The Big Story
The Big Story
Jan 14, 2021
Can we build 15-minute cities where we live?
Play • 20 min
Most of us have spent the past year closer to home than ever before. And for a lot of Canadians part of that process has involved realizing just what their neighbourhood does and doesn't have. Maybe it's time to rethink how we create neighbourhoods, in order to maximize livability in our towns and cities. Maybe there's an easy formula we can follow to start doing that right now....

GUEST: Alex Bozikovic, staff columnist and architecture critic, The Globe and Mail
Real Talk
Real Talk
Ryan Jespersen
February 24, 2021 - Stephen Brogarth, Tad Milmine, Power Grid Panel, Elise Stolte, Conor Ruzycki
If you had a hard time finding Real Talk on your favourite podcast platform yesterday, you weren't alone. Podboard100 managing director Stephen Brogarth explains why some of the most prominent platforms have recently come under "DDoS" attack. Calgary Police Constable Tad Milmine's personal survival story is both troubling and remarkable. On Pink Shirt Day, he explains how he overcame child abuse and struggles around his sexuality to establish the international charity Bullying Ends Here. Blake Shaffer (University of Calgary) and Joshua Rhodes (University of Texas at Austin) have worked collaboratively to determine what we can learn from the Lone Star State's recent energy woes. The dynamic duo joins Ryan to talk wind, solar, nuclear, natural gas, coal, and other forms of power - and to respond to Monday's conversation about Alberta's energy future with former talk show host Danielle Smith. Journalist Elise Stolte is spearheading a new approach to "engagement journalism" with the Edmonton Journal's Groundwork initiative. She brings us up to speed on why it's such an effective method of storytelling, and provides the latest details impacting seniors around COVID-19. Conor Ruzycki has spent the past decade studying pharmaceutical aerosols. The PhD candidate in mechanical engineering explains what we've learned about how this virus spreads, and simple steps each of us can take to flatten the curve. 8:15 - Stephen Brogarth 19:15 - Cst. Tad Milmine 39:20 - Power Grid Panel (Blake Shaffer and Joshua Rhodes) 1:10:10 - Elise Stolte 1:40:13 - Conor Ruzycki
2 hr 21 min
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