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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
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The Fallout From The Trump Assassination Attempt...

7/15/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: We look at the fallout from the attempt on Donald Trumps life, from security lapses, national security concerns, to the state of U.S. politics and how toxic political discourse has fueled violent acts like this. In local news, Hamilton steel company Stelco has a new owner. A few notable celebrity deaths this past weekend. And how Liberal MPs could oust Trudeau as the leader if they wanted to. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Daniel Perry, Senior Consultant, Public Affairs, Hill + Knowlton. Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, former CSIS analyst. Marvin Ryder, Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Bill Brioux, television critic and author. Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University. Christopher Dummit, historian of Canadian culture and politics at Trent University. Brian J. Karem, journalist and author, White House correspondent for Playboy and political analyst for CNN. Vito Sgro, Former Hamilton mayoral candidate in 2018. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Lisa Polewski Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:14

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What is The State of U.S. Politics?

7/15/2024
What is the state of U.S. politics following the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, which resulted in the death of a civilian and the gunman? ALSO: Trump names JD Vance as his pick for running mate. Guest: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:11:21

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How Did Joe Biden Get President Zelenskyy and Putin Mixed-Up?

7/12/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Need a cry? Or some inspiration? Try Dial-a-Poet, the newest venture from Hamilton arts collective, Monday Press. What are the economic forces and the political forces at play in The Freeland Situation? The Hamilton Food Truck Festival is returning to Gage Park this weekend! Brian Lilley says, in a new piece for the Toronto Sun, that the Science Centre’s decline has made it beyond repair. Biden had no small amount of difficulty at his recent NATO speaking engagement. Calling Ukrainian President Zelenskyy “President Putin” and his own Vice President Kamala Harris “Vice-President Trump” might be a bit more than old fashioned Biden gaffes. Whether it is warranted or not, people have begun panic-buying alcohol in Ontario. Canada’s NATO commitments announcement was a dramatic change in course. Are we seeing a pattern repeat in what is taking place with Chrystia Freeland and Trudeau’s cabinet? The Because Beer Festival begins tonight! Guests: Matt Moreland, co-founder of Monday Press Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer, Concordia University Ben Freeman, Executive Director of Canadian Food Truck Festivals Brian Lilley, political columnist with the Toronto Sun Bruce Winder, Retail Analyst & Author, ‘Retail Before, During & After COVID-19’ Richard Shimooka, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute Tasha Kheiriddin, journalist, writer with National Post, GZERO media, and her Substack page ‘In My Opinion’; Author of ‘The Right Path.’ Tim Potocic, Co-owner, Sonic Unyon Records, Supercrawl Productions, Because Beer Festival, Mills Hardware, Bridgeworks Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:24

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Will Ontario Revenue Drop If Alcohol Is Sold Further Beyond LCBO?

7/11/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: How will Ontario’s coffers be affected if alcohol continues to expand further beyond the LCBO? Greece is introducing a six-day work week. Should Canada be next? A local business still feeling the economic fallout from the impact of the pandemic. Ellen DeGeneres says that she is 'done' after her Netflix special. Kentucky Fried Halal Chicken in Ontario. The ruling on the U of T protest encampment sets a precedent that may impact future protests in our province. Is Chrystia Freeland destined to be the next Liberal to take a fall for Justin Trudeau? It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Dan Malleck, Associate Professor with the Department of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University. Barry Cross, Professor of Operations Strategy at Smith School of Business, Queen’s University. Terry Rhodes, co-owner of Penny Pincher Costumes Inc. 529 Concession Street, #2, Hamilton, Ontario. Bill Brioux, television critic and author. Dr. Sylvain Charlebois, professor of food distribution and policy, and the director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University. Jay Goldberg Ontario & Interim Atlantic Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation. Ari Goldkind, Toronto Criminal Lawyer and political commentator. Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:50

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Can you get away with wearing shorts to the office?

