NOW with Dave Brown

Join Dave Brown weekdays at 9 a.m. ET as he discusses the latest news, entertainment, sports and current events through a disability lens.

NOW with Dave Brown

Join Dave Brown weekdays at 9 a.m. ET as he discusses the latest news, entertainment, sports and current events through a disability lens.

NOW with Dave Brown

Episode 14: Friday February 21

Reporters Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join Dave for our weekly news panel. They talk about allegations of sexual abuse within one of Canada’s top athletics programs, the Boy Scouts of America filing for bankruptcy protection following hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits, and the BC government's new tax on soda and other sweetened beverages. In the second hour of the show, Michael McNeely previews the new James Bond movie, “No Time to Die.” Our manager Andy Frank calls in from Vienna, where he’s representing AMI at the Zero Project conference. And our colleague Greg David tells us more about the AMI-tv documentary “Chasing The Spotlight.”

Episode 13: Thursday February 20

Amanda Tolson from En-Vision America tells us about audible labels for prescription medications. We hear about a lawsuit against Disney over the accessibility policy at its theme parks. Financial expert Geoffrey Zaldin explains how to make use of the Registered Disability Savings Plan (RDSP). Steven Scott from Double Tap Canada talks about new technology that could replace white canes and guide dogs. JR Bjornson calls in from Red Deer to tell us about a documentary special he’s featured in, called “Chasing the Spotlight.” And Karen Magee gives an update on the launch of an audio-based game called “The Vale,” which was made for blind players.

Episode 12: Wednesday February 19

Amy Amantea tells us about a stage performance of Kim's Convenience in Surrey, BC. Reporter Meagan Gillmore continues her coverage of the consultation process for accessibility legislation in BC. Dave highlights an article about accessibility barriers in airplane bathrooms. Dave speaks with author Amanda Leduc about her book “Disfigured: On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space.” Mike Agerbo from The App Show explains how the coronavirus outbreak in China is affecting the worldwide supply of iPhones. And veteran analyst Craig Oliver discusses the political implications of protests at the Coastal GasLink pipeline site in BC, and on railways across the country.

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