Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 7, 2017

Scotty Hertz will be taking some much needed vacation time for the next couple of weeks, which leaves Adam to wonder, “When did Open Sources Guelph add vacation time for staff?” Joking aside, the show, as they say, must go on. And for this week Adam will not fly solo by filling Scotty’s shoes with a pair of special guests, one person to talk about civic matters, and another to talk about science matters. 

This Thursday, September 7, at 5 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

1) Six Tutor. City council started up again this week after the summer break, and while there was a lot of backwards looking about budget variances and re-organizing strategic reserves, the future looks jam-packed with potential labour difficulties, a realigned transit system, and a big budget discussion (the last before next year’s election). Helping to make sense of all those expectations and responsibilities is Ward 6 Councillor Mark MacKinnon. We’ll welcome back MacKinnon to the show, as his ward welcomes back its student citizens, and we’ll find out what he did this summer, and what he might do at city council later this fall.

2) Harvey Boys. Hurricane Harvey has come and gone, leaving a terrible terrible cost to people and property in its wake. If that wasn’t enough bad weather for you, then Hurricane Irma looks good to hit Florida this weekend, and Tropical Storm Jose looks to be on his way after that… It’s almost like there’s something wrong with the weather, right? It’s like the climate is, I don’t know, changing, or something. We’ve talked a lot about this with politicians on past shows, but this time, we’ve found a scientist! University of Guelph emeritus professor Barry Smit will join us to talk about hurricanes, climate change, and his area expertise, how the effects of climate change might impact the way we live in the immediate and not-too-distant futures.

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

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