Kitchener Today With Brian Bourke
Oct 18: Universal Basic Income, Cannabis, and Twitter Show Opening (0:56); How one small Ontario town became the cannabis capital of Canada (2:17); Ontario killer and rapist Paul Bernardo denied parole (21:30); Ford government disbands Liberals' expert panel to end violence against women (45:24); My Twitter account is personal, Watson says in response to charter challenge, and I can block who I want to (1:05:37); 100 Canadian CEOs urge Doug Ford to rescue Ontario's basic income project (1:29:01); Kids Night Out! Bones & Blood (1:50:31) Oct 18, 2018, 06:00 PM
May 23: Vegan Diets, Children's Aid, and Provincial Budgets Show Opening... But first (0:56); Local health network steps in to help family of girl with cancer to pay for treatment (3:30); Is the right to vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter argues that it is (20:13); Ontario government slashes funding to children's aid societies (44:36); Liberal environmental contradictions could pave way for Conservative win (1:04:30); New review a fiscal reality check, but shows other ways Ontario PCs can hit budget targets (1:28:16); Ryan William Foundation Charity Golf Tournament (1:27:24) Today at 06:00 PM
May 22: Doug Ford, Political Polls, and The LGBTQ Coin Show Opening... But first (0:56); 'Come Together for Abigayle' an event created for young girl battling cancer set for June (2:13); Province announces funding to help municipalities, school boards find efficiencies (20:44); Government's Budget Plan relies on reducing program spending growth to historic lows (44:15); LGBTQ coin glosses over radical struggles: When did gay liberation come to mean equality? (1:05:50); How accurate are Canadian polls? (1:28:33); Working Wednesday. GUEST: Shirley Levene, Director at Leejay Levene Memorial Fundraiser (1:47:05) May 22, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 21: Healthcare Cuts, Abortion, and Affordable Housing Show Opening... But first (0:56); Cambridge adding its first public 'sharps' receptacle for needles (2:20); Majority of Ontarians oppose province's cuts to public health, new poll suggests (20:21); Canadian retaliatory tariffs lifted as U.S. kills steel aluminum penalties (44:32); How the city of Cambridge hopes to pay for more affordable housing (1:04:50); Alabama is closer than we think (1:26:20); Tuesday Tech Spotlight. GUEST: Luke Mydlarz, Founder, RideZip (1:46:29) May 21, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 17: Sick Days, Trudeau, and UFO's Show Opening... But first (0:56); Trudeau pushed for leak investigation that led to breach of trust charge against Norman (2:38); Famed UFO researcher Stanton Friedman dead after half century of lectures (20:10); Teacher sick days on the bargaining table (44:00); Marcus Stroman trending upwards but Blue Jays still fall to White Sox (1:04:00); Free Phones Friday (1:27:20) May 17, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 16: Distracted Driving, Recycling, and Gas Taxes Show Opening... But first (0:56); Political disinformation campaigns not as threatening as you think (1:58); Expert tips to avoid distracted driving this long weekend (20:23); Appeal court says doctors have to give referrals for services they oppose (43:50); Producers could soon foot the bill for recycling costs in Ontario (1:04:16); Feds To List Approved Media (1:27:46); Canadian Taxpayers Federation to Launch 21st Annual Gas Tax Honesty Day in Ottawa (1:47:27) May 16, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 15: Amber Alerts, Abortion, and Door-to-Door Scams Show Opening... But first (0:56); Doug Ford dismisses school budget forecast as a 'scare tactic' (1:59); What to know about new abortion law: Law professor weighs in (19:59); Anger at early hours Amber Alert on cellphones shows education needed, experts say (44:08); Waterloo open to allowing e-scooters on public roads (1:04:05); IEA Report Finds Canadians Are World's Biggest Gas Guzzlers (1:26:14); Working Wednesday: Patrick McKeen, President, Better Business Bureau (1:46:23) May 15, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 14: Vaccinations, Sidewalk Snow Clearing, and Netflix Show Opening... But first (0:56); Health unit in Waterloo Region