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. 

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. 

Live 5 Blog

A Vibrating Dog Vest

A photograph of Yoav Golan and a dog wearing a vibrating vest

  • Yoav Golan from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev tells us about a vibrating dog vest designed to help people communicate with dogs.
  • Producer Kevin Philipupillai discusses a Walrus magazine essay about how reading the Anne of Green Gables novels helped the writer deal with grief as a child.
  • Producer Dawn Dickinson tells us why authorities in England are concerned about an old shipwreck from World War Two.
  • Community reporter JR Bjornson calls in from Red Deer, Alberta with news about a local blind hockey program that has just received funding.
  • Steven Scott from Double Tap Canada explains why the smart assistant service Aira is offering five free minutes on every call.
  • AMI-tv producer Darcy De Toni tells us about a new documentary called "Postcards from Northern Ontario."

Buying Greenland

A photograph of a town in Greenland, with houses in the foreground and large snowy mountains in the distance.

  • Professor Gordon Houlden, director of The China Institute at the University of Alberta, joins us to speak about the protests in Hong Kong.
  • We speak with Amanda O’Rourke from the nonprofit group 8 80 Cities about how to design streets that emphasize pedestrian safety.
  • Producer Kevin Philipupillai explains how the Danish government is responding to Donald Trump’s interest in buying Greenland for the United States.
  • Community reporter Guy Carriere calls in from Sudbury, Ontario with details about an upcoming poutine festival.
  • Mike Agerbo from The App Show tells us about a self-driving scooter that can drive itself to the nearest charging station.
  • We talk about a community in Oregon that’s using optical illusions to try to stop people from parking in accessible parking spaces.

A Robotic Guide Dog

A photograph of the robotic dog, Astro

  • Dr. François Bolduc from the University of Alberta tells us about a computer program designed to help people with neurodevelopmental disabilities find resources and information online.
  • We speak with Stephanie Dixon, the chef de mission for Canada’s Parapan Am Games team, live from the games in Lima, Peru.
  • Donna Jodhan from Barrier Free Canada shares her experiences with accessibility within the legal system.
  • We talk about the backlash against a new book by disgraced pundit Mark Halperin, who was accused of sexual harassment by several former colleagues and subordinates.
  • Nelson Régo from Cool Blind Tech tells us about a robotic dog named Astro that has been designed to act as a guide dog.
  • We have our weekly news quiz with special guest's Roy Zvifel and Giovanni Annarilli, our summer students at AMI.