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October 23. 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Mary-Kay Messier: The First Shift

  • Canada is the birth place of hockey but 90% of kids don’t play the game. A new program led by Mary Kay Messier (mark Messier’s sister, aims to change that.


Paul Joosse, PhD: Terrorism expert, University of Alberta

  •  Yesterday’s shooting on Parliament Hill and Monday’s hit-and-run of Canadian Forces Officers (one killed) has Canadians asking: Is this the new normal?  Paul talks to Ryan on what these attacks mean for our Country going forward.

Samantha Medina:  Animal Trainer, Earth Rangers

  •  What do an armadillo, an American kestrel and a falcon have in common? They’re up next on BT As we welcome the Earth Rangers.


Tara Whitten: Olympic Bronze Medalist

  • Want to know what it takes to become an Olympic-level athlete? We have bronze medallist Tara Whitten in with Chef Ryan to whip up something in the kitchen.  The duo are also here to talk about the ‘Gold Medal Plates’ dinner.

Chef Ryan’s Twitter: @OFlynnRyan

Bridget’s Guests


Live at Boo at the Zoo

  • Spend some spooky time with the animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s annual Halloween celebration! Boo at the Zoo will feature a Spooky Treat Stop Scavenger Hunt, the Pumpkin Patch Prize Hunt and a chance for the brave of heart to walk through the Extinct Animal Graveyard or into the Spooky Witch Den! Don’t forget to wear your costume and bring your trick or treat bag!

October 27, 2014
Edmonton Valley Zoo
13315 Buena Vista Road

October 22, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Ted Bishop, Author, The Social Life of Ink

  • There’s more history coming out of your pen than you can possible imagine. We welcome Ted Bishop, author of the Social Life of Ink, to tell you just how much has gone into making a working pen over the years.

Book launch at Edmonton LitFest
Stanley A. Milner Library from 7-9 pm
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students,

Cassy Meier:  Wardrobe Stylist

  •  Fashion through the fall and into winter. We welcome Cassy Meier with some tips on how to keep your fashionable edge.. even when you’re freezing your buns off.

Twitter: @cassmeier

BT Bachelor Panel

  •  Home towns are on the horizon and Tim decides to go against the grain when a secret is revealed. Trevor, Katy, and Ryan are joined by Ashley to get you caught up on all the gossip.

Bridget’s Guests


LIVE at  Tix On The Square

  • To promote local artists and theatre season’s coming up – probably one of the greatest places to visit in the downtown core to celebrate the arts (visual, performing, dance, ect) in the city of the Edmonton and all will be represented this morning with Bridget on remote!


October 21, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Naomi Klein Interview

  • Her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate, exposes myths surrounding the climate change debate, demonstrating how the problem isn’t carbon, but capitalism.  BT’s Matt Wocks caught up with Naomi for a chat about  her headlining Litfest.

Diane McLean: Wee Piggies and Paws

  •  It’s Halloween crafts time. We welcome Diane, Teagan and Tristan for some fun and frightening fingerprint crafts.

Urban Mommy Expo, Presented by McCormack Optometric
Date: October 25th, 10-4pm at WECA
Address: 6315 – 199 Street, Edmonton

Florida Georgia Line

  •  They’re one of the biggest country acts in the world. Their new album “Anything Goes” is poised to debut at the top of the Billboard charts and they’re joining us this morning in a BT exclusive. This is Brian Kelly, this is Tyler Hubbard…this is Florida Georgia Line.


Bridget’s Guests


LIVE at Michael Strembitsky School

  • Hearing loss in children is an issue but there is a school that understands what special requirements for students with hearing issues.  Bridget is on location to meet a class and meet some of that game changers when dealing with this issue.


October 20, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

  • Dr. Lucio Gelmini and Vanessa Carias from the U of A are in the house to talk about potions and exploding pumpkins.


Heather de Kok: Floral Designer

  • You don’t want ghastly or gaudy decor, but how about a chic twist on ghostly? Heather de Kok joins us to her twist on sprucing up your homes decor for Halloween.


Calyn Anderson: Karrie’s Kostumes

  •  Do you and your boo want to make a splash at this seasons Halloween party?  Cayln is in studio to talk about cute couple costumes that are all the rage this season.


Michele’s Guests


Live at Compassion House

  • Fashion for Compassion is an upcoming fundraiser October 30 – that truly supports a remarkable place: The cancer journey can be a lonely and difficult time. Imagine having to leave your community, your home and your loved ones to travel to Edmonton for five weeks of breast cancer treatment at the Cross Cancer Institute.


October 17, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Drew Kozub:  Host, BT Winnipeg for Home Town Hockey

  • He’s made a name for himself for his health care advocacy in our province. We welcome David Eggen to the program on why he thinks he’s the right person to lead the provincial NDP.

