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Hamilton Today With Scott Thompson, heard weekdays 3pm-6pm EST on 900 CHML. Learn more about the show, listen live and read Scott's blog posts at 900chml.com

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Hamilton Today With Scott Thompson, heard weekdays 3pm-6pm EST on 900 CHML. Learn more about the show, listen live and read Scott's blog posts at 900chml.com

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875 Main Street West Hamilton, ON L8S 4R1 (905) 645-3221


Episodes

Pierre Poilievre's thoughts on the issues of Southern Ontario

2/22/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: We get Hamilton International Airport’s reaction to news that in the summer, Air Canada will offer ‘luxury’ bus service to Toronto Pearson Airport from Hamilton as well as Waterloo. Today, February 22nd is Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day, and Hamilton resident Cole Moro has firsthand experience with the disease. A plan to use a portion of a downtown Stoney Creek municipal parking lot to shore up Hamilton's affordable-housing stock has fizzled in the face of stiff local opposition. A man who killed four members of a Muslim family and injured a fifth in London, Ontario, committed an act of terrorism, Justice Renee Pomerance concluded today. Pierre Poilievre is in London, Ontario. We speak with him about the issues affecting Southern Ontario. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director with Hamilton International Airport. Cole Morro, Interventional Radiology Physician Assistant in Hamilton, Ontario, advocate for Heart Valve Disease awareness. Susannah Van Damme, Team Lead, Clinical Brain Computer Interface Program at Holland Bloorview. Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter, The Globe and Mail. Matt Francis, Ward 5 Councillor for the City of Hamilton. Ben Harrietha, Reporter with 980 CFPL in London. Peter Graefe, Professor of Political Science with McMaster University. Pierre Poilievre, Federal Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:11:17

How many inquiries are there?

2/21/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The Conservatives want to issue another formal summons for the owners of GC Strategies to appear before the government operations committee probing the ArriveCan controversy. Let’s talk Shingles: a new survey of Canadians 50 and older, commissioned by GSK Canada and conducted by Leger Research, revealed significant misconceptions about shingles, despite the fact that 8 in 10 respondents say they are familiar with the virus. Canada is prepared to assist the Czech Republic with an initiative to ship tens of thousands of artillery shells from different countries to Ukraine on an urgent basis. Is Ontario preparing for the growth in its senior population? What needs to change with home care in the province. The federal government is scaling back carbon price rebates for small businesses. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Duff Conacher, Co-Founder of Democracy Watch Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data Carolyn Whiskin, Pharmacist located in Hamilton, Ontario Dr. Jack Cunningham, Ph.D., Program Coordinator at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, in Trinity College and the Munk School Laura Tamblyn Watts, CEO & President of the seniors advocacy group CanAge Tammy Hwang, Councillor for Ward 4 in the City of Hamilton Richard Shimooka, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Dan Kelly, President of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show and Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:15:40

Ontario's Legislature is back with plenty to do

2/20/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: With the addition of a new flour mill, Hamilton is taking bigger and bigger steps toward becoming an agri-food hub. We find out more about the Ford government’s ‘Get It Done Act’ and what it means for drivers in the province, according to Ontario’s Minister of Transportation. Should the operating systems for cars be designed by BlackBerry? There may be pros and cons to the tech company becoming the go-to for vehicles OS but the big question is, do they have a solution to auto-theft? Is the news of dipping inflation part of a trend that we can be optimistic about? Can we have a safe and secure public inquiry into foreign interference? Another group representing a diaspora has pulled out because they do not trust everyone involved with the hearings. The Ontario Legislature returned today. They had a lot of leftovers to deal with, and some brand-new legislation to introduce. This month, the city of Hamilton is launching its EmployerOne survey, in partnership with Workforce Planning Hamilton. A new study out of McMaster University shows us that schools need not be closed to deal with a COVID-19 surge. Guests: Ian Hamilton, President & CEO, Hamilton-Oshawa Port Authority Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, Minister of Transportation, Government of Ontario David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, former CSIS analyst Sabrina Nanji, publisher of the Queen’s Park Observer Travis MacCarl, Digital Media Coordinator, Workforce Planning Hamilton Sarah Neil-Sztramko, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence and Impact at McMaster University; Knowledge Translation Advisor with the National Collaborating Centre for Methods and Tools Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show and Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:10:23

The new Hamilton Budget… let’s talk about it!

