AMI-audio discusses COVID-19

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

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.

What do vet visits look like during the pandemic?
September 22, 2020 - With public health measures in place, your trip to the vet with your pet probably looks very different this year. How are pet visits now that we can’t accompany our pets inside? We discuss with vet Danielle Jongkind.

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?
September 16, 2020 - What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Jeff Ryman runs this down in his health report.

How are we interacting on social media during the pandemic?
September 11, 2020 - How are we interacting on social media during the pandemic? Jeff Ryman explains in his lifestyle report.

Can you get the coronavirus twice?
September 9, 2020 - Can you get the coronavirus twice? Jeff Ryman dives into this topic in his health report.

How to keep your kids safe as they head to school
September 9, 2020 - On our monthly Health Check-in, Leslie Depoe highlights strategies for keeping you and your family healthy as kids head back to school.

How do Canadians feel about returning to the workplace?
September 3, 2020 - Canadians have mixed feeling about returning to the workplace. What’s the cause for concern or lack thereof? We take a deeper dive into this topic with Vice President of Marketing at ADP Canada, Heather Haslam.

COVID-19 world for the disability community
August 27, 2020 - Stories relating to a COVID-19 world for the disability community are being explored on seven AMI original documentaries, being aired this week. These documentaries are being hosted by AMI This Week’s Bureau Reporters across the country; we’re joined by Alex Smyth in Toronto and Grant Hardy in Vancouver for details.

COVID-19 considerations for back to school
August 25, 2020 - Today’s parenting conversation with Lucia Bellafante is on getting ready for back to school, with COVID-19 still being a relevant reality of life.

The future of shopping
August 18, 2020 - What could the future of shopping malls look like after the pandemic is over? According to a new study there five critical changes that need to be made. We learn more.

Education in the time of COVID-19
August 17, 2020 - On Know Your Rights, Danielle McLaughlin and her guest Laura Kirby-McIntosh discuss education in the time of COVID-19.

Public transit safety tips during COVID-19
August 12, 2020 - Is it safe to ride public transit during the coronavirus pandemic? Jeff Ryman explains more in his health report. 


The Pulse

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. 

Navigating While Blind During COVID-19
July 11, 2020 - We discuss the challenges of traveling while blind, during COVID-19, with Dr. Nicholas Giudice of the University of Maine. 

Accessing home care during the pandemic
July 3, 2020 - We discuss access to home care for people with disabilities during COVID-19 with Haley Flaro, executive director of Ability New Brunswick. 


NOW with Dave Brown

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.

Telemedicine services
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. 

Election campaigns during COVID
September 18, 2020 - In our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore, we share our opinions on how we feel about campaigns looking different during COVID times.

Community report - J.R Bjornson - Red Deer, AB
September 15, 2020 - Community reporter J.R. Bjornson joins us from Red Deer, Alberta. We chat about homeschooling during COVID times, we talk about braille menus in local restaurants, he shares some outdoor activities with the family, he also tells us what it's like at the Bower Ponds recreation area. 

A second wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020 - We have our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore. We discuss: the spiking COVID numbers in some Canadian provinces and the speculation of a second wave.

Community report - Becki Zerr - Regina, Saskatchewan
September 10, 2020 - Our community reporter, Becki Zerr joins us now with news from Regina, Saskatchewan. We discuss how Saskatchewan students return to school this week. And, Becki will be hosting an upcoming reflexology session for the CNIB’s Better Health Series, she shares the details. 

COVID-19 crossroads
September 9, 2020 - By next week, students across the country will have returned to school. At the same time, several provinces are seeing significant spikes in COVID infections. To discuss the political implications of the rising numbers we are joined by Veteran Political analyst Craig Oliver. 

COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities
September 8, 2020 - For our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss how more than half of Canadians with disabilities who participated in a crowdsourced survey are struggling to make ends meet because of the financial fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report suggests.

Housing prices amid COVID-19
September 4, 2020 - We have our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore. We address the soaring housing prices in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic.