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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 norm.
 
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The HSR has a new director in charge. As the new director for the HSR, Maureen Cosyn Heath is going to face some new challenges. Is she ready? What challenges await her? Guest: Maureen Cosyn Heath, Transit Director HSR, London school bus CAO. Paul Bernarto's parole hearing has taken place, and to many Canadian's relief, it didn't go well for Bernar…
 
Hamilton legend Ron Foxcroft has recently launched his new book "The 40 Ways of the Fox", and he joins Scott on the podcast to talk more about it. Guest: Ron Foxcroft, Philanthropist, Founder & CEO, Fox 40 International Inc and Chairman, President & CEO, Fluke Transport & Basketball Referee The U.S. Open took place yesterday, and with it, Canadian …
 
This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Jen Watson who joins Scott to talk about cancelling Canada Day, students being sent home for wearing inappropriate clothing, embarrassing stories, removing honours programs from high school and more. Guest: Jen Watson, Voice Actor, McQueenVoiceOvers.com & former CHML News Anchor…
 
A new Angus-Reid poll found that many people think the price of things are increasing more than they actually are. What is making people think this? Guest: Marvin Ryder, Associate Professor of Marketing, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University - There are collections of pretty much everything under the sun but one man in Hamilton likes col…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) When your drugs get seized by the police it's best to just cut your losses and leave. This guy, instead, made his first stop, presumably after posting bail, the drug lockup to get his drugs back. Clearly all of the previous bad ideas didn't get the message across so let's add trying to raid the…
 
As we approach the end of the school year, there are a lot of Grade 12 students who aren't sure where they should go next. Is Grade 13 the way to go or is progressing into post-secondary education what students should do? Guest: Michele Vesprini, Guidance Counselor, St. Thomas More Catholic Secondary School - There are two stories unfolding on oppo…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) Girl Guide cookie sales have dropped through the floor thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic and now they're sitting on 15 million boxes of cookies! Oh what I'd do to get into that warehouse... 2) Unfortunately McDonald's Happy Meals aren't served all day long much to the dismay of this guy. How did …
 
We now know what it would cost to run the LRT in Hamilton... we think. Have all the questions been answered or is there still more to discover? Guest: Lloyd Ferguson, Ward 12 Councillor, City of Hamilton - Some new concerns are on the rise over cannabis use but this time it's revolving around children's use of it. Is this something that actually me…
 
This week on the podcast we are missing a very vital ingredient; Casey. That's right DVG's very own female flinger of filth has had a Fraiser episode of a week between her car and her illustration computer both Artaxing. So to fill in we've called upon film-maker Andrew Shanks to sit in the weird smelling chair for the week until Casey's triumphant…
 
This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Neil Lumsden who joins Scott to talk about the reopening of restaurant patios and loosened restrictions in Ontario, taking another look at our history through the lens of today's standards, bringing back things from our youth and more. Guest: Neil Lumsden, Vanier Cup Champion, G…
 
After a run of lower-class films Dave and Casey have decided it's time to celebrate a cinematic classic: Troma Films' 1984 The Toxic Avenger. Joining the team this week is DP David Gregan here to bring a film making perspective to the movie that built more than just a franchise. David discusses Russell Crowe before and after he was built like Dave,…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) School's aren't often fully evacuated unless under the most dire of situations like say, a bobcat in the school. Whoever called in this bobcat sighting needs their eyes checked because when the school was finally cleared, it was found to be nothing more than a house cat. 2) Semi-trucks and the …
 
A parole hearing is coming up for Paul Bernardo but everyone is asking, is there really a chance at him being released from his life sentence? Guest: Tim Danson, Lawyer representing the French and Mahaffy families - The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed many weaknesses in our education system. This is something that Dr. Paul Bennett has helped distill…
 
A long meeting was held at Hamilton City Hall between Councillors and the head of Metrolinx about the proposed LRT system. Was anything accomplished? Guest: Chad Collins, Ward 5 Councillor, City of Hamilton - The Prime Minister said that Quebec can call itself a nation unto itself with the ability to make unilateral changes to the Canadian Constitu…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) Dead bodies decompose & get extremely smelly over time, that's a fact. A court inquest uncovered that someone, who was knowingly living with a dead body, decided to fight that stench with the help of 70 bottles of air freshener. At what point does someone decide that they've got to get rid of s…
 
Metrolinx's president and CEO will be joining Hamilton City Council to help answer questions the Councillors will have about the proposed LRT system. What can we expect to see and what remains unknown about the LRT? Guest: Larry Di Ianni, Host & Community Producer, Cable 14 & Former Hamilton Mayor - Scott revisits an interview he did with Dr. Henry…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) If you were to buy a lottery ticket, you generally want it to be in the drawing you want. This lady didn't have that experience as she entered 3 minutes late which put her into the next drawing. It might not be the lottery she wanted but it sure was the outcome she was hoping for, winning a coo…
 
