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Scott Radley is a seasoned journalist, who has written a column for over 15 years in Hamilton. He will ask questions that you want answers to. He will bring an inquisitive mind and a unique perspective to daily news that will push the boundaries in order to make people think and to challenge the n…

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    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio: Disney parks are pricing people out, Lacking A/C as grounds to cancel school, Voting for a candidate based solely on gender & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2022 71:29


    When your Friday shows are called The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio, you need someone who's both really bright and really good at conversation and there are few comparable to the one and only Annette Hamm. She joins Scott to talk about canceling school on hot days because the building has no air conditioning, social media user slamming candidates rather than supporting others, Disney's theme parks pricing people out of visiting, voting for a candidate based solely on their gender and more. Guest: Annette Hamm, Co-Host, Morning Live, CHCH-TV

    What's the point of an inquiry into the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act? Why are we obsessed with getting new things? & Big losses get dealt to broadcast TV shows

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2022 39:49


    What's the point of having an inquiry into the federal government's use of the Emergencies Act? Will anything be changed by this inquiry? Guest: Stephen LeDrew, Host, The LeDrew Three Minute Interview & Former President, Liberal Party of Canada - What's with our obsession with getting new things? A new book aims at tackling that question and how it is that we always find a way to acquire more stuff. Guest: Paul Berton, Author of "Shopomania: Our Obsession With Possession" & Editor-in-Chief, The Hamilton Spectator - All of the top TV shows except for NFL football were dealt losses over the last year which is never a good sign. Why are these viewership numbers dropping so heavily and what could it spell for the future? Guest: Robert Thompson, Founding Director, Bleier Center for Television and Popular Culture & Trustee Professor, Television and Popular Culture, Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

    The Maple Leafs' season opener is tonight! Were you taught how to work with money? & Speaking with a 2022 Kona Ironman Champion

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2022 40:48


    The Toronto Maple Leafs will be playing their season opener tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. What can fans expect to see this year and the age old question surfaces once again, could this be the year? No, not win the Stanley Cup! Will they win a round in the playoffs? Guest: David Alter, Publisher & Reporter, Inside The Maple Leafs, SI - Were you taught about how to work with money? A Leger poll found that around 65% of Canadians said no in response to that question. Why is this? Guest: Marvin Ryder, Associate Professor of Marketing, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University - Many amazing people call Hamilton home and one such person is now a champion triathlete! She won the Women's 60-64 age category at the 2022 Kona Ironman and now she joins Scott to talk about how she is able to accomplish such an amazing feat at 60 years and what's she's planning to do next. Guest: Sharon MacKinnon, 2022 Kona Ironman F60-64 Champion

    Who Do We Value the Most? Do You Have a Hamilton Election Plan? Sports Talk with Don Robertson and More

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2022 70:02


    What's with the dramatic swing from seemingly no one hiring to everyone hiring? Celebrating the 1972 Tiger-Cats and Danny McManus & Happy Canadian Beer Day!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 36:46


    It used to be hard to find a job not too long ago however it now seems like everywhere is looking employees. What's changed and why does it seem like every business is hiring so suddenly? Guest: Dr. Wayne Lewchuk, Professor, Labour Studies, McMaster University - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats Alumni Association will be putting on a dinner tomorrow night to honour Danny McManus who'll be getting his name put up on the Wall of Honour in addition to the 1972 Tiger-Cats team who won the Grey Cup at their home stadium, the first team in the modern CFL to do so. Scott is joined by the quarterback of that team, Chuck Ealey, to talk about this and more. Guest: Chuck Ealey, Former Tiger-Cats Quarterback, 1972 Grey Cup Winner & MVP - Today is Canadian Beer Day! Is there a special way beer drinkers celebrate this? Do other people actually like those super bitter craft beers? What inspires someone to start their own brewery? Ed Madronich, of Shaun & Ed Brewing Company, joins Scott to answer these questions and more. Guest: Ed Madronich, Co-Founder, Shaun & Ed Brewing Company

    Mayoral Mondays: Interviews with Andrea Horwath, Keanin Loomis & Bob Bratina

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 63:26


    These last few weeks have seen some of Hamilton's top mayoral candidates join the show to talk about their plan for Hamilton, should they be voted in, on what Scott likes to call Mayoral Monday. Hear the interviews Scott conducted with Andrea Horwath, Keanin Loomis & Bob Bratina.

