David Taras Talks To...
Each week David Taras sits down with the people making an impact in our world.
This is more than a quick soundbite.
DAVID TARAS TALKS TO… is a conversation about passions, experiences and visions for the future.
The show is hosted by MRU Professor David Taras and produced by Broadcast Media Studies students at Mount Royal University in our studio.
Taras is an internationally recognized communications scholar, a political analyst who appears regularly on Global News, and an author. His latest book is Digital Mosaic: Media, Power, and Identity in Canada.
Episode Five: November 14, 2018- David Taras Talks To…Deborah Yedlin
Starting a new job can be exciting and nerve wracking all at once. Deborah Yedlin found plenty of inspiration in her family to help get her to where she is today.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To…Yedlin talks about what she hopes to accomplish in her new role as the Chancellor of the University of Calgary.
Episode Four: November 7, 2018- David Taras Talks To…Ian Brodie, Former Chief of Staff to Stephen Harper
Working in a political career is no easy task. Ian Brodie’s journey in government was involved and in-depth with Stephen Harper.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To… Brodie discusses his new book At The Centre of Government.
Episode Three: October 31, 2018 – David Taras Talks To… Rachel Nicol, Team Canada-Olympic Finalist
Sometimes opportunities come up that you don’t expect. Rachel Nicol’s path to the Rio Olympics was one of these opportunities.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To… Nicol looks back on her experiences that led to her Canadian Olympic dreams.
Episode Two: October 24, 2018 – David Taras Talks To… Anne McGrath, Executive Director of the Office of the Premier
Behind every successful campaign is a successful Campaign Manager. Anne McGrath is driven by social justice, equality, diversity and inclusion, especially in politics.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To… McGrath talks about her experiences on the NDP campaign trail in 2011 with Jack Layton and how she ended up in working in the Premier’s Office.
Episode One: October 17, 2018 – David Taras Talks To… Jyoti Gondek, Ward 3 Councillor
The most important role of a Councillor is to listen. Jyoti Gondek is a supporter of her constituents’ needs and is unwavering in her beliefs.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To… Gondek delves into what motivates her to make Calgary a better place for everyone.
Show Pilot: October 10, 2018 – David Taras Talks… To Sean Holman, Mount Royal University Journalism Professor
Information is power, but what does that really mean? Sean Holman is a freedom of information researcher and former investigative reporter.
In this episode of David Taras Talks To…, Holman shares his passionate views about the public’s right to know.