It's rather well known that governments aren't always the best when it comes to spending money and, unfortunately, that trend is continuing. The federal government will be spending $17.7 billion next year just on consultants. Couple that with the fact that the federal government has approximately 380,000 civil servants and it starts making you wond…
 
This week the smut continues as podcast fan-favorite Pandora joins Casey and Dave for 1999's American Pie. the team almost discuss the film, Dave talks flavored milk, Pandora explains the finer details of food love and Casey introduces the world to Sea-Menkeys. Dave refuses to stop calling 'Kevin' the Rookie of the year, Casey Hates on All Strikers…
 
This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Scot Urquhart who joins Scott to talk about the price of tickets to see the Toronto Maple Leafs play against the Montreal Canadiens, Hamilton's proposed LRT system, a rise in the number of smokers worldwide, whether you would want to know if you'll get Alzheimer's before you sta…
 
It seems like there's a nice thick layer of pollen coating every surface in Hamilton this spring. Where did it all come from and what exactly is pollen? Is there any reason it's here in such abundance? Guest: Barbara McKean, Head of Education, Royal Botanical Gardens - Is this the year we'll see the Toronto Maple Leafs continue all the way to win t…
 
Ontario's education system seems to love moving students forward but hates to keep them back regardless of their readiness to progress to the next grade. What happens if a parent doesn't think their kid is ready for the next grade? What can they do? Guest: Monika Ferenczy, Education Expert, Consultant & Author - Metronlinx will be sending its big w…
 
Don't ask and you will receive! It's Bonus episode time, join Dave and his guest Pro-wrestler Savannah Summers as they bring you a random list of movies to check out. follow Savannah Summers: https://www.facebook.com/MissSavannahSummers https://www.instagram.com/5avannah5ummer5/ https://twitter.com/5avannah5ummer5?lang=en Listen to us on itunes, Sp…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) When the graduating class pulls a prank, there's usually some appreciation for the genius with a pinch of insanity needed to a good one work. These students weren't that lucky instead getting suspended just long enough to miss the graduation ceremony. 2) There isn't often a lot of overlap betwe…
 
You would have been considered a hardcore conspiracy theorist a while back if you said that COVID-19 was created in a Wuhan lab but is there a chance that that might be the case? Guest: Dr. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow, Macdonald-Laurier Institute, Centre for Advancing Canada’s Interests Abroad - It would appear that there's a shift in people's us…
 
This week on DVG Podcast it's not so much an episode as it is a love-letter. A love-letter to the 1986 absolute classic 'Aliens'. joining Casey and Dave on this unrelenting fan-fest is their good friend Janine. The team discuss their undying love for one of James Cameron's two best sequels. They talk the franchise's shift from slow-burn horror to o…
 
The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton welcomes Annette Hamm back to the show to talk about Hamilton's COVID Memorial Wall, CHCH's new building, an investigation into Martin Bashir's interview with Princess Diana, unkempt lawns and more. Guest: Annette Hamm, Co-host, Morning Live, CHCH-TV See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
The announcement has been made and it sounds like Ontario is going to be allowed to slowly start opening back up. What does the plan put forward by Doug Ford mean for Hamilton? Guest: Paul Johnson, Director, Emergency Operations Centre, City of Hamilton - Hamilton is now the third least affordable city in North America to live in. This puts it abov…
 
Today on the Scott Radley Show Podcast: CAD has been trending above $0.83 USD on average which is great news! But why is it trending this way? And what is up with crypto currencies lately? That is what our first guest is trying to decode with us. As well he details what he likes to call the "Scott Radley Show curse." Marvin Ryder, Degroote School o…
 
Winning a game of bingo feels great but being able to do so with a belly full of great food is even better! A big game of bingo involving restaurants from all over Hamilton is currently underway. With dishes that span everywhere from Thai food & barbeque to butter tarts & chocolate dipped ice cream cones and more, there is something for everyone an…
 
Justin Trudeau has recently come out and said that Quebec has the ability to unilaterally make amendments to the Constitution of Canada. Is this accurate and if so, does that mean every province is free to change parts of the Canadian Constitution? Guest: Ryan O'Connor, Lawyer & Partner, Zayouna Law Firm - Working from home has left many employees …
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) There are many things that don't belong on a plane. An example of this is a mask-less, shoe-less passenger who's acting aggressive and making stabbing motions to everyone while spewing racial & misogynistic slurs just after snorting some white powder. I wonder what that powder could have been..…
 
