Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 15, 2016

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we are finally going to get the media and political class back for all the awful lies they’ve spread about us. Oh wait, sorry, that’s Doug Ford’s script. Here on the show, we do the good work of trying to bring fair, well-researched and humorous political punditry to your radio airwaves, and this week is no exception. From the leadership race no one wants to lead, to the leadership at Queen’s Park that can’t decide where to lead next. From great expectations about Guelph’s budget to dwindling expectations about the presidential race south of the border, we’re going to do our best to bring you the truth… folks. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 15, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 8, 2016

We’re back! It’s back to business as usual this week on Open Sources Guelph as the team re-unites to tackle the latest issues of the day. We’ll kick off with the circus south of the border, which promises get even more circus-y now in the final two-month stretch of the campaign. Up here in Canada meanwhile, the Ontario PCs have won a beachhead, but can they use it to build a coalition for 2018, and at what cost? Another Conservative, one trying to win federal party leadership, has encountered trouble of her own making, and a beloved Canadian moose news anchor announces the date of his final broadcast. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday September 8, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 11, 2016

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On this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph we consider a name change to the show, at least through to November: “What Stupid Stuff Has Donald Trump Said This Week?” Obviously, that’s how we’ll kick off the show, but we’ll try and keep the insanity of “Cheeto Jesus” to a minimum as we look even further south to the Olympic games in Brazil, which aren’t nearly the disaster of the Trump campaign, but close. Then we’ll head out to Vancouver where one type of housing woe has replaced another, before wrapping things up with the delicate politics of Israel, and what one federal political party might have to say about them. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday August 11, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 28, 2016

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After taking a week off, we have a lot of politics to catch up on with this week’s Open Sources Guelph. First, we’ll go to Philly where history was made as the first woman to win a major party nomination accepted with the trepidation of some in her party. It was serious stuff, the kind of stuff that make you want to take a trip to the circus. The Republicans threw one last week in honour of coronating their 2016 nominee, the orange-coloured ego man. Hopefully, this is something that will not be repeated next year when the Federal Conservatives and NDP choose a leader here in Canada. Speaking of circuses, the Canadian senate is hoping to go back to relative anonymity now that its members have all been cleared of criminal charges. It would be a crime to miss this week’s episode.  Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday July 28, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 9, 2016

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Let’s talk elections this week. Who’s running them, who’s taking part in them, and how some people want to change them. This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will dive back into the U.S. Presidential Election, not for the last time, to talk about the end of the primary process, but maybe we should rename this segment “What stupid thing has Trump said now?” Meanwhile, a key Canadian political figure threw her support behind one of Mr. Trump’s rivals, while the federal government continues to dawdle about our own electoral reform ambitions. And in the end, we’ll discuss the Toronto by-election, where one good Ford might fill the shoes of another. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday June 9, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 28, 2016

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It’s a gong show! It’s a circus! They’re acting like children! No, that’s not the U.S. Presidential race that people were talking about this week, but yeah, we’ll get to that. On this week’s Open Sources Guelph we’ll tackle Guelph city council’s tackling of leaks and the hour-and-a-half rake out that happened at the meeting Monday. We’ll also catch up with that election south of the border and all its colourful characters, and catch-up with our local Member of Parliament to get all the latest scoop from Ottawa. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 28, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 7, 2016

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Stop us if you’ve heard this one, but it was a very busy news week here for Open Sources Guelph. No special guests today (but they are coming) but there will be lots of discussion on big topics. For instance, it looks like the one per cent is full of tax cheaters, some of whom you may know by name (stop us if you’ve heard this one). In other news, we bravely descend back into the muck of the U.S. Presidential Election, which marches on in perpetuity to find new levels of insanity. In the back half of the show, we’ll talk Canadian politics with a leadership test for a federal leader, and a leadership test passed for a provincial one. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday April 7, 2016”