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Episodes

A New Documentary on Paralympians

3/6/2021
Director Scott Marshutz discusses his new documentary, Let ‘Em Play, which follows for young athletes with disabilities as they each try to secure a spot on the US Paralympic team. The documentary chronicles their triumphs and setbacks. This is the March 6, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:25:46

Telling Disability, Food, and Cultural Stories Through Art

2/28/2021
Jules Sherred, curator of the Cowichan Valley Disability, Culture and Food Through Art Exhibit discusses this unique photo and video exhibit being mounted in the summer of 2021. The exhibit explores the stories of People with Disabilities and racialized communities around food security and access. This is the February 28, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:27:39

Navigating Pregnancy with a Disability

2/27/2021
Researcher and scientist Hilary Brown of the University of Toronto describes her new study examining barriers to prenatal health and pregnancy care for women with disabilities. We find out about the role of stigma and the lack of accessible services for maternal care for women with disabilities and examine some possible solutions. This is the February 27, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:28:35

Exploring Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD)

2/20/2021
In this feature-length special edition of the Pulse, we bring together various points of view on Medical Assistance in Dying, including Canada's Bill C-7. We speak to People with Disabilities, academics, physicians, and lawyers on both sides of the issue in search of common ground. This is the February 20, 2021 episode.

Duration:01:06:00

Making Sex Accessible

2/13/2021
We learn about an exciting collaboration between the Tetra Society of North America (Atlantic chapter) and Venus Envy, a Halifax-based sex shop and bookstore. We discuss why People with Disabilities often get left out of conversations on sex and sexuality and how designing accessible sex toys is a great way to get the conversation started. This is the February 13, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:25:01

Making Art During the Pandemic

2/6/2021
We meet blind pianist Michael Arnowitt and African-American textile artist Therisa Rogers. They discuss how they've been keeping busy as artists during the pandemic and we learn about Michael's upcoming online piano concert. This is the February 5, 2021 episode

Duration:00:25:23

Chris Vallée

1/30/2021
We meet AMI-tv's new Ottawa reporter, Christopher Vallée, who describes his passion for journalism and storytelling. Christopher is an advocate for men's mental health - he shares his experiences. This is the episode of January 30th, 2021

Duration:00:28:27

Blindness and Sleep

1/23/2021
Neuroscientist Steven Lockley, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard, speaks about sleep and circadian disorders in people who are blind or partially sighted. We learn about the impact of reduced light exposure on our body clocks and how Professor Lockley's research can assist both blind and sighted people who have trouble sleeping. This is the January 23, 2020 episode

Duration:00:28:12

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

1/16/2021
Paralympian Ness Murby says that People with Disabilities are far from helpless during an emergency. With adequate preparation, People with Disabilities can stay safe during emergencies such as floods, fires, hurricanes, or power outages. Ness discusses the AMI Emergency Series. This is the January 16, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:28:06

Working Towards Mental Wellness

1/9/2021
Registered Social Worker Lisa Derencinovic discusses her work with the Sharing Support Group, run by Balance for Blind Adults in Toronto, which provides a supportive environment for blind and partially-sighted participants to collectively address mental health concerns. Lisa shares tips and tricks that allow us to build resiliancy in the face of the pandemic. This is the January 9, 2021 episode.

Duration:00:28:45

Judy vs Capitalism

1/5/2021
Judy Rebick talks about a new documentary on her life, Judy vs Capitalism. We discuss Judy’s feminism, her involvement in the pro-choice movement, and the mental health concerns she dealt with while serving as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. This is the December 6, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:16

Looking Back on 2020

12/20/2020
As we close out 2020, CNIB Foundation president John Rafferty and Accessible Media Inc. CEO David Errington join us to discuss the year in review and give us a sneak preview of things to come. This is the December 20, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:29:30

2020: A Year in Books

12/19/2020
AMI producer Paul Daniel discusses some of his picks for the best books of 2020, with selections from a variety of genres. There’s something for everyone on Paul’s bookshelf, be they an avid reader or someone looking for escape during the winter. Head to ami.ca/onthepulse for Paul’s selection. This is the December 19, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:26:09

Reproductive Rights for People with Disabilities

12/13/2020
Little is known about the experiences of People with Disabilities in accessing fertility, contraception, assisted reproduction, abortion, pre- and post-natal care and family planning. Áine Sperrin from the Re(al) Productive Justice network in Ireland discusses their ongoing research into reproductive rights for People with Disabilities, which entails examining legal statutes, collecting oral histories, and the eventual publication of a toolkit meant to assist legal and medical professionals....

Duration:00:27:56

Staying involved with the Accessible Canada Act

12/12/2020
As federal agencies develop regulations under the Accessible Canada Act, Heather McCain from the Accessibility in Action project, discusses ways in which People with Disabilities can ensure that their feedback is taken into account. They are the founder and executive director of a BC non-profit, Creating Accessible Neighbourhoods, and they describe the importance of intersectionality in Disability activism. This is the December 12, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:06

Judy vs Capitalism

12/6/2020
Judy Rebick talks about a new documentary on her life, Judy vs Capitalism. We discuss Judy’s feminism, her involvement in the pro-choice movement, and the mental health concerns she dealt with while serving as president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women. This is the December 6, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:23

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

12/5/2020
The Hon. Carla Qualtrough, Minister for Employment, Workplace Development, and Disability Inclusion joins us to discuss the theme for IDPD2020. She discusses the challenges faced by the disability community and describes the steps taken by the Canadian government to ensure that People with Disabilities are not left behind. This is the December 5, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:23

Mattmac Makes Music

11/29/2020
Matthew Monias, performing as Mattmac, speaks to us about growing up Indigenous and blind on Garden Hill First Nation, near Winnipeg, Manitoba. A self-taught vocalist and producer, Mattmac describes the power of music in changing the course of his life and as a way to inspire others. This is the November 29, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:25:54

A Disability Perspective on the U.S. Presidential elections

11/28/2020
Philip Pauli of RespectAbility, an American non-partisan disability rights group, discusses the ways in which People with Disabilities mobilized ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. We look back at the campaign, including data analysis by RespectAbility which looked at key issues confronting the Disability community. Pauli describes how People with Disabilities can get involved with the incoming Biden Administration. This is the November 28, 2020 episode

Duration:00:28:43

A Disability Perspective on the U.S. Presidential elections

11/27/2020
Philip Pauli of RespectAbility, an American non-partisan disability rights group, discusses the ways in which People with Disabilities mobilized ahead of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. We look back at the campaign, including data analysis by RespectAbility which looked at key issues confronting the Disability community. Pauli describes how People with Disabilities can get involved with the incoming Biden Administration. This is the November 28, 2020 episode.

Duration:00:28:43