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
Fighting food insecurity during the pandemic
January 19, 2021 - Freelance journalist Meagan Gillmore stops by to tell us how the Disability Justice Network of Ontario is fighting food insecurity during the pandemic.
Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I've had the virus?
January 13, 2021 - Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I've had the virus? Jeff Ryman explains in his health report.
Could COVID-19 become an Endemic?
January 6, 2021 - Could COVID-19 become an Endemic? Jeff Ryman shares the latest on this in his health report.
Which winter sports are safest to play during the pandemic?
December 16, 2020 - Which winter sports are safest to play during the pandemic? Jeff Ryman has all the details in his health report.
Competing rights during COVID-19
December 14, 2020 - Know Your Rights contributor Danielle McLaughlin discusses competing rights during COVID-19 lockdown measures.
Mental health crises students are experiencing during pandemic
November 30, 2020 - Danielle McLaughlin and her granddaughter, Tal, discuss the mental health crises some students are experiencing during COVID-19 schooling.
Cooking, COVID, and Conversation
November 21, 2020 - Mary Mammoliti joins us to talk about her podcast, Kitchen Confession, which documents her love of food, conversations with people with disabilities who share her love of good cooking. Mary provides some tips and tricks for cooking during the pandemic.
Eating Disorders During COVID-19
November 7, 2020 - Jaclyn Siegel of Western University discusses her research into the impact of the pandemic on people with eating disorders. COVID-19 has created unique challenges, including access to treatments for people with eating disorders. Jaclyn encourages us to rethink our messages about body weight and image.
NOW with Dave Brown
Special education during COVID-19
January 15, 2021 - In our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore, we chat about the concerns raised by educators about students with disabilities who have been allowed to attend school during lockdown.
New Ontario restrictions
January 13, 2021 - Veteran political correspondent Craig Oliver discusses the latest news in Canadian and American politics. We listen to Craig's perspective on Ontario's restrictions. We also talk about how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government has reached a deal with Pfizer to buy millions more doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. For his third topic, Craig tells us his thoughts on the cabinet shuffle. We also chat about our reactions on the violence that erupted at the U.S. Capitol.
Mental health survey results
January 11, 2021 - Our colleague, Jim Krysko, discusses findings from a Saskatchewan survey that looked at people accessing mental health supports during the pandemic. Jim also tells us about a program in Regina that supports entrepreneurs with disabilities through economic and mental health struggles.
COVID-19 in Quebec and Ontario
January 11, 2021 - Michelle McQuigge of the Canadian Press shares a recap of the news that made headlines this past weekend. Michelle updates us on COVID-19 in Quebec and Ontario.
The pandemic & right-wing extremism
January 8, 2021 - In our weekly news panel with Michelle McQuigge and Meagan Gillmore, we talk about new research that shows the pandemic is catalyzing the rise of right-wing extremism.
Rise in antidepressant use in England
January 7, 2021 - Producer Dawn Dickinson previews The Guardian This Week. She tells us why an antidepressant drug use has seen a soaring rise in England during the pandemic. We also talk about a British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare's latest sculpture.
COVID-19 impact on businesses
January 6, 2021 - There’s been a lot of discussion about how COVID-19 is impacting small businesses. Some small businesses focus on employing workers with disabilities. Our accessibility reporter, Meagan Gillmore, joins us to talk about what 2020 was like for them, and what their plans are for 2021.