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Reviews: Finish Reviews: Children & Family Listening; Reviews: Personal Growth; Reviews: Learning By Ear

AARP's final eight lessons gleaned from the pandemic involve trust, wealth inequality, crowd security, disaster preparedness,enjoying nature, telehealth and city organization.

In this program you’ll be hearing about lots of tips and changes you can make in your life if you are living with low vision.

We'll get an update on how the White House's first dogs are adjusting to their new digs, and we'll learn all about the best ways to introduce a new pet to an unfamiliar household

EOS #2116: Super Lidar App, 04/14/21

Apr 12, 2021

Developers are beginning to make use of LiDAR technology in some smart phones to assist those with impaired vision.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Shane Lowe from Supersense about their new Super Lidar app and how it makes use of LiDAR to analyze the distance and warn about obstacles that might pose a danger to blind and low vision users.

Sound Body #2116: The Science of Addiction 04/16/21

Apr 12, 2021

For a species wired for survival, we have an odd habit of getting addicted to things that can kill us. New research is revealing why - and opening the door to desperately needed cures.

During the recent leadership meeting, the multi-cultural affairs committee of the ACB, conducted a discussion of the importance of mentoring as a way to achieve diversity and inclusion within the organization. We'll also hear about audio-described content coming to the HBO Max channel.

Behind the Mic with Frankie Corzo; Reviews: Science Fiction/Fantasy; Reviews: Children & Family Listening

EOS #2115: Coping with Vision Loss, 04/07/31

Apr 5, 2021

Paul Wallis is a low vision optometrist whose treatment relies on dealing with the psychological adjustment to vision loss before engaging patients in the use of adaptive aids.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with him about types of vision loss, his methods, as well as about his book "Macular Degeneration: A guide to help someone you love."

In this program you will hear two articles, one very informative and easy to understand about our amazing eyes and the other quite entertaining about the funny side of vision loss.      

:  In AARP’s Bulletin March Bulletin experts share what they believe we have learned about the pandemic’s impact on seniors and how those lessons can make life better as we recover. Medicine, self-care, ageism, savings, technology and trust are covered in Part 1

We'll learn about the best pet song birds, how to improve your bird's immune system, how to identify when your cat is in pain, who needs to know when you've adopted a dog, and how much time you need to commit to caring for a pet horse.

Ancient wisdom and recent research show that we can breathe better - enhancing our athletic performance and overall well-being along the way. Many exercises for different types of breathing are highlighted, as well as the importance of learning to breathe mostly through the nose instead of mouth breathing.

Grocery Ads for this week

Apr 1, 2021

Reviews: finish Fiction; Reviews: Romance; Narrator Interview: Mary Jane Wells

Tony Giles, also known as "Tony The Traveller," joins host Nancy and Peter Torpey once again to talk about his latest book entitled "Seeing a Slice of Southern Africa My Way."  Tony's stories as a solo traveler who is totally blind and partially deaf are filled with fun and adventure, including white water rafting, bungee jumping and sky diving.

We'll hear about a Seresto Flea Collar alert and a Pet Food Recall. Then we'll take a lighthearted look at how the status of cats has improved over time

COVID restrictions have had a major impact on the dating scene. Articles from AARP offer unique and exciting ways to connect beyond the zoom interview, including picnics, volunteering, exploring waterfalls and more.

Why aren’t dentists a separate branch of medicine - like cardiology or dermatology? Bad oral health has been linked to heart problems, diabetes and cancer. Also, is Covid-19 causing teeth to fall out in some long haul survivors? Also, copying with dental anxiety.

In this program you will hear research information from the journal called Science Daily. They report on scientists all over the world who are studying blindness and vision loss. Topics will include exercise, implants, proteins, little gold specks and even spooky images.   

42% of the American population is obese, yet fat bias continues to create negative outcomes at the doctors office. Patients put off going to a health care provider when they fear being shamed for their weight. Doctors misdiagnose patients because of their bias and ignore symptoms that may have nothing to do with obesity. Public health initiatives, and medical research continue to suggest that losing weight will create better health outcomes, while ignoring the long-term failure of this approach.

Adult children, even those with families have moved back in with parents due to pandemic losses. Other families are opting to use accessary dwelling units, sometimes called granny flats to house aging parents. Both can alter family relationships positively.

If you use Apple products, you probably know about Siri, the virtual assistant that lives within your iPhone, your iPad, your MAC computer or even in your Apple Watch. You ask her a question and she’ll give you an answer, maybe! This program features an article about how Siri can help you with your iPhone if you are blind or visually impaired.  

Feature: 5 Questions for Dion Graham; Reviews: Fiction

EOS #2113: Understanding Your Body, 03/24/21

Mar 22, 2021

Krishna Washburn is a professional ballet dancer and instructor who runs Dark Room Ballet.  She believes that visually impaired people could benefit from having a better understanding of how their bodies and body parts work.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with her about her instructional methods as well as how her on-line classes work.

In this episode, we'll hear how you may be able to deduct expenses associated with your pets on your tax return.  There's a Don't Eat That segment for dogs. And, we'll find out who pet parents turn to when their pets need legal representation.

Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey first interviewed Rebecca Alford in 2011 when she was in high school.  Despite being visually impaired she went on to win the Intel Science competition and we've been following her progress ever since.  Now with a Ph.D. in chemical and biomechanical engineering, having started her first job, she shares her experiences with us.

In the age of covid, we're discovering just how essential our pets are, in a way we might have overlooked before, filling in to provide a vital physical and mental health benefit only they can when many humans spend extended periods isolated from others.

Opportunity Knocks! Opportunity Magazine, that is, published by National Industries for the Blind.  In this program, you will

hear an article about how products made by people who are blind are helping military families. There will be another article about a very special Desert Oasis in Las Vegas.

Articles from WXXI report on the Green House model of skilled nursing. Small sizes offering residents private rooms and bathrooms and universal workers have kept COVID cases in check.