Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-Homelessness and Unemployment is a choice

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-Homelessness and Unemployment is a choice

Kali Readwin, @KaliRS, Cory Chapdelaine, @88Styles and I discuss if homeless and unemployment is a choice.

Topics include,
Perceptions of Homelessness
Perceptions of Unemployment

Is it realistic in Calgary to be homelessness and unemployment?
The conversations missing around homelessness and unemployment.
Kali’s unique journey she is going to embark in October.
Does Cory and Kali think homelessness and unemployment is a choice?

The story of Tim Barber and the relaunch of a concept of @TimmysOnly

How you can place orders for @TimmysOnly

Do you think homelessness and unemployment are a choice?

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Agree or Disagree: A marriage between a gay man and a straight woman can work

This is a story of a man and a woman.

A Christian man and a Christian woman.

The Twist? He is gay. And she knows it, and is still married to him.

So, they are Christian and married. One is gay. Many Christians would have issues with that.

But if they divorce? Many Christians could have issues with that.

But, do you think this type of marriage could be healthy?

Here is his story.

What do you think? Can this work?

Here is her story.

Agree or Disagree-If you could, you would homeschool your children.

There has been some discussion about this on the Internet the last week or so.


It started with Matt Walsh. Yes, THAT Matt Walsh! The one of Matt Walsh Blog Fame! He wrote this piece on homeschooling that seemed to cause an uproar.

Now, at some point I will speak to my actual opinion of Matt Walsh. Today is not that day.

Yes, he argues for homeschool. As you will also read, he argues that children that are home schooled are more successful than those in a regular school.

However, there are those who disagree with that. This is one example.

As well, I’m sure you have an opinion. Perhaps you are a parent or a child that was involved with home schooling. Or, you decided not too.

Would you home school your children? 

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast- Beer! Burgers! Wings!




Brett Hopper from Beerfest, Terry Lo from YYC Burger Week, and Crystal DeCnodder from discuss the upcoming Beerfest and Yyc Burger Week.



Topics include,
The events around Beerfest
Wings and Beer involvement.
Some of the best places to eat Wings in Calgary
The events around Burger Week
Some of the chefs and unique flavoured burgers in the competition
The service quality of restaurants in Calgary
The interest in supporting quality home crafted beer
The Food Social Media Scene in Calgary.
The charities involved.

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Agree or Disagree: The Podcast- We say goodbye to a Calgary Institution-Lido Cafe


After 70 years in Calgary, Lido Cafe is closing it’s doors.
Not because of poor business, or service. It’s because the restaurant will be replaced by a Condominium complex. Aptly named Lido!

Terry Lo @calgarydreamer and I talk about the impact Lido had on the community.
We interviewed Pam, the owner of Lido since October 31,1990. Unfortunately, that interview did not record. However we do talk about the topics we cover. Those include,

-Her love for the customers
–The political circumstances when they took over
-How impressive it is to last that long in a turbulent restaurant market
-Her secret for success
-The 4 most popular dishes at Lido
-How 4 generations of families enjoyed Lido

If you are listening to this on Saturday, there will be a party from 6-9 pm. There will be paintings, and an opportunity to say goodbye.

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Closing day will be Monday April 28.

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Agree or Disagree: There is good information around the issues of Autism

Agree or Disagree: There is good information around the issues of Autism

The topic of Autism is not one we have discussed. 

To give the above blog some context, it would be important that you read this story.

It is a story about the apparent murder-suicide of 40 year old mother Angie Robinson and her son 16 year old Robert.  Robert had Autism.

Now when the word Autism is used, there is different and various reactions to it. At this point, I’m not going to delve into all of them. That will be later. 

I’m going to leave this to Zita Dube-Lockhart. She wrote the above post in response to the story and the reporting of what happened with Angie and Robert Robinson. She is writing from a perspective of a mother. Her son Sam has autism.

This will be the first of somewhat two part discussion. The first will be this blog.  The second will be an Agree or Disagree: The Podcast with Zita on Autism. That will be posted early next week.

However, do you think that we have been given good information around autism? What are your perceptions and knowledge around autism?

Agree or Disagree: Adultery is becoming more socially acceptable.


This is an article from  Eleanorewells about the current perception on adultery. 

I’ll let you read it and unpack her perspective. However, this quote I want to point out.

The declining incidence of marriage, the growing rate of cohabitation, and the steady divorce rate could lead one to conclude that marriage has become less sacred. People may be starting to acknowledge the reality that “til death do us part” is, perhaps, unrealistic in many cases and that sometimes married people fall in love with people who are not their spouses.  Studies show that infidelity is on the rise.  Adultery may have become less scandalous because we see so much of it. In pop culture, we know who’s cheating with who, and why, and even the aftermath of having been caught.

Do you think adultery is becoming more socially acceptable?

Agree or Disagree: The Podcast-My Interview with Craig Chandler


Craig Chandler.

The name, without question, will cause a reaction. Some will react positively. Some will not.

He is in the news because he is seeking the nomination for the PC Party for Calgary Shaw.

This interview is in his own words and his perspective.  I sat down with him for an interview.

Below is Part 1.

Topics include.

Who is Craig Chandler in his own words?

Why is he seeking the nomination?

The current state of the  AlbertaPC Party

What the new leader of the Alberta PC Party should be like?

Is he running for leadership?

You can listen to that below

Part 2

We take some of the questions from people I asked on Facebook. 

Those include

Comments attributed to him about abortion, homosexuality, and evolution.

Can he work with people who disagree with him?

His perception on Danielle Smith and the Wildrose Party including a recent Twitter discussion between Smith and Chandler

Is he taking someone out for lunch?

Listen to that here.

Thank you Craig for the opportunity to interview you.

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Agree or Disagree: Jesus never said He was God. So that means He wasn’t.

Agree or Disagree: Jesus never said He was God. So that means He wasn’t.

Due to the events last week, we took a step back from some Agree or Disagree. However, last week was also Holy Week. And I intended to discuss some topics around Jesus.

This was one of them.

 The above article is from Bart Ehrman. Who is Bart Ehrman? From Wikipedia, Bart D. Ehrman (born 5 October 1955) is an American New Testament scholar, currently the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ehrman is a leading New Testament scholar, having written and edited over twenty-five books, including three college textbooks. He has also achieved acclaim at the popular level, authoring fourNew York Times bestsellers. Ehrman’s work focuses on textual criticism of the New Testament, theHistorical Jesus, and the evolution of early Christianity.

In  the above post that you can link too, he argues that Jesus never said He was God.

What do you think?  Would you agree with that? And if so, would that mean He wasn’t?

Agree or Disagree: We need our downtown to be more bike friendly


In the middle of the very tough week in Calgary, there was a 14 hour long City Council session that you might have missed.

The session, and the debate has not been settled, is the idea of a one year trial of barrier separated bike lanes in downtown Calgary.

Now for some, this is a good idea. The benefits are the reduction of motor vehicle’s on downtown. Improved road access for cyclists, which has been asked for by many in the city.

For others, there is some concern. Many argue with the weather in the city, that these will not be used enough to see the need. The actual cost of this is a big concern. The cost is at least 2.8 million. I say at least, because there could be other issues and costs that can come up with.

So, let’s have our own session if you will.

Do you think our downtown in Calgary needs to be more bike friendly? What about if you don’t live in Calgary? Is your downtown bike friendly? Has it helped?

Do you Agree or Disagree?