This Week in Podcasts feat. Alberta Advantage, Unpacking the News and more

......plus Winnipeg NDP MP Leah Gazan talks Indigenous rights and the Wet'suwet'en Territory on Left Behind
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Listen to "Ecological Sustainability, Economic Democracy and Labour's Fight for Climate Justice" on Spreaker. On a special presentation of last week's 'Transform Your Workplace, Save the Planet' conference, a posse of prestigious panelists including representatives from the CUPW, Green Jobs Oshawa, Iron and Earth and the IWW Environmental Committee join moderator Barry Eidlin (Jacobin, Labour Notes) to explore a set of ambitious proposals for transforming the Canadian economy towards ecological sustainability and economic democracy.

After cutting healthcare expenditures by 17% over four years, Jason Kenney's UCP government spent $2 million for a review of Alberta Health Services. The review found very little in terms of major cost savings. The review's recommendations, however, propose an attack on the unionized workers that perform vital duties within Alberta's health care system, eroding pay, working conditions, and union presence at AHS sites. It also provides a justification for increased privatization of the workforce, AHS facilities, and surgeries. Alison McIntosh, research manager at the Parkland Institute, joins Team Advantage to discuss the implications of the review.

On a new episode of Edmonton-based The Progress Report host Duncan Kinney welcomes Scott Schmidt and Jeremy Appel of the Medicine Hat News to discuss how they carved out a space for themselves in the Alberta political discourse as two of the only members of the mainstream media willing to say that THERE! ARE! FOUR! LIGHTS! when it comes to Jason Kenney’s regime.

Listen to "Leah Gazan Interview Excerpt" on Spreaker. On a special excerpt from a recent episode of the Campbell River, BC-based Left Behind: Socialism in an age of Right-Wing Populism, host Chris Markevich welcomes Winnipeg NDP MP Leah Gazan for a discussion on Indigenous rights and the Wet'suwet'en Territory.

After years of dishonest and awful corporate policies, including employee score cards, pop quizzes to empty shelves, Whole Foods workers have decided to strike back. On a new episode of Out of Left Field two workers who were directly affected by these policies join the show to explore how they decided to fight back.

On a new episode of his popular YouTube show Left Politics, History and Culture Kingston-based academic Christo Aivalis explains why the mainstream US media are freaking out over Bernie Sanders' massive Nevada Caucus victory.

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