Open Sources (Ep. #320) Show Notes for April 1, 2021

The original April Fools are back this week with another episode of Open Sources Guelph. We would love to spend the hour making jokes and pulling pranks, but there’s some serious stuff to talk about. We will look at the ever changing pandemic response provincially, and the growing trend of Anti-Asian hate that’s even affected our community. After the break, it’s back to the patio with another Guelph city councillor. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #320) Show Notes for April 1, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #318) Show Notes for March 18, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we skip over the luck of the Irish and get right to the anger of the Scots, and there’s a lot to be angry about. From a COVID conspiracy shindig in our town to a mega-media merger that’s unlikely to help anyone with access or pricing, we will make our outrage known. After that, we will turn to Guelph MP Lloyd Longfield, who will hopefully help bring the temperature down. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #318) Show Notes for March 18, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #317) Show Notes for March 11, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we’re in a mood to celebrate, or we would be if the special occasion in question was something other than the start of a global pandemic. On this paper anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown, we will talk about the politics of vaccines, and the racial politics of being royal. And in terms of local politics, we will talk about the surprisingly bitter politics of patios.

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Open Sources (Ep. #312) Show Notes for February 4, 2021

This week’s Open Sources Guelph has a lot of ground to cover, which is weird because there’s not much we can do about foreign travel with new Federal government restrictions. So we’re not going anywhere, but we will be talking about the coup in Myanmar along with those new travel restrictions. In the back half, our featured guest will be the former environmental commissioner who’s got a tough appraisal of the green record of the provincial government. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #312) Show Notes for February 4, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #308) Show Notes for January 7, 2021

It’s a new year here on Open Sources Guelph, our seventh year to be precise, and it feels like not much has changed from the last. We’ve still got a pandemic, and we’ve still got pandemic problems, not to mention politician problems, which wouldn’t be so bad if they were able to start ramping up vaccination. In the second half, we will talk about out lingering issues with you-know-who, and for something completely different, we’ll talk about “demolition by neglect”. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #308) Show Notes for January 7, 2021”

Open Sources Show Notes for December 17, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, it’s the beginning of the end… of the pandemic. Hopefully. On this episode, we’ll talk about the politics of the vaccine roll out, and the politics of rolling back into taking climate action seriously. After that, we will talk about the man behind the tweets and the bizarre little opposite world he’s creating, and a topic you’ve long been waiting for us to tackle: hardcore pornography! Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for December 17, 2020”

Open Sources Show Notes for December 3, 2020

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we happily take a break from the dramedy in the United States and the insanity of Toronto barbecue joints. In this edition, we’re going to talk about the politics of requisitioning the vaccine, and the politics of the appointment of Ontario’s most important health official. After that, we’ll talk about more local matters with one of the Ward 1 City Councillors who helped make some pretty big (local) news of his own this week. Continue reading “Open Sources Show Notes for December 3, 2020”