Episodes

How to have Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion with Erin Davis

Oct. 20, 2020

This week, it is our pleasure to welcome Erin Davis to The Inner Circle. Erin is a connector, change maker, and builder of inclusive workplace cultures. She continues to follow her passion to build workplaces that work for w…

In Case of Fire: Real Life Experiences of Burn Survivor Spencer Beach

Oct. 13, 2020

Spencer Beach was a 3rd generation flooring installer and among the best in his field when he endured a horrific flash fire that left him permanently and severely scarred. After spending 14 months in the hospital and a year…

Hollywood Star Troy Ruptash Discovers His Story Back Home in Alberta.

Oct. 6, 2020

Things that happen to us at a young age have a habit of sticking with us. That's what happened to Troy Ruptash when he was competitive figure skater. Born and raised in Vegreville, Alberta, Troy had many days where he found …

Living, Reporting and Loving New York: Pat Kiernan from NY1

Sept. 29, 2020

Pat Kiernan is a former co-worker of Carrie's from CFRN-TV and friend of the Inner Circle. He has been a television host at Spectrum Television's NY1 since 1997. A staple of New York City, Pat has spent decades briefing New …

The Woman Behind the Politics: A Conversation with NDP Leader and Former Alberta Premier Rachel Notley

Sept. 22, 2020

Rachel Notley, the 17th Premier of Alberta and current leader of Alberta’s NDP Official Opposition, has her roots firmly planted in politics, though she didn’t always know it was the route she would take. Rachel initially wa…

Sexual Violence: The Necessary Conversation with Mary Jane James

Sept. 15, 2020

Mary Jane James is the Chief Executive Officer of the Sexual Assault Centre of Edmonton. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Business at Mount Saint Vincent University, and the Faculty of Extension Program at the University …

Levelling the Political Playing Field with Kacey Machin & Lana Cuthbertson

Sept. 8, 2020

Social Media has many great uses, but there's a seedy underbelly that exposes itself when politics are at play. It is understood that criticism is expected when one enters politics, but the abuse is at an all-time high, espe…

Diagnosed with COVID: Brijet Whitney Shares the Tumultuous Journey

Sept. 1, 2020

We all are no strangers to change during these times, and Brijet Whitney is no exception. A mother of 3, entrepreneur, professional dancer, and wife of now retired NHL player Ray Whitney, Brijet may have been more accustomed…

COVID Perspective from an ICU Doctor with Dr. Darren Markland

Aug. 25, 2020

Dr. Darren Markland is a Royal College certified intensive care physician and kidney doctor at the Royal Alexandra Hospital. His professional interests include education, preventative medicine, community health and in humani…

The Story Behind Behind Buns and Abs of Steel with Tamilee Webb

Aug. 11, 2020

Tamilee Webb is an internationally acclaimed fitness guru, sometimes referred to as America’s Most Trusted Fitness Instructor, who is the star of the famous Buns of Steel fitness videos that have been around since the 1980s.…

Jane Stoller: Organizing Businesses and Decluttering Lives

Aug. 4, 2020

Jane Stoller is a Swiss-Canadian life-biz organizer whose passion is to declutter spaces and organize a business’s practices. An author, speaker, university instructor, and business owner, Jane lends her gift of organization…

Ashley Mielke on Understanding Grief During the Pandemic

July 28, 2020

Ashley Mielke is a decorated psychologist, public speaker, and strategic consultant, whose accomplishments range from founding and directing The Grief and Trauma Healing Centre Inc. to co-writing her first book in 2017. Ashl…

Chuckwagon Champion Amber L'Heureux Takes Control

July 21, 2020

Amber L’Heureux is an incredible chuckwagon racer from small town Saskatchewan who overcame adversity in 2019 to become the first female to race chuckwagons professionally in the Canadian Professional Chuckwagon Association.…

Hostage Hero! The Story I never got to tell as a journalist, 9 years Later

July 14, 2020

The incredible story of Cathy Hughston and how she handled being in the hostage situation at the Workers Compensation board on October 21, 2009 in Edmonton. Carrie had just completed an exclusive interview with Cathy which s…

A Conversation with Daryl McIntyre: My television co-anchor of 14 years about stories we covered, challenges of journalism today and life beyond the news desk

July 7, 2020

It is fitting that Daryl enters the Inner Circle after this show has eclipsed 100 episodes and Daryl embarks his post-CTV journey. Daryl's last day at CTV Edmonton was September 18, 2019. In this episode, we sit down and go …

Learning To Cope with Sudden and Inexplicable Tragedy To Help Others with Candace Toews

June 30, 2020

Today’s guest, Candace Toews, is sharing an incredible story of the sudden and unexplainable death of a little girl, told today by her very brave and courageous mother, and the inspiring story of how her dad is honoring her …

Exploring Women's Health & The Causes of Infertility With Dr. Caitlin Dunne

June 23, 2020

My guest today, Dr. Caitlin Dunne is the co-director of the Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine and a clinical assistant professor at the University of British Columbia. She is a specialist in infertility and egg freezi…

The Holistic Approach To Health With Sherry Torkos

June 16, 2020

My guest today, Sherry Torkos, is a holistic pharmacist and leading health expert who has delivered hundreds of lectures to medical professionals and the public around the world. She has won several national pharmacies award…

The Science Behind Breast Reconstructive Surgery and Breast Implant Illness with Dr. Lisa Korus

June 9, 2020

My guest today is Dr. Lisa Korus, is a leading Plastic Surgeon in Canada who offers perspective in a a variety of controversial areas. She runs a full surgical practice focusing on breast surgery, aiming to improve surgical …

Serving a Bigger Purpose with Dawn Harsch

June 2, 2020

Dawn Harsch is a registered nurse by trade, an entrepreneur, and the creator of 3 long term care homes called ExquisiCare Senior Living and received numerous awards for her work, one of them being Edmonton's Top 20 Future Bu…

The Power of a Psychic Connection with Diane Quartly

May 26, 2020

Diane Quartly is an energy worker who used her incredible psychic abilities to move beyond grief. Her son was run over and killed by her best friend and Diane talks about how she moved from anger to peace through an incredi…

Advancing Your Health with Erin Smandych

May 19, 2020

Food and diet are multibillion-dollar industries. Both are confusing and complicated ––to say the least––, especially when we are continually being bombarded with messages of what we should and shouldn't eat. Today, we have …

The Blessing of a Normal Life with Bryan Mudryk

May 12, 2020

My guest today, Bryan Mudryk, was a colleague when I was on CTV and hopefully a friend for life, but, I have to confess I've always been intrigued by him and his stories. You may know him from his work as a sports anchor; hi…

Bring the Joy with Jessica Janzen

May 5, 2020

How many of us have trouble finding joy these days? We are all going to have tough days as we navigate through this COVID crisis. ...But what if I told you that everything is figureoutable? Today's guest is an expert in brin…