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Reachout Radio receives a $20,000 Matching Challenge Grant

WXXI Reachout Radio has some very good news. 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. So far we've raised nearly $9, $11,000 to go. Won't you help?

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HealthWell Foundation help for those with Macular Degeneration

This week's PODCASTS

Part II of Consumer Report’s Too Many Meds? Offers information on doing a drug checkup with your pharmacist, helpful lifestyle changes to reduce the need for certain meds, potentially dangerous drug combinations and some sobering statistics.


Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them, and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments. Doctors sometimes assume that if a treatment or procedure is "bio-plausible" - that is, it seems intuitively correct, then it must work. Large numbers of studies have proven that stents implanted in stable patients with narrowed arteries do not prevent heart attack or death.

This week hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey bring together three leaders in the field of assistive technology: Deane Blazie, Jim Fruchterman, and Ted Henter.  They made pioneering contributions to the development of refreshable Braille displays, OCR, and screen readers, respectively.  Learn what each of them is up to today in this informative round table discussion.

Reviews: Fiction; Reviews: Young Adult Literature

Pets+Us #1740: What do Parrots eat?, 09/28/17

Sep 25, 2017

What Do Parrots Eat? We'll hear about a comfort dog named Piggy, and Psychology Today explains the five main cat personalities - which one does your cat have?

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