This week’s OVERTIME edition features Willem Klumpenhouwer, a doctoral candidate at the University of Calgary. Willem’s focus of study is on transportation and urban planning, and he’s a regular at city council meetings. Willem shares his insights on Calgary’s transportation future, and how it might affect you in the years to come.
Another OVERTIME edition of the National Talky League. This week, we talk with Dave Ware, Lego Artist, founder of Innovative Play by Dave Ware, improvisor, and Co-commissioner of the NTL. In order to keep the flow of things, we enlisted the help of NTL regular Keith Andrews.
Dave takes us through the world of Lego Serious Play, a teaching and facilitation tool for groups, businesses, and such, and explains how the brick aspect changes how people view meetings, and how it open up conversations.
A special and timely interview with Trey Kay, a West Virgina native and host of the Us and Them Podcast: Stories From America’s Cultural Divide. Trey talks politics in the USA with Roger and Dave, and gives us some insight in to why the political divide seems to be getting larger, and what we can do about it.
Strong Opinions, Loosely Held, Widely Shared.
Roger has provided some show notes to help you keep up with our many references.
Rob tells us the story of his honeymoon and the “resort” that pretty much couldn’t get anything right. The tale brings up questions about what we should expect from hoteliers, when refunds should be given without question, and how to remove a wasp nest.
You can read Rob’s full Trip Advisor review, which is both harrowing and artistically on point. Also, check out the uninspiring response from the resort.
It turns out there are a few hotels that don’t change their sheets.
Oh… and here’s the French hobo clown Roger was talking about. (Actually more entertaining in 2017!)
This week on our first official “OVERTIME” segment, we have an in depth discussion with University of Calgary Associate Professor of Economics Trevor Tombe. Trevor straightens us out on the subject of Equalization Payments, how they work, where the money comes from and goes, and why we can’t say “Alberta is sending money to Quebec”. We also discuss the realities of Alberta’s economy, the fiscal sense of an Olympic bid, and Brad Pitt films.