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Alberta Podcast – Dr. Jonathan White Offers Instructions for Medical Students and Patients Around the World

Surgery 101

photo by Curtis Corneau

With more than 200 episodes in the can, a cast of characters that ‌includes zombies and Muppets, and more than three million ‌downloads globally, from Portland to Pyongyang, the Surgery ‌101 podcast is an unlikely Edmonton success story. On top of its educational value, it turns out that Surgery 101 can help calm the nerves of people nervous about what their upcoming experience on the table has in store. And nobody is more surprised by that success than the man who started it. 

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The Writers’ Guild of Alberta Announces the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards Shortlist

ab-lit-awards-logoThe Writers’ Guild of Alberta announced the finalists for the 2017 Alberta Literary Awards. Each year, the Alberta Literary Awards recognize and celebrate the highest standards of literary excellence from Alberta authors. The award juries deliberated on more than 220 submissions to select the following 24 finalists in eight categories. 

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Alberta Media Comings & Goings – March 2017

Bo-GordonBobby May, morning host at KRAZE 101-3 (CKIK-FM) Red Deer, is moving to Wild 95.3 (CKWD-FM) Calgary to take over afternoon drive later this month as Bo Gordon. He takes over from Samantha Stevens, who had been with the station since last year. She’s returning to Winnipeg. He is on air from 3-7 Monday to Friday and Saturdays from 9-12 and 2-4.

Shalinda Kirby of the KJ & Kirby Show on MY96 (CFMY-FM) in Medicine Hat is headed to Winnipeg to join the morning team at Evanov’s newly-launched HOT 100.5 (CFJL-FM). Kirby had been with MY96 since 2010.

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Alberta Media Personality – Amber Schinkel, Co-Host of Global Calgary’s Morning News

amber_schinkelAmber Schinkel has co-hosted the Global News Calgary’s Morning News since January 2014. She joined Global Calgary’s news team  in December 2008 after spending two years at Global News Lethbridge and has been a jack-of-all-trades since, working as a reporter, producer, and even weather anchor on occasion. Schinkel was born in Calgary and raised on a farm north of Cochrane, Alberta. Growing up she was a 4-H member and credits the experience for sparking her interest in public speaking and writing.

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Alberta Radio Station – CKOS aka 91.1 FM The Bridge “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action” in Fort McMurray

CKOS RadioSince June 2007,  91.1 The Bridge (formerly branded KAOS 91.1 until March 12, 2017) has been promoting the values which have been foundational in building a strong Wood Buffalo Region through their vision of “Exposing Hope through Music Talk and Action”. They are a values-oriented community Christian Radio Station owned by a registered Canadian charity [Kings Kids Promotions Outreach Ministries Inc.], and operated by people who live in the community.

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AMPIA Announces the 2017 Alberta Film & Television (aka Rosie) Award Nominees

Rosie-Awards2017AMPIA announced the 2017 Rosie Nominees at simultaneous press conferences in Calgary and Edmonton on Tuesday, March 28. A total of 723 class and craft entries were submitted. This year 72 industry professionals from across Canada adjudicated the submissions; in total 291 productions were submitted for consideration. These productions, from commercials, new media, and both long and short form fiction and non-fiction are vying for 23 Class awards.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)

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