Open Sources (Ep. #408) Show Notes for January 5, 2023

This week on Open Sources Guelph we’re back at work! That was a nice holiday break but the news doesn’t stop, even though we do (for a time). So on this show, we’re catching up with the crazy politics of the United States, which did not take a holiday break, and we will catch up with the War in Ukraine because there was no holiday break there either. For the interview this week, we will finish up our round of interviews with the new city councillors by chatting with the new guy representing Ward 6.

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

Kevin Can Wait. As dawn arrived on January 3 for the start of the new U.S. Congress, the odds were still long that Kevin McCarthy would achieve his life’s goal and become the Speaker of the House, at least on the first vote. It’s a big flashing red sign that House Republicans are not ready for prime time, including a holiday scandal about a new New York Congressman who apparently ran for office on an entirely imaginary CV. We will talk about the GOP drama in this first week of the new Congress.

300 Days of Longing. The Russian war in Ukraine, at least the full invasion portion, is rapidly approaching the end of its first year. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a successful visit to the United States before the break that resulted in more military support, but Vladimir Putin has been increasing the bombardment, started calling the war a war in public, and appears to be considering the launch of another invasion through Belarus. What’s coming in 2023 for the people of Ukraine?

The Man Who Chew Too Much. Before the break we were working our way through the new Guelph City Councillors, and we finally come to the end of that list. Last, but certainly not least, we’re talking to Ken Yee Chew, the new councillor from Ward 6, for this week’s show. Chew is one of the youngest members of the new council, and he’s going to talk to us about defeating an incumbent, the challenges coming in 2023, and the potential changes to the Federal riding maps that might split off the south end from the rest of Guelph.

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

Photo Courtesy of the Office of the Speaker.

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