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Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther
27 minutes | May 15, 2022
Episode 51: Outdoor Gear for Women and Community Supported Fisheries
We explore 12 gear suggestions for women that will be of special interest to visually impaired and blind outdoor enthusiasts. Our bucket list segment comes from British Columbia and the founder of one of Canada’s first-ever community-supported fisheries. Lawrence has tips for harvesting your own fish and reflects on what we can learn from First Nations fishers about celebrating the days catch, as well as being aware of fish consumption advisories. The days are growing warmer and longer, it’s time to head outdoors
28 minutes | May 1, 2022
Episode 50: Bear-Human interactions and overcoming disfigurement and a disability
On Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther Ms Lilly explains how bears in Pakistan are being liberated. We here from a bear researcher about his own much to close encounter with an angry mother Grizzly, and Dr. Barrie Gilbert then explains how he overcame his facial disfigurement and loss of one eye to become a world-famous Grizzly Bear expert and advocate. Lawrence also shares his own much less traumatic encounter with a Black Bear.
28 minutes | Apr 17, 2022
Episode 49: Animal Myths Busted and Camping for All Occasions
On AMI Audio’s podcast Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, Ms. Lilly busts nine common animal myths and Lawrence shares his seven favorite bucket list camping destinations. We also explore the accessibility and perks of four different styles of camping.
27 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
Episode 48: Bird Call Quiz and Community Supported Agriculture
This episode of the Ami Audio podcast Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther focusses on learning to identify birds by their sounds, and what it takes to successfully operate a community supported agriculture operation. Lawrence is helping Birds Canada to recruit volunteers to listen for birds at night, and Lawrence reflects on what it was like to grow up on a farm as a legally blind person with low vision.
27 minutes | Mar 20, 2022
Episode 47: To See or Not to See and Birds
The latest AMI Audio podcast episode of “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” starts with news about migrating birds and their attraction to cities. We then conclude our conversation with Sendero Group founder and Good Maps expert Mike May about his experience with sight restoration choices and challenges, and the evolution of blind orientation technologies. Blind or sighted, you choose.
27 minutes | Mar 6, 2022
Episode 46: Downhill Skiing for Speed with Mike May
On Episode 46 of AMI-audio’s podcast Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, we explore the world of speed skiing with blind skiing world champion Mike May. Ms. Lilly schools us on future off-world skiing opportunities, and Mike and Lawrence discuss the strategies and tech to use to ski for speed without sight.
27 minutes | Feb 20, 2022
Episode 45: Must-Have Knives and Sharpening Blind
This episode of AMI-audio’s podcast Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther explores the must-have knives for both outdoor adventuring and food prep at camp and in the kitchen. Ms. Lilly describes each knife, and Lawrence consults with a knife collector, a Scout leader and a fishing guide for their advice. Lawrence then describes the best way to sharpen knives as someone without sight. So, check your bandage supply, and learn why knives need to be sharp to be safe.
27 minutes | Feb 6, 2022
Episode 44: Ice Fishing Blind and a Cow-Tastrophie
On AMI-audio’s “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, Lilly, Lawrence and Lewis spend a day on the frozen Ottawa River ice fishing and snowmobiling. Lawrence shares blind ice fishing tips and the technologies he uses, and Lilly witnesses a true cow-tastrophie on the frozen river.
27 minutes | Jan 23, 2022
Episode 43: SCUBA Diving Blind and Wrecks of the St. Lawrence
On episode 43 of the AMI Audio podcast “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” we explore SCUBA for blind and low vision divers with Hubert Chretien, executive director of Freedom at Depth. Ms. Lilly shares the details of a number of notable shipwrecks that have occurred over the past 300 years on the St. Lawrence River. Lawrence and Hubert discuss tips and tech used by vision impaired SCUBA divers and their sighted dive partners, and Lawrence reflects on some of the professional blind SCUBA divers he’s met over the years. If you want to learn to SCUBA, sign up with Freedom at Depth now before dive season starts.
28 minutes | Jan 9, 2022
Episode 42: Healing Crystals, Brett Kissel and Accessible Power Tools
On episode 42 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, we start with Ms. Lilly telling us about healing crystals. Country music star Brett Kissel speaks with us about his latest song “Make a Life Not a Living” and his new TV show “Back Woods Back Country”. Lawrence demonstrates Ryobi tool accessibility and cost-saving features, and offers some reflections for the New Yea
27 minutes | Dec 26, 2021
Episode 41: Teas for healthier living
On AMI Audio’s podcast Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther, Lawrence and Lilly explore First Nations remedies for maximising your health. Ms. Lilly provides background on the First Nations Mohawk of Akwesasne community. Sateiokwen Bucktooth, Owner of Snipe Clan Botanicals, introduces us to traditional First Nations serums, tinctures, sav’s and five herbal teas, and gives advice on brewing the perfect cup of tea. Lawrence reflects on his favorite teas and their role in his personal daily health regime. So if your feeling those winter blues, got the sniffles, or just want to learn more about traditional First Nations healthy beverage options, join Lawrence and Lilly on episode 40 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther.
