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Reachout Radio receives a $20,000 Matching Challenge Grant

UPDATE!!! WXXI Reachout Radio is less than $2000 away from our goal. So far we've raised $38,765 toward the $40,000 shortfall - with $18,765 being matched by this challenge grant. There's just $1,235 to go. We can make it with your support. We have received a $20,000 challenge grant to help us close the $40,000 funding cuts we took on June 30. With your help, we can make this up. Every dollar you contribute will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000. Join us to help us start year 34 on a positive note. Click the red donate button on the top of the page, or click here. Won't you help? "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller

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Be My Eyes app: Now available on Android

This week's PODCASTS

Articles from About.com’s Very Well and the CDC offer evidence of the benefits of walking, tips for walking indoors and outdoors and a study linking gait speed to longevity.

One of the most influential psychiatrists in the world became frustrated with psychiatry's inability to effectively help people suffering from mental illness. Mortality rates for just about every physical illness have gone down, white the rates of suicide and disability due to mental health conditions have not. This led Tom Insel to question some of the basic premises of psychiatry, and make the move to Silicon Valley in search of smartphone based solutions.

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The services and resources that are available to the blind vary greatly around the world from country to country.  This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Paul Mugambi, a trainer and advocate for people with vision loss, who grew up in Kenya and is now living in Australia.  Learn about how different conditions are in these two countries.  Learn more about Paul's story and his work.


Consider this program to be a postcard that says, "Having a Wonderful Time! Thinking of You!" Chirping crosswalks, talking elevators, a hotel with disorienting carpet are vision-related things that are described in this program. Also, news articles will be shared that introduce a Canadian MP, a skateboarder and a hockey fan who are all legally blind. 

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AUDIOFILE Magazine #1742: Oct/Nov #1, 10/12/17

Oct 10, 2017

Feature: Super Sleuths; Reviews: Mystery & Suspense; Article: “My Man Sherlock”

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