Open Sources (Ep. #384) Show Notes for July 7, 2022

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going back to the swamp. It’s been a pretty consequential week for anyone that wants to see You-Know-Who held to account, and speaking of losers, we will talk about all the ways that some people are making life harder for all our LGBTQ2+ friends. In the second half of the show, we will go out into Wellington County to make new friends… who will soon retire from politics.

This Thursday, July 7, at 5 pm, Scotty Hertz and Adam A. Donaldson will discuss:

Donald, Take the Wheel. By far, Donald Trump’s attempted carjacking of his own presidential limo was the most famous anecdote to come out of last week’s special session of the January 6th commission, but there were more darkly disturbing details about witness intimidation, the frantic race for pardons, and Trump’s seeming fore knowledge that there were armed insurrections in his corner. We’ll talk about the latest.

Pride and Prejudice. We just finished Pride Month, but the rising tide of homophobic and transphobic sentiment looks likely to continue for the rest of the year. From legislative attacks like “Don’t Say Gay” in Florida to Proud Boys invading a Drag Queen Story Hour at a California library, there are some serious smudges on the old rainbow flag, and this is not a uniquely American phenomenon. We’ll air those concerns.

Kelly’s Laurels. This week, we go to the final frontier: Wellington County! Wellington County Warden and Centre Wellington Mayor Kelly Linton joins us this week to talk about his past eight years in politics. Linton is retiring in the fall, so he will share with us his insights in running two levels of government, managing his municipality through the pandemic, and why Guelph still needs Wellington County and vice versa.

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

Photo courtesy of My Stratford Now reporter Casey Kenny.

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