7/10/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The LCBO strike may be causing disruptions, but also breeding workarounds like the local companies shipping their alcohol directly, and Premier Ford has dug in on the expansion of alcohol sales. Entrepreneur Jacob Koenig has brought an ice cream tradition back from a trip New Zealand, right here to The Hammer. We discuss the trends in violent crime in Canada with Conservative Shadow Minister for Justice, Frank Caputo. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation released Leger polling showing 54 per cent of Canadians want the federal government to cut spending instead of hiking capital gains taxes to reduce the deficit. How is Canada looking in the eyes of its NATO allies, as the summit gets underway in the U.S.? The speed limit is increasing on several more sections of provincial highways starting July 12. What does this entail, and are the higher speeds safe? It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert. Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News. Jacob Koenig, founder of Realfruity Ice Cream. Nik Nanos, CMC FRIC Chief Data Scientist and Founder, Nanos Research. Frank Caputo, Member of Parliament for Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo, Associate Shadow Minister for Justice. Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with Sinopsis. Brian J. Patterson, President of the Ontario Safety League. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:13:40

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What is Happening With The Green Party?

7/9/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: What is happening with the federal Green Party now? Palestinian dissidents who oppose Hamas in Gaza are reportedly pitching members of Canadian parliament on a plan to set up zones within the conflict-ridden territory that will be free from rule by Hamas. Boeing is to plead guilty to criminal fraud conspiracy for misleading FAA regulators before two 737 MAX fatal crashes(2018 & 2019), and could be fined up to $487 Million. How are dentist responding to the current state of the national dental care plan? Maverick distillery in Oakville is providing free next-day shipping for online orders, in order to keep their supply accessible to customers during the LCBO strike. Changes are likely coming to the City of Hamilton’s encampment protocol, after council’s decision to avoided a potential park-by-park battle over bans, by looking at a potential citywide policy. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Nelson Wiseman, Professor with the Dept. of Political Science at the University of Toronto. Lorraine Sommerfeld, columnist with Driving.ca and the Hamilton Spectator. 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. Gabor Lukacs, President, Air Passenger Rights advocacy group. Dr. Maneesh Jain, President of the Ontario Dental Association. Craig Peters, founder and CEO of Maverick Distillery, 8 - 2140 Winston Park Drive in Oakville, Ontario. Larry Di Ianni, former mayor of Hamilton. Richard Shimooka, Senior Fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute (expertise in Canadian and American foreign and defence policy, Defence procurement, and Modern airpower.) Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:04

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Deadly Russian Attack on Ukraine As Leaders Meet In Washington for NATO Summit

7/9/2024
At least 36 dead as Russian missile attack on Ukraine strikes a childrens hospital in Kyiv according to Ukraine sources, just as the NATO summit begins in Washington. GUEST: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:08:10

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Do the “Vast, Vast Majority” of Liberal MPs Support JT?

7/8/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Chrystia Feeland says the ‘vast, vast majority’ of Liberal MPs support JT. The LCBO strike is ongoing, and it could be a long and nasty battle. Trudeau is heading down to the US to mark the 75th anniversary of the NATO alliance. Here at home, we’re waiting on a ‘heat event’ set to begin with warnings already being given out. A deadly Russian attack on Ukraine took place, and a Canadian snap election is looking more unlikely. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Muhammad Ali, Vice President with Crestview Strategies. Steven Tufts is a labour geographer in the faculty of environmental and urban change at York University, and author of this piece. Sal Guatieri, Senior Economist with BMO Capital Markets. 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. Ross Hull, Meteorologist for Global News. Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University. Peter Graefe, Professor of Political Science with McMaster University. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:03

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Canada Risks 'Diplomatic Isolation' as Trudeau Heads To NATO Alliance Summit

7/8/2024
Trudeau is heading down to Washington for the 75th anniversary of NATO alliance, but it might be a colder reunion than he might want. Business leaders warn that Canada risks 'diplomatic isolation' if it fails to meet NATO spending target. 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:10:42

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Online harms bill = $$$

7/5/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Radley: Online harms bill is more expensive than you think. Does the federal government need almost 5000 communications employees? How has Canada’s immigration policy is affecting housing affordability? The first LCBO strike in the history of Ontario has begun, marking the closure of government-run liquor stores across the province. The unemployment rate ticks up to 6.4%, and Steve Townsend, Ticats superfan, will be attending his last game before medically ending his life. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Ted McMeekin, Ward 15 Councillor for the City of Hamilton. Franco Terrazzano, Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Federal Director. Brendan Dunlop, Co-Founder of Canada Soccer Daily, Analyst for TSN Radio and Author of “DeRo: My Life, by Dwayne De Rosario. Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert. Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University Dan Malleck, Associate Professor with the Department of Health Sciences and Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Brock University. Eric Kam, Professor of macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Monetary Economics, Implications of Monetary Growth, with Toronto Metropolitan University. Steve Townsend, Ticats super fan. Host – Scott Radley Content Producer – William Erskine & Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:15:26

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New Bodycam Initiative To Roll Out In The Hammer!

