Speaking Out for the Blind

On “Speaking Out for the Blind” host Brian McCallen interviews blind and visually impaired news makers and experts about the curious happenings, factoids, and topics that affect the community. It airs on ACB Radio Mainstream Wednesday’s at 7:30 PM Pacific Time. Visit acbradio.org, click on the MainStream link, then select the appropriate link to listen with the media player of your choice.

  • About Thunder Dog – airs June 20
    Michael Hingson talks about his new book Thunder Dog and how he and his former guide dog Roselle made the courageous escape from one of the Twin Towers during the 9/11 attack. He also gives some important advice to the blind and (their guide dogs) for how to survive major catastrophic emergencies.
  • Audio Reading Services – airs June 27
    Want to read your favorite books and newspapers, but can’t read them in print? Do you want listen to your favorite radio dramas, but have no access to an old time radio station? Well look no further than to your audio reading service. Joseph Hamilton of the Society for the Blind in Sacramento tells about how AccessNews and other services provide the content that informs and entertains the community every day.
  • LightHouse Audio-Tactile Maps – Airs July 4
    Maps are essential to participating fully in society, showing people how to get where they need to go. Greg Kehret, Director of Access to Information Services at the LightHouse for the Blind in San Francisco tells how the agency’s new audio-tactile maps for the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) do just that.
  • Scott MacIntyre – Airs July 11
    Scott MacIntyre is a famous singer and songwriter. You may remember him from Season 8 on American Idol. Scott sings a little from his new album Heartstrings and gives insight into his ‘undiagnosed’ blindness for the very first time.

More episodes are coming this summer. So keep listening!