Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday May 28, 2015

This week, Open Sources Guelph is going to try something different: back-to-back interviews! As luck would have it, the radio gods have gifted us with two insightful and locally-focused interviews on this week’s show, from the relevant and sensitive issues surrounding sexual assault awareness and prevention, to a pair of politicians questing to better understand the demands and limitations of public transportation in the Royal City.

This Thursday, May 28, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz  and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

1) Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The issue of harassment and assault against women has been in the news with alarming regularity. From the allegations against Bill Cosby, to the incident involving CityTV reporter Shauna Hunt, to the vulgar Facebook group start by some Dalhousie Dentistry students, there’s no shortage of stories about the objectification of women by men. As fate would have it, May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Jessica St. Peter, public educator for Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, will join us to talk about the challenges her organization faces, from the greater cultural trends to the deeply personal issues, that WiC deals with everyday.

2) Tales from the Bus. Earlier this month, two brave Guelph City Councillors took up the challenge to leave their cars at home, and spend the 31 days of May racing around town either on the bus or on their own two feet by bike and walking. Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt and Ward 5 Councillor Leanne Piper will join us to talk about their car-less month and discuss the challenges and advantages of Guelph’s transit system as they’ve experienced it for themselves. They’ll also share what they’ve learned by talking to Guelph Tranist drivers and the people who ride bus full-time.

Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.

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