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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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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016
Graham welcomes local media guru and friend, Laura Babcock, to talk about the state of Hamilton politics, its politicians and its plans. Laura is in fine form.
 
It’s a free ranging discussion that doesn’t pull any punches, nor does it avoid naming names. If you’re in the mood for some poignant commentary about what’s going on in Hamilton right now, this is a must listen to podcast.

 

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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.

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Oct 24, 2016

This edition of the Cityist is called A Story About Storeys - The Height of Arrogance.

One use of the word story refers to a narrative. The other, refers to a building.

In Hamilton, we build too many brand new public buildings that are one and two storeys tall. On land we own. And that we control, both in terms of value and zoning. Why?

Why do we not take advantage of the situation and increase the height and the uses of buildings we build using tax revenues? We continue to build one storey community centres instead of adding a few storeys of affordable housing, or seniors housing. Or a library. Or anything. We’re about to do it again on the LRT line in the stadium precinct where we’re building the Bernie Morelli Community Centre. One storey that tells another story.

This week on The Graham Crawford Show.

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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.

Visit the official Graham Crawford Show website

Oct 17, 2016

Today’s show is all about things that never happened. And if you’re wondering how we can fill a show about that, then you don’t know my guest.

His name is Mark Osbaldeston. He’s a senior lawyer by day and an author by night and by weekend. Mark discusses his latest book called Unbuilt Hamilton - The City That Might Have Been.

It’s available now at booksellers throughout the City and beyond and I simply can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s a fascinating read. It’s also the focus of an exhibition running currently at the Art Gallery of Hamilton through to February of 2017.

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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.

Oct 10, 2016

In the Paul Wilson edition of The Graham Crawford Show we talk to Paul about a column from August 30, 2016 that he called: Movie time: wonder in the woods, worry at the Westdale.

From the Highlands Cinema in Kinmount near Bobcaygeon to the much loved Westdale theatre in Hamilton, Paul and I talk movies, where we used to watch them in Hamilton, and how we watch them now.

We also reminisce about the first movies we saw as kids. A cinematic trip down memory lane in Hamilton. Have a listen, we think you'll enjoy it.

Link to Paul's Hamilton Spectator column: http://www.thespec.com/opinion-story/6829598-movie-time-wonder-in-the-woods-worry-at-the-westdale/

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.

Oct 3, 2016
In case you haven’t noticed, Hamilton is undergoing tremendous growth in the food offerings available to us, both in terms of food we buy and cook ourselves, and the food we are served at a growing number of great restaurants all over Hamilton.
 
From tacos to mussels to beet fries to crab cakes to artisanal breads and spreads and sauces. This is what the word cornucopia was meant to describe.
 
If you love food, you’ve just got to listen to our special guests this week - 4 people who know the Hamilton food scene better than most. Not just as observers, but as dedicated participants and leaders. And do they have a lot to say. 
 
On this very tasty edition of The Graham Crawford Show we welcome these very special guests:
  • Erin Dunham - The Other Bird Group (Rapscallion Rogue Eatery, Two Black Sheep, The Mule, The Arlington Hotel)

Graham Crawford Show podcast Hamilton Food Scene

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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.

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