Live from Studio 5

Tune in weekdays at 9 a.m. Eastern for community news and information from coast to coast and a daily look at technology, health and current affairs. 

Community Report - Atlantic

Listen to Live from Studio 5 weekdays 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Eastern to find out what’s happening in your community! Tune in weekly to hear from our community reporters across the country bringing you information on events and happenings in the blind and partially sighted community across Canada. Click here for more reports in other regions: Central, West and Pacific 


Nova Scotia - Milena Khazanavicius

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Milena is a self-described adventurer. She’s a volunteer with Frontier college where she tutors kids and she also spends lots of time advocating for the blind and partially sighted community in her area. Milena is a big fan of the arts, she loves to cook and enjoys running the roads with her guide dog Louis. 

Recent Reports: 

May 9, 2018 - Milena Khazanavicius tells us about blind entrepreneur Alexander Pittman, who has launched a combination carwash, dogwash, and burger joint in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.


Newfoundland - Jay Taylor 

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Jason (Jay) Taylor is a technology junkie and music lover. Jay spent 10 years in commercial radio and is now an Ambassador with eSight Eyewear. He has Peter’s Anomaly and has been legally blind since birth. Jay lives in St. John’s with his wife Jennifer and son Dylan. 

Recent Reports:

May 15, 2018 - Jay Taylor talks to us about a CNIB 100 birthday bash in St. John's, and shares some tips for summer barbecuing.


New Brunswick - Gerry Harris 

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Gerry was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa in his early twenties and became legally blind in his early thirties. He is an amateur iPhone photographer, social media enthusiast and digital accessibility advocate. Follow Gerry on Twitter at @MrGerry.

Recent Reports: 

March 27, 2018 - Gerry Harris calls in with news about a monthly coffee and chat at the public library in Fredericton, as well as a story about an awkward encounter while waiting for an elevator.


Nova Scotia - Jennie Bovard 

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You may recognize Jennie from her days as a presenter for AMI This Week. Whether she’s on the goalball court, coordinating a local tandem bike club, or volunteering, Jennie enjoys being active in her community. She loves running, movies, baking, and living life to the absolute fullest.

Recent Reports:

April 6, 2018 - Our community reporter Jennie Bovard tells us about the Canadian Junior Goalball Championships, the Shubie Classic Fun Run, and other events in Nova Scotia.



P.E.I - Rachel Kitson 

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Rachel lives in Charlottetown with her husband, and their three children. She was diagnosed with Stargardt’s disease when she was 15 and is now legally blind. Rachel has her ECCE, a BA, a BEd, a certificate in Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, and is now the Programs Lead for CNIB on PEI. She loves baking and decorating cakes, crocheting, painting, crafting, and woodworking, just to name a few!

Recent Reports:

May 10, 2018 - Community reporter Rachel Kitson tells us about a CNIB movie night at a Cineplex location in Charlottetown.

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