When former Mayor Fred Eisenberger casually mentioned he wanted to come back for another Laircast we thought he may be announcing plans to run again – does he? Listen and tell me what you think! (The listener stats cited in this chat were off top of my head based on web stats from a [...]
From the beginning our producer has wanted legendary Canadian rocker Tom Wilson in the Lair. He’s an icon, an original – in a word – cool. From Junkhouse to award-winning Blackie and the Rodeo Kings with solo projects in between, Tom is known globally for his recording career. But music is just one way he [...]
Terry Cooke is a very interesting person. A successful politician who gave up power for principle (amalgamating regional government into single tier while he was regional chair), business man who decided to put his impressive intellect to work helping Hamilton as CEO of the Community Foundation, avid runner and dedicated family man. He is also [...]
For the past year many listeners have suggested that I have Mark Chamberlain as a guest in the Lair because of his high-level thinking. His insistence on vision and leadership no doubt contributed to his success at Westcam, Trivaris and everything else this entrepreneur is involved with. But his focus on governance seems to be [...]
This chat is not so much an interview of our returning political comm expert Dr. Sevigny as it is a free-for-all debate on Trudeaumania Part Deux – and whatever else our live audience decides to get into. Interesting.
Joey Coleman may be the only citizen journalist in Canada making an impact of such magnitude. His decision to start a not-for-profit media venture is ambitious and laudable. Listen as Joey explains the hole in Hamilton media, and the journalistic and open data values that drive him. Remarkable.
John Best loves investigative journalism – the former news director for CHCH and current Editor of The Bay Observer likes the “old school” methodical hunt for the truth. And that is exactly what he is doing with the Waterfront Trust – patiently trying to uncover what exactly is behind their large operating deficits. Is there [...]
TSN’s Matt Cauz is more than a sports host and producer – he is a wine connoisseur and stand-up comedian whose talent for talking and challenging me made this our most raucous laircast yet. The subjects – from why he thinks most athletes are dumb, to the truth about the Avengers, to why today’s teenagers [...]
Few people start off an interview listing their public failures but that is what makes lawyer and community builder Jasper Kujavsky so interesting. He has tried and failed on projects from NHL bids to Music Hall of Fames and wants to share what he has learned. Sports fanatic. Political watcher. Impressionist. An informative laircast with [...]
I didn’t expect to be so impressed by George Ross inspite of his amazing credentials. Long before he became Donald Trump’s right hand and a star of the early seasons of TV’s The Apprentice, George was a wildly successful real estate lawyer making deals for clients on properties like the Chrysler Building. A tour of [...]