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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.

Today on NOW with Dave Brown, accessibility consultant Marco Pasqua chats about the DALL·E 2, a new AI system that can create images from a text description. Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther explains why it’s time to move on from gas-powered cars to electric vehicles. Community reporter Elziabeth Mohler recaps the Toronto Fringe Festival that took place earlier this month. Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech tells us about a newly developed inclusive rideshare software for peop...
Alexis Jonathan Conrad is from the department of Employment and Social Development with the Government of Canada. He describes their first annual Canadian Congress on Disability Inclusion As part of this virtual event, there will be a national Career Fair to people with disabilities with employment opportunities. The Career Fair will only be open on May 26th from 1:00pm until 6:00pm (EDT)and on May 27th from 1:00pm until 4:15pm (EDT). You can register through the Attendee Regist...
Dragon boats may be over 2,500 years old, but blind and vision impaired athletes love them. ON this episode of AMI Audio’s podcast, “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther”, it’s all about what it takes to become a competitive dragon boat paddler. Ms Lilly explores their origins, and we speak with Albert McDonald, a dragon boat coach for the Dartmouth Dragon Boat vision impaired team. Lawrence, a competitive dragon boat paddler himself, shares his tips and insights on what it takes to be a ...
Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther explains how selenium pollution from the largest mine in B.C. is killing off the fish population in the Elk Valley. In our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss some home fitness recommendations by Rick Hansen Foundation ambassador Marco Pasqua. Community reporter J.R. Bjornson talks about the anxiety he feels when going out in public, even as many jurisdictions lift some lockdown rules. Nelson Régo from Cool Blind Tech explains why Bose is en...
Are humans the cause of climate change? Environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther joins us to explain why there is still so much confusion around the science on climate change.
Dr. Sunil Sharma tells why treating undiagnosed sleep apnea can improve the general survival rates of hospital patients. Our Ottawa colleague Karen Magee tells us that paramedics in Renfrew County are the first in Canada to be allowed to use drones to assist patients. Lawrence Gunther from Blue Fish Radio discusses the federal government’s efforts to meet its conservation goals. And we have our weekly news quiz, where brains and egos are challenged. This is the January 16, 2018 epis...
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, we commemorate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day and speak with Felix Berry, curator of Indigenous perspectives and content at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. We also hear from Jesse Boiteau, the Senior Archivist at the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Other guests on the show include community reporter J.R. Bjornson in Red Deer, Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech, and environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther. This is the June 21, 2022 e...
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, environmental contributor Lawrence Gunther describes the effects of Russia's anti-satellite missile test that resulted in extensive debris-scattering. Workplace accessibility specialist Kelly Bron Johnson discusses the importance of defining accessibility in public spaces and workplaces. Community reporter J.R. Bjornson shares details on this year’s Santa’s Bus Tour in Red Deer, Alberta. And we have another edition of our weekly news quiz with quizmaste...
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On this episode of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, Lilly explores the allure of paddle sports and how to stay safe, and we kick off a three-part series featuring our visit to Garnsey's Feral Acres and their over 75 farm animal rescues. Also, Lawrence has tips to share about paddling blind and reflects on staying safe on water during extreme weather events. Listen live on Sundays at 3 p.m. Eastern over basic cable on AMI-audio, or stream episodes as a podcast. Send us your comments ...
East Africa is currently facing the largest and worst outbreak of locust swarms in 70 years. Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther explains its impact on the agricultural industry. For our Accessibility Story Roundup, host Dave Brown chats about: a US judge's decision to allow any exceptions to the current disability access policy at Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort and, the European Accessibility Act's goal to improve the functioning of Europe's internal market for ac...
Leni Goggins describes the New Inclusive Economy, a research project that aims to build an inclusive labour market in B.C. Lawrence Gunther explores the issues surrounding Coastal GasLink’s natural gas pipeline in B.C. Nelson Rego describes the “Grid Editor,” a new coding tool for blind or partially sighted computer programmers He also shares tips on how to track shipments with Live Text in iOS 16 And host Dave Brown puts Karen Magee, Ryan Delehanty and Alex Smyth to the tes...
Today on NOW with Dave Brown, Brock Richardson wraps up his coverage on the 2022 Paralympic Games in Beijing! Environment contributor Lawrence Gunther discusses the UN’s recent report and warning on climate change. Community reporter Elizabeth Mohler describes a survey for Clear Access, a website in development for accessible health care. Nelson Rego of Cool Blind Tech shares details about Dot Inc.’s new tactile Braille display.
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...
On this week's episode: Sometimes, we need to take a step back from our busy lives and just appreciate the simple things. And what better way to do that than by immersing yourself in the living world of greenery and beautiful landscapes? If you’re not an outdoors person, the next best thing is reading books about the wild. We wanted a guest to help us with this topic and it only felt natural that that had to be none other than Lawrence Gunther of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther. Plus...
Lawrence Gunther cooks up a healthy meal in his backyard using a blind-friendly grill and an accessible app. Then, Alex Smyth compares meal delivery kits to see which one is best.
On Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther Ms Lilly explains how bears in Pakistan are being liberated. We here from a bear researcher about his own much to close encounter with an angry mother Grizzly, and Dr. Barrie Gilbert then explains how he overcame his facial disfigurement and loss of one eye to become a world-famous Grizzly Bear expert and advocate. Lawrence also shares his own much less traumatic encounter with a Black Bear.
On May 25th's show: Environmental expert Lawrence Gunther tells us about IPCAs, a new tool that many Indigenous nations have added for stewardship work to protect Indigenous lands and conserved areas Ottawa bureau reporter Chris Vallee discusses “Is It Time For Online?,” his new AMI documentary that takes a look at how online education has impacted students with disabilities Community Reporter J.R. Bjornson in Red Deer tells us about virtual jazz and hip-hop dance classes offere...
Ottawa, as are many other areas across Canada, is now known as a tick hotspot. Lawrence Gunther shares how to protect yourself, and your dog, while enjoying the outdoors.