Posted August 8, 2018 – Candidate Jim Russell describes his campaign, his ideas for the future of Peterborough’s downtown and his reasons for seeking a council seat in Town Ward
Pints & Politics is three things
- A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto. You can tune us in on your FM dial every Tuesday evening from 9:30 to 10:00 EDT in the Peterborough area at Trent Radio, 92.7 FM. You can also live stream the program from the Trent Radio site.
- An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
- Pints & Politics is also an extremely informal gathering of local pundits at the Garnet Pub on Hunter Street near Aylmer in downtown Peterborough every Thursday at 5:00 p.m. The format is entirely unstructured beyond the sharing of names. We talk about what people want to talk about. Curious? Join us. You don’t have to drink beer. Listening skills are helpful but seldom required. Good ranting skills are essential.
On the radio show and in these podcasts, we explore political culture, ideas, trends, issues, electoral politics (municipal, provincial and federal), and the practice of politics in traditional and social media, all from a Canadian perspective. While our programs are Peterborough-focused, we also tackle provincial, national and international issues. We discuss articles, news stories, media comments and the latest buzz. We talk with guests from a wide range of backgrounds and affiliations.
While we don’t shy away from taking a stand, we strive to present a diversity of opinion. As there is a municipal election campaign on right now in Peterborough (election day October 22), we are required to be non-partisan in our coverage. All candidates have been offered an opportunity to be subjects of these podcasts.
We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on the Cooperate Peterborough Facebook page. These podcasts are also available on iTunes.
Host: Bill Templeman