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Feature: 5 Questions for Robert Petkoff; Reviews: Romance; Reviews: Poetry, Classics, Drama

Two medical mysteries. In the first, a mentally confused patient is well between bouts. In the second, a patient spends 7 years trying to find a diagnosis for the nausea, headaches, vomiting, diarrhea, and need to get up 6 times a night to urinate.

Silver Threads #2014: Senior Housing Trends for 2020, 03/31/20

Mar 30, 2020

Senior Housing News offers trends and predictions of what is on the horizon for innovation in the senior housing industry.  Less independent living, more  active adult rentals and adaptive reuse like former farms or defunct malls.

EOS #2014: A Career with Computers, 04/01/20

Mar 30, 2020
https://www.microsoft.com/

Jeff Bishop is a program manager on Microsoft’s accessibility team.  Despite being blind from birth, he was an active and adventurous youth, learned programming on a Commodore Computer, and has had a fun and rewarding professional career.  Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Jeff about his experiences and what he considers to be some of his keys to success.


Feature: Behind the Mic with Jim Dale; Reviews: Mystery & Suspense

Constipation is a very common ailment that impacts the daily well-being of millions of Americans. Health.com suggests twenty foods that help alleviate constipation. Diarrhea can be caused by food poisoning, medications, or an infection. For bouts of diarrhea that are not severe, home remedies can help.

Enabled #2013: Accessible Washers and Dryers, 03/23/20

Mar 23, 2020

Is it time for a new washing machine? Maybe a dryer, too? This program will help you sort out your laundry questions. Namely, which washer and which dryer might suit your needs with accessible controls.  I’ll also have tips to help you through the shopping process.

The president’s symbolic statement of 2021 budget priorities most important to seniors including Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid  is reviewed by factcheck.org of the Annenberg Public Policy Center.

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Over the past few years, Microsoft has added a number of major enhancements to the Narrator screen reader that is built into Windows.  Hosts Nancy and Peter talk with Jeff Bishop, a program manager in the accessibility team at Microsoft, about some of Narrator’s new features, and why, if you haven’t used Narrator in a while, it might be worth a second look.

Pets+Us #2013, Household Hazards, 03/26/20

Mar 23, 2020
https://www.petsit.com/

We'll learn about household hazards to your pets that you might have thought about, get tips on dog behavior (begging, puppies), and learn why cats sleep so much - it's not just beauty sleep.


https://catiospaces.com/catios-cat-enclosures/

How much did you spend on your pets last year?  We have a report from the American Pet Products Association. And, we'll get some tips on preparing for Spring and learn how to build a variety of catios (cat patios) and catteries to give our felines their own safe outdoor spaces.

Enabled #2012: Tech Talk, 03/16/20

Mar 16, 2020
https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-Microwave-Small-Works-Alexa/

It's all Tech Talk in this program. You'll hear about an affordable microwave oven that can be controlled by Alexa. You'll also hear about a greatly enlarged collection of audio described videos.

https://www.envisionamerica.com/products/scriptability/

En-Vision America provides labeling solutions for the visually impaired including voice-enabled products like i.d. mate, the talking bar code reader, and ScriptAbility, which includes Braille, large print and talking prescription labels. Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with representative Jenna Reed about these products and how you might find them useful.

Editors’ Picks; Reviews: Learning By Ear; Reviews: Personal Growth

Sound Body #2012: Now That's Interesting, 03/20/20

Mar 16, 2020

No one lives forever, but you can do things to extend your life for as long as possible. What are the highest risk behaviors in a typical day.

Silver Threads #2012: Three Men Reflect on Grieving, 03/17/20

Mar 16, 2020

Next Avenue articles offer the experiences of three men and their grieving journeys after the loss of a loved one.

Feature: Listening With Matt Tavares; Reviews: Contemporary Culture

Sound Body #2011: A World of Pain Conclusion, 03/13/20

Mar 9, 2020

Scientists are working on unraveling the mysteries of pain and learning more about how pain is transmitted. Chronic pain patients are conditioned by constant exposure to pain to react as if every stimulus is painful. Mood can impact how a patient experiences pain.

https://valetvet.com/how-to-keep-your-pets-safe-this-saint-patricks-day/

We'll learn what it takes to adopt a special needs pet, find out what a DNA test can reveal about your dog, and we'll get Pet-Safety / Tips for St. Patrick’s Day!

https://www.lyfemarketing.com/blog/real-estate-facebook-ads/

Have you ever wanted to purchase a house either to live in or as an investment? Are you thinking that as a blind person that might be a questionable thing to do? Well think again! Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Ana Garza, who has been blind since childhood, about her experiences buying a rental property and how she is making it work for her.


Silver Threads #2011: Politically Involved Seniors, 03/10/20

Mar 9, 2020

Articles focus on election issues that are especially pertinent to seniors including political activity, health care, social security and climate change, plus an enlightening intergenerational discussion.

https://www.equalweb.com/

The 21st century Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) is 10 years old.  Tune in to find out how this law is working for people who are blind or visually impaired.


Feature: 5 Questions for Michael Kramer; Reviews: Biography, Memoir, History


Sound Body #2010: A World of Pain, 03/06/20

Mar 2, 2020

The article “A World of Pain” comes from the January 2020 National Geographic Wellness Issue. Scientists are working on unraveling the mysteries of pain and learning more about how pain is transmitted.


Silver Threads #2010: The Death with Dignity Debate, 03/03/20

Mar 2, 2020

Next Avenue interviews with Diane Rehm focus on her becoming an advocate for death with dignity laws as a result of her husband’s inability to orchestrate the death he hoped for.

https://barkingroyalty.com/dog-adoption-checklist/

We'll learn tips on how to teach your dog different tricks and the benefits those tricks have for your dog and you. And if you're planning to adopt a dog, we'll have a dog adoption checklist for you.


https://www.nbp.org/ic/nbp/AND-COMMAND.html

A lot has changed over the years in the Android world, especially in terms of accessibility features that are available for the visually impaired and how well these features perform.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey once again talk with Ana Garza who gives us an update on the accessibility of Android devices and why you might consider using them.


Enabled #2010: The 2020 Census, 03/02/20

Mar 2, 2020

Be on the lookout for an important invitation in the mail, coming soon. It’s an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. In this program, I’ll have all the information to help you respond in a timely manner so that you can be counted!

https://www.perkinselearning.org/

Although many people really enjoy having the power and flexibility of a smart phone right in their pockets, smart phones aren’t for everyone.  Sometimes a simple phone with buttons and without all the frills will do the trick.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Judy Jones about what options are available if a smart phone isn’t for you.


Author Interview: Daniel José Older; Reviews: Fiction;


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