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The Graham Crawford Show

The Graham Crawford Show was created out of a belief that we need to talk about the issues and opportunities facing Hamilton in a way that generates debate and fosters understanding. The goal of show is to provide smart, progressive talk from regular panelists, subject matter experts, and personal observations. The show is posted weekly and always focuses on issues affecting you and the City of Hamilton. All of the people involved in The Graham Crawford Show do so because they believe that dialogue creates understanding. And the more we understand our city, the better we can all help it to realize its potential. All of the shows are recorded in downtown Hamilton in the studios of QED Media. Let’s talk Hamilton.
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Jul 25, 2016

If you think Cultural Planning is all about museums and art and concerts and theatre, please listen to this interview with Jeremy Freiburger of CoBALT Connects on this edition of The Graham Crawford Show.

Jeremy shares his expertise about the full meaning of culture in our community and how it impacts how we experience our neighbourhoods and our city. Whether you’re raising a child, or aging successfully, this is a discussion you won’t want to miss.

Click to visit CoBALT Connects

Click to visit Expressing Vibrancy

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The Graham Crawford Show with your host, Graham Crawford

Executive Producer: Alex Zafer

All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media in downtown Hamilton.

Jul 18, 2016
Welcome to The Graham Crawford Show.
 
This edition of the Cityist is called Lunch Bag Letdown. 
 
It’s a show about expectations not being met. 
About the disconnect between promise and reality. 
About feeling disappointed.
 
“Lunch-bag letdown” is a term that refers to bringing lunch to school, or to work, that was made for you by someone else, perhaps a parent or a spouse, and to looking forward to opening up your lunch bag only to find something something less than what you expected. Lunch-bag letdown.
 
Too often our City let’s us down. Too often they hype average as great. Problem is, we can tell the difference.
 
Have a listen....
 
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The Graham Crawford Show with your host, Graham Crawford
 
Executive Producer: Alex Zafer
 
All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media studios in downtown Hamilton.
Jul 11, 2016
This episode of our ongoing Civic Panel series on the Graham Crawford Show we cover three separate, but linked, topics about Hamilton’s politicians, our Ward boundaries, and how we see our future as a City. Think of them as strategic underpinnings of a healthy and vibrant Hamilton. Perhaps even a city that is the “best place to raise a child and to age successfully”.
 
Listen as our regular panelists Maureen Wilson and Peter Graefe  respond to three questions:
 
 1. Why is Hamilton seemingly so politically balkanized and what impact is it having on our city?
 
2. Electoral Reform/Ward boundary review - what issues might they help us address?
 
3. What’s working well for us a City at the moment and why? Are we dreaming big enough?
 
All part of the smart, progressive talk we bring to you each week on The Graham Crawford Show.
 
Let’s keep talking Hamilton.
 
The Graham Crawford Show with your host, Graham Crawford
 
Executive Producer: Alex Zafer
 
All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media studios in downtown Hamilton.
Jul 4, 2016
This time on the Paul Wilson Edition of the Graham Crawford Show, we’re going into the Paul Wilson archives, although to the very recent archives.
 
We talk with Paul about a column he wrote that appeared in the Hamilton Spectator on October 27, 2015 called "A 10 Stop Trip Back in Time".
 
The column is centred around a Hamilton Spectator archival photograph taken in 1970 of a section of downtown Hamilton taken from the vantage point of the pedestrian bridge at the rear of City Hall looking north east toward Main and James.
 
Be sure to have a look at the photograph before and/or while you listen to the show. It’s a great slice of Hamilton’s past and our discussion mines the photograph for memories and stories about Hamilton’s downtown.
 
Let’s keep talking Hamilton.
 
Archive photo of downtown Hamilton Ontario 1970

A wealth of history in this 1970 photograph

This picture was taken in the spring of 1970 to show the excavation underway for the Canadian Football Hall of Fame next to City Hall. But there's lots more to look at in this snapshot of downtown past.

Click here to the original Spectator column by Paul Wilson for more photos

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The Graham Crawford Show with your host, Graham Crawford
 
Executive Producer: Alex Zafer
 
All shows are produced and recorded by Dave Beatty at Q.E.D. Media studios in downtown Hamilton.
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