8:30 – University of Calgary Economics Prof. Trevor Tombe joins John to discuss Premier Rachel Notley’s move to cut oil production, and Friday’s signing of the NAFTA-replacing USMCA trade agreement.
LIVE: Trevor Tombe, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Calgary.
9:00 – The Hour of the Big Stories… Open Session
10:00 – Is voicemail an outdated technology? What about wristwatches, landlines, payphones, fax machines, car alarms, film cameras, or MP3 players? Do you still use any technology that you know is obsolete? What other tech do we use that should be retired/replaced?
11:00 – A research project at the University of Alberta has employed a scientific method to determine the funniest words in the English language. Among the funniest were upchuck, bubby, wriggly, yaps, giggle, jiggly, and more. Dr. Chris Westbury, the psychology professor who led the research project, joins John now to talk about why some words are just funny.
LIVE: Dr. Chris Westbury, psychology professor at University of Alberta.
12:00 – The Government of Saskatchewan is suing the federal government over the cleanup of the Gunnar uranium mine, saying the feds have not contributed equally to the cleanup project, which has cost the province more than $125 million. Patricia Sandberg researched the mine extensively for her book “Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines – A Canadian Story.” Sandberg joins John now to talk about the history of the mining project and why the cleanup is costing so much money.
LIVE: Patricia Sandberg, author of “Sun Dogs and Yellowcake: Gunnar Mines – A Canadian Story.”