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There is some big news for John Mulwa, the Kenyan refugee who is due to be deported on Saturday. His lawyer joins us to explain. Guest: Joshua Makori, Immigration Lawyer  - Should the provincial government be spending hundreds of millions of dollars on four or five World Cup soccer matches in 2026? Some are saying it's way too much for too little. Guest: Neil Lumsden, Ontario's Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport & MPP, Hamilton East—Stoney Creek
We learned yesterday on the show that our poor operator, Ben, has failed miserably at watching many of the greatest movies ever made. Jaws? No. The Godfather? Nope. Titanic? Uh uh. The list goes on and on. Time to set him on the right track. What are the movies a young man needs to watch this year to catch up?
There have been a series of high-profile crimes recently involving kids. When should adult charges be levied? Guest: Jeff Manishen, Criminal Defence Lawyer, Ross & McBride; Former Crown Attorney - The federal government spends millions and millions of dollars on consultants. Not long ago Hamilton was being hammered for this. Considering the size of our public service, how come people in government can't do this work? Guest: Larry Di Ianni, Former Mayor of Hamilton & Lobbyist
Educators are worried about a new AI program that is now capable of producing essays that pass as authentic. Are we heading toward a new reality in teaching in which cheating is impossible to detect? Guest: Natalie Wexler, Education Writer & Author of The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America’s Broken Education System—And How to Fix It - It's starting to sound like our property taxes are going to be going way up? Is this true? Guest: John Paul Danko, Ward 8 City Councilor, City of Hamilton - Are the Ticats going to sign Bo Levi Mitchell or is this delay saying otherwise? Guest: Bubba O'Neil, Sports Anchor, CHCH-TV
GUESTS: Alvis Violo - "The Autograph Boss" What is the value of a signature now? Don Robertson - President of the Dundas Real McCoys joins Scott for his weekly hour of sports talk
With another Friday comes another edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio! This week, Scott welcomes Tim Bolen from CHCH who is now co-hosting Morning Live! which makes him the perfect kind of person to tackle a myriad of topics. Today's docket includes the whole Meghan and Harry wanting to be the most public private citizens in the world, if Canada's win at the World Junior Championship is enough to wipe the Hockey Canada scandal out of people's minds, what you would do if you found lost Nazi treasure, how stable Confederation is and more. Guest: Tim Bolen, Co-Host, Morning Live!, CHCH-TV
Some are calling for stricter bail conditions in the wake of the shooting of the OPP officer. Should it be tougher to get out on bail? Guest: Jaime Stephenson, Defence Lawyer; Former President, Hamilton Criminal Lawyers Association - Now that Damar Hamlin is showing positive signs of recovery, what should the NFL do with its schedule and standings headache? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, NFL Chain-Gang Member, Vice-President, Fluke Transport -  7:10 - 7:55 - Canada is opening its doors to 500,000 new immigrants this year. So why is a local man, who's carved out a life helping his community and been a model Canadian for almost a decade, being deported to Kenya? Guest: John Mulwa, Scheduled for Deportation on January 28, 2023
When I flew out of Pearson in June, it was a disaster. Today people are complaining it's still a disaster. How could things not be improved in half a year? Guest: Gábor Lukács, Founder, President & Coordinator, Air Passenger Rights - Whenever there's a tragedy people say they're offering 'thoughts and prayers.' So why was it so shocking to see an ESPN analyst stop his commentary and actually pray for Damar Hamlin. Do we really mean the 'prayer' part or is that a meaningless cliche? Guest: Dr. David Haskell, Associate Professor, Digital Media & Journalism and Religion & Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University - The Celineiacs are up in arms over the exclusion of their favourite chanteuse from Rolling Stone's list of the top 200 singers. What the heck makes a good singer anyway? Guest: Brian West, Afternoon Drive Host, Y108
Pelé is a soccer player who did more than just play the beautiful game, he sparked a love for the sport of soccer in many people's hearts. Now that he's died, people are looking back on his legacy and many achievements. While some remember seeing him on their TV, a Hamilton man is remembering what it was like playing against him. Was it intimidating? Exciting? An opportunity to get an autograph right there on the pitch? Guest: John McGrane, Former Canadian Men’s Soccer Player, Member of the Canadian & Hamilton Soccer Halls of Fame and the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame
Today sees a major spike in divorce filings but why is that? Why are people choosing divorce nowadays and how much does it cost for each side to go through the process? Guest: Tracy Miller, Family Lawyer; Co-Host, Divorce Solutions Podcast
One of the big sports stories that's circulating right now is Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin's collapse and subsequent hospitalization following a tackle mid-game. What happened to him and could it happen to athletes in other sports too? Guest: Dr. David Levy, Sports Medicine Practitioner; Team Physician for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats for 35 years, the Toronto Rock since inception, McMaster University and Mohawk College varsity teams for over 30 years; Medical Staff for the Hamilton Bulldogs; Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame Inductee - Today sees a major spike in divorce filings but why is that? Why are people choosing divorce nowadays and how much does it cost for each side to go through the process? Guest: Tracy Miller, Family Lawyer; Co-Host, Divorce Solutions Podcast - Pelé is a soccer player who did more than just play the beautiful game, he sparked a love for the sport of soccer in many people's hearts. Now that he's died, people are looking back on his legacy and many achievements. While some remember seeing him on their TV, a Hamilton man is remembering what it was like playing against him. Was it intimidating? Exciting? An opportunity to get an autograph right there on the pitch? Guest: John McGrane, Former Canadian Men’s Soccer Player, Member of the Canadian & Hamilton Soccer Halls of Fame and the Hamilton Sports Hall of Fame