2/16/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Hamilton’s budget has been voted in but not every councillor voted in favour of it. Family Day is coming up on Monday! What can we expect in Hamilton? How do grocers decide which foods to donate and which to dump? One of Vladimir Putin’s harshest critics, the imprisoned leader of the opposition, Alexei Navlany has died. Niagara region is having success with its modular homes. What is the situation like in Hamilton, and what does our near future hold? The Ford government’s Get It Done Act and what this legislation means for drivers in Ontario. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Matt Francis, Ward 5 Councillor for the City of Hamilton. Todd Lewis, host of Rec Culture TV, NASCAR announcer, ft. in Scouting The Refs & Racin’ It Out podcasts. Janine Gaunt, Senior Manager – Recreation District Operations, with the City of Hamilton. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, professor of food distribution and policy, and the director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. Matthew Light, Associate professor of criminology and sociological studies, affiliated faculty, centre for European, Russian and Eurasian studies, University of Toronto. Colin Mang, assistant professor of Economics, at McMaster Unviestity; an expert on fiscal policy, labour economics, and the cost-of-living. Tom Cooper, Director of Hamilton's Roundtable on Poverty and Board Member of the Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters (HATS). Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:11:25

Hamilton's budget has passed!

2/15/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: How much snowfall are we looking at, and how will we be affected? We get more from the neighbours of the GFL Landfill in Stoney Creek. Canada’s political leaders can’t dodge the need for NATO spending any longer. The Carbon Tax rebrand announced by Trudeau’s government is not winning over the people at the Canadians Taxpayers Federation. How do we approach the role of Artificial Intelligence in the classroom? Can we imagine a place for it? The LCBO identification card pilot has been scrapped. The LCBO was trying to address the problem of theft in their stores. This year’s budget has finally been voted on and it features some councillors voting for and against it much like last year. Let’s hunker down with your discount post-Valentine’s Day chocolates and catch up with Scott Radley. Guests: Anthony Farnell, Chief meteorologist, Global News Kathleen Morrison, Hamilton resident who lives near the landfill Campbell Clark, Chief Political Writer for The Globe and Mail Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director Annie Kidder, Executive Director, People For Education Bruce Winder, Retail Analyst & Author, ‘Retail Before, During & After COVID-19’ Larry Di Ianni, former mayor of Hamilton Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show and Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:11:35

So did the feds decide to stop spending on road infrastructure or not?

2/14/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Hamilton’s own designer fashion label, Blackbird Studios, has fully returned to the downtown after a popup at Limeridge Mall became home for over three years. As spaceflight and rocket launches become the norm again, some astronomers are noting that the proliferation of satellites are interfering with our ability to see into the night sky. Following the fallout from the ArriveCAN app scandal, the Conservatives are calling on the Auditor-General to investigate all contracts between the Liberal government and GC Strategies. No more funding for roads and infrastructure? That can’t be right. What is the hubbub being caused by Steven Guilbeault’s comments? Rideshare Drivers Association of Ontario and RideFair Toronto are part of the local groups representing Uber and Lyft drivers who are striking today. Time to rebrand the Carbon Tax; that’ll solve everything! Are friendships just as – or more – important than romance? The future of the Federal Liberals if they stay tied to Trudeau: how does it look? What’s a better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than an intimate conversation with Scott Radley? Guests: Lynn Bebee and Kerry Wade, founders of Blackbird Studios Dr. Samantha Lawler, Associate professor, Astronomy, University of Regina Michael Barrett, Conservative Shadow Minister for Ethics and Accountable Government Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University Earla Phillips Vice President of the Rideshare Drivers Association of Ontario, and Veteran Uber and Lyft Driver Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data Sadaf Ahsan, Toronto-based arts and culture writer and the co-host of pop culture podcast The Reheat John Ibbitson, Writer at Large with the Globe and Mail, specializing in Canadian politics, federal-provincial relations and American politics Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show and Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Ben Straughan Podcast Co-Producer – Tom McKay News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:16:56

Jagmeet Singh on Pharmacare and the deal with the Feds… what?

