Monthly Archives: November 2016

OSG Will Cover U.S. Election Night

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The end is nigh. Whether that’s the end of this terrible election cycle or the end of the world, that’s entirely up to how the American electorate will cast its vote on Tuesday, but one thing’s for certain: Open Sources Guelph will be going live to air to cover the whole darn thing. When you tune in your radio to 93.3 FM – or tune in your web browser to cfru.ca – on Tuesday at 8 pm, the CFRU election team will bring you all the blow-by-blows from Bangor to Sacramento, from Anchorage to Orlando, and all points in between as we wait and see if America makes history by electing its first female president or makes history by decided to end it all in star-spangled, Cheeto-dust-covered glory! Continue reading

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The Weekender: The Year Insanity Trumped History

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Seeing the election unfold south of the border, it’s hard to believe that you can be surprised anymore, but by spending one evening on Twitter last week, I found out that I still could be. Someone had tweeted that they had voted that day, and they were moved to tears because for the first time in their lifetime, they cast a vote for a major party nominee for president who happened to be female. That emotional honesty shared on social media put something in stark relief for me: we’ve been so obsessed with how this election has broken all conventions we haven’t taken the time to notice history being made right in front of us. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 3, 2016

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This is almost over, folks. Not Open Sources Guelph, of course! The show will go on for the forceable future, but when it comes to our first topic of the week, it will, mercifully, be almost over. We’ll look at the last days of the 2016 presidential election, which had at least one last good twist for the final week of campaigning. We’ll also catch up with all the latest from Guelph City Hall as things have been heated lately and look to get even more heated over the next several weeks. From there, we’ll consider the federal scene and whether our government is acting inappropriately in raising political funds, and then it’s off to North Dakota where there’s no end in sight for the protests there. Continue reading

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