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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COVID-19 Alert app
August 6, 2020 - Michael Feir has been running the COVID-19 Alert app by Health Canada and will give us a tour of it.
Teaching student rights
August 5, 2020 - Know Your Rights contributor Danielle McLaughlin talks with April Julian, Director of Education for Canadian Civil Liberties about how teaching students about their rights has changed since the beginning of the lockdown.
Canadians travel plans
July 31, 2020 - Around a quarter of Canadians expressed they will likely take a road trip this summer. How does this compare to years past? Jeff Ryman explains in his Lifestyle report.
Pandemic on display at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference
July 28, 2020 - Tom Dekker shares insight on six ways the COVID-19 pandemic was on display at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference.
July 17, 2020 - They can be colourful or come in basic black, make a political statement or just be funny. Jeff Ryman has more about mask fashion in his lifestyle report.
Attending a dentist appointment during COVID-19
July 15, 2020 - Margrett Weldon puts us in the know about attending a dentist appointment during COVID-19 restrictions.
Making working from home more productive
July 14, 2020 - Many Canadians have settled into working from home during COVID-19, but employers have room for improvement to make working from home more productive for all employees. We chat with Marc LeCuyer, General Manager for Canada at ServiceNow to learn more about how we can be more productive working from home.
Current face of pro and para sports
July 8, 2020 - With the NBA, NHL and MLB starting back in a few weeks, how will things look? How about para sports, what’s going on with them and when can we see them again? Nicco Cardarelli, founder of Parasport TV and voice of Canadian Blind Hockey joins us to chat more.
Mandatory face mask orders
July 6, 2020 - Wearing masks or other facial coverings while in public places recently became mandatory in parts of Ontario, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; how does this affect our rights? We discuss with Danielle McLaughlin.
Bubble backlash in Atlantic Canada
July 3, 2020 - Ryan Delehanty updates us on the Atlantic’s progress during COVID-19, and debriefs us on Newfoundland’s “Bubble backlash,” calling for delayed travel amongst Atlantic provinces.
Community Report - Anthony Hodgetts - Calgary
July 2, 2020 - The Joy 4 All Project, put together by Calgary high school students, created a hotline to bring joy to seniors in isolation; Community Reporter Anthony Hodgetts has the details.
Safely entertaining outdoors
June 29, 2020 - How can we safely entertain outdoors with the easing of COVID restrictions? Mary Mammoliti explains.
Community Report - Kim Kilpatrick - Ottawa
June 25, 2020 - Ottawa Community Reporter Kim Kilpatrick updates us on things opening up in her community, and what it’s like to go out and navigate.
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.
Impact of Post-COVID reopening on People with Disabilities
June 27, 2020 - We discuss the impact of reopening of the economy on People with Disabilities with Kathryn Underwood and Ravi Maholtra.
Disability Benefits During COVID-19
June 23, 2020 - We discuss the failure of the federal government to pass a COVID-19 benefit for Canadians with Disabilities with Jewelles Smith, Past Chair of the Council for Canadians with Disabilities.
June 5, 2020 - In celebration of National AccessAbility Week, we speak to Tova Sherman, the co-founder of the Halfiax-base non-profit reachAbility. She describes their accessible supports and programming available to the community during COVID-19.
NAAW: Manitoba Possible
June 2, 2020 - In celebration of National AccessAbility Week, we speak to Dana Erickson is the CEO of Manitoba Possible, formerly known as Society for Manitobans with Disabilities. He discusses the impact of COVID-19 on the disability community in Manitoba and describes their new online service that connects people with disabilities to skilled service providers.
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Arts, Culture & COVID-19
August 6, 2020 - Ottawa Bureau Producer Emily Ramsay highlights a new AMI-tv documentary called Arts, Culture and COVID-19.
How do we prevent future pandemics?
July 30, 2020 - How could the protection of wildlife prevent a future pandemic? And, how much would it cost? Dawn Dickinson explores this question in her preview of The Guardian This Week.
COVID Alert App
July 27, 2020 - Marc Aflalo from Double Tap TV tells us about COVID Alert, a new COVID-19 tracing app that will be launching in Canada soon. He also discusses the built-in Translate App in the new iOS14.
Policing Mask Use
July 24, 2020 - Reporters Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join the weekly news panel to discuss the rise of community policing for mandatory face mask use in indoor public spaces.
Face masks for the Deaf community
July 23, 2020 - Our colleague Karen Magee tells us about a Kingston, Ontario couple who are creating inclusive face masks for the Deaf community. She also tells us about a nine-year-old accessibility activist from Sault Ste. Marie who has won high praise from City Council for their advocacy work.
Community report - Guy Carriere - Sudbury
July 22, 2020 - Guy Carriere describes his recent fishing trip. He also tells us about Sudbury’s Phase 3 of re-openings.
COVID-19 disability aid update
July 22, 2020 - Accessibility reporter Meagan Gillmore gives us an update on the federal support for people with disabilities during COVID-19.
New monitor to sensor physical distancing
July 21, 2020 - In our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss the launch of a new monitor to sensor physical distancing. We also chat about the long delays for services animals in South Ottawa due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Politicians working together during COVID-19
July 20, 2020 - Dr. Eric Merkley from the University of Toronto shares why he thinks the pandemic has led to more political cooperation in Canada.
Bars behaving badly during COVID-19
July 17, 2020 - Reporters Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join me for the weekly news panel to discuss why so many bars are ignoring public health warnings and what should be done about it?
Back to school during the pandemic
July 17, 2020 - Reporters Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join me for the weekly news panel to discuss how parents and educators are looking to governments for a return-to-school plan for the fall during the Covid pandemic.
UK man suing NHS over COVID
July 16, 2020 - Dawn Dickinson previews The Guardian This Week, featuring a story about a man in the UK suing the NHS after his cancer treatment was delayed due to Covid-19.
Community report - Becki Zerr - Saskatchewan
July 16, 2020 - Becki Zerr has the latest on what Phase 4.2 of Saskatchewan’s recovery entails.
Public washrooms during COVID-19
July 15, 2020 - Dave Brown and Mike Ross discuss why access to public restrooms is so important especially in COVID-19 times.
Community report - Gerry Harris - New Brunswick
July 14, 2020 - Gerry Harris tells us about the postponement of the Atlantic Nationals Automotive Extravaganza in New Brunswick. And, he describes some of the new COVID shopping guidelines taking place in Saint John.
COVID policies for Ontario group homes
July 14, 2020 - Disability advocate Rabia Khedr explores the effect of COVID policies and procedures on people with intellectual disabilities in Ontario group homes.
The impact on the food industry during COVID
July 13, 2020 - Our colleague Jim Krysko tells us five ways COVID-19 will change the food industry.
B.C. extends COVID-19 aid
July 9, 2020 - For our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss B.C.’s decision to extend provincial COVID-19 aid programs for those on disability, income and senior assistance.