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GUELPH POLITICAST #342 – A Conversation About Systemic Ableism

There was a Guelph man named Matthew Wozenilek who passed away in 2016. He was well-known for his “Stop Ableism” campaign, a one-man effort to make Guelph more accessible one fight at a time, including a case against Elections Canada at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. The awareness raised did make people more mindful of barriers to physical accessibility. So we all lived happily ever after, right? This week we're joined by Lorelei Root and Mike Greer, who are the chair and vice-chair of...

Open Sources Guelph #394 - September 29, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're at the end of September. Well that went fast. Advanced voting starts next weekend, so you will finally be able to take advantage of all this work to get to know the council candidates, and in this episode you're going to get to know five more. For the past couple of weeks we've mostly focused on the even-numbered wards, and this week we're focusing on the odd... wards. This Thursday, September 29, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #265 - September 28, 2022 (Good Luck to You, Leo Grande)

This week on End Credits, we're not going anywhere. There aren't too many field trips on this show, so staying in one place is not that unusual, but there is something unusual about the movies not taking us too far beyond the same four walls. Our review this week, Good Luck to You, Leo Grande is one of those, and we will also talk about other movies that never go anywhere. This Wednesday, September 28, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: Room for One. Considering how...


GUELPH POLITICAST #341 – Election Economics

This week, the Guelph Chamber of Commerce posts the recorded Q&As they’ve done with the candidates running in each of Guelph’s six wards, and the mayor’s race, deviating from the live format they’ve done in years past. But today, it’s the Chamber's CEO and President turn to answer the questions as we dive into the election issues at the intersection of government, business and community. If you ask any 10 people in Guelph what they think the number one issue of the election is going to be,...


Open Sources Guelph #393 - September 22, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we continue our journey on the election trail with another trip around the ward map. It's been a long September (nor December like the Counting Crows song), but we've collected another quintet of candidates for this new episode of the show including a couple of people running Ward 2, a visitor from the west end, and a couple of runners from wards south of the river. This Thursday, September 22, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss: The...


End Credits #264 - September 21, 2022 (Confess, Fletch)

This week on End Credits, we're going to take it easy. It's the first day of fall, and after the hustle and bustle of summer we can use something low key. The movie we're reviewing for this episode is so low key that you might not have noticed that it was even being released. We're talking about Confess, Fletch and some of the most exciting movies from *that* festival. This Wednesday, September 21, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: TIFF Competition. The Toronto...


GUELPH POLITICAST #340 - The Post-Pandemic Plastic Problem

Have you ever stopped to think about all the waste generated in the last 30 months since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic? How many masks, gloves, wipes, syringes and containers we’ve thrown away? It's an interesting question, and some scientists are trying to get answers about all this extra garbage we’ve created and the effect it’s having on our environment. Even back in the earliest days of the pandemic, there was concern about how much more waste was going to be created in the name of...


Open Sources Guelph #392 - September 15, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph we're still on the campaign trail. In fact, we're pretty much living there. We come to you again with dispatches from across the city, mostly from the even number wards. We've got two incumbents and three challengers and two of the five guests this week are going head-to-head. The rest? They're going to work hard to use their 10 minutes to tell why they're worthy or your vote. This Thursday, September 15, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...

End Credits #263 - September 14, 2022 (Glorious)

This week on End Credits it's about to get spooky. Yes, we're about half-a-month early when it comes to the official start of Halloween season, but we're jumping the proverbial gun with a little end of summer tribute to horror and scary things. We're talking about some of our favourite (recent) scary movies, and then we will see if Glorious is worthy of that list. This Wednesday, September 14, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss: Scared So Good. In the last 10 years,...


GUELPH POLITICAST #339 - Too Beautiful to Fail

For 20 years, the fate of the old Ontario Reformatory Lands have been a matter of some question, and the answer to that question is complicated by the tangled web of ownership. As successive governments have worked to untangle that web, all that residents and history buffs have been able to do is plan, advocate and educate, but what happens now that we’re so close to revealing the final fate of the OR Lands? In 1909, Provincial Secretary for Ontario William Hanna began a progressive program...


