Open Sources Show Notes for September 17, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, the roof is on fire, and so is everything else. Yes, we will tackle the implications of the wildfires spreading across the U.S. west coast, and we will consider the successful gambit of the returning champion Progressive Conservative Party in New Brunswick. After those two issues, we will have another remote chat with our Member of Parliament about federal concerns on the local level. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for September 17, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for September 10, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re going Back to School. Not really, but it’s a theme, and we’re going with it as one of the topics of this week’s show. We’re going to talk about the concerns about kids going back to school, and we’re going to talk about Indigenous-Settler relations on an important anniversary. In the back half of the show, we will look at a big issue closer to home in Guelph with one of the representatives from Ward 2. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for September 10, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for September 3, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, there’s no rest for the wicked before this Labour Day weekend. We’re going to head back to the United States where the intersection of racism and police brutality is busy again thanks in no small part to the disinterest of the man in the White House. We’re also going to talk about the concerning conspiracy sharing of a sitting MP, and we’ll talk to an expert in how we think about why it feels like QAnon is winning (and how we can reverse the effects). Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for September 3, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for August 27, 2020

Welcome to the black parade! That My Chemical Romance tune is front of mind on this week’s Open Sources Guelph as we watch the Republican Party at their convention tell a horror story that’s supposed to make Joe Biden look like a Stephen King villain in clown make-up. We’ll discuss that, and we’ll talk about our own new Conservative Party leader here in Canada. and then, in the back half, we’ll talk to one of the councillors from Guelph’s south end. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 27, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for August 20, 2020

This week there’s a surprising amount of news for the middle of August on Open Sources Guelph. There’s election news out of the United States, but more surprisingly, there’s election news out of Canada as one of the Atlantic provinces is going to polls. Will there be a Federal election in Canada? Not for a month thanks to some shadiness by Justin Trudeau, which might be the name of a book published by Rebel Media, which we will also talk about. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 20, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for August 13, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’ve got protests. In Lebanon, people are protesting the incompetency and corruption of their government that lead to disaster. In Canada, people are protesting [checks notes] the best advice of public health to protect them from a deadly pandemic (?). And, in Guelph, people are protesting the potential alteration of a major public park. These week, we’ll try and shed some light on all these issues. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 13, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for August 6, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, there are a lot of unknowns. Will there be a proper school year with COVID still a thing? Are we ignoring Canada’s growing far-right extremism and conspiracy theorists? And what about future political leaders, who is going to run alongside Joe Biden on the Democratic ticket, and who will lead the Green Party of Canada into the next election? This week, we’ll try to get some answers. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for August 6, 2020”