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July 27, 2017 - Anti Plastic Straw Campaign Pt. 2

On this episode:

  • We present part two of the anti-plastic straw debate this time with Toronto disability activist Andrew Gurza.
  • We talk to one of the organizers of a recently completed six-year study on the complexity of blackness and diversity in Toronto, highlighting the challenges and opportunities of living in this city.
  • Alana Zablocki discusses her new video game that focuses on mental illness with the intention to expand public awareness on the issue.
  • Jessica Rickard, a member of the team at Cool Blind Tech talks about Project GlovEye, which opens up new possibilities for braille readers.
  • Jim Krysko stops by with a story from Saskatchewan about a lady in who believes art is about much more than the finished product.

July 26, 2017 - Anti Plastic Straw Campaign Pt. 1

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Kim Kilpatrick info:

https://handsoffourharnesses.wordpress.com/

 

July 25, 2017 - Self Driving Power Wheelchairs?

On today's episode:

  • Michelle McQuigge of the Canadian Press discusses how a team of Canadian researchers have developed cost-effective technology that would allow power wheelchairs to drive themselves.
  • Our regional content specialist Karen Magee in Ottawa tells us about the Guide Dogs of Canada Open House.
  • A recent survey reveals how much time Canadians are spending on personal matters in the workplace. We find out why!
  • Kim Thistle Murphy, one of our community reporters, lets us know about the upcoming annual Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival Inclusion line: (709) 765-2232.
  • Plus we have our weekly news quiz!

Kim Thistle Murphy information:

Www.cycleforsight.ca

Www.ffb.ca

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/2017-vision-health-lunch-learn-st-johns-registration-35055774766

July 24, 2017 - Autism in the Emergency Room

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July 21, 2017 - Dunkirk Preview

On this episode:

  • Our regional content specialist Sylvi Fekete give us the latest details on the BC fires.
  • Kevin Philipupillai previews an article on this weekend’s The Walrus about a controversial medical documentary that premiered at Expo 67.
  • Grant Hardy from ATW weekend edition previews a story on adapted paddling.
  • Greg David of TV eh tells us the details behind the cast changes on ET Canada.
  • J. M. Frey previews the newest Christopher Nolan World War II epic, Dunkirk.

July 20, 2017 - Hands-free Typing Device

On this show:

  • Joel Ramos of Cool Blind Tech tells us about a new device that allows hands-free typing.
  • US disability advocate Stephanie Woodward discusses her reaction to the decision by Senate republicans to withdraw their second attempt repealing and replacing Obamacare. We find out what’s next.
  • Our special needs consultant Donna Jodhan lets us know what to keep in mind when signing a business contract.
  • Our community reporter Becki Zerr tells us more about the Regina Dragon Boat Festival and other events happening in Saskatchewan.
  • Our regional content specialist Jim Krysko reports on students who have created a virtual reality game for people with vision impairment!