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

AMI at the Movies: Green Book Preview

A still from Green Book featuring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in a car.

  • Nelson Régo of Cool Blind Tech explains how smart implants could help people with glaucoma.
  • JM Frey previews the film Green Book, about an odd pair who travel together through the Deep South of the United States.
  • A lawyer in Montreal says McDonald’s is breaking the law by advertising to children. We discuss the Happy Meal Lawsuit.
  • Nova Scotia community reporter Jennie Bovard tells us about a holiday gift drive and social organized by The Shoebox Project.
    • Topic 1: The Shoebox Project
    • The Shoebox Project is holding a Holiday Drive from November 13 to December 7, as well as a Social on November 20.
    • Locations: Donation drop-off locations in Truro, Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, and more.
    • Date: Tuesday, Nov 20th, 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Location: Bird’s Nest Cafe, 1547 Barrington St., Halifax Contact:
    • or Shoebox Project on Facebook:
    • Topic 2: Yoga at CNIB Halifax
    • Date: Thursday evenings, 6:45pm - 8pm, upcoming classes on Nov 22 and 29.
    • Location: CNIB Halifax, 6136 Almon St, Halifax.
    • Cost: The class is pay-what-you-can for CNIB clients and $10 for CNIB volunteers. Contact:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 902-453-1480
    • Topic 3: Ability Makers Holiday Market
    • Presented by Easter Seals New Leaf Enterprises
    • Date: Friday, Nov 30, 4-8pm and Saturday, Dec 1, 10-3pm
    • Location: 22 Fielding Ave, Dartmouth Contact: Email:
    • Phone: Call John Macdonald at 453.6000 ext. 224. Director of Development, John MacDonald
    • Topic 4: Goalball Tournament
    • A quick reminder: the 4th Annual Nova Scotia Open *Goalball Tournament*
    • Dates: Fri, Nov 16 to Sun, Nov 18, 2018
    • Location: Citadel High, Trollope St Halifax. Contact:
    • Email:
    • Phone: 902-449-0320
  • We find out how a family doctor named Yoni Freedhoff tried to protect his own children from the dangers of sugar.
  • And Karen McKay from the Centre for Equitable Library Access tells us about some of the 800 new books that are being added to the CELA collection.

New Amazon Headquarters

Amazon offices in Seattle.

  • Steven Scott of Double Tap Canada gives us his impression of the new version of Windows Narrator. 
  • Cities across Canada and the US have been competing to be chosen to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge discusses the results of the contest. 
  • Have you had trouble with ‘captchas’ and other identity verification tools online? We speak with Donna Jodhan about accessibility for online billing.
  • Community reporter JR Bjornson calls in from Red Deer, Alberta with his Blind Tip of the Month.
    • Topic 1: Blind Hockey in Edmonton
    • Date: Sundays 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
    • Location: Downtown Community Arena, 10330 105 Ave NW, Edmonton
    • Ages: 15+ To register, e-mail
    • Topic 2: Sight Night Calgary
    • ASRAB is also holding its eighth annual Sight Night Calgary.
    • Date: November 17, 2018, 5:30pm Contact:
    • Location: Eau Claire Market, Calgary
  • CNIB president John Rafferty joins us in studio with an update on the organization’s latest projects.
  • Producer Dawn Dickinson tells us how the descendants of a Jewish art dealer are trying to find paintings stolen under the Nazi regime.

Have the rotating strikes at Canada Post affected you?

A Canada Post mailbox.

  • Neurology professor Dr. Michael Levin and PhD student Hannah Salapa, both from the University of Saskatchewan, tell us about their research into multiple sclerosis.
  • Several large British companies are exploring the idea of using microchip implants to keep track of their employees. Producer Kevin Philipupillai tells us more.
  • Have the rotating strikes at Canada Post affected you? We discuss the effectiveness of that particular tactic.
  • Our community reporter Guy Carriere calls in from Sudbury with a reminder about the CNIB’s Phone It Forward project.
  • The retail frenzy that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday is approaching. Marc Aflalo from Your Tech Report explains the difference between the two days.
  • We talk politics with Craig Oliver.