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Issues, personalities and politics from around Guelph, ON, Canada

Guelph Politicast Adam A. Donaldson

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Issues, personalities and politics from around Guelph, ON, Canada

    End Credits #214 - September 15, 2021 (Pig)

    End Credits #214 - September 15, 2021 (Pig)

    This week on End Credits, we wonder, "Where's our pig?" We're all looking for our own "pig" whether it's a literal swine or whether it's a metaphor for a pet election issue. Speaking of elections, we will talk about some of the good and great political campaign movies, and will also be reviewing the new drama simply called, Pig (which is literally about a missing pig).


    This Wednesday, September 15, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Peter Salmon will discuss:


    A Movie Campaign. In case you didn't know, there's an election on in Canada right now. As Federal candidates make their last moves before Election Day, we will look, as we always do, to the movies. A lot of movies have been made about elections and political campaigns, and we will recap some of the great ones, and okay ones, including tales inspired by real-life, satirical and dark comedies, and even some supernatural machinations.


    REVIEW: Pig (2021). In John Wick, a man mourning the loss of his wife is forced to return to the city and his old life when a prized pet is taken from him. Pig brings that same energy, but instead of a dog, it's a pig, And instead of the east coast, it's the west coast. And instead of Keanu Reeves, it's Nicolas Cage. In Pig, Cage plays a former high-end chef who returns to his old stomping grounds in Portland to find his stolen truffle pig, a Homeric quest that leads to a journey of renewal and self-discovery, but does it lead to a good movie?


    End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

    • 56 min
    Open Sources Guelph #343 - September 16, 2021

    Open Sources Guelph #343 - September 16, 2021

    This week on Open Sources Guelph, we reach the epic conclusion of this brief, but fascinating Federal Election campaign. In this last show before Election Day, we are hosting the two candidates from the two parties that will likely form the next government. In the top half, from the red team, we will have Lloyd Longfield, and getting the last word, from the blue team, is Dr. Ashish Sachan.


    This Thursday, September 16, at 1 pm*, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:


    Enter the Lloyd. Guelph's incumbent MP, Liberal Lloyd Longfield, has been in office for six years, but a Liberal has been serving as our Member of Parliament for almost 30 years now. Is it time for a change up? Longfield hopes not, and this week he will talk about the work he still wants to do for Guelph in Ottawa, and why he thinks the Trudeau Liberals can be trusted to be active on climate change and the COVID recovery.


    From Dusk Till Sachan. Conservative candidate Dr. Ashish Sachan ran to represent Guelph in 2019, and he had so much fun interacting with the community that he wanted to do it again. No, really. That's what he's going to tell you in his election interview this week, and he will also talk about why he feels serving as an MP is a sacred trust, why he chose Canada, and why this is not the Conservative Party you remember.


    *Programming Note: Open Sources Guelph is airing at this special time due to Guelph Jazz Festival programming on CFRU. This episode of the show will be available at 6 pm on the Guelph Politicast channel and various podcasts apps.


    Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 1 pm on Thursday.

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    GUELPH POLITICAST #289 - Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie

    GUELPH POLITICAST #289 - Guelph Business and the Pandemic: The Movie

    At an event hosted by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce next week, a new documentary film project will be screened called Celebrating Guelph. It's a love letter to the Royal City, it’s homegrown businesses, and their perseverance in the wake of the greatest financial and societal test since the Great Depression. This week, we go behind the scenes with the director.


    Hard and fast numbers about the effects of the pandemic on the local economy are still being developed, but we can see with our eyes just how much things have changed in the last 18 months. We also know the stories, media reports about how businesses have had to pivot like Danby’s production of freezers for vaccine storage, and Linamar’s manufacturing of ventilator parts.


