The May issue of AARP magazine offer a view of what expect in your eighth decade in Your Body at 70+. Tips and tactics on your brain, skin, bones, muscles, sense, looks and sex life.

What’s that smell? It can be good, bad or something in between, but in any case it gives you a clue about your surroundings. This week’s program will take you on a smelling tour of New York City and will also provide you with some more scientific information about your sense of smell.

Reviews: Fiction; Remembering Narrator Scott Sowers

I Can Has Cheezburger?

Scientific American explains how to handle grief after a pet's death. We'll get some summer tips for cats, and we'll find out if dogs really like it when we talk baby talk to them.

There are common challenges and obstacles that people encounter whether they have a visual impairment or some other disability.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Gabriela Serrato Marks, a geology graduate student at MIT about her experiences and thoughts about receiving an education and having a career in a STEM field as a person with a disability. Learn more about Gabi, PhD Student and Science Communicator.

Your dog can get vaccinated for Lyme disease but you can't.  The safe and effective human vaccine is no longer available, and the patent has expired. Also, how to protect your body and yard from ticks. The symptoms of Lyme disease.


A special summer 2018 issue of Discover Magazine focuses on medical mysteries. 


It's all about cats this week with host Mary DeFranco.  She'll share what flea medications are best for your cat, we'll get a review on the latest and best pet carriers, and we'll learn how to overcome your cat's fears.

Are you making your travel plans? It's that time of year! In this program you will meet a world traveler, Tony Giles. You’ll find out about all the places he’s been and how he gets around in spite of the fact that he is legally blind and almost totally deaf.


This week’s program exposes the illegal eviction of elder residents from nursing homes.  Also known as dumping, it involves moving a resident without proper warning or refusing to readmit when the removal was unwarranted.

Reviews: Mystery & Suspense; Author Interview: Jody Gehrman; Remembering Philip Kerr

EOS #1824: Your Amazing Eyes, 06/13/18

Jun 11, 2018
MD Support

Dan Roberts maintains the MD Support group, a resource for people with Macular Degeneration and similar retinal diseases.  This week we hear a presentation Dan gave about the astounding design and abilities of our eyes.  Lots of interesting and fun facts about the eyes are presented, including an explanation of how baseball players are able to hit fastballs.  Learn more about Low Vision support groups for people with MD.


This month we'll hear from Kirk Adams, President & CEO of the American Foundation for the Blind, and Dr. Craig Meador, President of the American Printing House for the Blind.  Kirk Adams talks about strategic destinations and directions for AFB and Dr. Meador shares update on when The Orbit Reader will be available. 

AUDIOFILE Magazine #1823: Apr/May #8, 06/07/18

Jun 4, 2018

Feature: Listening With; Reviews: Personal Growth; Feature: Learning by Ear; Reviews: LBE-“What it means to be a parent.”

Have you hear about "lattice degeneration?" That is just one of the topics you will learn about as we take a closer look at some of the more unusual conditions that affect the retina and the macula.  Other topics will include  epiretinal membrane, vitreomacular traction, central serous chorioretinopathy and macular holes.


Beyond being addicted themselves, elders can be drawn into the struggles of addicted children, grandchildren and other family members with serious consequences.

AARP’s May Bulletin offers Health Fads, Fails and Fixes on topics ranging from heart health to diet, skin care, brain health and a happy stomach.  Based on input from dozens of doctors and 150 studies.

A number of articles that highlight the promise of, and concern about immunotherapy for desperate cancer patients. While immunotherapy holds out hope for cures, it is also priced beyond the reach of most people and can have horrible side effects. Also, a lifesaving medical pump for cancer patients is being taken off the market. And, what does the diagnosis “pre-cancerous” mean. 

Liberty Veterinary Hospital

We'll learn what cat emergencies need immediate attention, we'll get the latest about Lyme disease, and are probiotics right for your pet?

Make-Up Artist Magazine

Color-blindness affects about 1 in 12 men but only 1 in 250 women. For most people this isn’t a problem.  But what if your profession requires a good color sense?  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Toby Derrig, a color-blind visual effects artist, about how he compensates for this deficiency in his daily life and to perform his job.  Read more about how Toby Derrig is defying the odds and has been named a Rising Star.

Get organized! Oh such good advice, but not so easy to do. In this program,  I’ll bring you some tips for organizing and labeling your clothing, as well as some ideas about doing your laundry. All to help you “Get Organized!”

Reviews: Biography/History/Memoir; Reviews: Contemporary Culture

EOS #1822: Making Money, 05/30/18

May 28, 2018
Bureau of Engraving and Printing

The Bureau of Printing and Engraving produces U.S. currency notes.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Leonard Olijar, Director, and Lydia Washington, Lead Public Affairs Specialist about what goes into the printing process, various ways in which bills are made accessible, new ways being considered, and how you can obtain a free money reader.

Wired Magazine looks at a sleep robot, called Somnox, used to subconsciously shift our breathing to  a slow and steady sleep rhythm. Seven good reasons why getting a good 7 hours of sleep is important. Also, an article on how to fall asleep fast, and stay asleep. 

Many electronic devices today have what's called a virtual assistant. If you ask it a question, it will give you an answer....maybe! In this program you'll hear about the experiences of two men who are visually impaired and are using, or rather trying to use, a virtual assistant.

Pets+Us # 1822: Pet Allergies, 05/31/18

May 28, 2018

Host Mary DeFranco shares information on Pet Allergies, Feline Obesity, and Therapy Dogs, and a warning about Blue-Green Algae.

Feature: Tease; Reviews: Romance; Reviews: Biography/History/Memoir

We talked previously with Staci Mannella about competitive skiing and what it was like to participate in the Paralympics in both Sochi and PyeongChang.  Now hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci about what it takes to succeed as a visually impaired college student while traveling the world to compete in alpine skiing and how she juggled the two.

A recent New York Times article offers a comprehensive look at what you need to know about diet, weight, movement, exercise, art, yoga, meditation, social connection and work in order to age well.

In 2006 science and math writer Julie Rehmeyer was diagnosed by a neurologist with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (also known as Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). It took her four years to discover that her debilitating symptoms were caused by exposure to mold. This June 2017 article from Oprah Magazine describes her journey and the extreme measures she had to take to find relief.