Open Sources Guelph #391 - September 8, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're heading back to the campaign trail, which is essentially where we're living for the next several weeks. So we've lined up another quintet of municipal election candidates; five down and a great many more to go. So join us once again as we put politically active people in the spotlight and ask them to tell us - and you - why they want to be a city councillor working out of 1 Carden Street. This Thursday, September 8, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A....


End Credits #262 - September 7, 2022 (Official Competition)

This week on End Credits, we're all about the movies. Seriously though, when are we not about the movies? But this week, we're reviewing a movie that's about movies, a good old fashioned comedy about the absurdities of the film business. On this show, we're reviewing the satire Official Competition, and we're also talking about some of the movies that never happened. This Wednesday, September 7, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Tim Phillips will discuss: The Never Wases. The movie business...


GUELPH POLITICAST #338 - The Quest for Healthy Young Minds

Young people across the country are heading back to school this week, and there’s going to be a lot of pressure; pressure to get back to normal, pressure to catch up on lessons after pandemic hiccups, pressure to succeed in a world full of uncertainty… It’s no wonder that four out of five local young people between the ages of 12 and 26 say they’re in need of mental health assistance. The Grove has quickly emerged as an authoritative voice for advocacy and support in the growing realm of...


Open Sources Guelph #390 - September 1, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we start September with a countdown to another Election Day. For the next several weeks, we will be highlighting the people running for office locally, which is good news for you, the listener, because you're going to hear less from Adam and Scotty. Joking aside, there are some serious questions this election, and we hope to get some serious answers starting... Right. Now. This Thursday, September 1, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...


End Credits #261 - August 31, 2022 (Prey)

This week on End Credits, we're back! We barely made it out our summer camp excursion, but it's right out of the frying pan and into the fire considering the first movie back is about a monster from space. So this week we're reviewing the new movie Prey on Disney+, and to take our nerves down a notch, we're going to talk about some of the different movies coming this fall. This Wednesday, August 31, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss: Better Call Fall. It may be the...


GUELPH POLITICAST #337 - An Election Preview!

While there will be council business to discuss in a couple of weeks, the main thrust of local political issues lately can be summed up in one word: “Election.” The municipal election takes place here, and in municipalities across Ontario, on October 24. Nominations closed nearly two weeks ago, so the ballots are set, and all that’s left is the vetting, which begins with this week’s episode of this podcast. This episode doesn’t really need a lot of set-up as we're just just going to go over...


Open Sources Guelph #389 - August 25, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph things get extreme. What's more extreme than war? On Wednesday, it was the six-month anniversary of the start of Russia's war in Ukraine, how's that going? Closer to home though, trans people are almost fighting a war of their own and we will talk about one victim from London. And finally, our guest chased the not-Queen of Canada out of Peterborough on her scooter and she'll talk about it. This Thursday, August 25, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson...


End Credits #REPEAT - August 24, 2022

This week on End Credits, we're on vacation. For the next two weeks, actually. We're getting back to nature, you see. We found this charming little summer camp in New Jersey with a sterling name. Sure, there's some local legend about a boogeyman living in the woods, but what are the odds any of that stuff is true? Now where did I leave my hockey mask? Camping Out! There's a legend around here. A movie review show on community radio buried, but not dead. A curse on CFRU, a silly curse. End...


GUELPH POLITICAST #Repeat - Wheatley’s Still There

A year ago this coming Friday, the people of Wheatley, Ontario, part of the municipality of Chatham-Kent in the south west corner of the province, were just sitting there minding their own business around diner time when - BOOM! - two downtown buildings blew up. It feels like we don't talk enough about how a small town in Ontario exploded last summer, so for our second of two repeats, let's talk about it again. Last summer, the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and...


Open Sources Guelph #388 - August 18, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we're back! After enjoying some bee-free time outdoors, we're back in our respective bunkers and ready to get down to business as unusual. To wit, Ontario's premier had some bee troubles to go with all the other troubles he's bee'n facing lately, which are nothing compared to the troubles facing a certain Florida man. What else? How about a talk with a doctor *and* a politician? This Thursday, August 18, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will...