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The Half Hour w/ YuYu Yuan and Spencer Travis: Ep. 24 - Ottawa Truck Protests w/ Adrian Graham

Hey, Extempers! Are you doing your best to prepare for the season-culminating tournaments? Do you want to get the "1" in the round? Well, you are not going to want to miss this excellent resource! Episode 24 of The Half Hour with YuYu and Spencer is here! You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, YuYu is joined by the always lively Adrian Graham to discuss the Ottawa Truck Protests.


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24 | Ottawa Truck Protests [with Adrian Graham]

-----Description of Podcast-----

The “Freedom Convoy” Protests, otherwise known as the Ottawa Truck Protests, have caused some difficulties for both the U.S. and Canada. Both President Biden’s message and Prime Minister Trudeau’s message have been faced with backlash. In this episode, YuYu is joined with Adrian Graham to discuss the Ottawa Truck Protests.

-----Sources from this Video-----

  1. The Guardian - Saunas, haircuts, hot meals: Ottawa protesters set up for the long haul -

  2. CNN - With Covid-19 protests persisting in Ottawa, police tell demonstrators to clear out -

  3. PBS News Hour - Truckers end U.S. border blockade, protest in Ottawa goes on -

  4. NPR - Tensions rise in Ottawa as police warn truckers to leave -

  5. The Guardian - There’s no solidarity in ‘sovereign citizen’ protests — only incoherent rage -

  6. NYT - In Ottawa Protests, a Pressing Question: Where Were the Police? -

  7. USAToday-

  8. CNN-

  9. Bulwark-

  10. The HIll

  11. WaPo-

  12. AP News

-----About The Half Hour-----

The Half Hour is a current events podcast designed with the intention of helping Extemp competitors (and other Speech and Debate members, as well as listening for the general public) understand the importance of political, social, or economical events on a domestic and international scale. As Extemp competitors only have half an hour to prep a speech, the podcast is designed to brief competitors in the same amount of time it would take for them to prep. Each episode looks at both sides of current events while providing background information to help expand upon the issue. The Half Hour also looks into common questions that people may be asked relating to current events and will work to answer them based on credible news sources from both sides.

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-----Credits and Credentials-----

Video/Audio Recording: Zoom Video Communications

Production Recording: OBS Studio

Design Production: Adobe Spark

Hosts: YuYu Yuan, Spencer Travis

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Produced By: Spencer Travis

Edited By: Joshua Mitchell

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Music By: Lyle Wiley (Production: GarageBand)

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