Edition #62 — Will the CBC Be a Campaign Issue in the Federal Election?

Posted June 21, 2019 — Three members of the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting* –Dennis Howlett, Dara Kennedy & Mark Finnan– share their views on how the CBC (and Canadian media in general) might show up as campaign issues in the federal election this fall.  This panel also responds to common criticisms of the CBC (political bias, target audiences and cost to taxpayers) and the risks associated with inadequate funding.  This podcast was recorded on June 4th and broadcast on Trent Radio at 92.7 FM in Peterborough on June 20th.

Music credits — Creative Commons, non-commercial use: Mauricio Goldenberg – Bumerang; Denys Rybkin – Dance of the Puppets; Madi – J.S. Bach The Well-Tempered Clavier, Prelude 1

* For information on the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting, go to www.wechoose.ca

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 Thursday, June 20, from 7:00 to 8:00 in the evening at 92.7 FM.  We’ll be broadcasting every second Thursday throughout the spring and summer until mid-August.  Our program dates are  July 4 & 18, August 1 & 15.  If you miss a show and want to catch up, the podcast of each show is posted the next day on this site.  Go to the “Archive of all our podcasts” tab at the top of this page.

Future Topics:

July 4: Our regular political panel returns to assess the first year of the Ford government in Ontario and to look forward at the federal election campaign.

If you think of a panel topic we should cover, please let me know at bill (dot) templeman (at) gmail.com.

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