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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Jul 25, 2014

What’s making noise in Alberta politics this week? The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, gets you up to speed on the hot topics when columnist Paula Simons, provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson and legislature reporter Mariam Ibrahim sit down for a weekly roundtable debate with podcast host Sarah O’Donnell. The controversy over the change to Alberta’s license plates is still brewing; the Wildrose party released a new justice platform that includes a plan to end penalties associated with driving with a blood alcohol measurement of 0.05; and the Progressive Conservatives have lifted the blanket publication ban on identifying children who die when in the care of the province. Good Stuff from the Gallery links: Listener recommendation from Keith De Silva Econospeak: The Road from Carbonville: A New Series on the Misconceptions Surrounding Climate Policy and How to Avoid Them http://econospeak.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-road-from-carbonville-new-series-on.html Graham’s pick: Promises, promises: Can Obama redeem his environmental failures? By Mark Hertsgaard http://harpers.org/archive/2014/07/promises-promises/ Sarah’s pick: What in the World Is Going on With Tony Clement and all his selfies? From the Ottawa Citizen blog http://ottawacitizen.com/storyline/what-in-the-world-is-going-on-with-tony-clements-weird-fascination-with-selfies Mariam’s pick: Foreign Correspondents in Israel Complain of Intimidation by Robert Mackey http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/24/world/middleeast/foreign-correspondents-in-israel-are-targets-of-intimidation.html?_r=0 Let’s Name the Victims on Both Sides of Israel-Palestine Clashes by Anna Lekas Miller http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2014/07/victims-israel-palestine-clashes Paula’s pick: Boomsday by Christopher Buckley http://www.amazon.ca/Boomsday-Christopher-Buckley-ebook/dp/B000PE0FDI Boomsday review by Jean Hannah Edelstein http://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/nov/25/fiction.features2 Boomsday on audiobook via Itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/audiobook/boomsday-a-novel/id367901691