Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 10, 2016


It’s a mad house! A mad house! How many you felt like George Taylor realizing that he was on Earth along after experiencing the ascension of Donald Trump to the presidency this week? Open Sources Guelph does. We may not be on the Planet of the Apes, but you’d have a tough time convincing us that we’re not on a planet of deplorables. We will talk for the last time about the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election before starting the countdown to the first days of the Trump presidency, and then we’ll consider more local matters with out latest guest from city council, and he’ll tell us what he thinks of Trump (just kidding). Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 10, 2016”

OSG Will Cover U.S. Election Night


The end is nigh. Whether that’s the end of this terrible election cycle or the end of the world, that’s entirely up to how the American electorate will cast its vote on Tuesday, but one thing’s for certain: Open Sources Guelph will be going live to air to cover the whole darn thing. When you tune in your radio to 93.3 FM – or tune in your web browser to – on Tuesday at 8 pm, the CFRU election team will bring you all the blow-by-blows from Bangor to Sacramento, from Anchorage to Orlando, and all points in between as we wait and see if America makes history by electing its first female president or makes history by decided to end it all in star-spangled, Cheeto-dust-covered glory! Continue reading “OSG Will Cover U.S. Election Night”

The Weekender: The Year Insanity Trumped History


Seeing the election unfold south of the border, it’s hard to believe that you can be surprised anymore, but by spending one evening on Twitter last week, I found out that I still could be. Someone had tweeted that they had voted that day, and they were moved to tears because for the first time in their lifetime, they cast a vote for a major party nominee for president who happened to be female. That emotional honesty shared on social media put something in stark relief for me: we’ve been so obsessed with how this election has broken all conventions we haven’t taken the time to notice history being made right in front of us. Continue reading “The Weekender: The Year Insanity Trumped History”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 3, 2016


This is almost over, folks. Not Open Sources Guelph, of course! The show will go on for the forceable future, but when it comes to our first topic of the week, it will, mercifully, be almost over. We’ll look at the last days of the 2016 presidential election, which had at least one last good twist for the final week of campaigning. We’ll also catch up with all the latest from Guelph City Hall as things have been heated lately and look to get even more heated over the next several weeks. From there, we’ll consider the federal scene and whether our government is acting inappropriately in raising political funds, and then it’s off to North Dakota where there’s no end in sight for the protests there. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday November 3, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 20, 2016


This week on Open Sources Guelph, good news! After waiting and hoping that things might heat up for the Conservative leadership race, we have several more people to consider after a week of moves and announcements. In more good news, it seems like one of the world’s biggest employers has gotten the message: investing in people pays, and meanwhile in North Dakota, press freedom scored some kind of victory because a judge decided there wasn’t enough evidence to jail a reporter for doing her job. And finally, a grumpy old man decided if he can’t win the house, he’ll burn it down and salt the earth. Three out of four ain’t bad.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 20, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 13, 2016


We’ve been saying it for over a year now, and it seems that the rest of the world has finally caught on: Open Sources Guelph is the city’s finest political and current affairs discussion show. So what shall we talk about this week? Well Donald Trump has caught on tape this week saying something grossly and demonstrably inappropriate, but this time it seems to have actually harmed him politically.  Then, we’ll talk about a controversial issue closer to home, and sticking with that downtown theme, we’ll wrap up this week with special guest that makes all things downtown his specialty. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 13, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 29, 2016


This past Monday night, two big political events vied for the time of local politicos, and this week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll talk about them both. In one corner, there’s the epic premiere debate event of the season: Donald “The Best” Trump versus “Crooked” Hillary Clinton! In the other corner was the showdown at City Hall, 13 city councillors against hundreds of eager environmentalists. Only one of these was kind of solved by the end of Monday night, and we’ll talk about which one and where it goes from here. Also on the show this week, a special guest in the former of Guelph’s business ambassador. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 29, 2016”