Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri Preview
- 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
- 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
- It’s national housing day. Leanne Kloppenborg, Administrator for Fontbonne Ministries and Sister Georgette Gregory from the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph (CSJ) of Toronto talk about the affordable housing issues in Canada. They also tell us about their initiative to tackle the problem at home in Toronto.
- How dangerous is it that Donald Trump has access to the nuclear codes? That’s one of the articles we preview with producer Kevin Philipupillai of the National Post show.
- The recent release of thousands of classified government documents has put the JFK assassination in the news again. Today on the 54th anniversary of that event, we speak to an investigative reporter on what the documents have revealed.
- Our community reporter Milena Khazanavicius in Halifax lists the special events coming up including a memorial service marking the 100th anniversary of the Halifax explosion.
- Buses in London England will soon be fueled by coffee. How on earth does this work? Our tech expert Mike Agerbo fills us in.
- Craig Oliver of CTV News discusses the annual report of the auditor general which includes details on the ongoing problems with the Phoenix pay system and the enormous distress felt by many federal employees.