Edition #58 — Our Politics Panel Tackles Peterborough’s Parkway, the Ford Government’s Cutbacks & the Federal Election Campaign

Posted April 20, 2019 — Our politics panel — playwright & math teacher Tim Etherington, musician & NDP activist Sean Conway and guest panelist & city councilor Stephen Wright — weighs in on the fate of Peterborough’s Parkway project, the Ford government’s cutbacks and that roughest playoff series of them all, our federal election campaign.  The Parkways needs to be replaced by smart traffic management, the Ford government cuts may lead to labour disruptions, and all parties need to stand against hate and racism in the election campaign.  This podcast was recorded on April 14 at Trent Radio.

Pints & Politics is……

  • A discussion-based radio program all about politics from Peterborough, Canada, about 130 kms. northeast of Toronto.  In the Peterborough area, you can find us at 92.7 FM.  If you are not in the Peterborough area, you can also live-stream the program from the Trent Radio website.
  • An archive of Peterborough-focused podcasts. Our current podcast is at the top of this page.
  • Pints & Politics is also an 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 whatever people want to talk about.  As we meet in a public space, everything is on the record. Curious?  Join us.  You don’t have to drink beer.  Listening skills are helpful but seldom required.  Good ranting skills are essential.

Pints & Politics will be broadcasting our program every two weeks on Trent Radio.  Our next broadcast will be on a new day and new time slot starting in May.  Watch this page for the exact date and time.

Our Focus:

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.

We post on Twitter (@billtemp) and on our new Facebook page (Pints & Politics Podcast).  These podcasts are also available on iTunes. Please send us your feedback by using the comments field below each podcast.  Or let us know on our Facebook page.  You can also send me a note: bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com

Host: Bill Templeman