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Longtime Goodwill & ABVI leader announces retirement

There will be a new leader for Goodwill of the Finger Lakes and its affiliate, The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) in Rochester. The organization announced on Tuesday that longtime CEO Gidget Hopf will retire June 30, 2020 after nearly 34 years in the position. Officials note that when Hopf joined the organization in 1986, ABVI was the only organization in a 7 county region providing comprehensive vision rehabilitation and employment for people who are blind or visually...

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Whether you are retiring and moving to a new location or are at a stage in life that prompts you to think about modifying ownership and use of  your cars or eliminating driving, these articles will help you explore the issue.

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Katie McCoy is the Associate Director of Philanthropy at Southeastern Guide Dogs and a guide dog user herself.  Learn about how getting a guide dog has changed her life. 

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The FDA gives us the lowdown on how second-hand and third-hand tobacco smoke affects our pets - mammal, fish and fowl.


Consumer Reports looks at a new type of plant-based burger that tastes and has a texture more like beef than traditional veggie burgers do. Beyond and Impossible burgers are being marketed in grocery stores and restaurants as healthier for humans and better for the environment.

Enabled #1938: Whodunit? Characters who are Blind, 09/16/19

Sep 16, 2019

In this program you will hear from two famous authors of crime fiction. They will tell what it was like for them to create characters who are blind, characters who actually help figure out “whodunit?” 

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