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Don’t miss special podcast episodes collected from our regular programs.

Don’t miss special podcast episodes collected from our regular programs.

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Canada

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Don’t miss special podcast episodes collected from our regular programs.

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English


Episodes

Best of the Buzz - November 5

11/5/2022
Citizens in Japan may lose their health insurance if they do not purchase digital IDs, causing concern across the country. In Europe, restaurants began to combat the energy crisis by participating in a dining in the dark campaign. All that and more on this edition of the Best of the Buzz!

Duration:00:26:00

Best of the Buzz - October 1

10/1/2022
People are becoming more reluctant to tip employees as more businesses request larger tips, causing tipping fatigue among their customers. Meanwhile, a corner store found itself an unlikely customer in a chocolate bar hungry brown bear! All that and more on this edition of the Best of the Buzz!

Duration:00:26:29

Best of The Buzz - September 3

9/3/2022
COVID-19, climate change, student loans, and soaring inflation are just a few issues that have left many Millennial and Gen Z-ers reluctant to bring little ones into the world. Canadian pianist and civil rights activist, Oscar Peterson, becomes first Black Canadian featured on a circulation coin. And, fans of Spider-Man reflect on 60 years of the friendly neighbourhood super hero. All that and more on this edition of the Best of The Buzz!

Duration:00:26:32

Shaun of the Shed - Episode 11 - The Jaws Screen Reader 2 - The Startup Wizard

8/15/2022
Following up from the previous episode, we are going to take a look at the startup wizard for JAWS. It's an automatic process that allows you to customise your JAWS experience by adjusting settings such as voice rate and verbosity, Braille settings and more. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to email me: feedback@ami.ca"

Duration:00:21:13

Best of The Buzz - August 6

8/6/2022
In the UK, residents prepare for record temperatures and the Heathrow Airport CEO blames Tik Tok for encouraging travellers to fake disabilities. Plus, an Australian music app uses machine learning to improve lives of dementia patients. All that and more on this edition of the Best of the Buzz!

Duration:00:29:39

Shaun of the Shed - Episode 10 - The Jaws Screen Reader 1

7/15/2022
Below are the timestamps for the topics covered. (3:50) - The Price of JAWS (7:14) - Downloading JAWS (13:17) - Installing JAWS (15:56) - Some basics and where to get help"

Duration:00:20:18

Best of The Buzz - July 2

7/2/2022
Some say a rift is growing between colleagues as popular work from home options are not available to all. Amazon plans a revenant feature for Alexa, which could soon mimic the voice of dead relatives. And, no, you're not crazy; many of your favourite brands are experiencing shrinkflation. All that and more on this edition of the Best of the Buzz.

Duration:00:29:58

Shaun of the Shed (Episode 9) - Making Calls on a Smartphone

6/15/2022
Below are the timestamps for the topics covered. 3 minutes 33 seconds - The Phone App. 13 minutes 11 seconds - Making a Call. 20 minutes 7 seconds - Answering Calls & VOIP

Duration:00:24:46

Best of The Buzz - June 4

6/4/2022
The shortwave radio, used by spies for decades to send encrypted messages, is being resurrected for the war in Ukraine. In a tight labour market employers are reducing education requirements to fill slots, but some fields still require advance degrees to break in. Plus, clothing, jewellery, even a sea shell are all well and good; but an unexploded artillery shell does not a souvenir make! All that and more on this edition of the Best of The Buzz!

Duration:00:29:32

Shaun of the Shed - Computers 4 - The NVDA Screen Reader

5/24/2022
Welcome to Shaun of the Shed. There's no denying that technology can be confusing. Just knowing where to start can make your head spin... If you're new to the world of tech and are looking for a helping hand then look no further. So far in this series, I have only shown you the free, built-in screen reader called Narrator. However, there are other screen reader options to choose from. In this episode, we are going to take a look at one of the most popular third party screen readers out...

Duration:00:44:24

Best of The Buzz - May 7

5/7/2022
Would you cancel your Netflix to get on board with an unlimited travel subscription? How about sign up for a hockey game that lasts over 241 hours? And how dangerous are alligators, really? Producer Bill Shackleton asks some big questions on this edition of the Best of the Buzz!

