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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.

We find out more about a new virtual technology from the company Infoway. It could help you avoid long lines at the doctor’s office. Plus, our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther discusses the implications of Donald Trump's decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate agreement. We also get a preview of a new show that's launching on AMI-audio, called 'The Walrus with Lloyd Robertson.'
How safe are the major sunscreen brands? We speak with our environmental expert, Lawrence Gunther. From the June 18, 2019 episode.
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...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther talks about how to rebuild the declining southern killer whale population. We speak with investigative journalist Maggie Rahr, who is featured on the new AMI-tv show “What Happened to Holly Bartlett?”. Community reporter Gerry Harris calls in from New Brunswick to recommend a few YouTube channels operated by people who are blind or partially sighted. We discuss a CBC news report that says some Shoppers Drug Mart employees are unhappy with th...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther explains how federal politicians are responding to a warning about catastrophic effects from climate change. The Oxford University Press has published a comprehensive history of disability. Dr. Michael Rembis from the University of Buffalo tells us what’s in it. We review what’s at stake in Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, and more as there are several municipal elections happening across Canada. As our understanding of disability shifts, our u...
How can we as consumers ensure we are eating seafood that is caught or farmed sustainably? Lawrence Gunther of Blue Fish Radio helps us understand what the various seafood packaging labels mean. From the July 3, 2018 episode.
Lawrence Gunther shares some surprising information about donating clothes. We speak with Professor Peter Edelman, who was a legislative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy as today marks 50 years since his assassination. We discuss the US Supreme Court ruling in favour of a baker in Colorado who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. Our AMI colleague Karen Magee calls in to talk about the Ottawa police's autism registry being taken over by MedicAlert. Our tech exper...
We ask our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther about the arrival of so-called “murder hornets” in Canada. Community reporter Derek Lackey tells us about a virtual town hall meeting about making insulin pumps more accessible. We speak with Nelson Régo from Cool Blind Tech about smart glasses that help doctors to treat patients remotely. And Karen Magee and Mark Phoenix join Dave for our weekly news quiz. This is the May 12, 2020 show.
Lawrence Gunther of Blue Fish Radio reviews a series of bills introduced by the federal government to protect Canadian waterways. Our Ottawa colleague Karen Magee describes how a small community church is reaching out to first responders with PTSD. Our colleague Janis Davidson Pressick calls for applications for AMI's annual scholarships for students with disabilities. And, tech expert Marc Aflalo explains what a smart shower can do that a regular shower can't. This is the...
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...
There were 14 reported right whale deaths along Canada’s east coast this past summer. Lawrence Gunther of Blue Fish Radio tells us more about this growing problem that affects both whales and humans. Our Ottawa colleague Karen Magee tells us about an organization that offers pro bono legal services to persons with disabilities. We speak to the author of a provincial government report that says Ontarians are living longer. Dr. Joshua Tepper is the CEO of Health Quality Ontario. And, ...
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Concordia University is releasing an inclusive innovation guide to help event-planners design accessible events. We speak with Charmaine Lyn from Concordia’s office of community engagement. Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us about the effects of another algae bloom in Lake Erie. Donna Jodhan tells us about the advocacy efforts that laid the groundwork for improved accessibility at major airports. We discuss one mother’s angry rant about the number of childless millen...
Starting with the plight of one tiny animal called Marmots, we expand our perspective to include ancient old-growth forests and learn how the future of both are connected. We then pivot slightly to view forests as places of sustenance for all, and pick up a few hiking tips including how to select the right cane / stick for the job. Our host and story teller draws on a lifetime of outdoor living to weave stories into every twist and turn along the path, on this episode of Outdoors wi...
Environmental organizations are calling on the federal government to address climate change in its measures for economic recovery. Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us more. From the July 21, 2020 episode.
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther says Canada is clear-cutting its boreal forest, also known as The Amazon of the North. We find out why that matters. We speak with Cassandra Chiu about her new memoir, titled “A Place for Us.” She is one of the first guide dog users in Singapore. Donna Jodhan from Barrier-Free Canada talks about mobilizing support for accessibility issues in previous election campaigns. Several workers have been caught trying to poison their colleagues’ lunc...
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 ...
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...
Our environmental expert Lawrence Gunther makes the case that we should think of all the water on our planet as one big ocean. AMI’s Ottawa bureau producer Darcy De Toni introduces a new digital series that features make-up tips and tricks for blind and low vision viewers. Amy Amantea reviews the shark thriller The Meg. CBC News has obtained a list of all the vanity plates that were rejected by Alberta authorities in the last fifteen months. We’ll go through the ones that are safe f...