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End Credits #231 - January 19, 2022 (The Tragedy of MacBeth)

This week on End Credits, something wicked this way comes. Because call it "The Tragedy of the Scottish Play" doesn't really sound right, we will break form and say this week, we're reviewing the new Shakespeare movie, The Tragedy of MacBeth. Before that, we will talk about other Shakespeare movies and try to limit the available options to just five or six. This Wednesday, January 19, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: The Play's [Adaptation] is the Thing. It's hard...


GUELPH POLITICAST #307 - New Year, New Market

As of January 1, 10C Shared Space took over the management of the Guelph Farmers' Market. The goal is simple: turn an underperforming asset that’s only open five hours a week into a new economic hub and accelerator that ties together food security, sustainability, local markets, and opportunity development. Getting there is an ideal challenge for Guelph’s community changemaker. According to the Farmers’ Market website, the property was home to Guelph’s first building, which was a market...


Open Sources Guelph #360 - January 13, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will demonstrate for some under-reported news stories. For instance, are we putting too much on the back of the vaccine hesitancy movement, and why haven't we heard more about the far-right contenders in this year's provincial election? Speaking of the coming vote, our guest this week is one of the candidates in Guelph, and she has a lot of healthcare expertise. This Thursday, January 13, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Med of...


End Credits #230 - January 12, 2022 (Anonymously Yours)

This week on End Credits, we unofficially kick off the new year by getting into some new movie reviews. Our pick this week hails from Mexico, but it has some surprisingly familiar themes if you're a big fan of stories about teenage romance. Speaking of teenage-based drama, let's just say this week's show is a boon if you're looking for something to watch in that genre! This Wednesday, January 12, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Naught Another Teen Movie. Before...


GUELPH POLITICAST #306 – Taking the System Out of Systemic Racism

With all things COVID back on the front burner, it’s easy to temporarily forget everything that happened in the last few years around fighting systemic racism and embracing social justice. The City of Guelph is trying to make progress towards a more equitable and representative system seriously, but let’s ask the person who knows best: Is the City of Guelph making real progress on tackling issues of systemic racism? This week, we talk to Sara Sayyed, the senior advisor of Equity,...


Open Sources Guelph #359 - January 6, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're back after a holiday break. Did we miss anything? I know, we'll tell you. Let's see, we took a sudden U-turn back to lockdown this week in Ontario, but we did make some some progress on Truth and Reconciliation. On the other hand, it's the first anniversary of that time a bunch of people tried to overthrow America for a game show host, and has anyone heard from Putin lately? This Thursday, January 6, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #229 - January 5, 2022 (James Bond Ranking)

This week on End Credits we welcome you to the new year. Technically, we're still on a little post-holiday break, but this is also still technically a new episode of the show. So start off 2022 with a new/old journey through the decades and adventures of Britain's greatest super spy, from Dr. No to No Time to Die, this week is the perfect time to catch up with the 007. It's a licence to thrill! This Wednesday, January 5, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Bond. James Bond Movies....


GUELPH POLITICAST #305 - ...The Rest of the Year at Council

City council gets back to business next week, but before we open the book on 2022 we need to sign off on what happened in 2021. Picking up where we left off in episode #286 of the Guelph Politicast, and the last meeting of council before summer break, we start in September and follow the blow-by-blow of every fight around the horseshoe. There were even some non-fights. What will the last four months of 2021 be known for? There was a big decision to invest millions of dollars in new transit...


Open Sources Guelph #358 - December 30, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we will leave behind a year that introduced us to this guy, the Q Shaman, who broke into the U.S. Capitol with a few thousand of his friends, and then complained about not getting served organic food while in prison post-break-in. The Q Shaman was the mascot for an otherwise terrible 52 weeks of high-octane political and pandemic drama. As usual, we end the year with some awards. This Thursday, December 30, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #228 - December 29, 2021 (Top 5 of 2021)

This week on End Credits is the last week of the year, and you know what that means... New Year's Party!!! For our show, the party takes the form of a list, a Best Movies of the Year list. Once again, the whole gang has come together with their carefully considered lists, and as a group we will all reveal the nearly 20 movies that sum up the cinematic story of 2021. This Wednesday, December 29, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson, Tim Phillips, Candice Lepage, and Peter Salmon will discuss: The...


