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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. Sundays at 3 p.m. ET.

With winter drawing close, Lawrence, Lilly and eldest sister Alexandra aren’t ready to put their hiking boots away just yet. Ms. Lilly schools Lawrence on braille trails and sensory gardens, Alberta’s Kananaskis Country is our featured bucket list destination. Lawrence and Alexandra take a hike in the Gatineau Hills with some tech in tow, and Lawrence reflects on a mountain-climbing expedition he took with his guide dog in grizzly bear country. It’s all about hiking climbing, trails...
A new study says the Great Pacific Garbage Patch contains 16 times more plastic than previously estimated. Lawrence Gunther of Blue Fish Radio explains what this means for the Pacific ecosystem. From the March 27, 2018 episode.
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.
We speak with Lawrence Gunther about his new AMI-tv project, Makings of a Guide Dog. It follows Lawrence on his quest to find the perfect dog to guide him through various outdoor activities.
Over seventy participants representing more than two-dozen organizations recently gathered for two days in Toronto for the “People’s Great Lakes Summit.” They collaborated to develop a shared approach on how to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther tells us more. This is from the December 5, 2017 episode. "
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us about a proposal to build an enormous new oil sands mine in Alberta. Community reporter JR Bjornson calls in from Red Deer, Alberta to tell us how he marked World Braille Day yesterday. Tech expert Mike Agerbo calls in from the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to tell us about a few of the quirkier inventions on display. Karen Magee and Mark Phoenix join me for our weekly news quiz. UC Berkeley Researchers Restore Vision in Mi...
Today, environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther tells us all about his passion for ice fishing Community Reporter J.R. Bjornson describes the Bullseye Blind Hockey Program in Red Deer, Alberta. To access his full report, visit here Nelson Régo from Cool Blind Tech discusses: Clio app’s new AR feature “Look to Speak,” Google’s newest experimental app allows you to communicate using your eyes and, the iPhone’s App Library on iOS 14 And, Karen Magee, Mark Phoenix and Dave B...
Our environment expert Lawrence Gunther tells us that the federal government has signed a deal to make the Inuit of Labrador the guardians of part of the Northwest Passage. Our New Brunswick community reporter, Gerry Harris, tells us about two fundraising events being staged by the MIRA Atlantic Foundation – one in French, and one in English. Celine Kavanaugh of Grand Falls, New Brunswick tells us about her experience with the SHAD program, which places high school students at a uni...
Get ready to drool because we’re going to discuss and analyze the history of poutine with author Sylvain Charlebois. Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther explores why four distinct fish kill incidents have occurred on the Ottawa River over the past few weeks. The government recently announced an investment in the mobile app, "AccessNow". Donna Jodhan of Barrier-Free Canada tells us more. Community reporter Gerry Harris shares upcoming events in Saint John, New Brunsw...
Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther describes the threat of aging and deteriorating dams on people living downstream. From the March 2, 2021 episode.
Vet Danielle Jongkind talks to us about microchips and other ways of identifying your pet. Are your allergies starting to kick in? On our Wellness conversation, Frances Wong discusses pollen season, and how to beat allergies naturally. We learn more about a music camp being held virtually for blind and partially sighted children in Ontario. We speak with camp organizers Jeffrey Rainey and Blair Spry. Community Reporter Julie Martin highlights Sunday Fun Day at the Pictou County YMC...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther talks about the flooding in Quebec and eastern Ontario, and tells us when things are expected to return to normal. Plus, we discuss accessibility on VIA Rail, the Pet Valu Walk for guide dogs in Ottawa, and much more.
A pulp mill in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, has been ordered to stop pumping its effluent into the nearby waterway. Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us more. Marc Aflalo from Your Tech Report tells us about the problems that are cropping up with Samsung’s groundbreaking new folding phones. The federal government is encouraging people to sign up to monitor the implementation of the proposed accessibility legislation. Donna Jodhan from Barrier-Free Canada tells us more. ...
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther discusses new research into the impact of climate change on the arctic In our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss Tokyo 2020's announcement for the Paralympic competition schedule, following the Games’ postponement to 2021 Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech, discusses: the new features in the Google Lookout App the Lego Foundation's distribution of braille bricks to school districts across the United States and, the Laundry Lens app for peop...
Lawrence Gunther from Blue Fish Radio explains why the population of killer whales off the southern tip of Vancouver Island is in trouble. We speak with disability advocate Kim White, who has just been honoured by the Newfoundland and Labrador Human Rights Commission. We discuss the Ontario government’s decision to cut funding to an important Indigenous education fund. Dr. M-J Milloy from the University of British Columbia talks about the potential for using cannabis as a treatment ...
On AMI Audio’s program “outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” we explore Quebec’s Eastern Townships on motorbikes and more. Join Lawrence and Lilly as they pic apples, picnic on mountain tops, tour Quebec’s Eastern Townships aboard motorbikes, and prepare a Thanksgiving feast complete with a deep-fried turkey. Lots of tips on riding aboard motorcycles blind, and expert advice on two versus three wheeled motorcycles.
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther discusses the controversies over the fall hunting season for double-crested cormorants. From the October 13, 2020 episode.
We all expect a certain level of cleanliness on our beaches. But environmental expert Lawrence Gunther says that can get complicated. Karen Magee stops by the studio today to talk about the United Way in Simcoe, Muskoka.  This is the August 14, 2018 episode
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...