Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 17, 2016

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It’s civics, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll on this week’s edition of Open Sources Guelph. Civics because we’ll be hosting a Guelph city councillor in the second half of the show; drugs because we’re going to be talking about Toronto is exploring a new pilot project that’s had great success in Vancouver; and rock ‘n’ roll because of the U.S. Presidential Election, which remains the greatest show on Earth. It’s everything a Nazi Grandma could love. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 17, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 3, 2016

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So that happened. No matter where you reside on the political spectrum, watching the drama unfold Tuesday night had you on the edge of your seat as an intrepid, trail-blazing woman tried to hold her own against a consortium of powerful men had you mesmerized… But enough about the Agent Carter finale! This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll eagerly take up the American political discussion again, and mix in the promised dissection of last week’s Ontario Budget. We’ll also talk about the latest developments in Syria, and take a time trip to Guelph’s General Hospital to look at an emergency room emergency situation. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday March 3, 2016”

Marge’s Nightmare is Our Reality as The Simpsons Spoof the Presidential Race

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The Simpsons is no stranger to making pointed political commentary, so did you think that the craziness of the 2016 U.S. Presidential race was going to pass without notice? Hardly. In a new video posted Saturday night, Marge is being driven to night terrors about the hyper-partisanship and the acidic vitriol of the presidential campaign so far, and while many of us aren’t hyperventilating yet, we’ve certainly felt like we have been. Can the presidential race be a bit more harmonious, as Homer suggests? Let’s find out. Continue reading “Marge’s Nightmare is Our Reality as The Simpsons Spoof the Presidential Race”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 11, 2016

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We said we’d never go there, but they tasked us. They tasked us! So on this week’s Open Sources Guelph, we’ll open with discussion of the trial of Jian Ghomeshi, and how just about no one involved, including the media covering it, will come out looking good. We will also dig into the complexities of affordable housing in Guelph, the greater complexities of the war against ISIS, and the curiosities of the U.S. Presidential race. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 11, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 4, 2016

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The clown car has sprung a leak. On this week’s Open Sources Guelph we’ll journey to the Hawkeye State where the weird and wild journey of the American presidential race finally lead to some actual voting. Meanwhile, there’s some voting here in Ontario too as a by-election comes to a head, to say nothing of the debate around one of the most controversial trade agreements ever negotiated in total secrecy. Perhaps that’s a lesson to learn as the Royal City begins sitting down with its outside workers, officer staff, and librarians. This week, as it turns out, the show is one big segue. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 4, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 7, 2016

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We’re back! It’s the beginning of year two on Open Sources Guelph, and the beginning of a new year, and when those two forces combined it makes for a very busy work week indeed. More trouble in the Middle East? Check. Presidential Election talk? Check? Current U.S. President makes last ditch effort for gun control? Check. Nuts that prove the reason why gun control is needed? Check, and double check! Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 7, 2016”

Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 29, 2015

On this week’s episode of Open Sources Guelph, we leave the Federal Election behind and dig into new issues and some old ones. In the first half, we’ll be checking in with Canada’s First Nations people as they continue to struggle for fair treatment and equality only to be stymied at every turn. In the United States, they too are a but hungover from an election, but they still have a little over a year to go till theirs is over. And finally, we’ll consider a new thought about a favourite fall holiday. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday October 29, 2015”