For the past three years, I’ve been lucky enough to be on the Unconventional Panel, which is a regular segment on CBC Radio’s Eyeopener. Every week, three of us get together to talk about a “hot topic” that is currently has Calgarians buzzing. After a summer hiatus, we came back two weeks ago and so far, it’s been a blast.
Last week, we talk about resolutions for Calgarians. Now, I know it’s not January 1st, but the start of September feels like the time to begin things anew, since so many people base their schedules on returning back to school or from vacations. This panel featured myself, journalist Shelley Youngblut and CEO George Brookman and we debated what Calgarians should be vowing to do over the next couple of months. As is often the case, sometimes we agree with each other, most of the time we don’t.
Then, this week, Shelley and I returned to the Unconventional Panel, but this time we were joined by fellow blogger Shane Byciuk. This week’s topic of discussion was: What, if anything, can be done to save the Calgary Herald newspaper. Postmedia announced this week that they were selling the Calgary Herald building and outsourcing its printing. It’s a troubling thought to think that the once mighty Herald is continuing to get smaller and smaller. It was a great debate because there is no clear cut answer for the Herald and other newspapers, but the three of us certainly think that we’ve figured it out….