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”

Open Sources Show Notes for July 30, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s going to be a Canadian affair with a splash of conspiracy. From coast to coast to coast, people are talking about the controversy that rhymes with “Me”, but there are concerns in select localities including questions about mass murder on the East coast, and questions about the limits of Free Speech in Alberta. And speaking of Free Speech, yes, we have to talk again about conspiracies. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for July 30, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for July 23, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we are once again overwhelmed by the dregs of living in the year 2020. On the one hand, we’ve got stormtroopers on the streets of American cities, and a burgeoning blowback of abuse and assault allegations here in Canada. On top of that, we’ve got work issues in spite of the pandemic, and those pesky fascistic and colonial statues aren’t going anywhere. What happened to a slow, summer news week? Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for July 23, 2020”