7/4/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Radley: Hamilton Police Services will roll out a new bodycam initiative in 2025. What becomes of Harjit Sajjan and Trudeau’s Liberals now? Will Justin Trudeau step down? Leger looked into what Canadians expect from the current Prime Minister of Canada. The eeal estate slump is continuing, and in response, the Realtors Association of Hamilton Burlington is absorbed into larger Realtors organization. Bill Custers, a mainstay of Cable 14 has passed at the age of 63. Radley rants about bike safety. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Sean Sparling, retired Deputy Chief of Sault Ste Marie Police, currently the President of Investigative Solutions Network. John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer. Tasha Kheiriddin, journalist, writer with National Post, GZERO media, and her Substack page ‘In My Opinion’; Author of ‘The Right Path.’ Andrew Enns, Executive Vice-President, Central Canada, for Leger. Nicolas von Bredow, CCIM, Broker of Record, President of the Realtors Association of Hamilton-Burlington. Mike Fortune, on air host for Cable 14 in Hamilton, Ontario. Host – Scott Radley Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:12:58

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Should Hamilton Dedicate a Big Spot of Land To Sanctioned Encampments?

7/3/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Radley: Should Hamilton look into having a big spot of land dedicated to hosting a sanctioned encampment site? WestJet passengers are finding themselves and their plans up in the air, as cancellations continue even though the mechanic strike ended days ago. How has online journalism changed over the 7 years that The Conversation has been publishing? Is it time for a law that punishes politicians for lying? The Ticats are on a losing streak, and have fired their special teams coach. Harjit Sajjan is being scrutinized for his handling of the Kabul airlift campaign during the Afghanistan evacuation in August, 2021. It is all coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Kerry Beal, lead physician of the Shelter Health Network. Eric Alper, Publicist and music commentator. Gabor Lukacs, President, Air Passenger Rights advocacy group. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with Sinopsis. Scott White, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of ‘The Conversation’ Canada. Ari Goldkind, Toronto Criminal Lawyer and political commentator. Steve Milton, Sports Writer. 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. Host – Scott Radley Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:08:24

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Is Toronto's Pride parade the place for a pro-Palestinian protest?

7/2/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with guest host Dave Woodard: What is the greatest failing with Hamilton’s cybersecurity? Hamilton’s Supie program turns 115 years old! The Hamilton Aviary held its final open house over the weekend. What is becoming of the organization and the birds in its care? We look at the City’s approach to homelessness. The Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity. Ontario investing over $3.6 million to train workers in Hamilton. How will WestJet be impacted by their cancellations? Is the Toronto Pride parade really 'not the place' for a pro-Palestinian protest? Guests: David Shipley, Cyber security expert and CEO of Beauceron Security Laura Kerr, Manager, Program Development with the City of Hamilton Emily Downs, Board Director, Friends of the Aviary Tom Cooper, Director of Hamilton's Roundtable on Poverty and Board Member of the Hamilton Alliance for Tiny Shelters (HATS) Paul Pacelli, Host of Connecticut Today on WICC 600 in Bridgeport, CT David Piccini, MPP for Northumberland—Peterborough South; Minister of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer, Concordia University Syrus Marcus Ware. Vanier Scholar, visual artist, activist, curator, and educator Host – Dave Woodard Content Producer – Will Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Lisa Polewski Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:07:56

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Oh Canada Day, eh?

6/28/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Oh Canada Day, eh? The love for the maple leaf seems to vary depending on what generation you’re talking to. But if you’re in the mood to celebrate, the Hammer will be busy with lots of things to do including Its Your Festival and more! We also hear from the world of politics; Here in Canada with the question of Justin Trudeau’s future as PM and whether he should step down, or down south in the states! Last night’s U.S. presidential debate between Biden and Trump happened, we get the key takeaways. All this and more coming up on the Hamilton Today Podcast! Guests: Eddie Sheppard, Vice President, Insights, at Abacus Data. Ryan McHugh, Manager, Tourism and Events, City of Hamilton. Marvin Ryder, Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University. Dr. Lori Turnbull, Professor & Chair of Public & International Affairs with Dalhousie University. Brian J. Karem, Political Analyst for CNN, Host of “Just Ask The Question” Podcast, and Author of “Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It” John Balogh, Entertainment Director for Its Your Festival. Chris Knighton, Founder of Knighton Real Estate Advisors. Ken McMullen, President of the Canadian Association of Fire Chiefs. Scott Radley, host of the Scott Radley show and columnist with the Hamilton Spectator. Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – Jordan Armenise Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom McKay Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:09:32

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Well! Whaddaya know? The Carbon Tax is actually COSTING us money!

