Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 24, 2016

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Here on Open Sources Guelph, we can’t guarantee that we’ll always get them right, but also promise not to intentionally mislead you. It’s an important distinction this week as we dig into the phenomenon of fake news, and whether or not it had an effect on the U.S. Presidential election. Also this week, we’ll talk about how if you can walk and talk, you can go to Brock, and get elected to Queen’s Park as we look at the Ontario by-elections. We’ll also look ahead to the 2017 British Columbia provincial election, and how in another 13 years, Santa won’t be able to leave coal in your stocking anymore. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 24, 2016”

The Weekender: We Shouldn’t Be Mocking Patrick Brown, But Encouraging Him

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Beneath the pomp and circumstance and celebrity spotting at this week’s Washington D.C. visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, there was an actual substantive announcement between the head of Canada’s government and U.S. President Barack Obama. Called the “U.S.-Canada Joint Statement on Climate, Energy, and Arctic Leadership”, it set goals for implementing the Paris Agreement, co-ordinating domestic climate action, advancing climate action globally, establishing co-operation on clean energy, and for initiating a shared Arctic leadership model. Given the importance of such an agreement one would think that pro-climate action politicians would be giving a hand to politicians that announce their intention to contribute. And you would be wrong. Continue reading “The Weekender: We Shouldn’t Be Mocking Patrick Brown, But Encouraging Him”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 3, 2015

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In the shadow of several gunmen, and an all-important worldwide conference to take on what maybe the greatest pending disaster in human history, Open Sources Guelph kicks off this week with a talk about medical marijuana. It’s a serious issue, perhaps not as serious as the other two, but important consider that as the Federal government looks to legalize pot, an entire industry now sits in a kind of legal no man’s land: waiting for legalization, but still, for the moment, illegal. A special guest will help us out with these implications, and then we’ll talk about the week’s big issues. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday December 3, 2015”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 12, 2015

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The honeymoon’s over this week on Open Sources Guelph. A little more than a week into the Trudeau-rific era, and Canada’s getting hosed by the TPP, approving the dumping of sewage into our favourite river, and what’s this we hear about the budget being in deficit before Justin Trudeau puts it into deficit? Yeah, it’s pretty rough out there, but not as rough as some people. Suicide rates are increasing amongst middle-aged white men, while in the United States, a middle-aged black man is killing his chances to become president with some creative re-writting of his biography.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 12, 2015”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 19, 2015

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It’s dire news on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, as it seems that fear is in a position to win again both here and abroad, and meanwhile, our concerns about things we should be deeply concerned about seem to go by with a minimum of media fuss. From cultural clashing to environmental apocalypse, to whether or not we’re too worried about being worried, it looks like another packed week for our little radio show. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 19, 2015”