    Bob Bratina's plan for Hamilton & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2022 53:24


    Scott welcomes on one of the candidates running to be Hamilton's next mayor, Bob Bratina, to the show where they talk about his plan for Hamilton, should he be elected as mayor. Guest: Bob Bratina, Mayoral Candidate, 2022 Hamilton Municipal Election - There is no shortage of things to talk about in the world of sports this week! From the cheating allegations in competitive fishing to Mackenzie Hughes' second PGA win, Don and Scott cover it all. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio: National Truth & Reconciliation Day & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2022 71:57


    With another Friday evening comes another edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio, this week featuring Jamie West! Today is also National Truth & Reconciliation Day which has Scott and Jamie talking about what this day is designed to mark, if today should be a stat holiday and more in addition to the benefits and drawbacks of having inexperienced politicians, almost catching a baseball that would be worth a ton of money and what's with peoples' fascination with true crime & serial killers? Guest: Jamie West, Chief Executive Officer and Creative Director

    How do things look for Hamilton as the municipal election nears? The impact of taking over 11 years to build a LRT system & What's next for CHCH's Bob Cowan as he enters retirement?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 43:07


    After moderating 16 political debates, has Mike Fortune's sanity been permanently altered? How does he feel about the future of Hamilton's political scene? Guest: Mike Fortune, Host, The Hamilton Network, Cable 14 - The topic of LRT in Hamilton is enduring with many for and against but in an area of Toronto, it's actually being built. The catch is that this project began construction 11 years ago, is still underway and its deadline to be finished just came and went. If this project is still being built, how has it affected the surrounding businesses and could we see a similar thing happen here? Guest: Enzo Torrone, Chair, Fairbank Village BIA - After 21 years, CHCH's Morning Live will be needing a new co-host because Bob Cowan has announced his retirement! In fact, his last time on the air will be tomorrow morning. Scott welcomes Bob to the show to recount his time on the air and what's next. Guest: Bob Cowan, Co-Host, Morning Live, CHCH-TV

    Why did the feds give out so many bonuses to executives over the pandemic? How might Europe's power problems impact Canada? & What's the greatest moment in Canadian sports history?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 44:05


    Lots and lots of bonuses were given out to government executives even during the pandemic and yet the reasons for those bonuses are so flimsy! Bonuses are supposed to be given out for performance that is above and beyond what's expected, did the bare minimum even get achieved? What kind of message does this send to the public? Guest: Franco Terrazzano, Federal Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Many European countries have some major questions that will need answers as the weather gets colder and their main source of energy runs dry thanks to a gamble that was placed on Russian oil. While this may seem like an issue that would affect European countries, the world economy is tied together which means we could be impacted too. What would that look like and how severe could it be? Guest: Dr. Eric Kam, Professor of Macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Monetary Economics, Implications of Monetary Growth, Toronto Metropolitan University - As we near the 50th anniversary of Paul Henderson's goal during the 1972 Summit Series, Scott has started to wonder, what is the greatest moment in Canadian sports history? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, Sports Commentator, NFL Chain Gang Member & VP, Fluke Transportation Group

    Keanin Loomis' plan for Hamilton & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2022 57:28


    Scott welcomes on one of the candidates running to be Hamilton's next mayor, Keanin Loomis, to the show where they talk about his plan for Hamilton should he be elected as mayor. Guest: Keanin Loomis, Mayoral Candidate, 2022 Hamilton Municipal Election - What injury was sustained by Tua Tagovailoa? Is the NFL's concussion protocol a sham? What makes a player one of the greats? And should you put more effort into getting into the playoffs or saving your best pitchers so you can do well in the playoffs (assuming you make it in)? These questions and more get debated and possibly even answered in this week's edition of Sports Talk with Don Robertson. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    Should City Council be deciding on anything during an election? Who wants the government influencing Canadians' online viewing? & Can the Ticats recreate last week's performance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 44:23