2/13/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: There is little recourse for Canadians who are victimized by explicit images generated using artificial intelligence technology. Canadians are stressed out about the economy and have little faith in politicians or governments to fix big problems, according to the 2024 CanTrust Index published by Proof Strategies. The Super Bowl ratings are in, and it has been a huge comeback! It is fair to say that the “Taylor Factor” played a part in how the numbers turned out. Writing in the National Post, Dr. Shawn Whatley says that Ontario's health-care agreement with Ottawa will not fix the system we have. We look at the potential fallout from Donald Trump’s stance on NATOs delinquent members, including Canada. Why is it that Canada has become a hotbed of car theft and exportation? It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security. Dr. Jack Cunningham, Ph.D., Program Coordinator at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, in Trinity College and the Munk School. Specializing in British Foreign Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy and politics, International History, U.S. Foreign Policy and relations with Russia; University of Toronto. Bruce MacLellan, Chair of Proof Strategies. Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert. Dr. Shawn Whatley is a practicing physician, the author of When Politics Comes Before Patients — Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing, and a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Wayne Petrozzi, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University. Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute; author of the new book ‘Security. Cooperation. Governance. The Canada-United States Open Border Paradox’ from the University of Michigan Press. David Booth, Senior Writer/Postmedia Driving, driving.ca. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:14:06

Canada's Auditor General Doesn't Know How Much ArriveCAN Cost to Make

2/12/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Aside from just the big game, we look at the how the entire Super Bowl telecast turned out. Trudeau should follow Doug Ford’s lead and scrap the alcohol tax, if you ask the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Donald Trump is facing backlash from the Republican party, among others, for his comments about not protecting NATO allies. Although the cost of the ArriveCAN app is what will grab the attention of Canadians, there are many other issues revealed in the Auditor General’s report that will raise eyebrows, as the information in delved into. Ontario is gearing up to provide financial support to Colleges in light of the changes to rules around international students. The deadline for tabling pharmacare legislation is approaching and this could spell the end of the NDP-Liberal partnership. The Liberals and the Conservatives are weighing in on what should be done about auto-theft in Canada, and our country becoming a hotspot for it. To some, sports gambling advertisements are an overwhelming nuisance, but beyond that, there are those who say they pose a serious problem: “They are harmful to children and youth, and they damage those who have a gambling addiction. Just like ads for tobacco and cannabis, they should be banned”. Guests: Bill Brioux, television critic and author Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director Brian J. Karem, journalist and author, White House correspondent for Playboy and political analyst for CNN Duff Conacher, Co-Founder of Democracy Watch Colin D'Mello, Queens Park Bureau Chief, Global News Peter Graefe, Professor of Political Science with McMaster University Sean Sparling, retired Deputy Chief of Sault Ste Marie Police, currently the President of Investigative Solutions Network Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Ben Straughan Podcast Co-Producer – Tom McKay News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:15:38

Trudeau on Bell’s “Garbage Decision”

2/9/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The Trudeau and Ford governments have finalized a health deal, with Ontario committing to hiring more doctors and nurses. We look into Ontario's decision to incorporate mandatory Black history learning into Grades 7, 8, and 10 history courses. Bell Canada's recent decision to slash 4,800 jobs and close over 100 The Source stores. What led to this decision, and what might be the broader implications for the telecommunications industry and Canadian employment? Poilievre's promised crackdown on car theft and its significance in the political landscape, and we get some insights from the recent summit where Trudeau hinted at tougher penalties for car thieves. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Armine Yalnizyan, Economist and Atkinson Fellow with the Future of Workers. Dr. Shawn Whatley, Author of ‘When Politics Comes Before Patients — Why and How Canadian Medicare is Failing’, and a senior fellow with the Macdonald-Laurier Institute. Patrice Barnes, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Education. Robert Fife, Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Globe and Mail. Richard Brennan, Former Journalist with The Toronto Star covering both Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. Gina Lorentz, former CHML journalist, Professor of Broadcast Journalism and coordinator with Fanshawe College. Tasha Kheiriddin. Author and public affairs consultant. David Adams, President & CEO of the Global Automakers of Canada. Jason Opal, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies with McGill University. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:16:45

