Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 18, 2017

News coming out of the U.S. this week is too heavy, so we’re going to focus on some lighter topics on this week’s Open Sources Guelph: cultural appropriation, poverty, and electoral reform. We jest, of course, these are all very heavy topics in our own right, and we will aim to address some very key questions. Is it alright for white male writers to mock the idea of encouraging aboriginal people to tell their own stories? Is it weird that we seem to keep overlooking issues of poverty and loss in our community? And how are local activists trying to encourage the government to keep its promises?  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 11, 2017

Comey Who? We’ve got a lot of Canadian stuff on our plate this week on Open Sources Guelph, so Donald Trump can go about his shady business without our discerning eye. In the meantime, we’ve got two big interviews in the form of another NDP leadership candidate and one of Guelph’s city councillors, and then we’ll be looking at the results of the B.C. Provincial Election, which is as close to a nail biter as we ever get in Canada.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 4, 2017

This week’s Open Sources Guelph will not begin until we’re shown to our villa. But seriously, unlike a certain luxury music festival organized by the man that gave us “Thug Lovin'”, or a certain American administration that we could name, this week’s show will run like a Swiss watch. No guest this week, but we’re going to have lots of discussion about 105 days of Trump, ranked ballots, refusing to pay rent, and why some people this week proved why their best work is behind them.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 27, 2017

It’s a bit late, admittedly, but since we don’t control time here on Open Sources Guelph (yet) we’re going to make this Thursday Earth Day, and mark the occasion with a discussion with a couple of local environmental advocates. On top of that, we’ll be talking to another NDP leadership candidate who was in town last week, and we’ll be discussing a pilot project from the Ontario government to give the poor more certainty in these highly uncertain times.  Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 20, 2017

With just a couple of days till the French go to the polls in a very consequential election, it was inevitable that we were going to talk about it on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, so perhaps seeing how much fun they were having, Theresa May decided that she would call an election too in the United Kingdom. We’re going to talk about those two races on this week’s show, and then in the second half we’ll bring things back home as we get to know another area Member of Provincial Parliament. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 13, 2017

This week on Open Sources Guelph we talk to the man who’s the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada! You know, if those other 13 people in the race get out of his way. We are happy on this week’s show to be able to talk to Rick Peterson, the bilingual maverick businessman that’s making a serious play to be the head of Canada’s blue team. Before that though, we’ll address the maverick foreign policy of “45” and the maverick action of Guelph’s city council to put the kibosh on online voting. Continue reading

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Who’s Becoming an Open Source the Next Couple of Weeks?

The next month is going to be very busy for special guests here on Open Sources Guelph! We’ve got a federal politician, a provincial politician, and a Guelph city councillor along a panel of local all-stars for our annual tribute to all things Green. Continue reading

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