Kelly and Company

Tune in weekdays at 2 p.m. Eastern for interviews and discussions about arts, entertainment, and the lifestyle issues that matter to you.

Kelly and Company

Tune in weekdays at 2 p.m. Eastern for interviews and discussions about arts, entertainment, and the lifestyle issues that matter to you.

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Amazon Echo can recommend audiobooks?

Authored on October 23, 2020
Books stacked on top of each other
  • What type of Halloween costumes can you get for your pets this year? Jeff Ryman lets us know what the hot items are in his lifestyle report.
  • A new documentary series airing in Ontario is telling the story of the now closed area of Prince Edward County, known as the Heights; Karen Magee has the details.
  • You can now ask your Amazon Echo to recommend audiobooks for you. Ryan Hooey has the scoop!
  • We’re joined by critically acclaimed Canadian musician Tannis Slimmon for another edition of Artists Corner!

Halloween books on Audible

Authored on October 22, 2020
Two evil looking pumpkins sitting on top a pile of books
  • Halloween seems to be a favourite occasion at Audible, and Michael Feir gives us a guided tour of Audible’s Arkham County.
  • UK’s Fern Lulham runs a game of Just A Minute with Ramya and Margrett, this time the Halloween edition!
  • Last week, Health Canada announced a new treatment called Luxturna, which deals with the mutated RPE-65 gene found in particular types of inherited eye conditions; Fighting Blindness Canada President Doug Earl gives us the details.
  • Community Reporter Nick D’Ambrosio highlights how Halloween 2020 is looking in Montreal.
  • We flip through quirky stories from around the globe with Jeff Ryman, on What in the World.
  • Six original podcasts are joining the AMI-audio lineup. Thoughtful, emotional, funny and informative, these podcasts offer an intimate peek into the blind and partially sighted and disability community in Canada. We get the lowdown on two of those podcasts.

Creative and safe ways to celebrate Halloween

Authored on October 21, 2020
A small pumpkin sitting in the dark with an evil grin
  • The 21st Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is taking place online starting today through Saturday and we get the lowdown with Niki Little, the artistic director of the event!
  • The TV schedule is another thing affected by COVID-19, but Greg David joins us with exciting TV news.
  • Ryan Delehanty has been working on a podcast called Tales from the Halifax School for the Blind. We get all the details on the project and collaborations.
  • On Accessible Gaming, Dave and Debbie introduce us to games we can try for Halloween, including Pumpkin Bowling!
  • Mary Mammoliti of Kitchen Confession shares creative and safe ways to celebrate Halloween this year.

Helping our elderly pets get the most out of life

Authored on October 20, 2020
A cat and dog lying down beside each other
  • Vet Danielle Jongkind revisits the topic on things we can do to help our elderly pets get the most out of life, in spite of any health challenges they may be facing.
  • We speak to Health and Wellness enthusiast and Yoga Instructor, Frances Wong, about her wellness journey and involvement.
  • The 21st Annual imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival is taking place online starting today through Saturday and we get the lowdown with Niki Little, the artistic director of the event!
  • Community Reporter Annette Dennis highlights a 7-week song writing workshop being run by the CNIB in London, Ontario.
  • Freelance journalist Meagan Gillmore tells us about maple syrup in Ontario that's giving jobs to people with developmental disabilities.
  • We speak to Andrew Gurza and Heather Morrison, Co-founders of Handi a brand that aims to tear down the taboo and talk openly about all things sex and disability, with no topic out of bounds.

Questions blind people get asked a lot

Authored on October 19, 2020
Puzzle pieces that make a question mark
  • Michael Babcock features the latest on the Mosen At Large podcast, where blind and low vision iOS users discuss the most recent Apple Event.
  • Could this be the year the LA Dodgers win the World Series? Brock Richardson explains in his sports report.
  • Edmonton’s Bethany Deer previews tonight’s episode of AMI This Week; we discuss her feature on questions blind people get asked a lot.
  • Two friends have been collecting and exchanging pumpkin memorabilia for a very long time! Chyvonne Emile joins us on our Collections segment to give us the scoop.
  • FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube and Zoom have all decided to censor content on their platforms. What does this mean for Freedom of Speech? We discuss with Danielle McLaughlin on Know Your Rights.