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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday February 7, 2019

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the state of the union is deeply cynical with a hint of despair. We’ll talk about Trump’s latest attempt to pivot to presidential, and we’ll talk about the Ford government’s latest pivot away from transparency. After the break, we’ll consider if a serial killer can teach us something about the present tolerance for the queer community, and if a city councillor not taking the bus can tell us something about our transit system. Continue reading

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Open Sources Show Notes for Thursday January 14, 2016

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This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ll save a spot, and a thought, for David Bowie, a truly unique individual that spanned the realms of music, movies, fashion and culture in incalculable ways. And like the Man Who Fell to Earth, we will forge our way through an alien world we barely understand and hardly comprehend in order to bring you the best analysis of the week’s news. Right to die, the State of the Union, water issues, and el Chapo all make the cut this week. As they say, the show must go on. Continue reading

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Obama Says Pardon My Zinger at State of the Union

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Last night’s State of the Union address, Barack Obama’s sixth and second-to-last, contained the usual platitudes mixed with items from the Presidential wish list that are likely never to be granted. But in between Obama taking a victory lap on the economy, pushing for the continuing equalization in pay and marriage, and proposing new childcare support and two-years of free of community college, was a real moment that got everyone talking. Obama, upon mentioning that he had “no elections left” to fight, got a sarcastic round of applause from a few opposition members of Congress. What followed was a classy, but pointed slam heard ’round the Rotunda. Continue reading

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