Edition #40 — Our Panel of Experts Assesses Peterborough’s Downtown

Posted November 14, 2018 — Our panel of experts –Terry Guiel, Kemi Akapo & Jeff Macklin —discusses the strengths & weaknesses of Peterborough’s downtown: its architecture, business activity, entertainment scene, cultural atmosphere & social challenges.

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 every Tuesday at 9:00 p.m.  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.

Next Week: On Tuesday, November 20 at 9:00 p.m., tune in to Trent Radio, 92.7 FM, to hear our panelists explore the current practice of social media in local politics.  This panel discussion will be posted on this site as a podcast on November 21.


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.  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