    What should happen to Hamilton's city council during a municipal election? Are small things worth settling or should it all be decided by the next council? Guest: Larry Di Ianni, Former Mayor of Hamilton - Bill C-11 wants to govern what Canadians view online by promoting Canadian content over others. Is that actually how it would work or is there something more going on? Does anyone other than the government actually something like this put in place? Guest: JJ McCullough, Political Commentator & Youtuber - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been performing terribly this year however their showing against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers was surprisingly great. Is this a sign of things to come or was it simply a fluke? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor, CHCH-TV

    Are your thoughts & opinions still going to be challenged at university? & M*A*S*H turns 50 this week!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 32:22


    University is often something that's touted as being the bastion of debate and alternative points of view. Some research has found that may not be the case anymore as the political leanings and opinions of professors has shifted across Canada. Guest: Dr. Christopher Dummitt, Professor, Canadian History, Trent University & Podcast Host, 1867 & All That. - This week marks a big milestone for M*A*S*H but that's not the only big TV news that's happened and is happening. Scott welcomes Bill Brioux to talk about what's going on in television today. Guest: Bill Brioux, Television Critic & Author, brioux.tv

    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Transitioning to a cashless society, Increasingly higher tipping, The Tiger-Cats' situation and more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2022 67:11


    This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio features Dave Woodard who joins Scott to talk about Australians wanting Steve Irwin on their money, the CFL and the position the Tiger-Cats find themselves in, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, transitioning to a cashless society and more. Guest: Dave Woodard, News Anchor, 900 CHML

    Do Canadians even want to stop working from home? How is government spending contributing to inflation's rise? & Pop music's recycling seems to be faster than ever

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 41:01


    Are you preparing to start going back to work on-site or hunkering down to keep working from home? Do you even want to stop working from home? Guest: Dr. Andrew Parkin, Executive Director, Environics Institute - Why does it seem like there isn't a government nor party who has any intention of saving or cutting back on spending? Could all this spending, this time from Doug Ford, be part of what's contributing to inflation's rapid rise? Guest: Jay Goldberg, Ontario Director & Interim Atlantic Director, Canadian Taxpayer Federation - There's almost a recycling of music nowadays as entire catalogues get bought and re-released and covers are put out and sampling pulls favourite clips & obscure ones alike. How has this contributed to a lack of 'new-ness' by regurgitating popular music of the past? Guest: Eric Alper, Publicist, Music Commentator & Shameless Idealist

    Is a recession worse than inflation itself? What does the law say about the police's use of your DNA? & How does music help reconnect with dementia patients?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 41:24


    What is worse for us to face, a recession or inflation? That's seemingly the choice that's having to be made as the fight against inflation continues but could a third, and albeit worse, option be on the table, we get both a recession and more inflation? Guest: Dr. Eric Kam, Professor, Macroeconomics, Toronto Metropolitan University - If you voluntarily give your DNA to the police and it gets used for more than just that case, were your rights violated? Where is the line drawn and if it hasn't been drawn yet, where should it be drawn? Guest: Jeff Manishen. Former prosecutor; Criminal Defence Counsel, Ross & McBride LLP - It turns out that music is a fantastic tool for reconnecting with people who are afflicted with diseases like dementia. How does our brain interact with music and what is the response actually like in someone with dementia? Guest: Rachael Finnerty, Registered Psychotherapist, Certified Music Therapist & Music Therapy Academy Founder

    Have we lost the art of conversation? & Gerry Dee is coming to Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 25:27


    Having a conversation requires two people but it simply can't happen when one of those people is belligerent, rude and inconsiderate. Unfortunately, that's the nice way of describing how some people conduct themselves online and someone has found this to be a major hindrance to their business. How is The Conversation dealing with problematic users who make it impossible to have a conversation? Guest: Scott White, Editor-in-Chief & CEO, The Conversation Canada - Gerry Dee has found a way onto many different TV shows all while also being a stand-up comedian. As a stand-up comedian, he's taking the stage right here in Hamilton on Thursday Sept. 15! Scott welcomes him to the show to talk about the show and more. Guest: Gerry Dee, Actor & Stand-Up Comedian

