Guthrie Talks About the Challenges of COVID-19 on CFRU

City Hall is closed, and city council is on hold as Guelph self-isolates in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Although there’s still yet to be a confirmed outbreak in the Royal City, elected officials and City staff are doing everything they can to protect Guelph from feeling the worse effects of the global pandemic. So how’s it going? Mayor Cam Guthrie recently offered some insights on CFRU. Continue reading “Guthrie Talks About the Challenges of COVID-19 on CFRU”

GUELPH POLITICAST #213 – Community Reporting on COVID-19

As of Tuesday night, there have been almost 200,000 worldwide cases of novel coronavirus and nearly 8,000 fatalities. In Canada, there are 424 confirmed cases, another 16 suspected cases, and so far only one death. The details are changing hourly, and all levels of government are scrambling to find the best way to respond. What we need right now is some community radio. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #213 – Community Reporting on COVID-19”

CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio

On January 28, 1980, CFRU 93.3 fm went on the air. What started in the fall of 1964 with a small group of Ontario Agricultural College (OAC) students creating a radio society, turned into Radio Gryphon by the 1970s, and then evolved again into a complete community radio station 40 years ago. Although CFRU and other campus radio stations are facing tremendous challenges, it’s still being hailed as a cause for celebration. Continue reading “CFRU Marks 40 Years on FM Radio, But Dangers Lurk for Campus Radio”

Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview

The annual Guelph Budget is complete for another year, and it was a tough one for all involved as there were a number of pressure points including infrastructure, transit expansion, and the demand for more police resources. How tough was it? Ward 3 Councillor Phil Allt came on Open Sources Guelph last Thursday to talk about it. Continue reading “Allt Has Good Feelings About the Budget in Open Sources Interview”

Goller Defends Motion on Supportive Housing on OSG

Although the vote to direct City of Guelph to look at developing the land at 106 Beaumont did not go his way, Ward 2 Councillor Rodrigo Goller has no regrets about his advocacy on the file. This past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph, Goller talked about the hectic last month at council, fighting for housing, and the fight to come at Tuesday’s budget meeting. Continue reading “Goller Defends Motion on Supportive Housing on OSG”

GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)

Monday was Election Night, and the end of a long campaign that was only 40 days long, but was a tough-fought slugfest that took no prisoners on the hustings, or in the radio booths, of the nation. It’s much to the relief of a nation that it’s over (for now!), but there was some great stories and insights on CFRU on Election Night that demand to be preserved. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #193 – Election Night (Abridged)”

On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph

For Open Sources Guelph, the election came to an end on Thursday with the final interview of this Federal Election cycle. Last, but certainly not least, was the man that presently holds the job as Guelph’s Member of Parliament, Lloyd Longfield. Did he make the case to Guelph voters to send him back to the House of Commons again? Continue reading “On OSG Longfield Says that Despite Everything, He’s Still the Best Choice for Guelph”

Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG

It was another round of back-to-back interviews this past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph. Our guests this week were two well-known voices who appeared on the show before, one is the Green Party’s Steve Dyck, and the other is independent candidate Kornelis Klevering. What did they have to say before the advanced polls open? Continue reading “Dyck and Klevering Make Pre-Advanced Polls Pitch on OSG”

Truscott and Paravolos Visit Open Sources Guelph

It was back-to-back candidate chat this past Thursday on Open Sources Guelph as two of the candidates stopped by the studio. In the first half, we had Christian Heritage Party candidate Gordon Truscott, and in the second half, we had People’s Party Candidate Mark Paralovos. What all did they have to say? Continue reading “Truscott and Paravolos Visit Open Sources Guelph”

Jahangir Talks to OSG About Not Losing Sight of What Matters

Aisha Jahangir has a great resume to be the New Democratic candidate. She’s a mental health nurse, she’s been a labour organizer and negotiator for her fellow nurses, and she’s shown political interest before in running for school board. But can Jahangir make a case to Guelph that they should send an NDP Member of Parliament to Ottawa? Continue reading “Jahangir Talks to OSG About Not Losing Sight of What Matters”