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New Podcasts From The Week Ending 11/16/2019

Podcast ProjectPodcast DescriptionPublication
AppleVisThomas Domville also known as AnonyMouse brings some Disney magic in demonstrating the Disney+ streaming service for iOS.11/15/2019
The AtlanticNothing in Marie Yovanovitch's testimony had directly added to the Democrats' case for removal. Then the president stepped in.11/15/2019
BBC FutureThe law that explains why you can't get anything done, by Tiffanie Wen. How airships could return to our crowded skies, by Mark Piesing.11/11/2019
Car TalkBen and his brother took their dad's Camry for a ride - in reverse, in the neighbor's yard, with the steering wheel cocked all the way...11/16/2019
Daily AIRSHealth: Fewer Americans Than Ever Smoke, but Vaping Poses a Growing Threat: CDC. Dennis Thompson of HealthDay.com11/14/2019
Discover MagazineWhy Having a Girlfriend Makes Men More Attractive. The Disease That Kills By Stealing Sleep. Regenerating Cartilage to Cure Arthritis.11/16/2019
The EconomistSqueezing the Rich: Billionaires are only rarely policy failures. Diversity Memo: How to make your firm more diverse and inclusive.11/15/2019
EsquireThe Black Western aesthetic peaked in 2019, thanks to the album Old Town Road. It's been the American fabric for more than a century.11/10/2019
FilmSpottingMagnolia at 20 / Jojo Rabbit / The Report / The King11/15/2019
ForbesTen things we know about the Air Force's secret B-21 bomber, by Loren Thompson. Tiger Woods' golf course is awesome, by Larry Olmsted.11/10/2019
Fresh AirSeason 3 of the the historical drama about Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family begins Sunday. We listen back to our interview...11/15/2019
Good HousekeepingWhat day is Thanksgiving in 2019? Why so late? Here's why Thanksgiving is so late this year. By Tiffany Blackstone.11/16/2019
LA MagazineThanksgiving Survival Guide: "Better than Mom's" and "Pies," by Heather Platt. The Art of Free Speech" by Steve Erickson.11/14/2019
Marketplace MoneyWe look at how companies staff up for the Holiday rush. Plus, the Trump administration's push for transparent hospital pricing.11/15/2019
Mobituaries With Mo RoccaThomas Paine wrote Common Sense, the pamphlet that inspired the American Revolution. So why did only six people show up at his funeral?11/15/2019
Mother JonesHow Joe Biden helped build a financial system that's great for Delaware banks and terrible for others, Part 1 of 2. By Tim Murphy.11/14/2019
Monster TalkResearcher Jerry Drake examines and explains all manner of glowing monstrous and bizarre lucent phenomena.11/15/2019
The MothA secret in Kampala. Ire in the air over Beijing. The fear and hope both inherent in immigration. Stories that span six continents.11/12/2019
National GeographicInterstellar Space is Weirder Than Expected. NASA probe ventures beyond the solar system. By Michael Greshko.11/12/2019
NatureA rapid, multi-material 3D printer, and a bacterium's role in alcoholic hepatitis.11/13/2019
NPR Science FridayVolume Control, Dermatology In Skin Of Color, Kelp Decline.11/15/2019
Psychology TodayModern stress taxes our ability to get a good nite's sleep. Researchers gain new insight in restoring it. By Molly Pevesner.11/13/2019
Reason MagazineIn a world in which "common sense" can mean coercion - sometimes it's best to just say No. By J. D. Tuccille.11/12/2019
Science SelectionsNew Frontiers In Gene Editing. Making headway against genetic disorders with CRISPR-Cas9. By Ann Brody Guy.11/15/2019
Southern LivingOne Kentucky family's trash can turkey tradition, by Betsy Cribb. Thanksgiving with some storied Southern recipes, by Nancie McDermott.11/12/2019
Splendid TableThis year's Thanksgiving show celebrates with some of America's great foreign-born chefs: Ann Kim, Hugo Ortega, Miroslav Uskokovic and Maneet Chauhan.11/15/2019
Star Trek Mission LogKai Winn has added a title. She's now also First Minister of the Bajoran Provisional Government. She’s got a problem though...11/14/2019
Storynory: For KidsThis is one of the oldest stories in the world. It's hero is a great king, warrior, and strongman called Gilgamesh...11/15/2019
Sun Magazine and Funny TimesArticles and quotes from various sources intended to make you laugh11/13/2019
This American LifeStories about being little. Secret writings in tiny letters. The power of a very small number. And one story from a not-so-tall writer.11/10/2019
Time MagazineTwo articles about impeachment of the President -- by John Meacham and Neal Katyal11/13/2019
The Wall Street JournalWon't Support Legal Hemp. Lowering Suicide Rates. Gentle Art of Roughhousing. Millennials Move to Small Towns. California's Blackouts.11/12/2019
We The PeopleCan the Court even review the decision to end it, since it was created by Homeland Security, an executive branch agency?11/14/2019

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 hasn’t 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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