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AIRS Life-Skills PodCasts

These Podcast series' all can teach you valuable skills that can make your life easier and more meaningful.

The table below has a row for each Podcast series. The link in the left column takes you to the web page for the Series.

AIRS Life-Skills Podcast Series'
Series TitleSeries Description
AARP MagazineRobin Wilk reads you bi-weekly articles from your complete guide to retirement planning and living, The American Association of Retired Persons Magazine.
Accessible Book ReviewsEach week Ann-Marie Lariccia reads you reviews of selected books available from The National Library Service For The Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Allure MagazineAllure is the beauty expert, an insiders' guide to a woman's total image, with a print audience of 6.2 million and an average monthly online audience of 4.3 million. Allure's mission is to investigate and celebrate beauty and fashion with objectivity and candor and to examine appearance in a larger cultural context. Through its journalistic approach and high aesthetic standards, Allure delivers content with credentials, which yields unwavering consumer trust. Read to you by Danielle Rayne.
AppleVisAIRSLA Is proud to link you to this series of podcasts providing Apple VoiceOver users with App and feature guidance.
The AtlanticCarrie Gibson selects and reads articles from The Atlantic, America's foremost source of information on business, politics, culture, technology, food, national and international affairs.
Better Homes and GardensEnhance your domestic bliss with these articles from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine read to you by Kerri Parr.
Cool Blind TechAIRSLA is pleased to provide links to Cool Blind Tech podcasts on technology of vital importance to the blind and visually impaired community. Learn More at CoolBlindTech.com.
Braille Institute PodcastsFrom time-to-time the Braille Institute produces a recorded seminar or special event that has lasting value to our listeners. When that happens, the Institute makes the recordings available to AIRS so that they can continue to serve the community. In the past these have included descriptions of the Tournament of Roses, the Braille Challenge and seminars on advances in vision.
Business WeekFollow the fascinating world of high finance and find out what makes the worlds business machinery tick with these articles from Business Week read to you by Terry Ryan.
Car TalkAIRSLA provides these links to NPR's hilarious weekly radio series "Car Talk" with Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
Consumer ReportsComprehensive advice on anything that's worth buying from the most authoritative, unbiased source of information for the intelligent consumer - Consumer Reports.
Cooking In The DarkCooking In The Dark is the brainchild of Dale Campbell, of BlindMiceMart.com. Each show leads you through preparation of a delicious meal that's easy and fun to prepare. The preparation is spiced with running commentary and repartee between Dale and his companion, Cheryl and includes a discussion of labor saving kitchen devices and techniques for the visually impaired.
Cooks IllustratedCook's Illustrated is dedicated to finding the best methods for preparing foolproof home-cooked meals. Unlike some glossy cooking magazines, it's staffed with cooks and editors - not food stylists. Their test kitchen - in which they film the public television show, "America's Test Kitchen" - has three dozen full-time test cooks whose job is testing and retesting recipes 20, 30, sometimes 50 times until they can offer you a recipe that will work every time. Not only the HOW - but the WHY of cooking - read to you by Bryan Saulsbury!
Country LivingStephen Johnson selects and reads articles on home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from the editors of Country Living.
ForbesEnjoy articles from Forbes, a leading source for reliable business news, financial information, politics, and economics. Your host: Martin Grodt.
FortunePeggy Fitzgerald-Hobbs reads articles from Fortune Magazine, an authoritative source of financial detail ever since its founding in February 1930, four months after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 that marked the onset of the (first) Great Depression.
Foundation Fighting BlindnessThe Foundation Fighting Blindness (FFB), has an extensive program of seminars and special events that benefits our listeners far beyond the day of the event. Recently, the Foundation has made recordings of medical seminars on vision loss and their fantastically successful VISIONWALK fundraising event available to AIRS.
FSCastFSCast is Freedom Scientific's monthly podcast. Hosted by Jonathan Mosen, Vice President of Blindness Hardware Product Management, FSCast features news, interviews, and product demonstrations relating to Freedom Scientific products. FSCast is a great way to make the most of the products you have as well as learning about what's new and what's around the corner.
Good HousekeepingSonni Paisley reads you her weekly selections from Good Housekeeping Magazine. Find out how to run an efficient, comfortable home by listening to a variety of timely articles on subjects ranging from saving money on common expenditures to keeping kids from tracking sand through the house.
Harvard Business ReviewListen as John Gavin covers a wide range of topics relevant to different industries, management functions, and geographic locations; focusing on such areas as leadership, organizational change, negotiation, strategy, operations, marketing, finance, and managing people.
Humanist HourThe Humanist Hour (HH) Audio Podcast is a monthly one-hour talk show produced by the American Humanist Association. Every episode of the HH Audio Podcast explores a different area of humanist thought, from politics to pop culture. AIRSLA provides these links as part of its promise to provide a broad and unbiased spectrum of spiritual and religious thought.
Ladies Home JournalAlice Baptiste selects and reads you articles on food, health, relationships, games and all other aspects of domestic life from this leading family magazine.
Low Vision TechnologyDr. Bill Takeshita tells you how to get the most from PC's and other gadgetry that can help those with low vision get along.
Second VisionSecond Vision host, Kristin Macdonald, spent many years working in production for the legendary Aaron Spelling and E. Duke Vincent of Spelling Television. She is partially sighted as a result of retinitis pigmentosa, but manages to interview scores of people who have found amazing ways to overcome personal injuries and conditions, as well as leaders in medicine and scientific research, actors and inspirational speakers. Tune in as she applies her unique perspective to her guests' life-experiences.