to amalgamate with three others (2:19); Kitchener council expands pilot programs for sidewalk snow clearing (20:13); Federal parties urged to put child care on the ballot in fall election (43:05);Measles outbreak: Why are anti-vaxxers risking a public health crisis? (1:03:53); Netflix says it would pay federal sales taxes. But nobody's asked it to (1:26:29); Tuesday Tech Spotlight. Guests: Erin Rahnenfuehrer, Senior Manager, Software Development, NetSuite/Oracle, Meredith Wagler, Senior Technical Writer, NetSuite/Oracle (1:47:10) May 14, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 13: Amalgamation, Sugar Tax, and Tipping Show Opening... But first (0:56); Waterloo council to debate amalgamation Monday night (2:28); Beer Store union warns of price hikes, job losses in new ad blitz targeting Ford (20:53); Managing the flu in the age of anti-vax rhetoric (43:50); Rainforest Cafe strike puts the spotlight on tip-sharing (1:04:54); University of Manitoba prof studying effects of possible sugar tax in Canada (1:26:41); Easy solution to save at the pumps (1:47:31) May 13, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 10: Healthcare, Mother's Day, and Public Sector Salaries Show Opening... But first (0:56); Cuts force Ont. family to pay for 6-year-old cancer patient's tube feed supplement (1:44); Ford government sets the stage for capping public sector raises (20:51); We need to reclaim the original intent of Mother's Day (43:50); Talkin Baseball with Ian Hunter (1:04:48); Free Phones Friday (1:28:24) May 10, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 9: ION Launch, Hotel Taxes, and Hockeyfest Show Opening... But first (0:56); ION to launch on June 21 - Here's what you need to know (2:19); New hotel tax coming for the region (22:11); Ever After festival reveals cannabis rules, caps pot at roughly 20 joints per day (44:58); Canada: A nation of strangers (1:04:56); 'I acted with integrity': Mark Norman claims exoneration after Crown stays breach-of-trust charge (1:27:50); Teams can still register for Hockeyfest in Kitchener this weekend (1:48:07) May 09, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 8: Amalgamation, GM Auto Plant, and Housing Show Opening... But first (0:56); Waterloo supports two-tiered municipal government (3:13); GM, Unifor to make joint announcement on Oshawa operations (21:30); 'I didn't even know people like her existed,' Vaughan landlord says of 'nightmare' tenant (44:03); Cuts force Ont. family to pay for 6-year-old cancer patient's tube feed supplement (1:04:55); The Ontario government's shameful snub of affordable housing (1:27:30); Working Wednesday (1:47:34) May 08, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 7: The Environment, Provincial Finances, and Uber Show Opening... But first (0:56); Nature is in its worst shape in human history, UN report says (2:04); Pilot project aims to plant trees across Kitchener (22:02); Kids in poorer areas of Ontario face greater risk of getting hit by cars, study finds (43:50); Uber drivers strike: Organizing labour in the gig economy (1:04:17); 2019 Ontario budget chat with Cambridge Chamber of Commerce (1:26:21); Tuesday Tech Spotlight. Guest: James Legue, Chief Product Officer, EMAGIN Inc. (1:47:47) May 07, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 6: Bus Passes, Drugs, and Trees Show Opening... But first (0:56); Conestoga's student bus pass cancelled (6:35); Trudeau resists pressure to decriminalize drugs in face of opioid crisis (21:48); Liberals plan increase to Canada child benefit (43:17); Ontario tree nursery to destroy millions of trees due to provincial cutbacks (1:03:43); Waterloo researcher wants Ontario to publish results of new round of autism consultations (1:26:57); Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle Welcomes Baby Boy (1:47:58) May 06, 2019, 06:00 PM
Thursday, May 2nd 2019 May 03, 2019, 06:00 PM
May 3: Tobacco Packaging, Beer, and Women's Hockey Show Opening... But first (0:56); Women's hockey stars announce boycott in demand for 1 league (2:35); New Plain Packaging Rules on Tobacco Products (21:07); Ontario's battle over beer (43 :19); Talkin' Baseball w/ Ian Hunter (1:04:04); Free Phones Friday (1:27:39) May 03, 2019, 06:00 PM