Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 18, 2018

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ve got Canadian problems. This will not be an easy one to parse, because these are complicated situations and complicated issues. For instance, what do you do when the system for paying federal employees seems practically unable to work right? What can be done about the persistent allegations of harassment on a Canadian university campus? How should we respond to a made up hate crime? And is it time to give our Indigenous people veto power in lawmaking? It’s a conundrum heavy show to be sure.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 11, 2018

We’re back! After a holiday break, Open Sources Guelph returns for its epic fourth year of practical news discussion and interviews with local newsmakers. There’s none of the latter this week, but we’ve got plenty of the former. Read any good books lately? Well, we hear there’s one about a certain American administration. Also, it turns out that Trudeau might have been palling around with terrorists after all (in a manner), for some reason people are angry about a pay raise for the people making the least, and people out in the cold are still getting the cold shoulder. So it’s another year in paradise, apparently.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 4, 2018

Welcome to the start of the fourth year of Open Sources Guelph, and we’re going to kick things off with a discussion of last year! Or, to be more precise, we’re going to give out our annual awards in our annual awards special. For the last two years, we’ve taken the last show and handed out awards in four categories as we each saw them, and always resulting in eight winners. Of course, “winner” is relative in some of the categories, but to kick off 2018, we will give out the proverbial hardware in all your favourite categories. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 28, 2017

We’ve had a very busy revolving door this year on Open Sources Guelph. In 2017, we’ve had about 40 different people come through the studio or talk to us on the phone. We’ve hosted City Councillors, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Parliament, candidates for party leadership, party leaders, professors, and activists. So for our final show of the year, we’ve got two more guests: a well-known and topical Canadian comedian, and a well-known and popular host of syndicated radio show you hear every day on CFRU. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 21, 2017

The holiday season begins this week, and you know what that means: the annual Open Sources Guelph Political Movies Special. Each year, we choose four politically-themed movies to highlight as potential viewing during the holiday break when regular politics mostly takes a few weeks off. This year, we’ve got quite a diverse crop: a zany comedy about Middle East peace starring Adam Sandler, a new documentary about the economy featuring the former U.S. Secretary of Labour, a racially-charged and themed horror film, and the latest film about the struggles of the U.K. working class from Ken Loach (guess who chose that one). Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 14, 2017

We’re quickly approaching the end of the year and the holiday season here at Open Sources Guelph, and that means this will sadly be our last live show of 2017. We never thought we’d get to the end of 2017, but we did, and we’re relieved. So before diving into our annual political movie picks and awards, we’ll look at the recent election. No, not that election, the one that happened in Canada this week. We’ll also talk about a new guaranteed income plan in Canada, the results of the Guelph City Council debate on the hydro merger, and the year in Guelph politics. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 7, 2017

There’s some big trouble brewing on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. No, no one on this show has broken the law, but someone that was once in the Trump administration sure did! How about the Trudeau government, anyone breaking the law there? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean the opposition isn’t kicking up some kind of fuss. And finally, no laws were broken during the passing of the city budget this week, but some feelings were probably hurt.  Continue reading

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