Scott Radley Show

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 norm.

  • 37 minutes 35 seconds
    Is Hamilton overspending on its ransomware recovery? Who are rich people and what is their fair share? & Ipsos poll finds 68% want Trudeau to step down

    The City of Hamilton has spent $5.7 million in its recovery from the ransomware attack it was hit with back in February. Is that above normal spending on this kind of thing?

    Guest: Tony Anscombe, Chief Security Evangelist for ESET

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    We often hear calls for the rich to pay their fair share but what determines if someone is "rich" and what their "fair share" is?

    Guest: Moshe Lander, Senior Economics Lecturer with Concordia University

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    Support for Justin Trudeau is approaching "rock bottom" according to an Ipsos poll that found 68% of respondents want him to step down.

    Guest: Peggy Nash, Former NDP Finance Critic, and author of Women Winning Office: An Activist's Guide To Getting Elected available now

    20 June 2024, 3:40 am
  • 42 minutes 36 seconds
    To grant a heritage designation or not grant a heritage designation, The fairness of criticizing the Supreme Court of Canada & Why do some cancelled celebrities get second chances but not others?

    Should the City of Hamilton give the current location of Philpott Memorial Church a heritage designation? What would happen if they don't grant the designation? Are additional supports provided if it does get designated?

    Guest: John Best, Publisher, The Bay Observer

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    Is it fair for people to criticize the Supreme Court of Canada if they haven't read everything from the Supreme Court pertaining to their criticism?

    Guest: Jeff Manishen, Criminal Lawyer, Ross & McBride; Former Crown Attorney

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    When does a celebrity who's been cancelled get a second chance? Should they ever get one? Why some but not others?

    Guest: Elissa Freeman, Communications Strategist, PR & Pop Culture Expert

    19 June 2024, 3:58 am
  • 55 minutes 49 seconds
    What do we get out of EQAO? Is it time to replace standardized tests in school? & Sports Talk with Don Robertson

    Does the EQAO actually benefit anyone in the education system? How is the current way it's implemented work and can it be tweaked to provide more accurate or simply better results?

    Guest: Todd White, Ward 5 & 10 Trustee, Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board

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    Do we need to replace standardized testing to better serve students? Are we trying to change things so they sound good rather than actually doing students good?

    Guest: Dr. Paul Bennett, Director of School House Consulting

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    Excessively difficult golfing, seemingly impossible odds for the Oilers, professional teams needing to learn how to win and more are all on the docket for Sports Talk with Don Robertson.

    Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Back-to-Back Defending Allan Cup Champion Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty

    18 June 2024, 4:15 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio with Keanin Loomis: Keanin's mayoral race experience, Leading the CISC, What Hamilton needs from its city council, The importance of Father's Day & more

    This week, The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio welcomes none other than Keanin Loomis to the show. There's a really decent chance that you know his name as he's been involved with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce as well as the opponent of Andrea Horwath in Hamilton's last mayoral election. Now that approximately a year and a half has passed since that election, Scott wants to get Keanin's take on what's happened so far, what Hamilton and its residents need from City Council as well as what his new position is at the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction, the importance of Father's Day and more.

    Guest: Keanin Loomis, President & CEO, Canadian Institute of Steel Construction & former mayoral candidate

    15 June 2024, 3:34 am
  • 9 minutes 57 seconds
    True orchestra immersion coming to the Brott Music Festival

    Watching an orchestra perform can be a moving experience but what about experiencing an orchestra like the musicians? Your opportunity for full immersion is coming soon and it'll be right here in Hamilton at the Brott Music Festival.

    Guest: Tania Miller, Artistic Director & Conductor of the Brott Music Festival

    14 June 2024, 3:42 am
  • 40 minutes 1 second
    Deepfakes' impact on how we do politics, Truly experiencing orchestral music at Brott Music Festival & The Blue Jays are sucking yet remain in playoff contention

    Deepfake ads and videos are not just coming, they're here. How could this change the way politics, among other things, is conducted going forward?

    Guest: Marcus Kolga, Director of DisinfoWatch.org and Senior Fellow with the Macdonald Laurier Institute

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    Watching an orchestra perform can be a moving experience but what about experiencing an orchestra like the musicians? Your opportunity is coming soon and it'll be right here in Hamilton at the Brott Music Festival.

    Guest: Tania Miller, Artistic Director & Conductor of the Brott Music Festival

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    Is it a good thing that the jays are this bad yet still in the playoff picture? Has baseball improved the game with so many wild cards?

