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Kamloops MLAs team up to launch new podcast series

Todd Stone stands in front of his campaign office in downtown Kamloops on April 27, 2017.
January 16, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Kamloops's two MLAs have released the first episode to an online podcast series aimed to reach constituents in a new different way.

The first 30 minute episode of North to South with Peter Milobar and Todd Stone launched on Tuesday, Jan. 14 with host Bob Price.

In the inaugural episode, the MLAs talk about a number of issues including forestry, the economy, and housing affordability.



Kamloops-North Thompson MLA Peter Milobar says the idea to start a podcast discussing relevant issues was mutual between himself and Kamloops-South Thompson MLA Todd Stone.

“I was trying to think of different ways to try and reach out to constituents and ran it by Todd in December and… we took it from there,” Milobar says.

Although he doesn’t have an exact number, Milobar says the first episode was well received by listeners.

“I haven’t had any updated numbers in the last day or so but it looked like it went really,” he says. “It’s just another way to try and keep people informed on provincial politics.”

The MLAs are hoping to release an episode monthly and plan to focus each episode on relevant and timely issues. For February, the plan is to focus the episode on the provincial budget announcement.

The politicians will discuss their first take on what they see or don’t see in the budget.

Currently, the podcasts can only be heard through SoundCloud, but the MLAs hope to expand to more services in the future.

To have a listen to the first episode, go here.

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