Open Sources (Ep. #324) Show Notes for April 29, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we don’t have anything snappy to say. The pandemic is getting way out of control in India, and we desperately need a response. Meanwhile, in the United States, where the virus used to be out of control, the POTUS took a sort of victory lap. We’ll talk about that, and we’ll talk to a member of the provincial NDP caucus from a neighbouring riding about the Ontario angle. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #324) Show Notes for April 29, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #322) Show Notes for April 15, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we have really mastered the art of covering politics virtually. We start the show with the latest news from the third wave of the pandemic, and then pivot to the online-only policy conventions for two of the major Federal parties from last weekend. After that, we will be joined by another member of Guelph City Council thanks to the power of Zoom. Who is it? Let’s find out! Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #322) Show Notes for April 15, 2021”

Open Sources (Ep. #321) Show Notes for April 8, 2021

This week on Open Sources Guelph, we come down off the post-Easter chocolate high with a very busy news week. We’ve got some mixed messages here in Ontario about the latest COVID restrictions, and there’s controversy in Ottawa with allegations of gross (and gross) misconduct. From the U.S., we’ve got a pretty big trial happening across the lakes right now, and there’s this guy from Florida… Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #321) Show Notes for April 8, 2021”

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. #314) Show Notes for February 18, 2021

Would you buy a set of encyclopedias from these men? This week on Open Sources Guelph, we won’t consider that question, but we will consider a great many others. This episode of the show will take us from the still bruised U.S. Capitol for one senate hearing, to the red chamber of our own senate where there’s very important social matters being debated. From there, we’ll talk about election misses on the east coast, and the aforementioned salesmen above. Continue reading “Open Sources (Ep. #314) Show Notes for February 18, 2021”