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Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther: Audio show

Outdoor news, environmental issues, reviews of outdoor tech, and tips on exploring the outdoors with a guide dog. Fridays at 8 p.m. ET.

Lawrence Gunther, the producer and subject of the upcoming documentary, Makings of a Guide Dog, describes his journey as a documentary filmmaker and blind storyteller. Lawrence is warm, conversational, and witty as he recounts his journey getting to know seven lively guide dog puppies, all of which are part of the CNIB Guide Dog Program. This is the November 15, 2020 episode.
We’ll continue our preview of the AMI-tv show Employable Me, as we meet one of the job seekers from the show – Rick Peckham. AMI-tv producer Darcy De Toni shares ideas for outdoor activities in the Ottawa area – including slo-pitch and fishing. When they play the Toronto Blue Jays next Tuesday, the Baltimore Orioles will be wearing special braille jerseys in honour of the National Federation for the Blind. AMI communications specialist Greg David joins us with more. We’ll get back t...
Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) announced today that it will air a new original documentary called Postcards from the Yukon on AMI-tv on Sunday, August 27. Join AMI This Week presenter Dave Brown and Lawrence Gunther, North America’s only blind professional angler and host of Feel the Bite TV and the Blue Fish Radio show, on a sensory tour of this historic Canadian territory. With stops in Whitehorse and Dawson City, Dave and Lawrence learn all about the unique tastes, smells and sounds...
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther examines the theme of “ocean health” as described by conservationist and author Ayana Johnson.
Lawrence Gunther says flooding may become a weekly occurrence in some parts of the US. Karen Magee shares her memories of Jonathan Pitre, a 17-year-old who recently succumbed to complications from a rare skin disease. Employment expert Michael Bach discusses vocational programs and the line between inclusion and exploitation. Marc Aflalo introduces a smart padlock that can be unlocked with a fingerprint. And Mike Ross, Joeita Gupta, and Karen Magee compete in our weekly news quiz. T...
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther explains how selenium pollution from the largest mine in BC is killing off the fish population in the Elk Valley. From the June 23, 2020 episode.
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, environment contributor Lawrence Gunther shares the benefits of rooftop solar power. Community reporter Elizabeth Mohler tells us about Connect 4 Life’s new broadcast training program. Nelson Régo of Cool Blind Tech discusses the challenges of buying a new cell phone. And, contestants Karen Magee, Mark Phoenix and host Dave Brown compete against each other in our weekly news quiz! This is the February 16, 2021 episode.
Lawrence Gunther tells us what we can do to reduce Canada's unexpectedly high garbage output. Our Ottawa colleague Karen Magee encourages us to provide feedback on a CNIB pilot project in Toronto. We speak to the co-founder of an organization that provides support for Tamil Canadians with disabilities and their families. A cardiology professor from Johns Hopkins University has diagnosed the Dr. Seuss character the Grinch with a heart condition. And Joeita Gupta, Karen Magee, an...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us why people who live near the St. Lawrence River are watching the water levels with concern. We'll find out why Amtrak told two American whellchair users they'd have to pay $25,000 for a train ride that usually costs $16 each. Our community reporter Derek Lackey calls in from Winnipeg with details about this year’s Festival du Voyageur. AMI bureau reporter Shelby Travers joins us to explain the science behind colouring your...
High up in the Arctic Ocean close to the North Pole, a solitary ship just concluded 300 days of being tethered to an ice flow, much of that time was spent in continuous darkness. Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther discusses this new research and the impact of climate change on the arctic. The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee has announced the Paralympic competition schedule, following the Games’ postponement to 2021. Dave Brown tells us more. Community Reporter J.R. Bjornson share...
Lawrence Gunther explains why many scientists believe the wildfires in the Amazon and other major events are proof that the planet has entered a new phase called "The Anthropocene".
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us why environmental organizations are calling on the federal government to address climate change in its measures for economic recovery. In our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss: the launch of a new monitor to sensor physical distancing. Community reporter J.R. Bjornson tells us about a new bus service launching in Alberta this week to provide an affordable and luxurious option for travelers. Nelson Régo of Cool Blind Tech describes...
Lawrence Gunther cooks up a healthy meal in his backyard using a blind-friendly grill and an accessible app.
A new UN report says that scientists are warning that one million species could go extinct due to our collective actions pushing the natural world toward collapse. Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther has more. From the May 21, 2019 episode.
Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther shares his experience training guide dogs for outdoor living. From the November 24, 2020 episode.
Lawrence Gunther of Blue Fish Radio gives us some climate change prevention resolutions for the new year. From the January 3, 2019 episode.
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther discusses “Seaspiracy,” a new Netflix documentary that explores the environmental impact of fishing. Community reporter Elizabeth Mohler tells us about “Enabled: Connecting with Birds,” an upcoming panel for birding enthusiasts who are blind or partially sighted. Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech tells us about how scientists have developed the Mini Cheetah, a four-legged robot to help guide users who are blind or...
On episode 4 of outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, Ms. Lilly will be schooling us on Canadian rivers in honour of World Rivers Day! We’ll be speaking with the founder of World Rivers Day himself, Mark Angelo about Great Canadian rivers you will want to add to your own bucket list. Mark’s also going to give us some outdoor tips on picking the right paddle and canoe for the job. And, Lawrence Gunther will be sharing some campfire reflections including a few blind paddling tips of his ow...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther shares the highlights from The Living Planet Report, produced by the World Wildlife Fund. From the November 6, 2018 episode.