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We've recently become aware of an issue with our streaming and on-demand audio players that prevent them from playing in certain browsers. Here is an example of how to make our streaming player re-appear on Firefox browsers: Find the small 'plug-in' icon (looks like a small Lego block) in the address/location bar at the top left of your browser and click an option to allow plug-ins on our site. Although our site has a non-flash player available, some browsers are still blocking our entire...

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This week's PODCASTS


New technologies and smart devices are making it ever easier for blind individuals to easily navigate and know what is around them in public venues.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Idan Meir, one of the founders of RightHear, about how this new company is partnering with commercial venues to make them more accessible to people who are blind.

Idan Meir thought he was building a technology to help stores sell more goods. He wound up with a product that allows blind and visually impaired people to navigate malls, universities and hospitals. Learn more.

Lori Bitter, founder of the Business of Aging, shares her ideas about how marketing to seniors needs to change to an intergenerational model in her New consumer Manifesto – Why Old is New and Young is Old New.s

How neutering affects cat behavior, what to do about cat litter odor and feline obesity, and we'll review some of the latest products for your dog.

Feature: “Listening With...”; Reviews: Historical Fiction; Reviews: Romance


Too often obese patients get substandard care from their doctors. Sometimes conditions are misdiagnosed because of the focus on weight instead of symptoms. Discrimination resulting from a fat bias.

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