Bob Bratina has announced that he won't be running for his seat in the House of Commons in the next election and with a mayoral race not far off in the distance, questions about if he'll run in it or not are starting to crop up. Who else has been tagged as being likely to run for the Mayor of Hamilton? Guest: Bill Kelly, Host, The Bill Kelly Show, …
 
This week on the Podcast; Casey and Dave are joined by a special guest from the dirty state of Victoria; They are joined by the Ruth Cracknell Slash-fiction aficionado; Mat from The Passive Aggressive podcast. The trio take the treacherous journey to the prison Island of Absolom to discuss 1994's Escape from Absolom (also know as No Escape in secon…
 
This week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton features Rick Zamperin who joins Scott to talk about the idea of reintroducing grade 13 to schools, Hamilton's age-old debate over LRT, the Toronto Maple Leafs finally making a playoff appearance, potentially changing the way homes are bought in the hopes of combating rampant house price…
 
The CFL relies on fans being in the stands, and the revenue they generate, to carry on but some recent news from the provincial sports minister sounds like that crucial life line might not be there. What could this mean for the CFL and this year's season? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, Sports Broadcaster, NFL Chain Gang Member, NBA Court-side Administrator…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) CCTV cameras are infamous for their grainy quality video feeds but one bakery has decided they can still work with that after being broken into. Why not take the best photo they have of the burglar and put it on some of their food? 2) A lady in Australia got her wisdom teeth removed but awoke f…
 
Inflation is a constant when it comes to the economy but that doesn't mean the rate of inflation is ever constant. In fact it's the word of the day with economists worrying about if it's time to start bracing for a big hit and in the event that it does come, how bad will the hit be? Guest: Marvin Ryder, Associate Professor of Marketing, DeGroote Sc…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) A politician in India has made a video where he can be seen drinking a liquid that he claims, if ingested on an empty stomach every day, will prevent COVID-19 from infecting you. What is this magical liquid you might ask? Cow urine. Is this one of those cases where the cure is worse than the di…
 
This Thursday will see an announcement be made by the federal government that will either give Hamilton's proposed LRT project its final nail in the coffin or the green light to put shovels in the ground. What does Hamilton's Mayor think of this and what preparations are being made? Guest: Fred Eisenberger, Mayor, City of Hamilton - The Toronto Roc…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) A child with a credit card will often result in some rather expensive charges being put on said card and this is no different. This 4-year-old kid managed to get on his mom's Amazon account and placed an order of Spongebob popsicles to the tune of nearly $3,000. 2) People look for different thi…
 
Being fully vaccinated means you're fully protected against COVID-19, right? A comment from Dr. Theresa Tam might make you think otherwise. If we're still at risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 despite receiving both doses of vaccine does that mean we won't be returning to "normal" even with everyone vaccinated? Guest: Cara Zwibel, Director,…
 
This week the DVG team are joined by 'content creator' Misty Rising. The team travel back to 1994 to the real golden age of animated features to cover the best animated film about Lions; The Lion King. Casey, Dave and Misty turn what should be a straight forward discussion about a beloved family classic into a depraved discussion only relevant to t…
 
CHCH evening news anchor Nicole Martin joins Scott to talk about, what else, COVID. Possible "passports" being used for admittance to sports events. If implemented, how long would that go on for? On a lighter note, people are showering less now that COVID has us at home. Does anyone at CHCH have a stink about them? Nicole has more on that. As well,…
 
We learned that people are doing a good job staying at home. This is due to technology that supposedly doesn't track you... so how do they know we're staying home? Guest: Allen Mendelsohn, Canadian Internet and Tech. Lawyer - According to an article in the C2C Journal, entertainment appears to be seeing a rift. The possibility might have something …
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) Fell asleep with your contacts in? Woke up with some dry eyes? You might want to double check you're grabbing your eye drops and not the suspiciously similar bottle of nail glue... be a shame if a second person glued their eyes shut. 2) Police in Harrisburg, Illinois are arresting parents if th…
 
Bans on certain kinds of food are currently present in many schools in Ontario but there are some scientists who are looking into whether or not there's a better way to be going about this. Could blanket bans on food like peanuts not be the answer? Guest: Dr. Susan Waserman, Director of the Adverse Reactions Clinic, Firestone Institute of Respirato…
 
Today's edition of Ben's Story of the Day features: 1) Police chases are supposed to be fast, right? Not in this case. In what's been described as the slowest, saddest police chase ever, an English police officer chased a boat along a channel for 8 miles while on his bicycle topping out at a whopping 4 miles per hour. 2) Airport security at New Yor…
 
Publicly available electric scooters could be gracing Hamilton's streets soon. While this will be similar to the SoBi bike program there's some rather large differences between an electric scooter and a bicycle. Would introducing these scooters be a good idea? Guest: John Paul Danko, Ward 8 City Councillor, City of Hamilton - He could have killed s…
 
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