6/27/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: The worst tippers in the world are... Canadians! Wait, Canadians? It’s been 25 years since Payne Stewart won the 1991 U.S. Open. Payne passed on in October of 1999 but his legacy lives on, and local entrepreneur Mark Sutcliffe is doing his part to ensure that!. Ontario is set to introduce automatic license plate renewal to drivers in good standing. Liberal MPs say that a meeting between Trudeau and caucus is needed following the surprise loss in the Toronto/St. Paul byelection. Tonight will see the first US presidential debate between Biden & Trump. If electric vehicles (EVs) can travel 400-500 kilometres on a single charge, why do we need public charging stations everywhere? Can't we just charge at home? Who drives more than 400 kilometres a day anyway? Historic samples from the far side of the moon have been collected and returned to Earth aboard China's Chang'e-6 mission to the moon. The carbon tax is apparently costing Ontario's economy money rather than saving to the tune of $4.1 billion a year. Guests: Kelly Higginson, CEO of Restaurants Canada Mark Sutcliffe, Filmmaker and Chairman of Posse Apparel, parent company of the Payne Stewart Collection Lorraine Sommerfeld, columnist with Driving.ca and the Hamilton Spectator Wayne Petrozzi, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Public Administration at Toronto Metropolitan University Reggie Cecchini, Washington Correspondent for Global News Brian Kingston, President of the Canadian Vehicle Manufacturers Association Aaron Boley, Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics with the University of British Columbia Jay Goldberg Ontario Atlantic Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation 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 Craig Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:16:41

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"Rolling Spy Vans"? Canada weighs the possible security threat of Chinese EVs

6/26/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Of the 124 people the Ontario carjacking task force arrested, nearly half of them were on bail already. Does the tax scheme make a difference as to whether or not Chinese electric vehicles enter the Canadian market? A major deal has been struck as the Haisla Nation signed off on the multi-billion dollar Cedar LNG plant to be built near BC's coast. As a strike by LCBO workers looms nearer and nearer, they're extending store hours. Have we reached the end of Justin Trudeau's political career? Potential criminal charges laid against Boeing could have an impact around the world? How? Canada is weighing in on the potential security threat posed by Chinese electric vehicles as "rolling spy vans". Guests: Hank Idsinga, Retired Inspector with the Toronto Police Service, former homicide investigator with 34 years experience David Adams, President & CEO, Global Automakers of Canada Dan McTeague, President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, Former Liberal MP Bruce Winder, Retail Analyst & Author Sam Routley, PhD Student of Political Science with Western University Tim Powers, Chairman of Summa Strategies and Managing Director of Abacus Data Keith Mackey, Mackey International Charles Burton, Senior Fellow with Sinopsis 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 Craig Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:50

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By-Election, Bye-Bye. The Liberals lose St. Paul's to the Tories.

6/25/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Does the Toronto—St. Paul's by-election presage the end of Justin Trudeau? A surprise uptick in May’s inflation figures is pouring water on hopes for another interest rate cut from the Bank of Canada in July. According to new Angus Reid polling, although there is chatter of Justin Trudeau’s ouster, potential Liberal replacements offer little room for the party to recover. How important, really, is the upcoming CNN televised debate between Trump and Biden? Is it must-see television? We get an update from the City of Hamilton on the state of recovery from the cyber-attack earlier in the year, and what has been learned about the incident. We take a post-game look at the Oilers vs. the Panthers. Warren Kinsella’s recent piece for the Toronto Sun caught the eye of Ian Lee… he says that there are indicators throughout of the sort of discussions being had behind the scenes of the Liberal party. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is warning private investigators in Canada to guard against working for hostile foreign states such as China to help locate and harass people in this country. Guests: Tasha Kheiriddin, journalist, writer with National Post, GZERO media, and her Substack page ‘In My Opinion’; Author of ‘The Right Path.’ Eric Kam, Professor of macroeconomics, Monetary Economics, International Monetary Economics, Implications of Monetary Growth, with Toronto Metropolitan University Jon Roe, Research Associate with Angus Reid Brian J. Karem, journalist and author, White House correspondent for Playboy and political analyst for CNN Marnie Cluckie, City Manager, City of Hamilton Bryan Murphy, NHL content producer, The Sporting News Dr. Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University Phil Gurski, President of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting, former CSIS analyst 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 Craig Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:18:26

