Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 10, 2016


This week on Open Sources Guelph it’s all Trump, all the time! Did he really make money on selling Trump Shuttle? Is his victory in Ohio and Florida inevitable? Where can we get some Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka? Just kidding. We are going to do our damnedest to make sure that we leave that whole fustercluck south of the border alone for the week, and turn our attention to more pressing things like the environment and rebellion. And did you know that our Prime Minister once boxed a senator? It fascinated a whole lot of Americans. Oh forget it! Let’s get on with the show…

This Thursday, March 10, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz  and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

1) WaukeshaWorld. A small town in Wisconsin is looking to get fresh water from Lake Michigan, a move that would require the eight U.S. state governors that oversee the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement to override the current protections and provisos of the Great Lakes basin as laid out in that agreement. Why does Waukesha need more water? Well their own resources are either depleted or filled with radiation! Ontario and Quebec residents get a say leading up the final decisions, so what should we say? Should we lend a hand, or is their a dangerous precedent about to be enacted here?

2) Generation BetraYed? A Guardian series is looking at a generational problem, that Millennials – confronted with too much debt, too much unemployment, and not enough opportunity – are losing the economic sweepstakes; the wealth of the west just isn’t flowing their way. Millennials are the subject of a lot of scorn, but the one thing that the data says for certain is that the life of Generation Y, economically speaking, is not going to be as good as their parents and their grandparents, and that milestones like marriage, children, careers and home ownership are happening later for them because of it. Are the children of the 80s and 90s doomed to a sharing economy that doesn’t see them share in the wealth?

3) JT on 60. Washington’s got Justin Fever, and for once the outbreak can’t be blamed on anti-vaxxers. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has landed in Washington D.C. for a big meeting and state dinner with President Barack Obama, and in preparation, the PM was profiled in glowing terms of 60 Minutes. And why not? Trudeau once beat up a guy on live TV, a fact that the segment seemed oddly fascinated with. But in the wake of some many Americans looking from an escape plan from Donald Trump’s America, are we basking a little too much in the States’ Trudeau envy?

4) KUDATAH! Ever heard of a coup d’état, but couldn’t be bother to spell check it once invoked? Welcome to “Kudatah”, the populist attempt by rural Albertans to bring down the provincial government of Rachel Notley, and if you thought Canada had earned the right to mock Tea Partiers and Trump supporters south of the border, check your privilege (and the photo above). George Clark has promised revolution in Alberta with Notley and the NDP pushing an agenda of carbon taxes and farm employee safety, but is he also exposing an ugly underbelly in Canadian politics?

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

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