Scott welcomes Jamie West back to the show for this week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio. Together they debate of all of the great holiday topics from real or fake Christmas tree to Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays. Guest: Jamie West, Founder & CEO, Westpro Media
Canada is mandating that by 2026, 20 per cent of all new cars be electric. Are we even remotely ready for this? Guest: Tim Burrows, Manager, Electric Vehicle Society - YouTube is paying $2 billion for the rights to Sunday night football. Is this the beginning of all sports moving to streaming services? ALSO, there hasn't been a classic Christmas movie released in the past 20 years. Are we no longer festive enough? Creative enough? Joyful enough? Guest: Bill Brioux, Television Critic, Author & Founder, brioux.tv
Two polls were taken about what matters to Canadians. One in 1992, one 30 years later in 2022. How have we changed?  Guest: Craig Worden, President & Chief Innovation Officer, Pollara Strategic Insights - The number of Canadians who consider religion important is dropping. Except one age group is surprisingly rising. Which one? Guest: David Haskell, Associate Professor, Digital Media and Journalism / Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University - Are we totally sick of those endless ads for gambling sites that fill every game we watch yet? Guest: Steve Foxcroft, NFL Chain-Gang Member, Vice-President, Fluke Transport
We've heard that the government should stay out of the nation's bedrooms but what about the nation's kitchens? It would appear that some UN delegates at the United Nations Biodiversity Conference want to tell you what to eat but why are they trying to influence your diet and should they be trying anyways? Guest: Dr. Sylvain Charlebois a.k.a. The Food Professor, Professor of Food Distribution & Policy and Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University - Some really nasty weather is projected to be hitting us just before Christmas but just how bad could it be and why? Guest: Anthony Farnell, Chief Meteorologist, Global News _ Recent stats say Canadians are doing better at marriage and having fewer divorces. Are the numbers lying? Guest: Dr. Lisa Strohschein, Professor, Sociology, University of Alberta
As the war in Ukraine progresses and the Russian invasion continues to be repelled, people are starting to question Putin's hold on Russia. What are the chances that a coup is waiting to strike? Guest: Dr. Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University
As the war in Ukraine progresses and the Russian invasion continues to be repelled, people are starting to question Putin's hold on Russia. What are the chances that a coup is waiting to strike? Guest: Dr. Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science with Carleton University - Writing a book is no small. There is a lot of time that goes into the research and actual writing which means you've got to pick a topic that won't bore you nor your reader. With that in mind, why would someone want to write a book about a prime minister who was in office for a little over 2 months? Let's ask him! Guest: Steve Paikin, Host, The Agenda, TVO - When you move to a new country and its team plays against your former home country's team, who should you cheer for? If one of your players makes a really weird play that doesn't work out, do you scream at them or just go, "what were you thinking?" in the locker room? These questions and much, much more gets answered and debated in this week's edition of Sports Talk with Don Robertson. Guest: Don Robertson, Head Coach & Owner, Dundas Real McCoys & Broker of Record, ComChoice Realty
The stars have aligned for this week's edition of The Brightest Conversation in Hamilton Radio! Scott has assembled all of CHML's announcers for a super-round table featuring Rick Zamperin of Good Morning Hamilton, Bill Kelly of The Bill Kelly Show and Scott Thompson of Hamilton Today. Together they tackle topics that range everywhere from if Bo Levi Mitchell will someday be the Hamilton Tiger-Cats' quarterback to what Hamiltonians' taxes may go up by. Buckle up for an amazing show that truly lives up to its name. Guests: Rick Zamperin, Host of Good Morning Hamilton Bill Kelly, Host of The Bill Kelly Show Scott Thompson, Host of Hamilton Today
Why are we seeing so many students suffering from chronic abenteeism at school? How does this impact grades? Can we fix it or is this something that will be temporary and eventually fade away? Guest: Dr. Paul Bennett, Founding Director and Lead Researcher, Schoolhouse Institute - A joke tweet from PGA golfer Mackenzie Hughes revealed a lot about people, the most glaring of which is that many only read the first few lines before coming to a conclusion and moving on. The answer was in the tweet and yet so many didn't bother to read that far. How can we teach people to read everything before drawing a conclusion? Should this be taught early on in childhood? Can you even effectively teach critical thinking? Guest: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, MediaSmarts
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Zan Bevandic

great job

Mar 6th
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