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Scott Thompson Show

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The Scott Thompson Show talks news, politics, and pop culture. A unique perspective from someone who likes to talk.

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Scott Thompson - Each province handling C-19 differently

February 24, 2021 10:17 - 1 minute - 1.35 MB

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Trudeau meets with Biden, MP's declare China's treatment of Uyghurs a genocide & Schooling during a third wave

February 23, 2021 22:36 - 1 hour - 68.9 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast David Akin joins Scott at the top of the podcast to talk about what outcome can expect from today’s meeting between Prime Minister Trudeau and U.S. President Joe Biden – as well as how Trudeau should approach the meeting. Guest: David Akin, Chief Political correspondent with Global News - Tim Powers returns to the show for more conversation about Trudeau’s meeting with Biden, as well as the vote to declare China's treatment of ethnic Uyghur Muslims a genoci...

An update on Perseverance's mission to Mars & Investigating the engine failure of a Boeing 777

February 23, 2021 22:28 - 18 minutes - 17 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott welcomed Paul Delaney back to the show for an update on the Perseverance rover’s Martian mission. Guest: Paul Delaney, Space Exploration Expert, Professor of Astronomy and Physics at York University - Keith Mackey returned to the show to discuss the investigation into the engine failure of a Boeing 777. Guest: Keith Mackey, Aviation Expert and Owner/Operator of Mackey International Check out the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show for a l...

Small Business Spotlight on Levity Comedy Club in Hamilton

February 23, 2021 22:22 - 6 minutes - 5.73 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott spoke with the owner of Levity, to find how how a comedy club and comedians have been affected by the pandemic, and what standup will be like after COVID-19 is brought under control. Guest: Patrick Coppolino, Manager of Levity Comedy Club in Hamilton Follow Scott as he checks in on the small businesses and restaurants in Hamilton that have been transformed by the COVID-19 era, subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show podcast! https://curiouscast.ca/po...

Stella Slater's husband Robert is 30, has Fabry disease and needs a compatible kidney

February 23, 2021 22:17 - 12 minutes - 11.1 MB

Scott welcomed to Stella Slater to the show after she wrote, asking to share the story of her 30-year-old husband’s search for a compatible kidney while he battles the rare genetic disease, Fabry. Guest: Stella Slater The Scott Thompson Show podcast updates every weekday, bringing your stories from around the world as well as from right here in Hamilton, Ontario. https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Thompson - Can anyone explain the PM's soft spot for China?

February 23, 2021 10:21 - 1 minute - 1.33 MB

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Mandatory hotel quarantines and other tight travel restrictions for Canada & China’s ambassador says claims of Uighur genocide are unfounded

February 22, 2021 22:28 - 1 hour - 56.9 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Tighter travel restrictions are in place for passengers flying into Canada, starting today. That includes mandatory quarantined stays in hotels, at the traveler's expense. Guest: Thomas Tenkate, Professor at the School of Occupation & Public Health with Ryerson University - According to a new Ipsos poll, most Canadians are on board with the tighter restrictions. Guest: Darrel Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs - China’s ambassador to Canada says the we...

Trump's tax returns & Joe Biden and Justin Trudeau prepare for first meeting

February 22, 2021 22:15 - 17 minutes - 16.5 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! U.S. President Joe Biden is set to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court will not halt the turnover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Guest: Dr. Graham Dodds, Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science at Concordia University Want to know more about what is happening in Canadian politics today? Check out the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show! https:/...

Small Business Spotlight on the Downtown Hamilton BIA & Thoughts on the Hamilton LRT

February 22, 2021 22:01 - 4 minutes - 4.19 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott spoke with Kerry Jarvi about how the Hamilton BIA is handling the pandemic as well as how the shops and restaurants downtown can adapt to the LRT system. Guest: Kerry Jarvi, Executive Director of the Downtown Hamilton BIA Keep up with Scott as he finds out about how small businesses across Hamilton have transformed during the pandmic: subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your favourite shows! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thomp...

Scott Thompson - Over 70% of Canadians 'angry' with federal government vaccine rollout

February 22, 2021 10:29 - 1 minute - 1.36 MB

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Small Business Spotlight on La Piazza Allegra and Sasso Resaurant

February 19, 2021 22:35 - 8 minutes - 7.86 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott spoke with Mark Farrugia to find out what the big news is! Guest: Mark Farrugia, Owner of La Piazza Allegra and Sasso Restaurant See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Thompson - Look up, way up!

