First, Devon chats with Neda Poojaman from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada about the long lasting effects that blood cancers and the drugs used to fight them can have on the body. Next, we dig back into the archives for a repeat airing of the demonstration of the Victor Reader Trek conducted by John Morris.
Every once in a while, I like to talk with someone with a disability who has information to share about a hobby, or a new business venture. This time, my guest is Keith Smith from Ennismore, who talks with us about the short films and music videos he has made despite his ongoing battle with multiple sclerosis.
My next guest is mixed martial artist Joe Dawson, owner of a new establishment called Joe’s Gym, who describes how his work with people with disabilities has been of real benefit, improving their balance, co-ordination, and overall confidence.
Our Thanksgiving Day episode begins with a chat with Doug Earle, Executive Director of Fighting Blindness Canada about a virtual fundraiser called Comedy From The Couch.
Next, I engage in a long discussion with Kim Kilpatrick from the national office of the Canadian Council of The Blind about the pros and cons of virtual meetings, seminars, and workshops.
Because October is Medication Safety Awareness for The Blind Month, we reach back into the archives for a conversation that I had just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown with Jenna Reed from the makers of both a device and an app called ScripTalk and Jim Johnston from Sobeys Canada.
Next, I speak with an old schoolmate, Leo Bissonnette from Montreal, the app called AIRA which is available at a reduced rate during 2020 for members of both the Canadian Council of The Blind, and the Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians.
This week, we reach back to 2019. First, co-host Bob Chrysler and I chat with Kelly Kean of Hearing Life Canada about the causes and treatment of hearing loss.
Next, we speak with Dave Douglas from the city of Peterborough’s waste management department about how people with disabilities can be kinder to our environment by safely recycling pieces of equipment, needles, and batteries.
This time, we feature a presentation by Albert Ruell of Get Together with Technology to a group in Victoria, BC about the AIRA service as compared with a volunteer venture called Be My Eyes.
We begin this incredibly busy hour by chatting with Alec Ivic about the upcoming fundraiser for Canadian Guide Dogs for The Blind in Manotick, Ontario called Dollars for Dogs. Next, I speak with Sharon Morton from Gravenhurst, ON and Kim Marsden from Barrie, ON about the virtual annual general meeting of Guide Dog Users of Canada. In the same call, Kim Bannatyne from Winnipeg, MB provides details about GDUC’s new on-line merchandise store. Finally, I speak with Kim Kilpatrick from Ottawa, ON about Twitter in our monthly feature called Get Together with Kim.
We begin by speaking with author and software consultant, Michael about a new app available in Ontario, and soon to be released across the country called Covid Alert.
Seeing that this is once again the time of year when Earth experiences the Perseid Meteor Shower, we dig back into the archives for last year’s interview with David Mills, President of the Peterborough Astronomical Association about how astronomy can be enjoyable for people with disabilities as well.
Finally, we hear an interview with Dr. Morris Sherman about hepatitis C.
We begin this week’s edition of Insight Peterborough with an interview with John McNutt, Executive Director of PCPD, in which he urges all of us to fill out an upcoming survey about the changes made by Peterborough Transit.
Next, we dig back into the archives a couple of years for an interview that previous co-host Simon Treviranus did with entertainer and magician Jason Chessar, (excuse the spelling, Jason).
I end by encouraging anyone who has used Cannabis for medicinal purposes to get in touch for an upcoming special, regardless of whether you liked it or not. Please E-mail:
and we’ll arrange to do a pre-recorded interview.
Today, following a bit of information about July being Sarcoma Awareness Month, we dig back into our show archives.
First, we find out from previous co-host Simon Treviranus what was happening at the library on the opening day of National AccessAbility Week, 2019 while some of us were on the Walk for Dog Guides.
Next, we jump to September of 2019 to hear an interview that current co-host Bob Chrysler and I did with Kelly Keen of Hearing Life Canada about the causes and treatment of hearing loss.