How can we stop the rising scourge of auto-thefts in Canada?

2/8/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The leader of the NDP says that he's putting his foot down and if the Prime Minister fails to deliver a pharmacare bill, their deal is over. Has Pierre Poilievre given Justin Trudeau his wedge issue for the next election? The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu says that there can be no peace deal without beating Hamas. A new trade deal with Ukraine is going through despite Conservatives' effort. $340,000 is an enormous amount of money no matter who you ask, it's even more when you consider the executives who were behind ArriveCAN received that in bonuses. The federal government is looking for ideas at a national summit in the hopes of slowing the rise of auto-thefts. More funding is coming from Ottawa to stem the hikes in grocery prices and decreases in rent affordability. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Peter Graefe, Professor of Political Science, McMaster University. Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data. Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto. Muhammad Ali, Vice President with Crestview Strategies. Garry Clement, author of “Under Cover: Inside the Shady World of Organized Crime and the R.C.M.P.” Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director. Dr. Lori Turnbull, Professor & Chair of Public & International Affairs with Dalhousie University. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, professor of food distribution and policy, and the director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:12:21

No Peace Deal Without 'Beating Hamas' according to Netanyahu

2/8/2024
We've heard chatter regarding a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but now it's looking like President Netanyahu says there will be no peace deal without total victory over Hamas. Guest: Aurel Braun (PRONOUNCED "brown"), Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto

Duration:00:07:32

What is the new reality we face with the rise of auto-thefts?

2/7/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: What is the reality that we are facing as auto-theft becomes an increasingly prevalent crime? It's about time we start talking about healthcare without the kid gloves on. According to a report from the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, we are still facing a decline in business confidence following the COVID-19 pandemic. Canada is seeing an incredible rise in the number of bankruptcies. What does it actually cost to own a car today? It would appear that there the Boeing door plug that blew off mid-flight came as a result of some missing bolts. Donald Trump is not immune to election denial or insurrection and with trial appeal and delays coming, how does it reflect the election timeline and the potential for a delay until after the election? The JUNO Awards' nominations for 2024 have been announced, how does it look? "Fake Chinese income" mortgages appear to be the fuel pumping up Toronto's real estate bubble, something we only know thanks to an HSBC Bank leak. Guests: Krista-Lee Ernst, Hamilton Police Service Matt Gurney, Columnist for TVO Claudia Dessanti, Senior Manager of Policy with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and co-author of the report Don Fox, Executive Financial Consultant, with The Fox Group, IG Private Wealth Management Matt Hands, Vice President of Insurance for RateHub.ca Keith Mackey, Mackey International Wayne Petrozzi, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University Eric Alper, Publicist, music commentator Sam Cooper, Founder of The Bureau, Bestselling Author, Award-winning investigative journalist Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:12:48

Rising auto-theft: what’s going on and what penalties exist?