February 19, 2021 10:17 - 1 minute - 1.23 MB

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Facebook Inc vs. Australian law, Reopening restaurants in Ontario & The Perseverance rover's mission to Mars

February 18, 2021 23:22 - 29 minutes - 26.9 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Facebook Inc. will block news content from being read and shared in its news feed in Australia, in response to a proposed Australian law that would require Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google to pay the country’s news publishers for use of their content. Who stands to win or lose? Guest: Ian Lee, Professor at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business - Restaurants are reopening in some areas of Ontario. Guest: James Rillet, Vice President of ...

Keeping Toronto in lockdown, Recognizing what is happening to the Uighurs & East Meets West: A crossover with the Danielle Smith Show!

February 18, 2021 23:20 - 1 hour - 68.4 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Should Toronto stay in lockdown? The city's top doctor, Dr. Eileen de Villa, thinks they should. Guest: Matthew Bingley, City Hall Reporter for Global News in Toronto - The federal conservatives have asked parliament to recognize that Chinese government's treatment of their Uighur population – alternately known as Uyghurs and Uigurs – qualifies as genocide. Guests: Steven Chase, Senior Parliamentary Reporter for the Globe and Mail John Williamson, Conser...

Small Business Spotlight on Jonny Blonde Burger, Food Truck & Catering

February 18, 2021 22:44 - 5 minutes - 5.2 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott talked with Layal Haidari of Jonny Blonde, to find out how the food truck and catering company handled being hit with the pandemic so soon after opening their permanent location Guest: Layal Haidari, owner and operator of Jonny Blonde Burger, Food Truck & Catering Subscribe tot he Scott Thompson Show wherever you find your favourite podcasts, and keep up with Scott as he checks in on the small businesses, restaurants and initiatives that have chan...

Scott Thompson - Some C-19 changes will stay

February 18, 2021 10:28 - 1 minute - 1.35 MB

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Worldwide COVID-19 cases mysteriously drop, Changing Canada-China relations & How the pandemic transformed cities

February 18, 2021 00:10 - 59 minutes - 54.9 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast The numbers coming in globally seem to indicate a worldwide drop in COVID-19 cases, and experts are scrambling to figure out what has caused it. Guest: Kelly Grant, Health Reporter for The Globe & Mail - Despite the detention of Michael Spavor and Michael Kovrig – despite the security concerns over Huawei's 5G – and despite what the government of China is doing to its population of Uighur Muslims – Justin Trudeau's Liberal government continues to seemingly ...

Choices to be made about the Beijing Olympics, 800 days that the 2 Michaels have been held in China & Vaccinating the U.S.

February 17, 2021 23:49 - 22 minutes - 20.2 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Elliot Tepper returned to the show to discuss how U.S. vaccination plans will be affected by the sever weather across the country. Of course, Scott could not pass up the opportunity to talk to Elliot about a wider range of subjects, including Canada's relationship with the People's Republic of China. Guest: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political science, Carleton University Find out more about the situation in China, Scott's interview with MP Mi...

The feds underestimated carbon tax revenue, 7-Eleven looks into alcohol licenses & Hamilton's LRT story is not over

February 17, 2021 22:59 - 24 minutes - 22.3 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast The federal government underestimated carbon tax revenue. Now they owe Canadian families in three provinces more than $200 million! Guest: Jasmine Moulton, Canadian Taxpayers Federation - According to the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario website, there were 61 applications filed for 7-Eleven locations in various municipalities across the province. Could you soon be able to pick up some brews with your slurpee? Guest: Bruce Winder, Retail Expert...

Small Business Spotlight on Studio E Voice~Music~Arts in Stoney Creek

February 17, 2021 22:36 - 4 minutes - 3.85 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott spoke with Teresa Nocita about benefits of musical expression, and running Studio E during the pandemic. Guest: Teresa Nocita, Owner of Studio E Voice~Music~Arts in Stoney Creek Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show Podcast and keep up with all the big stories in Hamilton, Ontario and across Canada! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show/   See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Scott Thompson - Do we have an abundance of guns or a shortage of vaccine?

