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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jan 26, 2018

The title of this week's Press Gallery has nothing to do with the content, but it falls on Jan. 26, Australia's national holiday, and host Emma Graney couldn't resist a very small nod to her other home.  Politically, the team takes on Kent Hehr's resignation after an Edmonton women made allegations of sexual harassment during his time in the Alberta legislature, the most recent recommendations from the ministerial panel on child welfare, and the controversy around a pro-life group promoting a United Conservative Party internship.  Join guests Clare Clancy, Paula Simons and Sarah O'Donnell (and a brief debut by videographer Shaughn Butts) for all that and more.  Good Stuff from the Gallery Sarah's pick: The true crime Dirty John podcast, about a relationship gone sour. Clare's pick: A few excellent pieces about the life and times of literary legend Ursula K Le Guin, including this story in The Guardian, this one in Interview Magazine and Le Guin's obit in the New York Times.  Paula's pick: This incredible read from the Texas Observer telling the story of neo-confederates and radical anti-government groups who showed up to help Cambodian refugees — and what happened next. Emma's pick: These two opposing opinions on ABC news about the debate in Australia to change the date of Australia Day from Jan. 26. This read from Indigenous broadcaster Stan Grant, and this piece from Jon Fearon about the need to acknowledge the First Fleet. Shaughn's pick: The Up and Vanished podcast, an intriguing true crime serial about a disappearance in rural Georgia.  ** For all the Good Stuff links, head to http://edmontonjournal.com/tag/the-press-gallery