    Guest: Steve Foxcroft, NFL official and basketball referee

    14 June 2024, 3:28 am
  • 39 minutes 42 seconds
    Should Hamilton be supporting homeless people from other cities? Hamilton International Airport sees some cancelled passenger flights & Why are arena tours underselling?

    Is Hamilton becoming the site for other cities' homeless people? If we have superior supports, does that mean we should be supporting more than just Hamilton's unhoused?

    Guest: Tom Cooper, Director, Hamilton Roundtable for Poverty Reduction

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    How are cancelled passenger flights out of Hamilton International Airport impacting growth? YHM is a leader on the cargo side of air travel so why would WestJet cancel flights from it?

    Guest: Cole Horncastle, Executive Managing Director with Hamilton International Airport

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    Arena concerts/tours are storied and amazing to behold but it would appear they're starting to be undersold despite big name performers' presence. What's driving this decline and is it set to be a small dip or a lengthy nosedive?

    Guest: Eric Alper, Publicist, music commentator

    13 June 2024, 3:38 am
  • 48 minutes 38 seconds
    Frayed Relations on City Council, New Documentary about Late Fmr Mayor of Hamilton Bob Morrow. Caitlyn Clark snubbed for Team USA roster.

    John Best joins us to chat about his piece in the bay observer on frayed relations on city council and much more local politics.

    Guest: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer

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    ‘Golden Era: The Legacy of Bob Morrow’ is the new documentary about the late, former mayor of Hamilton, by local filmmaker Scott C. Newman of White Dwarf Pictures. It is set to be premiered at the Westdale Theatre on June 16.

    Guest: Scott C. Newman, Hamilton filmmaker with White Dwarf Pictures and Rosemary Baptista, co-producer of this film

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    Bubba O'Neil and Scott get together to talk the controversy surrounding up-and-coming WNBA star Caitlyn Clark being snubbed from the Team USA roster for this summer's olympics.

    Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor with CHCH and Analyst with the Ticats Audio Network

    12 June 2024, 1:22 am
  • 1 hour 5 minutes
    The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio with Teri Pecoskie: MPs contributing to foreign interference, Applying UltraBasic airline fees to other things, 'Naturalized' vs manicured lawns & more

    On Fridays, Scott welcomes one guest for the whole show and today is no different as Teri Pecoskie, regional news editor for The Hamilton Spectator, joins the show to talk about MPs contributing to foreign interference, whether bylaw should rule in favour of "naturalized lawns" over mowing/manicured lawns, UltraBasic airline fees and if the model can be applied to other things like municipal taxes and more.

    Guest: Teri Pecoskie, Regional News Editor, The Hamilton Spectator

    8 June 2024, 1:51 am
  • 43 minutes 39 seconds
    Fixing Woodlands Park's bathroom will be expensive and lengthy, why? "Toxic leadership" causing CAF members to leave & Tiger-Cats prepare to open their season tomorrow in Calgary

    The Woodlands Park bathroom rebuild is still baffling all who hear about how much it'll cost and how long it's projected to take before it's back up and running. Why is this the case?

    Guest: John Best, Publisher of The Bay Observer

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    Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are leaving due to "toxic leadership" according to their top adviser. At what level is this "toxic leadership" occurring and who is it on to fix it? What other reasons are prompting members of our military to leave?

    Guest: David Pugliese, Journalist with the Ottawa Citizen

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    The Hamilton Tiger-Cats open their season tomorrow night as they square off against the Calgary Stampeders. What's at stake this year and how will the change in coaching staff promote a different style of play?

    Guest: Steve Foxcroft, NFL official and basketball referee

    7 June 2024, 3:17 am
  • 19 minutes 15 seconds
    Rebuild of Hamilton’s fire-damaged Woodlands Park public washroom to finish in 2025

    Some Hamilton city councillors were set aback at a committee meeting when told the million-dollar reconstruction of the torched Woodlands Park public washroom will take more than a year.

    Public works staffers admitted the end of 2025 forecast is based on a “worst case” scenario.


    Still, they confirmed visitors to a new spray pad, opening Labour Day weekend, will likely have to accept using porta-potties in place of a permanent amenity.

    GUESTS: Cynthia Graham, Director of Environmental Services, Public Works, City of Hamilton

    Indra Maharjan, Director of Corporate Facilities & Energy Management, Public Works, City of Hamilton

    5 June 2024, 12:09 pm
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