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New Podcasts From The Week Ending 11/9/2019

Podcast ProjectPodcast DescriptionPublication
AppleVisDid you know that you can use Siri with iOS to invoke various internet radio stations? Thomas Domville shows us how to use LIVE Radio.11/07/2019
The AtlanticIf Michael Bloomberg runs for president, he will empower the very forces that he's reportedly eager to thwart. By Pete Beinart.11/09/2019
Daily AIRSHealth: Don't Get Along with Family? Check Your Health, by Serena Gordon, HealthDay.com11/08/2019
FilmSpottingMartin Scorsese's THE IRISHMAN considered in the context of his work, specifically his career-spanning gangster movies...11/08/2019
Fresh AirAndrew Delbanco says the 1850 law paved the way for the Civil War by endangering the lives of escaped slaves and free blacks in the North...11/08/2019
LA Magazine"The Future of Fish" - Overharvesting and climate change may soon eliminate popular wild-caught species from stores and restaurants. Are biotechs the solution?11/07/2019
Marketplace MoneyThe risk of a possible recession appears to have died down. So what happened? Are business owners & consumers feeling better about the economy?11/08/2019
Mens Health MagazineEat Your Age: Adapt what you eat as you age. Battlefield: Home Front. So You Want to Quit Sugar: Quitting is hard, so have a plan.11/07/2019
Mobituaries With Mo RoccaShe risked everything when her passionate support for the United States... led Hitler to label her a traitor to the Fatherland.11/05/2019
The MothThis week, we honor our veterans with a story from Rick Carrier, who tells us what it was like to be in the Army in the first wave of D-Day.11/08/2019
National GeographicTemperature rise dries out plants, winds. by Alejandra Borunda11/05/2019
NatureWe look back at how the journal has evolved in in 150 years, and discuss the role Nature can play in today's society.11/07/2019
NPR Science FridayAre foreign countries stealing our intellectual property? Eclipses and General Relativity. Mercury slices a path across the Sun.11/08/2019
OprahWhat I Know For Sure. What Are You Most Grateful For. The Beauty of Giving. My Best Life;. The Milk of Human Kindness.11/06/2019
Reason MagazineThat's why we need the 1st Ammendment, by Jacob Sullum11/05/2019
Science SelectionsUsing Artificial Intelligence Technology to Expose Digital Deception of photos, video and audio. By Nate Seltenrich.11/09/2019
Southern LivingCooking That Counts-There's a reason we turn to these Junior League classics. It's the holiday, say yes to cheese straws. Praying for Pie11/05/2019
Splendid TableLet's dive into oysters: we'll talk about how they're grown, the history of a surprising oyster king, shucking with a pro, and grief in a half shell.11/08/2019
Star Trek Mission LogJake plays matchmaker for his father, while Quark plays inquisitor to this mother. Was she actually in business for herself?11/07/2019
Storynory: For KidsSix Honest Serving Men is a short poem by Rudyard Kipling. It's a little puzzling and we wonder what it means. What do you think?11/06/2019
Sun Magazine and Funny TimesFunny articles and quotes from various authors.11/06/2019
This American LifeStories of people who are lost, histories that are lost, and things that are lost - recorded on a five-city tour.11/03/2019
Time MagazineAs the "Secretary of Offense", Rudy Giulliani was supposed to protect Donald Trump. By Vera Bergengruen and Brian Bennett.11/06/2019
The Wall Street JournalDon't Be a Ghoul! Halloween Takes Sadistic Turn. Fire Dangers Worsen. Fires Knock Out Cell Phones. Sports Illustrated's Great Days.11/05/2019
We The PeopleConversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty, and Law - an informal portrait of the justice...11/07/2019

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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