Open Sources (Ep. #330) Show Notes for June 10, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we tackle complexity. Even though everybody apparently agrees that we need more action on Indigenous issues, there hasn’t been much, and then we will have a personal health moment to talk about all our vaccine options. Then, we fill focus on simpler things, like the friction between the government and teachers, with the head of one of the province’s four teachers’ unions.

This Thursday, June 10, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Egerton of Tomorrow. After over 130 years, Egerton Ryerson no longer stands on the campus of the university that bears his name. The statue was torn down this week as the latest example of growing frustration about inaction on systemic racism against Indigenous people, and there’s a promise of more to come. We will recap this week’s inaction and also talk about the latest in hate crimes from London, Ontario.

Two Dose For Comfort. The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) released their advice on vaccine second doses, and while they said that it’s probably okay to mix and match different vaccine types, for now they’re recommending to stick to the vaccine you got for the second dose. We will talk about the great inner monologue most of us are having: Get two vaccines of a kind or wait for that data about different doses?

Mad Teachers. It’s the end of the school year, and despite a last minute invite from Doug Ford (and Arthur) to hold outdoor, in-person graduation events, Ontario’s students are still going to finish the year at home. Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation president Harvey Bischof will join us this week to talk about the pressure on teachers this past 15 months, and the help they need when schools hopefully re-open in the fall.

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

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