OTTAWA – The national capital region has a new talk show.

The new show, ‘Talk to the Hand,’ will be hosted by veteran broadcaster Ed Hand on 1310News, focusing on key local issues. It will air Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

From the senate scandal — to the Ottawa Senators — and everything in between, you can bet Ed will cover it.

“It’s about voices and plenty of them,” Ed said. “We’ll be talking about the issues that hit you in the heart and wallet or just plain get on your nerves.”

The show first airs at 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Mark Patterson with Ottawa’s Guns and Gangs Unit will join Ed to discuss the gang situation in Ottawa, and how some gangs are using social media as a recruiting tool. Ed will also be joined by Nobel Laureate Jody Wilson to discuss the Energy East Pipeline controversy.

You’re going to be a big part of the show and are invited to call in at 613-750-1310 to have your say!

You can also follow Ed on Twitter and use #TalktotheHand to join the conversation!