To all our fans, we regret to inform you that we’re taking the next few weeks off for some much needed R&R. Open Sources Guelph will air repeats on August 1 and August 8, and then come back in our usual timeslot on Thursday August 15, refreshed, and ready to cover the 2019 Federal Election.
In the meantime, you can listen to past episodes of the show on the Guelph Politicast channel on Podbean here, or download them on your favourite podcast app at iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and Spotify.
Now watch this drive…
It’s hard to believe that two years ago this week, two of the guys from the “Gang of Four” decided to go solo and start their own show. It was an ambitious show that would aim to do all the things that Gang of Four did, plus a little bit more, that’s why it was called “Open Sources Guelph“, the show was open for anyone to be a source. That was year one. In year two, we upped our game to try and fill the void left by the closure of the Guelph Mercury by profiling our local politicians. So what are we doing for 2017? We’re taking it up another notch, of course! Continue reading
It’s legal trouble and potential legal trouble on this week’s Open Sources Guelph. Not against us (hopefully), but the defendants include a colourful cabaret of characters including the City of Hamilton, nearly a dozen misguided Montreal teens and perennial defendant Omar Khadr. Meanwhile, one wonders if we might soon see former members of the Progressive Conservative government in legal trouble since they’ve been having shredders work overtime at the Edmonton Legislature when the voters decided to hand the keys over to the NDP. One might say the old guard was flipping the bird to oversight, though fortunately for them they didn’t post it on Facebook. Continue reading
In October 2014, Cam Guthrie was given a promotion by the voters of Guelph from Ward 4 city councillor to mayor. His campaign message of limited tax increases and fiscal transparency resonated with people, and as a result he was handed a decisive victory over incumbent mayor Karen Farbridge. But winning an election in one thing, being the city’s chief representative, advocate and ambassador is another bailiwick entirely. Now, just over six months since his election win, Mayor Cam Guthrie will join Open Sources Guelph for an hour of frank (and hopefully fun) discussion about his last 100 some-odd days on the job, and the challenges facing him and Guelph’s city council for the next few years. Continue reading
Do to circumstances beyond our control, Open Sources Guelph will not be broadcasting on Thursday April 2 at 5 pm. CFRU will instead be broadcasting a special musical performance live to air from the University of Guelph Bullring. Don’t worry. This ain’t over.
Although Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson have the week off, they are continuing to plan future shows and future coverage, including some very big shows for April including an interview with Party of One author Michael Harris, an Earth Day special with former Green Party candidate Mike Nagy and special guests, and our hour-long conversation with Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie.
In the meantime you can listen to any of our old shows on the CFRU archive page.
It seems like everyone’s getting ready for an election this week on Open Sources Guelph. Here in Canada, the Federal government is doubling down on the war with ISIS while making security the primary issue in the upcoming election. Meanwhile, south of the border, a firebrand junior senator is the first to make his play to succeed Barack Obama as President of the United States. All this, and strange monuments and stranger doings in Ontario adds up to another busy week in the news. Continue reading
War and Pestilence are well-known Horsemen of the Apocalypse, but Bribery and Quitting….? From Parliament Hill to the Nickel Capital of the World to the disease filled attractions of the Magic Kingdom, it’s been another busy week in the news, and Open Sources Guelph has you covered from all the angles. Continue reading