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You Tube: A source for information, product reviews & more

So you've just been diagnosed with some form of low vision (macular degeneration, glaucoma, or a myriad of other diagnoses) and you're not sure how you're going to do things around the house anymore. Or maybe you've heard of a new adaptive device and you don't know if it is right for you. There are many ways that you can go about researching what to ask your doctor, how to do your laundry or cook with low vision, what device is best for your particular needs and uses. But one research tool that can give you a broad spectrum of results is YouTube!

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This week's PODCASTS

With the brutal temperatures all over the East coast this winter, host Mary DeFranco shares information about wintering horses, keeping cats safe in cold weather, and which dogs are bred for the cold. She'll also talk about the importance of spaying and neutering rabbits, and we'll hear how some New Yorkers teach their dogs Yiddish.

Dr. Rich Swier

The conclusion of the New Yorker article, How The Elderly Lose Their Rights.  It exposes the rampant abuse of the guardianship  of older adults, wherein unscrupulous “guardians” file emergency ex parte petitions  to appropriate the assets of perfectly capable seniors.  They move them out of their homes, manage their healthcare and often exclude siblings or children in participating in the senior’s life.

AUDIOFILE Magazine #1803: Dec/Jan #6, 01/18/18

Jan 15, 2018

BEST AUDIOBOOKS OF THE YEAR – Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; Reviews: Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; Feature: Author/Narrator Interview: Joe Hill/Dennis Boutsikaris. 


Though Ken Perry and Josh Miele are both blind, their lack of vision doesn’t prevent them from designing and building their own electronic hardware.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with them about the Blind Arduino Project as well as other tools that enable blind people of all ages to participate in the vibrant global culture of hardware prototyping.


Conclusion to the New Yorker article titled “Is Health Care A Right?” Dr. Atul Gawande explores 2 competing sets of values surrounding the health care debate. Americans want to reward work, ingenuity, self-reliance. And we also want to protect the weak and the vulnerable.

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