BC Today from CBC Radio British Columbia
Summary: BC Today is where British Columbians connect on issues facing their lives and their community. Every week day at noon PT and 1pm MT, BC Today host Michelle Eliot delves into the top story for the province in a vibrant, interactive hour of conversation, in which listeners are invited to have their say on the open line and on social media.
David Moscrop, SFU political scientist, Zain Velji, political strategist with Northweather, Eric Adams, University of Alberta law professor, Eugene Kung, Staff Lawyer at West Coast Environmental Law, on what the next steps are for the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Peter Ross, vice-president of research for Ocean Wise, Jennifer Provencher, post-doctoral fellow at Acadia University, and James Hicks, national coordinator of the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, on the pros and cons of banning plastic straws
Mayor of Richmond Malcolm Brodie, former chair of the Agricultural Land Commission Frank Leonard, Gunraj Gill, spokesperson Farmland Owners Association, Adam Olsen, Green Party MLA for Saanich North and the party's agricultural critic, and David Connell, associate professor at the University of Northern British Columbia with a focus in agricultural land protection, on protecting B.C.'s agricultural land reserve.
Flooding risks and preparation with Merritt resident Eleanor Ware, Jason Thistlethwaite, senior fellow for the Centre for International Governance Innovation and author of Buyer Beware: Evaluation Property Disclosure as a Tool to Support Flood Risk, Daylon Chmelyk, mitigation manager with property-restoration firm Stutters DKI and Kelowna resident Kris Stewart on flood preparation.
Finance Minister Carole James, Liberal MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier, and deputy Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau, University of the Fraser Valley political science professor Hamish Telford, Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute.
Master gardener Brian Minter offers advice and gardening expertise.
CBC reporter Tina Lovgreen, Deborah Harford, executive director of the Adaptation to Climate Change Team at Simon Fraser University and member of the Environment and Climate Change Canada Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Results, and Matt Horne, climate policy manager at the City of Vancouver on adapting to weather events and the impacts of climate change.
Andy Yan, director of Simon Fraser University's City program, Cathleen Soucie, a Realtor in Fort Nelson, and Jon Stovell, chair of the Urban Development Institute.
CBC meteorologist Johanna Wagstaffe and Chris Duffy, executive director for Emergency Management B.C., on flooding predictions and preparation. Sam Waddington, owner of Mt. Waddington Outdoors, on camping reservations and tips for successful camping this summer.
Christine Sorensen, president of the B.C. Nurses Union, Tania Dick, president of the Association of Registered Nurses of B.C., Bernie Pauly, nursing professor at University of Victoria and scientist with the Canadian Institute for Substance Abuse Research, and Elizabeth Saewyc, director of UBC School of Nursing on access to PTSD support for nurses.
B.C. Civil Liberties policy director Micheal Vonn and Vancouver city councillor George Affleck on camera surveillance and personal privacy. Dr. Brian Goldman on the power and importance of kindness.
Rhys Kesselman, professor emeritus at SFU School of Public Policy and First Shaughnessy homeowner Jonathan Rubenstein on the proposed provincial school tax. Debbi Salmonsen, artistic director of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival and Gary Cristall, festival co-founder, on festival memories and this year's shows.
Anthony Perl, an urban studies and political science at Simon Fraser University, and Michael Ervin, senior vice-president of the Kent Group petroleum consulting company, on gas prices and the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Zahra Premji, a CBC reporter, Bruce Ralston, B.C.'s minister of jobs, trade and technology, and James Raymond, manager of research and analysis for the Vancouver Economic Commission, on B.C.'s tech industry.
Jack Cha, former chair C3 Korean Canadian Society and Donald Baker, director of the UBC Centre for Korean Research, on North and South Korean relations and pending peace. CBC producer Jodie Martinson, and registered clinical counsellor Hillary McBride on mental health, seeking help, and revealing one-on-one counselling sessions in the new CBC podcast, Other People's Problems.
Kathryn Harrison, UBC political science professor, Kenneth Green, senior director of the Centre for Natural Resource Studies at the Fraser Institute, and Bruce Hollebone, chemist with Environment and Climate Change Canada on the Kinder Morgan pipeline reference case. Master gardener Brian Minter.