    Andrea Horwath's plan for Hamilton & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2022 55:16


    Scott welcomes on one of the candidates running to be Hamilton's next mayor, Andrea Horwath, to the show where they talk about her newly released plan for Hamilton. Guest: Andrea Horwath, Mayoral Candidate, 2022 Hamilton Municipal Election - Do you feed an easy pitch to a batter who's about to break a milestone? What should be done about the Montreal Canadiens' new captain who doesn't speak any french? These questions and more get answered in this weeks' edition of Sports Talk with Don Robertson. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio: The future of the monarchy, Simplifying how governments speak, the Hamilton Tiger-Cats & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 68:28


    This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio features none other than CHML's very own, Bill Kelly! He's worked all morning and now Scott is pulling him in to work all evening long where they talk about what the future of the monarchy may look like, simplifying the way governments and their subsidiaries speak about things, the state of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and more. Guest: Bill Kelly, Host, The Bill Kelly Show (9a-12p), 900 CHML

    Remembering the Queen and What Comes Next for the Monarchy?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 78:49


    The Scott Radley show for September 8th: Guests: Nathan Tidridge - Presented the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Prince of Wales in 2012. Author of Beyond Mainland, Canada's Constitutional Monarchy, and Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Robert Finch - The Dominion Chairman of the Monarchist League of Canada. Tim Powers - Chair of Summa Strategies

    Why might we have to pay more to heat our homes? What's the wider impact of another interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada? & Should we continue enjoy entertainers' works after they're accused and/or guilty of horrendous acts?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 40:15


    As winter approaches, it's possible we could be seeing a massive 30% jump to the price to heat your home. This comes after an already staggering jump of 50% to the price. What's happened to all of the liquid natural gas (LNG) that's purported to be under Canada? Can't we just use that for cheap? Guest: Patrick DeHaan, Head of Petroleum Analysis, Gasbuddy.com - The Bank of Canada is set to have another hike to its interest rate which could be very threatening to jobs all over Canada in addition to the economy itself. Is a recession imminent? Guest: Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor, Sprott School of Business, Carleton University - When entertainers betray the image they try to project to the world, what should we do? Should a musician who's accused of horrendous acts continue to get air play on the radio? Should we continue to enjoy the works of entertainers and athletes after they are accused? What if they're found guilty? Guest: Alan Cross, Host, The Ongoing History of New Music & Creator, A Journal of Musical Things

    Hamilton's new 'nuisance bylaw' & Is there something wrong with the Ticats & CFL?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 30:54


    Hamilton will be implementing a new 'nuisance bylaw'. How does this one differ from other bylaws and laws that already exist and why is it being put forth? Guest: John Paul Danko, Ward 8 Councillor, City of Hamilton - The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have been performing terribly this year. Despite their 3 wins and 9 losses this season, they aren't completely out of the race in the East Division. Does that indicate something wrong with the league? On another note, how has the ideal NFL & CFL player changed over time to match what kind of game the leagues have been trying to go for? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, NFL Chain-Gang Member, Vice-President, Fluke Transport

    How much does Hamilton spend on each resident? What can be trademarked and is there a case against Rob Golfi? & Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player of all time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 44:53


    Hamilton's city budget deal with large sums of money but how much of that money is actually being spent on each Hamiltonian? How does this compare to past spending and other cities? Guest: Jason Clemens, Executive Vice President, Fraser Institute - Rob Golfi, a local real estate agent, is being sued by another agent from the US over a pose that he does in advertisements. This other agent says that Golfi is infringing on his pending trademark pose. Is there an argument that can be made here and what can actually be trademarked? What, if any, difference is there between trademarks and copyright? Guest: Rebecca Kupfer, Associate Lawyer (Trademarks, Copyright, IP Litigation), Shift Law - Is Serena Williams the greatest female tennis player of all time? What makes a network more inclined to give air time to one sporting event over another? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor, CHCH-TV

    The impact of 1 in 5 Hamiltonians' being over 65 on the city, What should be done about athletes who fell foul of the law? & Has HGTV ruined everything to do with interior design?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 44:55