    But Celebrating Guelph isn’t just about the big companies making big swings. Think about a small clothing retailer like Sidonio’s and the Art of Denim downtown, who were sometimes open to the public a few people at a time, but with long stretches where they were closed. It’s the story of a lifetime, but the story isn’t over yet, and Alex Vander Vlugt, the post-production manager of Ward 1 Studios, has caught it all on film, and it will be revealed to the public for the first time next week.


    So on this week's podcast, Vander Vlugt will talk about the logistics of shooting a documentary with all the health and safety rules, and shooting a movie with the ever changing conditions of an ongoing pandemic. He will also talk about how the various businesses featured in the film were selected, and the type of story he wanted to tell with the documentary. And finally, Vander Vlungt will talk about how Ward 1 Studios has compiled a pandemic record, and what he hopes people leave the movie with.


    So let's talk about putting Guelph business on film in this week’s edition of the Guelph Politicast.


    To learn more about the work of Ward 1 Studios, and to see some of their work, you can go to their website here. Enbridge Presents: Celebration Guelph will screen next Thursday, September 23, at 7 pm at the Bingemans Drive In at 425 Bingemans Centre Dr. Admission is $40 per car, and that includes movie snacks and drinks, and to learn more click here.


    NOTE: You can hear interviews with all of the Federal election candidates running in Guelph every Monday on the podcast version of Open Sources Guelph, and every Thursday at 5 pm on CFRU 93.3 fm or cfru.ca!


    The host for the Guelph Politicast is Podbean. Find more episodes of the Politicast here, or download them on your favourite podcast app at Apple, Stitcher, Google, and Spotify.


    Also, when you subscribe to the Guelph Politicast channel and you will also get an episode of Open Sources Guelph every Monday, and an episode of End Credits every Friday.

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    Open Sources Guelph #342 - September 9, 2021

    Open Sources Guelph #342 - September 9, 2021

    This week on Open Sources Guelph, we've got a great election interview double-header. In this corner, we have a returning champion, the NDP candidate Aisha Jahangir, who wants to be Guelph's first NDP Member of Parliament. And in this corner, we have the new kid, Green Party candidate Michelle Bowman, who will try and make this riding fully Green and not just half-Green. Election Day is almost here! 


    This Thursday, September 9, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:


    Nurse Jahangir. In the 2019 Federal Election, NDP candidate Aisha Jahangir finished in fourth place here in Guelph. Obviously, she hopes to do better in 2021. Riding the now-seasoned coattails of Jagmeet Singh, and a general feeling that government needs to be more proactive, the labour leader and experienced nurse hopes that she and her party will be a spoiler this election? We'll ask Jahangir how she intends to do it.


    Bowman Holiday. Green Party candidate Michelle Bowman has a lot going on. She's an environment scientist, member of the Green shadow cabinet, and her party placed a strong second here in the last Federal Election. On the other had, she's a new face in local politics, and the Green Party has been through the ringer this summer, so how can Bowman and the Guelph Greens bounce back and paint the town you-know-what?


    Open Sources is live on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca at 5 pm on Thursday.

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    End Credits #213 - September 8, 2021 (Candyman 2021)

    End Credits #213 - September 8, 2021 (Candyman 2021)

    This week on End Credits, we're trying to get some buzz going. Yes, that's a bee pun, which is fitting because bees are all over the movie we're reviewing this week, and while we hesitate to join a hive mind, we're pretty excited about it. This week, we're reviewing the new horror movie called Candyman, and we're getting into the second part of our fall movie preview.


    This Wednesday, September 8, at 3 pm, Adam A. Donaldson and Candice Lepage will discuss:


    Fall Preview Part 2. Since we've published the first part of the Fall Movie Preview last week, there's actually already been some changes on calendar, and they won't likely be the last either. Having said that, we will persevere by talking about what's going to be released this November and December, from Nightmare Alley to the House of Gucci, from King Richard to Diana Princess of Wales (that's a reference to Spencer btw), we will talk about the hits to come.


