Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 3, 2015

Mohamed Fahmy

Before you kick off for the Labour Day weekend, tune in your radio for the latest edition of Open Sources Guelph. Don’t adjust your set, because the show will sounds a little different this week, but rest assured, the same old political commentary will emerge for your radio this afternoon as the team address the latest hot topics making news across Canada.

This Thursday, September 3, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz  and special guest host Noel Mano from CFRU News will discuss:

1) Campaign Week #5. As we entered the second month of the campaign it all became about the ‘R’  word, “Recession.” As Stephen Harper tried to spin the news that this was only a technical recession, Justin Trudeau and Thomas Mulcair went on the attack as the polls told a story that on Election Night the question of who might form the next government may come down to which way the wind blows in British Columbia. We’ll have the latest campaign news.

2) 3 Years in Prison. After several fits and starts and theatrics from the Egyptian court, Mohamed Fahmy and two of his colleagues from Al Jazeera were sentence to three years in prison for spreading false news among other charges. PM Harper was immediately criticized for not doing enough on Fahmy’s behalf, but it’s another example of just how dangerous the work of journalists can be. Is there hope for Fahmy?

3) Bad Bus Driver? A Calgary bus driver refused to drive the city’s new rainbow themed bus because, you guessed it, as a Christian he conscientiously objects to the “homosexual lifestyle.” Meanwhile, a county clerk in Kentucky still refuses to issue marriage licenses despite the Supreme Court’s insistence that she begin doing so. What are we to make of this continued struggle for universal gay rights both here and in the United States?

Note: Open Sources‘ Candidate profile series will begin next week.

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

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