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A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM GARRS:
In observance of Black History Month, GaRRS will bring you the book, Barack Obama: The Story, a biography written by David Maraniss and read by Rene Ford-Clark. It will air Monday through Friday mornings at 9:00 beginning February 6th.
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GaRRS’ Quality of Life Radio Shows:
- Assistive TECH: Airs at 10:30 a.m. on the 2nd Sat of month. Hosted by Shy Shivers. This 3 minute mini radio series features interviews with researchers from the Georgia Tech’s Sonification Lab. Under the direction of Dr. Bruce Walker and the School of Psychology, the Lab develops sound technologies for visual experiences. In partnership with the Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Psychology.
- At Your Service: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 2nd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Traina. Features interviews with service providers from across the State of Georgia. Sponsored by the John & Mary Franklin Foundation. Repeats at 8:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month.
- Be Prepared: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on the 4th Saturday of each month.
Hosted by Julius Suber. Features Emergency Preparedness and Response techniques from experts.
- Career Corner: Airs at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. John Osgood, Kee Haspel, and Spencer Peterson are the hosts; the 4th Sunday of the month includes Let’s Get to Work, with Sam Hall of the Georgia Department of Labor. Repeats at 5:00 a.m. on Mondays. In partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor.
- Columbus News: Airs at 8:03 p.m. on Tuesdays. Hosted by Eric Willis, Kate Range and Darius Covington of the Columbus Library for Accessible Services. This 12 minute broadcast features news from the Columbus Ledger Inquirer, Columbus Times, and the Bayonet.
- Cultural Views: Is a mini radio series exploring the essence of culture. Hosted by Tracy Brown. Airs randomly during the broadcast day.
- Disability Rights-Independent Living: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 1st Saturday of each month. Hosted by Linda Pogue. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.
- Disability Rights-Transportation: Airs at 10:00 a.m. on the 3rd Saturday of each month. Hosted by Ken Mitchell. In partnership with disABILITY LINK.
- Eye on Blindness: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the 4th Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Carol McCullough. Repeats the following Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
- Eye on Impact: Is a mini radio series featuring interviews with various community leaders, past and present. Hosted by James Lenzer. Airs randomly during the broadcast day.
- Fed Five: Is a mini radio series of consumer tips from the Federal Reserve Bank on protecting personal financial assets. Airs randomly during the broadcast day. In partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
- GCDD Real People Close Up: Airs at 5:54 a.m. on the 1st Monday of the month. Hosted by Valerie Suber. Highlights the successes of people with Developmental Disabilities. In partnership with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities.
- Go Green: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Hosted by Rob Maynard. Offering information about environmental awareness and conservation. Sponsored by Gas South.
- Handle With Care: Airs at 8:00 p.m. on Sundays. Hosted by Telmeko Smith. This show features information on how to live your best life as a person with a disability.
- HealthBeat: Airs at 2:00 p.m. every Monday with readings from health publications and news releases. The 4th Monday of each month features a special guest interview conducted by host Katy Attebery. This month, HealthBeat features an interview with the Gurian Institute - Learning differentials between boys and girls. Repeats the following Thursday at 9:00 p.m.
- Listener Spotlight: Airs at 9:03 a.m. on Saturdays. Hosted by Ann Woodall. Repeats at 9:33 a.m. on Sundays.
- My Health/My Medicare: Is a mini radio series from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services about the benefits and rights of recipients of Medicare / Medicaid. Airs randomly during the broadcast day. In partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
- Noticias en Español: Airs at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Hosted by Maria Romero. News in Spanish Language. Repeats at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesdays.
- Variedades en español: Airs at 2:00 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month. Hosted by Maria Romero and Soroama Figueredo.
- Out & About: Airs at 9:00 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month. Hosted Jody Franco. Travel with ‘Out and About’ host Jody Franco to Cartersville, Georgia, just north of Atlanta, to one of the most exciting museums in the Southeast…the Booth Western Art Museum. Jody visits with Jim Dunham, the director of special projects at the Booth. The focus is on Jim this month, because he has had such an interesting and exciting life. A lover of cowboys and Indians since childhood, Jim carried this love with him throughout his entire career, as an entertainer in Western movies, as a raconteur and, impressively, as the “fastest gunslinger in the United States.” You don’t want to miss this special Out and About on Tuesday, April 1st at 9 p.m. or Wednesday, April 2nd at 4 a.m. Just a reminder that you can access previous episodes of ‘Out and About’ programs by visiting the GaRRS website at www.garrs.net, selecting ‘Audio Archives’ and then selecting ‘Out and About’ (the 5th choice from the bottom).
Out & About is sponsored by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Department of Arts and Culture.
- Two Minute Warning: Airs at various times. Hosted by David Chandler. Features home and community safety tips.
- VI@GaRRS (Veterans Information at GaRRS): Airs at 8:30 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Hosted by Bill Davis. In partnership with the US Veterans Administration.
- Volunteer Spotlight: Airs at 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays. Hosted by Jane Boynton. Repeats at 4:00 a.m. on Sundays.
- NOTE: GaRRS Quality of Life radio shows can also be found on our website’s audio archive page http://garrs.info/g/a.html.
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Journal on Fridays at 12 noon and 9 p.m.
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