February 17, 2021 10:17 - 1 minute - 1.34 MB

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Plans for manufacturing vaccines in Canada, What Canada could learn from Britain & Partnering with Huawei

February 16, 2021 22:41 - 1 hour - 58.8 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Scott started the show with Professor Daniel Beland, discuss what is happening with provincial vaccine deals and the federal government’s plans for Canada’s domestic manufacturing capacity. Guest: Daniel Béland, James McGill Professor of Political Science andthe Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada with McGill University - A new poll from Leger shows that the majority of Canadians blame the federal government for delays in the delivery o...

The aftermath of Trump's acquittal & Canada's travel industry

February 16, 2021 22:31 - 39 minutes - 36.5 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! What happens to the Republican party, now that Donald Trump has been acquitted? Guest: Wayne Petrozzi, Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration at Ryerson University - Scott spoke with Marvin Ryder about Air Canada’s $190-million purchase of Transat A.T. after COVID-19 diminished the deal’s value. Guest: Marvin Ryder, Professor with DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University Check out the newest podcast of the Scott T...

Small Business Spotlight on Krazy Bins Liquidation

February 16, 2021 22:17 - 4 minutes - 4.2 MB

Who opens a new business during a pandemic? Nora Mousa! Scott spoke with her to find out why she thought now was the right time. Guest: Nora Mousa, General Manager of Krazy Bins Liquidation on Barton Street in Hamilton, Ontario Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show Podcast wherever you get your favourite shows, and follow along as Scott finds out about all the small businesses, restaurants and initiatives that have been affected by the pandemic! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-t...

Scott Thompson - Never-ending Family Day

February 16, 2021 10:51 - 1 minute - 1.05 MB

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Weathering a third wave of the pandemic, Canadian-made vaccines & Rumblings of a federal election

February 12, 2021 23:47 - 1 hour - 56 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Can we dodge a third wave of the pandemic? Can we keep the variants under tight control? Scott spoke with Dr. Small of Trillium Health Partners, to find out how things look, as we head into the Family Day long weekend. Dr. Lorne Small, Infectious Disease Specialist with Trillium Health Partners, Landline - Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister says the province has agreed to purchase two million doses of a COVID-19 vaccines developed by Canada's own Providence T...

Small Business Spotlight on Saltlik Smokehouse in Hamilton

February 12, 2021 23:37 - 4 minutes - 4.52 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott spoke with Shane McNamara about what chefs find the most difficult about the pandemic restrictions, as well as how Saltlik is fairing during the era of COVID-19. Guest: Shane McNamara, Chef and Owner of Saltlik Smokehouse at 282 James St N, Hamilton, Ontario Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show podcast wherever you find your favourite shows, and follow along as Scott checks in on the various small businesses and restaurants that have been affected...

What happens after the impeachment trial of Donald Trump?

February 12, 2021 23:31 - 13 minutes - 12.7 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Professor Elliot Tepper returned to the show for another fascinating conversation about the state of U.S. politics, as well as what to expect in the aftermath of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Guest: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, Carleton University Want to know more about what is happening here in Canada? Check out the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show...

Erik Tomas and Scott discuss the Daytona 500 and more from the world of motorsport!

February 12, 2021 23:25 - 10 minutes - 10.1 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Erik Tomas of Raceline Radio dropped by to catch up with Scott and talk about the Daytona 500 among other things from the world of racing, and Scott shared his creative suggestions for improving some aspect of motorsports. Guest: Erik Tomas, host of Raceline Radio Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show wherever you get your favourite podcasts, and keep up with a wide range of daily stories from around the world – they're not all about COVID-19! https://cu...

A blast from the very recent past: Scott shares a story from behind the scenes of the show

February 12, 2021 23:16 - 7 minutes - 7.24 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! While looking for a piece of scrap paper to write on in between interviews, Scott happened upon a document that left him surprised to say the least. Scott shared this story of an unexpected rediscovery, for the benefit of the listeners as much as his own peace of mind! To find out what else happened on today's show, check out the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show and subscribe to the podcast anywhere you go to get your favourite shows! https://cu...

Scott Thompson - 3rd wave a threat, if vaccine does not arrive soon

February 12, 2021 10:22 - 1 minute - 1.46 MB

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India will 'do its best' to send COVID-19 vaccines to Canada, Virus variants threaten a third wave & Is a federal election on the horizon?

