We begin with our monthly feature, Get Together
with Kim. This time, Kim Kilpatrick from the Canadian Council for The
Blind’s Get Together with Technology chats with us about how to download
books from CELA—the Centre for Equitable Library Access, formerly know
as the CNIB Library.
I chat with Doug Earle, Executive Director of Fighting Blindness Canada
about the petition to the Ontario government, asking them to fund
enough Luxturna treatments to help 42 fellow-Ontarions to maintain their
current level of vision. We also talk about the upcoming Cycle for
June is the time for the Great Canadian Giving
Challenge. We begin today’s show by chatting with Chantal Oakes all the
way from Kelowna, BC, who is the Fundraising Chair of the Alliance for
Equality of Blind Canadians.
I speak with Frank Hewitt, incoming president of the East Peterborough
Lions Club about the Walk for Leader Dogs which he, along with John and
Lyn Morris from the Chemong Lions Club will participate in this coming
Because I completely forgot our feature called Get
Together with Kim on the first Monday of the month, May 10 was a good
time to play catch-up. Kim answers two questions for us. Is Apple more
blind person friendly, or is Android? And which is the most useful:
IPod Touches, IPhones, or IPads?
came the feature that was originally meant for the second Monday of the
month: Simple Savings. This time, Lynda Todd tells us all about the
Access 2 card.
We begin this episode by chatting with Andrea
Dawson, Chair of the board for Peterborough Council for Persons with
Disabilities about a fundraising raffle called Taking A Gander. The
first prize is a trip for two to Gander, Newfoundland.
I speak with Kelly Curtis, the health promoter for the local chapter of
the Canadian Mental Health Association about a fundraiser currently in
progress called Ride, Don’t Hide.
we hear the story of how international co-operation made it possible
for a Peterborough woman to get a guide dog from a training centre in
Michigan without crossing the border.
Emilee and Hannah Scheevers are two young ladies in
this area who run a Facebook group called Tru Faces for young people
with disabilities. They, along with Leslie Yee, chair of our local
chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind—CCB to announce a new
partnership between the two groups.
I spoke with Peter Field from Victoria, BC about the Pandora Project.
He and several others are in the process of gathering information for a
book which will reveal the history of the blindness community in
Canada. Another component of the project is a podcast called
Tripple-Fisted, which discusses the past, present, and future.
Finally, we once again air a demonstration of the Google Home smart speaker.
First, Lyndsay Robins visits me at home to let us
all know about a new initiative for veterans, some of whom have acquired
disabilities, called Product for Heros.
we begin a new monthly feature with Lynda Todd called Simple Savings.
This time, we discuss not very well advertised discounts that we can get
from the various phone providers in Canada.
we hear from Reid Manley about a fundraiser being conducted on behalf
of several charitable organizations in this area called Kinsmen Catch
April is Cancer Month, so we begin by talking with
Alison Payne with the Peterborough office of the Cancer Society. Our
main focus is this year’s Peddle for Hope campaign which is already
up is our monthly feature, Get Together with Kim. This month, I chat
with Kim Kilpatrick from Get Together with Technology about scanners and
we reach back into the archives to early June of 2019, and listen once
again to a chat that former co-host Simon Treviranus and I had with
Derrick, Newman-Still, who is a writer with a disability living in the
My first guest is Coralie Jacobs, who tells us all about the upcoming Easter Seals telethon.
I speak with Dr. William Cowie from Ottawa about his work to bring
about a national disability insurance plan such as the one already
established in Australia.
I dig back into the archives for a repeat airing of a chat with Steve
Scally, chair of Lions District A3’s Gift of Life program.
The show begins with a chat with Michael Thomassi,
an outreach co-ordinator with Greensaver, a non-profit organization
which assists people to conserve energy through energy-saving products.
I reach back into the archives to 2019 for a chat with Maureen Summers,
the low vision therapist with the CNIB office here in Peterborough
about the prevention and treatment of glaucoma.
Next, we listen to an article from the Toronto Star about the recently passed legislation about Medical Aid in Dying.
we give yet another listen to an interview that I did with Ayesha
Barmania, Managing Director of PIP—Peterborough Independent Podcasters
about their upcoming Audiocraft Festival.
First, I speak with Doug Earle, executive director
of Fighting Blindness Canada about an upcoming fundraiser called Screens
Off for Sight.
is Fraud Awareness Month. My next guest is Ian Thompson from Trent
University’s Information Technology Department, who outlines some of the
ways in which people can protect themselves against scams, etc.
Finally, we dig back into the archives for a chat with liver specialist Dr. Morris Sherman about hepatitis-C.