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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Oct 20, 2019

A packed week in Alberta politics culminated with a huge climate protest at the Alberta legislature as international figure and Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg came to speak about the science of climate change.

Join reporters Anna Junker and Jason Herring, managing editor Dave Breakenridge and host Janet French as they discuss the politics behind the climate protest, the latest local twist in the federal election campaign. They also look at a difficult day at the legislature when grieving families of the Humboldt Broncos hockey team pushed for an end to truck driver training exemptions.

This week’s good stuff from the gallery should delight many of your senses.

Jason recommends Two Hands, a new album by Brooklyn folk rock band, Big Thief. You can watch their first single, “Not,” on YouTube. 

In the world of playlists and shuffled tracks, Dave makes a heartfelt pitch for the resurgence of the album, sparked by this blog post on A Journey of Musical Things.

Janet recommends Jason Markusoff’s piece, Scrubbing the Oilsands Record, in Maclean’s magazine, which challenges the narrative that Alberta’s oil and gas are the cleanest in the world. 

Anna thinks politics watchers will love The Politician, a Netflix comedy-drama satirical show starring Ben Platt and Gwyneth Paltrow.