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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Preview

A screenshot from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri movie - A lady staning on the side of a street with a sign in the background that reads, "And still no arrests?"


  • There’s a new app that’s making braille available to many blind and vision-impaired people in developing countries. Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech tells us more.
  • Dorothy Macnaughton, a CNIB Ontario-North volunteer received the Arthur Napier Magill Distinguished Service Award in October and joins us in studio to tell us more about this great honour.
  • It’s been a busy two months for awards in Canadian literary circles. Theresa Power of the Centre for Equitable Library Access gives us a rundown of the award winners and some of the books that stand out.
  • We preview what you’ll hear this weekend on the Walrus with Lloyd Robertson including one article analyzing the recent surprise victory of Valerie Plante as the new mayor of Montreal.
  • Laura Bain of AMI-TV tells us about her experience of interacting with birds of prey as a preview to the weekend edition of AMI This Week.
  • JM Frey previews the Frances McDormand/Woody Harrelson movie, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri.

75 Years of Casablanca

Casablanca movie poster

  • Is privacy in technology a contradiction of terms? We discuss this question with Jay Taylor who previews tonight’s episode of Double Tap Canada.
  • Disability rights advocates believe the immigration criteria for people with disabilities are demeaning. Michelle McQuigge of the Canadian Press talks about this problem.
  • What is the safest way to pay for a delivery person at the door? Our accessibility and special needs business consultant Donna Jodhan tells us what to keep in mind when doing so.
  • Here’s looking at you, kid! It was 75 years ago this month that the Humphrey Bogart/Ingrid Bergman movie, Casablanca was released. We speak to a writer of a new book on the movie to explain why it’s considered one of the greatest films in history.
  • Remember when breaking up with your girlfriend or boyfriend was a private thing? Not any more! Thanks to social media, breaking up is even more difficult. Producer Dawn Dickinson will tell us about this article and more of what you’ll hear this weekend on The Guardian.

National Housing Day

Beds lined up in two rows in what looks to be a shelter