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.
Dan Baxter, policy director for the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, Jennifer Garden, sleep consultant at Sleep Dreams in North Vancouver, and Bob Dieno, co-founder of Stop the Time Change, on Daylight Saving Time. Alexandra Cousteau, senior advisor at Oceana Canada, and Doug Neasloss, chief counsellor and resource stewardship director of the Kitasoo/Xai'xais First Nation, on ocean protection.
Werner Antweiler, Associate Professor at UBC's Sauder School of Business, and Chris Thompson, Representative for Sense BC, on red-light cameras. Bo Hedges, Paralympian, on Paralympics.
Angela Marie MacDougall, executive director of Battered Women's Support Services, Sara McIntyre, instructor of film direction and photography at Langara College, and Jennifer Berdahl, Professor of Leadership Studies: Gender and Diversity at the University of British Columbia, Jerilyn Webster, activist and hip hop artist known as JB the First Lady, Shachi Kurl, executive director of the Angus Reid Institute, and Ryan Avola, facilitor of iGuy workshops with Saleema Noon sexual health educators. on International Women's Day.
Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at Gasbuddy.com, on the spike in gas prices. Pascal Courty, University of Victoria, economics professor and Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, on ticket scalping and sales.
Federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh responds to listener questions and comments. Kent Mullinix, director of the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, on protecting agricultural land for food sustainability.
Sarah Khan, a staff lawyer athe B.C. Public Interest Advocacy Centre, on B.C. Hydro rates. Kim Linekin, CBC Radio's pop culture columnist, on the Oscars.
Rina Liddle, owner of Liddle Works Indie Media, and Kevin McQuiggin, a retired inspector with the Vancouver Police Department and adjunct professor with Simon Fraser University's International CyberCrime Research Centre, on social media safety. Master Gardener Brian Minter of Minter Country Garden in Chilliwack answers your gardening questions.
Nathan Cullen, NDP MP for Skeena-Bulkley Valley and long-time MEC member, Tyler Chamberlin, an associate professor at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management, and Steve Jones, a former candidate for board of Mountain Equipment Co-op, on consumer boycotts. Justin McElroy, a CBC reporter covering politics, Lyndsey Easton, vice-president of communications with Generation Squeeze, and Pam Copley, a former Oak Bay city councillor, on housing affordability.
Bob Chamberlin, vice-president of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, and Victor Tom, vice-president of B.C. Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres, on governments' Indigenous funding priorities. Marina Adshade, a professor at Simon Fraser University's School of Public Policy and at the Vancouver School of Economics at the University of British Columbia, on parental leave for fathers.
Terry and Quiring of Quiring Towing, Kurtis Strelau, director of education for Young Drivers of Canada, and Janelle Erwin, regional deputy director for the South Coast region with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, on B.C. highway safety following a major crash on the Coquihalla Highway.
Kelly Mann, the president of the B.C. Games Society, and Jennifer Heil, vice-president of sport development at viaSport and a former Olympic medallist in freestyle skiing, on encouraging and supporting young amateur athletes and future Olympians.
Peter Hamel, Greyhound Canada's regional vice-president for Western Canada, Andrew Kurjata, a CBC Radio associate producer in Prince George, Taylor Bachrach, Smithers's mayor, and Dylan Green, president of Tofino Bus, on Greyhound cutting seven bus routes in B.C.
Hamish Telford, an associate professor of political science at the University of the Fraser Valley, Dan Baxter, policy director at the B.C. Chamber of Commerce, and Cameron Muir, chief economist at British Columbia Real Estate Association, on reaction to the B.C. budget.
Russ Godfrey, rental housing advocate and former employee of the Tenant Resource and Advisory Centre and the Residential Tenancy Branch of the B.C. government. and Marleen Morris, co-director at the Community Development Institute at the University of Northern British Columbia, help us look ahead to housing affordability in the B.C. budget.
Robin Lindsey, a transportation economist at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on plans to replace the Pattullo Bridge. Garland Chow, a transportation economist and emeritus associate professor at UBC's Sauder School of Business, on the all-party committee's recommendations for ride-hailing in B.C.