a very clear simple plan. I'll can wrap their heads around that. They truly believe will result in jobs and a lot of jobs so it can't be like we're going to invest in this one company to get three hundred jobs. It's gotta be stepwise. Something more significant a some hope for the future of alberta some reason for young people to stay here and try to create something new here some reason for parents to tough it out to retirement as their kids grow up Because how many years behind can we afford to be. If we're in year what we're coming into your seven of this recession. I think every alberta and right now has lament for not starting certain actions seven years earlier and we may disagree as to what that lament is but ultimately right now this sense of loss. Time is nine at this province and that sense of urgency in that sense of need for a plan and then the delivery of a plan that you can look at and say that makes sense. That looks better than what we're getting right now. That's the imperative for the ap. We'll leave that deep dive there and move it on to. Our final segment are over under our lightning round. Stephen carter are you ready. Yes overrated underrated. Budget speeches overrated. I think that ultimately the analysis doesn't government the speech and the analysis weighs more than the speech itself korea. Same question to you overrated or underrated. Budget speeches depends on. Depends on the moment. Let me make a case for both. Because i like to not answer your questions and we are not a place for nuance. This is where stephen thrives okay. This is why we have steven. Cats corey They they can be very underrated. if the premier's office has been heavily involved them and if they are the to tell the story of the government right because they sweat the words they sweat. What's in it they sweat. What's out of it. They're very overrated. If they've just been written by four by the minister and then they go out there just the the bow on top of everything so understanding better. What.
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Just not really care about the deficit if you if you poll and saved by. What year do you want. The deficit done and dusted like no more deficit. The i think the majority of people. If i'm remembering the last poll. I saw this will pick a year. That's far enough out that it's outside of the current political term right like no matter what time that's not even specific to this moment and a huge chunk of people will actually say i do not care if you ever settle the deficit. However there's a block of twenty percent so diehards who think that even next year is not soon enough. Why do we have a deficit at all. You absolutely must get rid of this deficit and that group. Even though i think that many of them if you really push them on some matters would say yeah. Okay i guess there's some extenuating circumstances by and large must be lighting their hair on fire with deficits at the levels. That we're seeing right now. You at those charts. You see the size of those red bars you see. The amount of ink were bleeding representing the dollars. We're spending it must be driving certain groups within the conservative coalition. Absolutely up the wall. And that is a real risk for jason kenny. Right now you'll you'll see the drew barnes of the world having couple more champions. Besides you're going to start hearing a little bit more criticism about the deficit and the need to do more on that and ultimately it it will not take a lot to fundamentally change. The math in this province polls right now are already showing rachel notley in the lead. What happens if there's a conservative alternative. Even if they're just taking the same amount of the wild rose alliance and then the wild rose party after them manage to get. That's a real problem for jason kenny. As he starts looking towards twenty twenty three so keeping that coalition together is going to require. And you know. I think if i go back and if i wanna see some strategy in this disjointed budget having that tough guy language even if it wasn't tough guy budget maybe that was the plan there. I don't think it's gonna work with either audience. Carter i'm rachel. Notley am soliciting some advice from you on the phone tonight. It's nine thirty. I've put out a bunch of statements regarding what is missing in this budget. Six hundred thirty plus million cut from healthcare hundred sixty million cut from school. Seven hundred and fifty million cut from municipalities. Are you telling me. Keep hitting them on every angle. Are you telling me pick elaine. What is the strategy here as the official opposition especially one that korea as just mentioned to seems to be well positioned in many ways. Twenty twenty three a long ways away to you know potentially returning what. What should her perspective on a budget like this. And how should her and the end ep. Look at the document the messaging and pick it apart. I would focus on on jobs and.