Duration:00:31:07

Shaun of The Shed - Computers 3 - The Narrator Screen Reader

4/27/2022
Welcome to Shaun of the Shed. There's no denying that technology can be confusing. Just knowing where to start can make your head spin... If you're new to the world of tech and are looking for a helping hand then look no further. In the last episode of Shaun of the Shed, we walked through the process of setting up a brand-new Windows computer out of the box. And all without sighted assistance. In this episode, we are going to take the next step and learn how to use the built-in Windows...

Duration:00:34:36

Best of The Buzz - April 2

4/4/2022
The Toronto Transit Commission, one of the largest public transit systems in North America, unveils archive exhibit "100 Years of Movement". Palliative care workers teach Tik Tok users to cope with bereavement with dark humour videos. And, underwater drones map a 3D model of Ernest Shackleton's lost ship, Endurance. Could the arctic explorer have any relation to our own intrepid Bill Shackleton? Find out on this edition of the Best of The Buzz!

Duration:00:31:34

Shaun of the Shed - Episode 5 - Computers 2 - Let's Set Up Windows

3/16/2022
Welcome to Shaun of the Shed. There's no denying that technology can be confusing. Just knowing where to start can make your head spin... If you're new to the world of tech and are looking for a helping hand then look no further. Are today's computers truly accessible out of the box? Just how easy is it to set up a new Windows computer when you're blind or visually impaired? Well, that's exactly what we're going to find out in this episode! I'll be unboxing a brand-new Windows laptop and,...

Duration:00:34:09

Best of The Buzz - March 5

3/5/2022
You may be looking for love in all the wrong places, and it could cost you! Plus, would you quit social media for $1800? All that and more on this edition of the Best of The Buzz!

Duration:00:32:37

Wanda Robson: In Her Own Words

2/26/2022
In 1946, nine years before Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, African Nova Scotian entrepreneur Viola Desmond made history in a New Glasgow Movie Theatre with her own act of civil disobedience. Her image now adorns the $10 bill, but Viola’s bravery and accomplishments were largely unknown during her lifetime. Hear Viola’s life story in vivid detail from one of the people who knew her best, her youngest sister Wanda Robson. Interviewed in 2013 at the age of 87, author and activist...

Duration:00:26:50

Shaun of the Shed - Episode 5 - Be My Eyes & Aira

2/16/2022
Welcome to Shaun of the Shed. There's no denying that technology can be confusing. Just knowing where to start can make your head spin. If you're new to the world of tech and are looking for a helping hand then look no further. Whenever I find myself needing some sort of assistance, such as reading some text or finding some misplaced object, there is a certain phrase I've got into the habit of shouting to my family: "Can I borrow some eyes..." No matter how independent you are, there...

Duration:00:29:29

Best of The Buzz - February 5th

2/7/2022
Buzz Buzz. It's time for the best of The Buzz with Bill Shackleton. This time Bill covers the Freedom Convoy, Quebec's failing grade on recycling, public schools getting hacked and an Olympic bid from a First Nations group. These and more sticky stories from Bill's segments on Kelly and Company. Catch them live, 3pm Eastern, Wednesday to Friday on AMI-audio

Duration:00:25:51

Shaun of the Shed - Apps

1/10/2022
Welcome to Shaun of the Shed. There's no denying that technology can be confusing. Just knowing where to start can make your head spin! If you're new to the world of tech and are looking for a helping hand, then look no further. In this episode, I'll be showing you exactly what makes smartphones so exciting: It's all about the apps. Apps can help you with so many things, from mobility to shopping, reading, entertainment, and probably anything else you can think of. I'll be showing you how...

Duration:00:23:12

Best of the Buzz: Jan 1

1/1/2022
Young people are educated and mobilizing on things that matter to them, like COVID-19 and climate action. Should 12 to 17 year olds be armed with voting rights so government will hear everyone on issues of generational impact? And, Hockey Night in Canada is working to revitalize Indigenous language with six games called by a Cree speaking announcer. Plus, Bill, a former piano tuner, shares a story about the last piano Chopin ever played.

Duration:00:30:36