Archive for the “radio” Category

Maine so far

July 8, 201713 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, politics, radio, Seeing Eye dogs, travel, Whitney, writing

Hello from our little inn in Lubec, Maine. We won’t be heading across the river to the Iota: The Conference of Short Prose at Roosevelt Campobello International Park until later this morning, but in the short 24 hours we’ve been here I already have a lot to write about. A worker at our gate at […]

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For Mother’s Day this year? Blind mums

May 13, 201714 CommentsPosted in blindness, parenting a child with special needs, radio, technology for people who are blind

I subscribe to a podcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) called Ouch. It features BBC journalists with disabilities who bring their personal experiences to the table, and it can be downright charming to hear them talk about disability in their lovely British and Irish accents. It’s intriguing, too, to hear how British and Irish […]

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The Hanni hop

November 30, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Hanni, public speaking, radio, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Whitney

My Seeing Eye dog Whitney and I took an Amtrak train to Central Illinois Monday to give a presentation to an animal sciences class at the University of Illinois. While there in Urbana, we looked in on retired Seeing Eye dog Hanni. Her human companions Nancy and Steven report The 16-year-old star of Hanni and […]

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How the musical brain works

September 17, 201616 CommentsPosted in radio, Uncategorized

I happened to catch Dr. Daniel Levitin (the author of This Is Your Brain on Music) on NPR earlier this month — he’s the cognitive psychologist who runs the Laboratory for Music Perception, Cognition and Expertise at McGill University in Montreal. Levitin says music is involved in every region of the brain scientists have mapped […]

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