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The Pulse is a podcast discussing issues impacting the disability community across Canada on AMI-audio. Host Joeita Gupta, who is blind, also works full-time at a nonprofit in Toronto, specializing in housing/tenant rights.

The Pulse is a podcast discussing issues impacting the disability community across Canada on AMI-audio. Host Joeita Gupta, who is blind, also works full-time at a nonprofit in Toronto, specializing in housing/tenant rights.

Location:

Canada

Description:

The Pulse is a podcast discussing issues impacting the disability community across Canada on AMI-audio. Host Joeita Gupta, who is blind, also works full-time at a nonprofit in Toronto, specializing in housing/tenant rights.

Twitter:

@AMIaudio

Language:

English


Episodes

Meet Josh Dueck, Canadian Disability Hall of Fame inductee

8/13/2022
Interview with Josh Dueck in the first of three interviews with the 2022 inductees into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. This is the August 13, 2022 episode

Duration:00:26:12

Traveling with Neurodivergent and Autistic Kids

8/6/2022
Interview with Dawn Barclay about her book Traveling Different: Vacation Strategies for Parents of the Anxious, the Inflexible, and the Neurodiverse. This is the August 6, 2022 episode

Duration:00:26:11

Becoming a Disability Ally

7/30/2022
Emily Ladau discusses her book, Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally. This is the July 30, 2022 episode

Duration:00:26:10

Revisiting the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls

7/23/2022
Indigenous advocate Judy Hughes talks about the most recent developments in the Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. This is the July 23, 2022 episode

Duration:00:24:55

Disability and Entrepreneurship

7/16/2022
Interview with Kevin Shaw, host of the new AMI-tv show Mind Your Own Business, exploring the journeys of entrepreneurs with disabilities. This is the July 16, 2022 episode

Duration:00:25:44

Roe v Wade: The Disability Perspective

7/9/2022
We talk about the impact of the reversal of Roe v Wade on people with disabilities, with sexual health educator Robin Wilson-Beattie. This is the July 9, 2022 episode

Duration:00:26:12

Introducing an Indigenous Model of Disability

7/2/2022
Professor Rheanna Robinson of the University of Northern British Columbia talks about her research into the barriers faced by Indigenous people living with disabilities.This is the July 2, 2022 episode

Duration:00:24:47

Gaming Accessibly

6/25/2022
Brannon Zahand senior program manager for Accessible Gaming at Microsoft talks about the Xbox accessibility guidelines & the importance of making games accessible. This is the June 25, 2022 episode

Duration:00:26:17

Telling Stories through a Disability Lens

6/18/2022
Ophira Calof discusses the Crip Storytelling project that invites People with Disabilities to tell personal stories through a Disability lens. This is the June 18, 2022 episode

Duration:00:25:28

Staging Disability Theatre

6/11/2022
Author and performer Jessica Watkin talks about her new book Interdependent Magic, an anthology of Canadian disability-focused theatre. This is the June 11, 2022 episode

Duration:00:24:26

BC artist Amy Amantea discusses Through My Lens, an interactive online exhibit where sighted participants are asked to describe pictures taken by a blind photographer. This is the June 4, 2022 episode

6/4/2022
BC artist Amy Amantea discusses Through My Lens, an interactive online exhibit where sighted participants are asked to describe pictures taken by a blind photographer. This is the June 4, 2022 episode

Duration:00:24:13

Bruce Horak, Star Trek: Strange New World's Hemmer

5/28/2022
Legally blind Canadian actor Bruce Horak talks about playing Hemmer, the Starship Enterprise's blind engineer on the new series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Bruce discusses the character and how disability inclusion on the screen translates to social inclusion for People with Disabilities. This is the May 28, 2022 episode

Duration:00:24:25

How to get the most out of your iPhone if you're blind

5/21/2022
We speak to Michael Feir about the 2nd edition of his book, Personal Power, designed to help blind and visually impaired iPhone users get the most out of their device. Michael reflects on why the iPhone has been a game changer for the blind community and his reasons for updating his user manual. This is the May 21, 2022 episode

Duration:00:28:37

Previewing the Toronto ReelAbilities Film Festival

5/14/2022
We preview the 7th annual Toronto ReelAbilities Film Festival with festival manager Linda Luarasi. Later in the program, we talk to Alex Bulmer and Leah Cherniak, co-creators of the opening night film, Postcards from my Balcony. Our conversation explores disability representation in film and how an inclusive filmmaking practice can benefit all. This is the May 14, 2022 episode

Duration:00:25:26

Disability on Mother's Day

5/7/2022
Jewelles Smith recently completed her PhD research at UBC. She discusses her findings into the unique barriers faced by mothers with disabilities and offers solutions to ensure that motherhood is a viable and welcome option for all. This is the May 7, 2022 episode

Duration:00:23:35

Vancouver Whistler 2025 Invictus Games

4/30/2022
We hear from Nick Booth, CEO of the True Patriot Love Foundation about why hosting the 2025 Invictus Games will be unique and a great opportunity for Canadian parasport. Later, Major Patrick Levis discusses how parasport has changed his life providing both personal satisfaction and pride in representing his country. This is the April 30, 2022 episode

Duration:00:28:55

All Our Families: Disability Lineage and the Future of Kinship

4/28/2022
Jennifer Natalya Fink, discusses remembering our disabled ancestors and her new book, All Our Families: Disability Lineage and the Future of Kinship. She is director of the disability studies program at Georgetown University. This is the April 23, 2022 episode.

Duration:00:25:57

Disability and the Toronto 2010 G20 Summit

4/16/2022
Author and disability activist Dorothy Palmer discusses her new book, Kerfuffle, which is set in Toronto during the 2010 G-20. This is the April 16, 2022 episode.

Duration:00:25:57

Overcoming Disability Through Art

4/9/2022
Deidre Blackmore is the founder and program director of PotteryWorks, a collective of B.C artists overcoming disability prejudice through pottery and paintings. She discusses the role of art in facilitating self-worth and economic freedom for People with Disabilities. This is the April 9, 2022 episode.

Duration:00:25:42

#Cripritual

4/2/2022
Cassandra Hartblay talks about #CripRitual an exhibit at U of T Scarborough's Doris McCarthy Gallery looking at disability culture with artwork by 20+ artists. This is the April 2, 2022 episode.

Duration:00:25:54