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March 28, 2017 - Access For All

On this show:

  • Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge joins us to discuss her recent article about a woman with spina bifida who filed a human rights complaint against a Danforth bar over washroom access.
  • We chat with environmental expert, Lawrence Gunther about how Indigenous knowledge is increasingly being recognized as relevant and as valid as western science.
  • Karen Magee, AMI’s Ottawa Assignment Editor, drops by with a few stories from her region including news that the CNIB is holding town halls looking for feedback from their clients and stakeholders.
  • What does inclusive design mean for able-bodied and disabled individuals? Open Dialogue explored that topic (and more) this week, and producer Paul Daniel drops by the studio to chat about the program.
  • Plus we have our weekly news quiz! Can someone finally take down Mike Ross?

March 27, 2017 - CPF Challenge!

On today's episode:

  • The Cerebral Palsy Foundation launched the first mobile, video-based fitness app for people with a diverse range of motor abilities, and joining us today is Richard Ellenson, CEO of the Cerebral Palsy Foundation to tell us more about the CPF Challenge!
  • Ryan Delehanty, AMI’s Atlantic Assignment Editor, joins us with news from his region including a story on playwright Paul David Power and his new play, "Crippled".
  • Our pop-culture expert JM Frey joins us with a few stories from the entertainment world including news that there is going to be a live action Barbie Doll movie!
  • Tech expert, Marc Aflalo of Your Tech Report tells us about a new controller by Microsoft that is making gaming more accessible for players with physical disabilities or mobility impairments.

March 24, 2017 - British Columbia Blind Sports and Recreation Association

On this program:

  • Amy Amantea joins us to discuss the BC Blind Sports and Recreation Association and previews some of the events they have coming up.   
  • Greg David of  drops by with news regarding The Big Bang Theory, Top Gear America, weekend DV TV offerings and more.
  • Our pop culture expert, JM Frey previews the movie Chips
  • Dave Brown, AMI-TV’s Ottawa bureau presenter, tells us about a feature on tonight’s ATW Weekend Edition about the 2017 Toronto Blue Jays, 
  • and Mike Agerbo of Get Connected Media pops by with some stories from the tech world.


March 23, 2017 - Cooking With Vision Loss

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March 22, 2017 - Pi Live

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March 21, 2017 - World Down Syndrome Day

On today's show:

  • It’s World Down Syndrome Day and we tell you what’s happening and how you can get involved as we speak with Anabel Lindblad, a spokesperson for the Down Syndrome Association – National Capital Region.
  • We speak with three-time Paralympic medalist and assistant coach for the Men’s National Wheelchair Rugby team, David Willsie! He tells us about the team and some of their upcoming events!
  • The Citizen’s Advocacy in Ottawa will be hosting a TED talk titled “An Evening of Inspiration: Celebrating the Power of Community” and AMI’s Ottawa Assignment Editor Karen Magee joins us to tell us about this and more stories from her region.
  • Carleton University has raised eyebrows and ire by opting to remove the scale from its primary athletic facility and Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge shares more about this story.
  • If you're disabled, is it wrong to want a cure? Open Dialogue explored that topic (and more) this week, and producers Michael Iantorno and Paul Daniel join us to chat about the program.