    When the federal government conducts a census, the findings don't get released in one big information dump, instead opting for a trickle. Some of that info trickle has been released and it would appear that 1 in 5 people in Hamilton is over the age of 65. How could that statistic impact the city and the rest of its population? Guest: Steve Buist, Reporter, The Hamilton Spectator - Roberto Alomar won't be joining in the commemoration of the Toronto Blue Jays' 30th anniversary of their 1992 World Series win. How should we deal with players who have, or are alleged to have, committed crimes? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, Sports Broadcaster, NFL Chain Gang Member, NBA Court-side Administrator, Referee & Vice-President, Fluke Transport - Has HGTV ruined home renovation? There's an undeniable 'look' that can be attributed to the many shows on the network but how has that permeated into the rest of interior design? Guest: Glen Peloso, Creative Princial, Glen Peloso Design

    Can taxpayers afford giving a 35% raise over 3 years to education workers? Our mental health's relationship with music & What's the big issue this municipal election will tackle?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 43:11


    Is a 35% raise something that the government can afford to give to education workers over the next 3 years? While a strike voting is set to take place, will either side back down? Guest: Jay Goldberg, Ontario Director, Canadian Taxpayers Federation - A British study found that 85.7% of respondents feel that music is vital to maintaining their mental health. Should this be surprising to us or has the ability to bring music with us allowed it to become a much more integral part of us? Guest: Eric Alper Publicist and Music Commentator - What is this municipal election going to be about? There doesn't seem to be any one central issue that's in question - or is there? Guest: Larry Di Ianni, Host & Community Producer, Cable 14 & Former Hamilton Mayor

    Another strike vote is coming, who's unhappy this time? & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2022 46:38


    Scott is back for another wonderful show to talk about the latest impending strike vote, which union this concerns and what they want this time. Scott also welcomes Don Robertson back to the show for another round of conversations about everything that's going on in the realm of sports. Guests: Laura Walton, President, CUPE's Ontario School Board Council of Unions Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    Controversy in the Pacific, Why would you speak with a killer? & The mess that was Woodstock '99

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 40:50


    Why are we hearing so much controversy surrounding Taiwan and China's anger over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan? What is China and Taiwan's relationship like and could we see a similar situation to Russia's invasion of Ukraine? Guest: Dr. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad, Macdonald-Laurier Institute - Why would a journalist agree to speak with Dellen Millard who, along with Mark Smich, was convicted of murdering Laura Babcock and Tim Bosma? What does a killer have to gain by speaking to the media? Scott gets answers to these questions and more with the help of Adrian Humphreys. Guest: Adrian Humphreys, Reporter, National Post & Host, The Mob Reporter - There are a lot of people who look back at the original Woodstock music festival through rose coloured glasses. This was so much so that there was an attempt to do it again in 1999 for what's become infamously known as Woodstock '99. What went wrong? Was the original Woodstock really that good? Let's open our history books and take a look back in time with Alan Cross. Guest: Alan Cross, Music Historian & Host, The Ongoing History of New Music

    Traveling today becoming a nightmare! "Today Years Old" memes & the CFL's West Vs East

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 43:25


    Problems at Pearson Airport have put into question convenient travel. How will this affect travel? Will it affect travel in the short term? Long term? Guest: Eric Kam Economics Professor Toronto Metropolitan University - "Today Years Old" is a meme on the internet surrounding all things you may not have known before today (e.g. "I was today years old when I learned _____"). Let's bring in technical producer Tom McKay and quiz him on things he may not have known! - There appears to be an imbalance between the West and the East of the CFL. Year after year it seems, the East division pales in comparison to the mighty West division. Why is that? Also some more with Bubba O'Neil Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor, CHCH-TV

    Are Hamilton's streets engineered for safety? What's it like having the Stanley Cup accidentally delivered to your house? & Why are jingles less common in commercials nowadays?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022 33:06


