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New Podcasts From The Week Ending 10/12/2019

Podcast ProjectPodcast DescriptionPublication
The AtlanticTrump's stonewalling relies on the willingness of others to stay quiet, and Marie Yovanovitch and Gordon Sondland are opting out. by David A Graham10/11/2019
Braille Institute PodcastsDr. Bill discusses computers for children with low vision with guests Keith Christian and Julian Vargas10/09/2019
Car TalkJenny's fiance, a budding bryologist, thinks she's crazy because she swears her car is more difficult to start when its low on gas.10/12/2019
Daily AIRSHealth: Humans May Possess Ability to Regrow Cartilage, Amy Norton, HealthDay.com10/11/2019
Discover MagazineThe slow dance of our planet's crust. The puzzle pieces are always in motion, slamming & grinding past one another. By Gemma Tarlach.10/07/2019
The EconomistQuantum computing: Google claims to have demonstrated "quantum supremacy"; "The best way to eradicate poverty in America is to focus on children"10/09/2019
EsquireDisproving 9 of the Biggest 9/11 Conspiracy Theories. After 15 years theorists are not convinced it was an inside job. By Jack Holmes10/08/2019
FilmSpottingTHE JOKER has been called one of the best films of the year, but our opinions split on it. Chicago Film Festival Preview.10/10/2019
Fresh AirWe review the movie, which Netflix dropped and talk with series creator and writer Vince Gilligan and actor Aaron Paul.10/11/2019
Good HousekeepingPotatoes aren't just filled with carbs, they've got plenty of nutrients. The Nutrition Facts of Everyone's Favorite Starchy Vegetable.10/06/2019
LA MagazineWest Hollywood Halloween Carnaval; Take a walk on the other side with this DIY tour of haunted Hollywood; House of Pain; Pastry chefs reveal new life for Halloween sweets10/10/2019
Second Vision"An interview with Dr. Gary Salyer author of "Safe To Love Again"10/11/2019
The MothStories of the digital space and its affect on the family connection IRL. From digital carts to hive minds and data collection...10/08/2019
NatureA method for predicting follow-up earthquakes, and the difficult issues with deep learning systems in AI.10/09/2019
NewsweekAdam Piore writes about the specific knowledge required to treat the brain's anxiety circuits.10/09/2019
NPR Science FridayThe sources of office air pollution. The science of Champion-Level Tetris. Failure in the search for an Alzheimer's treatment.10/11/2019
OprahWhat I Know For Sure, by Oprah. Feeling Good, by various authors. Book Reviews, by various authors.10/09/2019
Science SelectionsKids in preschools that encourage them to play with language and focus their attention do better... later in life. By Lisa Guernsey.10/12/2019
Southern LivingThe Great Pumpkin-Why kids need a little farm time-so do their partents, by Sid Evans; Pumpkin-Picking Time! Saturdays at Gentry's Farm, by Katie Jacobs10/09/2019
Splendid Table2018 Julia Child Award winners Susan Feniger & Mary Sue Milliken talk of their partnership and the changing face of American food.10/11/2019
Star Trek Mission LogWhat do you get when you cross Garak's shop with an explosive device? What do you get when you cross a Flaxian assassin and a top secret...10/10/2019
Storynory: For KidsThank you to EVERYONE who sent us a story. They were all wonderful, and as ever, it was very hard to pick the winners...10/09/2019
Sun Magazine and Funny TimesReaders write about how worship and religion have affected their lives. Also Sunbeam quotes on man vs nature10/09/2019
This American LifeA story about doubt: how it germinated, spread, and took hold of an entire community, with terrible consequences.10/06/2019
Time MagazineHow a murky theory fueled a global hunt and consumed the presidency. By multiple authors10/09/2019
BBC FutureWhy do Finnish youth struggle with depression in the "World's Happiest Country?"; "The Fight to Bring a Deadly Illegal Wildlife Industry to Justice"10/11/2019
The Wall Street JournalInsanity & Supreme Court. Investment Tip From Mr. Zip. Streets of San Francisco. Long Road to Cleanliness. From Savvy to Spaced Out.10/08/2019
We The PeopleJudges Diane Wood and Jeff Sutton, share how their clerkships affected them and shaped how they interpret the Constitution.10/10/2019
Womens HealthWish you had a DeLorean time machine to whisk you to...earlier today? Reclaim your joy and live in the now-ish with this wisdom. by Marissa Gainsburg10/07/2019

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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