GUELPH POLITICAST #304 - Guelph Stuff (2021 Year in Review)

This is the last episode of the podcast for 2021, and in the spirit of the season we’re going to access our memories from the last 12 months. This was a long hard year, nothing went the way it was supposed to, and it threw a lot of roadblocks in our way, but now, at the end of the year, we will take stock of all that’s happened, and how it might affect us in the new year. Where do we begin talking about the news in 2021, and what’s the number one story of the past year? Is there anyway that...


Open Sources Guelph #357 - December 23, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it's the most wonderful time of the year... Time for our year end specials!! As our Christmas gift to you, we're sharing our annual political movie picks in the seventh annual round of this not-festive, but definitely fun holiday tradition. This year's slate features a probing documentary, two true-life stories, and a silly drama that thinks it's a serious social commentary. Hang up your stockings, and then sit back with some hot coco as we talk about the...


End Credits Holiday Special - December 22, 202

This week on End Credits, it’s Christmas. Or nearly Christmas, we suppose. There’s a lot of holiday doings going down, and some of you may still be able to go to the store and do some Christmas shopping, so why not get in the car, tune the radio to CFRU and dig some movie-related Christmas tunes, while making those trivia points that will come in handy after holiday dinner. This Wednesday, December 22, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: Sounds of the Season. It’s two days before...


GUELPH POLITICAST #303 - Christmas With Mike

In less than two weeks, we enter the year 2022, and that’s an election year in Ontario. In the spring, Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives will aim to make a case that they should be re-elected for a second term, but the knives will almost certainly be out for them. But what about the one Green MPP in the legislature? What kind of year will 2022 be for him? Three-and-a-half years ago, Mike Schreiner made history winning a remarkable 46 per cent stake of the vote and becoming...


Open Sources Guelph #356 - December 16, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're concerned with a matter of mayors. In our interview segment this week, we will talk to Guelph's Mayor for a year-end chat, and before that we will talk about the passing of another mayor, one of Toronto's most historic and colourful. Before that, we will cover a little philosophical ground by asking if the time has come for Canada to seek a trial separation from the U.S. This Thursday, December 16, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #227 - December 15, 2021 (The Power of the Dog)

This week on End Credits, we're getting ready for the holidays, and to kick things off we're going to review a movie where the main character is a thoroughly reprehensible cowboy that psychologically tortures his family. For this episode we will check out The Power of the Dog, and before that, we will talk about the year's Top 10 pop culture news stories according to us. This Wednesday, December 15, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: News of the Whirled. It was a...


GUELPH POLITICAST #302 - A Heritage Moment

One of the first episodes of the Politicast this year was a conversation with Councillor Leanne Caron about heritage issues in the City. It would kick- off a year with a lot of heritage issues on making the front page, from discussion about inadequate communications to the controversy around the demolition of 797 Victoria Road North. So the year ends how it began, with a discussion about Guelph’s heritage issues. Here in Guelph, we really love our heritage buildings. It’s an interesting...


Open Sources Guelph #355 - December 9, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're getting serious. Once again, December 6 was marked by the nation, but are we doing enough to think about gender-based violence everyday? Can we really get China to start changing course by refusing to play winter sports with them? And, because we're also locally sourced, we will take a look at the ledgers at City Hall with someone who knows them very well. This Thursday, December 9, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: More Than...


End Credits #226 - December 8, 2021 (House of Gucci)

This week on End Credits, we've got style! We're going to put on our best designer duds and head back out to the movie theatre to watch another Ridley Scott movie. House of Gucci is the review this week, and before that we're going to cross our fingers and look further ahead to the future (well, one-month in the future) and talk about the potential great movies of 2022. This Wednesday, December 8, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: On to 2022! Hopefully, next year we...


GUELPH POLITICAST #301 - The Town That Dreaded Sundown

It’s not often you pick up a copy of the Globe & Mail and see your sister and her family on the front page, but it’s also not everyday that a town somewhere in Ontario almost blows up. Around dinner time on August 26, two buildings in Wheatley’s downtown area exploded. The source, apparently, is a gas leak, but nobody's sure and dozens of residents were relocated for safety. One of them was my sister. Let's rewind. In June, people in the downtown area of Wheatley had to be evacuated when...