AMI-audio discusses COVID-19

As Canada and the world reacts to the impact of the coronavirus, AMI-audio's NOW with Dave Brown, The Pulse and Kelly and Company are keeping listeners up to date on the latest news and information. 

To keep you informed, here is a collection of segments from their latest programs relating to the pandemic.

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Kelly and Company

What should I look for in a hand sanitizer?
September 16, 2020 - What should I look for in a hand sanitizer? Jeff Ryman runs this down in his health report.

How are we interacting on social media during the pandemic?
September 11, 2020 - How are we interacting on social media during the pandemic? Jeff Ryman explains in his lifestyle report.

Can you get the coronavirus twice?
September 9, 2020 - Can you get the coronavirus twice? Jeff Ryman dives into this topic in his health report.

How to keep your kids safe as they head to school
September 9, 2020 - On our monthly Health Check-in, Leslie Depoe highlights strategies for keeping you and your family healthy as kids head back to school.

How do Canadians feel about returning to the workplace?
September 3, 2020 - Canadians have mixed feeling about returning to the workplace. What’s the cause for concern or lack thereof? We take a deeper dive into this topic with Vice President of Marketing at ADP Canada, Heather Haslam.

COVID-19 world for the disability community
August 27, 2020 - Stories relating to a COVID-19 world for the disability community are being explored on seven AMI original documentaries, being aired this week. These documentaries are being hosted by AMI This Week’s Bureau Reporters across the country; we’re joined by Alex Smyth in Toronto and Grant Hardy in Vancouver for details.

COVID-19 considerations for back to school
August 25, 2020 - Today’s parenting conversation with Lucia Bellafante is on getting ready for back to school, with COVID-19 still being a relevant reality of life.

The future of shopping
August 18, 2020 - What could the future of shopping malls look like after the pandemic is over? According to a new study there five critical changes that need to be made. We learn more.

Education in the time of COVID-19
August 17, 2020 - On Know Your Rights, Danielle McLaughlin and her guest Laura Kirby-McIntosh discuss education in the time of COVID-19.

Public transit safety tips during COVID-19
August 12, 2020 - Is it safe to ride public transit during the coronavirus pandemic? Jeff Ryman explains more in his health report. 

Are Canadians re-thinking their career path?
August 10, 2020 - After months of maneuvering through the coronavirus crisis, are Canadians re-thinking their career path? A new study seems to think so. We learn more about this with Sandra Lavoy, regional manager for Robert Half.

COVID-19 Alert app
August 6, 2020 - Michael Feir has been running the COVID-19 Alert app by Health Canada and will give us a tour of it.


The Pulse

Reopening Schools During COVID
August 9, 2020 - We discuss the issues surrounding the plan to reopens schools in Ontario in September during COVID-19. Our first guest is high school teacher Jason Kunin, who provides his perspective as an educator. Our second guest is disability advocate David Lepofsky, who discusses the impact on students with disabilities

Youth Engagement During COVID-19
July 12, 2020 - We speak to Shawn Marsolais of Blind Beginnings in British Columbia about online programming for blind youth engagement during COVID-19. 

Navigating While Blind During COVID-19
July 11, 2020 - We discuss the challenges of traveling while blind, during COVID-19, with Dr. Nicholas Giudice of the University of Maine. 

Accessing home care during the pandemic
July 3, 2020 - We discuss access to home care for people with disabilities during COVID-19 with Haley Flaro, executive director of Ability New Brunswick. 

Impact of Post-COVID reopening on People with Disabilities
June 27, 2020 - We discuss the impact of reopening of the economy on People with Disabilities with Kathryn Underwood and Ravi Maholtra.

Disability Benefits During COVID-19
June 23, 2020 - We discuss the failure of the federal government to pass a COVID-19 benefit for Canadians with Disabilities with Jewelles Smith, Past Chair of the Council for Canadians with Disabilities.


NOW with Dave Brown

Community report - J.R Bjornson - Red Deer, AB
September 15, 2020 - Community reporter J.R. Bjornson joins us from Red Deer, Alberta. We chat about homeschooling during COVID times, we talk about braille menus in local restaurants, he shares some outdoor activities with the family, he also tells us what it's like at the Bower Ponds recreation area. 

A second wave of COVID-19
September 11, 2020 - We have our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore. We discuss: the spiking COVID numbers in some Canadian provinces and the speculation of a second wave.

Community report - Becki Zerr - Regina, Saskatchewan
September 10, 2020 - Our community reporter, Becki Zerr joins us now with news from Regina, Saskatchewan. We discuss how Saskatchewan students return to school this week. And, Becki will be hosting an upcoming reflexology session for the CNIB’s Better Health Series, she shares the details. 

COVID-19 crossroads
September 9, 2020 - By next week, students across the country will have returned to school. At the same time, several provinces are seeing significant spikes in COVID infections. To discuss the political implications of the rising numbers we are joined by Veteran Political analyst Craig Oliver. 

COVID-19 taking financial toll on Canadians with disabilities
September 8, 2020 - For our Accessibility Story Roundup, we discuss how more than half of Canadians with disabilities who participated in a crowdsourced survey are struggling to make ends meet because of the financial fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, a new report suggests.

Housing prices amid COVID-19
September 4, 2020 - We have our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore. We address the soaring housing prices in Canada amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community report - Elizabeth Mohler - Toronto, ON
September 3, 2020 - Community reporter Elizabeth Mohler shares her experience doing her first socially distanced triathlon. She tells us about a new service by the Toronto Public Library called Dial-A-Story. And, we discuss some concerns regarding returning to school with a disability.

Back-to-school plans in Ontario
September 2, 2020 - Next week, students in Ontario return to school and the government's return to school plan did not include the needs of students with disabilities. David Lepofsky, the Chair of the AODA Alliance joins us to discuss the Ontario’s back to school plan and the lack of inclusion for students with disabilities.

Issues of working-from-home
August 20, 2020 - Producer Dawn Dickinson discusses some articles in her preview of The Guardian This Week: Is working from home turning into a nightmare for some people? We also discuss the Chinese influence on UK's higher education.

Return-to-school plans
August 19, 2020 - Accessibility reporter Meagan Gillmore describes the parental concerns around the return to school plans for students who are blind and partially sighted. 

International travel during COVID-19
August 14, 2020 - Panelists Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore join our weekly news panel to discuss the implications of international and essential travel during COVID-19.