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.
Terry David Mulligan, host of tastingroomradio.com and advocate for B.C. liquor law reform says it is long overdue that patrons bring wine to restaurants and pay corkage. And listeners from around the provine weigh in on sky rocketing gas prices.
Christine Stoneman, COO of Chemistry Consulting on the changes to eligibility requirements for employment insurance that might make it necessary to change job search expectations. And economist Jeff Rubin on his new book The End of Growth.
Elizabeth Saewycz, Professor of Nursing and Adolescent Medicine at UBC on the impact of alcohol on teens. And adventurers Julie and Colin Angus on the Everest triumph and tragedy stories this week and the lure and dangers of extreme sports.
Rick Hansen's childhood friend Don Alder and the CEO of the Rick Hansen Institute Bill Barrable talk about Rick's achievement and legacy for the disabled. And Arzeena Hamir on dealing with weeds and pests with non-toxic remedies.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans plans to close 3 marine communications centres, in Vancouver, Comox and Tofino. And the Kitsilano Coast Guard station will close.
Richard Cleroux from Transcontinental Media and Opposition House leader Nathan Cullen on proposed changes to eligibility for Employment Insurance. And Karina Brino, CEO of the Mining Association of B.C., Minister of Energyand Mines Rich Coleman and NDP critic Doug Donaldson on the state of the industry in B.C. today.
Tony Gioventu, Executive Director of the Condomimium Home Owners Association of B.C. on the proposed new Tribunal to help resolve disputes. And Julie MacFarlane, University of Windsor Law Professor on the growing trend toward self-representation in our courts.
Andrew McLeod from the Tyee legislative bureau on the one year countdown to the election. And Mark Jaccard from SFU on the failure of B.C. and Canada to live up to climate change and greenhouse gas reduction goals.
Dr. David Landsberg, Head of the Renal Transplant Program at Transplant B.C. on the need for more donors. And Ian Tait and Patricia Fleming on how you can do your share to enhance environments for bees and other pollinators.
Environment Minister Terry Lake on the new Environment Bill that would see way clear for gondola at Stawamus Chief and run of river projects in B.C. provincial parks. And issues around private and public residential care for seniors in B.C. with David Hurford with BC Care Providers Assoc. and Dr. Margaret McGregor of UBC>
Keli Anderson, executive director of FORCE society for Kids Mental Health on care strategies for children with mental health issues. And Taras Grescoe on his new book on public transit titled Straphanger.
Rob Gordon from Simon Fraser University on how the public can be made more aware of gang activity and if social media is a good idea. And Bob Sung on stories of asian heritage.
Parks Canada wants to privatize hot springs in Banff, Jasper and Radium parks. Tracy Thiessen of Mountain National Parks thinks it is a good idea. And Brian Minter takes your gardening questions.
John Vavrick, psychologist with ICBC, says the most dangerous drivers are not deterred by penalties and fines. And John Furlong, new CEO of the Vancouver Whitecaps, talks about soccer participation and growing elite athletes.
First Nations business person Miles Richardson on the letter Taseko Mines wrote to Peter Kent, Minister of Environment, asking that First Nations spirituality not be part of review process. And Doreen Binder from Oregon on innovative ways of helping vulnerable women.