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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.

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  • Mike Omelus from APTN drops by the studio to discuss their commemorative gathering for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
  • Michael McNeely highlights filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin and her documentaries about education rights for Indigenous children. To learn more about her work visit here 
  • Dawn Dickinson previews Voices of The Walrus with an article by Justin Ling about why some Canadians are languishing behind bars for crimes they did not commit
    • She also shares an article by J.R. Patterson that looks at half a million dollars that went missing from a rural Manitoba municipality, and the community distrust that followed 
  • Steven Scott from Double Tap shares a recap of this week’s Amazon hardware event
  • And, in her Central regional report, Karen Magee shares an update on how it went for Ontario MPPs who went on a “social assistance diet” for two weeks 

 

  • Arno Kopecky explores the influence of the Conservative Party’s new leader on climate change policy
  • Caitlin Kuzler describes ‘Taco,’ an adaptive kitchen tool developed by students at McMaster University
  • Jennie Bovard and Meagan Gillmore join in for a roundtable discussion on some of our positive and negative experiences with accessibility when travelling 
  • Shaini Saravanamuthu shares her experience with the process of wedding planning and preparation 
  • Amy Amantea describes this year’s Vancouver Writers Festival which runs October 17 -23 on Granville Island 
    • For more information, visit: WritersFest.bc.ca
    • She also tells us about Tightrope Theatre’s improv workshops that run Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. PT  
    • And finally, Amy describes blind curling opportunities offered by the Vancouver Curling Club which run every Wednesday from 12 to 2 p.m. PT

      • The facility is located at the Hillcrest Centre in Vancouver 

      • For more information, contact Carol Kent at: 604-266-9656 

      • To learn more, visit VanCurl.com
         

  • Lawrence Gunther reflects on DICARP’s report on the impact of climate change on people with disabilities   
  • Community reporter Elizabeth Mohler describes the upcoming fundraising campaign “Because of Balance”
  • Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech describes a newly developed app to help bus drivers pick up passengers who are blind and partially sighted 
    • And for his tech tip of the day, he explains how to use Siri to end a phone call 
      • His steps include: 
      • Make sure iOS 16 installed and you have an iPhone 11 model or later
      • Open the Settings app, then scroll down and select Siri & Search
      • Select Call Hang Up 
      • When on a phone call or FaceTime call, say, “Hey Siri, hang up,” and you will leave the call 
      • *Keep in mind that when you use this voice command to end a call, everyone else on the call will hear you say this 
         
  • And we have another edition of the weekly news quiz with contestants Andy Frank, Karen Magee and Alex Smyth!