    It seems like we keep hearing about incidents, some of which are fatal, on Hamilton's roads. Questions are starting to be raised around the safety of Hamilton's streets and if they're engineered to be safe. Guest: John Paul Danko, Ward 8 City Councillor, City of Hamilton - Many people have traveled far and wide to catch a glimpse of the Stanley Cup. Could you imagine what it would be like to look out the front window to see it being hand delivered to your house? Guest: Kit Karbler, Accidentally was delivered the Stanley Cup - Ever noticed that jingles have fallen to the wayside in commercials? There are so many that you remember and yet it seems like companies are choosing to use popular music instead of jingles nowadays. What's changed and why are these commercial jingles so effective at sticking in our minds? Guest: Juan Manuel Hernandez Chico, Student Assistant, Special Collections in Mass Media & Culture, University of Maryland Libraries

    Should certain Canadians get their criminal record wiped? & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2022 42:45


    There's talk of wiping the criminal record of Canadians who were convicted of possessing cannabis back before it was legalized. Is this a good idea or is there a major component that is being overlooked? Guest: Jeff Manishen, Former prosecutor; Criminal Defence Counsel, Ross & McBride LLP - Does tennis need a 'villain'? Is there any hope for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats? These questions and more get asked and addressed on this week's edition of Sports Talk with Don Robertson. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton with Phil Perkins: Ontario's right to disconnect legislation, Playing in controversial leagues, Signing controversial players, Getting into broadcasting & more

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 72:51


    This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Phil Perkins who joins Scott to talk about Ontario's right to disconnect legislation, taking incredible amounts of money to play in a new controversial golf league, a football team's decision to sign a player with many lawsuits and allegations, how Phil got into broadcasting and more. Guest: Phil Perkins, Evening News Anchor, CHCH-TV See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Hamilton Bulldogs' GM wins Jim Gregory GM of the Year Award & Why is it about $670k/month for Hamilton to support 50 Ukrainian families?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2022 22:17


    The Hamilton Bulldogs' general manager, Steve Staios, has been voted as the OHL's general manager of the year. Scott welcomes Steve to the show to get his take on winning this award, the challenges of being a GM and more. Guest: Steve Staios, General Manager, Hamilton Bulldogs & Winner, Jim Gregory GM of the Year Award - The City of Hamilton is taking in and helping support 50 Ukrainian families who are fleeing the war in their country. This is unquestionably a good thing but how does the support of these families manage to total approximately $670,000 a month? Guest: Jason Farr, Ward 2 Councillor, City of Hamilton See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Dr. Erin Panda on how kids are learning to read and if it needs changing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 10:11


    How did you learn to read? It's a question that you probably don't think about much however the way children are learning today likely differs from how you did. Should that change back or is this more modern method superior? Does the difference help kids with reading challenges like dyslexia? Guest: Dr. Erin Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University & Cognitive Neuroscientist See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    How are kids learning to read and does it need changing? How will the Hamilton Business Rally help local businesses? & Why has it been so long since a Canadian team won the Stanley Cup?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 41:27


    How did you learn to read? It's a question that you probably don't think about much however the way children are learning today likely differs from how you did. Should that change back or is this more modern method superior? Does the difference help kids with reading challenges like dyslexia? Guest: Dr. Erin Panda, Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Youth Studies at Brock University & Cognitive Neuroscientist - Many local Hamilton businesses are still recovering from the pandemic and the Hamilton Business Rally is here to help. Scott is joined by its creator to help explain how it benefits local businesses and how you can play a role in it. Guest: Krysta Boyer, Creator, Hamilton Business Rally - How long has it been since a Canadian hockey team has won the Stanley Cup? You might be surprised by the answer and maybe also a little suspicious. Scott discusses this and more with Bubba O'Neil. Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor, CHCH-TV See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Why is Pearson Airport such a pain to travel through? & Welcoming Survivor 42 winner, Maryanne Oketch, back to the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2022 24:45


    Air travel was once a glamorous endeavour however it's anything but that nowadays and much less so if you find yourself going through Toronto's Pearson Airport. What makes it such a slog to get through and is this something unique to YYZ or is there a larger issue at hand? Guest: Gabor Lukacs, President, Founder and Coordinator of Air Passenger Rights - The most recent season of Survivor has come to a close and we now know who the winner is. It turns out that we spoke with her a few months ago back when Survivor was just starting up! Scott catches up with Maryanne Oketch to hear about if her intense study of Survivor strategy was put to use, what it's like to win such an iconic show and more. Guest: Maryanne Oketch, Winner of Survivor 42 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Possible Lime Ridge Mall Development, NHL Scouting Combine, Leafs Drafting, Bulldogs

