Episode 36: Mario Canseco
Description: Mario Canseco, Vice-President of Angus Reid Polling, discusses Federal, local and US politics, the military, personal spending, drug legalization and much more.
Recorded: January 9th, 2012
Episode 37: Adrienne Montani
Description: Adrienne Montani is the Provincial Coordinator of First Call: BC Child & Youth Advocacy. She discusses with David Berner the epidemiology of child poverty in the plentiful province of B.C. and the actions that are needed to combat this scourge.
Recorded: January 16th, 2012
Episode 38: Michael Goldberg
Description: UBC Sauder Business School Professor Emeritus, Michael Goldberg, discusses universities, real estate markets and how to make our cities livable.
Recorded: January 23rd, 2012
Episode 39: Jim O’Rourke
Description: Jim O’Rourke, Executive Director of VisionQuest Recovery Society, disagrees with Harm Reduction strategies regarding addictions and he explains why.
Recorded: January 30th, 2012
Episode 40: Adrian Mastracci
Description: Adrian Mastracci of KCM Wealth Management discusses the worldwide impacts of the Euro crisis and the huge American debt load. How does all of this change the way you plan for your future and possible retirement?
Recorded: February 6th, 2012
Episode 41: Sgt. Howard Chow
Description: Sgt. Howard Chow of the Vancouver Police Department chronicles the follow-up to the June 15, 2011 riot following the Canucks loss to Boston in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup finals.
How is the investigation proceeding? How many charges will be laid against how many possible offenders? And when? What can we expect in a similar situation next time?
Recorded: February 13th, 2012
Episode 42: Daniel Friedmann
Description: Daniel Friedmann, President & CEO of MDA, a Vancouver aerospace company, has written a new book called “The Genesis One Code,” in which he attempts to reconcile science and religion.
Recorded: February 20th, 2012
Episode 43: Greg Smith
Description: Greg Smith, Executive Director of Options for Sexual Health, discusses Planned Parenthood, contraception, abortion, the American Primaries, sexual diversity and things that go bump in the night.
Recorded: February 27th, 2012
Episode 44: Seth Klein
Description: Seth Klein, BC Director of The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, discusses the way we, as a society, and our governments measure and view poverty, and how that affects us all.
Recorded: March 5th, 2012
Episode 45: Ed Helfrich
Description: Ed Helfrich, CEO of BC Care Providers Association, spells out what we need to do to bring both residential and home care services up to the levels of need.
Recorded: March 12th, 2012
Episode 46: Sharon Matthews
Description: Sharon Matthews, BC President of the Canadian Bar Association, argues that money must be spent now to clear over 2,000 backlogged cases awaiting their turn in court. At stake is the loss of dignity and higher costs for police, health and mental health services and social serves, not to mention justice denied.
Recorded: March 26th, 2012
Episode 47: Kari Simpson
Description: Kari Simpson, of Cultureguard.com and RoadKill Radio, argues that gay and lesbian diversity programs in public schools are in fact luring children to alternative lifestyles.
Recorded: April 2nd, 2012
Episode 48: Jim Sinclair
Description: Jim Sinclair, President of the BC Federation of Labour, discusses the BC Teachers’ Federation, the Anesthesiologists, the BC Government Employees, the De Patie Law, and farm workers, among other things. He holds back no punches.
Recorded: April 9th, 2012
Episode 49: Gail Sparrow
Description: Gail Sparrow, former Chief of the Musqueam, discusses criminal justice, alcoholism and drug addictions, the Indian Act, self-governance and new Aboriginal economic initiatives.
Recorded: April 16th, 2012
Episode 50: Greg Moore
Description: Greg Moore, Chair of Metro Vancouver and Mayor of Port Coquitlam, talks with David Berner about transportation, water and sewage management, urban planning, and the best kinds of regional governance.
Recorded: April 23rd, 2012
Episode 51: Martin Collacott
Description: Martin Collacott is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Immigration Policy Reform and Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute. He discusses the many virtues and considerable challenges of Canada’s national immigration policies.
Recorded: April 30th, 2012
Episode 52: Lorinda Strang
Description: Lorinda Strang is the Executive Director of The Orchard Recovery & Treatment Centre. She discusses the many faces of substance abuse, the new and inventive choices addicts are making in their poisons and the approaches to recovery that she knows from experience really work.
Recorded: May 7th, 2012