Marketplace MoneyAIRSLA is pleased to link you to podcasts of Marketplace Money from American Public Media, a weekly hour-long program hosted by Tess Vigeland on the topics of personal finance, money, retirement, and health care.
Martha Stewart LivingFood, crafts, exercise, food, pets, home design, food, getting organized. Explore all these as Martha Kahn reads you her selections from Martha Stewart Living. Did I mention the fabulous food?
Mens Health MagazineMen's Health, published by Rodale Inc., is the world's largest men's magazine brand, with 40 editions in 47 countries, and is the best-selling men's magazine on U.S. newsstands. In addition to men's health, it covers lifestyle topics such as fitness, nutrition, fashion, and sexuality. Selected articles are read to you by Steve West.
Money MagazineBrandon Meeks selects and reads articles from current issues of Money, a Time Inc. personal finance magazine. Since 1972, its articles have covered the gamut of personal finance topics from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
OprahPrem Kishore reads selections from Oprah Magazine, your route to inspiration, guidance and entertainment created by America's most influential woman.
Parents MagazineAllison Hogan selects articles about pregnancy, babies, toddlers, preschoolers, big kids, teens, family life, family fun, food and recipes. Sit back, relax and take a mini-vacation from the little ones while you learn a few tips and tricks that will make your lives more enjoyable and fulfilling.
Psychology TodayCommentary, Research and News covering all aspects of Human Behavior, from the workings of the brain, to relationships and the larger cultural forces that influence our decisions. Listen to Lynda Kluck read you her personal selections.
Readers DigestIn this series of podcasts, Darla Middlebrook read you the best of the articles in each months Reader's Digest Magazine.
Real SimpleJudy Rubino reads you selections from her favorite magazine, Real Simple. It's about food, home organization, beauty and style, life and soul, celebrations and all that makes life worthwhile.
RedbookFor nearly 100 years, Redbook has been providing young women with timely and relevant advice. Non-fiction articles explore social issues, parenting, sex, marriage, money, health and psychology while book excerpts and short stories from today's best writers inspire and entertain. Joyleen Spencer presents her Redbook selections for your listening pleasure.
Reminisce MagazineSharon Blumberg reads you her selections from the nation's premier nostalgia magazine. Reminisce celebrates what we loved then and how it shapes our lives now.
Bloomberg BusinessTerry Ryan reads you selected articles from the on-line publication Bloomberg Business. Profit from insightful journalism and current research on issues that affect the management of your personal financial resources.
All About Smart PhonesDr. Bill Takeshita, Julian Vargas and the occasional guest discuss the latest smart phone technology, accessibility characteristics, and techniques that make sure you'll get the most out of your device. In addition, Julian will occasionally host Tech Talk, a round table discussion of technology of interest to the visually impaired community.
Sound SolutionsBraille Institute and AIRSLA present a series of practical and inspirational messages to help you cope with vision loss.
Southern LivingSouthern Living was created to highlight the beauty and culture of the growing South. In the decades since its inception, Southern Living, published monthly, has become one of the largest lifestyle magazines in the country. With characteristic Southern hospitality, Southern Living is committed to sharing the region we love with our readers, no matter where they may live. - read to you by Joyce Davis!
Sunset MagazineFor the latest in travel, garden, home, food and wine, listen to Cyndee Maxwell's selections from your guide to living in the West - Sunset Magazine.
Vision: Coping With LossThis podcast series is intended to provide a support system for those learning to cope with their vision-impairment by presenting success stories and helpful hints. Each podcast either describes a success or includes tips for fighting your demons.
Vision: Family and FriendsThis series of podcasts brings together a variety of information designed to help the blind or vision-impaired person's support group. Such articles will enable parents, friends and relatives to understand and support the challenges which must be faced and to appreciate the joys and rewards.
Vision NewsPodcasts bringing you news from the leading service organizations in the impaired-vision community.
Vision TalkDr. Bill Takeshita interviews guests expert in such topics as medicine, assistive technology, psychiatric counseling and practical advice for the vision-impaired community.
Vision Treatment AdvancesMax Flehinger, former AIRSLA President, selects and reads articles on recent advances in vision treatment from a variety of prominent vision treatment journals and seminars.
The Wall Street JournalMerrick Schneider reads you his selections from America's Most Trusted Source for News, The Wall Street Journal.
We The PeopleA weekly balanced conversation with leading scholars of all viewpoints on contemporary and historical topics about the United States Constitution.
WestwaysKathy Jacinto reads you selections from the Automobile Club of Southern California's magazine, Westways.
Womans WorldLorie Ballman reads you her selections from Woman's World, a weekly women's interest magazine that offers great information about featured subjects, weight loss, food and nutrition, relationships and more relatable topics for busy women of all ages.
Womens HealthDawnn Leary reads you her selections from Women's Health, a magazine for women who are smart, positive, active, stylish, sensational and funny; and who see living healthy as an emotional and physical process.
YogaCastLin Gallagher reads you her selections from popular yoga magazines such as Yoga Journal, Whole Life and Energy Times. She weaves together science, spiritual inquiry, yoga practices and personal stories to help you on your unique path of self-discovery.
ZencastZencast is a soothing transmission of peaceful music combined with inspiring Buddhist Dharma talks. For additional Zencasts dating back to May, 2005, please visit their feed at http://amberstar.libsyn.com/rss.

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