Frontier Recommended Audio
Tom Harris on Keystone XL (CFRA) (~4min) – November 16, 2011
Tom Harris with the International Climate Science Coalition was interviewed on Ottawa's CFRA 580 AM on the Keystone XL pipeline. (~4 mins)
Wheat Board Director Resigns From Circus (~6min) – November 5, 2011
Ag commentator Harry Siemens interviews former CWB director Jeff Nielsen about his resignation from the CWB board to protest superfluous legal action.
Australian Minister Urges Canada to Open Grain Market (~3min) – September 14, 2011
Harry Siemen of SiemenSays.com provided an exerpt of Australian Trade Minister Craig Emerson's vision for the Canadian Wheat Board. (~3 mins)
Removal of the Canadian Wheat Board Monopoly (~5min) – August 2, 2011
Harry Siemens from SiemensSays.com gives his comments on Martin Cash's July 29th, 2011 Winnipeg Free Press article Post-monopoly CWB has tough job: report and Frontier Centre's recently released study Removal of the Canadian Wheat Board Monopoly. He argues that the reasons outlined by Martin Cash in this article on the post-monopoly Canadian Wheat Board are reasons enough for the Federal government to pull the rug out from under the CWB’s monopoly. (~5 mins)
Tom Harris on Kyoto (CJAD) (~9min) – July 11, 2011
Tom Harris with the International Climate Science Coalition was interviewed by Tommy Schnurmacher on Montreal's CJAD 800 AM about meeting Kyoto's targets and cap & trade. (~10 mins)
Australian Geologist in Canada to Call for 'Climate Rationalism' (CFRA) (~55min) – May 27, 2011
Ian Plimer, PhD, Professor of Mining Geology, The University of Adelaide; Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences, The University of Melbourne, Australia is interviewed by John Counsell on Late Night Counsell, CFRA 580 AM radio in Ottawa. (~55 mins)
Robust Political Economy (Cato) (~13min) – March 17, 2011
Mark Pennington Professor of Politics, University of London explores the lessons learned in the context of contemporary discussions surrounding the welfare state, international development, and environmental protection. Originally broadcast March 8, 2011 by CATO Institute. (~13 mins)
The Trouble with Canada ... Still! (CFRA) (~27min) – January 10, 2011
William Gairdner, author of The Trouble with Canada . . . Still! was interviewed on CFRA 580 in Ottawa December 27, 2010. (~ 27 mins) He speaks to the Frontier Centre in Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary February 23 -25th. Reserve your ticket now.
Ridley on Trade, Growth, and the Rational Optimist (~59min) – November 23, 2010
Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist, talks with award-winning EconTalk Blog host Russ Roberts about why he is optimistic about the future and how trade and specialization explain the evolution of human development over the millennia. Ridley argues that life is getting better for most of the people on earth and that the underlying cause is trade and specialization.
The Future of Carbon and Climate (~85min) – September 20, 2010
Drawing on his forthcoming book on energy, Stanford Professor and Nobel Prize for Physics Laureate Robert Laughlin predicts that we will continue to use cars and planes and electricity long after coal and petroleum are exhausted and speculates as to how that might play out in the future.
Kling on Knowledge, Power, and Unchecked and Unbalanced (~106min) – September 15, 2010
In a modern economy, specialization has increased and knowledge is increasingly dispersed. But political power has become more concentrated and fails to exploit the potential for decentralization. Kling discusses these trends and the potential for decentralization of power under different policies. From the award-winning weekly Econtalk podcast.
Munger on Private and Public Rent-Seeking (and Chilean Buses) (~58min) – September 9, 2010
A fascinating discussion about the failing transit system of Santiago, Chile - which happened when the city replaced a privately run system with one operated by the government. Also includes a look at the concept of private and public rent-seeking. Hosted by Russ Roberts from the award-winning podcast Econtalk.
Sir Roger Douglas: How to Tame A Deficit (~3min) – July 14, 2010
Britain’s BBC asks Former New Zealand Minister of Finance and Frontier Centre Board of Policy Advisors member Sir Roger Douglas how to tame a deficit.
Nisga'a Real Estate (CBC The Current) (~25min) – May 26, 2010
Host Anna Tremonti takes a look at the promise - or the peril - of private property rights for Canada's First Nations. A look at the Nisga'a Nation's new private property regime and the people who'd like other First Nations to adopt it on CBC's The Current. Manny Jules, Commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commssion was part of the panel. He addressed the Frontier Centre on this same topic in April 2010 in Winnipeg. (~25 mins)
Alberta Private Health (CBC - The Current) (~18min) – May 17, 2010
The publicly funded Alberta Health Services board is spending nearly $5 million to bail out a private, for-profit surgical clinic in Calgary after it declared bankruptcy last week. That's despite the fact that the clinic was charging more for the surgeries than public hospitals. The bailout has re-ignited the debate over private health care. Frontier's Euro-Canada Consumer Health Index is cited by Dr. Brian Gray toward's the latter part of the discussion.
Schizophrenic Government Climate/Energy Policies (CFRA radio, Ottawa) Part 2 (~1min) – May 16, 2010
Schizophrenic Government Climate/Energy Policies (CFRA radio, Ottawa) Part 3 (~1min) – May 16, 2010
Follow the Money to Climate Chicanery (CBC) (~10min) – November 23, 2009
Lawrence Solomon, Energy Probe Executive Director and Author of The Deniers, answers claims by David Suzuki Foundation Chair James Hoggan that there are few or no reputable scientists challenging the “consensus” on anthropogenic global warming. With Anna Maria Tremonti on The Current Thursday November 19, 2009. (10 mins)
Conservation Department Response on Overflowing Sewage Lagoons (CBC radio) (~15min) – September 8, 2009
Don LaBossiere, Director of Environmental Operations at Manitoba Conservation, talks to Marilyn Maki on CBC Radio Winnipeg’s Noon Hour Show about Manitoba’s response to overflowing sewage lagoons in Whiteshell Provincial Park.
On Other Options for Canada's Health Care System - CBC Radio (~28min) – April 29, 2009
CBC Cross Country Checkup segment with Canadian Medical Association President Dr. Robert Ouellet February 15, 2009