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

Movie Review: Joker

A zoomed in photograph of Joker's face with clown makeup on

  • Our movie critic Amy Amantea calls in from Vancouver to review Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix.
  • Canadian Press reporter Michelle McQuigge gives us an update on the story of a Syrian-Canadian family who planned to shut down the restaurant after receiving death threats.
  • We speak with Paralympian Tess Routliffe about her medal-winning performance at last month’s world Para swimming championships. 
  • California’s largest utility company cut off power to almost a million people last week, as a precaution against strong winds. We talk about the effects of the shutdown.
  • Nelson Régo from Cool Blind Tech joins us;
  • Karen Magee defends her crown on our Weekly News Quiz.

The NBA in China

A photograph of a basketball court with the NBA logo on the floor, along with Chinese writing.

  • We talk about the difficult position the NBA is in, after a prominent executive spoke out in favour of the protesters in Hong Kong.
  • We discuss Conservative leader Andrew Scheer’s promise to set aside $50 million for a national autism strategy.
  • The US Supreme Court has ordered Domino’s to make its website accessible. We ask why the pizza chain fought so hard against this ruling.
  • The Philadelphia Flyers hockey team has built a rage room in its arena, for fans who need to blow off some steam. We ask if this is a good idea.
  • Our entertainment critic Michael McNeely previews the movie “Doctor Sleep,” which is based on the sequel to Stephen King’s book “The Shining.”
  • The AMI-tv show Employable Me is back for a third season! Our colleague Greg David tells us what to expect.

Circus Aerialist

A photograph of Erin Clark competing at a pole sport dancing competition. Her wheelchair is on the side of the stage

  • We speak with circus aerialist Erin Clark about how she dealt with nervous adults taking her out of physical activities as a child, because of her spinal disability. 
  • Producer Kevin Philipupillai previews two Walrus magazine articles by writer Max Fawcett: Political polling and SNC-Lavalin.
  • Producer Dawn Dickinson previews The Guardian This Week
    • Article 1: After drugs, guns, and human trafficking, wildlife trafficking is the world’s most lucrative organised crime. And now the trade is growing across Latin America.
    • Article 2: To mark the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia, Manchester Museum is returning 43 sacred artefacts to Indigenous Australians.
  • Our community reporter Becki Zerr calls in with details about the new Blind curling program from the Saskatchewan Blind Sports Association. 
  • Shaun Preece from Double Tap Canada tells us what he thinks of Microsoft’s new Surface devices.
  • Our west coast colleague Sylvi Fekete tells us the latest report;