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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: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
This is the second edition of our Civic Panel Mélange, where we focus on 3 topics worth discussing. They are: Coleman Broadcasting Resolution - 40 Miles of Bad Road Ahead? Design Review Panel - Now You See It, Now You Don’t, Now You See It Downsizing - When You Can’t Change the Working Culture, Change the Number of People Who Work In It Hope you enjoy the discussion.

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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

Mar 20, 2017
Gather round your mobile devices dear listeners. I want to tell you a sad story about lost relevance. I want to speak about Ward 8 Councillor Terry Whitehead. It’s become very clear that Terry has lost his way. He’s flailing about looking for political relevance.
 
His consistently inconsistent communication damages not only how we view and participate in municipal government, it also damages the very future of our City. This has gone way beyond what some Councillors would like us to believe - just Terry being Terry.
 
In his most recent op-ed, the Councillor has taken to attacking residents who believed Council meant it when they voted to adopt one of the 7 strategic objectives called Community Engagement & Participation.
 
Truth is, not all of us can hear what’s not being said the way Councillor Whitehead can. He hears what people aren’t saying. Does that make him Hamilton’s own Constituent Whisperer?
 
All on this edition of The Cityist.

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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

Mar 13, 2017
Over 6 months ago, I did a Cityist called The Benchmark Project. It was a simple proposal for the City of Hamilton to provide affordable opportunities for Hamiltonians to place a plaque on a city bench honouring a family member or someone else important to them. In that podcast, I included information about the City’s existing program where for between $1500 and $2500, you could purchase a bench from the City of Hamilton and they’d throw in a commemorative plaque.
 
In this podcast, I provide an update about my correspondence and communication with my Councillor, Jason Farr, and with City staff. It’s not a pretty picture.

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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

Mar 6, 2017

On this show, we talk about a local project that’s received a fantastic outpouring of goodwill from Hamiltonians across the city. The project is the revitalization of the Westdale Theatre. A project being called an urban barn raising, Hamilton-style.

I’m joined by three members of the Board of the Westdale Cinema Group, the non-profit organization that has purchased the Westdale Theatre. They are, Fred Fuchs, Bob Crockford and Jeremy Freiburger. For the record, I’m the fourth member of the Board.

If you haven’t already checked out and Liked the group’s Facebook page, here’s the link https://www.facebook.com/WestdaleCinema/

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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

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