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 75:00


    GUESTS: Neil LumsdenIncumbent MPP, Ontario Provincial Parliament for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek Esther PaulsWard 7 City Councillor  Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Inflation on the rise, the provincial election is upon us, KISS throwing in the towel

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 39:17


    Inflation is biting all of us. The benchmark interest rate has risen by half a point by the Bank of Canada to hopefully stimulate the economy as we did when the pandemic started. Guest: Marvin Ryder, Associate Professor of Marketing, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University - This upcoming Ontario election has seemed fairly quiet in terms of smear campaigns, hostile ads and all around negative feelings towards the opposing parties. Guest: Michael Taube. Columnist for Troy Media and Loonie Politics.  Contributor to the National Post and Washington Times.  Was a speechwriter for former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.  - KISS has announced their farewell tour, and in an interview Gene Simmons confirmed this will be the last one and then they will retire forever. The reason is "we don't think that people wanna see a bunch of old men on stage..." Guest: Eric Alper Publicist and Music Commentator  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Did the media mess up its coverage of the unmarked graves? How? & Do we have any idea who's most likely to win the Ontario election?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 21:58


    An article about how journalists and the media at large has incorrectly covered the unmarked graves found throughout Canada has garnered an enormous amount of attention. What was actually said by the indigenous communities and how did that get misconstrued by the media? Guest: Terry Glavin, Ottawa Citizen & National Post columnist; Contributing Editor, Maclean's magazine; Senior Fellow, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights - We are just days away from finding out who will be crowned Premier of Ontario. As that day nears, it seems like the polls are saying one thing while social media is saying another. Does any one party leader have an obvious lead or is it a toss up as to which party will win? Guest: Stephen LeDrew, Political Commentator; Host, The LeDrew Three Minute Interview; Former President, Liberal Party of Canada See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    What are younger voters' priorities? & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Play Episode Listen Later May 31, 2022 42:35


    The ages of voters vary as do the priorities of those same voters. What kind of priorities does the younger voter have? Are they unique to young voters or are these priorities shared by many other voter demographics? Guest: Sarah Rana, Volunteer with Future Majority - This week's edition of Sports Talk with Don Robertson features an interesting position that the Hamilton Bulldogs may have found themselves in, consistency in referees' and umpires' calls, if the Maple Leafs should stay the course in the wake of getting knocked out of the playoffs' first round again and more. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton with Graeme Mackay: Holding politicians accountable, Main Street becoming a 2-way street, Bald shaming is sexual harrassment?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 14, 2022 64:11


    This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Graeme Mackay who joins Scott to talk about Arnold Schwarzenegger in Hamilton, holding politicians accountable for things they did/said as children, Hamilton counsel making Main Street a 2-way street, is referring to someone as bald sexual harassment? and much more! Guest: Graeme Mackay, Editorial Cartoonist, The Hamilton Spectator See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    A surprising endorsement, should a fraternity slave auction far in the past mean a resignation, the Leafs next steps and the Jays slow start

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 61:51


    Guests: Are the unions support of the Conservatives a surprise?  Eric Kam Economics Professor Toronto Metropolitan University Will the Leafs be able to avoid a game seven and defeat the two-time defending Stanley Cup Champ Lightning Thursday? Is the Jays current cold streak cause for concern or is it early in the season still? Bubba O'Neil Sports Anchor CHCH News See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    Are the bridges in Hamilton safe? Has anything changed to make us take UFOs more seriously? Are youtubers pretending to not know older famous songs for views?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2022 69:41


    With the recent Wayne Gretzky bridge incident with large debris on the highway, could the same thing happen in Hamilton? Guest: Lloyd Ferguson Ward 12 Councillor   With the government taking UFO research more seriously, has anything changed to make this more warranted than in the past? Guest: Chris Rutkowski Ufolofgist  Are youtubers really reacting to famous classic songs for the first time, or are they faking it for likes? What artists are the future or rock and roll music, plus this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class. Guest: Eric Alper Publicist and Music Commentator  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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