    REVIEW: Candyman (2021). Based on a Clive Barker short story (but also not really), the first Candyman movie came out in 1992, and although it was basically about a White woman's problems, the movie stood out with the creepy and enigmatic titular boogeyman played by the legendary Tony Todd. Now, under the supervision of Jordan Peele, Candyman has been realized the way it was meant to be, a story about Black violence and the big 's' Struggle for social equality. Is there room in this space for a horror reboot made with big ideas? Let's find out!


    End Credits is on CFRU 93.3 fm and cfru.ca Wednesday at 3 pm.

    • 56 min
    GUELPH POLITICAST #288 - Human Trafficking: The Real Story

    GUELPH POLITICAST #288 - Human Trafficking: The Real Story

    It was just a few weeks ago that the Joint Waterloo-Guelph Human Trafficking team, which is staffed by members of both police services, arrested a Guelph man for both both trafficking the victim, and assaulting them himself. It’s a good reminder that human trafficking happens in our backyard, and it's not what pop culture and conspiracy theories make you think it is.


    According to Statistics Canada there was a 44 per cent increase in human trafficking incidents over one-year from 2018 to 2019. It’s why this summer the Government of Ontario made $2.4 million available for necessary training and resources so that every school board in the province can create a new curriculum that will educate children about the dangers of trafficking, and to create new anti-trafficking protocols.


    Having said that, some people have been critical of the Provincial government’s direction to educate young people about the dangers of human trafficking because they say it focuses on one small aspect of gender-based violence. There’s also the elephant in the room, QAnon conspiracy theories that focus on imaginary boogeymen instead of real victims, which not only hurts the cause, but ironically hurts the people they supposedly want to help.


    We're joined this week by Jensen Williams, who is the public educator at Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. She will tell us how human trafficking works, and where our region sits in the the human trafficking criminal ecosytem. She will also talk about the way that trafficking issues get sensationalized, and the impact of QAnon on the real efforts to end trafficking. And finally, she will discuss what trafficking curriculum in schools should look like, and what kind of help the victims of trafficking need.


    WARNING: Since we're talking about issues of human trafficking and sexual and gender-based violence, listener discretion is advised.


    So let's talk about the real issue of human trafficking on this week's Guelph Politicast!


     You can get in touch with Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis, and their Anti-Human Trafficking Program at their website, or by calling the 24-hour crisis line at 519-836-5710, or 1-800-265-7233 (SAFE). Also, this year’s virtual Take Back the Night event, hosted by Women in Crisis, will be held on Facebook Live on Thursday September 16 at 6:30 pm.


    NOTE: You can hear interviews with all of the Federal election candidates running in Guelph every Monday on the podcast version of Open Sources Guelph, and every Thursday at 5 pm on CFRU 93.3 fm or cfru.ca! For interviews with candidates from Wellington-Halton Hills, tune into special editions of the Wellington-Halton Hills Politicast here on Saturdays.


    The host for the Guelph Politicast is Podbean. Find more episodes of the Politicast here, or download them on your favourite podcast app at Apple, Stitcher, Google, and Spotify.


    Also, when you subscribe to the Guelph Politicast channel and you will also get an episode of Open Sources Guelph every Monday, and an episode of End Credits every Friday.

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Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

JordanG519 ,

Guelph current affairs

With few sources of local news in Guelph this podcast is a refreshing take on what’s going on. It’s especially nice to hear the interviews of local politicians and community leaders. Thank you Adam for your dedication! Highly recommend if you’re new to Guelph or trying to get involved in the community.

Krkoole ,

Local news in a news vacuum

Nice effort to cover local Guelph issues with a straightforward un-slanted manner. the feed has 3 shows. Politicast deals specifically with Guelph issues and usually includes an interview with a local politician, activist, or city staff. Open sources deals with wider issues from around the province and beyond but seems to give a perspective on how these i pact Guelph. I haven't listened to end credits.
A nice source of long form local news and issue analysis which Guelph certainty needs.

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