Open Sources Show Notes for January 16, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we don’t need to make a play for our independence since we’ve already got it! So what are we going to do with our independence? We’re going to talk to a city councillor!! Ward 6’s Dominique O’Rourke will be our guest this week, and then we will talk about the latest from Iran, and another pair trying to strike out on their own…

This Thursday, January 16, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Plan Dominique. Guelph City Council has already met for the first time in 2020, but there’s a whole lot going on in the Royal City as we look ahead to what might happen in next 12 months. This week, we’re going to be joined by Ward 6 Councillor Dominique O’Rourke, who will talk to us about the importance of the strategic plan that’s now being done, the concerns about the pending traffic crunch on Gordon with all the development in the south end, and we will make some time in the end to talk about sports (?).

Wince of Persia. Although it’s been forced off the front page in the United States thanks to impeachment drama, the downing of Ukrainian Airlines Flight 752 is still top of mind for Canadians as the recovery process continues, now with Canadians in Iran and at the crash site. Although Iran has taken responsibility for accidentally shooting down the plane, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau went on TV and said that the escalating tensions are the reason why so many people died. So where do the tensions go from here?

Megxit Wounds. Also forcing international tensions off the front page is the internal tensions of the Royal Family. Harry and Meghan, AKA: the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are looking to bail on their Royal duties and set up ways to make themselves financially independent. There’s no doubt that the Duchess has suffered from an inordinate amount of negative coverage on the basis of her race, but is this move, and the seeming disrespect shown to the Queen, going to be the clean break she and Harry are looking for?

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

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