27 minutes | Dec 12, 2021
Episode 40: Holiday Trees and Accessible Gifts
On episode 40 of the AMI Audio podcast “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” we are getting ready for the holidays. Ms. Lilly goes over some holiday tree options – artificial and real. Lawrence and Lilly review cool outdoor accessible gift options for adults and youth, and Lawrence reviews the new landmark GPS navigation feature recently made available in the Microsoft SoundScape app. Tune in and find out what the pair have to offer and kick off your holidays on the right foot.
27 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Episode 39: Beach Vacations and the Return of White Sharks to Atlantic Canada
Episode 38 of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther explored Great Lakes monster myths. On episode 39 we offer a more sobering dive into the Atlantic Ocean and the return of Great White Sharks to the region. Ms. Lilly has interesting facts to share about white sharks and seals, and Dr. Chris Harvey Clark describes his recent underwater encounter with a white shark in Halifax harbor. On Tips and Tech we demonstrate a water-resistant beeping compass designed and built for use by blind and low vision people. Lawrence’s Reflections focus on managing risk when adventuring on the ocean blind. Indeed, lots to think about when planning your next outdoor adventure in Atlantic Canada.
27 minutes | Nov 13, 2021
Episode 38: Great Lakes Monsters and Prepping for Disasters
Episode 38 of AMI Audio’s Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther explores Great Lakes monsters and people who know them well like Mowhawk Elder Norm Peters, and Jeremy Wade of the Nat Geo Show “River Monsters”. Our Tips and Tech section assesses emergency power packs for accessibility and value. Join Lilly, Lewis and me as we face our fears and prepare for the worst.
26 minutes | Oct 31, 2021
Episode 37: All-Season Outdoor Adventures in Whistler
Join Lawrence, Lilly and Lewis as they explore four seasons of outdoor adventures in B.C. made possible through Whistler Adaptive. But first, we hear from Richard Marsolais on his ultra race results at the Canadian Death Race. We also explore two-way communication options for blind adventurers, and the need to ruggedize these technologies.
26 minutes | Oct 16, 2021
Episode 36: Exploring Eastern Townships on Motorbikes in Quebec
On AMI Audio’s program “outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” we explore Quebec’s Eastern Townships on motorbikes and more. Join Lawrence and Lilly as they pic apples, picnic on mountain tops, tour Quebec’s Eastern Townships aboard motorbikes, and prepare a Thanksgiving feast complete with a deep-fried turkey. Lots of tips on riding aboard motorcycles blind, and expert advice on two versus three wheeled motorcycles.
26 minutes | Oct 2, 2021
Episode 35: Four-Wheeling and Having a Blast
On this episode of Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther presented by AMI Audio, Lawrence, Lilly and Lewis head out of the city and into the Calabogie Hills. Their mission is to do some four-wheeling and have a blast. Sitting on the shore of a lake with a hydroelectric dam, Lawrence reflects on the electrification of the machines upon which people who live in rural, remote and northern parts of Canada depend. Be sure to check out all the action, and get the facts to determine whether an ATV or Side-by-side is for you.
26 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Episode 34: Farming Blind and the Harvest Moon
On AMI Audio’s podcast “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther” we celebrate the harvest moon and get to meet Matthew Bulmer, a blind farmer, inventor and municipal counsellor. Find out what it takes to farm blind. Test your knowledge and guess eight sounds from the farm. Learn tips on how to stay safe in one of the world’s most dangerous professions.
26 minutes | Sep 3, 2021
Episode 33: Rafting the Ottawa River’s Whitewater Blind
Lawrence and Lilly leave Lewis behind for an exciting day of whitewater rafting on the Ottawa River. Find out the technology and tips used to raft class five rapids aboard small self-bailing rafts, followed by cliff jumping. Joining the crew for the adventure is ten-year old autistic “Tegan”.
26 minutes | Aug 20, 2021
Episode 32: Climbing Mountains Blind One Finger at a Time (Part 2-of-2)
On this, our final episode of season one, Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther celebrates by having Ms Lilly reveal her top five favorite episodes from the past year. We present the second half of our conversation with blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer, and Lawrence offers tips and some reflections on experiencing the outdoors. Tune in to AMI Audio for all the fun or download the podcast.
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