RCP: About, Patreon & Contact

Rose City Politics

Rose City Politics is a weekly, hour-long show focused on the movers-and-shakers affecting the political scene. Municipal politics is the emphasis when you join panelists Pat Papadeas, Doug Sartori, Don Merrifield, and Jon Liedtke as they dissect, debate, educate and inform on political happenings in Windsor Ontario.

Rose City Politics
From left: Don Merrifield Jr., Doug Sartori, Pat Papadeas, Jon Liedtke
Rose City Politics
From left: Don Merrifield Jr., Doug Sartori, Pat Papadeas, Jon Liedtke

Rose City Politics broadcasts each Wednesday at 8 p.m. at RoseCityPolitics.ca, is available on all your favourite podcasting apps, Youtube, and can be found on Facebook and Twitter where we encourage you to engage with us.

Rose City Politics is an award winning program and has consistently ranked in the Top 50 Canadian Government Podcasts.

Rose City Politics provides a monthly column that is printed both in Biz X Magazine and at BizXMagazine.com.

In the past, Rose City Politics has appeared in print in The Urbanite newspaper, The Windsor Independent newspaper, and has broadcast on CJAM 99.1FM.

Who are we?

Don Merrifield Jr. is a realtor serving Windsor Essex County for over 21 year, a co-host on Rose City Politics for over 10 years, a former professional musician, father and grandfather, and a former ward 3 city council candidate.

Doug Sartori is a political observer and organizer. When he’s not recording podcasts or getting people out to vote he runs Parallel 42 Systems, a technology consultancy in downtown Windsor.

Jon Liedtke is an on-air host for AM800 CKLW, co-host and producer of Rose City Politics, a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and SAG-AFTRA, and plays trumpet in Windsor’s The Nefidovs.

Pat Papadeas is a legal studies professor at St. Clair College and co-author of the textbook Canadian Business Law (Emond Publishing). She is active in organizations that directly or indirectly support a bold and vibrant downtown.


Past members of Rose City Politics include current Windsor City of Windsor councilor Kieran McKenzie, past members of Windsor City Council Rino Bortolin and Chris Holt, and Paul Synnott, Sarah Morris, and Mark Boscariol.

Patreon: Support Us

For $7 per month, you help:

  • Fund a weekly podcast
  • Fund investigative reporting
  • Fund local rabblerousing

For $7 per month, you’re entitled to:

  • Access to patron-only content (40+ premium episodes)
  • Prioritized social media feedback

Join: https://www.patreon.com/RoseCityPolitics


We love to hear from our listeners and fellow community members, so feel free to get in touch with us however is easiest for you.

Whether you have a question, news tip, or even want to share sensitive documents with us in a parking lot, we want to hear from you.

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