February 11, 2021 22:16 - 54 minutes - 49.9 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Scott spoke with Anita Singh to find out about Canada's relationship with India. Guest: Anita Singh, Fellow with the Centre for the Study of Security and Development, researching Canada-India relations at Dalhousie University - With variants of SARS-CoV-2 (the coronavirus that causes COVID-19) showing up in Canada, there is a growing concern that we are staring down a third wave of the pandemic. Guest: Dr. Timothy Sly, Epidemiologist with Ryerson Universit...

20 foster children set to attend McMaster without tuition, Small Business Spotlight on downtown Hamilton & Outdoor ice safety

February 11, 2021 21:39 - 27 minutes - 25.2 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! The Child Welfare Political Action Committee and McMaster University announced that 20 foster children will get their first degree or graduate degree at McMaster without paying for tuition. Scott found out more from the founder of CWPAC Canada, Jane Kovarikova Guest: Jane Kovarikova, Founder of the Child Welfare PAC - Scott welcomed Susie Braithwaite to the show, to talk about how downtown Hamilton's small businesses are doing as we approach the one-ye...

Scott Thompson - New Tragically Hip?

February 11, 2021 10:36 - 1 minute - 1.09 MB

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Hamilton’s LRT is back (again), Canada’s problems with big pharma & Day 2 of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump

February 10, 2021 22:41 - 54 minutes - 50 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Scott welcomed Joseph Mancinelli to the show to talk about what is in store for Hamilton's light rail transit. Guest: Joseph Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada - Has the demand for generic drugs pushed big pharma companies out of Canada? Professor Ian Lee joined the show to discuss the situation. Guest: Ian Lee, Associate Professor with the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University - O...

New music from the Tragically Hip: Alan Cross has the details & Small Business Spotlight on Club Absinthe, a landmark music venue

February 10, 2021 22:22 - 25 minutes - 23 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip says that the band is looking at previously unreleased music, with the aim of sharing some of it with fans! Alan Cross returned to the show to discuss what this could mean for the future of the Hip and their fans. Guest: Alan Cross, music historian, host of the Ongoing History of New Music Keep up with the ongoing history of new music, subscribe to Alan's podcast! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/126/ongoing-history-of-new-...

Looking forward to reopening the slopes!

February 10, 2021 22:02 - 6 minutes - 5.57 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! Ontario's ski and snowboarding hills are awaiting the chance to reopen with restrictions once the stay-at-home order is lifted. Guest: Kevin Nichol, President of the Ontario Snow Resorts Association Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or anywhere you go for your favourite shows! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Small Business Spotlight on Pura Vida Salon in Hamilton, Ontario

February 10, 2021 21:59 - 9 minutes - 9.04 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! Scott spoke with the owner of Pura Vida Slon in Stoney Creek, to find out how that business has adjusted to restrictions and protocol of the COVID-19 pandemic. Guest: Moe, owner of Pura Vida Salon in Stoney Creek, Hamilton, Ontario Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts or anywhere you go for your favourite shows, and follow along with Scott as he finds out how different businesses have adapted to the era of COVID-19! ht...

The LRT is back on track in Hamilton: we have what you need to know & What do the people of Hamilton have to say?

February 10, 2021 20:38 - 34 minutes - 31.9 MB

Scott welcomed Joseph Mancinelli to the show to talk about what is in store for Hamilton's light rail transit. Guest: Joseph Mancinelli, LiUNA International Vice President and Regional Manager of Central and Eastern Canada - Scott opened the phone lines to find out what the people of Hamilton had to say about the LRT news. Subscribe to the podcast wherever you find your favourite shows and never miss out on another story! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast/189/the-scott-thompson-show/ For mo...

Scott Thompson - LRT back on the rails?

February 10, 2021 10:36 - 1 minute - 1.08 MB

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Vaccines and variants in Canada, The impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins & Remembering Mary Wilson of The Supremes

February 09, 2021 22:56 - 1 hour - 55.1 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Variants of SARS-Cov-2 are appearing across Canada, including the P.1 strain, which originated in Brazil. How do we protect ourselves against the variants of the virus that causes COVID-19? Meanwhile, Canada is set to receive shipment of special syringes that will allow the extraction of six doses of the Pfizer vaccine from each vial, rather than five. Guest: Dr. Firas Ahmad Khalid, health policy expert  - How will the handling of Canada's vaccine deals aff...

