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Reachout Radio loses majority of funding

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." -- Helen Keller Every day we are reminded of how quickly life can change. Some changes are exciting and make our lives better. But too often unexpected changes make our lives more challenging.

WXXI Reachout Radio has just experienced one of those unexpected changes. For nearly 30 years the Association for the Blind of Greater Rochester has been a major supporter of Reachout Radio, through funding from the United Way. This...

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This week's PODCASTS

We will be venturing into the world of fame and fortune. In this program you'll hear about several celebrities that have eye or vision problems that you might be able to relate to.

Articles from several sources highlight elders who volunteer in Red Cross, cancer support groups, voter registration, work with children and other elders and in the new area of micro-volunteering at Help from Home.

As a U.S. Army infantryman in World War II, Don Wedewer lost his vision and both legs at the age of 19.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Don’s son, Harry, about how his father overcame institutional and social barriers and went on to have a family and rewarding career in which he worked to improve the lives of other people with vision loss.

Read the story of how infantryman Wedewer overcame seemingly impossible odds to become a state and national leader in helping those with vision loss.

Pets+Us #1730: Why Dogs Lick, 07/20/17

Jul 17, 2017

We tend to refer to them as "kisses." But why do dogs actually lick your face?  Host Mary DeFranco shares information about why dogs lick and also some reviews of the newest pet products.

Learning by Ear; Reviews: Contemporary Culture; Author Interview: Colum McCann

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WXXI Reachout Radio, is a special radio service that provides access to newspapers, and other print content for people who are unable to read print due to vision loss or physical disability.

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