Insider: The myth and reality of Vimy Ridge

April 7, 2017

In Episode 9 of The Hamilton Spectator's Newsroom Insider, host Joanna Frketich talks with Spectator reporter Nicole O'Reilly about her behind the scenes tour of a new $2.3 million Mohawk College lab that simulates real life medical tests, and with reporter Jon Wells about his weekend feature on the myth and reality behind the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Plus a sneak peek at reporter Mark McNeil's August trip to France and Belgium for the 75th anniversary of the infamous raid on Dieppe.

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Insider: Code Red explores the link between house fires and poverty

April 1, 2017

Welcome to Episode 8 of the Newsroom Insider. Host Natalie Paddon speaks with reporters Teviah Moro and Steve Buist about the Hamilton Spectator’s latest Code Red project, which examines the link between house fires and poverty in the city.
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Insider: A look at the state of marijuana in Hamilton

March 25, 2017

March 24, 2017 | In this week's Newsroom Insider, host Molly Hayes talks to reporter Nicole O'Reilly about the current state of marijuana in Hamilton and how businesses and entrepreneurs are operating in anticipation of federal legalization.

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Insider: An Ancaster man’s alleged connection to the historic Yahoo hack

March 20, 2017

March 20, 2017 | In this week's Newsroom Insider, host David Crosbie talks to reporter Natalie Paddon about Karim Baratov, the Ancaster man allegedly implicated in the 2014 Russian-sponsored hack of Yahoo! that saw over 500 million email accounts compromised.

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Insider: Trump, the ultimate cartoon subject, and front seat at the big game

March 10, 2017

Newsroom Insider: Scott Radley chats with Spec editorial cartoonist Graeme Mackay about how drawing The Donald. And Steve Milton talks about being there for the big game

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Insider: Vinyl comes around again; unpacking anonymous sources

March 3, 2017

Newsroom Insider Ep. 4, March 3, 2017 | In the first half of this week's episide, host Jon Wells chats with reporter Mark McNeil about his feature in Saturday’s Spectator about Sunrise Records and the comeback of vinyl. In the second half, managing editor Jim Poling talks about the use of anonymous sources and the thorny issues it raises for journalists and the public alike.

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Insider: The strange and tragic St. Lucia trial plus how to photograph fog

February 24, 2017

Newsroom Insider Episode 3, Feb. 24, 2017

Molly Hayes talks about a Hamiltonian's trial in St. Lucia, then asks photographers how to capture an abstract concept like 'weather'

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Newsroom Insider Ep. 2, Feb. 17, 2017

February 18, 2017

In Episode 2 of the Hamilton Spectator's Newsroom Insider podcast, host Jon Wells talks to Spectator columnist Jeff Mahoney about his craft and a piece he wrote on local author Ray Cunnington, reporter Natalie Paddon about what it's like juggling a variety of stories on the night shift including covering a traffic fatality, and editor-in-chief Paul Berton about Donald Trump, among other topics. Plus bonus coverage: direct audio from health reporter Joanna Frketich's interview with Deb Matthews, Ontario's Deputy Premier and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, with respect to her coverage of concerns raised over the contract of Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie.
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Newsroom Insider Ep. 1, Feb. 10, 2017

February 11, 2017

In the inaugural edition of the Hamilton Spectator Newsroom Insider Podcast, host Drew Edwards talks to editor-in-chief Paul Berton about this new podcast project, Jon Wells about his remarkable profile of Conservative leadership candidate Lisa Raitt and her husband’s battle with early onset Alzheimer's, as well as Joanna Frketich on Mohawk College president Ron McKerlie's secret contract.

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Mackenzie Hughes wins first PGA event

November 21, 2016

Mackenzie Hughes, 25, of Dundas won the PGA's RSM Classic on Monday morning in a playoff. It was the first win on the Tour for the PGA rookie. This audio from the news conference following the event, courtesy PGA Tour.

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