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Nuclear reactor at Hamilton’s McMaster University relicensed for 20 more years

6/25/2024
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Duration:00:07:40

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Rev up your engines and watch for that checkered flag! Racing season is on with Treyten Lapcevich!

6/24/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem is sounding the alarm on Canada’s productivity problem and urging policymakers to dig into why the country struggles with low business investment. Racin’ in the rain: we look at this past weekend in motor sports! McMaster University’s nuclear reactor has been given an unprecedented lease on its life, ensuring its ability to continue supplying the global market with life-saving medical isotopes. The Ford government’s decision to shutter the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto’s Don Mills area with no warning Friday is drawing outrage from critics and members of the local community. Millennials and Gen Z don’t want the Trudeau government’s plans for regulating the internet, according to a new poll from Leger, conducted on behalf of Postmedia. We take a look at the Oilers and their surprising season as we get ready for tonight’s game. The federal government is taking stepstoward making Chinese electric vehicle imports more expensive in Canada by announcing a 30-day consultation period to examine Beijing's trade practices in the EV sector. We talk racing with Treyten Lapcevich. Guests: Colin Mang, assistant professor of Economics, at McMaster University Todd Lewis, host of Rec Culture TV, NASCAR announcer, ft. in Scouting The Refs & Racin’ It Out podcasts David Novog, a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics and UNENE Research Chair Colin D’Mello, Queen’s Park Bureau Chief, Global News Carmi Levy, Technology Analyst & Journalist Jim Lang, Morning Man for 105.9 The Region; Hockey writer, co-author of the books 'Bleeding Blue' with Wendel Clark, 'Shift Work' with Tie Domi and 'Everyday Hockey Heroes' with Bob Mackenzie Gordon Houlden, Director Emeritus of the China Institute and Professor of Political Science with the University of Alberta Treyten Lapcevich, Canadian professional stock car racing driver, 2023 NASCAR Pinty's Series champion 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 Craig Podcast Co-Producer – Ben Straughan News Anchor – Dave Woodard Want to keep up with what happened in Hamilton Today? Subscribe to the podcast! https://megaphone.link/CORU8835115919 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:17:17

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day

6/21/2024
The Hamilton Today Podcast with Scott Thompson: Today is National Indigenous People’s Day, and events are taking place now and over the weekend. Writing in The Hamilton Spectator, Lorraine Sommerfeld asks “when did cursive become a whole other language?” What happens if the LCBO is impacted by a strike? Hamilton has been experimenting with its Open Streets events along King street, and this Sunday we will see another such day. Rebel Media has claimed ownership of the truck driving around Toronto playing a sponsored video warning that Canada is “under siege” while depicting images of Muslims praying. Will Ottawa put tariffs on Chinese-made electric vehicles, like the U.S. has done? Leger360 polling took a look at what Canadians think of official bilingualism. Ryan Kennedy joins us from Edmonton, to discuss the Oilers and what is on the horizon for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. Guests: Lorraine Sommerfeld, Columnist with Driving.ca and the Hamilton Spectator Jody Harbour, the co-founder of Grandmother’s Voice, an Indigenous cultural organization in Oakville Randall Denley is an author and columnist for the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post; author of mystery novels, including Payback, Spiked, and One Dead Sister Peter Topalovic, Manager, Active Transportation and Mobility, City of Hamilton Transportation Planning and Parking Elissa Freeman, PR and Pop Culture Expert Marvin Ryder, Professor, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University Andrew Enns, Executive Vice-President, Central Canada, for Leger Ryan Kennedy, Senior Writer with The Hockey News Host – Scott Thompson Content Producer – William Erskine Technical/Podcast Producer – Tom Craig 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 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:01:11:21