Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 17, 2016


It’s civics, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph. Civics because we’ll be hosting a Guelph city councillor in the second half of the show; drugs because we’re going to be talking about Toronto is exploring a new pilot project that’s had great success in Vancouver; and rock ‘n’ roll because of the U.S. Presidential Election, which remains the greatest show on Earth. It’s everything a Nazi Grandma could love.

This Thursday, March 17, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz  and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

1) Super Tuesday III: The Search for Sanity. It’s a mad, mad, mad, world and it seems to belong to either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The third “Super Tuesday” in a row further narrowed the field with Marco Rubio dropping out after a stunning loss in his home state Florida, but John Kasich’s win in Ohio means that the #NeverTrump vote remains divided. Meanwhile, Clinton opened up her lead over Bernie Sanders further despite a week of unfortunate misspeaks that managed to insult people on both the right and the left. In the shadow of growing violence on the right, and quiet resignation to a Clinton candidacy on the left, what could possibly happen next in the U.S. Presidential race?

2) Injecting Safe Injections into Toronto. Toronto’s medical officer of health Dr. David McKeown is asking city council to consider the opening of safe injection sites, which would make Toronto only the second city in Canada to host them. The research about the effectiveness of safe injection sites is sound, but no less controversial, and the neighbourhoods in Toronto that might host the first three sites will surely offer their opposition to having them in their own backyard. So can NIMBY opposition be overcome to create a safe means for intravenous drug users to get high cleanly while getting help? How will Toronto City Council react when it comes to them for a final decision?

3) One of the Wards of the Ward. In the first part of a 12 part series, we are welcoming Ward 1 City Councillor Dan Gibson to the show this week to talk about all things related to ‘The Ward.” It’s going to be a busy construction year for Guelph’s East end with improvements coming to York Road, renovations beginning on the Victoria Road Recreation Centre, and more housing construction in growing neighbourhoods in the Victoria Rd. and Watson Pkwy. area. What should Guelphites look out for? What work is left to be done? What are Gibson’s goals for the coming year? We’ll ask all those questions and more, not to mention your questions, when Gibson joins us in studio.

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

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