Open Sources (Ep. #362) Show Notes for January 27, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re talking about international matters, and then we will bring things back to the local. First, we will look abroad at a pair of growing crises in Ukraine and Afghanistan and the fallout of a future war and a past one respectively. In the back half of the show, we will have an interview with one of Guelph’s Ward 2 city councillors about the month that’s passed and the year that’s ahead.

This Thursday, January 27, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Vlad the Invader. Since we last talked about the military build up on the Ukrainian border, things seem to have only gotten worse. American forces are now on high alert, European powers are sabre-rattling, diplomat’s families are now being withdrawn from Kyiv, and Vladimir Putin shows no sign that he’s going to de-escalate the situation. So is a war for Ukraine inevitable at this point?

Another Predictable Humanitarian Crisis. Meanwhile, a little to the east, things are also getting worse in Afghanistan. There’s a humanitarian crisis due to unrelenting poverty under the Taliban, and the wide-spread possibility of starvation putting pressure on the people of Afghanistan, and all while the Taliban are up to old tricks limiting women’s rights, stopping their education, and telling them what to wear. What can be done?

Do Not Pass Rodrigo! Our first guest from Guelph city council for 2022 is Ward 2’s Rodrigo Goller. It’s been a surprisingly busy month at city council so far, and we will ask Councillor Goller about the passing of the Transportation Master Plan, whether he will back Mayor Cam Guthrie’s motion to oppose Quebec’s Bill 21, what he’s looking forward to this year, and yes, whether or not he intends to stand for re-election.

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

Photo Courtesy of the AP.

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