The Pulse

Host Dave Brown along with guest contributors brings us closer to issues currently impacting the disabled community across Canada and the world. Listen weekdays at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The Pulse

 

October 17, 2017 

The human body's genetic code is a complex mechanism. As scientific research expands our understanding of genetics, there are therapies being developed that could offset the limitations associated with a defective gene.

Dr. Stephen Rose, Chief Research Officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, joins us on the line from Columbia, Maryland to discuss possible FDA approval for the treatment Luxturna. This could be the first approved gene therapy for retinal dystrophy.

 

October 16, 2017 

There is an affordable housing crisis in major Canadian cities. According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the average cost of a home in Canada is over $487,000. These costs trickle down to renters as well. What happens to people with disabilities who want to live in major cities, which generally have more services?

Joeita Gupta, co-host of Live from Studio 5, is also a frontline worker and researcher at the Federation of Metro Tenants Associations in Toronto. She shares her thoughts. We also hear from Micaela Evans, an undergraduate student at Simon Fraser University, who describes her hunt for an accessible and affordable home in Vancouver. 

 

October 13, 2017 

Whether you’re a visual, auditory, or experiential learner, there are many ways to learn. That's also true for people with disabilities. How are inclusive education systems evolving over time?

We talk to teacher Nina Pariser about inclusive education inside and outside the classroom. She has worked with students with disabilities.

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