Open Sources (Ep. #407) Show Notes for December 29, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we come to the final episode of the year. As fans of our show know, when the time comes for the last show of the year, then it’s time for the awards. The campaign is completed, the votes are in, and the trophies have been polished and stamped. So put on your tux, book your limousine, and pop the champagne as we usher in the new year with the OSGenies (Thoughts on the name?).

This Thursday, December 29, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Worst Politician of 2022. The proverbial pickins are never slim in this category, and 2022 has once again been an embarrassment of riches when it comes to the worst people in politics. From across the ocean and a record setting tenure in terms of a premiership, to someone closer to home who just got hired to be as crazy as they want to be (it seems), our first award goes to the worst of the worst!

Good News Story of the Year. Good news? In 2022? Sure, you can find some if you look hard enough. Actually, you don’t have to look that hard, and neither did we. It turns out that the bad news stories might be a source of good news depending on how people are reacting to them, and at the same time things didn’t get as bad as they could have thanks to the most basic sort of activism: Voting! It’s all good news!!

Dumpster Fire of the Year. Oh yeah! We didn’t start the fire, but we certainly warm ourselves from the flames, and 2022 was no exception with this fan favourite category. Many dumpsters were set ablaze this year, and we have narrowed it down to two, whether that’s the one that affects us everyday, or the one that got way out of control earlier this year in locations all around the country.

Best Politician of 2022. For everything, there is an equal and an opposite, and if there is a Worst Politician of the Year then there must also be a Best Politician of the Year. Yes, there are a few political people in this blessed world who appear to be as good as their word, and are putting some solid effort into trying to make the world a better place, from a leader literally in the middle of a war zone to some folks closer to home!

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

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