Rod Loyola: NDP Leadership Candidate

  • He’s the outsider in the NDP leadership race. Coming up, we introduce Rod Loyola and why he thinks he’s the right man to lead the party into the next era.

Ramen Pop-up

  •  Arden Tse and Stephen Baidacoff ‘Get Cooking’ in the BT kitchen.  It’s Ramen time! @YEGNoodles  Pop-Up this Saturday in the @getcookingyeg Studio!  Only 100 bowls, 8pm, need I say more? Here’s a personal invitiation, “Please join us for our first ever Pop-Up Collaboration, where we’ll be serving Prairie Noodle Shop’s Prairie Pork Ramen. Enjoy noodles made fresh here in town and pork from a local farm.”

Twitter: @Sbaidacoff 

Bridget’s Guests


Live at The Enjoy Centre

  • The City of St. Albert is thrilled to announce the details of the inaugural Amplify Youth Festival, beginning Friday, October 17th at the Enjoy Centre and wrapping up in the evening of Saturday, October 18th, 2014. Featuring a plethora of ways youth can explore everything from the visual arts to the theatre arts, film making to music making, metalwork to cooking workshops, Amplify is set to create a vibrant celebration of youth and youth culture

Amplify Youth Festival
Friday, October 17th  and  Saturday, October 18th


October 16, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


David Eggen: NDP Leadership Candidate

  • He’s made a name for himself for his health care advocacy in our province. We welcome David Eggen to the program on why he thinks he’s the right person to lead the provincial NDP.

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail: Historian Laureate

  • For the next two years, she’ll represent the city at looking back. We welcome the city’s newest Historian Laureate, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail.  She will be launching her book ‘Polar Winds’ this weekend and at Litfest!   ”There’s a reason I’m a historian and not a pilot. I love being in the archives, doing research, interviewing people, getting out there, but I’m not a daredevil by nature. I think the closest I’ll get is the new Fort Edmonton Chair-O-Plane, which apparently replicates the feeling of being in an open cockpit biplane.” – Danielle

Litfest:  October 16-26

Kim Fjordbotten: The Paint Spot

  • Inks and sketching. Kim will bring Fountain Pens, Calligraphy Pens and Rollerballs. The talk will focus on pens for writing and sketching. There will also be several examples in sketchbooks to show the variety of things people can do with these hand tools.

PENTASTIK: A Night of Pens
Wednesday, October 22
from 5 PM – 8 PM
Twitter: @thepaintspot

Bridget’s Guests


Live at Edmonton Woman’s Show

  • Focus on some of the totally cool guests that will be in attendance including an acupuncturist who discusses the benefit for women in terms of fertility and longevity.

October 18 & 19, 2014
Edmonton Expo Centre
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October 15, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Gail Hall: Seasoned Solutions

  • Leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving or Halloween can be turned into this scrumptious soup!  Gail Hall is also headed on a trip, find out where this morning.

Twitter: @cookeatenjoy
Email: gail@seasonedsolutions.ca

BT Bachelor Panel

  • Our favourite gossip specialists are back for another week of reflection and giving thanks that we are not the ones being made a spectacle of on the season of the Bachelor. Katy and Trevor join Ryan in studio.

Bridget’s Guests


Live at Bliss Yoga Spa

  • The kick-off of the first ever Edmonton Yoga Festival is upon us and Bridget is there to take us through why this festival is so special!l She joins the celebration of our warm and wonderful YEG yoga community. These two-and-a-half days of yoga and celebration have the potential for being something special.


October 14, 2014

Ryans’s Guests


Shirley Borrelli-Confidence Coach

  • Many of us are aware of the importance of good communication skills but Personal Image consultant, Shirley Borrelli, explains the importance of non-verbal communication skills in day-to-day life.


Rachel Notley: NDP Leadership Candidate

  • She has decades of experience in politics and policy and the New Democrats run in her blood. Coming up, we’ll grill NDP leadership candidate Rachel Notley about what makes her the most qualified to steer her party forward.

Brad Smoliak: Kitchen by Brad

  • Brad is participating in a fundraiser for Breast Cancer.  He’ll be here to talk about the event and also preview the menu from the ‘Pink Dinner’.  Proceeds from the dinner will go to the Alberta Cancer Foundation in support of their fight against breast cancer.

Tickets are priced at $175/person (including GST) and we have spots available for two dates:
#101, 10130 – 105 Street, Edmonton
Sunday, October 19 at 6:30pm
Monday, October 20 at 6:30pm
Twitter: @BradSmoliak

Bridget’s Guests


Remote from Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm

  • From Gritch the Witch, to Super Pumpkins and Zombies there is clearly something for everyone at the Prairie Gardens Adventure.  Bridget took to the fields over the weekend and you have to see the result of a Pirate Battle.
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