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Journalist Richard Harris and others share their concerns, fears, hopes and experiences being grandparents to biracial grandchildren.

Behind the Mic with Steven Weber; Reviews: Contemporary Culture; “Listening With” Laura Lippman

Restless Legs Sydrome is commonly known as a sleep disorder, but it is characterized as a neurological sensory disorder. A look at the symptoms, causes and treatments for Restless Legs Syndrome. Also, four non-arthritic conditions that can cause leg pain while walking.

Are pets property, or are they part of the family? Or both? What are the ramifications? And, if you have a new puppy, the American Kennel Club has guidance on how you can still socialize him during distancing restrictions of a pandemic. We'll also have a guide on how to use an Amazon box to entertain your cat all day long.

The lyrics of a song can have a powerful impact on a listener. In this program, I’ll bring you the thoughts of a young woman who is blind about songs that are her favorites. They have inspired her to love her disability

Amazon makes a vast array of products from smart speakers to microwave ovens that incorporate universal design concepts that enable their devices to be useable by and accessible to everyone.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Peter Korn, director of accessibility at Amazon Lab 126, about a number of these products and what makes them special.

We'll hear stories and get information to help and entertain us, including summer pet care, pets in the news, and a report on the uncertain fate of a certain pet hamster in Arkansas who got caught-up in the unpredictable nature of the times

Lyme disease, like Covid-19, has mushroomed into a global epidemic. It is the most common vector-borne illness in the United States, with 30,000 cases reported to the CDC each year. Experts believe that the real number of cases is more likely 300,000.

AARP articles offer resources to help spot inaccurate news and fake political ads and posts on social media.

Author Interview: Deborah Wiles; Reviews: Young Adult Listening

A long time has passed since you’ve heard anything about driverless cars on this program, because back then, they weren’t really driverless. Time passes and there is now updated information on autonomous vehicles or driverless cars in this program. 

EOS #2032: Navigating Health Care, 08/05/20

Aug 3, 2020

Navigating the ins and outs of the health care system can be a confusing and daunting task even if one is sighted.  But what if you’re not?  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Deborah Kendrick about her book “Navigating Health Care: When All They Can See is That You Can’t” which offers useful suggestions and strategies when you might most need them.

Listen here anytime, or on air Sundays at 5:30p.

This month on ACB Reports, ACB president Dan Spoone opens the 59th annual conference and convention of the American Council of the Blind with his report to the organization.

Some studies have shown that Type O blood has a protective effect, while another suggested that people with Type A blood may have a higher risk of catching Covid-19. Other studies do not show any significant differences related to blood type. Also, the American Red Cross is in critical need of blood donations. A look at different types of blood donation. Also, how to stop “doomscrolling” or over-focusing on doom and gloom news.

5 Questions for Narrator Tavia Gilbert; Reviews: Finish Biography/Memoir; Reviews: Romance

Using information from Britannica, this program will trace blindness through the ages, all the way from the ancient world up to the present.

Author Richard Richmond shares his and others’ experiences to help us see that while we can’t escape life’s essential problems, we can change our understanding about them and enjoy the process

We'll answer many of your questions about why your pet does what he or she does that are perfectly normal to your pet, even though they might seem strange to us. And we'll  hear how pets help get their people through tough times like a pandemic

The Americans with Disabilities Act was a pivotal point in codifying the rights which all disabled people are afforded in the U.S.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tim Elder, a blind disability rights attorney, about the long journey in recognizing the rights of the disabled, developing the current law, and why the journey is not yet done.

GOLDEN VOICES #5 Arthur Morey;  Reviews: History, Biography, Memoir

EOS #2030: Cross Country Skiing, 07/22/20

Jul 20, 2020

Participating in sports can not only help to keep you healthy but can also be a rewarding social activity.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Tim McCorcle, president of the Ski For Light organization, about programs run by the organization in which blind skiers can partner with sighted guides to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends.

In this progr

am, you will discover how some of the world’s most famous artists dealt with their own eye diseases and how their work changed. You will also hear how sighted artists, through the ages, tried to depict people who were blind.

Articles from the June 55+ magazine offer several things to consider when planning for retirement finances. Advice on long term care, downsiz

ing, credit card debt and bad money habits.

We'll learn about Summer safety tips, the benefits of multiple pets, and what substances are not toxic for your pets and aren't likely to send you to the  emergency vet.

Confronted by rare illnesses that most scientists overlook, four families create their own extraordinary approaches to finding treatments.  The New York Times reports on the overwhelming toll of caring for individuals with rare diseases while trying to connect with other families and create cures. Also, how toxic positivity can make it harder instead of easier to cope during a pandemic.

Good Health and a healthy gut go hand in hand. When all goes well our digestive system transforms food into nutrients that develop, repair and maintain our bodies. Researchers have found an association between an unhealthy gut microbiome and many digestive disorders.

EOS #2029: The Blind Soprano, 07/15/20

Jul 13, 2020

Cristina Jones is a dramatic coloratura soprano who refers to herself as The Blind Soprano.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Cristina about how she became interested in music as a youth, how she dealt with losing her eyesight as she got older, and challenges she has had to overcome as a professional opera singer both on stage and off.

This program will continue explaining the benefits of low vision rehabilitation. You will learn about environmental changes you can make and about available products to help you maximize your remaining vision. 

New York Times reports some nursing homes have evicted vulnerable residents to make room for customers who can generate more revenue, especially covid-19 patients.  On the other hand US News and World Report’s annual Best Nursing Home ratings provide data driven resources for querying nursing homes.

Why do dogs circle before lying down? We'll get some interesting answers about that and other compelling dog questions, we'll get pet grooming tips from the ASPCA, and a lot more in this episode for dog and cat parents