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AIRSLA Podcasts Updated During The Week Ending Sat, 14 Sep 2019

To listen to the latest podcast of any Project, just click on the Project Title to go to that Project's page. Once on the page, click on the first column of the top row of the table. Enjoy!

Project TitleProject DescriptionPublication
Date
Alt Latino MusicAIRSLA links you to this voyage across the world in search of the best new Rock en Espanol and Latin Alternative music releases. Co-hosts Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd also pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre.09/13/2019
AppleVisAIRSLA Is proud to link you to this series of podcasts providing Apple VoiceOver users with App and feature guidance.09/14/2019
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.09/08/2019
Daily AIRSThere's something new every day on AIRSLA! Each day of the week our volunteers bring you the topic-of-the day; from foreign news to inspirational messages to tech talk. Tune in every day for these short, topical podcasts.09/12/2019
FilmSpottingThis weekly podcast from Chicago features reviews, interviews, top 5 lists and insightful film talk. It's produced by Telegraph Road Productions, Inc. and stars Adam Kempenaar and Matty Robinson. Find out more at http://www.filmspotting.net/09/13/2019
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.09/12/2019
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.09/13/2019
Fresh AirAIRSLA is pleased to link you to Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues. It's one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, it features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.09/13/2019
Good HousekeepingJustin Whitelock reads you his 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.09/08/2019
LA MagazineExperience all that the City of Angels has to offer as Laraine Herman reads you her selections from Los Angeles Magazine.09/13/2019
The MothAIRSLA is pleased to link you to The Moth to hear people telling true, engaging, funny, touching and eye-opening stories from their lives. Hailed as "New York's hottest and hippest literary ticket" by the Wall Street Journal, The Moth has been storytelling for over ten years.09/13/2019
NPR Science FridayScience Friday, as heard on NPR, is a weekly discussion of the latest news in science, technology, health, and the environment hosted by Ira Flatow. Ira interviews scientists, authors, and policymakers, and listeners can call in and ask questions as well. Hear it each week on NPR stations nationwide!09/13/2019
Reason MagazineReason is a libertarian monthly magazine covering politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Jim Hull reads you his selections.09/12/2019
Science SelectionsThis series of podcasts covers the spectrum of scientific progress without losing you in technospeak. It features selections from popular journals, like Scientific American.09/14/2019
SmithsonianJim Hull reads you his article selections from the prestigious journal of the Smithsonian Institution.09/12/2019
Southern LivingSouthern Living was created to highlight the beauty and culture of the growing South. In the decades since its inception, it has become one of the largest lifestyle magazines in the country. With characteristic Southern hospitality, it is committed to sharing the region we love with our readers, no matter where they may live. Read to you by Joyce Davis!09/12/2019
Splendid TableAmerican Public Media's 'The Splendid Table' is public radio's culinary, culture, and lifestyle program that celebrates food and its ability to touch the lives and feed the souls of everyone. Hosted by Francis Lam, The Splendid Table podcast contains each week's program in its entirety and is updated every Friday.09/13/2019
Star Trek Mission LogMission Log is a Roddenberry Entertainment podcast with the sole purpose of exploring the Star Trek universe one episode at a time. The mission: to explore, debate and discuss one of the largest science fiction phenomena of all time - Star Trek. AIRSLA is pleased to link these logs for our vision-impaired listeners.09/12/2019
Storynory: For KidsStorynory brings you an audio story every week. Each one is chosen by Prince Bertie the Frog and beautifully read by his friends Natasha, Richard and Elizabeth. Let their voices beguile you with classic fairy tales, new children's stories, poems, myths, adventures and romance. Another feature from StoryNory.com.09/10/2019
Sun Magazine and Funny TimesFor more than 35 years, The Sun Magazine's personal essays, short stories, interviews, poetry, and photographs have invoked the splendor and heartache of being human. Funny Times is a monthly cartoon and humor newspaper for a world gone weird. Dan Woren reads you his selections from both. For more information, please visit The Sun's or The Funny Times's web sites.09/11/2019
This American LifeAIRSLA provides these links to NPR's award-winning weekly radio series "This American Life" with Ira Glass.09/08/2019
We The PeopleA weekly balanced conversation with leading scholars of all viewpoints on contemporary and historical topics about the United States Constitution.09/12/2019

New Stuff

The American Spectator is back in action and is being produced by Henry Harrison.