"alberta" Discussed on The Strategists
"Let the university hosts a professor says. I do heroin regularly for work life balance. Would you be responding to that will. I'm wondering what he's doing at work that balances off some universities have a work ethic. That's all i to say. Some of them do carter a university professor at columbia doing heroin for work life balance. Any thoughts there. I thought hallucinogens. Were all the things. So i'm a little bit taken aback. Opiates so you know i mean. Whatever loosened jin opioids all. I'm for all the drugs. You guys know this all the drugs. I'm a big fan. I understand that carter appreciate that. Get through this podcast cake. One element of games and and childish innuendo was the other somali. Everybody listening was on my side. Everybody listening our next headline comes to us from the tampa bay times you might be asking. Zane do scare the tampa bay times. No what i do. Is that every thursday. Would searching for articles i type florida. I'd see what the fuck this comes to us or the tampa bay times. Florida is better off with the detailed vaccination plan dissenters says the improviser in chief. The governor of florida disentis says that his state is better off without having a detailed vaccination plan or effort saying that. We're approaching this pandemic in ways. That other states are not whether states are getting wrong is that they are planning and planning way too. Far ahead. corey jumping on here. So what he's saying is not entirely crazy. There's all sorts of research that shows for example. The fastest way to board a plane is just to tell everybody. Go get on. Just get on right fair enough and there's a logistical overhead. Whenever you're trying to segment out groups and you're telling them they have to show up at certain times that they've got to do certain things and well that may be a faster way to get everybody vaccinated in florida. It's not going to be a better way because the one problem you're going to have there. Is that people like me are in no real danger from covert at at least dangerous pretty remote. And i'm just going to elbow my way to the front of the line. Well grandma age seventy five with emphysema is going to be struggling to keep up with me and everybody else who's decided to rush to this things and that doesn't make any sense whatsoever so The mistake he's making his assuming that every vaccinations as good as any vaccination and that is just not the case carter as someone who has very little respect for airline boarding protocol as being someone who's flood with you on a plane. I how many how many elbowed six to ten grandmothers. At least i've seen. And i know you you don't care getting to the front at any cost. Is the stephen carter mentality. so what do you. What do you think i mean. We're we're supposed to be crushing to scientists here but corey has an mba. So he wanted to take this in a different direction. Corey so wrong..
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"KFBK now trending President elect Joe Biden is planning to cancel the permit for the $9 billion Keystone XL Pipeline project is one of his first acts in office. The pipeline would move oil from the province of Alberta to Nebraska. Premier of Alberta says cancelation would eliminate jobs and weekend US Canada relations parents across California calling and school officials to get sports back up and running. Hundreds of rallies were recently held by those parents. Keep the keys. Aubrey Aquino joins us now and Aubrey A good morning You spoke to a Rockland mom, I know who has spearheaded one of the local rallies. Tell us more about the background of these parents. I would imagine that they are Very frustrated. They are very fresh traded. Then they want a seat at the table. They want to be heard by the governor and state officials. They want their Children to have a chance to play. Tina Watts is a mom of two student athletes at Rockland High. She organized the call for four local high school communities to rally together for a safe return to sports. It's truly devastating. I've had some rough days myself. I mean, either days that I I've just woken up in tears and felt helpless and Frustrated and not heard, so that's why it feels so good to be with all these life minded people that have data that supports the kids safe return to play. What says it's about more than just the kids the game and what happens on the field, she says. It's also about parents who've been there every step of the way to support their child's passion for sports, along with all the camaraderie and friendships wants, added her kids are fortunate to have support. But she worries about the kids who may not have as much citing the effects the pandemic has had on mental health and teen suicide rate. Oh yeah, they've seen a definite increase in the amount of mental health issues among teenagers. Aubrey what's next? These frustrated parents. What is the best case scenario that they're hoping for? So these parents are hoping for quick action and return to competition. The rally, the Watts family lead in plaster County had to turn out in the hundreds, and they feel it was very successful again. This was among rallies that happened all over the state of California all the same time on Friday. And while the typical fall high school's football season has passed, parents believe there's still time to turn it around. We did miss the mark by not playing in the fall, however, there's there's an opportunity to salvage it, and there are protocols in place to ensure the safety of the kids and that it will spread. You know, And so here's the thing will be perfect. Probably not. I mean, we're not supposed to perfect right now, and we're just trying to salvage some kind of season for these kids. And in her family's case, her son is a senior. He's the quarterback for Rocklin High, so they don't want him to miss out. Ultimately what says they just want an opportunity to try and show that they can do this safely, and I do want to clarify this was a community and parent led effort. School administrators were not involved. However, what's told me there's also now a group of high school coaches in California have teamed up with the Let them play effort to make that push to get the kids back in the game sooner than later. Not imagine the coaches want to get back as well. Yeah, thanks back awhile. Yeah, thanks. Are we do appreciate it? And then you look at clubs sports right club scored. So I've taken off in California. Yeah. And a Zafar, as I know there's not been like a serious repercussion. That's not to suggest that there aren't risks involved here. You are looking at sports that are back up and running in a whole host of states across the country. You have club sports that are up and running in California. And they're doing it pretty darn successfully. Well, they are and there are models to follow. There are protocols that they're following that could be adopted and adapted right for public schools. I mean, Division one college sports Major League sports. They're going Yeah. What? Yeah, Pressure's mounting to get well, Yes. Life back to north's girl. Come on, guys, let's go. Okay, let's get outside and take a look at traffic..