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.

The NOW Blog

Access to green space

A photograph of a city worker using a small tractor to paint white circles on the grass, in Toronto's Trinity Bellwoods Park.

  • Reporters Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join Dave for our weekly news panel:
  • Michael McNeely previews the new Spike Lee movie “Da 5 Bloods,” about African American soldiers who fought in the Vietnam War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5RDTPfsLAI 
  • And we ask our colleague Greg David if this week’s low-key, laid-back version of the Canadian Screen Awards could set a trend for future awards shows, even after the pandemic.

What's your favourite concert film?

A photograph of the band Audioslave performing at a free concert in Havana, Cuba in 2005.

Military report on conditions in long-term care homes

A photograph of two Canadian Armed Forces members wearing their uniforms and medical face masks.

  • Our community reporter Guy Carriere calls in from Sudbury to talk about fishing and fixing cars, and to share details about two CNIB programs:
    • The CNIB’s braille creative writing contest for kids. The deadline is May 31st. Entries must be in braille and accompanied by a signed entry form. For more information visit: www.cnib.ca/braillecontest
    • The CNIB's pup crawl fundraiser kicked off April 29 in honour of International Guide Dog Day. Registration is $30 and is open until May 29. All proceeds go to the CNIB guide dogs program. Register at www.CNIB.ca/pupcrawl
  • Reporter Meagan Gillmore tells us why some Ontario families who need regular medical care in the home are frustrated with the Ontario government.
  • We speak with Ali Mohamed, a job developer in Toronto who works with job seekers with disabilities through the Empowering Abilities program. https://careerfoundation.com/
  • Mike Agerbo from The App Show shares news from the tech world:
  • Stand-up comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan has signed an exclusive deal with Spotify which will see his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, disappear from all other platforms. The multi-year deal is believed to be worth US$100 million ($140 million Canadian). https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-52736364
  • Veteran political analyst Craig Oliver discusses a scathing report from the military about conditions in Ontario's long-term care facilities, as well as the possible political implications of today's ruling in the extradition case of Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.