November 14th was World Diabetes Day so we re-aired a demonstration of a recently developed device for people with diabetes called the Freestyle Libre.
We begin by chatting with Jamie Lunn and Rachel Quilty, both of whom grew up in the Peterborough area as amputees. They now work in Ottawa with War Amps.
Next, we speak with Leslie Yee, chair of the Peterborough chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind about their ongoing poinsettia fundraiser.
First, Jeannette Campbell from ODEN—the Ontario Disability Employment Network tells us about what the network has been doing during October, which was Ontario Disability Employment Month.
Our second chat is with Cathy Pearcy from Osteoporosis Canada about what osteoporosis is, and the Education Day which has been planned for early November.
We begin by speaking with Dave Douglas, Manager of the city of Peterborough’s Waste Diversion Section about how we as people with disabilities can be a little kinder to the environment.
Next, we chat with Jennifer Jones, Executive Director of the Peterborough library about the first-ever Human Book project to be held in this area.
Featured this time is our pre-election special. Following Thanksgiving greeting, Devon speaks with candidates Andrew MacGregor, Liberal Maryam Monsef, NDP Candace Shaw, and Conservative Michael Skinner.
First, we speak with Kelley Keene from Hearing Life Canada about the causes, prevalence, and treatment of hearing loss. Next, because September is National Guide Dog Awareness Month in Canada, Devon speaks with Steve Doucette from Canadian Guide Dogs for The Blind about present and future plans for the training program.
We begin by talking with Alec Denys, who is the Accessible Elections officer for the riding of Peterborough-Kawartha. He provides us with important information regarding the upcoming federal election.
Next, Devon speaks with Debby Haryett and Aileen Hill about a fundraising event coming up for the Peterborough chapter of the Canadian Council of The Blind called Harmonious Hauntings.
In honour of World White Cane Day, which is actually October 15, we hear a repeat of a panel interview from February of 2018, in which former co-host Simon Treviranus speaks with Debora Thomas, Ted Cooke, and Devon Wilkins.
We begin our third season by chatting with Lynda Todd from Active Together, who tells us how people with disabilities can remain active.
Next, we speak with Kim Magnall from the Melanoma Network of Canada about how we can protect ourselves from this deadly form of skin cancer.
We begin the last episode of the Summer season by chatting with Anne Driscoll, Fundraising and Outreach Co-ordinator for the Peterborough office of the MS Society about a fundraiser being run on August 22 called Burgers to Beat MS. Next, we listen to a recorded tour of a home on Earlwood Drive that has been particularly designed with people who are deafblind in mind. Members of area Lions Clubs were on hand to ask all the questions along with Devon.