Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 28, 2017

We’ve had a very busy revolving door this year on Open Sources Guelph. In 2017, we’ve had about 40 different people come through the studio or talk to us on the phone. We’ve hosted City Councillors, Members of Parliament, Members of Provincial Parliament, candidates for party leadership, party leaders, professors, and activists. So for our final show of the year, we’ve got two more guests: a well-known and topical Canadian comedian, and a well-known and popular host of syndicated radio show you hear every day on CFRU.

This Thursday, December 21, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Making new friends!

1) Ron the Road. Back in October, comedian Ron James performed two back-to-back shows at the River Run Centre here in Guelph, but different from other shows he’s done in the Royal City, these ones were being taped as James’ annual CBC New Year’s Eve stand-up special, this year called The High Road. James will one again bring his everyman sensibility and tongue-twisty punchlines to the biggest news events of the year, but how does James manage to stay so topical when recording weeks in advanced in such a rapidly changing news environment? That’s one of may questions that Adam had for James in their interview backstage at the River Run. Ron James: The High Road airs on CBC on Sunday December 31 at 9 pm and repeats January 4, 2018 at 8 pm.

2) Democracy Then! Also back in October, Scotty got to scratch a pretty big thing off the old bucket list when he interviewed Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman in front of a *yuge* crowd at Rozanski Hall at the University of Guelph. Goodman was on tour promoting her new book, Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America, and squeezed Guelph in as one of a number of Canadian stops in a hectic weekend. After talking about her show, covering the changing face of America, and her own brushes with the law while covering the story, Scotty asked Goodman about water rights issues, creating meaningful change in government, and the award-winning work she does on Democracy Now!

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

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