LA Magazine has been resurected! Get the latest info on all that's going on in Los Angeles, produced by Laraine Herman!

We The People is a weekly balanced conversation with leading scholars of all viewpoints on contemporary and historical topics about the United States Constitution. We The People hosted by National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen will spark your interest in, and knowledge of, the laws that make our country great!

Nancy Porter reads you her selections from Time Magazine, spiced up occasionally with current news items. Time is the first (and best) news weekly in America (she says)!

Merrick Schneider is reading articles from one of the best (and most objective) newspapers in the United States, The Wall Street Journal. He can be listened to on our Wall Street Journal Podcast. Get the latest and greatest news on a great range of topics - not just articles on finance!

Guide Dog Selection. This LA Times article will explain what it takes to be a great guide dog and how to spot one. Written by Melissa Healey and read by Max Flehinger.

R.I.P. June Foray. Our friend passed away recently at age 95. June, known as the Female Mel Blanc, brought mountains of joy to her many fans with her voice-over characterizations. She was also kind enough to make this short public service announcement for AIRSLA.

Stem Cell Research! Listen to Dr. Jonathan Thomas, of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), discuss the current status of stem cell research and its implications for treatment of vision. It was recorded in collaboration with the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

AIRS-LA Smart Phone Apps! Enjoy the full range of AIRS programming from your iPhone or Android phone. They are FREE from the Apple App Store and Google Play (search for airsla), respectively. Here is a short tutorial on how to use the AIRSLA apps on your iPhone, by Julian Vargas

Kevin Anderson Yancy has made the rights to his extensive collection of short stories available to AIRSLA. If you enjoy science fiction and/or horror stories, you'll enjoy these "SonicMovies."

The Intrepid Listen to this touching story of four visually impaired mothers and their dedicated guide dogs. A selection from Real Simple magazine read by Melissa Baird.

Scouting Magazine Those of you who are into Scouting should get a charge out of this new project, read by Jody Olson. It's for all age groups, from cubs to leaders!

New Series on Smart Phones Dr. Bill Takeshita and Julian Vargas have initiated a new series on Smart Phone selection, usage, and accessibility.

Once Blind and Now They See! An exciting account of research on blind children in India by Dr. Pawan Sinha of M.I.T. has two goals: to help blind children regain their sight and to observe their recovery and learn how the brain processes visual information.

Blind Pole Vaulters Listen to Max read an inspiring story of blind athletes on the road to success!

Stories of personal experiences with eyes and seeing from Sun Magazine, read by Dan Woren. Enjoy this and other podcasts from Dan's selection of letters from The Sun's readers in their "Readers Write" series.

Audio Description Available For Vision Impaired. Did you know that many of the programs you watch on TV are designed to help those in the vision impaired community SEE what is being presented? Many people don't know how widely available audio description is to those who need it, including those who need it most. Hear from Herb Merriweather as he shares some of what he has learned by working with Audio Eyes, LLC. The Case For Accessible Media, read to you by Jason Wineinger.

AppleVis Podcast We are pleased to link you to this fantastic source of guidance on the use of Apple's VoiceOver technology on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. Their experts will really give you a flood of good advice, not only on the standard iDevice functions, but on popular applications and games as well. Try it!

Darkness Visible, and Palpable. In the land of the blind - as you learn in the exhibition "Dialog in the Dark" - the one-eyed man hasnít a chance. This recording describes a participatory experience that, for an hour or so, takes the fully-sighted through the fascinating process of adapting to total lack of sight.

More News

CCLVI Lectures on Low Vision These podcast lectures, sponsored by The Council of Citizens With Low Vision International, let you listen to a variety of topics that are specially designed for people who are partially sighted. Dr. Bill Takeshita presents these lectures each month and topics will include low vision and driving, signs and symptoms of emergency vision problems, what's new in low vision aids, and more.

Unable to Read the Newspaper? NFB-NEWSLINE is a free electronic service that gives any blind, visually impaired or print disabled person access to newspapers, magazines, and TV listings 24 hours a day, 7 days a week using a Touch-Tone telephone. To hear more information, including samples and how you can sign up, go to NFB NewsLine Information.

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Our Audience

Our audience can get the news from several broadcast media, but not directly from newspapers, magazines, and other primary sources. Through the magic of streaming audio and podcasting, we provide word-for-word readings of print material and other news and entertainment, focused on and designed for our visually-impaired listeners.

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