2/6/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Let’s talk cars and auto-theft! What’s going on? What are the penalties? Canada’s fertility rate is at an all-time low, but there’s also an important point the survey says about Baby Boomers. The political issues in the U.S. and what it could mean for Ukraine in the future. Taylor Swift and Celine Dion drama after the Grammy’s and what that says about the social media landscape. An update on the ongoing World Juniors sexual assault case out of London, and much more coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Elliott Silverstein, Director of Government Relations with CAA Insurance. Kristen Smith, Manager of Off-Campus and Community Experience at Brock University. Andrew Furgiuele, Lecturer with the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Kate Choi, Director of the Centre for Research on Social Inequality with Western University. Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University. Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data. Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert. Dr. Carla Edwards, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioural Neurosciences with McMaster University. Treyten Lapcevich, Nascar Canada champion. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:15:57

5 former World Junior players facing sexual assault charges

2/5/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: We take a closer look at the sexual assault case against 5 former members of the Canadian World Juniors hockey team. Canada is set to host 13 of the 2026 FIFA World Cup's matches. It would appear that the 'We Are The World' documentary is missing what's touted as the most moving moment of the night. The federal government plans to extend its ban on foreign homebuyers for another two years. Facebook is marking its 20th anniversary. Many immigrants are deciding to leave Canada only a few years after arriving according to StatsCan. What constitutes a 'loss leader' and how do grocery stores use them to encourage higher spending? A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas looks to be on the horizon. King Charles III has been diagnosed with cancer. Guests: Dr. Ann Pegoraro, Lang Chair of Sport Management at the University Guelph and the Co-Director of The National Research Network for Gender Equity in Sport Joe Callaghan, Journalist for The Toronto Star, The Guardian, and The Irish Examiner Alan Cross, Host, The Ongoing History of New Music, Canada’s longest running radio documentary Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Carmi Levy, Technology analyst & journalist Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University Janet Music, Research Program Coordinator with the Agri-Food Analytics Lab Faculty of Management at Dalhousie University Dr. Robert Huish, Associate Professor with the Department of International Development Studies at Dalhousie University Peter McNally, Professor Emeritus with School of Information and the Director of History with the McGill Project at McGill University, McGill’s “Royal Watcher” Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Ben Straughan Podcast Co-Producer – Tom McKay News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:15:59

It’s Groundhog Day! When did winter happen?

2/2/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The Professional Women’s Hockey League has reached its first quarter. How is the inaugural season going? The newest proposal for a ceasefire is reportedly being received well by Hamas leadership. Could this actually lead to a de-escalation and a path forward? As the foreign interference commission kicked off this week, details have already started coming to light. Canadians set to pay even more for groceries as the annual industry-wide price freeze ends. Earlier this week, city councillors sent Hamilton police’s 2024 budget proposal back to its board in the hopes of shaving off some of the additional $19.8 million the service is seeking from the city year over year. Do the Liberals have a problem with policy or is it a problem with communication? It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Ian Kennedy, feature writer with The Hockey news, focusing on women's hockey, social issues, and the global growth of the game, Author of ‘On Account of Darkness: Shining a Light on Race in Sport’. Dr. Jack Cunningham, Ph.D., Program Coordinator at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, in Trinity College and the Munk School. Specializing in British Foreign Policy, Canadian Foreign Policy and politics, International History, U.S. Foreign Policy and relations with Russia; University of Toronto. Henry Jacek, Professor Emeritus, Political Science at McMaster University. Christian Leuprecht, Professor at both the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen's University, and a Fellow at the Macdonald Laurier Institute. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, professor of food distribution and policy, and the director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. Jaimi Bannon, President of the Hamilton Police Association. Tasha Kheiriddin. Author and public affairs consultant. Murtaza Haider, Professor of Data Science and Real Estate Management at Toronto Metropolitan University. Jeremy Freiburger, Founder & Cultural Strategist, Cobalt Connect, Lead on Hamilton Winterfest 2024. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:15:03

Founder of nonprofit Schools of Dreams is Hamilton's honouree for Black History Month

2/1/2024

Duration:00:10:21

Scott’s Just Checking In, How Are You Doing?

