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The Press Gallery: Inside Alberta politics


Mar 7, 2015

This week’s episode of The Press Gallery, Edmonton Journal’s politics podcast, holds up the mirror to Alberta politics. Assignment editor Sarah O’Donnell talks with provincial affairs columnist Graham Thomson, Legislature reporter Mariam Ibrahim and city columnist Paula Simons about Alberta’s budget, Premier Jim Prentice’s tough talk on public sector workers and why the premier faced such a backlash after he suggested Albertans take a look in the mirror. The panel also reflects on whether Prentice is right to suggest all Albertans bear responsibility for the province’s financial situation. Good Stuff from the Gallery links Mariam’s pick: In Chapel Hill, Suspect’s Rage Went Beyond a Parking Dispute by Jonathan M. Katz http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/us/chapel-hill-muslim-student-shootings-north-carolina.html?_r=0 Graham’s pick: Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? By Joel Achenbach http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/03/science-doubters/achenbach-text Sarah’s pick: Commander in Brief by Stephanie Foo (Episode #549, Act 3), This American Life http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/549/amateur-hour Paula’s pick: The Veil Series: a celebration of Muslim women’s hijabs – in pictures from The Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2015/mar/06/the-veil-series-a-celebration-of-muslim-womens-hijabs-in-pictures