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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Apr 29, 2016

The Press Gallery #132: The Everything Old is New Again edition After a few technical difficulties, we are back with a new edition of Alberta’s best politics podcast (as we like to say). Just like old times, Press Gallery founder Sarah O’Donnell is back in the host’s chair this episode, guiding a recap of another interesting week in provincial politics. MLAs were away from the legislature dome for their final constituency break of the spring session, but plenty of action was still happening in Washington, New York and an AHS press conference that revealed some rather shocking trends on sexually transmitted infections. Sarah guides health reporter Keith Gerein, city columnist Paula Simons and new politics reporter Emma Graney through a discussion of these topics, but also takes a look back over the past 12 months of Alberta’s first NDP government. It’s hard to believe it was just a year ago when the Progressive Conservative dynasty was toppled by a leftist party no one through would ever win an election. What have been the successes of Rachel Notley’s regime? What have been the challenges and mistakes? And what do the next 12 months have in store? GOOD STUFF FROM THE GALLERY LINKS Sarah’s pick: A Patrick Stewart Sketch: What has the European Covention on Human Rights ever done for us? From the Guardian. http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2016/apr/25/patrick-stewart-sketch-what-has-the-echr-ever-done-for-us-video Paula’s pick: West Side Story, at the Citadel Theatre http://www.citadeltheatre.com/show/west-side-story/ http://edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/theatre/west-side-story-the-finale-to-the-citadels-50th-anniversary Emma’s pick: Watership Down by Richard Adams http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76620.Watership_Down Keith’s pick: One Year in Power: The NDP’s steep learning curve by Emma Graney, Edmonton Journal http://edmontonjournal.com/news/politics/one-year-in-power-albertans-overwhelmingly-voted-for-change-has-rachel-notleys-ndp-government-delivered