2/1/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Niagara Falls may be the place to be, to take in the April 8 solar eclipse. Elmo asked us how we were doing, and we opened up. A lot. The Westdale theatre is preparing for the 5th anniversary of its re-opening and a celebratory gala fundraiser filled with music, entertainment and special guests on February 14. U.S. Senate hearings on social media and child exploitation. Foreign Interference, China and India named in a top-secret briefing report obtained by Global News, saying the government “must do more” to fight it. Earlier today at City Hall, Hamilton’s 17th annual honouree for Black History Month was announced: Dora Anie, founder of Schools of Dreams, who passed in 2019. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Jim Diodati, Mayor of Niagara Falls. Steve Joordens, Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Todd Lewis, host of Rec Culture TV, NASCAR announcer, ft. in Scouting The Refs & Racin’ It Out podcasts. Alysha Main, Executive Director of The Westdale. Carmi Levy Technology Analyst & Journalist. Dennis Darby, President and CEO of the Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters. Duff Conacher, Co-Founder of Democracy Watch. Barbara Anie, President of Schools of Dreams, and daughter of Dora Anie. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard & Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:09:50

If our politicians were doing better in the polls, would they still be talking about crime?

1/31/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Why are school boards concerned about eclipses? The Russia-Ukraine POW swaps: are they a sign of de-escalation? What do they mean for the war? The affordability crisis is increasingly impacting the ability for Canadians to retire. The RNC and Trump’s relationship may make for a continually interesting race. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation president and CEO Catherine Tait told the House of Commons heritage committee she and the CBC executive team does not get “so-called bonuses” but isn’t ruling out “incentive pay” as the Crown corporation plans layoffs. In a recent piece for the Toronto Sun, Joe Warmington write of how the security threats that the Prime Minister has to face are unacceptable. The feds and the province of Ontario announced funding to curb auto-theft, gun violence and gang crime. The advances in access to Medical Assistance in Dying are on pause in Canada, but some are concerned what happens after the pause. Guests: Dr. Elaina Hyde, Director Allan I Carswell Observatory, Department of Physics & Astronomy, York University Dr. Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto Mitch Fox, Senior Financial Consultant with The Fox Group, IG Private Wealth Management Brian J. Karem, journalist and author, White House correspondent for Playboy and political analyst for CNN Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Joe Warmington, Columnist with the Toronto Sun Sean Sparling, retired Deputy Chief of Sault Ste Marie Police, currently the President of Investigative Solutions Network Michael Cooper, Member of Parliament for St. Albert—Edmonton, Alberta; Shadow Minister for Democratic Reform, and Member of the Special Joint Committee on Medical Assistance in Dying Scott Radley, Host of The Scott Radley Show and Columnist with the Hamilton Spectator Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Ben Straughan Podcast Co-Producer – Tom McKay News Anchor – Jen McQueen & Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

Duration:01:16:40

POW swaps between Russian and Ukraine. What does this mean for the war?

1/31/2024
The Russia-Ukraine POW swaps: are they a sign of de-escalation? What do they mean for the war? Guest: Aurel Braun, Professor of International Relations and a Senior Member of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto.

Duration:00:09:52

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Implant In A Human… no seriously!

1/30/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The Canadian Taxpayers Federation calls on CBC President Catherine Tait to commit to ending bonuses at the public broadcaster. Leon’s Furniture plans to build a new Toronto neighbourhood. How did this plan come about? One of Elon Musk’s Neuralink implants has been installed in a human for the first time. In a new piece for the Globe and Mail, Lawrence L. Herman writes that there is an electric vehicle trade-war brewing between North America and China, which will have some far-reaching repercussions. Ontario is planning to push ahead with a complete renovation of Pickering Nuclear Power Station, scrapping previous plans to retire the decades-old facility. Scott Kalbfleisch of Peterborough has independently published his debut children's book, "The Story of A Goat," about a goat named Wishwash with over-sized horns who learns to celebrate his differences. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director. Mike Walsh, President and CEO of Leon’s Furniture Limited. Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, Former Liberal MP. David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security. Marvin Ryder, Professor with the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University. Lawrence L. Herman of Herman & Associates (Toronto), Cassidy Levy Kent (Ottawa/Washington/Toronto); International Trade, Investment & Public Policy. David Novog, a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics and UNENE Research Chair. Scott Kalbfleisch, author of the new children’s book ‘The Story of A Goat’. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Jen McQueen Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919

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