Charles Burton on the WHO investigation in Wuhan, China

February 09, 2021 22:37 - 12 minutes - 11.5 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! On Tuesday, the WHO provided an update on their investigation into the origins of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 in Wuhan, China. Charles Burton says there is reason to question some of the findings.  Guest: Charles Burton Senior Fellow, Centre for Advancing Canada's Interests Abroad, Macdonald-Laurier Institute For a look at COVID-19 in Canada, variants and vaccine deals, check out the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show! See omnystudio.co...

The future of the Keystone XL pipeline and Canada's energy industry

February 09, 2021 22:32 - 21 minutes - 19.8 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! A new Ipsos poll conducted exclusively for Global News shows that most Canadians – and most Albertans, even – do not have hope for the future of the Keystone XL pipeline. The poll shows that 44 per cent of respondents would rather see Canada focus on building infrastructure within its own borders to transport and refine Canadian oil and natural gas products for international markets. Guests: Darrel Bricker, CEO of Ipsos Public Affairs Dan McTeague, Pre...

Small Business Spotlight on F45 Training in downtown Hamilton, Ontario

February 09, 2021 22:21 - 9 minutes - 8.97 MB

A Scott Thompson Show Bonus Podcast! Scott Spoke with Amanda and Justin of F45 Training, to find out how they have adapted to the pandemic. Guests: Justin Baker and Amanda La Magna of F45 Training in Downtown Hamilton, Ontario, on Instagram as @f45hamiltondowntown Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show podcast and follow the Small Business Spotlight series, as Scott finds out how difference businesses and restaurants have transformed during the era of COVID-19! https://curiouscast.ca/podcast...

Scott Thompson - Slowly, things are opening up

February 09, 2021 10:15 - 1 minute - 1.07 MB

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Could provinces deal with every vaccine being delivered at once? Lockdown rollback reactions, your rights while working from home & Super Bowl breakdown

February 08, 2021 22:22 - 47 minutes - 43.8 MB

What happens when/if 6 million doses arrive on provincial doorsteps all at once on March 31? How will any province be able to handle the whole shipment all at once and then be expected to administer them in a timely fashion? How will Canadians feel about where we are if by March the vaccine arrives per PMs schedule? Do they forget today and lack of Canadian production, and crown the PM king again for delivering everything by September or will Canadians remember where we are now? Guest: Dr. J...

Scott Thompson - Back to school!

February 08, 2021 10:36 - 1 minute - 987 KB

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More questions raised about vaccine deals, One year since Wuhan's lockdown started & The Superbowl!

February 05, 2021 23:48 - 57 minutes - 53 MB

The Scott Thompson Show Podcast Scott spoke with Michale Taube about the pressure Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds himself facing from the growing list of questions about the Federal government's handling of vaccine deals. Guest: Michael Taube, Troy Media Syndicated, Columnist and Washington Times Contributor, former speech writer for Stephen Harper - Jeff Semple joined the show to talk with Scott about the situation in Wuhan, China, one year after it first went into lockdown. Guest: ...

Trump will not testify at his impeachment trial & What happens to the Republican party now?

February 05, 2021 23:28 - 18 minutes - 17.3 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! House Democrats on Thursday asked Donald Trump to testify under oath for his Senate impeachment trial, challenging him to respond to their charge that he incited a violent mob to storm the Capitol. A Trump adviser said the former president won’t testify. Guest: Elliot Tepper, Emeritus Professor of Political science, Carleton University For a look at Canadian politics as well as how Wuhan, China has changed once year since it went into lockdown, check ou...

Restaurant Spotlight on Lone Star Texas Grill in Hamilton

February 05, 2021 23:23 - 6 minutes - 5.85 MB

A Scott Thompson Show bonus podcast! Scott found out about how the Lone Star Texas Grill in Ancaster is preparing for a Superbowl weekend during the pandemic! Guest: Nicole "Nashville" McArthur, Senior Manager, Digital Marketing with Lonestar Subscribe to the Scott Thompson Show Podcast and keep up with Scott as he checks in on small businesses, restaurants and initiatives around Hamilton! If you want more Superbowl talk, listen to the newest podcast of the Scott Thompson Show! See omnyst...

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