As Canada and the world reacts to the impact of the coronavirus, AMI-audio's NOW with Dave Brown, The Pulse and Kelly and Company are keeping listeners up to date on the latest news and information.
To keep you informed, here is a collection of segments from their latest programs relating to the pandemic.
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Kelly and Company
How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last?
October 14, 2020 - How long can I expect a COVID-19 illness to last? Jeff Ryman explains in his health report.
How do you politely ask someone to wear a mask?
October 7, 2020 - How do I politely ask someone to wear a mask? Jeff Ryman answers this questions in his health report.
How will positive COVID-19 tests in the NFL effect games?
October 5, 2020 - With positive COVID-19 tests in the NFL, how will that effect the games? Brock Richardson gives us the details in his sports report.
AMI This Week: Varieties of masks
October 5, 2020 - Toronto Bureau Reporter Alex Smyth previews tonight’s episode of AMI This Week and talks varieties of masks.
Food trends of the pandemic
October 2, 2020 - The pandemic is determining how and what we eat, from quick shortcuts to slow cookers. Jeff Ryman explains some of the food trends during the pandemic.
What challenges do those with autism face during the pandemic?
October 1, 2020 - What challenges do those with autism face during the COVID-19 pandemic? Teresa Hedley, author, advocate, educator, curriculum designer and mother of a 21-year-old son with autism explains more.
“Just The Facts” on COVID-19
September 30, 2020 - Balance for Blind Adults and Toronto Public Health collaborated in a COVID-19 information session called “Just The Facts.” Margrett Weldon gives us the details on the presentation.
How can you tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19?
September 30, 2020 - How can I tell the difference between the flu and COVID-19? Jeff Ryman explains in his health report.
Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?
September 23, 2020 - Does the coronavirus spread easily among children? Jeff Ryman answers this questions and more in his health report.
New app helps employees transition back back into the office
September 23, 2020 - There’s a new app that helps employees transition back into the office safely. How does it work? We learn more with the company’s CEO.
Documenting Disability During the Pandemic
October 4, 2020 - Italian photographer and visual designer Stefano Sbrulli discusses his candid photographs of people who are blind and partially sighted during the COVID-19 lockdown in Italy. His pictures document the lives and stories of blind Italians, which he hopes to include in a forthcoming book.
Reopening Schools During COVID
August 9, 2020 - We discuss the issues surrounding the plan to reopens schools in Ontario in September during COVID-19. Our first guest is high school teacher Jason Kunin, who provides his perspective as an educator. Our second guest is disability advocate David Lepofsky, who discusses the impact on students with disabilities
Youth Engagement During COVID-19
July 12, 2020 - We speak to Shawn Marsolais of Blind Beginnings in British Columbia about online programming for blind youth engagement during COVID-19.
NOW with Dave Brown
COVID-19 & reality TV
October 16, 2020 - AMI’s Communications Specialist Greg David discusses the impact COVID-19 on reality TV shows. Greg tells us about the AMI Research Panel and what it's all about.
Trump and COVID-19
October 7, 2020 - Veteran political correspondent Craig Oliver discusses the latest news in Canadian and American politics. Craig shares his perspective on President Donald Trump testing positive for COVID-19.
COVID status & government response
October 5, 2020 - A couple of weeks ago, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared the second wave of COVID-19. The number of outbreaks have been increasing in regions of Quebec and Ontario. Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge discusses the status of COVID-19 outbreaks across the country and how governments are responding.
Expiring COVID-19 benefits
October 2, 2020 - In our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore, we discuss expiring COVID-19 benefits and explore whether this makes sense during a second wave.
Mental health in PEI
September 28, 2020 - With people unable to take part in their usual events and activities COVID-19 has highlighted a real lack of mental health resources on Prince Edward Island. Our colleague Ryan Delehanty has all kinds of news about these programs on Prince Edward Island.
Is the COVID-19 vaccine being politicized?
September 25, 2020 - Our panelists discuss how politicians may be weaponizing the vaccine to COVID-19.
Teaching tech during COVID-19
September 22, 2020 - Thomas Harper of TechServeTO joins us to explain how his organization has helped older people learn about technology during the pandemic.
September 21, 2020 - The COVID–19 pandemic accelerated the concept of telemedicine from the policy paper to reality across Ontario. Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge chats about telemedicine beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.